Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal
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Langtang Valley Trek

Days 10
Trip Rating 5/5 6 Reviews
From $870 USD

Langtang Valley Trek Overview


  • Trip Code: CT-10027
  • Package: Langtang Valley Trek
  • Duration: 10 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 4,984m / 16,347 Ft
  • Trip Level:
    Beginner
    Requires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Public Bus | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Guest House | Hotel
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January- Feb.
  • Trip Route: Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel- Langtang - Kyanjin Gumba- Lama Hotel- Syabrubesi.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Views: The trek offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). The trail also passes through beautiful forests, valleys, and rivers.
  • Tamang Culture: The Langtang region is home to the Tamang people, who have their own unique culture and lifestyle. Trekkers can experience the Tamang hospitality, visit their traditional villages, and learn about their customs and traditions.
  • Kyanjin Gompa: The Kyanjin Gompa is a beautiful Buddhist monastery located at an altitude of 3,870 meters. It is a popular destination on the Langtang Valley Trek and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Langtang National Park: The Langtang Valley Trek takes you through the Langtang National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered red panda. The park also has a wide range of vegetation, including rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forests.
  • Hot Springs: The trek also includes a visit to the natural hot springs of Tatopani, which is a popular spot for trekkers to relax and rejuvenate their tired muscles.
  • Local Cuisine: The Langtang Valley Trek offers an opportunity to taste the local cuisine of the Tamang people, including traditional dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice) and yak cheese.

The Langtang Valley Trek is a great option for a relatively short trek in Nepal which offers beautiful mountain views and is easily reached from Kathmandu. This east-west running valley is the home of Tamang and Sherpa Heritage with beautiful alpine scenery. Also known as the Valley of Glaciers, Langtang Valley lies about 70 miles north of Kathmandu which holds wild and rocky terrains enriched with glaciers and snow-capped mountains. The Langtang valley is blessed with mesmerizing landscapes and the valley is also home to many rare animals found in Nepal such as Red Panda and Snow Leopard.

Langtang Valley Trek is also famous for its rich Tamang and Sherpa cultural heritage tour in Nepal. During this trek, travelers can pass through several of these villages which gives an opportunity for a unique cultural exchange which the amazing Tamang community. Learning about their way of life and their traditions is well incorporated into the Langtang trek package provided by CoreTreks.

The valley is also famous for its cheese factory which is made from Yak's milk. The trek also takes us to the Kyanjin Gompa which is an important religious landmark for the people of the Langtang region who mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism. The natural and cultural beauty of this trek provides the perfect combo for someone wanting to walk through the natural beauty of nature meet new people and experience the remote culture that is prevalent to this day in its originality.

Also: Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek

The Langtang Valley trail also offers amazing views of the mountain range of Nepal. Some of the mountains even also rise above the 7,000 meters such as Mount Langtang Lirung, Mount Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, and many more. This trek in Nepal is really an easy choice and one of the most cherished treks for a wonderful vacation time. The cost of Langtang Valley trek is one of the cheap treks in Nepal for its closeness to Kathmandu. Our Langtang trekking package has been carefully designed to ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable trek during your travel to Nepal.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Day 02 Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
Day 03 Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2,470m / 8,101 ft (Lama Hotel)
Day 04 Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3,430m / 11,250 ft. (Langtang Village )
Day 05 Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3,830m / 12,562 ft (Kyanjin Gompa)
Day 06 Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri Ri to Kyanjin Gompa 4,984m / 16,347 ft (Chorka Ri)
Day 07 Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2,470m / 8,101 ft. (Lama Hotel)
Day 08 Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi 1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
Day 09 Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Day 10 Departure

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary


Day 01

Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Core Treks will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. You can rest and relax for some time and after a while, we'll meet for a short briefing session regarding our trek. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding our trek. You'll be introduced to your tour guide as well during this session. However, if your arrival is late then the tour briefing will be shifted to the next day before we head for the tour.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Day 02

Kathmandu to Syabrubensi

We'll be taking a jeep/ bus from Kathmandu and after 7 long hours of drive towards the north of Kathmandu, we'll be reaching Syabru Besi. During the drive, gorgeous scenery of the towns of Trishuli Bazar and Dhunche. Also, the Himalayan peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh are visible in the distance as we cross Kakani, and the terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable.

