Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek Overview

Langtang valley is short yet very beautiful trekking destination which lies just north of Kathmandu, close to the border of Tibet. The maximum altitude in this place is 4773m (Kyanjin Ri). Langtang valley is highly protected by Langtang National Park where you can witness majestic flora and fauna, Yak Pastures, Local cheese factories, thundering waterfalls, and animals like Red panda, Himalayan bears, musk deer etc. This diverse trek also introduces you to the Buddhist culture of Tamang, Sherpa, ancient Monastery of Kynajin Gompa, spectacular views of mountains like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri and Langtang Lirung. There is no doubt why Langtang valley is one of the favorite trek of Nepalese. Langtang valley after it was utterly destroyed by earthquake of 2015, has stood up again to rebuild its charm. It’s our turn to continue visiting this place and help them in every possible ways for the growth and development.

This route might take you 10-11 days if you take proper rest and take some days off. The entire cost depends on your transportation, food and accommodation and number of days you take. In average it might take around 250-300$.

Best season to visit

Langtang valley trek can be done in any months throughout the year. However, the best season to go is spring, (March to May) and September to November. December- February is also possible and offers you beautiful views of Rhododendrons forest and views of mountains.
Monsoon season (July and August) also known as summer receives lot of rainfall and the trails are slippery and muddy also with low chances of floods and landslides. With necessary precaution you can still trek Langtang valley.

Other requirements

Insurance- travel insurance is kind of a mandatory thing before traveling anywhere. You can always purchase your own travel insurance from your travel agencies. It usually cost around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. You need to give them complete details about the places and altitudes you will be reaching because your insurance depends on details you have given earlier.

Nepal visas/passports – foreigners other than Indians need to have valid visas and passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must hold minimum 6 months of visa validity from their date of arrival. They can have the Nepalese visa at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport.

Packing List

Clothing and equipment

Woolen t shirts/shirts Backpack
Thermal top/bottoms Passport
Fleece jacket Passport size photographs
Down jacket Permit and travel insurance
Raincoat Suns cream and lip balm
Underwear Travel towel
Trekking trousers Wash kit
Sleeping trousers Safety kit
Hiking shorts Power bank
Water proof pants Summer/winter hat
Daypack Buff/bandana
Sleeping bag Water bottles and water purifier
Hiking boots Trekking poles
Hiking shocks Charger/adapter
Flip flops Money/cash
Altitude sickness medicines Zip lock bag
Gloves and beanies Camera

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
Average temperature in spring season can be around 10-20 degree Celsius which is quite warm. Similarly the temperature in autumn can be around 10-20 degree Celsius but fall to 5 degree Celsius at night. Summer being the hottest season the temperature rises over 30 degree Celsius at day time. It slightly drops when there is rainfall. Temperature in winter season ranges from 6-9 degree Celsius at daytime while it can fall to zero or below zero at night. The lowest temperature in winter season is -3 degree Celsius especially in January.
Food and accommodation
Langtang Valley has been very well setup in terms of foods and accommodation. Even though the earthquake of 2015 destroyed many houses in this place, some nice houses are still there which offers you warm comfortable rooms to spend your night. They have fireplaces, comfortable beds, hot shower (optional) and warm blankets. Some teahouses also have attached bathrooms. You can also get private room easily. The price for tea houses are normally 6-7$ (600-700 NRS) per night. Foods- you will have more than enough options for food in this place. The most common food served is definitely our traditional food which is Dal, Bhat, Lentils and fresh vegetables. Beside this you will also get tea, coffee, juice, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, breads, momos, fried rice, hot soup and many more. The basic price for lunch and dinner is 4-5$ (400-500NRS). Water, tea and coffee might cost you 1-3$ (100-300 NRS).
Transportation
Bus- there is bus available from Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi which takes around 8-11 hours and cost you around 600-800 NRS. You can also go by jeep or car which is more comforting and expensive. If you wish to go by jeep it cost you around 1500 per person. Once you reach Shyabru besi you need to start tour trek. Road transportation plus hiking is the only way to reach Langtang valley.
Permit/fees
Langtang National Park permit- This permit is mandatory to everyone coming to visit Langtang Valley. This permit cost you 34$ (34000 NRS) for every foreigners beside SAARC countries. It cost only 15$ (1500) to SAARC countries TIMs- this permit is too necessary for every trekkers in Nepal. This cost 10$ (1000 NRS) for every foreigners beside SAARC countries. It cost only 5$ (500NRS) to them.
Guides/porters
Guides and porters are merely an option in this trek. The place is well known for trekking and they have sign boards, many teahouses on your way to know about directions and places. People there are more than happy to guide you and offer you overnight stay. If you are physically fit enough to carry your belongings, there is also no any need of porter. Since this is a short and easy trek it shouldn’t be difficult to walk around with your bags.
Communication and electronics
There is internet available only in few places like shyabrubesi, Dhunche and Langtang valley itself. Mobile coverages of NTC and NCELL are available so you can be connected to your friends and families. Electricity is available in every teahouses so you can charge your phones and other electronics. You might have to pay extra money for this. Safety/fitness- Langtang valley trek is mild to moderately difficult trek. The average walking hour is 4-5 hours per day which is not really difficult. However having stable physical heath is necessary. You can practice light exercise, running and jogging before your trek starts. The maximum height here can be nearly 5000m so yes there is still risk of mountain sickness. You need to stay hydrated and eat nutritional food though out your journey.

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