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Duration
11
Days
Trip Facts
  • Activities: Trekking and Hiking
  • Min. Age: 10
Accommodation
  • 2 Nights 3* Hotel
  • 8 Nights Best Available Teahouse
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 9 Dinners
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Trip Introduction

Langtang Valley Trek takes you to Langtang Valley, home to Tamangs, an ethnic mountain community. As the region lies close to Kathmandu, you won't face any difficulty reaching the trailhead. Explore Langtang National Park, a treasure house of rare Himalayan flora and fauna. Walk past the culturally rich Tamang Heritage Trail. At Kyangjin Gompa, visit a cheese factory and sample yak cheese. When a devastating earthquake hit Nepal in the year 2015, Langtang was the worst affected among the trekking regions. Langtang, after the 2015 earthquake, needs visitors now more than ever. By choosing this trek, you will be contributing directly to the welfare of local mountain communities.

Langtang Valley Trek is best suited for those looking for a short trekking adventure with amazing Himalayan views and unique mountain culture. Lying close to the capital, Langtang Region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Our short Langtang Valley Trek takes you to the homeland of Tamangs, an ethnic group that migrated to Nepal from Tibet centuries ago. As the region lies close to Tibet, one can view Tibetan peaks en route to Kyangjin Gompa. Visit traditional homes of Tamangs and step inside ancient monasteries. Within days you will be walking along the glaciers tumbling down Langtang Himal. In addition, walk past Langtang National Park and get close to red pandas, langurs and a host of rare Himalayan flora and fauna.

Langtang Valley faced the full brunt of the earthquake that devastated Nepal in 2015. The village of Langtang was almost wiped up. A trek to this beautiful region not only rewards you with delightful views but also gives you a chance to help boost the local economy. After the 2015 earthquake, local homes, as well as teahouses, have also been rebuilt and now there are many new and modern teahouses dotting the trail.  You won’t have to worry about acclimatization issues as most of the time you will be trekking below 4000 meters. Join this short Langtang Valley Trek and let our experienced trek leader guide you through this culturally and ecologically rich part of Nepal's Himalaya.  

 Are you looking for more challenging options? If you have already trekked through Langtang Valley and are looking for another adventure that will take you off-the-beaten-path, then we suggest you try some of our offbeat treks - Manaslu Trek - 17 days, Everest Three High Passes Trek - 20 days, Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp Trek -15 days, Khopra Ridge Trek - 10 days and Mardi Himal Trek - 10 days. 


Trip Highlights

  • Langtang Valley Trek is the only major Himalayan trek in Nepal whose trailhead lies very close to Kathmandu
  • Explore Langtang National Park, home to rare Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Experience Tamang culture, which is similar to Tibetan culture
  • Tread across verdant yak pastures and take pictures with these high-altitude hairy beasts
  • Hike to Tserko Ri(4984m) and get a 360 degree view of frozen glaciers and Himalayan peaks
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Langtang Himal and Tibetan Peaks

Is This Trip Suitable For You?

  • Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate trek, ideal for someone looking for a short Himalayan trekking adventure. The trail lies close to Kathmandu and there’s not much of an altitude gain. 
  • Experienced as well as novice trekkers can do it, provided they are reasonably fit. If you are a hiker or can walk for long distances without any difficulty then you can easily do this trek.
  • The route goes uphill and downhill and there are some steep sections en route. 
  • Compared to treks in the Everest region and Annapurna region, the Langtang trail is less crowded. 
  • The trek lasts for 7 days. The highest point you will reach is Tserko Ri (4984m). Maximum time spent walking on the trail is 8 hours and minimum 2 hours. On average you will be spending around 7 hours on the trail. 
  • While trekking you will be staying at local teahouses or mountain lodges. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal | Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

DAY 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) expand

Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

Welcome to Nepal! Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be there to meet you and drive you to your hotel. Check-in and take rest. In the afternoon or evening attend a pre-trek briefing where you will meet your trek leader. Check your gears for the final time. If you have missed out on any item on the kit list, buy or rent from any of the stores lining the streets of Thamel (Kathmandu’s tourist hub). Your trek leader can suggest some good stores. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation: Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel

DAY 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,921ft) expand

Distance: 7-8 hours Drive

Leaving Kathmandu, drive north towards Syabrubesi. En route drive past traditional farms, terraced fields and mountainsides filled with verdant forest. The road winds along pretty hillsides dotted with traditional rust-colored mud houses. Drive past the busy riverside settlement of Trishuli. Climb upwards to Dhunche before arriving in Syabrubesi. Once you arrive in Syabrubesi head to a teahouse and rest for the night. Overnight in Syabrubesi

