Langtang Valley Trekking
|Package:||Langtang Valley Trekking|
|Transportation||Private vehicle service|
|Max Elevation||5,000m / 16,347ft|
|Accommodation||Star Hotel & Lodge|
|Meal||Full Board in Trek|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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Langtang Valley is also known as the -The valley of glaciers. Langtang valley trek is one of the popular treks around Kathmandu. Langtang valley trekking is a thin valley which lies amid the Himalayan range bordering Tibet. Visiting Langtang region offers an opportunity to explore distinctive villages, small peaks and chance to visit glaciers at a comfortably low altitude. Langtang valley trek provides a chance to get right in between the Himalayan mountains, walking through some captivatingly remote and relatively uninhabited areas. The valley offers with the varieties of bamboo forests, rhododendron, pine forest, majestic waterfalls, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows dispersed with daisies and wild animals making the trek one of the most varied treks.
The Langtang valley trek covers most scenic views of Landscapes, Himalayas, Monastery, local's culture and lifestyle, rare flora and fauna in Langtang National Park ( 1,170 sq km with 18 different ecosystems) and some myths about yeti sightseeing. At Kyanjing Gompa, we can get a very close view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), Shishapangma (8,013 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Gaurishanker (7,134 m), Ganesh Himal (7422 m), Yala peak (5,520 m) and other peaks. We can see Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys, red panda during the trek through oak, maple, rhododendron and pine forests giving you refreshment and enjoying moments.
Our trek starts from Syabrubesi and ends at Sundari Jal. We drive to Syabrubesi and then trek to Lama hotel, Langtang village, Kyanjing Gompa to the Tserko Ri and back to Lama hotel and then to Kathmandu. We explore its culture, sightseeing gorgeous mountains during the trek. This trek gives you the enjoyable moments throughout the trek and leaves you beautiful memory of its nature and its people. You can also go with our Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Package. If you have less time to explore Himalaya you can book our Langtang Helicopter Tour and Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour package at an affordable cost.
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trekking for 2020, 2021
- One of the world’s most beautiful valleys.
- The superb short trek destination.
- Pass through stunning forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures.
- Varied vegetation and mixed landscapes.
- Scenic drive to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu.
- Enjoy panoramic views across vast open valleys at the end of the trek
- Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
- Visit of the local Cheese Factory in Kyanjing Gompa
- Support people rebuilding their lives and livelihoods after the earthquake
- Guided trek by Sherpa professionals.
11 days Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary 2020
- Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel
- Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites & trek Preparation
- Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, 7-8 hours drive
- Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama hotel, 5-6 hours trek
- Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, 5 hours trek
- Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa, 4 hours trek
- Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri or Tsergo Ri and back to Kyanjin Gompa
- Day 8: Trekking back to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours trek, 1430m descent - 21.6 km
- Day 9: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru Bensi: 5-6 hours trek, 1070m origin- 10.9 km
- Day 10: Drive back Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
- Day 11: Departure day
Langtang Valley Trekking Cost
There is no fixed cost for Langtang Valley trekking. The Price decreases with increase in number of travellers. Below is the estimated cost for Langtang Vallet Trekking for 11 days.
|1 to 2 People (per pax)||3 to 5 People (per pax)||5+ People (per pax)|
Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at the airport (1380m), and Transfer to the Hotel
Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will get picked up by our representative and transferred to the hotel. The representative will also help you check-in at the hotel. You can stroll around the city in the evening and return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
After an early breakfast, we start the sightseeing tour of the valley. A professional tour guide and a heritage expert will provide you with the guided tour of the ancient valley. There are seven UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
We will start by visiting the famous temples of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath (Monkey temple). We will also visit the historically significant Durbar Squares of Patan Durbar Square and the Basantapur Durbar Square.
You can observe the culture and heritage of the ethnic Newar community. We will then return to the hotel where you will get briefed about the trek and formalities regarding the permit. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1450m)
We start our drive to Syabrubeshi early in the morning after breakfast. We drive along the banks of Trishuli River overlooking the scenic meadows, valleys, rivers, and mountains for 7-8 hours. After reaching Syabrubesi, which is at the height of 1460m, we stay overnight at a lodge.
You will experience the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains, including the Ganesh Himal, Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, and others along the route. The Himalayan terraced fields and settlements provide us with an idea of the lifestyle of the local people.
We pass through the settlements of Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche. After having lunch at the famous Trishuli Bazaar before we continue towards Dhunche. From Dhunche we descend to Syabrubesi for where we stay overnight.
