Langtang valley trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Embark on a relatively easy trek in one of the world’s most beautiful valleys of Langtang and experience a difference

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  • Group Size: 2 - 14 Persons
  • Trip Duration: 11 Days
  • Max. Altitude: 4983M
  • Country: Nepal
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Level: Moderate
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Langtang Valley Trek is a popular trekking package in Nepal yet it is often far less-busier than other mainstream trekking destinations in Nepal such as the Everest and the Annapurna regions. One famous mountaineer from England, Bill Tilman described Langtang Valley as one of the world’s most beautiful valleys. This moderately easy trekking in Nepal is endowed with transcendent mountain vistas and extraordinary landscapes. The area in the Langtang region is sparsely inhabited and the trail less trampled thereby hiking in this region is a solitary and unruffled experience amid the beautiful nature and conventional ethnic settlements. The Langtang Valley, also known as the valley of glaciers, is one of the precious gems of Nepal which is studded with bountiful picturesque landscapes, moderate climate, easy hiking trails and traditional lifestyles of the indigenous mountain people.

The Langtang Valley Trek itinerary has been skillfully designed as an adventurous trip for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts through lush green valleys and amazing jungle trails. This wonderful trip commences with a sensational sightseeing exploration to some of the famous cultural and historical landmarks solicited by UNESCO as world heritage sites in Kathmandu. It is an adventurous scenic drive on mountainous roads meandering through the beautiful valleys and meadows along the bank of Trishuli River up to Syabrubesi, the starting point of Langtang Valley Trekking. Kyangjin Gompa, an old monastery in the region, and Tserko Ri, the highest elevation on this trip are the momentous highlights of this Nepal trekking package. The mountain peaks that show up during this marvelous hiking in Nepal are Langtang Lirung, Ganchhenpo, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Yala peak, Kyangjin Ri and many others. Some other attractions of this particular trekking in Nepal are the assorted wildlife, the local yak cheese factory, the friendly Tamang and Sherpa communities, and attractive villages like Ghoda Tabela, Mundu, Lama Hotel, and Kyangjin.

Langtang Valley Trek can be undertaken throughout the year although the best season for trekking in Nepal would be during the spring or autumn seasons. Since it is a short and easy trekking package in Nepal, it can be done by all age groups of people who are in sound health, physically fit and mentally prepared. However, a prior hiking experience or regular light exercise would be a plus point while participating in this trek. Pick your bags and hit the trails towards the valley of the glaciers to collect wonderful memories of trekking in Nepal. Royal Holidays waits for weaving another lifelong memory on your trekking holiday in Nepal.

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Arrival on: Kathmandu | Departure from: Kathmandu
  • 1
    Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Included meals: Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 1,460M

    After an early breakfast in your Kathmandu hotel, you embark on a rather long drive to reach the starting point of your Langtang trekking trip. The road trip to Syabrubesi traverses you through winding roads along the scenic banks of the river Trishuli amidst beautiful valleys, meadows, small streamlets and mountains. The road, in due course of time, gets on an unpaved track making it a rough and adventurous ride on the dazzling route through high valley ridges and stunning panoramic glimpses of the Himalayan giants including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang range. It may be possible to catch sight of few faunal endangered species of the Himalayan black bears, red pandas, the yellow-throated martens, and oodles of monkeys. The trip culminates at a small village of Syabrubesi in the valley of glaciers, the Langtang Valley. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • 2
    Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 2,560M

    The first day of your trek begins with a sumptuous breakfast at your Syabrubesi hotel. Walking along the Langtang River with several ups and downs immersing into slightly thick rhododendron and oak forests, you will pass by several tiny Tamang villages en route. After lunch in one of the small bamboo villages on the hiking trail on the edge of Langtang River, you will keep on walking through the leveled path. You will possibly get to witness a number of bird species and beehives hanging on the cliffs while you proceed to move into the deep forests of bamboo and rhododendron. You will then have to cross a bridge over the Langtang River before steeply climbing up to reach Lama Hotel, which isn’t really a hotel but the name of a tiny town inside the forests of Langtang Valley with small hotels, lodges and pleasant teahouses. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • 3
    Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang Valley