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 3:

Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) expand

Walking Distance: 7-8 hours

Today is the first day of your trek. Wake up early and hit the trail. Enter Langtang National Park, one of the oldest and ecologically rich national parks in Nepal. The route goes past the Bhote Koshi River, that flows from Tibet. Walk past a thickly wooded trail filled with rhododendron and oak trees. Watch for monkeys swinging around in the trees while you follow a steep ascent up to Lama Hotel. Once you reach Lama Hotel, make your way to a teahouse and call it a day. Overnight in Lama Hotel. 

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 4:

Trek to Langtang Village(3,430m/11,253ft) expand

Walking Distance: 6-7 hours

Take an upward trail through a dense forest. After you walk for sometime you get a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. Walk slowly as you cross the Ghode Tabela (Horse Stable) at 3000m. Enjoy the majesty of the Langtang Himal rearing in the background. Past Ghode Tabela, the trail leaves the forest and opens out. Mountains surround the landscape. Hike across Tamang villages and temporary shelters of yak herders, until you reach Langtang Village. The village was completely wiped out by a landslide during the 2015 earthquake. 243 people including 41 trekkers lost their lives. The new Langtang Village has been rebuilt 100 metres above the ruins of the old one. There are new teahouses and lodges offering food and accommodation to trekkers and travelers. Head to a teahouse and take some rest. Later take a walk through the old Langtang Village, which is now covered with stones and boulders. There’s a ‘Mani Wall Memorial’ dedicated to those who lost their lives during the earthquake. Day your respects to the departed souls. Overnight in Langtang Village

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 5:

Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) expand

Walking Distance: 2-3 hours

Walk further for about half an hour till you reach the settlement of Mundu. Mundu is a quaint settlement filled with traditional houses and modern teahouses. Take the trail that heads up to Kyangjin Gompa. Take an upward ascent and walk through yak pastures. Walk past glacial rivers and cross bridges. After walking for sometime you reach the village of Kyangjin Gompa. Your guide will lead you to a teahouse where your rooms are booked. After a brief rest, you can explore the village.  This picturesque settlement lies at the foot of several small peaks and is named after an old Buddhist monastery (Kyangjin Gompa) located at the village. There’s also a cheese factory run by the government. Visit the monastery and the cheese factory. At the cheese factory, sample or buy some yak cheese. If the weather is clear, you can hike to the nearby hill of Kyangjin Ri (4,984m) and enjoy the sunset. Kyangjin Ri, which lies northeast of Kyangjin Gompa, is a popular vantage point in the Langtang Region. Ascend the small hill and enjoy the spectacular sunset over the snowcapped Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Langshisa (6427m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 6:

Acclimatization Day in Kyangjin Gompa : Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/16,352ft) expand

Walking Distance : 7-8 hours

Wake up early in the morning and head to Tserko Ri. The trail climbs up all the way to Tsergo Ri. Enjoy the mesmerizing mountain views. Savor the inspiring Himalayan panorama of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Yubra Himal etc. stretching towards the north and the south. You get to watch the frozen Langtang Lirung glacier tumbling down and the icefall in the middle of the peaks Changbu and Yubra. After enjoying these magnificent sights head back to Kyangjin Gompa. Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 7:

Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) expand

Walking Distance: 6-7 hours

From Kyangjin Gompa head down to Lama Hotel. Go downhill past ethnic Tamang villages. Having migrated from Tibet centuries ago, the Tamangs share a similar culture with the Tibetans. Follow the Langtang Khola (river in Nepali) and walk past Langtang Village and Ghore Tabela. Soak in picturesque sights of green alpine meadows and yaks grazing before you reach Lama Hotel. Once you reach the village head to a teahouse and take a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Lama Hotel

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 8:

Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/ 7,251ft) expand

Walking Distance: 5-6 hours

Leave Lama Hotel and trek to Thulo Syabru. The trail goes down gently and climbs up. As you walk through the forested trail, you are greeted with delightful sights. Langurs scamper around and swing in the overhead branches, rare Himalayan birds twitter and chirp in the background. If you are lucky you will get a rare sighting of a Red Panda napping on a tree trunk. The Red Pandas are nocturnal creatures and spend the daytime sleeping.  A steep ascent through terraced fields brings you to Thulo Syabru. Located on a ridge top, the settlement offers mesmerizing views of the snow-covered peaks (Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal). Make your way to a teahouse where your room has been booked and take rest. Overnight in Thulo Syabru

