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Top 10 Things to Know about Langtang Valley Trek | Blog

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. Most of the travelers plan this trek due to short duration (8 days) and reach the highest destination – Tserko Ri (5000m). Trekkers will find this route quite surprising because every day you will discover different landscapes, forest, waterfall, and of course wonderful mountains.

What to Expect from Langtang Valley Trek?

View from the top by Henrik Wanders on 500px.com
Kyangjin Ri (4500m)
  • Kyangjin Gompa; Old Monastery in Langtang Region
  • Tserko Ri (5000m); the Highest Altitude that you can reach
  • Wild Animals; Snow Leopard, Black Beer, Musk Deer, Wild Boar and Rare Animals (Red Panda)
  • Wonderful Mountains; Langtang Lirung, Sisa Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kanga, Surya Peak and close up view of Yala Peak
  • Langtang National Park
  • Glaciers
  • Experience the local Tamang community
  • Local Yak cheese factory located in Kyangjin and Sing Gompa

Langtang Valley Trek: Itinerary

DaysDestinationAltitude (m)
1Drive to Syabrubesi1550
2Trek to Lama Hotel2380
3Trek to Langtang Village3200
4Trek to Kyangjin Gompa3870
5Explore Kyangjin Ri / Tserko Ri4500 / 5000
6Trek to Lama Hotel2380
7Trek to Syabrubesi1550
8Drive to Kathmandu1320

Langtang Valley Trek: Best Season

  • Spring (March, April, May): You can see the national flower of Nepal rhododendron, green forest, best mountain view
  • Autumn (September, October, November): You can enjoy green forest as well as the best mountain view

Beside above best season, the monsoon is also fine but it’s a rainy season. You should have a raincoat. Be careful from the leech. This season is most preferable for nature photographers who like flora and fauna, green forest, river, waterfalls and many more.  Whereas in the winter season, you can view the mountain but the weather is very cold ( should wear warm clothes). And, the Trekking trail is quite icy and slippery.

Langtang Valley Trek: Permit Cost

For Langtang valley trek, you need following permits:

  • Langtang National Park – USD 34 per person
  • TIMS Card: USD 20 per person (For Free Individual Trekkers’)
  • TIMS Card: USD 10 per person (For Authorized Trekking Agency)

Langtang Valley Trek: Altitude

Tserko Ri (5000m)

The maximum altitude that you can reach in whole Langtang Valley Trek is Tserko Ri which stands at 5000m. In an exploration day, most of the trekkers head to Kyangin Ri (4500m) where you can get the panoramic view of amazing mountains include; Langtang Lirung (7234m) right in front of you. For that, you will have to walk 3-4 hours from Kyangjin Gompa.

Whereas, few physically fit trekkers (7-8 hours roundtrip) prefers to go for Tserko Ri because of the highest altitude and wonderful 360-degree view of Mountains and Peak which includes; Langtang Lirung, Sisa Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kanga, Surya Peak and close up view of Yala Peak.

Langtang Valley Trek: Map

langtang valley trek map

Langtang Valley Trek: Food & Accommodations

During this trek, meat is only available in Syabrubensi. After that, you will get fresh yak cheese, eggs, and tuna fish instead of meat. If you get some time, don’t forget to check out Yak Cheese Factory located in Kyangjin and Sing Gomba.

You will find following food items during trek:

  • Breakfast: Tibetan Bread or Toast, Hash brown potato, eggs of any style
  • Lunch & Dinner: Nepali Dhal Bhat, Pizza, Chowmein, Mo: Mo, Thukpa, Fried Potato, Fried Rice etc.

best trekking foods while trekking in nepalThroughout the trek, you will be staying in a Tea House. It is a simple guest house which has a normal bedroom on twin sharing basis and big dining room. If you are wondering, how the teahouse looks like. Then, have a look at the following pictures of the bedroom, kitchen, and dining room:

Bedrooms
langtang valley trek kitchen
Kitchen
langtang valley trek dining room
Dining Room

Langtang Valley Trek: Private Cost

  • Wifi: USD 6 (200mb Data)
  • Water: USD 1 – 4 per liter
  • Hard Drinks: USD 5 – 7 per bottle
  • Energy bar (Snickers): USD 3 – 5

How difficult is Langtang Valley Trek?

For Langtang Valley Trek, you will have to walk 5-6 hours daily which includes; uphill and downhill. With that normal pace, you will easily reach to Kyangjin Gompa. But, to reach above Kyangjin, you should walk 7-8 hours round trip. Langtang valley trek can be comfortably completed by every level of trekkers. No matter if you are a beginner. Just you need to have a courage and willing power to complete it.

Langtang Valley Trek: Clothing and Gears

We have a complete list of trekking clothing and gears HERE. Also, you can find those gears on rent in Kathmandu. 

Langtang region was vastly affected by the April 2015 earthquake and most of the trekking trails were blocked by a landslide. Nevertheless, due to the active participation of the local community, governmental as well as non-governmental organization, the rebuilding process has been successfully implemented. It’s glad to share that the Langtang Valley Trek is officially open after an earthquake.

Now, you can find better teahouse than before, watch the local hydropower project, and share pictures using high-speed internet connection. Trekking to Langtang Valley will not only provide an opportunity to view amazing mountains but also contribute to the local Tamang community for the living.

After reading above blog post, if you are planning for Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal.  Feel free to Contact us. 

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