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,460M

    After breakfast at Lama Hotel, you will begin the day’s hike with more ascents through the forest with sporadic views of Langtang Lirung amidst the trees and plentiful waterfalls. Reaching Ghoda Tabela, (literally the Horse’s Stable in Nepali), magnificent views of the snow-clad mountains on either side of the valley presents itself in its most spectacular outline. The hiking path continues with another gentle ascend and the valley transforms into wider segments crossing few impermanent settlements of herders who come up here to graze their cattle during summertime. The upcoming portion of the trail is a dismal remembrance of the devastating 2015 earthquake, where the village of Langtang once stood; in the present day, it is nothing more than a massive rock turf. Continuing further on the trail is the Mundu village where old houses are just memoirs of what villages once looked like, but now they have been built in a more contemporary fashion. Overnight in Mundu.

  • 4
    Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,820M

    You will begin the day’s hike to Kyangjin Gompa after breakfast in Mundu village, with a gentle ascend through tiny hamlets and yak pastures. Crossing few water mills, prayer wheels, and chortens, the valley opens for better views and you will walk across small streams and moraines to reach your final destination of the trek, Kyangjin Gompa. Today, you will also walk past the largest Mani wall in Nepal that is made up of stone with prayer inscriptions on them. Kyangjin village is a serene and a quaint place offering magnificent views of Mt. Ganchhenpo and Langtang Lirung. This village also has a government-operated cheese factory supported by the Swiss government. Since you will arrive at Kyangjin Gompa during lunchtime, you will have ample time to explore the surrounding area or you could even head up the valley towards Langshisha Kharka before calling it a day. Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.

  • 5
    Acclimatization in Kyangjin Gompa; explore Tserko Ri

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,820M

    This day is kept aside for getting acquainted with the high elevations and dedicating yourself to indulge in the natural splendor and tranquility of the environs of the famous monastery at Kyangjin. As a part of acclimatization, you will have your breakfast before exploring the peaceful environment and then ascending up to Tserko Ri past several yak pastures including Langshisha Kharka. If you have stored sufficient energy in your body, you could hike up the moraine to catch sensational views of the ice faces and plummeting glaciers of Langtang Lirung. Another option for acclimatization could be summiting Kyangjin Ri, locally known by the name Brana Chumbo. You will return to Kyangjin Gompa in the late afternoon and enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks, glaciers, species of birds and legendary yaks. Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.

  • 6
    Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,445M

    A day to retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel, you will kick off on the trail that you embarked earlier. Following the Langtang River on your way back through the village of Mundu and eventually Ghoda Tabela, you will stop for lunch en route before proceeding further. The trail is flat and the walk is comparatively easier than your ascent. After lunch at some appropriate stoppage point depending on the pace of your walk, you will continue your downhill ramble until you arrive at Lama Hotel, which is one of the oldest undisturbed valleys in Nepal. The day’s hike involves mostly downhill walk through quaint Tamang villages and picturesque views of the Himalayan fraternity, Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • 7
    Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 1,460M

    This is your final trekking day where you will retrace your steps back after breakfast towards Syabrubesi on a reasonably gentler descent. Enjoying the serene forested hills, you will hike downhill on the same path that you traversed during your ascent. If you are self-assured enough about your energy level, you could possibly opt for a more demanding route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon that will take a much longer time to arrive at your overnight destination. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • 8
    Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast &Lunch

    Altitude: 1,300M

    You will get onboard on your private vehicle after breakfast and head towards Kathmandu today. In a similar prototype that you arrived at Syabrubesi from Kathmandu, you will undoubtedly experience magnificent views of terraced hillsides, rustic villages and impressive mountainous terrains till the moment you arrive at the capital city. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the evening, you are free to catch up on some last minute shopping or simply stroll around the bustling streets of Thamel or sit down in an upbeat pub enjoying every sip of your favorite Nepali beer and live musical bands performing your favorite songs. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Itinenary Note

This is a standard itinerary designed with a view to allow sufficient acclimatization period for trekkers. However, if you are not satisfied with this itinerary or wish to modify it according to your needs, we will happily do it for you. You are free to choose your own hotels, guides or porters if you wish to. We are always there to customize or tailor-make your trips as per your plans and convenience.

