Langtang Valley Trekking

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A trek to the Langtang Valley has to be one of the most rewarding of the short treks available anywhere in Nepal. The east-west running valley is the site of some spectacular alpine scenery as well as being a great place to meet unique people.

A trek to the Langtang Valley has to be one of the most rewarding of the short treks available anywhere in Nepal. The Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trekking destination to experience the scenic beauty of the Himalayas from the capital, Kathmandu.

Despite being so close to Kathmandu Valley, Langtang Trek offers an epic experience as any of the Tibetan highlands with serene rural landscapes that warm the heart.

While many people recognize the names Everest Base Camp Trek Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, few recognize the name Langtang Valley Trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Overview

Langtang Trek is one of the most popular treks after Annapurna Trekking and Everest Trekking. The east-west running valley is the site of some spectacular alpine scenery as well as a great place to meet unique people. A minimum of one week is required but trekkers are well-advised to add a few extra days for acclimatization and side trips in the valley.

Being surrounded by many Himalayan glaciers, this region is also known as the Valley of Glaciers. Langtang Valley is enclosed by the mountain peaks of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri, and Langtang Himal, which makes it one of the best destinations for hiking in Nepal.

Along our journey, you will walk through the Langtang National Park. Although wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, here you get the chance to see some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, Pika, and the national bird of Nepal the colorful Danphe.

This Langtang trek is best started from Syabru Besi which is just a 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Following our route map, we begin trekking from the lower region of the Langtang Valley through small villages, farmlands, and verdant forests to Kyangjin Gompa. We spend a night at Kyanjin Gompa and enjoy some sightseeing. We then return following the same route.

This trekking route can be visited at any time of the year. However, the Monsoon season is not considered as good as other seasons since the trail becomes slippery due to the rain and it’s pretty risky. The best season to visit of Langtang Valley is from February to May in the spring season and from September to November in autumn.

In addition to that, this trek does not require any prior trekking experience as the altitudes are not all that high.

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  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: Road
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Activity: Trekking
  • Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
  • Group Size:2 - 20 pax
  • Fixed Departures: Yes
  • Min Age: 12 years or above
  • Security: 100% Guaranteed!
  • Customized Trip Route: Available
  • Best Season: Sharad Ritu (Autumn)

Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary

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Once you land at Kathmandu Airport, a person from our team will be there to welcome you. They’ll be holding a sign with “Adventure White Himalaya Treks” written on it, right outside the airport. After that, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our own private tourist vehicle.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Hotel
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast

Early in the morning, we take a bus from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. This village is where the treks to the Langtang valley begin, and the bus ride takes about eight hours. During the journey, we pass through beautiful foothills and see scenic views along the way. We’ll catch glimpses of Ganesh Himal beside the powerful Trishuli River. The drive is enjoyable, with terraced green hills and lush forests, although some parts of the road might be a bit bumpy or under construction.

Stay overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • driving-icon Driving Hours: 7-8 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s trek starts by crossing the Bhote Koshi River and following the Langtang Khola. We’ll gradually go up to Bamboo (1,960 m), navigating through some rocky paths. Later on, the trail leads us to Rimche (2,400 m), where we’ll stop for lunch. Crossing a bridge over the Langtang River, we’ll face a steep climb that takes us to Lama Hotel. Along the way, if we’re lucky, we might spot red pandas, monkeys, and bears.

Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • duration-icon Treks Duration:6 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we continue climbing from Lama Hotel. The path takes us to Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela, meaning Horse Stable. Following that, we slowly ascend to a beautiful valley with yaks around. Langtang is a traditional village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The mountain views are stunning and become even more awe-inspiring as we approach.

Sleep overnight in Langtang Village.

  • duration-icon Treks Duration:5-6 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll head to Kyanjin Gompa, a significant monastery in the area. It’s a shorter walk today, perfect for acclimatizing. There are interesting things to check out, especially the famous cheese factory – make sure to taste some locally made cheese, as fresh as it can be. This beautiful valley is nestled at the base of Langtang Lirung. It’s a great place to explore the valley and climb several small peaks (hillocks).

Stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

  • duration-icon Treks Duration:5-6 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is a day to take it easy and discover the surroundings. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, take a stroll up the moraine to see the amazing ice faces and flowing glaciers of Langtang Lirung, or climb Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m), the highest point of this trek, right behind the village. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Langtang mountain range.

Stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we return to Lama Hotel using the same path. You’ll get to enjoy pleasant views of hillocks and charming villages. On the way back to Lama Hotel, the dense forest might give you a chance to spot some wild animals if you’re lucky. Then, you’ll spend the night at a local tea house in Lama Hotel.

Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • duration-icon Treks Duration:7-8 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Saying goodbye to the mountains, we descend to Syabru Besi, where our trek began a week ago. We’ll enjoy the dense forest and beautiful scenery along the way. The trek will be easier this time, mostly going downhill.

Stay overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • duration-icon Treks Duration:5-6 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we take a public bus back to Kathmandu from Sybru Besi. The journey lasts about 8 hours, and the road might be a bit bumpy. Along the way, we’ll enjoy the company of local Nepali people who might share different types of Nepali music and rhymes. In the evening, we’ll have a farewell dinner with a cultural show at a restaurant.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • driving-icon Driving Hours: 7-8 Hrs
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Hotel
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After an exciting 10-day adventure, today marks the end of our journey. A representative will accompany us to the airport about three hours before our flight. As we travel back home, we’ll have ample time to reflect on the amazing experiences we’ve had in the beautiful country of Nepal and start dreaming about our next adventure.

Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.

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Langtang Valley Trekking Includes/Exclude

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Entry permit for Langtang National Park
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
  • Accommodation in tea house
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
  • All pick up and drops (airports to hotel and airport to hotel)
  • Duffle bag where you can put your trekking gears
  • T-Shirt where our company’s logo will be printed
  • Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • One guide for below seven persons Above seven below fifteen persons another guide will be add like same in groupism
  • Each two persons get one porter (each porter can carry 25 kg of luggage)
  • Salary for guide and porters
  • Certificate of achievement while you back from the treks.
  • Insurance for all staffs
  • Farewell dinner at the last day of you back from the trek

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
  • Meals while not on the trek.
  • Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
Note:  
  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).

Langtang Valley Trekking Information

Physical Level and Preparation

Because of the long walking days and high altitudes, the Langtang Valley trek requires a sufficient level of physical preparation. It takes a moderate to high degree of fitness to make the trip safe and enjoyable.

Preparation Tips:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Trekking, jogging, and cycling are regular aerobic exercises that improve endurance.
  • Strength Training: For difficult terrain, strengthen your legs, core, and upper body.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: To prevent altitude sickness, consider rest days in your plan for acclimatization.
  • Pack Light: Make sure your backpack is as light as it gets. Bring only what you need.
  • Mental Preparedness: It’s a mental as well as a physical trip, so mentally prepare yourself for the hardships.

Group Size

Groups of two to twenty persons typically walk the Langtang Valley under the guidance of a qualified guide with assistance from local staff. A small group size encourages friendships and individualized experiences.

Accommodation

Simple teahouses to luxurious hotels are available for lodging during the hiking trail, depending on your preferences and what’s available along the way. Here is a list of popular places to stay:

  • Teahouses: These are straightforward, family-run lodges that offer a bed, simple food, and a cozy setting.
  • Lodges: Along the hike, there are settlements with lodges that offer extra facilities like attached restrooms and hot showers.
  • Tented Camps: Tented camps are another option for lodging in distant regions; these provide a more daring experience.

Luggage

Packing light is crucial when trekking. Bring only a modest daypack with the necessities (water, snacks, layers, camera), as a porter or yak will transport your major equipment between lodges.

Spirit of Travel

Trekking in the Langtang Valley is about appreciating the journey as much as the goal. It provides an opportunity to see the local way of life, breathtaking scenery, and enduring relationships with other hikers. The hike challenges one’s physical capabilities while honoring the natural world’s tenacity.

Season of trekking, distance traveled, services selected, and guide availability all affect the price.

Guided Trek: Usually comprises a guide, accommodation, meals, and permits. The price range is $1,000 to $1,500.

Independent Trek: Without permits and equipment, budget-conscious hikers can finish the trek for roughly $700 to $1,200.

