Langtang Valley Trek

9 Days

Langtang Valley Trek by Great Adventure Treks is one of the most awesome short treks in Nepal. The Langtang Valley blesses you with some spectacular views of the mountains as well as delightful alpine scenery. You can complete the Langtang valley trek in a week. However, an additional day for acclimatization will work out perfect for you. In this acclimatization day, you can explore the Langtang village and the various places of natural, cultural and religious significance there. The Langtang Valley trek takes place inside the premises of Langtang National Park. The Langtang region lies wonderfully in the Himalayas. Langtang is around 150 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The national park is home to various 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystem types. So you will have an opportunity to trek in rhododendron, orchid, and pine forests. You can also find various species of birds and animals like monkeys, musk deer, Pika and Danphe (the national bird of Nepal).

The Langtang valley trek by The Great Adventure Treks starts after a fascinating bus ride through forested hills and terraced farms in the countryside to Syabrubesi 1950m. From Syabru Besi, you will trek through gradual uphills of the Langtang National Park. The park comprises of rhododendron and bamboo forests with sparse Tamang settlements in between. As the Langtang valley lies quite close to Tibet, you can see a strong influence of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in this region. Most of the inhabitants of this valley are of Tamang ethnicity. The Tamang people originated from Tibet and have a distinct culture, architecture, and lifestyle. Various Gompas, Mani walls and colorful prayer flags along the way reflect the culture of these people. After trekking through forests, terraced fields, scrub vegetation and open rocky ground, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). You will spend a day resting and acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa. In this day, you can hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). You can have some wonderful views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and its glaciers from Kyanjin Ri. Kyanjin Ri is home to a cheese factory supported by the Swiss government. Langtang valley trek is one of the most wonderful off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal which is easily accessible. The Great Adventure Treks offers an authentic cultural experience, mesmerizing natural beauty, wonderful view of the mountains as well as glaciers, waterfalls and a great range of plants and animals in the Langtang Valley Trek. Langtang valley trek is an ideal short trip for people looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Himalayas of the Langtang region.

Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the most popular seasons for trekking to Langtang Valley Trek. Winter (December, January, February) and summers (June, July, and August) have their own advantages. With clear mornings, low precipitation, smaller wind speed, and clear views of the mountains, autumn and spring are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek. As the Langtang Valley trek is low altitude trek, you can spend some quality time in the Langtang valley in the winter. Winter season will give you solitude, off-season discounts as well as the best view of the mountains. You can also complete the Langtang valley trek in the summer season as long as you accommodate for the possibility of rain and are well geared for the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

Even if you are moderately fit, you can complete the Langtang valley trek quite easily. The low altitude gains in this trek and the short trekking time makes this trek a moderately difficult trek. You will be trekking for only 6 days in the Langtang valley trek. The trek starts from an altitude of 1400 meters and takes you to the highest altitude of 3870 meters in Kyanjin Gompa. During the optional hike, you can also trek to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). The altitude you will gain in this trek is also quite low. The trekking trails are also safe and easy to trek. As this trek is moderately difficult, you don’t have to do vigorous exercise for a long period of time before trekking. However, a few months of preparation makes it really easy to complete the trek.

Main Attractions of  Langtang Valley Trek

  • Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple etc. in Kathmandu
  • The scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back.
  • Visit the first Himalayan national park of Nepal- Langtang National Park
  • Explore the valley of glaciers- Langtang valley.
  • Spend quality time in quaint villages like Syabrubesi, Ghore-Tabela etc.
  • Astonishing views of Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, and Ganjala peak.
  • A chance to catch sights of flora and fauna of Langtang region like red pandas, monkeys, and bears
  • Learn the culture of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Visit Buddhist shrines like Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa
  • Climb Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters).

Langtang Valley Trekking Map

Langtang Valley Trekking Map

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche  ( 1960 m/6430 ft ) 7 hour drive, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,460 m/4790 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/7939 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/ 11253 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek to Kyngin Gompa (3,850 m/ 12631 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel  (2,420 m/ 7939 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4790 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu 6 hrs journey, Hotel Accommodation.

If you want to go to Dhunche by Jeep or return to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi by Jeep, We are happy to arrange them as you like, but the cost will be different. Please feel free to contact us if you want to choose these options.

On availability of your time and interest after your trek, please feel free to choose our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURSJungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche  ( 1960 m/6430 ft ) 7 hour drive, Tea House Accommodation. 

After having breakfast, you will head out to Dhunche on a 7-8 hour bus ride. The bus ride takes you along winding uphills and downhills as it drives along to many rural towns and farm villages. The road to Dhunche is to the north of Kathmandu valley. As the road leaves Trishuli Bazaar, it climbs uphill to cooler regions leaving the rice paddy behind to and taking you along maize and millet terraced fields. You will notice a change in the weather as well as the people and culture. You will then arrive at the entrance of Dhunche (1,780m), which is a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district.

Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,460 m/4790 ft), Tea House Accommodation. 

