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Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Langtang Valley Trek

Fitness Level:

Easy & Moderate

Max Elevation:

3750

Trip Duration:

11 Days

Meals:

Breakfast in Kathmandu and all Meals during the trek

Accommodation:

3 Star hotel at Kathmandu and Guest house during the trek

Group Size:

Minimum 1 & maximum 10 pax

Destination:

Nepal

The Langtang Valley Trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu and is a popular Trekking destination in Nepal. Langtang valley trek is situated in Langtang National Park in the northern part of Nepal; the duration of the Langtang Valley Trek is around 7 to 10 days.  It offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, alpine meadows, glacial and diverse cultures. 

The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the risk-free short and easy hiking routes that is located within Nepal's first Himalayan national park, "Langtang National Park" in Nepal. Langtang valley is the closest Himalayan region to Kathmandu valley; a few hours of driving and a few hours of trekking will take us to the region's remoteness. Despite its proximity to the Kathmandu valley, the Langtang region is particularly lovely, as it overlooks the Tibetan plateau and an enchanting agricultural panorama. Shabrubeshi, the entrance point or gateway to Langtang National Park, is only a half-day drive north of Kathmandu.

Before reaching the breathtakingly magnificent highland region of Nepal, Langtang Valley, the trail meanders through a variety of rhododendron and bamboo forest, majestic waterfalls, and steep terrain. The spectacular views of large peaks, notably Langtang Lirung, captivate you on the Langtang Valley hike. Langtang Valley trek fascinates you with a superb view of great peaks including Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), Ganesh Himal (7,406 m), and Naya Khanga (5,846 m), Yala Peak (5,500 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,98 8m) and multiple Tibetan Himalayan.

Langtang valley hiking is popular with those looking for a short journey into the high Himalayas that is inspired by Tibetan culture. Tibetan ancestors still practice Tibetan culture, and heritage, and speak their dialects in the Langtang highlands. The east-west running valley has some spectacular alpine scenery and is a terrific place to meet interesting and diverse individuals. Furthermore, the valley narrows in the northeast, or top end, as little glaciers make their way down to tributary valleys and rivers. Similarly, the walk offers a varied path route with numerous opportunities for side trips, circuit treks, mountaineering, hiking, and cultural sightseeing. The highest point of the trek is Tsergo Ri (5,150 m) which sits immediately above Kyanjin Gompa, the alpine settlement of Langtang Valley nestled 100 km north of Kathmandu.

Langtang valley trekking is ideal for people looking for a quick, comfortable break from the worries of air travel. The terrible earthquake in April 2015 wreaked havoc in the region, and some original routes are still closed due to landslides. Local people and authorities, on the other hand, have been quick to reconstruct and rebuild the trail, and the valley is now open and safe for walking once more. The hike begins with a modified route up the northern valley ridge, directly above the landslide-affected area.

Why choose the Langtang Valley Trek? Highlights 

The Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal is the best choice for trekking because it offers a moderate level of difficulty suitable for all types of trekkers. Additionally, it provides a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, accessibility, and affordability, making it a highly rewarding trekking destination in Nepal. 

Here are some reasons (highlights) to choose the Langtang Valley Trek:- 

Stunning Scenery: The Langtang Valley is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, including towering snow-capped peaks, lush forests, alpine meadows, and picturesque villages. You are treated to panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and other majestic Himalayan peaks from the trails, and Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri. .

Cultural Experience: The Langtang Valley trek provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang and Tibetan communities inhabiting the region. You can visit traditional villages, Buddhist monasteries, and interact with friendly locals, gaining insight into their way of life, customs, and traditions.

Accessibility: The Langtang Valley Trek is relatively accessible from Kathmandu, making it a suitable option for trekkers with limited time or those seeking a shorter trekking itinerary. The trailhead at Syabrubesi can be reached by road, reducing the need for domestic flights or long travel times.

Varied Terrain: The trek offers a diverse range of landscapes and terrain, from verdant forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine trees to high-altitude alpine pastures and glacial moraines. This diversity keeps the trekking experience attractive and rewarding as the scenery changes along the route.

