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Langtang Valley Trekking - 11 Days

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Langtang Valley Trekking

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 their 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 the Langtang Valley Trek

  • Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple etc. in Kathmandu
  • 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).

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7 - 8 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420m. 5 - 6 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. 5 - 6 hours walk.

Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,850m. 3 - 4 hours.

Day 07: At Kyngin Gompa for local hike and exploration.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 420m. 6 - 7 hours walk.

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 4 - 5 hours walk.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu 6 hrs journey.

Day 11: International Departure.

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel (1350m)

You will arrive at only international airport in Nepal- the Tribhuvan Airport in kathmandu. Our representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will meet you outside the airport terminal. They will transfer you to your hotel and help you check in. Our guide will give you all the relevant information about the hotel you will be staying. He will also brief you about the Langtang Valley Trek. He will also give you other related information and answer your other queries.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

After having a breakfast at your hotel in the morning, you will head out for a half day sightseeing tour of the capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a modern city that still proudly boasts of the heritage of its ancient culture. You can see the influence of this in the architecture of this city, where you can find modern buildings as well as temples of the medieval age.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most Hindu temples in the world. It lies on the banks of the river Bagmati. Over a million Hindu devotees come and pay their respects to Lord Shiva in this temple on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. It is a two-storied temple that has various other temples surrounding it.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Boudhanath, a holy Buddhist site in Kathmandu, was the 5th century C.E. It was established as a World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D. You can find people of all faiths in Boudhanath. They rotate the prayer wheels that are abundant in the temple. People make several rounds of this monastery while they are here.

Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares:

Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square were the residential palaces of the kings of Kathmandu and Patan respectively in the past. These palaces embody the wonderful architectural styles of Newari artists and craftsmen.

Krishna Mandir is the most popular temple in Patan Durbar Square. Hanuman Dhoka complex is the most visited site inside the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can also visit the museums located in these Durbar Squares.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7 - 8 hours drive.

After having breakfast, you will head out to Syabrubesi 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 Syabrubesi is to the north of Kathmandu valley. One of the bigger towns you will come across en route to Syabrubesi is Trisuli Bazaar, which has a sub-tropical climate.

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. It lies within the premises of Langtang National Park. From here, the bus takes you downhill for 1 - 2 hours till you reach Syabrubesi village (1460 meters) for your overnight stay.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420m. 5 - 6 hours.

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 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3, 430m. 5 - 6 hours walk.

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 06: Trek to Kynging Gompa 3,870m. 3 - 4 hours.

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 07: Rest-Day for a hike around.

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 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 6 - 7 hours walk.

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 09: Trek to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 5 hours walk.

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 10: 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.

Day 11: Transfer to Airport for International departure.

We will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home. Our representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Make sure that you have your confirmed air ticket with you along with other necessary travel documents. We could also arrange another tour for you in Nepal if you want to.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Necessary Land Transport (Domestic only).
  • 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).
  • Necessary Trekking permits.
  • 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).
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • All programme as per Itinerary.

  • 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

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Trip Facts

  • Kyngin Gompa 3,850m
  • Moderate
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • October - December and March - May
  • Available

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