Langtang Valley Trek - 12 Days

Trip Facts

  • Jeep-Car
  • 3900 meter/12792 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Less Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • National Park Trekking Tour
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78

To watch a complete view of mountains from the center of the valley is an amazing experience for everyone hiking in this river valley by the side of Langtang river. This trek will be once in a lifetime experiences; to view the mountain range very closely from the center of the Langtang valley – combined with the local people and their antique (and unique) traditions.

Short trek destination near the capital city – Kathmandu, to explore Nepal Himalaya and to involve in the local life, the Langtang valley trek could be a best trekking in Nepal, for you.

Trekking in Langtang valley trail leads to the historic valley of Langtang & Kyanjing Gompa, exploring a variety of flora and fauna, gradually changing atmosphere with the slow increasing altitude. Trekking is fairly easy and at the same time you get to picture many mountains such as Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Dorje Lakpa and many other unnamed Himalayan peaks.

Langtang valley trek
Picture: view of langtang village and mountains

Why?

Langtang Valley trekking is famous for the reason, that it provides a complete 360 degree view of the mountain all around you, in the short trekking days. The moment when you watch Himalaya range all above & around you is fantastic and inspiring. Apart from the scenic view, Langtang trekkers also get a chance to see various animals and explore their paths on the way, because we trek in the Langtang National park and hence flora and fauna are really conserved here, in the lap of the Himalaya.

Langtang Valley is also called as the VALLEY OF GLACIER. Thus, to be in the valley of Langtang is a great chance to get up and close to a glacier, something that is not possible with every trekking package.

On one hand, rhododendron forest coloring the whole jungle as red or white is truly beautiful and on the other hand barren landscape in the higher altitudes is decorated with herds of cattle and yaks grazing. Likewise the nature, local people are also really generous and their warm greeting ” Namaste” makes trekkers smile and reply them with NAMASTE.

Those good people are either Hindu or Buddhist and the villages are really culturally diverse. Below is a suggested itinerary for trekking in Langtang valley, but it can be customizedas per your wishes.

Langtang Valley Trek vs. Gosaikunda trek

Physical Requirements/ Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

Langtang valley trekking trail is along the river, where trekking to Gosaikunda is trek towards the hill top. Thus these two short trekking in Nepal is different in character, from uphill to gradual trail.

Firstly, Langtang valley trek start from a local town of swyapru Bensi, which itself is by the side of the river and a natural hot spring. The trail is along the river and passes through the small jungle, eventually get back to the river and at the end of the trek trail gets to the source of Langtang river. The source of Langtang River is Langtang Lirung Glacier, which is accessible from the last village of Langtang – Kyaning Village.

Secondly, Gosaikunda trek starts from Dhunche Bazzar, right at the middle of ridge of Rasuwa district bordering Sindualchwok. Trail is into the jungle but once it start jungle trail of Gosainkunda – uphill only ends after getting to the top of the trail at Gosaikunda Lake.

Langtang valley trek is gentle uphill walk – whereas Gosaikunda is straight uphill hike.

Scenery

Langtang valley trek by the name itself is a valley view trek. Spiral valley along the river of Langtang has green hill at the starting days and towards the last village of the Langtang valley trail, White Mountains appeared closer than expected. Once we get to the village of Kyanjing, Mt Langtang and its glacier, Mt Dorje lakpa, Mt Yubra, Mt Nayakyang, Mt Ganja la peak and many other names and unnamed mountains will be really close and the view is 360 degree.

After the last village of Langtang, 2 options to climb kyanjing ri or Tsergu ri for acclimatization or for the best view is even more interesting. From these 2 climb, you can see the mountains from the Tibet region and range of Langtang Mountain comes even closer.

The scenery of Gosaikunda trek is completely different from the view of Langtang Valley trek. In contrast to the view of Langtang, mountains seen from trekking trail of Langtang are far but wide. In Gosaikunda trek, you not only see Langtang mountain range but also see Mt Manaslu, Mt Ganesh and a wide range of Langtang.

Differently than the valley view, Gosaikunda trek has top view of the mountain. However, you do not see any proper glacier and you do not get as closer to the mountains, as you get in Langtang valley trek.

