Langtang Valley Trek| 5 Days Trek

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Region
Langtang Region
Distance
65 km
Start / End Point
Syabru Besi/Syabru Besi
Duration
4 Night 5 Days
Max. Altitude
Kyanjin Gompa 3830 m (12566 ft)
Meals Included
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Group Size
1-50
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
LT-LVT
Activity Per Day
6 - 7 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Moderate

Overview

The Langtang Valley Trek is a short and moderate-level trekking journey that takes you on the journey of a lifetime in the Langtang region. This trek is very close to the Kathmandu Valley, and we can start trekking after driving for 7 - 8 hours. While the Langtang Valley Trek is short, it offers you a variety of experiences like walking through rhododendrons and bamboo forests, walking along the streams, trek filled with stunning glacier and mountain views, Tamangs & the Sherpa Buddhist cultures with their traditional way of life, and much more. The real name of Langtang is Lamtang, which you can see on the signboard at the start of the Langtang trek and during the entrance of Langtang National Park.

Langtang Valley trek is slowly becoming popular, and people compare it to the Annapurna Base Camp trek of the Annapurna Region. Langtang trekking is suitable for beginners with reasonable fitness levels, and experienced trekkers can challenge themself with Tserko Ri and Ganja La Pass.

Why you will love the Langtang Valley Trek?
    • Directly start from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi
    • Trek through subtropical jungles and rhododendron-filled forests
    • Experience the unique cultures of Tamang and Tibetan locals
    • Witness many glaciers like Langtang, Lirung, and Kimshung glaciers
    • Amazing views of Dorje Lakpa, Langsisa, Ganjala, Kimsung, and many more snow-capped peaks.
    • Visit ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Stupas, Monuments, and cheese factories.
    • Witness exclusive wildlife like red pandas, snow leopards, musk deer, and Langur monkeys.

Where is Langtang Valley located?

    The Langtang Valley itself is located in the Rasuwa district of the Bagmati Province in Nepal. It starts from 80 kilometers north of the Kathmandu Valley and we can reach there by vehicle. The Langtang Valley lies inside the Langtang National Park and shares a border with Tibet.

    The Langtang Valley trek starts from Syabrubesi, after driving 122 kilometers from Kathmandu and it takes us two days of trekking to reach the Langtang Village.

    Food and Accomodation in Langtang Trek:

    Food in Langtang:

    The Langtang Valley trek not only treats you to breathtaking mountain views but also introduces you to the rich flavors of traditional Tibetan Nepalese cuisine. The tea houses along the trek route offer various options, starting with breakfast, the most crucial meal of the day. From Tibetan bread and chapati with jam or honey to hot soup, pancakes, porridge, muesli, and omelets, you have a range of choices to energize yourself for the trekking day.  

    We always take lunch during the trek and there are teahouses and restaurants everywhere, so we have our lunch along the trail, typically before 2 pm. Lunch includes Nepalese Dal Bhat, a wholesome combination of boiled rice, lentil soup, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle, which provides sustained energy. Alternatively, you can explore Western options like fried rice, pasta, pizza, spaghetti, savor momo, and noodle dishes. 

    The cheese factory in the Kyanjin Gompa also offers organically made cheese in this trek.

    Accommodation in Langtang:

    There are many hotels along the trail, and locals are constructing more. If you trek during the off-season, you can stay overnight in the best hotels in the Langtang region. 

    There are good teahouses all over the trail, so you don't need to worry about the accommodations; however, if you are trekking during the peak seasons, you need to book the rooms early. 

    You'll find various options, ranging from cozy lodges to more basic guesthouses, allowing trekkers to choose based on their preferences and budget. The teahouses provide essential but basic amenities like warm bedding and shared dining with a fireplace to warm yourself. There are good hotels, but you won't find the luxurious ones from the EBC trek on the Langtang trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Overview:

Just like Annapurna, Everest, and Manaslu region trekking, Langtang region is also one of the classical trekking routes in the Himalayas of Nepal. Starting directly from Kathmandu, we can complete the Langtang trek in 5 days. Langtang Trek is highly famous for providing stunning views and sceneries. Unlike the ABC or the EBC trek, you will enjoy each moment of Langtang trekking rather than having a goal to reach a specific destination. The saying, I am in love with the (process) trail perfectly resonates with the Langtang trek. The Langtang Valley Trek is very close to Tibet, so you will notice the culture and tradition of ancient Tibet during the trekking routes. There is an ancient trade route between residents of Langtang and Tibet from Dunche. It is a small Triburity between the Ganesh and Langtang Peaks.

The first day starts with driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We will bend the itinerary and trek to Rimche if we have enough time. However, if the drive takes longer than expected, we will stay overnight at Syabrubesi and then trek early to reach Ghoda Tabela.  

On the second day, we will trek from Syabrubesi to Ghoda Tabela, and it takes 7 - 8 hours to get there. We will trek from Ghoda Tabela to Kyanjin Gompa on our third day, passing the Langtang Valley. On our fourth day, we will trek to Kanjin Ri very early in the morning; after enjoying the breathtaking views of the Langtang ranges, we trek back to Kyanjin Gompa. We will have lunch at Kyanjin Gompa and then trek to Lama Hotel or Rimche. 

On our fifth and last day of Langtang Trek, we will trek back from Rimche to Syapru Besi and then drive back to Kathmandu again.

How difficult is the Langtang Valley Trek?

The Langtang Valley trek is a moderately difficult trek for regular trekkers and beginners with a good fitness level. While the ideal itinerary for trekking Langtang is seven days, we are completing it in 5 days, so it will be tough for beginners. We can complete the Langtang trek in five days with an average walking of 6-7 hours and a single day of 8-hour trek. However, if you feel uneasy during the trek, you can extend the days by talking with the guide; we are always flexible with it.

The overnight you will spend in Kyanjin Gompa at an altitude of 3,830 m (12,566 ft) might be complex if you are inexperienced as the altitude gain is 800 m; other than that, you can do this trek in five days if you are physically fit and live a lifestyle filled with exercise like hiking, swimming, cycling and so on. 

If you are unsure about the itinerary or walking 6 -7 hours each day, contact us at [email protected], and we will provide a custom itinerary for you according to your interest and fitness level.

Langtang Trek distance: 

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi:
122 km driving, 6 - 7 hours drive

Day 2: Syabrubesi to Ghoda Tabela:
22 km trekking, 7 - 8 hours trek

Day 3: Ghoda Tabela to Kyanjin Gompa:
14 km trekking, 6 - 7 hours trek

Day 4: Kyanjin Gompa to Kyanjin Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel:
19 km trekking, 7 - 8 hours trek

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi and Drive to Kathmandu:
10 km trek and 122 km drive, 3 - 4 hours trek and 6 - 7 hours drive

Langtang Trek Altitude:

The Langtang Valley trek altitude starts and ends at Kathmandu with an altitude of 1400 m (4593 ft). The highest altitude during the Langtang trek depends on how much you wish to explore the Langtang Valley. The highest altitude as per the itinerary is Kyanjin Ri at an altitude of 4773 m, however, if you explore the Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri) which is situated at an altitude of  4984 m, it is the highest altitude.

The altitude gain of the Langtang Valley Trek as per the itinerary is given below:

Day 1: Kathmandu 1400 m (4594 ft) to Syabrubesi 1503 m (4932 ft)
Altitude Gain: 103 m (338 ft)

Day 2: Syabrubesi 1503 m (4932 ft) to Ghoda Tabela 3030 m (9941 ft)
Altitude Gain: 1527 m (5010 ft)

Day 3: Ghoda Tabela 3030 m (9941 ft) to Kyanjin Gompa 3830 m (12566 ft)
Altitude Gain: 800 m (2624 ft)

Day 4: Kyanjin Gompa 3830 m (12566 ft) to Kanjin Ri 4773 m (15659 ft) to Rimche 2399 m (7870 ft)
Altitude Gain: 943 m (3094 ft)

Day 5: Lama Hotel 2560 m(8399 ft) to Kathmandu 1400 m (4594 ft)

Best Season for Langtang Valley Trek:

The best seasons for Langtang Valley Trek is Autumn and Spring. While it is possible to trek the Langtang Valley Trek during Summer, and Winter it is not recommended to total beginners. Also, trekking langtang in extreme winter is also not recommeded due to extreme weather conditions, and the tea house owners also temporarily move to lower regions.

