Trip Duration 05 Days
Max-Altitude 4,300 meters (Kyanjin Ri)
Group Size 1-16 Pax
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Medium
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
Accommodation Lodge/ Teahouse during the trek
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Transportation Local Bus (KTM-Syabru Besi-KTM)
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Overview of Langtang Valley Short Trek – 5 Days | Cost for 2024/2025

5 days Langtang Valley  Short Trek is designed for those who have a short period yet want to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Himalayas. We have customized the trek because of the tremendous demand from our guests.

It does not mean that you will not be able to see the beauty of the Langtang region of Nepal because the trek is short. We will cover all the majestic views of the region and take you to the charming Langtang Valley Trek. Many guests describe this place as a natural paradise and want to complete it quickly because it is near Kathmandu Valley.

Unfortunately, numerous tourists must head back due to insufficient time to complete the normal trek to Langtang Valley. So, we are here to show you white, glittering mountains rising tall during the Short Langtang Valley Trek.

Easy and Langtang Valley Short Trek Package

Langtang Valley Short Trek is a quicker and easier hiking package that takes you to the dreamland of many fellow travelers. The Langtang Valley short trek is mildly challenging and is particularly fit for those who only have a little time but wish to experience the beauty of Nepal.

Start your Langtang Trek adventure with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on day one. After that, we will trek for 4 to 5 hours on the same day, which leads you to Rimche. The next day, we will cross the Langtang Valley Khola and ascend to the picturesque Langtang Village. The third day offers soft trekking to Kyanjin Gompa, with only 3-4 hours of trekking from Langtang Village.

The highest altitude of your journey arrives on day four as you hike up to Kyanjin Ri in the early morning. You will have to hike for 2–3 hours, which offers sweeping views of the Langtang Valley. We will trek back to Rimche after soaking up memories and vistas.

On the final day, we will say goodbye to the Langtang region with a 4-5 hour trek back to Syabrubesi. From here, we will take the local bus to get back to Kathmandu.

Joining The Fixed Departures For The Short Trek In Langtang Valley

The 5-day short Langtang trek for group joining is available for everyone, whether you are a single, double, trio, or are in any number. We also offer group-joining options with other new groups to complete the week-long trek. This short trek includes transportation to and from Kathmandu, permits, food and lodging while trekking, a guide, and a porter for every two guests.

This type of trek is ideal for travelers on a limited budget. This less-than-short trek budget is less expensive than the private Langtang short trek. Please visit our Group Join section to make reservations for group-joining treks and fixed departures.

Private Short Langtang Trek for 5 Days

The private short trek to Langtang is the perfect way for a small group of family, friends, or other people to get to know the area. Throughout the year, we provide daily departures for private treks to Langtang. By traveling in a private group, one may improve the overall luxury experience by selecting from lavish meals, comfortable accommodations, and other luxuries that are offered for an extra charge.

In the end, the private trek to Langtang will be more expensive than the group excursion. Furthermore, we provide the opportunity to customize the trip to your specific interests. Please make your reservation via the Book a Private Trip page, or get in touch with us to discuss your needs and obtain a detailed quotation.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Langtang Valley Short Trek – 5 Days | Cost for 2024/2025

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,450 m

The first day of the 5-day itinerary for the Langtang Valley Short Trek starts with an offroad drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The drive will be a picturesque village that functions as the gateway to the Langtang region. Awe-inspiring landscapes of grassy hills, rushing rivers, and picturesque villages can be found along the 122-kilometer route.

The drive takes approximately seven to eight hours. Aerial views of magnificent summits such as the Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu will be rewarded during your journey.

You will prepare for the ascent to Rimche with lunch at Syabrubesi. You will recharge your body for the short hike at approximately noon. Following the lower route towards Bamboo the day’s trek involves crossing the Bhote Koshi River and passing by the historic Old Syabrubesi village.

You will eventually reach Rimche after approximately 8.6 kilometers and four to five hours of hiking through dense pine and rhododendron forests. Following a day filled with exciting experiences, you will discover peace at this location.

Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3,430 m

You will travel through the Langtang Valley Khola and ascend to the picturesque Langtang Village on the second day of your trek. The 6 to 7-hour trek will take place along a scenic trail close to the Langtang Khola. You will encounter gushing waterfalls, terraced fields, thriving rhododendrons, and pine forests during the trek.

A series of climbs and drops lead to Rimche Danda and after that, the trek begins with an ascending to the Lama Hotel. Observe the varied plant and animal life of the high Himalayas as you travel. Snow leopards, red pandas, and musk deer can be seen inside Langtang National Park. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Yala Peak, among other Himalayan peaks, are among the breathtaking vistas offered by the surroundings.

You will pass by the remains of the former Langtang Village to Thangshep at an elevation of 3,190 meters, en route to Ghora Tabela (2,950 meters). With its well-known trekking routes and scenic attractions, the new Langtang settlement will be your final destination for today.

Trekking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3,830 m

A thrilling journey into the Langtang region begins on the third day of your Langtang Tre. The trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa takes a total of 3-4 hours.

You will gradually ascend and come across mani walls, prayer flag-adorned route and chortens that point in the direction of Mundu. You will walk passing a scenic route surrounded by blooming rhododendron trees and cross a wooden bridge.

On this day, the exciting experience of trekking will be increased by the awe-inspiring panoramas of mountain ranges including Langtang II, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa Himal, Tserko Ri, and Loenpo Gang. You will then reach to Kyanjin Gompa which is known for its ancient Buddhist monasteries and the Yak Cheese Factory. The final part of today’s trek will include walking a suspension bridge.

Trekking 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 4,300 m

Today is the last day of our in-depth exploration of the Langtang area. We’ll leave early in the morning to climb Kyanjin Ri. The trip might take two to three hours.

We will have amazing views of Langtang Lirung, Yubra, Changbu, Yala Peak, Tserko Ri, Langtang II, and Langtang Lirung from this high viewing point. From this high spot, you can see the whole Langtang Valley, including Kyanjin Gompa and the huge Lirung Tsang Glacier, which is the biggest in the area.

We will go down to Kyanjin Gompa after enjoying the moment and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery. We will hit the trail again after the hearty meal to recharge ourselves.

We will then go back to our trail and descend to reach Rimche. The hike back to Rimche takes about 8–9 hours. We have plenty of time to think about the special moments we have made along the way. As the day comes to a close, we’ll find peace and relaxation at one of Rimche’s beautiful teahouses.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 1400 m

As our Langtang Valley Short trek is near its end, we shall say goodbye to the area on our final day of trekking and return to Syabrubesi. The trail presents an amazing ambiance and greener surroundings, familiarizing us with greener landscapes and elevated levels of oxygen. We will walk for 4 to 5 hours to arrive at Syabrubesi. We will then book the ticket for the local bus and return to Kathmandu via a scenic drive.

We will drive through majestic Himalayan peaks, cascade waterfalls, and towering rivers, providing breathtaking views of the countryside. Our trip comes to a close with our arrival in Kathmandu. We greatly appreciate you joining us on this unique journey.

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What's Included?

  • KTM to Syabrubesi to KTM bus fare during the trek
  • Permit Cards Expenses
  • Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 5 days
  • One porter for two of you for trekking for 5 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
  • Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 5 nights on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary.
  • Staff insurance
  • 4 x set breakfasts, 5 x set lunches, and 4 x set dinners while on the trek
  • Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
  • General first aid medicine kit
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Duffle bag during the trek

What's Excluded?

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu is available since there are many options.
  • Personnel expenses of any kind
  • Any Travel Insurance
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips for any staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above
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Essential Information - Langtang Valley Short Trek – 5 Days | Cost for 2024/2025

What makes the Langtang Valley Short Trek special in 2024/2025?

The beauty of the Langtang trek is captivating for adventurers seeking both natural beauty and cultural immersion. Langtang region has emerged as a symbol of resilience and revival after the devastating earthquake of 2015. The breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, and rivers attract you. You will also get a chance to appreciate the warm hospitality of the local Tamang communities.

