• LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

    Trekkers enjoying mountain views and a well earned rest atop Kyanjin Ri (4586 m) in the Langtang Valley
  • LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

    Trekkers enjoying mountain views and a well earned rest atop Kyanjin Ri (4586 m) in the Langtang Valley

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

A GUIDE TO THE TRAIL

In this guide we share detailed trail notes about the Langtang Valley trekking route, to ensure you know exactly what to expect on your trip. This includes section distances and estimated trekking times, plus info about food, services, and accommodation options along the way. There is also a description of the trail and we offer a downloadable route map for online or offline use. As a visual accompaniment to this written guide you can watch our Langtang Valley films, and for everything else you need to know to plan your trek, check out our full Langtang Valley Trekking Guide.

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LANGTANG VALLEY TREK OVERVIEW

    • DISTANCE | 60 – 75 km (depending on day hikes)
    • DURATION | 6 – 8 days (+ 2 days travel to/from Kathmandu)
    • START/END | Syabrubesi (accessible by public bus (8+ hours) or private jeep (6 – 7 hours) from Kathmandu)
    • PERMITS REQUIRED| Langtang National Park Fee 3000 NPR (payable at checkpoint near start of trek), TIMS NOT Required
    • TREKKING SEASON | Best Seasons: Mid-March to April, October to Mid-November; Shoulder Seasons: Early-March, May, September, Mid-November to December; Avoid: June to August, January to February
    • TREK DIFFICULTY | Moderate
    • ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS | +/- 3420 metres (to Kyanjin Gompa only), +/- 5300 metres (including day hikes)
    • MAX ALTITUDE | 3880 m at Kyanjin Gompa, 4965 m if trekking to Tsergo Ri
    • GUIDE MANDATORY | Debatable: From April 1st 2023, trekking guides became mandatory for all foreign trekkers in Nepal, however the rule isn’t necessarily being enforced on the ground
    • ACCOMMODATION | Teahouses/Guesthouses in villages along the trail
    • TREK COST | $24 – 100 USD per person, per day (budget independent trekker to fully inclusive package)
    • ADD-ON TREKS | Gosainkunda, Tamang Heritage Trail, climbing Yala Peak
    • RECOMMENDED TREKKING AGENCY | Himalayan Masters, Quote HOGG5 for 5% discount

LANGTANG VALLEY TREK OVERVIEW

DISTANCE
60 – 75 km

DURATION
6 – 8 days (+ 2 days travel to/from Kathmandu)

START/END
Syabrubesi (accessible by public bus (8+ hours) or private jeep (6 – 7 hours) from Kathmandu)

PERMITS REQUIRED
Langtang National Park Fee 3000 NPR (payable at checkpoint near start of trek), TIMS NOT Required

TREKKING SEASON
Best Seasons
Mid-March to April
October to Mid-November
Shoulder Seasons
Early-March, May, September
Mid-November to December
Avoid
June to August
January to February

TREK DIFFICULTY
Moderate

ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS
+/- 3420 metres
(to Kyanjin Gompa only)
+/- 5300 metres
(including day hikes)

MAX ALTITUDE
3880 m at Kyanjin Gompa
4965 m if trekking to Tsergo Ri

GUIDE MANDATORY
Debatable: From April 1st 2023, trekking guides became mandatory for all foreign trekkers in Nepal, however the rule isn’t necessarily being enforced on the ground

ACCOMMODATION
Teahouses/Guesthouses in villages along the trail

TREK COST
$24 – 100 USD per person, per day (budget independent trekker to fully inclusive package)

ADD-ON TREKS
Gosainkunda, Tamang Heritage Trail, climbing Yala Peak

OUR RECOMMENDED TREKKING AGENCY
Himalayan Masters, Quote HOGG5 for 5% discount


LANGTANG VALLEY FILM & VIDEO GUIDE

Our ‘silent hiking’ style films are perfect for getting a sense of the Langtang Valley trek, while our indepth video guide works well as a companion piece to this written guide.





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Watch the behind the scenes
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trek
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LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

MAP & GPX DOWNLOAD

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MAP & GPX DOWNLOAD

We have created a detailed Langtang Valley trekking map to accompany this guide. The trekking route between Syabrubesi and Kyanjin Gompa, the day hiking routes to Kyanjin Ri and Tsergo Ri, and the stats for each section are all marked on the map. Villages and tea shops are also marked, as well as key sights and practical info such as checkpoints. Guesthouses as per our own trek itinerary are marked, including prices and services, phone numbers, and a copy of the menu. Photos are included with almost every pin. You can use the digital map online, or download it for offline use with a mapping app such as Organic Maps, Maps.me or Gaia GPS. This is very helpful for navigation assistance on the trail and allows you to quickly pinpoint key places and services along the way and calculate distance and elevation differences between destinations. Note that while we’ve tried to be as accurate as possible when recording and mapping the route, changes on the ground are inevitable, and this map should not be solely relied upon for navigation. 

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ITINERARY

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ITINERARY

In the itinerary table below and in the detailed trail notes throughout this guide, we outline an 8 day trek starting and ending in Syabrubesi (with an extra 2 days for travelling to and from Kathmandu). We feel this is an ideal itinerary* for the Langtang Valley trekking route, ascending to altitude at a pace which allows you to acclimatise slowly, and varying the route on the way up and down the valley. While this is the route we suggest you follow, the below trail notes will still be useful if your itinerary differs at all, as we break down each day into sections with individual stats and route descriptions.

*Read more about our reasoning for this specific itinerary in our Guide To The Langtang Valley Trek

If viewing on a mobile device or tablet, scroll to the right to see the full table or flip your screen to landscape mode.

