Langtang Valley Hike – Self guided trekking trip

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Langtang Valley hike – self guided is trek to langtang valley without guide but with guide. Does that make sense? I mean, you will have virtual guide in this langtang valley trek. Thus it is called self guided trek. Just Nepalgram offers this kind of trip.

One of the famous short treks in Nepal Langtang valley is a moderate trek in Nepal. You will be able to talk with us by either NTC or NCELL telephone. We will virtually guide you for the best experience during your solo adventure inthis trail.

The panoramic 360 degree view of mountains while walking in mostly flat terrain is one of the major attractions of Langtang valley hike. Langtang Valley hike will offer you a scenic view of the snow capped mountains, glacier, forest, river and take you on a trip to explore the local culture and tradition influenced by Tibetan.

Langtang Valley Hike
Picture at Kyanjing ri.

On the trail, you will share trail with local transporters of Langtang region. Yak and horses along with porters are the major transporters of Nepali Himalaya. Horses are used as the means of transportation while yak produces milk and carries supplies for the remote region.  

Kyanjing is the last village

Once you reach Kyanjing village, it will surely amaze you. The big buildings of the guest house at the Kyanjing village at the altitude of 3900 meters is unbelievable. Rooftop of the hotels here gives you a very close view of the mountains. Langtang glacier is very close to Kyanjing village. There are lots of excursion sites around Kyanjing village.

The last point of Langtang Valley has access to Kyanjin RI (approx 4200 meters high) and Tsergu RI (approx 5000 meters). Trekkers can choose to go either of them, as per your choice and fitness level. If you are wondering on which one worth more, please read this comparison article.

You can climb to Kyanjin RI or Tsergu RI to witness the panoramic view of 360 degree snow-capped mountains of Langtang Region.

Side trip to any of the hill tops near Kyajing Gompa village is equally amazing.

Self Guided means Phone guided hiking

Phone guided Hiking towards Langtang valley is Nepalgram’s idea to accommodate travelers interest to safely challenge themselves. With the guidance through  Satellite phone, if choose so, as per needed will make you feel accomplished and comfortable.

Nepalgram Adventure guide will be providing you the detail information about the routes and major attraction of Langtang through phone. All the details of the trip will be provided by remotely working guides.

Our guides will be at their comfort while making your adventurous trip a comfortable one.

Once you complete the Langtang valley hike, you will definitely collect unforgettable memories and life time experiences. A self guided trekking with small support of our crew will surely worth Langtang valley hike.

Langtang Valley Hike
Looking down from Tsergu ri trail.

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Itinerary of Langtang Valley Hike
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 Langtang Valley hike starts from Kathmandu. 7/8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu will drive you to Syabrunbesi. The 2nd day of your hiking trip will take you to the lama hotel. Lama hotel is in the middle of the jungle by the river.

You will be hiking by the side of the river with frequent crossing of suspension and wooden bridges before reaching Lama hotel. Hike from Lama hotel to Langtang village takes 6 hours. During today’s hike, you can witness the view of snow – capped mountains and indulge.  

The 4th day of Langtang trek – you will be hiking towards Kyanjing village. The trail to Kyanjing village is mostly flat. You can witness the flora of Langtang region, chortens, and gumbas.

5th day of Langtang trek, you will climb to Kyanjing RI or Tsergu RI to can witness the eye – catchy panoramic views of mountain ranges. Tonight, hike back to Kyanjing Village and spend a memorable night, very close to the mountains.

Following the same trail, on the 6th day of Langtang valley trek; you will be trekking back to Lama hotel. Trek will take around 7 hours.

On the 7th day, you will be hiking back to Syabrubesi.

The 8th day is the final day of your hiking trip. We will take you back to Kathmandu with all the memories.

Langtang Valley hike can be combined with Gosaikunda hike too. If you want to do Langtang Gosaikunda hike, then the itinerary to be followed is;

  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450 meters); 6 – 8 hours
  • Day 2: Hike from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480 meters); 6 hours
  • Day 3: Hike from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3540 meters); 6 hours
  • Day 4: Hike from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900 meters); 4 hours
  • Day 5: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 6: Hike from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480 meters); 7 hours
  • Day 7: Hike from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2200 meters); 5 hours
  • Day 8: Hike from rom Syabru village to Singh Gompa (3584 meters); 4 hours
  • Day 9: Hike from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4364 meters); 4 hours
  • Day 10: Explore holy Lake Gosaikunda and hike down to Sing Gompa (3584 meters); 6 hours
  • Day 11: Hike from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (1950 meters); 6 hours
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1380 meters); 6 – 8 hours

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Langtang Valley Hike
View from Tsergu ri top on a snowy day hike.

