Short Langtang Trek 5 Days

Short Langtang Trek 5 Days

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    Mini. 1 Pax
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    All Round Year
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Trip Overview

Looking to quench your wanderlust without compromising on the experience? Welcome to the Short Langtang Trek 5 Days package, the ultimate getaway for those seeking an adventure-packed escape in a limited timeframe. This short but sensational trek offers a fascinating glimpse into the echoes of centuries-old trade routes that linked Nepal and Tibet while treating you to jaw-dropping 360-degree views of majestic Langtang Range mountains at every turn. Marvel at the pristine beauty of Langtang Village and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Kyanjin Gompa.

We begin our trip by taking a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a charming village nestled amidst the mountains. From there we set off, traversing through lush forests and picturesque landscapes until we reach Bamboo, where we will spend the night.

Let’s travel together and get lost in beautiful places.

The next day we continue your adventure as we hike towards Langtang Village. As we reach the Langtang Village, we will enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding peaks. We take in the tranquility of the village before retiring for the night. The following day holds exciting experiences as we trek to Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual haven adorned with ancient monasteries.

After a nourishing lunch, we embark on a hike to Kyanjin Ri Viewpoint, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of the mountains like Langtang Lirung and Tserko Ri. Afterward, we will return to Ghodatabela where we will rest and rejuvenate. The next day, we trek back to Syabrubesi, retracing our steps through the mesmerizing landscapes.

We will take our time to reflect on the beauty and memories we have gathered along the way. On our final day of the trip, we bid farewell to the Langtang region as we take a local sharing jeep back to Kathmandu. This itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure, allowing you to explore the natural wonders, cultural heritage, and stunning vistas of the Langtang Valley.

Highlights of the Short Langtang Trek 5 Days

Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park is a treasure trove of natural wonders. As you trek alongside the pristine Langtang River, you’ll be immersed in the park’s breathtaking beauty. The trail meanders through diverse landscapes, including enchanting rhododendron forests and bamboo groves. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of unique wildlife, such as the elusive red pandas and graceful musk deer, adding a touch of excitement to your journey.

Langtang Valley

The Langtang Valley itself is a captivating destination, steeped in both natural splendor and historical significance. It has long served as an important trade route connecting Nepal and Tibet. As you traverse the valley, you’ll witness the resilience and determination of local communities who have been rebuilding their lives since the devastating earthquake of 2015. Their unwavering spirit is a testament to the human capacity to overcome adversity.

Kyanjin Gompa

Arriving at Kyanjin Gompa, a revered monastery, you’ll experience a sense of tranquility amidst the mountains. This sacred sanctuary attracts pilgrims and trekkers alike, offering a serene ambiance for reflection and contemplation. From this vantage point, feast your eyes on the breathtaking views of iconic peaks like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha Ri. The availability of comfortable accommodations allows you to unwind and recharge, enveloped by the serene surroundings.

Kyanjin Ri Viewpoint

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure as you ascend to the Kyanjin Ri Viewpoint. This thrilling hike rewards you with a 360-degree panorama of majestic mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. Behold the grandeur of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, and other neighboring peaks, their majestic presence leaving an indelible mark on your memory. The sweeping vistas from this viewpoint are nothing short of breathtaking, serving as a cherished highlight of your Langtang trek.

Best time of the Year for Langtang Trek

The Langtang Trek is best enjoyed during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. Spring offers pleasant weather with mild temperatures, clear skies, and the added beauty of blooming rhododendron forests that bring vibrant colors to the landscape.

Autumn is another ideal season for the Langtang Trek. The weather during this time is generally stable, with mild temperatures and clear skies. The breathtaking mountain views are at their best, and the trails are dry, providing excellent trekking conditions. It is worth noting that autumn is a popular season for trekking, so you may encounter more fellow trekkers along the way.

Both spring and autumn offer optimal conditions for enjoying the natural beauty of the Langtang Valley. However, it is important to keep in mind that weather conditions can vary, particularly in mountainous regions. It is advisable to check the weather forecast and be prepared for potential changes.

