Langtang Kyangin Valley
View of Kyangin Valley from Kyangin Gompa

Langtang Valley

It lies inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal because of that you will need a Langtang National Park Permit before exploring the Langtang valley. Langtang valley is located in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, and you can take a drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to reach the starting point of the trek Syabrubesi.

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Langtang valley trek

One of the fascinating places on earth, Langtang valley offers the marvellous views of the mountain ranges, ethnic culture of the Tamangs, Vintage monasteries and the jaw dropping views of the valleys and the remote villages. Some of the mountain ranges that can be seen during the Langtang valley trek include Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchempo and many more. 

Similarly, you can also experience the warm hospitality of the Tamangs throughout the trek. Although being one of the most amazing places on earth, this trekking route is still overshadowed by other popular trekking routes of Nepal such as the Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek.

This Langtang valley trek blog will provide you all the information about the Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal. Stick to the end of the post to know about the information of accommodation, food, best time to visit Langtang valley, permits required and many more. Besides that you can also know about the other popular surroundings to explore near the Langtang valley of Nepal.

Table Of Content

    Facts of Langtang Valley Trek

    Trek duration

    11 Days

    Trekking hours

    4-8 hours per day

    Highest point

    Kyanjin Ri

    Highest elevation

    4,773 meters

    National park

    Langtang National Park

    Permits

    • Langtang National Park Permit

    • TIMS Card

    Mountain views

    • Langtang Lirung

    • Dorje Lakpa

    • Loenpo Gang

    • Changbu

    Type of trek

    Teahouse trek

    Trek difficulty

    Moderate to Strenuous

    Trek starting and ending point

    Syabrubesi

    Best time to visit

    • March

    • April

    • May

    • June

    • September

    • October

    • November

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    Where is Langtang Valley Located?

    Langtang valley lies in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. The starting point of the Langtang valley trek is Syabrubesi. Similarly, it is also the trek ending point of the Langtang valley trek of Nepal. Syabrubesi lies about 180 kilometres away from Kathmandu and about 15 kilometres away from district headquarters Dhunche. You can also start Langtang Valley Trek from Dhunche, but most of the trekkers choose to go from Syabrubesi. 

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    Langtang valley trek lies completely inside the Langtang national park. It is one of the popular national parks of Nepal to spot some of the rare species of flora and fauna. Similarly, you can also reach Syabrubesi after travelling about 240 kilometres. After that, you can walk through the rhododendron forest inside the Langtang National park to reach the Langtang valley.

    Major Attractions of Langtang Valley

    Being one of the nearest accessible areas from Kathmandu, Langtang National park is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. Besides the Langtang National park, there are various places you can explore during your visit to Langtang valley. 

    Langtang National Park

    Langtang National Park is located about 30 km north of the Capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Besides that, it lies near the Tibetan border and extends in an east-west direction. Similarly, the northern border of the Langtang national park is of the Himalayas which is dominated by the Langtang Lirung. Langtang Lirung is also the highest peak of the Langtang national park that lies at an elevation of 7,250 meters above sea level. 

    Langtang national park

    The southern border of the Langtang National park is of Chimse Danda. Meanwhile, Ganja La Pass is the highest pass of the Langtang National park that lies at an elevation of 5,122 meters above sea level. You can reach the Helambu Circuit trail after crossing the Ganja La pass. Langtang national park was established in 1976 and is mostly inhabited by the Taangs from the Helambu area. During your trek inside this national park you can witness some of the vintage monasteries.

    Spread in 1,710 square kilometers, Langtang national park is popular for the Red Panda. It is one of the endangered species around the globe which is protected inside this national park of Nepal. Similarly Chirpine and Rhododendron are some of the common vegetation of Langtang national park. 

    Langtang Village

    Langtang village is one of the popular overnight stay during the Langtang valley trek in Nepal. There are several villages inside the Langtang valley, but Langtang village was the largest. But the devastating earthquake of 2015 has destroyed the Langtang village completely. But as of now many teahouses and lodges are being constructed around the area. 

    Situated at an elevation of 3,400 meters above sea level, Langtang village lies near the base of Langtang Lirung mountain. Langtang Lirung is also the highest peak of the Langtang national park. Meanwhile, the altitude of Langtang Lirung is 7,227 meters above sea level. Besides that, marvellous views of the high mountain ranges can also be observed from the Langtang village.

