About Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Valley Trekking may be the most accessible trekking area in Nepal yet it has remained mostly unnoticed by trekkers until now. On the Langtang Valley Trek the view of the valley and the mountains is constantly changing, but always incredibly beautiful. Glacier fed streams tumble down the nearly vertical rock walls into the river. As we gain altitude we gradually leave the jungle and enter oak and rhododendron forests. If we watch carefully we may see some interesting animals and birds like monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful danphe.The Langtang Valley Treking passes through many quaint villages where Tibetan script on prayer walls and chortens remind us of the Tibetan-Buddhist heritage of the inhabitants. Don’t miss the local yak cheese, it’s delicious!
Langtang Valley Trekking starts with a 130 KM road trip from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, which takes approx. 8 - 9 hours. Syabrubensi, 1472m, marks the entry to the Langtang National Park where we register our TIMS and Park Pass and set off on our trek. The Langtang River is our constant companion on the Langtang Valley Trek. The trail starts out on a stone stairway in a deep gorge. On one side of the trail is a jungle, and on the other is the river. We cross back and forth across the river on suspension bridges many times during the trek.
The landscape of culturally rich Langtang (3430m), begins to seem surreal. The whole valley is open on all sides and dry as a desert. The magnificent Langtang Lirung, 7246m, dominates the myriad of huge peaks. As we climb the final distance to Kyanjin Gompa, the mountain views seem to become more and more magnificent with each step. A knoll overlooking the village gives a 270 degree panoramic view of glaciers and 5000 meter snowy white peaks. At Kyanjin, 3870m, there is a monastery that is over 600 years old. Imagine the faith and determination it took to build this and survive the harsh winters around the same time Columbus discovered America.
From Kyanjin Gompa there are two equally awesome peaks to climb, depending on your interests and energy levels. The more challenging is Tsergo Ri, 4984m, a 6hrs - 7hrs round trip; the relatively easy one, Kyanjin Ri, 4773m, is a mere two to three hour excursion from Kyanjin Gompa. We stay one more day in Kyanjin to explore the hills, ridges and glaciers around and then retrace the route back down the valley to Syabrubensi where we started out.
Annapurna Foothills Treks recommends trekking in September to December or in March to May. This trek is also suitable for a winter (Christmas and New Year) period as the weather in this region is moderate. A summer time trek can be quite wet and a little slippery, and you need to combat leeches, but as for the views, this trek takes you so close to the Himalaya that even during the rainy season, you get great views of the mountains that would be impossible on any other trek. Get in touch to know more about the trip, itinerary, travel guides, private or group departures.
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trekking
- beautiful trek into Langtang National Park
- trailhead is accessible by road transportation
- kyangjing Gompa, Yala cheese factory at Kyanjin
- unique culture, tradition & lifestyle of Tamang villages
- mountain views of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung
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Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.
The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip.
We take a scenic drive north of Kathmandu along the Trishuli River Valley to Sybru Besi, via Dhunche village.
We trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel, walking along the Bhote Koshi river and Langtang Khola river passing through a village, Bamboo, which is famous for the red panda.
We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela, the trail emerges from the forest and we'll have our lunch at Thangsyep and after having lunch, we'll continue our walk to Langtang.
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures. As the valley opens out, the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, we reach the settlement of Kyangjin Gompa by lunch time. There is a small monastery and a cheese factory. It is a dramatic setting with a panoramic view of snow covered peaks surrounding us. From this point, you will see the Dorje Larpa, 6990m, Langtang Ri, 6370m, Langtang Lirung, 7245m and others peaks.
We take a day off to acclimatize, explore and have a proper rest. We can climb hike to Kyangjin Ri from where you get wonderful views of the snow-capped mountains. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers.
From Kyangjin Gompa, we will take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghoda Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
We follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north and then return on the opposite side. Passing through paddy and corn fields we finally descend to our campsite at Syabrubesi.
The drive back to Kathmandu should take approximately 6 hours, on arrival the rest of the day at leisure.
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home.
- Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
- Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 7 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
- All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
- English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
- Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
- One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
- Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
- Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
- Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
- First aid medicine kit.
- Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
- Ground transfers Kathmandu - Syabru Besi- Kathamndu by Local Bus (Upgrade to Private Jeep $180 *2 = $ 360 USD Bothways)
- All government and local taxes.
- Your Personal Travel Insurance.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
- Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
- Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.
Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.
Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.
Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Langtang Valley Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.
Langtang Valley Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.
We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.
Private Trips to Langtang Valley is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.
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Best Seasons for Langtang Valley Trekking:
The best seasons for the Langtang Trek are from September to mid-December and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views. For those who don’t mind the cold, trekking in December to February is also good and you will have the trails to yourself
Langtang Valley Trekking is a Tea House/Lodge Trek:
Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.
During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome.
Meals on the Langtang Valley Trekking:
Three meals a day are included during your Langtang Valley Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.
