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Langtang Valley Trek

One of the World's most beautiful valley treks

The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most beautiful teahouse hikes in the Nepal Himalaya. This 11 day tour includes 7 days walking in the Himalayas.

The trek is of moderate difficulty. Expect to walk about 5-6 hours each day over gentle ascending and descending trails.

Please Note: This is a teahouse trek

Teahouses are Nepalese mountain lodges that provide basic dorm-like rooms and communal eating spaces. 

Summary

DURATION

11 days

LOCATION

Nepal

START & ENDS

Kathmandu, Kathmandu

DIFFICULTY

Easy Moderate Challenge Hard

Highlights

  • Great alternative hike to avoid the busy routes in the Annapurna and Everest region
  • Starts with a thrilling drive to trek starting point 
  • Get amazing views of the Himalayas from the famlous Tserko Ri view point
  • Experience the Tibetan influenced cultures and traditions of Tamang people

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

FOOD

No Meals

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

ACTIVITY

Airport transfer

ELEVATION

Kathmandu (1,310m)

Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples! Our airport representative will be waiting in the arrival terminal with your name printed on a card. From the airport we will transfer you to a city hotel, where you can unpack and freshen up from your long flight. Later today you will meet your tour leader to discuss the trek.

kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Syabrubensi

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse lodge

ACTIVITY

8-9 hour drive

ELEVATION GAIN

Kathmandu (1,310m) to Syabrubensi (1,450m)

Our first day starts with a long drive to the town of Syabrubensi, due north of Kathmandu. The road passes through beautiful forests and into the lower Himalayas. You will get occasional sights of blossoming rhododendron flowers and beautiful crystal waterfalls falling from the top of the hills. Syabrubensi is a small town with a few travel lodges.

Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 5-6 hours

ELEVATION

Syabrubensi (1,450m) to Lama Hotel (2,480m)

lama hotel langtang

Today our hike begins. We will gradually ascend, passing through various different villages including Pahiro and Bamboo.


Throughout the hike the thundering Langtang river will be below us. The trail steepens between Bamboo and Rimche, but the going isn't very tough. 


We'll overnight at Lama Hotel.

Day 4: Trek to Langtang village

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 6 - 7 hours

ELEVATION

Lama Hotel (2,480m) to Langtang Village (3,540m)

Langtang Village

Today's hike takes us along the Langtang river to our right and into the dense forest. We will stop for lunch at Ghora Tabela (2,950M), where the views of the Himalayas are fantastic.


From here we will enter Langtang national park, continuing the trek to Thangsyap and Chamki village before we reach Langtang Village.

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 4 - 5 hours

ELEVATION

Langtang Village (3,540m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m)

kyanjin gompa

Today’s trail is mostly flat with some gentle ascents. We will be surrounded by several Himalayan peaks, so the photo opportunities are great!

The hike will take us through the villages of Mondoo and Singdum on our way to Kyanjin Gompa. Make sure to look out for the famous Nepalese yaks grazing on the grasslands and the many religious stone mani walls with Buddhist prayers written on them.

There is a famous cheese factory in Kyanjin where you can try some locally made cheese. We can also visit the glacier near Kyanjin.

Day 6: Hike to Tserko Ri and return back to Kyanjin Gompa

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 6 - 7 hours

ELEVATION

Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m) to Tserko Ri (4,985m) and back

tserko ri langtang

Today is the most challenging and rewarding day of our hike. After an early breakfast we will begin our trek to Tserko Ri.

It’s a long day of steady ascent but the views from the top of the pass are totally worth it.

We will then return back to Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon.

Day 7: Trek back to Lama Hotel

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 6 - 7 hours

ELEVATION

Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m) to Lama Hotel (2,480m)

Today is an easy day of gradual descent, using the same trail we used a couple of days ago.

Day 8: Trek to Thulo Syabru Village

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 6 - 7 hours

ELEVATION

Lama Hotel (2,480m) to Thulo Syabru Village (2,200m)

Thulo Syabru

Today we will follow an uphill trail through dense oak and rhododendron forests towards the village of Thulo Syabru.

Thulo Syabru is one of the biggest villages in the region, close to district headquarters; Dhunche. There are some comparatively nice lodges here and there is internet access too!

The views of the Ganesh Himal and Tibetan peaks are also particularly good from the village.

Day 9: Trek to Dhunche

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Hiking 4 - 5 hours

ELEVATION

Thulo Syabru Village (2,200m) to Dhunche (1,950m)

After breakfast we will take a leisurely trek to Dhunche, where our hike will conclude.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (7 - 8 Hours)

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Drive 7-8 hours

ELEVATION

Dhunche (1,950m) to Kathmandu (1,310m)

Today we will catch a morning bus to Kathmandu, following the same road used on the first day. It’s approximately 7 – 8 hours drive to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the hotel in Kathmandu you can fresh up with a hot shower and get ready for a complimentary farewell dinner.

Day 11: Drive to airport, departure from Kathmandu 

FOOD

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Teahouse Lodge

ACTIVITY

Airport transfer

ELEVATION

Kathmandu (1,310m)

Our driver will collect you from your hotel and drive you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight time. It’s time to say goodbye until we meet again!

Dates & Prices

Below are our open group dates for the Langtang Valley Trek. Single supplements apply.


Please note: June, July and August are the monsoon. We don't operate treks during this period.


If the dates below don't suit, please get in touch as we can open a new group on any day as long as you have at least 2 people in your party. 

