Langtang Valley Trek – 08 Days

Trip Overview

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Introduction to Langtang Valley Trek

Located in the Langtang region, Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. Langtang is a glacial valley home to more than 70 glaciers. It is the most hidden trekking destination, 51 kilometers north of Kathmandu.

Although close to the city, the Langtang Valley is rich in wild scenery. This eight-day trekking package takes you to the beauty of the desert. The trek describes the beauty of the Himalayas, the unique biodiversity, and the Tibetan way of life. Crystalline lakes and calm glaciers are a delight along the trail.

The Langtang Valley is also rich in culture and diversity. The ancient and prominent inhabitants of this region are the Tamang tribe. Apart from the Tamang, there are also the Newari and Sherpa tribes. All castes’ religious practices, language, and dress are similar to Tibet’s. Langtang is a good option for those who want to take a short trip from Kathmandu to the Himalayas, which are influenced by the Tibetan way of life.

The beauty of the trek

Landscapes of rhododendrons, majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests, and snow-capped mountains will mesmerize you. The beautiful snow lake, the green vegetation, and the unique lifestyle of the Tamang people also influence everyone to reach there. While trekking the villages around the Langtang Valley, you will climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortable low altitude.

The Langtang Valley Trek is an excellent option for nature lovers and adventure seekers in the Nepal Himalayas. The mountain peaks of Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Himal, and Langsisa Ri surround the valley. This trek takes you through Langtang National Park to an altitude of 4,000m (13,123 feet). If you are a sunrise lover, don’t miss the view of the sunrise from Tserko Ri (5,000 m/16,404 ft).

Reaching Langtang Valley is no unnecessary hassle. This trek is convenient because it is not associated with flight delays and cancellations. A half-day trip by jeep will take you to Syabru Besi, and from there, about three days of walking will take you to Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa (the oldest Buddhist monastery in the region). Kyanjin Gompa, the final destination of this trek, is famous for its yak cheese factory.

There is a high chance of seeing various animals within the national park during the Langtang trek. While trekking, you are likely to encounter pandas, endangered musk deer, endangered goats, snow leopards, etc. It is a moderate trek suitable for any level of travel enthusiast, so no previous trekking experience is required.

Attractions of the Langtang Valley Trek

Scenic Views:

The Langtang Valley is famous for its scenic views of lush green forests, alpine meadows, glaciers, and high snow-capped peaks. The trek offers panoramic views of peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Gang Chenpo (6,387m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), and Langsisha Ri (6,427m).

Cultural Immersion:

The trekking route takes you through many traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. You can witness cultural practices and festivals celebrated by the local community, allowing you to experience the locals’ unique customs, culture, and lifestyle.

Kyanjin Gompa:

Kyanjin Gompa is a picturesque village in the Langtang Valley, located at 3,870 meters. It is the ultimate destination for Langtang Valley trekkers. The village has a beautiful monastery, a holy site for Buddhist pilgrims, and a spiritual center where monks gather for prayers, rituals, and meditation. From Kyanjin Gompa, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

Langtang National Park:

Langtang National Park serves as the focal point of the Langtang Valley Trek. The park offers trekkers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the region’s natural beauty and cultural significance. It is home to diverse wildlife, including the Himalayan snow leopard, tahr, red panda, and various species of birds. While trekking through the park’s dense forests and alpine meadows, you can spot many animals and birds.

Scenic Drive to Syabrubesi:

Syabrubesi is the starting point of the Langtang Valley trek. A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is integral to the trek experience. The drive offers a glimpse of Nepal’s diverse landscape, rural life, and stunning natural beauty. You can enjoy sweeping views of rural villages, river valleys, and beautiful distant mountain ranges.

Tamang Villages:

While trekking, you will pass through many traditional Tamang villages, such as Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa. These villages are inhabited by the Tamang people, known for their distinct culture, hospitality, and traditional lifestyle. You can interact with the locals and learn about their customs, traditions, and lifestyle.

