Langtang Valley Trek- 8 Days

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a day hike to tserkuri peak on langtang valley trek
At a Glance
  • Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 5030m
  • Group Size 1 - 20 people
  • Start City Kathmandu City
  • End City Kathmandu City
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season March - June and September - February
Trip Highlights
  • Experience the wilderness of Langtang National Park.
  • Discover Syabrubesi, Langtang Village the gateway and cultural heart of the Langtang Valley Trek.
  • Senic Drive-through Shivapuri Nationalpark
  • A rest day in Kyanjin Gompa, a holy land for Buddhist people while exploring the Tesergo Ri viewpoint 
  • Immerse in the lively culture and tradition of the Tamang community.
  • Get a glimpse of the Langtang Glacier and Glacier Lake.
  • Walk through Lush pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forest 
  • Rare wildlife including the red panda, Himalayan tahr, and the Himalayan black bear within the Langtang National Park
  • Exceptional hospitality and cultural beauty of the Tamang ethnic group
  • Picturesque day hike to Tserkuri Peak 5030m
  • Spectacular views of Mt.Langtang, Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak,  Mt. Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and many more.
  • Visit Newly built Langtang Monastery
  • Visit one of Nepal’s oldest Swiss cheese factories,  and taste real Yak Cheese.
  • No need to book a plane, No worry about flight delays! You can drive to this trek’s starting point within 5 – 6 hours
  • Overnight in interesting local teahouses on the trip
  • One of the safest treks in Nepal
  • Closest trekking trail from Kathmandu
  • Pass by the yak and Nak pastures
  • Taste the Nak Milk and Yogurt on the trail
  • Natural hot springs at Tatopani where you can choose to take a dip
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa Monastery, the oldest monastery in the Langtang Valley
  • Visit the beautiful Rasuwa district

Langtang Valley Trek is often ranked as the Top 3 trekking route in Nepal.  Located directly north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley has long been considered a holy valley, as it holds many natural wonders.  The Langtang Valley Trek is relatively short and can be completed in 7-8 days.  It provides stunning views of Langtang Himal, the mountain range that towers over the region.  

Langtang Valley, which is isolated and high in elevation, is home to the hospitable Tamang ethnic group.  Their rich culture and heritage are similar to their northern neighbours in Tibet and are full of Buddhist symbols and monuments.  Biodiversity throughout the Langtang Valley Trek is abundant and well-preserved.  Forests that make up the landscape on the way up to the Langtang Valley are sheltered by the Red Panda.  Other wildlife found in Langtang National Park includes the elusive Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, and the legendary Yeti.  The combination of sky-high mountain peaks, plentiful wildlife, and the cultural curiosities of the Tamang people make this trek so unique and special. 

Due to the earthquake of 2015, much of the Langtang Valley was flattened. Entire forests were blown over, houses crumbled, and livelihoods were lost. Over the years, support from within and outside of Nepal has steadily helped rebuild the area. Guest houses have been rebuilt and visitors are more than welcome to trek in the Langtang Valley. In fact, trekking in the area is the best way to sustain the locals’ livelihood.

The Langtang Valley Trek begins with an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail passes through the picturesque scenery of small villages next to terraced hillsides, following the Langtang River along the way.  The sound of the moving water, complimented with lush pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forests fills us with energy. There is pure, fresh air all around us. 

It’s a continual uphill climb along the river, and quaint tea houses along the way offer meals for nourishment.  Finally, you arrive at the alpine pastures of Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual centre and settlement where we can see unforgettable mountain views.  Here we can stop in and watch one of the monastery’s daily ceremonies, or take a tour at one of Nepal’s oldest Yak-milk Swiss cheese factories.  Kyanjin Gompa is our ultimate destination for the trek, though there are several absolutely breathtaking day trips that we can take from here. 

You can explore the high glacial valley of Langshisha Kharka, or witness astonishing views at Kyanjin Ri (4773m).  Another high point, Tserko Ri, (4985m) offers a view of over 21 Himalayan peaks.  Both Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri offer 360-degree panorama views of the Langtang region.  Taking our sweet time, we snap some photos and sit with smiles on our faces in appreciation of the mountains.  Retracing through the same trail, we descend to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu.  The sheer beauty of this trek is otherworldly.  The Langtang Valley Trek is more peaceful than most trails in the Annapurna and Everest region, but offers the same pristine landscape and rich cultural heritage.

