The Langtang Valley
Kathmandu, Nepal 9 nights from £1,149

The Langtang Valley

All the best of Himalayan trekking with stunning scenery and fascinating culture. A superb introduction to trekking in Nepal, fully guided and ideal for those short on time.

  • 6 days trekking

Highlights

Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park

Explore the wonderful scenery of Langtang, punctuated by imposing 7000m peaks.

Captivating mountain scenery

Captivating mountain scenery

Hike in the shadow of the most impressive mountain range on the planet.

Nepalese Mountain Culture

Nepalese Mountain Culture

Immerse yourself into the rich Nepalese heritage and customs.

Overview

An excellent trek if you are a little short on time or are nervous of embarking on a longer, higher altitude expedition.

This shorter trek in the spectacular Langtang Valley is the closest you can get to the massive snow-capped mountains from the Kathmandu Valley. The Langtang Valley starts just north of Kathmandu, close to the border with Tibet. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung (7246m), the highest peak in the area.

This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country.

Route Highlights

  • Kyangjin 

    Climb to Kyangjin Gompa, with the option to hike to the viewpoint at Kyangjin Ri.

  • Syabru Besi

    Learn about Nepalese culture and customs at the Tamang village.

  • Ghopcha Khola

    Trek through rich yak pastures and wildlife rich forest at Ghopcha Khola.

  • Newcomers
  • Forest
  • Average fitness
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Degree of difficulty

  • Considered a moderately difficult challenge, the Langtang Valley trek is achievable by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and determination.
  • A great introduction to trekking in the Himalaya, reaching 3800m at the highest point, it's a great way to sample altitude hiking without requiring acclimatisation or rigorous training. 

Eating and Drinking

  • Meals are not included in the cost of the challenge, Lodges along the route offer a wide choice of menus, from traditional Dhal Bhat to more sophisticated and western orientated choices. 
  • Budget around £20 to £25 per day for meals and drinks. 

Himalayan Accommodation

  • Accommodation is taken in tea houses and lodges along the route. These offer hostel style accommodation, with running water, indoor toilets and electricity commonly available.
  • Where available, internet access and hot showers are available at an extra cost. 
  • The more remote accommodation offers a more rustic style of accommodation, with showers not always available. Personal sleeping kit will be needed in the more remote areas. 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu is taken in a comfortable hotel

Season

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

  • Transfers

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport
Ring Rd
काठमाडौँ
Kathmandu
44600
Nepal

Getting to Kathmandu

  • Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. a number of airlines fly to Kathmandu from the UK, with connections in the Middle East, including Qatar, Gulf Air and Emirates. 
  • Layovers in the Middle East can be lengthy, Qatar Airlines usually offer the best options in terms of these connections. 
  • It's also possible to make a connection through New Delhi, with BA, Air India and Jet Airways offering flights, where connecting flights to Kathmandu are offered by Air India, IndiGo and Vistara.

  • Hill
  • Forest
  • Minibus

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival in Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu, take a transfer to the hotel before a pre-trek briefing with a representative in the evening. 

  • Day 2 | To Syabru Besi

    A long drive across Nepal to Syabru Besi.

  • Day 3 | Trek to Lama Hotel

    Starting the trek, traversing a ridge on the way to Ghopcha Khola. Hike through interesting scenery with terraced fields and dense forest lining the route, with the chance to see elusive wildlife such as Wild Boar, Yellow-Throated Martens, Langur Monkeys and Red Panda. The trail continues steeply, arriving at a suspension bridge, to cross the Langtang Khola., climbing to 2748m to reach the Lama Hotel. 

  • Day 4 | Trek to Langtang Village

    Leaving the Lama hotel, climb steeply to rise out from the Langtang Khola, reaching the meadows of Ghora Tabela. The route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and small Tamang settlements. Arrive at Langtang Village, the HQ of Langtang National Park. 

  • Day 5 | Trek to Kyangjin

    Trek through rich yak pastures and the traditional villages of Muna and Singdun, climbing up to a mountain pass to reach Kyangjin Gompa. 

  • Day 6 | Exploration of Kyangjin

    Spend the day in Kyangjin, exploring the ancient monastery and cheese factory. Optional hike to climb Kyangjin Ri, standing at over 4600m, a superb viewpoint over the surrounding area. 

  • Day 7 | Trek to Lama Hotel

    Retrace the route, trekking downhill to the Lama Hotel. 

  • Day 8 | Trek to Syabru Besi

    Continue the descent, returning to Syabru Besi.

  • Day 9 | Drive to Kathmandu

    Take the long road transfer back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 10 | Departure

    Take a transfer to the airport to start the journey home.

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Transfers

Included

  • Hotel stay for the nights before and after the trek
  • All airport transfers
  • National Park entry and TIMS fees
  • A fully supported trek with a qualified mountain guide
  • All drinking water on the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation on a room only basis
  • Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal items
  • Travel insurance (must be insured specifically for treks up to 3800m)
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Personal medicines or prescriptions
  • Meals and drinks on the trek
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (breakfast is included)
  • Additional hotel nights before or after your trek

  • Carbon offset
  • Plastic bottle free

This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.

Central to this is

  • Caring for the crew
  • Caring for the local environment
  • Caring for the local communities

All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.

This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.

Key values of this trip

  • Leave nothing behind
  • We’re the visitors, let’s be respectful at all times
  • Deliver a breathtaking experience
  • Let’s benefit local communities and environments

Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.

Porters and crew

All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.

Friends of Conservation

Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.

Travellers Against Plastic

This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Between 2-10 in group
  • Private group option
  • ABTA
  • ATOL

Costs

Price per person (inc deposit)

£1149.00

Enquiries & bookings

If you have any questions or would like to check availability or make a booking, please provide a few details about you, your group size and any preferred dates. A member of the team will then get back to you or you can go ahead and book online.