7 Days Langtang Trek

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Kyanjin Ri: Langtang Trek's Highest Point

Langtang Valley, after the Annapurna and Everest region, is the third most popular trekking region in the Himalayas of Nepal. This exciting Himalayan exploration takes you to the heart of the sacred Langtang Valley, where you will get to experience fascinating culture and traditions, explore significant religious landmarks, traverse across Langtang National Park, and, of course, enjoy the most spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks. 7 Days Langtang Trek is the most standard trekking package in this mainstream valley, which is a blend of all the experiences.

Generally, the Langtang Trek Nepal has a length of 5 to 11 days; if you are doing a quick-paced exploration, you can complete the Langtang Valley Trek in about 5 Days. As for the extended packages that handle your itinerary from the arrival date to international departure, the trek can last upto 11 Days. However, the 7 Days Langtang Trek is the most optimized version of the trek where you can take your time with exploration without the need for yourself, and you will have the freedom to manage your itinerary after the completion of the trek.

During this exciting exploration, you will move along the exciting trail of the Langtang Valley, that have earned a name for its enchanting landscape. Exploring the traditional settlements of the Tamang ethnic group, you will also get the opportunity to see the spiritual side of the Himalayan lifestyle, which reveres Buddhism. On top of that, the diverse endangered flora and fauna that are protected inside the first Himalayan national park of the country, Langtang National Park, are other major highlights of this Himalayan odyssey.

So, in overall, this Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most fulfilling and exhilarating Himalayan journeys that is also closest to Kathmandu. This exciting endeavor doesn’t take a heft space of your vacation and also doesn’t miss out when it comes to providing the authentic Himalayan experience.

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What to Expect in 7 Days Langtang Trek?

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Every day of your 7 Days Langtang Trek will awaken your adventurous spirit with enchanting natural beauty and heart-warming cultural experience. As the cultural experience is one of the strong suits of the Langtang Valley, you will get to understand, witness, and experience the fascinating side of the culture/traditions of the high Himalayas that have been passed down since ancient times.

You will start your trek with a healthy and delicious meal at the teahouses run by the locals of the region. The breakfast will be typically served at around 7 AM to 8 AM, you will then hit the road exploring the popular highlight and enjoying the magnificent scenery. After about 3 to 4 hours of walking, you will then arrive at your lunch destination; you will get about an hour of break here.

The remaining part of the trek for the day won’t be that long, you will trek about 2 to 3 hours to reach your rest destination. The distance between the rest spots is even shorter in te Langtang Valley. After reaching the destination, you will then take your time to explore the traditional village and its lifestyle and relish the incredible Himalayas vistas from high points.

Your dinner will be served from around 6 PM to 7 PM; you will get a chance to recall the highlight of the day with your companions at the dining. After your guide briefs you about the next day’s adventure, you can spend the rest of your time watching movies or playing games. As someone who has traversed this route frequently, I personally recommend getting enough sleep; with enough rest, you will be able to enjoy your everyday exploration like it's the first day.

Who Can Do This Trek?

5 Days Langtang Valley trek Itinerary

7 Days Langtang Trek is one of the most incredible and short trekking adventures in the Himalayas, which is also easily accessible from Kathmandu. As this trek is considered one of the mild Himalayan journeys without much altitude gain and a relatively less demanding trail, this trek is suitable for anyone who is willing to put in some physical effort.

The overall success rate of the Langtang Valley Trek is above 98%, and there are no age restrictions for this trip. During my treks in this beautiful valley, our groups even had trekkers who were there in their 60s and children who didn’t find it difficult or challenging to move across this exciting mainstream route.

Thus, the overall data itself gives clear insights into what you can expect during this trek. Still, even if it is a relatively easier Himalayan odyssey in the moderate-level class, you shouldn’t underestimate its challenge and make enough preparation to ensure comfort.

Also, as this is a short Himalayan exploration that doesn’t compromise on the natural and cultural prospects, it is an ideal trekking option for trekkers who have limited time on their hands. Setting out on the weeks-long Himalayan exploration may not be suitable for everyone. Thus, this short Langtang Valley Trek ensures that you will have a remarkable Himalayan exploration experience even in a short span without actually missing out on anything.

What Makes This Trek Special?

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Langtang Trek Nepal is not only one of the mainstream trekking destinations in the Himalayas, but it is also the most feasible among the others. Not only is Langtang Valey is the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu, but it is also easily accessible by road. Despite its short length, this valley trekking doesn’t disappoint when it comes to Himalayan exploration.

You will get a chance to admire the diverse landscape of the country (from the tropical forest to alpine moraines). Similarly, this Himalayan valley is also popular for its phenomenal cultural experience. As a matter of fact, the Tamang Heritage Trail, which explores ancient settlements of the Tamang settlements and Buddhist culture inspire lifestyle is one of the most popular exploration aspects of Langtang Valley.

Besides that, the Langtang National Park, the first-ever Himalayan national park in the country, which protects endangered species of Himalayan wildlife and birdlife is another major highlight of this trek. During your 7 Days Langtang Trek, you will have the opportunity to witness the eloped species of flora and fauna, like musk deer, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, black bear, serow, Himalayan monal, snow partridge, etc.

Furthermore, the views of Himalayan vistas on this trek are simply exceptional. During this trek, you will be rewarded with the most incredible views of the Himalayan peaks, like Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, Kimsung, Yansa Tseni, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Ganesh Himal and several others. The mountain view is even more extensive from the top of the popular viewpoints in the valley, like Kyanjin Ri (4,773 meters) and Tserko Ri (5,033 meters).

Why Trek With Explorer Adventure?

Kyanjin Ri: Langtang Trek's Highest Point

Explorer Adventure has been organizing the best Himalayan exploration in Nepal for over a decade, and our core module is based on customer satisfaction. Managed by a veteran trekker with over 20 years of experience and a capable team with a solid portfolio, we aspire to ensure a remarkable experience and surpass our guests' expectations.

Every single one of the trek and travel packages is designed in collaboration with industry experts and has been tested for safety and experience. Not only do our packages offer the most refined experience, but they are also the best value package in the market. Our company and all staff adhere to the Eco and Reliable Torusim and we put in combined to bring change and protect the environment.

We also take the safety of our guests very seriously and follow every protocol to ensure safety and comfort level. Every one of our guides is proficient in first aid and high-altitude response; they will take care of your health and well-being throughout your adventure.

7 Days Langtang Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Driving from Kathmandu [1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet] to Syabrubesi [1,503 meters/ 4,931 feet]

Elevation Gain: 103 meters/ 337 feet

Drive Duration: 7 hours

This day’s exciting adventure includes a scenic drive on the banks of the Trishuli River as you head toward the north side of the capital valley. Passing the beautiful terraced farms, traditional villages, and river/waterfalls, you will first reach the Trishuli Village.

You will then continue your ascend across the Dhunche to enter the Langtang National Park. About an hour's drive from here will bring you to Syabrubesi.

Day 02: Trekking to Lama Hotel [2,470 meters/ 8,103 feet]

Trekking to Lama Hotel [2,470 meters/ 8,103 feet]

Elevation Gain: 967 meters/ 3,172 feet

Trek Duration: 6 hours

You will begin your trekking journey from this day onward. The first part of this day’s trail crosses the Bhote Koshi River and moves along the Langtang Khola. Your trail will then gradually rise to Bamboo (1,960 meters) across the rugged terrain.

Then, trekking across the rhododendron forests and witnessing the Langur Monkeys frolicking over the treetops, you will push for the Rimche Village (2,400 meters). A short trek further ahead will then bring you to the Lama Hotel.

Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3,430 meters/ 11,253 feet]

Elevation Gain: 960 meters/ 3,149 feet

Trek Duration: 6 hours

Moving further in your winding trail, you will cross the dense forest over Lama Hotel heading toward Mundu Village. This day’s trail will reward you with the incredible views of Langtang Lirung from in between the trees.

You will then reach the Ghoda Tabela (Horse Stable) as the scenery and trail widens up. Continuing with the exciting trekking trail, you will cross several small traditional villages, including Chyamki Village (3,230 meters), before reaching Langtang Village.

Day 04: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa [3,865 meters/ 12,680 feet]

Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa [3,865 meters/ 12,680 feet]

Elevation Gain: 435 meters/ 1,427 feet

Trek Duration: 4 hours

From Mundu Village, the trail winds up across the scenic pastures and the Himalayan vistas start to get more extensive and grandeur. You will then trek across small plateaus, streams, and moraines to reach the Kyanjin Gompa.

