Langtang Valley Trek by Great Adventure Treks is one of the most awesome short treks in Nepal. The Langtang Valley blesses you with some spectacular views of the mountains as well as delightful alpine scenery.
You can complete the Langtang valley trek in a week. However, an additional day for acclimatization will work out perfect for you. In this acclimatization day, you can explore the Langtang village and the various places of natural, cultural and religious significance there.
The Langtang Valley trek takes place inside the premises of Langtang National Park. The Langtang region lies wonderfully in the Himalayas. Langtang is around 150 kilometers north of Kathmandu.
The national park is home to various 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystem types. So you will have an opportunity to trek in rhododendron, orchid, and pine forests. You can also find various species of birds and animals like monkeys, musk deer, Pika and Danphe (the national bird of Nepal).
The Langtang valley trek by The Great Adventure Treks starts after a fascinating bus ride through forested hills and terraced farms in the countryside to Syabrubesi 1950m. From Syabru Besi, you will trek through gradual uphills of the Langtang National Park. The park comprises of rhododendron and bamboo forests with sparse Tamang settlements in between.
As the Langtang valley lies quite close to Tibet, you can see a strong influence of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in this region. Most of the inhabitants of this valley are of Tamang ethnicity. The Tamang people originated from Tibet and have a distinct culture, architecture, and lifestyle. Various Gompas, Mani walls and colorful prayer flags along the way reflect the culture of these people.
After trekking through forests, terraced fields, scrub vegetation and open rocky ground, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). You will spend a day resting and acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa.
In this day, you can hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). You can have some wonderful views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and its glaciers from Kyanjin Ri. Kyanjin Ri is home to a cheese factory supported by the Swiss government.
Langtang valley trek is one of the most wonderful off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal which is easily accessible.
The Great Adventure Treks offers an authentic cultural experience, mesmerizing natural beauty, wonderful view of the mountains as well as glaciers, waterfalls and a great range of plants and animals in the Langtang Valley Trek.
Langtang valley trek is an ideal short trip for people looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Himalayas of the Langtang region.
Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek
Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the most popular seasons for trekking to Langtang Valley Trek. Winter (December, January, February) and summers (June, July, and August) have their own advantages.
With clear mornings, low precipitation, smaller wind speed, and clear views of the mountains, autumn and spring are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek.
As the Langtang Valley trek is low altitude trek, you can spend some quality time in the Langtang valley in the winter. Winter season will give you solitude, off-season discounts as well as the best view of the mountains.
You can also complete the Langtang valley trek in the summer season as long as you accommodate for the possibility of rain and are well geared for the trek.
Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty
Even if you are moderately fit, you can complete the Langtang valley trek quite easily. The low altitude gains in this trek and the short trekking time makes this trek a moderately difficult trek.
You will be trekking for only 6 days in the Langtang valley trek. The trek starts from an altitude of 1400 meters and takes you to the highest altitude of 3870 meters in Kyanjin Gompa. During the optional hike, you can also trek to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters).
The altitude you will gain in this trek is also quite low. The trekking trails are also safe and easy to trek.
As this trek is moderately difficult, you don’t have to do vigorous exercise for a long period of time before trekking. However, a few months of preparation makes it really easy to complete the trek.
Main Attractions of Langtang Valley Trek
- Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple etc. in Kathmandu
- The scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back.
- Visit the first Himalayan national park of Nepal- Langtang National Park
- Explore the valley of glaciers- Langtang valley.
- Spend quality time in quaint villages like Syabrubesi, Ghore-Tabela etc.
- Astonishing views of Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, and Ganjala peak.
- A chance to catch sights of flora and fauna of Langtang region like red pandas, monkeys, and bears
- Learn the culture of Tibetan Buddhism
- Visit Buddhist shrines like Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa
- Climb Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters).
Langtang Valley Trekking Map
Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhunche Drive ( 1960 m/6430 ft ) 7 hour drive
Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/7939 ft) 5 – 6 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/ 11253 ft) 5 – 6 hrs walk.
Day 05: Trek to Kyngin Gompa (3,850 m/ 12631 ft) 3 – 4 hrs
Day 06: At Kyngin Gompa for local hike and exploration.
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/ 7939 ft) 6 – 7 hrs walk.
Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4790 ft) 4 – 5 hrs walk.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu 6 hrs journey.
If you want to go to Dhunche by Jeep or return to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi by Jeep, We are happy to arrange them as you like, but the cost will be different. Please feel free to contact us if you want to choose these options.