Langtang Valley Trek is regarded as one of the most rewarding of the short treks available anywhere in Nepal. Being so close to Kathmandu valley, Langtang valley is approached with only a few hours of drive from Kathmandu. And despite being very close to Kathmandu, Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with serene rural landscapes. Trekking in Langtang valley offers you the wonderful views of snowcapped mountains, dense pine forests, rugged rocks along with grassy lands and meadows.
During Langtang Valley Trek, you can explore the typical culture of Tamang and Sherpa people. Interestingly, Langtang valley has become more famous since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described this valley as the most valley in the world. We begin Langtang Trek from Syabrubesi and it takes approx. eight hours drive to reach there from Kathmandu. Langtang Valley is also known as the valley of glaciers. Located in the south of Tibetan border, you can witness the magnificent views of prominent peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m), Dokpu (5930m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Yala Peak (5500m), Naya Kangri (5846m), and many others. Besides these amazing mountain views, you can also enjoy the picturesque landscapes and the rich biodiversity during Langtang Valley Trekking. Actually, Langtang National Park has protected many endangered species of flora and fauna.
RouteKathmandu (1,320 m)-Dhunche (1,966 m)-Syabru Gaun (2,581 m)-Lama Hotel (2,470)-Langtang Village (3,430 m)-Kyanjing (3,870 m)-Lama Hotel (2,470 m)-Syabru Besi (2,581 m)-Kathmandu (1,320 m)
You shall drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, and trek to Syabru Gaon the following day. Through Rimche (2,400 m), Bamboo (1,960 m), you will reach to Lama Hotel. Via Ghore Tabela (3,000 m), a post of Nepalese Army, temporary settlements, you shall arrive at the Langtang Valley. Spending an extra day in Kyanjing, you will return to Lama Hotel, then to Syabru Besi, finally arriving at Kathmandu.
DifficultyThe highest altitude that you will cover during this trek is 3,870 m while returning from the Langtang Village to Kyanjing. The trek is moderate to accomplish and you do not require any extraordinary physical fitness; a moderate body fitness shall be sufficient. You will encounter through lower altitude, and the trek is short and easy to accomplish. You will have to make the steep ascent and/or descent at few places, which aren't too difficult either. However, you might not want to go for this trek if you have any problems related to your knee and ankle. Senior citizens and obese trekking enthusiasts must take sufficient time for rest and should divide the cluster into various smaller and shorter itineraries. We are here to help you in such cases.
Food and accommodationTea houses and hotels available during this trek serve verities of dishes. You can have eggs, pancakes, porridge, and cereal for breakfast. You can have pasta, noodles, MoMos, etc. for lunch and dinner. The most pervasive item Dal Bhat can be the best option for you, as it is filling, and you have varieties of other servings with it such as vegetable curry, chutney, salad, lentils, meat, Papad, etc. And no matter how many helpings of vegetables and rice you make, you will not be charged for such extra helpings!
You will have sufficient tea houses, hotels, and lodges to provide accommodation. But do not expect them to be luxurious; they do are comfortable and cozy. You may not always get a separate bathroom for each separate room; you might have to share it. The majority of the toilets are squat styled. And there always is the possibility to relieve yourself in open space during your trek.
Best SeasonsSeptember through to November and March through to May are considered to be the best times for Langtang valley trek. You will not have to face the extreme climate. You will love walking in the warm weather; you won't be sweating badly either. The post-monsoon and pre-monsoon seasons do not bring risks associated with rainfall. You will be able to witness the staggering mountains in the clear and bright days.
Things to takeDon't load your backpack with unnecessary items. Carry down jacket, hiking boots, heavyweight gloves or mittens, thick wool hiking socks, gaiters, sun hat, fleece jacket, thermal base layers, shorts, underwear, hiking pants, UV protection sunglasses, water bottles, sleeping pad, head lamp, footwear, etc.
Blue Mountain Travels and Tours organizes fantastic trekking trip in Langtang Valley. We cordially welcome you all to Nepal for Langtang Valley Trek. You will have great time during Langtang Valley trekking in Nepal.
- Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m) –Dhunche (1966m) by bus
- Day 02 : Dhunche to Syabu gaun (2581m)
- Day 03 : Syabru Gaun to Lama Hotel (2470m)
- Day 04 : Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3430m)
- Day 05 : Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m)
- Day 06 : Rest Day
- Day 07 : Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel
- Day 08 : Lama Hotel To syabru Besi
- Day 09 : Syabrubesi To Kathmandu