11 Days Langtang Valley Trekking

"scenic and cultural country walks around central Himalaya within beautiful Langtang valley"
Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4984m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  •  Beautiful mountain views: The walk provides panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Gangchenpo (6,388 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), and others.
  •  The journey takes trekkers through the Langtang National Park, which is home to a rich mix of flora and fauna, including the endangered red panda.
  •  Tamang Culture and Tradition: The walk passes through traditional Tamang villages, allowing trekkers to learn about the local people's unique culture and way of life.
  •  Trekkers can relax in Cholang Pati's hot spring, which is said to offer medicinal effects for a variety of diseases.
  •  Langtang Glacier: The trip takes trekkers to the base of the Langtang Glacier, where they can witness the beautiful ice formations and glacial moraines.
  •  Kyanjin Gompa: The journey culminates at Kyanjin Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery where hikers can learn about local culture and religion.
  •  Beautiful scenery: The walk includes a variety of landscapes, such as rhododendron and bamboo woods, alpine meadows, and high-altitude passes.
  •  The trek might be tough but adventurous at the same time, but the rewards are well worth it because it provides trekkers with an unparalleled experience of Nepal's natural beauty and cultural diversity.

 

Trip Introduction: 11 Days Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking is beautiful and cultural adventure appropriate for all types of interested tourists, ranging from families, school and college groups, to corporate individuals, where you may spend fun and fascinating week-long holidays.

11 Days Langtang Valley Journey is a renowned Nepalese trek that takes trekkers through the Langtang National Park, home to a rich large range of flora and fauna, including the endangered animal red panda. The journey provides breathtaking views of the Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo, and other Himalayan peaks, as well as the opportunity to see traditional Tamang communities. Depending on the itinerary and route chosen, the trek can be completed in 7-11 days. The finest months to trek are September to November and March to May.

Langtang Himal Trekking provides wonderful walks that take you through rolling high green hills covered in a deep forest of lovely rhododendron, magnolia, pine, oak, hemlock, and fir tree lines as the walk progresses towards higher areas where tree lines drop to short bushes and alpine shrubs within beautiful landscapes in the shade of high mountains.

The culture and habits of the native Tamang ethnic tribe of the Langtang Region are equally fascinating as you tour traditional communities on these magnificent walks on Langtang Himal Panorama.

The trek begin with an exciting and interesting overland drive from Kathmandu, heading towards the north of the valley passing beautiful towns and farm villages to the high hills of cooler temperatures within the Langtang Himal and Langtang National Park, the first park ever established around the Nepal Himalaya in the early 1970s.

The walk begins in Syabrubesi village and continues through higher sections of the scenic country, passing river gorge, and eventually to our main highlight at Kyanjin within the magnificent Langtang Valley, which is encircled by high peaks of the Langtang Himal.

There are various reasons why the Langtang Valley Trek is a better option for trekkers than other Nepal Trekking Routes:

  • Less Crowd: The Langtang Valley Trek is less crowd than other major trekking routes in Nepal, such as the Annapurna Region and Everest Region, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a more calm and private trekking experience.
  • Beautiful scenery: The walk includes a variety of landscapes, such as rhododendron and bamboo, alpine meadows, and high-altitude passes. The trek also provides panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Gangchenpo (6,388 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), and others.
  • Cultural Experience: The walk passes through traditional Tamang villages, allowing trekkers to learn about the local people's culture and their way of living life.
  • Short and Moderately Challenging: Compared to other treks in Nepal, this journey is relatively shorter and less hard, making it an excellent choice for trekkers with limited time or for those searching for a moderate trek.
  • The journey takes trekkers through Langtang National Park, which is home to vast mix of flora and fauna, including the endangered red panda.
  • Trekkers can take a soak in the hot spring of Cholang Pati, which is considered to have healing effects for a variety of ailments, and the journey culminates at Kyanjin Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery where trekkers can learn about the local culture and religion.
  • Suitable for all seasons: The best months to trip are September to November and March to May, but it may be done all year.
  • The Langtang Valley trip is believed to be less expensive than other trekking alternatives in Nepal.

All of these features combine to make the Langtang Valley trip a wonderful blend of natural beauty, cultural history, adventure, and an excellent choice for trekkers seeking an unforgettable experience in Nepal's Himalayas.

How fit should you be before going on Langtang Trek, and how should you prepare?

Nepal Trekking Planner advises you to be physically fit in order to complete the Langtang Valley Trek. The trek requires several hours of walking each day on steep and rough terrain, and the altitude might be difficult for some.

Trekking Planner Nepal suggests the following preparations for the trek:

Create a regular fitness plan including cardio workouts like jogging, cycling, or swimming as well as strength training to strengthen your leg muscles.

Practice hiking and trekking: If feasible, attempt hiking and trekking on steep and uneven terrain to get used to the type of walking you'll be doing on the expedition.

Acclimatize : Before beginning the trek, allow yourself time to acclimate to the altitude. Before travelling to the Langtang Valley, spend a few days in Kathmandu (1,400 m).

Take care of health: Before beginning the trek, get a checkup from a doctor and address if any health issues that may arise during the trek.

Pack all of the necessary stuff for the walk, such as good-quality hiking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, and a sturdy backpack.

Get enough rest: Get enough rest before beginning the walk to ensure that you are well-rested and prepared for the challenges of the trek.

It's also worth noting that the Langtang Trek is a difficult experience, and it's always better to be prepared. Even if you are in good shape, the walk can be difficult, so be psychologically prepared for the challenges of the trek and listen to your body.

Where does the Langtang Valley Trek start and end?

Langtang Valley Trek begins and concludes at Syabrubesi, a small village in Nepal's Rasuwa district. Syabrubesi is located around 140 kilometers north of Kathmandu and is accessible by bus or jeep.

The trek begins in Syabrubesi, and the first stop is 2,350 m, which takes about 6-7 hours to walk to. The walk then continues via the magnificent Langtang National Park and traditional Tamang villages, where trekkers can learn about the locals’ unique culture and way of living. The route takes you through various high-altitude sceneries, including Langtang Village (3307 m) and Kyanjin Valley (3749 m).

Trekkers can return to Syabrubesi through the same route they took to reach Kyanjin Gompa, or they can take an alternative route. Depending on the terrain and the hikers' itinerary, the journey might take anywhere from 7 to 12 days. Trekkers can either return to Kathmandu by bus or jeep at the end of the hike or continue their adventure to other parts of Nepal.

What is the ideal climate, temperature, and time to do the Langtang Valley Trek?

The weather and climate might vary based on the time of year and altitude during the Langtang Valley Trek. In general, the best months to trek are September to November or March to May.

The autumn season (September to November) has generally bright and dry weather with pleasant temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. The days are pleasant and sunny, with cold nights. The temperature swings between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius during the day and 0 and 10 degrees Celsius at night.

The temperature rises in the spring (March to May), and the weather is typically clear and dry. Temperatures during the day can reach 20-25°C, while temperatures at night can dip to 5-10°C. The rhododendron woodland is also in full flower at this time.

The summer season (June to August) is hot and humid, with a high probability of rain. The temperature swings between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius during the day and between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius at night. This is not the best time to go hiking.

The temperature is cold and the weather is typically gloomy and snowy throughout the winter season (December to February). The temperature swings between -10 and 10 degrees Celsius during the day and -20 and -10 degrees Celsius at night. The walk is not suggested during this season since the path may be obstructed by snow, and it is also avalanche season.

Pack appropriately for the weather, with warm clothes for cold nights and sun protection for bright days. It's also a good idea to check the weather forecast before embarking on the walk and be prepared for unexpected weather changes.

Can anyone get altitude sickness during the Langtang Valley trek?

Altitude sickness, often known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a condition caused by rapidly climbing to high altitudes. It is caused due to low oxygen levels at high elevations and can affect anyone, regardless of fitness level.

Trekkers will go to elevations exceeding 4,000 meters during the Langtang Valley Trek, increasing the risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness symptoms include headache, nausea, exhaustion, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. It can cause fluid collection in the lungs or brain, which can be fatal in severe cases.

