Langtang Valley Budget Trek starts with a drive north east of Kathmandu on a 7 hours drive to Dhunche which is 105 kilometers from Kathmandu. From here we start the spectacular trek to the splendid Langtang valley region of central Nepal. We begin our trek from the lower region of the Langtang Valley through small villages, farmlands and verdant forests to Kyangjin Gompa. The region borders Tibet and was once an important trading route. Furthermore, the Langtang Valley Trek’s itinerary also takes us to the ‘Langtang Village’ which was heavily affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015.
- Trekking for 7 days upto 3-8 hours a day through forests and scattered Tamang villages surrounded by mountains
- Long drive with pretty view in private vehicles
- Highest Altitude we reach in this trip is 3,870 meters at Kyajing Gompa
- 1 day for rest at Kyanjing Gompa to let your body get used to altitude
Trip Cost Includes:
- All airport pick ups and drops in tourist cars
- Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with Dance
- An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
- The required number of porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 guests)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Langtang National Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Medical Kit will be carried by Trekking Guide
- All Government and Local Taxes
Trip Cost Excludes:
- Accommodation and meals
- Tips and personal expenses (Laundry,phone,beverages,battery recharge,bottle water,shower etc)
- Any cost not mentioned in inclusions
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550 meters) via Dhunche7-8hrs
Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot) we drive for 7 to 8 hours to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. The views on the way are very pretty.
Day 03 :Trek from Syabru gaon to Lama Hotel (2380 meters) 5hrs
The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky.
Overnight: Lama Hotel
Day 04 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m)
Your gentle climb to begin with soon steepens high above the river to Ghora Tabela. (2970m). You will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.
Overnight: Langtang Village
Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyajing Gompa (3870m) 3hrs
You will climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.
Day 06: Rest Day at Kyajing
This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Day 07: Trek from Kyajing Gompa to Lama Hotel
You will return the way you came today following the Langtang Khola river to Langtang Village and on to Ghora Tabela and down to Lama Hotel
Overnight: Lama Hotel
Day08: Trek fro Lama Hotel to Syabru besi (5hrs)
The beginning of your journey today is very pretty and offers magnificent views. You will begin descending gently before it steepens to Syabrubesi, taking about 5 hours in total.
Day 09: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (9hrs)
Today we drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu, which takes about nine hours.
You spend the last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Meals: Farewell Dinner
Day 10: Airport Transfer for your departure flight
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.
The fixed departure dates and booking deposit amount for online booking are same as that of Langtang Valley Trek. So you can do your booking from that one. If the given departure dates are not suitable for you, please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily customize your trip on the date more appropriate for you.
Best Months for Langtang Valley Trek
The springtime from March, April, May and the autumn months of September, October, November are the best months for this trek.
Maximum Altitude in this trek: 3870 meters at Kyajing Gompa
Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.
Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for this Trek. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.
Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.
All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.
It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.
To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack. Around base camp you will need your down jacket.
All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).
We use standard rooms at star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional USD 200. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
While on trekking, meals are provided at Guesthouses and Lodges on the way in Kathmandu breakfast is provided in the hotel where you will stay. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.
Means of Transportation
We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines.
No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.
Communication while trekking
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide
One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.
The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date. Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.
Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582
We did Langtang Valley Trek with Eve Holidays last spring. We enjoyed the trekking exprience in Nepal and yes it was really a fun and adventure walking through local villages, dense rhododendendron forest and the beautiful views of Himalayas.
Lewis C, Poland