Langtang Valley trek follows the classic Langtang trek trail that passes through Tamang and Tibetan settlements and culminating in Kyangjin Gompa and Tsergo Ri peak. Trips costs USD 600/pax including accommodation, transportation, guides, porter, permit and trekking gears.
7 days Langtang valley trek takes you to Langtang Valley, one of the world’s most beautiful valleys. Langtang Valley trek features Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhism with spectacular views of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. You will visit Langtang village, which was completely destroyed by 2015 earthquake and then to Kyanjing Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery. Langtang trek after the earthquake has become even more popular among trekkers.
The trek lies within Langtang National Park which preserves some of the rarest wildlife on earth including Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Himalayan black bear. You will enjoy your trek through stunning alpine meadows, yak pastures and forests of rhododendron and orchids. You will also have time to observe and learn the unique culture of Tamang and Tibetan communities.
Langtang valley trek is best done during spring (Feb-May) or autumn (Sep-Nov) and is suitable for trekkers who have basic physical fitness.
Langtang valley trek starts and ends at Syabru bensi which is about 8 hrs. drive from Kathmandu.
Langtang Trek 7 days 6 nights is an unique trek among other less than a week treks in Nepal. Here are the some highlight of this trek.
Langtang valley trek package costs USD 600/person that includes all necessary services such as transportation, permit, necessary documentation, staff insurance, accommodation, food and taxes. There is no hidden or unseen cost. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 person, please inform us to get lower package rates.
Please find the Langtang trek route map below.
The moderate level beautiful trek to Langtang valley is one of the must do trek in Nepal. Here is the day do day details itineracy for Langtang trek itinerary from Kathmandu.
After breakfast we begin our 7 hrs. journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We will drive along Pasang Lhamu Highway via Kakani, Trisuli, Betrawati, Kalikasthan and Dhunche. Along the way you will see good views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges. Lunch will be enroute near Trisuli. It takes 45 minutes ride from Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa, to arrive at Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a launching pad for three popular Langtang treks: Langtang Valley trek, Gosaikunda trek and Tamang Heritage trek. Overnight in hotel.
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After breakfast, we begin our trek initially by crossing the Bhote Koshi river on a suspension bridge. You will come across old settlment called old Syabru. The trail now takes up a forested path and goes uphill to Doman (1650m). Further up you will come across a landslide (1810m). You will be in time for lunch when you arrive in Bamboo (1790m). After taking some rest we continue our trek parallel to Langtang River first passing through Lower Rimche (2420m) and then Upper Rimche (2520m). It takes less than one hour to finally reach Lama Hotel for ovenright rest.
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We leave Lama Hotel today and make an ascent to a place called Riverside (2780m) in about one hour. For the first time we catch the view of Langtang Lirung. 30 minutes further up we arrive at Thunama or woodland before advancing toward Ghoda Tabela (2970m). This is where you will have lunch today. Post lunch we continue trekking past beautiful villages of Thagshyap (3130m), Chamki (3230m) and Kangtangsu (3390m) before reaching Langtang village. Langtang village was completely destroyed by 2015 earthquake but is now back in business. The village is center for Himalayan Buddhism. Overnight in lodge.
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This is perhaps the easiest day of your trekking. It takes about 3 hrs uphill climb to Kyanjing Gompa however it will be a smooth journey. In the begining, you will go past many small chortens before passing through small settlements of Singdum (3470m) and Yangbu (3630m). You will finally arrrive at Kyanjin (3870m) to be welcomed by the gorgeous Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin Ri, Tsergo Ri, Genjempo and Langshisha Ri. There is also a cottage dairy made out of yak milk if you are interested.
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Depending upon your interests, today you will have the opportunity to climb either Kyanjin Ri (4700m) or Tsergo Ri (4984m). We recommend you climb Tsergo Ri peak because of magnificent views of Langtang lirung (7227m) Kyanging Ri (4750) Tsergo Ri (4984m), Yala peak (5500m), Genjempo, Ganjala (5160m) Langshisa –Ri (6427m) Dorje Lakpa(6430m) Naya kang(5844m) and Pack breakfast is mandatory on your climb of Tsergo Ri/Kyanjin Ri. Within 4 hrs. you will be able to climb Tsergo Ri and return to Kyanjin Gompa. Pick up your bags from your hotel and make downhill trek directly to Ghoda Tabela which takes about 3 hrs.
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After having breakfast, we go downhill to Syabrubesi via Riverside, Lama Hotel, Rimche, Bamboo and Pairo(landslide). Most of the trail is along a forested path. Ahead of Pairo we take the right path to Shyabrubensi. It will take us about 2 hrs. to reach Syabrubesi. Overnight in hotel.
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Following early morning breakfast, we prepare to head back to Kathmandu. The journey from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu covers 129km along Pasang Lhamu Highway. Lunch will be enroute near Trisuli. The highway is narrower than usually required giving you a thrilling ride. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Today lunch will be available en route. Dinner at your own expenses.
