Langtang Valley Trek 8 Days Itinerary

Have you been searching for a short and moderate level trek that does not take many days off your schedule?

Then our Langtang Valley Trek is a great choice that leads you through off beaten paths giving the picturesque view of Mountain ranges and beautiful Landscapes.

Langtang region is situated in the north-central part of the Bagmati zone in Province No. 3. It is about 51 km away from the beautiful Kathmandu valley. This region is quite famous for establishing the Langtang National Park.

Langtang National Park is one of the first Himalayan National parks and the fourth protected area of Nepal. After the approval from the Royals in 1976 this park was constructed.

The park was established with the purpose to protect and conserve the wildlife, vegetation, natural and cultural resources of the Langtang area. It contains a few sacred spiritual sites such as Gosaikunda Lakes, Kyanjin Gompa.

Most of its area is covered with forests filled with different types of vegetation such as Oaks, Pines, Maples, Rhododendron, etc. And wildlife such as Himalayan Black Bear, Red Pandas, Himalayan Tar, many more.

This region is also famous for hosting many trekking routes such as Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Ganja La Pass Trek, and many more.

Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trek that lies on the north side of the Kathmandu Valley. The trekking routes are located inside the Langtang National park.

People belonging from different communities live in this area such as Sherpa, Bhotia, Magar, Yolmo. But among them, the majority of people found living here are from Tamang Community.

The diverse culture and tradition this region showcases will be quite remarkable. You get to experience the lifestyle of these people closely.

Your journey begins from Kathmandu city, the capital of Nepal. You drive towards Syabrubesi from there and stay there for the night. You then start your trek from there to Lama Hotel where you will stay in one of the lodges for the night.

The next day you head towards the Langtang Village passing through monasteries, prayer flags, etc. Reaching there you will stay for the night.

From here, you head towards Kyanjin Gompa which is a beautiful village that showcases many Tibetan influenced cultural and traditional values and norms.

You will stay there for a day and hike up to Tsergo Ri which is the highest point of this trek. It is situated at an altitude of 5150 m above sea level. Then return back to Kyanjin Gompa and explore the village. You stay here for tonight.

After a wonderful time, you head towards Rimche, and stay here for the night. The next day you head towards Syabrubesi and from there head back to the starting point of this journey.

You will see many striking views of the Mountains on this trek. Such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langtang II, Dorje Lakpa, etc. The national bird of Nepal Danphe (Lophophorus) is also seen in this trail sometimes. So if it is your lucky day you might sight one yourself.

Radiant Treks present to you 8 days of Langtang Valley Trek that takes on an exciting journey to Tsergo Ri trekking looking at scenic views all along the way.

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Scenic drive
  • The mesmerizing view of the snowy mountain peaks
  • Reach Tsergo Ri the highest point
  • Unique vegetation
  • Tibet influenced culture and tradition
  • Warm hospitality
  • Visit Langtang National Park

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Day 1
Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi

Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Drive Distance: 80 km

Maximum Altitude: 1460 m above sea level

Today is the day when you start your Langtang Valley trek by heading towards Syabrubesi which is about 7 to 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. The drive distance between Syabrubesi and Kathmandu is around 80 km.

Kathmandu is a beautiful city whose streets are busy and noisy throughout the day. This city offers many attractions sites you can visit while staying here. The tour takes about a day so if you like you can add an extra day in your trekking plan.

As you leave the city behind you drive on the paved roads that take you through scenic views of Mountains, hills, small towns, etc. You get to see the lovely Trishuli River flowing alongside the roads.

The roads are rough and rocky so the ride can be bumpy in some parts, but the beautiful view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, etc will make up for them.

As your ride enters the Langtang region, the view of mountain peaks on the northern parts tends to get bigger and closer. After a long day drive, you arrive at Syabrubesi situated at an altitude of 1460 m.

This is a small town and the gateway for many trekking destinations that lie in the Langtang region. You must be quite tired after traveling the whole day on the bus. So, you can relax and freshen up here.

