The Langtang is the nearest Himalayan Trekking region from the Kathmandu Valley. A few hours drive from Kathmandu can take you to the beautiful Langtang region. Despite its proximity to the Kathmandu city, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with an idyllic rural landscape. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are from Tibetan Origin, hence they look like Tibetans. Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing for a trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle within 7 days.
7 days Langtang Trek takes the trekkers through its forests and among the villages and farmlands of its people, many of who are of Tibetan origin. Once an important trading route with Tibet, this influence is reflected in the character of the villages and peoples. During part of the Langtang trek, you will be walking through National Park, and though wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, there are chances of seeing some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colourful danphe.
The Langtang Trek 7 days, from Langtang village, the track continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740meters). This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. There is a STOL airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance east of Kyangjin. Visiting the Yala Cheese Factory (4.633meters) and the small lakes beyond Yala are worthwhile. Yala can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa.
From Kyangjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa (4.084meters) provides the good views of numerous glaciers. There are some huts in Langsisa that can be reached within one day’s walk from Kyangjin Gompa.
Langtang Trek Difficulty
Is it difficult to trek to Langtang?
The trek in the Langtang is considered a moderate trek. Unlike moderate treks, walks and altitudes are longer than easy treks. The route is steeply climbing or descending in some places. You will need an average level of physical fitness in order to enjoy the trek. However, a moderate trek does not require as much skill, knowledge However, moderate trekking does not require as much skill, knowledge and experience as difficult trekking. Even if it’s your first trekking experience, it might be a nice choice to start with Langtang. Rest enough if you’re overweight or senior and break the walk into short walks.
Best Time to Trek Langtang
When to Trek Langtang?
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best time to trek Langtang Valley. You can enjoy the rhododendron filled forests during Spring and you will see beautiful clear mountain views in Autumn. The weather during these seasons is warm and stable with a temperature range of 10 °C-15 ° C. There is also no chance of rainfall so you can walk on the trekking trails freely.
To see the magic view of the snow-capped peaks, you can choose a winter trek, but the weather and climate may make your trek more difficult. In higher altitudes, the temperature drops down to below 0° C. Cold winds, slippery trails, and heavy snowfall can make the trek difficult.
In the Langtang region, if want to do 10 to 15 day trek, then you can also combine with the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Helambu Trek or Tamang Heritage Trail if your time allows, which will give you a nice trip of the Langtang region.
For those who want to trek this off the beaten track and see something completely different from many of the more touristy areas in the country, this is a perfect trek.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Leave Kathmandu early in the morning for the 7-Hr bus journey to the Langtang Valley Trek. Your guide will assist you to get the bus from Machhapokhari to Syabrubesi. Your drive begins at 07:00.
You will enjoy the beautiful view of landscapes, villages and winding roads along with the massive Trishuli River. After your thrilling 6-7 hours bus ride you will reach Syabrubesi (1,500m).
Your first day is completed. You will have leisure time in which you can have a tour of Syabrubesi and enjoy time with villagers. Overnight at guesthouse.
Today, the first part of the trail passes Bhote Koshi River and follows Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo crossing through Landslide. Your trek continues to Rimche (2400 m) via Bamboo (1960 m), which is located at the bank of Langtang Khola.
We continue gently ascending above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. From time and again we can have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meters. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghodetabela. Overnight at guesthouse.
After a well-spent night with the Tamang community along with their extraordinary hospitality in Ghodetabela, the very next day you set up a hike to Kyanjin Gompa.
Kyanjin Gompa lies at the altitude of 3,817m is the final destination for the trek. We will see several lodges and police check post.
Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. On descending for a while, we arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching the height 3430 meters.
Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc. After hiking for nearly 5 hours you will reach to Kyanjin Gompa.
Cheese factories, monasteries, traditionally build tea houses, etcetera are the major attraction of Kyanjin Gompa. Besides these, it offers you the majestic views of various peaks like Langtang Lirung (7, 205m/ 23,638ft), Langtang Ri (7,205m/23,638 ft), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m /22,854 ft).
You will also closely encounter the cultures and traditions of Tamang and Tibetan origin people at Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at guesthouse.
After a wonderful morning in Kyanjin Gompa, you will say goodbye to majestic mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, and Dorje Lakpa. You will trek back to Rimche/ Lama Hotel (2,480m/ 8,136ft). It will take you nearly 5 hours to hike down to Lama Hotel.
You can enjoy the views that you missed out while ascending. As you hike down via oak, maple and rhododendron forest you will spot different beautiful birds like Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal, crimson horned pheasant, Wood Snipe, Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snow Cock, etcetera, as you spot different birds, you will have a short experience alike birding.
Since your pathways are downhill, you will take less time to descend. Overnight at guesthouse
After spending a wonderful evening and staying overnight in Lama Hotel/Rimche, today day you will hike down to Syabrubesi. It is a short hike of around 3 hours, which is easy and beautiful as you will be hiking downhills.
You will also spot local cheese factories and traditionally build tree houses on the way. After you reach to Syabrubesi you can again stroll around the village and local market and get some stuff as a memento of Langtang trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Following your breakfast, early morning you can catch a coach and head back to Kathmandu. It takes you around 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Today, you can either stay back and enjoy a free day in Kathmandu or leave for your respective country.
Our representatives will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.