Trip Overview

The Langtang Valley trekking takes you to the exquisiteness of the mountainous region and its people, popularly known as the Tamangs, with their distinctive Himalayan lifestyle and beautiful Tibetan culture. This Epic Langtang Valley trek is an exceptional opportunity for both trekkers and nature lovers that offers anyone with thrilling wilderness experience mingled with exquisite local architecture, ancient monasteries, and extraordinary way of life.

Established in 1976 as the first Himalayan National Park Langtang lies directly to the north of Kathmandu with the extravagant landscape, soaring mountains, and deep gorges. Langtang’s proximity to the Tibetan border and the Kathmandu valley make it a very attractive and easily accessible trekking paradise. This best kept secret valley of Nepal is well renowned for beautiful scenery, wildlife, and beautiful alpine flowers. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border, it is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. This beautiful Langtang Trek provides you with a great opportunity to explore villages, visit the glaciers, lakes, explores wildlife, and climb many ridges for the view. Trekking in the region of Langtang is one of the most rewarding adventure activities in Nepal.

The people here are essentially Tibetans who migrated to Nepal and in course of time amended their ethnicity to ‘Tamangs’ and are so-called till date. Regardless of being reasonably less visited area, trekking here is pleasing, with untouched valleys and abundant flora and fauna. The trail takes you through the remote, untouched time-honored Tamang settlements with diverse terrains with a picturesque view of high summits including Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung (7227m).  

Trekking through this magical Langtang valley is beyond belief which is considered one of the most beautiful valleys and it is in reality ‘a journey of a lifetime’. To value more of the local society of this astonishing region one can always enjoy the experience of home-stay in a few of the Tamang villages.

Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu is the site of the largest single catastrophe of the 2015 earthquake. Witness the transformation over this fascinating Langtang after the 2015 earthquake.


  • This unfamiliar rolling road trip to Syabru Besi is special with its picturesque magnificence, providing you with the opportunity of a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, prehistoric farming terraces, and massive green hills. 
  • To find yourself in these untouched settlements of Thulo Sybru and Lama Hotel, interacting with the local (The Tamangs), knowing their time-honored song, culture, flora, and fauna is a great new experience. 
  • Getting to Langtang village through the extensive valley which in reality is a true territory of the yaks and their grazing pasture is something that leaves you with satisfaction. The view of the mountains around is incredible. 
  • Moreover, along with the exceptional walk to Kyangjin Gompa, a beautiful valley at the lap of Langtang Lirung you will have a great option of visiting Nepal's first cheese factory established by the Swiss volunteers in the late 1950s.  
  • Side excursion to Kyangjin Ri (4770m) or Tsergo Ri (4980m) for the view of grandiose mountains is a must-do activity which is simply remarkable.



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Flying into Nepal on a clear day sky is in itself a memorable experience with the entire Nepalese Himalaya revealing before you out in the skyline. Soon you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. Take a deep breath and be ready to confront the confusion of Kathmandu city liveliness. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around. Once you arrive in the hotel and settled, detailed trek briefing and distribution of trekking equipment will be organized by your Trek Leader. The evening will be highlighted by a traditional Royal Nepali cuisine in a Typical Nepali Restaurant as a perfect end of your very arrival, meet up with your trekking group and break the silence.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

We drive early in the morning from Kathmandu for the trek starting point to Syaphru Besi. It is about 140 km. drive from Kathmandu and takes about 6-7 hours drive on our slender highway that cruises through the Trishuli (Trident of Lord Shiva) valley. Leaving Kathmandu valley, we gradually descent through terraced fields to the intersection of Galchi Town. We further drive to the beautiful Trishuli Bazaar positioned at the bank of river Trishuli which comes gushing down from the high Himalayas of Tibet and Langtang-Gosainkunda region.

The road to Dhunche devours at a petrol station in Trisuli bazaar and follows the east bank of the Trisuli River on the off-road after a while. The road gradually climbs passing through fields of mustard, corn, and rice planted in bright red soil. The road crosses the Phalangu Khola Bridge at Betrawati then switchbacks at the end of the ridge through Brahman and Chhetri villages to Kalikastan at 1390 m. The road finally reaches the entrance to Langtang National park the Army examines trekking permits here just before Dhunche Bazaar, the administrative headquarters of the region at 1950m town with narrow streets lined with stone buildings. From Dhunche the drive continues down to the valleys it’s about 15 km. ahead to Syaphru Besi, an interesting village on the banks of the Bhotekoshi at 1420m for the final drive and overnight camp. Being in Syaphru Besi, a small town unlike Kathmandu will definitely add more excitement to your anticipation.  

