11 Days Langtang Valley Trek: Trek to the Glacial Valley

Langtang Valley Trek is an amazing trek in Nepal that takes you to the Langtang Valley which is a beautiful valley with many glacial lakes and scattered mountains settlements. An 11 days trek to Langtang Valley offers a unique adventure with its pristine natural beauty and cultural diversity. Located just 68 KM north from Kathmandu, this Langtang trek is a perfect trekking destination for those who want to get to the lap of Himalayas within a short period. 

Unlike other popular treks in Nepal, Langtang Valley Trekking is a short and easy trek. Thus, this trek is attainable by anyone who has an average level of physical fitness with proper preparations and training.

The 11 Days Langtang Valley Trek takes you through fantastic jungle trails and lush green valleys. The trek takes you along the rugged trail filled with amazing wildlife and rich flora and fauna. Along with that, you will be trekking through diverse terrain and beautiful valley offering you picturesque views of the snow-capped mountains.

This trek not only rewards you with natural beauty but also with the rich culture and tradition of the locals. The Langtang region is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang community. The Sherpa and Tamangs are the descendants of the Tibetan ancestor, thus, this trek provides you with the opportunity to experience the rich Tibetan culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The architecture of the ancient monasteries and the typical village settlements will enthrall you.

Want to learn more about the Langtang Valley Trek? Read further to know more about the Langtang Trek and thing to know before trekking to the Langtang Valley along with the detailed itinerary of 11 Days Langtang Trekking.

Major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Witness some spectacular views of Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Langtang Lirung (7,200m), and Langtang -II (7,227m) and many more.
  • Walkthrough beautiful lush Oak and rhododendron forests in the Langtang region.
  • Traverse the Langtang Valley
  • Explore the Kyanjin Gompa and its traditional yak cheese factory.
  • Climb Tsergo-Ri to get the view of beautiful Himalayan panorama.
  • Experience the rural village of the Langtang Region and their unique culture and heritage.
  • Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Langtang trek cost: View of Kyangin Gompa and from Kyanjin Gompa

When to Trek to Langtang Valley?

Wondering about when to do the Langtang Valley Trek? The 11 days Langtang Valley Trek can be done throughout the year depending upon your weather preferences and what do you expect from the trek. Each season offers different trekking experiences and different weather and temperature pattern.

Nepal experience four seasons in a year: Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer/Monsoon. Between these weather, Spring and Autumn are the best time for Langtang Valley Trek. These seasons offer perfect weather conditions for trekking with favorable temperatures and breathtaking mountain views.

Langtang Trek in Autumn

Autumn is the best time to do the Langtang Valley Trek. Autumn falls during September, October, and November. During this time of the year, the weather is calm and stable with the perfect temperature for trekking.

The days are bright and sunny with crystal clear skies offering you the best views of the mountain. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celcius during the day time. Nights can be pretty cold and the temperature can drop to the freezing point.

During autumn, there is very little chance of rain or no rain at all. Thus, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes.

Best Time for Lantang Trek

Langtang Valley Trek in Spring

Spring is the second-best time for Langtang trek. It falls during March, April, and May. The weather and temperature condition are pretty much similar to the autumn season. The days are warm and bright with an average temperature of 10 to 20 degrees Celcius during the day time.

During the spring season, the vegetation is at its full blossom. So, the trails and the surrounding hills are filled with colorful rhododendron blossoms and other wildflowers. And the air is fresh and filled with the sweet fragrance of the flowers. Also, there is a very less chance of rain during the spring. Thus, you can enjoy your trekking to the fullest.

Although Autumn and spring are the best time to trek to Langtang Valley, the trails are quite packed and noisy. Plus, it can be very hard to find accommodation and food during this season. Thus, pre-booking is recommended.

If you want to trek in a peaceful trail in solitude, then trekking in the offseason (winter and summer/monsoon) is a better option. However, the offseason might pose some difficulties during the trek. But with proper preparation and training, you can complete the trek.

How Difficult is the Langtang Valley Trek?

Talking about the Langtang Trek Difficulty, the trek is moderately difficult. The altitude is not as high as other treks in Nepal and the altitude gradually increases in this trek which makes it a perfect trek for the beginners. Dehydration is a significant issue while trekking in the high mountains, so drink a lot of water throughout the trek to avoid any such issues.

You could also use oral hydration salts to be safe from altitude sickness. Wearing kneecaps and using trekking poles helps to ease the pressure of the uphill climb. Some of the sections in the trail consist of challenging slopes and rocky paths. So, you must be very careful while walking. Plus, don’t rush.

Langtang Valley trek does not require any technical skill but some training before the trek is a necessity. Anyone with an average fitness level can easily complete this trek.

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Five Essential Tips for the 11 Days Langtang Valley Trek

Proper Training

Proper training before the trek is quite vital for trekking in Nepal. You must be physically as well as mentally fit. For that, you must prepare yourself by doing any aerobic and cardiovascular exercises such as cycling, swimming, or hiking before the trek. It will help you increase your fitness levels and stamina. And you can enjoy your trek without any difficulties.

Start early on the trek

You should start the walk early in the trek. This will help you to get to the destination in the daylight. Plus, you can walk at your own pace with enough time for clicking the pictures.

