Easy hike with best Himalayan Experience

Langtang Valley Trek - 10 Days

Overview

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Best TimeSeptember to December & February to May
  • Max Altitude 3,870m/12,697ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu

Highlights

  • Experience Tibetan hospitality
  • Get splendid Mountain views like Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Langsisa and Ganjala Peak.
  • Explore Tibetan and Nepalese culture and Traditional
  • Hike through glaciers and landscapes
  • Exposure to rural countryside and villages
  • Walkthrough beautiful forest of Rhododendrons
  • Accommodate in local tea houses
  • Appreciate beautiful valley with fewer peoples
  • Visit Langtang National Park
  • Trek to remote mountain peak Tsergo. Ri

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Are you looking for a short and easy hike in the Himalayas? Do you have very limited time in Nepal but have eager to explore the beautiful Villages and breathtaking views of the Mountains? This would be a suitable trek for you.  Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most impressive trekkings of Nepal. It is much more famous among domestic tourists than international ones. It dwells in a remote place that everyone thinks doesn't exist. . Langtang Valley is the closest place to Kathmandu Valley, which is 19 miles away from the North.

Trekking in this valley offers you the most beautiful views of the mountains, Himalayas, Glaciers, and beautiful landscapes. During your hike, you will get hypnotized to explore the trail. It is full of beautiful forests, flowers, wildlife, birds, and many more.

Despite its beautiful topography, the valley did collapse after the devastating earthquake of 2015. Many lost lives, were homeless and destitute. So if you are coming here, then your little contribution could make a lot of difference.

We encourage you to trek in this valley which will support the local habitats financially. In return, you will be joyful to experience the rich art, culture, and traditions of the local humankind. Trust me! You will be lost there. They will offer you warm hospitality, and they will treat you like their own family member throughout your journey.

Syabrubensi is the starting point of our hike. To reach there, we need to travel roadways from Kathmandu. Once you start your journey, you will be excited to witness the Langtang Valley. It is surrounded by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246m) from every side.

On your way through the journey, you will get the spectacular scenery of flower mellow, rugged rocks, Pine forests, Hills, swift mountain streams, and snow-capped mountains. On your way, you can pass along Langtang National Park, the famous local yak Cheese factory, Yak pastures, and impressive flora and Fauna. You can encounter wildlife like red Panda, Himalayan Deer, Himalayan bears, Himalayan Pheasants, and wild Monkeys. Further, if you have time, you may extend other trips in the same regions with Gosaikunda Lake and Tamang Heritage Trek. 

This trip usually concludes in between 7-11 days. People of older or younger age can easily hike up to this trip. It is the most leisurely hike compared to other famous trekking routes. We value your choices. So, the itinerary is customizable according to your wish. Don't miss the chance of experiencing the cross-culture of Tibetan and Nepalese peoples.

Required Physical Fitness level:

Trekking to Langtang Valley is considered one of the easiest compare to Everest Base Camp andAnnapurna Base Camp Trek. To do this hike, You are not required to have special training however you need to be physically fit and able to walk around 4/5 hours each day.

So we would suggest you do some normal exercise before your arrival in Kathmandu. 

 

Itinerary

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Hey there! Welcome to Nepal. Our representative from Scenic Nepal Treks will be there to give a warm welcome with tika and garland. That’s how we preserve our antique culture. Our guide will pick you up from the airport and help you accommodate a standard 3-star hotel.

You can roam around Kathmandu city with or without a guide. You could buy the beautiful souvenirs as memoirs or, you can also buy the necessary items and types of equipment needed for this trip.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,429ft)

After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(1,550m/5,100ft)

After an overnight stay at Syabru Besi, we will commence our 1st day of the trek. We move forwards towards uphill and steep landscapes and come across a river called "Bhote Koshi" meaning Tibet River. After 6-7 hours of a hike through forests of Rhododendrons and pine, we will reach Lama Hotel. We stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,380m/7,830ft)

We will continue our Trek leaving Lama hotel behind after having an early morning breakfast. Today we will ascend to Langtang Valley via Mundu where we will have to walk for 6-7 hours. In-between our journey we will come across beautiful waterfalls, prayer flags, water mills, scriptures carved in rocks, a forest of pines and flowers, hills, and Mountains. After entering a wide area of Langtang Valley be ready to get a glimpse of wildlife like Red Panda, Yaks, Himalayan deer and bears, and many more. This is the same village that was destroyed by an Earthquake of 2015. Local inhabitants are trying to recover from the disaster and only a few lodges can be found. Take your time to mourn for those who lost their lives, and remember you have contributed a lot through your journey.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,430m/11,253ft)

We ascend towards our next location crossing the tiny remote local villages. On our trip, you will see Yak pastures, engraved stones, and rocks, watermills as we pass along hills. After coming across various small rives and moraines we will reach the Kyanjin settlement. Today the trail was easy and interesting with 4hours of walking. You will have time to enjoy the majestic view of Dorje Larpa, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, and different other peaks. You can also visit the local Yak Cheese factory and pack some fresh for yourself.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,870m/12,697ft)

After having breakfast at Kyanjin, we ascend towards Tserko Ri. After trekking for 5 hours, we will reach the summit. Get splendid mountains to view with snow-capped and small glaciers.

