Langtang Valley Trek

3 reviewsLangtang Valley Trek: A Trekker's Paradise in the Heart of Nepal
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 7 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:

  • Witness the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Langtang region, a highlight for every visitor.
  • A trek to Tserko Ri offers a memorable sunrise experience with panoramic mountain views.
  • The journey leads you through green forests punctuated by the sights and sounds of waterfalls.
  • Explore the Kyanjin Gompa monastery, reflecting the area's deep-rooted Buddhist culture.
  • The Langtang national park is known for its diverse wildlife, with species like the rare red panda.
  • Discover local farming practices and sample the region's distinctive yak cheese.
  • The village, rebuilding after the 2015 earthquake, stands as a testament to community resilience.
  • Engage with the Tamang and Sherpa communities, understanding their traditions and daily life.
  • With a moderate difficulty level, the trek is accessible to both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts.
  • Your visit not only offers unique experiences but also supports the local community's recovery and growth.

The Langtang Valley Trek is a hidden treasure just a short drive from Kathmandu. While many know the famous Everest Base Camp and Annapurna treks, Langtang remains a quieter choice, waiting to be explored.

In a 7-day journey, trekkers can explore the breathtaking Langtang Himalayas, walk through lush forests, see impressive waterfalls, and experience the beauty of snow-capped peaks. Those looking for an extra challenge can catch a sunrise view at Tserko Ri, which sits at 5,000m.

The trek is also a cultural journey. Visitors will get to know the Buddhist traditions of the Tamangs and Sherpas, highlighted by the ancient Kyanjin Gompa monastery. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy views of mountains like Dorje Lakpa and Langtang Ri.

The route goes through the Langtang National Park, home to a variety of animals like the red panda and Himalayan pheasant. This park also has yak farms and cheese factories for those interested in local produce.

A part of the trek's story is the resilience of Langtang Village. After being hit hard by the 2015 earthquake, the community has rebuilt, and now welcomes visitors with open arms. Staying in the village's teahouses and lodges supports this rebirth.

Starting from either Syabrubeshi or Dhunche, the trek route covers places like Bambo, Lama Hotel, and Kyanjin Gompa, giving trekkers a well-rounded experience.

For both newcomers to Nepal and those looking for something different, the Langtang Valley Trek is a unique opportunity to enjoy nature and culture away from the crowds.

Langtang Valley Trek: What to Expect

Langtang Valley is close to Kathmandu and less crowded. In a week, you can walk through green woods, see waterfalls, and snowy mountains. For an extra treat, you can watch the sunrise at Tserko Ri.

You'll also learn about local people's beliefs and visit an old place called Kyanjin Gompa. The park nearby has animals like the red panda. And in Langtang Village, you'll see how strong people are after facing a big earthquake in 2015. You can eat local food and try yak cheese too. It's a mix of nature, culture, and local life.

Is the Trek to Langtang Valley Right for You?

The Trek to Langtang Valley is good for beginners and those who like less busy trails. It's not too hard, and you don't have to climb very high mountains. You'll see beautiful places and meet friendly local people.

If you want a quiet, beautiful, and not-too-tough walk, this trek is a good choice. Plus, visiting helps the people in Langtang Village after the hard times they had in 2015. If you like nature, culture, and helping communities, this trek is for you.

Preparation for the Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek, set at a moderate difficulty level, is among the more straightforward treks in Nepal. However, with elevations reaching 4773 meters at Kyanjin RI, it requires preparation. If it's your first trek, consider hiring a guide. They ensure safety, assist with route navigation, and handle necessary permits.

Altitude sickness can be a concern, even if the ascent seems lesser than other treks. Some preventative measures include avoiding alcohol and caffeine, which can heighten susceptibility.

Engage in aerobic activities like swimming or jogging before your trip to improve oxygen efficiency in your body. Strengthening exercises focusing on legs and core are beneficial since you'll be walking throughout the trek. If possible, do some local hikes before coming to Nepal to get used to different terrains.


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Kick off your journey with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. As you journey through Dhunche, the terraced fields, small villages, and distant peaks provide ample photo opportunities. Once you arrive in Syabrubesi, a quiet mountain village, relax and prepare for the trekking days ahead.

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

Today, follow the Bhote Koshi River's path, crossing its suspension bridges and moving through thick woodlands. As you ascend, immerse yourself in the wilderness and the occasional sounds of native wildlife. Your destination for the day is Lama Hotel, a serene resting point.

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

The day's trail runs beside the Langtang River. After a steady climb, you'll reach Ghoda Tabela, marked by its dense forests. Continue your ascent, passing a few seasonal herder settlements. By evening, you'll arrive in Langtang village, the heart of Langtang National Park. Here, explore local Tibetan-style homes and learn about the region's unique agriculture.

