Langtang Valley Trek - 10 Days

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Highlights

  • Beautiful views of the mountains in the Langtang and Dorje Lakpa range
  • Relish the bio-diversity of the Langtang National Park
  • Experience the cultural norms and practices of the Tibetan and Tamang communities
  • Visit famous landmarks in the Langtang region like Kyanjin Gompa and Tserko Ri
  • Duration10 Days
  • Max. Altitude4984m
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Group Size1 - 12
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation3- star Hotel in Kathmandu , and Teahouse during the trek

Overview

Embedded with countless glacial lakes and sapphire-like ponds, the Langtang region is one of the most beautiful regions in all of Nepal. Home of the Langtang Himal massif, the region is also the abode of many endangered species of animals, like the Red Panda, the Himalayan Thar, and Black Bears as well as a vast array of birds. As the region is bordered by Tibet, its cultural sphere is also heavily influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist diaspora. Thus, the Langtang Valley Trek incorporates all the best facets that the valley has to offer and presents to you a trip of a lifetime!

Trek Outline

Langtang Valley Trek starts with a drive to Syabrubensi and the trail continues through the Langtang National Park. Views of the Langtang Himal, sky-scraping over the valley accompany you every step of the way. Embedded with Buddhist monasteries, small Gumbas, and chortens scattered throughout the settlements, We decorated trails with colorful prayer flags hung from suspension bridges, Stupa spires, and tree branches.

The Langtang Trekking presents wonderful ethnic Tibetan Buddhist culture to experience as well, detected in the primary Tamang villages. Moreover, the Langtang Valley is also relatively comparatively closer to Kathmandu city and offers an easier way to experience the mountains. With over 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the valley has even earned its name as “the Valley of Glaciers“.

Langtang National Park

The region’s natural abundance is also protected under the area covered by the Langtang National Park, Nepal’s first Himalayan national park. Likewise, the Langtang Valley Trek also presents many highlights, such as the vantage point of Tserko Ri (4984m), the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa, and the ethnic Langtang village. Similarly, the trip is filled with grand views of the mountains in the Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Yala Peak ranges.

In addition to the natural and cultural opulence of the trip, we, at High Route Adventure will provide you with the best services. From transportation and meals to guidance and accommodation, you are guaranteed the best. Thus, book your trip with us at any time! You can also choose from many more packages that we offer!

Is this trip the right fit for you?

  • Moderate walk that is appropriate for both newbie and experienced trekkers – 10 days of trekking with a max altitude of 4,984 m
  • See beautiful mountain scenery, glaciers, waterfalls, and learn Sherpa culture
  • Trek not too difficult – gradual ascents and descents on wide trails
  • Accommodation in local teahouses – experience authentic village life
  • Come across amazing destinations such as Kyanjin Gompa and Tserko Ri
  • Chance to see rare wildlife like red pandas, Himalayan black bears, monkeys
  • Far less crowded than other major trekking routes like Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Opportunity to visit ancient Buddhist monasteries along the way
  • Relatively low-cost trek close to Kathmandu
  • Expert local guides to accompany and assist throughout the trek

What makes this trip enjoyable for you?

  • Wander through vibrant rhododendron forests with blooms in vivid pinks and reds, keeping an eye out for playful monkeys jumping from branch to branch.
  • Gaze in awe at the mighty ice-capped Langtang Lirung peak, towering above trickling streams and verdant meadows filled with dancing wildflowers.
  • Connect deeply with the kind-hearted Tamang people as you stay overnight in their wooden homes, sharing a delicious meal of local potatoes and buckwheat pancakes.
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries adorned with twinkling butter lamps and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze to experience spiritual serenity.
  • Soak in the healing hot springs at Tatopani, allowing the mineral-rich waters to rejuvenate your body after days of trekking.
  • Spot exotic Himalayan birds like the rainbowy sunbirds and stocky mountain quails while hiking through pine forests and bamboo groves.
  • Follow trails less traveled for a peaceful trek with more awe-inspiring mountain scenery than people for a legendary adventure that feels made just for you.
  • Local guides share legends, introduce you to village elders, and make you feel at home in their beloved Himalayas.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi

    Today, you will have a beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, going through the countryside where the terrain is filled with vast mustard fields and terrace farms. The village of Syabrubensi is located inside the Langtang National Park, about 80 kilometers from the capital. Situated at the base of a green hill en route to the Langtang village, Syabrubensi presents warm hospitality with plenty of views of beautiful landscapes. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Syabrubensi.

