The Langtang Valley has four different seasons-Spring, Autumn, Summer and Winter. The nature of these seasons also changes in temperature and climatic conditions.
Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to do this trek based on the bearable temperatures, climatic conditions, and side views that the trek offers However during the hike, the off-season could bring some difficulties.
But this trek is doable throughout the year with your physical and mental planning and preparation with appropriate trekking equipment. There are different views and experiences to offer each season.
Before planning your Langtang trek, here are the details you need to know.
Langtang Trek During the Autumn Season
Autumn season is the best time do the Langtang trek. The weather is warm and stable from September to mid-December. If you’re hiking this season, you can walk under the amazing blue skies breathe fresh air and see clear views of the Himalayan Mountains.
You can feel cold in the morning and evening, but the temperature ranges from 10 °C-15 ° C (50 °F-59 ° F) during the day. You will collect the most pleasant trekking memories in such bearable temperatures and stable weather.
During this time, the rainfall is low so you can get the sharpest views of the stunning valleys and the Himalayas. You’ll least notice the dense fog that covers the mountains in these seasons.
Since this is the peak trekking season, you can meet many other trekkers on the route. You do not have to hike alone to reach your final destination.
March, April and May is the second-best time to go for trekking in the Langtang region. During this season, you will love the long and warm days. In the Langtang region day temperature drops to 10 °C to 20 °C (50 °F-68 ° F). You’ll have easy trekking to the Langtang Valley at moderate temperatures.
The trail this season is exceptionally beautiful. The forest is colorful with the blossoms of rhododendron. You’ll see a lot of wildflowers along the way as well. At higher altitudes, thanks to the warm sun and the soft mountain breezes, the journey becomes less exhausting.
You will experience the new twigs, flowers, and leaves coming to life in this season. This rejuvenating trek through the colorful forests to capture the clearest views of the mountains without worries of rain or snow is what the Langtang spring trek offers.
Langtang Trek During the Summer Season
In June, July and August, the Langtang region experiences the hot summer months. The monsoon begins in the summer season, along with the sun. During the day temperature in the lower regions will stay at 30 ° C (86 ° F) on sunny days. But as you move higher, in July the temperature begins to drop by around 12 ° C (52.36 ° F).
The rainfall can cause leeches, bugs, and earthworms to slips the trails.
But on the lighter side, everywhere you will be able to enjoy the rain-washed environment with greenery. Summer is such a magical time for nature lovers in the Langtang valley.
Sometimes the view may be obstructed by dense fog. But the season offers the clearest views of the mountain views and the surrounding landscapes after the rainfall. Also, as this is the season of planting in parts of the Langtang area, you will have an amazing time to look at the traditional terraced farms and the working locals.
Langtang Trek During the Winter Season
The winter season in the Langtang region is from December to February. This is the season of snow and cold in the region with a temperature of 6°C to 10°C (43.8 ° F50. ° F) during the day. But the nights are much colder as the temperatures drop to minus.
In winter, under the deep blue skies, you can discover the snow-blanked Langtang Valley. But you may notice snowfall times, strong winds and uncomfortable weather conditions as this is a mountain region.
Since this is less favorite season for trekking in this region with few trekkers you will find the trail less crowded. So, the winter Langtang trek is the best option for those who want to discover nature and click solitude photos.
Let us know your trek preferences with us. We Himalaya Discovery will plan the best Langtang trek itinerary with affordable cost! Also, we will pre-book the room for you if you let us know about your convenient time for the trek.
What is the weather like on the Langtang trek in winter?
The daytime temperature in winter is 6°C to 10°C (44 °F to 50°F) and below 0 ° C (31°F) at night. Snow falls, wild winds and extreme temperatures may occur. The skies are clear blue, and the spectacular view of snow-capped peaks you can see at this time. And the valley wearing thick snow covers is wonderful to look at.
Is it doable Langtang trek in winter?
If you can bear the cold and snowy trails then this is the right trek for you. The season has many things to offer despite the cold. With the views of the hibernating world you will find peaceful walks.
You should opt for this winter trek in winter with proper winter equipment along with physical and mental preparation.
Do I need micro spikes/crampons for winter trek?
Sure, micro-spikes for the winter trek are a good idea. Since on the trail there will be a thick layer of snow, you’ll need to walk in shoes with a strong grip. Especially when you walk down the hills, it helps.
Will guesthouses be open in the winter & summer seasons?
Yes, in the winter and summer seasons, guest houses will be open. And tell us if you want to trek in these off-seasons. We’ll help you book them for these both seasons.
Will there be indoor heating during winter on the Langtang trek?
Yes, there are heating in the dining area during winter. There is no room heating for tea houses. Therefore, it’s better to carry your own sleeping bags for the nights that are perfect for -10 °C.
Langtang Trek, what is the difference in spring and summer?
Spring is the season with the drier surroundings and the weather stays very stable on the trekking route. Although the weather in the mountains is often unpredictable in the spring season it is quite stable. But there are frequent changes in the weather in the summer. The rain of the summer (monsoon) will hit you on the trail anytime.
Spring trek also provides colorful combinations of red, blue yellow, purple, and white flowers. Although summer offers the green sceneries on the trail everywhere.
Will there be leeches on the Langtang trek during the summer?
Yes, you may find many leeches, earthworms, and bugs on the trails in the Langtang region due to the heavy rainfalls and the humid surroundings. So, it’s a good idea to carry insect repellents if you’re planning the summer trek. Carry some salt on your skin to get rid of leeches.
Did you decide when is the best time to trek Langtang? We made our recommendations and it’s up to you to decide. For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Himalaya Discovery.