9 Days Langtang Valley Trek Highlights
- Pass through stunning forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures
- Enjoy panoramic views across vast open valleys at the end of the trek
- Support people rebuilding their lives and livelihoods after the earthquake
- Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
About the 9 Days Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest houses - all within easy reach of Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley trek is a short and easy trek that rewards us with amazing scenery valleys and glaciers.
The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyanjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you retrace your route back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.;
Brief Itinerary: 9 Days Langtang Valley Trek
Itinerary: 9 Days Langtang Valley Trek
Day 1 - Welcome to kathmandu
Once you land at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu our representative will receive you and transfer to the respective hotel. On this day, you can either rest or stroll around the nearby places like Thamel or Durbarmarg. In the evening, our tour guide will give a short brief about the upcoming trek. During this orientation program, you will get a chance to meet your trekking guide and other fellow trekkers. Finally, in the evening you can stroll around the nearby hotel area and if you have forgotten to bring any trekking gear you can buy over there.
Day 2 - Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
After early morning breakfast, the drive to Syabrubesi begins. The road climbs high over ridges as it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region ahead. The road takes you to a little busy town called Dhunche. Passing through Dhunche will make you feel as though you are heading towards deep land. Then continuing the drive, we will arrive at Syabrubesi with many things to explore and a riverside hot spring.
Day 3 - Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel
We begin our trek from Syabrubesi following the route of the BhoteKosi river. We come across fertile jungle, terraced fields and pass through rural settlements with bamboo and birch groves. We then gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests to join the trail from Syabru Besi, then climbing through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Following the trail through the forest, we reach the Lama Hotel.
Day 4 - Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
We begin our day with an early morning breakfast and we will trek alongside the river through forest, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. Ultimately the narrow river valley broadens out at GhodaTabela (3,030m). At GhodaTabela (3,000 m. / 9,842 ft) the trail emerges from the forest and the mountains loom on either side of the valley. As we trek further we will come across Chyamki village (3,230m); a small settlement. As we walk past chortens, water mills, mani walls and prayer wheels, it means that we are nearing to reach the Langtang village.
Day 5 - Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
After our morning breakfast we will start our day. The trail climbs gradually through yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. Since we will be walking towards a higher elevation, we can trek slowly so that our body can acclimatize to the altitude. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin.KyanjinGompa is another wonderful land of Langtang that is surrounded by the Himalayas and we get stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.
Day 6 - Acclimatization at Kyanjin and climb to Kyanjin Ri
Today is the day to let our body acclimatize to the high altitude and also explore villages. This area of the valley has so much to offer for trekkers. Since the elevation is high, we will definitely be getting stunning views of the Himalaya ranges. We will be visiting the monastery that portrays the religion; Buddhism and we may also get to see the monks do their prayers. Cheese factory would also be another compulsory visit as it is interesting to see.
Beside us in the early morning we will ascent to Kyanjin Ri directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. This will be the highest point of the trek.
Day 7 - Kyanjin Ri to Lama Hotel
From KyangjinGomba, we admire the last glimpse of the beautiful mountains standing with pride and head back down and out of the valley. From Kyangjin retrace the route you followed up the valley, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The descent will certainly be faster than the ascent. After our lunch, we continue down through the dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel.
Day 8 - Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Today we will be walking along the Langtang river, heading downwards to the beautiful river valley. Continuing retracing down through bamboo and birch forests, we will be seeing an amazing landscape to cross the Langtang and the BhoteKoshi rivers to Syabrubesi.
Day 9 - Syabrubesi to kathmandu
Today is the final day of our trekking. We will take our respective vehicle and drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu which will take about seven to nine hours. Along the way we will see the terraced farmlands and meadows and hopefully a final glimpse of the snow-capped mountains. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, you will be dropped to their respective hotels.
Note: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in the mountains, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travellers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy-going nature is an asset!
Airport pickup and drop off services
All accommodation during the trek (in lodges and guesthouses)
Both way transportation from kathmandu - Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi - kathmandu
Two way private transportation between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi
Langtang National Park Entry Permit Fee
Shivapuri National Park Entry Fee
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
A highly experienced, English-speaking trekking guide (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment
Use of a sleeping bag, down jacket and a duffel bag (in case you don't have them). They have to be returned after the trek.
A first aid kit and basic supplies appropriate for the group size. In a worst case scenario, arrangements of an emergency helicopter evacuation service (to be paid for by your travel insurance). Note: if you require or are taking specific medications it is critical that you discuss this with us prior to your trip departure
Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
Note: The local tea houses are basic but clean and they do not often have attached bathrooms or hot showers. The price is based on twin share and does not include any extra charge that lodge owners may levy for single rooms, attached bathrooms or hot showers (if these facilities are available) or for battery charging. We can’t know in advance what they may charge for such things in the different lodges along the way, so we prefer to leave this cost out, rather than pass along an estimated charge to you.
International flights to and from Kathmandu; Nepal visa fees and international airport taxes; any excess baggage charges
Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and emergency rescue / evacuation that covers all of the activities you will undertake during your trip should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
Services and activities not mentioned in the detailed itinerary above (eg additional nights, optional trips and sightseeing tours)
Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
Any gear or equipment that you may need to rent/buy - please ask us if you would like any advice about gear to bring/buy/rent
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
Personal clothing and gear
All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
Personal expenses (eg mineral water/soft drinks/bar bills, entrance/photography fees at monasteries, laundry, telephone calls, postage, donations, extra snacks etc)
Costs incurred due to unforeseen events (eg caused by natural disasters, adverse road conditions / flight delays, labour strikes, fuel shortages, extreme exchange rate changes, etc)
Any extra charge that tea house owners may levy for single rooms, attached bathrooms, or hot showers (if these facilities are available) and charging of batteries
Tips for the guide, and porter (if you have added a porter to help you carry your backpack)
All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes
Best Season/ Time for 9 days Langtang Valley trek
There are mainly 4 different trekking seasons. The best months to trek to Langtang valley are Spring (March, April and May) and Autumn (September, October and November).