Today, you will start your trek to reach Thulo Syabru. Early in the morning after breakfast trail begins on a motor able road which later merges into trekking trail at Bharku. The trail gradually reaches to (Pairo) landslide and leads you to Thulo Syabru (2,260m). The trail passes through calm pine forest which is real fun to trek by, the chirping of birds and the silent forest adds an extra dimension into your trekking on this day. Thulo Syabru is a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village from where you can observe the miraculous vista of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal and overnight here.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/7939 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

Today you will start your hike as you leave Syabrubesi and head out to Lama Hotel. The initial part of the trail to Lama Hotel takes you along Bhote Koshi River followed by a trail along Langtang Khola. You will ascend along a steady uphill to Bamboo (1,960 m) trekking in rugged trails. From Bamboo, the trail takes you along a gentle slope to Rimche (2,400 m). You will have your lunch in Rimche. Another hour of steady uphill trek leads you to your overnight stop at Lama Hotel, which is an ideal spot to spend your night. On your way to Lama Hotel, you might also be able to catch the glimpses of red pandas, monkeys, and bears if you are fortunate. Lama Hotel is a wonderful place to stay with some time for a refreshing splash in the nearby river. The trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2420 meters) is 5-6 hours long.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/ 11253 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

The walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest. After trekking for a while, you will get to a gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream. After trekking for three hours, you will get to Ghore-Tabela. “Ghore-Tabela” in the literal sense means Horse Stable. This is a beautiful settlement that is set amidst pines, hemlocks and rhododendron forests. After a pleasant stop here, the trek continues to Langtang valley. You will trek through cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, leaving the tree line behind. After trekking uphill for an hour, you will trek along a gradual winding trail with few ups and down before you reach Langtang village. You will spend your night in this valley, which provides you glimpses of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.

Day 05: Trek to Kyngin Gompa (3,850 m/ 12631 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

Today, you will leave for Kyanjin Gompa. You will head out for the exploration after you have breakfast. The trail leads you along a gradual path for a small amount of time. It also takes you up along some winding up hills. After trekking along these curvy uphill paths, you will reach a destination where you encounter Burberry and high alpine shrubs. You will also encounter “mani-prayer wall”. You will have to walk in the clockwise direction when you encounter these prayer walls. As you trek towards the eastern side, you will see the valley opening up. You will then walk on the grassy meadows. At a distance, you will also be able to see some fantastic mountain views. You will trek gently as you might have difficulty gaining some altitude before reaching Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters). Kyanjin Gompa is beautiful place to watch panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. Langtang Lirung (7,234m) and its icefall is the closest landscape to the Gompa. The Kyanjin Gompa monastery lies on the top of a knoll. This ridge is formed by large boulders. The hike from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa is 3-4 hours long.

Day 06: Rest-Day for a hike around Kyngin Gompa for local hike and exploration of the spot and enjoy the scenic beauty, culture and traditions. Tea House Accommodation. 

Today is a rest day which you can use for sightseeing Kyanjin Gompa. You can visit the cheese factory here which provides some delectable cheese. You also have the opportunity to trek up to the moraine. From here, you can have fantastic views of icefalls and the gigantic glaciers of Langtang Lirung. If you have the energy, you can also trek up to Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m). This is also the highest part of this trek. You can also wonder around the back of the village in case you are still hungry for more mountain views.

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel  (2,420 m/ 7939 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

After a wonderful time at Kyangin, journey heads back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel. The journey today is 6-7 hours long. You will first reach Langtang valley. From there as you walk through rhododendron forests, you will get to Ghore-Tabela. From there, you will take a downhill along the stream of Trishuli before reaching Lama Hotel.

Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4790 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

After having breakfast in Lama Hotel, you will trek through a hillside which will take you to large a Sherpa settlement. From there the descent to Bridhim village is short and easy. Along the way, you can also catch breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal range, the Himalayas of the Tibetan and the horizontal views of Langtang valley. The trekking trail descends further to the confluence of Langtang River and Bhote Koshi River. Eventually, you will reach Syabru Besi. Today you will trek for around 5 hours.

Alternative Route:

There is an alternative route to get to Syabrubesi from Lama Hotel. This route follows Langtang River downstream as you trek through the lower valley. This route is comparatively shorter and easier. But it doesn’t offer as good a view of the mountains as the upper route. Further, this route might not be fit for trekking in the summer season if the track is by a landslide or nasty latches.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi.

After breakfast in Syabrubesi, you will head back to Kathmandu on a 7-8 hour bus ride. The road is primarily a winding downhill with a few bumpy tracks in between. The road to Kathmandu is the same one you come to Syabrubesi. The drive will be very enjoyable as you get to witness the lovely nature of Nepal over again while you enjoy your drive.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star level hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to  Dhunche in regular bus.
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House).
  • Food during the trek(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter).
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card).
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket).
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance).
  • Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by regular Bus.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • All program as per Itinerary
  • Airport departure.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees.
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Any special accommodation.

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Langtang Valley Trek
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