    Altitude: 1500 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 03: Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel

    Today's path follows the main road from Syabrubensi to the Bhote Koshi River. Crossing the river via a suspension bridge, the path reaches the village of Old Syabru. Further on from the village, the path reaches the Langtang Khola. The path then veers towards some marvelous waterfalls and steeply climbs up towards Changtang, also popularly known as the Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.

    Altitude: 2380 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 04: Trek from Lama hotel to Langtang village

    You will follow the Langtang Khola today as well as the path veers by its banks, through the hemlock woods and rhododendron groves towards Gumnachowk and Ghunama. Finally, the path reaches Ghoda Tabela and gradually becomes steep and uphill. Passing by the villages of Thangshyap and Ghumba, you will finally reach Langtang village. Past the landslide area, the path then traces all the way to Langtang Village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Mundu.

    Altitude: 3443 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

    The Kyanjin Gompa is situated about an hour away from Langtang to  Mundu. The trial continues to pass the Gompa is the most important Buddhist temple in the valley and is situated at the base of the Langtang Himal. The red walls of the Gompa contrast greatly with the silver patina of the peak. After you reach Kyanjin, you can explore the monastery and local culture for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at the Kyanjin Gompa.

    Altitude: 3830 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 06: Acclimatization- Explore Tserko RI (5000 m)

    This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can explore the surrounding area of the Kyanjin Gompa, which is quite serene and offers pleasantly wonderful views of the mountain peaks. You can also pay a visit to the Tserko Ri (4984m), one of the vantage points of the valley from where the Langtang Mountains can be seen. Moreover, you can also pay a visit to the Cheese Factory or hike to Langshisha Kharka. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kyanjin Gompa.

    Altitude: 3830 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 07: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

    Retracing your steps, you will make your way back towards Lama Hotel, winding down the valley and going past the same settlements as you did before. Throughout the trek, you will be in constant company with the Himalayas that flank the valley and decorate the skyline.

    Altitude: 3543 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 08: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 4-5 hours

    From Lama Hotel, you will leisurely make your way back to Syabrubensi, treading the familiar path, going past chortens and stone cairns and pastures laden with yaks and mules. The entire trek on this day runs along the Langtang River to conclude at Syabrubensi. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Syabrubensi.

    Altitude: 1500 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 09: Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu

    From Syabrubensi, you will bid goodbye to the Langtang Mountains and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the city, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. As the day does not entail any planned activities, you can explore the local market. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 10: Final departure

    Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services

  • International airport pick-up service in a private vehicle
  • International airport Drop service in a private vehicle on the final departure

Accommodation Service

  • Two nights 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin Sharing, BB plan)
  • Seven nights best available clean and comfortable teahouse accommodation during the trek

Trekking Permits

  • Local Government entry Permit (Trek Card)
  • Langtang National Park Permit
  • Trekkers' informational Management Systems Card (TIMS)

Food Services

  • 8 Days of Breakfast (Local and Continental Choice)
  • 8 Days of Lunch (Simple and Light Lunch in Teahouse)
  • 8 Days of Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the Local Tea House)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Guide & Porter Services

  • English- speaking government- licensed guide
  • Local Sherpa for carrying Luggage (up to 25 kg Max )
  • All Meals for the guide & porter
  • Insurances for guide & porter
  • Well-paid salary as per Government rates
  • A first-aid kit box carried by the team leader

Transportation & Others

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local Bus(Private Transportation will be arranged upon your request)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag(to be returned after trek completion)
  • The HRA Brand Duffle Bag for the Trip & Campany T-shirt
  • Trekking Maps
  • Trip achievement certificate
  • All local and Government taxes, Administrative charges

Complimentary Includes

  • Oximeter - To determine your normal oxygen range
  • One-hour Special Ayurvedic massage at the end of Trek
  • Fresh seasonal  fruit after dinner during the trek

What's not included ?