    Kyanjin Ri

    Kyanjin Ri is the highest point of the Langtang valley trek. It sits at an elevation of 4,773 meters above sea level. Jaw dropping views of the Langtang valley, glaciers as well as the mountain ranges can be seen from the top of the peak. There are no lodges as well as the tea houses at the top of the peak. Because most of the trekkers marching towards the Kyanjin R stay overnight at the Kyanjin Gompa.

    Early morning walk is required to witness the sunrise view from the Kyanjin Ri. Normally, the hikers wake up at 5 am in the morning and start walking towards the Kyanjin Ri to witness the marvellous sunrise view. The hike to Kyanjin ri from Kyanjin gompa will take about 2 to 4 hours depending on the hikers. 

    After reaching the top you can witness the Langtang Lirung on the northwest side. Similarly, you can also view the langtang glacier below the peak. On the right of the Langtang Lirung you can see the Changbu and Yubra mountains. Meanwhile, Yalla Peak can be seen on the northeast side. In the southwest part you can see the Tsergo Ri situated at an elevation of 4,984 meters above sea level. 

    Kyanjin Gompa

    Kyanjin Gompa is one of the beautiful villages inside Langtang National Park. Situated at an elevation of 3,860 meters above sea level, Marvellous views of the mountain ranges such as Langtang Lirung, Changbu and Yubra can be seen from the village. Kyanjin Gompa is the most popular overnight stay place for the hikers travelling toward the Ganja La pass of the Kyanjin Ri. 

    There are plenty of local teahouses as well as the lodges around the Kyanjin Gompa. Besides that there is also a vintage monastery near the village. This old monastery is believed to be centuries old you can witness the tinbetian influence inside this monastery. 

    Langtang Himal and Glacier

    Langtang Lirung is the highest peak inside the Langtang National Park. Situated at an elevation of 7,234 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak of the Langtang himal ranges. Langtang himal lies between the Sunkoshi river on the east, Trishuli Gandaki on the west and Langtang Khola on the west. Langtang Glacier is one of the longest glaciers of Nepal. Formed by the Langtang Lirung mountain it is also the longest glacier river of Nepal.

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    Other Attractions of Langtang Region

    Situated inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal, Langtang valley is one of the most popular places of the national park. Besides that there are also other popular places to visit during the Langtang valley of Nepal. Some of the popular treks you can do during the Langtang Valley Trek include the Gosainkund, Helambu and Ganja la pass trek. 

    Gosainkunda

    Gosainkunda is one of the fresh alpine lakes situated at an elevation of 4,380 meters above sea level. It is also one of the most visited areas inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal. Situated in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, it occupies an area of 34 acres. It is one of the high altitude lakes of Nepal and remains frozen for almost six months. The Gosainkunda lake melts to form the Trishuli river, which is also one of the major rivers of Nepal. 

    Gosaikunda

    Gosainkunda Trek is one of the popular treks of the region. Normally, hikers moving towards the Gosainkunda lake starts from the Dhunche village of Nepal. The 2 days of walk will take you to the Gosainkunda lake of Nepal. During the trek you will pass through some of the Tamang villages such as Chandanbari, Cholang Pati, Lauri Vinayak and many others. You can also combine the Langtang valley trek with the Gosainkunda trek. You can join the Gosainkunda trail from the Chandanbari village of the Langtang region. 

    Helambu

    Helambu is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. It is also one of the least explored trekking trails of Nepal. You can join the Helambu trek after crossing Ganja La Pass. Ganja La pass is one of the difficult high altitude passes situated at an elevation of 5,122 meters above sea level. 

    You will reach the Keldang village of the Helambu region after crossing the Ganja La pass. Further 2 days of trek will take you to the Tarke Ghyang village of Nepal. It is one of the most fascinating villages of the whole Helambu region. Similarly, you can also explore Ama Yangri peak from the Tarke Ghyang village. An extra day is required to hike to the top of the Ama YAngri and return back to Tarke Ghyang.

    Ganja La Pass

    Ganja La pass is one of the technical passes of Nepal. Situated at an high altitude marvellous views of the mountain ranges as well as the valleys can be seen from the top of the pass. Similarly, you will reach the Helambu region after crossing the Ganja La pass. There are no villages or the human settlement areas while crossing the Ganja La pass, Because of that camping is required to cross this high pass of Nepal that lies at an elevation of 5,130 meters above sea level. 