DAYROUTEDISTANCE & TIME

ELEVATION GAINELEVATION LOSSSLEEP ALTITUDE
TRAVEL DAYDrive KATHMANDU → SYABRUBESI5.5+ hours1500 m
DAY 1SYABRUBESI → SHERPAGAON9.8 km / 6.5 hours
1637 m
497 m2600 m
DAY 2SHERPAGAON → THANGSHYAP11.4 km / 6.5 hours
1343 m
761 m3190 m
DAY 3THANGSHYAP → LANGTANG4 km / 1.5 hours402 m142 m3450 m
DAY 4LANGTANG → KYANJIN GOMPA6.5 km / 3 hours495 m86 m3865 m
DAY 5KYANJIN RI DAY HIKE
(4586 m)
4.5 km / 4.5 hours730 m730 m3865 m
DAY 6TSERGO RI DAY HIKE
(4965 m)
9.3 km / 8 hours1154 m1154 m3865 m
DAY 7*KYANJIN GOMPA → LAMA HOTEL18.2 km / 5.5 hours453 m1833 m2485 m
DAY 8LAMA HOTEL → SYABRUBESI (via Bamboo)10.6 km / 5.5 hours524 m1558 m1500 m
TRAVEL DAYDrive SYABRUBESI → KATHMANDU1400 m

*You could continue 30 minutes to Rimche for better views

LANGTANG VALLEY TREK ELEVATION PROFILE

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ELEVATION PROFILE

The image below shows the elevation profile of our own route for the Langtang Valley trek, going via Sherpagaon on the way up, including the day hikes to Kyanjin Ri (4586 m) and Tsergo Ri (4965 m), and ending at the Gosainkunda turn-off on the way down.  Elevation is displayed in metres and distance in kilometres.

Langtang Valley Trek elevation profile

3D ROUTE MAP

Watch our 3D relief map video of the route to visualise the geography of the Langtang Valley and get a sense of the trek.


LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE BREAKDOWN

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ROUTE BREAKDOWN AND TRAIL DESCRIPTION

Below is the breakdown of the Langtang Valley trekking route outlined in the itinerary table above. Each day includes an overview, distances, elevation gain and loss, estimated trekking times without breaks, a detailed description of the trail, and info about food, services, and accommodation options.

TRAVEL DAY: DRIVE to SYABRUBESI

TRAVEL DAY:

DRIVE to SYABRUBESI

5.5 – 9 hours

5.5 – 9 hours

Syabrubesi is the trailhead for the Langtang Valley trek, a small town approximately 115 km north of Kathmandu. You can get there by public bus or private jeep and the journey takes around 5.5 – 9 hours, depending on your mode of transport. The road is narrow and twisting at points with occasional steep drop-offs, and includes some bumpy sections on rough non-tarmac roads.

Whether you travel by bus or private jeep, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant (with a toilet) and then again at the Langtang National Park entrance checkpoint, where you can pay your entrance fee and your bag will be checked.

Syabrubesi itself has numerous guesthouses lining the main street, along with a few small shops. It’s common for people to stay overnight here at the start and end of their Langtang Valley trek.

Early morning sun and shadow on the quiet main street of Syabrubesi

Early morning on the main street of Syabrubesi



Early morning sun and shadow on the quiet main street of Syabrubesi

Early morning on the main street of Syabrubesi



Read more about getting from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back again in the transport section of our Langtang Valley Trekking Guide.

OUR SYABRUBESI ACCOMMODATION

    • NAME | New Yala Peak Guesthouse, Syabrubesi
    • ROOM | Small double + single bed. Pillows, duvets with cover and sheets, blanket
    • ROOM COST | 1000 NPR attached bathroom/ 500 NPR shared bathroom
    • BATHROOM | Attached bathroom with sit-down toilet and hot shower
    • DAL BHAT | 600 NPR
    • SHOWER | Very hot, solar
    • CHARGING | Sockets in room, no fee for electricity use
    • WIFI | Free
    • PHONE | NCell, NTC
    • SHOP | Numerous
    • OTHER | Sizeable town with numerous facilities

OUR SYABRUBESI ACCOMMODATION

  • NAME | New Yala Peak Guesthouse, Syabrubesi
  • ROOM | Small double + single bed. Pillows, duvets with cover and sheets, blanket
    ROOM COST | 1000 NPR attached bathroom/ 500 NPR shared bathroom
  • BATHROOM | Attached bathroom with sit-down toilet and hot shower
  • DAL BHAT | 600 NPR
  • SHOWER | Very hot, solar
  • CHARGING | Sockets in room, no fee for electricity use
  • WIFI | Free
  • PHONE | NCell, NTC
  • SHOP | Numerous
  • OTHER | Sizeable town with numerous facilities

NEW YALA PEAK GUESTHOUSE MENU

Click into the slider to see this Langtang trek food and drink menu from Syabrubesi.

  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Yala Peak Guesthouse in Syabrubesi

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 1: SYABRUBESI → SHERPAGAON

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 1:

SYABRUBESI → SHERPAGAON

9.8 km | + 1645 m / – 497 m | 6.5 hours

9.8 km

+ 1645 m / – 497 m

6.5 hours

The day starts with an 800 metre ascent to Khangjim, passing through an attractive pine forest. From here, the climbing continues through the small village of Surka and a lovely forest section, before joining a rocky dirt road with open valley views. The final stretch to Sherpagaon follows both dirt road and trail, and is mostly downhill or gently undulating. Sherpagaon itself is an attractive hillside village with a mix of homes and teahouses.

Note that if you prefer to follow the ‘classic’ Langtang Valley trekking route – directly up the valley alongside the Langtang Khola (river) to Rimche or Lama Hotel – you can follow our Day 9 trail notes in reverse.

Elevation profile and figures for the Syabrubesi to Sherpagaon section of the Langtang Valley trek


PLACES ON THE ROUTE

The table below details the tea shops, villages, and services available along the route from Syabrubesi to Sherpagaon. The distances and times noted cover the sections between the stops, not the total from the start.

If viewing on a mobile device or tablet, scroll to the right to see the full table or flip your screen to landscape mode.

