The Complete Guide to Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal is a fantastic adventure that is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. This trek takes you through the stunning Langtang Valley, which is a hidden gem that offers stunning views of the Himalayan range without the crowds of some of the more popular routes.The Langtang National Park is home to rare wildlife, including the endangered red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, and musk deer. You'll get to experience the rich local culture and traditions of the Tamang people, who call this region home. They are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature, and you'll have the chance to interact with local communities, visit ancient monasteries, and learn about the history and customs of the region.
The trek itself takes you through lush forests, picturesque rivers, and steep ridges, all while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The ascent to the Kyanjin Ri viewpoint offers unparalleled views of the Himalayan range, including the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. It's an experience that you'll never forget.The Langtang Valley Trek is an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. It's challenging, rewarding, and provides a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of the Langtang region. So why wait? Book your trek today and discover the magic of the Langtang Valley for yourself!
DAY 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After checking in and freshening up, you can explore the vibrant city on your own or simply relax and adjust to the altitude.
DAY 2 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m)
After breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a small town at the base of Langtang Valley. The journey takes around 7-8 hours and offers stunning views of the countryside, mountains, and rivers.
DAY 3 - Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Today marks the beginning of our trek as we start from Syabrubesi and trek through the dense forest, crossing several suspension bridges over the Langtang River. We gradually ascend to Lama Hotel, a small settlement surrounded by lush greenery and a serene environment.
DAY 4 - Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m)
We continue our ascent through the forest and cross several streams and waterfalls as we head towards Langtang Village, a traditional Sherpa village with unique architecture and cultural heritage. Along the way, we also get our first glimpse of the snow-capped mountains in the Langtang range.
DAY 5 - Trek from Langtang to Kyangjing Gompa (3,750m)
Today, we trek to Kyanjin Gompa, a picturesque village in the Langtang Valley known for its ancient Buddhist monastery and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The journey takes us through yak pastures and rugged terrain, with the Langtang Lirung peak looming large in the background.
DAY 6 - Explore around Kyanjin Gompa and climb to Tsergo Ri and back to Kyanjin Gompa.
We spend the day exploring the area around Kyanjin Gompa, visiting the monastery and interacting with the friendly locals. For the more adventurous, we can also hike up to the top of Tsergo Ri, a challenging but rewarding climb that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang range.
DAY 7 - Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.
We retrace our steps and make our way back to Lama Hotel, descending through the forest and enjoying the scenic beauty of the Langtang Valley.
DAY 8 - Trek from Lama hotel to Syaphrubesi
Our final day of trekking takes us back to Syabrubesi, where we can celebrate our successful journey with a traditional Nepali meal and cultural performances by the locals..
DAY 9 - Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the picturesque landscapes and quaint villages along the way. Once we reach the city, we can explore the bustling markets and colorful streets or simply relax at the hotel.
DAY 10 - Sight Seeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Today, we explore the cultural and historical landmarks of Kathmandu Valley, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We can also indulge in some souvenir shopping and try out the local cuisine..
DAY 11 - Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure
After an eventful trip, it's time to bid farewell to Nepal as we transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis
AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
Permits : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including MCAP and special permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee
STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
MAP: Trekking map of the trek
MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation Kathmandu
MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.
DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
Guide : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
What's Not Included
NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
EXTRA PORTER : $35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
Yes, depending on your trek's region, you'll need permits like the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card and regional conservation or national park permits. Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork and permits for you.
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Yes, Kathmandu offers several rental shops where you can rent or buy trekking gear. If you're missing something, it's likely you'll find it here. However, for personal comfort, we recommend bringing specialized items like hiking boots from home.
Accommodation varies depending on the trek's route. In popular trails like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, you'll find well-maintained teahouses offering basic amenities. However, in remote areas, the facilities might be more basic. Camping may also be part of certain trekking routes.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.