Langtang valley trek is one of the best and popular treks in the Langtang Region. Nepal serves three most popular trekking destinations such as Everest region, Annapurna region and Langtang region and the Langtang Region is the third most popular trekking destination in Nepal. Langtang valley trek starts in Syabru Bensi (about 125 km north from Kathmandu, drive by a private jeep or local bus) and hike up the Langtang valley beneath stunning mountains that form the border with Tibet. Reach Kyanjin Gompa (3,830 m), where you can decide to continue further, climb the peaks just above the village, or descend back to Langtang valley and then to Syabru Bensi.
Langtang Valley was badly affected by the 2015 massive earthquake. The village of Langtang was completely destroyed by an avalanche in which several hundred residents and foreigners perished. Now, the good news is most of the trails have been repaired and the beautiful lodges have been built in the Langtang Valley. The valley is ready to welcome its great trekkers.
Accommodation during the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek
8 Days Langtang Valley Trek package does not include accommodation in Kathmandu but if you need help finding the best accommodation in Kathmandu, do not hesitate to let us know, we will arrange the best accommodation as per your budget and choice.
Accommodations during the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek, we arrange the best available lodges/guesthouses on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in each village. On the first day of our hike, we spend the night in a beautiful village called Syabru Bensi. This village has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses featuring the fantastic facilities of rooms with comfortable beds, neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets with attached bathrooms and Internet Wi-Fi. The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and organic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from their restaurant menu. On the day second, we will hike from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel. In this village, there are a few basic lodges and guesthouses are available. We arrange one of the best lodges on the full board basis in this village. On the day third, we hike from Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley where we can find a wide range of lodges and guesthouses with fantastic facilities. We provide you one of the best lodges for your comfort and safety on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee). On the day fourth, we hike from Langtang Valley to Kyangjin Gompa, this village has a few lodges and guesthouses with basic facilities, we arrange one of the best available lodges for your comfortable stay on this beautiful village with full board. On the day fifth, today is a rest day, day hike to Kyangjin Ri, enjoy some of the striking views of Langtang Himalayas. Overnight at Kyangjin Gompa at the same lodge. On the day sixth, hike down from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. On the day seventh, hike back from Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi, overnight at the best available guesthouses with meals and room with attached bathroom. On the day eighth, we conclude the beautiful 8 days Langtang valley trek with a scenic 6 hours’ drive to Kathmandu.
Meals and Drinking Water
During the 8 days Langtang valley trek, our hiking package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge (guesthouse) accommodations. Meals during the trek will be mostly the authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetables, spicy free pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that, you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own.
Regarding the drinking water, during the 8 Langtang valley trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the local teashops and guesthouses. Also, you can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.
Best Season for the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek
The best seasons for the 8 days Langtang Valley trek are autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May). During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. Monsoon season (June to Aug) makes everything unclear and slippery.
Difficulty and Physical Fitness
8 days Langtang Valley trek is a short and moderate hike in the Langtang region. We have organized 8 days Langtang Valley Trek for the people of varied age differences. Even though it is a short and moderate trek, you are required to be in good shape and with professional guidance by our crew, anyone with a reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy the 8 days Langtang Valley trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.
How much luggage can I take during my 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek?
As the trek is short and moderate, it is not necessary to bring a lot of clothing for this hike and since the lodges provide cozy rooms with warm enough blankets, but it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag for your extra hygiene and comfort. The weight limit for your trekking pack is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage that should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, that should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike such as camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at our hotel in Kathmandu or at the Alpine Eco Trek store in Kathmandu for free and it will be completely safe.
Gears for the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek
8 Days Langtang Valley Trek is a short and moderate trek in the Langtang region, also the nearest destination from the capital city of Kathmandu, it is not necessary to bring any special gear from home. You can buy or rent most of the hiking gears in Kathmandu at a reasonable price. We at Alpine Eco Trek recommend you to arrange a pair of walking shoes (sports will be fine), trousers, socks, one warm jacket, t-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen, small backpack, torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) and one quick-drying towel.
As the trek is short and moderate, it is not mandatory to have travel insurance for this trek but traveling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. And, It is also a condition of joining any of our treks that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues, loss of your things or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
Also, a relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended for everyone who signs up any trips with us. Please kindly provide us your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Guides and Porters
8 days Langtang Valley trek will be led by our friendly, honest, knowledgeable and experienced trek leaders. The trekking leaders, guides for the Langtang valley trek are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and crew have taken the following training:
- First Aid Training
- Trekking Guide Training
- English Language
- Climbing and Mountaineering
- Conservation and Biodiversity
If you are happy with the services provided by our guide and porters, a tip – though not mandatory – is appreciated. And, of course, you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not mandatory and should only be given when you receive excellent service from our guides and helpers.
What is the price for the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek?
The price for this trip depends on the group size, for the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the Langtang Valley trek, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.
Alpine Eco Trek offers the 8 days Langtang Valley Trek in a unique way. We take our guests like family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed 8 days Langtang Valley trek itinerary gives you all of the Langtang Valley trek experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet memory.
If the above itinerary could not meet your needs and requirements, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Mount Kailash tours.
Alpine Eco Trek is always available for any type of inquiry related to Travel in Nepal. With every year thousands of tourists visiting Nepal we want you to be fully informed about some useful information during your stay in Nepal.
Nepal Visa Information:
The international airport in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport has Visa on arrival facilities. With E-Visa machines standing ready at the Visa counters of the airport, it’s never been easier to get your tourist visa. Also available is the online service where you can preprint your Visa application and bring with you to the airport. Another option would be to request your Visa at the Nepalese Embassy of your respective country pre-departure. For those who are going for Visa on arrival please note to bring two passport size photos, a valid passport and some cash for the Visa fee.
- 15 Days – 30 USD
- 30 Days – 50 USD
- 90 Days – 125 USD
For more information about Tourist Visa, you can also visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa the official website to apply. Want to extend your holiday in Nepal? Alpine Eco Trek can help you to extend your Visa so you can enjoy more activities, treks or tours in Nepal.
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