Langtang Valley Trek

Third Popular Trekking Region in Nepalratingbased on 9 reviews
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 4984 m.
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Size 2-20 People
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$690
2 - 6 paxUS$590
7 - 10 paxUS$550
11 - 15 paxUS$495
16 - 20 paxUS$450
Langtang Valley Trek Highlights
  • A journey of diverse scenic elements ranging from tumbling river waters coursing through thick forests to alpine pastures and yak herds
  • Superb mountain views on either side of the valley
  • Stunning panoramas from Kyanjin Ri and Cherko Ri, even to the distant Tibetan plateau
  • The monastery of Kyanjin and an organic Himalayan cheese factory
  • The best trekking route to get into the deep Tibetan culture and the stunning Himalayas in a short holiday
  • Warm hospitality of the Tamang people (one of the ethnic groups of Nepal)
  • Exploring pristine flora and fauna
  • Preserved Langtang National Park

If time is short, fitness a concern, and you feel the need perhaps to test the waters before committing to a more arduous trek through the Himalayas, Nepal Trekking Experts may have the ideal solution for you in the shape of the classic Langtang Valley Trek. Not only does the trek offer a journey of reasonably moderate effort through a scenically dramatic alpine region well worth visiting in its own right, but it also has the added benefit of being very accessible from Kathmandu, minimizing travel and days wasted for those who want to focus their limited time on trekking, rather than onerous bus or jeep rides.

Langtang Village and the Earthquake of 2015

The Langtang Valley Trek was long a favored area for hiking and ranked only behind Everest and Annapurna in terms of popularity. The tragic 2015 earthquake had a devastating economic effect on the community, with many forced to leave, yet in the intervening years many have come back, the tea houses have been rebuilt anew, and life has slowly returned to something resembling the past, though tourism to the area has yet to approach earlier figures. Visitors choosing to make the journey will thus not only be able to avail themselves of one of Nepal’s most beautiful treks in the same manner as before but can help support the wonderful welcome and hospitable Tamang people of Langtang Valley as they attempt to rebuild their livelihoods in the wake of the earthquake.

Getting to the Trailhead

The trailhead starts at Syabrubesi and courses through glorious forests perched by the banks of the Langtang Khola. From there the trail wanders up between the broad shoulders of the looming peaks to the narrow vale of the rebuilt village of Langtang, then on and up to the valley’s alpine pastures, yak herds, and the entrancing monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and its unique Yak cheese facility. Optional climbs to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Cherko Ri (4984m) offer stunning panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The return journey on the opposite side of the river gives the trip an entirely different perspective, and the additional option exists to add the challenging route to the sacred lake of Gosaikunda and the high pass of Gosaikunda La (4610m).

So if you’re on a short visit and looking for a mild pace through superb scenery we would suggest you consider the Langtang Valley Trek. Not only is it an exceptionally rewarding experience, but you’ll be helping to support gentle and famously hospitable people to recover from one of the most devastating events to hit Nepal in decades.

Accommodation on the Langtang Trek

The Langtang Valley hosts a small selection of tea houses all along its less-traveled route, meaning no tents are required. This trek can be done similarly to other well-known hiking routes, such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Everest Base Camp Trek. Tea houses in the Langtang Valley tend to be cozier and more interwoven with the local families and their culture. Room quality varies depending on the area and price point. The deeper into the mountains and the higher in elevation you travel, the more basic the accommodation. You can expect simple rooms, often with shared bathrooms and squat toilets, without heating, so we provide you with a clean -20°C sleeping bag. When available at more established tea houses, you may purchase a hot shower for less than a dollar (paid in local currency).

Meals on the Langtang Valley Trek

You will be eating at the tea houses where you're staying for breakfast and dinner and stopping for lunch at tea houses along the route. Considering that you are trekking into a remote region of the Himalayas, the menus are quite sizable, offering both local and Western dishes; however, the menus from village to village are rather similar. You can choose from a variety of local dishes, including Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, and lentil soup with unlimited refills!), fried rice or noodles, Mo Mo (local dumplings), Thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), spring rolls, or western dishes like pasta, pizza, and potatoes.

For breakfast, you can enjoy local chapati or Tibetan bread with curry or go for more familiar eggs, porridge, muesli, or pancakes. This trek is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, but if you have any other dietary restrictions, you can let us know, and your guide will communicate with the kitchen staff.

Your package with Nepal Trekking Experts includes dinner in Kathmandu before you leave for your trek and three meals a day (with tea or coffee) every day of the trek, including travel days. If you'd like, you can purchase extra snacks, desserts, or fancy coffees when they're available.

