Langtang Valley Trek

Nepal

8 Days

$450

This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights

The Langtang Valley Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and stunning mountain views.

  • During the trek, you can explore the stunning Langtang Valley, often called the “Valley of Glaciers.”
  • You’ll encounter stunning waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, and the magnificent Langtang River along the way.
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Tserko Ri’s scenic views.
  • You can enjoy beautiful views of snow-capped mountains like Langtang Ri, Langtang, Langsisa, and Gnjala Peak.
  • Experience the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and immerse yourself in the vibrant life of the locals.
  • Seek blessings at ancient Buddhist shrines like Langtang Gompa and Kyanjing Gompa.
  • You can also experience the unique teahouses throughout the journey.

Overview

Although the Everest Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Circuit Trek is well-known, the Langtang Valley Trek often goes unnoticed. The Langtang Valley Trek is a unique, mesmerizing combination of natural splendor, cultural exploration, and majestic mountain views. It is an ideal choice for adventurers seeking an immersive and rewarding journey within a comparatively shorter duration, all while experiencing the distinctive culture and warmth of the Tamang community.

If you’re up for it, don’t miss the chance to witness the breathtaking sunrise from the Tserko Ri at 5,000 meters. The stunning vistas on the trek offer the majestic peaks of the Langtang Himalayas, like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri, and Langtang Lirung. Along the trail, you’ll come across vast yak pastures and even have the chance to visit charming local cheese factories.

Prepare to see the wonders of this natural paradise. The beautiful Langtang region of Nepal is home to various wildlife, including Himalayan pheasants, deer, bears, monkeys, and the elusive red panda. This trek is relatively short compared to other treks in Nepal.

Langtang Valley Trek Cost

The cost of the Langtang Valley Trek can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the trek, the type of accommodations, and the amenities you choose. You can expect to spend between $550 and $900 on average, covering permits, guides, meals, and lodging.

If you are looking for a more economical experience, budget options are available, while luxury packages offer enhanced services. Remember that prices may fluctuate depending on individual preferences and seasonal considerations.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

The 8-day Langtang trek itinerary, in the tranquil simplicity of local Tibetan villages, extends a warm invitation to delve into Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle. The trekking journey offers the unique opportunity to pay homage to sacred Buddhist shrines like Langtang Gompa, King Jing Gompa, and Kyanjin Gompa, which have been revered by Buddhist pilgrims in the Langtang region for centuries.

In the following days, your trek will guide you past magnificent glaciers to the sacred Langshisha Kharka (4080m), a sight marked by countless poles adorned with vibrantly colored prayer flags.

Upon ascending to the top, you can see the panoramic spectacle of mountains like Langtang Ri, Langsisa, Ganjala Peak, and Shisapangma, the only peak in Tibet breaching the 8000m threshold. As you witness the awe-inspiring sunset, indulge in the tranquility that the descending golden rays bring with them, painting the surrounding mountain peaks in hues of mellow gold.

In addition to the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, My Everest Trip orchestrates a variety of tours and excursions across the country. We boast a highly experienced and knowledgeable team of tour guides and Sherpas dedicated to offering you an enjoyable and comfortable trekking experience. Our past clients’ glowing reviews reflect our commitment to excellent services, and we strive to make your travel experience as seamless as possible.

Transportation for Langtang Valley Trek

There are various transportation options available to suit your preferences and budget. On this short and scenic drive, you can experience the breathtaking beauty of Nepal’s hilly landscape. The Langtang region can be easily reached by public bus, tourist bus, or jeep. Another option is to begin your trek from Sundarijal-Chisapne. Starting from the Kathmandu valley, the drive will lead you to Syabrubeshi, the starting point of the trek.

If you prefer a more private and comfortable mode of transportation, you can also get a taxi. We offer the option of a luxurious tourist bus. Compared with other options, a private jeep offers a convenient and cozy journey. There’s no need to book domestic flights for the trek, which can significantly lower the cost of the Langtang Valley Trek.

Required Permits

We need two permits for the Langtang trek. The first is a TIMS card. You can obtain this card from the TIMS checkpoint in Pokara, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), or the Tourist Association of Nepal (TAAN) in Kathmandu. It costs $20 per person.

The other permit is the Langtang National Park Entry Permit, which costs $25. You can get this permit from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu or the park’s entrance at Dhunche or Syabrubesi, the common starting point for Langtang Valley treks.

If you plan to visit the Langtang Vally via Gosaikunda to Helambu, you must have a Shivaputri National Park entrant permit. It costs $5 and can be obtained at the Shivapuri National Park permit entry point.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 01

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, Altitude: 1,600 meters, 7-8 hours

Day 02

Trek to Lama Hotel, Altitude: 2,470 meters , Walking time: 5-6 hours, Duration: 10.9kms

Day 03

Trek to Langtang or Mundu, Altitude: 3,430 meters, Walking time: 4-5 hours, Duration: 14.8 km

Day 04

Trek to Kyangjin Gompa, Altitude: 3,870 meters, Walking time: 2-3 hours, Duration: 6.8 km

Day 05

Trek to Tserko Ri and Back,Altitude: 5,000m

Day 06

Trek to Lama hotel, Altitude: 3,430 meters, Walking time: 6 hours, Duration: 21.6 km

Day 07

Trek to Syabrubesi, Altitude: 2,230 meters, Walking time: 6-7 hours, Duration: 13.1 km

Day 08

Drive to Kathmandu, Altitude: 1400 meters, Driving time: 7 to 8 hours

Itinerary

Day 01

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, Altitude: 1,600 meters, 7-8 hours

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we then drive north along the river bank. After a few hours of driving, we stopped for lunch and got to Syabrubesi by the evening. Syabrubesi, a small settlement before the hilltop, is very beautiful. It’s also the starting point of the short Langtang Trek and Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The climate is windy yet enjoyable and offers fantastic views of Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m). We will stay overnight in Sybrubensi. This is your first experience with a tea house stay.

Day 02

Trek to Lama Hotel, Altitude: 2,470 meters , Walking time: 5-6 hours, Duration: 10.9kms

We first cross Bhote Koshi in the morning, which means ‘Tibet River.’ On the second day of the Langtang Lirung Trek, we pass through Rhododendron forests and walk up and downhill until we reach the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi that leads to Thulo Syabru, where we cross the Langtang River. Then, we continued a steep trail above the river and walked towards the Lama Hotel. Now, we start to see some glimpses of the Langtang Himalaya range. Here are some cozy small hotels around the villages.

Day 03

Trek to Langtang or Mundu, Altitude: 3,430 meters, Walking time: 4-5 hours, Duration: 14.8 km

The trail above the hotel now moves towards Ghora Tabela. After the high pasture, you reach Langtang village. We ascend uphill on the path to Langtang Valley, a valley that offers a picturesque view of Langtang Lirung (7227m). This was once the most significant settlement of the region and homed many Buddhist followers. However, the village was greatly destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. However, It’s recovering now. After a visit to the Langtang Village, we climb to Mundu. The culture here is the same as the Tamang Heritage trek route.

Day 04

Trek to Kyangjin Gompa, Altitude: 3,870 meters, Walking time: 2-3 hours, Duration: 6.8 km

From Mundu, we continue to walk via the yak pasture of Langtang, Nepal. After this, we will walk through the forest to reach Ghoda Tabela, where yaks and wild goats graze on the large meadows. We pass through several Tamang villages and Buddhist monasteries en route to Langtang village and have a chance to explore the valley, where we will stay overnight. Hiking beyond the beautiful streams and rivers, we reach the Kyangjin village, the major highlight of the short Langtang Trek. Here, we will visit the local cheese factory and a small monastery; it will be a beautiful journey.

Day 05

Trek to Tserko Ri and Back,Altitude: 5,000m

We wake up for the hike to Tserko Ri early in the morning. This hilltop is the trek’s highest point and offers some of the most beautiful Himalayan vistas. After a brief time on Tserko Ri, we return to our hotel for breakfast. And then, we shall explore other areas of the village and give ourselves enough time to emerge into the local culture. Or you can keep this as a rest day while enjoying the views of Langtang Lirung. In Kyanjin village, we visit their traditional cheese factory and yak meadows before resting for the night.

Day 06

Trek to Lama hotel, Altitude: 3,430 meters, Walking time: 6 hours, Duration: 21.6 km

We start to hike toward the lower altitude, bringing our Langtang Trek Nepal towards the end. We leave Kyangjin after breakfast in the morning. Heading downwards, we walk via the thick forest of Rhododendron and Pine. We retrace our way to the Lama Hotel, walking through deep forests and abundant waterfalls. This gives you a chance to enjoy the view of the beautiful mountains you may have missed during your ascend. Walking over more Tamang villages, we get to Lama Hotel by night. From here, we might also head for Langtang Helambu Trek.

