Duration: 11 Days
Max Altitude: 3870m
Transportaion: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van
Accomodation: Tea House/Lodge
Start: Kathmandu
End: Kathmandu
Group Sizes: Min 1
Best Seasons: Round the year
Difficulty: Moderate

Trip Overview

The Langtang trek is one of most the famous treks near the Kathmandu Valley. It’s a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. The Langtang trek promises a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural richness. Trek through dense rhododendron forests, and charming villages adorned with prayer flags. Apart from the stunning scenery, immerse yourself in the warmth of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. Here, you observe the ancient monasteries and traditions of an ancient heritage. Langtang caters to all by offering surreal experiences from the lively markets of Syabrubesi to the tranquil glacial lakes of Gosainkunda. Each step on this trek reveals a new aspect of Langtang’s charm, providing a genuine glimpse into the local way of life amidst the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Langtang range. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping trails, cultural immersion, or a peaceful mountain escape, Langtang promises an unforgettable adventure.

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Day 01:

Arrive in TIA, Kathmandu

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you’ll feel the city’s vibrant energy. Your journey’s first moments are met with the hustle and bustle of a city that beams with life. Head to the hotel and meet the team members and guides that will accompany you on the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Namaste Kathmandu

Dedicate today to exploring the cultural aspect of Kathmandu. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, starting with the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Relish the ancient architecture and soak in panoramic views of the city. Dive deep into the heart of Kathmandu, navigating vibrant streets, bustling markets, and historic temples. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.)

As you proceed north, the landscape transforms from cities and buildings to green hills and rivers. Upon reaching Dhunche, you’ll be welcomed by the serene atmosphere and make preparations for the coming trek. Overnight in Dhunche.

Day 04:

Trek from Dhunche to Syaphru Gaon (2581m.)

The trail unfolds before you and reveals the captivating beauty of the surroundings. Descending to the ridgeline, which separates Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River, the journey leads to a campsite nestled below the village. Observe the panoramic views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan Himal ranges. Stay at Syaphru Gaon to conclude the day. Overnight in Syaphru Gaon.

Day 05:

Trek from Syaphru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470 m.)

The trail descends along Syaphru’s main street and drops down the Ghopche Khola. You can even see the landslide area too. As you move through Bamboo, you get to observe red pandas, monkeys, and bears. A peaceful night awaits you at the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 06:

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430 m.) via Ghoda Tabela

As you emerge from the forest at Ghoda Tabela, the trail provides pictures of white monkeys and local birds. As the valley widens, observe amazing views of the mountain ranges and local surroundings. Relax at Ghoda Tabela to finish the day. Overnight in Langtang village.

Day 07:

Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m.)

The trail climbs through small villages and lush yak pastures that reveal the dramatic setting of Kyanjin. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks, including Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.), the panoramic views create an unforgettable experience. Your lodge in Kyanjin awaits a night of tranquility. Overnight in Langtang village.

Day 08:

This is a day for rest in Kyanjin Gompa

This is a day for rest in Kyanjin Gompa to help your body acclimatize. Visit the monastery and cheese factory to spend the day. Walk up the moraine to observe the spectacular views of glaciers. Ascend the Kyanjin Ri and relish the sight of the nearby surroundings. Overnight in Langtang village.

Day 09:

Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel takes about six hours.

From Kyanjin you retrace your route. Follow the Langtang Khola and head back to Langtang village and ultimately to Ghoda Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at the lodge. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 10:

Trek from Lama Hotel to Syaphru Besi via Sherpa Gaon takes about five hours.

Passing through Sherpa and Tamang villages, each with its unique cultural charm, the trail gradually descends to the vibrant Syaphru Besi (1600m.). These areas are inhabited by the people of the Tamang community and upon interacting with them; you’ll get an insight into their lifestyle. A lodge in Syaphru Besi becomes your haven for the night. Overnight in Syaphru besi.

Day 11:

: Drive from Syaphru Besi to Kathmandu by bus takes about nine hours.

You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive to Trishuli Bazaar is along a gravel and bumpy road. You then access a well-paved road to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Cost includes

  • Private vehicle for airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Experienced trekking guide(s)
  • Porter(s) with each carrying up to 20 kilograms of baggage
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek
  • Comfortable accommodation in tea houses (lodges) during the trek
  • Provision of essential equipment such as sleeping sacks, down coats, duffel packs, and trekking sticks
  • Issuance of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Ground transportation as required during the trek
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage and necessary equipment for the trekking staff
  • Well-equipped first aid kit
  • All-inclusive coverage of taxes, VAT, and service charges

Cost excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Additional costs for drinks, beverages, hot showers, etc.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Tips for the trekking staff
  • Lunch and dinner expenses
  • Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu

general queries

Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be to do this Langtang trek?

As the Langtang trek is a Grade B trek, you can expect it to be moderately difficult. Even if you do not have any previous experience, you can do this trek by preparing yourself physically and mentally.

How long do we walk every day when doing Langtang trekking?

On average, you can expect to walk for about 4-6 hours per day. Depending on the location, this duration can either be more or less than that.

What is the highest altitude reached in this Langtang trek?

The highest altitude reached is 3870m.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities during Langtang trek?

Battery charging and hot shower facilities are available in the trekking route but you may have to pay a certain amount ranging from $1-$2. You must bring your charger along with you though.

Are there ATMs on the way during Langtang trek?

No. There are no ATMs on this trekking route. You will have to withdraw enough cash in Kathmandu.

What about internet access during Langtang trek?

Internet facilities are available in most places. However, you may run into some technical issues as the internet connection is not as fast as in other countries.

Is it necessary to hire guides/trekking agencies for the Langtang trek?

It is not necessary to hire a guide/trekking agency and you can do the trek independently too. However, having a guide/trekking agency will make the trek completely hassle-free as they will take care of all the paperwork, accommodation, and food.

How much do guides and porters cost during Langtang trek?

For the Langtang region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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