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Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek

Are you ready to fall in love with the heart of the Himalayas? Madam Tours’ Langtang trek from Kathmandu is the ultimate adventure for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. From the moment you lace up your boots and hit the trail, you’ll be transported to a world of remote villages, lush forests, and breathtaking mountain vistas. You’ll be challenged both physically and mentally, but the rewards are immeasurable. You’ll meet locals, experience their unique culture, and see the world from a whole new perspective. Are you ready to experience the heart of the Himalayas? Join us on our Langtang trek and fall in love with Nepal all over again.

Langtang Trek

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Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek

Overview

The Langtang trek from Kathmandu is a magnificent expedition through the Himalayan mountain range. It offers a remarkable experience for those seeking a challenging yet rewarding journey. The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small town located at an altitude of 1,550 meters. From here, the trail gradually ascends towards the Langtang Valley, passing through several picturesque villages such as Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. Throughout the journey, trekkers will encounter diverse ethnic communities such as Tamangs, Sherpas, and Tibetans, each with their unique traditions and cultural practices.

The Langtang Valley is also home to a vast range of flora and fauna, including rare species like the Red Panda and the Snow Leopard. The trail passes through the Langtang National Park, a protected area renowned for its rich biodiversity and pristine wilderness. As the trail ascends towards Kyanjin Gompa, the scenery becomes more dramatic, with towering peaks like Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal dominating the skyline.

Kyanjin Gompa is a small village situated at an altitude of 3,870 meters, serving as a base camp for trekkers aiming to summit Tserko Ri, a 5,033-meter peak offering stunning panoramic views of the Langtang range. The Langtang trek from Kathmandu is a moderate to challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and experience. However, the rewards are immense, with breathtaking views, unique cultural experiences, and a sense of achievement that comes with completing one of the world’s most iconic treks. The Langtang trek from Kathmandu promises to be an unforgettable journey that will leave trekkers with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m)
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Day 2: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m)
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Day 3: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Lirung Base Camp (3520m)
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Day 4: Acclimatization day in Langtang Lirung Base Camp
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Day 5: Trek from Langtang Lirung Base Camp to Kyangin Ri (4773m)
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Day 6: Trek from Kyangin Ri to Langtang village (3430m)
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Day 7: Trek from Langtang village to Syabrubesi (1460m)
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Day 8: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Itinerary

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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m)
Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point for the Langtang trek. ( B & L Included)
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  • Distance: Approximately 150 kilometers
  • Drive time: Approximately 7-8 hours
  • Altitude: 1350 meters (Kathmandu) to 1460 meters (Syabrubesi)
  • Accommodation: There are several guest houses and lodges in Syabrubesi where you can spend the night. The lodges offer basic accommodation and meals, and the rates are generally reasonable.
  • Along the way: From Kathmandu, you will drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the Langtang trek. The drive takes you through the beautiful countryside of Nepal, passing through small villages and forests along the way. 
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Day 2: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m)
Hike through diverse terrain from the small town of Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel on the Langtang trek. (B & L Included)- Change
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  • Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers
  • Hiking time: Approximately 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 1460 meters (Syabrubesi) to 2470 meters (Lama Hotel)
  • Accommodation: There are several teahouses and lodges in Lama Hotel where you can spend the night. The lodges offer basic accommodation and meals, and the rates are generally reasonable.
  • Along the way: From Syabrubesi, you will begin your ascent through the Langtang region, passing through small villages and forests along the way. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal range. You will eventually reach Lama Hotel, a small village located at an altitude of 2470 meters.
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Day 3: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Lirung Base Camp (3520m)
mbark on a challenging ascent from Lama Hotel to Langtang Lirung Base Camp, traversing through rugged terrain and taking in the breathtaking mountain vistas on the Langtang trek. (B & L Included)
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  • Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers
  • Hiking time: Approximately 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 2470 meters (Lama Hotel) to 3520 meters (Langtang Lirung Base Camp)
  • Accommodation: There are several teahouses and lodges in Langtang Lirung Base Camp where you can spend the night. The lodges offer basic accommodation and meals, and the rates are generally reasonable.
  • Along the way: From Lama Hotel, you will continue your ascent through the Langtang region, passing through small villages and forests along the way. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal range. You will eventually reach Langtang Lirung Base Camp, a small village located at an altitude of 3520 meters.
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Day 4: Acclimatization day in Langtang Lirung Base Camp
Take a well-deserved break and adjust to the high altitude with an acclimatization day in Langtang Lirung Base Camp on the Langtang trek. ( B & L Included)
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  • Altitude: 3520 meters (Langtang Lirung Base Camp)
  • Accommodation: Spend the night at the same teahouse or lodge in Langtang Lirung Base Camp.
  • Activities: It is important to spend an acclimatization day at this altitude to allow your body to adjust to the thinning air. There are several options for short hikes and excursions that you can take to help with acclimatization, such as visiting the Langtang Lirung Glacier or exploring the surrounding forests.
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Day 5: Trek from Langtang Lirung Base Camp to Kyangin Ri (4750m)
Conquer the towering Kyangin Ri peak, trekking through challenging terrain from Langtang Lirung Base Camp and enjoying spectacular views on the Langtang trek. ( B & L Included)
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  • Distance: Approximately 8 kilometers
  • Hiking time: Approximately 7-8 hours
  • Altitude: 3520 meters (Langtang Lirung Base Camp) to 4750 meters (Kyangin Ri)
  • Accommodation: There are several teahouses and lodges in Kyangin Ri where you can spend the night. The lodges offer basic accommodation and meals, and the rates are generally reasonable.
  • Along the way: From Langtang Lirung Base Camp, you will continue your ascent through the Langtang region, passing through small villages and forests along the way. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal range. You will eventually reach Kyangin Ri, a small village located at an altitude of 4750 meters.
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Day 6: Trek from Kyangin Ri to Langtang village (3430m)
Descend from the summit of Kyangin Ri and trek through stunning landscapes to reach the traditional Langtang village on the Langtang trek. ( B & L Included)
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  • Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers
  • Hiking time: Approximately 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 4750 meters (Kyangin Ri) to 3430 meters (Langtang village)
  • Accommodation: There are several teahouses and lodges in Langtang village where you can spend the night. The lodges offer basic accommodation and meals, and the rates are generally reasonable.
  • Along the way: From Kyangin Ri, you will begin your descent through the Langtang region, passing through small villages and forests along the way. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal range. You will eventually reach Langtang village, a small village located at an altitude of 3430 meters. Langtang village was devastated by the 2015 earthquake, but it is slowly being rebuilt and is now a popular destination for trekkers.
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Day 7: Trek from Langtang village to Syabrubesi (1460m)
Complete the final leg of the Langtang trek by trekking from Langtang village back to Syabrubesi, passing through charming villages and enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. ( B & L Included)
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  • Distance: Approximately 14 kilometers
  • Hiking time: Approximately 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 3430 meters (Langtang village) to 1460 meters (Syabrubesi)
  • Accommodation: There are several guest houses and lodges in Syabrubesi where you can spend the night. The lodges offer basic accommodation and meals, and the rates are generally reasonable.
  • Along the way: From Langtang village, you will continue your descent through the Langtang region, passing through small villages and forests along the way. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal range. You will eventually reach Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek.
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Day 8: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Finish the Langtang trek with a drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, cherishing the memories of stunning mountain views and cultural encounters. ( B & L Included)
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  • Distance: Approximately 150 kilometers
  • Drive time: Approximately 7-8 hours
  • Altitude: 1460 meters (Syabrubesi) to 1350 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Accommodation: There are many hotels and guest houses to choose from in Kathmandu. You can find a range of options to suit your budget, from luxury hotels to budget guest houses. Some popular hotels in Kathmandu include the Hotel Yak & Yeti and the Hotel Shanker.
  • Along the way: From Syabrubesi, you will drive back to Kathmandu, passing through small villages and forests along the way. The drive takes you through the beautiful countryside of Nepal.

Hotels

Hotels are from basic to 5-star rated or a similar standard.

HOTEL OPTION CATEGORY ROOM
Park Village Resort, Kathmandu Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Hyatt Regency Taragaon Deluxe / Twin share or Single 
Tea houses or Guest Houses on the trek Basic rooms

Hotels are subject to change according to the season and booking time, In case of unavailability, we promise you that we will find similar standard hotels.

Facilities that may be available at the lodges and hotels during your trekking include:

  • Comfortable beds with blankets and pillows
  • Shared or attached bathrooms with hot water
  • A restaurant serving Nepalese and international cuisine
  • WiFi
  • Electricity (may be limited or intermittent)
  • Trekking gear rental services
  • Common areas for relaxation and socializing
  • Views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes

Tea Houses: Tea Houses are basic lodges that offer simple accommodations and meals. They usually have shared bathrooms and sometimes hot water may not be available. These lodges are run by local people and are a great way to experience the local culture.

What’s Included

  • Airport transfers
  • All Domestic Transportation (Land and Air) 
  • All accommodations (Double deluxe room & Tea house during trekking)
  • Guide’s & Driver’s and all staff’s insurance and wages
  • The hike  will be accompanied by an experienced local guide
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing
  • Meals and Refreshments as mentioned in Itinerary, Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) Dinner (D)
  • All permits for the trekking

What’s Excludes

  • International Airfare, Visa fee to Nepal
  • Any other cost other than the one mentioned above
  • Meals that are not listed above
  • Gratuities
  • Your personal costs
  • Any other personal expenses that may occur
  • Personal insurance, health insurance, flight cancellation and etc..

Taxes & Permit

The itinerary covers all necessary taxes and permits for both sightseeing and trekking, without any additional or unexpected expenses. You will only pay for what you see in the itinerary.

Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed meals
  • Bottled water
  • Farewell dinner

FAQs

What do I need to hire Madam Tours?

Nothing to be honest. Just contact us and we will make the whole process very natural.

How long is the Langtang trek tour, and how many days do I need to complete it?

The Langtang trek tour is typically a 7-10 day trek, covering a distance of approximately 45-50km. You will need at least 7 days to complete the trek, but you can also extend it to 10 days to have more time for acclimatization or side trips.

What is the best time to do the Langtang trek?

The best time to do the Langtang trek is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the visibility is excellent.

Do I need any trekking permits for the Langtang trek tour?

Yes, you will need two permits for the Langtang trek: the Langtang National Park permit and the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. We at Madamtours will organize everything on your behalf.

Is it possible to do the Langtang trek solo, or do I need a guide?

It is possible to do the Langtang trek solo, but it is recommended to have a guide for safety reasons, especially if you are not familiar with the area or the trekking conditions.

What kind of accommodation is available on the Langtang trek?

There are several tea houses and lodges along the Langtang trek route that offer basic accommodation and meals.

Is it safe to drink water on the Langtang trek, or do I need to bring purification tablets?

It is not recommended to drink tap water or stream water on the Langtang trek, as it may contain harmful bacteria. It is best to bring purification tablets or a water filter with you to ensure safe drinking water.

What kind of physical fitness level is required for the Langtang trek tour?

The Langtang trek is a moderate to high-level trek, and you will need to be in good physical condition to complete it. Regular exercise and cardiovascular training are recommended to prepare for the trek.

What kind of clothing and gear do I need for the Langtang trek tour?

You will need warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a backpack, a sleeping bag, and a headlamp, among other things. It is best to consult a packing list and bring everything you need for the trek.

Can I customize the Langtang trek itinerary to fit my schedule and preferences?

Yes, you can customize the Langtang trek itinerary to fit your schedule and preferences, including the length of the trek, the number of rest days, and any additional side trips or activities you wish to do. It is best to discuss your requirements with our sales representative in advance to create a customized itinerary that suits you.

Are there any side trips or additional activities available on the Langtang trek tour?

Yes, there are several side trips and additional activities available on the Langtang trek, such as climbing Kyangjin Ri, visiting the local cheese factory, or exploring the nearby Tamang villages.