Peak vs. Off Season: Trekking gives better weather during peak seasons (spring, autumn), but it is more expensive during off-peak seasons (winter, monsoon).

Cancellation Fees:

It’s important to know about any possible cancellation fees before starting the Langtang Valley Trek in case your plans change. Because different tour operators may charge varying cancellation costs, it is imperative that you read and comprehend the cancellation policy before making a reservation. Generally speaking, cancellation fees may increase the closer your departure date is. To lessen possible losses, think about getting cancellation coverage when getting travel insurance.

Tips

  • Pack Light: You can avoid paying porter costs by packing lightly. Bring only clothing and necessities.
  • Local Currency: For modest purchases along the trail, bringing small quantities of Nepalese Rupees is advised. There are ATMs in towns like Syabrubesi.
  • Split Costs: To cut down on individual spending, if you’re traveling in a group, think about splitting the cost of lodging, food, and guides.

 

What Justifies Getting Insurance?

Insurance is necessary when embarking on an adventure trip, such as a climb to Langtang Valley. Even while it could appear like an extra cost, the comfort and security it provides are priceless. The following are strong arguments for thinking about getting insurance for your hike:

  • Emergency Medical Coverage: There are risks associated with trekking to high elevations, such as altitude sickness and injuries, such as being at the Langtang Valley. Emergency medical costs are covered by travel insurance, including, if needed, helicopter evacuation.
  • Lost or Stolen Property: Personal property can be stolen or lost anywhere, including when hiking. The expense of replacing misplaced or stolen goods, such as equipment, electronics, or passports, may be covered by insurance.
  • Emergency Evacuation: You might need to be flown by helicopter to a medical center in the event of a serious illness or injury. Although these evacuations can be expensive, travel insurance frequently pays for them.
  • Search and Rescue: Insurance may be able to assist with the costs associated with conducting a search and rescue operation in certain, uncommon circumstances.

Trekking to Langtang Valley is an exciting adventure that passes through many environments with unpredictable weather. Having the appropriate equipment is crucial to ensuring your enjoyment, safety, and comfort during the trip. The following is a complete list of the tools you’ll need:

Small Personal Equipment

  • Backpack: A comfortable, well-fitting backpack (30–40 liters) that can accommodate daily essentials including water, snacks, extra clothing, and personal items.
  • Trekking Boots: Well-made, waterproof, cozy boots that provide supportive ankles.
  • Hiking Socks: Warm, moisture-wicking socks that keep your feet dry and blister-free.
  • Headlamp: For usage at night and in lodges with low lighting, a headlamp with additional batteries.

 

Personal Pharmacy

  • Prescription Drugs: Please include a copy of your prescription for any prescription drugs you may require.
  • Painkillers: Over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Antibiotics: Wide-spectrum drugs to treat common ailments.
  • Medication to prevent diarrhea: Imodium or a comparable drug.
  • First Aid Kit: Contains tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape, and antiseptic wipes.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Any other prescription drugs you may need.

 

Trekking Gear and Clothing

  • Base Layers: Breathable, moisture-wicking base layers for insulation and control of moisture.
  • Insulation: For lower temperatures, a cozy fleece or down jacket.
  • Outer Layer: A windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood to ward off the weather.
  • Trekking Pants: Versatile trekking pants with zip-off legs that are lightweight and quick to dry.
  • Gloves: For cold weather, mittens or gloves with insulation.
  • Hat: For protection from the heat, wear a sun hat or a thick beanie in chilly weather.

Passport

Validity of Passport: Verify that your passport is valid.

Nepal visa: Most visitors to Nepal must have a current visa in order to enter the nation. At other border crossings or the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can obtain a visa. Since visa requirements and prices sometimes change, you can get the most recent information from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home nation.

Medications

  • Altitude Sickness Medications: Discuss medications such as Diamox (acetazolamide) with a healthcare professional in order to help avoid or treat altitude sickness. It’s imperative to discuss the appropriate dosage and any potential side effects.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Make sure you always have a sufficient amount of prescription medications on hand, as well as a copy of the prescription.
  • First Aid Kit: Always have a basic first aid kit with you that contains bandages, sterile wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medications you may need.
  • Water Purification: Bring tablets or portable water filtration equipment to ensure you have safe drinking water during the walk.

