Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,000 m
  • ActivityCity Tour, Trekking & Hiking
  • Group Size1-10 max
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Classical Trek
Price fromUS$1,025US$1,350
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0 people - 1 personUS$ 1025
2 people - 4 peopleUS$ 950
5 people - 10 peopleUS$ 850
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
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Langtang Valley Trek is one of the short, moderately graded classical treks that offers a lot of natural beauties, a stunning mountain range, rich Tamang culture, magical landscape along warm hospitality nestled in the foothills of the Mt. Langtang Lirung. It was one of the most popular and widely visited short treks in Nepal before the earthquake of 2015. Now, people are still rebuilding houses, homestays, hotels, monuments, and other essential infrastructures. Trekking in the Langtang region will help people by providing much-needed income to rebuild the tourist infrastructure in a sustainable way. 

The classical Langtang valley trek will start from a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the small town- Syabrubesi, Rasuwa. Furthermore, you will start your trek through the amazing forest to the high alpine meadows, pasturelands, and beautiful valleys on the side of the Langtang River. Afterward, you will reach the Lama Hotel and Langtang village inhabited by Tamang people. The hospitality of Tamang people in the Langtang region is memorable and the taste of the traditional foods will be delicious. The trail additionally offers you diverse terrain, heritage sites, and amazing valleys before reaching Kyanjin Gompa. The next day, you will hike to the Tserko Ri (5,000m), which offers stunning views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Kimshung, Langshisha, and many more snowy peaks in your surroundings. You retrace your route back down to the valley until you reach Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. 

Since the trail lies in the Langtang National Park, you might see some of the exotic wildlife like Red Panda, Himalayan Monal, Snow-Leopard, Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, and Musk Deer. The Tamang ethnic people of this region will surely melt your heart with the warm hospitality and delicious food. Embark on the classical Langtang valley trek to experience the typical Nepalese mountain lifestyle, gorgeous snow-capped mountains, numerous glaciers, valleys, and exotic wildlife in a short period of time. 

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Scenic and adventure drive to Syabrubesi, Rasuwa. 
  • Trekking in the Langtang valley means trekking in the valley of glaciers. 
  • Experience the local Tamang & Sherpa people their culture, practices, and traditions. 
  • Amazing views of valleys, alpine forests, glaciers, and rivers. 
  • Home of many rare animals like the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Monal, and Black bears. 
  • Explore the ancient Kyanjin Gompa village, monasteries, stupas, and correspondence of Buddhism.
  • Panoramic views of mountains, valleys, and glaciers from the popular viewpoint Tserko Ri. 
  • Langtang valley trek is one of the short and moderately graded classical treks in the foothills of the Langtang Lirung. 

Langtang Region is the least known trekking trail and not a popular trek of Everest Region and Annapurna Region. But, it’s the best trekking trail for the authentic adventure seeker who loves to explore nature and mountains in a peaceful and silent way. Footprint Adventure also offers the Langtang Heli Tour and Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Contact us for the other optional routes of Langtang Valley Trek.

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Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. In the remaining time, you can explore around the Thamel Bazaar and shopping for trekking. A pre-trekking briefing will be given in the evening by the company representative and you will be introduced with your trekking leaders and guide. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, our sightseeing trip will start. We will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for our sightseeing tour. We will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa: You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living on the premises. People often called it a monkey temple. 
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to the god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square - located in central city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After having an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will begin driving towards Syabrubesi. The drive goes north of Kathmandu and offers excellent views of terraced fields, rivers, small villages, and snow-capped mountains. You will pass by Dhunche before reaching Syabrubesi village in Rasuwa. Overnight stay at the comfortable guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,550 m

Today is the first day of the trek in the Langtang Valley. The trail follows Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. You will trek through dense forests of alpine meadows and remote villages of Sherpa and Tamang. The trail is filled with the bamboo forest as this part is the home of the rare Red Panda and Black Bear. Trekking through the bank of the Langtang river takes you to the peaceful and vibrant Lama Hotel in the middle of the forest. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,380 m