    Yala Peak

    Yala Peak is one of the popular trekking mountains inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 5,500 meters above sea level, marvellous views of the mountain ranges can be seen. Similarly, jaw dropping views of the Shishapangma can also be seen. It is also one of the highest peaks of the world with an altitude of 8,013 meters above sea level. It lies in Tibet and is one of the lowest 8,000 peaks of the world. No technical climbing is required to climb this mountain. Because of that it is one of the ust visit places during the Langtang Valley Trek. 

    Tserko Ri

    The hike to Tserko RI starts from the Kyanjin Gompa village which lies at an elevation of 3,800 meters above sea level. Situated at an elevation of 5,000 meters above sea level TSerko Ri is one of the must-visit places around the Langtang National Park of Nepal. 360 degree marvellous views of the mountain ranges can be seen from the top. There are no sources of water as well as the local teahouse and the lodges. Because of that, you will need to carry plenty of water as well as food while hiking towards the Tserko Ri. About 4 hours or walk from Kyanjin Gompa will take you to Tserko Ri.

    How to Reach Langtang Valley From Kathmandu?

    Langtang Valley is one of the popular trekking destinations near Kathmandu valley. Situated at an elevation of 3,430 meters above sea level. Langtang village is one of the most popular villages of the Langtang Valley Trek. Langtang valley lies in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. You can take a ride to Syabrubesi, through the district headquarters of Dhunche. There are two ways to reach Syabrubesi by drive. The first one is through the Kakani and the next one is through the Gulchi. 

    Langtang

    The road to Syabrubesi is an off road ride and takes about 6-8 hours to reach from Kathmandu. Similarly, the distance from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is about 180 kilometres. If you are travelling from Pokhara then you can take a ride to Galchhi through the Prithivi Highway and then move towards the Betrawati highway. Mesmerizing views of the mountain ranges can be seen during your drive to Dhunche and Syabrubesi. 

    Syabrubesi is the trek starting as well as the ending point for Langtang Valley Trek. Following the upstream of Langtang river, you will reach the Lama hotel for an overnight stay. Walking through the dense forest you will reach Ghoda Tabela and a further walking will take you to Langtang village for an overnight stay. You can also explore the Kyanjin Gompa after a day of walking from Langtang village. Besides that, you can also reach Kyanjin Ri from Kyanjin Gompa.

    Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

    • One of the shortest treks of Nepal
    • An ideal trek for the beginners
    • Experience the warm hospitality of the Tamangs
    • Jaw-dropping views of the mountain ranges
    • Beautiful landscape and the glaciers
    • Kathmandu sightseeing

    Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary Outline

    01 Day: Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to Hotel

    02 Day: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Day

    03 Day: Drive to Syabrubesi

    04 Day: Trek to Lama Hotel

    05 Day: Trek to Langtang Village

    06 Day: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

    07 Day: Reach Kyanjin Ri, Hike back to Kyanjin Gompa

    08 Day: Trek to Lama Hotel

    09 Day: Trek to Syabrubesi

    10 Day: Drive to Kathmandu

    11 Day: Departure

    Detailed Itinerary of Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang Valley Trek 11 days is one of the nearest treks from Kathmandu valley. Although situated near the capital city of Nepal, Langtang valley gets few tourists compared to Annapurna Circuit and the Everest Base Camp Trek. Although being less developed, it is gradually gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. The jaw dropping views of the mountain ranges, the beautiful landscape, the marvellous glaciers and the hospitality of the locals are also the main reasons that attract a lot of hikers in recent years.

    01 Day: Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to Hotel

    Do let us know your flight time before arriving in Nepal. After the custom you can exit the arrival gate of the Kathmandu International Airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding your name card. You will drive to your hotel and have refreshment time. We will meet for an evening coffee and will explain to you in detail about your Langtang Valley Trek.

    Elevation: 1,350 meters

    Overnight stay at 2 star hotel

    02 Day: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Day

    Kathmandu sightseeing is one of the amazing days in Nepal. Kathmandu valley is a home of 7 UNESCO world heritage sites. During this day you will explore Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Similarly, this day can also be used as your trek preparation day for your Langtang valley trek.

    Elevation: 1,350 meters

    Overnight stay at 2 star hotel

    03 Day: Drive to Syabrubesi

    Syabrubesi is the trek starting as well as the ending point for the Langtang Valley Trek. It lies at an elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level. The drive to Syabrubesi will take about 8 hours where you will travel around 180 kilometers. Before reaching Dhunche you will have to pass through the checking point of the Nepal Army. Marvellous views of the mountain ranges can be seen during the drive to Syabrubesi. There are few hotels as well as basic shops in Syabrubesi.