Telephone on the Langtang Region

Due to its relatively close proximity to Kathmandu, the Langtang Valley has quite a wide range of phone service and mobile reception. NCELL and Nepal Telecom are our two major SIM card providers in Nepal; however, Nepal Telecom is recommended for better reception in the Langtang region. You can purchase an NTC (Nepal Telecom Communications) SIM card in Kathmandu when you arrive.

Internet on the Langtang Region

Most tea houses offer wifi for their guests for a small fee, although at times it may not be reliable due to weather and other issues. You can expect to pay $4 or less (in Nepali rupees) for wifi along the Langtang Valley Trek.

Device Charging on the Langtang Region

You can expect to pay a small fee for electricity in most tea houses. A fully charged device costs less than a dollar, which you can pay in rupees. Tea houses are powered by electricity or solar power at higher elevations. Carrying a power bank may be useful during your trek in the Himalayas.

Transportation on the Langtang Trek 

All transportation fees and arrangements are included in your trekking package when you book with Nepal Trekking Experts. To start the Langtang Valley Trek, you will travel via bus from Kathmandu (Gongabu Bus Park) to Syabrubesi (7/8 hrs) and start trekking the following day. Once you finish your trek, the journey back to Kathmandu will be the same in reverse. Please be aware that the buses in Nepal can be overcrowded (especially if you are traveling during festival time), not particularly tidy, and will stop in villages along the route to pick up and drop off more people. Bus rides can be part of the exciting, immersive experience of being in a foreign country, but they are not for everyone. If you would like a more comfortable alternative, we would be happy to book a private jeep for you and your group. Jeeps shave off a couple of hours of travel time, and you can stop for breaks at your leisure. Upon your request, we will book private transportation for $130 from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and $130 from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.


Our tailor-made packages do not include a porter, so you can make the decision based on your own needs and preferences. Although not necessary, having a porter can make a massive difference in the enjoyment of your trek. If you are new to trekking or have any concerns about the journey, then we would recommend having a porter in the Langtang region carry your bag for you. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20kg) so that you can carry a small daypack. If you are undecided, we would be happy to discuss porters in more detail when you book your trek.

Langtang Trekking Permits

To enter the Langtang Valley, you will require two permits and must trek with a government-licensed guide. When trekking with Nepal Trekking Experts, all permit fees are included in your package, and your experienced guide will obtain the required permits on your behalf with your passport.

  • The TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card costs 2000 Nepali rupees and will be obtained through the Trekking Agencies only.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit, which can be obtained at the Nepal Tourism Board or at the park entrance for 3000 Nepali rupees.

Moreover, you may also check our most satisfied packages like Manaslu Circuit Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, Pikey Peak Trek, Helambu trek and many more impressive routes.

Contact our staff now and we can organize your trek to the Langtang Valley in no time.

Useful Information
  • Location: Langtang Valley is 145km north of Kathmandu, and trekking starts from Syabrubesi.
  • Duration: The Langtang trek takes around 7-9 days from Kathmandu to the destination and returns, as per your interest, fitness, availability, and field experience.
  • Transportation: You can travel by bus or private jeep as you wish. The bus takes 7 hours to get to Syabrubesi, and a private jeep takes 5 hours. As per our regular package, we have a deluxe bus service included. However, you can upgrade to a private Jeep if needed. A bus costs $8 per person each time, and a private Jeep costs $130 one way.
  • Permits: To enter Langtang National Park, you need a TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System Card) and a Langtang National Park Permit.
  • The best time: September to May.
  • Accommodation: Mostly basic lodges are available, and a bedroom will have twin beds. If you are seeking luxury accommodations, then this trek is not the right choice.
  • Meals: You will have a menu to choose from a variety of meals, but mostly vegetarian meals are available. Dal Bhat, fried rice, pasta, noodles, potatoes, Chapati, Tibetan bread, eggs, and muesli are the major dishes available.
  • Communication: Most of the time, there is phone access, and you will also have an internet connection in Villages like Syabrubesi, Langtang, and Kyanjin Gompa. If you are interested in buying a local SIM card, make sure to buy one from Nepal Telecom for better reception.
  • Altitude sickness: Since we are heading above 3000m in a couple of days, we have to be aware of altitude sickness. Hiking slowly and steadily, drinking enough water (at least 3 liters a day), hiking higher, sleeping lower, avoiding drinking alcohol and smoking while ascending, avoiding caffeine, and acclimatizing well are the most important preventions you should consider. For more details about altitude, visit our blog.
  • Tradition and culture: In the Langtang area, people are Buddhist and practice Tibetan Buddhism. The Langtang Valley Trek is dominated by the Tamang ethnic group. So while traveling in the Langtang region, please respect their culture and always ask permission for photos.    
  • Travel Insurance

    It is one of the most important things you'll need overseas, particularly when trekking in Nepal. A policy that covers loss and theft, medical and hospitalization, evacuation from high altitude, and adventure activity coverage are among the basics you'll need. A wide variety of policies are available, so make sure to shop for the best possible options. You need to have a policy that's specific to the maximum height on your trek, bearing in mind that a number of companies place restrictions on that score—look closely at the fine print so that you're sure to get the right coverage, especially in the event of an emergency such as altitude sickness—helicopter evacuations are horrendously expensive.

