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Langtang Valley Trek

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08 days

Trip fact

Duration: 08 days

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Activities:  Trekking

Max elevation: 3870m

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost info
  • Trekking Gears
  • Map
  • Reviews

Langtang is a region in Nepal to the north of Kathmandu and nearby Tibet. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung [7246m], the highest peak in the area. Trekking takes you through the forests of the Langtang valley to the alpine paddocks and yak meadows around Kyanjing. After an ascent of Kyanjing Ri, from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly outstanding, we retrace our route back down the valley to Syabrubesi and then drive back to Kathmandu.

This Langtang trek on the way to the base of Langtang Himal, north of Kathmandu valley, offers the shortest approach to snowy mountains from Kathmandu. The Langtang trek starts from Syabrubesi after a nine hours drive from Kathmandu. Following a route upstream Bhote Koshi river through cultural Tamang communities, lavish green forests and the wide spread Kyanjing valley fenced by snowy peaks from all fours sides, takes you up to Kyanjing at 3800 meter, where you get an opportunity to ascend Kyanjing Ri (4350m.), from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly panoramic. After an ascent of Kyanjing Ri, we retrace our route back down the valley to Syabrubesi and then drive back to Kathmandu. Due to gradual ascent along the river valley this Langtang trek is not considered strenuous, but yet, it remains challenging as it reaches an altitude of 3800 meter at Kyanjing. The Langtang trek can be done any time of the year except during monsoons.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1460 m.

Day 02: Trek from Bhote Koshi to Lama Hotel 2581 m.

Day 03: Trek to Ghore Tabela 3220m.

Day 04: Trek from Ghore Tabela to Kyanjing 3870 m.

Day 05: Sightseeing of nature around Kyanjing.

Day 06: Trek to Lama Hotel .

Day 07: Trek from Rimche 2400 m to Syabrubesi.

Day 08: Back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1460m.

An early retreat for the seven hour drive to our starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley; Syabrubesi (1460m). The road takes enormous route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and providing us with a superb panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that we will soon become better familiar with. Overnight at lodge in Syabrubesi.

Day 02: Trek from Bhote Koshi to Lama Hotel 2581m.

Today the first part of the trek crosses the Bhote Koshi (river) and we hike alongside the Langtang Khola (river). The trek progressively climbs to Bamboo (1,960m) before a calm hike up to Rimche (2,400m) and on to Lama Hotel (2581m). En route you might see red pandas, monkeys and bears. Stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 03: Trek to Ghore Tabela 3220m.

Trek to Ghore Tabela for about six hours: The Trail offers occasional sights of Mt. Langtang Lirung, and animals like monkeys and local birds; Carry on climbing as the valley widens, passing a few provisional settlements used by herders who bring their cattle to graze in the high meadows during the summer months; Visit a monastery shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang (3430m) -the headquarter of the Langtang National Park. Overnight at lodge in Langtang village.

Day 04: Trek from Ghore Tabela to Kyanjing 3870m.

Start following the gradual uphill trail through small villages and yak meadows. The valley opens out further and the sights become more extensive. Cross a number of small streams and rubbles and reach the settlement at Kyanjing (3870m). Acclimatize and explore the nearby regions with the spectacular views of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. Stay overnight at camp in Kyanjing.

Day 05: Sightseeing of nature around Kyanjing.

Stroll around the camp to have the panoramic view of the Langtang peaks, enjoy the nature and explore the surrounding around Kyanjing. Stay overnight at camp in Kyanjing.

Day 06: Trek to Lama Hotel .

Today, we trek to Lama Hotel following the Langtang River Bank up to  Reach Ghora Tabela, follow the descend trail and arrive at Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Rimche 2400m to Syabrubesi.

Leaving the mountains behind we make an alternative descent hiking a higher path from Rimche down to Syabrubesi. Stay overnight at lodge in Syabrubesi.

Day 08: Back to Kathmandu.

Today we drive back about nine hours and reach Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Cost include

  • Bus ticket Kathmandu to Syabrubasi  to Kathmandu.
  • 7 breakfast, 8 lunch, and 7 dinner, included chosen from  lodge menu. 5 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • 2 Night camping tent dinner and breakfast
  • Hot tea and coffee in a cup with each meals.
  • All ground and Drive transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  •  Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and Lang tang Valley Trek map.

  •  Cost exclude

    • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa charge.
    • All beverage and others personal expenses.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment

  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Wool long underwear
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Crash hat
  • Day bag
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • T-shirts
  • Ascenders
  • ascenders
  • Kit bag

Route Map:


Clients Reviews

Langtang Trek


This was my second trek in Nepal, again with the great personal touch from Shiba at Life Himalaya trekking.
This time I choose the Langtang trek, an area that was hit badly in the 2015 earthquake, but is now back up and running and really needs the tourist numbers to return.
The scenery was of course stunning, and I feel there is more of an authentic experience of Nepalese mountain life than some of the bigger more commercial treks available.
As ever, Shiba was on hand to deliver a flexible itinerary and offered his own advice and knowledge on what would be best to do and visit.
This personal and flexible approach is key for me; as is the fact that Life Himalaya works in conjunction with a local charity (The Ganesh Himal Foundation) in delivering improvements in education and facilities for rural Nepalese people.
I hope to use Life Himalaya many more times in the future.
And again, I would strongly advise that you consider the Langtang trekking region.

Langtang Valley Trek

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