Langtang Valley Trekking

Trip Overview
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & Endkathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking
  • Major AttractionLangtang, Kenjing
  • Maximum Altitude5100 Meter
  • Best TimeMarch - may, September - December,

Highlights

  • Langtang Village 
  • kenjing Ri
  • Kenjing Gumba
  • Langtang lirung Glacier 
  • langsisa kharka

The Langtang Valley trek is a trekking experience in the central Himalayas of Nepal. Langtang region is one of the broadest mountain ranges in Nepal that falls on the periphery of some of the most popular trekking destinations. Apart from the Annapurna and the Everest region, this region is also the best trekking region in Nepal. The Langtang Valley Trek is a popular and relatively adventurous trekking package that combines culture, traditions, majestic mountains, unique flora and fauna, and amazing landscape. This trek offers compelling views of the surrounding mountains and the green pastures, along with the lush forest home to rare wildlife. 

Langtang Valley trekking start guided  from the wonderful Syabrubesi and then heads to Lama Hotel, which is the gateway to many treks in Langtang. After that, the trail leads to the Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gompa, which is one of the major highlights of the trek. After enjoying the views from there, the route leads to Tserko Ri, which is the highest point of the trek. Further, the trail leads to Ghoretabla and back to Sabrubesi. From Syabrubesi you take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.  

Overall, the route touches all the highlights and viewpoints of the area. This trek, in many ways, teaches the essence of the trekking experience in Nepal. Considered a moderate-level trek, the Langtang valley trek is for adventurists and naturists. who want to have the chance to view the majestic Langtang range and the surrounding mountains and peaks like Yala Dorje Lakpa and others. The trekking trail sees it ascends and descends and climbs many stone steps; however, the views from the viewpoint are immaculate and worth all of the climb. 

Langtang Valley Trek difficulty 

Langtang Valley Trek difficulty is categorized as moderate to easy trek. The trekking route is relatively easier than another trek in the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest regions. Langtang Valley trek takes you to the highest altitude of 5033m at Tserko Ri, comparatively lower than other passes. Also, since the area sees snow only in the winter season, it is easier to access the Langtang valley in different seasons. Langtang valley trek is for amateur trekkers who want to have their first experience of trekking in the landscape of Nepal. In many ways, the Langtang Valley trek is also for the prolific trekkers who have been on many hikes yet have not experienced the mixture of culture, nature, and the majestic mountains all in one package. The trail does not take extreme ascends or descends and is a relatively popular path. Due to its popularity, the Langtang region is not termed a restricted area. Also, it is pretty easily accessible. 

Langtang Valley Trek solo is possible since it does not fall in the restricted region of Nepal. You can take a solo trek in any part of Langtang as long as you have the essential documents and permits. It is not difficult to go on solo tours in Nepal if one has already trekked in Nepal previously. The route to the Langtang Valley trek is not as tricky as other treks in the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest regions of Nepal. You need to be physically fit as far as possible if you are taking the Langtang Valley trek solo. Also, it would help if you were mindful of carrying all the necessary clothing, accessories, medication, and equipment so that you are fully prepared. 

Valuable tips and information for the Langtang Valley trek 

  • Langtang valley trek guide is essential for those who have not trekked in Nepal and those who aren't fluent in the English language.

  • There are two permits required by the Non-Nepali tourists, namely, the TIMS card and the Langtang National Park. The TIMS card costs between 20 to 10 USD depending upon Individual and Group trekking, respectively. The other is the Langtang National Park permit. 

  • The trek begins at the altitude of 1460 m at Syabrubesi and reaches the elevation of 5033 at Tserko Ri/Kyangjin Ri. Hence there is a chance of Altitude sickness due to sudden altitude change. Therefore, it is suggested that you walk at a constant pace and be mindful of the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). 

Best season and time for Langtang Valley Trek 

The best season for the Langtang Valley trek is the spring and autumn seasons. During these seasons, you can see views of the rhododendron blooming all along the way. Also, the views of the majestic mountains are unobstructed, and the weather is generally straightforward. On the other hand, the winter season sees snow along the trail at a higher altitude. Also, the path below might be slippery in the monsoon season due to rainfall, and the air is humid. The hot and humid monsoon season can cause a hassle rather than joy. Hence, it is advised to go on the Langtang valley trek during the spring season, which lasts from September to November, and the autumn season, from March to May. 

Langtang Valley Trek in the Langtang region of Nepal offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The mountains, the landscape, and the area's people make the trekking experience worth all the effort. Mountain Rock treks and Expedition have planned the best trekking experience for you in one of the most rugged topographies of Nepal. 

We offer other trekking packages in the region like Gosaikunda Trek, Gonja La Pass, Helambu Circuit Trekking, and Tamang Heritage-Langtang trekking. However, if you are looking for a similar trekking experience in Nepal, you can opt for the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek.

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Itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detailed arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.

  • Hotel

An early morning drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi, the starting point of the trek. The drive takes around eight hours and passes through rural lowland villages where you can observe the procession of an ordinary day. Scenic views of mountains and stretches of rolling hills also accompany you. Overnight stay at a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

The trek to Lama Hotel is mainly along the Langtang River. After crossing a suspension bridge, we pass a stream. The walk continues along with forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron, and other alpine trees. It’s an easy walk despite the wavy nature of the trail. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2560m

After breakfast, we move on through a trail along with dense forests that ascends to GhoraTabela. Views of Langtang Ri and the Langtang Village are magnificent from here. As we move to the Langtang Village, prayer flags, chortens, and water mills welcome us. Overnight stay at a lodge.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 3455m

Leaving the village after breakfast, we move on through high pasture lands where yaks graze. Walking alongside the mani walls and across wooden bridges, You can feel the gain in elevation with the thinning air as we reach KyanjinGompa. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 3817m

It’s a day set for acclimatization. Sitting idle is not recommended, though, and a hike to TsergoRi is scheduled in the morning. Incredible views of the Langtang range meet the eyes at the elevation. After returning, you can explore around KyanjingGompa, which is the last settlement area for some days.

  • Guesthouse
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4983m

We walk past scenic trails to get back to Ghodatabela. The route is mostly a descent and an easy and pleasant walk. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Further descending to Shabrubeshi, we take the same route through Lama Hotel and Bamboo. Thick bamboo and rhododendron forests pass along the way. Overnight stay at a lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

It’s a scenic drive from Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu. The journey takes over eight hours and passes small rural settlements, which thickens once entering the periphery of Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of the trip, Mountain View Rock Treks has scheduled a dinner in a Nepali restaurant. You can also stroll around Thamel or head on for souvenir shopping in your free time.

  • Hotel

Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled We can arrange a private tourist vehicle on the time of flight. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.

  • Hotel

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Trip Map

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport transfers - Pick up and drop
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base
  • Entry permits fees to Shivapuri Wildlife Reserved and Langtang National Park.
  • One professional trekking guide as well as his necessary insurance fee, meals, and allowances
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while you are trekking
  • Accommodation in tea house while you are on trek
  • Ground transportation by public bus.

Excludes

  • International airfare, Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donations, tips, etc

Dates & Price

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Essential Info

Travel insurance necessary for trekking in the Langtang

Yes, Travel insurance is very crucial if you are heading to the Langtang region. Nepal tourism board(NTB) has also given mandatory travel insurance for this permit. Our travel insurance includes both accidental insurance and medical insurance. 

Your insurance will facilitate you with helicopter rescue during illness, accidents, and altitude sickness. 

During the trek is it uncertain that anything might happen so for your safety it is always best to take travel insurance. Travel insurance ensures you safe traveling. While heading to the Langtang region you will enter many remote villages and unfacilitated areas in the local areas. The Earthquake of 2015 has created massive destruction in some areas of the Langtang region so, better to ensure yourself with the insurance. 

What kind of food and accommodation will be served when traveling to the Langtang region?

Mostly the locals of the Langtang region serve Nepali food set that includes Dal Bhat and curry of the organic vegetables grown on their vegetable farm. For breakfast, they serve you tea, juice, pancake, egg, potatoes, and others. 

For lunch dinner, You will be served mostly Nepalese cuisine Dalbhat. For trekkers, Dal Bhat is the best food that contains high calories and protein. Nepalese believe nothing can be healthier than Dalbhat. But for lunch, at your request, they will serve you western food items as well. They will provide you with pasta, noodles, spaghetti, some Indian items, and Tibetian items are also available. 

For drinks, tea, juice, coke, and hot drinks are also easily accessible in this region. While walking in the high mountains, water is the most important and necessary resource. On the journey, there are lots of freshwater resources and tap water. All you need is a water purifier and a purifier tab with you so you may filter whenever you want. Bottled water is also available along the journey at tea houses and small shops. At hotels, you may always replenish a bottle of water for free or for a little fee.

Accommodation facility in the Langtang region

The trekking trail to the Langtang region has many lodges and hotels. You will also encounter many tea houses. You usually trek from one village to the next, and there are usually enough lodges for a normal stay. Some of the hotels, provide clean and comfortable guestrooms with adjoining bathrooms. Although some standard hotels have common bathrooms, you may simply book a separate room.

 As you climb higher in altitude, you'll notice that the accommodations become more basic. There are usually twin basis rooms as well. In the room, there will be two single beds with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. After a long day of walking, trust me when I say that these accommodations will seem like a luxury.

In the lowest reaches of the Langtang valley, single rooms are available. However, at higher altitudes, the odds of finding a solitary room are slim, since the number of teahouses decreases as you go. You may not be able to find one even if you are ready to spend extra.

Do we need trekking permits in the Langtang region?

Yes, we need a permit for Langtang trekking. The Entry permit fee for foreigners is NPR 3390 including 13% of VAT. 

Langtang National Park contains trekking trails in the Langtang area. Foreign visitors must pay an entrance charge and receive a TIMS card to hike in the Langtang area.

Some tips about electricity and internet facility in the Langtang region

Although electricity is accessible during the walk, there may be a few power outages. Low-voltage lights are used in tea establishments. Despite the presence of power, some tea shops charge between USD 2 and USD 5 to charge your phones and batteries. As a result, if feasible, bring a power bank or a solar charger with you.

Having access to the internet on these trips to remote locations is considered a privilege. From Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, it is freely available; however, as you travel higher, availability gets more difficult and costs money. You will have to pay an additional fee. You can expect sporadic or non-existent Wi-Fi. Instead, buy a local GSM-operated SIM card in Kathmandu and utilize the GRPS by purchasing a mobile data pack, which may be less expensive.

What to do if I get caught with altitude sickness during the trek?

When your body is exposed to a greater elevation for a lengthy period, you will experience altitude sickness.

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. The lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but it will take time for them to acclimate. Preventing altitude sickness also requires staying hydrated. During your climb, drink plenty of water. Climb at a comfortable speed for you. It's also crucial to remember that even if you're taking acetazolamide, you might still experience altitude sickness. The drug will not help you if you already have symptoms. The only effective cure is to descend to a lower altitude.

When traveling to higher altitudes there is a very maximum chance of suffering from AMS (Acute mountain sickness).

So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at the higher altitude but sleep in the lower to cure this altitude sickness. If suffered from acute mountain sickness we will take rest immediately at the same place. We will drink more liquid to stay hydrated like soup and water to energize. If the case starts to get worsen we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

What should I pack for my journey?

The items and equipment that we will need to bring with us on the trek are listed below.

FOR THE UPPER HALF OF THE BODY

HAT: To keep the sun off your face, you'll need a decent, wide-brimmed trekking hat. The greatest styles are those that are lightweight, easy to carry, and cover the neck. The most important reason to wear a hat when hiking is to shield yourself from the sun.

HEADLAMP: Along with the hat, it's a good idea to bring a headlamp on the hike. A headlamp is a light that is worn on one's head. These gadgets are ideal for traveling and hiking since they operate without using your hands. When hiking, it's best to have your hands free so you can cope with anything Mother Nature strikes at you or retrieve your stuff. Trails may be difficult to navigate at night. Pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals are commonly seen in these footsteps, which resemble an undiscovered maze. Any of these dangers can be deadly, and keeping your hand's free lets you catch yourself, move obstacles, race, or defend yourself against an irate rabbit on the track.

WOOLEN HAT: When you move to higher elevations you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is suggested to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking so, it is safer to carry a woolen hat, in case you need it, it will be available with you. 