Wear comfortable shoes

Hiking shoes are an important factor to have a successful trek. So, you should wear the shoes in which you can walk comfortably. I highly recommend not to wear new shoes because they can be uncomfortable and may cause a lot of blisters. Even if you buy new shoes for the trek, wear it regularly before the trek which will open up your shoes and you will have a comfortable walk.

Pack proper clothing and gear

Packing properly is key if you are trekking in Nepal. Since you will be trekking in a high altitude region, the weather and temperature are unpredictable. Thus, pack appropriately, including warm insulating clothes along with waterproof jackets. Also, you need to carry sleeping bags and trekking poles.

For more detailed information, please read our article on “Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

Increase your food and water intake

While trekking, you should have enough food and water. Since the energy burns quickly in the colder temperature, you need to increase your consumption of food and water to compensate for this loss of energy. Eating right and hydrating regularly helps you cope with the altitude sickness.

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Detailed Itinerary for 11 Days Langtang Valley Trekking

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu(1300m)

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of your company’s representative will be welcoming you at the airport. Then, you will be transferred to your respective hotels in a private vehicle. After the check-in, you can take rest at the hotel. In the afternoon, you can roam around the bright streets in Thamel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1450 m), 7-8 hrs drive.

Today, after having our breakfast, we will take a bus ride to Syabrubesi which is the trailhead of this Langtang trek. The drive takes us around 7 to 8 hours to reach Syabrubesi. We will drive along the Trishuli riverbank with beautiful views of the scenic meadows, valleys, rivers, and mountains. You can have breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Ganesh Himal, Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, and others during the drive.

We will pass through Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche to finally reach Syabrubesi.

Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 03: Syaprubeshi to Lama Hotel (2480 m), 6-7 hrs of trek.

Today is the first day of our trek. After breakfast, we start our hike toward the Lama Hotel. Firstly, we will cross the Bhote Koshi River via a suspension bridge and follow the stone-paved trail. Then we will ascend up to the village of Bamboo. The trail takes us through the tropical forest covered in oak, maple, spruce, fir, blue pine, and rhododendron. From Bamboo, the trail continues to gradually ascend to Rimche (2400m) and then to Lama Hotel.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Lama Hotel.

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Mundu (3543 m) via Langtang village, 6-7 hrs of trek.

After early morning breakfast, we continue our hike towards Mundu. The trail continues to ascend from Lama Hotel. We can enjoy the mountain landscape with ample waterfalls. The trail levels up as we reach Ghoda Tabela and we can see the white peaks of the Langtang range. The trail continues to climb up as the valley widens and passes through incredible landscapes, lush jungles, and astonishing sceneries and some temporary settlements. We then come across a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang Village which was severely affected by the earthquake back in April 2015.

From there, we continue to climb up a ridge covered by a large chorten and walk past the Mani walls to finally reach the village of Mundu.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Mundu. 

Day 05: Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m), 3-4 hrs of trek.

Today, we will start our hike to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. The trail takes us through water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We can witness the largest mani wall in Nepal in the trail. Mani walls are made of stone with prayers carved on it. After the short trek, we finally reach Kyanjin Gompa. After reaching there, you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and its surrounding.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri (4985 m) to Kyanjin Gompa, 6-7 hrs of trek.

Today we start very early in the morning. After having our breakfast, we will begin our walk toward Tsergo Ri, one of the famous viewpoints in the Langtang region. The trails pass through the yak pasture before ascending toward Tsergo Ri. We will also trek to the Langtang glacier and the Langshisha Kharka, which is a beautiful yak pasture. We will get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 07: Trek down to Lama Hotel from Kyanjin Gompa, 6-7 Hrs of trek.

Today, we begin to head back to Lama Hotel retracing the trail. the trek today is quite easy as most of the trails are downhill. We will walk through lush forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We will walk past Mundu, Langtang village, and Ghora Tabela to finally reach our destination at Lama Hotel.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Lama Hotel.

Day 08: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi, 4-5 hrs of trek. 

After breakfast, we trek back through the same trail passing through the bamboo and rhododendron forests to arrive at Syabrubesi. The trail today is mostly downhill so, it is a pretty easy day today.

Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive.

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. Enjoying the scenic views and bumpy ride, we will reach Kathmandu. We will drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Farewell Dinner

After the wonderful trek, we will have a complete sightseeing day in Kathmandu. After having breakfast, you will be taken to a guided sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu Valley. You will be going around the popular touristic destinations in Kathmandu. Some of them are Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durban Square, and several others.

After the sightseeing, we will have our farewell dinner at a  traditional Nepali Restaurant to celebrate the successful trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Transfer to the airport for your departure.

The trip concludes today. One of our representatives will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your flight departure.

If you are short in time, then you can also complete this trek in 7 Days. Here is the detailed itinerary for Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days.

Conclusion,

11 Days Langtang valley trek one of the most amazing trek in Nepal. Walking through the lush green forests, beautiful waterfalls, diverse landscapes, thundering rivers, will give you an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

If you are planning to go on this amazing 11 days adventure to Langtang valley, then book the trip with us. We will organize a best Langtang trek for you.

Furthermore, if you have any question or queries regarding this trek or any other trek in Nepal, please feel free to contact us or read our blog on “Langtang Trek FAQs“.


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