About Langtang Valley Trek - 12 Days
Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trekking trail from Kathmandu. Langtang trek will take you to the beautiful Langtang region abundant in diverse vegetation, picturesque villages, and gorgeous scenery. The region is also extremely rich in cultural heritage.
Throughout the trail, you will pass by many small villages where you will get to see the locals' daily lifestyle, traditions, and norms.
If you want to experience Nepal's authentic traditional lifestyle in an unspoiled rural setting, a captivating beauty of a river valley, snowy grandeur peaks, and lush forest carpeted with seasoned blooming flowers, at every step of the trek. Then, the Langtang trek should be at the top of your Nepal trekking bucket list!
The valley is part of the Langtang national park, which finally marks Tibet's border. To explore the destinations of your trek, you will be walking inside the Langtang national park. The Tamang ethnicity, which is influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition, makes up the majority of the population in the region. They are welcoming people who extend warm hospitality to visitors.
With spectacular vistas of towering mountains, nature fascinates the entire Langtang region. The Tibetan-Nepal border is marked by the snow-capped mountains Dorje Lakpa, Changbu, Yansa Tsenji, Kyung Ri, Dogpache, Langshisha Ri, Langtang Lirung Gangchenpo, Morimoto, and Yala Peak.
It is encircled by Langtang National Park and is home to a variety of remarkable fledglings and untamed species. Among the Panthers, Jackals, mountain Tahr, Himalayan dark beer, and various species, including sub-alpine and alpine vegetation, the territory protects valuable wildlife such as the Red Panda and musk dears.
While travelling these pathways, you will be able to see some of the most amazing architectural splendour of monasteries. Also, the breathtaking vista of the mountains against the beautiful rhododendron woodland!
Similarly, this region also has high mountain cheese factories. You can stop by the factory and can taste delicious cheese. There are many things to explore in this region, and we, Outfitter Nepal will escort you to all the hidden treasures of the Langtang Trek.
Trekking in Langtang Region starts with a day's drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (starting point of the trek). Syabrubeshi is a Tibetan village, which is inhabited by people of Tibetan origin. Moreover, once the route was an important trading highway with Tibet and Nepal, therefore, most of the villagers here are still trade that is more bartering.
The Langtang Trek goes further up to the picturesque valley following the Langtang River. You reach Lama Hotel for your overnight stay. The trek then further continues to Langtang village and Kyanjin Gompa.
Outfitter Nepal has extensive expertise in conducting treks in Nepal's Himalayas. Our 12 days Langtang Trek package will allow you to go on the most thrilling adventure of your life. Join us on one of our Langtang region trek departure dates for 2022, or get in touch with us to tailor a Langtang Trek to your specific needs. Enjoy this exhilarating, breathtaking journey knowing that our qualified, experienced guides and porters will be ready to assist you at every turn. At Outfitter Nepal, we go to great lengths to ensure that all of your trekking aspirations come true. We look forward to assisting you in creating lifelong memories on your holiday, which can be completely tailored to your preferences.
It is impossible to convey all about the place and its beauty in a single package. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to book your 12-days Valley trek to Langtang with us.
Langtang after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
Many homes and lives were destroyed in the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Langtang Village, which comes during the trek was one of the worst-affected locations among all the disaster zones. Almost all of the guesthouses were destroyed, and certain segments of the walk were ruined as a result of the disaster. For a long period, the area was likewise closed to trekking.
The good news is that trekking is once again permitted in the area. The majority of the guesthouses are presently being renovated. If you can't get a place in one of the few guesthouses, you might have to sleep in a tented camp.
The trek routes that were destroyed in the earthquake have been reconstructed on an alternative course. You do not need to be concerned about your comfort. The hike is as enjoyable as it has always been. Trekking to Langtang will contribute to the region's reconstruction. Your recreation will make a significant contribution to the local community's economic development.
Trail among the gaze of Langtang National Park
Langtang National Park, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, is truly a natural treasure. Some of Nepal's finest beautiful treks are found in this region. Plan a vacation to Kathmandu to experience one of the most enticing trekking experiences and dramatic wildlife encounters in the world. It was founded in 1976 to protect the region's distinctive flora and fauna. Witness the beauty in wildlife with our Langtang Trekking package!
Langtang National Park is the natural jewel of the Langtang region abundant in a range of flora & fauna. This national park has tropical and alpine forests. You will get to see a diverse variety of landscapes along with many Himalayan mountains like Yala Peak, Langtang Lirung, Gangchhempo, etc inside the park.
Moreover, the highest point of the park is Langtang Lirung. Along with stunning views, the park is also home to some of the rare wildlife like black bear, Himalayan tahr, red panda, dzo as well as rare species of deers & monkeys. Similarly, the holy lake of Gosaikunda also falls under Langtang National Park where hundreds of pilgrims visit every year to worship.
