Langtang Valley trek 7 days is short and most astonishing trek trails located at the north of Kathmandu in Langtang Valley. The Langtang valley trek is accessible for the trekkers by 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi is a gateway to the Langtang valley and trek starting point. The 7 days hike takes you to one of the most beautiful valleys of Nepal, which has all the things that the mountain lovers seek. Trekkers can see the incredible view of the Himalayas and glaciers during the hike. Mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m) and many other peaks can explore. You can also enjoy the local people’s hospitality and their unique cultures. Tamang people live here in Langtang valley. If you are looking for a week trek which is easy and scenic then you can go to Langtang Valley trek.
What to see on Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang valley trek goes inside the Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park is one of the very popular national parks of Nepal where they preserved the flora and fauna. The Langtang national park is home to the different wild lives such as a snow leopard, deer, Himalayan Thar, monkeys and most importantly this is a sweet home for the Red panda which is one of the endangered animals. Trails are decorated with the colourful rhododendron forest, bamboo forests, along massive waterfalls and stunning snow-capped mountains. Tamang people live in the Langtang valley so you can see their unique cultures, monasteries, chorten and Mani walls along the trekking trails. Yaks and other animals will be on your trails while hiking. You can see Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and YansaTsenji (6,575m) and many other peaks.
What it looks like to do Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang valley trek is quite easy to do as compared with other adventurous treks like Everest base camp or Annapurna circuit trek. Shortly, travellers call it Langtang trek which is a moderate trek of Nepal. The trek does not require any previous trek experience. It requires 6-7 hours to walk daily on mountain terrain trails. Trekking trails are not that tough or technical as well, the trails are wider and often goes up and down through the bank of the Langtang River. You would not get so much altitude during the trek to Langtang valley, that is the reason there is less chance of the altitude mountain sickness during the Hike. While hiking to the Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri you would get altitude but there is less chance of the AMS because you would not spend more time on the Viewpoints. Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri are the two best viewpoints to see mountains that we mentioned above very clearly.
Earthquake of 2015 on Langtang Valley
The 7.9 Magnitude quake hit mid-Nepal in 2015 April. Many casualties and losses happened to Nepal. Langtang village is one of the most affected by the earthquake. Due to the earthquake, the mountain moved and massive snow avalanches fallen above the Langtang Village. The whole village collapsed except for a few. There are still the big landslides you can see when you go to the Langtang trek. Many died there including the tourists. Now, they have shifted the village into a safe area. Your visit to Langtang is very important to rebuild the economy of the Langtang Valley again.
Langtang valley trek 7 days highlights includes the following things that we have present here
Incredible mountain scenery: Langtang Lirung, Lantang ri, Marimatto, Ganjala Peak, Yala peak, Langshisa Ri and many more peaks
Amazing trek experience: this is very good for beginners and the people who wants to enjoy the nature in peaceful environment
Langtang National Park and the local inhabitants: The national park, flora and fauna of it as well as amazing landscape of it. The another thing which is very unique to see is the Local Tamang People and their cultures
Time Duration: 10 Days from Arrival date to Departure date , 6 Days on Trek, 2 Days to travel
Max. Altitude of trek: Kyanjing ri (4773 Meter)
Trek Grade: Moderate trek
Best Travel Time: February, March, April, May is the first season of the year and September – November months are the best time of seasons. June, July & August are rainy seasons, you can trek but the weather is not so good and landslides and flooding are the main natural obstacles
Trip characters: 10 days time, 2 night’s hotels in Kathmandu Bed and breakfast plan, 7 nights tea house base trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek is included.
Departure Dates: We can organize this trek any dates during the year. it does not matter whether you are alone or are in a group, But group travel is cheaper than single
Equipment hire: We give you the list before you come for the trek if you have not the complete gear, some of the gear you can hire in Kathmandu in very good price
Rucksack/Duffle bag: Your luggage during the trek is carried by porter if you wish to take porter or you can also carry yourself, you need to arrange the rucksack/duffel bag before you go trekking, more advice you can get upon your arrival in Kathmandu, if you don’t have rucksack we can provide the duffel bag also
Transportation: Local Bus is widely used to go there but it is very stressful for the travellers, we recommend you to take the jeep instead of the bus, by that means you can stop any time, there is a limit number of your member, you can travel on your own style. if you have to travel by bus it takes about 7-8 hours with so many locals. the bus often stops for the locals to come in and go out. this process goes during the whole travel duration
People and culture
Langtang region has a mixes of ethnic groups of inhabitants like Brahmins, Chettri, Newars, Tamang, Sherpa and many more. You can see only Tamang and Sherpa people while on this trek. They are Buddhist. You can see Buddhist culture here. They celebrate Lhosar and Buddha Jayanti.
How to go langtang valley and come from there
You will have a different option to go Langtang valley trek. Dhunche or Sybrubensi is a trekking starting point. The trek starts point Syabrubensi is 122 km north from Kathmandu which might takes about 7 to 8 hours by local bus.
1. Travel by local bus
To trek to Langtang valley trekkers must travel to Syabrubensi or Dhunche. The road has been building and upgrading so there is pretty much dust on the way. Due to the construction process sometimes we might get traffic jam also. Early in the morning, the local bus leaves from Kathmandu. It is better to start early in the morning because if sometimes the bus get’s some problem during the travel, you will have many options. You should adjust the locality in the bus because they often stop for the local passenger.
2. Travel by private transport jeep
If you wish to go by private jeep then it is cool options for the traveller although it is quite expensive. Travelling by jeep is totally flexible to you, you can stop often and travel. Your trek Guide and porter also travel with you. It might take a little bit less time than the local bus. You can stop at any time if you like to take some photos during the travel.
