About Langtang Valley Trek
It’s always a wonderful welcome for trekkers heading to Nepal for Trekking Langtang Valley. Langtang Valley Trek site portrays some stunning views of the Himalayas. Langtang region is the closest to go for trekking from Kathmandu valley. As luck would have it, despite being so close to Kathmandu, this region has a variety of wildlife similar to the Tibetan highlands with amazing rural landscapes. The valley starts from west to east with an even base close to the Tibetan border. Here, the trekking trails are not as crowded as the Khumbu or Annapurna regions.
Langtang is famous for its graceful countryside that includes lush forests, austere high mountain landscapes, and heavenly views of the Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal mountains. As described by the famous British explorer, Bill Tilman, “one of the most beautiful valleys in the world “, Langtang has always been that way. The valley is amid high peaks surrounding it and is called a “treasure trove” of alpine plants. Langtang region gives the most beautiful sight during spring when the whole area is decorated with flowers.
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek
- Scenic drive to Syabrubesi
- Trek through lush forests
- Get to observe numerous flora and fauna
- Explore Langtang Village
- Visit Kyanjin Gompa
- Hike up to Tserko Ri
- Experience rich culture of Tamangs
- Witness scenic views, stunning glaciers, and majestic snow-capped Himalayan mountains
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You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will meet with our team members and drive. They will escort you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. Later, in the evening, you will stroll on the bustling streets of Thamel, and end your day with delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.
You head north from Kathmandu towards Syabrubesi driving through the scenic landscape. You will soon be driving with the Trishuli river at your side. On a good day, the view of Mount Ganesh Himal will grace you on your journey.
The trek begins today as you head towards Lama Hotel. You cross the Bhote Koshi river and follow the Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends by Ramche (2,400m), and further, descend through the forested hills of Bamboo at (1,906m). If you are lucky you might spot a few langur monkeys, bears, and even Red Pandas.
After breakfast, you continue your trek towards Langtang valley. While ascending, you will witness the beautiful views of the mountains and waterfalls. As you approach the valley, the white peaks of the Langtang range come closer in your sight. You pass through several temporary settlements and monasteries before reaching the village. You will have your meals at a tea house in the village and stay overnight here.
Today, you will be heading towards KyanjinGompa, a famous monastery in the Langtang region. En route, you pass by trails decorated by prayer wheels, chortens, sacred carved rocks, and functional water mills. You will also be passing by one of the largest mani walls in Nepal. This wall is made from stone and has prayers written all over it. Upon reaching Kyanjin, you will explore the Gompa along with the Buddhist shrines and enjoy the amazing views of the mountains present all around.
You will spend this day to acclimatize and also explore Kyanjin. You can visit the nearby monastery and the cheese factory operating since 1955 to try out the Yak cheese. Additionally, you may also hike up to the Tserko Ri (5,050m) from where you can get a spectacular panoramic view of the Langtang peak.
Today, you will retrace the trails you ascended and return to Lama hotel. As the route is downhill. You can view the mountain sights you may have missed on your way up. After reaching Lama hotel, you will spend the rest of the day there and stay overnight.
Leaving the mountains behind, you descend on a trail that takes you back to Syabru Bensi, where your trek has started a week earlier.
After a hearty breakfast at your own pace, you pack up and get set for our 45-minutes drive to Kathmandu. If you had any special places in your bucket list to visit in the capital but missed out before the trek, today is a good day to complete that list. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with the team members.
After breakfast, you prepare to check-out of the hotel. One of our team members will escort you to the Airport and wishes you a safe journey.
Good to Know
Langtang Valley Trek itinerary
The exciting journey through the Langtang Valley starts from Syabrubesi, which is a one-day long scenic drive from Kathmandu via Trishuli. The trail leads us through the densely forested areas of blue pine, oak, maple, spruce, and rhododendron. The trail stays by the Langtang Khola riverbanks until you reach Kyangjin Gompa.
While walking up the Langtang region, you encounter several Tamang and Sherpa communities that have a different lifestyle and interesting culture, which feels so much similar to the people in Tibet. You get to observe mesmerizing views of Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) and the huge Ganesh Peak (7,406 m). A two hours drive up and an hour down to Kyanjin Ri offers an eye-catching view of the Himalayas. After the end of this amazing trip, you return the same way and reach Kathmandu
Langtang Valley Trek difficulty
Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate trek. Most of the trail passes through forested areas and picturesque villages. There are a few steep and rocky sections as well. You have to walk 5 to 7 hours a day along with making sure that you did not get altitude sickness. Previous trekking experience is not needed to go on Langtang Valley Trek still you have to be in good health and shape.
Langtang Valley Trek map
Langtang Valley Trek map shows you our itinerary in the pictorial view. It will help you to understand the route and the major highlights throughout the trail. We have designed our map precisely which will help you on the way.
Best time to go on Langtang Valley Trek
The best seasons to go on this trek is during spring(March-May) and autumn (October -November). The weather during these seasons is clear and dry with moderate temperatures. You will have minimum chances of rain and disturbance in your views. Trekking is also conveniently easier as the trails aren't slippery.
Food & Accommodation during Langtang Valley Trek
You will stay overnight in the guesthouse during Langtang Valley Trek. The guesthouse is nothing fancy and offers basic facilities. You will get a small room with two beds and a few other pieces of furniture along with a common washroom. A nice sleeping bag is recommended as it can get very cold during the night. The dining area is the warmest place you can find in the guesthouse. It is also a common area so you can spend some time here.
Meals will be served as per the menu of the guesthouse. The guesthouse is run by the locals, therefore they are the one cooks the dishes as well. You will find a nice variety of food to choose from. We advise you to go for dal bhat with veggies or curries, as it is the most affordable and filling meal. Likewise, boiled water is also available everywhere. For more safety, you can carry water purification tablets.