There are many fascinations here in Nepal to savour. Nepal is a nation of mountains, hills, flora and fauna. There is a wholesome reward for any here in the spiritual country of Nepal. In many such choices, the Langtang valley trek is indeed alluring. Langtang is actually in the midwestern region of the Himalayas. In addition, it was also once quoted as” One of the world’s most beautiful valleys” by Bill Tillman(1898-1977), a famous British mountaineer.

Nested in the stunning setting of forests, green hills, plain villages, colourful rhododendron forests, and of course, enthralling waterfalls, the Langtang region is the gateway to of world’s natural magnificence. Langtang valley lies in Langtang National Park and is home to some exotic wildlife, including Himalayan Tahr and Red Panda.

The major highlight of Langtang is, of course ever smiling Langtang mountain range. The highest is Langtang Lirung(7227m), standing proud and dominating the skyline. In the Langtang region, you mostly find the majority of Tibetans and Buddhism is the primary religion and culture people follow here.

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Langtang Valley trek is a short and relatively easy trek which lasts for a total of 11 days. But, Langtang’s magnificence is such that anyone can quench their thirst for mountain adventure. The trek to Langtang starts from Kathmandu, and we will begin with a bus ride to Syabrubesi. We will pass through the Lama hotel, another major attraction of this trek. The total distance covered during the Langtang Valley Trek is 30 km or 19 miles. As you continue your trek journey, you will see many exciting places like Dhunche, Lama Hotel and Langtang valley.

Kyanjin Gompa is another major attraction of the Langtang trek. Kyanjin Gompa is one of the important Buddhist heritage sites. People living in and around the area pay their most profound homage here in this shrine. If you want to add more adventure, you can climb Tserko Ri. Tserko Ri is a mini peak at an altitude of 5033m above sea level, and the height is just a couple of hours to reach. Most trekkers enjoy this part of climbing this peak, which is easily one beautiful experience of Langtang Trek. Standing on the top of Tserko Ri Peank, you will feel excited and overwhelmed.

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One best part of the Langtang region trek is that you have all the freedom to explore other attractions and hikes. So, adding a few days to your Langtang Valley Trek, you will see more natural serenity, hospitable villages, holy religious sites, and shrines. Ganja La Pass is one of the well-known attractions in the Langtang region. It lies at 5122m above sea level. This pass is one strenuous pass and checks your physical and mental stamina. If you add extra two days to your Langtang Valley Trek, you can also reach Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is one holy lake celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists. Therefore, All hardship sways away as you get a grand welcome from hills, ever smiling snowy mountains. (Read more about Gosainkunda Lake Trek)

Langtang is beautiful, and Tripura Travelcations is just asking you to join Langtang Trek this season. A surreal experience is what you get as you set foot in some fantastic landscapes not far from Kathmandu. Langtang National Park is one of the rich protected regions of Nepal. Langtang National Park is rich with a large population of endangered and rare animals, other creatures and plants. As you trek in Langtang National Park, you will also encounter some wild animal species. And in the north, Langtang National Park is connected with Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet.

Langtang Valley Trek Nepal Highlights 

  • One of the gorgeous valleys on the planet.
  • The ideal spot for a short hike.
  • Beautiful forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures await you.
  • Landscapes with a variety of vegetation and a mix of terrain.
  • Visit the Kyanjing Gompa Cheese Factory
  • At the end of the hike, take in panoramic vistas of large open valleys.
  • Experience the rich cultural exploration of the Himalayan people.

Langtang Valley Trek Nepal Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Welcome to the airport!

Welcome to Tribhuvan International Airport, followed by a transfer to your accommodation.

Day 2: Free day for final trekking preparation

Today is free for final trekking preparations and exploring the Kathmandu valley’s cultural richness.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1503m)

Travel by public bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Settlement is located on the banks of Bhote Koshi and serves as the starting point for many treks in the Langtang region.

Day 4: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m) | Langtang Valley Trek Nepal

The walk begins peacefully, crossing a rustic wooden bridge over the chilly waters of the Bhote Koshi, a torrent with lofty beginnings near the Tibetan border. As we progressively travel to Lama Hotel for our first night on the trail, the path leads away through lush woodland perched by the river, with abundant wildlife on display.

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m)

The majestic Langtang Lirung keeps us company as we hike steadily up with heavily forested sections of rhododendron, pines, and oaks. The region’s strong connection to Buddhism via the numerous Mani walls, water-driven prayer wheels, and prayer flags marking our passage. Our visit to Langtang Community is solemn. The signs of the sad landslide caused by the devastating 2015 earthquake that destroyed the original village and took many lives remains visible. The new settlement has been positioned more sensibly, but a memorial at the site of the landslide reminds us of the tragic tragedy as we continue to Mundu, our rest break for the night.

