Langtang Valley TrekLangtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Summary
  • Trip Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Take a scenic drive of 7-8 hours and begin the trek thereupon.
  • Do not wait for flights or experience flight delays.
  • Take a stroll in one of the Himalayas' breathtaking valleys.
  • Amble through Langtang National Park, a protected area full of varied flora and fauna.
  • Get a deeper understanding of Tamang Culture, heritage, food, drinks, livelihood, and architecture.
  • Experience a peaceful trekking experience in virgin Langtang.
  • Help the local and needy communities through nothing but just traveling.
  • Enjoy the enticing mountain vistas of Langtang Ri, Ganjala Peak, Langsisa, Yala Peak, Yubra Himal, and more.
  • Discover many ancient and mythical Buddhist Gompas, monasteries, and shrines.
  • Scale Tserko Ri(5150m), Kyanjin Ri(4,773m), and many other dramatic hills.
  • Leave the world's chaos and be yourself in the angelic Langtang Region.

Perched only 80km away, Langtang Valley Trek is one of Kathmandu's closest yet less explored treks. Unfortunately, the stunning valley trek has been eclipsed by other famous treks of Nepal. We are glad you’ve found this gem.

Home to majestic peaks, abundant nature, and diverse culture, Langtang Valley is by far a picturesque valley. We love the experience of trekking in the valley every time. So you might as well.

It begins with a vivid ride of 6-7 hours out of Kathmandu. The ride takes you to Syabrubesi, the beginning point of the trek. Then, the walk progresses through Langtang Valley, the rich Langtang National Park, and attractive landscapes.

Indeed, this walk takes you from the lower Langtang region to the higher one. By trekking via stops like Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, Mundu, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa, you will finally reach Tserko Ri(5,000m). By this point, you will have myriad engrossing experiences on this exciting journey.

As you know, Langtang Region is known for its panoramic valleys, vast pastures, diverse landscapes, lush nature, and distinctive culture. You get to experience all these beautiful things in the region. Yet, the two best things about Langtang Valley are its awe-inspiring mountain peaks and unique Tibetan culture.

In the valley, you have peaks such as Dorje Lakpa, Langshisha, Gang Chhenpo, Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, and more. You can see many Tibetan peaks too from here. Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri are the best vantage points for mountain views.

Regarding the region's culture, Langtang is the abode of Tamangs, a unique Himalayan tribe. The people migrated from Tibet centuries ago. Hence, we can see the Tibetan culture of these people. Their food, drinks, lifestyle, and beliefs all are unique. Also, the ancient Buddhist monasteries, gompas, mani walls, and prayer flags make the journey more spiritual.

Overall, this journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi to Tserko Ri is worth it. Without wasting much time, you can be in luring nature and the merry culture of Langtang Valley from Kathmandu. You will see mountains, villages, rivers, people, animals, trees, and many more.

what are you waiting for? Let’s take a drive to Syabrubesi and begin this fantastic trek.

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Welcome to the land of Langtang Valley. We will receive you upon your touchdown at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. With a warm welcome, we’ll help you locate your hotel and check in. You’ll surely need some time to relax after a long flight; thus, we will leave you at the hotel.

We'll meet again later in the evening for a welcome dinner. We'll enjoy the local cuisine and get to know each other better. Then you’ll get back to the hotel. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

    Kathmandu, in itself, is a place to discover. The ancient valley has many historical, cultural, and religious sites. So on this day, we will stroll around some of the must-visit sites of the valley. We will explore Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Basantapur Durbar Square. If time allows, we’ll even visit others.

    Alongside this, we will prepare for tomorrow’s leave. Our team will arrange logistics, permits, and things for us. If needed, we will also do last-minute shopping. In this way, we will spend the second day of the trip in Kathmandu.

      Embrace yourself. Now we will leave Kathmandu for Syabrubesi in the morning. On this drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of Langtang Valley Trek, we will have great views of villages, hills, greenery, mountains, and more. The 7-8 hours drive will turn timeless with those good views.

      Right before arriving in Syabrubesi, we’ll pass Dunche, a bustling stop on the banks of Trisuli. And eventually, we will reach Syabrubesi. After a long day's drive, we will have a pleasant sleep in Syabrubesi. The following day is exciting.

        In the early morning, we will prepare to leave Syabrubesi behind. It will be the first day of the trek. So with a high drive, we will enter the woods of Langtang National Park. The park, one of the oldest in the country, will entertain throughout the day. Alongside, we will wayfare on the banks of Bhote Koshi River, the river originating in Tibet.

        Most of the day will have scenic strolls. As we walk on, we will see rhododendrons and oaks. If it is Spring in Nepal, we will see the colorful flowers all along the trail. The walk through jungles will also bring suspension bridges at times. And there will be places where we will stop for brunch or tea. The beautiful and long day will end after reaching Lama Hotel. Overnight in a teahouse. 

