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1 Apr 2024 Himalaya Trip

Langtang Valley Trek Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most rewarding and popular treks in Nepal. The Langtang Valley trek distance is only 62.6 km or 38.89 miles in 5 days trek and 2 days drive (140 km one way ) for a standard 7-day valley trek. It means it is also one of the shortest treks that comprise nature, culture, and ecological beauty. It lies in Rasuwa district which is north of Nepal. Pass through the diverse flora and fauna in the vicinity of Langtang National Park. Adore the beautiful changing landscapes with towering snow-capped peaks in the backdrop. Kyanjin Ri at an elevation of 4773m is the highest point of the trek. From the top, adore the fantastic views of Naya Kanga (5,846m), Ponggen Dopku (5,930m), Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m), Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang (6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo.

Highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek

  • Shortest popular treks
  • Diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park
  • Hike to the highest point Kyanjin Ri (4700 m)
  • Kyanjin Gompa (monasteries), Buddhist stupas, Mani Prayers
  • Tamang ethnicities and their culture, traditions, and lifestyle
  • Magnificient views of Naya Kanga (5,846m), Ponggen Dopku (5,930m), Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m ), Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Urkeinmang(6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo

Langtang Valley Trek distance in km or hours

The standard Langtang Valley Trek duration is 7 days and the total trek distance it covers is 62.6 km or 38.89 miles in 5 days starting and ending at Syabrubensi. Kathmandu – Syabrubensi one way is 140 Kilometers or 86.99 miles which is 7-8 hours drive by public Bus or Sharing Jeep.

Langtang Valley Trek Distance and Duration in Table

DayTrek DestinationDistanceDuration
1 Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubensi140 kilometers7-8 Hrs.
2 Trek Syabrubensi Lama Hotel11 kilometers6-7 Hrs.
3Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang Village12 kilometers6-7 Hrs.
4Trek Langtang – Kyanjin Gomba6.4 kilometers3-4 Hrs.
5 Hike to Kyanjin Ri, trekback to Thangshyap14.2 kilometers6-7 Hrs.
 6 Trek Thangshyap to Syabrubensi 19 kilometers 6-7 hrs
 7 Drive Syabrubensi to Kathmandu 140 kilometers 7-8 hrs
Langtang Valley Trek Distance

Langtang Valley Trek Distance day by day Itinerary

Kathmandu – Syabrubensi Drive Distance

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1500m) via Dhunche

Drive distance: 140km

Drive Hours: 7-8 hours

Attractions:

  • Scenic drive adoring rural landscapes, terraced farms, and small towns.
  • New experience for travelers to ride on the bumpy and uneven trail.

Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu following a winding route, navigating both uphill and downhill roads. Pass through various rural towns and farming villages admiring changing landscapes from rice paddies to terraced fields of maize and millet. Arrive at Dhunche and in the vicinity lies Langtang National Park headquarters. Your all permits are checked here. Descend for approx. 1 hours and reach Syabrubensi.


Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel Trek Distance

Day 2: Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel (2640m)

Trek distance: 11km

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Attractions:

  • Pass through terraced farm fields and villages
  • Beautiful gorge alongside the Trishuli River
  • Lovely shades of rhododendron and oak forests during Spring

Walk on a flat trail traversing terraced farm fields and villages.
Descend through the Riverside Lodge and cross the forested trail and beautiful gorge following alongside the Trishuli River. Walk past on the ascending trail adoring the lovely shades of rhododendron and oak forests and reach Lama Hotel.


Lama Hotel – Langtang Village Trek Distance

Day 3: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m)

Trek distance: 12km

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Attractions:

  • Forested trail with pine, hemlock, and rhododendron trees
  • Picturesque Langtang Valley

Walk through the forested trail with pine, hemlock, and rhododendron trees. Experience the increase in altitude so walk slowly. Keep yourself hydrated and show your permit at a warden’s park. Continue trekking adoring the surroundings walking on ascending and descending trails and entering the picturesque Langtang Valley.