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

After crossing the Bhote Koshi we follow the Langtang Khola gradually ascending through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life. The trail goes through the forest and finally to the bamboo bushes. The route crosses to the north bank of Langtang Khola and then climbs alongside a series of waterfalls. The trail slowly guides us to the settlement of Landslide and another 45min climb takes us to our lunch camp Bamboo at 1970m.

Leaving Bamboo we climb the vertical woodland trail of oak, walnut, maple, and bamboo. Maintain silence as you may encounter native animals into the wild and the trail to Lama Hotel is indeed remarkable Climb steeply to a landslide and reach to the top at Rimche you have now finished the days climbing, descend gently to Chantang popularly known as Lama hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 Hours

Walking through the Oak and rhododendron forest in narrow Langtang valley into a glacial U-shaped valley, our first stop of the day is at Ghoda Tabela where we supposed to have lunch. It is formerly a Tibetan resettlement camp. Perhaps we are only 10 kilometers directly from Tibet China, though a formidable Himalayan barrier restricts any possible access. The trail now follows the sparsely populated valley floor to Langtang village. People of Tibetan origin populate this village.

According to legend, the first settlers arrived centuries ago after a lama chasing a runaway yak discovered the valley. Translating from Tibetan 'Lang' means 'Yak' and ' Tang' means 'to follow' hence the name. After lunch, we ascend watching the tremendous views of Langsisa Ri and Dorjelakpa being the dominant snow peaks at the head of the valley.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 Hours

We leave early for the short walk to Kyanjin Gumba. The trail follows the valley floor and glacial moraines to our camp site just beyond the monastery reached by lunchtime. In the afternoon there is the option to visit the local monastery and cheese factory or to ascend the steep grassy ridge above the camp side to the Buddhist prayer flags on the summit of Kyanjin Ri (4600m.) easily accessible viewpoint. Kyangjin Gumba is certainly a beautiful town at the base of Langtang Lirung that is aptly based in a Himalayan valley basin. The sunset view from your lodge itself is impressive. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 4 Hours

Today you have the choice to relax setting on the magical surrounding or to explore further walk up for the spectacular views of Himalayan peaks. Your trekking group leader will advise you on this matter. There are two viewpoints in the area that you can climb in options. The peak to the north of Kyangjin is Kyangjin Ri (4600m.) about a two-hour climb, a total of 3 - 4 hours. This short climbing on the viewpoint may demand your physical fitness because of the altitude. From the top, the views are tremendous, a full 360° panorama of rugged snow peaks, huge snowfields, and cascading glaciers. To the northwest lie Langtang Lirung (7246m) and Khimsun (6745m), to the south are Ganja-La Chuli (5846m) and its many satellite peaks, whilst to the east at the head of the valley Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Gang Chenpo (6386m) and Lonpo Gang (7100m.) among others, dominate the skyline, a fantastic sight.

A longer climb is to Tserku Ri at (5033 m.) about a 4-hour climb from Kyangjin (a total of  6- 7 Hours both ways). The views are superb from both peaks these peaks are visible from Camp the prayer flags mark their tops. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D

We retrace our way from Kanngjin, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and stop at Ghora Tabela for lunch. After lunch, we walk down to Lama Hotel for overnight camp.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 - 7 Hours

We continue down our steps the way to Syabru Besi and stop for lunch where the time allows us it. No matter how long it takes just to make sure you are enjoying your trek in a safe way. 

Being it a last night fun activity follows with dancing, eating, drinking, and tipping.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours
After breakfast, we drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu with yet another pleasant view of beautiful landscapes, mountains, ancient terraces, villages, and gorges. We retrace our route with lunch at a convenient point. Back to civilization.
  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast/Lunch
  • Time 6-7 Hours

It is time to fly back home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Please make sure that you have collected all the valuable from the security department. Transportation will be provided and you will be accompanied by your Trek Leader. Feel free to rate us on the Trip Advisor. 

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    Trip inclusion

    •  All Essential Permits.
    • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
    • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
    • Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
    • All ground Staff, their Allowances + Insurance.
    • All Ground Transportation on Private Vehicle as per the size of the group.
    • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
    • Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
    • All Standard Meals (B/L/D) along with the choice of hot beverage.
    • Filtered or Boiled Water for drinking during the trek.
    • An accomplished, medically trained trekking Group Leader.
    • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
    • Take away Himalayan Dynasty duffel bag, and trekking Map.
    • All Government and Local tax.
    • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
    • Meals in Kathmandu.
    • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, Wifi etc.
    • Cold Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled Water, Chocolate Bars, Snacks etc.
    • International flight fares.
    • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
    • Donations or entry fee to Muesums, temples, Monasteries, Schools etc..
    • Staff Tipping.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or late departure.
    • Travel or medical insurance.
    • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.


