Langtang Trek from Kathmandu

Duration 8 Days
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Trip Duration 8 Days
Group Size 1-10
Maximum Altitude 4,984m at Tserko Ri
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Kathmanu/Kathmandu
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trekking

  • Stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas
  • Passing through jungles full of monkeys
  • Experience the culture and traditions of the Tamang people
  • View of Tibet from Kyanjin
  • Walk through gorgeous Rhododendron forest
  • The most stunning sunrise/sunset from Khynjing Ri (4810m) and Tserko Ri (4998m)

Overview of Langtang Trek from Kathmandu

The Langtang Trek from Kathmandu is among the most popular trek destinations in all of Nepal boasting over 20,000 visitors per year. It is also the closest Himalayan trekking destination to Kathmandu, making it a popular choice for most.

The Langtang trekking route was one of the first trekking destinations to receive developmental efforts by the government of Nepal. 1976 saw the establishment of the popular Langtang National Park following which the area received popularity among the tourists.

In the 1980s the Langtang village, sitting at the center of the Langtang trek 8 days, received many tourists and hence put forth the development of the area. The villagers established tea shops and lodges to accommodate the increasing number of visitors. This surge in tourism resulted in the village receiving a health post, many employment opportunities, and an overall rise in living standards.

One of the best aspects of the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu is the fact that you get to experience rich cultural practices, along with vast physical and biological diversity. The glorious Himalayas and the ever-so-captivating beauty of the Langtang region are the main attractions of this short Langtang trek.

The Langtang Trek best season falls in the month of March and April. During this time you will be able to experience the best Langtang trekking route. The Langtang trek cost can also change depending on the month you are planning to travel.

Being one of the most popular short trekking destinations in Nepal, the short Langtang Trek is well facilitated along with just the right amount of remoteness to make your adventure great. The region is locally inhabited by the Tamang people who are very welcoming and friendly. They will be serving you in the tea houses and lodges that we stay at and will not miss a chance to teach you about their culture and life in the barren lands.

In this Langtang Trek from Kathmandu, we will be passing through backward but culturally rich settlements with beautiful scenes to enjoy during each stay. With a lot to uncover, here is a detailed description of our short Langtang trek with all the details you need to decide to undertake this beautiful Langtang trekking.

Itinerary of Langtang Trek from Kathmandu

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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (2380m) - 5 to 6 hours ride by jeep

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, we will be there to pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will have to work out your visa procedures inside the airport terminal before meeting with us. The officials will charge you a certain sum of money depending on the duration of your stay. Any expenses made at this point will be under your personal expense.

Once you are ready to get going we will transport you directly to Syabrubesi, a pretty little village that serves as the starting point of the Langtang trek 8 days. This village is a part of the Langtang National Park so you can expect a lot of natural beauty in the region.

The village of Syabrubesi is almost 80 km away from Kathmandu and its base is the starting point for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a Hindu pilgrimage journey that starts in April and ends in September. Every year thousands of Hindus visit Syabrubesi to extend their dedication and devotion to Lord Shiva.

During the summer season, you can expect a temperature range of 20° C to 30° C at most, similarly, during the winter months, the temperature ranges from 10° C to 20° C. This temperature is the best average temperature to travel in and you should feel right at home, temperature-wise.

You might be wondering about the accommodation and internet services, during the Langtang trek best season, here’s what you should expect. Syabrubesi has a lot of tea houses and even a couple of well-facilitated hotels for you to stay in. These establishments provide internet facilities at a cost or for free given that you are unlikely to receive good network coverage.

If you need to make a call, you can use the telephones provided by the tea houses or hotels and they will charge you by the minute. Please note that these expenses are your own personal expenses and will not be included in the Langtang trek 8-day package.

All your meals from Day 1 to Day 8 of our Langtang trek from Kathmandu will be on us, we will be providing you with local Nepalese dishes depending on what is locally available. As only a limited type of grain grows in this terrain, there are not a lot of options for local foods that you can get.

