Langtang Valley Trek is one of the best ways to experience the Himalayas. It has its own special characteristics that make it worth experiencing. It may not be as famous as the Annapurna Base Camp or the Everest Base Camp, but the experience cannot be compared. The Langtang Valley Trek is not in much distance from the Kathmandu valley. It lies in the north of Kathmandu and close to the Nepal Tibet border (Now Kerung Boarder). The major peak of the Langtang region is Langtang Lirung. Along with the Langtang Lirung some other peaks like Gang Chhenpo and Dorje Lhakpa also add to the beauty of Langtang.
Have you ever dreamed of hiking the Langtang Trek in Nepal? We’ve all seen those pictures of the soaring Himalayan Mountain Range but do you know what it takes to get there? A long list of questions fill your head: When is the best time of the year to go? What should I pack? And, what about altitude sickness? To answer those questions, I have put together this guide to walk you through everything you need to know to plan and prepare for the Langtang Trek, one of the best treks in Nepal.
Trek into the valley of wonders with this week-long trip to Langtang. Your adventure starts when you get on the sharply winding road from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi. Along the trail, you will be kept company by raging rivers that cut through the dramatic landscape. You can marvel at glacier-fed streams tumbling down enormous vertical rocks, the panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Kang Jing, or colorful ancient monasteries.
The Langtang valley has a huge diversity of plant and animal life, and is a haven for bird watchers. You could come across langur monkeys, wild boar, and if you are lucky, red pandas. The Langtang National Park is also situated in Langtang. In the national park we can experience the Himalayan ecology.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs. Explore the area.
Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft): 7-8 hrs
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel: 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs
Day 10: Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Departure
All airport/hotel transfers
3 nights in hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
All accommodation and meals during the trek
A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
Normal bus transportation (Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu)
An experienced English-speaking trek guide
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
Trekking Map & Duffel bag
All necessary paper work and permits (Langtang National park permit, TIMS )
A comprehensive medical kit
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
All government and local taxes
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
Items and expenses of personal nature
Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
Personal Trekking Equipments
Tips for guide, porters, driver.