Langtang Valley Trek

Experience Tamang culture along with the heart of the Himalayas.ratingbased on 11 reviews
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 4984 meters/ 16352 feet.
  • Starts Syabrubesi
  • Ends Syabrubesi
  • 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

Updated the Langtang Valley Trek

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.

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.

Langtang Trek 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 4773 meters or Cherko Ri 4984 meters 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 Trek and the high pass Lauribina La 4610 meters.

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.


Useful Information

Langtang Valley Trekking Accommodation:

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).

Langtang Valley Trekking Meals:

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 a 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 Service at the Langtang Valley:

Due to its relative 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 NTC (Nepal Telecom Communications) SIM card in Kathmandu when you arrive.


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 in 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 (Machhapokhari 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 the park entrance for 3000 Nepali rupees.

Moreover, you may also check our most satisfying packages like Manaslu Circuit Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek, and many more impressive routes.

How can I book the Langtang Valley Trek?

To book your trek with us, you have to send a 10% deposit of the total cost. Please also forward a copy of your passport, a passport-sized photo, and full flight details if and when available. For your convenience, you may forward the deposit online through our website. It is completely safe, and as soon as you make it, you will get an automatic receipt in your inbox. The rest of the payment can be paid upon arrival.

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

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 several 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 5 is usually applied per transaction, on top of which your 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 meters | 4593 ft.
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

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

  • Max. Altitude:1400 meters | 4593 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

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

  • Max. Altitude:1503 meters | 4931 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:2470 meters | 8104 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:3430 meters | 11253 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:3870 meters | 12697 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:4984 meters | 16352 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:2470 meters | 8104 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:1503 meters | 4931 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and 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:1400 meters | 4593 ft.
  • 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 in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
    • 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:ThursdayAug 01, 2024
    End:SundayAug 11, 2024
    Start:ThursdayAug 15, 2024
    End:SundayAug 25, 2024
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    FAQs for Langtang Valley Trek
    • The Langtang Valley Trek is considered easy or moderate due to its shorter length, manageable terrain, and gradual changes in elevation compared to some of the bigger treks available in the Himalayas. However, we recommend hiking, jogging, cardio, going to the gym, etc. regularly before visiting Nepal. The trek takes 8 days to complete Kathmandu to the mountain and get back to Kathmandu, with an average of 13 kilometers of hiking each day. This trek is a great option for anyone but is particularly appealing for those new to trekking, short on time, or worried about their fitness capacity.

    • The typical route through the Langtang Valley is 11 days, including arrival, departure, and transportation days. But you may customize it at your convenience. The out-and-back trek is 77 km, spread over 6 days of trekking. Each trekking package is crafted especially for you based on your needs, preferences, and time frame. If you are interested in a longer trek, there could be more rest days, day trips, or even exploring additional regions off of the main route.

    • You will reach as high as 4,984 meters (16,352 feet) above sea level during the day hike to Tsergo Ri.

    • The Langtang Valley is open all year round for trekkers; however, the weather is most favorable and conducive to trekking in autumn and spring. Autumn, specifically October, is the busiest time of year because the monsoon season will have just finished, leaving the skies clear and the trails less dusty. If you are looking for a less busy time, you can go trekking in September, November, or even December, January, and February. Trekking in low seasons like December, January, and February is the best way to avoid crowds and enjoy the stunning surroundings. For the spring season, the best weather usually starts in March and lasts until May, when the rain starts.

    • Yes, comprehensive medical insurance is essential for trekking through the Langtang Valley. Pay close attention to the details of your insurance package to ensure that it includes high-altitude trekking, hospitalization, and medical evacuation.

    • Altitude sickness is less likely, but still possible, on the Langtang Valley Trek. Precautions are set in place, such as increasing elevation gradually, drinking enough water (you have to be hydrated all the time), balancing meals, properly dressing up, well-acclimatizing, avoiding drinking and smoking over 3000 meters, hiking higher and sleeping lower to support your acclimatization and overall enjoyment of the trek.

    • Tea houses are scattered along the whole route, with both local Nepali dishes and Western food available. Tap or river water is not safe to drink anywhere in Nepal, but you can purchase bottles of mineral water or boiled water. To preserve the environment, we would recommend that you bring your water purification system, such as purification tablets, a life straw, or a steripen. You can save the environment and your budget as well.