Drinking Water on Langtang Valley Trekking:
We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.
Local Customs You Should Know About for Langtang Valley Trekking:
Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.
Travel Insurance for Langtang Valley Trekking:
Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends that you have adequate insurance coverage to trek into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy
Literally speaking, ‘Lang’ means a Yak and ‘tang’ means to follow according to the local beliefs. To conclude, the word ‘Langtang’ defines the trail which was firstly discovered by yak which later was followed by human.
Langtang Valley is probably one of the best valleys situated 51 km north of Kathmandu valley. Langtang National Park dominates the valley which is bordered by Tibet offering a magnificent view of several snowy mountains.
Autumn (September – November) is the claimed to be the ideal season to do the ABC trek. Following autumn, spring (March – May) stands as the second ideal season.
Trek can be done in monsoon too but the views won’t be that clear because of heavy rainfall. Trails in winter will be snowy and cold but if you’re good with it, winter is good enough to do the Langtang valley trek as the skies will be clear offering astonishing mountain views.
Our 10 days Langtang Valley trek costs USD 650 if you’re a group of 2 – 6 people. The trek, however, can cost low or high depending on various factors like no. of trekking days, trekkers, season, etc.
Langtang valley trekking is for those enthusiast travelers who dreams of countering the high Himalaya in a short time frame. Average fit person with experience of multi day hiking should be good for this trek as the trip Grade is moderate and one who has enough walking/running experiences previously should be ready for this trek.
the maximum altitude you will gain is 3870m (Kyanjin Gompa). Upon your physical condition and well being, we can hike to Kyanjin Ri which is 4773m or Tesrgo Ri (4984m).
To do the Langtang valley trek, you will need the Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS card) and Langtang National Peak Entry Permit. All permits and documentation is already included in our Langtang valley trips
Yes, the Langtang region was greatly affected by a massive avalanche followed by 2015 earthquake wiping out the entire valley completely. The village suffered an estimated 310 deaths, including 176 Langtang residents, 80 foreigners, and 10 army personnel. More than 100 bodies were never recovered.
For several years, the trekking trails were still holding the potential threats of landslides which resulted in a decrease in tourists. However, over the years, Langtang valley is once again back, attracting good numbers of visitors. Infrastructures of the region have already been re-constructed better than ever.
The local people have got supported by many organizations to withstand the losses. As a matter of fact, tourism is also one of them to support their lives in the future.
A big yes! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area. Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment is recommended. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
Normally, we provide public bus ride to/from Kathmandu- Syabrubensi. Travelling by public bus is not the most comfortable but is best for a local experience.
We do offer private jeep private service which will cost you an additional USD 180 for one way. You can share this rental charge if you are travelling in a group.
Not just because we’re a local tour operator but our trekking guides are professionals for sure and they have done this trek several times. Also, our great safety record allows us to operate with full liability insurance. All client funds are deposited in a regulated trust account. We spend more providing the best amenities, logistics and safety measures and things that many lower-cost programs don’t facilitates with.
We value and operate eco friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staffs are well aware of their responsibility toward environment
You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip price while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day per person will be enough since you have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers etc.
Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trip due to ill health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue immediately which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain search and rescue.
Even if you leave the trip beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given. We can provide something complementary depending upon the cases
Yes, we do offer tailor - made departures. If our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient, we can reschedule the departures accordingly.
Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation.
Meals in the Himalaya mainly consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations. Food will be typical but fresh, warm and eye appealing. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be on the way.
We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
We mainly focus on small groups. We take up to 12 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 12, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.
Yes, it is safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.
Well, it depends on your skills, money and time available. Some people go to Langtang valley trek without a formal guide carry everything themselves. There are usually a couple of trekkers on Langtang region so you would probably not be alone but easily could be as in harsh weather or in a medical emergency, you will be on your own. So, we strongly suggest our clients to do the climb with professionals and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.
En route to Langtang valley, as far as Syabrubensi, ATM and credit card may work but we encourage you to carry cash with you as with increasing altitude, you will not find such services. Keep in mind that the expenses go on increasing the higher you get.
Most of the tea Houses will offer Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. The WI-FI service may not be very fast but can check emergency message or important updated for your work.
There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.
Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure trekking experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.
On average, a day on a trek would be 4-5 hours long. The longest day can be up to 7 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
For sure, you can. The only requirement is to have a good walking experience previously as the trip grade is moderate and less challenging.
At most villages along the trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. Most of the lodges offer Wi-Fi service. The internet speed will be very basic. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCELL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited.
Well, depending upon your interest and holidays limitation, we can customize your trip to ABC. Normally, it can be done in a time frame between 8-12 days.
You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.
Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection.
Annapurna Foothills will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry approx 25 kg of luggage (maximum 12 kg for each trekker). Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.
Regarding cancellation, if a client voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.
In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, 2 Weeks prior to the Trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then USD 200 per person will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.