Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang National Park
Difficulty
Moderate
Duration
8 days
Group Size
1 - 10
Max Altitude
4990
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Kathmandu

The Langtang Valley trek offers an unforgettable journey through the pristine landscapes of Nepal's Langtang region, combining breathtaking mountain vistas with rich cultural experiences. This moderate trek typically spans 7 to 10 days, leading trekkers through lush forests, picturesque villages, and alpine terrain.

 

Starting from Syabrubesi, the trail winds through the Langtang National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare wildlife such as the elusive red panda. Along the way, trekkers encounter traditional Tamang villages, where warm hospitality and authentic cultural encounters await.

 

The highlight of the trek is reaching Kyangjin Gompa, nestled beneath towering peaks. Here, trekkers can explore the ancient monastery, sample local delicacies, and marvel at panoramic views of snow-capped mountains. Optional side trips to Tserko Ri or the Langtang glacier offer additional opportunities for adventure and awe-inspiring vistas.

 

With its moderate difficulty level and stunning scenery, the Langtang Valley trek suits adventurers of all ages and abilities. Whether seeking solitude amidst nature or immersion in local culture, this trek promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Highlights

Scenic Beauty: The Langtang Valley trek offers unparalleled views of the Himalayan landscape, including snow-capped peaks, alpine forests, and glacial valleys. Trekkers are treated to breathtaking vistas at every turn, with highlights such as the Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters) and Ganesh Himal ranges dominating the skyline. The beauty of the Langtang region is further enhanced by its pristine forests, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque villages nestled amidst towering mountains.

 

Cultural Encounters: One of the highlights of the Langtang Valley trek is the opportunity to immerse oneself in the region's rich cultural heritage. Trekkers can trek through traditional Tamang villages, interact with local communities, learn about their customs and traditions, and experience authentic hospitality. Visits to ancient monasteries, prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and colorful festivals add to the cultural richness of the trekking experience.

 

Wildlife Sightings: The Langtang National Park, through which the trek passes, is home to a diverse flora and fauna. Trekkers may encounter rare and endangered species such as the red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and various species of birds and butterflies. Wildlife sightings add an element of excitement and wonder to the trek, offering opportunities for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

 

Kyangjin Gompa: The village of Kyangjin Gompa serves as the focal point of the Langtang Valley trek and is a highlight. Set against snow-capped peaks, Kyangjin Gompa is home to an ancient monastery and a cheese factory. Trekkers can explore the monastery, interact with monks, and witness traditional Buddhist rituals. The village also offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, making it a perfect place to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

 

Adventure Opportunities: The Langtang Valley trek offers various adventure opportunities for thrill-seekers. Optional side trips to Tserko Ri or the Langtang Glacier provide additional challenges and rewards for pushing their limits. Whether summiting a viewpoint for panoramic views or trekking across icy terrain, the Langtang Valley trek offers adventure at every turn, making it a truly unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary
Day 1

Drive to Syafrubeshi (1500m, 6-7 hours)

Day 2

Trek to Lama Hotel (2700m, 7-8 hours)

Day 3

Trek to Sindhum (3500m, 7-8 hours)

Day 4

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m, 3-4 hours) - Hike to Kyanjin-Ri for sunset (4773m, 3-4 hours)

Day 5

Hike to Tsergo-Ri (4990m, 8-9 hours)

Day 6

Trek to Lama Hotel (2700m, 7-8 hours)

Day 7

Trek to Syafrubeshi (1500m, 6-7 hours)

Day 8

Drive to Kathmandu

Costs and Inclusions
Group Size Price
1 $ 900.00
2-5 $ 700.00
6-10 $ 600.00

What is included:

  • Necessary ground transportation in private vehicles 

  • Internal flights, if required in the itinerary 

  • Accommodation in mountain lodges on twin sharing during the trekking days. 

  • Breakfast everyday

  • Experienced trekking guide 

  • First aid kit carried by the guide

  • Required permits for trekking

  • Staff salaries and insurance

 

What is excluded:

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu

  • Meals: Lunch, dinner/ alcoholic drinks/ bottled drinking water/ personal snacks.

  • Personal expenses like battery charging, Wi-Fi, laundry, hot showers, etc. 

  • Porters service (Costs USD 150 extra)

  • Tips and gratuities to staff 

  • Anything not mentioned in the price inclusions 

Important Notes

Stay in Kathmandu:

There is a wide range of hotel and hostel options available. You can let us know your budget, and we will find the best possible deal in the market for your price range. We advise you to arrive in Kathmandu at least two days before the beginning day of your trek. We can also arrange an airport transfer service on your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport.

 

Money and budget:

It is best to bring some cash with you to avoid any problems that might occur due to technical issues. Our representatives will assist you with money exchange. You are required to carry Nepalese currency during the trek to cover your expenses. Please be aware to carry some extra funds for tipping, emergency scenarios like flight cancellations or rescue, and extra personal expenses.

 

Meals during the trek: 

Various food items are available on the mountain lodge's menu. We have not included the cost of lunch and dinner in the package so that you can choose what you want to eat and how much you want to spend on food. Food items range from USD 5-10, and drinks range from USD 1-5 on the mountains. You can see the price of food increase as you go higher. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

 

Health and safety: 

If you have any health conditions, please let us know in full detail before the trek starts. Our expert, experienced guides will monitor your health on the trek. Ensure to follow the guides' instructions to avoid any health and safety issues. Please communicate with your guide daily about the changes you have been experiencing in your body, or if you have any problems to avoid getting altitude sickness as much as possible.

 

Insurance:

All of our clients should have travel and rescue insurance. Please ensure it covers high-altitude trekking and helicopter rescue if you choose to do any of our treks.

 

Support staffs: 

A porter service will cost USD 25 per day if you wish to take one. A trekking porter will support you with carrying 25 kg maximum. If you are in a group, two people can share the cost of one porter if their luggage is less than 30 kg in total. We will provide you with duffle bags to pack your belongings, which are to be carried by the support staff.

 

Tips and gratuities: 

It is customary in Nepal, especially in the tourism industry, to tip the guides, porters, drivers, and other service providers after the service is received. If you are happy with their service, you must tip as much as you want.

 

Single supplement: 

Extra charges will be applicable if you choose not to share rooms during the trip. There will be certain areas where the option is not available to have a single room during high season.

 

Change and adaptations: 

Our trek leaders will make changes and adapt the itinerary in your best interest if any unavoidable circumstances like bad weather, natural disaster, political activity, health issues, change of rules, etc. occur. 

 


 

What to pack:

 

Head and Hands:

  • Cap or hat to wear while walking in bright sun
  • Wool or fleece cap or hat to keep your head warm
  • Neck warmer to protect your throat from catching a cold 
  • Uv protection sunglasses 
  • Warm wind and waterproof gloves

 

Upper body:

  • Dri-fit trekking shirts
  • Thermals 
  • Warm trekking shirts
  • Hiking hoodie
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket 

 

Lower body:

  • Trekking pants 
  • Trekking shorts
  • Thermals and inners
  • Waterproof pants 
  • Trekking socks
  • Waterproof trekking boots with ankle support 
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Gaiters 
  • Microspikes

 

Other items:

  • Strong rucksack or day rucksack to be carried personally.
  • One or two-litre water bottle.
  • Trekking poles.
  • A personal first aid kit should include essential items.
  • Sleeping bag, 4 seasons.
  • Torch, ideally head torch.
  • Toilet paper, quick-dry towel,
  • Toothbrush
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
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