Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek 12 Days is the most satisfying and one-of-a-kind trek experience you can have in your life. Without a doubt, Langtang trekking is the best in every way for those hikers looking for an outstanding and easy trek destination. The incredible locals, their distinctive culture, and traditions, as well as the diverse and colorful landscapes. The trip is referred to as a Langtang Valley Trek since it leads all the way up to Kyanjin Gompa by the bank of the Langtang River.

When we get to Ghoda Tabela, the Langtang Valley is more stunning. Trekkers can witness the spectacular vista of the Himalayas and glaciers during the climb. You may explore peaks like Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Langtang Lirung (7,345m), and many others. The Langtang Valley is one of the gorgeous destinations in Nepal and the top route for the gentle adventures trekkers, who seek stunning landscapes and authentic culture. You can also make the ascent to Tserko RI’s viewing deck to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains, glaciers, and the Langtang valley. At 5,033 meters above sea level, Tserko RI is the trek’s highest elevation point.

Enroute to Langtang Trek, you pass through the beautiful Langtang National Park. The National Park area is full of magnificent flora and animals, yak pastures, and regional cheese factories that is traversed on the route to Langtang Trek. In this environment, you can find Himalayan antelope, Himalayan bear, Himalayan pheasants, monkeys, and the rare red panda.

The Langtang Valley Trek is a quick and easy trek that doesn’t call for technical expertise or prior trekking knowledge. The Langtang Valley, is referred to as the “valley of glaciers,” is home to a wide variety of fauna and has a significant cultural and historical past. You will learn about the Tibetan ancestors history, manner of life, agriculture, and trade throughout this walk. This creates for a wonderful moment when combined with the scenic surroundings of pine trees, rapid mountain streams, craggy boulders, and rising mountains.

Highlights of Langtang Trek

1. Langtang Valley also known as the “Valley of Glaciers”

2. Preserved nature with pine trees, mountain streams and craggy boulders along the route

3. Unique landscapes for agriculture and animal husbandry

4. Experience Tibetan ancestors history and way of living of local populace

5. Kyanjin Gompa which is located by the bank of the river

6. Fascinating vista of Himalayas and Glaciers during the trek

7. Spectacular view of Langtang Lirung (7,345m) – the highest Himalaya of Langtang Himal

8. Tserko Ri (5,033m) – the highest elevation point above sea level

Langtang Trek Travelling Facts

1. Destination: Tserko Ri

2. District: Rasuwa

3. Difficulty: Moderate Trek

4. Duration: 12 Days

Langtang Trek Route

Langtang Trek adventure begins with an 8-9 hour drive from Kathmandu to Gatlang. You can take a private jeep to Gatlang. As soon as the Jeep departs from Kathmandu, the road climbs over the ridge offering majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna. The condition of the highway is extremely rocky and rough with tons of potholes and small ditches. You’ll be driving alongside the Trishuli River for most of the day. Driving past the bustling town of Trishuli, the road leads towards Dhunche, the administrative center of Rasuwa District. Make sure to keep your TIMS card and National Park Permit in an easily accessible place as you’ll need to show them at the Park Gate right before Dhunche.

After driving for another hour downhill from the town of Dhunche, you’ll reach Syabru Besi. Following the Trishuli River and touring over rough roads, the road guides you into the Langtang National Park where you will immediately notice the remoteness of the human settlement at a high altitude. With the terraced hill surrounding, the Tamang settlement area- Gatlang, is a well-known region for friendly locals and heart-warming hospitality.

Following the trail to Nagthali, we leave Chilime. Along the path, we pass by a dense forest and might encounter the Nepal Gray Langur Monkeys. After walking for some time, we reach open grassland with amazing views of the Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, and the Sanjen ranges. After passing this grassland we will reach Nagthali. Nagthali was once used as a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests.

With a descending walk, for about an hour we reach Thuman. Thuman is one of the Tamang villages which are heavily influenced by the Tibetan culture. The people are friendly and love to sing and dance. Later on, we continue walking through rhododendron forests and meadows towards Briddhim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang community on the lap of Langtang Himal. The trail to Briddhim in springtime is beautiful as the whole rhododendron forest blooms. In Briddhim, we enjoy the traditional local cuisines and take part in cultural practices.

