Major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek Guide

Know about the major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trekking before you book your trip. This article gives you an overview of the Langtang trekking route, including difficulty level, the best time for the Trek, walking hours, packing lists, permits, and guide porter services.

Let’s imagine a place that has a great mountain range in the back, a lush evergreen forest in the front, a cascading river, and a stunning waterfall in the way. Also, imagine a place with traditional people living in colorful villages and a cultural heritage appearing out of nowhere. This place sounds like the best Trek in the world.

Here, we are praising the beauty of the beautiful Langtang Valley Trek. Close to Kathmandu (only 61.8 km in the north), the traditional village of Langtang has the most beautiful view. Blessed with the magnificent Langtang village Himalayan range, this is among Nepal’s most underrated treks with the century-old natural and cultural heritage in a perfectly intact form. It’s your chance to explore the Buddhist monastery; colorful orange and red player flags, rotating wheels, and mani walls make it magical.

So, the trip begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From here, we begin the walk towards the Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. Beyond the village, the rich biodiversity includes lush forests of Rhododendrons, Pine, and Oak—the forest homes animals such as Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Snow leopard, and more. Here, we interact with the locals and learn about their rich Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Then, we get to Kyangjin Gompa and hike to the hilltop of Tserko Ri. Lastly, we trace our journey backward, getting back to Kathmandu. It’s a short and easily achievable trek for newbies and experienced trekkers.

How long is the Langtang Trek?

Ideally, the Langtang Lirung trek is 8 to 12 days long. Although the Langtang Trek duration mainly depends on your capacity to walk, MyEverestTrip makes it a ten-day long journey. That doesn’t mean experts cannot trek to Langtang in less time. It can even be completed in 6 days from Kathmandu, but it involves walking for an extended hour and poses a higher risk of altitude sickness. Further, the trip can be longer if you stay in Langtang village or Kyangjin Gompa to have authentic cultural insight. The choice is yours.

Also, the length of the Langtang trek depends on what side trips you want to add.

  • The most popular side trip in Langtang is the Gosaikunda trek. Our Langtang Gosaikunda Trip is a 16-day and 15-night Itinerary.
  • The other famous trip is the Langtang Helambu trek, about 14 days of walking to Kyangjin Gompa and then to Helambu.
  • If you wish to explore all of Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu, your Langtang trip will be 19 days.
  • Another popular route is the Tamang Heritage Tour (cultural tour), which passes by Syarubesi and is a 14-day long trip.

The duration here includes one day for arrival in Nepal, one sightseeing day, and one day for departure. You can also book the MyEverestTrip Langtang Trek package from Kathmandu, which will be seven days long.

Our tip: Don’t rush. You are probably going to trek in Langtang only once in your lifetime. So, when you start the Trek, if you feel the urge to stop for a day and enjoy the trip, do. Your Itinerary is always flexible (even when you book the Langtang Trek package). So, do it whenever you feel like stopping, and don’t force yourself to walk.

How difficultly is Langtang Trek

The ten-day Tamang cultural tour is somewhat physically demanding. Wandering in the remote villages of Nepal for more than two weeks, waking up 5-6 hours each day is not a joke. However, the experts have graded the Langtang Trek difficulty as “easy.” It’s achievable by anyone with sound physical and mental health, even a newbie with no prior trekking experience. And since it doesn’t involve any technical climb, the journey becomes more accessible.

Our ideal Langtang Valley Trek package is ten days long. Among them, we will be trekking for about seven days. The Langtang Trek distance is about 80 km, and we cover about 10-12 km daily. Although the space seems less, the Trek becomes demanding as we walk in the steep terrain and rocky land before the mountains- the walking hours range between 4 to 6 hours. It gets harder to hike with a backpack.

If you wish to achieve this Langtang village cultural trek distance quickly, some preparation before the Trek is essential. Exercises such as Running, Jumping, swimming, and cycling before the tour is recommended. This training should be started a few months before the Trek. Walking with a backpack is also helpful.