Langtang Valley Trek Best season

The best time for Langtang Valley Trek are Autumn (from the second half of September, through October, until the first half of November) and Spring (March, April, and May). September offers crystal clear views of the Langtang Valley, with budding alpine flowers and lots of greenery along the peaceful trail. September also marks the end of the monsoon, so it is nice and warm, although there is a chance of rain during this time. We recommend starting from the second week of October to minimize the chance of rain and have a higher chance of mild weather. October and November are the most popular months for trekking in the Langtang Valley (and all over Nepal). These months offer clear weather and awesome Himalayan views. Spring (March, April, and May) is an equally fantastic time to visit Nepal – particularly great for climbing. The springtime is the best to see the versatile, colorful alpine flowers, and crisp mountain views.

Trekking to Langtang Valley during the monsoon is possible, but it can rain every day and the mountain views might be less than ideal. Winter is a good time for those who can handle the cold. The winter months (December, January, and February) are quite cold, but the trail is much more peaceful and the mountain views are unparalleled.

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

For the average trekker, the Langtang Valley Trek is not at all difficult. It is just a basic hike on a well-maintained trail up to an altitude of 3800 meters at Kyanjin village (or 5130 meters at Tserko Ri if you’re up for the acclimatization day hike). Actually, one of the more difficult parts of the Langtang Valley Trek is the bus/jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back. The 200km ride takes about 7-8 hours and consists of a zig-zagging road through the hills. Another tough part of the trek is heading up from Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri, which takes about 5-6 hours roundtrip. The trail is narrow and leads to a high altitude. Otherwise, the trail is relaxed and mellow all the way to Kyanjin Gompa. 

Langtang village

Langtang village is a culturally insufed, important village at the height of 3,800 meters. this beautiful village in front of the majestic Langtang was severely impacted by the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Thankfully, after the earthquake, Langtang valley has recovered quite well. The village that was totally destroyed by rocks falling from the hills has now shifted about 500 meters, reforming a completely new village on the side. The new settlement area is safe from earthquakes and falling stones as the new structures are earthquake-resistant. Also, new hotels have been made, building new infrastructure from scratch. The hotels now have a better heating system, bigger rooms, attached bathrooms, and a better choice of food for travelers. With almost 150 to 200 locals living in the Langtang village, the new settlement can now accommodate almost 
5000 travellers. 

Itinerary

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After all the necessary preparation was done, today is just about a fun drive along the Langtang- Shivapuri Highway, beginning our Langtang Valley Nepal.  

Kathmandu to ShivapuriWe leave Kathmandu at around 7 am, after breakfast in the hotel itself. The initial part is to leave the Kathmandu valley and enter the Shivapuri National Park Area. This will take us around 30 minutes only. 
Shivapuri to Trishuli BazaarAs we drive through the hills of Nepal, you can see many interesting landscapes. The Trishuli Bazaar is a small village-like settlement on the bank of the Trishuli River, And this is our perfect place to stop for refreshments and lunch at around 10 to 11 pm. 
Trishuli Bazaar to Dhunche to SyabrubesiAfter lunch on the 1st day of the Langtang Valley hike, we are directly headed for the Langtang region. First, we cross Dhunche where there might be some checking. Then, we drive for another 30 minutes, just to find ourselves immersed in the life of Nepal. We reach Syabrubesi at around 1pm in a jeep and around 3 pm in a local bus. 

 

Getting to Syabrubesi has two options

Private Ride on a Jeep/ Micro: You can book 7-seater Jeep right from your hotel in Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to take it up all the way to Syabrusbesi. Traveling in a private vehicle does have some obvious perks such as stops at places of your choice, some small detours in important heritages, short traveling time and more. But it's a bit expensive i.e. Jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi costs NRP 20000 extra. And it’s another NRP 20000 if you want to come back in a private vehicle. Obviously, being in a larger group or finding someone to share the cost will make it cheaper for the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal. Sometimes, you can find a Jeep booking per person, and that cost about Rs 1400. 

Local Bus to Syabrubesi: A public bus to Sybarubesi can be found in Macchapokhari, near Kathmandu Buspark. This bus station is about 25 minute ride from Thamel. From here, you bus directly yo Syabrubesi leaving every hour until 12 am. Mostly, we try to find deluxe bus that is clean and comfortable. But do note that local buses in Nepal are dirty, noisy, and crowded a lot of times. The cost of the bus to Syabrubesi is NRP 900. 