NAMETSERING’S TEA SHOPKHANGJIM

SURKASHERPAGAON
APPROX TIME2 hours1 hour30 min3 hours
DISTANCE2.5 km1.4 km0.7 km5.2 km
ELEVATION2030 m2255 m2400 m2600 m
GUESTHOUSE✖️~ 72~ 6
RESTAURANTTea✔️✔️✔️
SHOP✖️✔️✔️
ELECTRICITY✔️✔️✔️✔️
WIFI✔️✔️✔️✔️
PHONE SIGNAL✔️✔️✔️✔️
HOT SHOWER✖️✔️✔️✔️

Syabrubesi → Khangjim

3.9 km  | + 889 m / – 91  m | 3 hours

Syabrubesi → Khangjim

3.9 km

+ 889 m / – 91  m

3 hours

There is a passport and permit checkpoint as you leave Syabrubesi, which you must stop at. From here the trail leads down the road to a suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi. Turn left after crossing the bridge and follow the trail uphill, keeping left at the next junction (there is a yellow trekking signpost). The trail climbs past a few huts, and about 520 metres beyond and 100 metres above the bridge, it starts to switch back up the hillside. It’s easy to miss this turn off, so look out for it.

From here the trail zigzags up the hill on an obvious path, entering a lovely pine forest at around 1750 m. When the trail meets the road at 1950 m, follow the road around two bends then rejoin the trekking trail just below Tsering’s Tea Shop. Stop here for tea or continue up the trail to rejoin the road at about 2220 m.

Follow the road to Khangjim, where there are a number of guesthouses. There is also a mill in a small shack below a water wheel; if it’s in use you can peek inside and watch the process.

A trekker rests and takes in the view over Syabrubesi from the forested trail to Khangjim

A view over Syabrubesi from the forested trail to Khangjim



A trekker rests and takes in the view over Syabrubesi from the forested trail to Khangjim

A view over Syabrubesi from the forested trail



Khangjim → Sherpagaon

5.9 km  | + 752 m / – 408  m | 3.5 hours

Khangjim → Sherpagaon

5.9 km

+ 752 m / – 408  m

3.5 hours

Continue uphill through and beyond Khangjim, climbing another 150 metres or so in elevation to reach a couple of guesthouses at Surka, where food and rooms are available. This is a good place to stop for lunch if you didn’t eat in Khangjim.

The route continues up through Surka, turning right towards the cluster of prayer flags in the forest, visible from the village. The forest is beautiful and a pleasure to walk in. You’ll climb around 200 metres to emerge at a viewpoint looking over to Thulo Syabru and the mountains above. A second viewpoint, bedecked with prayer flags, follows soon after.

A moody afternoon view across the valley to the hillside village of Thulo Syabru

A moody afternoon view across the valley to Thulo Syabru, a town you’ll pass through if you add Gosainkunda to your Langtang Valley trek



A moody afternoon view across the valley to the hillside village of Thulo Syabru

A moody afternoon view across to Thulo Syabru,
a town you’ll pass through if you add Gosainkunda
to your Langtang Valley trek



Shortly after the second viewpoint you’ll join a rocky dirt road and follow this for 2.3 km, almost all the way to Sherpagaon. It’s not at all busy though, and is pretty nice as far as road walking goes. There is a bit of climbing, some downhill, and then mostly gentle undulation, with views across the valley as you go. There’s a chance you’ll see langur monkeys around here too.

Approaching Sherpagaon, leave the road and follow the trail down some steps to the right. This leads to a metal bridge, and the trail then works its way around the hillside to Sherpagaon. There is a mix of teahouses and homes in the village, along with wonderful mountain and valley views.

OUR SHERPAGAON ACCOMMODATION

    • NAME | New Tibet Eco Guesthouse, Sherpagaon 
    • ROOM | Two single beds, small table, sheet and pillow, blankets (no cover) + attached bathroom
    • ROOM COST | 500 NPR single/ 1000 NPR double
    • BATHROOM | All rooms attached, hot shower, sit-down toilet
    • DAL BHAT | 650 NPR
    • SHOWER | Very hot, solar
    • CHARGING | Sockets in room, no fee for electricity use
    • WIFI | 300 NPR, unlimited use
    • PHONE | NCell, NTC
    • SHOP | Yes
    • OTHER | Electric heater in bedroom! Very nice dining room with hot fire, great views, very friendly owners, sisters Trin and Tolwar

OUR SHERPAGAON ACCOMMODATION

NAME | New Tibet Eco Guesthouse, Sherpagaon

ROOM | Two single beds, small table, sheet and pillow, blankets (no cover) + attached bathroom

ROOM COST | 500 NPR single/ 1000 NPR double

BATHROOM | All rooms attached, hot shower, sit-down toilet

DAL BHAT | 650 NPR

SHOWER | Very hot, solar

CHARGING | Sockets in room, no fee for electricity use

WIFI | 300 NPR, unlimited use

PHONE | NCell, NTC

SHOP | Yes 

OTHER | Electric heater in bedroom! Very nice dining room with hot fire, great views, very friendly owners, sisters Trin and Tolwar


NEW TIBET ECO GUESTHOUSE

Click into the slider to see this Langtang trek food and drink menu from Sherpagaon.

  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Tibet Eco Guesthouse in Sherpagaon
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Tibet Eco Guesthouse in Sherpagaon
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Tibet Eco Guesthouse in Sherpagaon
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Tibet Eco Guesthouse in Sherpagaon
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from New Tibet Eco Guesthouse in Sherpagaon

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 2: SHERPAGAON → THANGSHYAP

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 2:

SHERPAGAON → THANGSHYAP

11.4 km | + 1343 m / – 761 m | 6.5 hours

11.4 km

+ 1343 m / – 761 m

6.5 hours

The day starts with a narrow hillside trail to Rimche, where you join the main Langtang Valley trekking route and can expect to meet many more hikers, as well as mules. The climb from Rimche to Thangshyap is mostly gradual with just a few steeper sections. You’ll spend much of the day trekking in beautiful forest, with the mighty Langtang Khola ever present. There are numerous guesthouses to stop at along the way for tea or lunch, and good opportunities to spot langur monkeys, yaks, and mountain goats. All in all, a very enjoyable day on the trail.

Elevation profile and figures for the Sherpagaon to Thangshyap section of the Langtang Valley trek


PLACES ON THE ROUTE

The table below details the tea shops, villages, and services available along the route from Sherpagaon to Thangshyap. The distances and times noted cover the sections between the stops, not the total from the start.