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What's Included

  • Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu by private jeep
  • Necessary trekking permits and conservation area entry permit
  • An experienced, informative and friendly trekking guide
  • 7-nights accommodation in the mountain, basic tea house accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek.
  • All staff cost including their salary, insurance, equipment, accommodation, food, drinks, transportation, 
  • All government taxes including VAT, tourist service charges etc.
  • Fare well dinner after the trek

What's not Included

  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, laundry bills, alcoholic hot and cold drinks, battery recharge, personal trekking equipment, porter, bottled or boiled water, hot shower (during trekking) etc
  • Tips and donation 

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I have trekked many times in Nepal with one reputed company in the past. This time I had an urge to try a different company and see if it’s the same experience. I realized I was a fool for so many years for not trying this company Royal Holiday earlier. My Langtang experience with them was simply out of the world. Everything they did was beyond expectation – they never...

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to purchase a permit for Langtang Valley Trek?

    Yes, of course trekking in any region of Nepal requires you to purchase a permit unless you are a bonafide citizen of Nepal. However, Langtang area does not require any special permit like Nar Phu Valley Trek or Tsum Valley Trek etc. as Langtang is not a restricted area. The permit cost for Langtang trek is as follows:

    TIMS Card: It is compulsory for everyone and it costs US$ 20 per person.

    Langtang National Park entry permit fee (foreigners): US$ 30 per person

    Langtang National Park entry permit fee (SAARC nationals): NPR. 200

    Locals need not pay the National Park entry permit fee. Both these permits can be easily purchased from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

  • How difficult is the Langtang Region Trekking?

    Trekking in the Langtang region is considered to be moderate in terms of difficulty level. Hence, a good level of fitness is required to accomplish trekking in this region. Trekking involves a daily walk of almost 5 – 6 hours. The trekking route comprises of steep ascents and descents amid varied terrains. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, trekking in Langtang region can be completed even by first-time trekkers. Reaching the highest point in Langtang region, that is Kyanjin Gompa (4500m) could be a little challenging due to its elevation. All our Langtang trekking itineraries have been designed carefully allowing proper and sufficient acclimatization rest days for trekkers. During the trek, our guide will suggest you to take various levels of walking pace and he will help you to make your hiking trip more fun and physical-friendly.

  • What is the best time for trekking in the Langtang region?

    The most favorable time to trek in the Langtang region is during the autumn and spring seasons. Autumn falls during the months between September and November During this season trekkers can experience the beautiful mountains and green hills. The weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. Spring falls during the months between March and May. During this season, flowers bloom and there is lush greenery everywhere with excellent backgrounds of the sparkling mountain peaks. Langtang region trekking can also be done during the winter months (December to February). During these months, the Himalayan region freezes and there is plenty of snowfall. Trekking could be challenging due to the excess cold. Summer season is also the monsoon season in Nepal and it falls during the months between June to August. But trekking during these months is not advisable as it is very uncomfortable to walk due to the muddy and slippery trails.

  • What can I expect while trekking in the Langtang region?

    First and foremost, Langtang region is the nearest trekking destination from the capital city. The trekking trails in the Langtang region are comparatively quieter and peaceful and usually not crowded like other popular trails in the country such as the Everest or Annapurna trekking trails. The Langtang Valley is famous for the ethnic Tamang community and the very popular Tamang Heritage Trail Trek lies in this region. While trekking in the Langtang region, trekkers will be blessed with spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa to name a few. In this region, one can explore the enchanting streams, waterfalls and beautiful rhododendron forests. It is in this region, one of the holiest Hindu lakes, Gosaikunda stands at a quite high elevation. The monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and climbing the Kyanjin Ri and Tsergo Ri are some major highlights while trekking in the Langtang region. Besides, one may visit the popular cheese factory to witness the processing of cheese in this region. If luck favors, visitors will be able to witness wildlife such as the black bear, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, monkeys and different species of birds.

  • What kind of accommodation should I expect while trekking in the Langtang Valley?