Your trip will continue trekking alongside the Langtang river and go through the verdant forest of alpine vegetation. The trail offers astonishing views of mountains and beautiful nature that will amaze you almost all the way. On the way, you will reach a place called Ghoda Tabela, where you've to register your entrance and permit to Langtang National Park. Furthermore, you will cross the Chyamki Village, where you will pass many Buddhist-related things like Chortens, Mane, Mani Walls, Prayers Flag, and many more. You will pass many waterfalls, streams, and rivers before reaching Langtang Village.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,430 m

After a delicious mountain breakfast, you'll continue trekking towards the Kyanjin Gompa. The trail passes through several small plateaus, yak pastures, meadows, and remote Sherpa and Tamang villages along with Buddhist correspondence such as monasteries, stupas, prayers flags, and many more. The trail gradually ascended towards the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa. 

This village will offer stunning views of mountains and snowy peaks like Kyanjin Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Changbu, Gangchenpo, Yala Peak, Ganjala Peak, and many more other stunning peaks around the valley. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa. 

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,870 m

This is the major day of this classy trek as you'll hike to the Tserko Ri for the stunning panoramic mountains view, valleys, glaciers, and stunning landscapes. After breakfast, you will ascend closer to Mt. Gangchenpo and come back to the Kyanjin Gompa for further exploration. Once you arrived here, you can explore the cheese factory to taste the delicious Yak cheese. Overnight stay at comfortable guest house.

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,000 m

Early morning, after breakfast, you'll follow the same trail back to Lama Hotel. You will descent through the lush green alpine forest of Rhododendron, Oak, Fir, Pine, and Bamboo. You'll follow the Lantang river until you reached Syabrubesi village. Overnight at Lama Hotel. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,380 m

Today will be the last day of our trek as you continue descending towards the Syabrubesi village. You will walk alongside the Langtang river, passing numerous rural villages, valleys, and lush green forest of Bamboo. After crossing Langtang and Bhotekoshi rivers, you will arrive in Syabrubesi village. Overnight stay in comfortable Hotel.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,550 m

After having breakfast in the early morning in Syabrubesi, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It will be a long drive. You will see the beautiful scenery of rivers, terraced, farmlands and passing beautiful villages and cities. You'll arrive in Kathmandu around the later afternoon and you can explore Thamel during the evening for food. 

  • Accommodation Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of flight time. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 2 Night Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.  
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing in private vehicles with an experienced English-speaking guide. 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali kitchen with cultural dance show. 
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader if necessary. 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned at the end of trek).
  • Footprint Adventure's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (LNP, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu or any arrival destination in Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
  • Any other expenses which are mentioned above. 

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness

Langtang Valley Trek would be a lifetime memory in your travel journey. If you are not fit enough we will not recommend going on this trek. But, we assure that a person with normal physical fitness, health is able to do this trek. The main thing is you must follow your guide, drink enough water, take sufficient calories and rest well. In case, if you get sick, your guide will help you with further assistance. Either take back you down or rest there for some time. There are a few medicines like Diamox, that also help to avoid high altitude sickness. But, make sure that you take the advice of your doctor before you use it. 

Trekking Grade 

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderately graded trekking trail as you have to reach up to 5,000m altitudes. The trek is moderately challenging, as you have to hike 5-7 hr every day in the combination of straight, uphill, and downhill alpine forest and valleys. There is no previous experience required, I am used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high-altitude conditions.

Weather & Climate 

The best seasons for Langtang Valley Trek would be Spring ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November). This season is considered the best season for trekking in high mountains across the country. During this season, the sky normally looks clear, the temperature is warm in the day and cold during the evening and morning. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible, but you need proper guidance and preparation for it. Every season in Nepal has its own beauty for sure. 

Food & Water 

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks. The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Transportation

Normally, we took a public bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, Rasuwa which takes around 5-7 hours. These buses are nice, normally maintained, and have comfortable seats. If you want to go for private transportation, you can hire a Jeep, Scorpio, and comfortable tourist van. Also, if you want to explore the Langtang valley in a limited time, you can book a chopper and directly land at Kyanjin Gompa. 

Telephone & Internet

Trekking to Langtang Valley Trek there are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra. In most places, you'll get a mobile network for phone calls and 3G internet. 