Langtang Trek altitude sickness 

The maximum altitude we gain during this tour will be 4,773 meters. At this height, the oxygen level in the air decreases, leading to a drop in O2 pressure in the body. This results in nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and insomnia. When you reach Langtang village, these symptoms usually appear on the 4th day of the Trek. If the symptoms of altitude sickness in Nepal worsen, the result might be death. However, it’s easily manageable by taking some easy precautions such as:

  • Don’t climb over 500m vertical distance in a day.
  • Do not rush; walk steadily on the trail and take enough rest
  • Add acclimatization day to the Itinerary (5th day of the Trek)
  • Drink a lot of warm water and keep yourself hydrated
  • Avoid all kinds of alcoholic drinks while you are on the Trek
  • Inform your guide as soon as the symptoms of the illness are seen
  • Take medication and climb to a lower altitude if the symptoms are prominent
  • Always have travel insurance that covers high-altitude helicopter rescue

Here’s the short Langtang trek Itinerary along with the altitude chart and distance to cover each day.

  •  1. Arrival,1400 meters
  • 2. Drive to Sybrubensi,1450 meters,7 hours
  • 3. Trek to Lama Hotel,2480 meters,6 hours
  • 4. Trek to Langtang village, 3541 meters, 7 hours
  • 5. Trek to Kyanjin Gompa  3900 meters 4 hours
  • 6.Day trip to Tserko Ri  5,150 meters. 6 hours
  • 7. Trek down to Lama Hotel, 2480 meters, 7 hours
  • 8. Trek down to Sybrubensi  1450 meters 4 hours
  • 9. Drive to Kathmandu. 1400 meters. 7 hours
  • 10. Departure

Remoteness

Langtang village is built on rough mountain terrain. The trail has only a handful of towns where you will see less than 100 people. So, it’s a remote land with the bare minimum facility. So, don’t expect much from the Trek. There will not be any big markets once you leave Kathmandu, and you will rarely find any shops. So, ensure you carry everything you need for the entire Trek in your bag.

Next, set your expectations with hotels in Langtang Lirung right. Don’t look for luxury but seek a comfortable and warm night. The room will be small with twin beds and bedsheets. The bathroom will be on a shared basis, and a hot shower might not always be available. And sometimes, the food might not taste as it should. But once you get to such a challenging landscape, even finding such minimum comfort is a blessing.

Difficulty Due to Weather and Temperature

The summer trek in the rain-fed region is not considered ideal. The path is slippery, and walking on such a trail is risky. However, the Langtang trek in summer is possible by avoiding the evening rain and wearing comfortable walking clothes. An excellent trekking boot prevents you from leeches and earthworms. Monsoon is the time for plantation, and farmers are very busy. The pre-winter, i.e., November and December trek, gets quite tricky. However, the snow has not arrived, and the temperature is still above freezing. Thus, it’s possible to trek to Langtang until January, but the preparation should be done correctly.

If you want an easy trek, Autumn is the best time for the Langtang trek. Despite the stable weather, the clear view of the sky is the major attraction of this month. The mountains are visible at their best throughout the winter. The farmers are busy in their fields, working to harvest the monsoon crop. Also, in the Spring, the trail is gorgeous with the colorful hues of the Rhododendrons. The flower blooms cover the entire path in the lower region. The alpine vegetation at the higher altitude also looks fantastic. The peaks of Langtang II and Langtang Lirung seem impressive. It’s time for festivals like Holi, Shivaratri, and Chitra Dashain in the lower area. No such festivals are seen in the upper region.

Trekking in the right season lowers your Langtang Trek difficulty.

Weight of your backpack

Since you need to carry clothes, a sleeping bag, and all personal items for the Langtang trek, the backpack for Langtang gets quite heavy. It weighs between 10 to 15 kg depending on how much you pack. Now, waking up 6-7 hours with such heavy bags isn’t very pleasant. Carrying your bag is also among the significant difficulties of Langtang Trek.

When you book, the MyEverestTrip Langtang package comes with a porter who would carry all your bags so you can walk freely. However, if you plan Independent trekking without a porter, pack minimum and wise. Also, buy a comfortable trekking bag with stripes on the front to hold the weight.

How do you do a Langtang Trek?