The trail ascends to Khanjum village and passing through the Chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags along the way, we make our way up further to Sherpa Gaun. We get an amazing view of the Langtang ranges from Sherpa Gaun where we are welcomed by the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. Today is a strenuous day as we have to climb about 1,000 meters. We start by climbing up a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. After ascending for some time, we cross a stream and climb past several water-driven prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang. Langtang is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to the mountains.

Along the path to Kyanjin Gompa, you can see the wonderful view of Langtang Lirung. The trail passes through the largest Mani wall, made from stone and with prayers written on them various inscriptions carved on them, and many more. After crossing some rivers, we reach Kyanjin Gompa(4,500m) which is the last destination of our trek. You can either rest for the day or explore Tserko Ri which is the highest elevation point i.e. 5000m from sea level. From Tserko Ri you can observe the magnificent views of the mountains, glaciers and the Langtang Valley.

Best Time to do Langtang Trek

Autumn and Spring time are the ideal seasons to do Langtang Trek. Although it is always possible to trek Langtang, it will be easier to have a wonderful experience if the weather is excellent. This makes it possible for trekkers to have a wonderful vacation.

The ideal time to go trekking in Nepal is after the monsoon. It is the busiest time of year to travel to Nepal. During Autumn season, the ideal months to complete the Langtang Trek are October and November. Due to the excellent visibility and sunny, clean days, trekkers may have the best experience. There is a clear view of the Himalayas and a good level of temperature. You might experience some cold in the Himalayas because it is the pre-winter season. There is always a risk of snowfall because the weather is unpredictable, but the likelihood is very low.

In Nepal, the Spring months begin in March and last through May. To complete the Langtang trip, these three months are ideal. In the Himalayas, days are generally lengthy and warm during this time of year, whereas in the lower valley, it is scorching. Trekkers can enjoy sunny, lovely days that allow for stunning mountain views. Trekkers appreciate how much the vibrant rhododendron blooms in the woodland add to the splendor of nature. You might feel less cold because it’s warm outside.

Langtang Trek Permits

TIMS card and a National Park pass is required for the Langtang Valley Trek. Both permits cost NPR 5000/USD $43 total per person. The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal in Kathmandu, located at Maligaun Ganeshthan, is where TIMS card may be purchased from Sunday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

You will need the following documents in order to obtain the TIMS card:

1. Passport

2. Completely filled up form

3. Two color or black-and-white passport-sized photos are required

4. The fee can only be paid in cash in Nepalese Rupees, at a rate of NPR 2000/US$17

The second checkpoint on the trip to Syabrubesi, is where you can obtain the National Park Permit.

To obtain the permission, you’ll need the following documents:

1. TIMS card

2. Passport

3. Fee of NPR 3000/US$26

Langtang Trek Cost

The Langtang Trek costs USD 1043 per person as part of the 12- day Langtang Trek package. Domestic flights, hiking permits,
three meals per day, an experienced trek guide, a porter, and accommodations are included in this package. Depending on the services each firm
provides, the price of the Langtang Trek package varies. There are benefits for groups. The cost of the package mainly depends on whether you are going
alone or in a group. Group hikes are less expensive even if private hikes are more individualized.

Langtang Trek Itinerary

We follow this itinerary as closely as we can, but it is simply a guide. However, for your own safety, your guide may decide to alter or omit the itinerary in response to bad weather, health issues, natural disasters, or other unpleasant circumstances. Anytime you need assistance, your guide will be there to provide details about the safety and circumstances of the walk.

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by Asian Heritage Treks and Travel representatives. You will progress past Pashupatinath Temple, Narayhiti Palace, and Garden of Dreams en route to the hotel. The hotel is situated in Thamel’s heart. The tourist center of Nepal is another name for Thamel. When you arrive at the hotel, the staff will show you around and then you can explore Thamel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Gatlang Via Syabru beshi

From Kathmandu to Gatlang, the adventure of the Langtang Trek begins with an 8–9 hour drive. To go to Gatlang, you can hire a private jeep. The road climbs over a peak as soon as the Jeep leaves Kathmandu, providing magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna. The road is in terrible shape, quite rocky, and full of little ditches and potholes. For the majority of the day, you’ll be following the Trishuli River while driving. The route travels towards Dhunche, the administrative hub of Rasuwa District, passing by the busy town of Trishuli. Store in mind that you’ll need to present your TIMS card and National Park Permit at the park gate just before Dhunche, so keep them somewhere convenient. You will arrive in Syabru Besi after another hour of downhill travel from the town of Dhunche. The road leads you into the Langtang National Park, where you will instantly realize the remoteness of the human settlement at a high altitude, after traveling through rocky roads and following the Trishuli River. The Tamang hamlet area of Gatlang, which is surrounded by terraced hills, is well-known for its hospitable residents and welcoming atmosphere.

