Langtang Valley Trek

Duration: 8 Days
Price: US $501
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • ActivityTeahouse Trekking
  • TransportationTourist Bus / Jeep
  • AccomodationLodge to lodge
  • Min Person2
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Langtang Valley Trek is the nearest Himalayan trekking destination from Kathmandu valley. 6-7 hour drive takes you to Syabrubesi from where we start our classic Langtang Valley Trek. Although being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang valley is remained as Wilderness as any other Tibetan highlands with sublime remote landscape. The people from the highlands of the Langtang valley are definitely Nepalese but being direct descendant of the Tibetan origin, they look like the Tibetans. Hereafter, Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. 

This famous traditional Langtang valley within Langtang National Park is located in the area is so fascinating and attracts 21000 visitor a year. Some 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood as cooking fuel. The majority of the residents are Tamang. Langtang National Park established 1976 covers a diversity of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Roughly 25 percent of the park is covered by forest. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple, pine, blue pine and various types of rhododendron. Animal life includes Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. There are also tales of Yeti sightings. Beside that this short trek contains beautiful Langtang valley and spiritual site is the Buddhist monastery and a Yak Cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa.

The main features of Langtang Valley are varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped peaks make the trek one of the most diverse treks nearby Kathmandu. Our 8 Days Langtang Trek starts with a day's jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We begin the journey from Syabrubesi. We head upward to Lama Hotel and Langtang village until we arrive at the famous Kanyanjin Gompa as our last destination. After exploring the region, we trek back through the beautiful Sherpa Gaun and Khanjim to Syabrubesi from where we drive back to Kathmandu.

Langtang village has been completely swiped away by a massive avalanche followed by the earthquake in April 2015. The village suffered an estimated 310 deaths, including 176 Langtang residents, 80 foreigners, and 10 army personnel. More than 100 bodies were never found. Now since last 2 years people of Langtang have restored most of the houses and rebuilt the lodges and tourism activities in Langtang is back to normal. This can be combined with Gosaikuna Trek, Langtang Helmabu Trek and adventurous Ganjala Pass Trek in Langtang. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Kathmandu - Khanjim (2280m) approx. 6 hours drive and 2 hours walk.
  • Day 02: Trekking to Rimche (2324m) 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 03: Trekking to Langtang (3330m), 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 04: Trekking to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), 3-4 hours walk.
  • Day 05: Excursion Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tsergo-Ri (4985m)
  • Day 06: Trekking to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 07: Trekking to Syabrubesi
  • Day 08: Transfer to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Kathmandu - Khanjim (2280m) approx. 6 hours drive and 2 hours walk. After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and trek to Khanjim. We spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 02 :Trekking to Rimche (2324m) 6-7 hours walk. Start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing the village and you cross on a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream of Langtang Khola through the forests until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 03 :Trekking to Langtang (3330m), 5-6 hours walk. The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 04 :Trekking to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), 3-4 hours walk. Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide and taste yak cheese. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 05 :Excursion Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tsergo-Ri (4985m) Today, we hike to Kyanjin Ri which is 4773 meter high. There is lower peak which is Kyanjin Ri is tough for you. If you like more adventure then hike to Tsergo-Ri, 4985m. Both of this day hiking point offers stunning mountain view. We start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks from Tsergo Ri. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till to lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 06 :Trekking to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk. The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 07 :Trekking to Syabrubesi After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi, about 5 hours walk. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Arriving Syabrubesi, we take our lunch.
  • Day 08 :Transfer to Kathmandu After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, celebration dinner together.

Cost Includes

  • A registered and well experienced local Langtang trekking guide.
  • An assistant guide to handle group and porters depending on group size
  • 1 Sharing porters to carry your main pack (weight limit 25kg per porter)
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubesi - Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Sharing lodge accommodation during the trek on double occupancy.
  • Langtang trek guide and porters fees and their all expenses.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • Necessary Langtang Valley Trekking permits
  • All government taxes and office service charge. 

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry and toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porter.

Clients Review

Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews
  • noimage

    Worth a trek (and more than one)


    We chose Wilderness Excursion among the millions of trekking agency in Kathmandu mainly because of the kindness and, precision and good spirit of Pradip. Since the beginning he was quick and accurate in his answers to our maaaaany doubts and once arrived in Nepal our great expectations have been confirmed! We chose a 8 days Langtang Valley Trek and was the best experience during our stay in Nepal, thanks not only to the great job our agency did but most of all to our outstanding guide, Garap that took care of us in every single detail. His teachings, stories and experience are amazing and his presence changed our own! Thank you likewise to our porter Rekman, that assisted us during our trekking, not simply as a porter but as one of the team :) We really liked the experience and we are looking forward to come back to Nepal to make some other treks, hopefully with Wilderness Excursion again, because aside for experience, fair prices and professionalism, we always look for kindness and real attention for the customer when we travel so far from home.

  • Debbie D
    United Kingdom

    Langtang Valley Trek Review


    We were seven expat women taking a week out of busy Kathmandu life to trek the Langtang valley. We had a fabulous time. Pradip arranged everything efficiently and helpfully. Our guide, Rahul, was so cheerful, kind and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Wilderness Excursions.

  • noimage
    United States

    Wonderful Experience


    I did Langtang Valley Trek with my husband which was life-long desire to travel to Nepal was the trip of a lifetime thanks to the professional support of Wilderness Excursion. Pre-trip planning was very easy with every query fully answered by Pradip. Our guide Jay Ram was first-class, carrying out every aspect professionally. I believe the pacing of each day as planned by Wilderness Excursion permitted us to successfully acclimate to the altitude. This agency will be the only agency I think for future trekking adventures in Nepal.

  • Benj Wadsworth
    United States

    Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek (and Langtang too)


    Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek (and Langtang too) March – April 2014 My brother and I completed the Manaslu / Tsum Valley Trek with Pradip in April. We found Wilderness Excursion; a Kathmandu based Adventure Travel Agency in the internet and took a gamble as we knew nothing about this trekking company. Pradip, Founder Manager and also a trekking guide answered all our questions for the trek we required. It was a great gamble! Pradip was very well organized, knowledgeable about the area and a lot of fun to trek with. I can’t recommend him highly enough. The trek itself is phenomenal. The scenery is beautiful and the area is still relatively less crowded, particularly in the Tsum Valley. I am generally not a big fan of being guided (I like to figure things out on my own) but Pradip added a great deal to the trip by serving as a translator and introducing us to people and cultural experiences that would not have been available otherwise. We liked Pradip so much that we hired him to guide us for two weeks in the Langtang region as well!

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