    Also note that most medical treatment and facilities in Nepal, such as hospitals, require payment upfront or approval from your insurance company, so it’s wise to choose a policy that pays the bills directly rather than lumping the burden on you and leaving it till later for the insurer to reimburse you.

    Nepalese Currency and Payment

    The currency of Nepal is the rupee. The ideal currencies for exchange are those of the USA, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, and Singapore, as well as the Euro, any of which can be readily exchanged in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

    Credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted in major tourist-class hotels, restaurants, airlines, and larger stores in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Pokhara, etc. A surcharge of 3.5% is typically levied on all purchases or payments.

    ATMs are also very common in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with Thamel being a particular area of focus for their use. Some ATMs only allow a daily maximum of Rs 10, 000 to be withdrawn, while others allow for as much as Rs 35, 000. A charge of USD $4 is usually applied per transaction, on top of which your own bank may also apply a fee of its own.

    Can I get an on-arrival visa in Nepal?

    On arrival in Nepal, you can obtain the requisite visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, or you can choose the alternative of applying for it at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country before departure. The visa is also available at land-based points of entry such as Birgunj, Kakarbhitta, Bhairawa, Belhiya, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendranagar. The Kodari Pass is the access point from Tibet where the visa can be obtained.

    While you can use different modes of payment at the visa fee counter, we advise you to bring cash in the following currencies: US dollars, euros, Swiss francs, pound sterling, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Singapore dollars, and Japanese yen. Credit card payments are also available nowadays.

    As per a recent update, the visa fee costs you the following amounts:

    Multiple entries for 15 days—USD 30 or equivalent

    Multiple entries for 30 days—USD 50 or equivalent

    Multiple entries for 90 days—USD 125 or equivalent

    You should also have a minimum of six months of validity remaining on your passport.

    Visa extensions are available from the offices of Nepal Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    For more details, please go through the Nepal Immigration website or contact us.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, and then transfer to the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and enjoying the cultural diversity of Kathmandu valley.

  • Max. Altitude:1503m/4931ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by public bus. The town is the main confluence for numerous treks in the Langtang region and has a scenic setting by the banks of the Bhote Kosi.

  • Max. Altitude:2470m/8104ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

The trek gets off to a serene start, crossing a rustic wooden bridge traversing the icy waters of the Bhote Kosi, a stream with lofty origins by the border with Tibet. The path leads away through dense woodland perched by the river, with abundant wildlife on the show as we gradually hike to Lama Hotel for our first night on the trail.

  • Max. Altitude:3430m/11253ft..
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

The valley's dominant peak, the majestic Langtang Lirung, keeps us company as we steadily hike through the steep-sided valley, with heavily forested sections of rhododendron, pines, and oaks giving way to the telling signs of the region's strong connection to Tibet via the numerous Mani walls, water-driven prayer wheels, and prayer flags marking our passage. Our time at Langtang Village is a somber one, as the signs are still all too evident of the tragic landslide from the devastating 2015 earthquake that completely destroyed the original village and took many lives. The new community has been more prudently placed, but a memorial at the site of the landslide reminds us of the painful event as we move on towards Mundu, our rest stop for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:3870m/12697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

A short hike awaits us today as we work our way steadily higher through a changing landscape that leaves behind the verdant woodlands and opens out into a high-altitude region of yak pasturelands and rushing streams, with the towering mountains pressing in from both sides of the valley. Our early arrival at Kyanjin provides ample opportunity to explore the monastery and to sample the intriguing yak products of the local cheese factory there that was established with the help of the Swiss.

  • Max. Altitude:4984m/16352ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

At an altitude of over  5000 meters, Tserko Ri provides the perfect outlook for the valley and presents a decent challenge to climb, the effort is well worth the attempt as the view from the peak towards Langtang Lirung and other peaks in the area is breathtaking in its scope and beauty. We return in plenty of time to relax from the climb - and perhaps sample more of the cheese!

