Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang region trekking
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 3750 m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Langtang Region
  • Nature of Trip Trekking

Highlights

  • Tamang Heritage site
  • Cheese factory located in the highest part of the world
  • Langtang Mountain and River
  • Gosainkunda Lake
  • Kyanjin Gompa
  • Langtang National Park 
  • Superb short trek destination
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syaphrubesi and back
  • Guided by an experienced trekking team leader

Langtang is a region located in the northeastern Himalayas of Bagmati province. It lies 51 km away from the capital Kathmandu. This region hosts Langtang National Park and constitutes a population of 4500 0f which the majority are Tamang. 

Langtang Valley trekking, a moderate country walk fits all age groups from younger to elderly people as this walk leads you to gain altitude slowly with time to get acclimatized along the walks with daily views of mountains and scenery. A fascinating destination, which is the third most popular adventure destination in Nepal Himalaya after Annapurna and Everest region due to its closeness to Kathmandu valley and the city.

Langtang Valley and its great mountain ranges are located in the North Central Himalaya of Nepal which lies on the route to the Tibet frontier, where Langtang Himal also straddles the border with Nepal and Tibet. The great adventure of a week duration starts with interesting overland past farm villages/towns to reach the cooler alpine zone at Dhunche and beyond to Syabrubesi village in the country of Tamang, the mountain and hill tribes of Nepal and Langtang Himal, majority following Buddhism. You can witness the great colorful culture and traditional village on the way to Langtang valley.

One of the main highlights of the Langtang valley trek is the beautiful view it offers to tourists. Tourists can see the beautiful view of Langtang mountain, forests, and the lifestyle of the local people. Besides all of these, you can even get the chance to see the Cheese factory established by King Mahendra during his ruling period. Beautiful Langtang Valley is more beautiful than you've ever thought with the monasteries, cultural temples, and places around this.

A forest filled with pine, oak, and bamboo looks mesmerizing when covered with snow. Snow leopard, Red Panda, and Yak are the endangered animals that you can find inside the same Langtang National Park. The Flora and fauna of this area are important for lots of medical purposes to cure dangerous diseases. 

Tamang people have been settling in this trekking area for a long time ago. They have been staying in this region for a long time and it reflects the cultural beauty of Tamang society. Lots of monasteries and Tamang heritage sites can be seen throughout our journey to and from Langtang Valley. Many sacred places like Gosainkunda (Hindu Pilgrimage) and Kyanjin gompa ( Buddhist Monastery) can be visited during this trek. Langtang region is heavily influenced by Tibetian culture so you can see a mix of Tibetan-Nepalese culture.

Itinerary
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  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400 m

On reaching Kathmandu via respective airline, walk to the airport terminal exit where our guide and staff will receive you with  a warm greeting and then transfer you into a car or coach (depending upon group size) for the short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400 m

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representatives will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us with a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operators will take you on a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious, and cultural significance namely Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupati Nath temple, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya and Patan Durbar Square.

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time1,450 m

Morning travelling by coach or in private vehicles (depending upon group size), where a drive leads on the interesting and exciting highway to reach Dhunche and beyond to Syabrubesi village. The scenic drive provides the views of the mountain and scenic landscapes as the journey leads a past number of farm villages and towns and then ending the drive at Syabrubesi for a first overnight stop.

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,200 m

The first-day walk from Syabrubesi leads to a climb for a while, with the rest of the walk on a gradual, winding uphill trail through terraced farm fields and villages. As our route enters into the cool forested area in a gorge following the torrential glacial Trisuli River upstream, the path follows with a climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after a good walk of near six hours reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for an overnight stop. 

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,307 m

From here a few hours of morning walks lead to Ghodatabela, that lies within a lovely forest of pines, hemlocks, and rhododendron where we will stop for a lunch. From here onwards, you can feel the effects of altitude.
After a refreshing break, the walk continues on the road to beautiful Langtang valley. An hour of trek leads into a pleasant cool alpine woodland, crossing a small stream leaving the tree line behind as our walk leads uphill for an hour, then the walk gets easier on the gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for an overnight stop.

