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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 the 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, Vegetations rare tree orchids, and 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 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 by 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 walking duration. Some of the trails of the Langtang trek are rugged terrains and rocky trails. No worry, 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 the 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 Langtang Panorama View

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 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 about 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.

 

Langtang valley trek 10 -11 days

Langtang valley trek is a 10, 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 a short trekking package also.

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 valleys. 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.

Langtang valley trek 5 days

Langtang Valley Trek 5 Days is one of the most popular and less crowded trekking routes in Nepal. During this 5 days short Langtang trek itinerary you will be able to pass waterfalls, villages, highlands with snow-capped mountain views. The closest peak we can see is Yala peak, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung Motomori peak. The Langtang valley trek for 5 days is easily accessible from Kathmandu by driving and a moderate level of hiking. During the hiking, we will pass with the unspoiled route into the peaceful and warm Tibetan influenced villages.

 

Langtang valley trek December

Are you thinking of trek in less crowded time and your choice can be the month of December?
December is the beginning of the winter season and it is a good month for trekking activities in Nepal. Langtang valley trek in December is good and better in the first half month, The trail has fewer people. As this is the beginning of wintertime so the temperature in the mountains drops at night. Trekking in December is not a problem as everyone assumes mostly the weather is clear and provides a great mountain view, only things it is colder.

So we advise you that you pack the necessary clothing and trekking gear for a smooth trekking experience.
A warm and insulating jacket is a must. Also, carry a snow gaiter for the snow and a warm pair of socks to keep your feet warm. You can keep your head warm with a fleece beanie cap. Check our equipment list and bring a good pair of goggles for the snow, trekking poles, and also better to have crampons. Don’t forget to get at least a -20 degree sleeping bag with an insulating liner that can be of great use for cold mornings and nights.

Langtang valley trek Solo

Langtang valley trek solo with a guide is not a problem but if you are planning a solo trek without a guide it is not recommended. As there were few tourists missing in the area already in the past. The trekking area is less travel and you mostly walk in the forest so better to trek with a guide. We can arrange a Langtang valley trek solo with a guide or porter. while you will have a trekking guide who will help you navigate through the mountains and will be there in case of an emergency. And the main advantage you don’t need to worry about where to stay and where to eat as your guide will know the best places to eat and sleep for the night.

Similarly, if you take a porter he will carry your baggage for you. This will also help you to enjoy your hiking without feeling too tired. Sometimes, even if you have experience carrying heavy backpacks, higher altitude can make it difficult.

 

Langtang valley trek preparation

The best preparation for Langtang valley trekking is getting us for hiking and short walks in your home country. You can do the regular walking in the park if you can’t escape to the hiking to the hillside. You can check before your backpack and use your hiking boots if it fits well or not in your feet. As you trek in a colder area so little big hiking shoes will be best so that you can use thick socks. If you can go away to your park and nearby hiking trails is the best practice for your body. If you are in the city no need to worry Some fitness from running, swimming, the gym, yoga, Zumba classes are the best to make you ready for mountain trekking.

Staying in the best of health during the trek

 While you are on the Langtang valley trek the first thing you can always take on priority is how to staying fit throughout the journey. Here are a few tips

1.Keep hydrated! Drink plenty of safe water

Trekking in the mountains in the dry area we are losing moisture. Humidity is lower at higher altitudes. And High altitude can also make you need to urinate more often and can blunt your thirst response, you lose water through respiration at a high altitude twice as quickly as you do at sea level. Even sleeping we are dehydrating! When dehydrated you will feel very thirsty. Have Dry mouth. Urinating and sweating less than usual. Dark-colored urine.Dry skin. Feeling tired and dizzy.

How to away  from dehydrated

Drinking enough water will protect you from altitude illness. Staying hydrated is important at altitude surprise, drinking water is most often the best and cheapest way to stay hydrated and rehydrate. Furthermore, the Water contains no added sugars or calories so it is ideal to drink throughout the day or specifically when you need to rehydrate.

So drink at least 3/4 little of water during your Langtang valley trek, Get hydrated, feel energized for your Langtang valley trek.

2.Clean hands!