After reaching the Kyanjin, you can explore the gompas, mani walls, paintings, and scriptures. Kyanjing Village also has a cheese factory run by the government which is a popular tourist destination where you can visit.

Day 05: Hike to Kyanjin Ri [4,773 meters/ 15,659 feet] and trek down to Lama Hotel

Elevation Gain: 908 meters/ 2,979 feet

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

During the first part of this day’s adventure, you will do a morning hike to Kyanjin Ri. This a popular viewpoint in the Langtang Valley and Langtang Trek highest point; from here, you will be able to enjoy the stunning views of the valleys and mountain peaks like Langtang Lirung, Yubra, Changbu, Yala Peak, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.

After the hike, you will get some rest at Kyanjin Village and then descend to Lama Hotel on the same trekking route across Mundu, Langtang, and Ghod Tabela.

Day 06: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi [1,503 meters/ 4,931 feet]

Elevation Loss: 967 meters/ 3,172 feet

Trek Duration: 6 hours

On this final day of the trek, you will continue your descending journey. Following the incredible trail across the lush landscapes, you will move on the banks of Langtang Khola and Bhote Koshi River to reach Syabrubesi.

This will be your last night in the Langtang Valley in this 7 Days Langtang Trek itinerary.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet]

Elevation Loss: 103 meters/ 337 feet

Drive Duration: 7 hours

Time to head back after enjoying a warm breakfast at Syabrubesi Village; you will get started with your return drive. Driving past the charming traditional villages, cascading rivers/waterfalls, and lush hills, you will follow the trails of the Trishuli River to cross the high hill surrounding the valley.

After reaching Kathmandu, you can spend the remaining part of the day as you want. Thank you for exploring with Explorer Adventure. Enjoy your trip!

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Best Time to Trek Langtang

Tserko Ri (5,033 m): Panoramic Views Of Langtang Range

7 Days Langtang Trek is one the shortest and relatively easiest Himalayan explorations in Nepal. This trek follows an easy-grade route that doesn’t push to significant altitudes, and the trekking region is also pretty Kathmandu, which can be easily accessible by road. So, this trekking adventure can be throughout any period of the year.

However, for the ultimate experience, we recommend the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these periods of the year, the weather is pretty calm, which ensures a lively experience. In general, the spring season is famous as the highest point of nature, and the landscapes of the Himalayas are covered with lush greenery and bright flowers.

Similarly, the stable climate and warm temperatures of this season also attract more trekkers, even during the peak seasons. Autumn, on the other hand, is popular for the calm weather that never goes astray. The clear vistas, dry trails, wildlife sightseeing, and amazing cultural celebrations are some of the incredible highlights of the autumn season.

Temperature of Langtang Valley in Spring Season: 10°C to 21°C (can drop to -5°C at night)

Temperature of Langtang Valley in Autumn Season:10°C to 18°C (can drop to -10°C at night)

How to Prepare for 7 Days Langtang Trek?

Kyanjin Ri: Langtang Trek's Highest Point

The best way to prepare for the 7 Days Langtang Trek is to emphasize your physical aspects. Despite its moderate level of difficulty, you will still need to take on the physically demanding route that stretches to higher altitudes. Thus, for the most efficient preparation, you should consider a timeframe of 3 to 6 weeks.

You can adjust the period as you see fit and after assessing your fitness level. You don’t need to put in a lot of hours but should consider staying consistent with the training program. The first priority of your preparation should be your strength and endurance level, as it will be tested during the long hour of walk.

Exercises like Squat, Push Up, Deadlift, Bicep Curl, Plank, Lunge, etc. are some efficient strength training exercises. You should also emphasize your leg strength to handle long hours of walking; Practise Hike, Stair Climbing, Step-Up, etc are some exercises you can include in your training.

Similarly, the stamina and cardiovascular exercises will help you to effectively adjust to the high altitude nature of this exploration. Swimming, Cycling, Jogging, Jumping Rope, etc, are some of the effectual exercises for working on this aspect.