If you are allergic to certain kinds of foods, please make us aware of them before the start of the Langtang trek 8 days. We shall also adjust the Langtang trek cost accordingly if required.

Jeep 5-6hrs drive
Accommodation Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 2380m
02

Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m); 5 to 6 hours

Lama Hotel is the most popular hotel in the region because it provides the best facilities in the region. Keep in mind that providing even the basic facilities in this remote region is a challenge. Due to the undeveloped transportation infrastructure, getting materials transported here costs more and is more time-consuming as well.

On the 2nd day of our Langtang Trek from Kathmandu, it will take us about 6 hours of trekking to reach our destination of the day. The Lama hotel falls under the Langtang National Park area and is situated between Syabrubesi and Langtang village. This hotspot is a place where the locals of the Langtang village come to engage in business.

The villagers travel down to this area during the peak season, run their tea shops or hotels, make some money, and go back to their village in Langtang when the season is off. Since the area is within the Langtang National Park, they do not own the buildings they are operating their businesses in.

The name Lama Hotel is based on the Lama people of the area. Lama is one of the sub-classes of the Tamang caste. Note: There is no mobile network coverage in the area.

We will be staying at the Lama Hotel for the night, ending our 2nd day of the Langtang trek 8 day.

Walking 5-6hrs walk
Accommodation Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 2500m
03

Day 3: Trek to the Langtang valley/village (3430 m); 6 hours.

On the third day of your Langtang trek best season, we will wake up to a beautiful sunrise, have a traditional breakfast, and get on with our journey to the Langtang village. This village is more than 80 km far from Kathmandu but don’t get misguided that it is close. We will be traveling through rough terrain and uphill tracks which will take some sweet time.

The majority of the trees there are pine trees followed by Rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal. Locals of Langtang are dependent on these trees for firewood and they use the flower of Rhododendron for medicinal and edible purposes. The locals of the region often refer to each other as Langtangpa.

One of the unique things you can find in this region is the production of Swiss cheese. In the 1950s a Swiss named Werner Schulthess introduced the process of making Swiss cheese to the locals of the region. You can also find local cheese which is much harder than the normal cheese. These cheese are called Churpi which you can chew for a solid hour or two.

As for the permits, you will require the Langtang National Park entry permit and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit. We will take care of these permits for you as a part of the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu package. We will be staying at a local lodge for the day of our Langtang trek 8 days.

Walking 6 hrs walk
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3430 m
04

Day 4: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m); 4-5 hrs

Kyanjin Gompa is probably the most memorable village you will visit in our Langtang trek best season. The village of Kyanjin Gompa offers a bunch of side treks ranging from difficult to easy so it’s enjoyable for everyone. You can choose to go on an easy walk during the night or a physically challenging climb.

As per the legend, the ancient locals found a bone that was shaped like a camel’s ribs. Upon finding this anomaly, the locals decided to build a monastery upon it. The word Kyanjin can be broken down into two parts: Kyan meaning Camel and Jin meaning Ribs.

It will take us around 5 hours to reach this amazing village. You are free to visit the 300-year-old Kyanjin Gompa monastery but be mindful to respect their privacy, don’t go around taking pictures when they are paying respect to their gods.

Langtang Trek from Kathmandu reached this region a little before the 1980s, travellers used to camp here since there were no hotels or lodges at the time. The first tea house was in 1981 which was followed by other establishments promoting the growth of this region as a popular stop.

Unlike most villages, wheat is not an option here since it requires different conditions to grow. The specialty of this region is buckwheat bread and you can also try the Yak cheese which is another specialty of this village. Dairy items made from Yak are popular here since Yak milk is the most accessible milk.

Walking 4-5hrs walk
Accommodation Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 3870 m
05

Day 5: Explore Kyanjin Ri (4400 m), Tsergo Ri (4984 m), Langtang Lirung (7245 m), then back to Kyanjin Gompa

Our 5th day of the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu will be full of exploration. Our first stop will be the small hill named Kyanjin Ri which has a max reach of 4400 meters. You will have to ascend a little but the view from the top is well worth the hike. You will get to see an incredible scene of the Himalayas, the valleys, and the glaciers.