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Langtang valley trek is one of the best selling Nepal trek package. We always suggest our guest to know some must know things about this trip. Here are some important information about this trip.
Trek to Langtang valley is a popular and prominent trekking trail in Nepal. Here you will find plenty of well-equipped tea houses (lodges) along all points of the trek. Trekkers will have a variety of accommodation to choose for their comfortable stay.
In lower elevation, you can find rooms with attached bathroom. Such rooms are available on twin or double sharing basis. In contrast, in higher elevation, rooms come with 3 to 5 beds on a sharing basis.
Tea houses are lodges specially designed to provide comfortable and affordable rest-place for trekkers. The lodges on the trails of Langtang trek are relatively affordable. There is no facility for heating rooms in Langtang trekking region. WIFI is freely available in nearly all lodges in this region. For charging your mobile phone, torch and other electronics, you are highly recommended to bring your own power banks. Because they are limited in numbers, good lodges often pre-booked or booked in advance.
Camping trek is also possible/available in Langtang region. It is generally common for Langtang Ganja la pass trek. Tents are used for accommodation, cooking, sleeping, resting and as toilets. A special cooking staff will prepare food for expedition members and porters are employed to carry tents and other logistics.
Today, a range of food is available for trekkers on Langtang valley trek. But because Langtang region sits at high altitude and everything has to be transported either on helicopter, by porters or on yaks, food are relatively expensive. Nepali rice and lentils, soups, Momos, fried rice, dishes, noodles, Tsampa, spaghetti, spring rolls are available during the trek. The prices fo the same item of food increases with increasing altitude.
Those trekking in Langtang region are recommended to choose locally-produced organic vegetables and cereals over meat items owing to the high cost of the latter in transporting and preserving in high-altitude region.
Bottled water and Jars are highly used by trekkers on the trek. They can be easily purchase from local stores along the trekking trail.
Boiled Water on the other hand are the safest- they are offered by lodges upon request and is often charged a certain price.
The third option is to use local water collected from local streams/rivers for drinking. This can be made drinkable by adding water purification tablets or chlorine dioxide before drinking. But due to its strong smell, trekkers often avoid drinking this type of water which can result in dehydration. So we highly recommend to use boiling water at all times.
Langtang valley trek from Kathmandu is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Syabru Bensi serves as the entry and ending point for the Langtang Valley trek.
There is just a trekking route to Langtang valley. Trek starts from Syabru bensi and heads to Kyanjin Gompa via Pairo, Lama hotel, Ghoda Tabela, Langtang valley, Chamki. After climbing Kyanjig Ri, you will trek back the same route. You will back to Kathmandu by drive from Syabru Bensi
According to your time frame, you can shorten or extend Langtang trek. Because of necessity of proper acclimatization, it is suggested not make this this in less than 5 days.
This is the most preferred and common itinerary for Langtang valley. Trek stars from kathmandu with drive to Syabru Bensi then follow the trail along Langtang river. You will pass by villages like Pairo, Langtang valley and reach Kyanjig Gompa. You will use same route on your way back.
You can easily shorten Langtang trek by one day. in 6 days itineary, you will start trek on day from Syabru bensi and overngiht in Pairo. As usual, you trek to Kyanjin Gompa passing villages like Langtang valley and Chamki. Same route will be used on way back.
Well, Langtag trek in 5 days is a bit tough and hectic. If you don’t have a week time, then there is way to do this trek without any risk and you wont miss beauty of trek as well. You will follow the 6 days itineary but on your way back, you will drive from Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu on day 5 by private vehicle. Day 5 will be the longest day of the trip.
Short Langtang trek in 4 days
Some people usually ask to organize the Langtang trek in 4 days. Defenately, it will be touch and against the standard trekking philosophy. If you are professional trekking have experience on livign over 4000 meter, then we can organize it, Kinldy ask us for more informaiton. Usually, we dont suggest this itinerary for normal trekkers.
Langtang trek on a helicopter is a 4 days program. Spend the first 4 days trekking all the way to Kyanjin Gompa passing through Syabru, Pairo, Bamboo, Lamahotel, Ghoda Tabela, Langtang Valley. On 4th day return to Kathmandu from Kyanjin on a helicopter. This is a good option for those tourists who have limited time and are looking for a comfortable adventure.
The highest altitude of Langtang trek is 4730m. This is the top of height of Kyanjin Ri.
Langtang trek can be done throughout year. But October to November and Feb to April are considered the best time to do this trek due to good weather. Trekking during the periods can be fun, safe and rewarding as there is a greater prospect of seeing snowcapped mountain every day.
