The 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 that offers a fusion culture of the Nepalese and Tibetan lifestyles. The Langtang Valley is a short and easy trek in Nepal that suits beginners, families, and people with limited time for a mountain trip in Nepal.
The trekking to the Langtang Valley is l inside the Langtang national park. This national park has more beautiful birds than 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 the melodic tone of the birds bewitch the visitors on the Langtang 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 many other mammals live 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 go to the 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 Trek, goes to the Langtang village. The earthquake badly hit this village on 2015 April 25th. There was a massive avalanche that covered the whole town. But, the village has been reconstructed with lovely buildings now.
The last destination of the trek is Kyanjin Gumba, where you reach Langtang village. You can visit a cheese factory and monastery in the afternoon in Kyanjingumba. You can make day trips to Kyanjin Ri, T-SKU Ri, Langsisa Kharka, or Lirung base camp from the Kyanjin Gumba. You can see the nearest views of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Langsisa Peak, Ghyangchhempo, Dorjelakpa, and many 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-Trekking Difficulties
Trekking to the Langtang Valley is an easy trekking trip in Nepal. There are a few difficulties, although traveling to the mountain region should be uneasy. The first thing is a long drive from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi on a public bus, which can be tedious. 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 trekking does not go to very high elevation, so the altitude may not be a big problem, but you still can feel a bit of effect after the Langtang village. You don’t need to worry about mild symptoms and difficulty breathing on the trek. But we suggest you drink plenty of fluid in the mountain.
It depends on the season when you trek to the Langtang Valley. You can visit Langtang trek all year, so trekking gear is also suggested according to the weather and temperatures. If you are on a hike in spring, you do not need to pack hot clothes, but you need warm clothes for autumn and winter. Likewise, you must take rain gear on a trek during Summer. You can see the essential checklist for the hike 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
- Sports 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 this trek from Kathmandu at a reasonable cost. We provide an experienced government license 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 trek.