If viewing on a mobile device or tablet, scroll to the right to see the full table or flip your screen to landscape mode.

NAMERIMCHELAMA HOTEL
RIVERSIDE HOTEL (GUMNACHOK)HOTEL WOODLAND (CHHUNAMA)GHODATABELATHANGSHYAP
APPROX TIME1h30m30 min1h40m15 min1h45m50 min
DISTANCE2.75 km1 km2.7 km0.5 km2.65 km1.8 km
ELEVATION2490 m2485 m2780 m2800 m3040 m3190 m
GUESTHOUSE2~ 8112~ 5
RESTAURANT✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
SHOP✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
ELECTRICITY✔️SolarSolarSolarSolarSolar
WIFI✔️✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️
PHONE SIGNAL✔️✖️✖️✖️NTC ✔️
NCell ✖️
NTC phone signal (no data)
HOT SHOWER✖️✔️✔️✔️Bucket✔️
OTHERPermit Checkpoint

Sherpagaon → Lama Hotel

3.75 km | + 402 m / – 514 m | 2 hours

Sherpagaon → Lama Hotel

3.75 km

+ 402 m / – 514 m

2 hours

From Sherpagaon, a narrow and undulating trail leads around the hillside before descending to the small teahouse village of Rimche. It’s a lovely walk with great views. Rimche is where the trail from Sherpagaon meets the classic Langtang Valley route, coming up from Bamboo and the Langtang Khola (river) below. There are just two seasonal teahouses here.

Leaving Rimche the trail continues through a beautiful forest section with bamboo and fern-covered trees. It’s a 25 – 30 minute gentle walk up the narrowing valley to Lama Hotel, where you’ll meet the Langtang Khola. Lama Hotel has around eight teahouses, mostly traditional stone buildings. There is no phone signal, WiFi, or mains electricity here, with limited solar the only power source.

A trekker and guide on the sunny forest trail from Rimche to Lama Hote

A gentle, undulating path runs through beautiful forest between Rimche (2490) and Lama Hotel (2485 m)



A trekker and guide on the sunny forest trail from Rimche to Lama Hote

A gentle, undulating path runs through
beautiful forest between Rimche (2490)
and Lama Hotel (2485 m)



Lama Hotel → Thangshyap

7.65 km | + 950 m / – 247 m | 4.5 hours

Lama Hotel → Thangshyap

7.65 km

+ 950 m / – 247 m

4.5 hours

The climb from Lama Hotel is a bit steep initially, although it’s an attractive trail through yet more beautiful forest. The ascent continues, at times gradually and at other times quite steeply up stone steps. You’ll be following the powerful river the whole way, with impressively large boulders jutting out of the riverbed here and there. From Lama Hotel, it’s 2.7 km (around 1.5 hours) till you reach the lone Riverside Hotel at Gumnachok, a good spot to stop for lunch or tea by the river.

Leaving Riverside Hotel, a wide stony trail leads through open forest. After about 15 minutes you’ll reach a single teahouse at Chhunama, Hotel Woodland, and after a further 20 minutes or so you’ll come to the metal Dav Bridge. There is a trail marked on some maps that continues up the left side of the valley, but this is the old route and as there are landslides on this side, you should cross the bridge and carry on up the right side.

A view up the tree-lined Langtang Khola (River) towards distant peaks while crossing the Dav Bridge

Looking up the Langtang Khola towards distant peaks while crossing the Dav Bridge



A view up the tree-lined Langtang Khola (River) towards distant peaks while crossing the Dav Bridge

Looking up the Langtang Khola towards
distant peaks while crossing the Dav Bridge



The trail climbs through forest and meets another smaller wooden bridge over a stream. From here, a steep climb is followed by a gentle incline through open pastures filled with rhododendron trees, which will be blooming in spring. You’ll reach a couple of stone buildings with red roofs, marked as ‘spring and yak curd’ on OpenStreetMap, where there’s a good chance you’ll see your first yaks of the trek.

A metal bridge leads you across the river before the trail climbs briefly to Ghodatabela. This is a small settlement with just two basic teahouses, plus a permit checkpoint. From here a narrow trail climbs gently, passing through low trees and bushes where there’s a chance to see langur monkeys and mountain goats.

The route crosses another small wooden bridge and then climbs steeply on a switchback trail, the final short section to Thangshyap. This teahouse village has around five guesthouses (and we HIGHLY recommend the dal bhat, and hospitality, at Summit Guest House!).

OUR THANGSHYAP ACCOMMODATION

    • NAME | Summit Guest House, Thangshyap
    • ROOM | Two large single beds, sheet and pillow, blanket (no cover)
    • ROOM COST | 1000 NPR
    • BATHROOM | Shared squat toilets + shower 
    • DAL BHAT | 650 NPR
    • SHOWER | Solar
    • CHARGING | In dining room. 250 NPR camera charge, 150 NPR phone charge
    • WIFI | No
    • PHONE | NTC phone signal only
    • SHOP | Yes
    • OTHER | Best dal bhat of the trek

OUR THANGSHYAP ACCOMMODATION

NAME | Summit Guest House, Thangshyap

ROOM | Two large single beds, sheet and pillow, blanket (no cover)

ROOM COST | 1000 NPR

BATHROOM | Shared squat toilets + shower 

DAL BHAT | 650 NPR

SHOWER | Solar

CHARGING | In dining room. 250 NPR camera charge, 150 NPR phone charge

WIFI | No

PHONE | NTC phone signal only

SHOP | Yes

OTHER | Best dal bhat of the trek


SUMMIT GUESTHOUSE MENU

Click into the slider to see this Langtang trek food and drink menu from Thangshyap.

