Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip Overview


The Langtang Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. Nestled in the northern part of Nepal, the Langtang Valley Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and Himalayan adventure. The trek also commences from Syabrubesi, a quaint village, and gradually ascends through lush rhododendron forests, picturesque terraced fields, and charming Tamang settlements. The Langtang Valley renowned for its awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. Trekkers traverse along the meandering Bhote Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges that add an element of thrill to the journey. The region's biodiversity is striking, making it a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. As trekkers advance further, they encounter the traditional Tamang and Tibetan communities, known for their warm hospitality and unique cultural practices. These encounters offer an enriching insight into the local way of life, and trekkers may visit ancient monasteries and stupas that are an integral part of the region's religious heritage.

Langtang Valley Trek: A Journey to Kyanjin Gompa and Beyond

Kyanjin Gompa serves as the ultimate destination of the trek, where trekkers rewards it with awe-inspiring views of glaciers and high-altitude landscapes. The ascent of Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri also provides an exhilarating experience and a chance to witness the surreal panorama of the Langtang Himalayas. However, the Langtang Valley Trek is not just about the mountains and valleys; it is also an opportunity to engage in sustainable tourism. The trekking route was severely affected by the devastating earthquake in 2015, and the local communities have since worked hard to rebuild their villages and trails. By choosing this trek, travelers actively contribute to the region's recovery and development. Throughout the journey, trekkers accommodated in teahouses run by the locals, offering a comfortable yet authentic experience. The best time for the Langtang Valley Trek is during spring and autumn, when the weather is favorable, and the landscapes adorns with colorful blooms or golden foliage.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Langtang Valley Trek is a rewarding adventure that leaves a lasting impression on every trekker. From the majestic Himalayan panoramas to the vibrant local culture, this journey is a true exploration of Nepal's natural and cultural heritage. It is a testament to the resilience and warmth of the local communities, making it an unforgettable experience for all those seeking a unique and soul-stirring trekking adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • No need to book a plane! You can drive to this trek within 7 to 8 hours
  • Experience the difference between the busy city and once isolated region from this Langtang Valley Trek
  • Langtang valley trek is inside the Langtang national park
  • View of snow-capped mountains such as Langtang Ri, Langtang, Langsisa and Ganjala Peak
  • Climb Tserko Ri (5184m) for its stunning scenic views
  • Locals from Langtang areas are Tamang and they believe on Tibeten Buddhism
  • Trek through the Langtang Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of Glaciers
  • Mountains, rivers, villages and valley makes trek perfect
  • Chance to spot some endangered wildlife species such as Red Panda, Langur Monkeys, etc.
  • It is known easy family and Lesser Known trek in Nepal
  • Rododendern trees, Yaks, and Redpanda are famous from langtang national park
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhist culture and life firsthand
  • Collect blessings at old Buddhist shrines such as Langtang Gompa and Kyanjing Gompa
  • Stay in interesting teahouses along the route
  • Deep gorges & rivers as well as terraced meadows
  • Visit different monasteries & a yak cheese factory


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by one of the representatives from Friendship World Trek and then escort to the designated hotel. You can then rest or stroll around the surrounding streets before we head to Boudhanath Stupa. It is the biggest stupa built in Chaitya/Stupa style in the country which represents Tibetan & Local Nepalese Buddhism. It is one of the most loved destinations by both international and local visitors for its peaceful aura and religious significance.

Then we will drive to Pashupatinath Temple which is just a 15-minute drive from the stupa to join the aarti ceremony that takes place every evening. Pashupatinath is one of the most significant Hindu sites in the world which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple but can explore the surroundings. You can also witness the open cremation ceremony on the bank of the Bagmati River opposite the aarti ceremony.

After exploring these two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we will return to Thamel and stroll around the streets and get a glimpse of the area.

Note:These visits are only possible if your arrival is before the afternoon.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley

After your breakfast, we will begin the full-day Kathmandu exploration. We will explore the remaining world heritage sites other than those that were visited on the previous day (if). If not, we will explore those landmarks and others such as Swayambhunath Temple which is widely famous as the monkey temple because the number of monkeys you see here could be your first time seeing this amount of these creatures. The temple has a history interrelated to the birth of the Kathmandu valley. The top of the hill where the white dome of Swoyambhu is located offers fantastic views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

We will then visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and explore the surroundings. Bhaktapur is an ancient Newari town that is also called the city of devotees. The durbar square complex and its surroundings are the major attractions of this town. And some of the highlights of the durbar square are Nyatapola Temple, Golden Gate, 55 window palace, etc. There is a lot to explore in Bhaktapur.

Then we will drive to Patan and explore Patan Durbar Square. It is also an ancient Newari town known for its arts and architecture. The ancient houses and the complexes, buildings, temples, and statues in the durbar square really show wonderful craftsmanship. Pottery is also famous here. Krishna Mandir, Patan Museum, etc. are the most notable sites here.

Later in the afternoon, we leave Patan and drive back to Kathmandu and explore the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Once a royal palace is now a museum. This place is also called Hanumandhoka as you can see the statue of Hanuman, a god that resembles a monkey here. The complex also houses Kumari Ghar, the residence of the only Living Goddess, Kumari, and Kasthamandap, a temple built with a single tree’s wood.