          Now we’ll leave Lama Hotel by leaping through a lush forest. Ahead, we will come across an awe-inspiring sight of Langtang Lirung. It will be a scenic day with a lot of good pictures. However, the walk will be more ascending than the earlier day as we have to cross 3,500m+ today.

          After some morning walking, we will cross Ghodatable(3,000m). This is where we will catch the fantastic Langtang Lirung for the first real-time. We will find wrecked and deserted houses along the trail due to the 2015 Earthquake. The whole Langtang area was devastated by the disaster. But it is now all up. 

          As we walk ahead, we will see Tamang hamlets and seasonal shelters of Yak herders. This process will continue until we reach Langtang Village, the newly built village. New Langtang village is just 100m above the ruins of the old Langtang Village. We will get into a teahouse in Langtang village. Evening and overnight in the village. 

            Today is an easy day. Thus, with no rush, we will start the day gradually after a slow breakfast. As we leave Langtang Village, we will trek toward Mundu Village. The modern-turned-village is just half an hour ahead of Langtang village. Reaching there, we will pause for a while in the village.

            Then we will continue our walk through a gradual hill. It will be a Yak pasture and an extensive view of the valley in front of us. Our hike is still remaining.  So we will cross several glacial rivers, watermills, moraines, and bridges.

            And finally, we will reach Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is a scenic place to go. It has beautiful views of mountains, gompas, houses, and monasteries. We can also visit the famous cheese factory in the village. We can hike up to Kyanjin Ri to make the day more enjoyable. The place offers Dorje Lakpa, Langshisha, Gang Chenpo, and other peaks. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

              We will wake up and catch some stunning morning views. Today, we will climb the highest point of Langtang Valley Trek, Tserko Ri(5,000m). So eating a fulfilling breakfast, we will head on the trail. The path is scenic but arduous as well. However, there is no need to rush as we will have enough time.  So we will climb gradually.

              This climb might be challenging for beginners or even experts. But the views after the upgrade and from the top of Tserko Ri are simply heart-cheering. We’ll have the best trek moment as Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Yubra Himal, and Tibetan peaks are visible from this position. We will enjoy this summit before we descend back to Kyanjin Gompa through the same route. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

                From Kyanjin Gompa, we now take the road back to Lama Hotel. The route will be the same and the views too. We will try to recall everything we went through on this retracing hike. The walk will be much easier this time as we will have a descending trail. We will make it to Lama Hotel by walking via villages, monasteries, mani walls, forests, yak pastures, and streams. Overnight in Lama Hotel.  

                  We will leave Lama Hotel by joining a downgoing trail. The trail will take us through a forest of Langtang National Park. We will walk, listening to the sound of the woods and the animals living there. If lucky, we will catch some animals like Langur, Red Panda, and more.

                  After the quiet time through the forests, we will reach the terraced field area. The villages of Bamboo and Rimche will come along before Syabrubensi. This way, after 5-6 hours of walking, we will reach Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.    

                    The trek is done here. Now it is time for some driving.  So we will take a scenic drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. Along the way, we will catch the fantastic sides of Nepal. Listening to your favorite songs during this drive can be a great thing. We will reach Kathmandu after 6-7 hours. Our Langtang Valley trip will finish here, and you will take a worthy rest in your hotel.

                      The next day, we will guide you to the departure terminal of Kathmandu International Airport. As per the timing, we will prefer the departure. In this way, we will separate our paths until the next time. Safe Journey back home! 

                        Essential Information

                        Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

                        Autumn and Spring are the two best seasons for Langtang Valley Trek. That is, March to May(Spring) and September to November(Autumn) are the most suitable months for Langtang Region’s exploration.

                        The weather during these two seasons is dry, vibrant, constant, and inviting. Langtang Region, which is heavenly, looks amazingly divine during these two seasons.

                        Plus, you get to experience all the suitable conditions for strolling around. Stable weather, bright visibility, clear and unobstructed mountains, and warm temperatures are the offerings of Autumn and Spring. Thus, Nepal gets too busy welcoming many visitors through these two windows. If you want the best weather, choose any of the seasons.

                        FYI, Spring is more memorable for flowering flowers in the mountains, mainly rhododendron. Also, the two big festivals in Nepal, Dashain & Tihar, fall in the season. As a result, you get bonus experiences in and around Nepal.

                        Likewise, Autumn is more transparent and vibrant due to the monsoon season. When Monsoon leaves Nepal, it offers washed and crystal-clear Nepal to Autumn. Thus, Autumn is extra special for this reason.

                        However, Nepal is less crowded in Winter and Monsoon, the two low trekking seasons. June to August(Monsoon) and December to February(Winter), these two seasons are not that suitable for treks. Although, we can do Langtang Trek in both windows. Monsoon brings rainy weather, and Winter is all about cold weather. Thus, a few visitors prefer these two seasons.