Wildlife Viewing: Langtang National Park, through this trek passes, is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. You may encounter wildlife such as red pandas, Himalayan thaars, langur monkeys, and various bird species, adding an element of wildlife viewing to the trekking experience.

Less Crowded: While popular, the Langtang Valley Trek tends to be less crowded compared to other famous treks in Nepal, such as the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit treks. This allows for a more peaceful and intimate experience amidst the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas.

Affordability: The Langtang Valley Trek is generally more budget-friendly compared to some other treks in Nepal, as it requires fewer logistical expenses such as domestic flights or permits for restricted areas. This makes it an attractive option for budget-conscious trekkers without compromising on the overall experience.

Moderate Difficulty: The Langtang Valley trek is suitable for trekkers of all levels, including beginners. With well-defined trails and moderate elevation gains, it provides a manageable challenge while still offering a sense of accomplishment.

Why Langtang Valley Trek with us (High Pass Adventure)? 

Langtang Valley is a breathtaking destination in Nepal known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and diverse wildlife. Choosing High Pass Adventure Trekking agency for your Langtang Valley trekking experience ensures a memorable and fulfilling adventure with expert guidance, personalized service, and a focus on safety and sustainability. 

High Pass Adventure Treks offers unique experiences and advantages for you visiting Langtang Valley:

Expertise: High Pass Adventure has extensive experience in organizing trekking expeditions in the Langtang region. Their knowledgeable guides are familiar with the terrain, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey for travelers.

Tailored Itineraries: High Pass Adventure offers customizable itineraries to suit the preferences and fitness levels of individual travelers or groups. Whether you're seeking a challenging trekking adventure or a more leisurely exploration of the valley, they can accommodate your needs.

Local Insight: Trekking with High Pass Adventure team, travelers have the opportunity to gain insights into the local culture, traditions, and way of life in the Langtang Valley. Our guides are often from the Himalayan region and provide valuable insights and interactions with local communities along the trekking route.

Safety and Support: Safety is a top priority for trekking in Himalayan. We (High Pass Adventure Treks) provide comprehensive support services, including experienced guides, porters, and access to emergency assistance if needed. Trekkers can trek with peace of mind, knowing that they are in capable hands.

Sustainable Tourism: High Pass Adventure is committed to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. We work closely with local communities to minimize the environmental impact of their operations and contribute to the well-being of the region.

Popular Trekking Route in Langtang Region

  • Short Langtang Valley Trek 
  • Langtang Valley Trek 
  • Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek 
  • Tamang Heritage Trek 
  • Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek 
  • Langtang Gosainjunda Helambu Trek 
  • Naya Khanga Peak Climbing
  • Yalla Peak Climbing 
     

Langtang Valley Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you in Nepal at the airport outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan international airport (TIA). Our person will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest and freshen up, and be ready for the meeting with your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before getting ready for the trip of the Kathmandu Valley with an experienced tour guide. We are on a tour of the Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will be taken to four of the top and most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. For the  tour of these places, you will be traveling  in a luxurious, personal vehicle. There are intriguing tours available that offer unique insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art, historical architecture, Kathmandu Valley people's way of life, and culture. Following this tour, you will return to the office to confirm your hiking attire and equipment.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we will take a taxi to the bus station and drive to the north range of Kathmandu through ridgeline vistas to reach SyabruBesi passing through Trisuli, Dhunche which takes about 7 hours. You'll enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas through the terraced fields and rural villages.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Tea-house
Elevation
1350

After Breakfast, we started our trekking trail following the Bhote Koshi River and crossing the suspension bridge, and ascending through the thick bamboo forest to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Tea-house

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Tea-house
Elevation
2480

The trail follows the raging Langtang stream and we ascend it  to Ghoda Tabela (3030m) through the Bamboo and Oak forest. Then the path continues climbing its heights gently and therefore the natural depression widens, passing a couple of temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze within the high pastures throughout the summer months. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National park and has flat-roofed Tibetan vogue homes and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat. But this village was devastatingly damaged by the earthquake. We continued our day trip to Langtang village, overnight in the teahouse.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Tea-house
Elevation
3430

