Langtang Valley Trek - 11 days

Langtang Valley Trek - 11 days

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 4,000 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.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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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 (4,984m) 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, 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 (4,984m). The maximum time spent walking on the trail is 8 hours and a minimum of 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. 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,921ft) - 6 to 7 hours Drive
Day 3 Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 4 Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5 Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) - 2 to 3 hours trek
Day 6 Acclimatization Day in Kyangjin Gompa : Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/16,352ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek
Day 7 Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 8 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/7,251ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 9 Trek to Dhunche (1,960m/6,430ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - 5 to 6 hour drive
Day 11 Final departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - 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. 

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,921ft) - 6 to 7 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.

Day 3
Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

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, which 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. 

Day 4
Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Langtang Village Langtang Village

Take an upward trail through a dense forest. After you walk for some time you get a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. Walk slowly as you cross the Ghode Tabela (Horse Stable) at 3,000m. 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 meters above the ruins of the old one. There are new teahouses and lodges offering food and accommodation to trekkers and travelers. 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 Lanagtang Village.

Day 5
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) - 2 to 3 hours trek

Kyanjin Gompa On the way to Kyanjin Gompa

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 some time 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 in 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 (6,388m), Langshisa (6,427m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m).

Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 6
Acclimatization Day in Kyangjin Gompa : Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/16,352ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek

Tserko-Ri View from Tserko-Ri

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.

Day 7
Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

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

Day 8
Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/7,251ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

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 a rest.

Overnight in Thulo Syabru

Day 9
Trek to Dhunche (1,960m/6,430ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

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

Day 10
Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - 5 to 6 hour drive

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

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 11
Final departure

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. 

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.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are considered 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 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 the 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 that 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 and private vehicles drive daily to this town from Kathmandu.

If you are traveling on a budget, you can opt to travel by 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 a 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 of several 7,000 and 6,000-meter 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 4,000 meters. 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 2,000 meters. 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 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.

Experts and veteran guides have designed this itinerary. The trek is well-paced and allows your body to gradually get used to low oxygen levels in the mountain air.

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


Oxygen Level















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 liters 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 in 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 tends 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 (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 an 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 much-complicated gear and equipment for this adventure. Here’s a basic checklist of the 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 liters) 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

Most of the trekking equipment is available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the 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 in 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 7,000m. 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 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 mountain guides. They can communicate in English and have received training on wilderness first aid and crisis management.

A chief guide or trek leader will lead the trek. 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 the 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 of 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 meters, 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, proving to be fatal if not treated on time.

Walking in 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 domestic and 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, the required number of rest days have been added to 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 of 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 them and will follow the safety protocol. He will closely monitor the client’s condition and take the required steps needed for the client's well-being.

A typical day on the Langtang Valley Trek

A typical day on the trail begins with a wake-up 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 enjoy clear mountains' views, 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 7 PM). 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. Afterward, retire for the night and have a well-deserved rest.

On average, you may have to walk 6 to 7 hours daily. The 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 environmentally friendly.

Altitude Map

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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.

Yes, single supplement will be available in the cities and at lower elevations while trekking. At higher elevations there are very few teahouses. During peak season when there is high demand for rooms, it will be difficult to book single rooms. However if you are travelling during off season a single room can be arranged at all places.

Most of the guides in our adventure company come from the mountainous areas. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. We provide guides that are experienced and fluent in English. With the objective of sustaining local communities, we employ guides from different ethnic backgrounds who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora and fauna, geography and history of Nepal.

Our guides have the required government license to guide tourists. They have all gone through intensive training programs like wilderness first aid, trekking guide training, eco training workshop and rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, which are certified and approved by the government of Nepal.

We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets and diamox for AMS.

Please do note, all our trekking itineraries incorporate adequate number of acclimatization days. You will get an extra day’s rest at a lower elevation to prepare your body for a walk up in the higher reaches.

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere in high altitudes. Our body is not used to walking in high altitude and it requires a lot of time to adapt to thin air in the mountains. Technically there is no way of stopping AMS but you can surely prevent it by following the given tips:

  • Keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 4 liters of water daily.
  • Give up smoking, alcohol and caffeine, the major causes of dehydration and headache.
  • Go slow- it’s not a race. Take plenty of time to acclimatize to the increase in altitude.
  • Don’t skip the acclimatization day. Take Diamox, an over-the-counter pill used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness.

