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    Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days

    Langtang Valley Trek

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      7 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      2

    Highlights

    • One of the closest Himalayan explorations from Kathmandu Valley
    • Less crowded route and vasty diversified landscapes, flora, and fauna of the Langtang Region
    • Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park of Nepal (1,710 sq. km)
    • Scenic hike to Tsergo Ri, the highest elevation point of this trekking expedition
    • Spectacular views of the Himalayan massifs like Lantnag Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kanga, Kimsunbg, Yansa Tsenji, Dorje Lakpa, and many more
    • Opportunity for an up-close experience of the Tamang and Sherpa culture
    • 200- 300 years old Buddhist gompa, Kyanjin Gompa

    Langtang Valley Trek 7 days

    Lantang Valley Trek 7 Days

    Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days is a short and exhilarating trekking expedition of the northern Himalayan valley close to the proximity of Kathmandu. Although it is shorter than other mainstream trekking expeditions in Nepal, this adventurous trekking takes you the the ‘valley of glaciers’ and Kyanjin Gompa with the opportunity to witness the magical allurements of the Himlayas from Langtang’s prospects. Even among the mainstream popular routes, the Langtang Valley Trek is famous for providing unprecedented beauty of Himalayan vistas, scenic routes, and opportunities to discover the cultural and traditional aspects of the beautiful valley. In fact, the Langtang Valley Trek is the third-most-popular trekking route in Nepal and is just behind the Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    This distinguished trekking expedition doesn’t miss out on anything when it comes to Himalayan exploration, and the short duration of the trek makes it an ideal choice for those who are short on time or want to add further Himalayan adventures to their conquest list. If you want to elongate this beautiful Himalayan journey, you can also add other side adventures like Gosaikunda Lake Trek, Tamang Heritage Trail, and Ganja La Pass Trek to your trekking expedition for further in-depth exploration of this beautiful Himalayan valley.

    • Day01

      Drive to Syabrubesi

      Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters

      Syarubesi Elevation: 2,380 meters

      Elevation Gain: 980 meters

      Your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days adventure starts after a drive from Kathmandu to Syarubesi via a private vehicle to make the journey safer and more enjoyable. After morning breakfast, you will board the private vehicle relax on the comfortable seat, and put your game face on; it's a long day’s drive but the diverse landscapes, lush greenery terrains, soaring deep rivers, waterfalls, and bustling-vibrant civilizations. On this day’s drive, your will also be able to catch a glimpse of the Himalayan massifs like Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Maklau, and other adjacent peaks as you move towards the beautiful Langtang region.

      The first destination of this day’s drive will be the Trishuli Village situated at the bank of the Trishuli River, the most popular river for white water adventure in Nepal. You will continue ascending to the Dunche and finally arrive at the Langtang National Park (home to Himalayan wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, ghoral, serow, tahr, grey langur monkey, musk deer, and over 250 species of birds). After a brief exploration of Nepal’s first-ever Himalayan National Park, you will drive about an hour downhill to finally arrive at Syabrubesi.

      Take a breather and chill out after a long day of driving, relishing the Himalayan allurements; this will be your resting destination tonight. If you get motion sickness, it would be wise to pack some medications firsthand before this day’s long driving expedition.

    • Day02

      Trek to Lama Hotel

      Syarubesi Elevation: 2,380 meters

      Lama Hotel Elevation: 2,470 meters

      Elevation Gain: 90 meters

      After a scenic drive on the first day of your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days adventure, the second day will be the day you will commence your trekking expedition. Today’s exhilarating trekking adventure will follow the trails of the Bhote Koshi River, passing through the lush rhododendron and oaks forest; you might also get a chance to witness the langur monkey flocking on the branches of the forested areas. During the first part of this day’s trek, you will push for the Pairo crossing a suspension bridge; there are several uphill and downhill climbing sections as you keep pushing for the Bamboo Village.

      Even though it's a beautiful walk, the trail starts to get steeper, and you will pass a large landside area before reaching Rimche; most part of the trail is stone and dirt with some steep steps as you move toward the Lama Hotel. But during the last stretch of this day’s trek, you will be able to enjoy a stable trek on a gentle path before finally arriving at the hotel. Enjoying the close-up view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, you will rest here tonight at the finest teahouse in the region situated at the bank of the Langtang River.

