Introduction to Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek is a popular trek in the Langtang Region. Langtang is the valley of the glacier with more than 70 glaciers. This is Nepal’s best-hidden trekking destination and lies about 51 kilometers north of Kathmandu. Although close to the city, the Langtang Valley is rich in wild scenery. This is a 9 days trekking package that takes you to the wilderness of beauty. This trek explains the beauty of the Himalayas, the unique biodiversity, and the Tibetian lifestyle. The crystalline lakes and quiet glaciers along the trail are a delight.
Langtang Valley is also rich in culture and diversity. Tamang people are the ancient and major inhabitants of the Langtang valley. There are also Newari and Sherpa tribes besides Tamang. Religious practices, languages, and dresses of all ethnicities are similar to those of Tibet. Langtang is one of the most popular trekking regions for those influenced by the Tibetan lifestyle who wishes to take a short trip from Kathmandu to the Himalayas.
The Beauty of the Trek
Rhododendron varieties, majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests, snow-capped mountains, and hair-raising landscapes captivate you. Massive snowy mountains, beautiful glacial lakes, lush vegetation, Tamang people, and their unique way of life influence everyone to get there. When hiking the villages around the Langtang Valley, you will climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low altitude.
For both nature lovers and adventure seekers in Nepal Himalayas, the Langtang Valley trekking trip is the perfect option. The Langtang Valley is surrounded by the mountain peaks of Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himal, and Langshisa Ri, making it the main destination for trekking.
You can trek this route throughout the year. But the monsoon period is not good either, the trail is slippy and it is very risky. The best time to trek in this valley is from March to May and from September to November.
There is no unnecessary hassle to reach the Langtang Valley. This trek is convenient because it is not related to flight delays and cancellations. A half-day journey by jeep takes you to Syabru Besi and from there you will reach Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa (the oldest Buddhist monastery in this region) by walking for about three days. This trekking is a moderate trek that is suitable for any level of travel enthusiasts so no previous trekking experience is required for this trek.
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Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500 m) – 8 to 9 hours.
Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3,900m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Free day at Kyangjin Gompa.
Kyanjing Gompa to Langtang village (3,541m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
Langtang Village to Lama Hotel (2,480m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3,000m) and Khangjung – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu – 8 to 9 hours.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
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I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex