How Long Is Langtang Trek?

how long is langtang trek

The term “Langtang” originated from the Tibetan terms “Lang” and “Tang,” which merely imply “following yak.” The tale behind the naming was rather unique; it is said that once, a Lama lost his Yak and followed the trail that led him to the valley. That is how Langtang Valley is believed to have been found.

Langtang Trek invites all trekkers and adventurers alike to explore the breathtaking landscapes along the Tamang culture of the Langtang region. This region, situated in the northern-central part of Nepal, has many trekking routes, including Langtang Valley Trek. The exhilarating yet adventurous Langtang Trek is one of the popular mainstream trekking routes after Everest base camp and an Annapurna circuit trek that will take you to the foot of the Himalayas.

Since you are here, you must be wondering how long is the Langtang trek. Generally, this trek will take around 6 to 16 days. However, the itinerary and the highlights you choose are the two determining factors that will decide the length of your exploration of the region.

The Langtang Trek has so much to offer. So, saying Langtang trek offers you Himalayan exploration doesn’t give enough justice to this beautiful place. There are various highlights, like Kyanjin Ri, Gosaikunda, Tamang trail, etc, that can make your trek more rewarding and worthwhile. So, if you have any specific highlights that you want to explore, then we are always ready to convert your dream into reality. We are prepared to customize the itinerary as per your requirements, so feel free to contact us at any time.

For now, let’s delve into this article to learn more about the general overview of how long the Langtang trek lasts and how you can customize your itinerary with Great Adventures Trek.

Packages Overview- How Long is the Langtang Trek?

Packages Overview- How Long is the Langtang Trek?

Taking out time for vacation and enjoyment in this fast-paced world requires meticulous planning. If you are thinking about fitting the langtang trek into your vacation plan, then worry not. There are many packages available for you to choose from as per your requirements and time accessibility.

Great Adventures Trek has three of the most loved Langtang Trek packages that have received good feedback from all the clients. Moreover, we believe in quality with quantity. Even though we are providing you packages with flexibility in plan, we have not compromised on anything and created packages so that you can enjoy the beauty of the Langtang region to the fullest.

7 Days Langtang Trek

8 Days Langtang Valley Trek

This 7-day Langtang trek is a short yet rewarding trek that will offer you raw natural beauty along with the cultural richness of serene Langtang. If you are looking for a package to fit your time-constraint schedule, then this package is perfect for you. Within a limited time, this trek will cover the adventure and tranquillity amidst the grandeur of mountains.

You will embark on this journey by a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Just from the delightful journey via the grassy meadows, rich woodland, and settlement areas, you can anticipate how wonderful your future days will be. Walking on the trails from Syabrubesi, you will move deep into the valley, passing Lama Hotel and Langtang Village, and finally arrive at Kyanjin Gompa.

Coming this far, you can’t miss the breathtaking view of the sunrise falling over the gleaming snow of the mountains from the top of Kyanjin Ri. Moreover, being surrounded by mountains on all sides at an amazing altitude of 4773 m is something out of the world.

After witnessing the fulfilling look of mighty mountains, it is time to retrace the same path that leads you to Kyanjin Gompa. You will head back to Syabrubesi via Langtang village and Lama Hotel, from where you will take a drive back to the bustling metropolis of Kathmandu.

Outline of 7 Days Langtang Trek

Day 1: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m/4790ft) (122km / 75.8mi)| 7 Hours Drive

Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,240m/7349ft) (11.3km / 7mi) | 6 Hours Trek

Day 3: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11253ft) (14.8km / 9.1mi) | 5 Hours Trek

Day 4: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,850m/12631ft) (6.8km / 4.2mi) | 4 Hours Trek

Day 5: Hike to Kyanjin Ri for Langtang Himalaya Sunrise View and Back to Ghoda Tabela (3500m/11482ft) (6.5km/4.03mi) | 7 Hours Trek

Day 6: Trek back to Syabrubesi (12km / 7.45mi) | 06 Hours

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu By Bus (122km / 75.8mi) | 06 Hours

9 Days Langtang Valley Trek

langtang valley trekking Permits and Entrance Fee

This spectacular 9 days Langtang Valley trek is a package full of delight that will not only offer you the magnificence of the Himalayas but also provide you with cultural and religious prospects. The total of 9 days will be more than enough for you to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience by weaving together adventure with discovery.

Commencing your journey by heading northwest of Kathmandu, you will take a drive to Dunche, accompanied by dense forests, raging rivers, and pasture lands. Arriving at Dunche, you will start to trek towards the Thulo Syabru by passing the outskirts of Langtang National Park. Further proceeding with the trek, you will follow the trail alongside the Bhote Koshi River, passing a dense forest of rhododendrons and bamboo to teach Lama Hotel.

Ascending the narrow pathways on the ridgeline, you will pass settlements like Langtang village, Mundo, Sighdum, Yamphu, etc, to arrive at Kyanjin Gompa. You will have a day allocated as an exploration day at Kyanjin. During this time, you can visit the oldest cheese factory in Nepal and enjoy the taste of fresh cheese. Similarly, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa, which carries the religious significance of the region. The prayer flags engraved with relic mantras, blown by the cool breeze, will spread positivity in the entire area.

