Langtang Valley Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: moderate
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel in city/ Tea house in trek
- Meals: Full Board in trek
- Maximum altitude: 5000m
- Group size: 2 pax and above
- Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May
The trek through the Langtang valley will lead us through a forested valley through alpine meadows and pastures, to the shadow of the mighty Langtang mountains. We will first walk through a subtropically deciduous forest, which a little higher turns into a pine and rhododendron forest leading to the Kyanjin Gompa monastery, the peak of our journey. In the Langtang valley, we approach the foot of the 7,000-meter Langtang Lirung, the highest mountain in the area. We will climb to the top of Kyanjin Ri 4600 m, from where we will have panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of the mountains and the entire valley. At a leisurely pace, we will enjoy a march with fewer hiking trails, relax in traditional cafes with delicious Masala tea and look into the lives of the locals. The locals still have their own language, customs, and ways of dressing, which remain exclusively Tibetan customs. Langtang National Park is home to many wildlife. We will see herds of yaks, Langur monkeys, and if we are lucky, we can spot red pandas, mountain goats, or a snow leopard along the way. The trek can be extended by a visit to Lake Gosaikunda. Extension for about 7 days.
Langtang Valley trek difficulty:
Langtang is one of the famous trekking destinations near Kathmandu. So most of the travelers want to know about Langtang trekking difficulty. The trekking routes in Nepal mostly a combination of uphill, downhill, and flat. According to categorized of trekking, Langtang is moderate trekking. not so difficult not so easy. depends on topography and season also make a change in its difficulty. during monsoon because of heavy rainfall and during winter because of heavy snowfall some parts can make it difficult. If you are mentally and physically well prepared with good trekking gears packing the Langtang trek reduces the difficulty level of the trek.
Best time to Visit Langtang Valley Trek:
In the Langtang region, the weather is stable and sunny in spring and autumn. And if in the lower part of the trekking you can walk from time to time in a short T-shirt, then the higher, the cooler it will be, especially at night. At an altitude of 4000 m, the temperature can drop to 0 at night. A stock of warm clothes is needed in case of bad weather. Precipitation is possible in the form of rain below and snow above 4300 m. in the mountains, daytime temperatures up to +16 to +18 degrees centigrades are possible. It will not be hot,not be cold there is no particular heat in spring and autumn. So Spring and Autumn is the best time to trek Langtang valley.
1st day: Move to the beginning of the trek Langtang National ParkSyabrubesioff road ride On the first day of the trek, we leave bustling Kathmandu early in the morning and move to the mountains of the Himalayas, the starting point of our trek - Syabrubesi. We will enjoy seven hours of scenic driving along the Trishuli highway, driving through beautiful small villages, river valleys, and mountains. After passing the entrance gate to the Langtang National Park, the road changes to offroad. The journey takes about 7 hours, and then we will rest and prepare for tomorrow's trek.
2nd day: Trek through the rhododendron forest to the Lama hotel rhododendron forest fauna and flora of the Langtangvesnice Bamboo National Park Our journey today will begin with a slight three-hour ascent through a subtropical, deciduous, slightly higher than pine and rhododendron forest upstream to the village of Bambus, where we will stop for lunch. If we're lucky, we may come across Langur monkeys along the way. From here we will again climb steeply through the bamboo forest to our destination of the Lama hotel.
3rd day: Glacier valley to Langtang Langtang village, valley views of Langtang Lirung After breakfast, a slight ascent through rhododendron and pine forest upstream takes us around small villages, to the village of Ghoda Tabela, where we stop for lunch. Then the landscape turns into a U-shaped glacial valley. After lunch, we will continue along a scenic trail that will take us to the Langtang Valley. The Tibetan-style village of Langtang was destroyed by a massive catastrophe caused by an earthquake in April 2015.
4th day: Kyanjin Gompa Kyanjin Cheese Monastery Factory Views of Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung Today will be less demanding and at a calmer pace. Through the picturesque villages and herds of yaks, we reach the last village of the Kyangjin Gomba valley. Weather permitting, we have wonderful views of Ganchempo Mountain and Langtang Lirung. We will have time to relax, walk to the glacier or visit the Yak cheese Factory, Kyanjin Monastery, or local houses.
5th day: Ascent to Kyanjin Ri ascent to Kayanjin River views of the Langtang valley, Langsisa pass, Langsisa Kharkatibet residents Today we have to climb the ridge of the mountain Kyanjin Ri 4300 m. After climbing the summit, we will not miss the amazing view of the Langtang Mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7227 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6966 m), but also the beautiful Langsisa Ri mountain (6560 m), Ganjala peak, Yala peak, and many other peaks. For the more able it is possible to continue to the top of Tsherko Ri 4986 m, where you will get an even better view of the Langtang Mountains, from which you will have a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains and the top of Mount Yala. Climbing to the top is voluntary. You can also spend the day walking with amazing views around Kyanjin Gompa and enjoying the snow-capped mountains and the warm sun. Descent to Kyanjin Gompa and rest. Overnight again in Kyanjing Gompa.
6th day: Descent to Lama Hotel descent into the valley through the rhododendron forest views of the Langtang On the sixth day of the trek we will return to the Lama Hotel. After breakfast, we will descend from Kyanjin Gompa through the Langtang valley to Ghoda Tabela, where we have lunch. From here we will have another two hours of descent through the Langtang Khola river valley to the Lama Hotel. The view of the 7,000-meter Langtang Mountain will accompany us all the way. Trek extension - Gosaikunda lake The trek continues through Thulo Shyaphru and will take you to the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda. Extension of the trek by about 7 days. We recommend extending the route especially in spring, where you will be attracted by birds and flowers, mostly blooming rhododendrons with a lush and green landscape.
7th day: Dest of destination Syabrubesi descent into the valley through the rhododendron forest snowy peaks in the Tibetuvesnice Sherpa Today is the last day of our journey together. Half an hour after leaving the Lama Hotel, we will disconnect in the village of Rimche and head up the beautiful rhododendron forests to the typical Sherpa village of Sherpa. We will see snowy peaks in Tibet. Then we will descend to our destination station Syabrubesi, where together we will celebrate a successful expedition.
8th day: Transfer to Kathmandu returns to the capital Move back to the capital by local bus. Arrive in Kathmandu in the late afternoon.
Langtang Valley Trek gear:
1, Trekking boots with good soles and not be insulated (better Goretex waterproof shoes but wear at least some days before trekking).
2, Sandals or sneakers or sport shoes(can use either in lower elevation trekking. but we prefer using in teahouses staying period)
Trekking socks(warm socks and thin lightweight socks).
woolen or fleece hat.
Polar gloves or fleece gloves.
Gaiters (cover for trek boots).
Bandana or Tube scarf for neck protection.
Polaric or fleece jacket and trousers.
Thermal underwear and t-shirt (trousers and long sleeve t-shirt).
Trekking t-shirt or shirts at least 2 pairs for trekking.
Goretex waterproof pants made of breathable membrane fabric.
Other trekking gears:
Sunglass with hardcase cover.
Backpack two one like a duffel bag or bag backpack(50 to 70l) and another for day hiking(20-30l).
Rain cover for a backpack.
Personal First Aid medicine Kit.
High protection suncream and Hygenic Lipstick(50 SPF or more).
Soap(3 in 1) Shampoo, Soap, and Conditioner).
Wet sanitary Napkins or wet Tissue(better for high altitude wash in the body due to extremely cold for shower).
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Light thermos for water drink. can take another bottle of cold water.
Headlight( night toilet and Kalapatthar sunrise morning hiking better).
Sleeping bag and Down jacket(with a comfortable temperature between -5 to -10 degree centigrades).
Camera with extra batteries.
Water Purification Tablets.
hand Sanitizer and Masks(useful for city sightseeing due to dusty).
Sleeping bag liner.
2-Locks (one for handbag another for a porter duffel bag.
Some energy snacks.
small towel use in day time for clean sweating.
Cash money(we request you to change the local currency after arriving in Kathmandu).
Wonderful Trekking Experience.
Rani widyawanti | Bali, Indonesia
I was very very happy to do Langtang and Everest Trek with Raj and his friends. Even the trekking was a little difficult for me the most experienced guide Raj Take care us very well no word to explain him simple thanks not enough. In the alternative, he explained the trekking routes, the culture of people and history always simply language and respectful. It was the amazing moment of my lifetime trip. I congrats all of Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Teams. Wish you all the best and keep it up continuation.
Best Experience of trekking in my life.
Jose Diez Barriga | Spain
Our guide Birendra Duwadi was amazing. He had lots of knowledge to share and helps us along our trek, Shyam was a reliable porter as well and together the 2 of them gave us the best trek whatever they can. At night Shyam prepares our fruits for deserts and guide Birendra explained to us about our next day plan of trekking fluently. Great Job Birendra And Shyam, would highly recommend this company Mission Himalaya.
Overall the trip was amazing.
Ana Migue Garcia Venteo | Spain Barcelona
Langtang Trek-I really loved this Langtang trek with Mission Himalaya. I and my friend chose a group tour to Langtang, so we were a little team with guide Bam Gurung and two porters and we all had a really nice time together with them. In the daytime, we trekked in the beautiful nature, and in the afternoons and evenings we played card games called less than 5 or Nepali Name “Dhummal”. Read books and drank ginger lemon honey tea in the clean tea houses. We had a great trek in Nepal.
Overall the trip was amazing.
My Happy trek to Langtang.
Jonathan Edwards | America
I went trekking in Langtang in October 2018. Everything was perfect, stunning mountains, spectacular glaciers, beautiful rhododendrons the national flower of Nepal which has 32 different colors of red white and pink. I made a good choice of picking Birendra Duwadi as my trekking guide and tour guide. He is experienced, sincere and honest that gives me confidence and makes me enjoy during my stay in Nepal. Thank you Mission Himalaya treks and the whole team.
beauty Langtang trekking.
Alexandar | Italy
Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions helped with a great professional tool for us and which we were well taken care of and got to see Nepal and all its beauty. We liked this Langtang trekking so much, that we will be returning them for another trek soon may be Manaslu or Everest. I do recommend very strongly for this trekking company who have the plan to go to Nepal.
coaches are comfortable and the prices totally reasonable.
Jonathan Beck | German
I am always traveling with this company in Nepal. The coaches are comfortable and the prices totally reasonable. The guides and porter are very helpful. This time I traveled Langtang Valley trekking.
Had a great experience in Nepal Langtang.
Tobias Konig | Germany
I had a great experience in Nepal Langtang. A private car for us is in perfect condition. The driver is nice and polite. The guide was very helpful in answering all my questions. I will definitely use this company again and highly recommended it. Thank you a lot.
Thanks for everybody for your work day by day.
Christian Schulze | Netherlands
you and your very good company and your guide and porters are professional. Thanks, everybody for your workday by day. We are a really good experience in Langtang Nepal.
polite good English Spoken guide.
Adrian Huber | Netherlands
Scorpio the vehicle we used was on time and very comfortable, had air-conditioned for each seat as well as a charging point in driver place. The driver was friendly. Guide and porter we used for this Langtang valley treks are so polite good spoken of English, Kind, helpful and so respectful. 100% recommended this company from Heart.
Matthias Mayer | Germany
Fantastic journey if you traveling with Mission Himalaya and booking early that's when you get the best deals on prices, Best Guides. I visit my wife Langtang valley in October. Best view.Perfect traveling.
My tour leaders are excellent.
Grace Kitchener | United Kingdom
My first to Nepal and 1st trip with Mission Himalaya Treks. My tour leaders are excellent. Booking with Birendra generally 3 months ago I did. I paid bank charges when transferring the payment in advance just 20%. Rest I paid him in Kathmandu. Langtang trek and Kathmandu day tour were excellent.
Trekking fully well organized.
Weber Gabriel | Switzerland
Overall lots of services and information was provided by Mission Himalaya treks Birendra Duwadi. we needed a prompt response. So he replies to us as soon as possible. The services provided by Birendra and his staffs are so excellent and respective. Our Langtang valley trekking fully well organized.