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,750 m

From Langtang village walking on the nice gradual uphill trail for a few hours following the “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise is the appropriate way with respect to the Buddhist religion, the walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snow-capped peaks. After hours of the gentle good walk overlooking views of peaks brings you to Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with amazing views of Langtang Lirung above 7,000 m and its icefall at near distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders. 

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,750 m

A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small cheese factory with an optional hike up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri above 4,700 m / 15,420ft adding more heights facing a stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m),  Ghengu Liru (Langtang II (6,571 m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918 m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846 m), Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m).

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,200 m

After spending a refreshing and pleasant scenic day at Kyanjin, our walk retraced the trail back on the same route to Lama-Hotel, a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

  • AccommodationLocal tea-house
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time1,470 m

The last day walk of this fantastic journey leads back to Syabrubesi, as the walk follows on the same trail providing you with many views of the area, heading downhill past farm villages and terraced fields and then crossing over a bridge, where our final trek of the adventure brings you to Syabrubesi for last overnight stop around Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district.

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400 m

Morning drive back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway with exciting time as drive leads through rural farm villages and towns with views of mountains after six hours journey reaching in Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400 m

A free and relaxing day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.

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  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time-

One of our representatives will transfer you to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight. 

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Langtang Valley Trek map
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and guide)
  • Transportation (Kathmandu- Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi-Kathmandu) by local bus
  • Langtang National Park Entrance fees and TIMS Cards
  • Food (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners) (Full board during the trekking)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Trekking route map
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets
  • First aid box
  • All the government taxes and service charges
What's Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, hot shower, hot water, electricity for charging gadgets etc.)
  • Tipping
Useful Info

Why choose Langtang Valley Trek?

There are several reasons to choose Langtang Trek over another trek. Langtang trek is not only a scenic and natural trek but also a cultural trek. Langtang Trail connects with the Tamang Heritage trail in some parts, which gives trekkers a beautiful opportunity to enjoy Tamang Heritages and Cultures and their lifestyles. The trail passes through dense Langtang National Park which is home to many endangered species like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Musk Deer, and many more. Lantang Trekking trail is filled with beautiful landscapes that vary from tropical dense forest to sub-alpine vegetation and then to treeless areas with colorful bushes and grasses. You will get an amazing chance to closely witness the vast Himalayan Landscapes and Tibetan-Nepalese fusion culture, lots of chores, Beautiful Kyanjin Gompa and yak cheese factory are some of the places one must visit. The vibrant prayer fags and the varied landscapes are more than enough to lure any trekkers to Langtang Valley.

Culture and Heritages in Langtang Trek 

Langtang region is mostly populated by Tamang people. The region lies 51 km north of Kathmandu and extends up to the Tibetan border. So a mix of Tibetan-Nepalese cultures is seen throughout the trail. Vibrant prayer flags, prayer wheels, and beautiful Buddhist stupas can be seen all along the route. Stone carvings of Buddhist enchantments in the Tibetan language add even more beauty to the Langtang trek. The upper part of the trek is mostly inhabited by Sherpa people. They have their own unique Sherpa culture, although slightly influenced by Tibetan culture. Most of the people in the Langtang region follow Buddhism, however people following the Bon religion are also found in the upper region.   

Best time of the year for Langtang trekking.

It is not recommended to do this trekking during the winter and rainy seasons. It may be slightly challenging to complete the trekking in this season. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to go trek Langtang Valley as they would display the best version of this place in the mentioned season. The traffic of travelers also increases to see the marvelous view. 

Even beginner trekkers can easily finish this trek in March, April, May, September, October, and November. They won't face any kind of sickness by altitude, and other things go well as well.

Langtang Valley Trek difficulties

The average rating for this trekking is moderate, and it is one of the easiest trekking routes in Nepal. Altitude Sickness is rarely seen among foreign travelers. In any case, if you feel a little discomfort or any hardship, we are always there to assist you in every step.

Cost of Langtang Valley Trek :

Normally, the cost of trekking at Langtang valley is 850 US$. The cost includes permits, accommodations, food, transportation, the cost of guides/porters, and a first aid kit. Accommodation is normal tea-houses during the trek and food includes local Nepalese and continental. Beverages, bottled water, or anything not included in includes are not covered by this cost. However, you can customize the itinerary as per your request.

 

 

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