  • Langtang Valley Trek sample food and drink menu, showing typical prices and items available as standard
  • Langtang Valley Trek sample food and drink menu, showing typical prices and items available as standard
  • Langtang Valley Trek sample food and drink menu, showing typical prices and items available as standard
  • Langtang Valley Trek sample food and drink menu, showing typical prices and items available as standard

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 3: THANGSHYAP →  LANGTANG

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 3:

THANGSHYAP →  LANGTANG

4 km | + 402 m / – 142 m | 1.5 – 2 hours

4 km

+ 402 m / – 142 m

1.5 – 2 hours

The route from Thangshyap to Langtang marks a big change in scenery, the trail leading gradually up the open valley with imposing mountains rising either side. It’s a short and straightforward day, where you’ll pass a couple of lone tea shops and the teahouse village of Gumba, cross a rocky landslide area, and arrive in Langtang by lunchtime.

Elevation profile and figures for the Thangshyap to Langtang section of the Langtang Valley trek


PLACES ON THE ROUTE

The table below details the tea shops, villages, and services available along the route from Thangshyap to Langtang. The distances and times noted cover the sections between the stops, not the total from the start.

If viewing on a mobile device or tablet, scroll to the right to see the full table or flip your screen to landscape mode.

NAMECHARTHINGCHYAMKIGUMBALANGTANG
APPROX TIME15 min15 min35 min50 min
DISTANCE0.7 km0.7 km1.1 km1.5 km
ELEVATION3250 m3265 m3400 m3450 m
GUESTHOUSE11 (+ bakery)~ 8~ 10
RESTAURANT✔️✔️✔️✔️ + bakery
SHOP?✔️✔️✔️
ELECTRICITYSolarSolarSolar✔️
WIFI✖️✖️✖️✖️
PHONE SIGNALNTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️
HOT SHOWER?✖️✔️✔️

From Thangshyap, it’s a fairly gentle climb up the valley on a stony, dirt trail that crosses an open hillside. The views are wonderful. You’ll reach a lone teahouse after about 15 minutes, a basic guesthouse offering rooms and food. On a clear day you can see Tsergo Ri (4985 m) in the far distance – look for the tallest mountain in the middle of the valley. The summit of Tsergo Ri is likely the highest point you’ll reach on your Langtang Valley trek.

The trail curves around a dry waterfall/riverbed, passes a chorten, then arrives at the cute and colourful Chyamki tea shop and bakery, about 15 minutes beyond the last lone teahouse. It’s a further 35 minutes or so to the medium-sized teahouse village of Gumba, passing another chorten on the way.

From Gumba you can clearly see the expansive landslide that occurred during the 2015 earthquake, a landslide that buried and destroyed much of the village of Langtang. Today, new guesthouses and homes have been built further up the hillside, overlooking the landslide from the opposite side to Gumba.

A view looking across a landslide area to the village of Langtang from Gumba, the snow-capped Tsergo Ri (4985 m) left of centre in the frame

Looking across to the village of Langtang from Gumba, the snow-capped Tsergo Ri (4985 m) left of centre in the frame



A view looking across a landslide area to the village of Langtang from Gumba, the snow-capped Tsergo Ri (4985 m) left of centre in the frame

Looking across to the village of Langtang from
the Gumba side of the landslide, with snow-capped
Tsergo Ri (4985 m) left of centre in the frame



You need to cross the landslide to reach Langtang village, following an obvious trail marked by cairns. After crossing a small wooden bridge over a stream, the trail climbs a bit steeply then leaves the landslide area behind. There are a number of mani walls at the entrance to Langtang – be sure to always walk on the left side of these (and chorten) as per the local custom. In the village you’ll find many guesthouses as well as local homes.

There is a nice bakery in town too – Himalayan Bakery – with a proper coffee machine and baked goodies like apple pie, brownies, cinnamon buns, cookies, and more. The owner, Mapsing, is very friendly. They also have free WiFi (hotspot from mobile data).

OUR LANGTANG ACCOMMODATION

    • NAME | Flavour Guesthouse, Langtang
    • ROOM | 3 single beds with sheets, pillows and blankets (no cover) + attached bathroom
    • ROOM COST | 1000 NPR attached bathroom/ 500 NPR shared bathroom
    • BATHROOM | Squat toilet, hot shower
    • DAL BHAT | 600 NPR
    • SHOWER | Solar
    • CHARGING | Sockets in room, no fee for electricity use
    • WIFI | No
    • PHONE | NTC
    • SHOP | Yes

OUR LANGTANG ACCOMMODATION

NAME | Flavour Guesthouse, Langtang

ROOM | 3 single beds with sheets, pillows and blankets (no cover) + attached bathroom

ROOM COST | 1000 NPR attached bathroom/ 500 NPR shared bathroom

BATHROOM | Squat toilet, hot shower

DAL BHAT | 600 NPR

SHOWER | Solar

CHARGING | Sockets in room, no fee for electricity use

WIFI | No

PHONE | NTC

SHOP | Yes


FLAVOUR GUESTHOUSE MENU

Click into the slider to see this Langtang trek food and drink menu from Langtang village.

  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Flavour Guesthouse in Langtang village
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Flavour Guesthouse in Langtang village
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Flavour Guesthouse in Langtang village
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Flavour Guesthouse in Langtang village

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 4: LANGTANG → KYANJIN GOMPA

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 4:

LANGTANG → KYANJIN GOMPA

6.5 km | + 495 m / – 86 m | 3 hours

6.5 km

+ 495 m / – 86 m

3 hours

Another half day’s walk, the scenery on this section is wonderful, with beautiful mountain, glacier and river views. There is also a succession of impressive mani walls, plus chortens and stupas aplenty. The walk is straightforward, ascending gradually for the most part.

Elevation profile and figures for the Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa section of the Langtang Valley trek


PLACES ON THE ROUTE

The table below details the tea shops, villages, and services available along the route from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The distances and times noted cover the sections between the stops, not the total from the start.