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs,hot showers, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver(tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control
 

Notes

Meals served around the Langtang Region

Nepal is not just famous for its mountains and cultural sites; the country also boasts a variety of delicious cuisines.

The most popular food in Nepal is the Khana set which consists of dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), Tarkari (vegetables), and chutney (picked curry). Another famous dish that you can try out is Momo (meat-filled dumplings). In the cities, you can also choose from a wide range of cuisines.

While trekking, there are great teahouses where you can savor the local delicacies. The teahouses have a local and western food menu which includes a Khana set (Dal Bhat), porridge, soup, instant noodles, oatmeal, bread, eggs, and many more options.

Accommodation in the Langtang Region

Trek to Langtang Valley, you will spend 2 nights in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel and 7 nights best available teahouse during the trek. Accommodations in Kathmandu, and on the path area unit are enclosed within the package price.

Trekking in the Langtang region in a "lodge" also known as Tea-House from the early days, which is a typical local inn with minimum western facilities due to harsh terrain, high elevation, and extreme cold conditions. The room has thin walls and is not insulated. Most rooms have two beds with tables in between. The teahouse provides mattresses, pillows, and blankets.  You will be staying at the simplest available teahouses while trekking. There is travel by local families & mountain communities. Your room will have an attached bathroom and a hot shower at syabrubeshi. At higher altitudes, only basic facilities are going to be available at the lodge- Wi-Fi service, clean air-conditioned rooms, shared clean bathrooms (western-style toilet), a restaurant, an eating place, and a bar. You would like to pay extra for using Wi-Fi, and electronic devices. You can carry toilet paper rolls. Most teahouses do not have toilet paper in the bathroom.

We arrange the accommodation on a twin-sharing basis. If traveling solo, you will get to share a room with a traveler of the same gender. If you would like to get a single room will be available on request, added cost. While trekking, it's possible to get a single room in Kathmandu at a lower altitude on trekking. At higher altitudes, there are a few lodges that accommodate many trekkers and a single room is not available during the picking season.

Best Time to Visit Langtang Valley Trek

The best time to visit Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.

During the spring season, the Langtang Valley Trek offers stunning views of colorful rhododendron forests in full bloom, with the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Himalayas providing a breathtaking backdrop. The weather is generally clear and dry during this time, making it an ideal time for trekking.

The autumn season is also an excellent time to visit Langtang Valley, as the weather remains clear, and the temperatures are mild, making it perfect for trekking. During this time, the skies are clear, and the visibility is excellent, making it an ideal time to capture stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Himalayas.

It is worth noting that the winter season (December to February) in Langtang Valley can be extremely cold, with heavy snowfall, and the monsoon season (June to August) can bring heavy rain, landslides, and leeches. Therefore, it's recommended to avoid trekking during these seasons.

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Physical Training

Langtang Valley Trek is moderate in difficulty so it is suitable for individuals with different age groups and abilities. However, due to the high altitude, this trek demands the physical fitness of anyone who wants to join this beautiful trek. To maintain physical fitness you should focus on cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your stamina and cardiovascular health. 

Also, you can engage yourself in activities like swimming, regular exercise, and yoga for at least a month before your trek to increase overall strength and endurance. Also, try practising hiking on inclines and uneven terrain to simulate the conditions you will encounter during the trek. 

Travel Visa

All travelers who are willing to enter Nepal must have a visa. For most foreigners, you can easily get a tourist visa after you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). The cost of the visa depends upon the days that you will spend here.

  • For 15 Days it will cost you 30 USD
  • For 30 Days it will cost you 50 USD
  • For 90 Days it will cost you – 125 USD

Trekking Permits

For the Langtang Valley trek, you need to have the Tims Card and the Langtang national park permit.

