- Explore the Valley of Glaciers within a week.
- 360 degrees mountain views from Kyanjin Ri viewpoint.
- Hike along the lush green jungle and river.
- Passes through ethnic settlements, surreal landscapes and valleys.
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We are delighted to offer a 6-days Short Langtang Valley trek to you. This trek is for travelers with limited time but still dream of hiking around the Himalayan regions.
Nepal, nestled within the embrace of the mighty Himalayas, is a trekker’s paradise offering a plethora of awe-inspiring trails that lead to breathtaking vistas and cultural experiences. Among these, Short Langtang Valley Trek stands out as a captivating journey that combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and an unforgettable trekking experience. This short trek, spanning around 6 days, takes you through the heart of the Langtang region, revealing stunning landscapes, charming villages, and a glimpse into the local Tamang culture.
The Short Langtang Valley Trek begins in the bustling city of Kathmandu, where trekkers embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a staring point of this journey. As you leave the urban landscape behind and venture into the Langtang National Park, you are greeted by lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and the melodic sound of birdsong. The trail gradually ascends, offering trekkers a chance to acclimatize as they approach higher altitudes.
One of the highlights of the trek is the opportunity to explore the quaint villages that dot the landscape. Ghodatabela, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa are some of the stops along the way, each offering a unique insight into the local way of life. The Tamang people, an indigenous community of the region, are known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Trekkers often have the chance to interact with the locals, learn about traditional practices, and even partake in religious ceremonies.
The trek also grants access to breathtaking viewpoints that showcase the grandeur of the Himalayas. The Kyanjin Ri viewpoint, reached after a challenging ascent, rewards trekkers with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha Ri.
Beyond its natural beauty and cultural encounters, it is also an opportunity for self-discovery and personal challenge. The varying terrain, from dense forests to rocky moraines, tests trekkers’ physical endurance and mental resilience. The altitude adds an extra layer of difficulty, making proper acclimatization and pacing essential for a successful journey.
For those with a passion for flora and fauna, the Langtang national park offers a chance to spot a variety of wildlife, including the elusive red panda and various species of birds. The region’s diverse ecosystem, ranging from subtropical forests to alpine meadows, provides a habitat for a wide range of species, adding an element of excitement to the trek.
In recent years, efforts have been made to promote sustainable tourism in the Langtang region. Trekkers are encouraged to minimize their environmental impact by following the “Leave No Trace” principles and respecting local customs. Supporting local lodges and businesses also contributes to the economic well-being of the communities along the trail.
In conclusion, our Short Langtang Valley Trek is a compact yet enriching adventure that encapsulates the essence of Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural diversity. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, close encounters with local traditions, and a sense of accomplishment, this trek offers an unforgettable experience for both novice and experienced trekkers. As you traverse through picturesque villages, ascend to breathtaking viewpoints, and immerse yourself in the Himalayan way of life, the Short Langtang Valley Trek leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all those who embark on this mesmerizing journey.
If you are a novice trekker and wanted to spend some more days in Langtang region then our 11 days Langtang Valley Trek might be right trip for you. Our longer version Langtang Valley Trek package includes additional rest day at Kyanjin Gompa and cultural heritage sitghseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Check out our itinerary for Short Langtang Valley Trek below or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/ 5,085ft) - 7 hrs drive
After an early morning meal, our journey commences with a jeep ride from Machhapokhari, Kathmandu, embarking on a captivating seven to eight-hour expedition destined for Syabrubesi. Throughout the voyage, we are treated to a plethora of stunning vistas. For the inhabitants of Syabrubesi, this village holds great significance, serving as both a vital trading post and a focal point of communal life. The entire Langtang vicinity’s denizens convene at this bustling marketplace, ensuring the procurement of essential commodities, as it stands as the pivotal commercial nexus linked with the capital, Kathmandu.
Amidst the drive, a remarkable opportunity presents itself to soak in the awe-inspiring, sweeping panorama of the Himalayas. This grandeur encompasses renowned peaks like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the iconic summits of the Langtang region. Our day’s journey concludes with a lodge accommodation in Syabrubesi, where we will rest for the night.
Trek from Syabrubesi to Ghoda Tabela (3,210m/ 10,531ft) - 6 hrs walk
Today’s journey will take us from Syaprubesi to Ghoda Tabela via Lama Hotel, which take us around 6 to 7 hours. Along the way, we’ll cross the Bhote Kosi River, originating from the nearby Tibetan region. As we gradually ascend, we’ll traverse through sub-tropical forests and connect with the trail from Syabru Besi. Our path will lead us through lush woodlands filled with oak, pine, and rhododendron trees. Throughout the hike, it’s possible to encounter various wildlife such as monkeys, deer, mountain goats, and a variety of bird species. The final stretch of our hike involves a slightly more challenging ascent through the forest, leading us to Lama Hotel and Goretabela. The vistas from Ghoda Tabela are truly breathtaking. We’ll enjoy a relaxed evening at our campsite, indulging in delicious mountain cuisine at Ghoda Tabela.
Trek from Goda Tabela to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/ 12,697ft) - 5 hrs walk
Today is the most important day of our Langtang journey as we are heading towards Kyanjin Gompa, where you will be surrounded by spectacular mountain glaciers. The journey from Ghoda Tabela to Kyanjin Gompa offers a delightful and relatively brief trek, presenting captivating mountain panoramas. The trail gradually ascends through serene yak pastures and moraines, revealing a widening valley that opens up to expansive vistas before the Langtang range. En route, you’ll encounter charming small streams and traverse moraines. Our final hike gently leads to the Tibetan-influenced settlement of Lama, nestled in Kyanjin.
Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Buddhist monasteries and even visit a Cheese factory. Once settled in Kyanjin, indulge in a leisurely lunch and embark on a short hike to explore the local terrain and engage with the community. Should you have extra time on your hands, consider venturing towards Langshisha Kharka for a captivating encounter with breathtaking mountain vistas and the enchanting spectacle of a splendid sunset.
Hike to Kyanjin Ri and trek down to Langtang Village (3,430m/ 11,253ft) - 7/8 hrs walk
Embark on the Kyanjin Ri hike, setting off in the early morning glow between 4 AM and 5:00 AM. This adventure promises both challenge and reward as you ascend towards the majestic Kyanjin Ri. The trail winds steeply upward, guiding you through rugged rocky terrain on your journey to the summit. Your efforts will be met with the astounding panorama of Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and their snow-draped companions, illuminated by the rising sun over the Himalayan expanse – a truly mesmerizing sight.
Standing triumphantly atop Kyanjin Ri at 4,773 meters/ 15,660 ft, take a moment to absorb the breathtaking vistas embracing the encircling mountains and the Langtang Valley sprawling below. Once you’ve savored the sunrise spectacle and indulged in your summit triumph, begin your descent towards Kyanjin Gompa.
Returning to Kyanjin Gompa, satiate your appetite with a hearty breakfast at the teahouse, replenishing your energy reserves. With renewed vigor, initiate your homeward trek towards Langtang Village. Following the same path as your ascent to Kyanjin Gompa, the trail guides you through a scenic descent.
After a total 7-8 hours of trekking, including your remarkable hike to Kyanjin Ri, you’ll find yourself back amidst the embrace of Langtang Village. Here, you can unwind, relax, and immerse yourself in the unspoiled allure of the Langtang region. Your night’s sanctuary awaits in a cozy teahouse within Langtang Village, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate, surrounded by nature’s serene beauty.
Trek from Langtang Village to Syabrubesi (1,550m/ 5,085ft) - 6/7 hrs walk
Embark on a captivating journey as you descend through the picturesque Langtang Valley. Traverse through verdant forests, and charming suspension bridges over the Langtang Khola (river), and relish in the panoramic vistas of the encircling peaks. Alongside the meandering Langtang Khola, you’ll find numerous occasions to immerse yourself in the tranquil riverside scenes and the serenity that envelops the Langtang Valley.
A delightful pause for lunch awaits you at a cozy teahouse or a specially designated resting point en route. After rejuvenating meal, resume your expedition towards the destination of Syabrubesi. The Bhote Koshi River will greet you once more as you draw near to Syabrubesi. Your trekking duration of approximately 6-7 hours will culminate in Syabrubesi, the both initial point and ultimate stop of the Langtang Valley trek.
Our adventure ends here and stay overnight at the local guesthouse in Syabrubesi.
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,594ft) - 7 hrs drive
Today is the last day of our 6 days Langtang Valley trek. We’ll reach Kathmandu City through an exhilarating drive, navigating through picturesque landscapes adorned with vibrant greenery, and alongside the unbridled Trishuli River that gracefully winds through valleys and hills. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your respective hotel where you have booked your room.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off service on request.
- Trip briefing in Kathmandu prior to the trek.
- Both-way local jeep transportation. (Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu)
- An experienced and certified trekking guide.
- Supporting porters to carry your stuff during the trek. (1 porter for 2 customers)
- 5 nights of twin-sharing local lodges accommodations while in the mountain region.
- Every day full board meals during the trek in the mountain region.
- Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after your dinner.
- All the necessary trekking permits and paperwork for the trek.
- First aid kits for the trek. (Our local guide will carry it)
- Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the hike if needed.
- Trip achievement certificate after the successful trek.
- Helicopter rescue and medication in case of any emergency while on the trek. (In this case, you should have travel insurance or you should pay in cash)
- All the company service charges and government taxes.
- International flights and Nepal visa fees.
- Kathmandu hotel accommodations. (We can book at your request)
- Your personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral bottled water, battery charging, use of WIFI, and hot shower in the mountain region.
- Tips to the trekking crews.
We are very satisfied with the guide and porter service provided by Glorious Himalaya Trekking. A couple from Switzerland visited Nepal in April 2023 and did Langtang valley trek through Glorious Himalaya.
This company was recommended by one of our colleague and we found this company totally trustworthy, professional and responsive after using their service in our Nepal visit. Thanks to Mike for your genuine suggestion.
Before, we were plan to do Langtang valley trek through international company but my colleague Mike, suggest us to book this trek with local agency located in Kathmandu. And we did accordingly.
Overall, it was our best memory and will definitely visit Nepal again. Still the sense of natural beauties of Nepal is revolving in our minds.
A short Langtang Valley trek experience was truly amazing! The stunning landscapes of Langtang region took our breath away at every turn. It is a journey that everyone should go once in a lifetime. Truly blessed with full of natural beauties. Visited in the month of February and the trail were full of snow that added a fragrance in our Langtang journey.
Our Langtang valley trip was organized by Glorious Himalaya Company and everything was well organized. Our knowledgeable guide Prakash shared insightful information about the environments. And our porter Saroj and Shiva were very helpful and smiling faces. Without their support it wouldn’t be possible to complete. Heartfelt thanks to our porters for their great support throughout the trek.
In general, it was one the best adventures and accomplishments in our life. We will visit Nepal again and will definitely contact this agency.
Visit in February 2023.