The Langtang Valley trek is a trekking experience in the central Himalayas of Nepal. Langtang region is one of the widest mountain ranges in Nepal that falls in the periphery of some of the most popular trekking destinations. Apart from the Annapurna and the Everest region, this region is also noted as the best trekking regions in Nepal. The Langtang Valley Trek is a popular and relatively adventurous trekking package which is a mixture of culture, traditions, majestic mountains, unique flora and fauna, and amazing landscape. This trek offers tantalizing views of the surrounding mountains and the green pastures along with the lush forest that is home to the rare wildlife.
Langtang Valley trekking begins from the wonderful Syabrubesi and then head to Lama Hotel, which is the gateway to many treks in Langtang. After that, the trail leads to the Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gompa, which is one of the major highlights of the trek. After enjoying the views from there, the route leads to Tserko Ri, which is the highest point of the trek. Further, the trail leads to Ghoretabla and back to Sabrubesi. From Syabrubesi you take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
All in all, the route touches all the highlights and viewpoints of the area. This trek in many ways inculcates the essence of trekking experience in Nepal. Considered as a moderate level trek, the Langtang valley trek is for adventurists and naturists who want to have the chance of viewing the majestic Langtang range and the surrounding mountains and peaks like Yala, Dorje Lakpa, and others. The trekking trail sees ascends and descends and climbs many stone steps, however, the views from the viewpoint are immaculate and worth all of the climb.
Langtang Valley Trek difficulty
Langtang Valley Trek difficulty is categorized as moderate to easy trek. The trekking route is relatively easier than another trek in the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest region. Langtang Valley trek takes you to the highest altitude of 5033m at Tserko Ri, which is comparatively lower than other passes. Also, since the area sees snow only in the winter season, it is easier to access the Langtang valley in other seasons. Langtang valley trek is for amateur trekkers who want to have their first experience of trekking in the landscape of Nepal. In many ways, the Langtang Valley trek is also for the prolific trekkers who have been to many treks, yet have not experienced the mixture of culture, nature, and the majestic mountains all in one package. The trail does not take extreme ascends or descends and is a relatively popular path. Due to its popularity, the Langtang region is not termed as a restricted area. Also, it is quite easily accessible.
Langtang Valley Trek solo is possible since it does not fall in the restricted region of Nepal. You can take a solo trek in any part of Langtang as long as you have the essential documents and permits. It is not difficult to go on solo treks in Nepal if one has already trekked in Nepal previously. The route to Langtang Valley trek is not as difficult as other treks in Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest regions of Nepal. You need to be physically fit as far as possible if you are taking the Langtang Valley trek solo. Also, you need to be mindful to carry all the necessary clothing, accessories, medication, and equipment so that you are fully prepared.
Useful tips and information for Langtang Valley trek
Langtang valley trek guide is essential for those who have not trekked in Nepal and also for those who aren't fluent in English language.
There are two permits required by the Non-Nepali tourists, namely, the TIMS card and the Langtang National Park. The TIMS card costs between 20 to 10 USD depending upon Individual and Group trekking, respectively. The other is the Langtang National Park permit.
The trek begins at the altitude of 1460 m at Syabrubesi and reaches the elevation of 5033 at Tserko Ri/Kyangjin Ri. Hence there is a chance of Altitude sickness due to sudden altitude change. Hence, it is suggested that you walk at a constant pace and be mindful of the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Best season and time for Langtang Valley Trek
The best season for Langtang Valley trek is the spring and autumn seasons. During these seasons, you can see views of the rhododendron blooming all along the way. Also, the views of the majestic mountains are unobstructed, and the weather is generally clear. On the other hand, the winter season sees snow along the trail at a higher altitude. Also, in the monsoon season, the trail below might be slippery due to rainfall, and the air is humid. The hot and humid monsoon season can cause a hassle rather than joy. Hence, it is advised to go on Langtang valley trek during the spring season that lasts from September to November and the autumn season that lasts from March to May.
Langtang Valley Trek in the Langtang region of Nepal offers a once in a lifetime experience. The mountains, the landscape, and the people of the region make the trekking experience worth all the effort. Mountain Rock treks and Expedition have planned the best trekking experience for you in one of the most rugged topographies of Nepal.