Village of Syabrubesi

Syabrubesi is a small town with few hotels and local settlements. With a population of almost 2000, this place is often referred to as a gateway to Langtang. 

Hotels in Syabrubesi: There are around 20 hotels in Syabrubesi. These are a bit bigger hotels than you will see in the coming days. You can expect a nice room with mattress and an attached bathroom. If you are lucky during the Langtang trek in Nepal, there’s an AC. 

The highlight of the day

  1. Scenic Drive
  2. A quick dip at Tatopani, a natural water spring
  3. Visit to the Local Gumba 
  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Time: 145km
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Jeep/ Bus

This is your first hiking day in the Langtang Valley trek, and we are bound to have a wonderful time. The hike starts from Syabrubesi somewhere between 7:30 to 8am and get to Lama Hotel at around  3 to 5pm . 

Syabrubesi to PairoThe first village of Pairo is about 1 hr of hike from Syabrubesi. Here are only 2/3 tea houses for a quick tea break. This part of the hike is along the roadway and you can see the hydropower in construction nearby. 
Pairo to BambooAnother village of Bamboo is another 2.5 hrs to 3 hrs of walk on the gradual upward trek trail.  Along Langtang River is the most beautiful place to stop for lunch. We will stop here for a delicious lunch, resting for over one hour.
Bamboo to RimcheThis is 2 hours of hike from Bamboo which is mostly uphill. You will also get to cross a suspension Bridge while you hike along the forest. There is only 1 tea house and you can rest for some time as we either into the later part of the day.
Rimche to Lama HotelThankfully, the final 40mins of a hike to lama Hotel is slowly downhill. It just feels like an easy stroll.  Right at the heart of Langtang National Park, there’s our stop for the night, lama hotel.

 

About Lama Hotel

Just like the name suggests, this is not a village, but just 6 to 7 hotels inside of the Langtang National Park. Since the government still owns this property and land of the hotels, there are strict regulations about making new hotels or reconstructing the old ones. And since it lies at a downhill stop, there are no special views from Lama Hotel, the dullest destination of the Nepal Langtang trek. 

Hotels in Lama hotel: The hotel rooms here are the simplest and smallest on the whole trail. There is Wi-Fi and Electricity t but no plugs in the rooms. 

  • Max Altitude: 2450m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 14km
  • Transport: Jeep/Bus

This is the longest and most scenic day of Langtang hike in the mountains as you reach Langtang village. The hike starts at around 7:30 am and ends at 4 pm. 

Lama Hotel to RiversideThe initial  1.5 to 2 hours of uphill hike takes us to the place called Riverside. This is not any special village and there’s just 1 stop called the tea house. 
Riverside to Ghoda TabelaThis is another 2 long hours in the mountains. Ghoda Tabela has 2/3 tea houses for them for lunch. Enjoy a full dose of Dal Bhat or any other dish until you are pumped up for more walks. 
Ghoda Tabela to ThangshyapThis 45mins uphill hike might be the hardest of today’s walk. But as you reach Thangshyap, the view of Langtang ranges looks more stunning from here. 
Thangshyap to Langtang villageThe final part of the hike is 1. 5 hours long. It’s a gradual uphike via the forest and you can see a great change of vegetation in this later part of the trek. As you get closer to the Langtang village, there’s all alpine grassland. 

 

About Langtang village

This is a very old settlement of Tibetan Buddhist people who came to Nepal a long time ago. These people lived in the mountains for many hundreds of years, but after modernization, a lot of the population has shifted to other big cities. The destruction of 2015 earthquake also displaced a lot of locals. Now, all houses and hotels in Langtang have been reconstructed. There are small houses, around 40 in number, with a local population of over 200. Most of these people are Tamangs and belong to the buddhist community. 

Hotels in Langtang Village: There are around 20 hotels in Langtang Village, all newly constructed after 2015. These new hotels are now bigger, cleaner, and safer. Now, there’s a big room with a modern attached bathroom, a great bed, hot showers, and all. 

 

Highlight at Langtang village 

  1. Living right before the stunning mountain peak 
  2. Monastery where we can attain prayer in morning time
  3. Great cafes and coffee even at such height
  • Max Altitude: 3,430m
  • Accommodation: Guest Gouse
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12km

You start the hike from Kyanjin Gompa at around 7 to 8 in the morning. Then, we hike up to the Kyanjin Gompa for about 4 hours. 