Langtang Village – Kyanjin Gomba Trek distance

Day 4: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin (3860m)

Trek distance:  10.6km
Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Attractions:

  • Thorny blueberry and alpine bushes
  • Breathtaking views of numerous snow-covered peaks
  • Kyanjin Gompa and its picturesque surroundings
  • Impressive view of Mt. Langtang Lirung
  • Oldest Yak Cheese Factory

Ascend through thorny blueberry and alpine bushes and cross Mani prayers along the way. Pass through a grassy meadow and adore the breathtaking views of numerous snow-covered peaks. Enter the lovely Kyanjin Gompa village with picturesque surroundings and impressive views of Langtang Lirung in the backdrop. Rest and interact with the locals. Later, you can explore the oldest Yak Cheese Factory here.


Kyanjin Gomba – Kyanjin Ri – Thangshyap Trek Distance

Day 5: Hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m) back to Rimche (2640m)

Trek distance: 19km

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Attractions:

  • Hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m)
  • Stunning views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges

An acclimatization day at Kyanjin starts with a hike to Kyanjin Ri viewpoint. The highest point of the trek is at an elevation of 4,773m. From this viewpoint, witness the stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Descend back slowly and have breakfast at Kyanjin. Descend through the trail traversing small villages and arrive at Thangshyap.


Thangshyap – Syabrubensi Trek Distance

Day 6: Trek from Rimche to Syabrubensi (1500m)

Trek distance: 9.7km

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Attractions:

  • Attractive villages: Bamboo, Pairo
  • Langtang Hydropower Project

Traversing alongside Langtang Khola and passing attractive villages of Bamboo and Pairo. Walk past a steep descending trail through dense forest, cross the Langtang Hydropower Project, and reach Syabrubensi.


Syabrubensi – Kathmandu drive Distance

Day 7: Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu (1340m)

Drive distance: 140km

Drive Hours: 7-8 hours

Attractions:

  • Scenic drive to Kathmandu admiring the natural beauty of surroundings, small villages, flowing rivers, terraced fields, and snowy mountains.

Drive back to Kathmandu relishing a scenic ride and admiring the natural beauty of surroundings, small villages, flowing rivers, terraced fields, and snowy mountains. Check into our hotel for an overnight stay upon arriving in Kathmandu.

Note: You also have the option of hiring a private Jeep/car/van for the drive back to Kathmandu. Note: For flexibility, you may book your own accommodations Hostel to a 5-star Hotel in Kathmandu and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek at your preferred place.


Trekking permit for Langtang Valley trek

a. Langtang National Park

  • USD 30/person (Foreigners nationals)
  • USD 15/person (SAARC nationals)

b. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

  • NPR 2000/person (Foreigners nationals)
  • NPR 1000/person (SAARC nationals)

Langtang Valley Trek FAQs

How many days do you need for Langtang Valley Trek?

Langtang Valley Trek requires 7 days to complete the trek. Two days Kathmandu – Syabrubensi – Kathmandu drive and 5 Days trek from Syabrubensi to Syabrubensi.

How difficult is the Langtang trek?

The maximum point in the Langtang Trek is Kyanjin Ri 4773 m and we categorized the difficulty of the Langtang Trek as a moderate trek.

Is Langtang Trek worth it?

Langtang Valley trek is not only naturally beautiful but also experiencing ancient Tamang People’s lifestyle, and culture with buddhist culture, Red Panda of Langtang National Park, Langtang Himalayas view are worthwhile during the trek.

Which month is best for Langtang Trek?

March , April, May , September , October and November are the best months for the Langtang Valley trek. June, July and August are monsoon. December, January and December are still beautiful weather but temperature will be drop down.

How do I prepare for Langtang Trek?

We suggest going cycling, doing cardio exercises, doing day hikes, eating a balanced diet food, avoiding smoking and drinking, and if necessary doing health check-ups before starting the Langtang trek.

What is the maximum altitude for Langtang Trek?

The maximum altitude gain during the Langtang Trek is the Kyanjin Ri viewpoint at an elevation of 4773m.

How many kilometers is the Langtang Valley Trek?

Langtang Valley trek’s distance is 62.6 km or 38.89 miles in 5 days and the drive distance from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi is 140km.

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