While the Langtang Trek can be undertaken during other seasons, such as the monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December to February), they come with specific considerations. The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall, resulting in slippery trails and less enjoyable trekking conditions. Winter brings colder temperatures and the possibility of snowfall, requiring extra precautions and appropriate gear.

Difficulties You May Encounter During the 5-Day Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley trek is known for being a moderate walk, making it accessible for both experienced trekkers and beginners with proper training. However, there are some challenges you may face during this trek:

Long Walking Hours

As the 5-day itinerary is designed to cover the trek in a relatively short time, you can expect to walk for approximately 7 to 8 hours each day. This requires a good level of endurance and stamina.

Difficult Terrain

The trek involves traversing paths with frequent ascents and descents, which can be demanding on your stamina. Be prepared for uphill climbs and downhill descents throughout the journey.

Physical Stamina

To successfully complete this trek, it is important to have a reasonably high level of physical fitness. Regular exercise and training to increase your stamina prior to the trek is recommended.

While technical training is not required for this trek, it is beneficial to engage in physical training activities about two weeks prior to the actual trek. This can include activities such as cycling, running, swimming, skipping, and short hikes to improve your overall fitness level.

By adequately preparing yourself physically and mentally, you can confidently tackle the challenges of the Langtang Valley trek and fully enjoy the stunning beauty of the region.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common concern during high-altitude treks like the Langtang Valley. To tackle altitude sickness, it is important to understand the symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue, and recognize them early.

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and maintaining a balanced diet. Consulting a healthcare professional before the trek and considering medication like acetazolamide (Diamox) can be beneficial, but remember it is not a substitute for acclimatization.

Details Itinerary

After an early morning wake-up call and a hearty breakfast, we embark on a northward journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, traveling by road. Our route follows the meandering Trishuli Highway, which runs alongside the scenic Trishuli River. Along the way, we pass through numerous villages and towns, immersing ourselves in the local ambiance.

Continuing our journey, we encounter several checkposts as we make our way through the narrow roads that ascend along the offroad track. Eventually, we arrive at the Army check post in Dhunche, where we obtain the necessary entry permit for the Langtang National Park. As a strategic checkpoint for the road connecting Tibet, the Army conducts thorough bag checks to ensure security. It's interesting to note that the Tibet border is just approximately 20 kilometers away from this checkpoint.

From here, we descend to Syabrubesi, the final destination for the day. Although the road conditions are not optimal, resulting in a longer travel time for a relatively short distance, we make the most of our surroundings. After reaching Syabrubesi, we will start our hike toward Bamboo. We will cross numerous suspension bridges and trek along the banks of a river. We will reach Bamboo in 2-3 hours and stay there for the night.

We will rise early and fuel ourselves with a hearty breakfast before setting off on our trek to Langtang Village. The trail takes us through stunning landscapes, as we ascend gradually amidst verdant hills and picturesque valleys.

Along the way, we'll pass through charming villages, where we can observe the local way of life and interact with friendly locals. As we approach Langtang Village, situated at an altitude of approximately 3,430 meters, the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks will leave you in awe. After a fulfilling day of trekking, we settle into a comfortable teahouse for the night.

Today's trek takes us from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual retreat nestled at an altitude of around 3,870 meters. The trail meanders through breathtaking landscapes, offering awe-inspiring views of the mountains and valleys. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa, we enjoy a delicious lunch and take some time to explore the monastery, immersing ourselves in the serene ambiance. In the afternoon, we embark on a hike to Kyanjin Viewpoint (3870m), where we'll be rewarded with a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain range. After capturing this unforgettable moment, we descend back to Ghodatabela (at approximately 3,000 meters) for a well-deserved rest.

As we bid farewell to the stunning Langtang region, we'll retrace our steps and trek from Ghodatabela back to Syabrubesi. Take your time to savor the last moments in this enchanting region, as you descend to Syabrubesi, where you'll spend the night in a cozy hotel.