Well, Langtang Trek is only approachable from one trekking route. From Kathmandu, you need to take a tourist bus or public vehicle that takes you to Syabrubesi. You shall get to the Lama Hotel and reach Langtang Village on the 3rd day: Kyanjin Gompa, a day walk from Langtang village. We stopped here for a day to explore Tserko Ri and quickly walked down to Lama Hotel. The next day shall be in Syabrubesi, and the drive to Kathmandu is about 8 hours from there.

For a side trip to Gosaikunda, you should return to the Lama Hotel and Thulo Syabru before heading towards Sing Gompa. Gosainkunda is just one day’s walk from Sing Gompa. For the Helambu trek, one need to trek to Ghopte and Melanche Ghyang. From there, you get to Tarkeghyang, Kakani, and Melamche Bazar.

Trekking is the only way to get to Langtang village, i.e., no road network can take you there. If you want a luxurious trip here, you can charter a helicopter with Kyanjin Gompa and Gosaikunda Landing.

No, having a guide for the Langtang Trek is not compulsory. The governments of Nepal have marked some trekking regions of Nepal, like Manang, TSUM valley, Dolpo, etc., as restricted regions. And since Langtang is not one of those restricted regions, it’s not legally compulsory to have a guide for Langtang Trek. Independent and solo trekking is welcomed in Langtang.

However, trekking in the remote Himalayan land always comes with unknown challenges. The trail might not be marked in some places, and you might not know how to book the hotels. And since most of the hotels are unavailable online, you might find it difficult to book accommodation, especially in the peak season when the Langtang village is over-occupied, the difficulty increases.

Also, we cannot ignore the chances of altitude sickness at such high elevations. And since our guides are experts in emergency conditions, they will be helpful too. A guide will also help interact with the locals and learn about their culture. They will update you about the history and importance of each place in Langtang you will visit. So although it’s not legally compulsory, we highly recommend you hire a guide for your Langtang Valley trek. Guides in Nepal can be hired at a very reasonable rate, and trust us. They are worth the value. Along with a guide, you shall also need a porter.

MyEveryTrip Langtang trek package already has a license guided by many years of experience in this region. So there is nothing to worry about.

What is the unique feature of the Langtang region trekking?

Views from Langtang Trek

The views of mountain vistas keep you excited throughout the Langtang trek. You can witness the following peaks in the trip:

  • Langtang Lirung (7227m),
  • Changbu (6251m),
  • Yubra (6262m),
  • Naya Kanga (5844m)
  • Yala Peak (5500m),
  • Tserko Peak (5749m)
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa

Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist religious heritage, is the best highlight of the Langtang Valley trek. This Gompa was made on a rock resembling camel ribs about 300 years ago. In Tibetan, Kyan translates to “camel,” and jin is called “ribs.” The people here came from Tibet a very long time about and started to build their lives based on Tibetan myths and folklore.

Kyanjin Gompa Trek started almost half a century back, and the very first tea house was made in Kyanjin in 1981. Since then, the villagers have made many great hotels and lodges with every construction material carried on a camel’s back.

Tsergo Ri (4948m)

The base of Tserko peak (5749m) is the highest point of our trip. On a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa, we climb to Tsergo Ri for the exciting views of the Himalayas peaks mentioned above.

Langtang National Park 

Langtang National Park, established in 1976, is full of natural sceneries. This 1500 sq. meters protected area shelters extensive flora and fauna, all rare in the ecosystem. One can see endangered animals such as the red panda, Himalayan Black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, wild sheep, and yaks. It’s also a fantastic bird-watching destination with almost 250 species of birds, such as Himalayan Monal, Satyr tragopan, Ibisbil, red-headed vultures, etc. They are all protected by the forest of Pine, Rhododendrons, Oaks, and Bamboo. In Spring, these Rhododendrons bloom to make beautiful hues of red and pink in the surroundings.

Culture of Langtang 

The rich Buddhist culture of the mountain people is the major highlight of this Langtang region trekking. While on tour, you might practice their traditional song dance Bhote-selo, which means ‘Tibetan tune.’ The classic Tamang songs are the ideal blend of humor and wit, satire, and playing along with a melody of Damphu. Although you wouldn’t understand the words, just the tune is exciting. On the other hand, the Helambu region of Langtang is home to the Hyolmo people, who have entirely different traditions than the Tamang people. Although our Tamang Heritage Trail Itinerary doesn’t include this section, the tour can be extended to Helambu and Gosainkunda.

