Langtang trek

Langtang Trek

Explore One of the Most Accessible Treks that runs from Kathmandu in Nepal
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About Langtank Trek

The Langtang valley trek is one of the most accessible treks that runs from Kathmandu in Nepal. The adventure seekers get to soak in the vibrant Tibetan and Tamang culture, apart from marvelling at the majestic sights of the Langtang range. The trek is a part of the Langtang national park and this means that flora and fauna can be found here in abundance, making the overall experience even more enjoyable. The Langtang trek can be undertaken by any age group and provides some of the best views of the Himalayas. You will also get to interact with the local Tamang and Tibetan ethnic groups who reside alongside the trekking route.

The activity will last for a good 10 days and the package includes accommodations in tea houses/lodges along the trekking route. It also includes Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit and National Park permit required to start the trek. A helpful and friendly guide apart from porters will assist you on the entire trip/ The local guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Langtang trek and the surrounding areas. Apart from indulging in the local legends, you will also get to witness towering Himalayan peaks like Yala peak (5500m), Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Langtang Lirung (7227m). The highest point on this trek is somewhere around 3,800 metres while the difficulty level is moderate. The surface is mostly even with slight ascends and descends but at some points, it can get steep so prepare yourselves accordingly.

Langtang Trek Itinerary

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Day 10

Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Our representatives will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and arrange the transfers to your stay in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel staff will complete the check-in process.

  • Later in the day, savor a scrumptious dinner at the Hotel.

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What to pack for your trek

 Langtang Trek

Essentials:

  • Trekking shoes: Sports shoes and sneakers are best avoided because they tend to get slippery on surfaces with low traction. Get a good pair of trekking shoes with ample grip and protection.

  • Backpack: A backpack with a capacity of 40-60 litres should suffice. It should have a supporting frame, sturdy straps and a rain cover as well.

Others:

  • Clothes: Three warm layers, three trek pants and three collared t-shirts are a must for this trek, apart from the thermals obviously.

  • Sunglasses: To save your eyes from the glare of the sun and snow.

  • Suncap: While walking on the mountain slopes the sun feels a little more intense so it is advisable to carry a suncap.

  • Torch: It is one of the essentials which might come in really handy once the sun sets.

  • Trekking pole: It improves your overall stability and balance while trekking on rough surfaces.

  • Water bottles: Make sure that you bring your own water bottle which you can refill after every stop.

  • Personal medical kit: A personalised medical kit with all the important medications and other stuff like ointments and band-aids is always recommended.

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Know Before You Go

How to reach
Important tips for trekkers

By air: Since the route starts from Kathmandu in Nepal, the most feasible and accessible option to reach there is by air. Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport is well connected with the rest of the world, including India as well. After reaching Kathmandu, everything else will be arranged by our own representatives. This includes intercity travels as well.

By Road: One can also enter Nepal by road and Kathmandu is well connected by the rest of Nepal but since the journey is going to be very tedious, our advice is to stick to an aeroplane.

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FAQs

Do you need to book in advance to visit Langtang Valley?

Yes you need to book in advance because the Langtang valley trek requires some special permits and arrangements. The operator team will have to make these certain arrangements well in advance.

What's the best way to see Langtang Valley?

Trekking to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m) or Tserko Ri viewpoint (5,033m) is the best way to witness the surreal beauty of the Langtang valley. These are the highest viewpoints on this entire trekking route.

How difficult is the Langtang trek?

The Langtang trek is a moderate one and you don’t require any trekking training to enjoy this experience. However, if you wish to make your trek easier and a lot more enjoyable, start exercising before the trek commences.

What is the best time to do the Langtang Trek?

Autumn is the best time to do Langtang trek as the weather remains comparatively more bearable and present. The months of September and October are considered to be the best to do the Langtang trek.

What is the highest altitude of the Langtang trek?

The highest point on the Langtang trek is around 3,800 metres but if you wish to go even higher, you will have an option to do that as well.

Is it possible to trek Langtang Solo?

With an experienced guide, yes, it’s possible to undertake the Langtang trek solo. It is completely safe and equally exciting even if you wish to go all alone. You will also have a chance to make new friends along the way.