                        If you can be in Langtang when Monsoon and Winter are not fully active, you can have a serene trekking experience. You can have a peaceful time on the trail while exploring the countryside. Therefore, early or late Winter and Monsoon months can be a smart pick for the trek.

                        Overall, the Autumn and Spring months are perfect times for Langtang Valley Trek. The weather is at its best at these times. Early December(Early winter) or early June are also possible times.

                        Permits required for Langtang Valley Trek

                        You will require two permits for Langtang Valley Trek: Langtang National Park Permit and Tourist Information Management System(TIMS) Card.

                        A Langtang National Park permit is necessary to enter Langtang National Park on the trek. The national park is a reserved site with rich and diverse flora and fauna. It is the first Himalayan national park of Nepal.

                        Covering 660 sq mi, Langtang National Park is home to many ecosystems. Hence, to enter this territory, you need a permit. This permit costs NPR 3000 per person for outsiders.

                        However, the SAARC nationals can get the license for NPR 1500 per person. This permit is obtainable from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.

                        Likewise, TIMS Card is for the safety and security of foreign travelers in Nepal. You can get this permit from Nepal Tourism Board. Or you can receive it from the TAAN office in Kathmandu or any government-licensed trekking agency.

                        A TIMS card costs NRS 1000 if you are doing the trek with a guide. If you are a free individual trekker(FIT), you must pay NRS 2000. The SAARC nationals can get a TIMS card at NRS 300(with a guide) and NRS 600( Solo).

                        The documents and information required for both permits are as below:

                        • A copy of a valid passport
                        • Two passport-sized photos
                        • Entry and Exit point
                        • Travel insurance details
                        • Emergency contact information
                        • Itinerary or Route
                        • Trek's start and end date

                        you are doing Langtang Valley Trek with us, we will arrange these permits for you.

                        Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

                        Langtang Valley Trek is a high-elevation Trek. Beginning at 1400m(Kathmandu, the tour reaches its apex at 5,000m(Tserko Ri). It is a long elevation gain game from 1400m to 5,000m, which is not easy.

                        sickness is more real if not taken necessary precautions. Generally, our bodies require time to acclimate to the new and high altitude. We might be in trouble in the mountains if we do not give time. Hence, on Langtang Valley Trek, we will ascend gradually. We will have acclimatization days. We have some slow trekking days on the trek. Our Langtang Valley trek itinerary is in such a way.

                        If we are cautious about several things, we can avoid sickness. Trekking rapidly, drinking water, smoking, drinking, and climbing too much elevation are major triggers. If we can avoid these and follow our guide’s instructions, we can prevent mountain sickness. For any emergencies, we will be there to help. Together, we can manage altitude sickness.

                        Drinking Water

                        Drinking water is readily available on Langtang Valley Trek. You can buy bottled water from tea houses and shops along the trek. The bottle can cost you around NRS 25 to 50.

                        you can carry water purifier tablets and drink water from the tap or freshwater source. This option is more sustainable than earlier as you do not buy plastic bottles. Simply collect water from teahouses, rivers, or local village taps, use purifiers or tablets, and drink. We suggest you go with the latter one.


                        Guest houses, Teahouses, and lodges are in good number along the Langtang Trail. You can enjoy delicious meals from these outlets. Almost all tea houses or restaurants have similar food menus regarding food options. You can choose eggs, chapati, pancakes, peanut butter, bread toasts, omelet, and oat porridge for breakfast.

                        for lunch and dinner, you get options like Dal Bhat, Pasta, Soups, dumplings, fried rice, spaghetti, pasta, and more. The outlets also offer cold and hot beverages, chocolate, chips, and bakery items. The must-try meals during Langtang Region Trek are Tibetan Tea, Masala Tea, Dal Bhat, Sukuti, Yak Cheese, and Buckthorn juice.


                        Langtang Valley Trek receives a good number of visitors. Hence there are enough teahouses en route to Langtang Valley for accommodation. You can expect essential kinds of rooms with comfortable beds. The tea houses have multiple room options like single, double, and numerous. The most easily found rooms are double-sharing. Likewise, the toilets and bathrooms are on a shared basis. You never know whether you are getting a Western toilet or a squat toilet.

                        rooms of tea houses have beds, blankets, and a table. You can also ask for extra blankets and clothes. However, it is better to carry a personal sleeping bag for comfort. These tea houses also offer food and drinks. You may get a room fare discount if you eat in a teahouse. For meals, you have a communal hall near the kitchen. You will share the tables with other travelers. Likewise, the tea houses provide internet and hot showers for extra fees.


                        The Internet in Langtang Region is limited. The tea houses along the trail do have internet services. They charge you an extra fee for internet usagRefrain from relying on the Internet in Langtang Region.