To prevent altitude sickness, it is important to take the following precautions:

  • Acclimatize: Allow your body to acclimate to the altitude by staying in Kathmandu (1,400 m) for a few days before traveling to the Langtang Valley (4,000 m).
  • Climbing high: Try to avoid ascending more than 300-500 meters each day during the walk.
  • Consume plenty of water:  Altitude sickness can be avoided by staying hydrated. Because they dehydrate the body and increase the risk of altitude sickness, alcohol and tobacco should be avoided.
  • Pay attention to your body: If you feel any signs of altitude sickness, you should stop rising and seek medical assistance if necessary.
  • Diamox application: Diamox is an altitude sickness prevention and treatment drug. Before taking it, see your doctor.

It should be noted that even with these precautions, some people may have altitude sickness. If you do encounter symptoms, it is important to descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible and, if required, seek medical attention.

Accommodation and food at Langtang Valley Trekking

Teahouses and lodges are available for accommodation throughout the Langtang Valley Trek. These are locally run guesthouses that provide trekkers with simple but adequate accommodations. Simple rooms with twin beds and a common bathroom are available in the teahouses and lodges. Some teahouses also feature a dining space where trekkers can eat.

The teahouses and lodges serve traditional Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (Tibetan dumplings), and other regional foods are common. There are also vegetarian options. Breakfast is typically comprised of porridge, eggs, and toast. Western cuisines, such as pasta and pizza, is also available.

It's necessary to know that teahouses and lodges are placed along the trekking path and may be limited, so bring some snacks and energy bars to complement your meals. It's also a good idea to bring some water purification tablets or a water purification system with you.

It is also possible to camp along the way, but it is advisable to check ahead of time if camping is permitted in the area and if camping equipment can be leased.

Local culture and religion that we observe during Langtang Valley trekking.

The Langtang Valley Trek allows trekkers to experience the indigenous people's distinct culture and religion. The walk takes trekkers through traditional Tamang villages, where they can observe local people's daily lives and customs.

Tamang people are Tibetan in origin, with a rich culture and tradition. Their homes are constructed of stone and mud and have a distinct architectural character. They are farmers and animal herders, and their primary sources of income are agriculture, livestock, and trade. Their traditional fabrics, woodcarvings, and metalwork are also well-known.

Tamangs are primarily Buddhist, with their religion combining Buddhism, Bonism, and animism. Many mani walls, chortens, and prayer flags can be seen along the way; they are common religious symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. The trek also includes a visit to Kyanjin Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery where trekkers can learn about local culture and religion.

You can also see the locals' way of life and customs, such as traditional clothes, food, and festivals. It's an excellent opportunity to learn about and respect the local people's rich culture and traditions. Trekkers must respect local culture and customs and follow trekking manners at all times.

Acclimatization for Langtang Valley Trekking.

Acclimatization is the process through which your body adjusts to lower oxygen levels at high elevations. Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness during the Langtang Valley Trek, as trekkers will ascend to altitudes above 4,000 meters.

It is advisable to avoid ascending more than 300-500 meters per day during the acclimatization process and to spend a few days in Kathmandu (1,400 m) before traveling to the Langtang Valley (4,000 m). This will allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude before starting on the walk.

It's also essential to keep hydrated by drinking enough of water and avoiding alcohol and smoke, which can dehydrate the body and raise the risk of altitude sickness. Additionally, it is critical to listen to your body, and if you suffer any altitude sicknesses symptoms, such as headache, nausea, tiredness, shortness of breath, or problems sleeping, it is critical to stop ascending and seek medical care if necessary.

Acclimatization for Langtang Valley Trekking.

Acclimatization is the process through which your body adjusts to lower oxygen levels at high elevations. Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness during the Langtang Valley Trek, as trekkers will ascend to altitudes above 4,000 meters.

It is advisable to avoid ascending more than 300-500 meters per day during the acclimatization process and to spend a few days in Kathmandu (1,400 m) before traveling to the Langtang Valley (4,000 m). This will allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude before starting on the walk.

It's also essential to keep hydrated by drinking enough of water and avoiding alcohol and smoke, which can dehydrate the body and raise the risk of altitude sickness. Additionally, it is critical to listen to your body, and if you suffer any altitude sicknesses symptoms, such as headache, nausea, tiredness, shortness of breath, or problems sleeping, it is critical to stop ascending and seek medical care if necessary.

 Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept instant booking and online payment.
Itinerary
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The Langtang Valley Trekking provides standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal.