Kyanjin Ri is named after the Kyanjin Monastery located on the outskirts of the Kyanjin village. The monastery is also a local attraction but we will be skipping on that as we have a peak to cover. It will take us anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on the condition of the trail and our trekking pace.

Tsergo Ri is another viewpoint that has received quite the love in the present days although it is not as popular as Kyanjin Ri and a bit more difficult as well. Tsergo Ri is named after Mt. Tserko Ri also known as Tsergo Ri, standing 4984 meters tall.

Tsergo Ri is only 9 km away from Kyanjin Gompa but it will take us 6-8 hours to reach its peak starting from Kyanjin. This is because the trail is a bit difficult compared to Kyanjin and heavy snowfall can also make it more time-consuming. The trail is pretty steep filled with soft snow which slows us down, and the inclined trail makes it impossible to go fast.

This is a challenging part of the trek and you should not underestimate it. The oxygen in the air thins out at such heights and you have to walk in a challenging inclined path. But it is not a dangerous one as the tracks are wide enough.

The last stop of our Langtang Trek from Kathmandu will be Langtang Lirung, the highest mountain in the Langtang region. Standing an impressive 7245 meters or 23769 ft, Langtang Lirung is the 99th highest peak in the world. One of the notable features of this peak is the stunning vertical trail. To give you a perspective, the Trisuli Gandaki River at an elevation of 2600 meters is only 9.9 miles away.

We will not be scaling this gigantic peak as it is very challenging and has a high rate of failure. We will be getting close to its base and embracing all its glory. After all this tiring and exciting exploration, we will be making our way back to our base in Kyanjin Gompa and spend a night.

Walking
Accommodation Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 7245 m
06

Day 6: Descend to Lama Hotel (2500m); 6-7 hrs

On the 6th day of the Langtang trek 8 days, we are going to be descending back to the famous Lama Hotel. It will take us about 7 hours to get there and so we will be spending a night there as well.

Walking 7hrs walk
Accommodation Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 2500m
07

Day 7: Walk to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gauon (2380m); 7-8 hrs

Continuing our descent, we will pass through Sherpa Gauon (village) to get to Syabrubesi, our starting point of the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu. This descent should take us about 8 hours and you will have to spend the night there. This will be your last night in the region so be sure to take it all in, view the sunsets, capture the sunrise, have a chat with the locals, and so on.

Walking 7-8hrs walk
Accommodation Hotel
Meals B L D
Altitude 2380m
08

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu (1300m) by jeep

The next morning, our jeep will be waiting for us. We will grab some breakfast before making our way down to Kathmandu.

Jeep
Meals Breakfast
Altitude 1300m

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Basic lodge accommodation during the Langtang Valley Trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/coffee during Langtang Valley Trek
  • English speaking guide and necessary porter with their salary, accommodation, meals, and insurance
  • Airport transfers in private vehicle and Kathmandu – Syabrubeshi – Kathmandu by bus
  • Langtang Valley Trek Permit and TIMS
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Medical Kit box (FIRST AID KIT)

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses like laundry, bar and beverage bill, the pot of tea/coffee, hot shower during the trek, etc.
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Langtang Valley Trek and late departure from Nepal
  • Tipping for guides and porters

Essential Information - Langtang Trek from Kathmandu

How does our trip start?

After you have selected our Langtang trek best season trek package. Our trip starts after your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We will be there to pick you up and drop you off at the starting point of the trek, Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is the gateway to all the Langtang treks and so it will be our starting point as well.

Sybrubesi is a well-facilitated village where you can expect mobile data coverage and internet facilities. As we make our way up to the Himalayas, even the basic facilities will be hard to find, the internet is out of the question.

We will escort you to Syabrubesi on our jeep where you will spend the night, recharge yourself after a long day of traveling, and prepare for the next day. The following day, we will trek for a maximum of 6 hours.