Festivals of Langtang

Talking about festivals in Langtang, we must mention Loshar. Sonam Losar is celebrated in Magh (February–March) with great joy. This festival marks the Tamang New Year as per the Tibetan calendar. Another unique region festival includes Janai Purnima in Gosaikund Lake during August. Tarna in Upper Langtang Valley is also equally significant among the people. The villagers also celebrated Buddha Jayanti in Baishak with great joy. Social gathering, visiting monasteries, dancing, singing, and a great feast is people’s way of celebrating festivals. However, these festivals and traditions of Tamangs in Langtang have been hidden from the world for many years. The government has opened the Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail to inform the world about this mysterious land.

Must-try local dishes

The local foods of Langtang are extraordinary and a must-try. Whenever you get to order food, ask the owner to bring something local, and you won’t regret it. Tibetan tea cooked with yak butter, Yak cheese, and curd milk is excellent food on the menu. You can also try Sukuti – dried yak meat, Dhindo, and local meat soup.

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Langtang Trek

There is a delightful trek called the Langtang Trek between the Tamang Heritage Trek and the Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The Langtang area is the Himalayan region nearest to Kathmandu. It is a renowned hiking location in Nepal, located in the northern section of Kathmandu. The Langtang region is iconic for the Tamang culture due to its Himalayan setting, breathtaking scenery, and welcoming locals who adhere to the Buddhist faith and practice traditional village life.

Langtang Valley Trek is a quick one among the several hiking alternatives in the Langtang area. To get to Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa, the furthest point of the Langtang trek, you must go through Rhododendron, Pine, and Oak woods, towns, streams, and many other breathtaking locations.

The valley resembles the Tibetan highlands since Tibet borders the Langtang region to the north. The customs and culture of the people are closely tied to those of the Tibetans. At the foot of the snow-capped mountains are various housing styles, yaks, and open pastures that may quickly revive weary travelers.

Langtang Trek Highlight

  • Panoramas of Dorje lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and more
  • It has various fauna, including the endangered red panda and plant life.
  • Having traversed glaciers, an adventurous pass, and a forest is an experience of a lifetime.
  • Panoramic perspective of the Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Kangchenpo, and Dorje Lakpa.
  • Regarding treks in Langtang Valley, this is one of the shortest options.
  • Outstanding Sunset and sunrise across the Himalayas from Khynjing Ri (4810m) and Tserko Ri (4998m).
  • The Best or Among the Best Experiment with the Tibetan way of life on this short yet rewarding hike.
  • Gorgeous walk in Rhododendron woodland.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Langtang?

There are two possible beginning points for a trek to Langtang from Kathmandu. You may either go to Syabrubesi and start your hike there or go to Sundarijal and begin your adventure there.

Each hiking path leads you on a grand adventure of its own. While taking these routes, you may see stunning mountain peaks clad in snow.

You may also witness various wildlife, unusual plants, and animals along the walks. You will be awed by the magnificence of the rhododendron-filled, colorful woodlands.

These hiking trails help you appreciate how wonderful nature is. Another intriguing aspect of this walk is seeing the culture and customs inspired by Tibet. The Langtang trip will be tranquil since the paths are less busy than other trekking locations.

Additionally, a jeep, a private car, local buses, express buses, and others may all be used to get to the beginning location of this walk. While private transportation is more luxurious, municipal buses are less expensive. You may choose the ideal transportation mode based on your preferences, needs, and spending capacity.

This article will only discuss the short Langtang trek of seven days that will begin from Syabrubesi.

About Langtang Trek

The Langtang Valley’s beautiful scenery and mountain streams, 61.8 kilometers from Kathmandu, astonish visitors. The rhododendron and pine woods that adorn the valley are surrounded by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246m). You will feel at home in the Langtang Valley thanks to the kind people and lively culture.

The highest elevation of the Langtang walk is Kang Jing Gompa, which is 3900 meters above sea level. The journey begins at Syabrubesi (1460 meters). A day from Kang Jing Gompa, you may hike Kang Jing Ri to enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree vistas of the Himalayas.

