Short Langtang Trek - 9 days

Short Langtang Trek - 9 days

The Short Langtang trek takes you to the lush green terrain and villages of the Langtang region located in the north Himalayan landscape of Nepal. It is one of the quickest Himalayan trekking adventures with the trail closest to Kathmandu, which makes it so popular. It takes only a day's trek to return from the same route, which is one of the shortest alternatives compared to other Langtang treks.

Although short, it is packed with mesmerizing views of the Langtang range of mountains, pristine Bhote Koshi river, and unique wildlife. Some of the best experiences of this trek are visiting the Langtang village inhabited by the Tamang community, visiting the ancient Kyanjin gompa, hiking to the highest point, and witnessing the lush forests.

Who can do a short Langtang trek?

The 9 days Short Langtang trek is suitable for all age groups, whether young or old, families or individuals. Even novice trekkers can take up this trek as it is graded an easy to moderate level.

This trek requires minimum physical fitness and no past trekking experiences. There isn't a drastic altitude change as it starts from a minimum of 1,500m/4,921ft at Syabrubesi and reaches the maximum of 4,984m/16,352ft at Tserko Ri. The altitude change is also slow because of the proper acclimatization day.

On an average you will have to walk for about 5 to 6 hours each day during the trek. On the last day of the trek, you would have to walk the longest for about 8 to 9 hours which would exert pressure on the knees as it covers the area from Kyangjin to Syabrubesi. For those people who have issues with walking downhill, it might get challenging on the final day for which you need to be prepared.

It is also suited to those people who wish to experience the rural village life, lush flora, and fauna nearest to Kathmandu in a limited time.

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

  • Get to experience the amazing himalayan landscape of the Langtang region, one of the trekking destinations closest to Kathmandu, in a short duration
  • Witness panoramic views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Langshisha, Gang Chenpo, and Dorje Lakpa
  • Hike to Tserko Ri ridge at 4,984m/16,352ft, the highest point of the trek
  • Witness the frozen Langtang Lirung glacier and the icefall between Changbu and Yubra
  • Visit the ancient Kyanjin Gompa monastery and the local cheese factory
  • Understand the culture and traditions of the Tamang community living in Langtang village
  • Opportunity to explore the unique flora and fauna of Langtang National Park in the Bhote Koshi river valley

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 from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 4 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 6 Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin Gompa: Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/16,352ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek
Day 7 Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Syabrubesi - 8 to 9 hours trek
Day 8 Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) – 6 to 7 hours drive
Day 9 Final departure from Nepal

Route Map

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

You will arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Witnessing the refreshing views of verdant hills and distant mountains, you will be driven to a hotel in Thamel which is located 5 km away from the airport. After refreshment, prepare for the trek by getting your documents and trekking gear, and equipment ready. You will also be introduced to your guide, who will clarify the trek.

Enjoy the warm welcome dinner at night with authentic Nepali cuisine.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,921ft) – 6 to 7 hours drive

On this day, we will head from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, where you will begin the trek the next day. To reach Syabrubesi, situated to the north, you will pass by traditional houses, farms, and terraced fields. In some areas, the road is bumpy and dirty. However, it will be covered by the awe-inspiring views of the hills and mountains surrounding the valley. After reaching Dhunche, you will be driven further ahead to Syabrubesi. You can visit the nearby chortens and explore the locality.

Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.

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

This is the first day of the trek, so begin your day with full enthusiasm walking towards the Langtang National Park area. It is one of the richest national parks with unique flora and fauna, which can be witnessed during your trek. The Bhote Koshi river coming from Tibet flows in the area which flourishes the forests. After you reach an elevation above 2000m, you will witness rhododendron flowers blooming. You might even come across Langur monkeys swaying from the oak trees, huge ferns, and thick forest, making the journey very exciting.

You will reach Lama Hotel in a while, where you can interact with fellow tourists and welcome hosts.

Overnight in Lama Hotel.

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

Langtang Village Langtang Village - After Earthquake

Carrying your belongings, you will progress onto the dense forest of Langtang towards Mundu. Today, you will witness the up-close views of Langtang Lirung mountain peeking in between the dense trees. As you step onto Ghode Tabela (Horse Stable), the forests open up to wide pastures where you might witness domestic yaks and cows grazing. After taking some rest there, head on to the Langtang village, which is one of the biggest highlights of the trek.

Langtang village has been the region's heart and has seen many unfortunate events in the past. One of the biggest was the 2015 earthquake which swept away the entirety of the village. Now, there are tin-roofed houses inhabited by the ethnic Tamang community. It is a good place to witness the religion and heritage of the community as you come across Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, and so on. In this traditional tea houses where you can stay for the night.

Overnight at Langtang Village.

Day 5
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

It is a short day's trek which is rather easy than the others. The trailhead will take you through yak pastures and traditional houses passing Mundu. You will be crossing a bridge across the river, frozen during the winter season. You will reach Kyangjiin Gompa, which got its name from the Buddhist monastery located there.

After reaching Kyanjin, take a rest at your tea house, after which you can leave your belongings there and hike to the gompa, which is beautiful with wall paintings and scriptures. If the time persists, you can also visit a local yak cheese factory which is a government established and a popular tourist destination as well after enjoying the cheese hike up to a nearby ridge and witness the views of the surrounding Langtang range of mountains and surrounding mountains like Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Langshisha (6,427m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m).

Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

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

As there is a sudden rise in altitude and a need for rest, you will be separating this day for acclimatization. After having breakfast, keep your belongings in the tea house and hike up to Tserko Ri in the morning. It is a ridge in Kyanjin with the most amazing views of the mountains and the highest elevation of this entire trek. The hike can get slightly more complex than the rest of the days due to the altitude gain; however, it is all worth it.

You will be the witness to views of majestic mountains like Naya Kang, Yubra Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Yala Peak. More importantly, you can also view the frozen Langtang Lirung glacier and the icefall between Changbu and Yubra, awe-inspiring sights. Hike back to your tea house after clicking pictures and enjoying the view.

Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 7
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Syabrubesi - 8 to 9 hours trek

It is finally time to bid farewell to the Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang valley as you head back from the same way to Syabrubesi. You will be walking the same route, which will be easier as you descend. It is a long day's trek that involves a lot of brisk walks downhill, so you will get a sound night's sleep at your tea house. You can even enjoy folk songs and dance with the locals.

Overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 8
Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) – 6 to 7 hours drive

Early in the morning, you will take a drive back to Kathmandu city from Syabrubesi, following the same route. On the way, you can enjoy the views of the distant mountains, green hills, traditional houses, and waterfalls.

After rest, you can head out in the evening for some souvenir shopping, try local cuisine, or party in a pub or club.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 9
Final departure from Nepal

This is your last day in Nepal, where you will bid farewell to our team. We will drive you down to the international airport in hopes that you will return soon for a similar adventure. We are always looking forward to planning and organizing your tours in Nepal to be safe, memorable, and successful.

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Oscar Black
Jan 31, 2024

Highly recommended trek

I had the best time doing this trek, and all thanks to my guidi Risi who was unbelievably good at his job. Everything was best-planned and best-managed. I was recommended this company by a friend from Australia. I will be doing ABC trek next year and I will be doing it with Risi again.
Luca Lewis
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Jan 31, 2024

Langtang trek

Managed and operated by the incredibly skilled Nabaraj, every aspect of the trek was seamless and well-organized, allowing me to fully immerse myself in the breathtaking beauty of the Langtang region. Nabaraj's meticulous planning ensured a smooth and enjoyable experience from start to finish. His attention to detail, coupled with his deep knowledge of the region, made me feel confident and supported throughout the journey. From arranging comfortable accommodations to coordinating transportation, Nabaraj's expertise shone through, making the trek a truly memorable experience. A special mention goes to our guide, Bimal, whose unwavering commitment to providing the best service added an extra layer of richness to the trek. Bimal's in-depth knowledge of the local culture, flora, and fauna enriched our daily hikes, making each step a fascinating exploration. His friendly demeanor and genuine passion for the region created a warm and welcoming atmosphere, turning the trek into not just an adventure but a cultural and educational journey. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a captivating Himalayan adventure.
Colby Miles
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Mar 10, 2022

Langtang Trek

langtang Trek was always on my list after I did ABC and EBC Trek and finally I completed the adventure to Langtang region. The trek was fantastic, had best views of the Himalayas from about 5000m. The itinerary is great for anyone.
I like itinerary,Best and Selected Tours,
Lachlan Castle
Mar 07, 2022

Lovely Trek

Good guide, good food and good mountain views. Everything was really good. It took us 5 hours to reach Tsergo Ri from Kyanjin Gompa and the view from up there was fantastic. It was lovely Trek. Highly recommended Trek.
Mylo Richardson
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Mar 06, 2022

Beautiful Langtang Trek

It was a wonderful trek to Tsergo RI. My guide Babu had gone there for many times. He was full of knowledge and friendly. On the 4th day, the weather was unclear but when we reached the peak, it was so clear that I could enjoy unbelievable views of the mountains. We were back in Kathmandu as we were promised. THanks to Babu and Naba for this amazing trek.
Luz Hurtado
Nov 16, 2021

Enjoyable experience with best nepali guide

I completed the trek and had best memories that will last lifetime. The overall trek was mindblowing. I did Gosaikunda trek with another company and wasn't satisfied with their service and the guide. Just before I book, I inquired a lot about the guide. And finally after being convinced, I booked the trek and now I am glad that I chose TRA for this adventure. Babu (our guide) let us in on the inside stories of people around there and how our holiday aided in their livelihood. He has a bank of knowledge about the places he treks to, and had more than 2 decades of experience. Lucky me I found him and the company. Highlu recommended company.
Caleb Lowe
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Nov 14, 2021

Short Langtang Valley Trek

I chose this itinerary over another Langtang trek because i had less days in my hand. I had talked with the travel consultant and he suggested me this itinerary. The trek was great. We ascended up to Tsergo ri and got back in Kathmandu on the 8th day. The landscape of Langtang is awe-inspiring.
Benton Huber
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Oct 20, 2021

Langtang Trek

I was planning for the Everest Base Camp trek but could not arrange my holidays for two weeks long trek. Naba suggested this trek and I booked the trek. I m quite amused by what they had to offer. The whole trek was mind-blowing with impressive views. I loved Kyanjin Gompa and the best view from Tsergo ri. It was unbelievable. The whole operation was outstanding, kudos to the team.
Ayden Sandoval
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Oct 14, 2021

Mind-blowing Trek

This is my second trek with Naba's company. Previously I did Mardi trek. He suggested me ABC, EBC and Langtang Trek. I somehow chose Langtang Valley trek and the adventure was exceptional. The trail was less touristy, and I had an excellent experience.

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