  • Max. Altitude:2470m/8104ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today we return to Lama Hotel, though the hike back is an easy downhill walk that offers us a different perspective from the way in.

  • Max. Altitude:1503m/4931ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

One of the benefits of trekking the Langtang Valley is that it offers an alternative route back to Syabrubesi via Sherpagaun that is less used and quite peaceful, with serene views, a more secluded culture, and a pleasant mix of both flora and fauna.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Return drive to Kathmandu by bus or jeep.

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complimentary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complimentary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • All necessary trekking permits, TIMS cards, etc.
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • A cup of tea or coffee with the meal
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complimentary duffel bag, agency T-shirt, trekking map, sleeping bag
    • Government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit
    • Return road transport to and from Syabru Bensi
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
    • Tips to staff 
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    Dates & Availability
    Start:SundayOct 01, 2023
    End:WednesdayOct 11, 2023
    Start:SundayOct 15, 2023
    End:WednesdayOct 25, 2023
    Start:WednesdayOct 25, 2023
    End:SaturdayNov 04, 2023


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    FAQs for Langtang Valley Trek
    • Langtang trek is graded as a moderate trek. Still, walking at a high altitude is not easy, but you can definitely do it. However, we recommend hiking, jogging, cardio, going to the gym, etc. regularly before visiting Nepal.

    • Yes, high-altitude coverage insurance is essential for your Langtang trek, and it's also recommended that you pay close attention to the details to ensure that trekking is covered by the policy, as well as hospitalization and medical evacuation.

    • Langtang trek begins from Syabrubesi, after 6 hours of driving from Kathmandu.

    • Cherko Ri is the highest point in this trek, which is 4984m above sea level.

    • Langtang trek is a short and sweet trek. So the best season for the Langtang trek is September to May as per clarity of the view.

    • Yes, you need two different kinds of permits for the Langtang trek. One is a Langtang National Park permit and another is a TIMS card.

    • TIMS card you will get from Kathmandu TAAN TIMS counter and National park permit you will get on the way to Langtang trek, close to Dhunche. Our company and staff will arrange the permits for the trek.

    • You will get a public bus or shared jeep from Machhapokhari bus park to Syabrubesi, from where you can start your trekking.

    • Langtang is not a very difficult trekking, we have successfully organized 6/7 years children to an 80-year-old man in the past. so you do not need past experience for this trekking.

    • In most places, there is phone reception and a WIFI network in Langtang Trek. Sometimes it may not work in the mountains.

    • Namaste SIM has better reception in the Langtang region.

    • As per the Nepal government's new rule, a guide is mandatory for the Himalayas of Nepal.

    9Travelers' Reviews
    • TripAdvisor
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      A spectacular adventure with Amit and Ram!

      Apr 2023 • Friends

      We just completed an amazing adventure through Tamang and Langtang Valley! We wanted a flexible itinerary. Rajeesh was excellent in taking time to discuss and understand our expectations. He chose the best guide and porter for us, Amit and Ram. Amit met us the day before our trek to help purchase and rent gear we didn't have. During the trek Amit chose the perfect teahouses and meals, translated when we needed and answered all our questions along the way. He was a fantastic photographer. Ram was the best porter ever! He sang and danced on the way and was always so positive and happy. He was so fun and gave us lessons in Nepalilese. The kindness and consideration of both Amit and Ram made the trek so special!

      Vacation02285624118May 03, 2023Australia
    • TripAdvisor
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      Outstanding experience

      Apr 2023 • Couples

      I have had varying experiences earlier with booking local operators in various parts of the world, so I was cautious when planning our trip to Nepal. I did thorough research and asked +15 operators for offers and itineraries. Nepal Trekking Experts came on topc and I’m very glad it did. This was hands down the best tour operator experience I’ve had: communication was on point, quick, and even though we had to do some last minute changes everything worked out well.

      Rajesh, the owner, is a kind and helpful person, who clearly has a goal to make the experience good for the client - not to sell and push. I respect that a lot.

      For our trek, we finally did the Langtang trek together with Thakur, our guide, and Padam as our porter. Both were professional and nice people, and we learned so much about the area, Nepali people, and life in general. Throughout the trek, we felt safe, got help when needed, got answers when asked - and everything in the most kind and respectful way. I can highly recommend this duo to any of your adventures!

      Rajesh also helped us to organize our lodge in Chitwan - and boy, what a place that was. I’m sure we wouldn’t have found it without Raj’s help.

      All of this at a very resonable price - as much as half of what some other operators offered for the same package.

      In conclusion, if you need a trekking / tour operator in Nepal, turn to Nepal Trekking Experts and thank me later! :)

      Robert BApr 12, 2023Poland
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