    • Day03

      Trek to Langtang

      Lama Hotel Elevation: 2,470 meters

      Langtang Elevation: 2,980 meters

      Elevation Gain: 510 meters

      On the third day of your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days expedition, you will move toward the Langtang Village after leaving Lama Hotel behind. During the first leg of this day’s adventure, you will follow the trails of the thick forest of hemlock, maples, and oaks, including white and pink rhododendron flowers, following the scenic trail above the Langtang River. You will able to enjoy the occasional views of the Langtang Lirung from between the trees as you move towards Ghoda Tabela, where a Nepal Army outpost is located right outside the forest trail.

      You will continue your trek across several small settlements with some lodges/teahouses and summer grazing pastures that herders use during the summer. During the final part of this day’s trek, you will do a gradual climb that passes the old Lantang Village, a remnant of the village destroyed by the devastating earthquake in 2015, and finally arrive at the new Langtang settlement. Here you will get your much-deserved rest and prepare for the big adventure tomorrow.

    • Day04

      Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

      Langtang Elevation: 2,980 meters

      Kyanjin Gompa Elevation: 3,860 meters

      Elevation Gain: 880 meters

      It is a big day’s adventure today, as you will be exploring one of the major highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days. After a healthy and nourishing breakfast, you will start your adventure on mild inclines; however, you will gain a significant altitude on this day’s expedition, and the oxygen level in the atmosphere will start to thin out. So, it is recommended that you enjoy a nice and easy-paced adventure and stay hydrated throughout the trek. As the lush greenery starts to fade out with the widening Himalayan vistas, you will walk across the yak pasture, buckwheat terrace, several small streams, and moraines.

      You will also walk across the spiritual path decorated with praying flags, chortens, and mani walls as you pass the beautiful high-Himalayan settlements like Mundu and Singdum. After arriving at the Mundu, it's a gradual uphill trek as you move along the Langtang River and finally arrive at Kyajin Gompa. In this region of one of the oldest and most significant Buddhist sites (approximately 200- 300 years old), you will also find a government-operated cheese factory. If your arrival is early and you are still feeling energetic, you could go for a side exploration of Langshisha Kharka. From its vantage point, you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Langtang Lirung, Mt. Ganchempo, and several other adjacent peaks in the Himalayas.

    • Day05

      Hike to Tsergo Ri and Trek down to Lama Hotel

      Kyanjin Gompa Elevation: 3,860 meters

      Tsergo Ri Elevation: 5,033 meters

      Lama Hotel Elevation: 2,470 meters

      Elevation Gain: 1,173 meters

      Day 5 is another big day’s adventure in this Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days; today, you will trek to the highest elevation point of this entire expedition. You will trek to an altitude of 5,033 meters, Tsergo Ri, from here you will be able to immerse in the magnificence of the Himalayas that offer spectacular views of the mountain ranges like Langtang Lirung, Tsergo Peak, Ganjala Peak, and Yala Peak. From its vantage point, you will be able to catch a panoramic glimpse of the entire Kyanjin Valley and the Himalayan glacier.

      It's another steep uphill climb today, so you should watch your step and take a breather every now and then, staying hydrated constantly. Although the first part of this day’s adventure, climbing to the highest elevation point of the entire trek, is hard work, the magical and just breathtaking beauty from its vantage point will certainly make the effort worth it. After relishing the beauty of the Himalayan region and imprinting them on both your memories and reels, you first descend down to the Kyanjin Gompa and retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel.

      Although it's a long day’s adventure, as it's a gradual descent to the lower altitude, this downhill trek will be faster and easier. Following the same scenic route across Mundu and Singdum will move along the Langtang River and finally arrive at Langtang Village. You will get enough rest period along the route and the opportunity to take a breather and just simply immerse in the beauty of this Himalayan exploration. During the last leg of this day’s adventure, you will descend down the old Langtang Village and move down the Ghoda Tabela, following the beautiful route alongside the Langtang River, and finally arrive at the Lama Hotel. Concluding your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days here, you will enjoy the glory of the Himalayan region one last time and rest at the finest teahouse at the bank of the Langtang River.

    • Day06

      Trek to Syabrubesi

      Lama Hotel Elevation: 2,470 meters

      Syarubesi Elevation: 2,380 meters

      Elevation Loss: 90 meters

      It's finally time to bid farewell to this magnificent Himalayan exploration. On the Day 6 of your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days, you will trek down to Syabrubesi, the starting point of this adventure. During the first part of this day’s adventure, you will follow the banks of the Langtang River as you move towards the Bamboo Village. Then retracing your step across the Bhote Koshi River and suspension bridge, you will pass Pairo and move towards Syabrubesi.