With such wonderful exploration, it is time to return. The return journey passing the same route will help you to catch on the moments or things that you couldn’t while making your way to the valley. Moreover, retracing the path will give you a fresh perspective of the dramatic landscapes connecting you to Syabrubesi. Finally, you will end up returning to Kathmandu carrying lots of memories, culminating in a reflective drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.

Outline of 9 Days Langtang Valley Trek

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche ( 1960 m/6430 ft ) (128km/ 79.5mi) 7-hour drive

Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,460 m/4790 ft) (7.3km/ 4.5mi)

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/7939 ft) (9.6km/ 5.9mi) 5 – 6 hrs,

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/ 11253 ft) (12km/ 7.4mi) 5 – 6 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,850 m/ 12631 ft) (6.5km/4.03mi) 3 – 4 hrs

Day 06: At Kyngin Gompa for a local hike and exploration of the spot and enjoy the scenic beauty, culture and traditions.

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/ 7939 ft) (18km/11.18mi) 6 – 7 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4790 ft) (11km/6.83mi) 4 – 5 hrs,

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu (122km/ 75.8mi) 6 hrs journey,

16 days Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang trek in Spring (March, April & May)

This iconic 16-day Langtang Gosainkunda trek is an extensive exploration bound by a religious belief. This trek provides you with the allure of the rugged terrain of the Langtang Region, along with the divine energy of the Gosainkunda Lakes. Unlike the other two treks, which start from a drive to Syabrubesi, this full-fledged trek allows you to explore the Kathmandu Valley.

Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will pick you up and escort you to the designated hotels. Subsequently, the next day, you will visit some of the popular landmarks such as Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Square, etc., which are marked as heritage sites by Unesco. Then, finally, your journey will kick off with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.

You will flow the classic Langtang Valley trek, passing the lama hotel, Langtang village, and finally arriving at Kyanjin Gompa. You will have a day allocated for acclimatization when you can go on exploring the side highlights like Kyangjin Ri, the cheese factory, and many more.

After a successful acclimatization day, you have completed the first phase of your trek. To begin the next phase of your trek, you have to get back to Lama Hotel by making your way through the same dense forest of rhododendrons and bamboo. Further proceeding with the trek, you will reach a small hamlet called Thulo Syabru, where the sight of Ganesh Himal will greet you. Passing some more hemlock and oak forests, you will arrive at Sing Gompa or Chandanbari.

Making a final push at the Laure binayak pass, you can finally witness the holy Gosainkunda Lakes. The returning path is not the same as the other two treks. This package is created to provide you with more insight into the Langtang Valley. So you will trek downhill to pass the Gosainkunda pass to arrive at Ghopte Odar. Following the trail surrounded by the diverse flora and fauna, you will make your way through Kutumsang before reaching Chisapani Danda. You will walk downhill from Chisapani to Sundarijal, where you will take a bus ride to reach your allocated hotels. After creating tons of memories with the companionship of Great Adventures Trek, you will bid farewell and take a flight to your home.

Outline of 16 days Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel

Day 02: Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu And Make Necessary Preparations For The Trek.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,920ft) (122km/ 75.8mi)

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m/8,136ft) (11km/6.83 mi).

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m / 11,250 ft) (12km/ 7.45mi)

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m / 12, 694 ft) (6.5km/4.03mi).

Day 07: Rest Day for acclimatization at leisure.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m/8,136ft) (18km/11.18 mi).

Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village (2,250 m / 7380 ft) (9.6km/5.9 mi).

Day 10: Trek to Shin Gompa (3,254 m /10,673 ft) (7km/4.3mi)

Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda. (4,381m/14,373ft) (9km/5.5mi)

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar (3,440 m /11,283 ft) (11km/6.83mi)

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470 m / 8102 ft) (14km/8.69mi)

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani Danda.(2,195 m / 7200 ft) (15km/ 9.32mi)

Day 15: Trek 3 – 4 hrs to Sundarijal. (1,380 m /3378 ft) (10.7km/6.3mi)

Day 16: International Departure Via Flight From Airport

Can I Customize Itinerary?

Langtang Trek Cost - Permits, Guides and Porter

You must have a general idea of how long is the Langtang trek and what are some of the popular itineraries to explore the Langtang region. These three are the most preferred packages by our clients, but there is always room for enhancement and development. However, if you feel that our package is missing out on something or you want to add some personal touches to the existing package, then we can arrange that for you, too.

Additionally, in case you are not satisfied with the itinerary and highlights we provided, then we have the option to custom-make your own package. With your requirements, we can make your customer-tailored langtang trek package and provide more options for our other clients. Moreover, if you want to add any highlights or increase or decrease the length of the trek, then we can make our teams design a reasonable package for you.

Furthermore, if you have a certain idea of how you want your trek to be, then you can share it with our team so that we can work on minor details to make your trek more memorable.

