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Langtang Valley Trek: Explore Nepal's Himalayan Beauty

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Langtang Valley Trek offers an unparalleled fusion of natural grandeur and cultural heritage. This moderate trek strikes a perfect balance for adventure enthusiasts. Traverse diverse landscapes, from rhododendron-filled forests to alpine meadows, each step revealing a tapestry of experiences. Encounter Tamang hospitality in Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa, immersing in centuries-old culture. The trek unfolds panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, and Dorje Lakpa. Tserko Ri's ascent, providing a 360-degree panorama, is a highlight. Journey through less-trodden trails for an intimate connection with nature and an enriching Himalayan adventure. Embark on the Langtang Valley Trek for an extraordinary experience, each step unveiling Nepal's beauty and cultural heritage.

Trek Difficulty Level: The Langtang Valley Trek, graded as moderate, caters to varying experience levels. Offering a fulfilling adventure without reaching extreme altitudes, it ensures a memorable and manageable trek for a diverse range of trekkers.

Terrain: Traverse diverse terrains, from lush rhododendron and bamboo forests to scenic alpine meadows. The well-defined trails, featuring a mix of ascents and descents, provide a balanced challenge, creating an engaging and enjoyable trekking experience.

Flora and Fauna: Langtang Valley's biodiversity is a highlight. Trek through dense forests adorned with vibrant rhododendron blooms, encountering diverse wildlife, including the elusive red pandas and Himalayan Thars. Bird enthusiasts will revel in the array of species, presenting a unique opportunity to witness Nepal's natural beauty up close.

Prominent Mountain Peaks: Marvel at the awe-inspiring peaks surrounding Langtang Valley. From Langtang Lirung (7,227m) to Langshisha Ri (6,810m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), and Yala Peak (5,520m), the trek offers a stunning backdrop of Himalayan majesty, captivating trekkers throughout the journey.

Best Season: Optimal trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures during these periods ensure a delightful and safe Langtang Valley trekking experience.

Embark on the Langtang Valley Trek, a captivating journey blending natural wonders and cultural treasures in the heart of the Himalayas. Unveil the extraordinary with each step in this extraordinary adventure.

8 Nights 9 Days 27 Apr, 11 May, and 25 May Kathmandu
Highlights of the Trek
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse in Tamang hospitality, exploring Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa for insights into their unique culture and traditional villages.
  • Panoramic Views: Capture breathtaking Langtang mountain panoramas, reaching a photographer's paradise with the 360-degree snow-capped peaks from Tserko Ri.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Trek through Nepal's diverse terrains - from dense forests to high-altitude splendour, ensuring a dynamic and enriching Langtang Valley adventure.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Spot red pandas, Himalayan Thars, and diverse bird species in Langtang Valley, creating a unique and rewarding wildlife experience.
  • Less Crowded Trails: Enjoy tranquillity on Langtang Valley's less-trodden trails, fostering a deeper connection with nature and local culture.
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Short Itinerary

Langtang Valley Trek itinerary in brief:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation (1,400 M)
  • Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550 M)
  • Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 M)
  • Day 04: Trek to the Langtang Village (3,430 M) 
  • Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 M)
  • Day 06: Hike Up To Tserko Ri (5,000 M) And Trek Back To Lama Hotel
  • Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1,550 M)
  • Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 
  • Day 09: Final Departure

Langtang Valley Trek Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation (1400 M)

  • Altitude: 1400 meters

Arrive in Kathmandu and take the day for acclimatization and trek preparation. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, the tourist hub in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1550 M)

  • Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Travel Distance: Approximately 117 km
  • Travel Duration: 7-8 hours

Embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the gateway to the Langtang Valley. Enjoy picturesque landscapes during the journey.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 M)

  • Altitude: 2380 meters
  • Trek Distance: About 14 km
  • Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Begin the trek from Syabrubesi, passing through lush forests and charming villages. Reach Lama Hotel, nestled in the heart of the Langtang Valley.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village (3,430 M)

  • Altitude: 3430 meters
  • Trek Distance: Approximately 12 km
  • Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Continue the ascent through the Langtang Valley, encountering the unique blend of Tibetan culture. Reach Langtang Village surrounded by stunning mountain views.

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 M)

  • Altitude: 3870 meters
  • Trek Distance: About 8 km
  • Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

Embark on a shorter trek to Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual and cultural hub. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding peaks.

Day 06: Hike Up To Tserko Ri (5,000 M) And Trek Back To Lama Hotel

  • Altitude: 5000 meters (Tserko Ri)
  • Trek Distance: Approximately 17 km (round trip)
  • Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

Challenge yourself with a hike to Tserko Ri for panoramic mountain views. Descend to Lama Hotel, capturing the Langtang Valley from a different perspective.

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1,550 M)

  • Altitude: 1550 meters
  • Trek Distance: About 17 km
  • Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Descend back to Syabrubesi, reminiscing about the stunning landscapes and cultural encounters of the Langtang Valley.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Altitude: 1400 meters
  • Travel Distance: Approximately 117 km
  • Travel Duration: 7-8 hours

Conclude the trek with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the Langtang Valley adventure.

