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Langtang Valley Trek - 10 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 10 days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge during trek
Height: 4900m
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Medium
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: car/bus
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 1 - 14 person

Langtang Valley Trek Overview

The Langtang Valley trek is a special journey with a meaningful purpose which takes you through Langtang Valley, a hidden gem in Nepal which is known for its beautiful natural beauty, rich culture, and welcoming locals. What makes this place unique is that it's not as crowded as other tourist destinations, mainly because it's still recovering from the 2015 earthquake. People were forced to leave, but they've returned with determination to rebuild their lives, homes, and farms.

When you trek through this beautiful valley, you're not just exploring; you're helping the local Langtang community. Your visit provides them with much-needed income to recover in a sustainable and secure way. This is more than just charity; it's a way of traveling that respects and supports local people while preserving their traditions and way of life. Get ready to be amazed by nature, inspired by the strength of the people, and be a part of the solution when you choose the Langtang trek.

Your journey begins in Syabru Besi, a charming town. You'll walk through enchanting forests, climb to high meadows and yak pastures near Kyangjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. For those seeking more adventure, you can take an optional day hike to Kyangjin Ri (peak), where you'll enjoy a 360-degree view of the Himalayan mountains. When it's time to go back, you'll retrace your steps through the valley and end your trip with a drive back to Kathmandu.

If you're short on time and have some extra money to spare, you can even take a helicopter ride from Kyanjin. This not only shortens your journey but also gives you incredible views you can't get any other way.

If you're interested in going on the Langtang trek, we recommend reaching out to our local experts in Nepal. They can help you plan your trek, providing you with a licensed guide, a well-organized itinerary, and the freedom to trek at your own pace.

Highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek

  • Beautiful mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks
  • Scenic beauty of the Langtang Valley and its lush green forests
  • Cultural immersion with the warm and hospitable Tamang community
  • Exploration of the Langtang National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna
  • Visit to the sacred Kyanjin Gompa and the opportunity to learn about Tibetan Buddhism
  • Crossing the beautiful Langtang River and witnessing its crystal-clear waters
  • Trekking through charming villages like Syabrubesi and Lama Hotel
  • Chance to see rare wildlife like the Red Panda and Himalayan Tahr

What is the duration of the Langtang trek?

The Langtang trek is about 77 kilometers long, which is roughly 48 miles. If you follow the standard route, it usually takes 5 to 7 days to complete. But, if you decide to explore additional paths or go to places like Tserko Ri Peak from Kyanjin Gompa, you might end up walking about 8 kilometers more.

You can also make your journey longer by combining the Langtang trek with the Tamang Heritage trek. This could add about 3 extra days to your trip, allowing you to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang people while enjoying the beautiful natural beauty of the Langtang region. The Tamang Heritage trek takes you through traditional Tamang villages, where you can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their unique customs and traditions. This combination of the Langtang and Tamang Heritage treks offers a truly immersive and unforgettable experience of the Himalayas.

How difficult is the Langtang trek?

The trek can be tough because you climb a lot in the first two days, going up over 2000 meters. However, it's one of the easier hikes in Nepal, especially for those new to high-altitude trekking. The main reason it's less challenging is that it doesn't go as high as other popular treks in Nepal. The highest point on this trek is 3800 meters, while other trails like the Annapurna Base Camp or Mardi Himal go much higher.

This allows trekkers to acclimatize gradually to the high altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. The lower altitude also means that the weather conditions are generally more favorable, with milder temperatures and less extreme cold. The lower altitude also means that the terrain is less rugged and the paths are generally well-maintained, making it a more accessible and enjoyable trek for beginners. Overall, while it may not offer the same breathtaking views as the higher treks, the lower altitude of this hike makes it a great option for those seeking a slightly easier and more comfortable trekking experience in Nepal.

Cost of Langtang Valley Trek

The cost of Langtang Valley Trek is USD 720 per person. This cost includes all necessary permits, accommodations, meals, and transportation during the trek. It also covers the services of an experienced guide and porter to assist you throughout the journey. Additionally, the cost ensures the safety and well-being of trekkers by providing insurance coverage. Furthermore, the cost of the Langtang Valley Trek also includes the provision of necessary trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, trekking poles, and duffel bags. This ensures that trekkers are well-equipped and prepared for the challenging terrain and unpredictable weather conditions. The inclusion of these essential items not only adds convenience but also helps to lighten the load for trekkers, allowing them to fully enjoy the beautiful views and unique cultural experiences that the Langtang Valley has to offer. Moreover, the cost covers the expenses of necessary medical supplies and first aid kits, ensuring that trekkers are well taken care of in case of any injuries or emergencies during the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1300m/4160 ft).