If you have any specific requirements for our Langtang Trek from Kathmandu you should make us aware of them before starting the trek. We will try our best to make it happen. Note that our trek is customizable to a certain extent, make sure to get in contact with us for any alterations to the itinerary.

Difficulty

The majority of the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu is not difficult, however, the path to Tsergo Ri is a difficult one. You can bring your kids along for the trek, it is very basic for most of the way and to tackle the challenging part you can have them set on a workout routine which you should follow as well. The main thing that we need to tackle the difficult passage is stamina. If you can walk miles without being tired, you are more than ready for this trek.

We will be walking on off-beaten trails, through valleys, ridges, and more. So make sure to get a rugged shoe that’s also comfortable on your feet.

Best seasons

The Langtang trek best season is that of spring, particularly the months of March and April. The grasses are greener during this time and the skies are clear. Although you can also choose to trek this trail in the autumn season.

You can travel this Langtang trek from Kathmandu all year round but there are certain days where you will not be able to enjoy the views of the trek because of the weather conditions. So, we recommend you travel during the spring or autumn season. Our short Langtang trek has the best views which you don’t want to miss.

Can a beginner join this trip?

Yes, a beginner can absolutely join this trip. The trek is not technically difficult but there is a certain part where you will need to walk on a steep trail over snow-filled tracks. However, you can prepare for this passage by just training your endurance. Our Langtang trek from Kathmandu is a beginner-friendly trek, anyone can enjoy this beautiful trek and there are no age limitations.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness at this elevation can happen but is not a common thing during the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu. You can tackle this issue by making sure that you keep yourself well-hydrated. If by any chance you were to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), our guide will help you get to a safe elevation or to somewhere you can be rescued from.

We will be traveling at a safe pace, adjusting to the rising elevation, so it is highly unlikely that you will suffer from altitude sickness. We will make sure that you get acclimated to the oxygen levels every day, making stops along the way at suitable points.

Accommodation, Food, and Drink

For the most part, we will be staying in lodges and tea houses. Since there are fewer hotels in the region, we will be stopping along lodges and tea houses which are also a part of the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu experience. These lodges and tea shops are operated by the locals of the region which adds to the economy of the region. Supporting these local businesses is a great way to support the region.

As for food, on our short Langtang trek, we will be munching on what is locally available and the local dishes of the region. Food grains are harder to grow in the region which is why we will have to work out on the limited options we will be given to choose from. These local dishes are full of nutrients and energy we will need to trek these remote regions.

If you absolutely need to avoid certain types of food, please be sure to let us know before we begin our journey. With already limited food options to choose from it will be difficult for us to manage avoiding certain foods. In such a case, we will have to buy your preferred food from Kathmandu.

All the meals and drinks will be provided by us during the trek, they will be included in the package. You might find a couple of off-brand drinks in the region but we recommend you stick to water to keep yourself hydrated is the best thing you can do to trek this trail with ease. A well-hydrated body is not prone to altitude sickness.

Transportation

All the transportation during the Langtang Trek from Kathmandu will be included in the package, except your international flight fare. Our private vehicle will pick you up from the airport in Kathmandu and take you to the starting point of our journey. After your trek has ended we will pick you up from the starting point of the trek, Syabrubesi, and take you to Kathmandu where you can choose your preferred accommodation.

Any international or domestic flight fare will not be covered by this package.

Permit

You will need the Langtang National Park entry permit and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit to trek to the upper Langtang regions. Your permits will be included in the package and you will not have to pay anything extra over our agreed Langtang trek cost.

These permits are necessary for the development of the region and also support the locals of the region. These permits are absolutely necessary and will cost around $25 for the Langtang permit and approximately $15 (Rs. 2000) for the TIMS card.

Trip preparation and fitness

We recommend that you prepare for our Langtang trek from Kathmandu by training your endurance. If you have enough stamina, you will be able to enjoy the trek a bit more since you will not be gasping for air every moment. If you are a first-timer, we recommend you get familiar with all the basic trekking pieces of equipment and first aid.

