Significant Highlights of the 11 Days Trek to Langtang Valley
- Incredible sunrise from the various viewpoints along the trail
- Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains including Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Langtang -II (7,227m), Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Ganchhenpo (6388m), and others
- The climbing opportunity of the trekking peaks of Tserko RI (5033m), Laure Binayak pass (4,609m), and Kyanjin RI (4774m)
- Exploring the flora and fauna of the region
- Passing through the forested trail of the region
- Exploring the unique culture and tradition, of the Sherpa and Tamang community
- Spotting rare wildlife of the area including Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Langur monkey, Himalayan black bears, and others
- The warm hospitality of the local people and tasting the delicious cuisine
When is the Best Time for 11 Days Trek?
The best time for the Langtang Valley Trek 11 days is the autumn and the spring season. The stable weather conditions and perfect trekking temperatures make these seasons the best time for the trek.
Autumn is the peak trekking season in Nepal. The weather remains stable with less precipitation. The spectacular mountain views and the blue skies will enchant you.
Moreover, the daytime temperatures range from around 10 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius. The sharpest views of the mountains with minimal rainfall will make the trek an incredible adventure. You should pre-book the food and accommodations facilities as the trails can get quite crowded.
The Spring months of March-May are another favourable time for the Langtang valley trek of 11 days. The daytime temperature ranges from around 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degreesCelsius. The entire region looks incredibly beautiful in the spring season.
The hills get covered in rhododendron trees, painting them pink and red. The warm temperatures at the lower altitude will make the trek pleasant and comfortable. With minimal rain and snow, you can trek the region with ease.
You can trek throughout the year; however, trekking in the off-season is quite challenging. It gets wet and humid in the summer monsoon season. The trails of this spectacular trek get slippery. And there are chances of landslides and avalanches in the region.
The winters are a hard time to trek due to frigid conditions and heavy snowfall. The offseason treks are ideal for those trekkers who want to travel in a quiet, tranquil environment.
How Difficult is Langtang Valley 11 Days Trek?
The Langtang valley trek of 11 days is moderately challenging. The high altitude trail requires gradual ascents and descents that are ideal for all skill levels. Altitude sickness is a big problem among trekkers in the region. Hence, you should acclimatize and hydrate regularly during the trek.
Drinking water regularly keeps you away from dehydration and helps you tackle altitude sickness with ease. You should also train well for the trek as there are some sections on rocky terrains. You should not rush during the trek and maintain a slow and steady pace along the trek.
A good training regime two to three months before the trek or at least fifteen days before the trek is essential. The training system increases your level of fitness, strength, stamina, and endurance. You should also be mentally prepared for the trek with a positive attitude. Overall, the Langtang valley trek of 11 days gets quite easy and comfortable with proper packing and preparation.
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Detailed Itinerary - 11 Days Langtang Valley Trip
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m) and Transfer to the Hotel
Our representative will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in at the hotel, you will get briefed about the tour in detail. You can either rest or stroll around the city in the evening. Moreover, you will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, we will start the beautiful tour of the ancient Kathmandu valley. An experienced local guide will provide you with a detailed tour of the city. The majestic UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will enthral you.
You will go on a pilgrimage to Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), and Boudhanath. The view of the entire Kathmandu valley from the Swayambhunath temple is outstanding. We will also go on a tour of the stunning Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
Moreover, you can also observe the beautiful architecture and lifestyle of the Newar community and taste their exotic cuisine. We complete all the formalities of the trek and take the necessary trekking permit. You will rest and stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450m)
Drive duration: 7-8 hours
We will start our drive to Syabrubesi after breakfast. The trek then takes you along the banks of the pristine Trishuli River. The ride then leads us to the beautiful hilly zig-zag winding roads as we overlook the magnificent mountain vista from our window.
Moreover, the awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped mountains will overwhelm you. The incredible views of the magical mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Manasalu, Mt. Annapurna II, and others is the highlight of the trip. You can observe the beautiful terraced farmed hills and the unique cultural settlements of the local community.
The trails pass through the scenic settlements of Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche, to arrive at Syabrubesi. We arrive at our destination after a drive of 7-8 hours. We can observe the fantastic landscapes of meadows, rivers, valleys, and mountains from Syabrubesi (1460m). We will stay overnight at a local lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Walking distance: 10.9 km
Time duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trek to Lama Hotel from Syabrubesi. We will start our trek alongside the beautiful Bhote Koshi River. We pay our pilgrimage to the incredible Guru Rinpoche Gompa and then leave the town passing through the stone-paved street.
We pass the stunning river through a huge suspension bridge. The trail then ascends the settlement of Bamboo. We then pass through the forested area that has various trees, including rhododendron, maple, fir, spruce, blue pine, and others. You can also observe the diverse wildlife of the region.
