Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days

Langtang region is located in the north part of the capital city, Kathmandu, and bordering Tibet, is protected as Langtang National Park. Langtang Region Trekking is the moderate level trekking destination in Nepal. You can witness the high peaks, including Langtang Lirung, and the ultimate goal of this region is Cross Lauribinayak Pass. If you visit Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days, you will be blessed to see the major Himalayas of Nepal, ranging from Makalu in the east and Annapurna in the west. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal can also be seens from this region. After the Annapurna region and Everest region, Langtang is the most preferred trekking destination for all tourists.

Langtang Valley Trek 7 days is one of the short trekking in the Langtang, where we can explore Kyanjin Gompa And Langtang valley. We offer 7 days of Langtang Valley trekking package at a clear and cheap cost. This is a 7 days trekking, but you will spend 5 days in Langtang valley where 2 days includes traveling. This is one of the named and popular trekking areas to be near glacier, valley, alpine, and grazing yaks in the pasture.

Langtang valley short trek is the most diverse trek near Kathmandu offers you the majestic sights of bamboo forest, waterfall, and variety of rhododendron. As Nepal, Langtang valley trek does not have the same level of infrastructure as Annapurna and Everest region, but it delivers more spectacular views in a short time

Langtang Trek is known as the top 5 best treks in Nepal, strongly recommended for those trekkers who want to experience the majestic views natural scenery of Nepal and want to be away from the crowd in a short time. For this trek, you need not have previous experiences.

Langtang is full of variation of beautiful places with both natural and religious tenets. We can explore different nature of landscapes like from holy lakes of Gosaikunda to natural hot spring. Trekkers will enjoy the company, love, and affection of Sherpa; also, they can more explore the culture and lifestyle of them. People are earning here by tourism and yak farming.therew is belives that in this region, any people are from the Tibetian family. Hence we can experience the cross-cultural diversities of Tibetian and Nepali ethnic groups. Hindus and Buddhists devotees visit this region with religious faith.

The attraction of this place Langtang village excursion, Yak cheese factory, Langtang glacier sights, exclusive Kyangin Gompa view, Langtang Lirung expedition, views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, cross Lauribinayak pass, Gosainkunda, Sherpa culture at Helambu.

Starting of the Langtang Valley Trek Journey

As our Langtang valley, seven days trek will begin with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu to Syaprubesi. The first day we will walk to the Syaprubesi. Then we will walk towards Lama Hotel and to Langtang Village. We will enjoy staying at the tea house. After exploring the Langtang valley, we will back to Kathmandu.

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

Major highlights of 7 Days Langtang Valley Trek

  • No need to book a flight, we can drive this trek within7& 8 hours
  • Trekking through Langtang Valley is also known as the trekking through the glaciers.
  • Be amazed by the panoramic views of mountains such as Langtang Himal, Langtang Ri, and Ganjala Peak.
  • Diverse flora fauna
  • You can delve into Tibetian-influenced culture
  • One of the world’s best valley
  • Varied Vegetation nad landscapes.
  • Stay in charming teahouses along the route.

Detailed Itinerary for 7 Days Langtang Trek

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

You should let us know about the time of arrival in Kathmandu. Our representative will be there to pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel, but our package will start only from the second day of your arrival.

Early in the morning, our representative will p be at your door at 6:30 in the hotel. After having a light breakfast, we will start our journey with the fantastic drive of around 6-7 hours through the meandering road, lush green forest, high hills, and gracefully flowering riverside.

We will enjoy the delightful views of Himalayan and marvel; at the unique lifestyle through the terraced fields and rural towns. We will enjoy our lunch at Trishul before proceeding to Dhunche. From beautiful place DHunche, we will more towards Syabrubesi.

Altitude: Syabrubesi (1,550 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel

Today is our first day of trekking. First, we will cross Bhote Khosi following the Langtang river; then we will enter in Langtang National Park. We are trekking to the rising sun by making our journey pass through the Langtang Khola, thick woodlands, cross a few suspension bridges. The trails seem to difficult, but it is not.

Trekking Duration: 5 hours

Altitude: Lama Hotel ( 2380 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 3: Trek to Langtang Valley

Today after breakfast, we will start our trekking towards the MUndu via Langtang Valley. Our trail will full of dense forests. We will leave the tree line behind after doing a steady climb up through the valley. We will also enjoy the Marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. We will pass through the water factories, watch chortens, and see stunning hills. And we will back in the previous place.

Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

Altitude: Langtang Valley (3430 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

After breakfast, we will escape the town and pass through the yak pastures. Also, we will cross the biggest Mani divider in Nepal. We are leaving the forest behind as we climb above the tree line to see the majestic vies of Langtang Range. From up, we will see the lush green valley. The land is an inhabitant of Sherpa, who known as the children of Himalayans. You can so go out and leisurely walk around Kanjin Gompa appreciating the ice-sheets, yaks, icefalls, and perspectives.

Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours

Altitude: Kanjin Gompa (3870 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Ri

We will wake up early in the morning and start our trekking to see the stunning views of the sunrise in Kyanjin Ri. After breakfast, we again continue our trekking to Lama Hotel. Because it havers a downhill, it will take about 4 or 5 hours stroll from kanji gompa to get the lama hotel. In the way, we can see and explore the Tamang religious and traditional, which seems the same as the Tibetans.

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

Altitude: Kyanjin Ri (4800 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek over to Syabrubesi

Now it is the last day of our’s in the trekkin=g area. Today we will walk down to Syabrubensi. We will enjoy the simple downhill trail full of lush green vegetation. After arriving in Syabrubesi, we will take lunch.

If we have free time, we can enjoy the stunning views of Bizzare hill-town.

Trekking Duration: 4 hours

Altitude: Syabrubesi (1,550 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drive towards Kathmandu; it takes about 6-7 hours. After arriving in Kathmandu, our staff will be there to receive you. If you want to spend more time in Kathmandu, please consult with us. We can recommend you the best place to visit. And also today we will enjoy our beautiful trek farewell.

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Langtang Trek route difficulty: How difficult is it?

How challenging is the Langtang valley trek?

Langtang valley is known as the moderate trek. There is a proper and right place for tasty food and accommodation. There are no confusing trails and tough terrains.

This trek is moderate doesn’t mean it does not have any difficulty. There is no higher altitude like in Everest Base camp; in this trekking route, you will be hit only 5000m height.

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Factors of difficulty in Langtang Trek

Even though, as I already mention that Langtang valley trek is a moderate level trek. But still, there is some complication and factors you should take a look.

Altitude sickness

Anyone can suffer from Altitude sickness at higher altitudes. Specifically, you are going to gain some altitude once you start trekking in Nepal. But, Langtang valley 7 days trek does not take you to extreme height as the Everest region does.

But there are chances of suffering from altitude sickness so you should maintain proper acclimatization.

The symptoms of Altitude sickness would be nausea, vomiting, difficult to breathe, and many more, if you faced this symptom while trekking then don’t hesitate to share with your guides and friends.

Once you reach in friendly altitude, then take rest till you don’t feel secure. Please consult with your doctor about the altitude sickness. It’s better to know your body before taking any medicines. Diamax is one of the best cure for altitude sickness.

Remote Places

Langtang valley is known as one of the remote places near Kathmandu. You will not see the proper roads and modes of transportation.

There are small tracks which are surrounded by hills and mountains. The remoteness of any places means that thee is unavailability and improper accessibility.youmay be sick or injured. At the same time, trekking, then it takes more than a day to reach a proper hospital. The quickest way is to fly to the nearest hospital and medical, which will increase the amount of money.

Unavailability

As we already know that Langtang valley is known as the remote place with minimal facilities. There is no proper transportation means rather than flying or carrying goods.

Food would be more expensive as you go higher altitude, and also water. It cost so high only for a liter of water.

A hot shower and charging your devices will cost some amount. These little things add to the difficulty of this trek.

For more information, please check our blog on “Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

Beautiful Langtang Range during Langtang Valley Trek

Best time For 7 Days Langtang Valley Trek

If you are planning to visit Langtang valley near Kathmandu. The Langtang region has different weather conditions in the varying seasons of winter, monsoon, autumn, and spring. But the best time to visit in Langtang is Autumn and Spring season.

These seasons have a good whether and bearable temperature. During this season, you will get a chance to walk on the sunny warm day in the dry trail. As all know, the morning and night would be cold as comparing today.

During this season, you would get a chance to walk through the oaks and rhododendrons along with diverse vegetation. Theses seasons offer the crisp views of the chain of Himalayas under the blue sky.

Langtang trek During Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is the best season to trek in Langtang. From September to November, the weather will remain useful and the temperature is stable. If you trek in this season, then you will get an opportunity to walk under the blue skies, fresh air, and dry trail.

You may feel cold during the morning and night, but the temperature of the day will be okay. In this temperature and pleasant environment will collect the fondest trekking memories.

Also, in the Autumn season, there is sharp light of the sun so you can see unobstructed views of all mountains and valley. In this season, you have not to face the fog problem.

Langtang Valley Trek During Spring (March to May)

It is also known as the second-best season to visit the Langtang region.in this season; you will have along nad warm day.there will be moderate temperature.

The trail will be beautiful and memorable because the lush forest will full of rhododendron. You will see the wildflowers along the way. Because the warm sun and soft mountains breezes, the trek becomes more exhausting.

We can see the unobstructed views of mountains in this season, also can walk with beautiful forests.

Langtang Valley Trek During Summer/Monsoon (June to August)

Langtang Reagan faces the summer season in June, July, and August. As there will be a high temperature, there will be heat at the lower temperature. But while we are going up at higher altitude, than there will b cold temperature.

The rainfall may make the trail slippery with bugs, parasites, and slippery with beetles, leeches and earthworms. But on the lighter side, you will get to enjoy the rainwashed surrounding with greenery everywhere. Summer region in the Langtang valley is a blissful time for all nature lovers.

Sometime the dense forest may hie all attractive beauties of nature, but the heavy rainfall will make it rid. It will offer more precise and exciting views of the mountainscape and the surrounding landscapes. As these are the season of planting, so you will have a fantastic time looking at the terraced farms and the working locals in their typical ways.

Langtang Valley Trek During Winter (December to February)

The winter season starts in December and ends in February in Langtang valley. As the day is moderately cold but the morning and nights are freezing.

In winter, you will get a chance to explore snow- blanket Langtang under the blue skies as these are the mountain region. There will frequently change in temperature and weather.

Since fewer trekkers prefer the winter season to trek, but if you don’t want any crowd and enjoy Langtang valley trek freely, then please hit your mind with this season.

Share us about the choices regarding the trek. We will plan the best itinerary for Langtang valley trek. For more info, please check our blog on “Best Time For Langtang Valley Trek

7 Days Langtang Trek Costs

Trekking Cost plays an vital role in your Langtang Valley Trek  7 days. With an amount of $700-$900, you can cover all the Langtang trekking costs. In this total cost, you will be paying for the cost of your food, accommodation, permits, transportation, and so on.

clothing for langtang valley trek packing list

Packing list for 7 Days Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang 7 days trek is one of the most magnificent and jaw-dropping Himalayan experience in Nepal. You will walk through one of the inspiring and challenging routes during this trek.

There are climatic alternations in the Langtang valley trek. So you need to prepare your packing according to your trekking in season.

We have listed some information about packing for your exceptional trek on the Langtang Valley trek. The following are the clothing and gears you need during the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Backpacks

Packing Satchel

On your Langtang valley trek, a packing satchel helps you to carry your goods and equipments. It also helps you to classify clothes, cables, and electronics.

A Big Rucksack

Big Rucksack helps you to carry the luggage for solo trekkers.

Supportive daypack

You need to have a favorable day pack throughout the trek. This day pack will help you to carry essential hiking snacks, down jacket, waterproof trousers, rain jacket, camera, and also because it’s plenty of space for sunscreen, a hat, and other personal items for your trek.

Waterproof Dry Bag

A waterproof dry bag will help you to protect your essential things from rain. Furthermore, it has plenty of space for a warm jacket, snacks, and rain gear.

Clothing

Layering is an essential concept for clothing during your Langtang Valley trek. Proper attire will help you to stay away from all the winds on this trek. The trekking clothes and other essential things are made of various fabrics like cotton, wool, and denim to absorb moisture.

Inner Layer

At least four pairs of quick-drying and breathable underwear for your whole trek.