Langtang to MunduThis is about 40mins only from the langtang valley. The hike via the alpine grassland goes via the Mani wall and is mostly flat. Mundu is a small village with few houses and tea houses.
Mundu- Kyanjin GompaAnother two hours of hike takes you to Kyanjin Gompa. There’s also a small hydropower as you see on the trail upwards and there’s a short walk close to the forest. We reach here for our lunch. 
Langtang glacierYou can hike for another two hours to get into the Langtang glacier. The uphill hike along the meadow can be done in the evening, but if you are all tired, you can even skip it. 

 

Village of Kyanjin Gompa

The village of Kyanjin Gompa is also the holy settlement of the Tibetan Buddhist people. Even at a height beyond 4000m and a very difficult landscape, it’s amusing how beautiful houses and hotels they have been able to make. 

Hotels in Kyanjin Gompa: Most of the hotels in Kyanjin Gompa have also been remade or reconstructed after 2015, so they are quite big and clean. You can find rooms with both common and attached bathrooms. Hot showers and Wi-Fi are available, but there may not be plugs in the room. 

The highlight of the day

  1. Quick visit to small local Hydropower 
  2. Visit Stupa on the way, near Mundi 
  3. Enjoy some fine yak cheese in Nepal’s oldest cheese factory at langtang
  4. Visit to a Monastery in Kyanjin Gompa
  5. Even see an Old Airport made by the Nepali king
  • Max Altitude: 3680m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9km

This is rest/ exploration day in the Langtang village i.e. Kyanjin Gompa. You have two options for today’s hike. 

1. Kyanjin Gompa to Kyanjin Ri- Easy: At 4700m, this is quite a walk uphill, taking you right to the top of the hill. Since is this a shorter trip alternative than the Tsergo Ri of Langtang, you only walk for around 4 hours. There’s the 1st view point after 1.5 hrs of hiking from Kyanjin Gompa. And then the 2nd view point is about 2.5 hrs upwards hike. It’s a very beautiful view from the top. 

2. Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri- This is a rather challenging but thrilling 6 to 7 hours round trip at the height of 5030m. It’s a fun day as we wander around the valley and climb Tserko Ri for some superb views. The day hike, which begins early in the morning, will also help acclimatize to the high altitude. Our path goes through yak pastures and then makes a final ascent to Tserko Ri. If we make it to the top early enough, the sunrise view is unforgettable. Also, if you want to go to Langshisa Kharka, Kyanjin Ri, we can do that instead. We’ll arrive back at Kyanjin Gompa by late afternoon, just in time to explore the beautiful monastery and sit in peace with views of the Himalayas.

PS: Tsergo Ri Not recommended in winter when snow is very thick and in summer when it’s rather slippery. 

  • Max Altitude: 5030m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 10km

Saying goodbye to this beautiful little village, we retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel to get ready for our next ascent. Passing the small, picturesque Tamang villages, we reach Lama Hotel after about 6 hours of trekking. Stopping in one of these quaint Tamang villages for a tea or meal is a must.  Their hospitality is inspiring. We carry on and take in any sights that we may have missed on the ascent

  • Max Altitude: 2500 m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 21km

We walk on the same path back to Syabrubesi. It is an easy, quick day as it mostly comprises of mild descending. Don't forget to click some last-minute pictures in the mountains. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • Max Altitude: 2,380
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 15km

The scenic drive back to Kathmandu takes about 7-8 hours from Syabrubesi. Time passes quickly while we gaze outside the window at our gorgeous environment – rolling hills, high mountains, and local villages. The route and stops are all the same as the ones mentioned on Day 1 above. We arrive in Kathmandu and have a farewell dinner in the evening. 

 Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide to Langtang Valley!  We look forward to your next adventure with us.

  • Max Altitude: 800m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Time: 7 hours
  • Meals: BL
  • Walking Distance: 145km
  • Transport: Bus/ Jeep
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All needed transportation for the trek on a shared bus/jeep
  • Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.
  • Government-authorized experienced guides and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
Add-Ons & Options

Private Transportation: $200

Private Porter: $80

Private/ SIngle room: $80

 

Dates & Price

After booking with Breeze Adventure, departure is 100% guarantee even if you are the only traveller with us. 

