Langtang region is regarded as the closest and easily accessible yet magnificent trekking destination in Nepal. This Region is protected as the Langtang National Park which spreads around an area of 1,710 sq. km & is the second largest national park in Nepal.
It offers a unique experience because of its combination of natural beauty and religious tenets. People here are believed to be from the Tibetian origin and you will experience cross-cultural diversities of Tibetian and Nepali ethnic groups.
Trekking in the Langtang region combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund and the beautiful Helambu Valley.
It has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). The ultimate destination of this region is Cross Lauribinayak Pass (46100m). Amazingly, you get to see almost all of the major Himalayas in Nepal ranging from Makalu in the East to Annapurna in the West. Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can also be viewed from this region. Therefore Langtang is the most preferred destination for beginner trekkers.
Most popular trekking routes in the Langtang region
There are different routes in Langtang region to trek, some of the popular trekking routes are:
- Langtang Circuit Trek
- Langtang Valley Trek
- Helambu Valley Trek
- Tamang Heritage Trek
- Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Legal Documents or Permits needed for Langtang Region Trek
If you are planning for a trip to the Langtang region, there are different kinds of cost and permits that are involved.
TIMS Card for Independent Trekker
- Color- Green
- Cost- Rs 2000 Per Person
- Photos – 2
- Collected by- Self
TIMS Card for Organized Trekker
- Color- Blue
- Cost- Rs 1000 Per Person
- Photos – 1
- Collected by – Local Trekking Agency
Langtang National Park Entry Permit
During our trek we pass through Langtang National park and to trek in this region, you need to get a special permit- the Langtang National Park Permit.
- Langtang National Park permit for Other National: $15 excluding VAT
- Langtang National Park permit for SAARC Nationals: $15 excluding VAT
But the children under the age of 10, if they are trekking in this region, do not need to pay any charges for the permits.
Shivapuri National Park Entrance Fee
There is a small permit fee if you pass through Shivapuri National Park, you need to pay $5 excluding VAT.
Langtang Region Trek FAQ
What is the highest altitude in the Langtang region?
Langtang region trek doesn't go higher than 4773m.
How many hours a day do we walk?
On average, you have to walk around 6-8 hours per day. Some days can vary from 4-5 hours a day to just 2-3 hours.
When is the best season for trekking in the Langtang region?
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), are considered as the best season to go on a trek in Langtang Region. The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of the Langtang Mountains.
I have never gone trekking yet. How hard is Langtang Region Trekking?
Yes, of course, you can do it. Trekking in the Langtang region is considered moderate in difficulty level, which needs, a good level of fitness to complete the trek. It doesn’t involve technical climbing but it’s good to have some hiking experience.
What is the age limitation for the Langtang region trek?
There is no such age limitation for trekking in the Langtang region. As most of the trekking done under the supervision of guides & porters. Also, it's will depend on your fitness and commitment as well.
What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking in Langtang?
Basically our guide will take care of this. If it is not too bad we will go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line for an evacuation via helicopter.
Is there proper facilities for battery charging & hot shower in the Langtang region?
You can bring your charger and charge your batteries during trekking. There is also a facility for hot water, but you may have to pay an extra $1-$2. However, you can find a hot water facility for free at a lower altitude.
How is the accommodation in Langtang region?
The Langtang region trek is a teahouse trek, which means there are guesthouses in almost every village. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide you with the best option that meets all of your needs. All teahouse rooms are basic and come with shared bathrooms.
How much luggage can I take during my trek in the Langtang region?
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. Only carry what is essential.
Can I extend my trek?
Yes, you can. But for this, you have to update us before the trek so that we could manage the itinerary as per your requirement.
How can I use toilets during the trek?
On the trail, you will find the Toilet in the small villages where there are restaurants and tea houses. Most toilets in this region are squat toilets. And in other options prepare to hide behind big rocks and do your business.
Do I need insurance before trekking to the Langtang region?
100% Yes! Injury and altitude sickness and any other calamities may occur during the trek, so it is best to get travel insurance before you go. Better safe than sorry!
What is the average size of the group?
Groups can vary between 6 to 16 travelers, who typically are a mix of individuals, couples, or friends traveling together who have a shared interest in outdoor adventure and nature.