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Day 6: Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m)

Today’s journey will be short as we steadily head higher and open into a high-altitude zone of yak pasturelands and flowing streams, with towering mountains crowding in from both sides. Our early arrival in Kyanjin gives us plenty of time to see the monastery and tast the unique yak products of the local cheese factory, which is built with the Swiss’s assistance.

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Day 7: Day hike to Tserko Ri (4984m) | Langtang Valley Trek Nepal

Tserko Ri, at an elevation of almost 5000 meters, provides an excellent perspective of the valley and is a tremendous challenge to climb; nonetheless, the effort is well worth it because the view from the top towards Langtang Lirung and other peaks in the area is magnificent in its vastness and beauty. We return plenty of time to recover after the climb – and possibly eat some more cheese!

Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m)

Finally, today we will return to the Lama Hotel, albeit the hike back is a gentle downhill that provides us with a different perspective than the trip.

Day 9: Trek to Syabrubesi (1503m) via Sherpa Gaun

One of the advantages of walking the Langtang Valley is that it provides a less travelled and more straightforward path back to Syabru Besi through Sherpa Gaun, with serene views, a more secluded culture, and a pleasing combination of flora and animals.

Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.

Finally, today we will travel back to Kathmandu via public bus or jeep.

Facilities during Langtang Valley Trek

It is necessary to have at least basic knowledge of some needful things required throughout your trek here in the Langtang region. Food and Accommodation are the most basic requirements, so it is nice to have a clear idea of food, lodge and other needful amenities.

Food for Langtang Valley Trek 

We won’t feel away from your home as you see the full western menu here in the tea houses of Langtang Valley. You will see a wide variety of menus, including Nepali, Tibetan, Continental and Indian. In addition, most guided tours cover three meals a day during your mountain stay. Breakfast is usually served as a set meal and consists of items like omelettes, porridge, boiled eggs, pancake, chapatti, Gurung bread, muesli, tea, and coffee.

Lunch and dinner are mostly Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari, a typical Nepali meal eaten nationwide twice daily. The choice is all yours. You can have a Nepali meal, Dal(Lentil Soup), Bhat(Boiled Rice) and Tarkari(Veg/Non-Veg Curry), or you can choose from a wide variety of food items. Most tea houses in the mountains serve veg meals. You will likely see pasta, Pizzas, Mo:Mo, Rolls, and more on the menu. Therefore, accommodation always gets cheaper up in the mountains as you must have a meal in the same place you are staying for the night.

Accommodation for Langtang Valley Trek

In Kathmandu and other big cities, Accommodation is no problem. We accommodate you in three-star category hotels in cities. In the mountains, luxury is out, and necessity is in. As you pass through villages during your trek to Langtang, you stay in local tea houses. Most tea houses have rooms with two single beds and everyday dining, and rooms are not heated and come primarily with squat toilets. In addition, some tea houses have western commode toilets and even hot showers, but you have to scan for a while, and all places don’t have these extra added comfort.

Difficulty and Fitness Required for the Trek to Langtang

Most treks in Nepal demand physical and mental strength. So, Langtang is no exception, as this trek includes hiking in high altitudes. Acclimatise day is had for the trip to keep your body well adapted. Proper acclimatisation helps you adapt well to the weather change and altitude gain. It prevents you from extreme symptoms of Altitude Sickness. The average trek day has 5-6 hours of a steady hike with ascends mostly. Langtang Trek is not challenging. If you prepare your body with some exercise like Swimming, Jogging, you are going Gym. Exercising helps in increasing overall mental and physical stamina. Treks are not meant to be easy. So, Langtang Trek is no exception.

Since the Langtang Trek is straightforward and simplified, it involves a long day hike in higher elevations. Unlike other trekking, the Langtang trek tests your technical skills as well. However, the essential part is well your physical and mental fitness. Leg stamina and strength are of utmost importance in any trek, and you should prepare yourself before 6-8 weeks of the actual hike. During your preparation period, work on cardio exercises, and don’t miss leg exercises. Therefore, last but not least, your determination is what matters last.

What to Pack for Langtang Valley Trek?

Correct equipment selection is crucial for mountain treks, and low-quality equipment can be fatal in an unrestful situation in the mountains. So, please buy excellent quality equipment. Please check out the list of necessary items for the Langtang trek.

  • All Season Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack sleeping pad
  • Warm waterproof jacket
  • Mid to light Trekking Boots
  • Trekking Poles
  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Pack
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Shirts
  • Base Layer Shirts
  • Second Layer Fleece
  • Warm Gloves
  • Warm thermal socks

Therefore, a Budget anywhere between $500 to $1000 is what Tripura Travelcation recommend for trek gears.

