About The Trip
Langtang Valley Trek had successfully placed itself in the topmost position for being near the Kathmandu Valley, full of adventure and thrilling trails of Nepal. From roaring rapids of Kali Gandaki and Trishuli River to quiet settlements perched on the Himalayas has it all. The silent and furious Himalayas are home to some of the most exotic terrain and flourishing wildlife. The reason behind its immense popularity lies in the beautiful mountain viewpoints, dense forests, hastening rivers, with its charming Tamang and other mixed ethnic villages.
Deciding to trek in Nepal and looking for the full of adventure near Kathmandu? Langtang Valley Trek is one of the best and popular trekking destinations and the nearest region to Kathmandu. It offers varied natural, cultural, and other beautiful charms. Langtang Valley Trek route is a busy trial as you will get to experience the immense beauty of the Langtang Valley Range with incredible viewpoints.
Langtang Valley Trek is encircled by dramatic peaks like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and YansaTsenji (6,575m). The topography is distinct from subtropical to alpine forests. Starting for the lower part, you will be walking through varied rhododendron, bamboo, oak, bamboo, maple, pines forest, majestic waterfalls, rugged rock, streams, and snow-capped peaks all along the way. You will also pass through the beautiful Langtang National Park. This national park is the home of varied floras and faunas. If you are lucky, then you may encounter a Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, or red panda during the trek.
Langtang Valley Trek 11 Days Itinerary will also pass through the Kyanjin Gompa, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. Kyanjin Gompa is also the name of the place named after this monastery. Despite being Nepal, Langtang Valley is mainly influenced by Tibetan culture and Tamang peoples. You will get to experience the mixed Nepalese and Tibetan cultures.
Langtang Valley Trek Route
The scenic and bumpy road from Kathmandu will take you to the Syabru Besi, taking 7-8 hours of drive. Although it may be good or bad, the drive is full of surprise but proves new experiences and memories. The road takes you to ridges, along with dazzling route with a panoramic view of the Himalayas in the distance. The next day we will trek to Lama Hotel. We will cross the Bhote Koshi River during the walk, which exudes Tibet and adds beauty to nature. We already entered Langtang National Park, and we cross through the subtropical forest, which is the home of multiple floras and faunas. The smell of beautiful woods and the beauty of nature will take away our tiredness and exhaustion during the walk. The trail from Lama Hotel to Mundu passes through forests, mountains, and beautiful indigenous villages. On the path, you will also witness yaks and the occasional sight of Mt. Langtang. Most of the villages and hotels are destroyed by the 2015 earthquake, so you will mostly see modern hotels and villages.
Today, you will ascend to Kyanjin Gompa through yak pastures to Kyanjin village. If you are fond of diverse cultures, hospitality then you may hike to Langshisha Kharka village. You will feel good hospitality, lifestyle as well as the mesmerizing view. As Kyanjin village is the acclimatization point, we will be hiking to Kyanjin RI to see a wide range of Langtang Himal ranges and glaciers.
You can then trace back to Kathmandu from the same route. If you want to make your holiday longer, then explore different places missed out during ascending. After reaching Syabru Besi, you can then drive back to Kathmandu through the same adventurous trial.
Best Time to Trek Langtang Valley
Based on the consideration of many factors like temperature, climate, and scenic view, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Langtang Valley Trek.
Autumn lies in September to mid-December months, which provides us with a warm and moderate climate along with clear, beautiful skies and clean, fresh air. Thus, it is the best season for trekking to Langtang valley.
Spring that lies from March to May is considered the second-best season to trek to the Langtang region. The climate is warm and stable, the trail is paved with greenery, all types of wildflowers blossom cannot be overlooked.
You will experience hot in months from June to August as it is summer and monsoon season. And there is frequent rainfall which causes the trail to be wet and slippery, along with the problems of leeches, bugs, and earthworms. However, if you look at the bright sight, the surrounding is rain-washed, which offers clear views with many wildflowers flourishing in the forest.
The winter lies from December to February. We will not recommend trekking during this season as the temperature is freezing and the view is blocked by foggy weather. However, it is suitable for those trekkers who enjoy trekking in loneliness with extra adventure.
Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty
Langtang Valley Trek is not a challenging trek, and beginners can trek it easily. It falls in the moderate level when it comes to difficulty. This trek is fit for regular and novice trekkers with reasonable fitness. Solo trek to Langtang Valley is possible as it is not a restricted region or difficult trail. However, we recommend you not to do a solo trek if you are among novice trekkers. This trek takes you to an elevation of above 4000 meters; you are likely to have Altitude Sickness. This might make your trek challenging for you.
Langtang Valley Trek Cost
The tranquil Langtang region is located on the Northside of Kathmandu. Because it is near the capital city of Kathmandu significantly reduces the Langtang trek cost. Thus, the trek to Langtang Valley is comparatively cheaper than other treks in Nepal.
Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is essential to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and what is the actual cost. The baseline cost of the Langtang Valley Trek will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your trip to be.
The Langtang Valley Trek package generally includes transportation, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. Langtang Valley Trek will normally be 9-13 days, and the cost will be between USD 800 to USD 750. This price includes domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of Langtang Valley Trek also depends upon traveling in private or in a group.
Langtang Valley Trek Altitude
Photo: Altitude Chart