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On the first day of your Langtang Valley Trek, you will arrive in the vibrant city of Kathmandu. After your flight lands, you'll check into your hotel and have some time to relax and settle in. Kathmandu is a bustling city filled with rich history and culture. You can explore the colorful streets, visit ancient temples, and try delicious local cuisine. It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and get a taste of Nepal's vibrant capital city before starting on your trek.

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Syabrubesi ( 1467m/4695ft)

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Start your journey from Kathmandu early in the morning, and after a seven-hour drive, you will arrive at the Langtang Valley. As you leave the Kathmandu Valley, the road takes you over ridges, offering toweing views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, along with Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang region's peaks. Along the way, you'll pass through the lively town of Trisuli and then head up towards Dunche, entering the Langtang National Park. After Dunche, it's about an hour of downhill driving until you reach Syabru Besi, where you'll spend the night at your lodge.

Day 3 : Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel ( 2410m/7712ft)

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We keep walking through a beautiful forest, and the impressive Langtang Lirung mountain is in the background. When we get to Ghora Tabela, the path goes through green meadows, and we can see the Langtang Range on both sides of the valley. As we move forward, the valley gets wider, and we see herders looking after their animals in the high summer pastures.

Now, there are only temporary settlements and an army post in this area. It used to be the lively village of Langtang with many tea houses for trekkers. Unfortunately, after the 2015 earthquake, the place is full of rocks and has lost its vitality.

After another half-hour of walking or so, we reach the village of Mundu. Our overnight stay in Mundu is quite comfortable because it has more modern buildings and better facilities.

Day 4 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village ( 3430m/10976ft)

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After a 3-hour hike through the forest, you'll reach Ghoretable, which serves as a horse stable. The trek continues, taking you to Langtang Village.

While the 2015 earthquake caused significant damage to Langtang Village, it has been rebuilt since then. You can choose to stay in either Langtang Village or the next stop, Mundu. From either place, you can enjoy beautiful views of Langtang and Gonchompe.

Langtang Village is a lively spot, offering essential services like a community health post, government schools, small markets, and monasteries.

Day 5 : Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa ( 3830m/12,256ft)

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3830

Today's journey is relatively shorter and offers a cultural experience with lots of Buddhist artifacts like Chortens, prayer flags, and rocks with Buddhist inscriptions.

You'll also encounter watermills, yak pastures, and some beautiful mountain views along the way. By lunchtime, you'll arrive at Kyanjin Gompa, where you can choose to relax or explore the surroundings.

A great option is to take a hike to Langshisha Kharka for some breathtaking views. We'll spend the night in the Gompa, immersing ourselves in the spiritual atmosphere and enjoying the mountain's beauty.

Day 6 : Acclimatization day at Kyanjin Gompa

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Today, you have a choice between taking a rest or exploring the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa area. There are some exciting options for your day.

You can kick things off by visiting the local monastery to soak in the spiritual atmosphere. And if you're curious about cheese-making, a visit to the cheese factory will let you see how it's done.

For the more adventurous souls, a hike up the moraine offers a jaw-dropping view of the imposing ice faces and cascading glaciers of Langtang Lirung, a truly remarkable sight.

Or, if you're up for it, you can make your way up Kyangjin Ri, located right behind the village. This climb rewards you with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Langtang peaks, a sight that will surely leave you in awe of the beautiful mountain scenery.

Day 7 : Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

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Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Starting from Kyangjin, you'll follow the same path back down the valley along the Langtang Khola. This will take you to Mundu village and then Ghora Tabela. The descent is faster than the uphill climb. After lunch, you'll continue your adventure with a steep descent to Lama Hotel. As you descend, you'll be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and great views, although it can be a bit challenging. You'll spend the night at Lama Hotel, a comfortable place to rest.

Day 8 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi

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On the last day of the trek, you get to choose your path back to Syabrubesi. One option is to go the way you came, passing through the forest and villages like Bamboo and Rimche. This route takes about 6 hours. The other choice is a shorter but steeper route, which offers fantastic views of the Langtang Valley and goes through Rimche and Sherpa Gaun. You can decide which one to take based on the weather and how you're feeling. Your last night will be spent in Syabrubesi.