Spring Season (March, April, May)
Spring is the second best season to go trekking in the Langtang region. You will love the long and warm days during this season. The daytime temperature in the Langtang region falls in the range of 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F). In the moderate temperatures, you will have easy trekking to the Langtang valley.
The trail becomes exceptionally beautiful in this season. The forest becomes lush along with rhododendron blossoms. You will also get to see many wildflowers along the way. At higher altitudes, the trek becomes less exhausting because of the warm sun and the soft mountain breezes.
Summer Season (June, July, August)
Summer or monsoon season is not considered for trekking in the Langtang region. Along with the heat, the monsoon also starts in the Summer season. The daytime temperature may remain 30°C (86°F) on sunny days in the lower regions. But as you ascend higher, the temperature starts dropping around 10.2°C (50.36°F) in July.
The rainfall may make the trails slippery with leeches, bugs, and earthworms. But on the lighter side, you will get to enjoy the rainwashed surrounding with green everywhere. Summer in the Langtang region is such a blissful time for nature lovers.
Autumn Season (September, October, November)
Autumn is the best time to trek in Langtang. The weather is warm and remains stable. If you trek in this season, you get to walk underneath the stunning blue skies, breathe fresh air and see clear mountain views. You may feel cold in the morning and the night but during the day the temperature ranges from 10°C-15°C (50°F-59°F). Also, the precipitation is low during this time so you will be able to get the sharpest views of beautiful valleys and the Himalayas.
Winter Season (December, January, February)
Winter season in the Langtang region is the coldest and trekkers can experience snow during their trek. In this region the daytime temperature ranges from 6°C-9°C (42.8°F-48.2°F). But the nights are much colder with temperatures dropping to minus degrees. In winter you get to explore the snow-blanketed Langtang valley under the deep blue skies. But, as this is a mountain region you may notice periods of snowfalls, harsh winds and uncomfortable weather conditions.
Since this is less preferred season for trekking in this region you will find the trail less crowded with few trekkers. So, Langtang trek in winter is the better option for those who want to explore nature and click pictures in solitude.
Packing list / Equipment checklist
List of Equipment for 9 Days Langtang ValleyTrek
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The following belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each).
- Headband or Beanie
- Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
- Hat for Sun Protection
- Inner Gloves
- Outer insulated gloves
- Base Layer
- Insulated Jacket
- Outer Layer
- Trekking Shirts/T-Shirt
- Fleece Jacket
- Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
- Base Layer
- Trekking trousers and shorts
- Rain and Windproof Trousers
- Hiking Boots
- Trekking shoes/sandals
- Hiking/Thermal Socks
- Gaiters (not necessary)
- Sleeping bag
Bags and Backpacks
- Duffle bag
Miscellaneous & Accessories
- Trekking Poles
- Head Torch
- Sunscreen/Lip balm/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer/Toiletries
- Reusable Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
- Small Locks
- Trekking Towel
- Waterproof Ziplock Bags
- Camera/Video Camera/Extra Batteries/ Extra Chargers
- Notebook/Journal and Pen (optional)
- Playing Cards/Book/Kindle (optional)
- Water Purification Tablets
- General Medications
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Blister Plasters
- Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport
- Favourite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
Teahouse accommodation is the classic form of trekking accommodation in Langtang trail. Along the way to Langang valley, most of the tea houses are built and managed by local villagers. These tea houses are specially designed to provide the basic facilities for trekkers to take rest.
Basically, you’ll find twin-basis type of accommodation on the Langtang trail. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. Almost all tea houses provide blankets as it will be freezing at night.
Mainly on the lower elevation, most lodges offer western style toilets. As you move higher on the trail you’ll find squat toilet facilities. Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water.
Documents & Permits
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.
There is no doubt that the Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most beautiful Treks in Nepal. And Langtang is a beautiful place to visit. The 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains is incredible. Langtang trek is a moderate trek where you have to walk for many days with gradually increasing altitudes. If you are planning to do your first trek in Nepal, Langtang trek would be a perfect choice. Because you can hike on the terrains of the Langtang valley even without prior experiences.
Some parts of the Langtang valley trek are quite tougher with the difficult slopes and rocky path. At such points, you must walk slowly and carefully. Rest of the trekking trails are quite easy with the enticing nature views on your side.
This trek does not demand physical training and trekking skills. But, you need to be mentally and physically prepared for any inconveniences and delays on the route. If you want to make your trek easier, you can start by exercising before you go for your trek. You can go on day hikes with some uphill/downhill climbs. It will prepare you for the varying route on the trekking trail.
9 Days Langtang Valley Trek FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the highest altitude of Langtang valley trek?
Langtang Valley Trek doesnt 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.
What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
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.
Will I get the facilities of battery charging & hot shower?
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.
I have never gone trekking yet. Is the Langtang region trek for me?
Yes, of course, you can do it. Trekking in this region is considered to be moderate. It doesn’t involve technical climbing but it’s good to have some hiking experience.
What is the accommodation like?
The Langtang Valley 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 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 Toilets 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 yourself behind big rocks and do your business.
Do I Need Insurance?
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 travellers, who typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together who have a shared interest in outdoor adventure and nature.
Where can I exchange my money?
There are a number of registered money exchanges in the streets of Thamel and it's common to find near your Hotel in Kathmandu.
Are there any ATMs on the Trekking route?
There will be no ATM on our trekking route. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the only places where you will find an ATM.
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