Langtang Valley Trek

10 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Rasuwa
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 5000 m
  • March-May and Sep-Nov

Overview

Trekking the Langtang Valley in Nepal’s northeast will lead you to a serene Himalayan landscape. The Langtang Valley Trek is a great option for hikers because of its relative ease and small group size. The majesty of Langtang Lirung is beyond compare. If you want to see the unblemished beauty and culture of Nepal, this trek is one of the best places to go. Among the Nepalese people you meet, the Tamang of the Langtang region are the most welcoming and kind.

Visitors to the Langtang valley, which is 61.8 kilometers from Kathmandu, are blown away by the valley’s mountain streams and breathtaking scenery. Rhododendron and pine forests adorn the valley and are framed by Mount Langtang Lirung. It’s easy to feel at ease in the Langtang valley because to the friendly locals and the thriving culture.

The highest point you may reach on this trail is 4, 000 meters (13,123 ft), but if you’re up for the challenge, you won’t want to miss the sunrise over Tserko Ri at 5, 000 meters (16,404 ft). The historic monastery of Kyanjin Gompa in Tserko is a great place to learn about the Buddhist culture of the Tamangs and the Sherpas, who you’ll meet on this varied journey. Dorje Lakpa (6,990 m / 22,933 ft), Langtang Ri (6,370 m / 20,898 ft), and Langtang Lirung (7,245 m / 23,769 ft) are just a few of the breathtaking peaks that can be seen during this hike.

Highlights

  • Visit: The historical, cultural, and natural shrines of Langtang region, including Kyangin Gompa, several chortens, mane walls, fluttering prayer flags, Langtang valley (the valley of the glacier), Kyangin Ri, and local cheese factory.
  • Pass: Amazing wide valleys, magnificent waterfalls, green forests, yak pastures, river gorges, several suspension bridges, and small ethnic villages.
  • Side trips: Kyangin Ri, Tsergo Ri, Langtang Glacier, local cheese factory
  • Explore: Local Tamang culture and lifestyles, a valley of glaciers, diverse flora and fauna including red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, langur, etc., inside the Langtang National Park.
  • Get: Excellent Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m) and their surrounding peaks.

Itinerary

After having breakfast, you take an exciting bus or jeep drive about 7 hours through the highway, since villages with green forest, along a river, traditional Temples, beautiful Trishuli bazaar, and ascends to Dunche with enjoying snowy mountains, then drive downhill to reach Syabrubesi, where you'll feel having awesome fresh mountain air. Overnight you stay at Syabrubesi trekking lodge.

Leaving Syabrubesi behind, you follow the route along the Langtang river and BhoteKosi, then come across the fertile jungle to terraced fields with enjoying amazing waterfalls and beautiful riverside rural settlement bamboo. Likewise, the trail ascent Rimche village to reach Lama Hotel, where you'll stay overnight between jungles and riverside trekking lodge.

You start trekking towards unique Tibetan and Tamang village Langtang. Before reaching Langtang village, you'll cross the dense forest along the Langtang River and see the magic view of Langtang Lirung from Godatabel, then the trek passes the wonderful landscapes, prayer wheels, chortens, and farmland. At the evening, you can visit the 2015 earthquake landslide area and traditional stupa.

This day is an easy and short trek, after passing Langtang village, you'll cross the peace small villages, big walls of mani, yak pastures meadows and trekking continue through prayer wheels, traditional water mill, and big Buddhist stupa. After crossing a suspension bridge you arrive at Kyangjin Gompa, which offers magnification views of a huge glacier and surrounded mountain peaks. Overnight you stay at trekking lodge.

Today is most excited and rest day of this trek. Before having breakfast, you have to decide where you wanna go like Kyanjing Ri and Tserko Ri or both of place? Tserko Ri provides more delightful scenery then Kyanjing Ri. Anyway, you climb to mesmerize viewpoint Tserko Ri for an amazing sunrise over the Langtang range. After spending a few hours at the top viewpoint, you'll descend Kyangjin Gompa, where you explore yak pastures and an ancient monastery. Overnight you stay at the same lodge.

After having breakfast, you leaving mountain land and descend through the alpine pastures, along a river, yak pastures meadows, and Langtang village. Similarly, the trek continues back trail to Ghora Tabela then crossing along with a Langtang Khola dense forests you reach Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lodge.

Leaving Lama Hotel behind, trekking heads toward Syabrubensi. On the way, you cross the Rimche village and descend to bamboo with the beautiful riverside valley, then you move through the birch forest. Finally, crossing the Langtang and the Bhote Koshi rivers you reach Syabrubensi.

Today, you drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. You will have a few hours to explore around. In the evening, you meet with other team members over farewell dinner. This is your last day in Nepal, therefore make sure to do all the things that you want to do.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation

Excludes

  • Any food and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section

FAQs

Trek difficulty

The average daily walking time for the Langtang Valley Trek is 6-7 hours, and the trek takes between 8 and 9 days to complete. Anyone of reasonable health and spirit can undertake and complete this walk without special training or experience.