Moreover, these wildlife includes langur monkeys, wild boars, yellow-throated martens, red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and others. We then climb for a few hours to arrive at the settlement of Rimche (2400m) and then a little further to Lama Hotel. We will stay at the Lama hotel overnight.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3540m)
Walking distance: 14.8 km
Time duration: 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trek to the famous Langtang village. The trail begins with a gentle climb that leads us to the rhododendrons, oaks, and maples forests. The outstanding views of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) will welcome us along the way.
We will then cross some primitive bridges made of wood to arrive at the Ghora Tabela (2992m) meadows. The region looks like a U-shaped glacial. We then continue our trek to the grasslands, yak pastures, and rhododendron forests. We can also observe the scattered Tamang settlements along the trail.
Moreover, the trail then leads us to the streams, and waterfalls before we arrive at the beautiful Langtang village (3430m). The lovely village has stone walls on all sides so that the crops from the harsh winds. Potatoes, turnips, buckwheat, wheat, barley, and others are some of the crops in the region. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in the Langtang village.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)
Walking distance: 6.8 km
Time duration: 2-3 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trek with a climb over the ridge, where we can observe a large Chorten. We climb further along the beautiful mani walls to arrive at the settlement of Mundu (3543m). The trek then takes us along the incredible streams, and wooden bridges to arrive at the Kyanjin Gompa (3817m).
Moreover, the pristine Kyanjin Gompa (3817m) is the spiritual hub of the entire region. We can observe the beautiful views of Mt. Ganchhenpo and Mt. Langtang Lirung from the mountains. There is a famous cheese factory where we can taste the delicious local Yak cheese.
Besides that, you can also observe the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the local community. You will stay overnight at a teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Acclimatization/Exploration around Kyanjin Gompa; short hike up to Tserko Ri (4985m)
After breakfast, we start our acclimatization and exploration tour with a brief excursion to the beautiful Gompa area. The breathtaking views and the peaceful environment is the prime attraction of the trek.
Moreover, we can also hike the magnificent trekking peak of the Tserko Ri (5150m). The beautiful views of Langtang glacier, and Langshisha Kharka, will enchant you. After touring for a few hours, we will arrive at Kyanjin Gompa. We will stay overnight at a local teahouse.
Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa back to Lama hotel
Walking distance: 21.6 km
Time duration: 6 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trek to the famous Lama Hotel. We can observe the beautiful snow-capped mountains all along the trail. The trek leads us to the beautiful Langtang Khola and village.
Moreover, we observe the beautiful village and the vast pastures of Ghora Tabela, where we have our lunch. After having our lunch at the Ghora Tabela, we descend back to the Lama Hotel. We will stay overnight at a local teahouse.
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Walking distance: 10.9 km
Time duration: 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trek passing through the same route we took earlier during the trek. We pass through the settlement of Bamboo along the forested rhododendron trail to arrive at Syabrubesi after 4-5 hours. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Drive duration: 7-8 hours
After breakfast, we will start our drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. Our 11 days at Langtang Valley Trek come to an official end. You can stroll around the city in the evening, or go last minute shopping around Thamel. We will celebrate the completion of the tour with a complimentary dinner in the evening.
Day 11: Drive to the International Airport for Departure
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can then board a flight to your desired destination.
Some Essential Tips for the 11 days Trek to Langtang Valley
- Start early on the trek
- Train regularly for the trek
- Pre-book your accommodations and food facilities
- Acclimatize and hydrate regularly during the trek
- Prepare well for the trek with adequate trekking gears
- Wear comfortable shoes for the trek
- Carry snacks including protein bars, snickers, granola bars, and others
- Increase your food and water intake
- Pack proper clothing and gear for the trek
- Carry water purification tablets during the trek
- Carry anti-nausea tablets like Diamox
Packing List for the Langtang Valley Trek
- Trekking boots
- Trekking pants and jackets
- Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Woollen cap
- Thermals underwear
- Trekking Gloves
- Insulating down jackets
- Diamox tablets
- Mosquito and insect repellents
- Anti-nausea Medicines
- Toilet Paper
- Hand sanitiser
- Sleeping bags
- Solar Chargers
- Power Banks
- Extra Chargers
- Water Bottle
- Hot water Thermos
The Final Say
The Langtang Valley Trekking is a beautiful adventure in the pristine Himalayas. We pass through the natural landscapes of the region including deep valleys, vast green hills, and many others. Besides that, you can also observe the various glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, and others.
The moderately difficult trek requires a basic level of fitness. Hence, a good training routine is essential two to three months before the trek. Besides that, you can also experience the culture, heritage, and lifestyle of the Sherpa community. Overall, the Langtang valley trek of 11 days is one of the most beautiful treks in the region.
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