Thermal wear is comfortable and warm. Thermal wears help to keep you warm.

Upper Layer

The artificial are made upper layer is ideal for Langtang Valley short trek. They are light, and they are easier to wash, and they tend to dry quickly.

During this trek to be away from sunburn, you can use long-sleeved shirts. Short-sleeved shirts help to trek during summer.

Lower body layer

For Langtang Valley trek quick-drying, convertible hiking and semi-waterproof are comfortable.

Also, you can use wool trousers to keep you warm and cozy at higher altitudes. Also, you can use waterproof trousers.

List of extra clothing

  • Down vest
  • Hiking Trousers
  • Polypropylene shirts
  • Light thermal tops
  • Hiking shorts
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • Waterproof shell-pants, breathable fabric
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Waterproof breathable fabric shell jacket
  • Fleece or wool trousers

Gloves

Gloves help to keep your hands hot and warm during the trek and also helps to prevent your hands from frostbite at a higher altitude region. So you need to pack outer and inner gloves which help you to protect your Hand from wind and water.

Gloves or hand wears

  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • Mittens (seasonal)
  • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

Footwear

Blisters are a significant concern during your trek on the Langtang Valley trek .consequetly you need to have a reliable pair of trekking boots and socks to comfort your ankles and sole during the long hike.

Hiking boots

The hiking boot should be lightweight, comfortable, and durable, which will help you to walk through the diverse geography during the trek. You need to walk through all plain lands, wet snow, muddy ground, and grainy riverbank, so you need to pack a reliable pair of hiking boots to ease your trek.

Pair of sandals/flip-flops

A couple of shoes are useful in lodges and hotels. These sandals or flip-flops are also helpful while taking a shower or use the bathroom.

List of footwear

  • Trainers or running shoes
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Cotton socks Gaiters
  • Hiking boots with extra laces

Sleeping Accessories

Sleeping bags are the centre of your wrapping list for this trek. Most of the lodges indeed provide you with blankets. A sleeping bag will help you to stay warm during cold nights.

Both Sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner will be useful

List of sleeping accessories

  • Sleeping Bag Liner
  • Sleeping bag

Headwear

You should pack a good pair of headwear like a beanie or a headband during the Langtang Valley trek. It will help your head to be warm and protect from rain, snow, and excessive sunlight rays.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are useful to assists in protecting your eyes from harsh sunlight at higher altitudes and also in absorbing the stress from the eyes. It also helps you to protect your eyes from the wind.

Hat or fleece hat

The sun hat will help the skin of your face during the trekking in summer, especially at a lower altitude. A fleece that will protect your head from snow, the river at higher altitude.

List of head wears

  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • A warm hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Bandana or headscarf
  • Prescription sunglasses

First Aid

In this journey, you may suffer from altitude sickness at higher altitudes. You might be suffering from a common clod due to variation in temperature. So you need to pack proper first aid kits.

To avoid the risk of high altitude sickness, you should carry Diamox and Paracetamol, and Imodium can be useful in case of unpleasant diarrhoea and sudden fever.

List of Medication :

  • Chlorine Dioxide Tablets/ Water Purification Tablets
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic Cream
  • Imodium
  • Small Bandages and plasters
  • Insect Repellent
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Diamox/ Altitude Sickness tablet

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Medium-sized towel
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Wet wipes
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Extras

  • Swimsuit
  • Book
  • Binoculars
  • Guide book
  • Voltage converter
  • Journal and pen
  • Lightweight pillowcase
  • Plug adapter

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of insurance
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  • Separate photocopies of passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Traveler’s checks
  • Dollars, Euros or pounds in cash for purchasing goods or paying for them
  • Map

For more detail, please check our blog on “Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

Langtang Valley Trek solo
Langtang Valley Trek solo

7 Days Langtang Valley Trek FAQs

How to get to Langtang valley?

Langtang is a region in the Himalayans to the north of the capital city, Kathmandu valley, and bordering Tibet. Langtang valley located 61.8 km away from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we can take a drive of about 4-5 hours, and then we will reach in Langtang valley. Our path will full of stunning views of mountains.

Where to start Langtang valley trek?

As in first, Our drive will start by Kathmandu valley, but our trekking journey is strat from Syabrubesi, from where we visit Lama hotel and move towards Kyanjin Gompa. The trail combines beautiful alpine and rhododendron forest, glaciers, rivers, extended pastures, and breathtaking peaks bordering Tibet.

How challenging is Langtang valley trek?

Langtang valley is known as the moderate trek. There is a proper and right place for comfort food and accommodation. There is no doubt to say that it is one of the best trekking destinations. There are 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. There are no confusing trails and tough terrains.

Do you need a guide for Langtang valley trek?

Langtang valley trek means trekking over the Langtang valley. Throughout the journey, you will pass through the uncivilized villages. It is not easy to travel in Langtang valley without a guide. So we recommend you to take a guide and porter to enjoy your short trek in Langtang valley. All guides will be there to care about your neediness. Also, they have to use safety measures in high elevation. They take care of your acclimatization and itinerary. They will give you information about many essential things of places, culture and tradition, lifestyle and many meanings of festivals, education, occupation and about many more things. They would be there to save from the wrong decision, direction, etc. Trekkers need not worry about there lodging and food facilities; guides will be there to care. At the checkpoint, trekkers will take rest while guides will show all of your passports and visa documents. Langtang valley will full by Sherpa people; guides will communicate with them and try to provide you with all the small facilities you need. While you have a guide with you, then all you need to do is walking forward.

Who can trek to Langtang valley?

Langtang valley trek is perfect for all those trekkers who want to see the real beauties of nature. And it is also ideal for both experienced and unexperienced trekkers too.people with a sound mind, healthy body; good stamina can adapt it quickly and can enjoy all journeys. But if you have less strength, then you should eat diet food and do some exercise and cardio then immediately you can join this trek. Because it is a trek in another country for a specific time, you should have a health checkup and consult with your doctor or physiology to be sure typo join this trek. All we recommend you to take care of your health by minimizing your walking speed, making plenty of water during the trek. Our trek guides will take care of all caution and safety measures.

How much do permit and time take to Langtang valley trek?

Before you go for the Langtang Valley trek, you should care about the two different Langtang Trek permits.

  • TIMS card

TIMS stands for Trekker Information Management System. There is a total of 3 types of cards. They are green, blue and pink. For individual trekkers, green tickets cost $20. Blue card for organizes group trekker, which costs $10, and if you are from SAARC national, you will get a pink tag that costs $6.

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit

For any of the trekking routes of the Langtang national park, you must be pass through Langtang national park. And to take a drive in this region, you must behave a special Langtang national park entry card, which costs $30, excluding 13% vat.

What to bring/pack on Langtang valley trek?

Clothes and gears play a vital role in making your journey best. So it is critical to pack your bag with needed stuff. After deciding on visiting Langtang National park in which season. According to that season, you need to pack your bags. For the winter season, you need to bring warm gear; for monsoon, you need to carry rain gear, and for spring or autumn, you have to give lightweight cotton clothes. Also if you wear full-sleeved light clothes, it will prevent from suntan. At monsoon, rains occur frequently. The atmosphere seems to be humid. In the winter season, it is cold. You have to wear warm clothes in layers to maintain your body temperature. The significant goods you need to carry during treks are a pair of good quality trekking shoes, thermals, hiking underwear, gloves, a sun hat, sunglasses, anti-leech socks, wind stopper jacket, woolen cap, woolen scarf, etc. You can check out the above packing list for more information.

How far is Langtang valley from Kathmandu?

Langtang valley located 61.8 km away from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we can take a drive about 4-5 hours, and then we will reach in Langtang valley.

How long to fly from Kathmandu to Langtang?

There are no facilities of flying from Kathmandu to Langtang. So you need to via car or bus in Langtang.

Where is the Langtang region of Nepal?

Langtang region is located in the north-central Himalayas of the Bagmati province of Nepal. It is situated 51 Kilometers north of the Kathmandu valley. Langtang region is renowned for hosting the Langtang National park, which eventually constitutes the border with the Tibet autonomous region of China.

How to reach Langtang from Kathmandu?

The cheapest way to go Langtang fro Kathmandu is to the bus, which costs $5 and takes 6 hours. So we want to recommend you to take a bus.

How high is Langtang village?

Our journey will start from an altitude of 1500 m beside the road at Syabru Besi. From here, the trail goes up a narrow, forest gorge. After ascending to the Kyanjin Gompa, we will be at 3850 m altitude; it gradually widens.

Contact Peregrine Treks for any queries related to the trek or to plan the best itinerary to complete the Langtang Valley trek in 7 days. Furthermore, we offer wide varieties of Nepal trekking packages as well as Nepal Tour packages at best price.

Nepal sets to resume International and Domestic flights from August 17

The Nepal Government suspended international and domestic flights in Nepal since March 22 and March 24 respectively. The country imposed a nationwide lockdown since that day to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus.

Nepal is looking forward to opening domestic and international flights from August 17. A Cabinet meeting was held at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s residence on Monday, July 20, 2020. With the decrease of COVID-19 cases in Nepal, a major decision to resume domestic and international flights in Nepal from August 17 was taken at the meeting.

Nepal to resume international and domestic flights from August 17

According to MoHP media briefing (22/7/2020, 16:15), 100 new cases have been registered today with 18,094 number of confirmed cases. In the last 24 hours, 3779 RT PCR test was done. The good news is with 207 patients discharged; the total number of recoveries is 12,684 (70.1% of total confirmed cases). However, 2 deaths recorded today takes the number of the death toll to 42.

Joint-secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane said, “There are still some countries that are imposing entry restrictions. We will prepare reports on the countries where international flights are not restricted and allow them to enter the country accordingly. We will develop protocols and other required measures for the incoming flights to Nepal.” Besides, he also stated that health and safety protocols have already been developed for domestic flights.

Tourism is the key to the foreign currency earning sector in Nepal. With four months of complete lockdown, tourism is about to collapse. Even with the decision to resume national and international flights in Nepal from August 17, we can hardly say the state will be prepared enough to welcome foreigners.

The Government initially planned to reopen flight service from 22nd July which was postponed to 5th of August. With the latest news, the new date for resumption of international and domestic flights in Nepal is confirmed. Yet, we are not sure how effective will this decision be when the time comes.

Preparation and hefty exercise shall be done by the officials and ministers to maintain the new normal. As the airport is opening, there are major chances of entering a higher number of corona virus infected people.

For example, Bahamas reopened its border to tourist on July 1 turns out to be a regretful decision as there was an abrupt increase of corona cases with incoming travellers.

There has always been pros and cons in every situation. Opening borders may provide a positive opportunity to Nepal and its citizen but taking an immediate decision without setting fixed protocols might lag the country down.

We hope in three weeks, the Government comes strong enough with good problem handling system. But what if the system fails? Can the country afford to face another phase of lockdown? Can we sustain tourism in Nepal?

Planning to travel Nepal after COVID pandemic? Learn about the Best Place to Travel in Nepal after COVID. Feel free to contact Peregrine Treks for any questions or queries.

Best places to travel in Nepal after COVID 

Nepal is a beautiful country, sanctified with nature’s attraction. The state also boasts of extraordinary historical and cultural charm like temples and monuments, which converse volumes about the rich antiquity and culture of the place. The picturesque beauty adds a perfect background to these popular visitor places in Nepal, and the weather makes it favourable for the travellers to visit and explore. Here are the best places to travel in Nepal after COVID.

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is situated in north-east Nepal and encircled by the mighty Everest also as other lofty peaks, deep ravines, and, therefore, the Himalayan glaciers. The Sagarmatha park is among the first visually appealing masterpieces on earth. Located 135 km far away from Kathmandu, this nature reserve happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is taken into account as sacred.

Yak on the slope of Hill - Everest Region - Travel Nepal after Covid

In Sagarmatha National park, you will get diverse flora and fauna taking shelter amid spectacular landscapes. Also, you will find every aspect of nature’s charm preserved here in Sagarmatha.

If you’re planning a visit to the present Himalayan wonder, don’t forget to stay a lookout for the variety of wildlife that this place is legendary for, including Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Ghoral, snow leopards, wolves, lynx, and weasels. Aside from the variety of animal species, Sagarmatha park is additionally home to over thousand rare to endangered bird species like Himalayan Monal, Snowcock, Yellow-billed Chough, Blood Pheasant, and, therefore, the Red-billed Chough. A visit to the present paradise will tell you why it’s one of Nepal’s most straightforward tourist attractions and mentioned as a crucial Bird Area by BirdLife International.

