Everything you need to know about Langtang Valley trek
Langtang Valley Trek blog will give you all the required insights about the trek to Langtang. From foods and accommodations to everything you can expect from the trek, this blog will provide you with all the information required to make your Langtang trek successful.
What to expect from Langtang Valley Trek?
- Kyanjin Gompa - Old Monastery in the Langtang Region
- Panoramic view of the Himalayas from the Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri(5000 m) ; the highest altitude that you can reach
- Glaciers and snowcapped mountain peaks including the famous Langtang Lirung (7246 m), the highest peak of the Langtang Himal
- Experience unique Tamang and ethnic Tibetan Buddhist culture
- Visit cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa
- Rare and amazing flora and fauna in Langtang National Park
- Amazing rare and endangered wildlife including Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, snow/mountain leopards, goral, Tibetan snowcock etc
Best Time to do Langtang Trek
The best season for the Langtang valley trek must be spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October and November). Autumn provides the best view of the majestic mountains and glaciers. Similarly, spring also provides us with the snow-capped mountains along with the green forests blooming with red rhododendron.
Besides these, Monsoon has its own importance. Because of the rainy season, trails are covered with leeches. However, waterfalls, rivers, greenery and flora and fauna best shines during this season. So, this season is also preferable for nature lovers and photographers.
During the Winter Season, trails are completely covered with snow and we can view the snowcapped mountains. However, the weather is very freezing and the trails are quite slippery.
How difficult is Langtang Valley Trek?
Shepherd Holidays rates Langtang trek difficulty as ‘Strenuous’ which lies somewhere between moderate and difficult. You’ll have to walk for around 5-6 hrs daily to reach Kyanjin Gompa which can be easily done by beginners. However, to reach above Kyanjin, you’ll have to walk 6-7 hrs round trip at a very high altitude, ultimately reaching the famous Tserko Ri (5000 m).
Food and Accommodation:
Tea House will be the main accommodation during the Langtang trek starting from Syabrubesi. These tea houses and lodges provide us with the basic facilities such as a bed, blanket and pillow, well enough to spend the night. These rooms are not so big and luxurious, but still they will be clean and cozy. Similarly, you can find good varieties of food items like Dal Bhat, pasta, fried rice, noodles, veggies, chapattis, bakery items, etc
How to reach Langtang from Kathmandu (Langtang Valley Trek route):
Langtang Valley Trek starts by a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which takes about 7 hours via tourist bus. Syabrubesi lies a few kilometers away from Dhunche. Dhunche is also the starting point for the trek to holy Gosaikunda Lake which lies on the Langtang Circuit.
Following the next day, we then start our trek from Syabrubesi to Kyanjin Gompa. It takes around 3 days to reach Kyanjin Gompa at a pace of 4-6 hrs walk daily. Kyanjin Gompa is also regarded as the heart of the Langtang Valley trek. From Kyanjin Gompa, we then walk at a very high altitude uphill towards Tserko Ri (5000 m).
For more details, Read more: Detail itinerary of Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek Permit Cost
For Langtang valley trek, you will need the following permits:
Langtang National Park – USD 30 per person
TIMS Card: USD 20 per person (For Free Individual Trekkers’)
TIMS Card: USD 10 per person (For Authorized Trekking Agency)
You can view the complete information at TIMS(Trekkers information management system)
If you are planning to visit Langtang, Shepherd Holidays will manage all these required permits and fees before your trip.
If you want to book your trip for the Langtang Valley Trek Shepherd Holidays is gladly at your service. So, feel free to contact us for further details.