Day 07

Trek to Syabrubesi, Altitude: 2,230 meters, Walking time: 6-7 hours, Duration: 13.1 km

Today, we have two options for the trek. We can retrace our initial route or take a rather interesting path via Rimche. On the way to Rimche, we visit the village of Sherpa Gaon and get to Syabru Besi by evening. Or, we walk through oak and rhododendron forests and head back to Sybrubensi, where we bid goodbye to the Himalayan wilderness. Feel free to stroll around the local market before our Langtang Trekking route ends here.

Day 08

Drive to Kathmandu, Altitude: 1400 meters, Driving time: 7 to 8 hours

This morning we will return to Kathmandu. The drive on the hillside road from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu is fun. You can explore the city and enjoy it before being treated to a traditional Nepali dinner which we will host for you in the evening, before your final night’s stay in the hotel.

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Kathmandu – Sybrubensi – Kathmandu By local bus / Jeep up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking.
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking ( 2 person 1 Porter ).
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment

Offering Group Discounts!

No. of Tourists Price Per Person in USD
1 Paxes $550
2 - 10 Paxes $450

Review

I just went on my second trek with My Everest Trip. This time Langtang Valley with my son and a group of friends. My Everest Trip is still the agency I would recommend for all kinds of activities in Nepal. We had so much fun, and again everything was so well organized. I'll be back in October for new adventures. My blessings to all the staff. See you again Namaste from Liv

Liv Dupont
Aalborg, Denmark

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I took a 10-day trek through the Langtang Valley with guide Ratna. It was a challenging but beautiful and fulfilling experience. I felt I was in good hands the whole time.

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FAQs

How Long is the Langtang Trek distance?

Kathmandu to Syabrubesi Distance

Syabrubesi to Kyanjin and back to Syabrubesi make up about 70 km of the total Langtang Trek distance. From Kyanjin, Tsorng Ri is about 10 km. Every day, you walk about 20 km.

Do we Need Langtang Trek permit ?

Yes, we need a permit for the Langtang trek. It consists of a TIMS card and a Langtang National Park Entry Permit.

What kind of culture can you see in Langtang Valley Trek?

Culture Of  Tamang

The Langtang region also makes an ideal cultural trek route for Nepal—this major Helambu settlement is home to the Tamang People. People follow the Buddhist religion the Tibetan region has been influenced by. They have a unique custom where the women and men wear colorful dresses during festivals like Buddha Jayanti and Loshar. These Tamangs in the Langtang Valley also have their own language and speak Nepali. Only a few tea house owners can speak English.

Do you need to hire Langtang Trek Guide?

Legally, it’s not compulsory to hire and Langtang Trek guide. However, hiring a guide is wise since the path is primarily forested, and no people can speak English. You will also need to book a hotel in Langtang in advance; having a guide is very helpful.

Is Langtang Trek Solo possible?

Yes, the Langtang trekking region is very safe for solo travelers. Guided by the Buddhist values of peace and calmness, Langtang Trek is appropriate for lone male and female travelers. However, since the forest in this trekking region is quickly thick, it’s fair to travel by hiring a guide.

How many days does the Langtang Valley trek take?

On average, the Langtang Valley trek takes 5 to 8 days.

Can you still hike the Langtang Valley?

Yes, you can still hike in the Langtang Valley.

Has Langtang Valley recovered?

Yes, after the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the Langtang Village was rebuilt.

Additional Information

The Langtang trek spans approximately 7 to 10 days, traveling through rugged mountain terrains. Yet, actual trekking days are limited to six. Departing from Lama Hotel, trekkers cover roughly 20 kilometers each day. Despite the considerable distance, the trek is more manageable due to the predominantly level path.

The ascent to Tserko Ri constitutes the most challenging segment of the Langtang Trek. However, no specialized technical skills or mountain climbing expertise is required, making it accessible even to novices with no prior high-altitude trekking experience.

Langtang Trek Difficulty  

For those who love trekking, it’s important to know that the Langtang Valley trek offers a thrilling Himalayan adventure in a remote and untouched part of the region. The trail may not be as developed as those in the lower urban region, but they offer a unique experience. You should prepare to navigate off-beaten, rugged paths along narrow and steep ridges.

During the trek, you’ll cover a distance of around 60-80 km and spend an average of 6-7 hours trekking daily. If you are not used to lengthy days of walking and haven’t trained enough, the Langtang Valley trek will be quite difficult to complete.

Langtang valley Trek
Another challenge encountered during the Langtang trek is adjusting to the altitude. As we ascend to Tserko Ri, which towers at approximately 5000 meters above sea level, the drop in atmospheric pressure reduces oxygen availability by around a third. 