These are the popular trekking packages inside Sagarmatha National Park. This is one of the best places in Nepal to travel after COVID-19.

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. Everest Panorama Trek
  3. Gokyo Lake Trek
  4. EBC Trek and Helicopter Return
  5. Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek
  6. Everest Three Passes Trek
  7. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Annapurna Region of Nepal Travel after COVID

Annapurna Base Camp | View of Annapurna I | Best Place to Travel in Nepal After COVID

Annapurna Region is a tremendous diverse landscape and culture complete with vibrant mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages, and a right sort of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8091meters) of Nepal is that the 10th highest mountain within the world, and therefore when you reach in the Annapurna Base camp, you will be in the height of 4130m/13549ft which is one among the four more popular walks on the earth. Furthermore, we reach our destination via Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), which is honoured by the Nepalese for its unique beauty. Additionally, because of the well-groomed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking package, it’s a well-liked choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts.

In the Annapurna Region, we can do these trekking:

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  2. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  4. Mardi Himal Trek
  5. Khopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek

Langtang National Park – Adventure amidst Nature

Langtang Region | Langtang Trek Trail

If you would like to ascertain some more wildlife in Nepal, then visit Langtang National park, which is known as one of the purest and beautiful places to go to within the city. The park offers not only abundant wildlife but also the chance to hike and be awestruck! For those that love adventure, also like nature, this is often considered to be amongst the first amazing Nepal tourist places. If you’re a wildlife lover or an experienced freak, you will surely want to head to the present stunning wildlife sanctuary.

We can do trekking inside the Langtang National Park. We recommend you to Nepal travel to these places after COVID 19.

Chitwan National Park

One Horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park

Get to ascertain Nepal’s side in Chitwan National park, one among the UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Chitwan National Park is a natural abode of wildlife. The tropical monsoon climate makes it an ideal place for wildlife viewing and jungle safari and also known as the simplest places to go to Nepal. Chitwan National park is often the first park that was inbuilt in the country of Nepal. Chitwan National Park was established within the year 1973 B.S. This park is made over a neighbourhood of the 952.63-kilometre square. This park is fundamentally located within the south-central part of the country and is one of Nepal’s most natural tourist attractions.

The nearest city to the present park in Bharatpur. This park is now governed by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. Since the 19th century, this park has been considerably popular and named the Jungle’s guts. Once upon a time, this place was used for hunting, but afterwards, the government decided to form it a park so that all the animals are ready to stay comfortably.

Tourist Attractions: The park may be home to rhinoceros, sloth bears, Royal Bengal Tiger, and lots of more.

Pokhara Valley

Travel to Pokhara Valle yAfter COVID-19 Pandemic

The gem of Nepal tourism, Pokhara Valley, is snuggled amidst the Annapurna Himalayan Range and other mountain ranges. Pokhara is the second-largest valley and is one of the simplest places to go to in Nepal. Among all numerous famous tourist attractions, the Pokhara Valley beckons an outsized number of tourists who like to admire nature’s marvels. This place is understood as the second-largest Valley within Nepal and one among the simplest tourist places in Nepal. Pokhara is one of the favoured locations for all tourists in Nepal who want to explore the natural beauty. In Pokhara, poon hill is one of the places to go to Nepal near the Bihar border.

People generally visit this valley so that they’re ready to have a transparent view of the Himalayan ranges. This place is additionally considerably famous for having things like boating, rafting, trekking in Nepal, and other extreme sports. Consistent with the tourism board of Nepal, the number of tourists in Nepal is increasing day by day during a very rapid manner.

How to succeed in: The tourist bus ride takes about 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Rara Lake – The best place in Nepal to travel after COVID

Rara Lake | Travel Nepal

Rara Lake Trekking is handily one of the first beautiful treks that take you to Rara Lake in Nepal. It’s one of the essential lakes in Nepal. Per annum, thousands of tourists visit the lake from everywhere on the planet. Rara Lake lies at an elevation of two thousand nine hundred ninety meters with a neighbourhood of 10.8 km square. Green hills beautifully surround it, and Rara park makes it an honest trekking destination. Also, the view of snow-clad Himalayan peaks enhances the sweetness of Rara Lake.

Surprisingly, Rara Lake is the bluest water within the world yet the lake shows three different colours in a day, and therefore the background of the lake also keeps changing. The Rara Lake Trekking route is a small amount crowded and much off the beaten trail. So, it’s an outstanding choice for those that are seeking isolation and communion with nature. Throughout the trekking journey, you’ll experience very different and unique cultures and panorama, which are different from the remainder of Nepal. This stunning lake within the high altitude is surrounded by forests of pine, alpine meadows, juniper, and spruce. At the same time, within the background, one can outlook the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. In winter, there’s often snow on the ridges surrounding the lake, which provides the lake with a heavenly look.

Lumbini

Monks at Lumbini

The light of Asia is in Nepal. So, this is also one of the best places in Nepal to travel After COVID. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, also it is the famous Nepal tourist spot. The peaceful ambience of the town located within the Kapilavastu region is ideal for meditation. The temples and monuments built under Buddhist architecture are highly admired. Lord Shiva is understood to have been born within the year 623 BC in Lumbini, which is primarily within the southern part of Nepal. Tons of individuals visit Nepal only to ascertain Lumbini. It’s said that Lumbini is one of the famous holiest places all over the planet for the people that follow Buddhism.

This place is now protected by the traditional Monument Preservation Act, which was passed in 1956. Lumbini features an immense historical significance for tons of individuals. All the people that follow Buddhism have a goal to go to Lumbini, where Buddha was born. Lumbini’s identification is increasing day by day because a variety of individuals are converting into Buddhism and getting to visit here. There have been tons of hotels found out around Lumbini so that the tourists are ready to enjoy the Nepal excursion.

Main tourist Attractions: Ashokan Pillar, Buddhist temples, the Japan Peace Stupa, Bodhi Tree, the Lumbini Museum, and Lumbini International Research Institute.

Bhaktapur Nepal Travel After COVID

Bhaktapur is one of the best among the Nepal tourist attractions for buying terracotta and handicraft products. Souvenirs and clothes are also available when we go back to history in the 8th century of Bhaktapur. As the capital of Nepal from the 12th century to about the 15th century. Within the 18th century, this place became rustic on its own with boundary walls and gates to the town. The citizens of Bhaktapur are mostly peasants, handicraft manufacturers, public employees, or people in the business.

Main tourist Attractions: lotus, Terracotta products, and pretty handicrafts, and colourful masks

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Nagarkot

Last but not least, Nagarkot is also another best place to travel in Nepal after COVID. The popular area Nagarkot is located on the brink of the Kathmandu Valley. It is often just one hours drive from Kathmandu city and maybe a perfect place to go to when visiting Nepal in October.

Nagarkot is the place where tourists will be ready to enjoy the magnificent natural thing about all the different mountain ranges. If you’re visiting sites in Nepal, enjoying the sunset from this beautiful place is extremely special. We recommend you to enjoy the sunrise and sunset from here once you are visiting Nepal. This place features a 4-hour vehicle tour, which can help the tourist get an obvious idea about the situation with the assistance of a knowledgeable guide. The main highlights of this trip are the car will come to select up the tourist at 4 am within the morning then they’re going to drive for about 1-hour half-hour to succeed in the destination. It is often amongst the best places to travel after COVID tourist places in Nepal.

Main tourist Attractions: Trekking, stunning views of the Himalayas, mountain biking, and dense pine forests.

Langtang Valley Trek: Combination of Culture, Trekking, Climbing and Adventures

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the feasible treks in Nepal. Surprisingly, Langtang Valley trek distance is just 61.8 km north of the capital city Kathmandu. Carrying vast cultural significance, immeasurable biodiversity, and serene atmosphere, Langtang Trek provides you with a series of adventures. With our 11 days of Langtang Valley Trek package, you can experience the divine beauty of Langtang Valley.

Why Langtang Valley Trek?

Local Inhabitant and Cultural history of Langtang Valley

Local Inhabitant of Langtang Valley: Smiling Tamang Lady

During the 11 days of Langtang Valley trek, you will encounter the hospitality and friendliness of local inhabitant of Langtang valley. Majority of Tamang ethnicity resides on this valley resembling Tibetan origin.

Trekking in Langtang Village, you will be amazed by the craftmanship of predominant inhabitants. Local houses, tea houses and lodges are specially built by stones which are abundant in Langtang Valley. Apart from traditional stone houses, you might also notice hand carved beautiful wooden verandas in the trek. All these local culture manifests the rich heritage of Langtang Nepal.

Langtang National Park

With utmost need of conserving enormous biodiversity of Langtang Region, Langtang National Park was established in 1976 A.D.  The park extends from sub-tropical climatic zone to the arctic deserts of the mountain. Langtang’s alpine meadows below arctic desert provides summer habitat for endangered fauna Himalayan Musk deer and near threatened Himalayan Tahr. Furthermore, park is home to numerous populations of magnificent species like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Beer, and Assam Macaque. There are also more than 250 species of birds seen in Langtang region.

Langtang Mountain Range

Beautiful mountain range seen during Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley trek has a spectacular collection of mountain views. On the north, Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) borders Langtang Valley which is 99th highest peak in the World. Climbing up to Kyanjing Ri (4,773 m), one can hardly forget the magnificent 360 panoramic view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Langsisha (5,050m), Mt. Naya Kanga (4,100m) and numerous snow-capped Himalayas of Langtang Mountain Range.

In addition, Yala Peak (5,520m) is also one of the best short altitude peaks in Langtang Region for trekking. Summiting the peak, trekkers can the best view of Mt. Sishapangma which lies in Tibet. The pure joy and treasuring the experience we move forward on our Langtang Trek.

Lakes and rivers

Langtang Valley sits on the lap of several mountain forming Langtang Mountain Range. The mountains truly bless Langtang region with over 70 glaciers of varying sizes. Alongside, there are high-altitude lakes carrying aesthetic and religious value. One of them is Gosaikunda Lake located at 4350m elevation. It is believed that the Lord Shiva thrusted his Trishul to cut open Mountain for water. He then drank the pure mountain spring water to cool down his burning throat after he swallowed poison for people’s sake.

Tourism and Employment in Langtang Valley

Long before tourism started, locals sustained their livelihood by herding Yaks and other high-altitude live stocks. Dating back to 1950s, the Government of Nepal with assistance of Swiss Technical first established cheese production centre in Kyangjin region of Langtang valley. The high pastures of Langtang Valley are much suited for the grazing of Yak. Before tourism, employment from cheese factory and yak herding sustained the livelihood of locals.

After 1990s, people from all over the World started hiking up to Langtang Valley to explore its mesmerizing features. Tourism flourished bringing employment to the locals. Mainly people come to trek following routes; Langtang Valley Trek, Gosaikunda Trek, Yala Peak Trek, Tamang Cultural Trek.

Earthquake and re-construction of Langtang Valley

Massive earthquake in Nepal in 2015 caused avalanche in Langtang Region leading to colossal destruction of the valley. Reminiscing the effect of that disaster, Langtang Region has born again with better construction and infrastructures to welcome back its travellers. Trekking to Langtang Region, you will be contributing to the renaissance of Langtang Region. In addition, you will be helping local inhabitant as tourism is the vital aspect of income generation.

Best time for Langtang Valley Trek

View for top of Kyanjin Ri: Best time for Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek, although carries enormous nature and cultural elegance, to experience it one has to prepare their expedition cautiously with the appropriate season. Trekking season is high during March- April (Spring season) and October- November (Autumn season). Langtang valley trek route is clear, views are spectacular and panoramic mountain sightings are far better in these respective seasons.

However, if you are low-crowd person and keen on hitting the trails during winter breeze then Mid- February is the best time for you. The nights are moderately cold whereas day time is perfectly fine on the route.

For detailed information, please read our Langtang Trek Blog on “Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trekking Trail

Langtang Valley trek trail is considered as moderate grade trail. From beginner level trekkers to professional trekkers, trekking in Langtang region is short, adventurous, and experience gaining trail. It can further be categorized as acclimatization trek as trekkers can hit up Langtang trails to prepare for their longer treks like Everest region trek, etc.