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NAMEMUNDUSINDUMHard Rock Cafe Tea ShopYamphu/Buddha Tea ShopsKYANJIN GOMPA
APPROX TIME45 min15 min30 min45 min45 min
DISTANCE1.3 km0.6 km1.2 km1.75 km1.65 km
ELEVATION3540 m3550 m3625 m3730 m3865 m
GUESTHOUSE5~ 2✖️✖️20 +
RESTAURANT✔️✔️✖️✖️✔️ + Bakeries
SHOP✔️✔️✖️✔️✔️
ELECTRICITY✔️✔️✖️✖️✔️
WIFI✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️
PHONE SIGNALNTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️
HOT SHOWER ✔️✔️✖️✖️✔️
OTHERHealth Centre, local villageEspresso Coffee Shop

Bakery at BuddhaBiggest village in valley

As you leave Langtang there is a steepish climb to the school and chorten beyond, after which there is mostly a gradual ascent to Mundu, passing a number of impressively long mani walls and chorten. Mundu is a medium sized local village with a mix of teahouses and homes. Continuing through the village you’ll soon enter Sindum, which is more or less just a continuation of Mundu. There are a couple of teahouses here, plus a little coffee shop with an espresso machine.

An impressive white washed chorten surrounded by prayer flags in the Langtang Valley

The chorten above Langtang village



A guide and trekker walking alongside a large mani wall on the Langtang Valley trek

The trail runs alongside an impressive mani wall



A guide and trekker walking alongside a large mani wall on the Langtang Valley trek

The trail runs alongside an impressive mani wall


An impressive white washed chorten surrounded by prayer flags in the Langtang Valley

The chorten above Langtang village



The next section follows a narrow trail across the hillside, passing areas of thorny bushes and big boulders, with grazing pastures nearby. Tucked behind a large rock is the tiny Hard Rock Cafe, a tea shop offering the usual drinks, including seabuckthorn juice.

The trail continues climbing gently with wonderful views of the mountains ahead, and runs alongside the Langtang Khola for a while. You’ll reach a couple of small tea shops and shortly after there is a succession of prayer wheels set in a stream. A painted rock sign tells you to stick to the left path, and from here to just before Kyanjin Gompa, the routes going up and down the valley diverge.

Following the left path you’ll come to a large white stupa and then the local hydroelectric station which serves Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang, and the villages in between. Soon you’ll cross a suspension bridge, offering a fantastic view of Kimshung Glacier to your left as you cross. From here, it’s just a short walk to Kyanjin Gompa, with your first view of the colourful village coming into sight at the top of a knoll, just beyond the ‘Himalayan Hilton’ sign.

The guesthouses, bakeries and homes at Kyanjin Gompa, the highest inhabited settlement in the Langtang Valley at 3890 m

First sight of the guesthouses, bakeries and homes at Kyanjin Gompa



The guesthouses, bakeries and homes at Kyanjin Gompa, the highest inhabited settlement in the Langtang Valley at 3890 m

First sight of the guesthouses, bakeries
and homes at Kyanjin Gompa



There are many guesthouses, some local homes, a yak cheese factory, a few bakeries, and a small monastery (Kyanjin Gompa, giving the village its name) with colourful carved woodwork and beautiful paintings inside. Snowy peaks in multiple directions provide a spectacular backdrop.

OUR KYANJIN GOMPA ACCOMMODATION

    • NAME | Holyland Guesthouse (3 nights)
    • ROOM | Small double + single bed, sheets, pillows and blankets (no covers) + attached bathroom
    • ROOM COST | 1500 NPR attached bathroom / 550 NPR shared bathroom
    • BATHROOM | Attached bathroom with sit-down toilet and hot shower
    • DAL BHAT | 700 NPR
    • SHOWER | Solar
    • CHARGING | Sockets in attached rooms
    • WIFI | No
    • PHONE | NTC
    • SHOP | Yes
    • OTHER | One of our favourite guesthouses of the trek – great room, comfortable dining room, friendly owners

OUR KYANJIN GOMPA ACCOMMODATION

NAME | Holyland Guesthouse (3 nights)

ROOM | Small double + single bed, sheets, pillows and blankets (no covers) + attached bathroom

ROOM COST | 1500 NPR attached bathroom / 550 NPR shared bathroom

BATHROOM | Attached bathroom with sit-down toilet and hot shower

DAL BHAT | 700 NPR

SHOWER | Solar

CHARGING | Sockets in attached rooms

WIFI | No

PHONE | NTC

SHOP | Yes

OTHER | One of our favourite guesthouses of the trek – great room, comfortable dining room, friendly owners


HOLYLAND GUESTHOUSE MENU

Click into the slider to see this Langtang trek food and drink menu from Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Holyland Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Holyland Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Holyland Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Holyland Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 5: KYANJIN RI (4586 m) DAY HIKE

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 5:

KYANJIN RI (4586 m) DAY HIKE

4.5 km | + 730 m / – 730 m | 4.5 hours

4.5 km

+ 730 m / – 730 m

4.5 hours

A fantastic day hike with excellent views of snowy peaks and numerous glaciers. The lower viewpoint (4300 m) is rewarding enough, but if you have time and energy, it’s definitely worth continuing to the upper viewpoint (4586 m) for even better views. Pack plenty of water and lunch from your guesthouse so you can hang out for as long as you like and enjoy the views.

Elevation profile and figures for the Kyanjin Ri Day Hike Loop on the Langtang Valley trek


Kyanjin Gompa →  Kyanjin Ri Lower Viewpoint (4300 m)

1.2 km | + 441 m | 1.5 hours

Kyanjin Gompa →  Kyanjin Ri Lower Viewpoint (4300 m)

1.2 km

+ 441 m

1.5 hours

The trail for Kyanjin Ri begins behind the Holyland Guesthouse on the northern edge of the village and starts climbing immediately. It is steep for most of the way, zigzagging up the hillside towards the lower viewpoint, situated on a rocky outcrop festooned with prayer flags. The views are fantastic, looking down over Kyanjin Gompa and the green-blue glacial lake reservoir of the local hydroelectric station, with towering snowy peaks all around. Expect it to take around 1.5 hours to reach the viewpoint (4300 m). Hiking up in the early morning is a good idea, when the skies are generally clear and before the wind starts, although sunset can also be beautiful from here (just be sure to pack warm gear and a head torch for the descent).