    Trekking in any part of Nepal using Local Lodges for food and accommodation is Tea-House trekking. All these lodges during bygone years were nothing but their own private houses that vended hot tea, fizzy drinks, or local alcohol to the local trekking staff, trekkers and climbers, and sometimes basic shelter during worst of weather condition. With the advancement of tourism, these lodges extended to cozy prosperous hotels but still assumes the name of Tea-House.

    The whole variation of Langtang trekking from regular Langtang trek, Langtang heritage trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, it is moderate. These legendary classical trips to the ancient region of Langtang are temperate in terms of difficulty that takes you to the land of the peace-loving Tamang people which is simply sensational. Some portions of the trail depending on your package involve an undulating trail but can be done at a slow and steady pace. Besides Langtang being a moderate trek, our itinerary is designed so as to create grounds for ample time to enjoy. Significantly, it is achievable for anyone with sound fitness.

    With us, you have every right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness of the group.

    Besides spring and autumn season in Nepal, Langtang is feasible even during winter (December till February) however; despite the fewer visitors and the probability of crystal clear views the chill factor can get to extreme. Closure of few lodges and not too many food menu selections can be the circumstances. One should be well equipped with winter gear and be well organized physically and mentally to challenge the weather circumstance.

    Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu is the site of the largest single catastrophe of the 2015 earthquake that got immeasurably wrecked. Over 300 tragic deaths are estimated. However, the transformation over this fascinating Langtang after the 2015 earthquake is surprising. There is a possibility of trekking in the new alternative trail as there have been changes to most of the regular trekking routes due to the landslides triggered by the earthquake.  2015 Earthquake was devastating but it has failed to take away the charm of the valley and its charisma is not to be missed.


    Himalayan Dynasty provides you with private transportation facilities to the starting and endpoint of any Langtang trekking packages which also largely varies on the size of the group and the travellers' requirements. Pick up will be organized as per the itinerary. Providing a luxury vehicle is impracticable due to the roadway condition that exists in the Langtang region. We usually start early to get away with the traffic while along the way.

    Despite being basic the family-oriented lodges which we use are at its best offering you the comfort experience with its typical local environment. Most of the areas in the Langtang region are restricted under the rules and regulations of the national park buffer zone due to which the lodges here are pretty basic. These local tea-houses deliver twin bed sharing room with common toilets. You have variety of choices for the food and so far with us, there has been no complaints whatsoever regarding Food. Besides your local support team will always be there to lend a hand to the lodge owners in organizing your meals. 

    The equivalent of US$ 15 per day per trekker is generally enough for extra expenses like shower, wifi, snacks,etc.Therefore, USD 200  converted in Local Currency i.e. Nrs. will generally be enough for the duration of your trek. It also depends on your spending habits and preferences. We also recommend you to carry as much as US$ 300 / 400 as an Emergency backup.  As for the tipping of the staff, you can always do it in foreign currency especially USD, Euros or Pounds.

    To make your trip entirely hassle-free, the Himalayan Dynasty provides you a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attach hood. We also provide you with complimentary duffel bag to fit all your gears in, plastic bag to separate your clean clothes with the dirty ones, T-shirt, and Trekking map. Walking poles will be provided over request.

    The hotel provides you with a safe storage facility where you can always leave behind your extra luggage. However, we highly recommend travelers to store their valuables including passport, money, laptops or iPad or any electronic devices in a safe deposit box catered by the hotel and not in your luggage that you will be leaving behind in the store.  The key to the safe deposit box is expected to be handled with care and the hotel has the right to charge a certain amount of fee in case of loss or misplaced. 

    Much like your Food and Drinks, WATER is also included in your package. For environment sake, the 'Himalayan Dynasty' is against the use of disposable plastic water bottle (mineral water) since the selling of mineral water is rampant in this region and the higher you go they tend to get expensive. Instead we provide you properly boiled water for drinking purpose. We recommend our clients to bring at least two water bottles that can stand boiling water and are BPA free.There will be an additional porter who will be carrying a stove and kerosene to provide you with the assured water supply throughout the trek.

    Our everyday program normally starts with a wakeup call at about 6:30 to 7:00 am depending on the distance you will be walking that particular day. By the time your breakfast is organized, you are to pack your duffel bag and leave it outside your room making it convenient for your porters and to make sure your luggage arrives before your arrival.