    Distance: 180 kilometers

    Duration: 6-8 hours

    Elevation: 1,500meters

    Overnight stay at 2 star hotel

    04 Day: Trek to Lama Hotel

    The first day of the trek is mostly an uphill walk. After crossing a suspension bridge you can witness marvellous views of the snow capped mountains. Following the upstream of the river you will reach Bamboo for lunch. After a few uphill walks through the dense forest you will reach Lama hotel for the overnight stay. Lama hotel is one of the popular overnight stay locations for the trekkers moving towards the Kyanjin Gompa.

    Distance: 10 kilometers

    Duration: 6-8 hours

    Elevation: 2,480 meters

    Overnight stay at local tea house or lodge

    05 Day: Trek to Langtang Village

    Wake up early and start your trek after breakfast. The trail today is also an uphill walk where you will pass through a few tamang villages. As you start climbing you will notice less forest coverage. Marvellous views of the Langtang Lirung can be seen during the trek. Besides that, you will also pass through the prayer flags, chortens and mani walls areas before reaching Langtang Village for the overnight stay.

    Distance: 9 kilometers

    Duration: 6.5-7 hours

    Elevationa: 3,430 meters

    Overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge

    06 Day: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

    Today is one of the most amazing days of the trak as you will reach the Kyanjing Gompa for the overnight stay. It is one of the popular villages of Langtang valley that lies at an elevation of 3,830 meters above sea level. After reaching the hydropower station you will cross the suspension bridge from where marvellous views of the mountain ranges as well as the glacier can be seen. Further 10 minutes of walking will take you to Kyanjin Gompa for the overnight stay.

    Distance: 7 kilometers

    Duration: 4-6 hours

    Elevation: 3,830 meters

    Overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge

    07 Day: Reach Kyanjin Ri, Hike back to Kyanjin Gompa

    Wake up early to view the morning sunrise from Kyanjin Ri that sits at an elevation of 4,770 meters above sea level. Upon reaching the top of the view point, you can witness some jaw dropping views of the mountain ranges. After capturing the moments and collecting memories you will hike down to Kyanjin Gompa. You can also explore the Kyanjin Gompa upon reaching the village.

    Distance: 4 kilometers

    Duration: 4-6 hours

    Elevation: 4,770 meters

    Overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge

    08 Day: Trek to Lama Hotel

    After exploring the Langtang valley of Nepal you will move towards the Lama hotel. You will hike back the same route to reach the Lama hotel for the overnight stay. The trail today is a complete downhill walk and you can also witness some of the marvellous views of the snow capped mountains that can be seen during the trek.

    Distance: 16 kilometers

    Duration: 6-8 hours

    Elevation: 2,480 meters

    Overnight stay at the local tea house or lodge

    09 Day: Trek to Syabrubesi

    Today is the last day of the trek. You can still witness views of the mountain ranges during the trek. You will walk through the same trail and reach Bamboo and then to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.

    Distance: 10 kilometers

    Duration: 4-5 hours

    Elevation: 1,500 meters

    Overnight stay at local lodge

    10 Day: Drive to Kathmandu

    After the morning breakfast, you will again take a ride to Kathmandu. You will follow the same route to reach the Kathmandu valley. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will check in at a 2 star hotel. In the evening we will meet and have a farewell Nepali dinner together.

    Distance: 180 kilometers

    Duration: 6-8 hours

    Elevation: 1,350meters

    Overnight stay at 2 star hotel

    11 Day: Departure

    Do check your flight time. After the morning breakfast you will have free time. 3 hours before your flight our office representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Permits required for Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang Valley lies inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal. Because of that you will need a Langtang National Park Permit to trek inside the national park. Besides that, Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS) is mandatory for almost all the treks inside Nepal. The cost of the National PArk permit as well as the TIMS card is mentioned below:

    Permits

    Fee

    Langtang National Park Permit 

    USD 30 per person

    TIMS Card

    USD 20 per person for individual trekker

    TIMS Card

    USd 10 per person for trekking agency

    Langtang Valley Trek Cost

    Langtang Valley Trek is one of the shortest as well as the cheapest treks of Nepal. The cost of the Langtang Valley Trek completely depends upon the total number of the pax. The cost includes all the fees of the basic requirements. Besides that you will also get an experienced trekking guide as well as the potter throughout the trek.

