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Trip Overview of Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trek is a narrow valley that lies between the main Himalayan range to the north bordering Tibet. A Trekking to  Langtang region gives you the best opportunity to explore the local village and its culture. Small mountains, and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. Langtang valley is getting popular trekking regions these days because of its easy access from Kathmandu. If you are looking for a  short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas with the Tibetan lifestyle. These are the best options for you.

Nepal Langtang valley trek gives you a chance to get into the Himalayan peaks and travel to less visit area.  As we are trekking in some of the best remote and relatively unpopulated areas. The Langtang valley has the best rhododendron, bamboo forests. With its majestic waterfalls, pine forest. We can enjoy the swift mountain streams and rugged rock. Snow-capped peaks. We will trek through the grassy downs with the meadows strewed and seeing some wild animals making the trek one of the most diverse treks.

A Journey to Langtang Valley trek

The journey of the Langtang Valley Trek trail starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi. So in the upper part of the Langtang valley, snows Ridges are spanning angry torrents. Because of its high pass enveloped in mist tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants. Because of its mighty Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north.  We will see the best view of Mount Gang Chen (6388m) and the trekking peak of Naya Kangri (5846m) lie in the south, and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the east of the valley. The area was designated as Nepal’s first Himalayan national park in 1971. The  Langtang National Park also gives us a variety of natural splendors. Due to lush valleys alive with languor monkeys to the towering fir and rhododendron forests bursting with spring color. So in this valley, besides natural wonders, you also visit the local Tibetan village and see their lifestyle.

Animals and Peaks along the trail

The animal found in the forest is red pandas in Langtang valley trek.  We can see the Himalayan black bears, and wild boar, for Vegetations rare tree orchids, and the colorful rhododendrons.  During our whole Langtang trekking trail, we will enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Lirung. Also, the  Dorje Lakpa, Mount, Gaurishanker, Mount Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak, and Naya Kanga seems to be marvelous.

Langtang Valley Trek passes through different climates and it is the best region to watch the diversity of scenery and culture. Tamang, whose religious practices, language inhabit the Langtang valley expedition area, and the unique dress is worth enjoying. Local people believing that a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow) was given. We can also encounter different sites such as Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, and yaks, make this trek an exciting one.

There are excellent opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here, therefore allowing some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system in beautiful Langtang valley. On the way view of spectacular scenery with the breathtaking landscape As a result will make this trek something to remember for some time to come!!!!

The best hospitality of the Tamang people

Talking about the difficulty of the trek, anyone with the average physical fitness and with little trekking experience can easily accomplish this trek. The serene environment, Langtang valley trek lies 61.8 km north of the Kathmandu valley. This is the valley with a great combination of glacial lakes and beautiful typical villages. Langtang’s easy trek allows you to explore and get insights into the Tibetan-influenced culture and great hospitality of the Tamang people.

Walking along the Langtang valley trek will expose you to dynamic vegetation, green lush forest, blooming rhododendron, etc. The sight you get from the sparking and smiling surroundings will truly the best experience you can achieve. You will gain high altitude with the gradual increase meant of the trek.

Syabrubesi, which lies at an altitude of 1550m serves as the starting point of the Langtang valley trek.  Therefore, some parts of the trails are easy while some others are easy and beautiful. After walking from there, you will reach the Lama Hotel, 2560m. It takes approximately 7-8 hrs of the walking duration. Some of the trails of the Langtang trek are rugged terrains and rocky trails. No worry, with the right gear and full physical as well as metal preparation helps to accomplish this trek easily. However, novice trekkers are suggested to trek in spring and Autumn seasons to avoid weather and climate difficulties. Unexpected snowfall, frequent rainfall, freezing temperatures are the major matter of challenges in the winter seasons.

Best panoramic view  of Ganesh Himal

Telling this does not mean, you cannot opt for a trek in winter. The beauty of the valley can be even more beautiful at this season with the dazzling snow and sunrise against the valley. You will have the incredible panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal at the beginning of the trek. Passing through the villages that offer decorated terraced fields of paddy, corns, millet, etc is wonderful. Going along the trail, you will see the Rhododendron, pastures with yaks, and lastly very beautiful alpine vegetation near Langtang.