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Towards Langtang Valley Trek

We have prepared 11 days Langtang Valley Trek Package in which trekkers can complete the round trip starting from Kathmandu. The actual footslog starts from Syabrubesi climbing all the way up to our eventual point Kyagjin Gompa of Langtang Valley.

Brief Itinerary of 11 Days Langtang Valley Trek

DayDestinationElevation gained
1Kathmandu Arrival1400 m
2Exploring UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu1400 m
3Depart to Syabrubesi1492 m
4Trek to Lama Hotel2447 m
5Trek to Mundu3550 m
6Trek to Kyanjin Gompa3817 m
7Customized activity day4773 m(max)
8Descend to Lama Hotel2447 m
9Reach Syabrubesi1492 m
10Return to Kathmandu1400 m
11Departure day 

Detailed Itinerary of Langtang Valley Trek

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Welcome to the heart of Nepal, Kathmandu valley. As you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative of Peregrine awaits you displaying your name card. He then will escort you to your designated hotel. As you settle in, you will receive an invitation for traditional Nepalese dinner where you will meet your Langtang Valley Trekking guide and the team. Along with the dinner, your guide will give you brief orientation about your trek.

Day 2: Exploring UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley is famous as the city of deities. There are numerous temples and shrines representing two main religion of Nepal viz: Hinduism and Buddhism. In the morning we will prepare a ride to the holy temple Pashupatinath. Walking briefly through the paved streets of sacred Pashupatinath temple, you can feel the change in atmosphere compared to the chaotic city area of Kathmandu.

The latter destination for the day to explore will be Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visiting these sites, you might want to end your day with Nepalese delicacies in and around Thamel area.

Day 3: Depart to Syabrubesi

Along with the air of Kathmandu valley, we hop in our personal vehicle and depart towards the initial point of Langtang Valley trek. Depending upon the traffic on Trishuli highway, we might reach Syabrubesi after seven to eight hours of drive. The driveway gains elevation providing brief sightings of surrounding mountains viz: Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Langtang itself.

Reaching Syabrubesi we will check in at our hotel and lodge for the night.

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel

On this day, we venture on our first trekking trail from Syabrubesi crossing the Bhote Koshi River. The river is originated from Tibet hence the river gets the name Bhote Koshi meaning Tibetan River. The trail gradually increases from standard to steep terrain giving us considerable climb through sub-tropical forest. On the Langtang Valley Trek route you will see your first Rhododendron forest on this trail. We will end today’s trek lodging in a local tea house at the village.

Day 5: Trek to Mundu

Gaining the strength form last night sleep, we will start an amazing day with almost equal ascent but quite challenging elevation. On first half of the day, the Langtang trek route will lead us to forested trails and get us to Ghore Tabela. There you can take short break and whilst the guide will finish essential chores at the permit check point.

Resuming the walk from Ghore Tabela towards Mountain blooming trail we complete the other half of the day.

Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

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

Today we will climb further uphill trails which opens out to high meadows and pasture land for yaks. Through the Langtang Valley trails you will bump into various small monasteries, colourful prayer flags flapping with the wind. Walking for relatively shorter hours than Mundu trails, we will reach Kyanjin Gompa soon. Reaching there, we will take an advantage of extra time to visit well renowned oldest monastery of the region ‘Kyanjin Gompa’.

Day 7: Customized activity day

You can call for a rest day today or decide on what activity you want to carry out. The most feasible activities are listed below:

  • Visit the first Cheese factory and learn about the history of cheese of Nepal/ Langtang Valley.
  • Hike to the base of Langtang Lirung Glacier to see a fantastic view of bowl-shaped valley, snow-capped peaks and spiritual atmosphere.
  • Climb to the of Kyanjin Ri view point to get better and amazing scenery of glacier, valleys, Mt. Langtang and other mountain ranges.

Day 8: Descend to Lama Hotel

Reminiscing the memories of spectacular Langtang Valley and its magnificent features, we take a backtrack to Lama Hotel.

Day 9: Trek to Syabrubesi

Retracing the same forested trails and crossing few suspension bridges above Bhote Koshi River, we make our way to Syabrubesi.

Day 10: Return to Kathmandu

Finishing our last breakfast at Langtang Valley Trekking point, we depart to Kathmandu on our private vehicle.

Day 11: Departure to your country

Leaving behind Nepal while carrying heartful of beautiful Langtang valley Trek experience, you will return to your country.

If you don’t have enough time to do this trek then, you can also complete this trek in 7 days. Please check “Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days

Note:

Above mentioned itinerary is a simple form of directions that we are providing. If you have more days on hand and want to explore more of Langtang Region Trek, we can make a custom itinerary for you. In addition, there are multiple activities you can conduct in the way to Langtang Valley Trek route. Some of the suggested activities are listed below:

  1. Rafting in Bhote Koshi River
  2. Bungee Jumping in Last Resort
  3. Mountain climbing in Yala Peak or Mt. Langtang Lirung.
  4. Tamang Heritage Trek
  5. Gosaikunda Trek
  6. Helambu Trek

Conclusion

Providing the best service to our guests is the vital function of Peregrine Trek and travel. Feel free to enquire about Langtang Valley Trekking package. Join the venture with a trusted companion to one of the shorter yet adventurous trek. Knowing any words are never enough to describe the magnificent beauty of Langtang valley trek, we ought to summon our words here.

 

 

How to prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Trekking to the base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain is in the bucket list of most of the trekkers from all around the world. This Annapurna Trek takes you to the lap of Mt. Annapurna with the mesmerizing experience along with the diverse flora and fauna, picturesque village enriched with diverse culture, religion and tradition, gorges, diverse landscapes and many more. No wonder why Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the famous treks in Nepal.

This Annapurna Trek takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp(4103m) which is located in a glacier basin, known as Annapurna Sanctuary, surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiuchuli. Thus, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Along the trek, you will also witness stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri and many more.

This trek is a perfect vacation trip to get away from the hustle and bustling life of the city and in the absolute wilderness.

When trekking to the high altitude region as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to well prepared to enjoy the trek to the fullest. So, here are some tips on how can you start preparing for your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Physical Training and Fitness

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult trek. The trek doesn’t require any alpine trekking experience or technical mountain climbing experience. If you have average physical fitness, you can complete the trek. Thus, this trek is suitable for any kind of a trekker of any age.

However, you need to prepare yourself before you start your trek. During the trek, you will be walking around 5 to 7 hours per day. So, it is very important to do physical training and preparation before the trek. You need to mainly focus on building your shoulders, leg muscles, back and abdomen.

You can start by going on a long walk or going on a day hike regularly before the trek. Along with that, to improve your physical strength, you can do a basic strength training routine such as pull-ups, sit-ups and crunches beside the aerobic and cardiovascular training. You can also train yourself by doing swimming, exercise, yoga for a week to increase your strength, to be calm during the trip.

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp trek

Best time to trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is doable at any time of the year. However, Autumn (September-November) and Spring (March-May) are considered as the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Due to the favorable weather and temperature condition, most of the traveler prefers to trek during these seasons.

During Spring, you can enjoy your journey under perfect weather condition with moderate temperature. The days are warm and clear offering the clear views of the gorgeous and magnificent snow-capped mountain and diverse landscapes. Along with that, the vegetation is at full blossom during spring. So, you will be walking along lush green forest filled with colorful wildflowers and rhododendron blossoms.

The weather and temperature condition during Autumn is similar to the spring season. The days are warm and clear with clear blue skies. You can enjoy unobstructed views of the stunning mountain peak along with surrounding landscapes. Along with that, it is the season of festivals in Nepal. Thus, it is the perfect time to explore the Nepali culture and tradition.

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Visa

Visa card is the most important documents while travelling to a new country. It will keep you safe while preparing the vacation trip to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal. Getting a visa is quite easy in Nepal. You can easily get your visa on arrival from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. You can also issue the visa in advance from the embassy of Nepal, in your country.

Nepal Visa
Nepal Visa

Trekking Permits

A trekking permit is a must while trekking in Nepal. For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will require two trekking permits.

TIMS (Transport Information Management System) is necessary for every trekker coming to trek in Nepal.

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit) is needed for every trekker who wishes to trek in the Annapurna Region. Some parts of the trek will take you through the forest areas of the Annapurna region which falls under the conservation area. Some parts of the permit money go to the fund for the conservation of the Annapurna region.

You can get both of these permits easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can also get these on the trails themselves but the price will be slightly more.

Don’t skimp on the permits as there are checkpoints where you may be asked to disclose these permits. You will be fined and made to buy these permits at a higher cost.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit

Mental Preparation

When trekking to high altitude region, you must be mentally prepared while planning for the trek. Depending upon how comfortable you are being in the outdoor in the remote area, you have to prepare mentally for yourself.

During the trek, you will be walking for 5 to 8 hours daily with your backpack on at a high altitude area. You will be trekking along the areas where there will be no wifi, air-conditioning and so on. Thus, you should be prepared mentally as you may end up disappointed if you have too high expectations on your living and sleeping quarters.

annapurna circuit trek packing listEquipment, Gears and Supplies

All treks to high altitude regions require good, trustworthy gears and equipment. Some of the basic things you will need on your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp trek are:

  • A warm sleeping bag
  • Duffel bag and a day pack
  • Warm and waterproof jacket
  • Trekking trousers and shirts, including a base layer and second layer fleece
  • A lightweight high-quality trekking boots
  • Pair of regular shoes for when you want to take a stroll
  • Warm gloves, inner and outer and warm thermal socks
  • Trekking Poles

The above is to give you a general idea to what you should keep in mind. You can learn in detail about what to bring to Annapurna base camp trek too. This should be more helpful.

Many of the equipment and supplies can be purchased or rented at affordable prices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

For more details, please check our blog on “Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List

Annapurna Base Camp Trek With or Without a Guide?

This is the question that I get the most from the trekkers who are planning to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, “Do I need a trekking guide for the trek?”. Well, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, being one of the most popular treks in Nepal, can be done with or without the guide.

It is recommended to hire a guide while doing any kinds of a trek in Nepal. A guide will not only help you not get lost but also will be able to share any information you require regarding the local fauna, people, culture, place, landscapes, flowers and so on.

A guide can also improve your overall trekking experience as they are familiar with the locals in the regions. Hence, they can help you integrate more with the locals giving you a more up-close experience of the local culture, tradition and lifestyle.

Without a guide, your overall expenses will be slightly less.

Note: Do hire a guide from a licensed agency or check the credentials of the guide you have already hired, just to be safe.

ABC trek difficulty

Travel Insurance

Having travel insurance is very important while trekking in the high altitude region. Thus, we highly recommend you to get travel insurance that covers trekking and everything associated with it including emergency evacuation packages. Since the weather in the mountains is unpredictable, having travel insurance will keep you safe from the unexpected situation.

Travel insurance also saves your extra expenses that may arise due to the loss of baggage, travel cancellation or interruptions, postponement of travel plans and so on.

However, this should be done in your home country.

Itinerary

You must have a well-crafted itinerary before you start your trek. If it may help you, contact us as we will design a detailed itinerary for you as per your wish.

The itinerary that you decide on will let you have the right number of days for you to comfortably and safely enjoy your trek to the Annapurna base camp. If you are new to high altitude trekking, then we recommend you to choose the itinerary that has enough number of acclimatization days. The acclimatization days will help your body to adjust with the altitude and also prevent any sickness related to the high altitude.

For more details, please check our blog on “Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Accommodation

You can choose from a wide range of accommodation places while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These places will have all the modern amenities from wifi, bathrooms, air-condition and so on.

On the trails, your choice will be limited to the local, traditional tea houses or lodges. These tea houses offer rooms on a sharing basis, usually with two beds. They do provide basic facilities like toilet, showers.

Well, with the increasing flow of trekkers every year the quality of services that are provided have become a lot better. And due to the number of tea houses, they compete to make themselves better than the other.

food cost in Manaslu Circuit trek

Food and Water

When you are in Kathmandu or Pokhara, you can choose from a wide range of cuisines such as continental, Chinese, Italian, Newari, Nepali and so on.

On the trails, your choices will be limited to the local cuisine of Dal-Bhat-tarkari (Steamed Rice, Lentils, and local vegetables), flatbread (roti) and so on. As for water, you are recommended to bring your water purifying tablets, solutions.