Langtang Valley Trek best time
Trek to Langtaang valley requires a good time for the best experince. You can trek to Langtang Valley through out the year but you may not have a good time there if you go on a wrong time. We have desigined the table for the Langtang valley trek best time. The table shows you what treks like to be on a each months
Langtang valley trek 7 days Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation
Welcome you in Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel then discuss and preparation of your trek. We will solve all your issue regarding the trek preparation and also help you to rent all the equipment. If you don’t have sufficient equipment you can also buy in Thamel.
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubensi 1500 Meter, 6-7 Hours
After breakfast set up to go to Sybrubensi. To go to Sybrubensi we need to go to Machhapokhari bus park. We can get the local bus from there. The early bus will be always good because it often stops on the way for the collection of the passenger. During the travel to Sybrubensi, you will be able to see nice scenery mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock. The bus journey is quite difficult for now because of road construction is going on. Lunch is generally at Trisuli bazaar the headquarter of Nuwakot district. After you reach to Dhunche you should get the Langtang national park permit. Some people start from Dhunche also but we go to Further far Syabrubensi Bazaar.
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel 2380 Meter, Estimated time is 6-7 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent uphill
Sybrubensi Elevation:(1,460m/4,788 ft)
Lama Hotel Elevation:(2560m/8,396 ft)
Elevation Gain: 900 meters Approx
Distance Travel:12 Km Approx
Accent Most of the trail
Decent Very less
Time 6-7 Hours
Today is our first day of the trek, This is quite difficult for all trekkers because your leg needs to be adjusted for a long time walking after 1 day of walk you will be used to it. After crossing the Bhote Koshi River we head towards Langtang river, a very vertical and fast river, There we can see some mountain view and deep valley, the trail goes climb slowly. There are many landslides during the trekking today which is the impact of the earthquake. All landslides are now stopped but we need to be careful. our trek contentiously climbs through the subtropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir, blue pine and rhododendron forest. If we are lucky enough we can see some wildlife as well such as monkey, yellow-throat-ed martens. We will do lunch at bamboo. After lunch, the trail becomes more steep and more accent. Our final destination lama hotel is situated at the Bank of Langtang River where 6-7 Guest House is located. We spent overnight here.
Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village 3450 Meter Approx, Estimated time is 7-8 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent uphill, Estimated distance 14 KM
Early in the morning, we start the trek, The trail climbs slightly accent goes through the thick forest. During the trekking today you can see the forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. Near from Lama Hotel, we can see the beautiful snow-capped peaks start to appear such as Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m). The trail crosses the river and heads towards Ghoda Tabela.
Before we reach to Ghoda Tabela the Landscape is flat there we, can see different spices of Rhodrodendon and small pine and juniper trees. There we can see the yak pasture. After Lunch, we just climb a bit but steadily upwards, We can see the biggest landslide before Langtang which we should cross. Stay Overnight at Langtang.
Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870 Meter, Estimated time is 3-4 Hours, Walking trail is mostly ascent, Estimated distance 6-7 KM
Today is our Easiest day. We need to walk through the Yak pasture field and buckwheat terrace, you can see another side of the valley’s forest destroyed by the storm of Avalanche. You can see some peaks while you walk towards Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is the village where you see the hotels mostly, There is a bakery shop and where they make also different types of coffee, You can see the Ganjala Peak and many other peaks from here. There is flat land in the north of Kyanjin Gompa. We stay here for two nights.
Day 06: Rest Day at Kyanjin Gompa and we hike to Kyanjin Ri 4800 Meter, 4-5 Hours time needed.
It is rest and explores day. We will bring you to the Kyanjin Ri to see the beautiful Langtang Himalayan range, it is 3 hours hike to the top of Kyanjin Ri, From here you can see the Langtang Lirung, Marimatto, Ganjala peak and many more. You will be able to see the whole valley from here, We can see also glaciers of Langtang Lirung from here
Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2300 Meter, 6-7 Hours time needed.
From today we begin to go down valley, We follow the same way to go Down, Crossing the langtang villlage, Ghoda Tabela we reach to Lama Hotel. Stay Overnight Here
Day 08: Syabrubensi is our ultimate destination today , 6-7 Hours time needed. Mostly Decent
The trek is quite difficult today cause we have to go down, The decent is harder because of the irregular stone and small moraines after Lamahotel. We need to walk through forest and we can reach syabrubensi by 2-3 o clock. we stay overnight here
Day 09: Drive back to kathmandu and the trek is over
Day 10: We will drop you in Airport or if you have day you can also stay and sightseeing, or do another activities.
Langtang valley trek cost includes
Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Langtang National park permits
Seasonal Fruits if possible
First Aid Box
All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Frequently asked question Regarding This trip
Here are some question that is asked by trekkers/traveller before they do Langtang valley trek. It might be helpful to you, If it does not satisfy you, you can WhatsApp or line immediately, I will try my best to answer you fast as much as I can
When is the best season to do langtang valley trek?
October and November is consider as a best month to trek here but March and April also best month, March and April is flower blooming season, in this time different types of Rhododendron and magnolia blooms. it is pretty to see a whole forest when it is full of forest. You can do trek whole year but June, July is rainy season and December , January is winter season
How long do i have to walk per day and how difficult it is?
Generally, During this trek 6-7 hours maximum walk is required but the walk is not on plain land, you need to climb stairs and steps. Altitude impacts on difficulty, if you are going higher altitude it is difficult and vise versa
How difficult is this trek?
Generally, During this trek 6-7 hours maximum walk is required but the walk is not on plain land, you need to climb stairs and steps.
Per Pax, Minimum 2 Person base:
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