Day 3: Gatlang to Nagthali

We depart Chilime on the path to Nagthali. We pass through a thick forest on the way and may come cross Nepal Gray Langur Monkeys there. We eventually arrive at broad grassland with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, the Langtang range, and the Sanjen mountains, after a while of walking. In order to get to Nagthali, we must first pass this grassland. The local monks and priests used Nagthali as a well-liked meditation center in the past.

Day 4: Nagthali to Briddhim Via Thuman

To get to Thuman, we begin the day with an hour-long descent-heavy hike. One of the Tamang settlements that has been greatly influenced by Tibetan culture is Thuman. The populace enjoys singing and dancing and is amiable. We afterwards proceed on foot through rhododendron trees and meadows in the direction of Briddhim, another Tamang community with Tibetan influences on the flank of Langtang Himal. The entire rhododendron forest blooms in the spring, making the trail to Briddhim picturesque. We participate in cultural activities and savor the local cuisine in Briddhim.

Day 5: Briddhim to Sherpa Gaun

Today’s route climbs to Khanjum Village, and we continue on to Sherpa Gaun by passing past Chortens, Mani walls, and Prayer flags along the way. From Sherpa Gaun, where we are greeted with the friendly hospitality of the Sherpa people, we have a breathtaking view of the Langtang peaks.

Day 6: Sherpa Gaun To Langtang Village

We must climb roughly 1,000 meters today, so it will be a challenging day. To reach the Langtang River, we must ascend a steep forested ridge. We climb for a while before crossing a stream and passing a number of water-powered prayer wheels to reach the substantial Langtang village. As we move froward, the himalayan vista from Langtang village, one of the oldest communities along this trekking path, becomes even more breathtaking.

Day 7: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa

You may enjoy the breathtaking vista of Langtang Lirung from the route leading to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail goes through the biggest Mani wall, which is composed of stone and has several inscriptions, prayers, and other carvings on it. We arrive to Kyanjin Gompa after fording a few rivers. You can sample the cheese and curd created from yak milk right here.

Day 8: Rest Day or Explore Kyanjin Gompa & Tserko Ri

You’re going to have the best day of the whole trail today! Even though it is referred to as a rest day, you can use the opportunity to acclimate, unwind, and explore the neighborhood.

Optional: You may choose to spend today touring Kyanjin Gompa. You can also make the ascent to Tserko Ri’s viewing platform to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains, glaciers, and the Langtang valley. At 5,000m above sea level, Tserko Ri is the trek’s highest elevation point. We head back to Kyanjin Gompa after taking in some glorious views of the mountains and the area. Since you’ll be back at Kyanjin Gompa by the afternoon, you can also tour the village’s historic monastery. You can also go to the cheese plant and glacier locations.

Day 9: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Today, reaching to Lama Hotel requires a 6–7 hour downhill hike through a thick forest. You will pass through the settlements of the ethnic Tamang people, who are inspired by Tibetan cultural and religious traditions.

Day 10: Lama Hotel to Syabru besi and Drive to Kathmandu

This is the concluding day of your trek. You will begin your hike to Syabru Besi after breakfast. You will stroll through a lovely green forest and the entire journey will be downward. Then, you’ll take a car back to Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, a transfer will take you to your accommodation. You can choose to spend the night in Syabrubesi rather than making the drive to Kathmandu the same day. After breakfast the following day, if you decide to stop at Syabrubesi, you will be transported back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi.

Day 11: Kathmandu Free Day

You have the day off in Kathmandu today. You are free to engage in own pursuits during the day. You can get adequate rest, go for a stroll through Thamel’s streets if you’re interested, or go shopping for trinkets for your loved ones.

Activities you could do if you had time on your hands:

1. Full-day sightseeing options include Swayambhunath, the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, or Patan and Bhaktapur with Changunarayan.

2. Mountain Flight (Everest flight )

3. cookery class for Nepali cuisine

4. Workshop on making momos

5. Craftsmanship tour

Day 12: Departure

After breakfast today, your journey will come to an end. Your return flight to your home or other travel destination will be informed to you and arranged for, and you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu by our private vehicle roughly three hours prior to departure. Have a secure trip moving forward. We also forward seeing you again.


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