Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes nearby Kathmandu valley. The Langtang region border Tibet to the north. And was once an important trading route between Nepal and Tibet. Snow-capped mountains enclose this remote valley, and the Langtang Lirung dominate the skyline. Furthermore, this trek is a solitary and peaceful experience amidst beautiful natural settings. Also, the trail explores a variety of forests and majestic waterfalls along the way. Moreover, the path also offers you a spectacular sight of the glaciers and mountains.

The Langtang National Park is one of the most unspoiled national parks. Besides, the national park is home to some rare species of flora and fauna. These include animals like wild boar, Himalayan black bear, leopard, musk deer, and the red panda. Furthermore, you will also get to experience the typical Tibetan-influenced culture of the Tamang people. The Tamang people are the inhabitants of this region. By religion, they are Buddhist. They have their own culture, tradition, and language. If you are short on time but still want to trek and experience nature and culture, this trek could be ideal for you. Also, this trek can be combined with the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek.

The Langtang Valley Trek begins with a drive to Sabrubesi. The trek starts from the lower region of the Langtang Valley. The trail traverses past small villages, farmlands, and magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and soon arrives at Kyangjin Gompa. You have an optional day at Kyanjin Gompa. On this day, you can hike up to Tserko Ri. Also, there is the option for a hike to Kyangjin Ri. The summit provides 360º views of the Himalayan mountains. After enjoying the mountain view, we retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi.

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage Sites around Kathmandu Valley
  • Scenic drive through winding mountain road to Syabru Besi
  • Verdant forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures.
  • Visit the oldest Buddhist monastery, Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Incredible mountain views from Tserko Ri.
  • Visit a local cheese factory at Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Learn more about the local culture of the Tamang people.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-259
  • TRIP NAME: Langtang Valley Trek
  • DURATION: 11 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • BEST SEASON: March, April, May, September, October, November,
  • MAX ALTITUDE 5000m(Tserko Ri)
  • ACCOMMODATION 3-4* hotels in Kathmandu & in trekkers lodge/tea house while on trek
  • WALKING HOUR 5-6 hrs
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama hotel-Langtang village-Kyanjin Gompa-Lama Hotel-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving at the airport, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. As per your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel or take a short walk to the Thamel area. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2: In Kathmandu(trek preparation).

    Today in the first half, we will visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pasupatinath temple, Boudanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, we shall prepare and plan for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi(1460m/145km/7hrs)

    After breakfast, we shall drive along the northwestern hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views, terraced fields, mountainous lifestyle, and countryside along the way. Lunch will be served at Trishuli Bazar, after lunch we will continue further towards Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi

  • Day 4: Trek Sybrubasi to Lama Hotel (2470m/6hrs)

    Today is the first day on the trek, and the trail goes along the Langtang river across forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. Today we will have the opportunity to spot wild lives like the yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langurs, and sometimes even the elusive red panda. The trail goes along verdant meadows and several Tamang villages, with stunning vistas of great Himalayan peaks, and finally ascends through Rimche and reaches Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (3,500m/6-7hrs)

    After breakfast, we embark on our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along with dense forests. After a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung along the way. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with rocks, with inscriptions carved on them. Overnight at Langtang village

  • Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,800m/3.5hrs)

    After breakfast, we start our trek. Today, the trail traverses through yak pastures past mani walls made of stone with prayers inscribed. We cross several of the wooden bridges, we are getting into the high altitudes, and we might feel the thin air. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. We can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa and enjoy the beautiful surrounding. Overnight in Kyanjing Gompa.

  • Day 7: Visit to Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel: 5-6hrs

    Early morning we hike to Tserko Ri (5000m) for sunrise and a fabulous mountain view. After breakfast, proceed to Lama Hotel. Since it is mostly downhill, it will take about 4-5 hours to reach Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way downhill along the riverside. Pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements, and follow religious and cultural practices similar to that of Tibet. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • Day 8: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi(5hrs)

    After breakfast, we shall retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. Enjoy the easy trail downhill through lush green vegetation. The afternoon is at leisure you can rest and relax. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • Day 9: Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we shall retrace our drive back to Kathmandu with beautiful memories of the Langtang region. Overnight in Kathmandu.Today enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can request a day's tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and other monuments in Kathmandu valley(at an extra cost). Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu

    Today enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can request a day's tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and other monuments in Kathmandu valley(at an extra cost). Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 11: Departure

    Transfer to the airport for your final departure.

What's Included
  • All transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in above listed or similar hotels in Kathmandu and in local village lodges/tea house during the trek.
  • Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two pax) during the trek.
  • All necessary paper work and permit (TIMS/NP fee)
  • All Government taxes and service charges.
What's Not Included
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, etc.
  • Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
  • All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.

Review

EDhan (America)

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston (America)

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori (America)

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.