Langtang trek description
Langtang trekking is less demanding but outstanding trail lies north central of Nepal, almost 6 hours drive north direction to Kerung border to Tibet from Kathmandu valley. Magical Langtang valley treks is inhabited by Tamangs and local sherpa, who share a similar religion, language and clothing style.
The landscapes we cross are extremely varied; fertile land terraces, rhododendron with pine forest, and in the highest parts, a rock and shrub wilderness with the fascinating backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Furthermore, Langtang trek in Nepal offers great Mountain scenery from Tserkuri hill 5,120 meters. Furthermore, Langtang trekking unites the distant and spectacular view with great Himalayan Panorama.
Return to Langtang trekking is simply about eight days itinerary which is easy hiking throughout the beautiful nature combine with peaceful culture. The Langtang National Park is located in the area. About 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang.
Hike to Langtang trek offers comfortable accommodation with delicious cuisines run by the local inhabitants where you can touch the local hospitality.
Not only this but also you can experience Langtang trek as an extraordinary trail, Low-risk factors, financially cheaper, unspoiled culture and natural biodiversity, beautiful mountain scenery, Buddhist Monasteries…etc.
The Langtang trekking highlights
Magical Langtang Valley lies closer to the north of Kathmandu valley. It has dozens of beautiful mountains, typical villages, Mixed and diverse in cultures, glaciers and glacial lakes. Besides that, Langtang trek offers modern lodges with nice campsites, the pristine Himalayas with the view of giant Ganesh Himal family.
Majestic Langtang trek difficulty
Return to langtang valley hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little bit challenging routes but it does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trek experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking.
However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
The best Langtang trekking route covers
Kathmandu – Dhunche Bazaar – Lama Hotel – Langtang village – Kyanjin Gompa – Tserkuri hill station.
Best of Langtang trekking season:
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Classical Langtang trekking itinerary outline
01 Day: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
02 Day: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites, 7 hours
03 Day: Drive to Syabrubensi Village, 8 hours drive
04 Day: Lama Hotel hiking, 6 hours
05 Day: Langtang village trek, 6 hours
06 Day: Kyanjin Gompa trek, 4 hours
07 Day: Back to Lama Hotel hikes, 8 hours
08 Day: Hike to Thulo Syabru village, 5 hours
09 Day: Descend to Dhunche Bazzar. At evening celebration !
10 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu, B/B Plan
11 Day: Final departure.
The most typical Langtang trekking itinerary detail
Day 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m/4,415 feet)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your langtang trek.
Day 02 : Sightseeing of World Heritage sites tour, 7 hours tour
All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last-minute questions answered. Around 10 AM, you can start your sightseeing journey with our professional private tour guide. Today, we explore this medieval capital city Kathmandu and its world heritage sites.
We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Syambhunath Stupa. At the evening, briefing about the Langtang trekking.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi Bazaar (1,462m/4,781 feet), 8 hours drive
This morning we’ll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuli valley for lunch and on to Sybru village for the overnight. The journey will take 8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery, and local villages. From Syabru we’ll have magnificent views of mount Ganesh Himal, Mount Manaslu and mount Kerung of Tibet.
Day 04 : Trek to Lama Hotel village (2,470m/8,077 feet), 7 hours
After breakfast, we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m) where we’ll stop for lunch. This forested path follows the upstream and can be seen bird’s life around the bushes. Beehives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we’ll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel.
Day 05 : Langtang trek | Langtang hiking (3,430m/11,216 feet), 5 hours
Today we’ll have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we’ll stop for lunch. This surrounding area dense wild habitat area and many small babblers with a lot of herbals can be found here. Furthermore, after lunch we walk another three hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we’ll relax for the evening, overnight stay in lodge.
Day 06 : Kyanjin Gompa trek (3,870m/12,655 feet), 4 hours
After breakfast this morning we’ll leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around three to four hours to visit Kyanjing Gompa. From here we’ll also have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Moreover, we visit Yak cheese factory, Monastery, and local houses.
Day 07 : Back to Lama Hotel village hiking (2,470m/8,077 feet), 8 hours
This morning we’ll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we’ll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village.
Day 08 : Walk to Thulo Syabru village (2,250m/7,358 feet), 6 hours
Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. During the route we’ll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it’s beside us. Firstly easy descent follows the river bank but the last part steeply uphill for a couple of hours to get to the village.
Day 09 : Descend to Dhunche village (1,764m/5,768 feet), 6 hours
This morning after breakfast we’ll be ready for trek onward to Dhunche. This is quite a pleasant walk through the forested path and some old Tamang village’s takes to get 4-5 hrs. After arrival in Dhunche, the rest of the time explores the town which is the headquarters of Rasuwa district. This is your last night with your trekking crew except for the trekking Guide. The trekking group will organize a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try a local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong.
Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu, roughly 8 hours
An early morning we drive out to Kathmandu, takes about 7 hours. We’ll reach Kathmandu late afternoon then enjoy our night at Thamel.
Day 11 : Final departure
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends.
How much does Langtang trek cost?
About Langtang trek or Return Langtang valley with its panorama trekking price will vary according to group size you are coming with. Taking a private jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi or from Dunche Bazaar to Kathmandu saves your time and riding local bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trek plan, we add Kathmandu – Syabrubensi and Dunche – Kathmandu round trip by private 4 x Jeep, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
The best Langtang trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek in the mountains.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Local Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and return to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Langtang National park permits and TIMS permits for Trek tour
- Your hotel in Kathmandu to Buspark and from Buspark to your hotel transfer by private taxi.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Nepal langtang trek cost excludes :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private langtang trek or langtang trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your kathmandu arrival flight’s details. Our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Langtang budget trekking?
Answer: This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 – 6 hours a day, with a lightweight rucksack. For Langtang trekking or Langtang trekking – yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on standard Langtang valley trekking?
Answer: We provide you hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be clean and private accommodation (double bedroom) which offers a nice mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always a better idea to own sleeping bags.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Langtang trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along with express Langtang valley lodge trekking?
Answer: Guesthouses along the routes they have a shower which you can get it for free and in Camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Langtang valley express Trekking?
Answer: There are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be chances to charge your battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Langtang trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards work city area of Nepal only.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of a trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Langtang Trek?
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Question: Is there any communication while we are on Langtang trekking?
Answer: There is telephones service in some villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 5-6 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Langtang treks?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the help to you.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks for trekking.
Langtang trekking notes
The above itineraries are subject to change due to the condition beyond out of our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. If these itineraries are not suitable for your target time and designation, just write to us so then we will design the best itinerary on request. The physical, technical, and natural conditions may change this above itinerary.
“What makes Langtang trekking trip special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.