What is best of the Langtang valley trek is, this trek is possible throughout the year due to the easy accessibility of the trail. However, Sept to November and  March to May are the best due to its moderate and favorable temperatures. You can find the jungles full of colorful vegetation as well as the blooming rhododendron. This truly tempts you in its lap. Migratory birds, Himalayan Thars, Himalayan red Panda, deer monkeys, are the rare species you can spot there.

Map of Langtang Valley

The Langtang trek map covers the whole valley. It starts from Kathmandu and drives to Syabrubesi. The highest point we sleep at Kyanjing Gompa and can do the day hiking up to see the II and Langtang Lirung.the alternate route map goes to Ganjala pass trek and reaches Helambu valley and another is going to Gosaikund lake.

 

10 -11 days Trek

Langtang valley trek is a 10 to 11 days itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The 10 days itinerary of Above the Himalaya trekking includes from your arrival to final departure day. We can make short trekking also 5 to 7 days.

Along the way, you can enjoy the natural landscape and distinct cultural practices along with biodiversity and medley snow-capped mountains view. Toward the end of the trip, you will also trek through some beautiful valley. 10 days trek starts from Syabru Bensi. We will follow the Langtang River most of our journey until Kyanjin Gompa (3,049). Where a small Buddhist monastery. You can make an exciting excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft).  offering tremendous views of the Langtang Himalaya range. The highest pass of this trek is Ganja La Pass (5122m). The Ganja La pass mostly with snow throughout the year.

Best time to visit

Autumn season

This season can be characterized by the presence of sunny and warm days. If you cannot bear the cold enough, it is better for you to go on the Langtang trek in this season. The average temperature of the Langtang valley Trek area is around 10-20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and might fall to 5 degrees celsius at night, during this season.

This is the best time to enjoy clear views and great photography. You can get the most stunning pictures during this season. Also, you get to view the stunning mountains in the best form during this season. Furthermore, this season is also the season of festivals in Nepal. And it is the best time to know more about local culture and customs along with nature. You can be the part of great Dashain and the festival of lights, Tihar. So, in a way, it will add beauty to your trek.

Spring Season

Spring season is known as the best season to trek in Nepal. The climate is favorable. It is neither very cold nor hot. And there is less chance of rain as well. However, the nights and early mornings can be chilling cold. So. it will be better for you to take all the warm clothes, chocolates, and hot water bags with you.

But since this is a very popular season, it might be hard for you to find a good residence. Also, the best aspects of this season are the blossoming flowers, clear scenery, and colorful surroundings. Furthermore, you can also enjoy wildlife and vegetation in the best way.

Winter season

It is a challenging season to go on a trek. The weather is extremely cold. The daytime temperature lies around 6-9 degrees celsius. But, the night it might fall to 0 Degrees. So, it creates a challenging situation.

But apart from the cold, the views are stunning and in its pure natural form. It is also known as the blue and white season. It is because there is white snow everywhere in the down and blue sky above. The entire place looks so beautiful and mesmerizing.

Summer season

The summer season is known for its hot weather. The average temperature during this period of time is around 25-30 degrees celsius. So, yeah it is a pretty hot climate. But not intolerable. Also, in the mountains it is nice. But the problem is monsoon. In the early summer, there might be rainfall, which will make it difficult for you to trek easily.

But, as the summer comes to an end there is greenery shining up again. The flowers begin to bloom, and it seems like a pretty little fairytale kingdom. Also, this is the farming season for the local people like Tamangs, so you can be a part of it.

Langtang valley trek solo

Trekking in Langtang valley solo is no problem for doing, in Solo trek we mostly provide 1 guide/porter for you. As a solo trekker, you will have your own freedom to make any changes on the way. You can have your own room during the guest house and trek at your own pace. However, trekking sole can be a little expensive compare to small groups.

