langtang valley trek

Langtang Valley Trek

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    Langtang
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    Forests/Steps/Villages/ Hills/ Pastures/Snow
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    Difficulty
    Moderate
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    Max Altitude
    5,000m
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Known as the Valley of Glaciers, Langtang valley is a beautiful amalgamation of nature and culture, making it one of the most popular trekking destinations. The Langtang Region, although, severely affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake has been recuperating tremendously. The Langtang valley trek is run and administered inside the area of Langtang National Park.

Langtang valley trek offers a great chance of viewing the Himalayas without strenuous effort, and its close proximity with Kathmandu makes this trek viable for travelers with a time restraint.

Langtang valley trek provides an opportunity to relish in the natural as well as cultural aspects of the Himalayas in just a short trek of 12 days. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi, from where the adventure starts. The trail passes through several Tamang settlements and dense rhododendron forests, throughout. Trekkers will move through the Langtang valley alongside the Langtang River while being accompanied by the giants such as the Langtang Lirung (7234m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and other peaks of the region.

The trek reaches the most sacred monastery of the region—Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa provides an opportunity to look into Buddhist scripts, culture, and art while looking picturesque with the backdrop of the Himalayas. Kyanjin village is also famous for the yak cheese produced locally. The trail also climbs up to Tserko Ri (5000m), the highest altitude of the trek, for a stunning panorama of the widespread Himalayas. Walking past deep forests, terraced farmlands, beautiful waterfalls, and scattered settlements, the trekker gets to have a closer look at the Tamang culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Amble Himalya – run and led by women, provides you with the best quality equipment and expert guides for your Himalayan adventure. We have served numerous trekkers and taken lead in many high trips. We are always open for adventures and take pride in being the leaders of Trekking and Tour services of Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful Scenery: The Langtang Valley Trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Ganesh Himal (7,600 m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m). The trek also passes through beautiful forests, rivers, and traditional Tamang villages.
  • Langtang National Park: The trek takes you through the Langtang National Park, which is home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare species such as the red panda.
  • Stunning mountain views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the Langtang range, including Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m).
  • Local culture: The trek takes you through several traditional villages, allowing you to experience the local culture and way of life of the Tamang and Sherpa people who live in the region.
  • Kyanjin Gompa: This ancient Buddhist monastery is located at an altitude of 3,870 meters and is a popular destination for trekkers. It offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is a great place to learn about the local culture and religion.
  • High altitude trekking: The trek takes you to an altitude of over 4,000 meters, offering a challenging and rewarding high-altitude trekking experience.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1,550m): 7-8 hours

Day 02: Trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2,380m): 6 hours

Day 03: Trek to Mundu (3543m) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours

Day 04:  Mundu to Kyangin Gompa (3,870m): 4-5 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m) 7-8 hours

Day 06: Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours

Day 07: Lama Hotel to Sybrubensi: 4-5 hours

Day 08: Sybrubensi to Kathmandu

Langtang Valley Trek Trip Itinerary

The 8-9 hours long drive north from Kathmandu passing by Kakani, Ranipauwa, Trishuli, and Dhunche will bring you to Sybrubensi. he journey is scenic, and you will pass through several small towns and villages along the way. The road winds up and down, and you will cross several rivers and streams. The road is bumpy and can be quite rough in some places, so be prepared for a long and uncomfortable ride. As you get closer to Sybrubensi, you will notice the landscape becoming more mountainous and rugged. You will see several snow-capped peaks in the distance, and the air will become cooler and fresher. Once you reach Sybrubensi, you can check into a tea house or a guest house and rest for the night. Sybrubensi is a small town located at an altitude of 1460m, and it serves as the starting point for the Langtang trek. It is a beautiful place surrounded by lush green forests and mountains, and you can spend the evening exploring the town and enjoying the views.

The trail passes by the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River and you reach an area of settlements and school which is the old Sybrubensi. Then you follow the trail up to Bamboo where you take a lunch break. As you leave Bamboo and cross Langtang Khola, you can notice the vegetation beginning to get sparse. You ascend up to Upper Rimche and then proceed towards Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

You will continue to walk up through the rocky terrain with plenty of waterfalls along the way. After leaving Lama Hotel, you will continue your trek through the forest until you reach Ghoda Tabela, where you will take a break and have some refreshments. From Ghoda Tabela, the trail gradually climbs up towards Langtang village. Langtang village is a traditional Sherpa village that was severely affected by the earthquake in 2015. The village has since been rebuilt, and you will have an opportunity to explore the village and learn about the local culture and traditions. From Langtang village, the trail climbs up steeply towards Mundu. As you trek towards Mundu, you will get stunning views of the Langtang range. You will also pass through yak pastures and come across several small streams along the way. Once you reach Mundu, you can rest and take in the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Mundu is a small settlement with a few teahouses where you can spend the night.