Trekking to Kyanjin Gompa is possible during monsoon season when most other trekking areas not. Because Langtang Valley is perfectly surrounded by mountains on all sides, one can easily see snow-capped mountains even during monsoon period. In addition, there is no or little risk of landslides in Langtang region due to its lush vegetation.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is highly recommended during the winter season when the entire valley turns heavenly beautiful with snowfall and glaciers. You will be walking on a soft and crunchy snowy trail above 3000m. You may have to use crampon, from Deurali to Embassy, on an icy path.
During the months of December and January, the temperature at Annapurna Base Camp can drop to -10 degree Celsius at night and up to 15 degrees during daytime. This period is also great for trekking in ABC because of clear blue skies, stable weather, less rainfall, snow and mountains.
For those who come from tropical climate, Annapurna Base Camp trek in February and March is best. As you are less familiar with cold, you can experience snow without feeling too cold. During this period, the temperature remains about -2 degrees Celsius at night and 20 degrees during day time with less chances of rainfall.
Sunny and blue skies mark the month of April at Annapurna Base Camp. So, ABC trek in April will be perfect. It is 25 degree Celsius in the afternoon and can go as low as zero at night. You will experience warm wind flow and great views of mountains and beautiful rhododendron flowers.
June signals the start of monsoon season. Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp is possible in June but you will be lucky to find a good weather. You should expect rainfall anytime and you may not see the mountains. But one thing is certain- you are less likely to be bitten by leeches.
Annapurna Base Camp trek in August and September means you will have to deal with post-monsoon season. This is when the skies are mostly cloudy, remaining only partially open for mountain viewing. You are in store for some hot days as temperature run as much as 20-25 degrees in daytime and 0-5 degrees at night. Also be careful of leeches in lower trekking areas
October and November are counted among the best period for Langtang trek. The weather is warm- not too cold- with less chances of rainfall. You can clearly see the beautiful mountains and feel snow. The temperature could drop to -2 degree Celsius at night and go up to 20 during day time. One of the greatest perks of Langtang trek in October and November is the opportunity to witness local festivals and cultural activities in cities and mountains.
The total distance coverage of Annapurna Base Camp trek is 62km. This is a two-way calculation, starting from Nayapul and ending back to the same spot. The one-way length from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp is roughly 31 km.
The idea that Nepalese enjoy heavy discount while trekking in mountains is not entirely true. Local tourists, i.e., Nepalese, also have to pay as much as foreigners for most trekking services such as guides, porters and food. This means the price quoted on menu is equally applicable for both Nepali tourists and foreigners. Though, Nepali trekkers do not need to buy TIMS card and entrance ticket to Annapurna conservation area.
Indian tourists usually get special discount on hotel and flight fares. Like Nepalese, they also get partial waivers on the purchase of TIMS card and protected area permits. But they are not entitled to any discount on hotel charges in Annapurna base camp route.
Annapurna Base Camp trek without guide is certainly possible and every year trekkers can be seen trekking guide-free. The risk of not taking a guide is far outweigh the small cost trekkers want to save. To begin with, Annapurna Base Camp trek is an avalanche prone zone, as there is danger of landslides and sporadic rainfall. Also, there are several routes in ABC and trekkers may get lost or disappear if they don’t know the area well. So, it is strongly advised to take knowledgeable and experienced guide along while on ABC trek.
Yes, it is a must to hire porter for Langtang valley trek. By helping you carrying part of your baggage, porters allow you to trek freely and also offer you more time and comfort to get full enjoyment of trekking. You can spend time observing and experience mountains, local culture and biodiversity as well as interacting with locals. Porter can also act as a guide and a companion if you need assistance. By taking porters, trekkers will be directly contributing towards generating employment and income generation for Nepali people.
It is a moderate level trek- which means it is adventurous without being too stressing. The trek starts at around 800m and goes up to 4000m altitude, involving hiking through forests, river banks, mountain ridges and glaciers. Second and fourth day of this trek is particularly difficult. The last 300m walk from Macchapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp is on a leveled path and perhaps the most exciting one.
One must prepare to be both mentally and physically fit to do Annapurna Base Camp. Spend few weeks prior to your ABC trek increasing your strength, determination and stamina. Jogging, cycling, running, climbing hills for several hours every week are ideal physical exercise you can engage in.
Yes, trek to Langtang valley is quite safe. Langtang trek is a classical trek and one of the oldest trekking routes in Nepal. Thousands of trekkers come for this trek every year. The trail is well maintained and there are plenty of lodges and tea houses along the trek route. The maximum altitude you will reach is 4773m and trekkers can easily acclimatize with the weather.
Trekkers rarely require the use of crampon for Langtang trek. So, crampons are usually not needed while trekking Langtang valley trek. But during winter season, crampon may be required to navigate the route while climbing Kyanjin ri(Peak) as the path often becomes icy and slippery. So, it is advised to carry crampon during winter season, especially for this section of the trek.
Thank you very Eyes on Nepal for arranging my trip to Langtang valley. We had very good guide – Ghataraj and porrter – Keshav. They were very good to organize my trip. Lodges were nice and food was excellent.