After sightseeing, we can take a stroll around the freak street, the hub of hippies in the 90s. Then, we will take a walk to Newroad market, Indrahowk market, Ason market, and finally enter the Thamel market.

Later this day, we will have a short briefing session regarding this Langtang Valley Trek journey and you might buy your personal gear on the Thamel market.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450m) (7-8hrs)

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Our first day of the Langtang valley Trek starts with an early drive for the seven-hour drive to our starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley: Syabrubeshi.

After leaving the busy city behind, we will make our way through gorgeous rural landscapes, towns, forests, and farm fields. The route takes about 7-8 hours, so make sure you’re relaxed before going on this road trip. We will end the day in the little village of Syabrubeshi, where you will spend the night before starting the journey the next morning.

Jeep7-8 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude1,450m/4,757 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m) (5-6hrs)

The trek kicks off by crossing the Bhote Koshi River and then the Gopcha River. You’ll walk parallel to the Gopcha River, encountering terraced fields initially. The trail then takes you through an incline in a forested area. After crossing the Langtang River, the journey continues with a climb until you reach Lama Hotel, where you’ll spend the night.

Walking5-6 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude2,480m/8,136 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3541m) (6-7hrs)

Today we continue our day after having breakfast at Lama Hotel. Our Langtang valley Trek continues ascending from Lama Hotel enjoying the mountain land along with the natural beauty of the Langtang region. Then we reach the green meadows of Ghore Tabela.

This day involves climbing through a forested trail with occasional views of the Langtang mountain ranges. Passing through Ghora Tabela and the Nepal Army camp, you’ll cross permanent settlements where herders bring their yaks to graze. The day concludes in Langtang Village, a once-bustling town that has recovered from the earthquake, showcasing normalcy in the region.

Walking6-7 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude3,541m/11,617 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m) (5-6hrs)

After breakfast, we will start our journey following the gradual uphill trial through small villages and yak meadows. Then we trek through Mundu village and cross several small streams and rubbles and reach the settlement at Kyanjin Gompa, the oldest Buddhist monastery in the Langtang valley.

We pass by water mills, prayer flags, and chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them.

After the short trek from Langtang village, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyanjin Gompa and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains.

Walking5-6 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude3,900m/12,795 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 07: Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa and Ascend towards Tserko Ri (5184m) (4-5hrs)

Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa to acclimatize to the altitude (3800 meters). Explore the village, interact with locals, and gain insights into their lifestyle and culture. Optionally, ascend towards Tserko Ri, the highest point in the Langtang region accessible to trekkers, offering a breathtaking 360-degree view. After taking in the breathtaking views, return to Kyanjin Gompa at night and a well-deserved dinner.

Walking4-5 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude5,184 m/17,008 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m) (6-7hrs)

Our day begins with the breakfast at teahouse. Today we gently descend towards the Lama Hotel following the Lang River bank.

Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through Rhododendron and oak forests and beautiful Tamang villages. Enjoy the different views of the Himalayas we slowly back to Lama Hotel for our night.

Walking6-7 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude2,480m/8,136 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1450m) (4-5hrs)

The final day of the Langtang valley trek involves descending through lush green forests, open fields, and pasture lands.

This is the final day of the trek, and there are options!  Two routes take us back to Syabrubesi.  We can either retrace our outbound route through the forest and the villages of Bamboo and Rimche, reaching Syabrubesi in about 6 hours or take a shorter but steeper route with stunning views of the Langtang Valley.

The second route goes via Rimche and Sherpa Gaun. You can decide which route to take depending on the weather and stamina level.

Walking4-5 hrs.


MealsB L D

Altitude1,450m/4,757 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 10: Drive Back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1320m) (7-8hrs)

Today is the last day of your trip to Langtang valley trek in Nepal. Our day begins with an early morning breakfast and takes a scenic driver toward the capital city Kathmandu. The road takes an enormous route and descends towards the Kathmandu valley.

In the evening you may visit the famous market of Thamel for souvenir shopping, herbal massage and other places of interest.

Jeep7-8 hrs.
MealsB L D
Altitude1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu

This is how our amazing Langtang Valley Trek ends. Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you have some leisure time before your flight, you can make the last Thamel stroll and buy get some souvenirs to take back home.

Price Includes

  • All Ground transfers as per Itinerary
  • English-speaking Trekking Guide and required number of Porters as per group Size
  • Heritage/Monuments Entrance Fees as per Given in the Itinerary
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • Transportation throughout the trek.
  • Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Twin/Double Sharing Accommodations at 3* Standard Category  Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available Lodge  (Tea House) accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner, included chosen from lodge menu and twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport-size photos for permit)
  • Langtang national park entry permit fee.
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the Gosaikunda Helambu trekking If necessary ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be  returned after the trip )
  • Friendship World Treks Duffel bag and T-shirt, Trek Map
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charges.
  • Achievement Certificate

Price Excludes

  • Meals – Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge fee.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Tipping/Gratitudes
  • Personal Trekking Clothing/Gears
  • Expenses that are caused by unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural disasters, political issues, personal illness, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Includes section
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