- Get an amazing experience in Langtang valley as it is also known as the valley of glacier treks
- Explore the Langtang National park and get a chance to witness the Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, red panda, and many more
- Trek through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, pine, bamboo, and oaks
- A chance to experience the culture, architecture, costumes, and cultural dance of Tamang
- Explore Kyanjing monastery and one of the oldest cheese factory
- Trekking trails passing through forest, settlements, rivers, cascades, suspension bridges and many more
Langtang Valley Trek Overview
The Langtang valley trek is the shortest and closest hiking trail to the high mountain range from Kathmandu to the north of Nepal. It gives you a beautiful experience of a lifetime. Trekking in Langtang can be done in 7 days, but a 12-day trek to Langtang is the best option inclusive of an encounter with majestic mountain views and interaction with people of local communities.
The heavenly beauty collection is in perfect harmony with the rich flora and fauna, the amazing snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Valley, the eye-catching glimpse of the waterfall cascading down from the top of the mountain, the rivers of fiery waves, and the sound of shattering. The culture, traditions, and religion of the highly respected Tamang community with their unwavering passion and respect for their culture and religion as well as their never-ending behavior.
You can reach the less trodden trails of Langtang valley by driving on the windy and bumpy road of mountainous road from Kathmandu during which you can enjoy the magical beauty of the alpine landscape, the countryside, the suspension bridges over the roaring gorge, the yak grazing waiting for adventurer and nature lovers.
The road to the Langtang Valley starts from Dhunche, a major village in the Langtang region. The trek follows the farmland and traverses a forest range of rhododendrons, bamboos, oaks, and pines. The narrow trials of the Langtang River take you to the large alpine meadows of the Kanjin Gompa, where glaciers meet the meadows. Yaks grazing in the foothills of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lakpa, and many more are attracted to any trek lover around the globe.
Langtang valley trek facts
- Trekking Destination: Langtang region, Nepal
- Trip starting point: Kathmandu
- Trip ending point: Kathmandu
- Trek starting point: Dhunche
- Trek ending point: Kyanjing Gompa
- Total trekking time per day: 2 to 8 hours (as per itinerary)
- Maximum altitude: 3860 meters (Kyanjing Gompa)
- Trip grade: Moderate to difficult
- Group size: Minimum of 2 persons in a group
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche
Day 04: Dhunche to Syabrubesi
Day 05: Syabrubesi to Syarpagoan
Day 06: Syarpagoan to Langtang Valley
Day 07: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa
Day 08: Sightseeing around Kyanjing Gompa
Day 09: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 10: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure from Nepal
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle. The company representative will then pre brief the trek and provide all the necessary information related to the trek. In your spare time, you can either roam around or enjoy a meal and relax in a nice hotel for the day.
Today is the first day of this trip so after having breakfast in the morning, you will start your day. today you will visit UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. These are the famous places in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu Durbar Square you will get a chance to explore 500 years old Nepalese art and craft whereas you will also visit the Hindu's greatest temple that is Pashupatinath. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are also popular destinations for tourists that you will visit on the very same day. In the evening you will return back to your hotel, have dinner, and rest for the day.
After breakfast in the morning, you will drive toward Dhunche which is about 7 hours away by bus. It is a beautiful drive, with breathtaking views along the way. We will reach Dhunche a bit late. Dhunche is the district headquarters of Rasuwa district from where we will start our Langtang trek. In the evening, we will prepare for the trek to Langtang. Stay overnight in Dhunche.
From Dhunche, we will start our trek to Syabrubesi after having breakfast. There is a road from Dhunche to Trishuli river which can be reached in half an hour. There is a steep ascent from the river bank to Dobhan. From here, the trail to Gosaikunda leaves the main road and goes to Rasuwa Ghari and Langtang valley. From Dobhan, you reach Bharuku village by climbing 6,400 meters. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Langtang River from Bharku, one reaches the village of Syabrubesi via the up-down road.
After about an hour's walk from Syabrubesi, you reach the small village of Wangal. From here, there is a branch of the road leading directly to Rasuwa Ghari. There is a steep climb to reach Khanjung village from Wangal. After a half-hour trek from there, you reach a small village called Surka. There is a path to climb the hill for an hour through the jungle and from there the path goes straight but not steep. From here, after a decent walk for about 3 hours, you can reach Syarpagaon.
The road from Syarpagoan to reach Ghoratabela in 5 hours by going up and down through the forest. From there, a short half-hour climb takes you to the beginning of the Langtang Valley. Upon reaching Langtang valley you will stay overnight there.
After walking for about 3 hours from the pass, you reach Langtang village (3,414 meters). There is a light ascent of 4 hours from Langtang to Keyangjing Gompa. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa. After reaching Kyangjin Gompa, you can also go hiking in Kyanjin Ri today depending on your interest and stamina. Or just arrive at Kyanjin Gompa today and plan a Kyanjin Ri or Cherko Ri hike for the next day. It depends on your choice. After reaching our destination of the day, stay overnight in a guesthouse.
Today is acclimatization day where you will explore Kyanjin Gompa. There are many interesting things to do here like visiting the oldest cheese factory where you can have some locally produced fresh cheese. This village is located in the lap of Langtang from where some small peaks can be climbed. You can also explore the Kyanjin Gompa and relax in the guesthouses for the day.
After breakfast, from the Kyanjing Gompa to the Lama Hotel trek downhill trail, from today onwards we will slowly descend to another destination. While enjoying various views of the snow-capped mountains, crossing the jungle, and culturally decorated villages you will descend back to the Lama hotel and stay overnight at the guest house.
After breakfast, we leave the Lama Hotel, retracing the trail for a 4-5 hour trek down from the previous night's destination, and we pass the beautiful village of Sherpagaon, Kanjim and reach Syabrubesi which is today's destination. Upon reaching the destination, we will stay at the teahouses and rest for the day.
Today we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful sceneries throughout the journey. It will take about 9 to 10 hours to reach Kathmandu on a private vehicle.
Today is your last day in Nepal as you will head back to your country. Our company representative will drop you at the airport from where you will leave a country with a goodbye.
- Airport pickup and drop off service by private vehicle
- Transportation services on private vehicles during the trek
- Accommodation at a three-star hotel (twin sharing) in Kathmandu
- Full board meals(breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Accommodation in guest houses or tea houses during the trek
- All the local taxes
- Trekking maps
- TIMS and permits
- Basic first aid kits
- Guide and porters (one guide for two members)
- Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
What's not included?
- International flights
- Nepal Entry Visa fee
- Any kind of meal in Kathmandu
- Any kind of medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal gears and clothing
- Tips and gratitude to the staff
- Any kind of hard or soft drinks during the trek
- Extra expenses like shopping, laundry, and so on
- Travel and Medical Insurance
FAQ for Langtang Trek
How long does Langtang Trek take?
Trekking in Langtang can be done in 7 days, but a 12-day trek to Langtang is the best option that includes exploration on the mountains with longer time to get in touch with the natural landscape.
The region is famous for its beautiful cedar forests and flowers, Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal, as well as the scenic peaks of the mighty Shishapangma, one of the 8000 meters high mountains.
You can also do this independently but taking a guide can be more beneficial and helpful than a solo trek. They will guide the way and will be there to support you in case of emergencies.
You will walk 6 to 7 hours through a steep trail per day. Some parts of the trek in the Langtang valley are very difficult because of the steep slopes and rocky paths and you have to walk slowly and carefully in such places. The rest of the trekking trails are quite convenient with breathtaking nature views at your side.
The altitude of Kyanjing Gompa is 3860 meters which is located at the heart of the Langtang region.