Langtang valley trek is the nearest mountain trip from Kathmandu that takes you close to the high Himalayas within a few days. It is a cultural journey which offers a fusion culture of the Nepalese and Tibetan lifestyle. The Langtang valley is short and easy trekking in Nepal that suites for beginners, families and people with limited time for a mountain trip in Nepal.
The Langtang valley trek is l inside the Langtang national park. This national park has bigger numbers of beautiful birds compared to the other national parks in Nepal. So, this trip also can be one of the best destinations for birdwatchers.
Endearing nature, Bonnie landscapes, beautiful Himalayas, warm hospitality of locals and melodious tone of the birds bewitch the visitors on the Langtang valley trek. Glide rivers and waterfalls provide extra charm to the trekking trail. Wild animals like Himalayan langur, barking deer, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and lots other mammals are living around the trekking route in the Langtang national park.
This short and easy Langtang trek begins from Kathmandu with a long drive to Syabrubesi through the hillside road. After driving for about 7-8 hours, you reach Syabrubesi and stay overnight. You start walking from Syafru and then reach Lama hotel on the first day. You will follow the Langtang river with several crossings on the suspension bridges. You will see big marijuana fields naturally growing in the forest, waterfalls, a dense forest of oak, rhododendron and others, beehives, wild animals and beautiful birds along the trekking trail today.
On the second day of the Langtang valley trek goes to the Langtang village. This village was badly hit by the earthquake on 2015 April 25th. There was a massive avalanche, that had covered the whole village. But, the village has been reconstructed with nice buildings now.
The last destination of the Langtang valley trek is Kyanjin Gumba, where you reach after the Langtang village. You can visit a cheese factory and monastery in the afternoon in Kyanjingumba. You can do day trips to Kyanjin Ri, T-serku Ri, Langsisa Kharka or Lirung base camp fro the Kyanjin Gumba. You can see the nearest views of Langtang Lirung, Yala peak, Langsisa peak, Ghyangchhempo, Dorjelakpa and lots of other snow-capped high mountains from the viewpoints like Kyanjin Ri and T-Serkori.
After beautiful memories of the Langtang Himalayas, the trek returns the same way to Lama hotel and Syabrubesi before the drive back to Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley Trek Difficulties
The Langtang valley trek is an easy trekking trip in Nepal. Overall, there are not many difficulties, although trekking to the mountain region should have some uneasiness. The first thing is a long drive from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi on a public bus, which can be a boring journey for you. The road to Syabrubesi is narrow with lots of turnings and goes through the hilly region.
If you feel uncomfortable with a public bus, you can drive to Syabrubesi in a jeep that you can hire privately. The private jeep can be comfortable and quick for you. If you hire a private jeep to Syabrubesi, you can stop whenever you want if you see some beautiful things during the drive.
The Langtang valley trek does not go to very high elevation, so the altitude may not be a big problem, but you still, can feel a bit effect of it after the Langtang village. You don’t need to worry about mild symptoms and a bit of difficulty breathing on the trek. But, we suggest you drink plenty of fluid in the mountain.
It depends on the season when you are on a trek to the Langtang valley. You can visit Langtang trek all time of the year, so trekking gear is also, suggested according to the weather and temperatures. If you are on a trek in spring, you do not need to pack very warm clothes, but you need warm clothes for autumn and winter. Likewise, if you are on a trek during Summer, you have to take rain gear with you. You can see the basic checklist for the Langtang valley trek below:
- Duffel bar or Ruksack
- Thermal layers
- Long and short sleeves trekking shirts
- Fleece shirt
- Windproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Warm gloves
- Sun hat
- Woollen hat
- Long and half trekking paints
- A few pairs of trekking socks
- Good quality trekking boots
- Sport shoes and water sandals
- Head torch
- Moisturizers cream
- Lip balm
- Sun lotion
- Wet tissue
- Multi usages power socket
- Quick drier towel
- Water bottle or camelback
- First-Aid kit
- Enough Nepalese Rupees for drinks
Frolic Adventure is operating the Langtang valley trek from Kathmandu at a reasonable cost. We provide an experienced government licence holder trekking guide and helpful assistance. We have a special discount for families and group trekkers, so you can contact us for the best arrangement for the Langtang valley trek.