    Group Size

    Standard Package

    2-3 Pax

    USD 1,330 per person

    4-8 Pax

    USD 1,200 per person

     

    Trek Cost Includes

    • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
    • Private transfer (Kathmandu/Syabrubesi/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
    • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
    • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
    • All necessary paperwork. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
    • English speaking licensed trek guide.
    • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
    • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
    • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

    Trek Cost Excludes

    • Personal expenses.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
    • International flight ticket.
    • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
    • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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    Difficulty Level of Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang Valley Trek lies inside the Langtang National Park of Nepal. Situated at such a near distance from Kathmandu, it is one of the idle treks of Nepal. No previous hiking experience is required to go on a trek for Langtang valley. However, most parts of the Langtang Valley trek lies above 3,000 meters. Because of that, there is a high chance of altitude sickness. 

    Langtang valley trek

    The difficulty level of Langtang valley of Nepal is moderate to strenuous. However, hikers must do some exercise a few weeks before the trek. There are plenty of Local teahouses and lodges around the Langtang valley of Nepal. But the facilities provided here are very basic. Meanwhile, you will have to stay overnight at the tented accommodation during your trek to Ganja La pass.

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    Best Time For Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang valley can be visited almost throughout the year with appropriate trekking gears. But the months of December and January are not so favourable as the chances of snowfall is very high during these months of the year. The temperature is cold in February too but with appropriate trekking gears you can go on a trek for Langtang Valley Trek. 

    The best time for the Langtang valley trek is during the months of March, April and May. During these months of the year, the weather is clear and the chances of snowfall is also very low. The days are warm but the nights and mornings are chilly during these months of the year. Due to the high visibility marvellous views of the mountain ranges and the valleys can be seen during these months of the year. 

    March, April and May is another best time to visit Langtang valley. The chances of rainfall is very low during these months of the year. You can witness various waterfalls during these months of the year. Besides that, the blooming rhododendron flower during the March month of the year makes the trekking pleasant in the lower region. 

    Langtang Village Earthquake

    Langtang village used to be one of the popular tourist destinations during the Langtang valley trek. But the earthquake that hit at 11:56 am on 25 April 2015, saturday changed it all. When this 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, a vast landslide fell off the Langtang Lirung. It is estimated that about 40 million tons of rock and ice fell down to the Langtang village. This avalanche was so powerful that the air pressure flattened all the trees for many kilometers downstream. 

    Langtang valley nepal

    This avalanche caused by the earthquake took 243 lives in Langtang village. Among them 175 were the villagers, 27 of them were local tourism staff and 41 foreign trekkers. The names of all those who lost their lives are recorded on a memorial main wall that has been built among the wreckage. There is still evidence of this tragedy almost everywhere. The trails were destroyed, infrastructure was devastated and many people were trapped for days. 

    Langtang valley after Earthquake

    Langtang valley is developing rapidly after the earthquake in recent years. A new village is being built 100 meters above the ruins of the old Langtang village. The new Langtang village is close to the steeps, but they are less likely to carry snow. Because of that, there is a very little avalanche in this area.

    Trekking Trails inside Langtang Region

    Langtang region is one of the nearest hidden gems from Kathmandu. Situated about 180 kilometers drive from Kathmandu, Syabrubesi is the starting point of the major treks inside the Langtang region. However, you can also start the trek to Langtang region from Dhunche, which is also the headquarters of Rasuwa district of Nepal. Besides the Langtang valley trek, there are also other treks inside the Langtang region.

    Langtang Valley and Ganjala Pass Trek

    Langtang valley Ganja la pass is one of the most popular treks inside the Langtang region of Nepal. During this 15 days of trek package you can explore some of the UNESCO world heritage sites inside the Kathmandu valley. Similarly, you will also explore Kyanjin Gompa, Tserko Ri and Ganja La Pass before reaching the Helambu region. 

    After crossing the Ganja La Pass situated at an elevation of 4,300 meters above sea level, you will reach the Helambu region. Similarly, during the rest day at Tarke Ghyang, you will also get to explore the Ama Yangri peak situated at an elevation of 3,771 meters above sea level. Ama Yangri is one of the hidden gems of Helambu from where you can witness some of the high mountains including Mount Everest. 

    Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek

    Starting from the Syabrubesi, the Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trek ends at Dhunche. During the forest week of the trek you will explore the Langtang Valley. Where you will get to explore some of the popular places such as Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanjin Ri. 

