Langtang region is the closest Himalayan region from Kathmandu. Situated on the northern part of Kathmandu, it is a popular trekking destination of Nepal.
Gosainkunda, Lauri Binayak Pass, Kyanjin Gompa, are some of the major destinations in Langtang. Also, the magnificent view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu lures trekkers to this part of the world.
As Tibet borders Langtang Region from the north, the valley looks like highlands of Tibet. The culture and traditions of people is also closely related with that of Tibetans. Tamang, Gurung and Sherpa are major inhabitants in Langtang region. It is said their ancestors came from Tibet hundreds of years ago and settled there.
Among several trekking options in Langtang region, the seven days Langtang trek is a short one. During this trek, you pass through Rhododendron, Pine, and Oak forests, villages, streams and many magnificent places to reach to Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa – the farthest point of the 7 days Langtang trek.
Those different-styled homes, yaks, and wide pasture land at the base of the snow-capped mountains can rejuvenate any of the tired trekkers instantly.
Table of Contents
- Why visit Langtang Valley?
- Best season for Langtang Trek
- 7 Days Langtang Trek Cost
Why visit Langtang Valley?
- To delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
- To view breathtaking Langtang Lirung and other peaks
- To trek through alpine forests and yak pastures
- To visit Kyanjin Gompa and Buddhist shrines
- To explore the hidden Langtang region
- To help rebuild the villages that 2015 earthquake destroyed
Best season for Langtang Trek
The best time to trek in Langtang Region is Spring and Autumn. Spring prevails from March to May in Nepal, whereas Nepal experiences Autumn from mid September to mid December. The climate is warm and weather is usually clear. If you are a winter traveler, you can also trek to Langtang in November or December.
Here’s a general itinerary of 7 days Langtang Trek!
Day 01: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi
You will travel for 6-7 hours through a bus, jeep or a car to reach to Syabrubesi. You will witness the mesmerizing view of rural villages, forests and snow-capped mountains on the way. You stay overnight in a lodge at Syabrubesi.
Day 02: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel (2420m)
As the trek starts, you will follow the Langtang River, cross a suspension bridge, and continue the trail. During the trek, you continuously ascend uphill or descend downhill. After passing through a forest of vibrant red Rhododendrons, green lush Pines, and Oaks, you will reach a waterfall.
After half an hour walk from there, you will reach to a suspension bridge. The continuous walk from there will take you to a junction of old Langtang trail. An hour’s walk from there will take you to Lama Hotel. You will spend the second night there.
Day 03: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village (3430m)
After morning breakfast, the journey continues towards Langtang valley. You will pass through thick woods and steep trails to Ghore Tabela. You will have a great view of Langtang Lirung on the way. As you climb to higher altitude, you will experience a colder climate and thinner atmosphere.
Continue your journey further to reach to an open pasture where Langtang village lies. Langtang is a village of Tamang and Sherpa community influenced from Tibetan lifestyle. Houses are walled in stones and roofs are flat.
The village is also the home to headquarters of Langtang National Park.
Day 04: Langtang Village – Kyanjin Gompa ( 3870 m)
As you wake up the fourth morning and have your breakfast, the journey continues towards Kyanjin Gompa. You pass through abandoned villages, and glacier moraine to reach to Kyanjin Gompa.
The village is based at the lap of Langtang Lirung from where you can see several mountain peaks. Kyanjin Gompa is also the furthest point of your seven days trek of Langtang.
You reach nearly 4000 meters of altitude. So, you can take a rest in Kyanjin Gompa for acclimatization.
Day 05: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel
You will return back to Lama Hotel through the same route. As most of the journey is downhill, your trek will be quicker. You will spend your fifth night there.
Day 06: Lama Hotel – Syabru (3900 m)
The next morning after having your breakfast, you will continue your downhill trek to the enticing village of Syabru.
Day 07: Dhunche – Kathmandu
It’s the last day of your trekking journey. You will return to Dhunche and travel via bus, jeep or a car to through Pasang Lhamu Highway to Kathmandu. Your 6 hours travel will be an interesting one. You will spend your day reminiscing about the beautiful world of Langtang Valley.
7 Days Langtang Trek Cost
The cost per person for 7 days Langtang Trek cost can be about anywhere above $450. But it depends on how you spend, and on what you spend.
- Transportation by bus: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi and Dhunche – Kathmandu
- Teahouse accommodation
- Meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Licensed guide
- Trekking permits
- Government and local taxes
- Accommodation in Kathmandu
- All kinds of beverages
- Personal expenses
- Cost of hiring porters
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel and medical insurances
- Other costs not mentioned above
7 days Langtang trek is a short, easy and interesting trek. As Langtang Valley lies just about 19 miles from Kathmandu, any kind of travelers – couple, groups, family, or solo travelers can trek to Langtang region.
The trek is moderately challenging but no experience or technical training is required.
To sum up, Langtang Region is a giant package having abundant flora and fauna. The region is amazing place to experience the Himalayas. There are so many places that you can explore. If you wish to continue your trek to Langtang region, there are ample options available.
- Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
- Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek
- Gosainkunda Trek
- Langtang Helambu Trek
- Langtang Valley Trek – 8 days (add one day for side trip to Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri).
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