Day 09: Final Departure

Depart from Kathmandu, concluding your Langtang Valley Trek. Cherish the memories of the picturesque landscapes and cultural experiences.

Trek Insurance:

Trekking in the Himalayas comes with its own set of risks. While adventure is fun and can be extremely thrilling, nature can be unpredictable, and to help secure you during your trek, it is of utmost importance that you are covered with insurance.

We've gone a step ahead and made sure that you don't have to worry about scouting for the best insurance option out there. When you trek with us, your insurance comes as a part of your inclusions.  

Risk and Liability: 

We will endeavor to make your program smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, the entire course of trekking depends on the ranges of the mighty mountains, physical health, and environmental conditions. Therefore, TrekNomads shall not be responsible for any changes in the itineraries due to unavoidable circumstances and natural disasters such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snowing, cancellation of flight and delay, any type of sickness including altitude sickness.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Arrival and departure transfer to the international and domestic airport in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu/ Syabrubesi / Kathmandu transport in a private vehicle
  • 02 Nights accommodation at Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • 6 Nights accommodation in TeaHouses during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) a day during the trekking period (open menu to choose any one item per meal from the menu)
  • Three times tea or coffee in a day during the trekking period
  • 2 litres of mineral water or hot water
  • 5 days of trekking with an experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • 1 porter for every 2 persons’ luggage (max 10-12 kgs per head allowed)
  • Insurance, meals, transportation daily salary of guide & porter
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • Domestic airport taxes at Kathmandu and Lukla
  • 3 litres oxygen cylinder with mask regulator for emergency (additional charge if used)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with a van and a guide full day for Pashupatinath – Bhaudhanath – Monkey temple – Patan Darbar Square
  • All government, local taxes and service charges
  • TrekNomads Fee, Trek Captain support and expertise
  • 10% discount coupon on Fast&Up products
  • 25% discount coupon on BMore products
  • Personalized Dri-Fit T-shirt
  • TrekNomads goodies

What is NOT included in the tour

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Any personal expense
  • Personal Adventure Insurance
  • Excess baggage charge(s), if it exceeds 15kg
  • Insurance Fee
  • Any type of soft drinks
  • Boiled hot water, shower, etc, during the trek 
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Tips to porters and guides (calculated per person at 10$ per day per person)
  • Any other activity such as Bungee Jumping/River Rafting
  • Helicopter fares
  • Transportation to and fro Ramechhap in case of early return from the trek
  • Extra days at the hotel in Kathmandu apart from the schedule
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation and emergency expenses like extra day stay out of itinerary, helicopter services and vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, evacuation
  • Expenses incurred for guide or porter during extra days stay, transport, flight, helicopter service, etc (divided amongst the group which utilises the services of guides/porters on extra days)
Type of Trek
Himalayan Treks, International Treks
Trek Gradient
Treknical Details
Treknical Details

Altitude Map:

  • Kathmandu: 1,400 m (4,593 ft)
  • Syabrubesi: 1,550m (5,085 ft)
  • Lama Hotel: 2,380 m (7,808 ft)
  • Langtang Village: 3,430 m (11,253 ft)
  • Kyanjin Gompa: 3,870 m (12,697ft)
  • Tserko Ri: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

Other Details:

  • Trek Gradient: Moderate
  • Trek Distance: 60+ Km
  • Assembling Point: Kathmandu
  • Trek Duration: 40+ hours
  • Average Temperature: 20°C to -10°C
  • Best Months to trek: March,April, May, September,October, November

Frequently Asked Questions - Langtang Valley Trek:

Q1: What is the best season for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are ideal. Stable weather, clear skies, and comfortable temperatures enhance the trekking experience.

Q2: What food do we get on the trail?
A: Local teahouses offer a variety of fresh and hygienic meals. Enjoy a mix of local and international cuisines, ensuring a wholesome trekking experience.

Q3: Do we get bottled water in the mountains?
A: Yes, bottled water is available at most tea houses and restaurants along the trek. However, prices may increase with altitude. Alternatively, there are abundant water sources where you can refill your bottles or use purification tablets. 2L of mineral bottled water is a part of our package on trekking days. 

Q4: Is travel insurance necessary for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Yes, travel insurance is mandatory. Ensure coverage includes medical and mountain evacuation up to 5500m. TrekNomads recommends purchasing insurance in your home country. We will assist you with the insurance booking process after you register for the trek.

Q5: How long do we have to walk every day?
A: The average daily trekking duration is 6-7 hours, depending on fitness levels and terrain. High altitudes may slow the pace, especially above 4,000m.

Q6: Are hot showers available in the mountains?
A: Hot showers are available but may incur an additional cost. Cold showers are generally free. However, it is advisable to limit showering at altitudes above 4,000m to prevent potential health issues.

Q7: How fit do we need to be for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Langtang Valley Trek is of moderate difficulty. While shorter treks are easier, longer treks like this one require a better standard of fitness. Regular exercise preparation is recommended.

Q8: What is tea house trekking in Langtang Region?
A: Tea house trekking involves staying overnight and having meals at local lodges. While basic, these lodges offer comfortable beds. Bathrooms and shower facilities are usually shared with other guests.