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 9:

Trek to Dhunche (1,960m/ 6,430ft) expand

Walking Distance: 3-4 hours

Trek to Dhunche leaving Thulo Syabru. This is the final leg of your trek.  The route dips down all the way to Dhunche. The trail is lined with rhododendron trees and if this trek is done in spring, bright red rhododendron blooms will fill the trail. Once you reach Dhunche head to a teahouse. In the evening celebrate the completion of your trek with your teammates and trekking crew. Overnight in Dhunche

Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 10:

Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft) expand

Distance: 5 to 6 hour drive

Drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, check into your hotel and take rest. Stroll around Thamel and shop for souvenirs. Attend a farewell dinner (complimentary)  to celebrate the completion of your Langtang adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu

Accommodation: Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel
  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 11:

Final departure expand

Our representative will drop you to the international airport three hours prior to your flight’s departure. If you wish to explore more of Nepal or other Himalayan nations (Bhutan, India, Tibet) do let us know. 

  • Meal Included :
  • Breakfast

times

If you need to add an extra day in the itinerary before the start or at the end of your trek, please let us know beforehand. We will make the required arrangements (accommodation, day tour etc.) for you. Say if your flight’s scheduled arrival to Kathmandu is late at night then you will not be able to make an early departure (to Syabrubesi) on Day 2. You will have to stay an extra day. Likewise, an extra day at the end of your grueling trek will allow you to relax your tired muscles.


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Route Map

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Altitude Map

Langtang Valley Trek 11 days Altitude Map

What's Included

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
  • 3-star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Transfers from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Dhunche to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trip

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
  • Assistant Trekking Guide (4 trekkers : 1 Asst. guide) for personalized cares
  • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Trekking permits - Langtang National Park entry fee and TIMS
  • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader
  • Souvenirs - Third Rock Adventures’ kit bag (Duffel bag), T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trek completion)
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges

What's not Included

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

Accommodation

During your Langtang Valley Trek, you spend 2 nights in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel - Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel. These hotels are centrally located in Thamel, Kathmandu’s tourist hub. The rooms have comfortable beds with en suite bathrooms and air cons. Other amenities include in-house restaurant, café, bar and free wi-fi.

While trekking you will be staying at the best available teahouses. These are run by local families and is a source of sustenance for mountain communities. Langtang was the hardest hit trekking region during the devastating 2015 earthquake that shook Nepal. Many homes and teahouses were razed to the ground. Now many new teahouses dot the trail. Facilities maybe basic compared to city hotels, but you can expect new and clean rooms, sometimes with attached bathrooms. 

Usually, facilities available at the lodges include bed, shared washroom (western style toilet) and a communal sitting and dining area. You need to pay extra for using the wi-fi hotspot and charging your electronic devices. To save on cost, you can bring extra batteries.  Carry toilet paper rolls with you as most teahouses’ toilets don’t have toilet paper rolls. 

The rooms have thin walls and are not insulated.  Most rooms have two single beds with a small table in between. The beds come with mattresses, pillows and blankets. Using your sleeping bag and pillow liner will be more hygienic. Layer your sleeping bag with the blanket for warmth as it can get quite cold during the night.

Accommodation is arranged on a twin-sharing basis. If travelling solo, you get to share the room with a fellow traveler of the same gender. Single room will be available on request, at added cost. It’s possible to get a single room in Kathmandu and at lower elevations while trekking. But at higher elevations, there are few lodges and single rooms are not available during high season.


Meals

During your stay in Kathmandu, breakfast will be complimentary. There are many multi-cuisine restaurants and eateries around Thamel in Kathmandu which serve good food. From fine dining options to budget eateries, you will be spoilt for choice. On your last night in Kathmandu, we invite you for a complimentary farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. 

On the trail, enjoy full-board trekking. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation costs are already included in the package. While breakfast and dinner will be served at the lodge you will be staying at, lunch will be taken at a teahouse en route.

If you are gluten-intolerant, we advise you to bring your own gluten-free snacks and extra food as there will be limited food options for you at the teahouses.