      It's another scenic day’s adventure as you trek across the beautiful rhododendron, oak, and maple forests with the chance to witness the Himalayan flora and fauna. After finally arriving at Syabrubesi, you will get your much-deserved rest and enjoy a warm meal at the best teahouse in the region, enjoying the fascinating allurements of this busy trekker’s hub that lead adventures to Tamang Heritage, Langtang, and Gosaikunda Lake trek.

    • Day07

      Drive back to Kathmandu

      Syarubesi Elevation: 2,380 meters

      Syarubesi Elevation: 2,380 meters

      Elevation Loss: 980 meters

      Day 7 is the final day of your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days expedition; pulling the curtain over this exhilarating experience, you will drive back to Kathmandu, leaving behind Syabrubesi on this day. After leaving the Lantnag National Park region and Dhunche behind, you will head toward the Trishuli Village; the soaring whitewater adventure hub will bid farewell to you as you follow back the windy picturesque route alongside green hills, gorges, and beautiful settlements across the path. You will also be able to enjoy the views of the Himalayan mountain ranges like Annapurna, Makalu, Langtang, Himal Chuli, and several others as you move towards the capital.

      After arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will drop you back to your respective hotels, and you can enjoy the rest of the day exploring this beautiful vibrant city. If you are returning home, you can use this day to collect souvenirs to garnish your exhilarating adventure and stroll around the major tourist hubs in Kathmandu. Or prepare for any upcoming adventures you have planned.

      Thank you for choosing us for your adventure. We hope to see you again if you have any queries or need assistance feel free to contact us. Have a safe journey!

       

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Langtang Valley Trek

    • Airport transfer (Pick up and drop off) by private vehicles.
    • Kathmandu to Shyprubesi and Shyprubesi to Kathmandu by Bus.
    • A professional Trekking Guide including his all expenses and salary.
    • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) each day during trek can choose from menu.
    • Three cup of Tea or Coffee each day during trek.
    • Tea House accommodation during trek.
    • Necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • Provided Sleeping bag, Down Jackets and Duffle Bag to return after complete Trek.
    • Official expenses.
    • Route map and trekking certificate.
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt.
    • Fresh fruits and some cookies during Trek.

    What's Excluded in Langtang Valley Trek

    • International flights.
    • Porter if required ($140)
    • Nepal visa.
    • Personal expenses.
    • All kind of soft and hard drinks.
    • Kathmandu Hotel.

      

    Departure Dates & Price

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    Essential Information

    Best Season for the Trek

    Like any other adventure in Nepal, this high-altitude exploration of Himlayan can be during all four seasons; however, the best time for this adventure is considered to be during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Both of these seasons are the peak seasons for the high altitude trekking and mountaineering expeditions in the country.

    Spring, in particular, is famous for its pleasant and stable weather, warm temperature, and blooming of the wildflowers throughout the trail that multiples the beauty of the Langtang Valley by several folds. In this season, the beauty of the third most popular trekking route in Nepal is in full swing, covering the trails with lush greenery and the scent of the exotic flowers of the region, making it a perfect time to admire the beauty of nature. The temperature of the Langtang region is around 10°C to 20°C during the day and can drop 5°C at night time.

    Similarly, autumn is another popular season that has stable weather, mild temperature, and vibrant foliage and landscapes nourished by monsoon rain. This less humid and dry season is best known for the sharp and perfect clear views of the Himalayas without any obstruction. The mild temperature, followed by cool and chilly breezes in the morning and evening, makes it the perfect time for an outdoor adventure. The day temperature of the Langtang region stays around 10°C to 15°C during the days and can drop upto 0°C to 5°C at night.

    You could also do the Langtang Valley Trek during the monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February). However, the climatic conditions and temperatures during these seasons can be a challenge for many. Monsoon aligns with the summer season of the country, so you can expect the temperature to spike up to 30°C, which makes it a challenging day’s trek at the lower elevations. Furthermore, the challenges that the monsoon seasons bring, like muddy trails, leeches in the lower routes, blockage, and risk of landslides, can be hard to overcome for a beginner trekking enthusiast.

    Likely, the winter season is known for its harsh weather that can drop up to 6°C to 9°C during the daytime and drops to minus degrees at nighttime. Although the snowy trails and freezing weather of the region can add up the challenging factors, with the right gear and protective wear, the Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days is also possible in the winter.

    Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days Difficulty

    Immersing in the absolute beauty of the Himlayas in the vicinity of the massive towering natural snow-clad figurines can certainly be a magical experience. However, often, the challenges imposed by these high-altitude adventures can be a bit too much for many. But rest assured, Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days isn’t among those physically exerting adventures that push you to the maximum level of your endurance point. In fact, this scenic exploration of the valley of glaciers is one of the easiest mountain expeditions in the country and is graded at a ‘moderate’ difficulty level.

    That’s why this beautiful trekking expedition is popular among both beginners and seasonal adventurists alike. However, it doesn’t mean that you could do this trek without any preparation; regardless of its lower difficulty level, it is still a high-altitude adventure, so you will need to be careful about several factors while doing this trek.

    Altitude Gain:

    Starting your adventure at Syarubesi (2,380 meters), you will move along the highest elevation point at Tsergo Ri (5,033 meters). As there is a risk of altitude sickness in this high-altitude adventure, you will need to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow other precautionary methods to prevent altitude sickness.

    Trekking Route:

    This trek covers an approximate distance of 60- 80 km, and you will need to walk about 6- 7 hours on average per day during the expedition. The rugged, rocky, and dirt trails are challenging factors of this adventure, with added difficulty during the steep segments. Thus, you need to make preparation properly to overcome this difficulty for a more enjoyable experience.

    Remoteness:

    You have to accept that Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days trek is a remote exploration; you will not be able to enjoy the luxuries of exotic vacation destinations in this adventure. You will have to get by with a basic to moderate level of services during most parts of the trek, and the trekking route has a limited number of facilities along the route. Thus, you will have to mentally prepare for these factors and keep yourself motivated to complete this beautiful expedition.

    Some Helpful Tips to Reduce the Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days Difficulty

    • Always do proper research about the region you are about to explore; don’t shy away to take tips from experienced trekkers or trekking forums
    • Pack the right clothes and footwear ideal for the high and low-altitude climatic zone
    • If you are on any kind of prescribed medication, make sure to pack enough for the expedition
    • Use trekking poles and other trekking gears that will reduce the strain of a long day’s walk on your body
    • Do light warm-up exercises daily before starting your trek
    • Always stay on the guided path and don’t stray far away; consult your guide before any side detour
    • Enjoy a slow-paced adventure and keep taking short breaks every hour while trekking
    • Stay hydrated throughout the expedition, carry a water bottle in your hand, or use a strapped bottle so you don’t forget to drink
    • Pack snacks and dried fruits; you might want to take a light bite during your breaks to recharge your energy level

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    Training for the Langtang Valley Trek 7 Day

    Even though the Langtang Valley Trek is not strenuous and physically draining as other high-altitude adventures in Nepal, it is still nothing like a walk in the park either. You may not have to spend a significant amount of time over an altitude of 4,000- 5,000 meters in this remote exploration, but you will still need an adequate amount of training. Generally, it is recommended that you should start your preparation for the high-altitude trekking adventures at least 8- 12 weeks prior to the expedition. But, depending on your physical ability, you could adjust the training program according to your need.

    There are basically two areas you should focus on during your preparation for the trek; strength and cardiovascular training. Both of these training exercises will enhance your endurance and stamina level making this Himalayan exploration a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Here are some exercises you could add to your training regime:

    Strength Training:

    • Squat
    • Plank
    • Weighigfitng
    • Deadlift
    • Bicep curl
    • Push-up
    • Lunges
    • Tricep dips
    • Squats
    • Bench press
    • Shoulder press

    Cardiovascular Training:

    • Aerobics
    • Burpee
    • Lateral shuffle
    • Cycling
    • Jogging
    • Rowing
    • Rope jumping
    • Swimming

    **Note: You could add hiking on natural trails with trekking boots and carrying a backpack with significant weight as well as stair climbing to overcome the steep segments of the trail.**

    Food and Accommodation

    Although the Langtang Valley trek may not be well facilitated like other mainstream trekking routes in the country, the third-most-popular trekking route in Nepal does offer a basic to moderate level of service to its guests. For accommodation, you will generally use shared bedrooms with 2- 3 beds per room ratio, depending on the teahouses. You will be provided with a bed, pillow, blanket, and mattress in every teahouse, but many trekkers still prefer to carry sleeping bags with them. As for the bathroom facilities, you will share the bathroom with other guests and can enjoy hot showers at lower elevations.