Day 9 : Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

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Today, we head back to Kathmandu by taking the same road we used to get here. As we travel along this well-known route, you can enjoy the beautiful views of Nepal's landscape and notice how the surroundings change. This trip gives you a chance to think about the adventures and memories you've had during the trek. It's also a time to acknowledge the shift from the mountainous areas to the busy city of Kathmandu.

Day 10 : Departure from Kathmandu

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Now, it's time to say goodbye to Nepal. Before your return home, enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu by having breakfast at a cafe, taking a relaxing walk around the city, and maybe picking up some souvenirs. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport, but remember to get to the airport at least two hours before your flight departs.

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Cost Includes

  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • Kathmandu to  Syabrubesi to  Kathmandu return by regular  local bus
  • Two night’s accommodation in Kathmandu  with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  •  Trekking Route map.
  •  All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu 
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • Monument entrance fees

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Route Map

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FAQs

How long is the Langtang Valley Trek?

The Langtang Valley Trek usually takes around 7-10 days, depending on your pace and itinerary.

What is the best time to do the Langtang Valley Trek?

The best time to do the Langtang Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

Is the Langtang Valley Trek difficult?

The Langtang Valley Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves uphill and downhill sections, but with proper preparation and acclimatization, it is achievable for most trekkers.

Do I need a permit for the Langtang Valley Trek?

Yes, you need two permits for the Langtang Valley Trek: Langtang National Park Entry Permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card.

What are the accommodation options during the trek?

Along the Langtang Valley Trek, you will find teahouses and lodges that offer basic accommodation and meals. These provide a cozy and comfortable place to rest during your trek.

Are there any altitude-related concerns on the Langtang Valley Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during the Langtang Valley Trek. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. It is recommended to include rest days in your itinerary to adapt to the altitude.

Can I hire a guide or a porter for the trek?

Yes, hiring a guide or a porter is optional but highly recommended. They can provide assistance, share local knowledge, and help carry your backpack, allowing you to fully enjoy the trek.

Are there any medical facilities along the trekking route?

Yes, there are basic medical facilities available in some villages along the Langtang Valley Trek. However, it's always a good idea to carry your own basic first aid kit and any necessary medications.

Are there any ATM facilities along the trekking route?

No, there are no ATM facilities along the Langtang Valley Trek. It's recommended to carry enough cash with you for the duration of the trek.

Can I charge my electronic devices during the trek?

Some teahouses along the trekking route have charging facilities available for a small fee. However, it's always a good idea to carry a portable power bank as a backup.

Are there any hot shower facilities during the trek?

Yes, most teahouses along the Langtang Valley Trek have hot shower facilities, but they may charge an extra fee for hot water usage.

Is it possible to do the Langtang Valley Trek solo?

Yes, it is possible to do the Langtang Valley Trek solo. However, it's recommended to have prior trekking experience and be well-prepared with a detailed map, proper equipment, and knowledge of the route.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Langtang Valley Trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the Langtang Valley Trek is usually Kyanjin Ri at around 4,773 meters (15,659 feet) or Tserko Ri at around 4,984 meters (16,355 feet), depending on the specific itinerary.

Can I extend the Langtang Valley Trek to include other nearby treks?

Yes, it is possible to extend the Langtang Valley Trek to include other nearby treks such as the Gosainkunda Lake Trek or the Helambu Trek. These extensions can add more days to your overall trekking experience.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipment

When planning a trekking adventure, having the right gear is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. The right equipment will help you navigate the challenging terrains, keep you comfortable in varying weather conditions, and ensure your safety in the wilderness. In this holiday planner trek, we have compiled a list of essential trekking gear that you should consider before setting off on your trekking expedition.

Footwear:

Sturdy Trekking Boots: Invest in high-quality, waterproof trekking boots with ankle support to protect your feet and provide stability on uneven terrain.

Socks: Carry moisture-wicking and cushioned hiking socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.

Clothing:

Base Layers: Lightweight and moisture-wicking base layers to regulate body temperature and keep you comfortable.

Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in colder temperatures.

Waterproof and Windproof Outer Layer: A durable and breathable waterproof jacket and pants to protect you from rain, wind, and snow.