    Kyanjin Ri

    After exploring the Kyanjin Ri you will hike back to Kyanjin Ri. You will follow the same route until Thulo Syabru through Lama village of Langtang village. You can reach the Sing Gompa also known by the name Chandanbari to meet the Gosainkunda trail. About  6 hours of walking from Sing Gompa will take you to the Gosainkunda lake. From there you will follow the same route until Sing Gompa and further walk downhill through Dimsa village to reach Dhunche. 

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is one of the ideal treks to explore all the major places of the Langtang as well as the Helambu region of Nepal. This trek is comparatively longer than other treks of the Langtang region. Starting from the Syabrubesi, this trek ends at Sundarijal. 

    After sightseeing some of the UNESCO world heritage sites inside Kathmandu valley. You will take a drive to Syabrubesi which lies about 180 kilometres away from Kathmandu. You will explore Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanjin Ri with other Tamang villages before moving toward the Gosainkunda. 4 days of the trek from the Kyanjin Gompa will take you to the Gosainkunda lake. From there you will move towards the Chisapani village and then to Sundarijal where the trek ends.

    Trekking Tips and Packing List Suggestions

    Trekking in Nepal is easier than you expect. But you will need proper information, a guide and the trekking gear to complete the trek easily. Here are a few tips for the hikers travelling to Nepal. 

    • Ask the locals or any people before capturing their picture.
    • Alway great with Namaste when you meet someone.
    • Always carry plenty of water with you throughout your visit to Nepal.
    • Take out your shoes or slippers before entering any temples or monuments.
    • Always take a local guide before hiking any parts of Nepal. 
    • Carry your trek permits and national park permits.
    • Drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.

    Packing List Suggestions

    There are three different climatic zones inside Nepal. The terai belt is very hot during the Summer, The hilly is moderate and the himalayas are chilly during the summer too. Mainly Autumn and Spring are the best times to visit Nepal. During the Spring season of the year the climate is hot and the cold during the Autumn season of the year.

    Most of the trekking trails of Nepal lie in the Himalayan belt of Nepal. Because of that the trekking reason is mostly cold. You will need to pack appropriate trekking gear as well as equipment before trekking in Nepal. Click Here to know the list of trekking gears that you need while trekking in Nepal.

    Trek Routes of Langtang Valley

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I need to take tented camps?
      There are plenty of local teahouses and lodges around the Langtang valley. Because of that you don't need a tented camp while trekking in the Langtang valley of Nepal. However, if you are planning to cross the Ganja La Pass then you will need to stay a few nights in the tented camps.
    • How can I communicate while on the trek?
      There are few of the networks that work fine in the lower region of the trek. Mainly, Nepal Telecom and Ncell are the most popular networks of Nepal. But they may not work in the higher regions. Besides that , you will lose signal frequently after entering the forest area of the Langtang National Park.
    • Do I get the Internet Facility?
      Yes, you can get the internet in various parts of the trek. You can also choose to use the mobile data but they may be slower in the trekking region. You can also get the wifi facility in various parts of the trek but you will need to pay extra for the wifi.
    • Can we customize the Langtang Valley Trek?
      Yes sure, you can customize any treks of Nepal with us. Do send us the types of trek you want and your total day in Nepal. We will make a customized trekking package specially designed for you.
    • What is the highest elevation of the Langtang valley trek?
      The highest point of the Langtang valley trek is Kyanjin Ri situated at an elevation of 4,770 meters above sea level.
    • Do we need travel insurance?
      Yes, you will need travel insurance for any trek or trips in Nepal. As the travel insurance covers all rescue and evacuation expanses if needed.
    • What is the physical fitness required for the Langtang valley trek?
      Langtang valley trek is a moderate to strenuous trek of Nepal. Because of that the hikers must be moderate fit to complete the trek successfully. Besides that you will also need to do some physical exercise such as running, walking and swimming a few weeks before the trek.
    • Is there any risk of getting altitude sickness?
      Langtang valley lies 3,000 meters above sea level. Because of that there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness if you are not prepared well before the trek.
    • What is the age limit for the Langtang valley trek?
      There is no age limit for the Langtang valley trek in Nepal. But normally, the hikers must be above 5 to go on any trek in Nepal.
    • How early should I book the trip?
      It is recommended to book at least three months before your trek. But in short you can reserve within a week. Few days are required to get your trekking permits so you need to book in advance to get the permit on time. Similarly, we also need to check the availability of the hotels or the lodges during the trek so it is better to book in advance.

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