Located in the north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley Trek is among Nepal’s top trekking destination. The valley blends Tibetan lifestyle with amazing landscapes.
Langtang Valley trek starts from Syabrubesi (1470 m) where trekkers trek up to Kyanjin Gompa(3870 m). The trail combines beautiful alpine forest, extended pastures, glaciers, rivers and breathtaking peaks bordering Tibet.
The magnificent view of Langtang Lirung, Langtang RI, Kimshung and Dorje Lakpa surrounding beautiful Langtang Valley is a luring factor of this trek. You can delve into the unique culture of locals influenced by Tibetans.
Langtang Valley Trek route badly suffered in the 2015 quake. Locals of Langtang Valley lost so much on that nightmare. Although they are slowly recovering from that loss, they are still struggling to bring their life back to normal. If you choose to Langtang Trek Nepal, you will directly contribute towards making their life better.
Table of Contents
- Langtang Valley Trek Highlights
- Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
- Day 03: Kathmandu (1400m) – Syabrubesi (1460 m), 8 hours drive
- Day 04: Syabrubesi (1460m) – Lama Hotel (2420m), 6 hours trek, 7 miles
- Day 05: Lama Hotel (2420m) – Langtang Village (3430m)
- Day 06: Langtang Village (3430m) – Kyanjin Gompa( 3870m), 2 and half hours, 4.2 miles
- Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin(3870m)
- Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel, 6 hours, 13.4 miles
- Day 09: Lama Hotel(2420m) – Syabrubesi(1460m), 4-5 hours, 6.8 miles
- Day 10: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu
- Day 11: Departure
Langtang Valley Trek Highlights
- Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
- View of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja La Pass
- Diverse flora and fauna
- Friendly and amazing people
- Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa and Buddhist temples
Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary
Langtang Valley trek is a moderate to challenging trek. An experienced trekker can complete the trek in less days as well. But, a reasonably fit person need 7 night 8 day to complete the Langtang Valley Trek.
With the inclusion of Kathmandu arrival day, Kathmandu sightseeing, and departure day, you can complete Langtang Valley trek in 11 days.
Although you trek through remote areas, there are enough tea houses all around the trails for meals and accommodation. Now, after more than three years, locals have again renovated and built the tea houses. They are safe to stay.
Here’s a general 11 days itinerary for Langtang Valley Trek, inclusive of arrival/departure and city tour. But you can add extra days or subtract days to your trek as per your convenience. Also, you can plan your own itinerary as well.
You can even go for this trek independently and spend as many days as you prefer.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
If you are trekking with a travel agency, they will pick you from the airport and take you to hotel in private vehicle. You do not have to worry about permits (Langtang National Park Fee and TIMS)and legal process. They arrange everything for you. They set your overnight stays including breakfast.
But if you are travelling on your own, you need to hire a cab and find a hotel to book a room for overnight stay. Witty cab drivers try their best to charge you as high as possible. So, you may find yourselves haggling for taxi cost.
You may then have to collect TIMS card from Nepal Tourism Board Office, Kathmandu after submitting a passport size photo and a copy of your passport. You also have to collect Langtang National Park permit.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
In the next morning, you can tour around Kathmandu after having your breakfast. You can go on this tour with a tour guide or alone. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and other UNESCO-listed world heritages are the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03: Kathmandu (1400m) – Syabrubesi (1460 m), 8 hours drive
After morning breakfast, you travel via a bus through Trishuli Bazaar, and then Dhunche to Syabrubesi. Although roads are bumpy and rough, the travel becomes so pleasurable with sights of beautiful landscapes and snow-covered mountains.
You stay at a lodge in Syabrubesi. Make sure you sleep on time as your body is tired of long and enduring bus ride.
Day 04: Syabrubesi (1460m) – Lama Hotel (2420m), 6 hours trek, 7 miles
As the trek begins, you pass through Bhote Koshi River and follow Langtang River. After passing through a suspension bridge, you have to walk through Pahiro to reach to Bamboo. The trail then crosses a subtropical forest. Red Panda, Langur monkey, wild boars and various birds inhabit the forest.
The trail then ascends through Rimche to end the day trek at Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel (2420m) – Langtang Village (3430m)
After morning breakfast, the fifth-day trek begins with a gentle uphill climb. But, the trail soon becomes steep as you trek further. As glimpses of beautiful Langtang Lirung and other snow-covered peaks start appearing, your trek becomes more interesting. You can give your legs a rest and have your lunch in Ghoda Tabela.
As you ascend uphill, you will reach to a beautiful valley – Langtang where you will see yaks grazing all over the pastures. You will spend your fifth night in Langtang Village.
Day 06: Langtang Village (3430m) – Kyanjin Gompa( 3870m), 2 and half hours, 4.2 miles
You are already above 3400-meter altitude, so the sixth-day trek is a short one.
The trek begins after morning breakfast. You pass through a Buddhist shrine and trek to Mundu. After you travel across streams, wooden bridges and moraines, you get a glimpse of Buddhist monastery called as Kyanjin Gompa.
The village is named after a Buddhist monastery Kyanjin Gompa which is made up of local woods and stones. There are Buddha images and idols.
You can visit a cheese factory there. You can rest or explore the area after having your lunch. Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Tsergo RI, Langshisha RI, Yala Peak are some mountain peaks you can see from Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin(3870m)
The seventh day is for rest. As you have climbed to more than 3800 meter altitude, your body needs to adjust to the change in the environment. Also, it is a precaution for altitude sickness.
If you feel comfortable, you can explore Kyanjin as you can visit the monastery, cheese factory, and glaciers. You can also hike to Kyanjin RI or Tserko RI. From those points, you can see the breathtaking view of Langtang Valley, Langtang Lirung, and some other snow-covered mountain peaks.
Tserko RI stands at an altitude of 5,033 meters which is the highest point of Langtang Valley trek.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel, 6 hours, 13.4 miles
You descend more than 1430 meter for around 6 hours trek for overnight stay at Lama Hotel. As you return through the same trail, you can take a rest in Ghoda Tabela and have lunch. Make sure you enjoy the magnificent view of the snow-covered mountain range while descending down to Lama Hotel – it’s a sight to behold.
Day 09: Lama Hotel(2420m) – Syabrubesi(1460m), 4-5 hours, 6.8 miles
After morning breakfast, you trek downhill through beautiful forests and villages to Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu through Pasang Lhamu Highway along the Trishuli riverside. 7 to 8 hours drive will bring you back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you get to share experiences with your guides or friends with dinner at hotel.
Day 11: Departure
If you are travelling with a travel company, they will pick you from Hotel to airport for final departure. If you want to go on other treks in Nepal, you can continue from Kathmandu. If not, you can fly back to your home.
Also, look at our 7 days Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary. The trek is moderate and can be customized as per trekker’s need.
Langtang Valley is a treasure hidden between high mountains. For those, who seek adventure by taking few days off their work, Langtang Valley trek offers a unique combination of natural beauty and lifestyle of locals undisturbed from western society. This is a trek that is must to be done.