Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip Fact:
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude3900m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndSyabrubensi
  • Group Size2-30pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May, September to November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Embark on a delightful walk via lush forests and picturesque villages in the Langtang National Park
  • A quickly accessible trekking route from Kathmandu
  • Perfect short trek for travelers bound by time and looking for a less crowded route
  • The trail runs through rhododendron forests and beautiful small villages
  • Packed with adventure and memorable encounters with the locals
  • Witness a wonderful sunrise along with breathtaking mountain panorama throughout the trek
  • Explore the ancient Kyanjin Gompa (monastery) and visit the local yak cheese factory
  • Ideal trekking package to do with your family, friends, or senior members
  • Enjoy diverse landscapes as the trail goes through different climatic zones

Langtang Valley trek is a delightful walk via lush forests and picturesque villages in the Langtang National Park. This 8 days trek route is accessible within a day's drive from Kathmandu. So, if you are looking for a quick trek from Kathmandu, consider doing the Langtang trek. Trekkers get to see beautiful sceneries, meet the Tamang community, and enjoy a tranquil time.

If you are tempted by the famous Everest Base Camp trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek, the classic treks in Nepal, but looking for more equally adventurous options, then consider the Langtang Valley trekking. In just 8 days, you can complete the trek and return to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beauty of the Langtang Himalayas and a less crowded trekking route.

What to expect during the Langtang Valley trek 8 days?

Our Langtang Valley trek 8 days does not include Kathmandu arrival, so you have to be in the city at least one day before the trek begins. We will meet for trek briefing and packing a day before you leave for Syabrubesi. You will start and end the Langtang Valley trek in Syabrubesi. It takes around 8 to 9 hours to travel between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi.

Once you are at the starting point of the trail, you will begin walking deep inside the Langtang Valley. It is dominated by the Lantang Himalayas. The trail runs through beautiful rhododendron forests and small villages. You will spend nights in three major settlements along the way- Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyajin Gompa.

Kyanjin Gompa is the last settlement during the Langtang Valley trekking. From here, you will go on a side hike to Tserko Ri, which is a viewpoint that presents jaw-dropping mountain vistas and a wonderful sunrise. As you trek from Syabrubesi to Kyanjin Gompa, you will pass by different terrain and climatic zones. So, you will see diverse flora and fauna.

On the Langtang Valley trek route, Tamangs and Sherpas communities reside. The journey is definitely culturally rich as you get to see their lifestyle and traditions and explore ancient stupas along the trail. Similarly, explore yak pastures and local cheese factories. Himalayan bear, musk deer, langur monkeys, red pandas, etc, are some of the natives of the Langtang region.

Why do the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal?

The sheer beauty and less crowded trails are some of the top reasons that make trekking in the Langtang region remarkable. Not only that on this short trek, you will get to witness several mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Gaurisanker (7,134 m/23,405 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,903 ft), Ganchenpo (6,387 m/20,955 ft), etc.

Likewise, the Langtang Valley trek is perfect for travelers looking to enjoy nature but do not want to spend long trekking or traveling in far Himalayan regions. You will not see Mt. Everest on this trek, but other than that, the Langtang Valley trek 8 days is nothing less than any famous trekking route in Nepal. Likewise, the trek is not very difficult either.

How to prepare for the Langtang Valley trek?

After you book the trek with us, you will start preparing for the trip. Our team will send you a preparation checklist. Your top goal should be making yourself physically active so you can walk 6 hours a day.

There are many things that you can do for physical preparations, like strength training, swimming, cycling, running, hiking, etc. Regular walks are highly recommended and wear a backpack weight 5 kg while walking.

Langtang Valley trek packing list

For the Langtang Valley trekking, you will need some trekking clothes and gear. We have made a general packing list below. Our team will send you a comprehensive packing checklist after booking.

  • Trekking clothes: Breathable underwear, base layer, trekking shirts, trekking pants, fleece, down jacket, windcheater, raincoat, socks, gloves, beanie, scarf, sunhat, trekking shoes, casual shoes/slipper, dry towel, etc
  • Trekking poles and map
  • Reusable water-bottle and water purification tablets
  • Daypack and duffel bag (we lend our guest duffel bag to use during the trek free of cost)
  • Toiletries: Suncress, lip balm, moisturizer, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, soap, wet tissue, toothbrush/toothpaste, dry bags/zip lock bags, etc
  • Adapter, charger, power bank, snacks, camera, journal/pen (optional), first aid kit, etc

Why do the Langtang Valley trek with Dream Heaven Adventure?