You stay in one of the lodges for the night.

Day 2
Day 02: Syabrubesi trek to Lama Hotel

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Trek Distance: 11.3 km

Maximum Altitude: 2470 m above sea level

On the second day of your trek, you will be heading towards Lama Hotel which is about a 6 to 7 hours’ walk from Syabrubesi. The trek distance between Syabrubesi and Lama Hotel is around 11.3 km.

You wake up and have your breakfast here. Then you begin this day trek by ascending in the trails that lead to a dense forest of Rhododendron, Oaks, Maples, etc.

Walking through the forest, you continue to ascend the steep trails for about an hour until you reach a place named Bamboo. It is situated at an altitude of 1850 m above sea level. You make a stop here to catch your breath.

After that, you walk ahead in the trails and cross a suspension bridge over a small river. Then again follow a steep uphill path through the forest until you arrive at Lama Hotel.

Lama hotel is situated at an altitude of 2470 m which offers many tea houses for trekkers.

You stay in one of the tea houses for the night.

Day 3
Day 03: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Trek Distance: 14.8 km

Maximum Altitude: 3430 m above sea level

On the third day of this trek, you will be heading towards Langtang village which is about a 4 to 5 hours’ walk from Lama Hotel. The distance between the Lama Hotel and Langtang village is around 14.8 km.

After having your breakfast, you head out from here and continue to make an uphill climb in these trails. As you climb higher in elevation the trails become steeper.

You get to see the beautiful Langtang Lirung for this trail. Viewing this you cross a wooden bridge that takes you to Ghora Tabela situated at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level.

From here, as you move ahead the trails lead you into wide pasture land and a small settlement of Tamang people. Then you again cross a stream and make a slight climb in the routes.

This day you will have walked past scattered villages seeing many prayer wheels, mill, etc and crossed several bridges to reach Langtang village.

Langtang village is the headquarter of Langtang National Park situated at an altitude of 3430 m. They have built Tibetan style houses and hotels having a flat roof. Also, they cultivate the land and produce turnips, wheat, barley, etc.

Day 4
Day 04: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa

Trek Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Trek Distance: 6.8 km

Maximum Altitude: 3817 m above sea level

On the fourth day of this trek, you will be heading towards Kyanjin Gompa which is about 2 to 3 hours walk from Langtang. The distance between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa is around 6.8 km.

You begin the trek by walking past a small village built with houses made of stones. Then climb the trail that leads to the Buddhist shrines and pass a huge mani wall.

You will have walked past many prayer wheels, water mills, mani walls, etc before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa.

Kyanjin Gompa is a beautiful Tamang village situated at an altitude of 3817 m. This day’s trek is short so you can explore the valley and visit the famous Cheese Factory. Or rest for the day as you have to make a high climb the next day.

You stay in one of the tea houses for the night.

Day 5
Day 05: Day hike up to Tsergo Ri and back to Kyanjin Gompa

Hike Duration: 9 to 10 hours

Hike Distance: 17.7 km

Maximum Altitude: 5150 m above sea level

On the fifth day of this trek, you will stay in Kyanjin Gompa to acclimatize and give your body some rest. You will reach the highest point of this trek today.

Many trekkers hike up to Tsergo Ri which is about 9 to 10 hours walk from Kyanjin Gompa. To reach Tsergo Ri you will be making a steep climb in the trails.

Tsergo Ri resides at an altitude of 5150 m from where you get to see the striking view of snowy mountain peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, etc.

After spending some time there you head back to Kyanjin Gompa. You can explore the monasteries that are near the villages or just relax and rest for the day.

Day 6
Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Rimche

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Trek Distance: 9 km

Maximum Altitude: 2450 m above sea level

On the sixth day of this trek, you will be heading towards Rimche which is about 4 to 5 hours walk from Kyanjin Gompa. The trek distance is around 9 km between Kyanjin Gompa and Rimche.

After your acclimatization day, you begin your trek by making a slight downhill walk. Then enter a lush green forest filled with unique species of flora and fauna.

