Langtang Valley Trek Short

5 days
T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km / 6 - 9 mi per day
500 - 1000 m / 1640 - 3281 ft ascent per day

> Hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4779m)
> See Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and other Himalayan giants
> Accelerated version of the Langtang Valley Trek

This is the short version of our normal Langtang Valley Trek. You will still visit all the highlights that the 8-day trek offers, but condensed in a more intense itinerary.

Langtang Valley is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu. The area is sparsely populated and the trails are less trodden. This makes this trek a solitary and peaceful experience amidst beautiful nature and traditional settlements. The route itself is relatively easy and doable for most trekkers. Beautiful rice terraces and a number of ancient monasteries are scattered all along the trail.

The valley is believed to have been discovered when a person was looking for his lost yak. It was accurately named Langtang, as in Tibetan language Lang means “yak” and tang means “follow”. With its picturesque landscapes, moderate climate, easy trails and traditional lifestyles, Langtang Valley is really one of the gems of Nepal. Langtang became a national park in 1976, the first Himalayan national park.

This 5-day Langtang Valley trek offers mind-blowing views of mountains above 7,000m like Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Shishapangma (8,027m) and more. The trail ascends all the way to the village of Kyanjin Gompa, from where you could attempt the climb to Kyanjin Ri (4,779m).



Drive to Syabrubesi and trek to Rimche

Duration: 05:00 h
Distance: 10.6 km / 6.6 mi
Ascent: 1060 m / 3478 ft
Descent: 30 m / 98 ft
We start early in the morning after breakfast and drive up to Syabrubesi. This will take us about 8 hours. We drive along the scenic banks of Trishuli River with beautiful views of valleys, meadows, rivers and mountains. After reaching our destination at an altitude of 1450m, we start the hike to Rimche. At first the trail ascends for about 3 hours and takes us to Bamboo village where we will enjoy our lunch. After that we walk on more flat trails with the possibility to see a number of bird species in the area as well as natural beehives hanging on the cliffs. We will then get ready for another steep climb before we finally reach Rimche.



Trek to Langtang Village

Duration: 06:00 h
Distance: 12.7 km / 7.9 mi
Ascent: 1030 m / 3379 ft
Descent: 40 m / 131 ft
A pleasant hike through rhododendron and pine forests takes us to Ghoda Tabela. After our lunch here, we trek into the dense forests and herbs in the area. Another 3 hours hike over a scenic trail finally takes us to Langtang Village where we will spend the night.



Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

Duration: 02:30 h
Distance: 6.32 km / 3.9 mi
Ascent: 400 m / 1312 ft
Descent: 10 m / 33 ft
Today is an easy 2 to 3 hour hike to visit the Kyangjin Gompa at an altitude of 3817m. The final destination of the trek, the Gompa is a serene and beautiful place that allows us to have the stunning views of Mt. Ganchhenpo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. The yak cheese factory, the monasteries and the traditional local houses are the main attractions of this short excursion.

Kyanjin Gompa

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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, flights, etc.) as described in the programme are included.

  • Staying in Lodge or Guest House during the trek

    During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

  • English speaking guide and a porter

    One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.

  • Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter

    The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.

  • Coffee and Tea

    Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.

  • Permit and TIMS

    The total amount includes costs for the permits needed for the Langtang Valley Trek. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.

  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags

    In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.

  • Cap, T-Shirt & Roadmap

    We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.

  • Assistant Guide for a Group of over 6 People

    If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.

  • Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit

    The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).

  • Return Trip by bus Kathmandu – Syabrubensi

    From Kathmandu we travel to Syabrubensi by tourist bus. You might not be the only trekker on this bus. After the trek we also use this bus to get back to Kathmandu.


  • Visa for Nepal

    Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

  • Flights to and from Nepal

    The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

  • Travel Insurance Including Repatriation

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

  • Tipping

    Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. 10% of the total amount is an excellent target price, but the final amount is up to you.

  • Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi

    Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.


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