You get the best Langtang Valley trek cost, the perfect itinerary, a customization option, native guides and porters, and many other perks by doing this with us, Dream Heaven Adventure. Our team of professional travelers who have been working in the travel industry of Nepal for several years promises a safe, satisfying, and hassle-free experience.

Join our Langtang Valley trek 2024 departure and get the best deal in the market!

Advice for trekkers

  • Set aside extra money each day for the trek. You will need money for personal expenses like hot showers, WiFi, charging, and extra food and drinks.
  • Do not touch or eat unknown leaves or plants. Do not drink water directly from a stream or tap. You may not digest it.
  •  If you come across yaks or mules along the trail, let them pass first and you stay on the cliffside and not on the edge.
  • Tipping guide and porter are standard practice in Nepal. You should allocate some money for that. 10-15% of the package cost is a decent number to tip.
  • Not many trekkers know, but Langtang Valley winter trekking is fantastic. If you can handle the cold, you must try a winter trek in Nepal.
  • Bring used trekking boots for the trek instead of brand-new pairs to avoid blisters. You can buy your trekking boots early and use them before the trek starts.


Distance: 122 km/75.8 mile
Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ft
Duration: 7-9 hours

The Langtang Valley trek starts from Syabrubesi. From Kathmandu, you will reach there in 7 to 9 hours of driving, following a well-made, scenic highway. During the drive, you will witness views of lush hills, terraces, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1610m

Distance: 11.3 km/7 miles
Altitude: 2,470 m/8,103 ft
Duration: 6 hours

Start trekking from Syabrubesi and follow lush forests and verdant hillsides. The trail descends to the Bhote Kosi river and continues along rugged terrain. So, you will come across Langtang Khola and reach Bamboo. From here, trek via the rhododendron forest to Rimche and ascend to Lama Hotel.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2480m

Distance: 14.8 km/9.1 miles
Altitude: 3,430 m/11,255 ft
Duration: 6 hours

Leaving Lama Hotel, trek to Langtang village. The trail follows the Langtang river and ascends via dense forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. On the way, you can see superb mountain views. The trail soon goes via a narrow river valley to Ghoda Tabela. Here, you will stop for lunch and continue trekking, crossing the east side of the Langtang river. Trek past stupas and chortens on the way.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3430m

Distance: 6.8 km/4.2 miles
Altitude: 3,865 m/12,675 ft
Duration: 3-4 hours

Today, you will trek to the last settlement of the Langtang Valley trek, Kyanjin Gompa. The trail from Langtang Village ascends through lush forests and gradually joins meadows. You will follow steep, rugged terrain as the trail gets close to Kyanjin Gompa. This part of the trek route has many stupas, maniwalls, and chortens.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3900m

Altitude: 4,350 m/14,275 ft
Duration: 4-5 hours

This is your rest day in Kyanjin Gompa. You will explore the ancient monastery and go on a hike to witness breathtaking mountain views. It is a steep uphill route to Tserko Ri, from where you will witness gorgeous mountain panoramas. Likewise, you will also visit a local yak cheese factory. Taste some delicious cheese, which you can purchase as a souvenir.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2480m

Distance: 21 km/13 miles
Altitude: 2,470 m/8,103 ft
Duration: 6 hours

You will trek back to the Lama Hotel on this day. Leave Kyanjin Gompa and descend via meadows and forests to Langtang village. From Langtang village, the trail crosses a suspension bridge and descends to Ghoda Tabela. Further, trek through rhododendron forests to Lama Hotel for a night stay.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1610m

Distance: 11.3 km/7 miles

Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ft
Duration: 6 hours

Today is your last day of trekking. After a delicious breakfast, start trekking from the Lama Hotel and follow the same trail back to Syabrubesi. You will first descend through lush forests to Rimche. From here, walk along rugged hillsides, following Langtang Khola. You will then ascend and descend to Syabrubesi.

  • Your own hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • 1400m

Distance: 122 km/75.8 mile
Duration: 7-9 hours

From Syabrubesi, you will drive back to Kathmandu following the same highway. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the way. Upon reaching Kathmandu, settle in your hotel. Take your time to freshen up and rest. Later, explore the bustling streets of Thamel and meet us in a restaurant for a farewell dinner.

  • Your own
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Cost Details


  • Accomodation in the tea houses (during the trek)
  • Meals in the trek (8 Breakfast, 7 Lunch & 8 Dinner).
  • Professional english speaking guide ( from Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Langtang National park entry permit, and TIMS card for the trek
  • Equiments for the trek ( Sleeping bags, Duffel bags and Walking poles)
  • Equipments for the trekking staff
  • Bus transportation for Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu (Private jeep option also available)


  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel insurance
  • Trekking porter
  • Personal expenses
  • Other kind of expenses
Add-Ons & Options

Private Jeep Service:
If interested, you can choose the private jeep option for the Kathmandu-Syabru-Kathmandu route, costing $180 per jeep one way or $360 for a round trip.