Q9: What types of food are served during the trek?
A: Tea houses serve a mix of local and international cuisine. You can enjoy wholesome vegetarian meals with a focus on fresh and hygienic local foods. Expect a blend of Nepali, continental, and basic western dishes.

Q10: Is there telephone/internet facilities during Langtang Valley Trek?
A: It is advisable to have a local number for internet connections and phone calls. Some teahouses may offer prepaid Wi-Fi, but it can be expensive. NCELL local cards provide good coverage in the Langtang region.

Q11: What do I need to carry on the trek?
A: Pack a small day-pack with essentials like a fleece jacket, waterproofs, hat, sun cream, water bottle, first aid kit, and camera. Porters carry personal belongings, and unnecessary items can be stored at the hotel.

Q12: What do we do in case of altitude sickness?
A: Prevent altitude sickness by maintaining a positive attitude and controlling your pace, also, keep yourself well hydrated and eat a balanced nutritious meal. If symptoms occur, descend to lower elevations or use first aid and medications. Evacuation may be necessary in severe cases.

Q13: What happens in case of an emergency during Langtang Valley Trek?
A: In case of an emergency, we will assist in all possible ways to handle the situation and initiate evacuation in case it is required. Trekking guides are trained in first aid. If needed, additional expenses can be recovered from your insurance company.

Q14: What currency should I bring for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Major currencies are generally accepted, but it's recommended to have Nepali Rupees for expenses. ATMs are available in Kathmandu, and TrekNomads guides/porters are insured.

Q15: How early should I book my Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Booking a few months in advance is recommended for better organization of transport, accommodation, and trip arrangements. Early booking ensures a smoother and well-prepared trek.

Q16: What are the payment terms for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: A 20% advance deposit is required to confirm the trip, with the remaining balance payable 30 days in advance. Payment can be made through the provided payment options (Paypal, Razorpay with credit/debit cards, internet banking, UPI, wallets, EMI options, etc).

Q17: How much extra cash should I bring on the trek?
A: Full-board Langtang treks cover expenses for hot showers and tipping. Personal expenses may include bar bills and souvenirs. ATMs in Kathmandu allow the withdrawal of Nepali Rupees.

Q18: Are TrekNomads guides/porters insured for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Yes, all field staff, including guides, porters, cooks, and Sherpas, are insured. This ensures their well-being during the trekking journey.

Q19: How is Langtang Valley Trek different from other treks in Nepal?
A: Langtang Valley Trek offers a unique blend of cultural immersion, diverse landscapes, and panoramic mountain views with fewer crowds, providing a more intimate Himalayan experience.

Q20: Are there any permits required for Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Yes, trekkers need two permits: Langtang National Park Entry Permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. We assist you in obtaining these permits.

Q21: What safety measures are in place during Langtang Valley Trek?
A: TrekNomads prioritizes safety with experienced guides trained in first aid. Emergency evacuation plans, communication devices, and a well-structured itinerary enhance trekker safety.

Q22: Are there charging facilities for electronic devices during the trek?
A: Charging facilities are available in teahouses along the trek, usually at an additional cost. Carrying a portable power bank is advisable for uninterrupted device charging.

Q23: How is altitude sickness managed during Langtang Valley Trek?
A: TrekNomads guides monitor trekkers for altitude sickness symptoms. Adequate acclimatization days, controlled ascent rates, and prompt descent in case of severe symptoms are part of the safety measures.

Q24: Can I customize the Langtang Valley Trek itinerary according to my preferences?
A: Yes, TrekNomads offers customizable itineraries based on trekkers' preferences and time constraints. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements and create a tailor-made trek.

Q25: Are vegetarian and vegan food options available during Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Yes, teahouses along the trek provide vegetarian and vegan meal options. Trekkers can enjoy a variety of plant-based dishes to accommodate dietary preferences.

Q26: What is the average group size for Langtang Valley Trek with TrekNomads?
A: TrekNomads aims for small group sizes to ensure a more personalized experience. The average group size ranges from 4 to 12 trekkers, fostering a close-knit trekking environment.

Q27: How challenging is the ascent of Tserko Ri, and is it suitable for all trekkers?
A: The ascent of Tserko Ri is moderate-difficult and suitable for trekkers with a good fitness level. TrekNomads guides provide support and guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable climb.

Q28: Can I extend my stay in Kathmandu before or after the Langtang Valley Trek?
A: Yes, TrekNomads can assist in arranging accommodation and additional activities in Kathmandu before or after the trek. Contact our team for personalized extension options.

Q29: Are there opportunities for cultural interactions with local communities during the trek?
A: Absolutely, Langtang Valley Trek provides ample opportunities for cultural interactions with the Tamang people. Trekkers can engage in local traditions, festivals, and learn about the Tamang way of life.

Q30: How do I deal with unexpected weather conditions during Langtang Valley Trek?
A: TrekNomads plans treks with flexible itineraries to accommodate unexpected weather conditions. Experienced guides monitor weather forecasts, ensuring safety and adaptability during the trek.

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