What's Included

Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Syabrubensi - Kathmandu transportation in a public vehicle (private transport available at an additional costs)
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in beautiful cozy tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Langtang National Park (LNP) Entry permit and Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed trekking guide and support porters. Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people
  • Free rental of a down jacket, 4-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant

Not Included

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (beverage bills, hot showers, telephone, laundry etc.)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Support crew tips

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Packing List

Clothing

  • 3-4 x hiking shirt + 1-2 x long-sleeve hiking shirt
  • 1 x hiking shorts and 1 x hiking trousers
  • Mid-weight fleece jacket
  • Hard shell rain jacket
  • Light insulating down or synthetic jacket / gilet
  • Light, but warm gloves

Headwear

  • Sun hat + Sunglasses
  • Beanie for the nights
  • Neck warmer

Footwear

  • Mid-weight hiking boots / hiking trainers
  • 5-6 x hiking socks
  • Trainers for teahouses

Bags

  • 20-25L daypack
  • 80L Duffel Bag (this is available for free rental)
  • Plastic bags to protect sleeping bag and other gear from rain

Other Essentials

  • Original passport (you need this to enter Machu Picchu)
  • Four season sleeping bag (available for free rental)
  • Hiking Poles
  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle / hydration bladder
  • Water treatment tablets
  • Camera
  • Sun cream
Rental Gear

There are a number of good rental gear shops in Thamel, Kathmandu where one can rent / buy most items listed above. Sleeping bags, a down jacket and a duffel are all included as free rentals.

Travel Insurance

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Accommodation

3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, you will stay in 3-star hotel accommodation with complimentary breakfast.

kathamandu hotels

Teahouse Accommodation (Day 2-9)

The teahouse lodges on the trek are basic. Most teahouses will have shared bathroom / toilet facilities. 

lama hotel langtang

Reviews

Best Adventure Yet

5.0 rating
April 7, 2020

Thanks Mountain IQ and Altezza for arranging our climb. It is by far the best adventure holiday I have ever experienced, the toughest too! Our guides and the entire support were truly amazing – I don’t think I would have made it without their support and encouragement! Thanks again!

Rob Arnold

Tip top trekking experience

5.0 rating
March 29, 2020

Visiting the Annapurna Sanctuary has been one of the highlights of my life. I was very nervous joining this trek as I was a solo female and had never trekked at altitude. The team at Mountain IQ were fantastic at answering all my questions and putting my concerns to rest. Once in Nepal, Upendra and the Himalayan Leisure team were just amazing. Our guide, Dorchi, was an absolute hoot and very caring. The whole experience from beginning to end was awesome. Thanks again!

Olga Ikin

Simply magnificent!

5.0 rating
March 29, 2020

We joined this trek with short notice. Upendra was very responsive and accommodating to our needs. The tour from pick up to drop off was professional and fun. Would highly recommend joining this tour!

Burnham Arlidge

An once in a lifetime experience!

5.0 rating
March 25, 2020

This was by far the most amazing adventure we’ve ever had. We can’t thank the team at Himalayan Leisure and at Mountain IQ enough for arranging such an incredible trek for myself and my girlfriend. From the very get go, the support from Mountain IQ and Upendra was top notch. All our questions were answered quickly and in detail. Once we arrived in Kathmandu we were warmly welcomed. The pre-trek briefing was excellent and we immediately liked our guide Dawa, and felt confident putting our safety in his hands. The trek itself is truly amazing – the views throughout were spectacular. The high pass was a big challenge but the whole group managed it without too much strain. We can’t wait to return to Nepal to complete the EBC trek via Gokyo and will definitely be going with HL again!

Felix O'Brien

Epic experience with Dawa and his team

5.0 rating
March 19, 2020

Just a quick note to say thank you to Himalayan Leisure for an amazing trekking experience to EBC. We felt well looked after throughout and really enjoyed the company of our guide Dawa. I highly recommend booking this adventure!

Rob Kendrick

A superb trekking experience

5.0 rating
March 17, 2020

We had an absolutely amazing experience with Himalayan Leisure on this trek in the Langtang region. The Langtang is a lot quieter than the popular trails to Everest. If you are looking to get off the beaten path then I highly recommend this trek and HL!

Nick Swanson

Superb Tour!

5.0 rating
February 26, 2020

This tour company is excellent. From the time they met us at Cusco airport, their interaction with us was first class. They were able to accommodate the tour changes we requested. Our guide, Percy, was excellent, very knowledgeable and took the time to explain and answer questions. I highly recommend Inkayni. I would advise anyone who wants to see Cusco and Choquequirao to select this tour company.

James Roux

A great experience all round!

5.0 rating
February 25, 2020

If you go to Peru and want to visit Machu Picchu I highly recommend this tour. My friends and I went with Jonathan from Inkayni and we loved it! We did a lot of activities and Jonathan was very attentive and available, with insightful explanations about the places we visited and the Peruvian culture. A great experience all round!

Sarah Roe

Amazing experience!

5.0 rating
February 17, 2020

Touring around Cusco, Salkantay and Machu Picchu with Franco was more like touring around with a friend than someone I had just met! He was extremely personable and knowledgeable. I learned a ton, saw beautiful sights and had great conversation.

Kayla

Elbrus Normal Route

5.0 rating
February 15, 2020

Absolutely PRO experience! RMH are on top of everything. From organisation before the trip, responses to questions before, during and after, to organisation, security, food, lodging and guiding – they are amazing. Going to Russia to do this is not without insecurity. We felt we were in safe hands throughout the trip. I would highly recommend Vitaly and is team to anyone who desires to climb Elbrus.

Nick Swanson

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LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR

HIMALAYAN LEISURE INC.

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This tour is operated for Himalayan Leisure Inc, a fantastic local Nepalese trek operator based in Kathmandu. The company is led by Upendra, a warm and welcoming person who you will love the moment you meet him. Over the past decade Upendra has built Himalayan Leisure into a premier local trek operator with a reputation for safety, quality and fun. We're confident you will have an amazing experience with Upendra and his team.

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