Looking up the Langtang Valley towards a jagged ridge of snowy peaks, seen from the prayer flag-covered lower Kyanjin Ri viewpoint at 4300 m

Looking up the Langtang Valley from the lower Kyanjin Ri viewpoint



A view through colourful prayer flags to snow capped mountains and an aqua green glacial lake/reservoir below, seen from the lower Kyanjin Ri viewpoint at 4300 m

The lake for the hydroelectric station



Looking up the Langtang Valley towards a jagged ridge of snowy peaks, seen from the prayer flag-covered lower Kyanjin Ri viewpoint at 4300 m

Looking up the Langtang Valley from
the lower Kyanjin Ri viewpoint


A view through colourful prayer flags to snow capped mountains and an aqua green glacial lake/reservoir below, seen from the lower Kyanjin Ri viewpoint at 4300 m

The lake for the hydroelectric station



Kyanjin Ri Lower Viewpoint (4300 m) → Kyanjin Ri Higher Viewpoint (4586 m)

0.85 km | + 279 m | 1.5 hours

Kyanjin Ri Lower Viewpoint (4300 m) → Kyanjin Ri Higher Viewpoint (4586 m)

0.85 km

+ 279 m

1.5 hours

From the lower viewpoint you can continue up to the higher viewpoint, a further 1.5 hours or so. The trail is clearly visible on the ridge line ahead. It’s a little steep in parts, and there are some sections that come close to the edge. However, besides the higher elevation it is less challenging than the climb from Kyanjin Gompa to the first viewpoint. The 360° mountain views are spectacular and there are four glaciers in sight.

Trekkers enjoying mountain views and a well earned rest atop Kyanjin Ri (4586 m) in the Langtang Valley

Enjoying mountain views and a well earned rest atop Kyanjin Ri (4586 m)



Trekkers enjoying mountain views and a well earned rest atop Kyanjin Ri (4586 m) in the Langtang Valley

Enjoying mountain views and a well
earned rest atop Kyanjin Ri (4586 m)



Kyanjin Ri Higher Viewpoint (4586 m) → Kyanjin Gompa

2.45 km | + 10 m / – 730 m | 1.5 hours

Kyanjin Ri Higher Viewpoint (4586 m) → Kyanjin Gompa

2.45 km

+ 10 m / – 730 m

1.5 hours

From the upper viewpoint (4586 m) you can retrace your steps all the way back to the village, or make a loop and return to Kyanjin Gompa via the valley to the east (a less steep trail). To take this route, head northeast on the narrow trail to Kyanjin Pass and follow the path as it starts down the valley from the pass. There is also an obvious trail leading downhill to the right before reaching the pass, a shortcut that joins the other trail in the valley. Keep heading down the valley and you will eventually join the trail you ascended, about 100 metres above Kyangjin Gompa.

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LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 6: TSERGO RI (4965 m) DAY HIKE

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 6:

TSERGO RI (4965 m) DAY HIKE

9.3 km | + 1154 m / – 1154 m | 8 hours

9.3 km

+ 1154 m / – 1154 m

8 hours

At 4965 m, this is the highest point most Langtang Valley trekkers will reach. It’s a challenging but highly rewarding day hike from Kyanjin Gompa, climbing over 1100 metres to reach the flags atop Tsergo Ri, with spectacular views throughout. If there’s snow on the mountain it’s a good idea to take microspikes as it can be slippery, especially on the descent. Pack a lunch from your guesthouse and take plenty of water and snacks. There are painted yellow arrows on rocks near the start of the route but these soon come to an end, so be sure to have a map and ideally, a guide. Expect the climb to take around 5 hours, and the descent around 3 hours.

Elevation profile and figures for the Tsergo Ri Day Hike on the Langtang Valley trek


Start by heading northeast from Kyanjin Gompa and continuing further up the Langtang Valley. You’ll reach a couple of painted signs, one pointing straight ahead for Langshisha Kharka, the other pointing uphill for Tsergo Ri (spelt Chergori on the sign). Follow the Tsergo Ri trail as it curves around the base of the hill and down to a stream, which you can cross on a wooden plank (this can be slippery with ice in the morning, so take care).

From the stream, the trail climbs a series of switchbacks and curves around the back of the hill, up onto a ridge. Here you’ll find a number of open-topped stone shelters. These are seasonal yak farmer camps, used in the summer months when yaks graze the lush green hillside below and the farmers milk them to produce cheese.

The trail becomes steep after this point, zig-zagging up the ridge and gaining about 300 metres in elevation before reaching a grassy clearing, also favoured by yaks. Shortly after you’ll reach a stone seating area across from a few more shelters, mostly in ruin these days.

A hiker ascending the lower slopes of Tsergo Ri in the Langtang Valley, with clear early morning views of mountains behind

Surrounded by snow, a trekker and guide are enjoying a warming cup of masala tea at the stone seating area about halfway up Tsergo Ri

A small figure can be seen climbing up from the ridge on the Tsergo Ri trail, with the Langtang Valley floor receding below

With an impressive wall of snowy mountains behind, a trekker climbs the trail to Tsergo Ri (4965 m), one of two main day hikes from Kyanjin Gompa on the Langtang Valley trek

Ascending the lower slopes of Tsergo Ri
with clear early morning mountain views


A small figure can be seen climbing up from the ridge on the Tsergo Ri trail, with the Langtang Valley floor receding below

The trail becomes quite steep as you climb up
from the ridge and the valley floor recedes


Surrounded by snow, a trekker and guide are enjoying a warming cup of masala tea at the stone seating area about halfway up Tsergo Ri

Enjoying a warming cup of masala tea at
the stone seating area above the steep climb



From here the trail becomes more rocky, with some sections crossing areas of large stones and boulders. There is one last steep climb before the final stretch to the top, which itself is a bit more gradual.

In good weather you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with 360° mountain views, and the earlier you reach the top, the more chance you’ll have clear skies. Soak up the available views and enjoy your packed lunch before beginning the descent, returning the same way to Kyanjin Gompa.