Detailed Itinerary for Langtang Valley Trek

Day 1
Arrival

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

On arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1350m), our company representative will assist you to check in to your hotel. In brief, s/he will let you know the time and location for the pre-trip meeting about the sightseeing tour, and the Langtang Valley trekking.

Day 2
UNESCO world Heritage sightseeing with Guide in A/C car

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Kathmandu City Tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites

Authorized local tour guide will take you around the city of Kathmandu. We will follow the major landmarks of the valley (Pashupatinath, Buddhanath, Monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar square). As a local guide, s/he will take you off the tourist path and make you feel the adventure even in the city tour. Afternoon will be for the last preparations for Langtang Valley trekking.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi (1450m); 4-6 hours

• Altitude – 1450 meters
• Special – Scenic view during drive
• Time – 4/6 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

All day today will be in the bus or jeep; the journey will take about 8 hours. Narrow hill road and bumpy ride will offer scenic views of the river valley as well as snowcapped mountains while you get nearer to the National park check point of Nepal Army.

Day 4
Start of Langtang valley trek from SyabruBensi to Lama Hotel (2480m); 6 hours approx

• Altitude – 2480 meters
• Special – Diverse landscapes and Greenery
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Walking by the side of river

From today till the last day of trekking you will explore villages, and we will stay at the local owned tea house. There will be a menu at every tea house from which you will get to choose your lunch, dinner and breakfast (all included if you buy our normal package). You will be following our trekking guide, who helps you in all things from choosing food to sleeping warm. You are free to decide on your own but listening to your guide is always wise.
Your porter will be carrying your luggage, you only need to carry a small day-pack with drinking water, camera, sun screen and other things you will need during the day’s trek. You do not need to worry about anything while traveling with Nepalgram Adventure, but always remember to eat and drink enough to keep your energy up.

Day 5
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3540m); 6 hours approx

• Altitude – 3540 meters
• Special – View of mountain
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Today we will start trekking from middle of jungle to no tree zone. Interesting factor of today’s trekking is the Langtang village. If you ask your guide about the earthquake of 2015, you can only imagine how Langtang village was, before earthquake. It is completely different now and the evidence of the avalanche devastation is still visible. Apart from this, we will get a nice view of mountains towards North and a spiral river valley in the South.

Day 6
From Langtang to KyanjinGompa (3900m); 4 hours

• Altitude – 3900 meters
• Special – Kyanjin village
• Time – 4 hours
• Activity – Trekking mostly on flat road

Today is an easy day on the Langtang Valley trek. Langtang valley trekking is said to be an easy trek in Nepal because once trekkers get above 3000m, the trail gets flat and the view gets nicer. Enjoy the short hike and utilize your free time to stroll around Kyanjing Gompa.
Kyajing has a few bakeries serving Espresso, Latte, flavored tea and pastries. If you love making new friends while trekking in Nepal, a good way to do that is hang out in a bakery.

Day 7
Acclimatization/Explore/Side Trip of your choice

• Altitude – 4984 meters
• Special – panoramic view of mountains
• Time – 45 minutes/1 hour hike
• Activity – short hiking

There are multiple option for today. Walk around the village, hike to the base camp of Langtang Lirung, climb KyanjingRi to 4800 meters, Climb lower Kynajing peak 4500meters, climb TsherguRi 5000 meters, walk towards Tilmang pass (Langshisa Kharka) or climb to the base camp of Nayakyang peak. Hike up to KyanjingRi for 360 degree view of Langtang Range is a popular choice among most of the trekkers.
To choose from all these options, you can talk about your wishes with your guide and estimate your stamina for today’s exercise. Our guides can give you honest recommendations based on their experience.

Day 8
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m); 7 hours

• Altitude – 2480 meters
• Special – Scenic view during trek
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – Trekking downhill

Walking downhill is always easier than climbing up. Walk in your pace and soak in the views of nature, and the way back will be interesting as well. We will take the same trail on our way back.

Day 9
Lama Hotel to Syabrubensi; 5 hours

• Altitude – 1450 meters
• Special – Exploration of village
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Trekking and relax at hotel

This last day’s hike is ups and down inside the jungle. Tonight in Syaprubensi enjoy your free time and relax, explore the village on your own, or if you are interested to jump in to hot spring, that is also possible in Syaprubensi.

