Langtang Revisited

The Langtang Valley has long been a favorite trek due to its expansive views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace and accessibility from Kathmandu. Post earthquake of 2015, it also provides vital economic support to survivors

  • Courtesy - Asuka Banga
  • Courtesy - Asuka Banga
  • Courtesy - Asuka Banga
  • Courtesy - Asuka Banga
  • Courtesy - Asuka Banga

The Langtang Valley a beautiful trek, your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you retrace your route back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.


  • Spectacular view of Langtang Himalayas
  • Incredible view of valleys and across Tibet side from Kyanjin Ri 
  • Picturesque view of Monastery at Kyanjim Village
  • Support the local people who experience the 2015 massive earthquake.
  • Trek through the trails of the amazing forest walk


  • Extend this trek by taking a nothern side trail to the Tamang Heritage Trail. Add five days
  • Extend this trek to walk back into Kathmandu via the sacred Gosainkunda Lakes. Add six days
  • Extend this trek to go completely offbeat through the hidden Ruby Valley over PangSang Pass. Add nine days.


  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during trek.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • All land transportation (based upon itinerary).
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Langtang Conservation Area permit.
  • All government Taxes


  • Pick up and drop off service on your arrival and departure flights.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other personal expenses

Our trail head is Syabrubesi, where we start and end the trail. Reaching there is a six to eight hour drive through the Nepali countryside, on a comfortable private jeep transfer. 120kms . 8 hours

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Today’s trail crosses the Bhote Kosi--meaning ‘Tibet River’--which flows from nearby Tibet. It then gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests to join the trail from Syabru Besi, then climbing through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Look out for langur monkeys in the trees. The trail through the forest up to Lama Hotel becomes steep, but the reward is a comfortable bed in a cozy lodge in the small settlement. 14 kms . 5 - 6 hours

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The trail continues to climb through forest, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3,000 m. / 9,842 ft) the trail emerges from the forest and the mountains loom on either side of the valley. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepal Army post with no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. You will probably glimpse your first yak if you haven’t already. The next part of the trail is a somber reminder of the 2015 earthquake. Where Langtang village once was, with numerous lodges, there is now only a huge rock field. Spare a thought for the Nepalis and tourists who lost their lives here, and remember that your journey here will help support the survivors. Mundu is just half an hour’s walk further on. The old houses here are a reminder of what all the villages once looked like in this valley. Most of the lodges and homes in this area are now built in a more modern style. 15 kms . 6 hours

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From Mundu, the trail climbs gradually through yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory, which is a good place to stock up for lunch and afternoon snacks. As you will arrive by lunchtime there is time to take it easy in the afternoon or explore the area. If you are feeling energetic, head up the Valley towards Langshisha Kharka to see some of the amazing views. 6 kms . 3 - 4 hours

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Today you can rest or explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

  • lodge
  • rest day

Trek down to Lama Hotel. Depending on how we feel while going up, we can also choose to use the exploration day to come back a bit before we take the long route back into Syabrubesi. A lot depends on how well everyone is walking while going up, and while coming down. 20 kms . 7 - 8 hours

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Return back to Syabrubesi. 14 kms . 4 hours

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Drive back to Kathmandu on private transfers. 120 kms . 8 hours

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  • jeep
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Syabrubesi Drive to Syabrubesi jeep lodge -
2 Lama Hotel Trek to Lama Hotel trek lodge -
3 Mundu Trek to Mundu trek lodge -
4 Kyanjin Gompa Trek to Kyangin Gompa trek lodge -
5 Kyangjin Ri Exploration Day rest day lodge -
6 Lama Hotel Trek back to Chyamki or Lama Hotel trek lodge -
7 Syabrubesi Trek back to Syabrubesi trek lodge -
8 Kathmandu Drive to Kathmandu jeep Self -
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary

  • "having a magnificent moment at Kyanjin Ri - Exploration Day@




GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?

Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be

  • RAIN - a rain jacket and if required during monsoon, rainproof pants
  • COLD - layers of clothings - thermals, tee shirt, fleece, windstoppers and down. Sleeping bag and liner for the night
  • HEAT - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • ALTITUDE - Water bottle, snacks and a great Attitude! The rest is all about building an itinerary thats going up slow!

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