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

This segment of the trek is relatively short, taking you to Kyanjin Gompa. Along the way, savor views of majestic peaks including Mt. Ganchempo and Langsisha Ri. Once at Kyanjin Gompa, delve into local traditions by visiting the Yak Cheese Factory and the revered Kyanjin Monastery.

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

Begin early with a sunrise trek to Tserku Ri for stunning morning views. Post breakfast, commence your descent to Lama Hotel, winding through thickets and following the river's course.

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

Your journey today takes you back to Syabrubesi, through vibrant rhododendron forests and along the Bhote Koshi River. As you trek, enjoy the serene surroundings, a stark contrast to the upcoming city hustle.

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

Conclude your trek with a drive back to Kathmandu. Transition from the quiet of the mountains to the city's vibrant energy. Once in the KTM, you can relax in your hotel, reminisce about the trek, and perhaps plan your next adventure.

  • Your own hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • 1400m

Cost Details


  • Accomodation in the tea houses (during the trek)
  • Meals in the trek (7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch & 7 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

Good to Know

Best Time for Langtang Trek

Spring Season (March-May): Offering warm days, the spring months are perfect for trekking in Langtang. This period lets trekkers relish long sunny days, and vibrant rhododendron blooms in the forests.
Autumn Season (October-November): The post-monsoon months are among the best for trekking due to clear skies and excellent visibility. While it's cool in the Himalayas, trekkers get unparalleled mountain views.
Monsoon Season: Trekking during the monsoon season isn't recommended due to heavy rainfall, potential landslides, and obscured mountain views.
Winter Season: Winter brings cold weather and cloud cover, potentially limiting mountain visibility and making trekking more challenging. This season is less preferred.

Reaching Langtang Valley

Local Bus: Buses leave early from Machhapokahari, Kathmandu, heading to starting points like Syabrubensi or Dhunche. While budget-friendly, local buses can be crowded and slower.

Private Jeep: A more comfortable and faster option, albeit pricier, is renting a private jeep. This gives flexibility in travel and is generally more convenient.

Langtang Trek Difficulty

Moderate Grade: The Langtang Trek is of moderate difficulty, balancing between being challenging and manageable. It typically involves 10-12 km walks daily on rough terrains.

No Technical Climb Required: The primary Langtang route is non-technical. However, side excursions may involve more advanced terrains.

No Prior Experience Needed: Unlike tougher treks, Langtang doesn't mandate prior trekking experience. First-timers can enjoy this trek, gaining experience along the way.

Accommodations & Food

Lodging along the Langtang trek route is basic but functional. Tea houses, which are abundant, offer food, accommodation, WiFi, hot showers, and a selection of drinks. Rooms are typically equipped with beds, mattresses, and basic linens (carrying a sleeping bag is recommended for added warmth). The food menu is varied, including local delicacies and international dishes, though prices might fluctuate based on the dish and location.


  • Q1. What is the Langtang Valley Trek?

    The Langtang Valley Trek is a popular trekking destination in Nepal, known for its scenic beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. This trek takes you through lush forests, traditional ethnic villages, and opens up stunning panoramas of the snow-capped mountains.

  • Langtang Valley is situated to the north of Kathmandu in the Langtang region of Nepal. It borders Tibet and is part of Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park.

  • Yes, the Langtang Valley Trek is generally safe. However, as with any high-altitude trek, there are risks associated with altitude sickness and unpredictable weather. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and monitor your health closely.

  • Yes, hiring a guide for the Langtang Valley Trek is recommended, especially for first-time trekkers. A local guide will have invaluable knowledge about the trail, safety procedures, and local culture.

  • The most significant health risk on the Langtang Valley Trek is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), or altitude sickness. To reduce the risk, it's important to have a proper acclimatization schedule. Other potential risks include injuries due to falls and illnesses due to food or water contamination.

  • The Langtang Valley Trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Its accessibility from Kathmandu, relatively fewer crowds compared to other treks, stunning mountain views, and insight into Tibetan-influenced cultures make it a unique trekking experience.

  • Yes, respect for local customs and traditions is important. Dress modestly, ask for permission before photographing people, respect religious monuments, and avoid showing affection in public. Always follow the guidance of your guide regarding local customs.

  • The food on the Langtang Valley Trek is a mix of traditional Nepali and Tibetan dishes and common international cuisine. Dal Bhat (a dish with lentils and rice), momo (dumplings), and Tibetan bread are common. Teahouses also usually offer pasta, pizza, and pancakes.

  • Essential items to pack for the Langtang Valley Trek include trekking boots, warm clothing, a rain jacket, a hat, sunscreen, a water purifier, a first aid kit, and trekking poles. Also, consider carrying high-energy snacks and a map of the trekking route.

  • Internet access during the Langtang Valley Trek is limited. Some teahouses might offer Wi-Fi for an extra charge. Consider purchasing a local SIM card with a data plan in Kathmandu for better connectivity. Remember, the connection may be unstable or nonexistent in remote areas.

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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