Regular cleaning of your hands gets you halfway there to being healthy for your Langtang valley trek. The most common way to get bugs (bacteria, protozoa) into your system is on your hands. When you picking up food, touching your face, unwrapping food with dirty hands can lead to stomach upsets. Use a hand sanitizer and/or soap and water before eating any food, after the toilet stops clean your hands. Don’t use towels in public washrooms. Try to avoid touching your face. And always clean hands after using the toilet. Buy yourself the small bottles of sanitizer and purchase a clip that goes over the lid so you can hang this from your pants, belt, or backpack.

3. Use buff/scarf over your mouth during the trek

A Buff is a surprisingly useful item to take in your kit bag during your trekking in Langtang valley. The main purpose of it is to bandana’s main purpose is usually to protect its wearer from the sun or to assist with absorbing sweat. This moisture and helps to reduce the dryness of air you breathe in. It is very useful to keeps the dust-out. Scarves are quite versatile. you can use it as a towel or pillow also or wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise. Scarves are quite versatile. You can wrap it over your eyes to block out the light, allowing you to sleep beyond sunrise.

4.Sunblock everywhere!

The sun is very strung during the daytime of Langtang valley trek so the UVA and UVB rays will penetrate much more in the high altitude thin air. So It is important to use high SPF sunscreen on high altitudes in order to get complete protection from the harmful sun rays. You must use a sunscreen of SPF 40 or higher in order to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays no matter what rating of SPF your cream has, reapply every 2 hours. We suggest you buy a ‘broad-spectrum’ sunscreen blocks out both UVA and UVB rays.

5.Wear a hat

The sun hat is another essential thing during your trekking in Langtang. It protects your face from the sun rays and helps to reduce the sunburns on your skin. the direct sunshine can pose danger to hiker especially if the skin is very sensitive to direct sun rays. so you a good trekking hat during the day time for the early morning and night time you can get a woolen hat to protect from cold.

6. Careful about what you wear and on your shoes!

Be careful with your trekking shoes some time it can get blisters. Stop and prevent that blister from forming. Get the trekking boot with a good which has ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents. the light shoes with a slightly stiff sole make it easy to lift your boot up. Thick trekking socks are better for higher up and cool evenings and get 2/3 pairs of it. for down part of the Langtang valley trek, you can use thin walking socks. Wear the proper warm clothing before you get too cold. If you feel any problem and difficulty stop and rest tell your guide.

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 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 for Langtang valley trek. 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 the Langtang valley 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 their 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 the 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’s work is to carry your backpack throughout your journey which makes it 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.

Langtang Valley 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 the 15 person group, 1 group leader can travel free of cost.

Our Trekking Dates

Most of our treks start from day 01 or from day 02 after your arrival day. check our itinerary first and be prepared accordingly. On your arrival, we are likely to meet you at your hotel and make yourself comfortable with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to make in next day morning of if you are on a tight schedule we make ready all things before you arrive here. you will start the Langtang valley trek from the second day or if you want to explore the city and have time we can make it on day 03 also. the itinerary is tailor-made as per your time and requirements.

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas demands the right arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitudes. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. You can bring the only necessary clothing and making the big baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. “Pack light, but pack right”, is our motto.

You can buy the good equipment for your Langtang valley trek in your home country and be ready before come, Furthermore if you are traveling from the UAE or another hot country no need to worry. Because you can buy all the equipment here in the Kathmandu trekking store and can also rent some of them. Most of the gear is made locally so it is much cheaper. Sleeping bags and down jackets are easily rented. Each item can be rented for about USD 1.2 per day. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown.

Suggest equipment list for Langtang valley trek

We are giving you a suggestion for the packaging list for the trek. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek, your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

Good trekking shoes you can use them before trekking.
Sleeping bag (-20degree Celsius) if you don’t have don’t worry you can rent it in Kathmandu or Pokhara for your Langtang valley trek.
Goretex or down jacket, if you travel in winter down jacket is good
A comfortable small day pack to carry your day belongings
Walking stick
Warm Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Lightweight gloves
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
T-shirts (2)
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary types of equipment

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Your daily hygiene things such as toothpaste, brush, soap, shampoo, small mirror
Medium wash towel

Health Guidelines:

To find yourself at ease concerned with your health, we suggest you consult your family doctor before your arrival. It enables you to have the necessary arrangement and let you be free from the health issue.

Trekking is a wonderful experience and that most people look forward to the Langtang valley trek in Nepal as their lifetime adventure. It remains more interesting if only we are physically fit and mentally alert. Trekking in Nepal is not a risky affair. However, we suggest you be confident about your health before your departure from your homeland.

