Langtang Valley Trek FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Langtang Trek
Where is the Langtang Valley Trek located?
Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trekking destination from Kathmandu. It is located just 68 KM north of Kathmandu in the Langtang region. This Langtang trek lies in the Nepal and Tibet border.
How long is the Langtang Valley Trek?
The duration of the Langtang Trek depends on the package and itinerary you choose. Generally, it can take 5 days to 20 days.
If you choose to join us then, we have an 11 Days Langtang Valley Trek itinerary with a few acclimatization and rest days to complete the trek. But if you are short in time then you can do Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days.
Do I need permits for Langtang Trek? How much does the permit cost?
When comes to trekking in Nepal, trekking permits are mandatory unless you are Nepali citizen. You require two Langtang trek permits to trek in the Langtang region. The two require permits for Langtang trek are the TIMS card and the Langtang National Park Entry permit.
If you are a foreigner, then TIMS Card will cost you costs NPR 2000; approximately US $20 for individual trekker and costs NPR 1000; approximately US $10 for each trekker if you are trekking in a group. And if you are from the SAARC nationals, then it will cost you NPR 600; approximately US $6 (if you are Free Individual Traveler (FIT)) and NPR 300; approximately US $3 ( If you are traveling in a group).
While the Langtang National Park Entry permits cost NPR 1500 + 13% VAT; totaling NRP 1695, approximately US $17 for SAARC nationals and NPR 3,000 + 13% VAT, totaling NPR 3,390, approximately US $34 for other nationals.
How difficult is Langtang Trek?
Talking about the Langtang Trek difficulty, this trek is not as difficult as other popular treks such as Annapurna Base Camp trek or EBC Trek. It is a fairly moderate trek. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to do this trek. If you have good physical fitness and stamina, then you can easily complete this trek.
You will be walking for 5 to 6 hours per day during the trek. In some part of the trek, the trail steeply ascends and descend. But with proper preparation and training, the trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages.
Which is the best time for Langtang Trek?
The best time for Langtang Trek is in Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). These time of the year offers best weather and temperature condition for trekking. The weather is stable and temperature is neither too hot nor too cold.
Furthermore, since you don’t have to pass the high altitude in this Langtang Trek, it’s also possible to trek in Winter season of Nepal (December, January, and February).
However, it all depends on your weather preferences and what you expect for the trek.
Can we trek the Langtang Trek without a guide?
Yes, definitely. Since Langtang region doesn’t fall under the restricted area of Nepal. You can trek solo without a guide. However, the trails are quite confusing with lots of different ways through numerous dense forests. It can be very hard to find the right trail and you may get lost. So, you must be very careful while navigating the trail.
Furthermore, there are not many teahouses in the trail which can make it difficult to find the accommodation during the peak season. For that, the guide will help to book the room in teahouse before your arrival.
What type of Accommodation available during Langtang valley Trekking?
Local teahouses and lodges provides the accommodation for the travelers during the Langtang Valley Trek. Due to the increasing popularity of this Langtang trek, there has been a huge improvement in lodging there. The teahouse and loadges provides comfortable and cozy rooms with the delicious food and great hospitality.
Can I find ATMs facility during the Trek?
You won’t find any ATMs in the trekking trail. So, it a better idea to withdraw the cash from Kathmandu for your trek.
Is there are any risk of getting altitude sickness?
Yes, there is a chance of getting altitude sickness as you will be trekking above 3000 meters. Each person react differently to the altitude regardless of their physical fitness.
Thus, it is highly recommend to learn about the altitude sickness, its symptoms and preventive measure. You should consult with your doctor abou the altitude sickness before the trek.
Do I need to have a Travel Insurance?
It is not mandatory. But since you are trekking in a mountainous region, there may occur unexpected situations such as; Bad weather (Snow, Storm, Landslides and other natural disasters), Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), food poison and physical accident. Thus, it is better to have a travel insurance.
Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?
Not every teahouse offer Wi-Fi facilities. But most of the teahouse offers Wi-Fi for of cost or for a little charge.
Furthermore, if you have any other questions or queries regarding this trek or any other treks in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.