If you are lucky you might sight some wildlife such as red pandas, Danphe, Himalayan Tar, etc. This day you will have made many up and downhill walks, and crossed many bridges to reach Rimche.

Rimche is situated at an altitude of 2450m. You will be staying here for the night.

Day 7
Day 07: Rimche to Syabrubesi

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Maximum Altitude: 1460 m above sea level

On the seventh day of this trek, you will be heading back to Syabrubesi which is about 3 to 4 hours walk from Syabrubesi.

Having a wonderful breakfast you begin your trek by making a steep downhill climb. Then crossing a wooden bridge enters a dense forest of Rhododendron.

As you head in these trails you reach Syabrubesi at an altitude of 1460 m. You can explore the town and visit souvenir shops in this town.

You stay here for the night.

Day 8
Day 08: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Drive Distance: 80 km

Maximum Altitude: 1400 m above sea level

This is the last day of our trek, we will be heading back to Kathmandu which is 7 to 8 hours drive.

After a warm breakfast, you say your goodbyes and leave the beautiful Langtang region taking great memories of this trek along with you. Retracing your drive back viewing the scenic views you reach the busy city.

Arriving at Kathmandu, we bid you farewell hoping you had an awesome time in our Langtang valley trek.

Best time to Visit Langtang Valley

Langtang trek is an incredible journey through the beautiful region of Langtang. Exploring the culture, vegetation and wildlife this place has to offer. Visiting this valley can be done at any time of the year.

You can choose from four different seasons to go trekking in these routes. However, Autumn and spring are considered the best time to visit Langtang Valley.

That doesn’t mean you can not choose other seasons i.e. Winter and Monsoon, but Autumn and Spring are the most popular season of the year.

The brief explanation of each season is given below:

Autumn (September, October, and November)

These months are the time of the year when the Autumn season begins and ends. The routes are crowded with trekkers throughout the region. It is peak time for Langtang Valley Trek.

Autumn season is when nature is at its uttermost beauty, paths covered with already bloomed flowers making the walk quite amazing. Also, the skies are clear making the views of mountains quite memorable.

The temperature also ranges from 10 degrees to 15 degrees during this season. The weather and temperature both are at its best. But these months are when you will have less to no privacy in the route.

Winter (December, January, and February)

These months are the time of the year when the Winter season begins and ends. This is the off-season time for trekking on these routes.

It is the coldest time of the year when heavy snowfall can block the paths in higher altitudes. During these months, the routes are less crowded making it a peaceful walk watching the scenic views.

The skies are clear but the temperature ranges below the freezing point. It is warm during the day but as nightfalls, it gets freezing cold. So while trekking in this season carry clothes that keep you warm throughout the trek.

Spring Season (March, April, and May)

These months are the time of the year when the Spring season begins and ends. This is another peak season of the year when the routes are crowded with nature lovers.

During these months, the forest paths are filled with a bud of flowers ready to sprout. And the days are warm and sunny making walk-in higher altitude quite easy.

As you look around, you can see the lush green forests and beautiful landscapes throughout the trails. Also, the clear visible view of mountain tops looks quite mesmerizing.

The temperature ranges from 10 degrees to 15 degrees this time of the year. You don’t have to worry about snow and rainfall during these months.

Monsoon (June, July, and August)

These months are the time of the year when Monsoon season begins and ends. This season is the least preferred time of the year.

These months are the time for heavy rainfall in lower altitudes making the paths slippery and muddy. Also, landslides and floods can be an obstacle in your trek. So be careful while trekking during this time of the year

However, there are fewer chances of rainfall occurrence at higher altitudes. But the rain cloud covers the beauty of the mountains and valleys which can be displeasing.

But during this season, you get to see unique types of flora and fauna blooming in the forest. Many researchers visit these routes in these months.

So if you are planning your Langtang Trek during these months don’t forget to carry raincoats. And the walks can be thrilling and challenging so walk slowly.

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Langtang Valley Trek 8 Days Itinerary