The route map

The route map of the Langtang valley trek is starting from Syabrubesi and reaching the highest point at Kyanjing Gompa. There are other different routes also for the Langtang region, Tamang Heritage, Helambu, Gosaikunda, Ganjala pass, you can d Langtang valley trek with joining other trails also. If you need a good trekking map of Lantang regions you can get in many trekking stores of a book shop in Kathmandu.

Langtang Valley Trek Guide

While you are on the trail you will go hiking or trekking with our best guide and a porter. Generally,  Our well-trained guide will help to make you more comfortable in a newer place. While our porter work is to carry your backpack throughout your journey which makes you easier for longer hiking at a higher altitude. We will assign you our best guide and porter for your Langtang valley trek.

While you are trekking with your guide you don’t need to worry any things, Furthermore, he will arrange your guest house, take care of your meals, give s you the information of trail, book guest house, and arrange other necessary steps if you feel sick or have some problems.

Trek Cost

Langtang valley trek is easy to access from Kathmandu and no flights are involving there so it is a more affordable trek route. The cost for the trek is from USD 560 to USD 880 per person for 2  person group. If you are traveling solo this cost goes a little higher, if you are in bigger groups above 10 people the cost is lower and above 15 person group, 1 group leader can travel free of cost.

 

 

 


Langtang Valley Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 10 Days from Arrival to Departure

Max. Altitude: Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft)

Trek Grade: Moderate

Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek any dates.  The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and some time landslide can happen.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transportation: Local bus, Landcrusier are available by adding extra cost.

Activity:  Trekking

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Langtang Valley Trek

Our representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport with your name card. After welcoming you he will take you to your hotel. We have a short meeting for the final details and checking your equipment. If you arrive at night, Your guide meets you early morning in next day.

This is your day first and the actual journey begins with a luxurious and fascinating scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi. Syafru Beshi is such an amazing place, situated at the lap of hills around. You will be going through the green hills, rivers, spring falls and the views of snowy white mountains. You will be ascending down towards this place. And upon reaching there, you will be able to explore the surrounding in a better way. The place surrounded by the little villages of various ethnic groups like Sherpa’s and Tamang’s. You will be amazed to see the beauty of this place. And to add up your excitement and give you a rest for tomorrow you will also have a night over at this place today.

This is our first day of trekking with lots of excitement. We start our journey after breakfast at Syabru Besi. We will cross The Bhote Koshi River which comes from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola.  Along the trail, we can visit the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche. The route also follows the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. We will have a gradually ascends trek to Bamboo passing by a landslide. Today we are mostly trekking in the subtropical forest, which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir, and blue pine. We pass through the forests of oak and rhododendron. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas, and Himalayan black bears, etc. are inhabitance of the forest. Afterward, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m). We have finally the flat level trails before we arrive at Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.

After breakfast starts our trek with a gentle climb and soon becomes steeper. We are climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, We also pass by maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The stunning view of snow-capped peaks starts appearing along with a fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail goes with small suspension and some places have a wooden bridge. On climbing further, we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail climbs up slowly as the valley opens up into classical glacial. We are also passing by helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons, and scattered Tamang villages. The visit different small streams and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The Langtang village has a flat styel-roofed Tibetan style houses, and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper town are worth exploring.  The Langtang valley is covering with the stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you.

The first part of the trail goes through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large Chorten. It then climbs gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3543m/11,621ft). Today we pass by few streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung.  You can’t miss the chance to taste local cheese and curd by Yak milk; it is remarkable in this place. After having lunch, you can have a rest or continue exploring the Langtang Kyanjing regions which give you the best panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).

Today is our free and easy day. We can go climbing more higher to see the close of view of the high Himalayas. You can make it an easy day and have resting also with a cup of coffee. After breakfast, you can go to see the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is the highest point of this trek. Let’s enjoy the easy hiking to the panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We can also do the other side trips like hike  to Langshisa Kharka. The surroundings areas of North having many smaller uninhabited valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.

