Langtang Trek 7 days is a short trekking journey in the Langtang Valley. This tour allows you to explore the Langtang valley, Kyanjin Gompa, Gosaikunda, and several snow-capped mountains.
The trek offers you the majestic sights of waterfalls, bamboo forest, high Himalayas, and a variety of Rhododendrons. It delivers the most spectacular view in a very short time.
Langtang Region is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu. It is closest to the Himalayan region near Kathmandu. Despite being close to the Kathmandu, the Langtang valley is as wild as any Tibetan highlands.
This valley is aptly called “the valley of glaciers”. It lies 19 miles north from Kathmandu. And the entire valley is largely commanded by Mt. Langtang Lirung. Langtang Lirung, the highest in the area, dominates the skyline from Kyanjin Gompa village.
In this valley, mostly the people are Nepalese but slightly resembles the Tibetan culture. The Langtang region is mostly influenced by the Tibetan lifestyle. And you will get to see several ancient Buddhist monasteries.
Langtang trek 7 days offers the outstanding view of mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Ganesh Himal (7600 m), and Langtang II (7,227 m ). Gosaikunda, Lauri Binayak Pass, Kyanjin Gompa are some of the major destinations of this trek.
In 7 days trek to Langtang Valley, you will catch the views of beautiful and heavenly rural landscapes. Along with the lush green slopes and snow-capped peaks, pine and rhododendron forests.
Therefore, Langtang trekking will provide you with ample opportunities to explore in just 7 days.
Table of Contents
- Highlights of Langtang Trek 7 Days
- Detailed Itinerary of Langtang Trek 7 days
- The difficulty of Langtang Trek 7 Days
- Langtang Trek 7 Days in Different Months
- Accommodation and Food during Langtang Trek 7 Days
Highlights of Langtang Trek 7 Days
- Trek to one of the world’s most beautiful valley.
- The sight of the Langtang Lirung range which is simply stunning.
- Explore the ethnic village and untouched natural forest.
- Visit the Langtang valley, Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Gompa.
- Encounter the beautiful Hindu pilgrimage site- Gosaikunda.
- The views of snow-covered peaks, Buddhist prayer walls, and grazing yaks are mesmerizing.
- Experience the beauty of nature, a pinch of Tibetan culture, and a glimpse of the local village.
- Amazing Lirung and Kimshung glaciers.
Detailed Itinerary of Langtang Trek 7 days
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Maximum Elevation: 1,503 meters
Travel Hours: 7-8 hrs
You will embark upon an 8-hour drive to Syabrubesi early in the morning. Syabrubesi lies at the bottom of the Langtang valley. From Kathmandu, you will slowly ascend towards the north along a valley road.
You will encounter beautiful views of rivers, terraced fields, and small villages on this route. This road takes you to the small town Dhunche. The route is slightly rough passing through high ridges.
You can also catch the glimpse of Ganesh Himal and green hills while passing the road along the bank of the Trishuli river.
Passing through Dhunche, it will make you feel as though you are heading towards deep land. There are many hives of wild bees and waterfalls on this trail.
If you are lucky enough, you could see yellow-throated martins, red pandas, or Himalayan black bears. These all are endangered species. Finally, you will reach Syabrubesi.
Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.
Day 2: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel
Maximum Elevation: 2,420 meters
Trek Hours: 6 hrs
On the second day of Langtang Trek 7 Days, you will begin your trek to Lama Hotel.
From here, the actual trek begins. You will begin the trek from Syabrubesi following the route of the Bhotekoshi River. Bhotekoshi lies in the deep gorge which emanates from the Tibet.
Crossing the Langtang river, you will climb through the subtropical forest. This route takes you through fertile jungles and terraced farmlands. You will pass through several rural villages.
In this place, you might have the chance to see rare and local wildlife like Red Panda. You can also spot the national bird of Nepal – Danfe.
You will follow the river ascending to oak and rhododendron forests. You can also see the langur monkeys in this area. Then you will reach to Rimche (2,400 m).
Vegetation becomes sparse as you go ahead. You can also camp in the forest. (Optional).
Following the forest trail, you will finally reach the Lama Hotel.
Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 3: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Maximum Elevation: 3,430 meters
Trek Hours: 6 hrs
In the early morning, you will trek alongside the river through lush landscapes. Then climbing upward through dense forests you head towards the next destination – Langtang village.
You can catch the occasional glimpse of Langtang Lirung through the trees. The trail leaves the forest at Ghora Tabela, now a Nepalese army post.
The valley grows wider and you will come across Chyamki village (3,230 m). Near this village resides a small settlement of herder whose livestock grazes here.
On this trail, there are many Chortens, mani walls, and prayer walls. It all represents the inscriptions and culture.
Before arriving at Langtang village, there is a monastery for your delectation.
