Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2020 | Change

Langtang Valley trek (7 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Langtang Valley, Kyangjin Gompa, and Kyangjin Ri

Difficulty: moderate
Langtang Valley
Starting at $324 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.04 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $22.75 per person for vat tax
+ $53 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits Langtang National Park Entry and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

A great option for those with less time, the Langtang valley trek allows trekkers to get high into the Himalayas without having to climb a high pass. Although the region was devastated by the 2015 earthquake when Langtang village was completely destroyed by a massive avalanche, the region is recovering and trekking routes are open in this spectacular valley.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Kyangjin Ri at 4779 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around -1.3°C (30°F) and lows down to -18.3°C (-1°F) at Kyangjin Ri.

Langtang Valley Trek
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Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Mon Jan 27 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.7°C (66°F) and lows of about 1.7°C (35°F) in January.

Syapru Besi
Tue Jan 28 (day 2)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 5-6 hours from Syapru Besi, depending on the group and guide may spend the first night after Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in January.

Lama Hotel
Wed Jan 29 (day 3)

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 2 hours from Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.7°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.3°C (19°F) in January.

Ghora Tabela

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lama Hotel or 4-5 from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in January.

Langtang Valley
Thu Jan 30 (day 4)

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

About 3-4 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.2°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.8°C (9°F) in January.

Kyangjin Gompa

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Highlights: Kyangjin Gompa and Upper Langtang Valley
Difficulty: moderate
This day hike from Kyangjin Gompa leads to the pristine Upper Langtang Valley toward the head of the valley and the Langtang glacier (about 6 hours’ round trip to the glacial view point). There are no teahouses past Kyangjin Gompa so you’ll have to take a packed lunch, but you’ll get to experience the wild beauty of the region.

Fri Jan 31 (day 5)

Kyangjin Ri (4779 m)

About 1-2 hours up and an hour back down.
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.3°C (30°F) and lows of about -18.3°C (-1°F) in January.

Kyangjin Ri

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 2 hours from Kyangjin Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in January.

Langtang Valley

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 5 hours from Kyangjin Gompa or 3 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.7°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.3°C (19°F) in January.

Ghora Tabela
Sat Feb 1 (day 6)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in February.

Lama Hotel

Thulo Syabru (2120 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.7°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.3°C (31°F) in February.

Thulo Syabru

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Highlights: Gosainkunda
Difficulty: moderate
The Hindu sacred lake of Gosainkunda sits at an altitude of 4380 m (14,370 ft). This destination draws trekkers and pilgrims alike. The trail passes through villages, forests, and beautiful mountain vistas before arriving at the sacred lake.

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

About 6 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.7°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in February.

Syapru Besi
Sun Feb 2 (day 7)
Public bus from Syapru Besi to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in February.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Casey (United States) on Dec 9, 2019

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

The Langtang Valley trek was a great trip for our timeline and skill level! We are infrequent hikers and slower than some of the timing estimates on Sherpana, but we never ran out of time to get from one location to a planned overnight stop. Overall, the hike was not too difficult, the distance and elevations were manageable, there were plenty of teahouses and lodges to stop for tea and delicious food, and the scenery was all very beautiful and peaceful. Going at the end of November/early December was after the busy season, so the trail and the lodges were not very crowded. The weather was clear and sunny almost every day except one day of cloudy skies and passing snow. It did get cold at Kyangjin Gompa, but we were prepared with extra layers and gear for warmth. The mountain views after Lama Hotel were breathtaking and there were many opportunities for taking great pictures of the Himalayas.

by Alice (Italy) on Nov 15, 2019

Langtang Valley led by Sanjaya Tamang

Awsome

by Ryan (United States) on Oct 22, 2019

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Sanjaya Tamang

by Amy (Australia) on Oct 15, 2019

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda and Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

We found the Langtang Valley a great mix of environments to trek through; roaring rivers, lush green forests and awe inspiring mountains. This valley had it all! We took it a bit slower than some of the groups we saw which worked well for us. It would be a tough trek to rush through but very achievable if you take your time. Our 11 and 13 year old kids kept up easily and loved that every day brought something new as we climbed up into the upper valley.

by Annette (Australia) on Sep 28, 2018

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Amazing people and incredible landscape.

by Chet (United States) on Apr 13, 2018

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Sanam Sherpa

Beautiful trip. Saw a troop of Langur monkies near Lama Hotel. Mountains were beautiful. Prepare for possible digestion issues if you have not been in this area of Asia before. If you have not done backpacking recently, get in shape, it will be much more enjoyable. Consider packing light or using a porter unless you backpack frequently and have a good sense of your capabilities.

by John (UK) on Jan 10, 2018

Langtang Valley led by Phurwa Sherpa

For those who have not trekked in himalaya before this is a very difficult and challenging trail

by Jane (Australia) on Nov 19, 2017

Langtang Valley led by Phurwa Sherpa

Fantastic journey, incredible scenery, I wish I would have taken a couple of days longer to do it, and appreciate it more fully. Including the trek from Kiangjin Gompa to Tserko Ri at 4984m (instead of Kiangjin Ri) made the whole trek one of the highlights of a lifetime (no pun intended!).

by Konstantin (Switzerland) on Nov 12, 2017

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Sanam Sherpa

Increadible trek. Not crowded. Perfect blend of culture and mountain scenery. Very safe. Challenging but doesnt require high level of fitness or extensive hiking experience.

by Timur on May 9, 2017

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike and via Gosainkunda led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

Beautiful place, we really enjoyed it.

by Amy (Australia) on Oct 15, 2019

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda and Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

There were some pretty tough days getting back up to the higher altitudes after descending back down Langtang but this section of the walk seemed much quieter than the main Langtang route. There were a lot more Nepalese trekkers here going up to the lakes for religious ceremonies which was nice to witness. The lakes are spectacular and worth trying to allocate a couple of days to stay there rather than rushing back down.

by Timur on May 9, 2017

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike and via Gosainkunda led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

by Casey (United States) on Dec 9, 2019

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

We are slower hikers/trekkers than the timings suggested on Sherpana, so our guide Mingma suggested that we spend only a few hours walking the flat areas of the upper valley in the morning, and then hike up Kyangjin Ri in the afternoon. This ended up a much better plan rather than to hike up the Ri in the morning before traveling from Kyangjin down to Lama Hotel for the evening. Sherpana's estimate was 1-2 hours up the Ri and 1 hour down -- we needed 2.5-3 hours up and 1.5 hours down. The upper Langtang Valley provided some opportunities for beautiful photos of the mountains and kharkas , but not as good of views from up on the high point of Kyangjin Ri. We got to watch sunset while descending from the 4770m summit, and this was the high point of our whole trip. The extra day is definitely worth it, and a second extra day would have been even better!

by Ryan (United States) on Oct 22, 2019

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Sanjaya Tamang

by Konstantin (Switzerland) on Nov 12, 2017

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Sanam Sherpa

Well worth the detour. Can see some amazing peaks. Very few people and a great sense of the scale of the place.

by Timur on May 9, 2017

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike and via Gosainkunda led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

For us the highlight of the trip was the upper Langtang area.