The journey’s path provides several opportunities for ascents and descents and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, painted chortens, Buddhist prayer flags, and much more.

short Langtang trek
short Langtang trek

The shortest time you may spend trekking in the Langtang Valley is seven days, including two days for travel to and from Kathmandu and five days of active hiking. To get to the starting point of the Langtang Short Trek from Kathmandu, you will take a picturesque bus ride for around 6 to 7 hours.

You will walk six hours a day on average. Your two-day journey to Kang Jin Gompa(3870 m), the highest point of your hike, begins when you set foot from Syabrubesi (2380m). You will then travel back to Syabrubesi and descend there in two days before continuing to Kathmandu.

The path starts in a forest filled with rhododendrons, pine, Bamboo, juniper, and other uncommon plants before passing fast mountain streams, craggy rock, and snow-capped peaks. The valley widens at Ghoretabela as you continue the Langtang Short Trekking Trail, providing a magnificent vista of the Langtang Himal range as you enter the Langtang and Kyanging Gumba settlements.

The high mountains seem to be greeting you with a gorgeous white face if you visit Langtang Short Trek in the Spring, and the blossoming rhododendrons, magnolias, and orchids, in the jungle make for a vivid sight.

The majority of your Trek will take place inside Langtang National Park, where you may go on the lookout for endangered species, including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, wild boar, and Langur monkeys.

Most of the area’s residents are of Tamang ethnicity and continue to practice the same cultural norms, agricultural practices, and customs as their ancestors did. If you’ve been to Tibet before, you’ll recognize the Tibetan landscape in the Langtang Short Trek. Culture, lifestyle, and religion are similar to Tibetan ways of life.

Langtang Short Trek is highly recommended for visitors visiting Nepal on short vacations who still want to experience the country’s distinctive culture and mountain landscape. This may be organized throughout the whole year.

One of the several treks offered in the Langtang National Park, the seven-day Langtang Short trip is renowned for being quick and straightforward and offering views of the high Himalayas. It would be our great pleasure to use our life experience as local guides and porters to make your vacations more pleasant and relaxing as you like.

Following your vacation plans and areas of interest, we can organize a 7-day itinerary for the Langtang Trek. Even in the winter (December, January, and February), you may complete the Langtang Short Trek; all you need is warm clothing and appropriate trekking gear. We cordially invite you to join us on this adventure with us.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1: From Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m)

  • Drive duration: 6-7 hours
  • Overnight at Syabrubesi

We’ll take you to Syabrubesi on day 1. Syabrubesi is 6-7 hours distant by car from Kathmandu. Syabrubesi may be reached by bus or private jeep. Travel price or Langtang Valley trek cost depends on how you get there. Local buses cost around $10. However, it can cost up to $150 for a private jeep.

You may see the Trishuli River, the countryside, towns, and hills on the journey. You’ll check into a Syabrubesi lodge and have the day to explore.

Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel (2560m )from Syabrubesi

  • Trek duration:6-7 hours
  • Overnight at Lama Hotel

We are pretty thrilled about our first day of hiking. The initial section of the path passes through Bhote Koshi, following the Langtang Khola, and gradually ascends to Bamboo (1960m). Enjoy the rhododendron and bamboo woods. This forest is home to various animals, including yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas, and Himalayan black bears.

Following that, your trip ascends gradually to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo, located on the bank of Langtang Khola and has just a few dwellings. If you like, we can eat lunch here. After the path, we arrive at the Lama Hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m)

  • Trek duration: 6-7 hours
  • Overnight at Langtang village

The Trek continues towards the Langtang Valley after breakfast. Dense woodlands and rugged routes reach Ghore Tabela. On the journey, you will enjoy a fantastic view of Langtang Lirung. As you gain altitude, the environment becomes more relaxed, and the atmosphere becomes thinner.

Continue on your Trek to an open meadow where Langtang village is located. Langtang is a Tibetan-influenced Tamang and Sherpa settlement. Houses are stone-walled and have flat roofs. The head office of Langtang National Park is also in the village.

Langtang valley
View Of Langtang Valley

Day 4: Trek from Langtang village to Kang Jing Gompa (3870 m)

  • Trek duration: 3-4 hours 
  • Overnight at Kang Jing Gompa

You will climb today to reach Kang Jing Gompa, the last stop on the hike, at 3870 meters. After breakfast, you will go to your destination after a three- to four-hour stroll. You can see Mount Langtang Lirung and Mount Ganchempo, both providing breathtaking vistas. Local towns, the Kang Jin Monastery, and the Yak Cheese Factory are worth seeing.

