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Langtang Valley Trek – 11 Days

(1 Review)
  • 11 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 5000m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • Trek through the less-commercialized and remote region of Langtang.
  • Experience the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the rural Langtang region.
  • Get in touch with your spirituality by visiting the ancient monastery, Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Climb to Tsherko Ri for a breathtaking and scenic view.
  • Witness the majestic mountain views of Langtang, Langtang Ri, Ganjala, and several other peaks in the Langtang mastiff.
  • Walk through the forest of rhododendrons and alpine meadows.

Overview of Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is an 11-day trekking tour to explore the Langtang Valley. On this trek, we’ll experience the uniqueness of the Langtang region. You will see astounding peaks, lakes, glaciers, and rivers and explore the Tamang culture and lifestyle up close. In addition to it, we’ll also gain climbing experience as we summit the 5000-meter tall Tserko Ri.

This Langtang Valley Trek starts with a long drive through the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River to Dhunche. From there, a short drive via Pasang Lhamu Highway will see us at our first rest stop, Syabrubesi. The trek starts the next day along the Bhote Koshi River and through the bamboo forest to get to Rimche (Lower and Upper).

An easy trek from Rimche will see us at the settlement of the Lama Hotel. From here, we’ll hike past a rhododendron forest to get to Tabela. Keep on the uphill trek; soon after, we’ll get to Thangshyap before reaching the Langtang Village. This village was destroyed during the devastating earthquake in 2015. Thankfully, the settlement has been renovated and moved 100 meters away to a safer place. You will be able to see the village back to its former glory.

Another day sees us at Kyanjin Gompa, where we’ll come across Kyanjin Gompa, Yak Cheese Factory, and Nepal’s most enormous mani wall. Early in the morning the next day, our hike saw us up the 5000 meters TserkoCherish the moment and enjoying the breathtaking views of Manaslu, Langtang, and other peaks alongside the views of valleys underneath.

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderately difficult one. If you want a much easier trek to experience the Tamang culture and the Langtang massif, you can always reserve the Helambu Circuit Trek. This trek is designed for those who want to experience the Himalayas of Nepal from a perspective different from that of the Everest or Annapurna regions.

Please email our trip experts if you’d like to book the trek or modify this trail for the best experience in the Langtang Region. Email us at info@adventurewalkway.com.

Physical and Mental Preparation for Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderately complex trek. But it does not mean trekkers do not need to physically and mentally prepare for the trek. Walking on varied terrains, from subtropical dense forests to alpine meadows, would be best. The trails can get rocky, rugged, and narrow as you go deeper into the valley. Similarly, you must be prepared to walk 6 to 7 hours daily during the trek. Walking such long hours on uneven terrains can become physically challenging for trekkers. Moving to higher elevations, the facilities and amenities availability also need to be improved. Connectivity like wifi/internet and phone signals also get limited.
Likewise, trekkers are more likely to experience altitude sickness as the altitude gets higher. The oxygen level in the atmosphere starts to get thinner. It can cause trekkers discomfort, and they may experience symptoms like nausea, dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, etc. The weather can also change rapidly at higher elevations. It can create unexpected challenges for trekkers. In addition to the physical demand, it can mentally stress out the trekkers.

Therefore, trekkers have to be physically and mentally prepared for the Langtang Valley Trek. In addition to the strength training and exercises, you will also have to build mental resilience. Practice hiking and increase your physical endurance and stamina. Please do your research related to the trek and its challenges. Also, manage your expectations. The trek takes you into remote areas, so expect something other than luxury facilities. Carry proper equipment and gear for different weather conditions.

Physical and mental wellness is vital for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. It is also essential to hire an experienced and trained guide. They will be the first person to respond in case of emergencies. With Adventure Walkway, you can rest assured that your trekking experience will be memorable and safe. We put our client’s safety and security first. Likewise, our guides have years of experience and proper training to handle any situation.

Best Season For The Langtang Valley Trek

The best way to enjoy the Langtang Valley Trek is to choose the right season. The weather and climate can vary depending on the season. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the most suitable times for the Langtang Valley Trek. The summer season coincides with the monsoon in Nepal. It brings heavy rainfall all across Nepal. Although the Langtang region falls in the shadow area (does not experience much rain), the lower regions experience rainfall during monsoon. It makes the trail muddy and slippery, and landslides are dangerous. Meanwhile, in the winter season, there is usually heavy snowfall in higher elevations. It can block passes, and there is a risk of avalances.
Therefore, spring and autumn are the best season for trekking in Nepal. Let us look at the climate and weather conditions for these two seasons:

Spring (March to May)

During early March, the higher regions may still have remnants of snow. But as the spring season progresses, the weather starts to become warmer. The daytime temperature during spring ranges from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the rhododendron forests along the trail come to life as they bloom in red, white, and pink colours. You can witness vibrant and colourful landscapes as you trek along the Langtang Valley route. The sky is clear and provides excellent views of the surroundings and the mountains.

Autumn (September to November)

The best thing about autumn is the crisp air, clear sky, and stable temperature. It falls in the post-monsoon season in Nepal. Thus, most dust settles as the green and luscious vegetations come to life. It is also the best season for the excellent mountain views. The temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius during autumn season. The trail is also well-defined, with less risk of landslides. At the end of autumn, the temperature begins to drop significantly. Hence, make sure you carry warm clothing and proper gear.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu Arrival

Welcome to Nepal. After you land at the only international airport here in Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. After freshening up, meet you in the lobby to get briefings about your upcoming trekking tour. Based on available time, the company guide will suggest to you the things you can do during your free time.