There are other trekking packages that we offer in the region like Gosaikunda Trek, Gonja La Pass, Helambu Circuit Trekking, and Tamang Heritage-Langtang trekking. However, if you are looking for similar trekking experience in Nepal, then you can opt for the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Witness the panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kanga, Dorje Lakpa, Surya Peak, Yala Peak, and Sisa Pangma
Enter into the green pine forest home to rare and diverse wildlife like Black Beer, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, and Red Panda
Intermingle with the local people, enjoy the local drinks and food, and get introduced to the unique cultures and traditions
Visit the local yak cheese factory at Sing Gompa and Kyangjin to have the unique taste
Get introduced to the way of life of the Tamang Community
Experience the amazing views of the mountain range at the highest elevation of Tserko Ri at 5033m
Visit the Tamang community settlement at Ghoretabla, Langtang Valley, and Lama Hotel
Witness the yak grazing at the green pastures in Langtang valley
Day 01:Upon arrival in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to the hotel
Day 02:Kathmandu to Shabrubeshi (1460m). 7h scenic drive. Overnight at Guest House
Day 03:Shabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2560m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 04:Lama Hotel to Langtang valley(3455m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 05:Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3817m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 06:Explore around the Kyanjin Gompa. Morning climb to Tsergo Ri (4983m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 07:Kyanjin Gompa to Ghodatabela(3020m). Overnight at lodge
Day 08:Ghodatabela to Shabrubeshi. O/n at lodge
Day 09:Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu (by bus.) O/n at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10:Transfer to the Kathmandu international airport or onward for next program
Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
2 night's accommodation with breakfast at deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu.
Three time food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while you are on trekking.
Tea House accommodation during the trek.
Professional English speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments etc.
Bus Ticket to sayphrubesi then sayphrubesi to Kathmandu.
Langtang Natinal park permits & TIMS Permits.
Tourist service charge, Vat.
One map of lantang Trekking for the group
International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
Nepal Travel insurance.
Food in Kathmandu .
Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
Personal expenses such as phone call, drinks, donation, souvenirs etc.
Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
Tips for guide, porter (it is expected).
Day 01Upon arrival in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to the hotelArrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu to Shabrubeshi (1460m). 7h scenic drive. Overnight at Guest HouseAn early morning drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi, the starting point of the trek. The drive takes around eight hours and passes through rural lowland villages where you can observe the procession of an ordinary day. Scenic views of mountains and stretches of rolling hills also accompany you. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 03Shabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2560m). Overnight at Guest HouseThe trek to Lama Hotel is mostly along the Langtang River. After crossing a suspension bridge, we pass a stream. The walk continues along forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron and other alpine trees. It’s an easy walk despite the wavy nature of the trail. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 04Lama Hotel to Langtang valley(3455m). Overnight at Guest HouseAfter breakfast, we move on through a trail along dense forests that ascends to GhoraTabela. Views of LangtangRi and the Langtang Village are magnificent from here. As we move to the Langtang Village, prayer flags, chortens and water mills welcome us. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 05Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3817m). Overnight at Guest HouseLeaving the village after breakfast, we move on through high pasture lands where yaks graze. Walking alongside the mani walls and across wooden bridges, the gain in elevation can be felt with the thinning air as we reach KyanjinGompa. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 06Explore around the Kyanjin Gompa. Morning climb to Tsergo Ri (4983m). Overnight at Guest HouseIt’s a day set for acclimatization. Sitting idle is not recommended though, and a hike to TsergoRi is scheduled in the morning. Incredible views of Langtang range meets the eyes at the elevation. After returning back, you can explore around KyanjingGompa which is the last settlement area for some days.
Day 07Kyanjin Gompa to Ghodatabela(3020m). Overnight at lodgeWe walk past scenic trails to get back to Ghodatabela. The route is mostly a descent and an easy and pleasant walk. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 08Ghodatabela to Shabrubeshi. O/n at lodgeFurther descending to Shabrubeshi, we take the same route through Lama Hotel and Bamboo. Thick bamboo and rhododendron forests pass along the way. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 09Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu (by bus.) O/n at standard hotel in Kathmandu.It’s a scenic drive from Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu. The journey takes over eight hours and passes small rural settlements which thickens once entering the periphery of Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of the journey, Green Valley Nepal Treks has scheduled a dinner in a Nepali restaurant. You can also stroll around Thamel, or head on for souvenir shopping in your free time.
Day 10Transfer to the Kathmandu international airport or onward for next program Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.
5/5 based on
Italy Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Best trip ever
One of the best trekking with best Mountain View , tamang culture, glacier view, lantang valley. One of the easy trek compared to other adventure trek. Most recommended trek for all.