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

    After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups of Langtang Himal Panorama Trekking at meeting hall for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

    Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

      Morning as per the time given on briefing, depart for tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries full of World Heritage Sites.

      After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Langtang Himal Panorama Trekking next early morning overland drive to Rasuwa area.

        Starting our wonderful adventure with morning overland journey towards Langtang Himalaya area, as drive leads past Kathmandu valley rim heading north west to reach at Dhunche, the headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, the home Tamang people the hill tribe of Central Himalaya.

        From drive leads downhill on zig-zag winding road to reach at Syabrubesi for first overnight stop within Langtang area.

          Morning begins our first day trek of this wonderful trip heading towards a bridge and then on uphill through spread-out farm villages and nice tended terraced fields entering into cool shade of forest with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees with some bamboo thickets.

          Slowly walks lead past tree lines reaching an open area at Lama Hotel, a place with several basic lodges and Tea-House for trekkers surrounded within woodland.

            After a pleasant overnight with the sound of river, morning walk leads into a river gorge covered with lovely dense forest, as our route leads to a clearing at Ghoretabela a nice spot with few lodge for possible lunch stop.

            Enjoying with refreshing break, then walking back into tree lines as our trek leads higher ground to reach Langtang village at the end of a gorge, a nice Tamang village (which was destroyed during the earthquake of 2015 but slowly coming back to normal life), here with time to wander around this nice traditional village of great interest.

              From Langtang village walking on nice gradual uphill trail for few hours encountering “mani (prayer) wall” walking clockwise the appropriate way in respect to Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as valley opens up with views of snow capped peaks.

              After hours of gentle good walk overlooking views of peaks brings you at Kyanjin a charming and scenic spot with amazing views of Langtang Lirung above 7,000 m and its icefall at near distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.

                A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small Cheese factory with optional climb to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft which will add more heights of the adventure offers stunning panorama of snow capped mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m),  Ghengu Liru (Langtang II  6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846m), Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).

                  After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

                    Last day walk of this marvelous journey leading back at Syabrubesi, as morning trek leads on the same trail with much downhill through farm villages and terrace fields and eventually reaching at Bhote Kosi River which later joins with Trisuli River, after crossing a suspension bridge a pleasant walk brings you at Syabrubesi for last and final overnights around Langtang Himal area and at Rasuwa district.

                      Morning drive back to Kathmandu on same interesting highway with exciting time as drive leads through rural farm villages and towns with views of mountains after six hours journey reaching in Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.

                        We have reserved a free and spare days in Kathmandu, on this day providing you to relax your body and muscles from the long walking journey on Langtang Himal Panorama Trekking for interested people can join in for optional tour around Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur, steeped with World Heritage Sites with time for your own individual activities.

                          Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations.

                          Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Langtang Himalaya Panorama Trekking.

                          Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                          Inclusions
                          What's Included
                          • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                          • Welcome dinner in an Authentic Restaurant.
                          • 03-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                          • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicles (entrance fees extra).
                          • Kathmandu to Syabrubensi to Kathmandu by local bus(if you want both ways private vehicle is also available at on additional cost).
                          • Langtang National Park entrance fee and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card).
                          • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                          • Two guests and one porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
                          • We provide assistance guiding his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
                          • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                          • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.        
                          • First, aid kid box.
                          • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                          • The arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                          • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                          • All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
                          What's Excluded
                          • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and two passport-size photos).
                          • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                          • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                          • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                          • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                          • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
                          • safe drinking water.
                          • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                          • Anything not included in the service includes column.
                          Departure Dates

                          If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

                          Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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                          Essential Info

                          Suggested Equipment List.

                          • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                          • Day pack.
                          • Trekking shoes.
                          • Sports shoes or sandals.
                          • Sun Hat/cap.
                          • Warm woolen cap.
                          • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                          • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                          • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                          • Raincoat.
                          • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                          • Hand gloves.
                          • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                          • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                          • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred).
                          • Sunglasses.
                          • Water bottle.
                          • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                          •  Flash or Torch light.
                          • Camera and batteries.
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                            Langtang valley

                            What an amazing trip to Langtang. So neatly arranged. My permits and documents were ready even before I reached kathmandu. My guide Binod was ace, fluent in English and accomodating to my every silly request and a true gentleman. Would definately love to book another expedition with them.

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