                        to remoteness, Langtang Valley has no reliable, speedy, and consistent internet network. The infrastructure and geography affect the internet quality. It will be just fine. Thus, do not expect excellent internet facilities on the trek. Above all, leaving the Internet world for some days in Langtang Valley is a good idea. Nature and the place will entertain all around.

                        Travel Insurance

                        Firstly, travel insurance is required to obtain a TIMS card for the Langtang Valley Trek. Secondly, Langtang Valley Trek is a high-altitude trek. It involves high-elevation walks, rough trails, strenuous walks, and adventure activities. On such a tour, you can only guess what is on the other side.

                        Consequently, for these several reasons, you must have travel insurance. Indeed, suitable travel insurance covers all the emergency costs like accidents and helicopter evacuation. If you have travel insurance, you can easily quote all the unforeseen costs.

                        Make sure your travel insurance is well enough to cover it all. Emergency helicopter evacuation is just one thing. The insurance must also cover natural disasters, medical, trip cancellations, and adventure activities coverages. When you have such travel insurance, you are at least guaranteed safety. You can trek and explore a bit more freely. Plus, there will be no hassle in obtaining a TIMS card or another permit.

                        A day on Langtang Valley Trek

                        A typical day on Langtang Valley Trek will reward you with unique experiences like trekking, sightseeing, village exploration, and natural sightseeing. Every day brings new things on the journey.

                        Our day will start with a lovely breakfast. Once we have breakfast, we set off on the trail or road around 7 to 8 am. This is where we will walk at a good pace. We will catch amazing sights at every next step. After 3-4 hours of walking, we will stop at a lodge or teahouse for lunch. We will have a one-hour pause for lunch and rest.

                        Following lunch, we’ll continue the remaining journey. This part of the day involves short walks and completes once we reach our overnight destination. We will encounter more sights. And when we arrive at our destination, we meet the movement for the day.

                        it is time for dinner and sleep. The teahouse or lodge serves dinner around 6 to 8 PM. Firstly, we will fill up our tummies. While having dinner, we will have a chance to interact with travelers in a communal dining area. After that, we will sleep. That will prepare us for another exciting day.


                        Where is Langtang Valley?

                        Langtang Valley is in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, around 80 KMS north of Kathmandu. It also touches Tibet, an autonomous region of China. Located at a close distance, Langtang Valley is one of the nearest trekking destinations to Kathmandu.

                        How many days is the Langtang Valley Trek?

                        Langtang Valley Trek is about 11 days long journey beginning and ending in Kathmandu. In those 11 days, you will explore Langtang Valley, climb Tserko Ri and return to Kathmandu. It also includes a full day of sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.

                        Can you see Everest from Langtang?

                        Mt Everest is not visible from Langtang Region. But you can watch Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, Morimoto, Kimsung, Langtang Himal, and others. Tserko Ri(5,000m) is the best vantage point.

                        How difficult is Langtang Trek?

                        Langtang Trek is a moderate trek. The trek has high-altitude walks, rough terrain, steep ascents, and more. This Langtang Valley Trek’s highest point is Kyanjin Ri, which is at 5000m+. Hence, the altitude can make it a bit difficult for novice trekkers.

                        But if you are well prepared, the trek is manageable. Make sure you come ready.

                        Is Langtang Trek worth it?

                        Well, it is. Langtang Valley Trek takes on a beautiful journey through Langtang Valley. You will experience mountains, terrains, valleys, culture, history, life, nature, and more. Every day of the trip will bring many gifts for you.

                        Do you need a licensed guide for Langtang Trek?

                        recommend that you hire an experienced and licensed guide. The trek can be a little tricky at times. At such times, You will need someone who can help and guide you forward. If you have no trekking experience, you must have a trekking guide. Go for the local person.

                        Where does Langtang Valley Trek start?

                        Langtang Valley Trek begins in Syabrubesi, a small town around 80 km from Kathmandu. You can reach the place via roadways. The Kathmandu to Syabrubesi drive is around 5-6 hours long.

                        Which season is best for Langtang Trek?

                        and Spring are the two unparalleled seasons for Langtang Trek. The conditions are better than ever in these two seasons. You can have a fantastic experience in Langtang Region by choosing these seasons.

                        How to avoid altitude sickness on Langtang Valley Trek?

                        Langtang Trek reaches a high altitude. When you trek to a higher region(3,500m+), you can get altitude sickness. But if you take precautions, the illness is avoidable.

                        Drink enough water and keep the body hydrated. Do not intake alcohol or smoke. Also, do not rush or climb quickly. Take time to familiarize yourself with the altitude. Follow the instructions of your guide. Take medications or tablets if necessary. If you do these things correctly, you can easily avoid altitude sickness on the trek.

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