Outline Itinerary of Langtang Valley Hike – Self guided trekking trip

  • Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450m); 6/8 hours
  • Day 2 – Trekking from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
  • Day 3 – Trekking from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3540m); 6 hours approx.
  • Day 4 – Trekking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m); 4 hours
  • Day 5 – Acclimatization Day
  • Day 6 – Trekking from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m); 7 hours
  • Day 7 – Trekking from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi; 5 hours
  • Day 8 – Drive back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1380m)

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Overview

To be in the Langtang valley which was hardly hit by 2015 earthquake (7.8 richter scale) and receiving greetings and good hospitality from the local people is special part of this hike. Hiking through the jungle along with melodious sound of chirping of birds will motivate you to walk and make you feel easy.

Langtang Valley Hike
Horse riding with Locals

Highlights of Langtang valley Hike

  • Scenic drive during the drive and hike
  • Crossing suspension bridges
  • Walking by the side of river
  • Hiking through jungle
  • Exploration of local culture, tradition and lifestyles
  • Exploration of chortens and gumbas
  • Kyanjing Gompa
  • Exploration of wildlife of Langtang region
  • Climb Kyanjing RI or Tsergu RI
  • Panoramic view of mountains

Cost Details of Langtang Valley self guided Hike – General Inclusion

  • Briefing on phone every morning before the start of the trek.
  • Guide on call duty at any time during the trek
  • Arrangement of accommodation in the tea houses in the places where tea house owner is reachable.
  • Phone guidance for the bus/jeep/car ticketing.

Cost Details of Langtang Valley self guided Hike – General Exclusion

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • All Food & accommodations during the hike
  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Satellite Phone - if you want to rent we can help you.
  • Tips for your phone guide and driver (Tipping is never been compulsory though expected).
What location is the Langtang Valley Trek?

The trekking route that leaves from Kathmandu the closest is the Langtang Valley Trek. It is situated in the Langtang area, just 68 KM north of Kathmandu. On the border between Nepal and Tibet is the Langtang trek.

Are permissions required for the Langtang Trek?

Trekking permits are necessary in Nepal unless you are a citizen of the country. To trek in the Langtang region, you need two Langtang trek permits. The TIMS card and the Langtang National Park Entry permit are the two permissions needed for the Langtang hike.

How challenging is the Langtang Trek?

In terms of difficulty, the Langtang Trek is not as challenging as other well-known treks like the EBC Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It’s a relatively easy hike. For this walk, you don’t need to be an expert hiker. If you are physically healthy and strong, you can finish this walk quickly.
During the hike, you will be on your feet for 5 to 6 hours each day. The walk includes sections when the trail steeply ascends and descends. But hikers of all ages can complete the walk if they are properly trained and prepared.

Which season is ideal for the Langtang Trek?

Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) are the ideal seasons for a Langtang Trek. The ideal weather and temperature conditions for hiking are present at this time of year. The weather is consistent, and the temperature is comfortable.
Furthermore, you can trek in Nepal’s winter months of December, January, and February because the Langtang Trek does not need you to ascend to a high altitude.However, that depends on your choices for the weather and your expectations for the hike.

Is a guide required for the Langtang Trek?

Definitely, yes. You can hike alone without a guide because the Langtang region is not included in Nepal’s restricted area. The trails, however, are somewhat perplexing because there are several routes through numerous deep trees. You can get lost trying to find the appropriate trail. As a result, you must proceed on the trail with extreme caution.
Additionally, there are not many teahouses along the trail, which makes it difficult to locate lodging during the busiest time of year. The guide will assist you in making that reservation before you arrive at the teahouse.

What kind of lodging is offered during the Langtang Valley Trek?

Travelers can stay in local hotels and teahouses while undertaking the Langtang Valley Trek. There has been a significant improvement in the accommodation due to the growing popularity of this Langtang trek. The teahouse and lodges offer quiet, comfortable lodging together with delectable cuisine and excellent service.

Is it possible to suffer altitude sickness?

Since you will be climbing over 3000 meters, there is a potential that you will have altitude sickness. Regardless of physical fitness, each person’s response to the altitude varies.
Learning about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and countermeasures is therefore highly advised. Before the Trek, you should talk to your doctor regarding altitude sickness.

Should I get travel insurance?

It is not required. However, because you’re hiking in a mountainous area, unforeseen events like bad weather (snow, storms, landslides, and other natural disasters), acute mountain sickness (AMS), food poisoning, and physical accidents could happen. Therefore, having travel insurance is preferable.

Does the Trek have Wi-Fi?

There are several teahouses that do not have WiFi. However, the majority of teahouses offer Wi-Fi for a fee or a small fee. Additionally, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions or concerns about this journey or any other treks in Nepal.

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