SUN PROTECTING HAT: Day during your trial can be sunny and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

SUNGLASSES: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, to protect your eyes from harmful rays we need to carry sunglasses.

RAINPROOF JACKETS AND TROUSERS: Hiking in the rain is always a possibility, especially between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region during these months). We recommend taking rain gear, ideally a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket, as a precaution. When it comes to pants, a cheap pair of waterproof pullovers is usually sufficient.

T-SHIRT: It is recommended that you wear light clothing when trekking to minimize excessive perspiration and discomfort. During such journeys, a t-shirt is the finest option. Due to the significant variation in height and hence temperature, layering is an important part of the hike. If you can add and remove layers of clothing while hiking, you'll be able to readily adjust to the weather and be comfortable and safe. If you want to go trekking in the chilly winter months of December through February, carry some additional clothing.

DOWN JACKET: A down jacket is one of the most important purchases you'll make. Having the appropriate warm, insulating layer on a hiking or climbing trip may make or break your enjoyment level. Especially when planning a hike in the Everest region, a down jacket should be included on your packing list.

GLOVES: You should bring your gloves with you because they will protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather, and other inconvenient situations that could result in discomfort or injury.

CLOTHING FOR THE LOWER BODY

  • THERMAL INNERS: Thermal inners serve as a barrier between your body and the chilly air outside. They reduce heat loss by trapping body heat. Use ones that are often composed of polyester or any other material that provides additional comfort and flexibility.

 

  • TROUSERS: A full-length pair of trekking trousers protect you from thorny plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards by providing sturdy route protection. This has the benefit of allowing you to stroll quietly without being disturbed by rustling foliage, as well as getting close to animals without bothering them.

 

FOOTWEARS

  • TREKKING BOOTS: Trekking boots are required since they are particularly developed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the most crucial aspects of trekking since they might influence a trekker's ability to travel long distances without being injured.

 

  • SOCKS: Blisters can be avoided by wearing hiking socks. A hiking sock, unlike a flimsy, stinky cotton sock, will not constantly rub against the back of your foot and will provide significant protection from friction generated by your shoe. The socks keep the feet at a steady temperature. On the foot, socks are extremely soft and comfy.

OTHER TYPES OF TREKKING EQUIPMENT

  •   TREKKING POLES: Trekking poles include your arms and shoulders into your stride, allowing you to employ stronger muscles to push yourself uphill and regulate your descent. As a result, the rate increases without the accumulation of leg pain.

 

  • FIRST-AID KIT: Every trekker should have a first-aid kit. During the trial, they assist you with any necessary therapy. As a result, we must carry it with us to reduce the danger of infection or damage severity. Burns, bruises, scratches, and cuts may all be treated with a well-stocked pack.

 

  • SLEEPING BAGS: Even though we will be staying in hotels with services, you should still take precautions and bring a sleeping bag with you. It is advised that you bring your sleeping bags with you on the path if you want to get the finest night's sleep possible.

 

  • PERSONAL BAGS: One thing you want to be assured of while embarking on an outdoor excursion is that you'll be comfy the entire time. This is especially true if you plan on hiking a long and arduous trail. The sort of hiking backpack you choose will have a big influence on how much fun you have on your expedition. If you're hauling a lot of stuff, you'll want a bag that evenly distributes the weight so you don't become fatigued too quickly.

Importance of passport and visa during the trek

When we go on a journey, the most important thing we need is a passport. At least one copy of our passport and visa is required. We will receive the visa before we arrive. To visit the Langtang area, you'll need a Nepal visa. You may get a visa on arrival at the main points of entry, but if you like to be prepared, you can apply for a Nepal visa ahead of time. You must carry your passport and two passport-size photographs with you at all times.

How are the guides, Potters, and Tipping systems in Nepal?

Our Langtang hiking guides and porters will be fully insured and informed about the entire Langtang region, not just Langtang trekking. Since the commencement of the Langtang region Trek, we have been assisting and promoting local people. We guarantee that we will provide you with excellent guides and skilled porters for your trekking trips in Nepal.

Local Guides are English-speaking individuals who will assist you on the trail for the duration. They will not be able to carry your luggage, but they will be able to answer your questions and give information about the area as you go. It is always recommended that you go with a guide. When traveling at a high height, you may have AMS; nevertheless, if you are unfamiliar with hikes, your guide will be extremely helpful.