1. Tims Card: (Trekkers' Information Management System) card was introduced to by the government of Nepal to track the record of trekkers trekking inside Nepal. It helps to monitor trekkers' activities and provides assistance in case of emergency for safety and security purposes.

The cost of the TIMS Card for the foreigners will cost you NPR. 2000. For the citizens of the SAARC nationals the cost of the TIMS CARD will cost you NPR. 1000. As per new updates if the trekkers are found trekking without the TIMS Card and the Guide they need to pay the heavy fine. So make sure to hire a Guide and collect the TIMS Card before embarking on the Langtang Valley Trek.

2. Langtang National Park Permit

Since you will be walking inside the Langtang National Park while doing the Langtang Valley Trek you will require this permit. You can get his permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu also in the entry of the Dhunche.

The cost of the Langtang National Park Permit will cost you 30$ excluding 13% VAT while for the SAARC nationals, it will cost you 15$ per person excluding 13% VAT.

Cost of Langtang National Park Permit

Note: Children under the age of 10 can get this permit free of cost. The process of getting the permit is similar to that of an adult.

With or Without the Guide

If you are travelling for the first time in Nepal in the mountain region then we recommend you to hire a guide. Trekking with the local Guide means there are numerous benefits. They will help to complete the trek easier and safer as they are experts in this field. Also, you can enhance the trekking experience by getting deeper knowledge about the religious and cultural importance during the journey. 

While hiring a Guide, always try to find a local guide who has a trekking license from the Nepal government.

Note: As per the new rule from the Nepal Tourism Board from April 1st, 2023 you cannot do the solo trek. Click here for more info: Latest Travel Updates

Altitude Sickness

Langtang Valley Trek takes you to an altitude of 4,130m/13,549ft. Altitude sickness can happen to anyone who travels at a high altitude above 2500m above sea level. Therefore trekkers need to be aware of altitude sickness. You need to know the symptoms of altitude sickness and its preventive measure to minimize the risk. 

The common form of altitude sickness is AMS which is curable. Trekkers should not underestimate altitude sickness as it can be dangerous and fatal if not treated in time. Follow all the safety guidelines to avoid altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance for Langtang Valley Trek

We would highly recommend purchasing travel insurance since the Langtang Valley trek is not an easygoing walk in the park. It includes you in case you fall sick or have an injury and compensates you if it requires urgent medical service or evacuation. 

Besides that, Trip Cancellation, Getting Repaid for Loss or Damaged Stuff, and Refunding remain as the most regular functions of it. Being confident that you are protected by travel insurance, medical expenses, and other emergencies while on a mountainous trek was all that you needed.

Communication and Internet

In almost every tea house you can find wifi facilities after paying the extra bucks as it will not be included in the package. For the communication you can use the local sim either Ncell or NTC which you can purchase after arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). Also, you can use the local sim for the mobile internet to save the extra bucks that you need to pay for the wifi.

Electricity, Drinking water

Access to electricity and tap water may differ depending on which stage of Langtang Valley Trek we are on. In the lower altitude and large villages, there is an electricity supply for charging electronic devices available but in the remote higher-altitude areas and during the winter this might be limited or unavailable since the power supply is possible only in the solar power stations. Hikers should have a power bank and additional batteries with them to make sure they still can recharge their gadgets even without electricity. 

On the issue of drinking water as well, there are safe alternatives scattered throughout the trail in the form of tea houses and lodges where boiled or filtered water can be bought. Trekkers can also use water purification tablets or personal water filters to treat water directly from natural sources, greatly reducing their consumption of plastic water bottles and still remaining well hydrated without developing waterborne diseases.

Map

Langtang Valley Trek Map

FAQs of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Where is the Langtang valley?

    Located about 30 kilometers north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley is one of the nearest destinations for adventures like trekking and mountaineering from Kathmandu. Bordered by Tibet to the north, the Ganesh Himal range to the west, and the Gauri Shankar range to the east, Langtang Valley is also known as the Valley of Glaciers. Langtang Valley sits in the lap of the Langtang Lirung (7227m).
  • What is the average duration of a trek?

