Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Langtang Valley
  • Trip Style: Active/Adventure Trekking
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Group and Private
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 4900m
  • Best Season: March - May and September - December
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The Langtang Valley Trek is an underrated yet beautiful trek that takes you through small village settlements, verdant forests, and high alpine yak pastures, leading you to the majestic Kyanjin Gompa. This relatively short trek leads you to the captivating culture, tradition, and religion of the Tibetan and Tamang communities in the Langtang region. Traversing through the Langtang National Park, trekkers are treated to a pristine countryside adorned with magnificent flora and fauna. Prepare yourself to witness Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer, Himalayan bears, monkeys, and the elusive red panda, all native to this region.

  • Discover the ancient monasteries of Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa and immerse yourself in the exquisite Nepali-Tibetan Buddhist culture of the Langtang Valley. Connect with local people and learn about their lifestyle.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of striking mountain peaks like Mt. Langtang-Ri 7,250m, Langsisa 6,427m, and Ganjala Peak 5,844m, not to mention the astounding climb to the Chorko-Ri for its beautiful landscapes.
  • Witness exotic flora and fauna such as Himalayan Thar, Black bear, Red panda, etc. while treading through the Langtang National Park. Experience the wonder of walking through enchanting rhododendron and bamboo forests on the scenic trails.

Trekking to Langtang is a perfect opportunity for those seeking a trip in Nepal that ventures off the beaten path. The trail is less populated regardless of the time of the year. This lesser-known route provides a unique and authentic experience, far from the more touristy areas in Nepal.

Many people are familiar with the names Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit, and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, while only a few people are familiar with the name Langtang Valley Trek.

In lower sections, you will trek through the natural marijuana and bamboo forests with the chance to see Langur Monkeys. In the upper sections, you will be surrounded by big snowy mountains towering over you.

The Langtang National Park is home to yak pastures and even local cheese factories. This journey ascends you to the green organic trail where you can discover the wild beehive. Additionally, the 8-day Langtang Trek offers pleasant hikes through rhododendron forests in full bloom and alongside thundering waterfalls, creating a truly immersive experience in nature.

Ascending to an altitude of 4,000m, the Langtang Valley Trek allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. You will have the opportunity for a side trek as well to Tserko Ri which will be the highest point of the trek. Tserko Ri, standing at 5,033 meters, rewards you with a breathtaking sunrise view that will leave you in awe.

Langtang Village was tragically destroyed during the devastating earthquake in April 2015. However, with remarkable resilience, the local community has been busy rebuilding. Teahouses and lodges have been reconstructed and are welcoming visitors once again. By exploring this area, you not only get to experience its beauty but also contribute to its ongoing recovery effort.

The start and end point of Trek to Langtang is a small town called Syabrubesi. It is about 115 Kilometers north of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You can get there by private jeep or public bus. It takes about six to nine hours to get there depending on your mode of transport and the conditions of the road at the time.

The scenic drive sets the stage for the magnificent Langtang mountain range that awaits you. From there, you will trek to Lama Hotel, then to Langtang Village, and ultimately reach Kyanjin Gompa.

After taking a day to acclimatize, you will hike to Tserko Ri, which is part of the acclimatization process. The return journey follows the same route, with stops at Lama Hotel and Syabrubesi, before concluding in Kathmandu.

As you continue on the trail, you will follow the ancient trading route that once connected Nepal with Tibet, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history of the Langtang region.

For those venturing into Nepal for the first time, the Langtang Valley Trek from Kathmandu serves as an ideal introduction to the country's natural wonders. With its combination of stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, this trek provides an unforgettable experience that encapsulates the essence of Nepal.

Cost of Langtang Valley Trekking from Kathmandu in 2024 and 2025

The Langtang Valley Trek cost starts from 600 USD per trekker and can get to 800 USD.

The cost includes meals, accommodation, transportation, entry fees, guides and porters, and permits to Langtang National Park.

This trek offers a more affordable and budget-friendly option while still providing a fantastic trekking experience. Our standard Langtang Valley Trek focuses on providing comfortable and suitable accommodation, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. We also allocate sufficient time for acclimatization, prioritizing your well-being throughout the journey.

Refer to the table below for a detailed breakdown of the Langtang Valley Trek cost.