    Langtang Valley is a less frequented trekking destination in Nepal. However, in the recent past, the flow of trekkers has been rapidly increasing in this route. Previously, there were not so many teahouses or lodges in the Langtang region and frequent trekkers would spend their nights at home-stays that were known by the local guides. Now, as trekkers are increasing in numbers which has brought vast improvement in lodging facilities in the region. There are many decent guesthouses with cozy and well-furnished rooms available at most of the villages where trekkers stop for the night. Over and above, it is the great hospitality of the people of this area that has won many a heart of the trekkers.

  • What about the meals and safe drinking water facilities in the Langtang Valley trek?

    Except at some places in the trekking trails, there is not much option about your food menu. At most of the places you will be eating the typical Nepali dish of Dal Bhaat Tarkari that is lentil soup, steamed rice and seasonal vegetable complemented with salad and chutney. Drinking water like other popular trekking destinations is not safe to drink from the taps or the clear streams. We recommend trekkers to carry water purification tablets or other purifying agents including Steripen UV or iodine etc, from Kathmandu. Bottled mineral water is available at the teahouses but for environmental reasons, we do not encourage our customers to buy bottled water while trekking.

  • What are the possibilities of being hit by altitude sickness during Langtang trekking?

    In fact, there are chances of getting the altitude sickness as you will be walking past 3000 meter elevation while trekking in the Langtang region. Getting sick depends on what levels of altitude you will be trekking. It also depends on how a person’s body reacts to changes in altitude regardless of their fitness and experience. Walking at faster pace, no frequent rest, not drinking sufficient water or gaining altitude of more than 500 meters per day could possibly increase chances of being hit by altitude sickness. It is always recommended that a trekker acquire information about altitude sickness and the symptoms and remedies before beginning to trek.

  • What are the physical requirements for trekking in the Langtang region?

    Trekking in the Langtang Valley is regarded as a moderate trek. It is suitable for all level of walkers. It is not a problem for those people who can walk 5 to 7 hours in day. People with moderate fitness can easily accomplish trekking in Langtang. As such, no prior experience of hiking is required to embark on this trekking trip. However, regular running, walking or swimming are fitness activities we would recommend our guests to indulge at least a month before trekking. Walking in higher elevations is physically difficult so exercising regularly before the actual trek will help build up stamina. Any one suffering from any disease or health issues must consult with their physician before taking up a trek in high altitudes. Any person with excellent health conditions and a fit body can attempt the Langtang region trekking. Bearing positive attitude and a strong determination is key to a successful trip in the Himalayas.

  • Will I be able to use Wi-Fi while trekking in the Langtang region?

    Trekking in Langtang region comprises mostly mountainous terrains, so Wi-Fi or mobile phone network may not always be reliable at all places on the trail. Guesthouses at most places do offer Wi-Fi service for an extra charge. We recommend you to buy a local SIM card and use data packs for internet service on the trails where Wi-Fi facilities are not available.

  • Can I trek in the Langtang region without a guide?

    Yes, it is possible to trek in the Langtang region without a porter or a guide. But, it is always advisable to take a guide even if you are traveling solo in this area. Not hiring a guide may save a few hundred dollars, but there are lots of disadvantages going without a guide. Firstly, the routes are quite confusing as there are different routes amidst dense forests. You could get lost somewhere on the trail. There are limited teahouses on the Langtang trail so it is hard to get a room during peak seasons. If your guide is going with you, he will help to book a room prior to your arrival. Your guide will take care that you are not prone to falling into freezing rivers or breaking your ankle against some solid rocks. Communication becomes much easier when you are with your guide as village people hardly understand the English language. To navigate through the mountains, your guide makes it easier. In cases of emergency or sickness, he is always present for your well-being. Another advantage of having a guide is that he will know the best places to eat and stop for the night.

  • Will I be able to withdraw money from ATM or use my credit card during the Langtang trek?

    There are hundreds of ATMs in Kathmandu at different places. You can also use your credit card to purchase or make bill payments at most shopping areas, hotels, and restaurants. But when you begin trekking in the Langtang region, there are no ATMs available. You will not be able to use your debit or credit cards for any purposes while on the trails. So, it is better to withdraw sufficient money in Kathmandu for you to pay for your personal expenses on the trekking trail.

  • What are the most popular trekking routes in the Langtang region?

    There are many different routes in the Langtang region to trek. Out of the different trekking routes, Royal Holidays has the following three routes to offer to our adventurous guests at present: