Langtang Valley Trek - 11 days

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Things to Know
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Altitude 4,984 m
  • Trip Type Trekking | Hiking
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
What You’ll Do
  • A  Perfect trekking package for beginner trekkers
  • Trek in the beautiful Langtang Valley, protected under the Langtang National Park, and come across diverse flora & fauna. 
  • Walk through tempting rhododendrons, oak, fir, juniper, forests, and lush grassland meadows.
  • Overnight stays in picturesque villages with incredible landscapes
  • Cross suspension bridges, streams, landslide-prone areas & pass by cascading waterfalls
  • Walk past numerous mani walls, stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Tamangs & Sherpas along the way
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa, Cheese Factory, and Kyanjin Ri
  • Witness stunning mountain views and glaciers


Langtang Valley presents a trekking route through tempting rhododendron forests and lush meadows. If you have time concerns, you can embark on our Langtang Valley Trek for 11 days or tailor-made the itinerary into a short trek. Located north of Kathmandu, the Langtang Valley trail is the closest trekking route from the capital and boasts adventure, unlike any other trekking course in the Himalayas. This 11 days is a very rewarding trek with a breathtaking mountain panorama and offers immediate insight into the life of the mountain people. The Langtang Valley runs from east to west. You will be trekking in the Langtang National Park, home to many flora & fauna. The trail ascends through lush pine, fir, oak, rhododendron forests, etc.  The lovely waterfalls and streams along the way add more beauty to the region. In a few hours of a somewhat comfortable drive from Kathmandu, you'll reach the starting point of the trek. A minimum of seven days is needed to do the Langtang trek. However, our tested 11-day itinerary lets you enjoy the journey to the fullest and gives you ample time to admire the region's beauty. 

This trek is relatively easy, so recommended to beginner trekkers or anyone who thinks their health cannot bear many hurdles. Langtang Valley Trek Nepal also lets you test the Himalayan trail before you embark on more challenging routes. Iconic Holiday Nepal will organize a safe, smooth, and hassle-free trek for you and your loved ones. an experienced guide with you ensures safety, local knowledge, cultural understanding, and assistance with logistics during your journey in Langtang National Park. They can also provide emergency response, navigation, support, and recommendations to make your trip more enjoyable and worry-free.

Mountain Views & Tamang Culture

The Langtang Valley is gorgeous. You get to witness the perfect landscapes and stunning mountains in this region. Also known as the Valley of Glaciers, you can expect to see many glaciers too. The Himalayan mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Kimsung (6,781 m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846 m), YansaTsenji (6,575 m), and many others along the trail. The lush green hills and rock peaks are excellent too. Tamangs are the indigenous ethnic tribal community in Nepal. They have a rich cultural heritage & traditional dance, dress, and assortments. Tamangs have more than 100 subclans, and most of them follow Buddhism. Their language comes from the Tamangic branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. They are a massive part of the Nepali community and boast pre-historic roots. 

To know more in-depth about the Tamangs, you can do the Tamang Heritage Trek.

The riches of Langtang National Park.

Langtang National Park has 18 ecosystems, ranging from tropical forests below 1,000 meters to alpine scrub & perennial ice. Established in 1976, this national park is Nepal's fourth protected area, covering 1,710 square kilometres. The Langtang National Park includes 26 villages and the Langtang Valley. The northern part of the national park is linked with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region. At 4,300 m, the national houses the Gosaikunda Lake, a holy lake. The mountain range goes from Dorje Lhakpa (6,998 m) to the summit of Langtang Lirung (7,245 m). Beginning from sal forests in the southern part of the park, join rhododendron, Chirpine & Nepalese alder forests from 2000 m to 2,600 m. The following 3000 m involves oak forests fading into silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower subalpine zone (3000 m-3,600 m). Above the treeline has shrubs that gradually dissolve into grassland meadows and ascend to glaciers. More than 14 vegetation types are found in Langtang National Park. Likewise, the park is home to many animals, including the red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, serow, and more than 250 species of birds. 

Kyanjin Gompa & Local Cheese Factory

Kyanjin Gompa is a monastery believed to be 280-300 years old, per the locals. The locals of this village follow Tibetan Buddhism and are also considered descendants of Tibetans. A myth says Kyanjin Gompa was built on a rock resembling camel ribs. The meaning behind the name Kyanjin (Kyan means camel and jin means rib) also fits very well with the myth. To this date, no solid paper talks about the history of this Kyajin Gompa or proves anything it says. All there is folklore and myths. Locals are actively working to put together the past, though. Likewise, a cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa is famous for yak cheese. You'll visit the factory to see the cheese-making process and taste some delicious cheese. You can also buy it if you wish. 

Booking the Langtang Valley Trek

To book the Langtang Valley Trek 2024/2025 departure, you can inquire through the site or contact us. Our team will help you with the booking and answer all your queries. You'll get the best Langtang Valley Trek cost with us with no hidden charges. Our expert team will always be there for you and arrange everything for the venture. We highly recommend extending the Langtang Valley Trek to Gosaikunda Lake if you have extra days. These are some other moderate treks in the Himalayas - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Everest View Trek, Annapurna Basecamp TrekTilicho Lake TrekTamang Heritage Trek etc

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  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time2-3 hours

We have arranged everything for you in Kathmandu. You'll be picked up from the airport upon your arrival. Our team will drop you at the hotel. The arrival day is leisure, so you can enjoy the remaining day relaxing and looking around Thamel.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5-6 hours

Our tour guide will accompany you today and take you to multiple historical sites in Kathmandu. You'll explore Nepali art, architecture, and history. Some of the places you'll be visiting during the tour are, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Monkey Temple. These are temples, monasteries, and palaces. Later in the afternoon, you meet with the trek guide and prepare for the venture. We'll do the final packing and arrange all the permits.

  • Altitude1550 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7 hours

The Langtang Valley Trek begins at Syabrubesi. From Kathmandu, it's a long drive to Syabrubesi. The drive goes along the Trisuli River and lush green hills. You'll see beautiful waterfalls, terraced fields, and scenery on the way. The mountains soon begin to unfold. You can see Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, etc., during the drive. Upon reaching Trisuli Bazar, the ride gets a little bumpy and passes by Dhunche before making it to Syabrubesi.

  • Altitude2450m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Today is the first day of the trek. We walk through beautiful forests, enjoying the stunning views of Langtang Lirung the highest peak of the Langtang Himal in the backdrop. We'll take a break at Ghora Tabela and walk by the meadows. The trail gradually opens up. We can see herders and their livestock on the high pastures. The terrain is full of boulders and rich in flora & fauna.

  • Altitude3,430 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 Hours

From Lama Hotel, we walk through lush forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron. We'll be walking alongside the Langtang River and get to see locals doing their daily chores. The guide will tell us a lot of stories about the region and the villagers. We'll walk past landslide-prone areas and mani walls. There are many chortens, stupas, prayer wheels, and prayer flags along the way.

  • Altitude3,870 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

The trail ascends above verdant alpine forests and follows open pastures and rushing streams to Kyanjing Gompa. The views of hills and snow-capped mountains along the way are fantastic. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa, we'll take a rest and later go on a short excursion to a local cheese factory. The day will be well spent with locals and admiring the landscape.

  • Altitude5,450 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time3-4 hours

Today is our rest day to acclimatize and explore this beautiful Langtang region. The Langtang Valley has so much to offer for trekkers. Higher elevation means you will be getting stunning views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. To acclimatize, we'll be hiking to the Tserko ri early in the morning. The hike is tedious but offers breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Shishapangma etc. Later, we’ll descend to Kyanjin Gompa and visit the monastery. It is one of the most significant religious sites in the Langtang Region.

  • Altitude2,450 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

After breakfast early in the morning, we begin trekking, following a downhill trail to Lama Hotel. We'll be retracing the path. The trail descends through meadows, remote villages, and lush forests. On the way, we'll cross suspension bridges and pass by waterfalls.

  • Altitude1,550 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5 hours

Today is our last day of the walk. Leaving Lama Hotel, we drop down to Syabrubesi. The trek is long and has many ascends & descends. We walk past small settlement areas and lush forests.

  • Altitude1,400m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

The trekking part of our trip has ended. We'll drive to Kathmandu today. The drive will be scenic and fantastic. In Kathmandu, you'll have evening leisure for window shopping in Thamel. The company organizes a farewell dinner for you in the late evening, where you meet with the team members once again.

    On this day, you'll leave for your home. The airport team will take care of your luggage and drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

    Trip Map
    Langtang Valley Trek - 11 days map
    Trip Cost Details
    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
    • Both-way transportation between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi by local bus
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast 
    • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms
    • English-speaking trekking guide
    • Experienced, first-aid trained, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
    • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
    • All our government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges
    • Official expenses
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare and airport departure tax 
    • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, a Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos).
    • Alcoholic, Hot and Cold drinks
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section
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    Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

    Langtang Valley Trek does not demand you to be super fit. It is easy to moderate hike. The terrain has a gentle pace and less steep sections. No doubt, you'll be ascending and descending throughout Langtang Valley Trekking. However, the trail is doable for beginner trekkers with good fitness. You'll be walking 6 hours a day with a backpack. A few landslide areas are on the way, but no worries, the guide will help you cross them. Besides the terrain, the high altitude and its effects may hamper your walk. You may get tired soon and not feel like eating and drinking plenty of water, making you prone to altitude sickness. Therefore, we always say your willpower and endurance matter considerably while travelling in the Himalayas (Regardless of the trip's difficulty). Following the rough forested trail and uneven foothills, you'll gradually ascend to Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is the last point of the Langtang Valley Trek. From here, we go on a side excursion to Tserko Ri and retrace the trail to Syabrubesi. The approximate distance you cover on this trek is 95 km, but it may increase depending upon the hike we choose to do in Kyanjin Ri. There's no strenuous climbing involved in this trek, and you can use trekking poles for extra support.

    Best Season

    We recommend spring (March to early May) and autumn (late September to November) for trekking in the Langtang Valley. Walking in the peak seasons guarantees a smooth journey, and you are less likely to see unstable weather and face sudden downpours. The mountain views are best in the spring and autumn, and the cloudless sky makes the landscapes crystal clear. The downside is trekking in spring, and autumn is the crowd. As these two seasons are the peak trekking/climbing time in the Himalayas, hundreds of travellers worldwide are seen on the trails through the Himalayas. If you want to escape the crowd, trek in September or May. Other months are off-time for trekking in the Langtang region. The unpredictable weather and no clear visibility ruin the trek.

    Accommodation & Meals During The Trek

    The most common lodging options include teahouses or guesthouses, where you can find basic yet comfortable rooms with shared or private facilities on the Langtang Valley Trek. The hospitality is top-notch, but the capacity is essential. You'll closely see the local families' daily lifestyle along the Langtang Valley Trail. The guesthouses have communal washrooms. The rooms are small but decorated, and you'll get a clean bed & blanket with a pillow to spend the night. Likewise, the dining area is like a central communal area with a large stove to keep the room cosy. As the rooms are not heated, you must bring sleeping bags to keep you extra warm. On the way, there are shops selling various beverages and snacks, and the prices will be high given the region's remoteness and no roadways. Likewise, we have dinner and breakfast in the same lodge where we spend the night. At the same time, we have lunch on the way. The menu has mostly Nepali and Tibetan dishes, with a few Western items available, like a sandwich, pasta, etc.

    Internet, Charging, & ATM On The Trail

    Instead of relying on WiFi, we'll help you get a Nepali sim with data to use the internet while trekking. In Kathmandu, WiFi is accessible in all cafes, restaurants, and hotels. The Langtang Region is remote, so the network is not that great in the area, and there are many blackout points where you'll get no network at all. Likewise, charging is available in all the guesthouses in exchange for a few bucks. There are no charging slots in the rooms, and you can find them around reception. Langtang Valley Trek route has no ATM. You can only use ATMs in Kathmandu, and be mindful that the locals do not accept cards or any foreign currency.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is essential for the Langtang Valley Trek. It is a remote trek with the risk of altitude sickness and other unseen events. We recommend travel insurance as a backup. If your body does not acclimate to the altitude or shows any medical emergency, we use air rescue to transfer you to a hospital in Kathmandu. You can also combine medical bills, flight cancellations, property loss, etc., in the travel insurance.

    Is the Langtang Valley trek worth it?

    Yes, the Langtang trek is worth all the money, time, and energy you put into it. It is a fantastic venture with views and moments cherishing a lifetime. You'll get a perfect introduction to trekking in the Himalayas and learn a lot about the rural mountain areas of Nepal. Apart from the adventure and adrenaline you'll get on the Langtang Valley Trek; you also come across various flora & fauna. The rich cultural heritage of the locals enhances your experience and connects you to the mountains & their tales.

    • Langtang Valley Trek is an easy-to-moderate trek. The terrain is not demanding, and therefore, novice trekkers can do this trek. Even though the terrain is not that difficult, you have to be prepared to face other limitations of trekking in a remote region, like no modern facilities, elevation, limited food menu, etc.

    • Effective April 1, 2023, new requirements established by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and more than a dozen trekking organizations, with the support of Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, will require solo or foreign independent trekkers (FITs) to use a local guide or porter while trekking in Nepal’s official national parks and protected areas.

    • To get to Langtang Valley, you have to walk for a few days from Syabrubesi. From Kathmandu, you can take a local bus around 7-9 a.m. at Machhapokhari, the new bus park. The bus fare comes to around Rs 800 to Rs 1200. The estimated duration to reach Syabrubesi is 7-8 hours by local bus.

    • All the trekking trails have their own essence and are unique from each other. Whether the trek suits you best or not, check that by answering questions like how many days you want to trek, your experience, fitness level, endurance, etc. You'll find the answer for yourself.

    • Our Langtang valley trek is 11 days long. You can extend the trek to Gosaikunda lake and other parts if you wish. Likewise, you also have the option to make the trek shorter than this with us. For more information contact us.

    • Langtang National Park is home to several species of animals and birds. Some of the exotic animals found in this national park are the Himalayan black bear, red panda, wild dog, snow leopard, goral, and more than 250 species of birds. Similarly, the Langtang National Park also has many vegetation and flowering plants.

    • The Langtang region is indeed located approximately 8 kilometers north of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. It falls within the Rasuwa district, which is part of the Bagmati Province. The region is known for its stunning landscapes, including the Langtang Valley and Langtang National Park. To the north, it shares its border with Tibet (China), and this proximity to the Tibetan border has influenced the culture and traditions of the local communities in the Langtang area. The Langtang region is a popular trekking destination, offering a range of trekking routes that showcase its natural beauty and unique cultural heritage.

    • Yes, you can freely customize the Langtang valley trek itinerary to your needs. You can do changes in the day-to-day, services provided during the trek, etc. For any support, get in touch with our team.

    • The Langtang Valley Trek leads up to 5,033 m. This point is called Tserko Ri (5,033 m). You hike to this place from Kyanjin Ri.

    • It's better to have travel insurance for the Langtang Valley Trek, even if this trek is considered somewhat easy. At the end of the day, you'll be travelling in the remote Himalayas, where no proper healthcare facility is available and no roads to drive to a nearby hospital (if needed). Before purchasing travel insurance for your trek, be sure to carefully read the policy terms and conditions, understand the coverage limits, and check if it includes specific provisions for high-altitude trekking. It's important to choose a policy that suits your needs and the specific challenges of trekking in regions like the Langtang Valley to ensure a safe and worry-free adventure. If you become seriously ill or injured during your trek and need to be evacuated to a hospital, travel insurance must cover the high cost of a helicopter or medical evacuation.

    • Yes, you have to get a Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS card to do the Langtang Valley Trek. Trekking without a permit is illegal, and if found by the authorities, you will be punished as per the laws of the Nepal Government.

    Client Reviews
    • Lallysegar
      LallysegarMalaysiaApr 19, 2024

      Great Hospitality

      Langtang Valley is an amazing trek for adventerous souls. Thank you for the hospitality and whole trip planning and executing.

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