Travel Insurance for Langtang Valley Trek

International Travel Insurance is mandatory to trek in Nepal. So, before leaving your homeland, consult with the local insurance company, and get medical travel insurance. Please ensure that insurance covers high-altitude helicopter rescue for an altitude of more than 5000m. Basic insurance covers tour cancellation, flight cancellation, and medical costs. Please reconfirm your insurance policies and ensure that high-altitude airlift and medical bills are covered.

Guide and Porters for the trek

You can find licensed and friendly guides in Kathmandu. You can also find guides in other major trekking cities. The perfect way to get the perfect guide is by knowing their experience. A guide who focuses on all situations that may arise in rough mountainous terrain is helpful. Our Guide is well trained in emergency rescue and another needful situation handling. Guide familiarises you with the trek’s habitat, culture and different beautiful settings.

It is a guide that takes care of you and your child while travelling with your family.

For us, your safety is the prime concern. So, if you are travelling in a group of 6 people, we will provide you with two guides. For tea house treks, we provide one porter for two trekkers. And if you have opted for camping treks, then naturally, more porters are required.

Nepal Tourist VISA

VISA is, of course, the prime factor in entering any nation. Nepal Tourist Visa costs $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, and $125 for 90 days. Nepal is not an expensive nation by any means. So, you can even plan for Everest Trek with Tripura Travelcations.

Permits required for Langtang Trek

Travel permits are a necessary part of trekking here in Nepal. As you trek through the wilderness here in Nepal, you must get the required permits. You can quickly get these permits from the Kathmandu office of the Nepal Tourism Board.

These permits record your entry to different National Park and come in handy in any emergency. Therefore, three permits are needed for Langtang Valley Trek: TIMS (Trekking Information Management System), Langtang National Park Entry Permit and Shivapuri National Park (only if you also wish to do the Gosainkunda Lake Trek) Entrance Fee.

Trekking Information Management System(TIMS)

TIMS Permits cost between $10 to $20, depending on whether you are trekking solo or have signed for guided tours. For SAARC nationals, the permit cost is $10.

Langtang National Park Entry Permit

As you trek in Langtang National Park, you will need a Langtang National Park Permit. Langtang National Park permits are $30, which includes 13% VAT. However, for Nepali and SAARC nationals, the national park entry permit cost is $15, including VAT. There is no charge for children below the age of 10. You can get all these permits from Nepal Tourism Board.

Shivapuri National Park Entry Permit Fee

If you have opted to trek through Helambu, you shall start from Shivapuri National Park, and the entry fee is $10, including VAT.

Langtang Valley, Post 2015 Earthquake

The entire country was devastated by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in 2015, and the Langtang region was no exception. Numerous towns, including stores and teahouses essential to the journey, suffered damage. In addition, a further landslide struck the devastated village only a few days after the earthquake.

It was assumed that the area would be permanently closed off due to its severe damage (especially given that Langtang Valley was the earthquake’s epicentre). Therefore, rumours were circulating that questioned the safety of the visitors visiting the area.

The project for reconstruction, however, got going very rapidly. The stones obstructing the walking pathways were shifted because the aftershocks stopped and the likelihood of landslides/avalanches increased. To replace the outdated ancient teahouses, new ones were constructed.

The current location of the new Langtang valley is 100 meters above the old one’s ruins. The one house that survived the earthquake has taken on some significance. Finally, the trail is now open, and yearly trekkers continue to come to the area.

Best time for Langtang Valley Trek

The best season for doing Langtang Valley Trek is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November). During this time, the sky clears, and the mountain vista is just stunning. The experience is delightful during this time. However, during this peak season, the place is a bit overcrowded.

You can trek in the winter (December-February), but freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls add more complications. It is tough to hike in the winters, and even locals temporarily shift to low lands during peak winters. Trekking in winter increases the overall risk of altitude sickness as oxygen gets more than in winter, and you are prone to different kinds of illness in winters. During monsoon time(June to August), there are chances of rainfall, adding more difficulties. So, sticking to the best time for any trek experience here in Nepal is best.

Tripura Travelcations is an officially registered trekking agency with expertise in trekking, hotel booking, vehicle and flight bookings, helicopter tours and more. Join Langtang trek this season with Tripura Travelcations. In conclusion, we guide you throughout the walk and will help you feel comfortable and safe throughout your time here in Nepal.

Why Tripura Travelcations for Langtang Vallet Trek?

  • We care deeply, and we do so by updating you with each detail on road and flight conditions, accommodation standards, altitude, altitude sickness, and other logistics.
  • We are official and have served thousands of trekkers from different parts of the world.
  • Tripura Travelcations maintains zero compromise quality in all our products.
  • We refund you without a hassle for any Force majeure situations.

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