After breakfast, we will leave for lovely Kyanjing Gompa which takes about 3 hours hiking. Kyanjin Gompa is the destination that is located at an altitude of 3817m from where you can have superb views of Mt Ganchempo, Langsisha Ri, and Mt. Langtang Lirung. In the late afternoon, we'll visit the Yak Cheese factory and Kyanjing Monastery in Kyanjing. Overnight in Teahouse

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Tea-house
Elevation
3900

Early morning after breakfast, trekking to Tserku Ri starts with packed lunch in the bags to see the spectacular sunrise views of snow-capped mountains and Langtang natural depression. Overnight in Teahouse

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Tea-house
Elevation
5000

Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
tea-house
Elevation
2480

We will take a walk right down after breakfast from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi through shrub forest and beside Bhote Koshi water scours. Overnight in Tea-house

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Tea-house
Elevation
1610

After breakfast, we catch a bus to Kathmandu, which takes about 7 hours to take us to  Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Elevation
1350

This is the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure time. If you wish extra trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India, High Pass Adventure will help you for your next trip and adventure activities.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & drops by private vehicle 
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu ( public vehicle)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu and on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Porter, the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • All trekking permits (National Park fees and TIMS)
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, Food, accommodation and insurance during the trek
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

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FAQs

Booking and payment process for the trek is a very easy system with us. After choosing the trip, please click the booking form for the final trip booking and reserve the trip date.  The payment process requires you to deposit 15% of the full trip cost in advance by bank transfer or western union  and the remaining cost you can pay after arriving in Kathmandu. 

Yes, you can easily get an arrival visa at the airport but you have to fill up the online visa form before arriving at the entry point with all your information. You have to have a valid passport for six months and need 3 / 4 PP size pictures and they accept  the following currency such as Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen to pay the visa charge. The visa charge is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days and $125 for 90 days.  For all information click this our website. 

After issuing the Nepal visa, you will exit the airport terminal building. There will be our staff holding your name and our company name (High Pass Adventure) on the display board. You can easily find him and he will welcome you. Then, he will be guiding you to bring the hotel by private vehicle and help you check in. 
If incase you don’t find him or get any difficult, you can make a call in these numbers, +9779-841142217 (Purna), +977-9841044533 (Sundar) or +977- 9851132128 (Ganesh). We can immediately help you as soon as possible. 
Please be aware of unknown people because they may offer to help you with your luggage or transportation and charge high costs. So, be careful with them and wait for our staff to pick you up. 


 

There are many types of hotels around Thamel in Kathmandu. We will arrange the best accommodation as per your requirements.  Or, we can suggest you with a selection of luxurious hotel options to choose from you and assist to reserve the accommodation. 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer,  or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel, transport and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. This fund will be difficult to resend back. That's why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund. 
 

There are two best seasons for trekking to Langtang Valley. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the Langtang Valley Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness and enjoyable weather. 

Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday. We have also fixed the departure date to langtang valley Trek but that might not match on your holiday program.  So that  we can help to create the best private itinerary on your own time frame.
 

Langtang Valley trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. Manaslu Circuit is not safe due to rainfall in summer but very safe even in winter season. At the summertime the trekking trail will be slippery and humid due to rainfall. High Pass Adventure is always with you to assist all emergencies during the Langtang Valley Trek. 

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 
 

Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 

It means a lot to choose High Pass Adventure because of our many years of experience operating the trekking in Nepal with best service to clients. Our guides also provide the best service and they bring friendship, fun, convenience, adventure, and most importantly safety. We have clear transparency for the cost with service. We have a 99% success rate from all trips in Nepal, and many repeat clients. 

The difficulty level of the Langtang Valley Trek is easy and moderate because you have to walk just uphill till Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri and after that continue downhill to Syabrubesi. The trekking trails are rocky in the forest which makes it tough to walk in a few places.  Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, acclimatization day to manage, high altitude, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 

The weather condition of Langtang region is dependent on different seasons.
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Langtang Trekking.
Summer (June to August) season is not recommended for Langtang trekking due to the rain. The rain makes walking difficult and we have to face some potential hazards.  Winter (December to February) season is a good season even though there is heavy snowfall around the higher elevation. 