There are open taps, streams, waterfalls along the way but you are not recommended to drink directly from them. Use filters or purifying tablets, just in case. Bottled water is available; however the price increases as the altitude increases.

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High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a major problem that most trekker face during the high altitude trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek is no exception. Thus, before you go for the trek, you must get as much information as you can about altitude sickness, its symptoms. This will give you the idea about what to do when you notice any symptoms, take precautions and take necessary steps if they do occur.

Furthermore, you think of ignoring the symptoms as this is a serious thing and can get worse or lead to death if not taken care of immediately.

Some extra tips for preparing for the Annapurna Base Camp

  • Take photographs along the way as well as at the Annapurna Base Camp. This trail makes for some of the greatest pictures with the mountains at the background. In the lower regions, blossoms of the red and white rhododendrons, and local people in their traditional attire. These are great for memories and make great postcards as well.
  • Trek in the best season for a perfect and comfortable trek for beginners as well as for anyone who just wants to enjoy a comfortable trek.
  • Take both winter and summer clothes as the weather in the mountains is unpredictable. A perfect morning may turn into a stormy night and vice versa.
  • Take your favourite snacks for the trek. Sometimes, this is all that is needed to give you that extra push for the climb.
  • If possible, have an extra day at your favourite place on the way back of your trek to just relax and enjoy your journey. But this should be discussed beforehand with your agency.
  • Keep an extra day or two for the trek as you may encounter unpredictable weather or flight cancellation. Having an extra day will help you get away from these situations.

Conclusion

Proper preparation is necessary for any kind of high altitude trek in Nepal. The trek is doable and suitable for everyone. But a bit of preparation is necessary. Train yourself to be able to walk uphill 4/6 hours daily. Training your body will help you to have a great and comfortable trek.

A little bit of preparedness will make your journey stress free. Remember you are on holiday and have fun.

Furthermore, if you have any more questions or queries regarding this trek or any other trek in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.

Langtang Valley Trek in October: Best Month for Langtang Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek rewards the trekker with diverse landscapes, rich biodiversity and unique Tibetan culture of the Langtang region. During the trek, you will get the breathtaking views of the mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Dorze Lakpa Jugal Himal, and various other mountain peaks that are above 6000 meters.

Langtang Valley Trek in October is considered as the best time for trekking and experience the lush green hills. The mesmerizing view of the Langtang range is just undescribable during October. Although Lantang Trek can be done at any time of the year, Trekking to Langtang Valley during October offers the best trekking experience. Due to its favourable weather and temperature condition, most trekkers prefer to trek the Langtang Valley in October.

In this article, we will learn about how is it like to trek in October, what difficulties you may face, and many more. So, let’s get started.

Major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek in October

  • Favourable weather and temperature in Langtang region during October.
  • Crystal clear view of the region.
  • Magnificent mountain views of the Langtang range during October.
  • Get a chance to be a part of major festivals such as Dashain and Tihar during October.

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

Outline Itinerary of Langtang Valley Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport

Day 02: Bus Drive to Syabrubesi (1550 m/5100 ft), 7-8 hrs

Day 03: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380 m/7830 ft), 6-7 hrs

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Mundu (3543 m/11621 ft) via Langtang village, 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m/ 12697 ft), 3-4 hrs

Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri (5000 m/ 16404 ft), 6-7 hrs

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

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

Day 09: Bus Drive to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs

Day 10: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Farewell Dinner

Day 11: Transfer to the airport for your departure

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Weather and temperature of Langtang Valley Trek in October

October falls under autumn season in Nepal, which is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. Among all the autumn months, October is the best time for trekking in the Langtang region due to its favourable weather and temperature condition. Trekking in October means you will trek under clear skies with warm and stable weather condition alongside the unobstructed views of the mountains.

In October, there is a very least chance of rainfall in the Langtang region. Due to which, the sky is usually clearly offering you the best visibility of the snowy peaks, beautiful hills, serene valleys, and lush green forest. Along with that, the trails are dry making it easier to walk on the trail.

Days are calm with moderate temperature. The average daytime temperature in Langtang region ranges from 10 °C to 15 ° C in October. The temperature during the nighttime and morning drops significantly in the Langtang region. The temperature during the night time ranges from –10 °C to -1 ° C.  With warm clothing and gears, the cold is adjustable.

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Langtang Valley Trek Difficulties during October

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate level trek in Nepal. The trek is much easier if you compare this trek with another classical trek such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. You don’t require any technical skill, mountaineering skill or previous trekking experiences for the Langtang Valley Trek. However, it would be easy for you if you have some trekking experience.

Since the weather and temperature are quite stable during October, you may not face any difficulties regarding the weather or temperature during the trek. But that doesn’t mean you won’t face any difficulties during the trek. Here are some of the difficulty that you may face on Langtang Valley Trek in October.

Difficulty in finding Lodges and Tea-house

Since October is the peak season for the Langtang Valley Trek, thousands of trekkers flood in the Langtang region in October. Due to the huge number of trekkers, the teahouse and lodges are packed pretty soon. Thus, finding the accommodation can be a difficulty during October. So, pre-booking is highly recommended if you are trekking in the Langtang region in October. Sometimes you also have to share your room with another group of trekkers of same-gender.

Altitude

Altitude is a major difficulty while trekking in the high altitude regions regardless of the trekking season. During the trek, you will be trekking from 1550 m at Syabrubesi to 5000 m at Tserko Ri. Sure to the huge altitude variations in ascending and descending trekking trails, you are highly prone to altitude sickness. And it is much difficult to walk in the high altitude region. Thus, you must be very careful about the altitude sickness.

So, having knowledge about the altitude sickness and it’s symptoms is very important so that you can help yourself and others. Here are the symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • A headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heart rate increment
  • Difficulty in sleeping

To avoid altitude sickness, you must walk in a slow and steady pace. Don’t trek to rush in the trail. Always keep yourself hydrated. Avoid smoking or alcohol during the trek. That should keep you up and running.

Besides if you see any symptoms while trekking, immediately informs your guide. If the symptoms get severe, descend to a lower altitude immediately.

Trail Itself

The Langtang Valley Trek trail is full of uphills and downhill walk. You will be trekking through a narrow and steep trail during the trek. Thus, Along with that, the trekking trail is not well developed till. So, you may face many difficulties due to the rugged trail in the trek. Somewhere you may found rocky way, stone path, muddy, snowy, icy lands and many others. So preparing well is the best idea for this problem.

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Langtang Trek with or without a Guide in October?

This is the question most people ask while going on Langtang Valley Trek. Should I hire a trekking guide for the trek? Well, it all depends on you and your trekking experience. If you are a beginner and have never done any high altitude trekking then I would recommend you to hire a guide when trekking to the Langtang region, especially if you planning to trek solo in the Langtang Region.

However, the Langtang valley trek is also possible without a guide. If you are trekking in a group, trekking without a guide may not be a big problem. The trek follows the Langtang river throughout the trails so you may not have a chance to take the wrong turn to Langtang.

So, it is up to you and your budget for the trek, that is enough to hire a guide. It is always better to hire a guide to have an easy and comfortable trek.

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Food and Accommodation during Langtang Trek in October

Accommodation

Langtang Trek is one of the famous teahouse treks in Nepal. There are many teahouses and lodges along the trail to provide food and accommodation for the trekkers. The teahouse and lodges are pretty basic with basic facilities such as bedrooms, attached bathroom, hot showers, wifi, charging facilities, etc.

The rooms provided by the teahouses comes on twin bed sharing and some of the teahouses may not have the facility of attached bathrooms. As you trek to Syabrubeshi, the accommodation is quite standard with proper facilities. But the service becomes very basic as you trek in the higher altitude.

October falls during Autumn season in Nepal which is one of the peak seasons for Langtang treks. So, remember to book for your accommodation as early as possible to avoid sharing rooms.

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Food

You don’t have to worry about the food as every teahouse and lodges provide foods and are open in October. The food is very fresh, healthy and delicious. The most common foods that these teahouses provide are local Nepali food which is Dal Bhat. It comes with a set of rice, vegetable curry, meat, pickle, and even curd as a desert.

Along with this, you will be served tea, coffee, boiled eggs, bread and pancakes as your breakfast. You can find some international cuisine as well such as pizza, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, noodles, etc. you can find varieties in your drinks as well, from soft drinks to alcoholic drinks.

Tips for Langtang Trek in October

Proper Physical exercises

Before heading to any trekking, you must first prepare your body by doing physical exercise. Some of the physical exercises such as swimming, walking, cycling, etc will help you to prepare for the trek. You can also train your body by going on a day hike before the trek. This will give you the idea about how your body reacts to 5 to 6 hours continuously walking. You have to prepare yourself physically as well as mentally before your trek.

Pack Appropriately

Packing right is key to a successful trek. You should pack all the necessary items for the trek and avoid the unnecessary items in your backpack. Carry unnecessary gears only add burden and it is very difficult to walk with a heavy backpack. So, pack right and pack light.

Since the temperature during October is quite moderate, you don’t need to pack thick and bulky clothing for the trek. However, the nighttime temperature can go below the freezing point. So, carry light clothing for the day and some warm clothes for the night. Be free to pack your clothes dividing into three layers: Inner layer, insulation layer and outermost layer. Also, carry sleeping bags and a liner which is very much important for the trip.

Walk Slowly

You must be very careful about your walking pack while trekking in high altitude regions. When trekking to Langtang, you must walk in a slow and steady pack. Don’t try to rush as it may cause some minor accidents and you will be at higher risk of altitude sickness. So it is always better to walk slowly.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Keeping your body hydrated is a crucial part of the trekking. While trekking in the high altitude region, your body gets dehydrated very quickly. And dehydration is one of the major reason for altitude sickness. So, carry a water bottle and drink plenty of water during the trek.

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Packaging List for Langtang Valley Trek in October

Important Documents

  • Passport size photo
  • Copy of Citizenship, Passport
  • Trekking permit
  • Copy of Travel Insurance
  • Valid Passport
  • Copy of Valid Visa Document

Clothes

  • Hat and Headscarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Trekking T-shirt
  • Waterproof Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Wind Stopper Jacket
  • Breathable Underwear
  • Scarf or Muffler
  • Hiking Trouser
  • Woollen trouser
  • Thermals
  • Trekking Pants

Leg Wear

  • Inner Socks
  • Thick Socks
  • Trekking socks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Ankle Support
  • Hiking Sandals
  • Sport shoes

Extra Materials for Your Trekking

  • Sleeping bag
  • The liner of a sleeping bag
  • Travelling bag
  • Large bag for the safety of bag pack
  • Trail map or Guide books
  • Pen and notes
  • Travel Charger and power banks
  • Camera, Memory card and extra battery
  • Mobile phone and earphones
  • Energy bars
  • Water bottles
  • Toilet papers
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamps with Batteries

Medical Materials for You

  • First Aid kit
  • Water purification tablets, anti-diarrhoea tablets, anti-headache tablets for your better health
  • Some stripes of antiseptic tapes, first-aid tapes
  • Some cold and cough medicine
  • Hand washing
  • Some tissue paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • A high SPF sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Hand Moisturizer

For more information, please read our blog on “Packing list for Langtang Valley Trek

Conclusion

Langtang is a region that is rich in biodiversity and culture. During the trek in October, you will walk through the alpine forest which is covered with rhododendrons. October provides suitable weather and climatic condition for Langtang treks so you do not have to worry about the unfavourable weather condition of Langtang in October.

Furthermore, if you have any more questions regarding this trek or any other treks in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.

Langtang Valley Trek Without A Guide: Solo Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trekking destination from Kathmandu. Located just 62 KM north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek offers the beauty of nature, a pinch of Tibetan culture and a glimpse of the local lifestyle. The Langtang region is enriched with scenic mountain view, diverse flora and fauna, rich wildlife and unique cultural diversity.

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate level trek and it is suitable for all kinds of a trekker from beginner to experienced treks of all ages. You can either do the trek solo or hire a local trekking guide for the trek. However, Trekking to Langtang Valley without a guide can be a bit challenging but it is doable without a guide.

Langtang Trek Difficulty

Although hiring a trekking guide makes the trek much easier and comfortable, trekking independently without a guide will give you the experience of a lifetime. Trekking solo means you will not have to walk according to other’s instruction. You can enjoy the beauty of the Langtang region to the fullest according to your own time and schedule. Along with that, Langtang Valley Solo Trek will also save you some money as you won’t have to hire any guides or porter for the trek. So, if you are a budget-traveller, then Langtang Trek without a guide is a good option.