Autumn Season (September to November):

  1. Autumn is the peak trekking season.
  2. You will encounter a high number of fellow travelers
  3. Stunning natural beauty with a rain-washed environment
  4. Greenery with blooming flora and fauna in the valley
  5. Mesmerizing views during the Langtang trek.
  6. Clear weather for perfect mountain peak visibility
  7. Warm daytime temperatures with Chilly nights


Spring Season (March to May):

  1. Spring is another peak trekking season
  2. High crowd levels similar to Autumn
  3. Spring is the ideal time for nature lovers in Langtang Valley
  4. Blooming flowers along the trekking routes
  5. Clear skies and favorable trekking weather
  6. Sunny days, with cold nights
  7. You should book rooms in Advance during Spring, as the lodges are mostly packed.


Winter Season (December to February):

  1. Winter is off-season for trekking in the Langtang region. 
  2. Challenging trek with snow-covered routes
  3. Ideal for snowfall and extreme adventure lovers
  4. The coldest time of the year
  5. Clear views of snow-covered peaks against a blue sky
  6. Temperature drops below freezing point
  7. Adequate preparation for cold conditions
  8. Less crowded routes, offering a peaceful journey
  9. Lower prices due to fewer trekkers


Monsoon Season (June to August):

  1. Monsoon is the least recommended time to hike in the Langtang trek.
  2. If you want an isolated trek, the best season is for you. 
  3. Low chances of encountering fellow trekkers.
  4. Popular among researchers
  5. Heavy rainfalls and slippery paths, so caution is required while walking
  6. Dark rain clouds mostly obscure mountain views, but if the weather clears, you will see mind-blowing
  7. views of the Langtang range.
  8. Unique flora and fauna blooming during this season
  9. Carry raincoats for travel during the Monsoon.

Langtang Valley Trek| 5 Days Trek Photo

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Kathmandu 1,400 m to Syarubesi 1,503 m by bus:

  2. day 2

    Syabrubesi to Ghoda Tabela 3,030 m:

  3. day 3

    Ghoda Tabela to Kyajin Gompa 3,830 m:

  4. day 4

    Kyanjin Gompa to Kyanjin Ri 4,773 m and trek back to Lama Hotel:

  5. day 5

    Lama Hotel 2,560 m to Syabru Besi and drive to Kathmandu:

Langtang Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Set breakfast, during the trek.
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
    • Langtang national park permit.
    • TIMS Fee – Trekker’s Information Management System (Please bring three passport photos).
    • Government taxes & office service charge.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
  • All kinds of cold drinks during the trek.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • WIFI internet during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.

Langtang Valley Trek Trip Information

Why choose North Nepal Travel and Trek for Langtang Valley Trek?

Our team consists of local guides who are best trained, certified and have many years of experience. They are easy to communicate with and friendly. You will definitely love their service and friendly nature. They are trained to efficiently handle any bad situation due to any circumstances.

Our travel package can be customized as per your need and the number of days you have for trekking. Our package includes all the charges for food, accommodation, guide, porter, permits, and many more. We will also be taking care of the insurance, food, accommodation and medical care of our guides and porters. Our valuable trekkers’ and our staff’s satisfaction is our top priority.

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

Langtang Trek Permits:

The Langtang National Park Permits and TIMS card are the only two permits required for Langtang Valley Trekking. The TIMS Card costs 8 US$ or 1000 NRS for people of every nationality. There is no special discount for people from SAARC countries for TIMS cards. 

Langtang National Park Permits cost 1500 NRS for people from SAARC countries and 3000 NRS for people from other countries. 

With a Langtang National Park permit, you can hike up to Kyanjin Gompa; however, if you want to explore the Tresko Ri or cross the Ganja La Pass, you also need the Langtang Restricted Area Permit.

Langtang Valley Trek| 5 Days Trek Company Reviews

2023-01-10

Best travel company in Pokhara!

Mohan was extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to help us with everything I did in Nepal. He is the go-to guy for everything and I owe many of my best experience in Nepal to him. Highly recommend this travel company. Also, shout out to Bharat who was an excellent guide!

Mitchell E

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