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip preparation Day

Today we prepare for the trek and check the last-minute checklist for trekking gears and if needed shopping around Thamel. After lunch visit Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3Drive to Syabrubesi 1467m

Start off with a long drive to the village of Syabrubesi. The drive will take us along the Trishuli Bazaar and then to Dhunche. From there, get on the Pasang Lhamu Highway to make it to Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel 2748m

Cross the Bhote Koshi river after a short trek to arrive at Doman. Hike uphill to make it to Pahiro and then to Bamboo. Keep on the ascent through a bamboo forest to arrive at Lower Rimche and then to Upper Rimche. An easy trek from here will see us at the settlement of the Lama Hotel. En route, we’ll come across Bhote Koshi river, Langtang river, Langtang peak, and a beautiful waterfall.

Day 5Trek to Langtang Village 3500m

Up and about through a rhododendron forest will see us at Tabela. An easy walk from there followed by an uphill trek will mark our arrival in Thangshyap. Keep on hiking uphill until we get to Langtang village. The village was completely destroyed during the 2015 earthquake, but now the village has been moved to a safer place some 100 meters away. Overnight in Langtang.

Day 6Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3800m

An easy hike will take us to Kyanjin Gompa. Explore the Kyanjin Gompa (monastery) and also the yak cheese factory in this village. This village homes the largest mani wall in Nepal. Enjoy the views of the Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri, Langtang, and other peaks of the Langtang Region.

Day 7Climb Tserko Ri 5000m and Back to Kyanjin Gompa 3800m

Today, we’ll rise up early and hike up to the 5000 meters tall Tserko Ri. It’s a steep ascent to the summit. From the top, relish in the landscape views of the Manaslu, Langtang, and other peaks. Back to Kyanjin Gompa for breakfast. Explore the Langtang Lirung Glacier during your free time. Also, visit the lake nearby.

Day 8Trek back to Lama Hotel 2748m

We’ll follow our trail back to the Langtang village at the beginning. Then hike downhill through Thangshyap and Ghoda Tabela to make it back to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 9Trek back to Syabrubesi 1467m

After breakfast, we’ll hike downhill to get to the Rimche villages followed by Pahiro via Bamboo. From Pahiro, it’s an easy descent to Doman and eventually to Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu 1310m

Get up early, and enjoy your last day in the Langtang Region. Today, we’ll bid farewell to this region and drive back to the capital city, Kathmandu. The drive will take around 5-6 hours. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11Final Departure

The glorious 11 days trip to the Langtang valley comes to an end today. Move on to your next destination or travel back home safely. Adieu!

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

Departure Date

Sep 23, 2024

Booking Available (11 Days)
$1080

Mar 27, 2024

Booking Available (11 Days)
$1080

Additional Information

Last-Minute Bookings For The Langtang Valley Trek

With Adventure Walkway, you can make last-minute bookings for the Langtang Valley Trek. Please contact us 24 hours before your scheduled departure to the destination. And do not worry about any extra and hidden charges. The package will cost you the exact price as a standard booking.

The package will include all your accommodations, transportation, and meals during the trek. You will receive a government-licensed, English-speaking guide and porter (one for two clients). Groups exceeding six people will be provided with an assistant guide.

So that you know, personal and extra expenses are not included in the package. Similarly, trekkers will have to pay for visas for Nepal, travel insurance, meals in Kathmandu, and accommodations in Kathmandu for more than three nights by themselves. Adventure Walkway is committed to providing you with the best services at affordable prices. So, if you are looking for last-minute booking or planning for Langtang Valley Trek, contact us!

FAQs

Is the trail to Langtang Valley Trek in good condition?

The Langtang Valley Trek takes you into the remote region of the Langtang. Despite the remoteness, the trails are well-established. The area was affected by the

Earthquake, but with the help of significant reconstruction efforts, the infrastructure and trails have been returned to good condition.

Can beginners participate in the Langtang Valley Trek?

Yes, beginners can participate in the Langtang Valley Trek. The route is moderately challenging, and trekkers with a basic fitness level can do the trek. However, trekkers should be prepared to ascend and descend on different terrains. It can be physically demanding. Similarly, the high elevation can lead to trekkers experiencing altitude-related sickness; thus, whether they are beginners or seasoned trekkers, they should be physically and mentally prepared.

What permits do I need for the Langtang Valley Trek?

Trekkers will require a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and A Langtang National Park Permit. You can obtain these permits from Kathmandu. You can get the Langtang National Park Permit at the national park entrance. Since the region is not classified as a restricted area, you do not need a restricted area permit. The Adventure Walkway’s Langtang Valley Trek package comes with the licenses included.

Is the drinking water safe in the Langtang region?

The Langtang region’s nature is pristine, so you are advised not to drink water directly from rivers and streams. It can cause waterborne illness. Carry a water bottle and fill it with filtered or boiled water. You can also carry portable water filters or water purification tablets. Bottled water may be available, but it is terrible for a sustainable environment.

Can I get altitude sickness during the Langtang Valley Trek?

The Langtang Valley Trek will take you to an elevation as high as 5,000 meters. So, there is the risk of altitude sickness. It is essential to acclimatise and ascend gradually to avoid the illness. Similarly, hydrating correctly, getting good sleep, and avoiding excess caffeine and tobacco intake also help minimise the risk of altitude sickness.

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Gil Villadores

Group Traveller

I availed their service of porter guide for my trek in Langtang Valley trek 5 years ago. The service was excellent and their rates for the trek was just right. After I did my trek with them, Mr. Dipendra met me again for a friendly conversation which was a very nice gesture to their clients. I would recommend his company to anybody who want to do any trek in Nepal.

June 2, 2022
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