Porter Service:
If you want to include a porter for this trip, it will cost you $180 per porter (entire trip).

Good to Know

Langtang Valley trek permit

For the Langtang Valley trek, you will need to obtain the Langtang National Park permit and the TIMS Card. These permits cost Nrs. 3000 and Nrs. 2000 per person, respectively. As our Langtang Valley trek package cost includes these permit fees, you do not have to pay.

Langtang Valley trek difficulty and altitude sickness

The Langtang Valley trek is moderate. It is a fantastic trek for all age groups. Apart from 5 to 6 hours a day walking, the terrain is not difficult. If you are in good shape, you can complete this trek without extreme physical exertion. Likewise, the elevation gradually increases during the Langtang Valley trek, allowing ample acclimatization time for trekkers.

Therefore, the risk of altitude sickness is also low on this trek. You will trek around 65 to 90 kilometers (40 to 65 miles) in 5 days, and the remaining 2 days are used to travel to/from Kathmandu and Syabrubesi. The trek involves trekking through dense forests and rugged hillsides. The trail is not straight, instead goes uphill and downhill, so you have to be fit.

For your information, these are some early symptoms of altitude sickness- difficulty in breathing, vomiting, headache, nausea, insomnia, and loss of appetite. If you see these symptoms, you should take medicine and rest before trekking further. Let your guide help you with the first air. Similarly, by keeping yourself hydrated and maintaining your pace, you can avoid altitude sickness.

The best time to do the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal

Trekking is best enjoyed in the Himalayas when the weather is stable and climate moderate. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) have these two factors, which makes them the ideal time for Langtang Valley trekking. These are also the most preferred trekking months in Nepal, so all the trails are quite bustling with travelers from around the world.

Lucky for you, the Langtang Valley does not see a huge number of trekkers. So, you will enjoy a tranquil journey, even in the spring and autumn seasons. These are transitional seasons, so there could be some unpredicted rainfall/snowfall, but it will not affect your trek. Spring and autumn have dry trails and clear skies. The temperature is neither too cold nor hot.

Similarly, between March to May, the trek route sees high growth of vegetation. Likewise, between September to November, the rustic color of the forests and fallen leaves enhances the beauty of the region. Rivers, streams, and waterfalls are at their best forms. Lastly, the mountain views are crystal clear and jaw-dropping.

Accommodation and Meals

Langtang region trek routes are famous for guest houses. Even though this region is not highly commercialized, like Everest and Annapurna, there is a decent number of guesthouses along the trail. So, trekkers can enjoy clean and comfortable night stays during trekking. As usual, twin-shared rooms and shared washrooms are found everywhere.

Solo trekkers can get a single room at an additional cost. Cold water is available to freshen up. For hot showers, you may have to pay USD 3 to USD 4. Likewise, charging also costs a few extra bucks in the guest houses. Rooms get cold at night, so we highly recommend carrying a sleeping bag. Likewise, you will also have the meals in the guesthouses.

For breakfast, you will get things like muesli, oatmeals, porridge, soups, toast with jam/honey, boiled eggs, omelets, tea, coffee, pancakes, etc. Likewise, for lunch and dinner, dishes like dal bhat, thukpa, fried rice, stew, rice with curry, chapati, thenduk, momo, noodles, macaroni, etc are common. Custard, rice pudding, pies, and fruits are a few dessert options.

Travel insurance for the Langtang Valley trek

These days, travel insurance has become necessary to do any trek in the Himalayas, including the Langtang Valley trek. One of the main requirements for travel insurance is emergency helicopter evacuation coverage, and it is for genuine reasons.

The Langtang Valley trek, or any trek in general, takes you to remote areas that are not connected to roads or have hospitals or any decent health facilities. Even though some villages may have health posts, it may take you one or multiple days to reach there in case of a medical emergency.

It is not a viable option, so travel insurance is a must to provide you with immediate rescue.


  • Q1. How long does the Langtang Valley trek take?

    The best thing about the Langtang Valley trek is that you can do it as a short or long trek according to your time. This is an 8-day Langtang Valley trek package. However, we can also customize it to Langtang Valley trek 5 days or Langtang Valley trek 10 days.

  • The Langtang trek difficulty is moderate. It means this trek is not that challenging. With decent fitness and determination, anyone can complete this trek. There is also less chance of altitude sickness on this trek if you keep yourself hydrated.