Easily accessible and off-the-beaten trails
The Langtang Region, located north of Kathmandu Valley, is the closest and most accessible trekking destination. Langtang is only a 7-8 hours’ drive away from Kathmandu. The trek begins in Syabrubeshi, the Langtang gateway, and follows the simple off-beaten lower region routes to Kyanjin Gompa (3,803m/12,556ft), the highest human settlement on the mountain.
Langtang is an easy destination! It is the greatest alternative to Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp for average fit trekkers with limited time.
Jaw-dropping picturesque view of the Langtang Himalayas
The wonderful views of the Langtang region make it stand out among other regions of Nepal.
Langtang Trek Nepal provides breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7245 m), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), and Mt Gaurishankar (7134 m). These peaks can be seen from various locations along the route, as well as while travelling.
The trekkers are surrounded by a clean environment and magnificent vistas, in addition to the view of the mountains. The trekkers are in for a treat with all the greenery, blossoming flowers, hills, rivers, and waterfalls, as well as the possibility of encountering rare wildlife. The trail goes through several beautiful & dense forests oak and rhododendrons. On clear days, you might also see views of Mt. Annapurna and Ganesh Himal.
Experience the rich Tamang Heritage
You visit several villages and settlement sites, such as Syabrubesi, Langtang Village, Thulo Syabru, and others during the trek. Indigenous tribes reside in these territories. They are welcoming and treat visitors to their villages with the utmost respect. During your tour, you will also be able to learn about their way of life and culture.
Langtang region is dominated by people from the Tamang community. The trail includes many Tamang villages where you will get to experience the rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Tamang people. They are said to be the descendants of Tibetans, therefore if you have heard of Tibetan culture, you will find many similarities.
Kyanjin Gompa and why you must visit!
Kyanjin Gompa is one of the most famous and significant monasteries in the Langtang region. This monastery is situated at the foothill of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), and Langshisha Ri (6,427 m). Other than this, there are many monasteries that you will come across during the valley trek.
Kyanjin Gompa is considered a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site and one of the region's most notable monasteries. Although it is bordered by a tiny settlement, the entire region is known by its name. Trekkers frequently spend a day here to adapt to the higher altitude and avoid getting sick. One can learn about Buddhist culture and Buddhism in general at the gompa.
Additionally, Kyanjin Gompa, which is estimated to be 400 years old and is the most sacred gompa in this region, is located on the slopes of Mt. Langtang Lirung.
Glaciers and their magnificent aura
The valley of Langtang is known as "the Valley of Glaciers" because of this glacier! The Langtang Glacier, the longest among the region's glaciers, flows from the Himalayan summit of Langtang Lirung. With altitudes ranging from 4,500 to 7000m, the glacier is largely covered in debris. The glacier creates a wonderful mood in the valley and makes trekking in Langtang a pleasure.
During the 12 day trek to Langtang, Tsergo Ri is the highest point you travel to. It is a famous vantage point from where you will get to see an excellent view of the surrounding landscape. You will also get to see outstanding views of moraines, glaciers, and the Himalayan Mountains.
The hike to Tsergo Ri begins in Kyanjin Gompa hamlet, which is located at 3,800 meters above sea level. Tsergo Ri is one of the must-see sights in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an elevation of 5,000 meters above sea level. From the top, you can get a 360-degree view of the mountain ranges. There are no other water sources save the local teahouse and lodges. As a result, you'll need to take lots of water and food with you on your hike to Tsergo Ri. Tsergo Ri has located about 4 hours or a 4-hour walk from Kyanjin Gompa.
Langtang Valley Trek Cost
The 12 days Langtang trek costs US$ 600 for a group of 12 people. It is the cost of the standard Outfitter Langtang trek package for the Langtang valley. If you have a group of more than 12 people, we can modify the package cost to meet your needs. The pricing may vary anywhere from US$ 735 to US$ 900 for a solo trekker or a small group of trekkers.
Please note that the trek cost will alter if you want to modify the accommodation or meal services included in the overall standard cost package. Whenever possible during the trip, we can upgrade your overnight options for better tourist-class accommodations with attached restrooms.
While a luxury hotel in Kathmandu or other cities can surely add to your experience, most accommodations in the Langtang region are modest. Whatever the case may be, we will make every effort to make your trip as pleasant as possible.
Hence, the cost of a trekking package in the Langtang region varies depending on whether you want to customize your accommodations or change the schedule! Read the cost including and excluding parts to explore more about the services given with the standard Langtang trek cost!
12 days Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary
Outfitter Nepal's 12 days valley trek to the Langtang region is totally customizable and can be tailored to address your needs. We can create a customizable plan for you if you want to adjust the trek's itinerary to include fewer or more days.
Our standard package includes a 12-day trip to the Langtang Valley, but it can be tailored to your specific needs! Before or after your hiking expedition, we can also organize a sightseeing excursion for you! Please keep in mind that by adding more travel days, the itinerary package's days must be extended! If you want to visit other tourist destinations such as Pokhara or Chitwan or stay in Kathmandu for a few days to take in the sights, the days on the standard package must be extended from 12 to any number of days you want!
