Langtang Valley Trek - 9 Days

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 4773 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1 - 14
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn


  • Home to uncountable waterfalls and amazing natural wonders.
  • Diverse vegetation and wildlife including Red Panda
  • Experience the tradition and hospitality of the Tamang People.
  • Astonishing mountains views include Tibetan Mountain from Kyanjin Ri

Langtang Valley Trek Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the foremost well-known trekking routes in Nepal. It takes you to the Langtang National Park, situated north of Kathmandu valley which borders Tibet. It offers a spectacular view of the snow-capped peaks with the extremely diverse landscapes of the Langtang Himalayan Range. This 9-day Langtang valley trek is especially best for those people who are looking for a short trek in Nepal and love to explore the diversity of high mountains and different cultures. During the journey to the Langtang region, individuals can experience Tibetan-Buddhism-infused Tamang culture and have an opportunity to explore the greenery and fauna in this Langtang national park area.

Langtang Valley: Before and After April 2015 Avalanche

Langtang village is one of the oldest settlements in the Langtang region. This and other settlements in the valley were destroyed by earthquakes and avalanches in April 2015. Nobody ever thought at the time that this town would come to life again. However, coming now – the locals with the help of funds, inspiration, and encouragement from people all over the world – have reclaimed the glory of Langtang Valley that was swept by the avalanches. Its newly built hotels and lodges now serve their guests even better.

What to Expect on Langtang Valley Trek?

Syabru Bensi - the starting point of the Langtang Valley trek is just around a 6-hour drive from Kathmandu – thus making it very accessible. Trekking in Nepal’s various Himalayan Range is an adventure that entails climbing steep mountains, passing through thick Rhododendron, Pine, and Bamboo forests, and walking up the barren mountains in the Tundra region – Langtang Valley Trek includes this all.

What sets Langtang Valley Trek, from other Himalayan treks is the unique Tibetan influence on the culture of the Tamangs and their hospitality. It is a region gifted by nature and its treasures include wildlife like the Himalayan Thar, Red Pandas, and Himalayan Black Bear, spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Range including the Langtang Lirung (7234m/23,734 ft), Langtang Ri (7205m / 23,638 ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m / 22,854 ft), among others, the famous Kyanjin Gompa and the glacial lake- Gosainkunda.

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Rasuwa – home to Langtang Himalayan Range – is Kathmandu’s neighbor. Traditionally Kathmandu valley is home to the Newars and has been the capital of the ancient and modern kingdoms from ancient times. These long lines of kings and the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism have left behind a rich heritage of arts, sculptures, and monuments across the three cities of Kathmandu. And this will be the town that will host you before we head out for the trek in neighboring Langtang valley, Rasuwa.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/ 4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

Today we will drive through the mountain trail to Syabrubesi- a timing town in the Rasuwa district, north of Kathmandu. The six-hour drive provides a window into diverse Nepali lifestyles and the abundance of its natural beauty. On our way we will pass through the Langtang National Park– one of the first Himalayan national parks of the country that is home to Musk deer, Wolf, Red panda, Cheer pheasant, and Danphe among others.

  • Max. Altitude:1550m/5100ft
  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lama Hotel is a scenic spot that has several tea houses. The place provides splendid scenic views of the Langtang valley. The trail passes through Bhote Koshi the riffs of the Bhote Koshi River and the Langtang Khola. Passing through the dense forests and after crossing several suspension bridges, the trail opens into the gradual climb to Bamboo. Just like the Lama Hotel, Bamboo is also a scenic spot that has some of the best tea houses in the Langtang region. Post lunch we will trek from here to our destination for the day- Lama Hotel, a steep ascent of around 450 meters through dense forest.

  • Max. Altitude:2410m/7832ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will head out to Langtang Village – a village that perished under the earthquake on April 15, 2015, earthquake was one of the oldest settlements in the Langtang region. The village has now been resurrected through the relentless efforts of its residents and assistance from all over the world. To reach here from Lama Hotel is around a 6-hour trek through the dense alpine forests of the Langtang region. After ascending for over six hundred meters ascend, we will reach Ghoda Tabela- a place that opens more to the Langtang Himalayan Range including Mt. Langtang Lirung and a green valley with many waterfalls. On the way, traditional water flour mills, Buddhist prayer wheels, chortens, and sacred mounds of rocks with Buddhist sacred inscriptions carved are a common sight. Overnight in Langtang Village.