Group Discount Prices
Number of peoplePrice per person
1 pax
US$850
2 - 5 pax
US$750
6 - 10 pax
US$599
11 - 20 pax
US$550

Essential Information

 Physical Fitness for Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is a medium-level trek northeast of the Kathmandu Valley. It is a basic multi-day hike on a regular trail. You do not have to be an ultra-fit marathon runner, nor are you required to have any climbing experience. Before you start the trek, you could do some running or walking up and down hills/stairs to build your stamina, as you will be walking on mountainous trails for 5-6 hours per day during the trek. A little bit of training can go a long way, so we highly recommend doing some aerobic exercise before your adventure. 

Earthquake in Langtang Valley in 2015

The 25th of April 2015 was a dark day for people all over Nepal, especially in the foothills of the Langtang Himalayan range. Of the almost 9,000 that died all over Nepal, 243 of them were in Langtang village, and even more died in the surrounding villages. April is a busy trekking season in Nepal, and unfortunately the area of full of tourists and locals alike. Before, Langtang Valley was home to over 200 houses, built from wood. At 11:56 a.m., most of the people were busy at work in the fields or in their houses. Most guest houses were busy serving lunch for trekkers coming down from Kyanjin Gompa or ascending from Lama Hotel. At that moment, the 7.9 earthquake hit and there was a massive avalanche from Langtang Lirung. In less than a minute, the earthquake wiped out all the houses, people, and animals in the village. Only those who had walked away to their fields or a neighboring village survived. It was a massive loss for the village. With the help of the government and other groups, a new village has been created near the old one. All new guesthouses have been constructed and the locals are doing their best to rebuild after the disaster that struck them. 

People, Culture, and lifestyle of Langtang Valley

People from Langtang Valley are super helpful and friendly. People in this region are Buddhist and have ancestral roots in Tibet. The border is nearby and the religion/culture are all interconnected. Most of the locals belong to the Tamang and Lama ethnic groups. They celebrate Sonam Loshar Festival, which usually falls in January in the Gregorian calendar. They welcome you as a guest and send you back as a friend. They live on very little and despite living with the trauma of the earthquake, they are still smiling and show gratitude. There is a lot to learn from the people of Langtang Valley and how they appreciate life. 

Most Popular Places in Langtang Valley Trek

There are countless beautiful places on the Langtang Valley Trek. Among them, Langtang Valley, Tserko Ri, Kyanjin Gompa, and Kyangjin Ri are the most popular. Langtang Valley is known for being an incredibly scenic village and having super kind people. Also, the clear view of the Himalayas from the village is spectacular. Kyangjin Gompa is famous for its yak cheese factory, the Buddhist monastery, and the charming guesthouses enveloped by the Himalayas. Tserko Ri is popular for its high altitude and breathtaking view. Similarly, Kyanjin Ri is a pristine mountain lookout with views of Kyanjin Gompa and the Langtang Glacier below. 

Langtang Valley Trekking Permit

The Langtang Valley Trek lies in Langtang National Park, so you have a purchase a national park permit specific to the Langtang Valley. The permit can be bought in Kathmandu in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board, but it can be more conveniently purchased in Dhunche at the actual entrance of Langtang National Park. The cost of the permit is $30 USD per person. You must also acquire the TIMS permit (Trekkers’ Information Management System). You must show your original passport to buy the national park permit, so do carry it on the trail with you. All permits are included in the cost of the trek. Check All Langtang Permit 

Accommodation During the Langtang Valley Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu is in a 3-star rated hotel with breakfast included. On the Langtang Valley Trek, you will stay in all-new guesthouses (as most of the old ones were destroyed in the earthquake). These new guesthouses are top-notch. Rooms have attached bathrooms with western toilets and a hot shower. Accommodation in the Lama Hotel is basic, but in Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa, it is upgraded and very comfortable.

Food and beverages on Trek

The food in Langtang Valley is notably tasty. Skilled, professional cooks at each guest house make a variety of different foods, including some Western dishes. The menu has lots of options, including Indian, Nepali, and continental items. The vegetables grown in the Langtang Valley give you a true mountain, local taste. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included in the cost of the package. You can find all kinds of beverages as well in the Langtang Valley. You will pass a little cold drink place on the trail where you can buy soda, tea, etc.  Beer is sold at the guesthouses. Extra drinks are not included in the cost of the trip. 