Day 5: Trek from Kang Jing to Lama Hotel

  • Trek duration: 6-7 hours
  • Overnight at Lama Hotel

Your travel back to the Lama Hotel will begin on this day. You’ll need around 6-7 hours to complete the hike. The scenery, trees, and animals you may see along the trip are all beautiful. Stay the night in a lodge.

Day 6: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi

  • Trek duration: 5-6 hours
  • Overnight at Syabrubesi

On the sixth day, you will go out on your walk at your speed. The Lama Hotel is where you will leisurely return to Syabrubesi while taking in the scenery. You’ll need around 5 to 6 hours.

Stay the night in a lodge.

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Drive duration: 7-8 hours
  • Overnight at Kathmandu

This will be the last day of your Langtang Village seven-day trek. From Syabrubesi, you will return to Kathmandu.

Best Time For Langtang Trek

Spring (March-May) and fall (September–November) are ideal for the Langtang Trek. In the fall, you can see the mountains in all their glory against a backdrop of brilliant foliage, and in the Spring, you may marvel at the rhododendron-filled woodlands.

The weather is mild and consistent during these times, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. There’s almost little rain risk, so you can explore the area’s hiking trails without worrying.

Snow-capped mountains are a sight; you can see them up and personal on a winter journey. The environment and weather may make the trip more challenging than expected.

In the upper elevations, the temperature goes below zero. Extreme weather, including heavy snowfall, gusty gusts, and icy conditions, might make the journey more challenging than expected.

If you have 10–15 days to explore the Langtang area, you may combine the Langtang Valley Trek with the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, the Helambu Trek, or the Tamang Heritage Trail for a fantastic vacation.

These trails are ideal for people who wish to escape the crowds and explore a side of the nation that few tourists ever see.

Langtang 7 days trek
On the way to Kyanjin Gompa

Langtang Trek Package

Accommodation During the Langtang Trek

You’ll stay in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu but sleep in tea houses for the remainder of the Langtang Valley Trek. On your trip, you may choose from hotels offering anything from suites to ordinary accommodations.

As you gain elevation, the amenities you can access will advance accordingly. As you go up the paths to more remote locations like Lama Hotel, Kyanjin Gompa, and others, you may expect more primitive accommodations.

Each room has standard amenities, including electrical outlets, Wi-Fi, and steaming bathrooms. However, because of the location and lack of transportation, many services may only be available at greater heights.

On a single, double, or triple basis, with or without a private bathroom, may be found on lower floors. Each room has a bed outfitted with a foam mattress, a blanket, a pillow, and sheets.

You won’t be able to afford the luxury of private accommodation in the mountains, so be prepared to bunk with other travelers. Two single beds, complete with pillows, foam mattresses, and blankets, are provided in each room. There are also no private restrooms, just community ones.

Meals on the Langtang Trek

During your Trek through the Langtang Valley, you will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of delicious cuisines, from those of the West to those of Nepal. In Kathmandu, you will only be provided breakfast, but you will be fed thrice daily while walking.

The tea establishments along this path provide a wide range of cuisines from which to choose. Breakfast, lunch, and supper are balanced and nutritious options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

The breakfast selection of porridge rotates daily. Bread with jam, eggs, pancakes, soup, and potatoes are the major staples. Biscuits, parathas, pudding, and other sweets are also available.

Eat some carbohydrate-heavy items at lunch to keep your energy up throughout the afternoon. You may also choose from pasta, noodles, momo, and pizza.

You’ve probably been walking for hours now, and after all that exertion, you deserve a hearty Nepalese meal. Rice, lentils, meat (for non-veg), paneer (for veg), pickles, and many more are available at the tea shops.

Bottled water, tea, coffee, honey, lemon, and alcohol are all available to help you quench your thirst. Teahouse food is usually prepared with organic ingredients grown or raised in the area.

Langtang Trekking Route Map

The Trek often begins in Kathmandu, where you may see the Langtang Trekking Route map. Trekking Route that encompasses the whole valley. Langtang II and Langtang Lirung are seen from the highest point.