Group Size
Langtang Valley Trek Cost
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1 pax
800 USD per person
2-3 pax
750 USD per person
4-5 pax
700 USD per person
6-10 pax
650 USD per person
More than 10
600 USD per person

The original Langtang Valley Trek itinerary includes a bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. You can arrange a private jeep for both ways (from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back) for an additional 300 USD.

By opting for a private jeep, you can significantly reduce travel time, allowing you to start your trek sooner and save your energy for the trail ahead.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Bus ride from Kathmandu to SyabrubesiAltitude: 1503 m
  • Day 2:Syabrubesi to Lama HotelAltitude: 2480 m
  • Day 3:Lama Hotel to Langtang VillageAltitude: 3480 m
  • Day 4:Langtang Village to Kyanjin GompaAltitude: 3830 m
  • Day 5:Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri (4984 m) and ReturnAltitude: 3830 m
  • Day 6:Kyanjin Gompa to Lama HotelAltitude: 2480 m
  • Day 7:Return to SyabrubesiAltitude: 1503 m
  • Day 8:Drive back to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m

Day 1:Bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

  • Max Altitude1503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

Start your day early as you embark on a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This journey will take approximately 9 hours, but the stunning landscapes and charming villages along the way will keep you captivated. 

You may even catch glimpses of majestic peaks like Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal on a clear day. After arriving at Syabrubesi, you will have dinner and spend the night at a cozy tea house.

Day 2:Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

  • Max Altitude2480 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

As you leave Syabrubesi, you will follow the Langtang Khola (river) along a picturesque trail. The path will be adorned with vibrant Rhododendron and Oak trees, creating a serene atmosphere. 

After ascending to a valley, you will experience a mix of uphill and downhill sections. Along the way, you'll find charming tea shops where you can enjoy lunch or purchase snacks. 

Then, you will cross a small bridge and tackle a steep uphill climb to reach Lama Hotel. After that, you will unwind and replenish with a delicious dinner at a local tea house.

Day 3:Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

  • Max Altitude3480 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today's destination is the enchanting Langtang village. You will start your day in the Lama Hotel and commence your journey, walking alongside the Langtang River. As you ascend to Ghoda Tabela, you will cross the 3000m altitude mark.

Then, you will take a break at Ghoda Tabela for lunch, surrounded by picturesque green grasslands and breathtaking views of the Langtang range. 

Continuing onwards, you will pass through Yak pasture lands and ascend a steep uphill climb for approximately 4 hours until you reach Langtang village. This village is home to the Tamang people and Tibetan Buddhist Sherpas.

Day 4:Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

  • Max Altitude3830 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After walking for a few hours on a green meadow, you will reach Muna and Singdun. You will enjoy a delightful lunch at Singdun before continuing along a rocky path that leads to Kyanjin Gompa. 

During this time, you can explore the monastery and soak in the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks such as Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri. You will spend the night at a comfortable tea house in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 5:Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri (4984 m) and Return

  • Max Altitude3830 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

On Day 5 of the Langtang Valley Trek itinerary, you can take some time to acclimatize to the increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen levels before attempting to climb higher. If you are fit and aren’t showing any signs of altitude sickness, you will climb the Tsergo Ri, an amazing viewpoint to get marvelous views of the surrounding mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto Peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. 

You can wake up early and chase the sunrise to view it over the mountains from the top. You will return to Kyanjin Gompa for dinner and sleep.

Day 6:Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

  • Max Altitude2480 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

As you make your way back to lower altitudes, you'll notice a gradual improvement in your body's response to the altitude change. You will descend through awe-inspiring forests and pass through charming Tamang villages. Then you will follow the Langtang Khola, slowly descending until you reach Langtang village. 

You will continue further until you reach Ghoda Tabela and finally reach the Lama Hotel. After a long descent, you will spend the night at Lama Hotel.

Day 7:Return to Syabrubesi

  • Max Altitude1503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today's trek is a pleasant and easy descent back to Syabrubesi. You can enjoy the scenic surroundings as you bid farewell to the mountains, feeling fulfilled for the days spent amidst their grandeur. Then, you will arrive at Syabru Besi and spend the night at a comfortable tea house.

Day 8:Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch

Today, you will embark on a scenic journey from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu where you will enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, lush grasslands, and tranquil forests. 

