Langtang Valley Trek - 8 Days

The resurrected village of Langtang is one of the most scenic destinations leading to the heart of the Himalayas of Nepal. Destroyed and turned into rubble by the 2015 earthquake, the villagers have made this place a trek worthy destination again through their persistent effort. The natural beauty exhibited by this region has always been there for everyone to see with the rhododendron forests, pine trees, bamboo forests, oak trees, and infinite varieties of floras spread throughout the region. It is also home to an endangered species of the red panda, if fortunate you might get a glance of it in the wild. You will also get to experience the taste of Tibetan and Buddhist culture of Tamangs throughout the trek with an intimate time with the locals in the area. There are cheese shops/factories in Kyanjin Gumba and Langtang valley which you can visit. On top of these authentic experiences, there are the mountain ranges – waiting for you to admire its might providing an insane panoramic view of the Langtang range. 

Overview

Starting Trek point: Syabrubesi

Ending Trek point: Syabrubesi

Highest altitude to gain: Kyanjin Ri (4,700 m)

Difficulty: 3.5 out of 5

Seasons to avoid trekking here: Mid-June to August (Monsoon season)

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude information: Kathmandu (1,338 m)
Your arrival will be awaited by our representatives at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). You will be transferred to the hotel rooms in the city along with your luggage. There is no specific activity designated for this day. You will meet the rest of the trekking team and representatives and you will have all the freedom to prepare yourself for the next day.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 2
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by a private vehicle (6-7 hours drive)

Altitude information: Kathmandu (1,338 m), Syabrubesi (1,456 m)
First things first, you start your morning with a quick breakfast and head out of Kathmandu in a private vehicle. As the road leading to Sabrubesi is wild and untamed, private vehicles provide more comfort and cut off a few hours of off-road travel. You drive through the town of Trishuli Bazar and Dunche and head towards Syabru. As you approach closer to Syabrubesi, you will notice tiny houses made of wood and tin on the unprecedented locations all over the hills. Even though mountains are not visible from Syabrubesi, you will get the gist of what you are in for as you get to observe Mt. Ganesh (Ganesh Himal) (7,422 m) while heading here.
Overnight in Syabrubesi
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 3
Syabrubesi – Dovan – Pahiro –Bamboo – Rimche – Lama Hotel (6-7 hours walk)

Altitude information: Syabrubesi (1,456 m), Dovan (1,680 m), Rimche (2,450 m), Lama Hotel (2,470 m)
The trek from Syabru passes through the ticket counter and army check post before coming across the first suspension bridge leading to a small settlement called Pahiro (landslide) because this area is prone to the landslide. After crossing the Bhotekoshi river, you follow Langtang river leading to Bamboo which is a good spot for a lunch break. The ascent continues where along the way you see cattle grazing, pine forest, oak trees and numerous vegetation change providing an enticing spectacle.
Overnight in Lama Hotel
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 4
Lama Hotel – Riverside – Ghodatabela – Langtang village (6-7 hours walk)

Altitude information: Lama Hotel (2,470 m), Riverside (2,769 m), Ghodatabela (3,020 m), Langtang (3,500 m)
Today is a relatively difficult climb because at the end of the day you will be in the heart of Langtang village and will have gained about 1,000 m of height. After an hour of walking from Lama Hotel, you will reach Riverside where there are not many lodges and sun rays find it difficult to get into this small settlement which makes it seem like a perfect place for moody forest photography. You will walk on a few settled landslides as the trail leading to Langtang is still under construction after the destruction caused by an earthquake of 2015. You stop at Ghodatabela for lunch.
After lunch, the road to Langtang is full of uphill and downhill but you are rewarded with gradual ascent and nothing drastic. In about 45 minutes of walking from Ghodatabela, you reach Thangsyap and in another 45 minutes, you will set your foot on Chyamki. After passing a few tea houses and small lodges, you approach the long-awaited Langtang village where you will spend the night.
Overnight in Langtang village
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 5
Langtang village – Mundu - Singdum – Kyanjin Gompa – Kyanjin Ri – Return to Kyanjn Gompa (5-6 hours walk)