Some of the guidelines that are concerned with health are shortly listed below;

First, Immunizations or vaccinations, if needed, should be taken at least 6 weeks before you leave your hometown.
Second, Medical and dental check-ups are equally important to make so that you will be aware of your health status Third, Enquire fully about your health insurance Moreover, we recommend you to bring your eyewear prescriptions as well as a first-aid kit.

Weather & temperature like in trekking

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather in the mountain. At night, it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. The fluctuation in temperature is an unavoidable feature of the Himalayas.

There is no rule on how many miles you walk per day. It depends on your physical fitness and interest. Normally, In our Langtang valley trek we walk about 5 to 7 hours per day which is about 10 km to 18 km per day However, it depends on the altitude and condition of the way, while we are at a very high altitude we walk less and down part of the trail we walk more. Be sure that all of our treks are designed on the principle of working 5 to 7 hours per day.

Langtang valley  Trekking Package

Most of our Langtang valley trek packages are on a full board basis and the cost applies as per the website description. If the package is the same you booked if your trek package is tailor-made more or the short day the cost includes/excludes and other things may different than a webpage. Because of the many pages, all the information may not correct there so when we will meet before starting your Langtang valley trek. furthermore,   if any confusion you can ask us at our meeting if clients will not book the full itinerary as per the website you will not get all the things listed as per the website. The includes are based on what we wrote in the emails.

 


Langtang Valley Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 10 Days from Arrival to Departure

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

Trek Grade: Moderate

Langtang valley trek is a moderate level of the trek route.  The moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.

The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb high and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.

Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek on any date.  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 sometimes landslides can happen.

Trip Details: 10  days, 3night’s hotels, 6 nights at tea house Lodges, Breakfast in the city, and breakfast lunch & dinner during the trek is included.

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. 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 as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., 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.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Langtang valley trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation on the trek

For Langtang valley trek main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also. For the Langtang valley trek, there are 2 types of transportation, The local bus is most of the trekkers using way but the drive is not that comfortable, It is included in our trekking package. The bus stops in many places and arrives at Dhunche in the evening. For your comfort and easy travel, you can take a private LandCruiser at an extra cost. It is cleaner, drive fast and you can stop wherever you like on the way.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

To exchange the extra money for your Langtang valley trek you can exchange for Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Langtang valley trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the banks and money changers in Nepal are not accepting old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Accommodation in Langtang valley trek

Accommodation in the Langtang valley trek is a lodge and at teahouse. If we compare the accommodation in the Annapurna region and Everest regions it is much more basic here. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras at extra cost.

Food during the Langtang trek

During our Langtang valley trekWe will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.

You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your Trek: 

On the Langtang valley trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Langtang valley trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Langtang valleyt rek group size

Our Langtang valley trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in Langtang valley need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for  Langtang valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Altitude sickness:  Our entire Langtang valley short trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.

Communication  during Langtang valley trek

In Langtang valley trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in Langtang alley trek there are telephones facilities in many villages. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

 

Langtang trek Package Cost:

Langtang valley trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Langtang valley trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

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 the 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 of wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas, and Himalayan black bears, etc. are inhabitance 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 become 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 a 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 to 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 flat style-roofed Tibetan style houses, and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper town are worth exploring.  The Langtang valley is covering with 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 a hike to Langshisa Kharka. The surrounding areas of the 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 the Lama hotel. Enjoy your breakfast with the last close up view of the high Himalayas and snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. We are taking the same route as 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 downhill by passing a few small villages, 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 local bus. The trails pass by rice 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 at the last minute, Enjoy your good breakfast at the 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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Above the Himalaya, Trekking has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible for your Langtang valley trek. We are offering the best cost by providing excellent service to our customers. We are paying to our trekking staff the legal wages agreed with the porters union. Our guide and porters are some of the best paid in Nepal. Which is the reason we have only the best guides and porter. We do the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than the Government fixed amount. All our prices are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes section. This is the main reason all our customers are happy with our services.

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 at 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 in the Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonGroup SizeJoin Group
2021 15 jan 10 days US$ 850 2-10 PaxJoin Group
2021 25 jan 10 days US$ 850 2-10 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 10 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 from 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 in height. We will mostly walk for a week with gradually increasing altitudes. The trek provides 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 51 km north of 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 a 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 a popular trekking destination 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 in the 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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