Electricity 

Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is regular electricity in both Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you extra.

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. This is short and moderately graded trekking, so normal trekking gears and equipment will be sufficient for Langtang Valley Trek. 

Customize Itinerary

As per your time schedule if there is no suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so please mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Langtang Valley Trek. We normally have a few fixed departures each month during the prime trekking season in Nepal. 

FAQs

Q1. Where exaclty is Langtang Valley located?

The Langtang Valley is located in the Northcentral Mountain region of Nepal, northeast of Kathmandu. The Langtang Trek normally begins at Syabrubesi, which is about 68 kilometers from Kathmandu. The Langtang valley is located on the border between Tibet and Nepal, and it also includes the Langtang National Park.

 

Langtang hike permits come in two varieties: TIMS cards and National Park Permits. Similarly, there are two costs for SAARC countries and other countries; the Langtang Valley Trek permit fee list is available below:

  • FIT (Free Individual Traveler) -  600 NPR (about $6 USD) per person.
  • Trekking with a travel agency ( or in a group) - 300 NPR (about $3 USD) per person.

TIMS card costs for individuals of other nationalities

  • FIT (Free Individual Traveler) - 2,000 NPR ($20 USD)
  • Trekking with a travel company (or in a group) - 1000 NPR (approximately $ 10 USD) per person.

The cost of a national park entry pass for SAARC nationals

  • SAARC Nationalities: 1695 NPR ($17 USD).
  • Other Nationalities: 3390 NPR (about $34 USD).

The Langtang region hike requires a trekking permit. If you wish to get a permit on your own, you can head to Bhirkuti Mandap in Kathmandu, where you can receive one quickly after submitting a basic form with a 2-page size photo and national currency. If you are a local or a Nepali citizen, you do not need a trekking permit; it is free.

You may acquire mountain sickness if you ascend more than 3000 meters. However, this region is not a high risk area for mountain sickness. However, bear in mind that you will be ascending over 3,000 meters, which means there is a tiny danger of developing Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Because each traveler responds differently to altitude mountain sickness, you must discuss any symptoms with your guide and group.

 

Along the pathways of the Langtang Region, there are numerous tea shops and lodges. You can have a private room on this trek, but not so much with the facilities. However, in the room, you will have a clean bed, a tea table, a private twin-sharing bedroom, space to put your luggage, and so on. Almost all lodges in this region do not have an interior restroom, but there will be a shared bathroom and hot shower.

The Langtang region is quite large, and there are some alternate paths to prolong the time, although the Langtang trip generally takes 6 days. If you're really pressed for time, you can finish it in five days, but six days is ideal. Similarly, if you have leisure, you can prolong the Langtang trip to 20 days.

 

The best times to trek are in the spring (March-May) and fall (September-November). Trekking in the Langtang region over this two-season maintains consistent mild temperatures, clear skies, and pleasant air. However, the spring and autumn seasons are also beautiful and safe for trekking and walking in Nepal. The Langtang Valley trek can be done all year and in all seasons, so if you are unable to plan your time or funds during spring and autumn, you may still trek during winter (January- February). During the winter season, you will not see many people, and the lodges will be relatively quiet.

 

The Langtang 6 day trek is a simple to moderate trek. It is not as demanding as other Nepal trekking routes such as the Everest valley trek, the Manaslu region trek, or the Annapurna region walk. You can do it if you are fit. If this is your first time trekking, I believe Langtang is the spot to go to enjoy the wonderful high mountain view. This hike offers breathtaking views, a cultural scent, and easy walking pathways. However, the walk is simple enough for people of all ages, including children and students.

 

No, because the Langtang walk is not in a restricted area, you do not require a guide. You can choose if you want a guide or if you want to hike alone without a guide. The paths of the Langtang Trek are not as easily accessible as those of other renowned treks in Nepal. There are so many narrow trails through the steep alpine forest that you might easily get lost, so having a guide or porter with you assists so much in making your incredible adventure. You will feel safer, you will gain more real knowledge, and you will not miss the trails if you hire a native guide or porter for your delightful vacation to Nepal.

 

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