We would recommend all our clients to purchase travel insurance before booking any of our treks. Trust us you will have a pleasant holiday knowing that you have a good insurance cover. In the event of any sickness or injury while trekking in the mountains, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation will be considerable. Therefore, traveling with an insurance cover is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for any of our trips. But be careful while choosing a policy as some policies make special exceptions for adventure travel.

Do read the fine print. Before buying insurance make sure your insurance company is aware of your travel itinerary and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken during the trip. Such as if you are planning to trek or climb (mountaineering expedition) in the Himalayas, your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tour in an urban area, insurance cover of air ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory. While booking a trip with us you need to send us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come for the trip.

No, you cannot get insurance in Nepal. Please also note that Third Rock Adventures does not arrange or sell insurance.

If you have to leave the expedition due to ill-health or injury, an emergency air rescue will be arranged whereby an air ambulance/helicopter will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group. Whether for health or personal reasons, please do note refunds for the unused days of your trip will not be given. Even if you leave the expedition beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired.       

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Based on 25 reviews

Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Karin Conn
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Mar 22, 2024

Langtang Valley 2024

Our guide Krishna was excellent. Incredibly kind and funny. Full of interesting facts about the area we visited and Nepal in general. He showed so much care for me when I got sick on the trek and he seamlessly and cheerfully changed our agenda for us.
Good Value,I like itinerary,Great reviews online
We knew we wanted to visit the Langtang Valley and chose Third Rock because of the responsive ness of Naba and the trip description
Climbing Kyanjin Ri
Virginia Mccullough
flagsUnited States of America
Mar 22, 2024

Excellent Trek in the Langtang Valley

Our guide, Krishna, is exceptional! His knowledge of the area is extensive and he enthusiastically shares it. From the names of every peak, to all the mammals, plants and birds we saw, Krishna knew about them all. He was very good about accommodating the needs of our group and always put our comfort and safety first. Our porters, Hare and Ramesh were capable, friendly and a great addition to our trek. I highly recommend this trek with our new friends at Third Rock!
Best Destination,Good Value,I like itinerary,
The Langtang Valley is beautiful, full of beautiful views, clean air and wildlife sitings
Seeing animals and the bird life in their natural setting in the Langtang Valley. Our guide, Krishna was very knowledgeable about them!
Pack lightly, and be ready to take pictures and make memories!
Bettina Jöhl
Jan 16, 2024

Langtangtal trekking Tour

It was a wonderful trip with our guide Krishna. He was always helpfull
Recommended by Friend,
Saba Saba
Dec 31, 2023

Strongly recommend thirdrock adventure

Strongly recommend thirdrock adventure. They are well organised and provide a trained guide. Mr Dharma the guide very good.
Best Destination,Good Value,I like itinerary,
The trek, scenery.. food
Britney Hull
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Jun 16, 2023

Langtang 11 day trek

The 11-day trek took me through the pristine Langtang Valley, nestled in the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range. The journey began in Kathmandu, where I was warmly greeted by the local guide Shiva who would accompany us throughout the trek. Their expertise and knowledge of the area were invaluable, making me feel safe and well-prepared for the adventure ahead. One of the highlights of the trek was reaching Kyanjin Gompa, a remote and picturesque village. The accommodations along the trek were basic but comfortable, providing a cozy place to rest and rejuvenate after a day of hiking. The local teahouses offered warm hospitality and delicious meals, giving me a taste of traditional Nepalese cuisine. I particularly enjoyed savoring a hot cup of masala tea while taking in the panoramic mountain views.Langtang Valley Trek exceeded my expectations in every way. All thanks to Naba and Shiva.
Good Value,
Alexis Lang
flagsUnited States of America
Jun 16, 2023

Langtang Trek

This year Langtang Trek is the best adventure I had. Bimal from Third Rock was the best friend for this trek. It was a bit difficult when ascending the Tsergo ri peak but the view was unbelievable. We took rest there for a while and descended to Kyanjin Gompa, the best village in the valley. The village offered me unique perspective to the nepali lifestyle and landscape. In about 4 days, we return to Kathmandu. Tomorrow I will be doing Nagarkot Hike. SO exicted for this tour.
Best Destination,Good Value,
Yulian Belov
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Feb 08, 2021

Loved the trek!

