Langtang valley Trek

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Drive along scenic hills to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu valley
  • Trek inside the premises of the first Himalayan National Park of Nepal- Langtang
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa
  • Get towering views of Langtang range
  • Trek to picturesque villages in the Langtang region
  • Explore the flora and fauna of this region.
  • Trek through the lush rhododendron forests along the way.

Tour Overview

Langtang valley Trek is one of the most awesome trekking experience in Nepal. Its easy accessibility, great trekking trails, mesmerizing views of the mountains, and great cultural learning make it a trek that is highly sought-out one.

Langtang valley trek lies to the north of Kathmandu. The region is also quite close to another popular trekking destination of the Helambu region. The Langtang valley lies quite close to the south of the Tibetan border.

You will see some towering snow-covered mountains. The trail has great trekking climate as well as warm and hospitable people. This trek doesn’t see as many trekkers as the Annapurna or Everest region. So, you will enjoy this trek quite a lot if you are a solitude-seeking trekker.

There are many traditional villages along the way to Langtang valley on this trek. These villages have trails that take you to the untouched forests of the Langtang National Park. It is also the first Himalayan National Park.

You will walk in the forests of rhododendrons, larch, wildflowers, gentians, primroses, and epiphytic orchids. Over hundreds of species of flora lie within this region. The Langtang National Park is a home to various animal and bird species.

On lucky days, you can see animals like red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar (wild goat), and snow leopard. You will also get to listen to the sweet chirping of birds like cuckoos, barbets, owls, nightjars, laughing thrushes, Red-billed, parakeets etc.

The trekking trails of the Langtang Valley Trek takes you along mountain streams and great valleys. snow-capped peaks that surround it, lovely meadows as well as rural architecture.

You will get to see various mountain ranges like Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges. You will see Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Yala peak (5700m) and Dorji Lhakpa (6966m).

You will also get to see a tremendous gompa by the name of Kyanjin Gompa. This is an architectural masterpiece. It also is a great point to see the surrounding landscape. You will also see the various glaciers of the Langtang region in this trek.

All in all, the Langtang valley trek by Nepal Hiking Adventures is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. See the dramatic landscapes and rejoice the natural beauty.

The cultural practices of the people that go along with the wonderful biodiversity is a trekker’s dream.

Detail Itinerary

Your point of entry to Nepal will be Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu. You can meet our representatives from Nepal Hiking Adventure outside the airport terminal. They will hold a display sign that reads “ Nepal Hiking Adventure” so that you can locate them better.  Our representatives will also help you transfer to your hotel. You can relax in the hotel or you can go for a stroll around beautiful small towns in Kathmandu like Thamel.

Our representatives will meet you in the morning to discuss about the trip. In this briefing, they will give you information regarding the trek like the weather, difficulty, what you need to expect during this trip etc. You can meet your guide and meet the various members of our trip.

After this pre-trip meeting, you will got for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is a temple with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites that make for excellent sightseeing tour.

Pashupatinath Temple, which lies on the banks of the river Bagmati, is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. The main temple is two-storeyed with other small monuments and pilgrimage surrounding it.

Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are two Buddhist temples you will go to in this trip. These two temples give you a glimpse into the Buddhist culture. The peaceful setting of these two monasteries are sure to delight you in this trip.

Finally, you will also head out to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. These squares are full of various temples like Krishna Mandir, Hanuman Dhoka, museums and other smaller temples. All of them are perfect representations of the architecture of Nepal in the medieval period.

Today, you will go to the starting point of your trek in Syabrubesi. After having breakfast in your hotel, you will head out on 7-8 hour bus ride to Syabrubesi(2380 meters).

Along the way, you will pass many rural settlements, towns, and farm villages. Syabrubesi lies to the north of Kathmandu valley. As there are many hills surrounding Kathmandu valley, you will encounter winding path as well as uphills and downhills along the way. Trisuli Bazaar is one very popular market that you will come across on your way to Syabrubesi.

After the bus drives past Trishuli Bazaar, it goes to high altitude regions with cooler temperatures. As the vegetation change, you will see plenty of maize and millet terraced fields instead of the rice paddy fields in the low altitude regions. There will also be a noticeable change in the people as well as culture. After driving for a few hours from Trishuli Bazaar, you will arrive at Dhunche (1,780m). Dhunche is a major town of the Langtang region. Langtang National Park is where Dhunche lies. After driving for 1 - 2 hours from Dhunche, you will reach Syabrubesi village (1460 meters) for your overnight stay.

Today is the start of your trekking journey. After trekking for 5-6 hours from Syabrubesi, you will reach Lama Hotel(3430 meters). Firstly, you will trek downhill to Bhote Koshi River. After that, you will walk along a path along Langtang Khola.

The trail to Bamboo (1,960 m) is quite rugged. You will also climb some gentle uphills to Bamboo. After trekking on a gentle sloping trail from Bamboo, you will get to Rimche(2400 meters) where you will have your lunch.

After trekking on an uphill path for one hour from Rimche, you will get to Lama Hotel. Numerous trekkers claim to see animals like red pandas, monkeys, and bears on their way to Lama Hotel.

So you might also be able to catch the views of fauna of the Langtang region this day. Lama Hotel with its awesome aroma is a wonderful place for your overnight stay.

You can also hear some fantastic sound of the nearby river during your stay in Lama Hotel.

You will leave Lama Hotel after having breakfast. The initial part of today’s trek takes you along a cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest. The forested route today is a mild uphill trail.

Trekking for a few hours takes you to a gorge. As you walk on a sloping track along torrent glacial river Trishuli, you will reach a settlement called Ghore-Tabela. The literal translation of the Nepali word “Ghore-Tabela” is “Horse Stable” in English. Ghore-Tabela is a wonderful setting surrounded by pine, hemlock, and rhododendron forests.

You will have a small rest here after which you will resume trekking to your final destination of today’s trek- Langtang village.

You will trek through cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, leaving the tree line behind. On your way to Langtang village, you will encounter some uphills as well as winding tracks.

After a trek of 5-6 hours from Lama Hotel, you will reach Langtang village(3430 meters), where you will spend your night. Langtang village gives you awesome views of the Langtang Himal in the north of this valley.

After having breakfast in the Langtang village, you will prepare for the trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters).

The initial part of today’s trek is quite gentle for a short while. After that, you will trek along winding up hills. Along the way, you will find vegetation of Burberry and high alpine shrubs.

The trail is also blessed with "mani-prayer wall". If you want to pay proper respect to the faith of Tibetan Buddhism, you should trek past these prayer walls in the clockwise direction.

Heading in the eastern direction, you will notice the Langtang valley opening up. The trek then gently takes you to grassy meadows. You can also enjoy some delightful views of snow-capped peaks on the background.

As you gain some mild altitude as you trek uphill, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters). Today’s trek is 3-4 hours long.

Kyanjin Gompa is set beautifully amidst panoramic views of the towering mountains of Langtang range.

As the Langtang Lirung (7,234m) peak is quite near to Kyanjin Gompa, you will get the best views of this mountain from Kyanjin Gompa. The views of the icefall of this mountain is equally superb.

The Kyanjin Gompa monastery is set beautifully at the of a ridge. This makes it a great vantage point to see the surrounding peaks. You can also stroll to the cheese factory in the area surrounding Kyanjin Gompa. Another fun hike to explore is the hike up the moraine. You can also climb up to Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m).

After the exploration of the natural as well as the cultural beauty of Kyanjin region, it is time to head back down. Today, you will head back down to Lama Hotel(3430 meters) on a 6-7 hour trekking journey.

You will take the same trail on your way down with which you trekked up to Kyanjin. As you trek past rhododendron forests, you will reach settlements like Langtang valley and Ghore-Tabela before descending to the Trishuli river. A gentle trek from Trishuli will take you to Lama Hotel, where you will spend your night.

Today, you will lose around 2000 meters in altitude as you trek to Syabrubesi(1460 meters). This is a  5-hour trekking journey.

After breakfast, you will start your trek from Lama Hotel. The trail lies along a hillside. At first, you will get to large a Sherpa settlement. A gentle downhill trek from there will take you to Bridhim village.

You will see some delightful views of Ganesh Himal range and Tibetan Himalayas. You will see the horizontal views of Langtang valley, on your descent to Syabrubesi. The trekking trail descends further to the confluence of Langtang River and Bhote Koshi River.

Alternative Route:

You can also trek to Syabrubesi from Lama Hotel on an alternative route. This is a shorter route. But there is a downside to this trail. It is devoid of the views of the mountains.

This route is also unfit to trek in the summer season. There are many parts of trek where you might encounter some landslide-prone area.

The trekking trail along this alternative track follows Langtang River downstream. It takes you down the valley to Syabrubesi from where you will take a bus to Kathmandu the next day.

Today, you will head back to Kathmandu after having breakfast in Syabrubesi. The duration of this bus ride is around 7-8 hours.

There are a few turns along the way. You will also encounter some bumpy road as some part of the track is off-road. This is the same road back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi.

This will be your final day in this awesome country of the Himalayas- Nepal.

We will drop you at the airport a couple of hours before your scheduled flight. Before leaving for the airport, you need to confirm that you have secured tour air ticket as well as other travel related documents.

We wish you have a wonderful departure back home. We can also arrange for another trip in Nepal in case you want to.


Additional Info

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

While summing up the difficulty of the trek to Langtang valley, you need to take various factors into account. These include the length of the trek, the number of trekking hours in a day, as well as the condition of the trekking trails.

The length of this trek is 10 days. You will trek for 5 days. 3 days will be primarily uphill trails while 2 of them are downhill trails. You will trek for 5-6 hours daily.

The trekking trails are off-the-beaten-track. However, these trails are clearly defined. You definitely encounter some steep trails, especially while trekking to Kyanjin Gompa.

To sum up, the Langtang Valley Trekking is a moderate trek. This means that you will have to prepare for a few months to complete this trek quite easily. Good preparation will neutralize any threats you might have about altitude sickness.

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