Tserko Ri Summit:

Tserko Ri Peak is the highlight of the Langtang Valley trek. It is a popular viewpoint located near Kyanjin Gompa. You can get panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including Langtang Lirung, Langsisa Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and other peaks. The viewpoint offers a 360-degree vista of the Langtang Valley, with towering mountains and deep valleys.

You can choose an early morning hike to Tserko Ri to witness the sunrise over the mountains. The first light of morning illuminates the snow-capped peaks, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring sight. It is also a perfect place for photography and meditation.

Benefits of booking a Langtang Valley trek with Odyssey

  • Free private vehicle service for pick-up and drop-off at the airport
  • As souvenirs, an Odyssey Trek duffel bag and t-shirt
  • Map of the Langtang Valley Trek
  • An oxygen meter at a high altitude is used to measure the oxygen saturation of the blood.
  • Arrangement of an emergency medical kit
  • Accessible extra luggage storage facility for the duration of the trek
  • Arrange a down jacket and sleeping bag for trekking if you don’t have your own.

Food and accommodations during the trek

The Langtang Valley Trekking Trail offers a variety of food and accommodation options. Tea houses are the most common form of accommodation along the trek. These are more like simple guesthouses run by local families or entrepreneurs.

Tea houses generally provide basic but comfortable accommodations. Guests can get hot food, snacks, drinks, amenities like beds and blankets, and shared bathrooms. Dormitory-style rooms with multiple beds are available, as are private rooms for those seeking more privacy. Private rooms may have attached bathrooms or shared facilities.

Tea houses serve various Nepali and international dishes. Common meals include dal bhat (lentil soup and rice with vegetables), noodles, chowmein, fried rice, momos (dumplings), and soups. They also offer a selection of hot and cold beverages, including tea, coffee, soft drinks, and hot chocolates.

Drinking water is free, but it is advisable to carry water purification tablets or filters to ensure safe drinking water. Additionally, be careful with hygienic food and opt for freshly prepared food whenever possible.

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

The Langtang Valley trek is considered moderately difficult. It is easier than the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit treks, but it still requires good fitness and preparation. As you gain altitude, the terrain can vary from forests and villages to steep, rocky sections. Altitude acclimatization is important to prevent altitude sickness.

Some parts of the trail are narrow and open, requiring careful navigation. However, the Langtang Valley trekking route does not have technical climbing sections. Many people with a good level of fitness can complete this trek successfully. Be prepared for changes in weather conditions and take necessary precautions for altitude sickness. With proper preparation and determination, you have a good chance of completing the Langtang Valley trek.

Best seasons for Langtang Valley Trek

Knowing the right time for Langtang Valley trekking is essential. Choosing the right time gives you a great experience that lasts a lifetime. Trekking at the best time offers excellent views without difficulty. Generally, spring and autumn are the best and most recommended times for trekking. During these times, the weather is usually stable, the sky is clear, and the temperature is moderate.

The spring season includes March, April, and May. These months are popular for Langtang Valley trekking. The weather is usually clear and warm during this time, with flowering and lush vegetation adding to the natural beauty. The absence of clouds allows for stunning views of the iconic peaks. Trails are generally clear, and visibility makes them ideal for photography enthusiasts. Clear visibility makes the trail more accessible and easy to navigate, making the trip safer and more enjoyable.

Altitude sickness and acclimatization

Langtang Valley treks usually start at lower altitudes and gradually progress to higher altitudes, where altitude sickness can occur. So, being aware of altitude sickness while trekking in the Langtang area is essential. Altitude sickness is also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). Generally, headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, etc., are symptoms of altitude sickness. So, you should be very careful about this and prepare to avoid it.

Altitude sickness is common when trekking in high mountains. But you can avoid this problem by taking some precautions. Oxygen is less at higher altitudes, so the body needs more time to acclimate. Trekking at higher altitudes is easier if you are well-acclimated to lower altitudes. A schedule with acclimatization days is a crucial way to avoid altitude sickness.

If symptoms of altitude sickness appear, ascend slowly and drink plenty of fluids. You can also take medication to prevent altitude sickness in consultation with a healthcare professional. If severe symptoms occur, it is necessary to descend to a lower altitude immediately. Always trek with a knowledgeable guide who is familiar with the area and knows how to manage altitude sickness.

Langtang Valley Trek cost

The cost of the Langtang Valley Trek depends on various factors. It may vary depending on the trek’s duration, route, and services included (e.g., guide, porter, accommodation, meals, and permits). Similarly, the cost of trekking also depends on the size of the group. If you are single, the price per person is high, but the cost is low if you have a large group. You can choose a basic or luxury package service according to your desires and budget.

Prices may also fluctuate depending on any additional services you require. Researching different trekking companies and finding the best option that fits your budget and preferences is a good idea. Let us know your requirements, budget, and group size, and we will prepare an excellent package price for you. For more information on package costs, contact us at [email protected].


Specific permits are required for the Langtang Valley trek. These permits help regulate tourists and ensure safety and management during the trek. Langtang Valley is within the Langtang National Park, a protected area. You need a TIMS card and a Langtang National Park Entry Permit to enter the Langtang Trekking Area.

The TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) helps track trekkers and provides emergency assistance when needed. TIMS cards can be obtained from Kathmandu’s TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) office. This permit costs 2000 rupees ($15) per person.

Another permit you need is the Langtang National Park Entry Permit. You can get this permit in Kathmandu or at the entry points of national parks such as Dhunche or Syabrubesi. It costs 3390 rupees ($26) per person.

Equipment packing list

When trekking Langtang Valley, it is necessary to pack things considering the terrain and weather conditions. A basic list of essential items you may need:

  • A sturdy and comfortable backpack to carry all your gear.
  • Waterproof, sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support.
  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jackets)
  • Waterproof and windproof jackets and pants
  • Quick-dry trekking pants and shorts
  • Warm hats, gloves, and scarves
  • Sun hats and sunglasses
  • A sleeping bag for cold temperatures
  • Trekking poles for stability, especially for uneven terrain
  • A water bottle with at least two liters of water capacity
  • First aid kit for basic treatment
  • Personal items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.
  • Sunscreen and lip balm to protect the skin and lips from the harsh rays of the sun
  • A headlamp or flashlight for navigating in the dark and for any morning start
  • Camera and power bank
  • Snacks and energy bars for trekking days


“Make your trip an unforgettable moment for a lifetime.”

Langtang Valley is full of natural beauty, making it a perfect destination for trekking enthusiasts. Don’t think of it as just a trek—it’s one of the best mountain treks you’ll ever do. Pack your bags and prepare for a beautiful, peaceful trek with Odyssey Treks.

We offer Langtang Valley trekking packages with experienced guides and comfortable accommodations. Check out our fixed itineraries prepared by professional staff, keeping all aspects of travel in mind. If the plan does not suit you, we will tailor it to your needs. For more information about trekking and tours, contact us at [email protected].

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550 m) – 5 to 6 hours.

  • Day 02

    Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.

  • Day 03

    Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.

  • Day 04

    Trek Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,900m) – 3 to 4 hours walk.

  • Day 05

    Free day at Kyangjin Gompa or excurtion to Tsergo Ri (4,984m) and back to Kyangjin Gompa

  • Day 06

    Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Lama hotel (2,480m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.

  • Day 07

    Trek Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi – 5 to 6 hours walk.

  • Day 08

    Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu – 5 to 6 hours.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

*****(5 star)
Dom Miller



*****(5 star)

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.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 08 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Accomodation Tea House
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Best Season Sept–Nov, March–May
  • Max Altitude 3,900m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

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