Langtang Valley Trek

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •  Best Seasons: spring
  •   Meals: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  •   Accomodation: Basic camping or guest house
  •   Transportation: included


The Langtang region of Nepal is situated extremely close to the capital but is yet untouched by the waves of urbanization and modernization. Its idyllic rural landscape and its wild Tibetan influence are extremely alluring. The people living here are descendants of the Tibetan origin, and the changes to mix up with these welcoming inhabitants are surely an experience in itself.


The Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition offers the Langtang Valley Trekking trial, which takes you into the wild Langtang Valley standing tall with its untouched beauty. The short trek takes about 11 days to complete and starts off with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.


As you move along the trail to pass through Lama Hotel and Mundu, the landscape gives way to varieties of rhododendron, forests of bamboo and beautiful waterfalls. The treeline is left behind, to expose the arid area of Langtang, complete with views of the Lang tang Lirung, Yala Peak, Shishapangma along the way. This trek is adequately called as the glacier trek as the views of amazing glaciers flowing down from the mountain peaks are extremely mind boggling too.


The Langtang Valley trek’s highest point in the Tserko Ri (3870m) which offers, even more, close up views of all the mountain peaks adorning the region. The short trek comes to an end in Kathmandu and will surely leave adventure seekers, willing to return back for more.


Best Season:

The best time to trek in the Langtang region is during the spring season, from March to May, or during the autumn season, from September to November. These months offer clear skies and mild temperatures, making for ideal trekking conditions.



  1. Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  2. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card


  1. A licensed guide is not mandatory for this trek, but it is recommended.
  2. Trekkers are not allowed to stray from the designated route or explore off the path.
  3. Camping is only allowed at designated campsites.
  4. Littering is strictly prohibited.
  5. Respect local culture and customs.
  6. Obtain permission before taking photographs of locals or their property.
  7. Be aware of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sybru Bensi (1462meters) by bus 8 hours.

Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours.

Day 03: Trek to Langtang Village (3307meters) 5 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 meters) 4 hours.
Day 05: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
Day 06: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5.30 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Sybru Bensi (1462meters) 5 hours.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. 8 hours.


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Day 01:

The first day of the Langtang Valley trek starts with an 8-hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi. The journey takes you through the beautiful countryside of Nepal, offering stunning views of lush green forests, rice paddies, and small villages. You will pass by the Trishuli River, which is a popular destination for rafting, before reaching Sybru Bensi. The town is located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River, which is the starting point of the trek. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the town and getting to know your fellow trekkers.

Day 02:

On the second day, you will begin your trek from Sybru Bensi to Lama Hotel. The trail is a gradual uphill climb through dense forests of oak and rhododendron, with occasional views of waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. The trail can be steep at times, but the views make it all worth it. You will pass by several small villages and streams before reaching Lama Hotel, a small settlement located in a beautiful valley surrounded by forests and mountains.

Day 03:

On the third day, you will continue your trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. The trail follows the Langtang River upstream, passing through beautiful forests, waterfalls, and small villages. You will come across several suspension bridges and prayer wheels along the way. Langtang Village is the largest settlement in the valley and is home to a Tibetan community. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and learning about the local culture.

Day 04:

On the fourth day, you will trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail gradually ascends through yak pastures and beautiful landscapes, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will come across several chortens (Buddhist shrines) and mani walls (stones inscribed with Buddhist prayers) along the way. Kyanjin Gompa is a small Buddhist monastery located at the foot of Langtang Lirung (7227m), one of the highest peaks in the region.

Day 05:

On the fifth day, you will spend a day exploring the area around Kyanjin Gompa. There are many options for short hikes and excursions, including a hike to Tserko Ri (4984m) for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. You can also visit the Kyanjin Gompa monastery and interact with the monks to learn about their way of life.

Day 06:

On the sixth day, you will trek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, retracing your steps through the beautiful valley. The trail offers different views on the way back, giving you a chance to appreciate the beauty of the valley from a different perspective.

Day 07:

On the seventh day, you will trek from Lama Hotel back to Sybru Bensi. The trail is mostly downhill, with occasional uphill climbs, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. You will pass by several small villages and streams along the way.

Day 08:

On the eighth and final day, you will take a bus back to Kathmandu, completing your Langtang Valley trek. The journey back will take you through the beautiful countryside of Nepal once again, giving you a chance to reflect on the amazing experience you’ve had on the trek. You can share your experiences with your fellow trekkers and plan your next adventure in the beautiful Himalayan region.


  1. Permits and fees for Langtang National Park
  2. Accommodation during the trek (tea houses or lodges)
  3. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  4. Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  5. A professional and experienced guide
  6. Porter services (if requested)
  7. Basic first aid kit and emergency equipment
  8. All necessary equipment, such as sleeping bags and down jackets (if requested)



  1. International airfare
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Personal expenses (such as drinks, snacks, and souvenirs)
  4. Tips for the guide and porter
  5. Emergency evacuation expenses
  6. Visa fees for Nepal
  7. Personal equipment such as hiking boots, backpack, and clothing
  8. Any additional expenses incurred due to unexpected events or circumstances, such as flight cancellations or natural disasters.

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Equipment for Langtang Valley Trek:

  1. Backpack: A 40-60 liter backpack is recommended to carry all your gear.
  2. Clothing: Warm layers, waterproof jackets, gloves, hat, and sturdy trekking shoes.
  3. Sleeping gear: A good quality sleeping bag and a sleeping pad are essential.
  4. First-aid kit: Pain relievers, bandages, antiseptic cream, and any necessary medications.
  5. Hydration: A water bottle or hydration system to stay hydrated during the trek.
  6. Navigation: A map, compass, and GPS device can be helpful in case of emergency.
  7. Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries for early starts and navigating in the dark.
  8. Sun protection: Sunglasses, sunhat, and high-SPF sunscreen to protect from the sun’s harmful rays.


FAQ for Langtang Valley Trek:

  • What is the best time to visit Langtang Valley?

The best time to visit Langtang Valley is from March to May and September to November.

  • What is the difficulty level of Langtang Valley trek?

The Langtang Valley trek is a moderate to challenging trek, suitable for those with some trekking experience and a good level of fitness.

  • Do I need a permit to trek in Langtang Valley?

Yes, a special permit is required to trek in Langtang Valley, which can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board.

  • Can I hire a guide for the Langtang Valley trek?

Yes, it is recommended to hire a guide for the Langtang Valley trek for a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • What type of accommodation is available during the trek?

During the Langtang Valley trek, you will be staying in teahouses or lodges, which offer basic accommodation and food.