The Langtang region is the third most popular trekking area in Nepal but receives only a fraction of the crowds that go to the Annapurna and Everest areas.
There is a wide range of scenery and culture, accommodation is good, and there are several trek combinations. We will trek through villages, forests, waterfalls, and high alpine pastures, ultimately reaching views of glaciers and peaks on the border with Tibet. We will also visit the Kyanjin Gompa (monastery), and a cheese factory (open May to December.)
Duration: 6-7 Day Trek
Access: One day drive in each direction. 6-7 hours driving each way.
Starting Altitude: 1470m or 4850 feet
Peak Altitude: 3870m or 12,770 feet
Optional Dayhike: to 4600m or 15,180 feet
Itinerary in detail
See the Overall Tour Summary for details on itinerary for before and after your selected trek.
In the morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by private vehicle which takes about 6 hours. Syabrubesi is at 1460m or 4800 feet. You have great views of Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal during the drive. Overnight in lodge.
Day 2 – Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel at 2324m or 7670 feet. 6 hours.
You start your trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing thru a village and across a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream from Langtang Khola through the forest until reaching Pairo, which takes about 3 hours. We have a lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo, about 1 and 1/2 hours. The trail then ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 3 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m/6 hours
You start your trek after breakfast, the trail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your trek to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps ascending until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4 – Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m/3-4 hours
Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5 – Acclimatization Day: hike to Tsergo-Ri 4985m
Today you have a full day excursion and hike to Tsergo-Ri which is in the elevation of 4985m high above the sea level. You start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your Lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till your lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6 – Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, you start from your lodge. The trail continues down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours. Then you continue your trek cross by suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 7 – Trek from Lamahotel to Syabru Besi 2210m/5-6 hours,
Day 8 – Drive from Sybru Besi to Kathmandu by private vehicle 5/6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle. It takes about 5 hours. 3 hours drive in the rough road you arrive in Trisuli and have lunch there. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Final Full Day
Free day, shopping, resting, relaxing, etc.