We recommend having a few days on hand if you wish to extend your vacation to Nepal! The cost varies depending on the changes made to our standard 12-day Langtang Trek itinerary. Outfitter Nepal, on the other hand, makes certain that you receive the most bang for your buck!
Is COVID-19 risk management implemented by Outfitter Nepal?
Yes. Outfitter Nepal understands the dangers that at-risk travellers pose to the Nepali population, as well as the dangers of COVID-19 exposure to visitors visiting Nepal. We comply fully with all Nepal Department of Immigration travel regulations and immunization requirements. While trekking or travelling remote Nepal, we also demand our workers to be vaccinated, as well as social distancing and hygiene procedures. Our goal is to reduce COVID-19 exposure concerns for our clients and the rest of the Nepal community while still providing a wonderful travel experience for them while they are in our care.
How difficult is it to trek in the Langtang Region?
Langtang's trekking trail has a stunning combination of uphill and descent. There's also a steep route with a steeper slope than the others. Despite the difficult and rocky terrains, people in this region are passionate about trekking. One reason for this is the richness of wildlife, including uncommon species such as Himalayan deer, Red Panda, and Snow Leopard. Other factors include perennial rivers, flourishing forests, a rich culture, and numerous others.
Langtang Trek 12 days is an easy journey in the beautiful Langtang region. The trail is relatively easier than many other trails in Nepal in terms of steep and technical climbing. However, you have to walk 5 to 6 hours daily, and that does require a healthy body and good physical fitness.
When is the Best Time to go out to trek in the Langtang Region?
Prepare for your Langtang Region Trek by considering the season in which you will be trekking. Autumn and spring are usually wonderful times to embark on a Langtang trek. Autumn is defined as September, October, and November, whereas spring is defined as March, April, and May. Autumn and spring both provide trekkers with a very suitable and pleasant trekking environment.
During this time, the weather and temperature in the Langtang region range between 15-20 degrees, which is fairly comfortable for hikers. During these two seasons, the forests get bloomed up with beautiful rhododendrons & oaks along with numerous other vegetation. And, the clear sky makes the views of the Himalayan Mountains more alluring.
Autumn and spring, on the other hand, may not be the greatest times to trek in Langtang for those looking for a calm walk, as the trails grow congested during these seasons.
Do you need any permit to trek in the Langtang Region?
Langtang National Park contains trekking routes in the Langtang region. International trekkers must pay an entrance charge and receive a TIMS card to trek in the Langtang region.
Foreigners must pay 3,000 NPR plus 13% VAT, totalling 3,390 NPR (about US $34) to enter Langtang National Park. Entry cost for SAARC nationals to Langtang National Park: NPR is 200.
Permission granted by TIMS: TIMS cards come in three varieties. Green, blue, and pink are the colours of these cards. Individual trekkers require a US$20 green card. For US$ 10, you can purchase a blue TIMS card for organized group trekkers. Your pink TIMS card will cost only US$6 if you are a member of the SAARC.
What kind of food and accommodation services will I be provided in the overall package?
While trekking in the Langtang Region, you will stay overnight in the teahouse. The room will not be big and luxurious, still, you will get a clean & cosy room with basic facilities. Also, there are high chances of getting common washrooms.
All the meals will be served on the menu of the teahouse. People from Tamang and Sherpa communities run these teahouses, therefore you will also get to taste their delicacies. Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish, offers your body enough carbs and protein. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup will provide enough protein for your body. Seasonal veggies will also be served in the guest's home, supplying your body with additional nutrients.
You can sample other menu items including Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, and more if you give them a chance. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a 3-star hotel to a 4-star hotel. The rooms will be on bed & breakfast terms. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner.
What kinds of gear do you need for the Langtang trek?
One of the most crucial considerations is what to bring for the trek in the Langtang region. It can be difficult to get around if you don't have the right equipment.
Here's a rough idea of what you'll need for your valley trek.
- Trekking Boots
- Few pairs of undergarments
- High quality down jacket and pant
- Thermal wears
- T-shirts and trousers
- Trekking pole
- A pair of gloves
- Woollen hat
- Energy bars
How fit do you need to be to trek in the Langtang region?
The Langtang Trek is a moderately difficult trek that does not necessitate a high level of physical endurance. For any type of hike, though, it is advisable to be somewhat fit. Being in good physical shape will allow you to enjoy the stroll without placing too much strain on your body. Prepare your body for the trek a few weeks ahead of time. Read up on how to be in shape for hiking, take a city walking tour, and stick to a regular exercise routine.
Do you need any insurance for trekking in the Langtang Region?
If you're planning a hike to Langtang Valley, it's a good idea to have travel insurance. You may encounter unforeseen situations while travelling at such high altitudes. Thus, getting travel insurance for the Langtang Trek is critical.
Choose insurance that includes coverage for emergency helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, natural calamities, theft, and losses.