Get the best view of Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), and Naya Khang (5,844m) from the peak. After admiring the view, we will hike back to Kyanjin Gompa and stay a night there.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,870m/12,697ft)

Our final destination is over. After having morning breakfast, we ascend the routes following Langtang River to Langtang Village. After walking for 5hours, we will reach Lama Hotel where we have previously spent a night. Enjoy the downhill routes with the beautiful mountain's hills on your way.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,380m/7,830ft)

After having morning breakfast at Lama's hotel, we march forward to Syabru Besi. After a long 4/5 hours of walk through forests and local villages admiring its stunning detour, we will reach Syabru Besi. We stay overnight here.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(1,550m/5,086ft)

This is the last day of your trek. You will get road transport access from SyabruBesi to Kathmandu. After 8-9 hours of drive, you will reach the city area. Our guide will help you accommodate the hotel. You can prepare and pack your bags to depart Kathmandu. Tonight we will offer your Nepalese cultural Dinner! 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,429ft)

After having breakfast and lunch our guide will help you reach International Airport. He will help you with your luggage and any difficulty. You will bid farewell to this country with wonderful memories of the mountains and hills. Please note that you have to be at the Airport 3 hours before your flight time. 

We scenic Nepal Treks look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for another trek. 

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude(1,350m/4,429ft)
Not satisfied with this itinerary?

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Given trip can be customized, please feel free to write to our expert here. 

What’s Included

Included

  • 2 Nights  Twin sharing Good Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • All Airport Transfer including arrival and Departure 
  • 7 Nights Tea House Lodges accommodation during trekking 
  • 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek as per menu. 
  • Necessary Trekking permits including Langtang National Park Fees
  • Transfer by Local Jeep Kathmandu- Sybrubensi-Kathmandu
  • An Experience Trekking Guide with all his Expenses 
  • Duffel Bags if you have Porter to carry your Bags ( Need to return) 
  • Sleeping Bags and Trekking Maps. 
  • Adventure Certificate from Scenic Nepal Treks 
  • All Government and Local Taxes 

Excluded

  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu or  Mountain because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your Trekking Insurance 
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare 
  • Porter to Carry your Bags ( 1 porter can carry 2 person Bags) US$ 180 Per porter. 
  • Any kind of Drinks and additional meals besides your 3 meals during the trekking 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Optional Private Jeep from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi and Back to Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Dates & Price

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: December 14, 2021End DateEnd: December 23, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$655

Useful Info

Accommodation and Meals during the trek:

You will be accommodated in 3-star category Hotel with a Twin Sharing room with  Breakfast. During the trekking, you will be provided Twin sharing Private room at Tea House Lodge. Tea House is a very basic accommodation with basic furniture. You will have 2 beds in a Room with a Bed Cover and Pillow.

While in Mountain, you will be provided 3 meals each day by menu. You can pick each time one meal from Menu. Normally, you will have Western and Nepali Dishes including Chicken Curry, Pizza, Noodles Soup, Fried Noodles, Fried Rice, etc. 

Weather Condition during the walk:

The weather is depending on the season of the year that you hike. Basically, to do this Langtang Valley Trek from the beginning of September until May is the best time. If you do it between December and March, this is winter. You may expect -10C  at Kyanjin Gompa at night. 

Further,  please consult with our team during your trip booking time. 

Checklist for your Hike:

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (Scenic Nepal Treks will provide you)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag  ( Scenic Nepal Treks will Provide you if you are having porter) 
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter

Note: This is the normal Checklist, it can be sorted depending on the season of your trek. So please consult with our team. 

FAQs

Q1. How difficult is Langtang Valley Trek? I am beginner hiker

Well, Langtang valley Trek is considered one of the easy trek in Nepal. Among those people who are willing to experience the Himalayas within a short period of time, the Langtang Valley trek would be the best for you. You need to be physically fit and able to walk.

The best time of the year to do this Langtang Valley Trek is between September to May. If you do it between January and March, you get an opportunity to experience snowfall.

There will be a Public bus from Kathmandu to the Trekking starting point and back. We can arrange a Private Jeep at your request which costs US$170 for a Jeep ( 5/6 people easily can adjust in a jeep) Please let us know before your trip.

Accommodation in Langtang Valley trek is quite better than comparing with other trails. There will be Tea house lodge Room with Twin Sharing beds. Your Bathroom will be out of your Room.

And in Kathmandu, you will be provided 3-star category hotel.

There will be 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) each day during the trek. You will be served by menu and each time you can choose 1 item anything you like.

Any kind of drink water is not included in your program. For the drinking water, you can refuel from your tea house or use tap Water with purifying tablets. However, we suggest you take it directly from Tea house which is already purified.

Yes, in most of the places you get a hot shower. You need to pay for them because they use solar power. It is about US$ 2 to US$3 depending on how high altitude you are.

These days almost Tea house lodges have Western Toilet. But please note that these toilets are sharing basis. They have no Private Bathroom. You need to bring your own Toilet Papers too.

The tea house during the trek has Twin sharing Bedroom. So you have quite low chances to have a Private Room unless you are a solo hiker. But our Guide will try to manage for you if possible. 

Yes, you can use it but only in Kathmandu. There is no ATM in mountains. During the trekking, you will be paying on Nepali Ruppess. So you can exchange from your currency to Nepalese. 

Langtang Valley trek is an easy trek however sometimes we get altitude sickness. Let’s say 2% out of 100% get altitude sickness during this hike.

Yes, most of the Tea house offers your WIFI during the trek but they charge you. It is about US$ 2 to $3 with unlimited packages.

Yes, Insurance is mandatory to do any hike with Scenic Nepal Treks and it is for your own safety. Please make sure you have made good Insurance that covers emergency  Evacuation and medical expenses. 

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