On the final day of your Langtang adventure, we'll bid farewell to the mountains and embark on a shared jeep ride back to Kathmandu. As you travel through scenic landscapes and pass by charming towns, take in the beauty of Nepal one last time before arriving in Kathmandu, marking the end of your unforgettable Langtang Valley trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off by private car.
  • During the trek three times meals (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)Langtang National Park permit.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by sharing a jeep.
  • Three cups of tea throughout the trek.
  • 4 night hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • During the trek fresh fruit.
  • Government experience mountain guide (Including salary, meals, accommodation & insurance)
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

Cost Excludes

  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses such as hot, phone calls, laundry service, battery
    recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide.

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Client Reviews

Andreas Robyn


Short Langtang Valley Trek

100% Recommendation for Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team !!! My wife and I are booked for the 7 Days Langtang Valley Trek with this team. Begging of our trip we got everything is very customized and free of hassle. Anjan has made the trek itinerary according to our holiday length and preferences plan. He did respond to us very quickly with an affordable package. Communication was clear and professional from the outset, and we felt reassured before we left that we were in safe hands and wouldn’t have to decipher and possibly risk choosing from the multitude of trekking companies in Kathmandu. Our guide Pawan and porter Dorje were very helpful and friendly. Pawan has explained very well about the trail, accommodations, mountains, and local cultures.

Moreover, in December weather was perfect and we had an excellent time despite the cold. If you are planning to trek to Langtang valley don’t miss climbing the Tserkuri viewpoint and which was a brilliant viewpoint to see the numerous mountain views. We would like to thank the entire Nepal High Trek team and we will be back again with you.

Guided by: Pawan Tamang

John Karpuk

United State

5 Days Short Langtang Trek

Excellent experience from start to finish! I had a last minute change of plans and contacted Anjan with less than 24 hours to go. He put together a 5 day Langtang Valley trek for my wife and me without missing a beat. We had an excellent guide (Buddhi) who took incredible care of us.

Reasons I would book with Anjan: personalized itinerary, experienced planner (Anjan used to be a guide himself), great guides, flexible planning, great value. Our 5-day itinerary included two private shuttles, 3 meals a day, lodging, a porter, and a guide for about a grand. On the trek, I didn’t have to worry about anything. If I felt like I could walk further, our guide knew the best place to stay in each stop and had the valley memorized like the back of his hand. Also, on the drive there are multiple army/police checkpoints and I didn’t have to deal with any headaches.

This trek would’ve been stressful (or impossible) to plan myself and Anjan and Buddhi made my life easy and made my wife happy. Worth every penny. I would book with these guys again next time I’m in Nepal.

Guided by: Buddhi Bahadur Tamang

Daniel Cole

United State

Langtang Valley Trek

My wife and I did an 8 day Langtang Valley Trek with Pawan as our guide. The company picked us up from the airport and booked us a great room at a hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu. Our hotel was fantastic, with great breakfast, clean room and a rooftop restaurant. The guide and owner were both available for any questions we had and gave us great tips for things to see while in Kathmandu. They then got us a jeep and driver to take us to the start of the Langtang Valley Trek. We had a great lunch halfway though our drive and our guide helped us through all the police checkpoints along the way. The hike itself was absolutely incredible! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, where to stay, the history of all the towns, the wildlife, and even the many plants we saw along the way. Unfortunately, I had come down with altitude sickness during our hike but I was very happy to have our guide with us from Nepal High Trek. It was nighttime when I got sick and was snowing heavy that night so I could not hike down. Our guide Pawan checked on me constantly, monitoring my oxygen saturation and blood pressure as well as bringing water/tea etc. He was able to coordinate with the owner Anjan back in Kathmandu and they got me on the next available helicopter, safe and sound. They took me to the hospital and kept in contact the whole time I was there to make sure everything was alright. If your are looking for a reliable company with friendly, knowledgeable guides that truly care and will help you out through anything, then this is it. We could not recommend Nepal High Trek enough and definitely plan on booking another trip with them in the future!!

Guided by: Pawan Tamang

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