Trekking Pants: Quick-drying and comfortable pants that allow freedom of movement.

Trekking Shirts: Lightweight and breathable shirts with UV protection.

Warm Layers: Carry thermal tops and bottoms for colder nights and high-altitude treks.

Hat and Gloves: A sun hat to protect against the harsh sun and a warm hat and gloves for colder conditions.

Backpack:

Trekking Backpack: A comfortable backpack with a capacity of 40-60 liters to carry your gear. Ensure it has adjustable straps and back support for a proper fit.

Rain Cover: Invest in a waterproof rain cover to protect your backpack and gear during wet weather.

Sleeping Gear:

Sleeping Bag: Choose a lightweight and warm sleeping bag suitable for the expected temperatures during your trek.

Sleeping Pad: A compact and comfortable sleeping pad for insulation and cushioning.

Navigation and Safety:

Trekking Map and Compass: Carry a detailed trekking map and a reliable compass for navigation.

GPS Device: Consider using a GPS device or smartphone app with offline maps to track your route.

Headlamp or Flashlight: A lightweight headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or late-night treks.

Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and to reduce stress on your joints.

Hydration and Nutrition:

Water Bottles or Hydration Bladder: Carry at least two reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.

Water Purification System: Carry water purification tablets or a filtration system to treat water from natural sources.

High-Energy Snacks: Pack lightweight and nutritious snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits to fuel your trek.

First Aid Kit:

Basic First Aid Supplies: Include bandages, adhesive tape, pain relievers, blister treatment, antiseptic wipes, and any personal medications.

Remember, each trek is unique, and the gear you choose should be tailored to the specific requirements of your trekking route, duration, and expected weather conditions. Additionally, it's advisable to consult with experienced trekking guides or companies like Holiday Planner Trek to ensure you have the right gear for your specific adventure.

Enjoy your trekking holiday, stay safe, and embrace the stunning landscapes that await you in the mountains!

Cost and Expenses for Langtang Valley Trek: A Comprehensive Guide by Holiday Planner Trek

Introduction: 

The Langtang Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey that takes you through the pristine landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. However, understanding the cost and expenses associated with this trek is essential for effective budgeting and planning. In this comprehensive guide, Holiday Planner Trek provides valuable insights into the cost components and expenses for the Langtang Valley Trek, ensuring a memorable and budget-conscious experience amidst the majestic Himalayas.

  1. Trekking Permits and Entry Fees: Before commencing the Langtang Valley Trek, acquiring the necessary permits is mandatory. The following permits and fees are required for this trek:
  • Langtang National Park Permit: NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30)
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 20)

 

  1. Accommodation: Accommodation during the Langtang Valley Trek is primarily provided by teahouses or lodges along the route. These lodges offer basic amenities like a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom facilities. The cost of accommodation in the Langtang region may vary depending on the location and services offered. On average, expect to spend around NPR 500 to NPR 1,500 (approximately USD 5 to USD 15) per night.

  2. Meals: During the trek, meals are typically provided at the teahouses or lodges along the trail. The cost of meals varies based on the location and menu items chosen. On average, budget around NPR 500 to NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 5 to USD 10) per meal. It is recommended to carry some extra money for snacks and drinks during the trek.

  3. Guide and Porter Fees: Although not mandatory, hiring a professional trekking guide is highly recommended for the Langtang Valley Trek. A knowledgeable guide enhances your trekking experience, ensures your safety, and provides valuable insights into the region's culture and nature. The guide's fees typically range from USD 25 to USD 30 per day. If you decide to hire a porter to carry your backpack, their fees range from USD 15 to USD 20 per day.

  4. Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is a vital aspect of any trekking adventure. Make sure your insurance policy covers emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical expenses, and trip cancellation/interruption. The cost of travel insurance varies depending on the coverage and duration of your trek.

Conclusion:

Understanding the cost and expenses associated with the Langtang Valley Trek is vital for a smooth and enjoyable journey. The table provides an estimated breakdown of the major cost components, but it's important to note that prices may vary based on factors such as exchange rates and seasonality. For the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information, Holiday Planner Trek recommends reaching out to their team directly.

Start an amazing adventure in the beautiful Langtang region, where you'll see snow-covered mountains and experience Nepal's vibrant culture. Count on Holiday Planner Trek for a well-organized and budget-friendly Langtang Valley Trek, so you can create lasting and special memories that will stay with you forever.

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