Langtang Valley Trek

Overview

  • Duration6 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityTours and Hiking
  • Group Size8 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude3,800m

About Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley trek is one of Nepal's most beautiful places and was once the darling of trekkers finding beautiful scenery and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in lovely guesthouses and home-stays, all within easy reach of Kathmandu.

The trek begins at Syabrubesi, a small town. You will trek through beautiful forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa.

After an (optional) day hike to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan Mountains are truly breathtaking, you head back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.

As most people recognize the names Everest Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, few recognize the name Langtang Valley Trek.

Likewise, for those who are visiting Nepal for the first time, this is the ideal introduction.

Highlights

  • Pass through magnificent forests, high alpine meadows and yak pastures
  • Gorgeous views of the Himalayan mountains
  • A short hike to the amazing viewpoint, KyangjinRii
  • Witness waterfalls, wild animals, and several bridges along the route.
  • Highly experienced Sherpa guide

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrive 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.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest day
  2. Leave Kathmandu early for the six-hour journey to the Langtang Valley. As it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, the road climbs high over ridges and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks ahead of the Langtang area.

    Before we ascend towards Dunche and Langtang National Park, we drive through the bustling town of Trisuli. It's another hour downhill to Syabrubesi after the town of Dunche and your lodge for the night.

    • Accommodation:Guesthouse
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:1,460m
    • Time:6 hours
  3. Today, the first part of the trail passes BhoteKoshi River and continues to follow Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo crossing through Landslide. Your trek continues via Bamboo (1960 m) to Rimche (2400 m), which is situated on the bank of Langtang Khola.

    We continue slowly ascending above the Langtang Khola. It gets steeper as the trail progresses. From time and again we can have the most amazing sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meters. The trail leads to a log bridge and on hiking further we come across lush meadows of Ghode tabela.

    • Accommodation:Guesthouse
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,992m
    • Time:6 hours
  4. From Ghoretabela, the trail climbs gradually through yak pastures as the valley opens out more and the views are becoming more extensive. After passing several small streams and moraines,the journey reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery here and a cheese factory run by the government, which is a good place to stock up for lunch and afternoon snacks.

    As you will arrive by lunchtime there is time to take it easy in the afternoon or discover the area. If you are feeling energetic, hike up the Valley towards LangshishaKharka to see some of the stunning views.

    • Accommodation:Guesthouse
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,860m
    • Time:3/4 hours
  5. Today is the second last of the trek, so you will head down by following the same route as you ascent up, gradually walking downstairs, enjoying the landscapes and meeting new people, eating different local meals while leaving this beautiful region.

    Somewhere around Lama hotel or Ghodetabela, you will have a lunch break before continuously retracing your steps towards Syabrubesi. As the descending trail makes it easier than ascending, the trek will be quite a surprise for you.

    • Accommodation:Guesthouse
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:1,460m
    • Time:6 hours
  6. After breakfast around 7 am,you will be heading back to Kathmandu, a scenic drive which takes about 6 hours.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
    • Maximum Altitude:1,460m
    • Time:6 hours
  7. Time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city walksor souvenir shopping.

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

    What's Included

    Included

    • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
    • Langtang National park entry permit.
    • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local bus (upgrade to private Jeep – USD 160 total, one way).
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
    • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staffs.
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
    • Magical Summits duffel bag.
    • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
    • Trek map.
    • Farewell dinner including a cultural show.

    Not Included

    • International airfare and Nepal entry visa.
    • Tips for guide and porter (tipping is expected).
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the 'Included' section.

    Dates & Price

    Dates StatusPrice 
    Start DateOct 10, 2021End DateOct 15, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$565

    Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

    Useful Info

    Accommodation

    Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

    Meals

    During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

    Best Time to Visit

    The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.

    Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

    During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.

    FAQs

    1. When is the best time to trek Langtang valley?

    Autumn and spring are the best time to trek Langtang valley.With proper preparations and gears this region, the Langtang valley trek is doable all year round.

    Yes, you have to get a permit to trek in the Langtang area, unless you are Nepalicitizen.

    Langtang Valley trek is a short and easy to moderate trek that does not require any technical skills or previous hiking experience. You can complete the entire trek in 6 to 10 days.

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