Guides and porters for Langtang Valley Trek

Guides and porters are included in the given cost of the package. They are your key to a successful, valuable, and joyful adventure in the Himalayas. All our guides and porters have years of experience in the Langtang Valley. Your guide will lead you each day and in the evening, they will brief you on the next day’s trail. Each of our guides and porters is very dedicated to their work. They have led the Langtang Valley Trek countless times and are equally excited to go back each time. 

Communication status in Langtang Region

Communication with the outside world along the Langtang Valley Trek has become much easier in recent years. You can use a local SIM card and stay connected with your friends and family and/or get WiFi all the way up to Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa (at about 300-400 rupees for WiFi). If you want to be away from your devices but still want to let your family know how you’re doing, you can send a message from our guide's phone when you want. 

Getting Langtang Trek Starting Point

A 6-hour drive leads from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, where the trek begins. The road is paved and well-maintained all the way to Trishuli (lunch stop). From this point, the road is being rebuilt, but will be finished soon. There is another road that is nearly finished connecting Betrowati to Syabrubesi (a much shorter route), which will shave about two hours off the drive. After finishing the trek, you will head back on the same road from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. 

Avoid Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a dangerous situation caused by a lack of oxygen in the body. The highest altitude that we sleep at on this trek is 3885 meters, so the risk of altitude sickness is much less on this trek. If this is your first trip to the Himalayas (or anywhere high in elevation), you will need to be a bit careful – drink water and don’t walk too fast. The highest point on the trek is 5130 meters at Tserko Ri, but after sleeping and acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa, this shouldn’t be a problem. If you do experience any symptoms of altitude sickness (i.e. light headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness), please notify our guide immediately so they can take the steps necessary to minimize the risk. 

Acclimatization Day on Langtang Valley Trek

Acclimatization days are built to allow your body to adjust to the lower level of oxygen in the Himalayas. On this trip, there is one acclimatization day built into the itinerary. It is best to climb high and sleep low to maximize the acclimatization. On the Langtang Valley Trek, you spend your acclimatization day hiking up to the gorgeous peak of Tserko Ri. After enjoying the view, descend back to Kyanjin Gompa for the night. 

Electricity and Charging facility on Langtang Valley Trek

There is electricity throughout the lower part of the trek. Also, in Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa, there are micro-hydro power systems, so you never have to worry about having your gadgets run out of battery. Keep in mind that you may have to pay a fee of around 200 rupees to get a full charge at some guesthouses.

Why Langtang Valley Trek?

The real answer is ‘Why not the Langtang Valley Trek?’ It was a short and sweet trek, accessible from Kathmandu, that offered awesome views of the Himalayas, the alpine landscape, and the fascinating lifestyle of the Tamang people throughout the Langtang Valley. This trek can be done with a basic hiking experience and gives you views that you can’t find anywhere else. Within 4 days, this trek leads high into the Himalayas. The views from Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri are truly mind-blowing. Towering snow-capped peaks surround you as far as the eye can see.  The Langtang Valley Trek is also super meaningful because you are supporting the livelihood of those who lost their friends and family in the 2015 earthquake. 

Note

Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manages our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit Nepal.

Langtang Valley Trek- 8 Days FAQs

  • For the average trekker, the Langtang Valley Trek is an easy trek. It is just a basic hike on a well-maintained trail up to an altitude of 3800 meters at Kyanjin village (or 5130 meters at Tserko Ri if you’re up for the acclimatization day hike).

  • Of course, there have been significant changes along the Langtang Valley Trek post-earthquake. The changes are that the villages have been built in safer places, where they are not at risk of facing another avalanche. The previous trail is still there, but it is more dangerous, as the rocks might fall after minor earthquakes or landslides. Our government has opened a new trail that goes through a beautiful forest after crossing a bridge over the Langtang River. Also, all the guesthouses in Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa are newly built, with attached bathrooms and a hot shower – a rare treat on the Himalayan trails. The guesthouses are beautiful and colorful. Although the locals have been scarred by the earthquake, they are feeling a renewed sense of hope and opportunity after their village has been rebuilt.

  • Langtang Valley Trek does not require a minimum number of people per group like the restricted area treks. So, this trek can be done solo. If you are looking to go solo, but want some guidance, we can organize a solo Langtang Valley Trek for you with a member of our team. Our highly-experienced guide and strong, friendly porter will take care of you and lead you up to Tserko Ri safely. 