Day 10
Drive back from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Scenic view during drive
• Time – 4/6 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

Driving back along the same road will remind you of a week ago, at this moment you must be feeling more or less accomplished. We hope you liked this itinerary, giving you an easy and general introduction to the Himalayas. We hope to serve you soon again for your next great adventure.
Or if you decided trekking is not your cup of tea after all, our adventure tours will surely entertain you.

Day 11
Rest, guided shopping and relax day in Thanmel, Kathmandu.

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Shopping
• Time – Full day/half day (as per your choice)
• Activity – Shopping and Relax at hotel

To add something extra on your Nepal holidays, we have upgraded our itinerary with a shopping tour in Kathmandu. Apart from trekking and culture, Nepal is also a good place to do shopping. This tour is a great opportunity to get the souvenirs and gifts to take back home. Our local guide will take you to some of the shopping centers available in Kathmandu. Tell your guide about your wishes and s/he will help you find the best selections and prices.
If you want to spend this day in the mountain, you can decide now for group joining trek and during the trek for solo trekking, indeed

Day 12
We will drop you to TIA airport for your final flight departure to home.

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Time has come to farewell you. We will be looking forward to your return to Nepal and wish to see you again on your next adventure. Wish your safe travel.

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply this price range.




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We have self guided trek as well, which only includes guide service by phone.

All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $750 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Langtang Valley Trek – All inclusive package

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Transportation to and from trek (start and end) point.
  • 4 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking and fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Langtang national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destination

Cost Excludes of Langtang Valley Trek – All inclusive package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $380 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Langtang Valley Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Langtang national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation to and from trek (start and end) point.
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destination
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Langtang Valley Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $1485 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Langtang Valley Trek for Luxury Package

  • 4 night 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu(according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Langtang national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation to and from trek (start and end) point.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Langtang Valley Trek for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Cost of Langtang Valley Trek-General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group size).
  • 4 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Transportation to and from trekking start and end point
  • Breakfast with tea or coffee, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking and fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, Langtang national park entry permit & local entrance fees.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular oxygen saturation check up
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destination and transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees

Cost of Langtang Valley Trek-General Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 US dollar.
  • Your travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you with the arrangement
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.

Overview

One of the easiest access to the Himalaya glacier, close up to the towering mountains form Nepal and Tibet & excursion of jungle of national park and local villages along the trekking trail is possible in Langtang valley trek.

Easy trek with versatile feature of the route is identity of Langtang valley trekking trip. It has been liked by family trekkers as well as beginners for Nepal Himalaya.

Solo trekking

Solo trekking to Langtang has freedom over trekking in the group. If you have short time for your Nepal visit and if you love your peace or precisely; solo trekking is preferred to those who are introvert and want to utilize Langtang valley trek as a holiday to plan something crucial.

Trekking in the group will also let you be alone of needed, but unlike to solo trekking there are few moments where you cannot keep things under your control. If you want to change the plan – you cannot just change in a way you want. Sometimes you might need to change your plan for other’s unavoidable situation. In solo trek – you can decide and ask your guide to plan the rest of the trip accordingly.

Best time for Langtang Valley trek

Spring season (March to May) is regarded as the best season for trekking to Langtang valley. Blossom of Rhododendron in the forest of Langtang with other small flowering plant is the main attraction of spring trekking in Langtang valley. However, with the crystal clear sky, clear weather to see snowcapped mountains – autumn season (August to November) is also regarded as the best trekking season.

But practically Langtang valley trekking is done all over the year. Trekking in Monsoon with frequent rainfall and late winter with freaking cold are not recommended, in general. Whatsoever, if you trek with specific formula in this low season of winter and rainy weather in Nepal – you still can get the best view in fewer crowds of people.

If you are trekking in winter – avoid the cold and walk in the sun, for the nights at the non – heated tea houses rooms – keep warm clothes on or use warmer packs. If you are trekking to Langtang valley in Monsoon – start early in the morning and stop before it is noon, in general, afternoon on monsoon expects rainfall.