With an average physique, you will be able to go through the Langtang trek 8 days with ease. You can try basic home workouts and stretching, if you prefer gym training, that is also fine as long as you train for endurance. You will be walking on trekking boots without any luggage to carry.

Our porter will handle your luggage so that you can simply just enjoy the trek.

Alternative routes

One of the most popular alternative routes is the Tamang Heritage trek. On this trek, our Langtang trekking route will be designed to take you through multiple Tamang settlements in the area to let you in on the traditional lives of these people. At the end of the trek, we will have reached the base of Langtang Lirung with a spacious view of the peak along with Ganesh Himal.

Your Langtang trek cost can add up or reduce depending on the alternative route you decide to take.

Another alternative take of this trek would be the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. This trek offers a stunning view of the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake situated at the height of 4378 meters. The lake of Gosaikunda is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Since Gosaikunda is off track from our original itinerary, it will take us a couple of days extra to complete the Langtang trek from Kathmandu.

Cost & Budget

Our Langtang trek cost boils down to a total of Nrs. _________. Our pricing is fairly based on the amount of services we will provide you during this trek. Our Langtang trek best season will include pick-up and drop-off from the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. We will be responsible for taking you up to the starting point of the trek by jeep and also escort you back to Kathmandu at the end of this amazing Langtang trek 8 days.

The package will provide you with a licensed guide, porter, and accommodations during the trek. We will also be responsible for all your meals. Our Langtang trek cost is a valid pricing and you can get a breakdown of the bill if requested.

Gadgets charging & Internet

You will be able to access electricity throughout most parts of the trek except in the high Himalayas. You do not have to worry about running out of battery and being unable to use your gadgets. As for the internet, you will not be able to use your mobile network internet for most part of the trek but you will find wifi in certain lodges and tea shops.

Some lodges and tea shops along the Langtang trekking route might charge you for using wifi which we will not cover in this package. It will fall under your personal expense.

Your Extra Expenses

Your extra expenses will include any flight fare, visa fees, personal expenses, all kinds of drinks, and travel insurance. Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to provide your passports to get a tourist visa. Depending on the duration of your stay, you will be charged a certain amount of fee which we will not be covered by our Langtang Trek from Kathmandu package.

Also, your travel insurance is not an expense that we will cover. You will have to get third-party insurance before you begin the trek. This also falls under personal expense.

What to expect

Our short Langtang trek is a beautiful journey that will keep you reminiscing about your time in Nepal. You will travel through gorgeous vistas, aesthetic settlements, and unforgettable peaks that are sure to lure you to Nepal for another visit. You can expect to have the time of your life, a memory that you will share with your close ones for years to come.

On this Langtang Trek from Kathmandu, you will get away from your bustling cities to a place surrounded by high chilly Himalayan air, unreal snow-covered peaks, and traditional villages. You will meet the local Tamang people who are one of the Himalayan people of Nepal just like the Sherpas.

Our Langtang trekking route is optimally crafted for the maximum experience in a limited amount of days. You can request to change the itinerary based on your preference and we will get back to you with further details. In a nutshell, you can expect to be refreshed, far away from your daily life, enjoying every moment of this incredible short Langtang trek.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

We will reach a maximum elevation of 4984 meters above sea level. To acclimate to the rising elevation, we will be stopping by certain places that will also serve as a scenic spot

Yes, you will require two different permits to travel to the conserved region of Langtang. We will help you get those permits.

We will be staying in lodges and tea shops along the way.

No, there are no health risks on our short Langtang trek. However, you might get altitude sickness which is fairly uncommon at this height and can be avoided by simply hydrating yourself.

You can go on a solo Langtang Trek from Kathmandu as well.

No, for the most part, you will not be able to receive mobile phone reception.

Depending on the route you prefer to take, your Langtang trek cost will change accordingly.

Langtang Trek best season falls in the months of March and April.

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