 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gear in Kathmandu. There are many shops offering the best price of trekking gear, sell and rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  
 

5000 meters high is the highest point of the Langtang Valley Trek. It's called Tserko Ri. Which is the wonderful and  best view point of surrounding mountains. 
 

The height of Langtang Valley is 3800 meters above sea level. It is called Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is the last settlement in the Langtang Valley Trek.  

The cost of the Langtang Valley Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 9 nights 10 days trip from arrival and departure date to Langtang Valley trekking package cost can range from USD 500 to 1000 per person.  

It depends on your trekking package like you are doing full package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a full package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, bottled water, charging mobile phones and cameras and  hot showers in a few places. 

Yes, all trekkers need permits to enter the Langtang Region because the route is in the Langtang national park. So you have to need those permits such as Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) fees and Langtang national Park entrance fees.

The duration of the Langtang Valley trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 8 days to complete the Langtang Valley Trek and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.
 

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 4 to 8 hours a day during the Langtang valley trek. 

It is a pretty busy trail to the Langtang Valley during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. At that period, there will be many trekkers, porters, yaks, horses and donkeys along the trails.  But in the summer and winter seasons it is not a busy trail due to not good weather for trekking. 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Langtang Valley trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not enough medical facilities.
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 


 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention.

-Drink plenty of water

-Climb slowly

-Take it easy

-Do not drink alcohol

-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates

-Sleep lower elevation 

-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 

Langtang Valley Trek does not require technical climbing skills so you don’t need special training for trekking.  But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and preparation to easily complete the Langtang Valley Trek. Normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging, swimming practices are beneficial in preparing for the Langtang Valley Trek. 

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, blanket and pillow. So, we recommend bringing a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities.  You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa etc. 


 

The weight of luggage to the porter is limited and it is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal.  Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but the maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking including Langtang Valley Trek. 

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way of Langtang valley Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the way to Langtang Valley trek but no strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and power during the busy trekking season especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your power bank to charge your mobile and camera. 

Yes, you need to carry a bottle for drinking water during the Langtang valley Trek because either you have to buy water or refill your bottle from a natural spring or water tap. If you want to buy drinking water, the cost increases in every higher place. So the normal cost range of the one bottle water is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees per bottle. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water during the Langtang valley Trek. 

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you. 

Traveller Useful Information

Information of Langtang National Park 

Langtang is the name of the mountain and region in the north-center of Nepal, situated about 50 kilometers north of the Kathmandu Valley. This region is famous for Langtang National Park, which was established in 1976 A.D.

It is the first Himalayan national park and the fourth protected area in the country. It covers a total area of 1,710 square kilometers in the Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchok Districts of the central Himalayan region, surrounding 26 Village Development Communities. Its western boundary is the Bhote Kosi and Trishuli rivers, while the north and east borders Tibet China, and the southern border is located 30 kilometers north of Kathmandu city.

About 6,000 people live in the region, with most depending on agriculture. The Tamang and Sherpa peoples are the main majority in the region. The park is marked by a large variety of climatic zones, ranging from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is covered by forests, including Oak, Maple, Pine trees, and various types of Rhododendron.

The presence of the Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thaar, red pandas, and various types of birds makes the park attractive. Gosaikunda lakes and Kyanjin Gompa are spiritual sites for Hindus and Buddhists in the park. Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,245 m) is the highest point in the park, alongside many other snow peaks.

Transportation to and from Langtang Valley Trek 

If you're wondering about access to and from the Langtang Valley Trek starting from Kathmandu, here's some good news. Langtang Valley is easily reachable from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The valley is situated to the north of Kathmandu and it is accessed by land. Direct buses to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu are available. Trekking itineraries are usually flexible, considering the distance of only 122 kilometers for both the starting and ending points. 

Public Bus: Direct buses from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the gateway to the Langtang Valley, are available. The journey typically takes around 7 to 9 hours, covering a distance of approximately 122 kilometers.

Private Vehicle: For a more comfortable and faster journey, you can hire a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This option generally takes between 5 to 7 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. However, private transportation tends to be more expensive than taking a public bus.

Additionally, road and weather conditions should be taken into account, especially during the monsoon season when landslides and road closures are more common.