But, you need to be fully prepared before you start your trek. Trekking solo in the mountainous region is not an easy task. You may face many difficulties on the trek when you are trekking solo. So, prepare yourself physically as well as mentally to avoid the Langtang Trek difficulties.

Besides that, Trekking solo means you need to do all the paperwork regarding the permits, plan the itinerary, manage the food and accommodation for yourself and so on. So, start packing your bags today and join us at Peregrine Treks. Our counsellors will provide you with enough knowledge for Langtang Valley Trek without a guide.

How to get the trekking permits for Langtang Valley Trek without a guide?

For the Langtang Valley Trek, you will need two trekking permits to trek in the Langtang region. Since you will be trekking alone, you need to get the trekking permits by yourself.

So, you must know what permits do you require, where to get the permits, what is its cost and document you require to obtain the Langtang Trekking permits.

Langtang Trek permits and their cost

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card

  • Green TIMS Card: for individual trekkers, costs NPR 2000; approximately US $20
  • Blue TIMS Card: for group trekkers, costs NPR 1000; approximately US $10
  • Pink TIMS Card: for SAARC country citizens, NPR 600; approximately US $6 (if you are Free Individual Traveler (FIT)) and NPR 300; approximately US $3 ( If you are travelling in a group)

Cost of Langtang National Park Entry permit per person

    • SAARC Countries: NPR 1500 + 13% VAT; totaling NRP 1695, approximately US $17
    • Other Countries: NPR 3,000 + 13% VAT, totaling NPR 3,390, approximately US $34

Where to get the Langtang Valley Trekking permits? 

If you are in Kathmandu then you can get the permits from Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu. You can also purchase the national park entry permits at the entry point in Dhunche.

Required Documents to apply for the permits

  • Copy of your Passport
  • 4x Passport size Photographs
  • Entry and exit point in this trek
  • Emergency Contact info in Nepal
  • Emergency Contact info from your Home Country
  • Trekking Itinerary that shows the start and end dates
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fees for the form
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Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek without a guide

While trekking solo in the Langtang region, you must be a very careful while when to go for the trek. Choosing the best time for the trek is crucial as weather and temperature of the region determine the difficulty of the trek. So, you must choose the perfect time for the trek to make the trek less challenging.

The best time for Langtang Valley Trek without a guide would be during the Autumn (September to November) and Spring season (March to May). During these seasons, the weather and temperature condition in the region is just perfect for the trekking. Plus these seasons is the best time to witness the natural and scenic beauty of Nepal.

Autumn and Spring season offers bright and clear days along with warm temperatures giving you the best views of the mountain. Plus, there is a very little chance of rainfall during autumn and spring. Thus, the trails are dry. These conditions not only reduce the difficulty of the trek and keep you safe but allows you to have the best trekking experience without a guide.

Except for these months, the cold or the rain may cause many difficulties while trekking solo in Langtang Valley. Hence if you are trekking the Langtang Valley without a guide, make sure you check the weather properly.

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How long will be Langtang Valley Trek without a guide?

If follow our Langtang Valley Trek itinerary, it takes around 11 Days. But since you are trekking solo without a guide, the trek duration can range from 7 to 15 Days. You will be walking around 5 to 7 hours per day. The walking duration can alter depending upon your trekking itinerary.

Hence, you need to plan the itinerary every carefully. Also, don’t forget to have a few acclimatization and rest days in between during the trek.

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Beautiful Rhododendrons Tree in Langtang Region

How to Get To and From the Start and End Points of The Langtang Valley Trek Without a Guide?

The starting and endpoint of the Langtang Valley Trek is Syabrubesi which is an 8 to 10 hours drive from Kathmandu.

Since you are trekking without a guide, you need to collect as much information about the places and transportation. The most common ways to travel are as follows:

Jeep: Travelling in a jeep is the most convenient way to travel to the trailhead. It is much comfortable than other road transportation. A jeep has a seat of 6 to 8 people. You can find them in Thamel or at New Bus Park in Kalanki.

Local Buses: This is the cheapest way to travel in Nepal but it is less comfortable than travelling in the jeep. You can easily find the local bus to Syabrubesi from New Bus Park in Kalanki.

How hard is it to find accommodation in Annapurna Circuit Without a Guide?

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the famous teahouse treks in Nepal, meaning there are several teahouses and lodge for the accommodation and food. However, during the peak season, since there are lots of trekkers in the trail, you will have to rush to find the rooms.

The teahouses are quite basic with a basic room with attached bathroom. The rooms in the teahouses are on a twin sharing basis. Thus, you will have to pay a little more to get a room for yourself.

Once you find a room, you don’t have to worry about the food as all the teahouse provides foods.

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Langtang Valley Trek solo

Difficulties During the Annapurna Circuit Trek Without A Guide

Acclimatization

One of the major problem while trekking solo is the lack of knowledge regarding acclimatization. Without proper acclimatization, you are highly prone to Altitude Sickness. Thus, you must know when and where to acclimatize during the trek. Hence, you need to prepare a proper itinerary with proper acclimatization days.

Food and Accommodation

Another difficulty that you may face while trekking solo is regarding the management of food and accommodation especially during the peak season. Having a guide would help you manage the food and accommodation beforehand. However, trekking solo without a guide means you will have to rush to manage your accommodations and food on your own.

Knowing The Routes

While trekking, maps comes handy every time. But when you are travelling alone, having a map is a must. Finding the right route through the twist and turn is challenging even when you have a map. Thus, it can be very hard to find the best trail.

Carrying Your Luggage

Finding the food and accommodation can be a challenging task but along with that, you will also have to carry your luggage. Hence, you must carry light.

Emergency Cases

Besides all these difficulties, one of the major questions that arise while trekking along is “What to do in case of emergency?”. Anything can happen while trekking alone. Thus, you must take all the preventive measure.

As mobile phones and other communication devices may not be accessible in a higher altitude, it might be a problem in emergency cases. Thus, you may be helpless in case of any natural hazards or health hazards. Hence, you must be mentally prepared to do the Langtang Valley Trek without a guide.

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Packing Essentials For Solo Travel

Clothing

Trekking to Langtang Valley without a guide mean you will be carrying your luggage. Thus, you must pack lightly and avoid unnecessary items in your luggage.

Depending upon the time of year, the packing of the clothes varies. Since Langtang Valley Trek without a guide is not suitable as well as not recommended during the winter and monsoon season, here are list of trekking gears you will need to pack while trekking in autumn and spring:

Clothing

  • Quick-dry T-shirts (Short and long sleeves)
  • Trekking trousers
  • Breathable underwears
  • Cap, hat
  • Rainproof Windbreaker
  • Down Jacket
  • Sunglasses

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Flip-Flops
  • Additional pairs of socks

Medical supplies

  • Basic First Aid (Band-aids, Alcohol Swipes, Charcoal pills)
  • Antibiotics
  • Altitude sickness medicines
  • Dettol Wipes
  • Baby Powder

Miscellaneous

  • Whistles
  • Trekking poles
  • Map (Most Important while trekking solo)
  • GoPro and Camera
  • Universal Adapters
  • Extra Memory Card
  • Power Banks and extra battery
  • Flashlights
  • Water Bottle
  • Toilet Roll
  • Sunscreen

For more detail info about the packing list, please read our blog on “Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

Advantages of Hiring a Guide to Langtang Valley Trek

I know that trekking solo has its own adventure. However, hiring a licensed trekking guide for the Langtang Valley Trek makes the trek much easier and comfortable, especially if you are a beginner or novice trekker.

Most of the trekkers prefer to hire a guide for the Langtang Valley Trek. A guide is some who will help you throughout your journey. A guide will motivate you throughout the trek and assures about your safety and security.

When trekking independently, finding the right route can be a bit of a challenge. But, with a guide, you will not have to face this problem. They will help you navigate through the route as well as take you from the easy and correct trail.

Since the guide knows the local language, he/she will act as a communicator between you and local villagers. You will get a chance to interact with the local people and know about their culture and tradition.

Finding a decent teahouse for accommodation might be the major problem when trekking to Langtang Valley alone. The guide will always help you to find the best teahouse or a lodge for your comfortable overnight stay.

So, considering the benefits of a guide, it is always better to hire one when trekking to Langtang Valley Trek.

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Preparation Required For Trekking Without A Guide

Mental Preparation

Mental preparation is very crucial while trekking solo. You should be mentally prepared to handle any situation on your own without panicking. Therefore, be prepared mentally before leaving for the trip.

Physical Training

Along with mental preparation, you need to be physically fit to complete the trek. You need to walk for 5 to 6 hours per day on average. In addition to that, you will be carrying your luggage if you are trekking the circuit without a guide or a porter.

Cardio Training

As mentioned earlier, you will be walking for 5 to 6 hours a day with your backpack which is not a joke. Thus, you must have good stamina for this. So, before you hit the trail, prepare yourself on increasing the stamina by working out. You can do cardio training such as jumping, swimming, skipping, etc. which will greatly help you increase your stamina and prepare yourself for the trek.

Trekking Gear

Lastly, since you will be trekking to Langtang Valley without a trekking guide, you will be caring all the trekking gears and equipment with you. Hence, you must have all the necessary trekking gears and avoid the unwanted things behind.

Final Thoughts

Langtang Trek is popular and among the popular trekking site in Nepal. And solo Langtang Valley Trek is possible with proper preparation and planning. But, we always suggest you do this with a trekking guide to enjoy the better fruit of the trek.

For further information, you can contact us. It would be our pleasure to guide and assist you to the best of our ability.

Langtang Valley Trek: Insights for Trek Enthusiast

Have you ever thought of trekking nearby city, with extreme peace? Well, Langtang Valley Trek is much more than the trekking and has lots more to offer to visitors. 11 days Langtang Valley Trek gives you pleasure with amazing experiences. You may be curious why I am saying this, but wait I have the major attraction of trek and reasons to go for Langtang Valley Trekking.

Major Attraction of the Langtang Valley Trek

  • About 7 to 8 Hours’ drive is enough to reach start the trek. You don’t have to book a flight.
  • Wow moment while trekking via Langtang Valley, which is also called ‘valley of glaciers’.
  • Stunning Scenic views while climbing Tsergo Ri
  • Panoramic view of snow-capped mountains as Ganjala Peak, Langsisa, Langtang Ri and Langtang Himal
  • Real-time experience of Tibetan Buddhist Culture
  • Amazing Rhododendron Forests
  • Old Buddhist Shrines visit such as Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Gompa
  • Creative Teahouse within the route
  • Nearest and lesser-known trek in Nepal with breathtaking moments

Reasons to go for Langtang Valley Trek

Easy Access and Nearby Off the Beaten Trails

Imagine yourself in the place with people you love and care about enjoying nature. It is really worthy to feel nature so nearby. It is some kind of premium feel that you may be looking for since long ago.

Langtang Valley is situated on the Northside of Kathmandu Valley which takes about 7-8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. Dhunche is a gateway to Langtang ready to welcome you with a cute smile.

Furthermore, Langtang Trekking is an easy destination and best alternative for Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek for people with low fitness levels or people with limited time to enjoy the trek or mountains.

Beautiful Langtang Range during Langtang Valley Trek

Play Hide and Seek with Mountains

Literally, playing hide and seek with mountains may not be possible but if you are trek freak and do this trek, you will realize how things can turn your way.

Langtang Valley Trekking package doesn’t list playing hide and seek in Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary but we are lucky enough to do that. No mountains are over 8000m here, but Langtang Lirung’s pristine beauty is all set to take your reality next level. You will find yourself in the middle of the mountains with no time.

You will be enjoying the nature and mountains from Day 1 and the journey continue till Day 11. Oh Wow, playing hide and seek with mountains is an awesome feeling that you need to experience and beautiful waterfalls will be acting as add-ons in your game.

Explore Wildlife and Dense Forest

Wildlife adventure is another major aspect that people are looking at these days. This package offers the opportunity to know the wildlife and extreme forest.

Langtang Trek Route has lots of surprises as you pass by. The region is filled with oaks trees, bamboos, and Rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal.

