Langtang region is considered to be the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu.
It is less crowded as compared to other trekking areas. Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, holy Lake: Gosainkunda, rhododendron forest and the beautiful views of snow-capped peaks make it attractive destination for the trekkers.
Monastery of Kyangin Gumba and Tserko Ri is the major attraction of this trek.You can also experience the life style of Tamang community which is an indigenous caste of the country.
If days are in your favor, you can see various species of birds and also wildlife like Black Beer, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, Rhesus Monkey and Langur on the region.
Where is Langtang Valley?
Geographically, it lies in the southern side of Kathmandu valley. It is within the Langtang national park. It lies between Nepal and China border.
When to Visit Langtang Valley? What is the best time to trek Langtang Valley?
Almost in all season, Langtang Valley can be visited. However, autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the appropriate seasons as the sky is clear to see views of mountains and landscape.
How much does Langtang Valley trek cost?
- For TIMS permit, it is US $ 10 and for Langtang National Park Entry Permit it is US $ 30.
- For guides it costs between US $ 25 to 35 per day
- For porter it costs between US $ 20 to 30 per day
- On accommodation per night cost will be $ 5 and for meals per day it comes to be around $ 25, depending upon the items.
- Bus fare to and from the trialhead, Syabyubesi, is $ 10 per head.
What to pack for Langtang Valley trek?
Trekking boots, pair of crocs, four pairs of liner socks, few pairs of underwear, down jacket, down pant, T-shirts, trousers, set of thermals, light sleeping bag, trekking pole, pair of gloves, wollen hat, sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torchlight or a head torchlight, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, water purifier, moisturizer, toothpaste, tooth brush, snacks you like, entertainment items such as books, cards an ipad etc.
Where to stay during Langtang Valley trek?
Basically, we stay at teahouses. These days’ teahouses have been upgraded than before. Teahouse owner expects your stay when they serve the meal. They may not accommodate you if you don’t have meals in the same tea house.As the number of trekkers and the frequency of the visitors have increased; the teahouses are of a good standard.
What to eat during Langtang Valley trek?
Basically, the locals serve Dal (pulses), Bhat (rice), and Tarkari (curry), which is favourite and common among Nepalese people. From the view point of health also, it is best option as they serve the locally produced items. Noodles are also available on the teahouse. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian both are available. However, from the view point of hygienic it is better to consume vegetarian dishes.
Do I need permits/TIMS during Langtang Valley trek?
Yes, Langtang Valley conservation Permit and TIMS is required for the trek.
How difficult is to trek Langtang Valley?
When it comes to the difficulty level, it falls within the moderate level of difficulty. General level of fitness is required to complete the trek. If it is your first trek, make sure you have acclimatization day in your itinerary.
What is the standard itinerary of Langtang Valley?
On an average it takes 7 to 8 days for Langtang trek. If you want to visit Gosainkunda (a famous holy lake of the region), it takes 12 days on average.
Who to go Langtang Valley?
Trekkers who like peaceful area, want to experience the lifestyle of local community, loves to witness wildlife and various species of birds, beautiful Himalayas, rivers, forests can go to Langtang valley.
Is it safe to trek Langtang Valley?
You always have to be careful when you walk on the mountain area. However, as compared to other treks, it is safe to trek on the area.
Is there Wi-fi available on the trekking area?
Not everywhere, but most of the guesthouses have wi-fi facility. It is common that you have to pay extra for using wi-fi and charging your gadgets.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru (2720m, 165 km, 8 hrs)
The excitement begins with the travel after having breakfast. Our journey offers beautiful hills and rivers on the way, lets us know how the town and rural settlements are situated. We will enjoy our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar and then we head to Syabrubesi via Dhunche.
Trek from Syabru to Changtang/Lama Hotel (2410m, 6 hours)
Trekking actually begins from the day. Besutiful Langtang Khola (River) and thick forest will mesmerize the walk. There are few suspension bridges, teahouses on the way. Steep trail will excite the day till we get to the Changtang. The place is also known for the hotel “Lama Hotel”.
Trek from Changtang to Langtang town (3330m, 6 hours)
Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we continue the trail through the thick forest. View of the Langtang will make the trek more enthusiastic.
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3730m, 3 hours)
After breakfast, we will get away from the Langtang town and surpass in the course of Yak grazing land. We also cross the biggest mani divider in Nepal and cross a few wooden gibbet as well. Since, we are truly getting into the high elevations; you may begin to feel the thin mountain air. Kanjin Gompa is encompassed by the Himalayas all around. You can go out for a stroll around Kanjin Gompa appreciating the perspectives, ice sheets, icefalls and yaks.
Trek to Tsergo Ri Peak and return to Lama Hotel (4980m, 7 hours)
Day begins with a trek to Tsergo/Cherko Ri to see the spectacular view. After returning, we enjoy breakfast and return back to the Changtang (Lama Hotel). Downhill walk will be for about six hours. On the way, we can see the ethnic community “Tamang” doing their rituals, religious and social activities as the settlements basically comprise of Tamang community.
Trek over to Syabrubesi (5 hours)
After enjoying the breakfast, we head down to Syabru bensi. Again the green forest and downhill will make your walk comfort and memorable. Basically, we arrive at Syabrubesi for the Lunch. our lunch.
Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (5/6 hours)
Final day of the trip starts with the breakfast and then make a drive to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel you stay. You really need rest and for the go for shopping and look around the city and wonder how the lifestyle differed in the city and the villages we left before.
- Transportation to trek point and return
- English spoken guide for the trek
- Necessary porters
- Accommodation during the trek either in tea house/homestay
- Three times meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
- Conservation permits/Trekker’s Information Management Syatem
- Staff expenses, allowances and insurance
- Sleeping bag/Jackets if needed
- Personal Expenses
- Bar and Beverages (hard & soft drink)
- Gratuity to staff
- Insurance in case of emergency ( Helicopter evacuation and other medication)
- Upgrade accommodation cost like room with private toilet.
- Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry,hot shower,etc
Trip Start From:
Trip End In:
Syabrubesi- Kyanjin gompa - Langtang
Conservation and TIMS.
Throughout the year