Altitude information: Langtang village (3,500 m), Mundu (3,543 m), Kyanjin Gompa (3,858 m), Kyanjin Ri (4,700 m)
Today we walked to the highest point of this trek. Although Tserko Ri is the highest walkable point in this region, the view from Kyanjin Ri is a sight to behold. A 30-minute walk will take you to Mundu. Then you will walk to Sindum where you can stop for a water break. From here, once you reach a Tibetan monument with a broken bridge alongside it, you start seeing a clearer view of the Langtang range. You will also get to observe a huge pipeline of a hydropower project along the way. After a gradual uphill the land starts appearing to be more barren and a small settlement emerges signifying that you are in Kyanjin Gompa.
The day is not done yet. You leave your belongings in a hotel in Kyanjin Gompa, take a short break, and march towards the ultimate destination that is Kyanjin Ri. An hour and a half of an uphill climb will mesmerize you with an insane panoramic view. Mt.Langtang (Langtang Lirung) (7,245 m) will be in a touching distance. After enjoying the once in a lifetime landscape view and infinite photographs, you will descent to Kyanjin Gompa tol spend the night.

Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 6
Kyanjn Gompa – Langtang village – Lama Hotel (5-6 hours walk)

Altitude information: Kyanjin Gompa (3,858 m), Langtang village (3,500 m), Mundu (3,543 m), Lama Hotel (2,470 m)
If you are a morning person, catching a peek of sunrise over the Langtang range is highly suggested. Except for that, you could visit the cheese factory/shop in Kyanjin and Langtang village while descending from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.

Overnight in Lama Hotel
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 7
Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi (4-5 hours walk)

You trace back the same route and descend to Rimche, then to Dovan followed by Pairo to our final resting place Syabrubesi.
Overnight in Syabrubesi
Lunch, breakfast and dinner included

Day 8
Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by a private vehicle (6-7 hours drive)

Altitude information: Kathmandu (1,400 m), Syabrubesi (1,456 m)
You end your trip by waving goodbye to the Langtang national park and return to the capital city of Kathmandu in a private vehicle.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopters.
What kind of food is available at higher altitude?

Pasta, pizza, chicken, cheese, bakery items, porridge, you name it and every type of cuisine are available even in that kind of altitude. We would suggest you stick to a vegetarian diet and if possible opt for traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat, as the taste will not be compromised at all and you can add as much as you want for free until you are full.

What is the accommodation like?

Accommodation in Kathmandu is not a problem as you have a variety of standards to choose from. Your starting point of the trek Syabrubesi has comfortable hotel choices but after you get past Syabru, your accommodation will be in lodges and tea houses throughout the trek until Kyanjin Gompa. The lodges and tea houses are well equipped with a heater in the common dining room, internet data packages, electricity but still, you should not expect luxurious facilities like in city areas.

Will there be phone network and Wi-Fi throughout the trek?

No! You will have a considerably strong phone network until Lama Hotel with Ncell and after that, it is not promised. After Lama Hotel Sky network is a popular option but most of the lodges do have landline connections. As for Wi-Fi, some lodges have routers and good internet connection for which you might have to pay a small amount for unlimited usage, while at a higher altitude you will have to pay for data packages.

Does it cost us money for showers, Wi-Fi, mobile charging, hot water?

Yes! It depends on the hotel you stay in but if you are traveling in a packed season it will cost you money for the cold or hot shower, Wi-Fi, mobile charging, and hot shower. The higher you climb the more expensive it will get.

What about the permits for trekking?

You will need two permits for trekking in this region, Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS card which will cost you a small amount of entry fee. The permits will be checked thrice while heading to Langtang village and thrice while returning to Kathmandu.

What kind of physicality is required to complete this trek?

There is no certain age group or physical threshold required to embark on this journey. As long as you do some cardio and run for a couple of weeks before trekking. It will help you a lot to acclimatize and ascend quickly. Drinking 2-4 liters of water every day and drinking garlic soup at higher altitude with plenty of good night’s sleep will keep you more than fit in the Himalayas.

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Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • Drive from Kathmandu to syabrubesi and back
  • Kyanjin Gompa (3,858 m)

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