As the trail lies very close to Kathmandu, you can expect variety of dishes including meat on the menu.  The meals served at the teahouses are freshly prepared. Items on the menu include the traditional Nepali and Tibetan fare like dal-bhat (rice, lentils, curry), momo, Tibetan bread etc. and Indian and continental dishes (chapattis, chicken tikka, apple pie, pancake, pizza, steak, mac & cheese, noodles etc.).

At breakfast, you can expect bread, eggs, hash brown, cereal or porridge with tea or coffee. During lunch and dinner, you can choose from the extensive menu. Nepalese traditional meal of ‘Dal-Bhat’ (rice, lentil soup, curry and pickle) with unlimited refills is the most filling and energy-giving.

It is advisable to stay away from alcohol and carbonated drinks while trekking, as these, will adversely affect your body’s acclimatization process.


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Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are considered as the best seasons to trek to Langtang Valley. The weather stays dry and clear during these times which makes it ideal for trekking and enjoying unobstructed views of mountains. The days are warm and the nights chilly. On the downside however, these are peak seasons and the trails get crowded and busy.

The trail to Langtang Valley passes through a pristine forest which is filled with wildflowers and orchids during spring. Walking past the hills covered with wildflowers, against the backdrop of the snowy Himalayas will seem heavenly.

Autumn is the most popular season for Langtang Valley Trek. With the end of wet monsoon season which clears the skies of dust and impurities, you can enjoy crystal clear views during this season. Timing your trek around late September or October will allow you to experience the most important festivals of the Nepalese, Dashain and Tihar. These festivals celebrated by Hindus, last for several days.

You can also opt for a monsoon or winter trek, if you want to avoid the crowds. Trekking during these times will let you enjoy some off-season discounts at teahouses which remain mostly empty. But you should be ready to face some discomforts (rain, leeches, snow and extreme cold) if you take to the trail at these times. Sonam Losar, the most important festival of the Tamangs living in the Langtang Region, is celebrated in winter (January or February). Losar marks the New Year and is celebrated with great pomp and show.


Getting to Langtang Valley

Trek to Langtang Valley begins with a drive to Syabrubesi, a small mountain town north of Kathmandu. The place is easily accessible, as local as well as private vehicles drive daily to this town from Kathmandu.

If you are traveling on a budget, you can opt to travel by a local bus. The journey takes around 7 to 8 hours. Local buses and jeeps (on sharing basis) depart daily from Gongabu in Kathmandu early in the morning. Private vehicles are also available on hire. The vehicle comes with a driver and rental charges vary according to the size and type of the vehicle.

As per our itinerary, you travel from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by private vehicle. The drive is on pitched highway for the most part. From Syabrubesi you trek all the way to Kyangjin Gompa and return to Dhunche, from where you will be picked up and driven to Kathmandu.


Entry Permits & Requirements

The permits you need for Langtang Valley Trek are – 1) Langtang National Park Permit, and 2) TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.

Both Langtang National Park Entry Permit and TIMS Card can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board’s Office in Kathmandu.

To get these permits you need to provide the following documents and information:

  • Copy of your passport
  • 2 Passport-sized photos
  • Dates when your trek starts and ends
  • Itinerary/route
  • Entry and exit points
  • Emergency Contact Information (local and home country’s)
  • Travel Insurance Details

Permit Fees:Lantang National Park Entry Permit: NRS 3000 per person for foreigners, NRS 1,500 for citizens of SAARC countries, and NRS 100 for Nepalese.

TIMS Card: NRS 1000 if you are trekking with a guide. NRS 2000 for free individual trekker (FIT). For SAARC country nationals, NRS 300 if trekking with a guide and NRS 600 for a solo trekker.

You won’t have to worry about queuing up to get the permits as the company or our guides will arrange all the permits for you.


Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Langtang Valley Trek involves walking under the foothills of the Langtang Range, which is made up several 7000 and 6000 metre peaks. The highest point of your trek is Tserko Ri (4,984m). Altitude sickness won’t be much of an issue as you will be walking and spending your nights at elevations less than 4000 metres. But it’s always better to take precautions and follow safety measures to ensure you have a safe trip in the mountains.

To let your body get used to the thin air, you need to walk slowly, steadily and keep your body hydrated. If you try to hasten and walk fast to reach your destination in less time, chances are you may suffer from AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness.

AMS symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue etc., are seen at elevations above 2000 metres. Taking diamox and a good night’s rest may work for mild cases. Drinking plenty of fluids (water, tea, soup etc.) and keeping your body hydrated will also help to keep the sickness at bay.