Maximum Altitude: 1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
Drive Approx.: 7 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 03

Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel

After having breakfast, we head towards the first part of the trail which crosses through the Bhotekoshi River and follows the Langtang River. We ford the river via a suspension bridge and then the trekking trail of Langtang Valley gradually climbs to Bamboo forests, passing through the Landslide region. The trek brings us through the scenic wilderness where we'll be treated to the sight of native wildlife with the likes of Langur monkeys, Himalayan black bears and if lucky, the red pandas.

Maximum Altitude: 2,470m / 8,101 ft (Lama Hotel)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04

Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

This day we trek uphill through the beautiful oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock forests. The valley is also filled with herds of yaks that we will get to encounter on the pastures. This village is a very old village in this region from where the views of the mountains can be seen in even more splendor and beauty.

Maximum Altitude: 3,430m / 11,250 ft. (Langtang Village )
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05

Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

Our walk today is shorter but it is also acclimatizing walk. The famous cheese factory is also along the way during our trek on this day. Today will be one of the most exciting moments of the whole journey as we scale the glacial moraine with amazing views of the Kyanjin Gompa and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung mountain. The Kyajin Gompa is a very famous Buddhist monastery and a place of utmost significance to the local community.

Maximum Altitude: 3,830m / 12,562 ft (Kyanjin Gompa)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06

Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri Ri to Kyanjin Gompa

On this day we hike up the moraine to behold the splendid ice faces and ascend the Chorkari Ri, which is also the highest point of this trek. From here amazing breathtaking panorama views of the Langtang range can be witnessed such as Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Gyanghempo, Naya Kang, and Ganjala.

Maximum Altitude: 4,984m / 16,347 ft (Chorka Ri)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07

Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

We start our descent towards the Lama Hotel as we make our way back. Majestic views of the towering mountains can be enjoyed during our walk on this day. We might even encounter more wildlife within the ecosystem of the forest as we descend.

Maximum Altitude: 2,470m / 8,101 ft. (Lama Hotel)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08

Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi

We head back towards Syabru Bensi leaving the mountains behind us. The trek downhill is fairly easy as we'll be passing through several villages. We descend until we get to Paira Lodge and then climb through the forest on the way to the Syabru village.

Maximum Altitude: 1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09

Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu

Upon having our breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu the way we came which will take us about 7 hours of drive. After arriving we'll take you back to your hotel where you can rest and relax. Core Treks will organize a dinner program for you in the evening where we'll be going to a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant and enjoying the taste of Nepal for one last time.

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/ 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu)
Drive Approx.: 7 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, & Farewell Dinner
Day 10

Departure

The day has come and after bidding our goodbyes a representative from Core Treks will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport around 2 hours before your flight departure.

Meal Included: Breakfast
Not satisfied with this itinerary? CoreTreks offers a customized itinerary option that allows you to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Langtang Valley Trek Cost Mentions

Trip Includes


  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek. (7Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi – Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle is also available at an additional cost).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Langtang National Park permit (Please bring 2 passport-size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes


  • All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to the crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Yes, this trek is completely safe and has very minimum requirements. However, there are still possibilities of threats which will be discussed by our experts during the brief training session. We encourage our travelers to take a professional travel guide in order to provide you with information about the location as you go.

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During the Langtang Trek in Nepal, you can expect to experience a combination of stunning natural beauty, unique cultural experiences, and adventurous trekking. Here are some of the things you can expect on the trek:

  • Natural Scenery: The Langtang Trek offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). The trek also takes you through beautiful forests, valleys, and rivers, as well as the Langtang National Park, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
  • Cultural Experiences: The Langtang region is home to the Tamang people, who have their own unique culture and lifestyle. You can expect to visit traditional Tamang villages and learn about their customs and traditions, including their language, dress, and food. You can also visit the Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful Buddhist monastery that is a popular destination on the trek.
  • Trekking Adventure: The Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate trek that involves walking on a well-defined trail with some steep uphill and downhill sections. You can expect to walk for 5-6 hours a day, with some longer days and some rest days for acclimatization. You will stay in tea houses along the trail, which offer basic accommodation and meals.
  • Local Cuisine: During the trek, you can expect to taste the local cuisine of the Tamang people, including traditional dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (dumplings), and yak cheese. You can also sample some of the local beverages, such as Chang (a fermented millet drink) and Raksi (a distilled alcoholic drink).
  • Interaction with Locals: You can expect to meet and interact with local people during the trek, including other trekkers, guides, porters, and the Tamang people. You can learn about their way of life, exchange stories, and make new friends along the way.

Overall, the Langtang Trek in Nepal offers a unique and unforgettable adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural experiences, and trekking adventures.

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The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal.

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To book the Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

Additional Information


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To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.

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The Langtang Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experience, and adventure. Some of the main attractions of the Langtang Trek include:

  1. Langtang National Park: The trek takes you through the Langtang National Park, which is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, including the endangered red panda. The park also offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range.
  2. Kyanjin Gompa: The Kyanjin Gompa is a beautiful Buddhist monastery located at an altitude of 3,870 meters. It is a popular destination on the Langtang Trek and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  3. Tamang Culture: The Langtang region is home to the Tamang people, who have their own unique culture and lifestyle. Trekkers can experience the Tamang hospitality, visit their traditional villages, and learn about their customs and traditions.
  4. Scenic Views: The trek offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). The trail also passes through beautiful forests, valleys, and rivers.
  5. Hot Springs: The trek includes a visit to the natural hot springs of Tatopani, which is a popular spot for trekkers to relax and rejuvenate their tired muscles.
  6. Local Cuisine: The Langtang Trek offers an opportunity to taste the local cuisine of the Tamang people, including traditional dishes such as Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice) and yak cheese.

Overall, the Langtang Trek is a great option for trekkers who want to experience the beauty and culture of Nepal in a relatively short period of time. The trek is accessible from Kathmandu and can be completed in about 7-10 days, making it a popular choice for those with limited time.

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The best time to trek Langtang Valley is during the spring (March to May) and the autumn (September to November) seasons.

During the spring season, the weather is generally clear and dry, with moderate temperatures and rhododendron forests in full bloom, making for a colorful trekking experience. The days are longer, and the skies are clearer, offering stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range. However, this season can be quite busy with many trekkers on the trail.

The autumn season is also an excellent time to trek Langtang Valley. The weather is cool and stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The days are shorter, but the scenery is still stunning with colorful foliage and the Himalayan peaks clearly visible. This season also tends to be less busy than the spring season.

Winter (December to February) can be a good time for experienced trekkers who are prepared for colder temperatures and occasional snowfall. However, some parts of the trail may be closed due to heavy snowfall.

The monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, making the trail slippery and challenging to navigate. However, the region becomes lush and green, and the skies can be clear in the mornings, offering some spectacular views.

Ultimately, the best time to trek Langtang Valley depends on personal preferences and the trekking experience. It's important to check the weather and trail conditions before embarking on the trek.

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The Langtang Trek is considered a moderate trek in terms of difficulty. The trek involves walking on a well-defined trail with some steep uphill and downhill sections, as well as some rocky and uneven terrain. The maximum altitude reached on the trek is 4,984 meters (Kyanjin Ri), which is relatively low compared to some other treks in Nepal.

While the trek does not require any technical skills or previous mountaineering experience, it does require a good level of fitness and some prior trekking experience. It is recommended that trekkers engage in regular exercise and training in the months leading up to the trek to prepare for the physical demands of the trek.

The weather and altitude can also pose some challenges on the Langtang Trek. Trekkers should be prepared for cold temperatures, particularly at night, and should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. It is recommended to take acclimatization days, stay hydrated, and listen to your body throughout the trek.

Overall, with proper preparation and a reasonable level of fitness and trekking experience, the Langtang Trek can be a rewarding and achievable trek for most people.

