Updated April 19th, 2018.
This 12-Day Langtang Valley Trek includes pick-up and drop-off at the airport in Kathmandu, as well as a day of sightseeing around the capital city. The trek begins with a breezy scenic drive along the Trisuli River, north of Kathmandu, through Trisuli Bazaar; where we reach Syabrubeshi, a Tibetan village and farming community.
Many villagers that you will meet along this route are originally from Tibet, as the trail was once an important trading highway with Tibet with Nepal. (Today, people still barter with travellers along here). On this trek, you will follow the river valley up through an area rich in natural diversity which eventually widens out to reveal marvellous peaks, glaciers and surrounding pastureland.
The cultural heritage of the region is very interesting; as we visit Buddhist monasteries and sample yak cheese made locally at the high mountain cheese factories. In the Upper Langtang Valley, the scenery is spectacular, with many exciting viewpoints to explore, providing up-close mountain and glacier views. We will show you all of the hidden treasures of this region!
Both fixed departure group trek and private departure treks are available. We conduct departures for Langtang Valley almost every week. Check our departure dates and select which date best suits you. Or, if you prefer, or are travelling with a group, private treks can be arranged any day as per your requirements. Private groups may be suitable for: for couples, families, charities and small groups of friends.
Detailed Itinerary of the Langtang Valley Trek:
Day 01. Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
You will arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,345 metres) and greeted by our airport representative. We will transfer you to the hotel where you will stay that night and your evening is free to explore the city. (No meal included today.)
Day 02. Full day of sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast at the hotel, we take you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu that includes visit and tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. We will return to the hotel in the afternoon and you will have some free time to shop for any trekking gear that you may need in the Thamel area. (Breakfast included)
Day 03. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (1,417m.) – 9 Hours
After having an early breakfast at the hotel, we start our drive at about 7 am in the morning, heading north out of Kathmandu. Once out of the city, we will be driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubensi. The first part of the drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth, then the path moves along a gravel road. We spend overnight at a lodge in Syabrubensi. (B, L, D included)
Day 04. Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2,470m.) – 5 Hours
After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek! You will find that it is easy trekking for today… as the trail gradually ascends to Landslide (1,810m.). Afterwards, the trek ascends gently to Rimche (2,400m.) through Bamboo (1,960m.) and at the end of the trail, there’s a flat level path to the Lama Hotel. En route, we may spot red pandas and bears (if we are lucky), as well as the more ubiquitous cheeky monkey. We check into Lama Hotel and spend overnight here. (B, L, D included)
Day 05. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m.) – 6 Hours
After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek. Along the way, there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees while our path continues through the Jungle. At Ghora Tabela (3,000m.), the trail emerges from the forest, and we will be able to spot white monkeys and indigenous birds. Here, there was once a Tibetan resettlement project, but now it is a Nepalese Army Post, though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. At Langtang Village, we check into the lodge for the night. (B, L, D included)
Day 06. Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gumpa (3,870m.) – 3 Hours
After breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek and the trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures. As the valley opens out further, the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. After only a short trek today, we check into the lodge. (B, L, D included)
Day 07. Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and Local Excursions
This is a day to rest and explore the interesting, Kyanging area. We will visit the monastery and the cheese factory and walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung. If you’re feeling adventurous, we can also ascend Kyangjin Ri (4,350m), directly behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang Peak. Another option is to make a day-trip to Tseguri. The choice is yours! We spend overnight at the lodge in Kyangjin again. (B, L, D included)
Day 08. Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel – 6 Hours
After breakfast at the lodge, we start trek our from Kyangjin, retracing our original route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch at Ghora Tabela, we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel and check into the lodge for the night. (B, L, D included)
Day 09. Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Gaoun (2,581) – 5 Hours
After breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek by descending to Landslide. The route separates from here to the Syabru Gaun. So, this time, we will take the upper route. This trail ascends all the way to Syabru Gaoun. From here we will enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7,245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges. We check into the lodge and spend overnight at Syabru Gaoun. (B, L, D included)
Day 10: Trek from Syabru Goun to Dhunche – 5 Hours
After breakfast at the lodge, we begin our last day of our trekking! It is easy trekking all the way to Dhunche… with the first a flat trail descending gradually through the forest of rhododendrons. Once we reach the road then we simply follow the road ascending to the Dhunche and spend overnight here at a lodge. (B, L, D included)
Day 11. Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu – 8 Hours
After an early breakfast at lodge, we start our drive back to Kathmandu at 7 am in the morning. After about 8 hours we arrive in Kathmandu and check into the hotel. Your night is free to eat at one of the many restaurants in the city. (B, L included)
Day 12. Transfer to International Airport for your final flight departure
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your home. (Breakfast included).