    • A high-quality, extreme-temperature (-15/20 degrees) sleeping bag is recommended when trekking in the Himalayas. The rental of a clean sleeping bag is included in your trekking package if you do not want to bring your own. No camping gear is required because you will be sleeping in tea houses along the whole trekking route.

    • You can leave any extra gear in Kathmandu and carry only what you need. If you have any valuables that you would like kept safe while you're away, you can utilize our safe located in the Nepal Trekking Experts office, which is only accessible by the company owner.

    • If you are new to trekking or have any concerns about the trek, then it is recommended to have a porter carry your bag. One porter carries the bags of two people (around 20 kg), so you only carry your daytime items in a small pack. A porter makes your trip more relaxing, memorable, and enjoyable. If you ask me personally, I do recommend taking a porter.

    • Be sure to trek with local Nepali rupees for personal purchases such as snacks and souvenirs. Foreign currency and cards are not accepted, and there are no ATMs along the route.

    • A small deposit is required to secure your place on one of our treks. The deposit can be paid by the link through our website. Once settled in Kathmandu, you can pay the remainder in cash in USD, EUR, GBP, or local Nepali rupees. You also have the option to pay by card, which charges an additional fee of 3.5%.

    • Despite the latest rule of April 2023, you can still trek without a guide in the Langtang Region. However, to know the details about Nepal, its culture, flora, and fauna, not miss beautiful experiences, and safety taking a local guide would be worth it. You will get value for your hard-earned money. Your guide will be a member of our team who is professional, proficient in English, reliable, and trained in first-aid and rescue procedures.

    11Travelers' Reviews
    • TripAdvisor
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      Best Trekking Company In Town

      My experience with Nepal Trekking Experts was nothing short of amazing, I am still in awe of how well planned and executed the trip was.

      The opportunity for me to take a trip to Nepal came at the very last minute, so while I was thankful, I was also very anxious about getting everything booked. There are so many trekking companies that choosing one can be very daunting. I came across a very emphatic recommendation for Nepal Trekking Experts and decided to reach out to them. This was about three days before I was set to depart. So I sent a WhatsApp to Rajesh, the owner-operator, and he responded immediately. He entertained my many questions and was very patient with me, and within a day had provided me with a thorough itinerary that accounted for all my preferences.

      Everything went phenomenally and no detail was overlooked. Airport pickup was very smooth, which was a relief after a 42 hour travel day. The hotel they partner with was amazing, and the staff there know Rajesh and his team well. I opted to hire a jeep to the go to the trailhead and the driver they supplied was awesome. Most importantly, my guide Kritam and porter Anish were knowledgeable, friendly, and hard-working. I was so happy to spend my time in the mountains with them. Even when I extended my stay in KTM by two days Rajesh was always available to help communicate with the hotel directly so I would get the better rate. When I was purchasing souvenirs he walked me to the stores that would give me the best deals and had authentic items.

      I could go on and on and write a thousand more words about this great company, but the important takeaway here is that you should not hesitate to book your trip with Nepal Trekking Experts. I had an amazing time, largely thanks them.

      Also, I found the Langtang trek perfect for me. A great mix of culture and mountains, and seemingly much less trafficked than the more popular routes.

      Thank you Rajesh, Kritam, Anish and everyone else at Nepal Trekking Experts that made me feel welcome and made my trip so memorable!!!

      chicagomike83Dec 21, 2023United States
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      Trip of a lifetime in Langtang Valley

      We would definitely trek with Nepal Trekking Experts again and would recommend them to friends who want to trek in Nepal! The Langtang Valley trek was exactly as advertised, which we really appreciated; moderate difficulty with a route through cultural villages, mix of woodland, jungle and mountains etc.

      The accommodation in tea houses along the way was comfortable and clean and the food was simple and delicious. We always felt we got the very best rooms, and the very best service thanks to our wonderful guide Ganesh.

      Communication with Nepal Trekking Experts was quick and professional from the very first interaction. We appreciated their willingness to accommodate our wishes to trek just with family.

      Our guide Ganesh went above and beyond to ensure we were safe, comfortable, and supported throughout the entire trek (whether it was encouraging us to drink water when we were trekking in the sun, to explaining our day-hike options in great detail so we could make an informed choice). Anyone would be lucky to trek with someone so competent, considerate and good-humoured.

      Ellen BDec 17, 2023Canada
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