Short Langtang Valley Trek 6 Days Itinerary and Cost 2023
Langtang valley trek is an incredible journey north of Kathmandu valley, inside the Langtang National Park. You can go on a long 10 days Langtang valley trek and even extend it to holy Gosaikunda Lake or Helambu, crossing Lauribinayak Pass if you have ample time to travel. However, for travelers who have limited time to trek and looking for something under a week, we have designed this 6-day Langtang valley trek program.
It is a short Langtang valley trek package that covers all the major attractions of Langtang Valley and leads you up to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m). You begin the trek from Syabrubesi (2,380 m), where you will reach by a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. The trail from here onwards gradually ascends and descends through lush subtropical forests. You will walk by beautiful remote villages, crossing streams & rivers. On the way, you can also see gorgeous waterfalls, verdant hills, and glimpses of snow-capped mountains.
Spending a night at Lama Hotel (2,470 m), you will walk past Ghoda Tabela (3,008 m) and Langtang village (3,430 m). The trail slowly opens up to vast meadows along with a clear panorama of the mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), etc.
The last village is Kyanjin Gompa at 3,800 m. It is an ancient monastery surrounded by guesthouses and homes of locals. Before leaving, hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m) to witness a stunning sunrise and then retrace the trail back to Syabrubesi, where the trek ends. The entire program is 6 days long, and you'll be covering a great distance in a short span.
Langtang valley trek is usually known as a moderate trek with a gentle pace, perfect for beginner trekkers. However, this particular itinerary is only for those who can actually walk 7 hours a day, at minimum. The elevation gain is also balanced, so the risk of altitude sickness is quite minimal. Even if you get any symptoms of altitude sickness, our professional guide will help you with it and bring the necessary preventive measures into action right away.
The Langtang valley trek route is very scenic. In terms of landscapes, it varies and lets you relish varieties of them. As it is a guesthouse trek, you get to spend nights in the home of the locals. The Langtang valley is home to Tamangs and Sherpas. Tamangs are the main inhabitants of this area and are descendants of Tibetans. They are very kind and welcoming individuals with a very vibrant and centuries old cultural heritage. The guesthouse accommodation will let you see their daily lifestyle and practices very closely.
One of the impressive things about the Langtang valley trail is the presence of numerous stupas, chortens, mani walls, and prayer wheels on the way. Hanging bridges, trees, and many sections are marked with colorful prayer flags. The greenery of the Langtang region, with its faded color of hills and the richness of the flora & fauna is impeccable. Even though it is a short trek, you will have the most amazing time of your life exploring the Langtang Valley.
We highly recommend the Langtang valley trek in spring. The trail is magnificent in this season, covered with colorful rhododendrons and many other flowers. The Langtang valley trek in autumn is also a great time. Trust us this is the best Langtang valley trek itinerary that incorporates all the thrills at the best price. You can book the Langtang valley trek 2023 departure through our site. It is a very simple process.
For any assistance or query, you can contact us. Also, check out these other short treks in Nepal- short Everest base camp trek, Sherpa village trekking, short Annapurna base camp trek, Poon hill trek, 8 Days Mardi Himal trek, etc.
Where is the 6 days Short Langtang valley trek located?
Langtang valley trek lies in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. Rasuwa District is located in the Bagmati Province of the country. Langtang is a region in the northern part of Nepal. It is one of the most popular and accessible trekking routes in the country. The trek starts from Syabrubesi, which is approximately a 7-9 hour drive from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
6 days Short Langtang valley trek Elevation and altitude
The highest point reached during the 6 days Short Langtang Valley Trek is typically Kyanjin Ri. The elevation of Kyanjin Ri is approximately 4,984 meters (16,350 feet) above sea level.
6 days Short Langtang valley trek in Autumn (Sept to Nov)
Autumn is the most popular season for the Short Langtang Valley trek. The weather is generally stable and clear, offering excellent visibility of the mountains and surrounding landscapes. During this time, the days are pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) at lower elevations like Syabrubesi and Lama Hotel. At higher altitudes, around Kyanjin Gompa and Tserko Ri, daytime temperatures may vary from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). Nights can get chilly, with temperatures dropping to around -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F) at higher elevations. The autumn season showcases the beauty of the region's flora and fauna. The trekking trails pass through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine trees, which are especially scenic during this time. You may also encounter various wildlife species, including the Himalayan tahr, langur monkeys, and several bird species.
6 days Short Langtang valley trek in Winter (Dec to Feb)
Short Langtang valley trek during winter can be quite cold, especially at higher elevations. While the days may still be sunny, temperatures drop significantly. Daytime temperatures at lower elevations can be around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F), but at higher elevations, temperatures can drop to -10°C to -5°C (14°F to 23°F) during the day and even colder at night. Snowfall is common in the higher regions, and some parts of the trail may be challenging due to icy conditions. Winter treks are possible but require proper winter gear and preparation. Winter is considered the off-peak season for trekking in Langtang, so you can expect fewer trekkers on the trail. Despite the challenges, winter also offers unique panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and a pristine, untouched beauty of the Langtang valley trek.
6 days Short Langtang valley trek in Spring (March to May)
Spring is another favorable season for the Short Langtang valley trek. The weather remains stable, and the rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the surroundings. Daytime temperatures at lower elevations range from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) and can go up to 10°C (50°F) at higher altitudes. Nights are still cold but relatively milder than in autumn, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to -5°C (32°F to 23°F) at higher elevations. Langtang region offers breathtaking landscapes, and during spring, the scenery is particularly picturesque. Snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and pristine rivers create a stunning backdrop for trekkers. Spring season is an excellent time for wildlife sightings in the Langtang Valley. As the region comes to life after the winter, you may have the chance to spot various wildlife, including the elusive red panda, langur monkeys, and various bird species.
6 days Short Langtang valley trek in Monsoon (June to August)
Short Langtang valley trek during monsoon can be challenging due to the rains. The monsoon season in Nepal brings frequent and heavy rainfall, especially in the afternoons and evenings. The trails can become slippery and muddy, making trekking more challenging and potentially dangerous. Cloud cover and mist are common during the monsoon season, which can obstruct the stunning mountain views that the Langtang Valley is known for. The rainy season is considered the off-peak time for trekking in Langtang, so there will be fewer trekkers on the trails. This can create a quieter and more peaceful trekking experience, but also means that some teahouses and guesthouses may have limited facilities.
Important Notes for 6 days Short Langtang valley trek
- While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
- Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
- It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
- You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
- Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
- 6 days Short Langtang valley trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
- You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
- We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.