Langtang Valley Trek

11 Days


The Langtang Valley Trek is a popular, short trek that showcases unique scenery in the Himalayas. The trek starts at Syabrubesi (1,470m) and ends at Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m), passing through Langtang Khola, lush forests, bamboo groves, high alpine pastures, glaciers, and the border with Tibet. Langtang Valley Trek is the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal, after the Everest and Annapurna Base Camp treks. The trek is highly regarded for its breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and the charming culture of the Tamang people. Langtang is often referred to as the quieter wilderness trek of Nepal.

The Langtang valley is a small area surrounded by snowy peaks in Langtang National Park, Nepal’s first Himalayan protected area that boasts 18 ecosystem types and 14 diverse vegetation. Common trees in the valley include rhododendron, oak, alder, maple, and pine. Langtang National Park also shelters various rare and endangered animals, including Himalayan black bears, musk deer, grey langur, snow leopards, wild boar, Goral, and the endangered Red Panda. The valley’s diversity is further enhanced by the presence of the Tibetan snowcock and Snow Partridge.

How to get to Langtang Valley?

There are three ways to get to the Langtang valley. One is by hiring a private jeep or car from Kathmandu, which is more expensive than public transportation. Another option is booking a public bus to Syabrubesi, which runs from Balaju in Kathmandu and offers AC Deluxe buses at a cheaper cost of 8-10USD per person. The public bus route can sometimes be bumpy as it travels off-road. If you are trekking with a travel agency, transportation will be included and you won’t have to worry about it.

Best time to trek in Langtang Valley

The Langtang Valley trek can be done year-round due to its moderate altitude and grading. The best seasons for trekking are spring and autumn, but it’s possible to trek during other times with proper safety precautions. Peak season offers comfortable weather for experiencing the region’s stunning mountain views and natural beauty. Be ready to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery.

Major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek:
Short high-altitude trek

The Langtang Valley trek is a 10-day moderate trek that starts with a scenic 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail passes through a variety of landscapes including small villages, farmlands, streams, and forests of pine, bamboo, and rhododendron. The trek takes you from an altitude of 1470m at Syabrubesi to almost 5000m at Tserko Ri within a week, making it a challenging yet accessible trek for most people with a low risk of altitude sickness. This, combined with its well-defined trail, makes it a popular moderate trek in the high mountains.

Flora and Fauna

The Langtang region is abundant in natural richness, particularly in its diverse flora and fauna. The Langtang National Park boasts a high diversity of 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystems, contributing to its wealth of flora and fauna. Beautiful plants such as birch, rhododendron, silver fir, and oak can be found in the park. Langtang is known for its bird population, with 250 species of birds residing in the park. The park is also home to protected species such as the red panda, black bears, snow leopard, and 46 species of mammals.

Rich Culture and Tradition

The Langtang region is known for the Tamang community, who follow a unique tradition, culture, and religion heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Visitors to the area can witness this cultural heritage through sights such as monasteries, stupas, prayer flags, stone walls, mani walls, and other Tibetan Buddhist symbols during their trek.

More highlights of Langtang Valley Trek:

  • Trek through the Langtang Valley, also known as the ‘valley of glaciers.
  • Amazed by the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains such as Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Langsisa, Ganjala peak, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa and many more stunning giant snow-capped mountains.
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhist culture and life firsthand.
  • Experience the rich and diverse biodiversity.
  • Collect blessings at old Buddhist shrines such as Langtang Gompa and Kanjanjin Gompa.
  • One of the lesser-known treks in Nepal


Upon arrival at the airport, a representative from Visit Nepal Holidays will pick you up and take you to the hotel as per your itinerary. After some rest at the hotel, the VNH representative and the tour and trek guide will meet you to discuss the details of the trip. Engage with the representatives and guide to prepare yourself for the trip. If you arrive late at night, the meeting will take place the next day after a tour of the city of Kathmandu. The meeting will also include the completion of the remaining booking and payment processes. You need to bring a copy of your passport, photos, and travel insurance for verification and documentation purposes. An overnight stay in Kathmandu is included.

After breakfast, our sightseeing trip will start. We will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for our sightseeing tour. We will visit the following World Heritage Site.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple:
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living on the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to the god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa:
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square:
Patan Durbar Square is located in the center of the city of Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of the Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

Travel from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by public bus, an 8-9 hour journey through stunning foothills, ridgeline views, and past Dhunche. You'll see the Ganesh Himal while driving alongside the Trishuli River, surrounded by verdant hills and lush forests. Stay overnight in Syabru Besi.

The initial section of the trek crosses the Bhote Koshi river and goes along the Langtang Khola, gradually ascending through rough paths to Bamboo (1,960m). From Bamboo, located at the bank of Langtang Khola, the trek continues upward gently to Rimche (2,400m). You can have lunch at Rimche if desired, and the final destination is the Lama Hotel. You may spot red pandas, monkeys, and bears along the way if you are fortunate.
Overnight at Lama Hotel.

The trek continues to Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela (Horse Stable) and then ascends gradually to a valley with grazing yaks. Langtang Village is a traditional settlement and one of the oldest on this trekking route. The mountain views are stunning and become more awe-inspiring as you approach. Stay overnight in Langtang Village.

Today's trek is shorter but suitable for acclimatization. There are sights to see, including the famous cheese factory, where you can taste freshly made local cheese. The valley is nestled in the Langtang Lirung range and offers opportunities to explore and climb small peaks (hillocks). Stay overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.

Today is a day to relax and discover the surroundings. You can go to the monastery and cheese factory, hike up the moraine for stunning views of the Langtang Lirung's ice faces and glaciers, or climb Kyangjin Ri (4,350m), the trek's highest point located behind the village, for an incredible panoramic view of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.

Return to the trail leading to Lama Hotel and stay overnight there.

Depart from the mountains and head down to Sybru Bensi, where your trek began a week prior. Stay overnight in Syabru Besi.

Drive from Sybru Bensi back to Kathmandu after breakfast, a journey of about 9 hours. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with cultural shows. You can also choose to extend your trip for activities such as rafting, shopping in the Kathmandu valley, mountain biking, etc. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

It's time to say goodbye after a great few days. Our reps will accompany you to the Tribhuwan International Airport according to your flight schedule. We hope you have a safe and happy trip and thank you for allowing us to arrange this tour for you.

What's Included

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar category) on twin
  • sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • PERMITS: All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
  • INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • TREKKING EQUIPMENT: Visit Nepal Holidays duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
  • TRANSPORTATION: Public bus transfer between Kathmandu and Syabru Besi (Add on- Private Jeep Available)
  • LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
  • FOOD & LODGING: Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek with breakfast
  • GUIDE: Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • valley.
  • PORTER: Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING: Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles
  • MEDICAL KIT: Comprehensive medical kit.
  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance
  • in the evening.
  • GOVERNMENT TAXES: All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE: Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International
  • Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and in trekking days
  • HOTEL UPGRADE AND ADD-ON: Optional Add-on for Meals, Hotel upgrades in Kathmandu and Private Jeep Transportation
  • (Kathmandu - Syabru Besi & Return)
  • EXTRA NIGHT IN KATHMANDU: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY: Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation,
  • interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers,
  • and any Alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT: Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
  • TOILETRIES: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself
  • clean.
  • FILMING: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • SIGHTSEEING FEES IN KATHMANDU: City sightseeing and entrance fees(NPR 2600 ∼ US $ 22 per person )
  • INTERNET SERVICE: Not included during the trek.
  • Group and Family Discount: Please contact us or send us an email at
  • TIPS: Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
  • EXTRA: Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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Langtang Valley Trek