Porters will just carry your stuff for you during the travel. They don't speak much English and won't be able to understand any questions you ask. You may move freely by bringing your porter with you, who will assist you in carrying your belongings.

Tipping will cost you ten percent of the entire bill. This ten percent is split between the guide and the porter, with 60 percent going to the guide and 40 percent going to the porter.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING

We are flexible with bookings, however, you must pay a 30% deposit when you confirm your reservation, with the balance required upon arrival. There are no hidden costs with us.

If you wish to join a group, you may learn more about the terms and conditions by contacting us.

All of our reservations are handled by Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and return it to the business together with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip price at the time of booking for all trips. Once you arrive in Kathmandu and before the trip begins, you can pay the remaining balance.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. When scheduling a personalized vacation with the company, a larger deposit or full payment may be expected upfront. If a deposit is required in addition to that stated in this section, the firm will inform you at the time of booking. A bank transfer or a credit card deposit can be used to reserve a reservation (Visa or MasterCard).

Is a last-minute booking possible?

We are flexible with bookings, but last-minute cancellations are not refundable. You must pay the complete package fee to secure your spot on one of our Langtang area trekking trips at the last minute. We'll do our best to complete the task before the deadline. For the best experience, arrive in Kathmandu at least a day ahead of time. For further information, please contact us directly.

A Client's order cancellation must be submitted in writing and validated by the Company. The cancellation price is determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request. If you cancel your reservation at the last minute after it has been confirmed, you will forfeit the 25% deposit. You will be liable for the entire cost of the trip if you decide to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason. We can't give you a refund once you've begun your adventure. It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

TREKKING THAT CAN BE DONE IN LANGTANG REGION

  1. TAMANG HERITAGE (MODERATE)
  2. LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING (MODERATE)
  3. HELAMBU CRCUIT TREKKING (MODERATE)
  4. GOSAIKUNDA LAKE TREKKING (MODERATE)
  5. GONJA LA PASS TREKKING (MODERATE)
  6. LANGTANG GOSAIKUNDA LAUREBINA PASS TREKKING (MODERATE)

FAQs

  • Q1. Is it safe to trek to Langtang Village post-earthquake? 

    However, it is on its way to reclaiming its title and glory as one of the top hiking locations in  Nepal after four years after the tragic earthquake. The settlement has been reconstructed, the walking trails have been maintained, the teahouses have been repaired, and the Langtang village is now safe for trekking. 

     

     

  • During this trek, you'll typically walk for between 6-7 hours each day. At a height of 1550  meters, Syabrubesi serves as the starting point for the Langtang Trek route. Although the rest of the hike is rather straightforward, there are some steep curves on the trail. 

  • Yes, you require a Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card, which the Tourism  Board must provide. At the Langtang Gateway entry point, a TIMS card must be displayed. 

  • Four categories—Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Strenuous—are typically used to categorize different trekking levels. There is a modest degree of difficulty to the Langtang Valley Trek. The  Langtang trail is typically not difficult for hikers to complete. 

  • In essence, yes, you can hike the Langtang without a guide. The level of this trip, according to a  local guide, ranges from easy to moderate. Therefore, it is feasible without a manual. But for security reasons, we advise hiring a guide. 

Client Reviews

  • Great Opportunity TO explore Langtang after earthquake

    Langtang is one of the earthquake victims' places. i had done this trek before an earthquake and after too. I have been there to support the Langtang people and I had done the whole Langtang valley including kenjing Gumba. Thank you Mr. Dipak for organizing such a supporting trip. looking forward support other remotes of Nepal in the coming days.

    S
    SoaulKorea, Democratic People's Republic ofApril 18, 2022
  • Fantastic time in the mountains.

    Mountain Rock Treks handled all of the planning for my December hike in the stunning Langtang Valley. The journey began with a protracted, bumpy drive to Syabrubesi. My
    guide Gopal was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the area, which was essential when deciding which guest house to stay in. He was aware of who had the best cuisine. We had a fantastic time in the mountains.

    R
    RautalMalaysiaMarch 13, 2022
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