On this day you will leave Mundu behind to arrive one of the most important landmarks of the trek. As you leave Mundu, the trail gradually climbs up towards Kyangin Gompa. You will pass through yak pastures and see several small streams along the way. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, and Dorje Lakpa. Once you reach Kyangin Gompa, you can rest and explore the area. Kyangin Gompa is a small settlement with a monastery and a few teahouses. You can visit the monastery and learn about the local Buddhist culture and traditions. Along the way, you will see many prayer flags and wheels, and small prayer houses that people have built. The Buddhist culture can be felt so deeply here. Overnight at guest house

The rest day at Kyangin can be utilized in two ways; either by relaxing amidst nature or by taking an excursion trip from Kyanjin Gompa either to Kyangin Ri (4773m) or Tserko Ri (4984m). Ascending northward from Kyanjin Gompa for about 2-3 hours will reach you to Kyanjin Ri which is an excellent viewpoint for the vista of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Kinshung (6781m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m), Dorje Lhakpa (6966m), Gangchempo (6386m), and Langshisha Ri (6427m). You can also move ahead and climb Tserko Ri (4984m) which is about 5 hours away from Kyanjin Gompa.

You will traceback the trail to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola, continuing your trek you will come across Ghodatabela before reaching Lama Hotel. We walk through rhododendron forests and yak pasturelands to reach Lama Hotel. After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, you will reach Lama Hotel, where you will check into your lodge and have some time to rest and relax. Overnight at a lodge in Lama Hotel.

From Lama Hotel, you will make your way to Sybrubensi which is also the last day of trekking for us. We retrace our steps walking amid the lush rhododendron forest while being accompanied by Langtang River. Overnight at guest house.

After breakfast, you will leave Sybrubensi and drive back to Kathmandu following the same route as you did before. We once again get to enjoy the countryside view throughout the drive. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be dropped to your hotel.

Langtang Valley Trek Trip Included

  • TIMS and Langtang National Park permits
  • Trekking guide and porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Tea house or guest house accommodation during the trek
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance for the trekking staff

Langtang Valley Trek Trip Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks, bottled water, and snacks during the trek
  • Tips for the guide and porter (recommended)
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. natural disasters, flight delays, etc.)

Langtang Valley Trek FAQ's

Langtang trek does not require previous trekking experience and is suitable for people of all age groups who are moderately fit. Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your trek. People with pre-existing medical conditions must seek advice from their doctors before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort, but you will be acclimatized throughout the trek.

For airport pick up and drop off, and Kathmandu visit we use private vehicles of various categories such as cars, vans, micro, bus etc., depending on the size of the group.

ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu. During the trek itself, you need to have some cash with you as ATM services are not available in the remote villages, and payment is only acceptable in cash.

You should carry Nepalese Rupees on the trek as teahouses will never accept foreign currencies. You’ll be only spending for hot showers, charging batteries, additional drinks and snacks, and the purchase of curios. Please note that it is illegal to purchase antiques in Nepal.

Sure. You can stay as long as you want. We feel a holiday should not be concluded until you feel content. As per your request, we can add some days to your trip with additional costs to cover guides, hotel, transportation, and other expenses.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on the Langtang trek, as you will be trekking to high altitudes. It's essential to take necessary precautions like drinking plenty of water, acclimatizing properly, and paying attention to any symptoms of altitude sickness.

There are several guesthouses and lodges available on the Langtang trek, with basic facilities like shared rooms and bathrooms. Most of these places offer food and drink as well.

While it's possible to do the Langtang trek independently, it's recommended to have a guide or a porter for the trek. A guide can provide valuable information about the trail and help with any issues that may arise, while a porter can carry your gear and make the trek easier for you. Amble HImalaya provides you the best guides and porters as per your choice.

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    Group Size
    2
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    Region
    Langtang
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    Geography
    Forests/Steps/Villages/ Hills/ Pastures/Snow
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    Difficulty
    Moderate
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    Max Altitude
    5,000m
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    Accommodation
    Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge
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    Transportation
    Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge
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