Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley Trek, sometimes called “the valley of the glaciers” is in close proximity to Kathmandu which makes it a an easily accessible hiking destination. As the nickname implies, there are many glaciers at a low altitude which can easily be explored. The name Langtang comes from an ancient legend wherein a Tibetan Lama was searching for his yak (in Tibetan lang) and following (in Tibetan tang) it found this amazing valley.
This trek takes one close to Tibet, as the valley lies just south of that border. You will be able to learn much about the traditions and culture of the Tamang people who live in the region and how they share many of the same customs as the Tibetans. Trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine, the valley opens out onto alpine meadows and yak pastures. The highlight in spring is beholding the splendor of these high meadows carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wildflowers and the forests in full bloom with rare tree orchids, wild primulas and colourful rhododendron.
The Langtang Valley Trek is an ideal choice for both nature lovers and adventurers. It is an easy to moderate trek which fits all age groups and fitness levels. It is also a popular hike for families. Accommodations along the way are in modest but clean tea houses which also have restaurants serving a choice of menus. The best time for Langtang Valley is March – April and September – November, but Mountain World Treks & Expeditions can arrange this trek at your request and time frame, with your holiday schedule in mind. Contact us for your once in a lifetime holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal.
- trekking through the village and forest
- Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa
- Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
- Amazing views of Langtang glacier
- Beautiful 10 days trip in total
- 2 nights accommodation In the cities
- 7 nights accommodation on tea house
- Highest elevation 3900m.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.
However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
After your arrival in Nepal’s capital you will be transferred to hotel, in the heart of Kathmandu. Free time. (Overnight at hotel on full BB basis)
Trip briefing and Sightseeing tour with the guide free evening and get ready for next day. (Overnight at hotel on full BB basis)
Drive to Sybru Beshi (1462meters). 8 hours. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
After the crossing the Bhote Koshi River all the way goes uphill to the lama hotel and we will see on the way wild life while walking along the forest, wild honey bee hanging on the rock, and big and nice water falls. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Trial still goes up hill but bit easier the day 1st along the rhododendron and other mixed forest. Today you will see some of nice mountain views too. There much possibilities to se the different kind of wild animals too. Free evening to explore to nice langtang village. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
After the 4 hours walking gradually uphill we will reach in Kanjin Gumba, where is Cheese factory, monastery. Late afternoon explore Kanjin Gumba. Next day after the breakfast we could go for day hiking to see the frozen glacier and beautiful mountain views. There is no doubt, you will enjoy your day hiking trip. After noon back to the teahouse and free evening. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Day 08- Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 6 hours. Back down down down to lama hotel same way. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Trek to Syabru Beshi Down down down to Syabru beshi. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Drive back to Kathmandu which will takes us around 7 hours. (Overnight at hotel on full BB basis)
Note: Above itinerary can be possible to customize if you want to. And Go on our Add Ons page for trip extensions information.
- An English speaking guide
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation
- 3 meals a day while trekking
- Porter costs (2 trekkers = 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
- Down jacket, Sleeping bag and Trekking duffel bag rental (must be returned at end of trek)
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Tourist attraction admission fees
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Bottled water
- Meals while not on the trek
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Everest Mountain flight.
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Langtang Valley Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. 3 meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an another great option.
However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu.
Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.