How To Do Langtang Trek In 7 days? The Best Itinerary

The least number of days you can do trekking in Langtang valley is 7, including 5 days of actual trekking and 2 days of commute to and from Kathmandu. The question, of course, arises, ‘How to Do Langtang Trek in 7 Days?’ We have prepared, for you, the best itinerary for this 7 days trip.

Your 7-day Langtang trek will have two days for a bus ride and five days for the actual trek. On average, you will be walking for 6 hours per day. Your trek on foot starts from Syabrubesi, and then in two days, you will reach the highest point of your trek, Kang Jin Gompa (3900m). After that, you will descend back to Syabrubesi in two days, from where you will drive back to Kathmandu.

Brief Overview of Langtang Trek

Langtang valley, located 61.8 km from Kathmandu, amazes travelers with its mountain streams and stunning views. Mount Langtang Lirung (7246m) surrounds the rhododendron and pine forests, beautifying the valley. The warm hospitality and vibrant culture in the Langtang valley make you feel eat home.

The Langtang trek starts from Syabrubesi (1460m) and reaches the highest point at Kang Jing Gompa at an altitude of 3900m. You can also opt to trek Kang Jing Ri, a day from Kang Jing Gompa, to see the mesmerizing 360-degree views of the Himalayas. The trek offers a route that ascends and descends at several places with spectacular views of landscapes, painted chortens, Buddhist prayer flags, and much more.

During the trek, you can see the remains of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. And see how the locals have restored back the trekking trails and the Langtang valley. This village is where you will see a live example of rebuilding the nation after the biggest tragedy.

Highlights Of Langtang Trek

The major highlights of the Langtang trek are as follows:

  • You will enjoy a wonderful drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, with views of beautiful landscapes.
  • You will visit the Langtang valley, also known as the ‘valley of glaciers.’
  • You will have a scenic climb to Chorko-Ri.
  • You get to catch the panoramic view of mountains such as Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Langsisa, and Ganjala Peak.
  • You will have an amazing experience of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and life.
  • You will enjoy a spectacular walk through the rhododendron forests.
  • You can collect blessings from old Buddhist shrines such as Langtang Gompa and Kang Jing Gompa.

Detailed Itinerary

We have 7 days itinerary where you can explore the most scenic spots of the trek route.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Maximum Altitude:1460m, Syabrubesi
Driving Hours:6-7 hours

We will drive you to Syabrubesi on your first day.  Syabrubesi lies at an altitude of 1460m (4788ft) and is a 6-7 hours drive away from Kathmandu. You can travel to Syabrubesi on local buses or private jeeps.

The travel costs depend on the mode of transportation you will take. Local buses are the cheapest and will only cost you around $10. Whereas for the private jeeps you have to pay around $150.

On the way, you can enjoy the view of the Trishuli river, surrounding landscapes, villages, and hills. You will check into a lodge in Syabrubesi and then have the rest of the day off to explore the area.

Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel

Maximum Altitude:2560m, Lama Hotel
Trekking Hours:6-7 hours

Your trek will start after breakfast. You can start walking at your own pace on the trail going uphill through the forests. After the forest, you will have to climb an hour to reach Bamboo, which lies at the height of 1850m(6,068ft), our stop point for lunch. After lunch, you will walk up the steep trails of the bamboo forests. Your stop for the day will be the Lama Hotel(2560m/8396ft) after trekking for 6-7 hours.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 3: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village

Maximum Altitude:3430m, Langtang Village
Trekking Hours:6-7 hours

You will love the trek on the third day. You will walk through rhododendron and pine forests for three hours and then reach Ghoda Tabela. At Ghoda Tabela, you will have your lunch. You will be very close to nature and wild animals on this day. After lunch, you follow a three-hour scenic trail to Langtang Village(3430m).

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 4: Langtang Village – Kang Jing Gompa

Maximum Altitude: 3900m, Kang Jin Gompa
Trekking Hours:3-4 hours

On this day, you will ascend to Kang Jing Gompa, 3900m, the last destination of the trek. After breakfast, you will leave for the destination and reach there after a walk of three to four hours. You can see the stunning views of Mount Ganchempo and Mount Langtang Lirung from here. You can also visit the Yak Cheese Factory, Kang Jin Monastery, and local villages.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 5: Kang Jing – Lama Hotel

Maximum Altitude:2560m, Lama Hotel
Driving Hours:6-7 hours

From this day, you will start your trek back to Lama Hotel. The trek will take you around 6-7 hours. You will enjoy the landscapes, forests, and wildlife along the way.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 6: Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi

Maximum Altitude:1460m, Syabrubesi
Driving Hours: 5-6 hours

On the sixth day of your trek, you will start at your own pace. You will walk slowly back to Syabrubesi from Lama Hotel while enjoying the views. It will take you around 5-6 hours.

Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 7: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu

On the final day, you will drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the views along the way with your amazing trek memories. The drive back to Kathmandu will take 6-7 hours.

7 Days Langtang Trek Costs

Cost plays an important role in your Langtang Trek in 7 days. Between $700-$900, you can cover all the Langtang trekking costs. In this total cost, you will be paying for your food, accommodation, permits, transportation, and the like.

Best Time to Go For Langtang Trek

The best time for Langtang Valley Trek is the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). During Spring, you can enjoy the rhododendron-filled forests, and in Autumn, you will see beautiful clear views of the mountains. The weather is warm and stable, with a temperature range of 10°C-15°C during these seasons. There is also little rainfall so that you can walk freely on the trekking trails.

You can opt for a winter trek to see the magical view of the snow-capped peaks. But, the weather and climate may add some difficulty to your trek. The temperature drops down to less than 0°C in higher altitudes. The cold winds, slippery trails, and high snowfall may make the trek more difficult.

Permits You Will Need

You need two different types of permits for the Langtang Valley Trek. You will need TIMS(Trekkers’ Information Management System) and Langtang National Park Permit. TIMS will cost you about $10, and Langtang National Park Permit will cost you around $30.

If you are worried about where to get those permits, do not panic. We will arrange both permits for you if you provide us with a copy of your passport and passport-sized photographs.

Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Days Langtang Trek

What kind of accommodation will I find on the trek?

Your trek starts from Kathmandu, where you will find a range of hotels. You can stay in a star hotel or a basic room. While in Kathmandu, you can enjoy a range of food options.

But as you reach Syabrubeshi, your food and accommodation choices are limited. On the trails, you will find a limited number of teahouses with basic facilities. You will find basic accommodation at higher altitudes.

In general, the teahouses have twin bedrooms and common toilets. The rooms have a bed with a mattress, pillow, and blankets. The toilets in these regions are of the squat type. And it is always a great idea to carry your own toilet paper. Plus, carrying a sleeping bag will be a good decision while on the trek.

Do I need to be fit for the Langtang trek?

Yes, you must be fit for any trek, including the Langtang trek. This trek does not demand you to have previous trekking experience. But you should do some hiking and swimming before your trek to warm yourself. If you have any medical condition, please get consent from your doctor before you start your trek.

How difficult is the Langtang trek?

Langtang is a moderate trek with routes going up and downhill. If you are fit and follow the instructions of your guides properly, you will have a great trek. And you should not forget to pack properly, which plays an important role in minimizing the  Langtang Trek difficulty.

Can I charge my phone and camera batteries on the way?

Yes, most tea houses offer charging facilities for $2-$5. But, it is better to carry your own power backup sources to save money.

Can I get access to Wifi on the trek?

Yes, some of the teahouses and lodges offer Wifi services for a charge of $2-$5. We recommend you not to depend on the Wifi during the trek. Rather, you can buy Ncell’s data pack for the internet.

What will happen if I get altitude sickness?

Please let your guide know if you have problems with breathing, headache, sprains, diarrhea, or vomiting. These are the symptoms of altitude sickness.

Your guide will provide you with first-aid treatment. In the worst-case scenario, contact your insurance company and travel company. They will arrange for a helicopter to help you.

Will I be able to communicate back home on my trek?

You might lose phone networks on your trek when you go to higher altitudes. You can pay for WIFI and communicate. Most tea houses have telephone facilities. You can pay a certain amount and make your phone calls as well.

Please note that you may have to spend extra days in higher altitudes due to unpredictable weather conditions. So, as you come for the trek, prepare yourself physically and mentally for any unpredictability that may occur en route.

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Article by Pradeep Guragain

Pradeep is the co-founder of Magical Nepal. He was born and bred in Nepal and is a seasoned hiker and rider.

1 Comment

  • Aarav

    July 5, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Hey there, love the write up. Im going doing langtang trekking on September. May i check whether i can do the trek alone rather then with tour guides? Kindly advise . Many thanks ❣️


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