Trekking to Langtang Valley offers you the opportunity to experience Nepal’s magnificent scenery. Nepal is well known for its gracious people, rich cultural legacy, and stunning Himalayan peaks. This country guide includes information about legislation, customs, ecology, animals, safety precautions, and other pertinent topics for your hike:

Usages & Customs

Honor Local Culture: Nepal is a multicultural nation that combines Buddhist and Hindu customs. Respecting regional traditions is crucial, and this includes dressing modestly and taking off your shoes before entering houses or temples.

Namaste: In Nepal, it’s usual to greet someone with a polite “Namaste” and a small bow. Acquire a few fundamental phrases in Nepali to improve your communication with people there.

 

Regarding Your Strolls:

Teahouse Lodging: Throughout the hike, some teahouses provide food and lodging. It is customary to place food orders at your lodging because these businesses depend on the business of hikers.

 

Fauna and Flora

Biodiversity: A wide range of fauna, such as Snow leopards, Red pandas, Himalayan tahr, Yak, Himalayan Monal, and other bird species, can be found in the Langtang region. Respecting the surrounding ecosystem and fauna is crucial when going on a journey.

 

Environmental Situation:

Leave No Trace: Reduce your influence on the environment by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. This includes eliminating single-use plastics and properly disposing of rubbish.

Local Initiatives: To improve the sustainability of the area, and support neighborhood environmental and conservation efforts.

Minimize Our Carbon Footprint

Hikers are recommended to steer clear of single-use plastics and to use reusable water bottles.

We recommend using as little gasoline as possible when trekking and lodging in energy-efficient buildings.

When feasible, we advise using public transportation as an environmentally friendly form of mobility.

Preserve Wildlife:

We strongly emphasize the conservation of wildlife and forbid disturbing or endangering it while on the walk.

Our contribution to local conservation efforts keeps the biodiversity of the area intact.

 

The Commandments of Responsible Travel:

Before the trip

Respect and Research: Learn as much as you can about the customs, environment, and culture of the area. Respect local customs by being aware of and adhering to them.

Pick Ethical Operators: Make sure that the hotels, tour companies, and other services you choose are firmly committed to sustainable tourism and ethical travel.

Pack with Thought: Pack light and only carry what you need. Avoid using single-use plastics and throwaway things to reduce waste.

 

During the trip

Respect local culture: Ask for permission before taking photos, dress modestly, and strike up a courteous conversation with the locals when you visit places of worship or cultural significance.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Use reusable things and recycle as much as you can to reduce waste. Put rubbish in the appropriate container.

Energy and Resource Conservation: To save energy, turn off the air conditioner, heaters, and lights when not in use. Reduce water use and lengthen your showers.

After the trip

Exchange Knowledge: To encourage moral travel behavior, impart to others your understanding of and experiences with responsible travel.

Think and Learn: After this event, think about how you can travel more responsibly going forward.

When it comes to the responsible tourism initiatives of hotels and tour operators, constructive criticism should be addressed in a positive direction.

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Langtang Valley Trekking Reviews

5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
Big ben

Best company in Nepal

Thanks for your Excellent service Adventure White Himalaya treks. I will come back again in Nepal another adventure I will join your company. Your company have very good guide and porter .

adlina a

Lantang trekking

Was good experience, food is nice beautiful scenary
Affordable price
On time
Friendly guide
Recommended

Nurfarhanah A

Highly Recommended for Langtang Valley Trekking

Adventure White Himalaya Treks was our guide for the Lantang Valley trip. It was my first time in Nepal and my first time trekking the Himalayas. Although there were lots of hardships we went through during the trip since it was our first but I was very satisfied with the way our main team (PakatanBejalan) and ganesh’s team helped us all the way. Thank you Ganesh & team for your help and guidance without which I don’t think me and Nik could have gone through what we did. It was one heck of an experience and we hope you prosperity in your work! Thank you especially to all the porters who carried our bags throughout the trip and served us food. Only God can repay your good deeds.

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