Overview

The Langtang Valley Trek is an idyllic trek through the heart of the northern-central part of Nepal. A few days away from the capital city, Kathmandu, the Langtang Valley Trek delivers the best of what the Himalayas has to offer in a short period. Expansive snow-clad peaks, alpine forests, stunning landscapes with grand monasteries, and a rich mix of Tamang and Tibetan culture are distinctive and fascinating features of this wonderful journey. 

 

Major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls as you trek through the Langtang Valley
  • Experience the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang people and gain insight into their lives in the far-flung Himalayan villages.
  • Experience tranquility and contemplation amidst the serene surroundings while visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries nestled amidst the mountains.
  • Explore the charming village of Kyanjin Gompa, situated at an altitude of 3,870 meters and surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Watch out for Himalayan wildlife as you trek through Langtang National Park, such as red pandas, Himalayan tahr, and various species of birds amidst the pristine wilderness.

 

Langtang Valley Trek Map

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Journey to trekking Langtang Valley

Upon your arrival in Nepal, one of our representatives will welcome you at the airport. They will accompany you to the hotel, where you can relax for the remainder of the day. Before the end of the day, our team members will review the itinerary with you in preparation for the journey ahead the following day.

 

The next day signals the start of our adventure, kicking off with a scenic drive to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu, which used to be an old trading route between Nepal and Tibet. While the road may present its challenges with its rough and bumpy terrain, the breathtaking views that unfold along the way promise to make every bump worthwhile.

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the small village of Syabru Bensi delights you with cultural and natural abundance. Leaving the charming Syabru Bensi, we take the rugged, steep paths and lush forests before stopping at the Lama Hotel. Along the way, you will stroll through Tamang villages, where centuries-old cultural traditions still thrive, promising to captivate and intrigue you.  

 

Moving forward, next to the destination is Langtang village, where you will start to notice a blend of Tamang and Tibetan culture. The trail features iconic mani walls, chortens, and monuments adorned with Buddhist inscriptions. These symbols resonate with the profound cultural heritage and distinctive architectural styles cherished by the local community, offering a glimpse into their rich traditions and way of life.  

 

Savoring the rich cultural insights, the journey continues to Kyanjin Ri, another major village on the trail. This colorful village explores grand monasteries and cheese factories where you can taste the local cheese delicacies. Along with visiting major attractions within the village, one can also be extra adventurous and hike Kyanjin Ri to view the breathtaking sights of the Langtang range, including Yala Peak (5520 m), Langtang Lirung (7227 m), Langtang II (6586 m), and Naya Khang (5844 m). 

 

After enjoying the splendor of Kyanjin Ri, we retrace our steps back to the Lama Hotel and then proceed to Syabru Bensi the next day. Our trek concludes with a return bus journey from Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu, marking the end of our swift exploration of Langtang Valley. 

 

As we cherish the memories created, we bid each other a heartfelt farewell, hoping to reconnect for future adventures. To ensure your safe departure, one of our team members will accompany you to the airport and see you off, wishing you a smooth journey back home.

The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will inform you shortly about the plans ahead.

Today, we leave Kathmandu and head north towards Syabrubensi. It is around a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu via bus/jeep. We take a vehicle and drive along a scenic route full of hills and lush countryside landscapes. On the way, we pass Dhunche and follow a trail that crosses the Trishuli River with a glance at Ganesh Himal. Further, we pass villages and farmland and head deep into the region until we reach Syabrubensi. Tonight, we are staying at a guesthouse in Syabrubensi. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we commence our trekking journey. We leave Ssyabrubensi and follow a trail that takes us to Bhotekoshi Khola and Langtang Khola. We cross suspension bridges over the river and start ascending to Bamboo. We pass the landslide area and climb up to Ramche which lies on the bank of Langtang River. From Ramche, we take a trail that goes through forests and passes some stunning waterfalls on the way. If lucky, you may encounter some wild species within those forests. We continue through the trail until we reach Lama Hotel. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Lama Hotel (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

We leave Lama Hotel and ascend along the trail that goes above the Langtang River. As we go up, the beautiful vistas of Langtang Lirung come into sight. As we climb up steeper, we pass the meadows of Ghoda Tabela, which is actually a farm of horses and donkeys. We further continue to a checkpoint from where the trail starts getting more extensive, and we open up to a broad pasture. We can see yak grazing and herders busy with their own stuff. We pass the Tamang settlements, water mills, and prayer wheels along the way to Langtang village. Langtang village is a beautiful village that lies in the shade of the magnificent Himalayas. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Langtang village (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