Best Season for Langtang Valley Trek 

There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal: autumn (September to December) and spring (March to May), which are considered the best times for trekking. The same rule applies for the Langtang Valley Trek. However, the Langtang Valley trek is also favorable from the beginning of September to the end of May. During this period, the weather is usually sunny and warm, offering stunning mountain views and clean air for trekkers in this area.
Winter and summer seasons are considers off-season for the Langtang Valley Trek.

Nevertheless, for those seeking solitude and a closer connection with nature and culture, trekking during the winter months of January and February is also an option. While temperatures may be colder, visibility remains good, providing favorable conditions for trekking.

On the other hand, the summer season (June to August) experiences heavy rainfall, but it is an ideal time for nature enthusiasts. Therefore, selecting the best season for the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal ultimately depends on your individual preferences and vacation schedules. It is important to choose the ideal trekking season for your Nepal adventure based on your availability and personal preferences.

Temperatures of Langtang Valley Trek

The temperatures below are just guidelines for the Langtang Valley Trek. Those temperatures can change every year due to global warming as well as weather patterns can change rapidly in mountainous regions. Anyway, the temperatures you might encounter during the Langtang Valley Trek will vary significantly depending on the time of year you visit and the altitude you are at. 

Here is a general overview of the Langtang Valley Trek Temperature:

Spring (March to May):

  • Daytime temperatures: 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) at lower altitudes, gradually decreasing as you ascend.
  • Nighttime temperatures: 0°C to -5°C (32°F to 23°F) at lower altitudes, possibly dropping below -10°C (14°F) at higher elevations.

Summer (June to August):

  • Daytime temperatures: 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) at lower altitudes.
  • Nighttime temperatures: 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) at lower altitudes, potentially warmer at higher elevations.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Daytime temperatures: 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) at lower altitudes.
  • Nighttime temperatures: 0°C to -5°C (32°F to 23°F) at lower altitudes, dropping further at higher elevations.

Winter (December to February):

  • Daytime temperatures: 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) at lower altitudes.
  • Nighttime temperatures: -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F) at lower altitudes, potentially dropping below -15°C (5°F) at higher elevations.

Remember that these are approximate figures, and temperatures can vary based on weather conditions, altitude, and microclimates. It's essential to be prepared for colder temperatures, especially at higher elevations, regardless of the season. Additionally, weather patterns can change rapidly in mountainous regions, so it's wise to pack and dress in layers to adapt to varying conditions.

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty 

The Langtang Valley Trek is generally considered to be of easy to moderate difficulty, making it suitable for trekkers of all levels, including beginners. The trek involves some steep ascents and descents, with daily walks averaging 5-8 hours amidst varying terrain such as forests, rugged paths, and rocky sections. Altitude is a factor to consider, as the trek begins at an altitude of 1460 meters in Syabrubesi and reaches its highest point at 5000 meters at Tserko-Ri.

Despite the altitude challenges, the Langtang Valley Trek is often supposed as less strenuous compared to other popular treks in Nepal, such as the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit. Nevertheless, it's important for trekkers to maintain a reasonable level of fitness and adequately prepare for the physical demands of the journey, including acclimatization to higher altitudes.

Food and Accommodation in Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Region is the third most popular trekking destination in Nepal, after the Everest and Annapurna Regions. There are many trekking routes, and the Langtang Valley Trek is one of the best among them. The trekking trail in the Langtang Valley is well managed by the Langtang National Park and the local community.

There are numerous accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail, as new houses are built every year to accommodate the increasing number of trekkers. Therefore, you can easily find comfortable accommodation in the Langtang Valley Trek. Almost all tea-houses (lodges) strive to provide the best service for all travelers. Typically, lodges offer private rooms (with two beds) for customers with shared indoor bathrooms. However, if you prefer luxury accommodation, there are options available. Some places have a limited number of lodges for accommodation. The quality of lodges varies at different locations, so you can choose the best one based on your budget.