    As for the food, the Langtang Valley trek offers several traditional Tibetan-influenced and continental delicacies to the trekkers. Depending upon the service grade of teahouses along the trail, you will also be able to pick from an extensive menu option. Here are some dishes you can expect during your Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days expedition.

    For Breakfast

    • Boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, omelet
    • Tea, coffee, juice
    • Bread and toast
    • Oats
    • Pancakes
    • Porridge
    • Chapati
    • Paratha
    • Soup
    • Sandwich
    • Chips
    • Salad

    For Lunch and Dinner

    • Daal Bhaat Tarkari (steamed rice, lentils, and vegetables)
    • Pasta
    • Macaroni
    • Pizza
    • Noodles
    • Chowmein and spaghetti
    • Momos
    • Thukpa
    • Pies
    • Fried rice
    • Yak stew
    • Yeak steak
    • Rildk
    • Shyphale
    • Riki Kur

    For water, although you will be able to buy bottled water throughout the expedition or purify the water from local taps, the safest way to drink water is to use boiled water at the teahouses. You can use purifying solution or tablets to stay on the safe side.

    **Note: Both vegan and vegetarian meals are available in all the teahouses throughout the trek, you just have to make the request, and they will prepare the meal right away. There are a significant number of vegetarians in Nepal, so almost all eatery facilities provide both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options.**

    Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days FAQs

    How long is the trek to Langtang Valley?

    The Langtang Valley trek, in general, last from 5- 7 days, depending upon the itinerary plans. You will cover an approximate distance of 77 km throughout this trekking adventure and will walk about 6- 7 hours on average per day.

    Is the Langtang Valley trek difficult?

    The Langtang Valley trek has been graded at a ‘moderately difficult’ level, which means that it is not a difficult trek that requires experience or technical skills. If you have a basic fitness level and sound health, you will be able to complete this adventure without a hitch with sufficient preparation.

    How much does Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days cost?

    The general price margin for the Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days is around US$ 700 to US$ 1,500; however, the price factor majorly depends upon the amenities and the number of itineraries, so the cost may even cross the median margin.

    How far is Langtang from Kathmandu?

    Langtang National Park is quite close to Kathmandu and is the closest Himalayan exploration from this beautiful capital; Kathmandu is about 61 km away from Langtang National Park and takes about 4- 5 hours to drive.

    Is there a risk of altitude sickness in the Langtang Valley Trek?

    As there is a risk for altitude sickness in altitudes over 2,500 meters, there is a risk for altitude sickness in Langtang Valley trekking route as you will be ascending over an altitude of 2,500 meters. However, unlike other mainstream trekking routes that significant amount of time at higher elevations, the risk of catching altitude sickness is relatively low in the Langtang Valley trek, but make sure to stay hydrated and enjoy a slow-paced adventure to minimize the risk.

    Do I need a sleeping bag for Langtang Valley Trek?

    Although the Langtang Valley Trek is a teahouse trekking expedition in Nepal, which means that you will be using the accommodating and eatery services of local teahouses along the route. It is recommended that you should carry your own sleeping bag during the trek; your room in the lodges will be accommodated with blankets, pillows, and a mattress, but still carrying a sleeping bag will provide an overall better experience.

    Can I get internet on the Langtang Valley Trek?

    Yes, you will be able to use the internet services at the teahouses along the routes of the Langtang Valley Trek, and for the higher altitudes where there is no coverage or bad connection, you could use the internet service provided by the mobile network operators like NTC and Ncell.

    When is the best time for the Langtang Valley Trek?

    The best time for Langtang Valley Trek is considered to be during autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May). During these seasons, the weather is stable, warmer, and with perfect visibility best-suited for the high Himalayan adventure.

    Is there an ATM machine along the route?

    No, there isn’t an ATM machine along the Langtang Valley Trek route, as it is remote Himalayan exploration and does lack infrastructure; unlike other mainstream trekking routes like the Everest Base Camp trek, you will have to carry enough cash from Kathmandu. There are also limited options for currency change in the remote villages along the route, so make sure to change to the local currency as well.

    Do you need a guide for the Langtang Valley Trek, or can we trek by ourselves?

    Nepal Government has set a new rule since 1st April 2023 that doesn’t allow any solo venturing of the Himalayan region; thus, you won't be able to do the Langtang Valley Trek without a guide from a registered and certified agency.