After breakfast in the guesthouse, we will trek to Kyanijin Gompa. At first, we ascend to Sindum and then to Yamphu. We cross a bridge over the Laja Khola and climb up the moraine to get the first glimpse of Kyanjin Gompa, along with dramatic views of the icefall that flows down from Langtang Lirung. The village is the last settlement area of the Langtang region. We explore the village and interact with people. We can feel the strong influence of the Tibetan Buddhist religion here. After exploring the village, we climb up to Kyanjin Ri for some spectacular views of the mountains in the Langtang region. In the evening (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Today, we embark on our journey back. We take an easy trail downhill through the same path that we had taken earlier. It goes through the lush forests of oak, maple, and rhododendron to Lama Hotel. Even on the way back, we can enjoy some stunning views of the mountains in that region. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Lama Hotel (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

From Lama Hotel, we descend down via the lush countryside landscape and pass various settlement areas and farmlands on the way to Syabrubensi. Tonight, we are staying at a guesthouse in Syabrubensi. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Leaving Syabrubensi, we drive back via the same lush and pristine countryside landscape to the capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you can check into the hotel and relax in your hotel room for the rest of the time. Tonight, we are staying at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).

Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).

Cost Includes

  • International/ Domestic Airport picks up/ drop facility by Tourist Car.
  • 2-night accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi to Kathmandu by Private Jeep.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking days and Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • 7-night accommodation in Guesthouses/Lodges during the trekking journey.
  • Highly Qualified, English-speaking, Knowledgable Trekking Guides with their salary, accommodation, food, and airfare.
  • 1 helpful porter for 2 trekkers to carry your trekking equipment and personal stuff with their salary, accommodation, and food.
  • Seasonal available fresh Fruit during trekking days.
  • All necessary Permits: Trekkers Information Management Permit (TIMS) and Langtang National Park Entry Fees Permit.
  • World Alpine Treks'  Duffel bag, trekking Map, Company T-shirt, and Sleeping Bag( You must return the Sleeping Bag after completing the Trip).
  • World Alpine Treks First Aid Kit.
  • Oximeter to measure Oxygen & Pulse Levels during the trekking days.
  • Kathmandu City sightseeing with Tour Guide, Private Tourist Car, Entry fees to National Parks, Heritage Sites, and other Government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with a Cultural Performance.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee - You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50  for 30 days, USD 125 for 90 days visas. You need 2 passport-size photos.
  • Travel insurance to cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Extra night hotel Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet (WI-FI), laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.

FAQ's

Trekking in the Langtang Valley is a moderately difficult task. With its steady ascent, it is suitable for hikers with different levels of fitness. The trail passes through alpine meadows and woods, among other types of terrain. It is accessible due to its moderate altitude and simple teahouse lodgings, in contrast to other treks. Still, for a pleasurable experience, a reasonable level of fitness and acclimatization is required.

No, Langtang Valley does not provide views of Mount Everest. Langtang is located in a different direction from Everest yet offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Himal range. You would not be able to see Everest from the Langtang Valley; instead, you would have to hike to places like the Everest Base Camp or vistas in the Everest region.

The best time for the Langtang Valley Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods provide stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, ensuring optimal trekking conditions and spectacular views in the Langtang region of Nepal.

The Langtang Valley Trek is not a technical trek. It is a moderately difficult hike that is acceptable for most trekkers. The paths are well-marked, and technical climbing skills are not required. However, because to the altitude gains during the walk, a sufficient level of fitness and acclimatization is required.

Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) are the ideal seasons for the Langtang Trek. The ideal weather and temperature range for trekking are found during this time of year. There is little fluctuation in the weather, and it is not overly hot or cold. Furthermore, you can trek in Nepal's winter (December, January, and February) since you don't need to pass the high altitude required for the Langtang Trek. It does, however, depend on your choices for the weather and your expectations for the hike.

Reviews

Joolsi, Taiwan

Amazing Langtang Trek

I did a trip-of-a-lifetime trek to the Langtang Valley in Nepal which was spectacular. Deepak was a great guide; finding all the best guest houses to stay, the best food, and walking at the right pace. He was also good company to talk to which is important on a multi-day trek.

I would thoroughly recommend anyone to go to Nepal; such a beautiful country and people!


 

Price: US $1050 US $780 Per Person
Min Person Amount
1 - 1 pax US $950
2 - 3 pax US $780
4 - 7 pax US $720
8 - 11 pax US $710
12 - 15 pax US $690
16 - 19 pax US $680
20 + US $670
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Duration 9 Days
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Grade Moderate
Max Elevation4773 Meters
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