Langtang Valley Trek Reviews


unforgettable trek to Langtang


From: India | On: 01 Jan, 1970
5

The Langtang Valley trek is a beautiful journey through the Langtang region of Nepal, which offers stunning views of the Himalayas, lush forests, and traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. Throughout the trek, we had the opportunity to experience the local culture, taste the delicious local cuisine, and interact with friendly locals.

I would highly recommend the Langtang Valley trek with CoreTreks to anyone looking for an adventure in Nepal for a beyond-expectation trip.

Well-deserved excellent rating


On: 12 Aug, 2021
5

After having amazing trip to Langtang Valley with great pleasure I’d like to recommend Core Treks Ltd. as excellent, well organized and reliable trekking agency for Nepal. The whole trip that included not only trek to Langtang, but also sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu was professionally planned (including organizing accommodation, transportation and guidance) from beginning to the end, allowing us to fully enjoy and focus on the beauty of this incredible place on earth. Well-deserved excellent rating. Looking forward to doing more treks with Core Treks Ltd.

An absolutely fantastic trek


From: Poland | On: 11 Aug, 2021
5

That was an absolutely fantastic trek. We landed at Kathmandu airport, where our guide has already waited for us with a car and took us to our hotel, one of the best in the city centre, I guess. We received a welcome tea, while waiting for our room to be ready. In the evening we were invited to a welcome dinner, to a fancy restaurant to experience a Nepali cuisine and watch Nepali traditional dances. The next day we visited Bhaktapur and stayed again in a very comfy hotel. In the early morning we had left for Syabrubesi, where our trek started. We were going by a crowded jeep for 9 hours on a hot day, so the trip wasn't a nice one, but the breathtaking landscapes let us forget about it. The whole trek was hard for me as, I'm not the person who does sports everyday, but the experience was rewarding - great satisfaction of reaching the Kyanjin Ri peak, feeling united with the nature, being in its heart. Unforgettable! I didn't suffer from a mountain sickness, but I did have sleepless nights because of the high altitude. Our main guide was a very nice guy, speaking very good English and took a very good care of us. The last day of our trip we spent again in Kathmandu on sightseeing the famous temples with a qualified city guide. To cut the long story short, Core Trek agency and the Langtang trek is defenitely worth recommending.

The valley of Glaciers


From: Australia | On: 16 Mar, 2019
5

Our tour guide described Langtang valley as the valley of Glaciers and we only felt what he meant after actually trekking to Langtang. The valley is the home to Tamang and Sherpas in Nepal. It was an opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle of mountain people.

 

It is really inspiring observing the hardworking and dedicated people from the remote settlements of Nepal. Nepalese people are really welcoming and are always ready to help. I loved the scenery and the Himalayas that we got to scope after only a short trek towards the Langtang region.

 

Thanks to CoreTreks and the guiding team for making this trip possible. We highly recommend that you book your trip to Nepal via CoreTreks as they are highly experienced and have a good knowledge in trekking and mountaineering.

A short but exciting trek


From: Italy | On: 11 Oct, 2018
5

My friends and I had a beautiful trip to Langtang valley. We were really excited to visit the local settlements and experience the Himalayas. I am obsessed with valleys and Langtang is the best so far.

 

We trekked alongside the Himalayas of Langtang range. It was really inspiring to see hardworking and welcoming people of Nepal. We got to visit different Gompa and learn about Buddhist religion. It was great.

 

Thanks to CoreTreks and the professional guiding team for making this trip possible for us. I highly recommend CoreTreks to anyone looking to visit Nepal for trekking purposes. They are the best.

Filled with natural beauty


From: United Kingdom | On: 24 Jun, 2017
5

We booked out trip to Langtang valley because we had never experienced trekking for more than a week. We are really glad that we chose Langtang valley as we got to explore a lot about Nepal that we could not read or hear about. The local settlements, the mountains and all the natural beauty filled my heart with joy.

I would love to visit Nepal again. Thanks to CoreTreks and the team for guiding us throughout the journey and explaining all the details about everything that we asked. Also thanks to the professionals who help us plan our trip.

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