This can reduce oxygen levels in the bloodstream, potentially causing symptoms such as nausea and body pain. Maintaining a leisurely pace and staying well-hydrated can help ward off altitude sickness. The expert guidance from the MyEverestTrip team can prove invaluable during emergencies.

Altitude Sickness Awareness

One main concern when going higher into mountainous terrain is altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain sickness (AMS). It is crucial to understand AMS, recognize its symptoms, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Once you reach an elevation of 3,000 meters or higher, you should take it slow and keep your altitude gain to a maximum of 300-500 meters per day. Schedule some rest days to give your body time to adjust. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol. Maintain a well-rounded diet with a good amount of carbohydrates to sustain your energy levels.

Best Time for Langtang Trek

We recommend undertaking this exhilarating trek between March-May and September-November. Our friendly team will gladly assist you with inquiries regarding the Langtang Trek, such as its cost or difficulty level. You can also explore our Langtang Valley blog for a firsthand account of what joining our trekking journey entails. “Book with us and have a happy Trip.“

Spring and Autumn season

Langtang Trek can be undertaken year-round. However, the best time to trek is the Autumn and Spring seasons. The consistently clear skies and low rainfall during Autumn enhance the visibility of the majestic mountain peaks throughout the day.

Similarly, Spring brings warmer temperatures. The forests of Nepal spring to life with vibrant wildflower blossoms, lending an enchanting aura to the surroundings. These seasons also coincide with key agricultural activities and festivals.

Summer and Monsoon season

Trekking during Summer, or the Monsoon season in Nepal, can pose significant challenges. So, if you plan your trek, then avoid these seasons. Frequent rainfall, particularly in June and July, often obscures views of Langtang Lirung mountain. Additionally, the trails can become slippery, necessitating sturdy footwear to combat leeches.

Winter trekking (January, February, and December) presents challenges with regions above Lama Hotel blanketed in snow. If winter trekking appeals to you, the reward lies in the unmatched vistas of the snow-covered mountains. Regardless of the season, the Langtang Trek in Nepal may present unpredictable challenges. Completion on off-seasons necessitates expert guidance.

Guide to the Langtang Valley

You should hire a guide for the Langtang Valley trek. At least two people must be in your group, and a guide is mandatory. If you want to go on the trek, hiring a guide or joining a group organized by a certified trekking agency is important.

This will ensure that you obtain the necessary permit for the trek. The Government of Nepal implemented this regulation to improve safety and provide better support for trekkers. It is now mandatory for trekkers to use the services of a government-certified guide.

Accommodation and Food on Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is also popular for its teahouses in Nepal. This implies that trekkers can stay in quaint local dwellings at various points along the Langtang trek route. These accommodations often feature snug rooms around a dining hall warmed by a fireplace.

Each room typically houses 2 to 3 small beds with a mattress and bedsheet.  They provide hile blankets, but it is advisable to carry your sleeping bag. Bathrooms are often shared and Indian-style. Services like Wi-Fi, showers, and electricity are available for a nominal additional cost.

The accommodations along the Langtang trail offer various food options, including traditional Nepalese, Indian, and international cuisine. The average cost of food on the Langtang Valley trek is around 6 to 9 USD.

Langtang Trek Packing List

  • Layered clothing
  • Waterproof jackets and pants
  • Thermal underwear
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat.
  • Sturdy boots
  • High-quality sleeping bag
  • Headlamp.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water purifier
  • First-aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Trekking permits
  • Energy bars, nuts, or dried fruits.

Safe drinking water

When you embark on the Langtang Valley trek, you’ll find plenty of options for getting safe drinking water. If you’re looking for bottled water, you can get it at the teahouse, guest house, and small shop along the route. However, the availability might become more limited as you go higher up. You can find boiled or filtered water in teahouses and guesthouses. They use various methods, such as boiling, UV light, or filtration.

Water purification tablets or filters are a must-have if you’re out in the wild and must manage water from natural resources. They work wonders in eliminating the bacteria and parasites that can make you sick.

Wifi / Phone Signal in Langtang Valley Trek

Teahouses may provide Wi-Fi service, but it’s often unreliable and inconsistent. Mobile network coverage follows the same pattern. Mobile network availability during the trek can be a bit unpredictable. Signal strength may vary, and there could be areas with no coverage.

There is a fee for Wi-Fi service during your stay at the tea house. You should be ready for a certain time without internet access and think about other ways to stay connected, like getting local SIM cards. Nepal Telecom SIM cards will be your go-to choice if you’re looking for the best option. However, the phone signal and data connection can be quite unreliable.

 

 

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.

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Langtang Valley trek Map

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