One should take necessary precautions to ensure that the condition does not worsen. But if the symptoms worsen, one may have to return to a lower elevation and get medical help. In the worst case scenario, an air evacuation will be arranged, where the patient will be flown to Kathmandu to receive medical aid. AMS, if untreated or ignored can take your life.

This itinerary has been designed by experts and veteran guides. The trek is well paced and allows your body to gradually get used to low levels of oxygen in the mountain air.

The chart given below will give you a rough idea about the level of oxygen in the atmosphere on the trail.

Altitude

Oxygen Level

1000m/3,281ft

88%

2500m/8,202ft

73%

3000m/9,843ft

68%

3500m/11,483ft

64%

4000m/13,123ft

60%

4500m/14,764ft

57%

5,000m/16,404ft

53%


Drinking Water

It is important to keep your body hydrated on the trail as dehydration also causes AMS. One should drink at least 3-4 litres of fluid.

Though bottled water is readily available at teahouses, we dissuade you from buying it as it adds up to the thrash problem in the mountains.  Moreover like everything else, bottled water is also expensive on the mountains.

We highly recommend you to carry a reusable water bottle with you, one that can hold hot water. You can use one with a steri pen or an inbuilt filtration system like LifeStraw. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water. While the water in the mountains tend to be pure and without impurities, it’s better not to take chances and filter or treat the water before drinking.

Using chlorine or iodine tablets to treat the water may alter its taste. You can add flavored electrolyte powder (which are readily available at pharmacies in Kathmandu) to mask the bitter chemical taste. Adding electrolyte to your drinking water may also be beneficial as the minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium etc.) you lose while walking gets replenished.

Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water at additional cost. Like bottled drinking water, it can cost anywhere between 1 USD to 3 USD. Charges vary according to altitude (the higher you reach, the more expensive it will be) and quantity.


Internet Connectivity

Internet connection (though erratic and irregular at some places) is available in the Langtang Region. You can connect with your loved ones while trekking, post updates and upload pictures on social media.

Wi-fi is available at all teahouses. Teahouses charge extra for using their Wi-Fi hotspot. A local internet provider offers paid internet access on the trail. You can purchase the username and Wi-Fi password at any of the teahouses or shops along the trail.

You can also get a mobile sim card in Kathmandu and use it to keep in touch with your family and friends.


Packing Checklist for Langtang Valley Trek

As opposed to popular belief, you don’t need a lot of complicated gear and equipment for this adventure. Here’s a basic checklist of the most essential items that you should not forget to bring with you during your Langtang Valley Trek:

  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 litres) with waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank  and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Crampons and Gaiters
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

These are only some of the essential items. Find a more detailed list by clicking here.

Most of the trekking equipment are available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the most essential items and renting or buying the rest in Kathmandu. Shops in Thamel offer branded as well locally made gear and equipment.

You can leave your spare luggage at your hotel’s storage room. It is completely safe and free. But do make sure to lock your luggage before leaving it at the storage unit.    


Guide(s) & Staff Arrangements

Langtang Valley Trek takes you to the foothills of Langtang Himal, which is made up of peaks rising well above 7000m. Having an experienced local guide accompanying you will enrich your trip in so many ways. Trekking with a person who has in-depth knowledge of the mountain will also keep you safe and secure.

When you book a trek with us, we pair you up with one of our local guides. All our guides have an experience of more than 10 years and have a vast knowledge of the area you are visiting. They have completed the trekking guide course and have the required government license to work as a mountain guide. They can communicate in English and have received training on wilderness first aid and crisis management.

The trek will be led by a chief guide or trek leader. For every 4 trekkers, there will be an assistant guide assisting them personally. One porter will carry the luggage of 2 clients. Make sure that your luggage does not exceed 15 kg, as the porter can only carry a weight of 30 kg.

We believe in ethical treatment of our staff. All our Guides and Porters are provided with weather appropriate gear and clothing to battle the harsh weather in the mountains. Before the start of a trek, we ensure that our mountain guides are fully insured. They are given fair wages and treated with respect.

We seriously follow the guidelines set by IPPG (International Porter protection Group) and offer assistance to porters to develop other skills. A portion from the booking fee goes to fund the education of our field staffs’ kids.


Travel Insurance

For Langtang Valley Trek, you need a good travel insurance policy that offers you coverage for all activities and altitudes included in your itinerary. The highest altitude you reach is 4984 metres and your travel insurance should offer you suitable coverage up to this elevation.

Though we take your safety as our number one priority, we cannot rule out mishaps and emergencies that may occur at this altitude. There is less oxygen in the environment and trekkers usually suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness, which could prove to be fatal if not treated on time.

Walking on a treacherous mountain environment also exposes you to physical injuries. Therefore make sure that your insurance covers the cost of all injuries and emergencies that you can possibly face during this trekking adventure.

Your insurance policy should especially cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of an accident or medical emergency as these happen to be quite expensive. Check for vaccination requirements as some travel insurance policies makes it mandatory to immunize yourself before you leave your country. 

Before you decide on a policy, be mindful and don’t forget to read the fine print. It would be advantageous for you also to choose a company that offers insurance cover on both domestic as well as international flight cancellations and lost or stolen baggage.


Trip Safety

We ensure the safety of our clients by following all safety protocols during the trip. This itinerary has been designed by travel experts and veteran guides who have trekked on this route innumerable times.

To prevent AMS, required number of rest days have been added in the itinerary. Our guides always carry a first-aid kit and pulse oximeter (to measure the oxygen level in your blood) with them. The guides assigned to you have more than 10 years’ experience and know what steps to take during an emergency. They are well-trained in wilderness first aid and crisis management.

If a client shows symptoms of AMS and needs to descend to a lower elevation, an assistant guide will escort him/her and will follow the safety protocol. He will closely monitor the client’s condition and will take the required steps needed for the well-being of the client.


A typical day on the Langtang Valley Trek

A typical day on the trail begins with a wakeup call at around 6 AM by your guide. Freshen up and get ready. Pack your belongings and head to the dining area for breakfast by 7 AM. Check your luggage for the final time and fill your water bottle, before you hit the trail by 8 AM along with your guide.

To avoid walking in the heat and to enjoy clear views of the mountains, you make an early start. En route there will be short breaks to enjoy the views and take photographs. You stop for lunch at a local teahouse around noon or mid-day. After a quick rest of about an hour or 40 minutes, you get back on the trail and continue till you reach your overnight stop.

Upon reaching the stop for the night, you head to your teahouse, check in and have some rest. Tea with some light refreshments (cookies or biscuits) will be served at 5 PM. As the rooms are not insulated, you can warm yourself by the heater or stove in the communal area.

Exchange stories or play cards with other trekkers till dinner is served (around 7PM). After dinner, your guide will brief you about the next day’s trek – the route you will take, difficulty, where you will stop for lunch etc. Afterwards, retire for the night and have a well-deserved rest.

On average, you may have to walk 6 to 7 hours daily. Toughest days will be Day 3(hike from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel) and Day 6 (hike to Tserko Ri). There will be plenty of stops en route to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.


Responsible Travel

Travel responsibly and try to limit any negative impact on the environment. Limit the use of plastic and be mindful about throwing waste in the mountains. When you trek with us, you will be supporting local communities (from the guides and porters to teahouse owners). We as a company support sustainable tourism and patronize local businesses. We partner with service providers who work towards saving the environment.  As an active member of KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) we make sure that our trips are environment friendly.


Langtang Valley Trek FAQs

If you have booked a package with us you won’t be spending much as accommodation and 3 meals are already included in your trip price. You may have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, extra snacks, hot showers, electronic device charging, wifi etc. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000-3000) per day will suffice.

As Langtang Region is not that developed like Annapurna and Everest Regions, the teahouses along the Langtang Route offer basic facilities. There will be a communal area for dining and recreation and bedrooms with two beds(with mattress, pillows, blankets) on either side. Most teahouses don’t offer rooms with attached toilet and bathroom. There will be one common toilet(western style) and bathroom used by all guests.

If you are physically fit and used to walking for long hours, you can definitely do this trek. Moreover if you are an active hiker, this trek will be easy for you. This trek is much easier then Everest Treks as it involves walking at a lower elevation. But we do recommend you to consult your physician before booking this trek.

No, Mount Everest is not visible from the Langtang but you will be able to enjoy glorious views of other 7000metre peaks and Tibetan peaks

As Langtang Region is a remote mountain region with very less development, banks and ATMs are almost non-existent along the trail. For spending money, you can withdraw money from an ATM in Kathmandu. Do carry local currency as teahouses or shops on the trail don’t accept foreign currency, You will get local currency when you with draw money from a local ATM booth in Kathmandu. If you have foreign currency with you and want to exchange it, you can easily do it at a money exchange counter.

Please do note that if you are traveling in a group, a member falling sick won’t disrupt your trip. While the sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.

If someone becomes ill on the trail your trekking guide will take the sick person’s condition on account and decide he or she shall continue with the trek or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. If his or her condition is serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu or Pokhara for expert medical attention. An assistant will take care of the sick person, while the rest of the group shall proceed onwards and complete the trip as per the itinerary. 

If you want to add extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. Our Travel Consultant will help you customize your trip. Just let us know which places you want to visit and what you want to do and we will add these in your itinerary.

We usually provide private comfortable vehicles to individual tourists. For groups we provide comfortable luxury buses for pick up and drop-offs.

While tipping is not mandatory it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience. It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services. There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 percent of the total tour price as tips.   

You can store it at your hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our office.


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Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.
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Based on 11 reviews

Denes Bartha
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Mar 06, 2020
Adventurous walk to Langtang Valley
My experience was unforgettable and wonderful. I come to Nepál with The pláne for Donington langtang valley trekking. It s amaz ing trip and enjoy a lots . Beautiful nature ,amazing landscape,wonderful lóval people ,testi foods,Gréta mountain views. Thank you cst team for Mike sure this trip for me. I am só Happy with áll your arrangement.i definitely come bank soron ágain for mire Explore Thank you.
Elias Weber
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Dec 07, 2019
Amazing trekking experience in Nepal
A beautiful part of Nepal, although it is difficult to find a bad part of Nepal a land of contrasts from the jungles of Bardia in the west with its wild mammals including the tiger, the wondrously stunning Himalaya, where treks range from strenuous to others that are more relaxed and easier. But not forgetting the busiest of cities, Kathmandu and the tourist venue Pokhara with its calm and beautiful lake. My Langtang trek, was challenging, I am quite a lot over 21! But such a good trek led by Gadul from Third Rock Adventures. Gadul is not just a knowledgeable guide, he has done this trek so many times before, but a bird expert, I do not use "expert" lightly. He knows them all. I felt safe at all times, and Gadul also knows the best stopovers too.
Bram Bakker
flagsNetherlands
Nov 08, 2019
Overwhelming experience with Third Rock
Just a great experience from the first moment we contacted Naba from Third Rock Adventures until long after we finished the trek. He was very prompt and concise in responding before we went to Nepal, and when we arrived in his office in Thamel to talk about the trek, he immediately introduced us to the guide (Babu, best guide we've ever had). Naba asked a lot of questions about us to make sure he could compose the perfect trek for us. There was a lot of flexibility, and we decided to add a trek to the holy Gosaikunda lakes while already on the Langtang trek. Everything was taken care of perfectly. Babu had our safety and experience in mind first, and had great advice and ensured we had no problems with altitude. He is very experienced - ask him about all his adventures in the Himalayas! During the trek, he taught us a lot about Nepal, the Tamang culture, and all other things we as Western visitors were curious about. We felt safe, unpressured, free and comfortable at all times. Naba and Babu have become good friends and we would recommend travelling with them to everyone. Thanks for everything!
Yi Ling
flagsSingapore
Oct 06, 2019
Peaceful Trek - Langtang Valley
We were three friends and we did the Trek with the Guide Babu and we would really recommend it! We were young and inexperienced Hikers but it all went perfectly. He was helping and organizing most things and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. The three of us had a lot of fun in the mountains and learned a lot. We will remember the trip for the rest of our lives.
Because we love peaceful Trek
360 degree view of the Himalayas from Tserko Ri
If you like less crowded trek you will enjoy this trip
Deva Vola
flagsIndia
Sep 16, 2019
Beautiful Langtang trek
I have never stepped into Himalayas before but it was good start with Langtang trek. Appreciate the help and support provided by Third Rock Adventures. We were travelling with our children (6 and 9), and wanted to split the walking over more days so that it was suitable for them. Langtang Ri arranged a private trek with an amended itinerary for us, and everything worked very well. We loved the walking, the scenery, the food, the interaction with the locals. And on our rest day at the top, the children even chose to climb Kyanjin Ri (4770m).
Kang Yong Chow
flagsSingapore
Jun 19, 2019
Quite and naturally beautiful Langtang
If we have the best organizer and desired travel destination your holiday is going to be the best. This happened with us because we selected Third Rock Adventures for the trip and Langtang as our favourite destination. You will be assure what they prepare for you is in best condition. Every details and actions was basically for your needs. Thank you Baburam and team for giving us such a wonderful experience. The hike to Langtang wouldn’t be the same without the help of Third Rock Team! I really enjoy every moment and will come back! Once again, Thank you!
Ludvig Nilsen
flagsNorway
Jun 08, 2019
A special trek to Lang-tang
I and girlfriend wanted to take a break from our hectic schedules and bask in the beauty of nature. What better way than going trekking in Nepal! Since we aren’t much athletic we ended up doing this easy Lang-tang trek. We drove and walked through the forest filled with rhododendron blooms before the majestic views of mountains greeted us. Climbing the steep ascend and getting to see the beautiful view was wonderful. Kyanjin Gompa is a great vantage point to view Mount Langtang and it also has great places to stay. We saw a lot of Tibetan influence. Kyangjin gomapa is a beautiful place and I didn’t want to anywhere from there. Can’t say enough about amazing views and very warm and friendly locals. The pasta with local yak cheese was delicious. Words can't be justice to the mountain views from Thulo Syabru; it's breathtaking. Our guide told us that Red Pandas live here but sadly we couldn’t spot any. This will remain one of the most cherished memories since I went with my girlfriend but came back with a fiancé. Yes, I proposed her and she said ‘Yes!’
Leo Schumacher
flagsLuxembourg
May 14, 2019
Langtang Valley Trek
The green lush hills and high mountains feel just out of an adventure tale. The beauty of snow-capped mountains and its cool breezes can only be experienced not described. Walking on the trail lined with colorful rhododendron was mesmerizing. Waking up to the mountains was a dream come true. Most of the elements were magical for me. I only expected to enjoy the nature but I was pleasantly surprised by the pastries I ate there; it was yummy. Watching yak grazing on the pastures was wonderful.
My futile attempts of making momos at Kyangjin Gompa
If you are searching for an easy trek then trek to Langtang as it did! Trekking here felt like I am contributing something economically directly to those who survived the devastating earthquake.
Leon Berg
flagsSweden
May 06, 2019
Best time in mountain
I had wonderful time exploring the scenic trail of Langtang area and the Tamang culture. Trek was challenging but was worth the scenery. Cherish my time in Kyangin Gompa; warm, welcoming locals and scenic vistas. People faced life-threating earthquake, survived and coping well. Also trekking routes are in good conditions and tea houses are rebuilt. Let’s help those in need by trekking in this beautiful region. Exploring Langtang National park was fun!
I saw plastic litter so want to urge people to litter less and carry all your plastic waste with yourself to dump in Kathmandhu. It is less crowded with awesome mountains!!!
Soren Andersen
flagsDenmark
Aug 23, 2018
Less crowded trail and amazing views
I opted for the Langtang Trek as I had already been to Everest Annapurna (two of Nepal’s most popular treks). Having read about how the 2015 earthquake had nearly destroyed the area and how the local people were struggling to get on with their lives, I decided to do my bit as a responsible tourist and booked a trek to this region. A friend of mine had recommended Third Rock Adventures’ and so I booked my trek through this agency. At the outset I would like to say that I had no problems whatsoever during my trek. The service was excellent. Everything was handled so professionally and efficiently! From the advice given to me by the office staff to the service provided by the guide and porter, everything deserved a five star. I really had a great time trekking in Langtang. The region is beautiful and filled with wonderful people having a distinct culture. There were less people on the trail (as compared to Everest and Annapurna) and the views were amazing. I was impressed by the brave locals of Langtang Village who are slowly rebuilding their lives and their destroyed homes. Though they had faced so much tragedy, they were cheerful and welcoming. I recommend this trek to everybody who want to visit Nepal. It’s doable by anyone with average fitness level. Moreover people in this area need business to get their lives back on track.
Recommended by Friend,
Yes
I chose this trip as I wanted to trek to place off grid from the usual tourist route.
The whole trek was enjoyable.
I would advise travelers to trek to Langtang region. The locals really need the income generated by tourism to get their lives back on track.
Santiago Morales
flagsSpain
Jun 12, 2010
Langtang Valley Trek
It really was great trip to Nepal with our Spanish friends. The trip was nice but some days were raining for some times but luckily we had a great view reaching Kyanjin Gompa, Lauri Bina la and Gosaikunda lakes. So we had a great view of Langtang Panora including shinning Ganesh Himal. The staffs were super friendly and easy-going so we had no problem to customizing the length of day tour every day. Thank you Third Rock Adventures as we will be returning your beautiful land again in near future.
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