  • The trail through Langtang Valley is the same as most other trails in the Himalayas. The first part is on a road, though there are no vehicles on the road. Then, the trail leads through a rhododendron forest all the way up to Lama Hotel. This section is ages-old and has been traveled for hundreds of years. However, we recommend the newer river-side trail, as it’s much safer. The path on the rock and glacier of Langtang Valley is a bit dangerous, but our guide will lead you safely. Since the earthquake, the huge amount of ice has made it difficult, but day by day the ice is melting and it is getting a bit easier. Finally, the trail up to Tserko Ri is narrow, but as long as you walk with the guide, you will be completely fine.

  • Yes, you can fly your drone on the Langtang Valley Trek, but it needs to be verified by the Nepal Government and CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal). Then, you will have to obtain permission from the authorities of Langtang National Park, as well as the local police and army. It is a long process to get drone-flying permission, but it is possible.

  • Yes, of course! You can trek to Langtang Valley with your kids by adding additional days. It is an easy trek that leads up to only 3870m.

  • Yes, You can trek to Langtang Valley with your senior family members by adding a few days to the itinerary. It is an easy trek that is close to Kathmandu city.

  • Well, we don't recommend you for the monsoon trek to Langtang Valley. However, if you don't have time for other months, we can organize the trek and it is not a bad idea.

Clients Reviews

  • Fabulous Langtang Valley Goisakunda Lake Trek

    Kishwor Adhikari and his team are the best!! He and his team (including Manoj, Nabin, and Bhawa) took care of us, made us laugh, gave us space, made us comfortable, and attended to our needs every step of the way. We did the Langtang Valley Goisakunda Lake Trek and we enjoyed every moment.

    Even when and especially when we needed careful attention, including altitude sickness, he was there for us. Not to mention the wonderful photo-taking we had together. He was able to manage the trekking pace of our group, letting the faster ones of us go ahead while keeping an eye and pacing the slower ones.

    His command of English is excellent. I would say he and his team instantly became friends who trekked together with us - versus seeing Kishwor and his team as a guide/porters. I cherish the good time we had together and I will absolutely do another trek with them. 10/10. Absolutely recommended. We miss you all!

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    Yee Kwang SeckSingapore,November 20, 2023
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  • 12 Days Langtang Valley Trek

    Kishwor (Owner & Guide) An excellent guide. 10/10 recommendation to engage him and his company - Breeze Adventures Pvt Ltd - for Nepal treks. With up to 16 years in the field of trekking, he definitely exhibited how he is a master both in the mountains and off it as a trekking business owner. Impeccable command of English which is extremely beneficial in terms of communication needs and quality conversations. Kishwor displayed a fine ability to balance professionalism and play which bonded the whole crew and us together. He was able to be light-hearted and quick-witted at times to bring up the morale of the team.

    He was also quick to act and executed contingency plans with quick efficiency when unpredictable situations arose. He was able to adapt and problem-solve when one of our trekking mates came down with altitude sickness and we were truly impressed with how smoothly everything was handled. Kishwor was also mindful of our motivation/energy level during the trek by giving us constant updates on how much time to our next rest point/endpoint.

    He was always on point with his time estimation (even with our breaks!) due to his years of trekking experiences which really helped us to push through during the trek. The most underrated trait of Kishwor is his knack for balancing social interactions. He was able to give us ample time to reload before and after the trek or during our meals. He knows when to engage or disengage during conversations so we have the right balance of personal space and also guides to trekkers' interactions. This is a very remarkable trait to have as comfort rose in priority as we trek in the mountains, thus it’s refreshing and nice to feel comfortable with his presence. The company matters the most and I must say, this whole group was Chef Kiss. Truly enjoyed my first trekking experience with Breeze Adventure. The Langtang Valley trek was challenging & rewarding at the same time. Views of the valley and mountains were spectacular and the trek itself was a journey that was unforgettable. Hands down, no complaints. 10/10 would engage Kishwor and Breeze Adventures again when I am back for my next rodeo of adventures! A special shout-out to the rest of the team - Porters Nabin & Bhawa for being super strong and efficient porters. They never failed to smile at us despite carrying a much heavier load. They are also super courteous and helpful. Constantly asking if we are tired and feeling okay during the trek.- Manoj (Second guide) Appreciative of his knowledge of the history of Langtang Valley and always being so encouraging as our morale dips near the later part of the trek.

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    Samuel LohSingapore,November 19, 2023
    TripAdvisor
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