Compared to other popular treks in Nepal, like the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Trek, or Everest Base Camp Trek, this one is a breeze. All you have to do is follow a rough track up and down steep inclines and declines across the tops of several very narrow and very tall mountains; the trail isn’t particularly complicated. The trail is dotted with inns and teahouses where hikers can rest their heads
and fill their bellies. Those who want to go on this hike should be in relatively good physical shape and have an interest in exploring new places

Altitude sickness is the most common problem encountered by hikers on a high-altitude expedition. It Doesn’t matter how old you are or how healthy you are, anyone can get it. Although the altitude on the Langtang trek is far lower than that on the Everest expedition, travelers should still be prepared for the possibility of altitude sickness.

Despite your best efforts, the unpredictable nature of the mountainous environment means you could encounter unexpected difficulties at any time.

Best Seasons

All four seasons allow Langtang Valley trekking. The valley tastes different in each season. The Langtang region is especially popular in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) after the monsoon.

Spring’s longer, warmer days, clear skies, and beautiful landscape make it ideal for Himalayan trekking.

In spring, Langtang’s rhododendron forests are pink, crimson, and white. After the dry winter, vegetation grows anew. Aromatic wildflowers surround pathways at higher elevations.

Exploring Langtang in October is fantastic. You walk under a blue sky, fresh air, and mountain vistas. Langtang Trekking is ideal in the fall because to the temperate weather, festive season, amazing views, and well-maintained routes.

Lifestyle and Festivals

The Tamang people are the majority in Langtang Valley. The Langtang valley’s trail was once an important old trade route connecting Nepal and Tibet. People in this region have many of the same beliefs and practices as those in Tibet because of their proximity to the Himalayas.

They are Buddhist; therefore, the prayer flags and Mani walls are symbolic of their faith. The Yak cheese made by local Tamang is well-known. Cheese produced in the area will be included in several of the dishes you’ll enjoy during this trip. Therefore, if you wish to engage in cross-cultural communication, your visit will be fruitful.

The Tamang are known for their unique Damphu and Cello musical styles. There is humor, sarcasm, joy, and tragedy in cello music. The beat and tempo are fast and rhythmic, and are characteristically Tamang. Sonam Lhochhar, held in the month of Magh, is the Tamang’s most important celebration (February–March). As the Tamang new year approaches, festivities are held to mark the occasion.

Heritage and landscapes

On this trek, you’ll meet members of Nepal’s Tamang, Newari, and Sherpa communities, each with its own distinct culture and way of life. Villagers in this area of the Himalayas are very happy to share their culture with visitors, which has been heavily impacted by Tibetan Buddhism.

When compared to other renowned trekking destinations, the route to Langtang Valley is still something of a hidden gem. This means that even during the busiest time of year for trekking, you won’t have to worry about crowds ruining your experience of the stunning landscapes, charming villages, and tranquil trails adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and Chortens.

As a result, visitors to the Langtang Valley in Nepal will feel a sense of adventure and boldness, making it an excellent destination for those seeking solitude in the Himalayas.

Flora and Fauna

Langtang national park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that can be observed by hikers on the Langtang circuit, including pandas, the endangered musk deer, endangered goats, snow leopards, and many other species of birds and butterflies. As you travel through the Langtang valley, you will likely come across these creatures.

Recommended Gears

Simply said, a trek is any extended hike in the hills or mountains. There is a minimum set of necessities that must be carried on any trek, no matter where it may take you. It’s possible that the things would change from season to season and region to region. For your journey in Langtang Valley, we recommend the following gear.
• Trekking poles
• Micro spikes
• Backpack
• Sleeping bag
• Necessary garments
• Sunglasses
• Power bank
• Head torch
• First aid kit
• Sanitizing gel etc.

If you’re looking for a trip with soul, look no farther than the Langtang. The Langtang Valley is one of Nepal’s most picturesque areas, and it used to be a popular destination for hikers because of its proximity to Kathmandu, its rich cultural heritage, and the warm welcome they received at the many charming homestay guesthouses in the area.

In spite of this, the Langtang Valley is currently virtually entirely barren of tourists because the locals are still busy putting their lives back together following the devastating earthquake of 2015 followed by the pandemic. Those who managed to escape the valley before the landslides caused by the earthquake returned to put down roots once again. Langtang’s residents would benefit greatly from the money brought in by tourists who come to trek in this scenic valley, as this money will allow them to rebuild in a
safe and long-lasting manner. This is not altruism; it’s the practical side of sustainable tourism, where your decisions may help locals in a way that doesn’t violate their rights to privacy, autonomy, or cultural expression. Trekking in Langtang is a great way to experience the beauty of the outdoors, learn about the resilience of the human spirit, and contribute to local solutions.

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Langtang Valley Trek
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