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Upper Langtang Day Hike side trek (3 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Kyangjin Gompa and Upper Langtang Valley

Difficulty: moderate
Upper Langtang Day Hike

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.

Weather Conditions in August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Upper Langtang Valley at 4000 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 13.4°C (56°F) and lows down to 4.4°C (40°F) at Upper Langtang Valley.

Upper Langtang Day Hike Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

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.

Tue Aug 18 (day 1)

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

About 3-4 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in August.

Kyangjin Gompa
Wed Aug 19 (day 2)

Upper Langtang Valley (4000 m)

Out and back day hike to explore the upper Langtang Valley.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in August.

Upper Langtang Valley

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in August.

Kyangjin Gompa
Thu Aug 20 (day 3)

by Nir (Israel) on Mar 9, 2020

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike led by Ang Tsering 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.