Are you thinking of having some lovely dates in the trek? What could be more romantic than being surrounded by oaks trees and lovely red Rhododendrons?

But things may go scary if you are not careful. Langtang Region nurtures most amazing wildlife species including Wild Deer, Falcons, Lizards, Rhesus Monkeys, Himalayan Tahr, and Himalayan Black Bear. If the day is perfect for you, you will be enjoying a glimpse of Red Panda.

Beautiful Rhododendrons Tree in Langtang Region

Meet People with Great Heart

Warm greetings are an asset that people have in this locality. Not only between the Nepali but local people are also equally welcoming to the group of people who admires the beauty of our country and enjoys to be indulged in our culture and custom. People are kind to have big hearts. People are extremely friendly and are respectful towards all nationals of the other country.

2015 earthquake hard hit the region, but still people managed to move ahead. People know the pain and they don’t want others to feel it. You will feel like you are at home away from home. With the rebuilt and improved infrastructure, you will find the heart of people more loving and caring.

Imagine love and care from people in an unknown land, the moment is beyond the imagination. You can find warm welcome and respect which will make your trip more special.

Designed for Everyone

Nepali impression is all about mountains and height, but terrain can be adjusted according to the need of people. In the case of the Langtang Region, it is auto-adjusted. People will feel that they should have done it earlier. All the positive vibe will hit your mind and you could create some life long memories.

In another sense, we can say that this is the package that every trek lover should try. Moreover, it is a family destination where all age groups can trek. Had you ever thought of going to a trek with all your family members?

Definitely not, this is the magic of Langtang Valley Trek in fact the magic of Nepal. Our trips not only make you fall in love with natural beauty but brings your family and relations together.

Value for Money Trek

In every available package, many of us evaluate the itinerary with monetary value. Do this package really worth that amount? is what many people ask. In the case of value for money, this trek could be the perfect match.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary is promising and Langtang Valley Trek cost less than other regions trekking. Every penny you spent will worth, you may even feel why didn’t I came earlier. We can say its total value pack combo for the low-budget traveler as well.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:10 nights / 11 days
  • Trekking Duration: 9 days
  • Location: North Nepal (Langtang Region)
  • Culture: Tamang and Tibetan culture
  • Highest elevation: 5000m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Trekking Hour: 4/7 hrs. Every day
  • Grade Information: Moderate
  • Season: Autumn and spring
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Double/Twin sharing in Hotel/Lodge
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle & Local Bus

Rugged terrains of Langtang Region: Reason to do Lantang Valley Trek

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Other FAQ’s Related to Langtang Valley Trek

Where is Langtang Mountain Located?

Langtang Mountain lies between China and Nepal border. It is located on the north side of Kathmandu Valley.

Do trekkers need permits for Langtang Valley Trek?

Yes, People other than Nepali nationals need two permits to trek in Langtang region but still, you don’t need any other special trekking permit.

How much does the trekking permit cost for Langtang Valley Trek?

You need to pay $20 per person for TIMS and $30 per person for Langtang National Park Entry Permit.

Does this trek need any physical requirements?

This trek is suitable for almost all age groups with moderate fitness levels. If you have any other illness, you need to consult a physician before the trip.

What will be the starting point of the trip?

Kathmandu will be the start point for the trip.

How long will this trek take?

Normally it depends upon the itinerary you got. It can be completed within 8 to 11 days depending upon the condition.

When is the best time for this trek?

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season for Langtang Trek. The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of the Langtang Mountains.

What will be the maximum altitude we reach in Langtang Valley Trek?

Tsergo Ri (5000m) is the top altitude that we reach from where we can see amazing mountains and valley.

I am a first-time trekker, Can I do this?

This is the perfect starter package, people with moderate fitness level also can do this trekking perfectly.

For more info, please check “Langtang Trek FAQs

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

Peregrine Trip Notes

Safety and Security

Most national governments provide updated advice services on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you stay updated on your government’s advice for the latest travel information before travel and while on the road.

Peregrine endeavors to conduct its operations safely and your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. However, Peregrine is not liable to you in the event of injury, death, financial loss, or any other damages incurred, as a result of Force Majeure, e.g., political turmoil, riots, war, landslides, flooding, etc. Peregrine requires you to carry insurance that covers such unforeseeable circumstances.

Adventure trips, trekking, hiking, tour, and water-based activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving, inherently holds an element of danger and excitement. While we take every precaution to ensure that these activities are carried out in agreement with operating standards, please have a balanced approach to safety and note that participation will always be at your own risk.

The Law and “the Man”

Peregrine does not tolerate illegal drugs, nor do we tolerate visiting prostitutes. This goes even though it may be common among certain communities we visit. Possession of illegal drugs is a crime punishable by life imprisonment in Nepal. Peregrine, and its guides, reserve the right to immediately expel from the group anyone engaging in these activities.

Travel Insurance

Valid personal travel insurance is a prerequisite to participate in any activity or tour organized by Peregrine. It should as a minimum, but not exclusively cover medical expenses, personal injury, repatriation, and evacuation. Further amendments to your policy, such as trip cancellation, or loss of luggage and personal effects are not required but strongly recommended.

Peregrine will not be held liable for lost or stolen luggage and reserves the right to deny participation in any activity or tour if you do not hold valid travel insurance. You must be able to provide “proof of insurance” if requested by Peregrine or any of its representatives.

Additional Expenditures

Take into account your personal spending habits when deciding how much money to bring. Are meals included? How much will you drink and party? How many souvenirs do you intend to take home?

Remember to include tips in your calculations, and we also recommend keeping an emergency fund for unforeseen circumstances beyond our and your control.

Keeping in Touch

It is a good idea to leave your booking agent’s contact details or Peregrine’s contact information with friends or family in your home country in case of emergencies.

Meals

Peregrine gives you the opportunity to try authentic Nepali food. When meals are not included, your guide will be able to suggest restaurants and the best dishes during your trip. Your guide will normally order a variety of dishes to sample. Please notify your tour leader of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Money

We recommend withdrawing money from ATMs, which are widely available throughout Nepal. This has the advantage of keeping your money safe in the bank -not vulnerable in your back pocket. Remember to bring your bank’s emergency contact details in the event that your card is stolen. You might also consider bringing a spare card in case one gets stolen.

Remember to keep them separated. We recommend that you bring some spare cash in USD in case of an emergency.

What’s holding you back? Grab the bag, pack it, and start your adventurous journey. If you want more information on this trek you can visit our Langtang Valley Trek package page.

Moreover, we are ready to answer all your queries via info@peregrinetreks.com, Let’s catch up and communicate.

Langtang Valley Trek Packing List: What to pack?

Langtang Valley Trek is a short and moderate level trek located just 62 KM north of Kathmandu Valley. Langtang Valley Trek offers stunning natural beauties along with cultural uniqueness. The trek takes you to the valley of the glacier that consists of many glacier lakes and exquisite landscapes. This starts from the lowlands of Syabrubesi to alpine climate zone of Kyanjing Gompa. The trek is suitable for all kinds of trekkers of any age. However, if you are a first time trekker that can be quite overwhelming for you.

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

With proper training and preparation, anyone can complete the Langtang Trek comfortably. You need to make a proper planning of the trek that features proper acclimatization. Likewise, you must prepare yourself physically and mentally before you start the trek. Along with that, proper packing of the gear and equipment is very important to have a comfortable trek.

Clothing for Langtang Valley Trek

Proper clothing including footwear, headwear and glover is very import for the trek. Also, a first aid kit consisting of all the essential medications and preventive medical kits is another essential item. Besides that, you will also require some accessories, toiletries, and important documents as well.

Furthermore, the season of the trek also determines the packing list for the Langtang Valley Trek. If you are planning to trek in the peak season of Autumn and Spring, then you can pack lightly with all the necessary trekking gears and equipment. However, if you decide to do the offseason treks (Winter and Monsoon) then you need to pack densely with warm clothes and rain covers.

Packing wisely for the trek is quite crucial for the Langtang Trek. You must be very careful while packing for the trek and must pack all the necessary gear and equipment in your backpack. Besides that, you must keep your backpack as light as possible and avoid unnecessary gear as it will only add burden. If you pack a heavy backpack, then you can always hire a porter.

So, what to pack for the Langtang Valley Trek? Well, don’t worry! you have come to the right place. In this blog, you will learn about the Langtang Valley Trek packing list along with other relevant information about the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

clothing for langtang valley trek packing list

Clothing

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the high altitude treks in Nepal that takes you from the altitude of 1550m at Syabrubesi to the altitude of 5000m at Tsergo Ri. Thus, you will require to wear clothes in layers. Clothing properly in layers will help to keep the body warm throughout the trek. Wearing woollen, cotton and denim clothes can be very helpful as they absorb moisture very well.

Furthermore, you can add or remove layers of your clothing depending upon the weather and temperature condition. Along with that, you should wear clothes according to the season of the trek.

Lower body layer

For the lower body layer, you should pack quick-drying, waterproof, and convertible trousers for the trek. Carry trousers that are made of wool or fleece as they are waterproofwarm and comfortable.

Inner layer

For the inner layer, trekkers are required to add a few pairs for quick-drying and breathable underwear in Langtang Valley Trek packing list. Also, pack at least two pairs of thermal wear. It will keep you warm and comfortable during the trek.

Upper layer

Pack light synthetic clothing for the upper layer. Since synthetic clothes are easy to wash and dries quickly, carrying these clothes helps you immensely during the trek. You can carry long-sleeved shirts which will protect you from sunburn and harsh winds during the winter trek. And short-sleeved shirts for trekking in the summertime.

List of clothing:

  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece Windstopper jacket
  • Light thermal tops
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • Down vest
  • Waterproof breathable fabric shell jacket
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
  • Waterproof shell pants with breathable fabric
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool trousers

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Footwear

Carrying proper hiking boots is very essential for the Langtang Valley Trek packing list. Having comfortable trekking boots and trekking socks will help you walk comfortably in the trail.

Hiking boots

As you will be trekking through the rugged terrains of the Langtang region, you will require a great pair of trekking boots. During the trek, you will be hiking through the dense forestlands, muddy ground, riverbanks, and even snow.

Thus, you will require reliable hiking boots to avoid any kind of complication during the trek. So, pack a pair of hiking boots with a good grip and which is lightweight and durable.

Footwear: Hiking boots for Langtang Valley Trek

Pair of Sandals/Flip-Flops

A pair of sandals or flip-flops is a very useful item when you stay at the teahouses and lodges during the Langtang trekThey come handy while taking a shower or bathroom breaks.

Trekking Thermal Socks

Thermal socks will help you keep your feet warm during the trek. So, carry some pairs of light, breathable, and observant socks. It will also prevent your feet from getting blisters. If you are trekking in summer then, a lightweight sock is an ideal choice.

Gaiters

Gaiters are waterproof clothing that covers you from the ankle to the calf. It will protect you from the water, stones, mud, snow, and dust on the trail.

List of footwear:

  • Lightweight inner socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Cotton socks Gaiters
  • Trainers or running shoes

Gloves

Gloves are a very important packing item while trekking in high altitude regions. As the temperature drops drastically, it will help you keep your hands warm and comfortable during the trek. Carry a pair of gloves that waterproof as well as windproof. Mittens, lightweight wool or fleece gloves, and lightweight poly-liner gloves are some of the popular gloves during the trek.

Headwear

Having proper headwears are very important for the high altitude treks such as Langtang Trek. The headband, beanie, sunglasses are some of the essential headwears that you will require for the trek. These items will protect you from rain, snow, and harsh sunlight.

Hat or fleece hat

A hat or fleece hat is another important headwear that will help you protect from the sunburns. A fleece cap is ideal for keeping you safe from snow if you are trekking in winters and higher altitudes.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses help you to avoid the harsh sun. Also, it will protect your eyes for the massive gust of dust.

Bandana or scarf

Bandana of the scarf is an optimal gear for the Langtang Trek. It will help you cover your mouth and nose for the dust.

List of Head wears:

  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A warm hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Bandana or headscarf
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

Sleeping Accessories

Sleeping bags are a very essential item you will require during the trek. Although the teahouses provide you with a blanket, it may not be enough to avoid the cold. Thus, a sleeping bag will keep you warm during cold nights.

Moreover, also carry a sleeping bag liner. Both these sleeping accessories will help you immensely during the trek.