Permits and Fee

For the 7 Days Langtang Trek, you will need to collect two major permits. It is not possible to do this high-altitude exploration without acquiring the following permits:

Permits for Langtang Trek

  • Langtang National Park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) Card

In this exciting Himalayan adventure, you will enter the Langtang National Park enroute to Dhunhe. This national park, which was established in 1976, protects a wide array of endangered Himalayan flora and fauna. Thus, you will need a permit to enter this protected area, which costs around US$ 30 per person.

Children below the age of 10 don’t have to pay for the national park permit. Similarly, a TIMS Card is another mandatory requirement for this trek, which keeps a record of the trekker’s activity and strengthens the safety factors. This permit costs around US$ 17 per person.

Note: These permits can be collected from the Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu. Langtang National Park Permit can also be acquired at the checkpoint in Dhunche.

Guide and Porter

Kyanjin Ri: Langtang Trek's Highest Point

Guides and porters are the solid pillars of any exploration activity. If you have previously done any high-altitude adventures, then you understand how important the help of these helpful personnel is. They are a significant help in the Langtang Trek Nepal as well. Guides take care of all details and activities of your exploration. They also add value to the experience by providing information about the highlights of your trip, their history, and their cultural significance.

On top of ensuring a remarkable and immersive journey, guides are also responsible for your well-being. They will monitor your health conditions throughout the trip and report it back to head office. In case of any unforeseen circumstances, they will coordinate with the main office and health personnel to take appropriate action.

Similarly, the porters are the strong and helpful companions of your trek who ensure you are having a great time. They care for your baggage so you can soak in your exploration more lightly and admire the true beauty of the Himalayas without the need to worry about anything.

Cost of Guide for Langtang Valley Trek: US$ 30 to US$ 35 per day

Cost of Porter for Langtang Valley Trek: US$ 25 to US$ 30 per day

Altitude Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a concern in any majorly elevated journey. Although the elevation gain in the 7 Days Langtang Trek is not that extreme, you will still cross an alpine zone (4,000 meters) on this trip. In this exhilarating third-mainstream route exploration, you will start following the trekking trail from Syabrubesi (1,503 meters).

Moving across the mildly elevated points, you will reach the Langtang Trek highest point at Kyanjin Ri (4,773 meters), which is an optional hike. So, the overall altitude gain in this trek is about 3,270 meters (10,728 feet), which has potential risk of altitude sickness if you don’t acclimatize properly.

While trekking with Explorer Adventure, you will get enough time to acclimatize properly before moving to further altitudes. Our itinerary plans are meticulously designed for the trekkers to acclimatize as they move along the route. You will also get enough break periods in the route, so you won’t end up exhausting yourself.

Travel Insurance

If you are doing altitude treks in Nepal, getting travel insurance is mandatory. Besides the financial assurance, there are also several other perks of getting travel insurance. Your travel insurance will also take care of evacuation, emergency assistance, baggage loss, cancellation, etc, depending on the nature of the package.

You can get the most general package for trekking in Nepal at around US$ 50 to US$ 100 for an altitude upto 3,000 meters. For the altitude coverage upto 6,000 meters, the travel insurance package can cost above US$ 100.

Similarly, the cost for travel insurance that takes care of emergency evacuation and provides helicopter rescue, the costs for such packages passes the US$ 1,000 margin.

Packing List

The packing list for the 7 Days Langtang Trek will mostly depend on the season of your visit. If you are planning your trip for the peak seasons, you will be able to get by with the standard layers and gear. However, if you are considering doing this trek in either of the off-seasons, like monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February), you will need to pack season-appropriate gear and clothes.

Explorer Adventure will provide you with a helpful porter who will assist you with your luggage. The porter will carry the maximum weight limit of 30 kg of two trekkers (one porter is assigned to two trekkers). As you will have to carry the extra luggage beyond the mentioned weight limit by yourself, you should properly organize your pack list (Hiring extra porter option is also available).

Standard Packing List Suggestion for Langtang Trek

  • Sun hat and scarf
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Warm insulated hat
  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Warm mid-layer
  • Breathable fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof layer
  • Down jacket
  • Comfortable trousers/pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Insulated trousers
  • Trekking boot with good traction
  • Sports shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking pole
  • Waterproof gaiter
  • Headlamp or torch
  • Powerbank
  • GPS and map


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