  • Yes, the Langtang Valley trek is worth it. You will enjoy this trek a lot because it offers stunning mountain views, tranquility, and adventure. Unlike other Himalayan trails, it is easy to access the Langtang Valley trek route from Kathmandu. Meet with welcoming villagers and spend quality time in nature.

  • No, the Mount Everest view is not visible from the Langtang Valley trail. This trek is known for offering jaw-dropping views of glaciers and mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Sishapangma, Yala Peak, Dorje Lhakpa, etc.

  • The best months to travel in the Langtang region are March, April, Map, September, October, and November. Stable weather, mild climate, and stunning mountain vistas make these months top trekking periods.

  • To trek in the Annapurna region, you have to first travel to Pokhara, but Langtang region is directly accessible from Kathmandu. Annapurna and Langtang are two different mountain ranges in the Himalayas, located in different parts of Nepal. Both regions are famous for their adventurous trekking routes.

  • The Langtang Valley trek cost ranges between USD 500 to USD 950 per person as per the itinerary and group size.

  • No, you cannot trek in the Langtang Valley without a guide. Trekking with a guide has become compulsory since April 1st, 2023. It was done by the Nepal Tourism Board to lower the number of lost and injured solo foreign trekkers.

  • Yes, there is WiFi in the villages along the Langtang Valley trail. However, it is a paid service that may cost you USD 2 to USD 3 for an hour or two. The network may get disturbed. Likewise, you may not get WiFi in the upper part of the trail, so get a Nepali tourist sim.

  • Yes, beginner trekkers can do the Langtang Valley trek. This trek is not that physically taxing, and the terrain is also quite manageable.

Client Reviews

  • Jeremy B
    Jeremy BJapan |April 28, 2016

    Langtang Valley

    Thanks to Hari my friend and I were able to continuously practice Nepali and learn on the fly information about the background stories to the various villages and stories of Langtang National Park.He also stayed woke up in the middle of the night to hell monitor my well being one night when I received food poising. The hike was at a'fast' pace but also with a leisure time line in mind as we typically started each morning around 8 and would reach our planned destination by 1 or even 2pm each time.

    At first I felt this may be slow but I soon came to respect this advice as it allowed us to walk around and just sit with the locals while truly taking in the views.This method even brought to us a huge playground style snowball fight with the local police as well as some story listening opportunities.I would reccomend these guides if your looking for some genuinely nice folks such as Hari and like to learn about the local culture and language from a consisten source.

  • Benjamin Lee
    Benjamin LeeJordan |April 27, 2016

    Great Experience

    I went trekking in Langtang Valley the last week of March 2016. We were picked up at the airport by Suman (which is good because it would be sketchy trying to grab a cab on your own). We finished all the paperwork/permits/insurance that night and stayed in Kathmandu. We left early the next morning - myself, my friend, and our guide Hari, who was awesome. No administrative or logistical troubles to speak of.

    Langtang was deeply affected by the earthquake last year, and Hari was able to answer all our questions. We were informed that normally 200 people enter the park each day, but in light of the damage caused, this year only about 10-15 people have been coming each day. So although the trails are new and were being refined as we hiked them, there was plenty of room on the trail.

    By the end of the trip, my friend, Hari and I had become good friends, had many laughs, and enjoyed incredible scenery. Hari was very friendly and also maintained a good level of professionalism throughout the experience. He was there to answer questions, but did not "overguide" us, which let us create our own experience as we wanted it.

    Purna, who we had only had contact with via phone before we arrived, took us out to dinner when we returned to Kathmandu, which was great as well.

    I also want to note that both my friend and I left our jackets on the bus back to Kathmandu, but they tracked them down after the bus had left and shipped them to us in Japan. Pretty awesome.

    Provided you know what you're getting into with trekking in the Himalayas, I can't recommend Dream Heaven Adventure enough.

  • Y
    Yashi PJapan |February 18, 2015

    Awesome Langtang valley trip

    The trip organized by Dream Heaven Adventure and Team was wonderful. Suman discussed about our travel needs and made possible all necessary preparations. Our experience in Nepal was incredible. Staffs of this company were brilliant.
    Our guide Nabaraj was awesome; always explain about local area and safety. We feel totally comfortable with him. He really helps to get great accommodation, plenty of food and customized itinerary as per our requirements. Some other travelers we met on the way were having so jealousy because we got superb and quality service.
    I have used many companies during my visit around Asia; I can say that they are the best of used. Dream Heaven Adventure was the only company that we felt comfortable. Thank you so much for organizing great trip. Highly recommend this trekking company!

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