- Drive duration: 7-8 hours
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
After an early breakfast, we cross the pristine Bhote Koshi River through a suspension bridge. We visit the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche and follow a stone-paved street to head out of the town.
We ascend to Bamboo after crossing the suspension bridge. The trail then passes through the tropical forest covered in oak, maple, spruce, fir, blue pine, and rhododendron.
You can also spot a variety of wildlife including the wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas, yellow-throated martens, and Himalayan black bears, among others. The trek then ascends gradually to Rimche (2400m) and further to the famous Lama Hotel where we stay overnight.
- Walking distance: 10.9 km
- Time duration: 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3540m)
We start the trek with a gentle climb, then climbing steeply to the wild forests of oaks, maples, and rhododendrons. We can get a glimpse of the Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m), and other snow-capped mountains.
We cross several log bridges to arrive at the lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). We arrive at a classical U-shaped glacial. We pass through yak pastures, helipads, rhododendron forests, and scattered Tamang settlements.
After crossing several streams and watermills and prayer wheels, we arrive at the large settlement of Langtang village (3430m) where we stay overnight. The valley gets surrounded by stone walls to protect the crops like potatoes, buckwheat, turnips, wheat, and barley from the harsh winds.
- Walking distance: 14.8 km
- Time duration: 4-5 hours
Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)
The trail climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten, a climb past an impressive mani wall to reach Mundu (3543m). After crossing several streams, bridges and moraines for 2-3 hours to arrive at the spiritual hub of Kyangjin Gompa (3817m).
The Kyangin Gompa is a beautiful landmark in the Langtang region from where we can observe the spectacular view of Mt. Ganchhenpo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. Moreover, you can also visit the famous cheese factory for some cheese tasting adventures, and explore the traditional houses and monasteries in the region.
- Walking distance: 6.8 km
- Time duration: 2-3 hours
Day 07: Acclimatization/Exploration around Kyanjin Gompa; short hike up to Tsergo Ri (4985m)
We further extend our exploration of the natural beauty of the Gompa area. The peaceful environment of the area along with the stunning views of the area will overwhelm you.
We can also climb the Tsergo Ri at 5150m and also trek to the Langtang glacier and the Langshisha Kharka, which is a beautiful yak pasture. After a long and tiring day, we return the same route to Kyanjin Gompa and stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama hotel
We have our breakfast observing the snow-capped mountains one last time. We trek back the same route back to Langtang Khola and Langtang village and Ghora Tabela.
After lunch, we descend steeply towards Lama Hotel where we stay overnight. The downhill trek provides you with a unique perspective of the region.
- Walking distance: 21.6 km
- Time duration: 6 hours
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi
We trek back through the same steps that we took earlier passing through the bamboo and rhododendron forests to arrive at Syabrubesi. The pleasant trek only takes about 4-5 hour.
After coming back to the lodge, you can enjoy a dinner at the lodge with the locals. You will stay overnight at the lodge.
- Walking distance: 10.9 km
- Time duration: 4-5 hours
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
We drive back to Kathmandu after an early breakfast. You can stroll around the streets of Thamel or do some last-minute souvenir shopping. In the evening, you can enjoy a complimentary dinner on completing the trek successfully.
- Drive duration: 7-8 hours
Day 11: Drive to the International Airport for Departure
After an incredible 11 days at the Himalayan nation, the tour comes to an official end. You will get dropped at the airport by our representative. You can then board a flight to your desired destination.
How Difficult is the Langtang Valley Trek?
Langtang Valley Trek is not that difficult. As I have mentioned earlier, this Trek is moderately difficult. There are enough places for proper accommodation and food. There are no confusing trails or tough terrains.
But this Trek is not easy as well. Even though you do not gain as much altitude as the Everest region, the highest point in this Trekking route hits the 5000m mark.
Is Langtang Valley Trek technical?
The answer is no. This Trekking is not technical at all. One does not need any mountaineering skills or rock climbing techniques to complete this Trek. And you do not need any mountaineering gears as well.
What this Trekking does need is a will to travel, and a passion for exploring remote places.
Does this Trek need Trekking Experiences?
Again, the answer is no. You do not need any Trekking experiences to complete the Langtang Valley Trek. This Trek is ideal for both beginners and professionals. You can start with this Trekking and gain exposure for other harder Treks.
Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Lantang Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.
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