Мне очень понравился поход, один из недооцененных походов в Непале, поход по долине Лангтанг - это обязательный трек, подходящий как для начинающих, так и для опытных. Мне очень понравился трек. Наш поход прошел через красивые деревни народа Таманг, Национальный парк Лангтанг и долину Лангтанг. Мы исследовали Кянджин Гомпа, красивую достопримечательность в долине Лангтанг, а также совершили пешую прогулку до Церко Ри на высоте 4984 м. Я спал в хороших чайных, пробовал местную еду, заряжал энергией и помогал мне справляться с дневным походом. Мой гид был дружелюбным и знающим. Вернувшись в Катманду, все в Third Rock Office были милыми и профессиональными. Они тепло встретили меня и мило попрощались.
Recommended by Friend,
Denes Bartha
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.
Ryan Parker
Mar 06, 2020

Amazing Langtang Trek

Did a beautiful trek in Langtang region of Nepal. In just 11 days, I explored Langtang National Park, Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa. The local Tamang People I met were friendly and have enticing culture. On 6th day, I hiked to Tserko Ri(4984m) and it rewarded stunning views of frozen glaciers and lofty mountains.
Elias Weber
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
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!
Bailey Baxter
flagsUnited States of America
Nov 08, 2019

Did Langtang Trek

Wow, had a beautiful trip to Nepal. I along with my guide explored the Langtang region of Nepal, brimming with natural beauty, towering peaks, and diverse landscape. My guide had all the information for the trek, I poured lots of queries to him and got great response. The local people were amazing, the frozen glaciers were awe-inspiring and the panoramic views of Langtang Himal took my breathe-away.
Zoltán Bera
Nov 01, 2019

Natural and scenic experience at Langtang Valley

I visited 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 Third Rock team for Mike sure this trip for me. I am só Happy with áll your arrangement.i deffineatly come bank soron ágain for mire Explore Thank you.
Augustine Bevis
flagsUnited Kingdom
Oct 24, 2019

Trek to Langtang Valley

Our plan to book Langtang valley trek for this season holiday finally materialized with Third Rock Rock Adventures. The entire team of this company was professional, friendly and helpful at every point of the trip. Our guide Bimal was absolutely excellent - incredibly knowledgeable and experienced so we knew we were in safe hands but on top of that he is a great guy and we really enjoyed his company for the trek. He went above and beyond for us and was always flexible to our pace, we did this trip just the way we want. Thank you all.
Everything was taken care of very well, highly recommended.
Piers Cole
flagsUnited Kingdom
Oct 10, 2019

Incredible trek to the Langtang valley

Third Rock Adventures organised my 11 days trek in the Langtang valley and Gosaikunda and it was wonderfully organised. I had Mr. Babu as my guide and he arranged porter and everything for the trip. They were both brilliant and very much added to our experience. Everything went very smoothly and even the weather was perfect. The official from Kathmandu kept on calling every day evening to make sure that we all are doing ok. I felt i was taken care of very well during the trek. Thank you Third Rock team and all those who were there to organize this trip. I will recommend this company to others as well. Namaste.
Yi Ling
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
Lucas Meyer
Oct 01, 2019

Wonderful trek to Langtang Valley

This was real adventure and fun in my entire travel career. I did the tracking to Langtang. Although I traveled a lot, this was the most amazing and peaceful experience ever. Everything was pure nature. The last day we had the bonus of the "sea of clouds". All my friends at home watched the 2000 pictures I made. Thank you Third Rock Adventures and my guide Gadul for the outstanding support. Will come back again.
Deva Vola
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).
Brenden Clark
Sep 03, 2019

Langtang trekking was an amazing experience

Me and my friend were planning to visit Nepal for a long time since we were attracted to it. Now we planned and Third Rock Adventures was there to organize our entire trip to Langtang Valley. This was our first time in Nepal. It's really a great experience of trekking in Langtang Gosaikunda. We felt very lucky to choose Third Rock Adventures for trekking planning. This company and the team provided a professional plan based on our request and took care of us the whole way. We 100% felt safe and satisfied during the whole journey. Our guide, Deepak, was very good, professional and experienced. We discussed and decided next day trekking route every night. Deepak always provided his professional advice and be flexible on our request. Also, Deepak Shared culture, food, and animal, and so on to me during trekking that we know more and deeper about Nepal. We thank you, Deepak and Third Rock Adventures for taking cars of ours and making us satisfied with the trip. Namaste.
Kang Yong Chow
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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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