Langtang Valley Trek Overview
Langtang Valley Trek is a pleasant short trek that brings you to the alpine region of langtang valley on the northern side of Kathmandu. It is only a short distance, yet it passes through rhododendron, bamboo woods, roaring waterfalls and spectacular snow-capped mountains.
The Langtang valley and its surrounding region have been recognized as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park. In 1971 AD, the Government of Nepal designated the Lantang region as a protected area.
The path leads you to an elevation of 3,800m, and if you want to go higher, you won’t want to miss witnessing the dawn from the Tserko Ri, which is located at 5,033m. The historic monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, located close to Tserko, continues this legacy.
This particular trip unveils you to the Tamangs and the Sherpas Buddhist culture. This journey offers fantastic views of Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m), and Langtang Lirung (7,245m).
Langtang Valley Trek Route
The trail begins in the small town of Syabru Besi. You’ll go through beautiful woodlands to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an optional day walk to the summit of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan ranges are stunning, you return down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.
See snow-capped peaks including Langtang Lirung (7,245m), Langtang Ri (6,370m), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langshisha Ri (6,427m) and Ganchempo (6,387m), which is also called the ‘fluted peak’ for this beautiful symmetrical lines.
Stay in the charming village of Kyanjin Gompa (3,860m) with its yak cheese factory, one of its kind in the himalayas. If you want to go higher, then day hikes to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tserko Ri (4984m) can be done.
Get closer to the Tibetan Buddhist culture and the lifestyle of the people in the region and at the end of the journey.
Enjoy panoramic views across large open valleys while helping people rebuild their lives and livelihoods following the earthquake.
Take blessings at ancient Buddhist temples like Kyanjing Gompa and Langtang Gompa
Day 1. Drive Kathmandu → Syabru Besi (1,460m) – approx. 7 hours
Day 2. Trek Syabru Besi → Lama Hotel (2,470m) – approx. 8 hours
Day 3. Trek Lama Hotel → Langtang (3,400m) – approx. 8 hours
Day 4. Trek Langtang → Kyanjin (3,870m) – approx. 4 hours
Day 5. Rest or Exploration day
Day 6. Turn back to Lama Hotel – approx. 6 hours
Day 7. Lama Hotel → Syabru Besi – approx. 6 hours
Day 8. Drive back to Kathmandu – approx. 7 hours
Food and Accommodation at Langtang Valley Trek
The valley offers comfortable lodging and traditional Nepalese cuisine despite its remote location. In terms of lodging, the Langtang area offers standard accommodation with twin-sharing beds. Each tea house includes a pleasant dining area as well as comfy chambers. During the high season, reservations must be made a week in advance.
Langtang Valley Trek Permit
A TIMS card (US$10) and a Langtang National Park pass (US$34) are required. At Rolwaling Trek, our team will plan for these beforehand. You must obtain your TIMS permission in Kathmandu and your Langtang National Park permit in Dunche if you are organizing the trek on your own.
Best Season For Langtang Valley Trek
Because of the moderate temperature and spectacular mountain scenery, autumn and spring are the best weather for Langtang Valley Trek. Even though the city’s average temperature is just 5 °C, the nights may feel relaxed. In the spring, the average daily temperature in the town is around 15 °C. You may be able to travel in shirts and shorts in lower towns throughout these seasons, but in the evenings and at higher elevations, you will most certainly require a jacket or a fleece.
Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty
Langtang Trekking is a well-known moderate-level hike. This hike is suitable for trekkers with basic physical and mental fitness.
The main challenge is the great altitude and the possibility of obtaining AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). Kyanjin Ri, at 4773 meters, is the highest peak of the Langtang Trek. The quantity of oxygen begins to decrease at this height. As you ascend in height, you may get altitude sickness.
To prevent altitude sickness and difficulties throughout the trek, you must be well prepared. Plan various workouts at least a month in advance. While on the walk, be cautious when rising uphill. Avoid overstressing your body by walking slowly. Keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The Langtang Region, on the other hand, has numerous popular treks around the valley that relate to the trekking day depending on the duration of the trek. The Langtang trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu might take you 6 to 8 days to accomplish. With the Rolwaling trek, the Langtang valley trek is 8 days long.
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Cancellations & Refunds
At Rolwaling Trek, we want our clients to have the best possible experience. That’s why we don’t withhold deposits or have a fixed cancellation policy. We understand that sometimes life puts you in unexpected situations, so if you have to cancel or postpone a trip, there’s no need to worry.
If you need to change plans, please get in touch with us as soon as you can, and we will make the necessary arrangements to amend or cancel your trip. You can contact us at: +977 – 9801026642.
Trekking routes can be customised to suit your personal interests, abilities and time constraints.
If an area does not have good quality accommodation options, we can provide very comfortable camping-style accommodation for the duration of your journey.
Rolwaling also has a team of cooks who specialise in making Japanese cuisine, using authentic ingredients from Japan.
A lot of the fresh produce used in our dishes is sourced locally from growers in the trekking region.