In case, you need any sort of assistance or book any services, then feel free to contact us by looking at our contact page. We always believe that customer satisfaction is our primary goal. So, the idea of customizing the itinerary will not only make your trek comfortable but also will create a lifelong bond between us.

What is the Right Time to Do the Langtang Valley Trek?

Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang Itinerary

Every individual has a different purpose for trekking, so considering the right time depends on the actual objective behind the trek. However, the autumn and spring seasons are the preferable times to embark on this journey. Due to the clear skies along with stable weather, and pleasant climate, these seasons are most preferred by trekkers.

However, diving into the beauty of the Langtang region during the off-season of monsoon and winter is also equally rewarding. If you are a nature enthusiast, then you will be able to enjoy the trek more during summer amidst the green vegetation. You will have to be mindful of landslides and other risk factors if you are making your way in the heavy rainfall of the monsoon season.

Likewise, if you are a winter enthusiast, then the winter season, when landscapes and lakes are covered with a white blanket of snow, is the perfect time to create a memorable experience. But make sure that you have the necessary layers of clothes and other equipment.

How Difficult is Langtang Trek?

When is the Best Time to Visit Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang?

After knowing how long is the Langtang trek, it is obvious for you to have queries on its difficulty level. An interesting fact about the Langtang Trek is that even though it is considered the third mainstream trekking route in Nepal, it is one of the easiest trekking adventures that will connect you with the base of the Himalayas. This trek can be considered as a practice trek for other strenuous trekking adventures.

When it comes to difficulty, the Langtang trek is considered a moderate-level difficulty trek with no any technical difficulties in the trail. There are some unavoidable factors due to topography and altitude that have raised its difficulty level.

The trek elevates you to an incredible height of 4773 m at the top of Kyanjin Ri. Moreover, the trails are rugged and stony, with steep sections because of their formation and topography. Additionally, you will have to cover a total of 79 km, which requires 6 to 7 hours of hiking on the remote and rugged terrain.

Despite being named as a moderate trek, if you come unprepared or underprepared, then this trek can be quite taxing for you.

How to Prepare Effectively for Langtang Trek?

 Langtang valley Accommodations during the Trek

You will need a basic level of physical fitness with good mental resilience to complete the trek. It is always better to come prepared when you are embarking on any trekking journey, not only the Langtang Valley trek. Moreover, if you are a novice trekker, then you should take training more seriously to enjoy the trek to the fullest.

There are various training programs you can take to prepare yourself for the journey. However, you have to start preparing yourself 3 to 6 weeks prior to the trek. Initially, you have to do some physical assessment tests to know the actual data of your physical fitness and strength. Then, you can decide on how long you will need to train to reach the benchmark you set. Likewise, training yourself is not a one-day thing, so you need to be consistent with the training.

You can try some exercises that will increase your strength and boost your physical stamina. Training with exercises like swimming, jogging, cycling, planks, lunges, squats, and pull-ups can help in your physical preparation.

Mental preparation is equally important as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for long hours of hiking. It is better to keep low expectations about the trek because when high expectations are not met, it will create disappointment about the journey.

Permits for Langtang Valley Trek

syabrubesi

To successfully complete your Langtang Valley trek, you will need to acquire two permits.

Since the Langtang Valley falls under the care of Langtang National Park. The first permit you will need to acquire is the Langtang National Park permit. This permit will cost you about USD 30.

Another necessary documentation that you need to obtain is a TIMS card. This card consists of all the information about the trekkers for their safety and security in Nepal. This card will cost you Nrs 1000 if you are foreign nationals, except that of SAARC countries. In case you are a national of SAARC countries, then it will cost you about NRS 300.

What Kind of Food And Accommodation Facilities Can You Expect?

Kyanjin Gompa

All the trekking packages we have mentioned above have teahouse-based accommodation with the availability of 3-time meals.

On your journey to the Langtang Valley, you will stay overnight at a tea house or lodge. You will be provided with a twin-sharing room that will have two or three adjacent beds. Moreover, the beds will be properly equipped with blankets, pillows, and mattresses. You can have an attached bathroom of Western style in the lower elevation, but as you progress to a higher elevation, you may be able to find a traditional squat-style bathroom that will be in a shared vicinity.

In terms of food, you will have wide menus to choose from. You can have traditional Nepali food, regional food, Indian and Tibetan cuisines, or even foreign specialties to choose from.

For breakfast, you can enjoy light foods like bread, eggs, cornflakes, soups, pancakes, pudding, muesli, oats, etc.

For lunch and dinner, you can have different khana sets, momo, stews, dhindo, steak, pizza, fries, spaghetti, pasta, etc. Additionally, the teahouse and lodges will have a diverse variety of drinks, from freshly squeezed juices, hot drinks, and cold drinks to hard drinks.

Tips for Maximizing Enjoyment During the Langtang Trek

  • Learn to respect and understand the culture and traditions of the region
  • Make sure you pack the right layer of clothes and accessories
  • Acclimate properly
  • Stay hydrated and won’t skip meals
  • Plan properly and consider the weather factor
  • Know your limits, and do not push yourself too much
  • Stay alert and safe

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