You can witness the mountains gradually receding into the distance, cherishing the memories of your time spent in their majestic presence. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can take some time to relax and unwind. 
Thamel, a bustling tourist hub in Kathmandu, offers a variety of bars, restaurants, spas, and shops to explore.

In the evening, you can celebrate the success of your Langtang Valley Trek with a farewell dinner hosted by Sublime Trails.

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Cost Details

Included

  • 7 Breakfast, 8 Lunch, 7 Dinner
  • Tea-house accommodation for 7 nights
  • Sharing transport from Kathmandu to Syafrubensi and return (private Jeep addon available)
  • Experienced guide for 8 days and 
  • 1 porter sharing for two people (porter for single trekker addon available)
  • Langtang National Park Entrance Fee and TIMS Card Fee
  • Down jacket, and sleeping bag to use for 8 days (return after the trek)
  • Necessary paperwork with the Government of Nepal and the Tax department
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries

Excluded

  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you get personal travel insurance.)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime Trails crew

Dates, Prices & Booking

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Start DateStart: FridayJun 28, 2024End DateEnd: FridayJul 05, 2024PricePriceUS$590StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: SundayJun 30, 2024End DateEnd: SundayJul 07, 2024PricePriceUS$590StatusStatusGuaranteed
Start DateStart: SundayJun 30, 2024End DateEnd: SundayJul 07, 2024PricePriceUS$590StatusStatusGuaranteed

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Trip Essential Information

Weather and Temperatures

The weather in the Langtang region varies depending on the season.

Winter brings cold and windy days, along with even colder nights. Despite the fierce weather, trekking is still possible, and the snow-covered mountains offer a magical sight. As the altitude increases, temperatures decrease, and heavy snowfalls and blizzards can be expected.

Summer trekking in the Langtang region is also possible, although rainfall may occur. Most of the guesthouses are closed during this time due to heavy rainfall and the view is generally blocked.

Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for trekking, as the weather is generally pleasant and calm. Early spring and autumn might be colder, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 15°C. The sky is more clear and it is quieter on the trail during these two prime seasons. That’s why hiking during this time is considered the best.

Accommodation on the Langtang Trek

During the Langtang Trek, you will stay in teahouses run by locals. These teahouses provide basic facilities for food and accommodation. It's important to note that the standard of service may vary depending on the altitude.

Tea houses at higher elevations are more expensive but provide basic facilities. Prices for a simple room at tea houses on the Langtang Valley Trek range from $2 to $5. Most tea houses have shared toilets, either in the corridor or outside the vicinity.

During the peak season, it may be challenging to book the preferred room type. Extra charges may apply for additional blankets and heater facilities for added comfort.

Meals on the Trek 

Lunch and Dinner include Nepal Classics like Dal Bhat which is a big plate of rice, dal (lentil soup), veg curry or non-veg curry, papad (Nepali dish), pickles, and sometimes greens like spinach, depending on whether it’s available or not.

And the best part about the dish is that you can get free refills. You can get unlimited free refills on everything apart from papad. You will never go hungry because of the refills.

Momos (dumplings), and chow mein are also available along with achar. Non-Nepali dishes like pasta and macaroni, fried rice (cheese, veg, egg, tuna, mixed), spaghetti, pizza, and various kinds of soups are also offered. Ingredients more or less revolve around eggs, yak cheese, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onion, garlic, and tinned tuna. 

Moreover, the tea houses at the Langtang Valley serve tea, coffee, soup, bread, eggs, toast with jam or honey, pancakes, porridge, pudding, Tibetan bread, and more for breakfast.

Beer and rum are also available but they are pretty expensive. Although drinking alcohol at altitude makes acclimatization more difficult.

You can pack light snacks such as chocolate bars, energy bars, and cheese to sustain your energy during the long and tiring hike.

How Difficult is the Trek to Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa?

The Langtang Trek is considered moderately difficult. The trail includes various ups and downs, demanding a certain level of physical fitness.

Most of the trekking is below 3,000m, but there are 2 to 3 days of higher-altitude trekking. It takes an average of 6 to 7 hours of hiking per day. 

The highest altitude that you will stay in the Langtang Valley is Kyanjin Gompa which is about 3830 m. You will also have the opportunity to trek in the Tserko Ri at 5033m.

To prepare for the trek, engage in cardio exercises, cycling, running, swimming, or other physical activities at least a month before embarking on the Langtang Valley Trek.

Electricity, Wi-Fi, and Communication During the Trek

While some villages along the Langtang trek have electricity from a hydropower station, most guesthouses use solar power. You will be able to charge your devices like phones or camera batteries every day.

But you have to pay 2 USD or 3 USD or so to charge. It's not always free. Wi-Fi is not available at most places along the trek, but you can get a data connection with a Nepal Telecom or Ncell sim card during much of the trek.

However, it is not guaranteed every day and the signal can also depend upon weather conditions.

FAQs

  • Yes, there are several other options to return to Kathmandu from Langtang. You also have the option to extend your trek and use the trail of Langtang-Gosainkunda or Langtang Helambu trek. However, your price will be changed accordingly.

  • The Langtang Valley is located in the northern central Himalayas of Bagmati Province in Nepal. The region is about 51 kilometers north of the Kathmandu Valley and is known as Langtang National Park, which eventually forms the border with Tibet.

  • Trekking permits are necessary in Nepal unless you are a citizen of the country. To trek in the Langtang region, you need two Langtang trek permits. The TIMS card and the Langtang National Park Entry permit are needed for the Langtang hike.

    If you are a foreigner, a TIMS Card will cost you NPR 2000, or roughly US $20, for a single trekker. If you are hiking with others, the fee is NPR 1000, or roughly US $10 per trekker.

    And if you are a free individual traveler (FIT) from a member country of SAARC, it will cost you NPR 600, or about US $6. If you are going in a group, it will cost you NPR 300, or about US $3.

    The Langtang National Park Entry permit costs NPR 1500, approximately US $14 for SAARC nationals, and NPR 3,000, or approximately US $28 for other nationals.

  • It is difficult to find a bank or ATM on the trekking trail. So, it’s better to withdraw cash from Kathmandu for your journey. If you have foreign currency, you can exchange it in Kathmandu before starting your trek.

  • It is not compulsory to have a Travel Insurance. However, since you are trekking in a mountainous area, unforeseeable events could happen. These include bad weather (including snow, storms, landslides, and other natural disasters), acute mountain sickness (AMS), food poisoning, and physical mishaps. So, it’s better to have travel insurance.

  • As you have to trek higher than 3000 m elevation for a few days, there is a risk of altitude sickness. However, the acclimatization rest will reduce the risk. You should maintain your pace of trekking and should not rush. It is mandatory to stay hydrated throughout the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Reviews

5.0based on 5 reviews
  • Evelyn
    EvelynMay 03, 2022
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    Langtang Valley trek, wonderful time in Nepal.

    I was desperate for short trek of around 10 days. I found one package to Langtang Valley by Sublime Trails. Actually, my friend recommended me this tour. He was in Nepal two years ago.
    Mr. Ram Khadka assigned Mr. Ajit as my tour guide. Ajit was cool guide. He was fantastic photographer too. He was also constantly taking my care on trek. Our hike to Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanji Ri were awesome. Also, we hiked to cheese factory on the way. I had never tasted such fantastic fresh cheese. This trip was best for me. Also, I was able to be back on schedule.

  • Gregory Evans
    Gregory EvansOctober 16, 2018
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    Langtang trekking, Yet another trekking in Nepal

    I knew this trek would be a bit harder than last because it is a long trek and I was physically and mentally prepared. Trekking in Nepal can challenges you in different ways, the altitude, temperature and how you pack for it. I want to thank Ram that he suggested that I should take extra blanket because of the cold weather. If I didn't I would be in great troubles, I am bad at coping with cold and he knows that from our last Everest Base Camp trek. That doesn't minimize my love for mountains and Nepal.

    There were not many travellers this time because Langtang is not that popular destination like EBC but I have to say that I had one of the best experiences in my life. Everything went completely fine and my friends were happy too. If there would have been any problem they would literally kill me because I talked them into coming here. They had already trekked in such places but, they were in Nepal for the first time. I will come to Nepal again and again and there's no doubt that I will choose Sublime each time. The farewell dinner they planned for us was so amazing this time.

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