Then continue your walk, you will reach to Langtang village. This village is the headquarter of Langtang National Park.
Here, the houses are of Tibetan styled with flat roofs and surrounded by stone walls. You can see a large settlement of Tamang people in this area.
Overnight stay at Langtang village.
Day 4: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Maximum Elevation: 3,865 meters
Trek Hours: 3 hrs
Today, the trek will be short and easy. You will climb slowly passing through the small villages towards Kyanjin Gompa.
You will pass through many small plateaus, big Mani Walls, yak pastures, and meadows. The Valley opens allowing for even better views.
On this day, you will be walking towards higher elevation. Therefore, you can trek slowly so, that your body can get proper rest and acclimatize to the altitude.
Crossing the few small streams, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa. It is one of the small and ancient monasteries.
Here, you can visit a cheese factory – a famous government-owned factory.
This factory (supported by the Swiss Government) makes Swiss cheese from yak milk. It is a small factory with a three-roomed building. In summer, it churns out the massive quantities of cheese.
Kyanjin Gompa is all surrounded by the Himalayas. From this place, you get to see the snow-covered mountains in every direction. Thus, this place looks very dramatic and beautiful.
Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 5: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Maximum Elevation: 2,470 meters
Trek Hours: 6 hrs
From Kyanjin Gompa, the glaciers Langtang Lirung are sensational. Since the elevation is high, you will get a stunning view of the Himalayan ranges.
Admiring a glimpse of beautiful mountains standing with pride, you will head back to Lama Hotel. You will retrace your route towards the Langtang village.
This trail is all the way downhill. You will pass through forests following the river.
You will continue your walk passing through ethnic Tamang settlements. Here, the people follow the strictly religious and cultural practices similar to that of Tibetans.
After that, you will reach to Lama Hotel.
Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 6: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Maximum Elevation: 1,420 meters
Trek Hours; 5 hrs
Today is the final trekking day. You will head back to your next destination which is Syabrubesi.
Heading back following the beautiful valley, walking along the river, you will reach Syabrubesi. This is roughly 5 hours of walk. Mostly, this trail goes downhill through lush green hills and vegetation.
Encountering the amazing landscapes, crossing the Bhote Koshi river, you will arrive at Syabrubesi.
Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.
Day 7: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 1,420 meters
Trek Hours: 7-9 hrs
After an enjoyable trek, you will drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. The drive will begin from the early morning.
You will get the scenic views of the Trishuli river heading towards the south of the hills.
Along the way, you will see the terraced fields and hopefully a final glimpse of snow-capped mountains.
Finally, you will arrive at Kathmandu of 7-9 hours of drive.
The difficulty of Langtang Trek 7 Days
Langtang trek is a moderate trek. The Langtang trekking trail is a range of uphill and downhill routes with some steep parts. The difficulty level depends on the topography of the route and the season in which you choose to trek.
Within a period of 7 days, where you have to walk continuously with gradually increasing altitudes. There is less time for acclimatization and proper rest.
There is less chance of getting altitude sickness too. Drink plenty of water throughout your trek so that your body is well hydrated. Dehydration will make you weak and make the climb more difficult.
Some parts of the Langtang valley trek are quite tougher with the difficult slopes and rocky path. At such points, you must walk slowly and carefully. The rest of the trekking trails are quite easy with the enticing nature views on your side.
Langtang Trek 7 Days in Different Months
The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to go for the Langtang Valley Trek.
This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This is the time when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in extremely cold temperatures.
The day time may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. So, this time of the year is challenging in itself and the snow would make it tougher.
March – April
This is the best time of the season to trek in the Langtang Valley Trek. The weather is very favorable through the trek. Thus, you can catch the stunning views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, and many more.
Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains are at their best. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time. On the trail, the bamboo and birch forests will be luscious green and dense.
May – June
This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
July – August
The rainfall hits its peak during this time. Due to rainfall, the trails would be very slippery. So, it is better to avoid such risks.
September – October
This is also one of the perfect seasons for the Langtang Trek. This season is the peak for tourists and trekkers to flock in. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself during these months.
The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains.
It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Langtang Trek, usually between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.
November – December
As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Langtang region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days.
The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold, and begins to snow.
Accommodation and Food during Langtang Trek 7 Days
Local lodges that provide a basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. There is an excellent range of hotels for all kinds of budgets.
The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket, and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost.
The meals will be the best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, and home-cooked. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine.
There is also a wide variety of drinks like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, etc.
Langtang Trek 7 days is the most popular trek to the valley of glaciers. Langtang is a narrow valley lying south of the Tibetan border. The valley lies between the main Himalaya range to the north and small snowy peaks to the south.
Any kind of trekker, couples, groups, families can trek to the Langtang region. The trek is moderately challenging but any experience or technical training is not required.
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