Langtang Trek Altitude

It is regarded as a moderate hike to reach Langtang. In particular, if you are wary of the more challenging high-altitude adventures, it’s a fantastic start to hiking the Himalayas. At 3,870 meters, the trail’s highest point. However, if you want, you will have the choice to ascend higher. Anyone with a primary degree of fitness and some persistence may finish the Langtang trek.

7 days Langtang short trek
The Tsergo Ri landslide was prehistoric in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Langtang Valley Trek Map

You may quickly obtain a hard copy hiking map of Langtang in Kathmandu if you want one. MyEverestTrip will also provide a hard copy of the Langtang Valley trek map.

Image of himalayas near everest base

 Langtang Trek Climate

Regarding weather, June, July, and August are the warmest times to do a Langtang trek throughout the summer.

Daytime highs in Langtang hover around 25 degrees Celsius. Temperatures peak in the summer months of June and July. Even at night, summertime temperatures in Langtang may reach dangerous levels. Nighttime lows average about -3 degrees Celsius, with daytime highs around 5 degrees. The weather in June and July is quite close to each other.

September and November are when trekkers go to the Langtang region. At this time of year, the Langtang begins to feel the chill of winter. Starting in September, highs drop from a high of 20 degrees to a low of 12 degrees by November. It’s to be anticipated that the sun won’t feel as hot as it does in the summer. The average low in September is little about 3 degrees. Temperatures begin to drop in November, eventually reaching lows of -15 degrees.

Temperatures and precipitation for a Winter Langtang Trek in December, January, and February.

Winter is Langtang’s coldest time of year and presents significant difficulties for visitors. During the winter in Langtang, the average daily temperature is 8 degrees Celsius.

December, January, and February are all quite similar in temperature. There is no warmer month than the others. There is usually a significant drop in temperature after dark. It drops to a minimum of -7 degrees at night and may go to -15 degrees.

If you want to experience Langtang at its finest, go in March, April, or May. The average high for March is 12 degrees. In April, the temperature rises to the high teens; by May, it has reached about 20 degrees.

Langtang Valley Trek

If you adore Langtang but hate the piercing cold and the steamy, rainy summers, now is your moment to shine. It may become cold at night, although it’s usually not too dangerous. In March, overnight lows may dip below minus 8. In April, it will be -5, and in May, it will be -3.

Trekking Gear for the Langtang Trek

If you put in the time and effort to properly prepare and pack, you’ll have a fantastic day trekking. Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal, are excellent locations to purchase or rent reasonably priced hiking equipment. Following is the packing list for a hassle-free Langtang hike.

Suitcase for a Day Hike

  • Wearing a windbreaker, a cape, gloves, and extra layers is a good idea.
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Bandana or a hat with a wide brim (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Tablets for Water (personal preference)
  • Items such as water bottles and aviator sunglasses
  • Carrying spare batteries for your headlamp
  • Bags that can withstand water, perfect for storing devices or documents
  • Additional batteries and memory cards for the camera
  • An umbrella is a wise investment whether you need protection from the sun or a little rain.
  • Applying adhesive tape or moleskin to a blister
  • Using Trekking Poles as Toilet Paper (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

Head/Hands

  • Extensive brimmed hat
  • To keep your ears warm, use a wool hat or a balaclava.
  • Gloves that Don’t Weigh You Down
  • Hand Warmers with Down and Wool Insulation
  • Gaiters (optional)

Body/Leg

  • Long-sleeved wicking T-shirts (2)
  • Long-underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Insulated down or fleece coat
  • Tops with Long Sleeves (2)
  • Hoodie (optional)
  • trekking Pants
  • Shorts (two pairs) (optional)
  • Weatherproof Trousers
  • Ankle-supporting hiking footwear
  • Boots or sneakers for the outdoors
  • Carry-on plastic bag for an extra pair of shoes
  • Tent socks and sock liners (optional)

Bag for the Night

  • Low-temperature sleeping bag (down to -20 degrees Celsius)
  • The inner layer of a sleeping bag (optional)
  • The helpful item for stuffing a sleeping bag