Langtang National Park

This national park was established in 1976 and covers an area of 1,710 square kilometers. The park ranges in altitude from around 1,500 meters to 7,000 meters above sea level. The landscape of Langtang National Park is diverse, comprising high mountain peaks, alpine meadows, dense forests of rhododendron and pine, and swift-flowing rivers.

The ecosystem of the park is home to a wide range of plant and animal species. Langtang National Park is home to Himalayan thars, langur monkeys, and a variety of bird species, such as the Impeyan pheasant and the Himalayan monal. This national park is also home to numerous plant species, including several species of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower.

Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)

Kyanjin Gompa is a significant cultural and spiritual site located within the Langtang National Park in Nepal. Kyanjin Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and a popular destination for trekkers. This monastery is located at an altitude of around 3,870 meters (12,697 feet).

Kyanjin Gompa holds great religious significance for the local Tibetan Buddhist community. This monastery is considered one of the most sacred sites in the Langtang Valley. The monastery serves as a place of worship, meditation, and religious ceremonies for monks and pilgrims.

Panorama Scenarios

There will be many stunning views that show off the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Before you get to Langtang Village, the trail that starts in Syabrubesi will take you through beautiful woods and terraced fields.

Trekkers can see snow-capped hills rising above the monastery as a reward. Langtang Lirung and other nearby peaks make for a stunning background, especially at sunrise and sunset. Large green hills will be filled with wildflowers in the spring and summer when the valley opens up.

Engrossing Tamang culture and Festival

Over eighty percent of the people in the Langtang Region are Tamang. Their history is very strong, and they have a unique culture with their language, attire, scripts, ethnic instruments, and social customs. There are more than 120 smaller groups within the Tamang caste. Their language is related to the Tibeto-Burman language family through the Tamangic branch. It is 75% the same as the Gurung language.

The Tamang people are known for the damphu instrument and cello songs. Tamang cello songs are amusing, humorous, happy, and sad. The Tamangs make it move quickly and have a uniform beat. Tamangs celebrate Sonam Losar as their main holiday in the month of Magh (February–March). The Sonam Losar festival is held to welcome the Tamang New Year.

Sacred Gosainkunda Lakes (4,380 m)

The sanctified Gosainkunda Lake is situated within Nepal’s Langtang National Park. This lake is a site of great devotion for both Buddhists and Hindus on pilgrimages. At an approximate altitude of 4,380 meters (14,370 feet), the lake is located. The Gosainkunda Lakes comprise a collection of freshwater alpine lakes that are covered by the grand Himalayan mountains.

The Gosainkunda Lakes are supposed to be the heavenly resting place of Parvati, the wife of the Hindu deity Shiva. According to Hindu scriptures, Shiva allegedly utilized his trident to create the lakes when he became thirsty from consuming poison from Samudra Manthan. Thousands of devotees gather annually, particularly during the Janai Purnima festival and the August full moon.

The Gosainkunda Lakes are a marvel of the Himalayas and a religious pilgrimage site as well. The lake provides visitors with an exceptional combination of cultural heritage, natural splendor, and spiritual significance.

Langtang Valley Short Trek Difficulty

The Langtang Valley Short Trek in Nepal is considered to be of moderate difficulty, making it a good trek for anyone who has a reasonable level of physical fitness. Novices can do this trek but it would be helpful to have previous experience with trekking. Even though the highest point is 3,800 meters, you have the option to keep climbing if you so choose.

The Langtang region of Nepal is located in the north-central part of the country and is characterized by its rugged topography and few valley paths. There is a potential for the weather to be unexpected at higher altitudes, with temperatures frequently falling below zero and surprise rainstorms occurring.

Langtang Valley Trek Permit

You only need a TIMS card and permission to enter Langtang National Park if you want to hike through the Langtang Valley by yourself. However, if you decide to extend the trek to include another area, you may need more permits.

The TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card is an important permit for the Langtang trek. It was created in 2008 to keep track of trekker information for safety and legal reasons. There are different kinds of TIMS cards, and the prices are different too. The TIMS card costs about USD 10 for people from SAARC countries and about USD 20 for people from other countries who want to walk. You’ll need to show a copy of your passport and two photographs the size of a passport to get a TIMS card.

The entry permit for Langtang National Park is another important permit for Langtang treks. This permit is required and helps protect and handle the ecosystem in the area in a sustainable way. This permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu or at the park’s entrance in Dhunche or Syabrubesi, which are the most popular places to start treks in the Langtang Valley.

Transportation during the Langtang Valley Short Trek

The Short Langtang Valley Trek starts from Syabrubesi. It is a quaint town situated approximately 115 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi typically takes 5 to 8 hours, depending on the mode of transportation you choose.

For transportation options to embark on the Langtang Valley trek:

Local Bus: This is the most common and budget-friendly choice, though it might get crowded. Departures from Machhapokhari in Kathmandu occur between 7 and 9 AM, with fares ranging from $6 to $8.

Shared Jeep: A shared jeep ride can cost between $8 and $10 per person. The shared Jeep can be easy and you will reach it faster. Departures from Machhapokhari usually happen from 6:30 to 9 AM. Alternatively, a private jeep for a group of 6 to 7 travelers might cost around $150.

Taxi: Opting for a taxi ensures a private and comfortable journey, although at a higher cost ranging from $70 to $100 per person.

It is essential to note that road conditions can be worse during the rainy season. This leads to unpaved, muddy, and slippery roads. Additionally, landslides may cause traffic disturbances. If traveling during this season, it’s advisable to ensure road accessibility and be prepared for alternative routes if needed.

Preparation for Langtang Valley Short Trek

  • Preparing for a short Langtang Valley trek involves several key steps. These steps ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • The Langtang Valley Short trek involves walking for several hours each day, so check your physical fitness and stamina before starting the trek.
  • Choose the best hiking boots, moisture-wicking clothing, waterproof outer layers, a warm insulated jacket, a comfortable backpack, trekking poles, a sleeping bag, and others.
  • Stay hydrated, and avoid alcohol and tobacco during the trek.
  • Plan your itinerary with acclimatization days built-in, allowing your body time to adjust to the altitude gradually.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.
  • Visit your healthcare provider before the trek to ensure you are up-to-date on vaccinations and discuss any specific health concerns or medications you may need.
  • Pack a personal medical kit with essential supplies, including pain relievers, altitude sickness medication, blister treatment, and any prescription medications.
  • It is advisable to carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees for smaller transactions and emergencies.
  • Check the weather forecast and choose the best season for trekking in the Langtang region.

Weather and Best Season for Short Langtang Valley Trek

The weather and the best season for a short Langtang Valley trek play crucial roles in determining the overall trekking experience. The best seasons for a Langtang Valley Short Trek are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

Spring offers mild temperatures, clear skies, and blooming flora, making it an ideal time to experience the natural beauty of the Langtang region. Autumn provides similar favorable weather conditions, with dry and clear skies offering stunning views of the snow-capped peaks. These seasons are considered as peak trekking season, so trails can be busy with fellow trekkers. Both seasons are popular among trekkers for their pleasant weather and excellent trail conditions, making for a memorable and enjoyable trekking experience.

Food and Accommodation during the Langtang Valley Short Trek

We stay at various teahouses and guest houses during the trek. These teahouses normally offer comfortable beds and local food for you. The rooms and toilets at tea houses are average and clean. Because of terrain challenges, the accommodation services here are very basic. So, do not expect a luxurious stay, especially on a high-altitude trek. The lodges usually have a wooden style bed with a sheet, cover, and a pillow in the room.