Each lodge has a food menu, and the food items offered are mostly the same. We strongly recommend trying the typical Nepali dish "Dal-Bhat" (boiled rice, vegetables, lentil soup), but you can also choose other items from the menu. Most lodges produce fresh vegetables in their gardens and serve them to customers. While the cooks are trained, the taste of the food may differ slightly from Western cuisine. Fresh meat is not readily available in the mountain area, so it's advisable to opt for vegetarian options during the Langtang Valley Trekking.

You can purchase all types of drinks at every lodge, but prices tend to increase as you ascend higher. It's possible to drink normal water by using purification tablets. However, it's recommended to avoid alcoholic drinks as you ascend to higher altitudes.

Required Permits and cost for Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley Trek lies within Langtang National Park, so there is no need for a special permit like those required for restricted areas such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Region, Nar-Phu Valley, and others. However, our government has implemented two permits specifically for the Langtang Trek, both of which are mandatory for anyone trekking in the Langtang Region.

These permits must be presented at the checkpoints along the Langtang Valley trekking route. If you embark on the trek without these permits, you will need to purchase them on-site at an additional charge (penalty), or you may face legal consequences according to Nepalese law, including being required to turn back. These permits can be obtained either through a registered trekking company or the Tourism Board (Bhrikuti Mandap).

The permits required are as follows, with their respective costs per person (per trek):

  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System): US$ 20
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit: US$ 30

Communication in the Langtang Valley Trek 

The Langtang region is a popular trekking destination in Nepal. Two years ago, there was only basic mobile network and internet service available. However, nowadays, there are reliable mobile network services and internet services throughout the entire Langtang Valley trekking area. Therefore, internet service will be accessible in all areas, but tea houses and lodges may provide internet access for an additional charge. 

If you do not have a Nepali SIM card for communication with your family or if you do not use internet services, our guide can assist you in sending messages through their mobile phone. Our guides always carry cellular phones and can contact the Kathmandu trekking office to provide updates on the trek and your health condition. Additionally, we are equipped to handle any problems that may arise during the trek.

Travelling is an important aspect of life, so we prioritize ensuring your safety and health during trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can obtain a local SIM card at Kathmandu airport upon arrival to access 3G and 4G internet services, as most trekking routes in Nepal are covered by mobile network services. If you require a Nepali SIM card, we can provide one for your trekking adventure, but please inform us before embarking on the trek.

Acclimatization:

High altitude sickness is a common issue in the high Himalayan areas as you ascend to higher elevations. It can onset rapidly, but its symptoms are preventable. While previous high altitude trekking experience can be beneficial, if you're trekking above three thousand meters, it's essential to take defense against altitude sickness.

This includes scheduling extra acclimatization days for the trip, walking at a slow pace, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, ascending gradually and sleeping at lower elevations, and spending at least two nights at every 500-meter increase above 3500 meters to prevent altitude sickness during trekking in Nepal.

All our trekking itineraries are designed with flexibility to accommodate acclimatization days, with the first priority being your health and safety to ensure the trek is completed without any issues. We also provide basic medication to support emergency rescue if the situation worsens.

Therefore, it's important that you inform your guide or leader about your health condition daily, and they will assess whether it's safe for you to continue the trip or if it's necessary to return. Your well-being throughout the trek is our utmost concern.

Tipping information 

The guides, porters, drivers, and all workers involved in the tourism industry in Nepal typically expect to receive tips during your tour, trekking, and other activities. Tipping is at the discretion of travelers, and workers usually receive tips at the end of the trek or tour. While travelers typically tip around 10% of their payable amount, the amount given might depend on the quality of service provided by the workers.

It is important to the High Pass Adventure working team, who take care of you throughout your visit to Nepal, to feel appreciated and motivated by providing outstanding service and offering an inspiring trip of a lifetime experience.

Trip extension 

If you have extra time after completing the trek, you have the option to engage in various activities or short treks in Nepal. We offer a wide range of short tour packages and adventure activities, including Jungle safari tours in Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park. Additionally, you can explore Pokhara city, embark on Nagarkot Hiking or Dhampus hiking, or enjoy a day rafting trip on the Trisuli River.

For those seeking adventure, we offer activities such as paragliding, canoeing, ultra-light flights, bungee jumping, and mountain biking. These activities are optional and not included in your trekking package cost. However, if you choose to participate in any of these activities after your trek with us, we can arrange them for you at a reasonable cost and provide a good discount. This allows you to further explore and experience the beauty and excitement of Nepal.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Trekking in Nepal offers a wide range of difficulty levels in the Himalayas, from easy to challenging. However, due to the changing climate in the Himalayas, there is an increased risk of high altitude sickness and other potential mishaps.

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas, especially at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), requires strong trekking abilities, making travel insurance necessary. In the event of an accident that requires medical attention or evacuation, the costs associated with returning to a city and receiving treatment can be significant. Therefore, it's crucial to ensure that your insurance covers expenses such as air ambulance services, medical care, and other travel-related risks like delayed flights and lost or stolen baggage. Your insurance policy should also cover your entire itinerary while visiting Nepal, including hikes above 5,500 meters.

If your insurance policy doesn't cover hikes around 5,500 meters, you will be responsible for any unforeseen costs incurred during your trek in Nepal. As part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal, all trekkers must provide a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure. This ensures that proper precautions are taken to address any potential emergencies during your trekking experience in Nepal.

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.

Documents: 

  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

Sleeping:

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

Footwear:

  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for Body: 

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:

  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

Others: 

  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  • MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
  • Travel wash
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  • A day bag: 35 liters
  • A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries

  • Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • On Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Others (optional) 

  • Trekking Poles 
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 
  • Binoculars (for luxuries)
  • Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness, also known as high altitude sickness, is a condition that can occur when hiking or ascending to higher elevations. It's important to be aware of its symptoms because they can develop rapidly. The main cause of altitude sickness is the decrease in air pressure as you ascend to higher altitudes. Your body needs time to adapt to this shift in air pressure, as there is less oxygen available at higher elevations.

According to medical experts, altitude sickness typically begins to affect individuals at elevations above 8,000 feet (approximately 2,400 meters), which is equivalent to sea level. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe and may include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. In severe cases, altitude sickness can lead to more serious conditions such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), which require immediate medical attention.

It's essential to acclimatize properly when ascending to higher altitudes and to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness to prevent serious complications. If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, it's important to descend to a lower elevation and seek medical assistance if necessary.

1) Types 
There are three types of altitude sickness:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 
  •  High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
  •  High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
(Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation)

  • Had the sickness before
  • Climbing quickly
  •  Not being acclimatized to the altitude
  •  Drinking alcohol when you ascend 
  •  Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  •  Dizziness 
  •  Fatigue
  •  Headache
  •  Loss of appetite
  •  Nausea or vomiting
  •  Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
  •  Short breath with action
  •  Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 
  •  Chest tightness or blocking 
  • Confusion
  •  Dry cough or coughing with blood
  •  Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

  • Climb the mountain gradually. 
  •  Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
  •  Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
  •  Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
  •  Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
  • If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
  • If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Climb slowly.
  • Take it easy
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
  • Sleep lower elevation 
  • Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor

Client Reviews

Doriea

Doriea

United Kingdom

Great Company

18th June, 2023

We had a great guide and great porter for our Langtang Valley Trek. Not only did they coordinate EVERYTHING for the 8 days trek, but also helped with planning and booking the rest of our trip itinerary in Nepal. It made it really stress-free and easy to relax. Thanks for whole High Pass Adventure team a great experience! 

 

Anna

Anna

Germany

Langtang Trek

18th June, 2023

I absolutely loved the trek! 
The nature is beautiful and at this time of the year it is not overcrowded by tourists.
The organization was perfect. Purna and his team provided a down jacket and made recommendations about what to bring in advance. 
As a solo trekker I went with Purna, his knowledge, his very good English as well as his people's skills contributed to this brilliant experience.

Louis Grannetia

Louis Grannetia

The Netherlands

Langtang Valley Trek 10 Days

29th February, 2024

My daughter and I did the Langtang Valley trek together with HPA's guide/porter Gyan Mager in February. We are very pleased with the guidance and empathy of the management and guides of this organization. We had a great experience and after several treks with different parties in the past, they stood head and shoulders above the rest through commitment and professionalism without organizing everything to pieces. So plenty of room for customization and therefore your own input.
Price-quality ratio is great.
 

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