Langtang Valley trek altitude

Trekking to Langtang valley is along the river so the change in altitude is not drastic. Starting of the trek at Syapru Bensi is at 780 meters above the sea level. The last village you sleep is at 3900 meters / 12714 feet above the sea level. In between these start and final destination of Langtang valley trek, altitude of trekking destination do not rise more than 800 meters a day, except the first day.

Interestingly, Langtang Valley trek has its own special feature, feature of rise in altitude to 5000 meter above the sea level. If you are fit and if you want to climb 5000 meter / 16300 ft above the sea level, it is possible. Climbing to Kyanjing ri or Tsergu ri for the view of Langtang range is possible from this short trek of Langtang, Langtang valley trek.

Trek in December

December is winter for Nepal. With saying that, trekking to Langtang in December is going to be very cold. However, the clear sky and White Mountains with abundant snow can be observed in this season. Trekking trail might be full with snow, sometimes blocking the trekking trail itself.

Chunk of snow on the trekking trail is not easy to trek, sometimes trekkers need to reschedule the itinerary however snow fill all the hilltop of the Langtang and it looks overwhelmingly beautiful.  Trekkers who love to be in snow or those who want to walk while snowing; will certainly fulfill their wish, trekking in December.

Hiking from Kyanjing gompa to either of the hill top of the view of the mountain is nearly impossible without spikes. So taking spikes with you for trekking in winter is recommended highly. Spikes will also help you trek in the trekking trail from destinations to destinations, especially while descending.

Cost

Number of days, details of cost and activities you are doing matters the amount you need to pay for Langtang valley trek. There are options of vehicle that you can drive from Kathmandu to Langtang valley trekking start point. With saying that, cost for Langtang trekking is never same.

You can hire a luxury jeep to ride to get to trekking start point or can accommodate yourself in a shared jeep or can travel by local bus. The accommodation during the trek vary the cost, you can stay in the room with indoor toilets or outdoor toilet. Use of horse in the need and trekking inclusion of food and beverage during the trek, determines the Langtang valley trek price.

Cost for Langtang trekking depends with season, service level and details of price inclusion. If the price you paid for the trip includes everything for the trek, it might come in higher price range, whereas the trekking cost for a service trek will be cheaper. If you are want to find the detailed cost details from Langtang valley trek, click on this link.

Itinerary

In general, illustrated below is the itinerary for Langtang valley trek. But alike to any of the trekking in Nepal, Langtang valley trek itinerary can be customized as per the need and interest. There are few people who want to trek to Langtang for bird watching, someone wants to relax during the trek, some want to finish the trek in shorter number of days possible or some want to challenge themselves – all these factors are responsible for trekking to Langtang.

The itinerary for trekking can be customized during the trip planning phase for group trek, whereas solo trekking itineraries are always flexible.

Trekking itinerary is made looking the scenery, accommodation availability, quality of food, distance to the next destination, disaster vulnerability and more. Saying that, itinerary for Langtang valley trekking can be changed by your guide if any circumstances forced him/her so.

General day to day itinerary for Langtang Valley trek

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi (1450m); 4-6 hours
Day 02: Start of Langtang valley trek from SyabruBensi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (354om); 6 hours approx.
Day 04: From Langtang to KyanjinGompa (3900m); 4 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization
Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m); 7 hours
Day 07: Lama Hotel to Syabrubensi; 5 hours
Day 08: Drive back from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Major thing to see in the Langtang Valley Trek:

  • Kathmandu City tour with local guide
  • UNESCO world heritage site, guided tour
  • Spiral river valley of Langtang trek
  • Langtang and Kerung river
  • Jungle walk along the river valley and explore wildlife, flora & fauna
  • Local yak milk and cheese factory
  • Local people and villages of Sherpa community
  • Close to the mountains and glacier of Langtang, Langsisa kharka
  • Mostly flat trekking, considered fairly easy trekking to get the view and closeness to mountain and glacier in short trekking
  • Wildlife, flora and fauna inside Langtang National park. NP conserves red panda, snow leopard and few other endangered animals.
  • All inclusive packages from your arrival to Nepal to departure, a hassle free trip to Nepal, everything organized by Nepalgram

FAQs of Langtang Valley Trek

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How long is the Langtang Trek?

Langtang trek is 3 to 15 days, generally. There are different options for trekking in Langtang region; the shortest options is 3 days Langtang village trek, in this trekking option you will trek till Langtang village at 3000 meters above the sea level and hike back to jeep point on the next day.
Longest option is either Langtang valley with ganja la pass trek or Langtang valley Gosaikunda lake trek. Apart from these high pass treks, Langtang alley with Tamang heritage trek, with homestay experience can be another way and low altitude trek. This Langtang valley trek with Tamang heritage trek is approximately 15 days long, with all cultural and natural aspects inclusion.
If you are considering Langtang valley trek specifically, the Langtang valley trek is 5 days long. Entire trip from arrival to departure will be 9 days trekking activity to Langtang valley.

Is Langtang open for trekking?

Yes. Langtang is one of the trending short trekking destinations in Nepal. Langtang trekking used to be a camping trek before 2000AD but coming to till date, Langtang trekking is a tea house trekking.
However, Langtang valley trekking can be done in a camping style of trekking adventure as well.
During the Nepal Earthquake of 2015 AD, Langtang region was heavily damaged by landslide and hundreds of people died in the Langtang avalanche. However, from 2017 Langtagn trekking trail is completely reconstructed and life is normal, along the route of Langtang region.
Langtang is back to normal even after huge loss in 2015 earthquake.

Where is Langtang?

In the geological address, Langtang is in between Manaslu mountain range and famous Everest base camp trekking region, or precisely Rwolwaling Gaurishankar Himalaya region of Nepal Himalaya.
According to political boundary, Langtang region lies in Rasuwa district of Bagmati state in Nepal. Langtang is connected with China and Rasuwa has one of the happening boarders with China through Rasuwa Ghadi, also called Kerung boarder.
This Rasuwa Ghadi in Nepali translates to Rasuwa fort. This place used to be a silk route in the 14th century and hence Chinese government wants to develop as one of the major trading center to pass towards Northern part of India.
In another word, Langtang is located in the Langtang national park. Langtang national park boarders with China, to its Northern region.
Distance wise, Langtang is 200 Kilometer, by road North West of Kathmandu; Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Langtang national park?

By bus or Motorbike is a common method of getting to Langtang by road. There are many options to go to Langtang region. Bus and jeep are one of the famous and cheap options to get to Langtang region.
People can also travel to Langtang from Kathmandu, by motor bike or mountain bike, often. It is around 200 Kilometer, by road before you get to Langtang national park region.
One and only way for local people to get to Langtang from Kathmandu is none other than by road. But people often take helicopter to go from Kathmandu to Langtang region. Travel agencies in Nepal ca arrange you for Langtang helicopter tour towards Langtang valley. Also Gosaikunda helicopter tour is famous in Langtang region. People often sign up for Langtang valley helicopter tour.
With that being said, helicopter can be another option to travel from Kathmandu to Langtang. Helicopter by air avoids bumpy road to travel to Langtang from Kathmandu.

Do you need a guide to trek in Langtang region?

No. In Nepal trekking to the restricted trekking trails like Manaslu circuit trekking, Kanchenjunga base camp trekking, Upper mustang trekking region, Narphu valley trekking trail and Upper or Lower Dolpo trekking region needs special permit and trekking guide to these destinations mandatory. However other trekking regions like Langtang valley or Langtang Gosaikunda trekking trail do not need any trekking guides, specifically.
But, to have a trekking guide to take you to the jungle trail of Langtang region is recommended for many reasons. Trekking in the remote Nepal is a wild walk and your guide will be your friend, a local friend.
Trekking guide is not necessary to get trekking permit to Langtang valley trekking trail, your trekking guide will not only be your good friend but also a source of information and all your questions will be answered accordingly.
Trekking guide makes trekking more informative, comfortable and better than just yourself as an independent trekker to Langtang valley trek.

How difficult is Langtang Trek?

Generally all the trekking operators and experts rate Langtang trek as a less active trekking. Less active means one of the medium level of trekking activity in Nepal.
Langtang trekking is not as easy as Royal trek or Poonhill trek. In another way Langtang trek is not hard as Annapurna base camp trek or Everest base camp trek.
In short, Langtang trek is considered as an easy trek and recommended for first time trekkers in Nepal. A normal physical fitness is considered as enough for Langtang trekking.
Langtang valley trekking goes at 3900 meters or 12797 feet to its last trekking destination; however side trip can take you all the way to 5000 meters. So, considering destination altitude and scenery you, Langtang valley is a low altitude trek in Nepal.
Where other trekking in Langtang like Gosaikunda pass trek of Ganja la pass trek are high altitude trek of Langtang region. Langsisha pass is considered as the hardest pass in the region, however.

How far is Langtang from Kathmandu?

Langtang national park is 60 kilometer from Kathmandu. This is the aerial distance in between Kathmandu and Langtang National park check point or say entrance point. But the distance between Kathmandu and Langtang by road is 170 kilometer.
Langtang national park is not considered very far. In comparison to Chitwan national park, Bardiya national park or Sagarmatha national park itself; Langtang national park is close to Kathmandu. But the hilly road and geography in between Kathmandu and Langtang has made it look far. The off roadway connectivity from Kathmandu to Langtang is rough and in spite of having 2 different road network options; it takes 6 to 9 hours to reach Langtang national park from Kathmandu.

What is Langtang National Park famous for?

Langtang national park is first “snow leopard conservation area”, before it was announced as national park. Also Langtang national park is still a red panda research area.
Apart from animal dignity, Langtang national park is famous for many trekking routes in its area; like, Langtang valley trek, Tamang heritage trek, Langtang Gosaikunda trek, Langtang pass trek, Ganja la pass trek, Langtang circuit trek, Langtang helambu trek and more.
Langtang national park is also famous for easy trekking destination for short holiday in Nepal. Langtang is famous for easily accessible glacier at 3900 meters, by getting to the glacier one will be completely surrounded by the White Mountains.
Yak, yak herd, their calf, yak shed and the local culture and tradition seen along the trekking trail is also a famous part of Langtang national park.

What is the meaning of Langtang?

Langtang is a Sherpa language, influenced by Tibetan dialect. People living in Langtang are migrants of Tibet in thousands years ago. Till 16th century Langtang national park area of Nepal used to be an important trading hub in between Nepal and Tibet.
Langtang is combined term of 2 sherpa word, lang and tang. Tang means follow and Lang means yak in Sherpa language. So entire term Langtang means follow the yak.
So far how this name is considered is because; the people of this region belong to trading family in the history. They used to trade in between Nepal and Tibet, to different part. Trading from Tibet to Kathmandu and also, from Tibet to Everest and Annapurna region directly. When they trade they used to follow yaks. Those yaks were the transporter in those trading era. And still you can see yaks as a transporter in some part of Nepal Himalaya. This region settled by those traders named as Langtang, the village of Yak followers.

How do I enter Langtang National Park?

You need to buy national park permit and TIMS card to enter Langtang national park.
If you want to travel on your own you can find these 2 different entry documents in TIMS counter at thamel and NTB at pradarsani marga.
Or if you want to go through a trekking or tour agency, there are many trekking agencies in Kathmandu Nepal. You can ask any one of them for the arrangement. They will help you with a small amount of service charge, like $10 per person.

What is langtang trek difficulty like?

In langatnag there are more than dozen of trekking trails. Different trekking trails are rated differently.
Langtang valley trek is considered an easy trek.
Langtang circuit trek is somewhat active trek.
Ganja la pass trek is tough trek and needs good physical fitness.
Gosaikunda trek is somewhat active but short trek.
Tamang heritage trek is medium level trek.

Is Langtang trek 5 days a shortest option?

Yes, But saying 5 days trek this timeline do not include any of the traveling time to & from Kathmandu to Langtang national park.
In the same region in Langtang there is shorter trek than Langtang valley trek. That is Gosaikunda lake trek. Gosaikunda lake trek can be completed in 5 days with travel time to & from Kathmandu.

What is Langtang trek 7 days itinerary?

Langtang valley trek for 7 days includes trek plus travel time. There are other options for 7 days trek in Langtang but still Langtang valley is considered a famous trek in Langtang national park. So here is the 7 days outline itinerary for Langtang valley trek.
Day 01 – Travel to syapru besi
Day 02 – Trek to lama hotel
Day 03 – Trek to Langtang village
Day 04 – Trek to Kyanjing
Day 05 – Explore Kyanjing and trek down to Lama Hotel
Day 06 – Trek to Syapru
Day 07 – Drive to Kathmandu

Where do I find authentic Langtang trek review?

There are many review platforms like trip advisor, tour radar, trust pilot and more. But all of these are less trusted by travelers, these days.
However there are video reviews of different companies, they might be authentic and transparent review of any tour activity for your Nepal travels.

How hard is to go for Langtang trek independent?

If you are a frequent trekker and has enough knowledge about map reading then Langtang trek must be fine. This trek is doable independently without hiring a guide or porter.
But hiring guide and porter is supporting local economy in one hand and making every step of your Langtang trek comfortable and stress free for a small amount of money.
Also, hiring a local will help you to know the insight of trekking in Langtang. So we encourage using local people to show you around and way.

Where do I find best Langtang trek blog? Are they helpful?

Langtang trek blog written by trekking guides are precise and more accurate, though trekking guides in Nepal are only Nepali Nationals and hence their English command might not be as good as you want.
But you can find Langtang trekking blogs written by those who have been to Langtang; they are helpful to understand properly.
But I do not believe all the trekking companies and travel agencies has correct information in their Langtang trek blogs, as most of them are written by professional bloggers but not by trekkers.

What is total Langtang trek distance, & how much in normal Langtang trek itinerary?

Total Langtang trek distance is 38 kilometer or 23.6 miles. This is Langtang trek distance in normal itinerary.
However there are many options on Langtang trekking, the change in the route might change the total distance of Langtang valley trek.

Who can do Langtang trek?

Everyone!! Langtang valley trek is considered as an easy trek. Thus a small kid or senior trekker can easily accomplish Langtang valley trek.
Langtang trekking trail is good trail for mountain biking as well. Thus all most all of the nature lovers can do this trekking to Langtang valley in Langtang national park.

Can I find Langtang trek map in google? Is google map correct?

Map on Google might not be as accurate as printed map of Langtang valley trek trail. But still you can find the map of Langtang valley trek on the map.
You can easily find trekking map of Langtang or any trail of Langtang national park, in the local store at Kathamndu, Thamel.

How to minimize Langtang trek difficulty?

There are many ways to train yourself for Langtang valley trekking. Running, cycling, gym are some of the methods to minimize the difficulty of Langtang trek & prepare yourself for trekking, in advance.
Whereas for trekking difficulty can also be minimized while in trek itself. For that, choose to go trek for longer days in shorter camp. Walk with plenty of time and back up plans.
Last but the best recommended trekking option to minimize the Langtang trek difficulty is by trekking with trekking agency in Kathmandu, Nepal. Their information, guide, porter and the stress free trek in the route will certainly help you to minimize the difficulty.

How is Langtang trek route, in general?

Langtang valley trek is an easy trek, which means the trekking trail is gentle and mostly flat. The trail is by the river in river valley. With saying that, the increase and decrease in the altitude is not sudden but gradual.
Langtang valley trek is inside national park premise, thus trekking is inside the forest and chance if seeing wild animals is higher than in the other trekking trails.
Unlike to famous trekking trails like Annapurna circuit trekking trail or Everest base camp trekking trail itself, the trail of Langtang valley trek trail has fewer accommodation. In the peak season just pre booked rooms will be available. There are fewer tea houses, fewer villages in between the destination and hence the accommodation is less in comparison to demand. Also the accommodation and food availability is basic.
Once we get to no tree line zone winter trekking might be tricky. And clouded day with rare visibility will not entertain if you are a independent trekker. but all trekking seasons are best trekking seasons with a trekking guide in a organized Langtang trekking tour.

What is average Langtang trek cost?

All inclusive or service trek package two different types of trekking tour service provided by trekking agencies in Kathmandu Nepal and the rough cost for Langtang trek will be USD500 plus, per person.
The cost of the trek definitely depends on what is included and what is not. In general all inclusive package cost includes food, accommodation, transportation and trekking permit expenses with guide & porter. Whereas for service only trekking package to Langtang valley, guide, porter, bed and breakfast is included in the price quoted.

Is Langtang trekking route suitable for first time trekkers in Nepal?

Yes!! If you are first time trekker and this is your first time in Nepal, Langtang trekking can be suitable trekking activity to know the Nepalese culture, tradition and the mountains.
Gradual increase in height, less hours of walking, multiple option to customize the trip in route or before, trekking tea houses facility, scenery and wilderness on of the nature in Langtang national park has appealing advantage for the first time trekkers.
Also because of shorter trekking duration to get in the middle of the thousands of mountains and to see glacier of Langtang; this langatng valley trek is suitable for first time trekkers in Nepal. Langtang trek has all mixture of jungle trek, no tree line zone trekking, glacial walk, close vie of the snowcapped mountains, river valley walk and village tours.

Is there lantang tour Package?

The Langtang valley hiking tour is called trekking tour package to Langtang valley or Langtang national park.
But if you are thinking about Langtang tour this can be either motorbike tour to Dhunche or Jeep tour to Dhunche and Kerung boarder, Boarder of Nepal with china.
Or if you are searching for tour to Langtang valley to get to Kyanjing village, there is helicopter tour for this activity. In Langtang helicopter tour activity you will fly to Kyanjing village from Kathmandu and take a tour before getting back to Kathmandu or Pokhara by helicopter.

Which is better, Langtang helicopter trek package vs. Langtang trekking tour?

Langtang helicopter trek is way better than Langtang trekking tour. This is because, in Langtang valley trek, we need to trek back on the same trail, towards end of Langtang valley trekking. SO doing Langtang valley helicopter trek, you will not have to hike along the same trail on the way back.
But Langtang valley trek is not bad as well. If you enjoy walking downhill on the same route, you will certainly enjoy the different prospective of Langtang valley trek on your back down to Langtang valley trek end point.
Whereas Langtang valley helicopter trek is one way up and fly out to Kathmandu with aerial view of Langtang Himalaya region.

What is the cost for Langtang helicopter tour?

More than 1500USD per person can be Langtang helicopter trekking tour cost. But the tour will be cheaper with more participants in trekking tour. One helicopter can accommodate 5 people in Langtang valley trekking by helicopter return.
Group join trek or your private group of 4/5 people will surely make a good deal for Langtang valley helicopter trekking tour.

What is the itinerary for Langtang heli trekking tour?

Langtang valley trek and Langtang valley trekking helicopter tour are same on their way up to Kyanjing village.
But once we get to the village of Kyanjing, trekking ends at this point, for Langtang valley heli trek tour. The outline itinerary for Langtang valley helicopter tour will look like this:
Day 1 – Drive to Syapru
Day 2 – Trek to lama Hotel
Day 3- Trek to Langtang village
Day 4 –Trek to Kyanjing
Day 5 – Sunrise hike to Tserguri and fly to Kathmandu by helicopter

Does Langtang helicopter tour package worth?

Yes!! Langtang is a beautiful spiral shaped valley. Langtang region is very close to the infinite range of mountains. The mountains of Langtang are connected with the Tibetan mountains. That is why Langtang helicopter tour will give you better insights of the snowcapped mountains.
Also as a helicopter tour, you will be able to see the landscape of the green hill and the scattered mountains of Nepal, while flying from Kathmandu to Langtang or back to Kathmandu.
As Langtang is not far from Kathmandu the cost will be reasonable and the panoramic view of mountains and settlement of Nepal in the mountains will surely look surreal.

How is Langtang national park a best valley trekking tour in Nepal?

Langtang is considered as the best valley tour in Nepal, with no doubt. As this trekking is easy trekking in Nepal Himalaya, you might think this trek do not offer much. But to be honest with you Langtang is granary of mountains and the cultural aspect of the Himalaya of Nepal.
So far, Langtang is considered as best valley tour for the following reasons.
• Wider White Mountains view in s short and easy trekking activity.
• Jungle trek with verities of flora and fauna on the trekking trail of Langtang national park.
• Culturally rich and diverse valley Langtang is also famous for Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal, being close enough to Tibet.
• Langtang national park with greenery and conserves endangered animals like red panda and Snow leopards.

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  • 3900 meter/12792 feet
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