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There are varied food options during the Langtang Valley Trek. Breakfast options typically include honey toast, porridge, French toast, bread with eggs, chapati, oats, and potatoes, providing a hearty start to the day’s hike. For lunch, cereals, grains, and rice are common, with a focus on vegan or vegetarian dishes like noodles, momos, pasta, sandwiches, and spaghetti. Dinner is served between 7 to 8:30 PM, and they mostly offer a mix of traditional Nepali and Western dishes.

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Best alternative packages for Langtang Valley Short Trek

There are several options to explore for those who are seeking alternative packages in the Langtang region. The packages are according to your tastes, the amount of time you have available, and your financial limits.

For those craving a more intense Himalayan experience, we offer the classic Langtang Valley Trek, or Langtang Gosaikunda Trek which are perfect for those seeking greater challenges and an extended stay in the mountains.

If you’re short on time but still want to see the beauty of the Langtang region, we have several shorter trekking options available. Choose from the Gosaikunda Trek, or Tamang Heritage Trail for a compact yet unforgettable journey.

If you are looking for luxury travel in rugged terrain, then you can go for Langtang Valley Helicopter Tour. You will get a thrilling helicopter tour with a unique aerial view of this breathtaking region.

Things not to do during Langtang Valley Short Trek

  • Always be with your guide or friends during the trek to high altitudes. You never know what might happen and it will be hard to get help when you are alone in the Himalayas.
  • Avoid gaining altitude too fast and take your time to walk at your own pace. Gaining rapid altitude will not adapt to your body and will lead to altitude sickness.
  • Do not leave the trail and always follow the itinerary during the Langtang Valley Trek.
  • Always respect the local people, and cultures, dress, and behave friendly.
  • Do not be overjoyed or hyped and trespass in excitement. Enjoy the adventure but do not go to the risky areas.

Most asked questions

FAQs about Langtang Valley Short Trek – 5 Days | Cost for 2024/2025

We do not offer traveler’s insurance. Instead, you must have your own insurance that covers medical costs and relief up to 5,500 meters. Some people say that WorldNomads.com is a good company to use for hiking in Nepal because it covers medical care and emergency evacuation. Bharati AXA Travel Insurance, ICICI Lombard, HDFC Ergo Travel Insurance, Reliance Travel Insurance, and Bajaj Allianz Travel Insurance are some other choices.

Yes, you will typically carry your own clothing, and personal items in your backpack. However, you don’t need to carry all your gear for the entire journey as porters are available to transport heavier items between trekking starting point to your lodge. This allows trekkers to enjoy the trek without the burden of carrying all their equipment throughout the journey.

Vegetarian food options are typically available in the Langtang Valley. While the variety might be more limited compared to urban areas. Most lodges and teahouses along the Langtang Trek route offer vegetarian meals such as dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), vegetable noodles, fried rice, vegetable curry, and other local dishes. You may want to inform your guide or the lodge staff about your dietary preferences to ensure they can accommodate your needs.

Teahouses are available along the entire Langtang Trek route. These teahouses serve as basic lodges offering accommodation, meals, and sometimes amenities such as hot showers and charging facilities for electronic devices.

The buses to and from Langtang Valley are typically local buses rather than coach buses. These are often regular buses or sometimes smaller minibusses, depending on availability and demand. These local buses usually have racks on the roof where luggage, including trekking gear and supplies, can be strapped.

The buses generally make several stops along the way to pick up and drop off passengers. They do make stops at major points or wherever there are passengers waiting.

The Langtang Valley Short trek is generally considered moderate in terms of difficulty. Trekkers should have a good level of cardiovascular fitness and stamina to handle the moderate altitude gains and losses along the route.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is also considered moderate in difficulty, but it involves longer trekking days. You will also gain more altitude compared to the Langtang Valley trek. Trekkers must navigate steep ascents and descents, stone steps, and occasional exposure to high altitudes.

During the winter months, temperatures during the Langtang Valley Short Trek can vary significantly depending on the altitude and time of day. In the lower elevations, daytime temperatures during the winter months (December to February) can range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). Nighttime temperatures in the Langtang region can drop significantly, as low as -10°C to -15°C (14°F to 5°F) or even colder.

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