After the top point of the trek now is time to return back to Syabru Besi via the same trail. Today we will go to Lama hotel. Enjoy your breakfast with the last close up view of high Himalayas and snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. We are taking the same route of the trekking  Langtang Khola to Langtang village with  Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. the trail today is mostly downhill, you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up.

Today is our last day of trekking before heading to the last stop of the journey. As usual, after breakfast we start our hike back to Syabru Bensi. The trail is mostly downhill through the lush green vegetation with enjoying fascinating views of Mountains and green hills. the trails are mostly up and down hill by passing few small village, which provides us the opportunity to get a closer look at the customs and culture of the Tamang ethnic group. Reach to Syabru for the overnight stay.

We will drive back to Kathmandu today by a local bus. The trails pass by nice  terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills, and along the Trishuli riverside. The road is rough and depends on traffic roughly it takes 6- 7 hours back to Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel, Enjoy the best hot shower after the mountain. In the evening, join a farewell dinner in a Nepali typical Restaurant with the memories of your trekking adventure. Have some time for a stroll over the streets.

Today is free or the last minute, Enjoy your good breakfsat at hotel. And, finally, you will be returning back to your own country. With a lot of memories and experiences, you will fly back home. You will also be taking a lot of love and blessings from Nepal.

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Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by tourist coach.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter for the trek, 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS  Card for the Langtang Trekking.
  • Group medical supplies (Guide will carry basic medicines).
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Kathmandu to Trek start point Syabru besi transfer by Local bus ( private land cruiser are also available by adding separate cost)
  • Trek finish point to Kathmandu transport by Bus. ( private land cruiser are also available by adding separate cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast at your hotel.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price Includes section.
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2021 15 jan 10 days US$ 850 2-16 PaxJoin Group
2021 25 jan 10 days US$ 850 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    10 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 to 16 pax

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel & Lodge

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    Kyanjin Gompa (3870m/12697ft)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the langtang trek?

Langtang valley trek is from 7 to 10 days as it is very close to the Kathmandu valley. We need to drive almost 2 days Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back to Kathmandu and the total trekking day is from 5 days to 7.

 

How difficult is Langtang Trek?

The Langtang trek is a moderately difficult grade that goes up to 4000m height. We will mostly walk for a week with gradually increasing altitudes. The trek provides the beautiful scenic views of high mountains and glaciers along the way.

Wehre is langtang?

Langtang is a region in the north-central Himalayas from Katmandu Nepal. It lies on the 51 km north to the Kathmandu valley and it hosts the Langtang National park. Langtang valley trek is considered one of the most popular narrow mountain valleys start from an altitude of 1500m to height mountain above 7000m.

How far is Langtang from Kathmandu?

The Langtang valley trek start points Syabrubesi is about 122 km drive from Kathmandu and it takes about 7 to 8 hours drive by bus. From Syabru Besi all the way to Kyanjing village the last village of Langtang is popular trekking destinations is about 30 km one way. The whole trekking trail in Langtang is protected by Langtang National park which is famous for its flora and fauna and also gives you the best mountain view.

When is the best time to hike the langtang valley trek?

The best time to trek in Langtang valley is mainly in Autumn and Spring. Autumns are from mid-September to November and Spring is from March to May. October, November are best for the good weather and best view while Langtang has lots of flowers and vegetation so, in spring all are blooming so it is best for flower lovers at this time. During the winter months, there are colder so be prepare for the colder nights, and monsoon is not recommended as the road can be blocked due to heavy rain.

What is the scenery like on the langtang valley trek?

The Langtang trek offers fantastic scenery and it is one of the most beautiful valleys int eh Worlds. The Langtang valley offers the best scenery of rhododendron forest, bamboo forest, waterfalls, and stunning snow-capped peaks. The scenery starts from banana trees, subtropical forest from a lower elevation to glacier and ice peaks at the higher altitude level.

 


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