Trekking gear and equipment

The Langtang Valley Trek packing list must include a range of trekking gears and equipment. Here is the basic list of trekking gears and equipment that you will require for the trek:

Hiking Backpack or daypack

A comfortable hiking backpack or daypack is a very crucial item for the Langtang Valley Trek. You need a backpack that can fit all of the trekking gears and clothing.

A porter or a porter guide will help you to carry the backpack if your luggage is heavy. A daypack is ideal if you do not wish to hire a porter. You can also keep your documents, toiletries, and other items in the daypack.

Trekking Poles

Langtang Trekking is full of steep terrains and harsh trails. Thus, having a trekking pole will help you a lot to increase stability and reduce knee pressures.

Headlamps

Headlamps are not a mandatory packing list item for the Langtang Valley trek. However, it is always a better idea to carry them. During the trek, you may have to walk in the dark after the sunset. Thus, it comes handy during such situations.

Raincoats

If you are trekking during the summer season (June – August), then carrying a raincoat is a must. You will also require a rain cover for the backpack.

First aid kit for annapurna circuit trek

Personal Medical Kits

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhoea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • A cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant
  • Water purification tablets
  • 1 set of earplugs

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Medium-sized towel
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes

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Important Documents for Langtang Trek

Passport

Having your passport with you is very important during the trek. You will have to show the passport in various checkpoints during the trek.

Trekking Permits

A trekking permit is the most important document during the trek. Without the permits, you are not allowed to trek in the Langtang region and if you are found without the trekking, you can be charged with certain fines. So, you must carry the trekking permits throughout the trek. You will require two permits for the Langtang Trek: TIMS card and Langtang National Park Entry Permit. You can purchase these permits with the help of your trekking agency before the start of the trek.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is very important if you are going for a high altitude trek such as Langtang Valley Trek. During the trek, you might require medical attention and even emergency evacuation. Thus, having travel insurance cover all the expenses during the trek. The best travel insurance package covers an altitude of 3000m and above.

Miscellaneous Items for the Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

  • Camera with extra Batteries
  • Headphone
  • Power Banks
  • Oximeters
  • Chargers
  • Maps
  • Adapter Plugs
  • Journal for Writing
  • Travel knife
  • Book / Kindle for reading
  • Smartphone
  • Snacks
  • Protein bars, Snickers, granola bars, dark chocolates
  • Lightweight pillowcase

Tips for the Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

  • Buy a comfortable backpack for the trek
  • Pack according to the season of the trek
  • Always carry enough hygiene products
  • Carry clothes that are quick drying.
  • Always wear clothes in layers
  • Avoid unnecessary items.
  • You should pack your waste on a separate plastic bag
  • Get comfortable on the trekking shoes before the trek.
  • Rent sleeping bags, a down jacket, and other trekking gears

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Things to Consider in the Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

Best Time for LAngtang trek

Season of the trek

The packing list of the Langtang Valley Trek highly depends on the season of the trek. The best season for Langtang Trek is the autumn season (September to November) and spring (March to May). These seasons offer a stable weather condition with a very little chance of rainfall. Along with that, the warm and favorable temperatures make this trek a pleasant adventure. Thus, if you decide to trek during these seasons, you can pack lightly with appropriate clothing and trekking gear.

However, if you trek in the Winter season (December to February), the temperature of the region drop significantly low. Thus, you will require to pack heavy with warm clothes to avoid the cold weather. Similarly, The Summer season trek (June to August) is hot and humid with maximum rainfall. Hence, you will need proper raincoats and rain covers to trek in the region.

Weight of the Backpack

The weight limit of the luggage is 15 kg. Hence, you should only pack those items that are essential for the trek. If your baggage exceeds the weight of the limit, then you can hire a porter.

Diverse geographical landscapes

The climate and the geographical landscape of the Langtang Trek is quite diverse. The trek takes you from the low altitude plains to alpine forests of the region. Thus, pack your gears and clothing according to the climatic conditions.

Buying trekking gear and equipment

You can easily buy all the necessary trekking gear and equipment for Thamel at a reasonable price. The cost of the trekking gear generally ranges from $500 to $1000. However, if you are not a keen traveller then, instead of buying the gears, you can also rent the trekking gear and equipment at $2 per day from Thamel, Kathmandu.

The Final Say

Langtang Valley Trek is a beautiful journey in the pristine Langtang Region. The Langtang Valley Trek packing list is a crucial part while planning for the trek. The packing list is mostly determined by the season of the trek.

Along with that, it also depends upon the trekker’s desire and requirements. Overall, this complete packing list for the Langtang Valley Trek will help you immensely during the trek.

Furthermore, if you have any more questions regarding this trek or any other treks in Nepal, please feel free to reach us.

Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation: A Complete Guide

While trekking in Nepal, most of the trekkers are more concerned about the type of accommodation they can find during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Due to the rise in Nepal’s tourist industry, the accommodation in EBC trek has improved significantly and it is much easier to find accommodation that is used to.

Along with that, with the increase of trekker in the Everest region, most of the trekking trails in the Everest region have enough number of lodges and teahouse that offers offer good food and accommodation for the trekkers along the trails.

The lodges and teahouse are well-maintained and cozy and comfortable. Walking in the Himalayas is a strenuous and tough task. Thus, you need to have a proper place to refresh your exhausted body.

To help you out with your EBC accommodation search here is a guide to Everest Base Camp trek accommodation.

Types of  Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Hotels / Lodges Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp Trail consists of wide variety of accommodation options ranging from friendly teahouse to lavish standard hotels. You will find the hotel from the cheapest one to the most luxurious and priciest ones. So, you can choose the hotel according to your budget.

As tourism in improving, the accommodation service has also improved significantly.

They’re not hotels in the urban sense as it resembles lodges. But the service they provide is much more than comfortable. They offer rooms with electric blankets, hot water showers, and free WiFi services.

Accommodation at tea houses

Nepal is mostly famous for its teahouse trek. And Teahouses are the best option for accommodation during the trek. Accommodating in the teahouse lets your experience the great hospitality of the local and their lifestyle, culture, and tradition. Along with that, the teahouses offer a very cozy room making it feel like home.

Depending upon the services provided by the teahouses, the quality and price vary. While trekking in the lower region, you can easily find teahouses that provide fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and the best part, a hot shower. As you trek into the higher region, the services provided by the teahouse are quite basic with a basic room with separate or some times private bathrooms. You won’t have any electricity or wifi facility in the higher regions.

Let get into the basic accommodation facilities that can be found in the teahouse during the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Rooms

Most of the teahouse offers a basic room on the Everest trail. The rooms are on twin-basis type of accommodation with twin bed and some basic furniture like a small table or a chair.

The teahouse will provide you with pillows and blankets. Since the temperature is freezing at night, almost all teahouse provides blankets. But it is a better idea to bring your sleeping bag with liner.

The rooms are pretty nice and cozy. There won’t be any heating system in the room or electricity service. Teahouse has a common heating place in the dining room. Rooms have a separate or sometimes private bathroom depending upon the teahouse.

Toilets

During the EBC trek, you will get a pretty basic type of toilets.

In the lower region, most lodges and teahouse offer western-style toilets. As you gain altitude, you will find squat toilet facilities.

Some teahouses offer rooms with an attached bathroom and some have separate bathrooms. In some tea houses, you may find small wooden hut outside the teahouse with a hole in the floor above a deep pit. One thing you should remember is that the teahouse does not provide toilet paper. So, put that in your packing list.

Other Facilities at Tea Houses

  • During the trek, you can have a cold shower free of cost. However, if you want a hot shower then, it will cost you a few dollars. The cost ranges $1-$3 depending on the altitude.
  • Charging your electronic gadgets are very important during the trek. The rooms won’t have an electricity service. So, if you want to charge your devices then, you have to charge them in the common charging hub at the reception. It will cost you around $2-$3 per hour to charge your electronic devices.
  • If you want to be connected while on the trail then you can purchase a prepaid Data SIM Card. Ncell offers high-speed 3G internet services for the Everest region. SIM cards are cheap and available in many stores in Kathmandu. Besides this, the teahouses on the EBC trail also provide internet facilities for a surcharge of around $3-$5 per hour.

Camping Accommodation

Camping accommodation is mostly used during the mountain expedition or for the remote and isolated treks like Dhaulagiri, Dolpo, and Kanchenjunga. You will be accommodating in a tent with sleeping bags and liners and the cooking staff will prepare you the food.

Camping accommodation is thrilling and adventurous, but due to the easy accessibility of tea houses in the Everest region, camping is generally avoided.

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Accommodations at Everest Base Camp trek

Accommodation at Lukla

Tenzing Hillary Aiport, Lukla
Tenzing Hillary Aiport, Lukla

The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a 40-min scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. As most of the flights are during the morning time, most of the trekkers skip staying in Lukla and hike to the first stop at Phakding or Namche Bazaar. So, only a few trekkers stay in Lukla for their first night.

There are many lodges and teahouses for accommodation in Lukla providing high standard service. Along with that, you can also find some good quality hotels in Lukla.

Though they are a little more expensive then the basic lodges and teahouse, the service you will get is far better.

Accommodation at Phakding

After Lukla, your first stop will be at Phakding. Phaking is a village that is 3 to 4 hours walk from Lukla, located in the Dudh Koshi river valley.

Phakding consists of enough hotels on both sides of a river. The teahouse offers you an affordable and convenient accommodation service. If you are trekking with a bit more budget then you can choose to stay in a luxurious hotel as well.

Accommodation at Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar | Everest Base Camp Trek Experience

Namche Bazaar, also known as the “Gateway to Everest Region”, is a major stop for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Most of the trekkers spend 2 to 3 days in Namche for acclimatization and adjusting the body to that altitude.

In this Everest Base Camp Trek, Namche Bazaar is one of the popular villages where you can find several high-quality teahouses.

And it is the last place on the trail where you can enjoy the high-quality service. Namche Bazaar is also famous for the Everest View Hotel which is the 5-star hotel at the highest altitude in the world. Plus, there are several other sophisticated to simple lodges, hotels, and rest houses for your comfortable stay.

Along with that, Namche also consists of bakeries and cafes where you can have tea and coffee and relax.

Above Namche, the places like Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorekshep offer pretty basic accommodation.

Accommodation at Tengboche

Tengboche is another famous stop on the Everest Base Camp Trek trail. Tengboche is home to Tengboche monastery situated at 3,867 m. above the sea level, which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. From the top of the monastery, you can get a breathtaking view of the Himalayas.

There is only 4 to 5 teahouse in Tengboche which provides basic accommodation service. From here onward on the trail there will be more basic tea houses with basic facilities.

Most of the trekkers stop at Tengboche to attend the morning prayer in the monastery. So, the teahouse easily packed during the peak season.

Accommodation at Dingboche

Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Yeti Mountain Lodge

Dingboche is another major trekking stop during the EBC Trek. Almost every trekker stay at Dingboche for one extra day for acclimatization purposes. The village is larger than Tengboche and consists of a dozen lodges and teahouses with basic accommodation facilities. You can also find a handful of shops, a bakery, and even an internet cafe.

Accommodation at Lobuche

On the trail of EBC, Lobuche is the place where you’ll find several basics teahouses. The teahouse is comfortable and cozy. The teahouse just provides a pillow and blankets in the room. So, don’t expect anything more.

However, during the peak season, the teahouse get easily track pretty soon. If the rooms are packed, you may have to adjust the night in the dormitory. But it won’t matter after a long tiring day of the walk.

Accommodation at Gorakshep

Gorekshep is the last stop of the Everest Base Camp Trek. There are only four tea houses with basic accommodation facilities. Since there are only a few lodges, they are packed pretty soon.

So, you might have to share a room with other trekkers or have to sleep in the dining room.

What is the price range for tea houses in EBC trek?

The cost of the accommodation in EBC trek highly depends on the altitude and time of the year you are trekking in. The cost of the accommodation is comparatively high in the peak season ( Mar-July and Sep-Nov) that the off-season.

The average price for the accommodation is anywhere between $2-$3 per night.

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Final Thoughts

Getting to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain is something you can cherish for the lifetime. The Everest Base Camp Trek accommodations make it even more exciting as you will learn more about the lifestyle of the locals and get an insight into their culture and tradition. Along with that, the picturesque views of the snow-capped mountains will be waiting for you.

Furthermore, if you have any more question of queries regarding this trek or any other trek in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.