    The length of Langtang valley treks can range from 7 nights to 8 days from/to Kathmandu. You can stroll between 5 to 6 hours each day relying on your strolling pace and bodily fitness
  • What kind of food are available during the trek?

    Langtang valley trek while trekking, you will find many teahouses on the trail most of the teahouses offer a variety of dishes like Nepali food, Indian food, continental food, Italian food, and Chinese food, etc. you will be obtaining home-cooked meals that embrace metric capacity unit, Bhat (rice), and Tarkari. Food from homestays and tea homes are of fine quality and additionally nourishing thus you are doing not got to worry. But, it's higher to be cautious whereas the intake of meat merchandise and alcohol in higher altitudes.
  • How does your company organize the emergency rescue?

    Rescue operations are organized once we have the correct info regarding your whereabouts and the severity of the danger. In things wherever you have got to conform, we are going to organize either porter to hold you down or an emergency chopper evacuation. Also, for extreme conditions like accidents chopper rescue operations are often organized, particularly when you're traveling to higher altitudes. we tend to solely proceed forward with the request once our travel guides or our shoppers themselves have the well-read US regarding the important condition. ensure you have got operating travel insurance in order that you'll claim the cash for the evacuation soon.
  • What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

    The symptoms of altitude sickness include dizziness, nausea, the issue of sleeping, fatigue headache. you'll conjointly expertise loss of appetence, fast pulse, and shortness of breath. If you're feeling any of the mentioned illnesses then directly inform your guide or somebody accountable and begin rising right down to lower altitudes if you'll. The symptoms will have varied results in totally different individuals. The most typically felt symptom is shortness of breath. So, be aware of and prevent these symptoms.
  • How many kilos to carry for potter?

    A porter can carry a maximum load of 30 Kg depending on the individual. Some will carry less but the weight of the load can vary as per the trekking route, destination, and porter himself. Most porters carry loads of around 15 to 20 Kg but make sure to have a talk with them beforehand and inform them about the weight they are supposed to carry. The official guideline given by the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) is 25 Kg per porter. Making people carry more than 30 Kg, even if they are willing to, can be taken as rude or inconsiderate so, be mindful of this fact.
  • What can I expect on a teahouse trek?

    The Teahouse trek is one of the best ways to enjoy the ravishing nature along with the rich culture and traditions of the people in Nepal. The simple food and lodging on the teahouse treks allow travelers to experience a simple lifestyle. You also get a chance to witness the unique lifestyle of people living in and around the teahouses. These people offer genuine, down-to-earth, and surreal hospitality. All in all, teahouse treks are the best way to enjoy the natural beauty and remoteness of Nepal while gaining the best experiences in the world.
  • Is a trekking permit needed?

    While the trek to Langtang valley, you need to get two kinds of permits. When you will get into the national park you get to buy national park permit and TIMS card after then you will get permission into the Langtang valley
  • How long do I walk each day?

    On average, a person should walk around 15 km in a day while on a trek to altitudes. Although 15 km might seem like a small number, this trek is very challenging so; it can be quite tiring on the trekking route. Likewise, the duration of the trek is around 6-7 hours per day which also depends upon the trekking trail. On some days, you might even have to walk for 9-10 hours.
  • Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

    No, ATM facilities are not found during the trek. In the major city Kathmandu and Syabrubensi, these services are available for usage 24 hours a day and are of great reliability. So, we recommend all travelers make sure that they gather enough cash while they are traveling, you have easy access to ATMs in major cities.
  • Is it safe to drink the water during the trek?

    You can find three types of water during the trek tap or stream water (normal water), mineral water, and boiled water. So you cannot drink the water from the tap or stream water during the Trek, if it is used, you can put a water purifier tablet. Regarding the mineral water is safe but it costs is expensive. It is expensive to buy (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu). The boiled water is safe, you can use on.

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