  • Max. Altitude:3430m/11250ft
  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kyanjin Gompa, situated at 2845 m, acts like a base for several short one-day treks to surrounding peaks. Situated at a relatively lesser altitude, it provides a splendid view of the Langtang valley. Our ascend will be slow today – mostly to avoid being struck by altitude sickness. On the way, we will pass through vast stretches of Yak pastures, Mani Walls, made from stone with prayers written on them leading into the Kyanjin valley – which in the spring season is full of flowers and grasses. And there is a surprise here – The Dorje Bakery Cafe & Coffee Center which produces Yak cheese and some great infused Himalayan bakery delicacies. Overnight in a Kyanjin teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude:3845m/12611ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kyanjin Ri (4773) is the highest point for trekkers along the Langtang trail. It offers a great view of Tibet and the splendid Langtang Range. For ensuring that you get a cloudless view, we will head to the point early in the morning. Heading early is important to avoid slippery slopes on the way. We will be aiming to make the most of our journey before the snow and frost on the way starts to melt. On our return, we will start our return journey and head for today’s rest: Ghoda Tabela.

  • Max. Altitude:4773m/15655ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After snacks at Ghoda Tabela, we will head for the final leg of our trek in the Langtang region. We will pass through the trail and figure out that we had missed so much of it on our ascent. As the climate is warmer and more humid, endorphins kick in and you will find that we are perfectly in tune with the charming natural beauty around us. Overnight at Syabrubesi.

  • Max. Altitude:1550m/5100ft
  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a walk through Syabrubensi town, we fold our tour and head out for Kathmandu finding our way through the dusty off-road. In Kathmandu – we join you for a farewell dinner enjoying some authentic Nepali cuisines. After five days long trek in Langtang valley, today we drive back to Kathmandu. This takes six hours by private jeep. We end our Adventure with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/4329ft
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Besides the goodbyes, there are a lot of things that you could catch up on doing in Kathmandu before you fly out. But these depend on your flight schedules and personal calendar. We will discuss your schedules for the day and on its basis will recommend things you could give a shot. After all, adventurers never miss the chance to have some extra fun!

    Cost Details
    • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
    • Accommodation in a Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin-sharing Basic.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Round trip drive on private vehicle Kathmandu – Shyaphru Bensi – Kathmandu (for more than 2 people)
    • Full-board meals: B, L, D, and accommodation during the trek.
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food & lodging
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • All necessary paperwork and National Park permit and TIMS.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • All bar bills along the trek.
    • 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.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
    • Tips for guides and porters.
    Useful Information

    Langtang Trek Difficulty: Who Can Do This Trek?

    Exploration of the high mountain land in Nepal is never an easy job. The difficulty level of the Langtang valley trek is moderate. Normally people who have utilized hiking and carry some load (5-6 kilogram) can confront this trip and take up the task on condition. If you are physically fit and do not suffer from any serious illness, then you can prepare yourself for this Himalayan journey. As preparation, you must do some exercise and one hour of hiking a day with some load month before the trip start. This training will make you feel easier to accomplish the trip. Allow yourself for this Himalayan journey and explore the otherworldly natural and cultural wonders.

    How to Prepare Yourself for the Langtang Valley Trek.

    Soon after you start your trekking to Langtang valley, mostly you will have to walk up and down on an uneven route for 5 days with your 4-5 kilos load on a day backpack. So, it’s important to start building yourself to make your trip to Langtang valley easier. Plan for 4-5 days of training a week month before the trip starting date. The more you exercise and hike with some load your legs and muscle get stronger.

    At the same time, mental preparation is a very important part of the trip plan. And prepare yourself for basic conditions and rapidly changing weather as well as chances of altitude sickness.

    • Langtang valley trek is a moderate-grade trek. we recommend this trek for everyone who loves the outdoors, is physically fit, have a good health condition. We recommend doing some physical exercise or one hour of hiking a day just a month before starting the trip. This workout can help your trek to Langtang valley be easier and more enjoyable.

    • For the Langtang valley trek, yes you do need to get Langtang National Park entry permits, which cost $30 and a TIMS card cost $10.

    • You can leave it at our office or store it at your hotel (normally the hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities).

    • If you booked a trip package from us, the cost of lodging and three meals are already included in the cost of your trip. But you need some cash to pay for personal expenses like extra snacks, beverages, and drinks, hot showers, electronic device charging, wifi, etc. A daily budget of USD 15 to 20 (NRS 1500-2500) is sufficient.

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