Backpacks/Duffle Bags

  • To Transport Your Equipment, a Duffel Bag (we provide this for the Trek)
  • Hiker’s Day Pack: Designed to Hold Essentials on the Trail
  • Compact Padlocks for Traveling Purses
  • Pack ponchos for rainy days
  • Numerous sizes of watertight containers
  • Garbage bags for used apparel and footwear.
  • Toiletries/First-Aid Kit
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers like Advil or Ibuprofen Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Indicated for use in healthcare settings, medical tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Treatment for traveler’s diarrhea with antibiotics (often Cipro)
  • Treatment for Diaper Rash (Can treat rashes or chaffing)

Articles of personal hygiene 

  • soap and deodorant
  • Wet naps
  • Pads and tampons
  • Lotion
  • Comb
  • Clips for hair
  • Hot hand warmers
  • Hearing protection earplugs
  • A Passport or Other Form of Identification and Payment and Money (needed at the entry gate for registration)

 How Difficult is Langtang Trek?

We classify the Langtang Valley as a “moderate” trekking destination. The walking distance and elevation gain for intermediate treks are more significant than sample hikes. There are several steep ascents and descents along the way. To have a pleasant hiking experience, you need to be somewhat fit.

On the other hand, you won’t need as much preparation, experience, or training for a moderate hike. Although more practice, familiarity, and expertise are helpful for challenging hiking, they are not essential for moderate trekking. If this is your first trekking, you could find it enjoyable to begin at Langtang. Stop often and take shorter strides if you’re overweight or elderly.

How long is the Langtang Trek?

The trek duration to Langtang varies based on the route taken, the budget, and the time we have.

Generally, a 7-day trip is feasible for those with little time, while a 20-22-day trek is the norm for those looking for a more comprehensive experience.

Langtang short valley trek
Langtang Valley is a Himalayan valley in the mountains of north-central Nepal.

The Langtang Trek Cost

The hiking days and the travel agency itself are vital factors. Several things, such as personal expense habits, accommodation packages, etc., also influence the cost. The Langtang Valley Trek is expected to cost between  $600-$900.

Trek permits

Permission to enter and depart a country, as well as to go on specific hiking trails, often requires a permit. The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in the capital city of Kathmandu is the place to acquire one. Remember to include your passport and identification photos if you plan to travel.

TIMS card

A TIMS card is permission issued by the Trekker’s Information Management System. At several checkpoints, these licenses will be requested. The TIMS Card for the Langtang Trek is a record that may be used to locate missing hikers and rescue them in an earthquake or other natural disaster.

It costs around Rs. 2000 ($20) for solo hikers and approximately Rs. 1000 ($10) for guided groups. However, we will handle your TIMS Card if you book your trip with us.

Langtang National Park Entry Fee

Your entry fee for Langtang National Park will be around Rs 3000 (about $30). You must request this license from the Dhunche or the Kathmandu Tourism Board

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The most prominent option for tourists searching for trekking locations close to the Kathmandu Valley is the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary. While discovering their culture and way of life, the paths lead you through the lively Tamang villages.

Gosaikunda Langtang 15 days In the Rasuwa district, Trek is 52 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The trip will take you to Gosaikunda Lake and Kyanjin Gompa, two of Langtang’s most well-known attractions.

The combination of easy terrain and picturesque scenery on this tour is fantastic. An ideal alternative for hikes to Annapurna and Everest Base Camp is the Langtang Gosaikunda route.

15-Day Langtang When visiting Langtang National Park, the Gosaikunda Trek is the pinnacle of priestliness. The park has a wide variety of fauna, vegetation, and human settlements.

The woodland paths are a great place to observe a variety of flora and fauna. The red panda, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, Ghoral, serow, Daphe, and many more belong to this category.

You may see snow-capped peaks like Dorje Lakpa, Kanjin Ri, Langshisha Ri, Changbu, Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo, Yansa Tsenji, and more from the routes.

Most of Langtang’s residents are of Tamang descent, so you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in their way of life. Because of the profound impact Tibetan culture has had on their way of life, the inhabitants of this region are kind and generous.

The inhabitants of the Himalayas are kind and welcoming, doing their utmost to accommodate visitors. The wants and comforts of the guests come first.

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.