    After breakfast, we will set out on our delightful trip on the beautiful cool morning. We stop for lunch at some delightful local settlement. After lunch we continue with our trip and around early or late afternoon we get to our destination where afternoon tea will be served by the Sherpa’s before they hand out your room key or lead you to your camps. Your afternoon stroll is governed by the time we get to our destination. Soon the dinner order will be taken and evening is typically exciting sharing your day’s stories, playing cards with the staff, or merely chatting.

    The region of Langtang can be trekked both is Spring and Autumn season.
    March, April, and May in the Spring.
    September, October, November, and December during Autumn.
    Monsoon – Trekking in Langtang during the month of June, July and August are not recommended due to it being very prone to landslides. 

    Until the elevation of 2600 meters, the sub-tropical area of Langtang is taken over by hill forest consisting of Chirpine, Rhododendron, and Nepalese alder. The temperate zone till 3000 meters is covered mainly by oak forest, and pine forests like silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone around 3600 m. The Nepalese larch (larixnepalensis), the only deciduous conifer in the region, is found in this park around the same elevation. At 4000m and above into the alpine grassland meadows Langtang is covered with Juniper and Rhododendron shrubs (Azalea) and alpine herbs. 

    Langtang's extensive Himalayan meadows provide habitat for several species such as musk deer and Himalayan Thar. The park is famous for its populations of RED PANDAS, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild Boar, and more than 250 species of birds.

    On all our trips, all Group Leaders representing Himalayan Dynasty carries a comprehensive medical kit that has medication from paracetamol, painkillers to antibiotic specially meant for treatment to any mountain ailment. Your leaders are medically trained and are professional dealing with any mountain illness. However, all travelers are requested to carry their own personal first aid kid including Throat Lozenges, Blister Tapes, Lip Balms, Knee Support, Antiseptic cream, Electrolytes, Iodine Tablets (for purification), Sewing Kit other than their own prescribed medication

    There are no ATMs or a Money Exchange facility in the region. It’s always wise to exchange money in Kathmandu itself as recommended by your group leader. However, in case of exchanging foreign currency especially US dollars, Pounds, or Euros you can always get the necessary assistance from your leader, who would arrange it for you but may not get the real exchange value as in Kathmandu. 

    In case you have to terminate trekking or any of our adventure trips under some situations and leave early then our Group Leader will arrange staff, necessary transportation, or procedures needed for you to get back to the city. However, you will not be entitled to claim a refund of the remaining package services you haven’t consumed. 

    Langtang region has more of an ON and OFF reception facility. Though NTC (Nepal Telecommunication) NCELL towers have been set up reception is available only to some extent. Some destinations have a very low frequency or zero reception. And the reliability of the data network is unpredictable. 

    Besides other mild mountain ailments like food poisoning or diarrhea, there has been no record of altitude sickness issues in the Langtang trek. However, we provide medically trained Group leaders with medications and oxygen cylinders to deal with other common mountain ailments.

    Typically, there is no age limit for Lantang trekking and it is suitable for anyone with sound fitness. Though trekking in any part of Nepal involves a tremendous amount of undulating walking with altitude variation yet no previous extensive-trekking-experience is required. The sound level of physical fitness and a positive mindset is crucial. However, we recommend pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal and your doctors’ consent (Mandatory) in regards to your personal ailments, weak ankle/knee, blood pressure, heart problem, etc.

    Being slow is not a matter of concern when booked with us as typically your group leader sets up a ground for everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team. However, depending on the situation your group leader assigns a job for the assistant guides to cater to the separated group of people. Your leader always stays at the back with the slow walking people. But in no way people lose the charm of their trekking freedom, everyone reserves the right to take his/her time and maintain their own pace.

    The charging facility is not possible in all the settlements in Langtang. However, it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries in case of emergency and most significantly your batteries run out pretty quick in the cold.

    Over trivial cost, all tea houses provide you with super-hot showers, if not hot-bucket shower is always available.

    Not all but few lodges provide you with Wi-Fi over some charges but not always reliable.

    For Lantang Trekking travel insurance as your backup plan is a must. We recommend having an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure that includes trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation yet sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happen. From everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions and natural disasters, it’s important that you have the right travel insurance for your adventure in Nepal.

    The significance of being associated with the local company is - its hassle-free. Everything is covered and prearranged prior to your arrival in Nepal. Your local leaders are very well with the knowledge and region who can share necessary information and untold stories more than anybody else. Local companies will be there with a prompt solution to any emergency situation that arises during your stay in Nepal.