• Updated on Oct 28, 2021

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Langtang Trek offers a stunning view of mountains with breathtaking landscapes. It is one of the top three most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, along with the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Basically, this trek is inspiring with panoramic view of the beautiful villages that lies within the Langtang National Park. Langtang is the ideal hiking holiday destination for both experienced and novice trekkers, and it will be an unforgettable lifetime experience for you.

Langtang Valley is a magical place with a wild rural landscape, and the majority of the people follow Tibetan culture. Moreover, during peak season, you will enjoy breathtaking views of pine forests, rhododendron, snow-capped mountains, majestic glaciers, and so on.

Furthermore, this will be a long and comprehensive guide about Langtang Valley Trek, you can follow the quick navigation to know about basic aspects of Langtang trekking.

Necessary Permits for Langtang Trek

TIMS Card: Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) is a card that you get as part of your permit. These permits must be shown at various checkpoints.

The TIMS Card for Langtang Trek is a record that helps travelers in case of an extreme weather, and for finding lost trekkers. TIMS Card, which costs about USD 20 and is only available to party trekkers with a guide.

Langtang National Park Fee: The entrance fee to Langtang National Park will cost you around USD 30. You should get this permit from the Tourism Board of Kathmandu or from the Dhunche (Starting point of Langtang Trek).

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearest trek to Kathmandu Valley
  • Spectacular view of the Ganjala Range, Dorje Lakpa Range, and Khemjung Glacier
  • Lodge-based accommodations

Trip Facts

  • Max Elevation: 3870 m.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Trekking Days: 5 - 9
  • Best Season: March to May & September to November
  • Transportation: Local Bus / Private Jeep
  • Cost: Starts from 570 USD to 770 USD
  • Group Size: 8 People Maximum

Langtang Trek Map

Detailed Langtang Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You will arrive at Kathmandu where we will pick you up from the airport and drop you to your hotel. Meanwhile, you can take your time to stroll around to visit the temples and monuments.

There are plenty of places that you will find fascinating if you wander around.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m) to Syabrubesi (1,550m) – 7 to 8 hours

The adventure of Langtang Trek starts with a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. You can either take a local bus from Macchapokhari or hire a jeep to get to Syabrubesi.

As soon as the bus leaves Kathmandu, the road climbs over the mountain, offering spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna. The road is very rocky and rough with tons of potholes.

For most of the day, you'll be driving alongside the Trishuli River. After passing through the bustling town of Trisuli, the road leads to Dhunche, the administrative center of Rasuwa District.

Make sure to keep your TIMS card and National Park permit in an easily accessible place as you will need to show them at Dhunche check points. After another hour of driving downhill from Dhunche, you'll arrive at Syabrubesi.

Day 3: Trek from Syabrubesi (1,550m) to Lama Hotel (2,380m) – 5 to 6 hours

The trek will begin in Syabrubesi by crossing the Ying Yang River bridge. The trail ascends and descends alongside Langtang Khola through dense subtropical forest.

As the journey continues, oak and rhododendron trees dominate the landscape. Keep an eye out for langur monkeys while walking through the jungle. The trail goes steep and slightly tiring through the forest up to Lama Hotel.

Day 4: Trek from Lama Hotel (2,380m) to Mundu / Langtang Village (3,450m) 5 hours 

On this day, the forest path continues through waterfalls and offers glimpses of Langtang Lirung. At Ghoda-Tabela, the path emerges out of the forest areas into the lush green meadow. The snow-capped mountains of the Langtang range start to appear on either side of the valley.

The trail continues to ascend gently, passing through a few temporary settlements on its way to Langtang village. The entire valley is surrounded by a massive rock field. Langtang village is just a half-hour away from Mundu village.

Day 5: Trek from Mundu (3,430m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) – 3 hours

Today, the trail starts gradually, passing water mills, chortens, peace flags, and sacred rock mounds with carved inscriptions. The path ascends to a yak pasture, where the sight becomes more extensive with mountain views.

As you pass over some moraines and small rivers, you’ll reach Kyanjin Gompa. You'll arrive at Kyanjin Gompa by lunchtime since this is the shortest day of the trek. So, if you don't want to spend the day relaxing, we suggest heading to Langshisha Kharka for majestic views.

Day 6: Explore Tserko Ri (4,985m) – 5 to 6 hours

Hike up to Tserko Ri to enjoy the incredible views of the mountains, glaciers, and the Langtang valley. Tserko Ri is the highest point of the trek at 4985m above sea level.

As you'll return to Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon, you can also visit the village's ancient monastery. Besides that, you can also explore the cheese factory and glacier.

Day 7: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) to Lama Hotel (2,380m) – 6 hours

On this day, you will retrace your way back from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The path returns along the Langtang River via Mundu village to Ghoda Tabela.

Throughout the day, the trail is mostly downhill. When you reach Ghoda Tabela, continue descending on a gentle downhill to Lama Hotel.

Day 8: Trek from Lama Hotel (2,380m) to Syabrubesi (1,550m) – 5 hours

Two different trail takes to Syabrubesi. You can either retrace the route from Lama Hotel while enjoying the forest, or you can take a detour from Rimche to Syabrubesi via Sherpa-gaun.

The detour from Rimche takes much longer to reach Syabrubesi, but the scenic route is well worth the time.

Day 9: Drive from Syabrubesi (1,550m) to Kathmandu (1,400m) – 7 to 8 hours

On the final day, you drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. If you're early, you can take a local bus from here.

Alternatively, you can take a local jeep for more comfortable experience. The drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu takes about 7 to 8 hours.

Day 10: Fly to home

Time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city strolls or souvenir shopping.

Our staff will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home.

General Langtang Trek FAQs

How much does it cost to trek to Langtang?

It depends upon on the trekking days and the travel company itself. Actually, there are various factors behind the cost. The estimated cost for the Langtang Trek is between USD 580 to USD 770.

How difficult is the Langtang Trek?

The Langtang trek is considered easy to moderate. It’s a good introduction tohiking the Himalayas, — especially if you are nervous of the high-altitude adventures. The highest point on the trail is 3,800 meters.

However, if you choose, you will have the choice to go higher, if you wish. Anyone with a basic level of fitness and determination can complete the Langtang trek.

Final Say,

Langtang Trek is a short and easy trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. This trek is an excellent opportunity that rewards trekkers with authentic experience and warm hospitality, and it is easily accessible from Kathmandu.

Langtang Trek is a great choice for those who want to get away from the crowds of Everest and Annapurna. It offers a beautiful view, unique culture, great scenery, and panoramic mountain views.

Langtang Valley is also an ideal adventure destination to discover rare wildlife and plants. It is highly recommended that you bring a good camera with you on this trek, as there will be plenty of opportunities to take beautiful photos. To start organizing a private trek, click here to get started.

Chhiring Sherpa

Chhiring Sherpa

“I was born and raised in Nepal, nearby Everest region. I am proud to be a native Sherpa, and I have been a Mountain guide over a decade now. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature.”