Portugal Published: Monday, December 12, 2016
fantastic time in langtang valley trek
I spent some days with a friend in Langtang in the first week of December 2016. We did the short Langtang trek (7days in total). Ramesh was my porter and guide. He was incredible, very friendly, fun, professional and caring with me. He helped me whenever i needed! The trek was well organized by Mountain Rock, lodges, transport etc...
A good experience. I will return soon to Nepal and I will trek again with them!
Hotel at Kathmandu and on a Langtang valley trek:
Mountain Rock Treks offer 2/3 star standard hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights and tea house accommodation on a trek. Tea house accommodation knows as a room with a bed, pillow, and blanket on a lodge and some of them have electric lights depend on which area you are hiking. During a Langtang valley trek first and last night accommodation is softer and comforts compared to other night. Some of the tea houses are very basic even there is no blanket in your room, you have to bring your own sleeping bag. Some of the places you get a hot shower by solar system and gas but some places are very basic even you can get that. To book a hotel during the trek some of the places we confirmed by phone but all of the areas is not coverage of network so we can send potter ahead and book it. If you want good accommodation in Kathmandu like 4/5-star hotel, you write to us earlier. You have other option with paying a little extra. But during a trek in Langtang valley, there are no options to get better accommodation.
Transport on our Langtang valley trek:
We will provide private vehicles during Kathmandu airport pick and drop off service but during a trek, we provide you public bus service to shyaprubesi and back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in a private jeep that option also open with some extra charges.
Electricity and Battery charge on Langtang trek:
During a trek there some electric facilities area you can charge your batteries but during Langtang valley trekking route, where you can charge your camera and batteries however we always suggest having spare batteries. Whenever you are charging every time you have to pay on the Himalayas.
Group Size, guide and crew member:
We organize Langtang Valley Trek for an individual to a maximum of 30 people with some additional potter and guide. Some of the places may we have to split in two different tea houses depend on availabilities. Normally 1 guide will able to guiding 10 people and if you have more people in a crew we need additional guide between every 10 pax. Potter can be 1 for two people and maximum weight will be 15 kg to 20 kg per potter.
Join a fixed date group tour or private departure:
The Langtang Valley Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, if you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Personal expenses on the trek:
During a trek, you have expenses from your side to all kinds of drinks (all different soft drinks, hotel drinks to alcoholic drinks) snacks, gifts, hot shower. Meal cost per meal 5-7 usd in cities, entrance fees in temple sites 25 usd. Tip to potter and guide will 10 % of your payment for the whole trip this as per their service satisfaction too.
Food and drink on the trek:
Our Langtang valley trek inclusive of meals during a trek whatever available on a trail. We will provide you three times meal like breakfast lunch and dinner. A guide will inform you where to get lunch stop, dinner and breakfast will be in the same place where ever you will have spent a night. You can choose your meal dish from menu whatever you like to have. There are serval options from Nepal dish to continental dish but do not expect like what you are used to having, might taste will be different. There several drinks (coffee, bakery, tea, water, milk, beer, and soft drinks) these drinks are not included in your packages. We suggest having boiled water instead of a bottle of water during the trek in term of the cold and eco-friendly environment.
Luggage on Langtang kenjing trek:
Your main luggage will be carried by porter on the Langtang Trek, you can carry your day bag with some cholate bar, energy drinks, two bottles of water, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket, etc. hile with low weight gives you full interment with natural beauty and scenery during a trek. Try to make your bagless weight with limit necessary gear during a trek, Rest of the other things you can deposit in your hotel ever you are staying in Kathmandu. If you have any most valuable you should inform eerier in a hotel. They will put in stay locker free of charge.
Gears available in Kathmandu:
You need not additional trekking gear if you follow our equipment list for trekking.
Our meeting in Kathmandu:
Whenever a trip is confirmed you can pass your international flight details and our crew member will come to pick up you in the airport with your name card. Our representative drops you in a hotel, after check in our operating manager will come and brief about trekking and tour program in Nepal. At the same time and the remaining payment also done.
Itinerary and changes on it:
Normally we follow our itinerary as we sent via email before. If you are tired from the long flight, have some extra day’s time and you have private trekking itinerary will be flexible.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on trek (which we believe will not happen) we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip.
Booking and payment:
You are required to make 10% payment in advance in order to confirm and book the Langtang Trek along with your passport copy and flight detail (Arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for payment.