12 days
Duration
Moderate
Trip Level
2
Group Size
4990 m
Max-altitude

The Langtang Valley lies in the north of Kathmandu valley bordering with Tibet. Langtang Trek follows the valley of Bhote Koshi is a rеlаtіvеlу short and easy trek. So, a hike to Langtang offers to explore the series of Tamang villages, forests, pastures, and monasteries. It has long been a favorite trek due to extensive views, beautiful alpine meadows, and an easily accessible from Kathmandu.

The Langtang Trek does not extend only the spectacular Himalayan range but impressive Tamang culture and diverse flora and fauna also. Trek to Langtang begins from Dhunche or Syabru Bensi allow you to explore above all.  The Langtang region is declared as the national park since 1971 to protect wildlife and vegetation. Besides, the combination of the trail inside the Langtang National Park makes it a wide diversity of vegetation. Langtang Valley Trek allows you adventurous and challenging at the same time, but you should know these seven things before Langtang Kanjing Gompa Trek, which admire you a lifetime.

The trail of Langtang Valley goes along the Langtang River that passes through the small settlements of Bamboo, Lama Hotel, and Langtang village. Then further walk towards Kyanjing Gompa. Meanwhile, you may visit surrounding the Kyanjing Gomba, which is fascinating. Besides that, a day hike to Kyanjing Ri or Tsergo – Ri, where the 360-degree view of mountains is genuinely spectacular. You will have a memorable experience and retrace the same trail to Syabru Bensi or can extend the Trek to Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu region. The warm hospitality of local people, beautiful landscapes, and alpine pastures make you an extraordinary experience of the Langtang valley trek.

Langtang Valley Trek: Highlights

Trek through the stunning forests, alpine meadows and yak pastures
Breathtaking 360-degree view of Himalayan mountains from Kyanjing Ri or Tsergo Ri.

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
Support local livelihoods through the business end of sustainable travel

Langtang Valley at Glance
Duration  9 days
Max. Altitude 4900 meters
Difficulty  Moderate
Start/Ends Shyabru Besi
Accommodation Tea-houses/Lodges
Langtang Valley Trek Map

Brief itinerary

Langtang trek is one of the great methods to experience the Himalayas. It has distinct features that make it truly worth sharing. It should no longer be as famous as the Annapurna Base Camp or the Everest Base Camp. However, the journey can’t be as compared.

Days Destination Altitude Duration
1. Drive to Shyabru Bensi 1400 6h00
2. Trek to Lama Hotel 2460 6h30
3. Trek to Langtang Village 3400 6h00
4. Trek to Kyanjing Gompa 3800 4h00
5. Excursion at Kyanjing Gompa
6. Trek back to Lama Hotel 2460 7h00
8. Shyabru Bensi 1400 6h00
9. Drive back to KTM

If the itinerary is not fit for you, please contact us for modification. You will have an experienced guide, well-thought-through plan, and flexibility during the Trek to move at your own pace. If you are planning about the Langtang Trek, check this ultimate guide for a better experience.

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.
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Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information
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Day 3: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1467m) by bus 7h00 drive.

The early morning, the team will head to Shyabru Bensi (1467 m.) by bus. 7-8 hours picturesque scenic bus journey to Shyabru Bensi, passing by the low land villages and rivers along the route, can reach the start point of the trek. Night at lodge
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Day 4: Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel (2470m) 6h00 walk.

This is the first day of the journey. It is not much difficult to walk in the low land but encounter several up and down along the trail. It makes a bit tired. A trail goes along the Langtang river, crossing many suspension bridges, forests, and villages to get Lama Hotel (Lodge)
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Day 5: Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3400m) 5h00 walk.

Early morning after breakfast heading toward Langtang village along the Langtang River traversing by dense forest gradually climb up. As we reach in Langtang village, it offers a magnificent view of Langtang Lirung and Dzangchhebo in front and leaving the dense forest in the background. (Lodge)
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Day 6: Langtang – Kyangjing Gompa (3850m) 4h00 walk.

As usual in the morning, the scenery is the same, several chhorten, Mani walls, and carving stones along the trail, which suppose to protect from the wind according to local. The Himalayas and spectaculars pastures surround Kyangjing Gompa.
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Day 7: Kyangjing Gompa Rest day (3850m),

Visit Tsergo – Ri peak 4980m 7 hours. The excellent views of Tibetan range, Yala peak, Langshisha peak, Gabgchhenpo peak, Shisapangma peak, Ganja la chuli.
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Day 8: Kyangjing Gompa – Lama Hotel (2610m) 6h00 walk.

Exploring the valley of Kyangjing Gompa and its surroundings. It is incredible to keep in memory and returns the same to Lama Hotel.
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Day 9: Lama Hotel -Thulo Syabru (2150m), 6h00 walk.

Thulo Shyabru is the biggest Tamang village in the region. The trail goes downhill, bypassing lush green forest along the trail. After the Pahiro Thaplo (top of the landslide), there is two different way. One goes to Shyabru Bensi, and another is Thulo Shyabru village. Take away to turn right continue uphill to Thulo Shyabru village.
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Day 10: Thulo Syabru – Dhunche 1960m. 5h00 walk.

This is the last journey walk up to Dunche by passing through the dense forest and villages which we can see the alpine apple farm along the trail and get Dhunche for the night. (Lodge)
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Day 11: Dhunche – Kathmandu by local bus 6-7h00 drive.

A picturesque drive from Dunche to Kathmandu taking 6-7 hours by a bus passing by several villages, landscapes, rice fields, and as well as Himalayan scenery.
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Day 12: Final departure

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide and Porter

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No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Langtang Trek. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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