A view from Tsergo Ri (4586 m) of the expansive snowy mountain panorama to the west

Jagged snowy peaks just visible through gathering clouds, across the valley from Tsergo Ri (4586 m)

Two trekkers and their guide smiling as they pose for a celebration shot at the summit of Tsergo Ri (4965 m), the highest point most trekkers reach on the Langtang Valley trek

A view from Tsergo Ri (4586 m) of the expansive snowy mountain panorama to the west

An expansive mountain panorama to the west


Jagged snowy peaks just visible through gathering clouds, across the valley from Tsergo Ri (4586 m)

Jagged peaks across the valley to the south


Two trekkers and their guide smiling as they pose for a celebration shot at the summit of Tsergo Ri (4965 m), the highest point most trekkers reach on the Langtang Valley trek

Delighted to be at the top in those wintry conditions



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LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 7: KYANJIN GOMPA → LAMA HOTEL

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 7:

KYANJIN GOMPA → LAMA HOTEL

18.2 km | + 453 m / – 1833 m | 5.5 hours

18.2 km

+ 453 m / – 1833 m

5.5 hours

Today you’ll retrace your steps all the way back down the valley to Lama Hotel. The only difference in the route is that instead of crossing the suspension bridge and passing by the hydroelectric station, you should stick to the left side of the stupas when leaving Kyanjin Gompa. To do so, take the left fork at the painted yellow Kyanjin Gompa sign (although you only see the back of the sign from this direction), instead of the right fork which leads slightly uphill.

Elevation profile and figures for the Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel section of the Langtang Valley trek


PLACES ON THE ROUTE

The table below details the main settlements and services available along the route from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. For details of every individual place along the route, check the daily descriptions above. The distances and times noted cover the sections between the stops, not the total from the start.

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NAMEMUNDULANGTANGGUMBATHANGSHYAPGHODATABELARIVERSIDE HOTELLAMA HOTEL
APPROX TIME1h30m40 min30 min40 min30 min1 hour40 min
DISTANCE5.2 km1.3 km1.5 km2.5 km1.8 km0.5 km2.7 km
ELEVATION3540 m3450 m3400 m3190 m3040 m2780 m2485 m
GUESTHOUSE5~ 10~ 8~ 521~ 8
RESTAURANT✔️✔️ + bakery✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
SHOP✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
ELECTRICITY✔️✔️SolarSolarSolarSolarSolar
WIFI✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️
PHONE SIGNALNTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️NTC ✔️
(no data)
NTC ✔️✖️✖️
HOT SHOWER✔️✔️✔️✔️Bucket✔️✔️
OTHERHealth CentrePermit Checkpoint

Roughly speaking, you can expect the walk from Kyanjin Gompa to Langtang to take around 2 hours. It’s a further hour to Thangshyap, about 1.5 hours down to Riverside Hotel, then max 1 hour to Lama Hotel. If you want to stay at Rimche, it’s another 30 minutes from Lama Hotel. The distance is long but the day is relatively easy with no surprises in store.

OUR LAMA HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

    • NAME | Origin Lama Guesthouse
    • ROOM | Twin beds, sheet, pillow, blanket (no cover)
    • ROOM COST | 600 NPR
    • BATHROOM | Squat toilet and shower in separate building across courtyard.
      Some rooms have a squat toilet and shower in the same building. No attached bathrooms.
    • DAL BHAT | 600 NPR
    • SHOWER | Solar and gas shower
    • CHARGING | None
    • WIFI | No
    • PHONE | No
    • SHOP | Yes
    • OTHER | Basic facilities. Busy, as common overnight stop on way up and down.

OUR LAMA HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

NAME | Origin Lama Guesthouse

ROOM | Twin beds, sheet, pillow, blanket (no cover)

ROOM COST | 600 NPR

BATHROOM | Squat toilet and shower in separate building across courtyard. Some rooms have a squat toilet and shower in the same building. No attached bathrooms. 

DAL BHAT | 600 NPR

SHOWER | Solar and gas shower

CHARGING | None

WIFI | No

PHONE | No

SHOP | Yes

OTHER | Basic facilities. Busy, as common overnight stop on way up and down.


ORIGINAL LAMA GUESTHOUSE MENU

Click into the slider to see this Langtang trek food and drink menu from Lama Hotel.

  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Original Lama Guesthouse at Lama Hotel
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Original Lama Guesthouse at Lama Hotel
  • Langtang Valley Trek food and drink menu from Original Lama Guesthouse at Lama Hotel

LANGTANG VALLEY TREKKING ROUTE

DAY 8: LAMA HOTEL → SYABRUBESI

LANGTANG ROUTE DAY 8:

LAMA HOTEL → SYABRUBESI

10.6 km | + 524 m / – 1558 m | 4.5 hours

10.6

+ 524 m / – 1558 m

4.5 hours

Today you’ll retrace your steps as far as Rimche, before descending to the Langtang Khola, crossing a suspension bridge, and continuing through beautiful forest to the teahouses at Bamboo and Pairo. Watch out for langur monkeys along the way. There is a hot spring at Pairo, so pack your swimmers if you fancy a soak. Shortly after Pairo you’ll pass the turn-off for the Gosainkunda trek, a fantastic extension to the Langtang Valley Trek if you have another week or so. Otherwise, it’s a straightforward descent back to Syabrubesi.

Elevation profile and figures for the Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi section of the Langtang Valley trek


PLACES ON THE ROUTE

The table below details the tea shops, villages, and services available along the route from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi. The distances and times noted cover the sections between the stops, not the total from the start.

Note that we have not personally trekked the section between the turn-off for Gosainkunda and Syabrubesi, so we can’t be sure of the services available at guesthouses on this section.

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NAMERIMCHETEA SHOP (by bridge)

BAMBOOPAIRODOMENTIWARISYABRUBESI
APPROX TIME30 min1 hour30 min1 hour15 min30 min45 min
DISTANCE1 km1.5 km1.2 km2.2 km0.95 km1.5 km2.25 km
ELEVATION2490 m2160 m1985 m1720 m1660 m1555 m1450 m
GUESTHOUSE2032~ 2~ 210 +
RESTAURANT✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
SHOP✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️✔️
ELECTRICITY✔️✖️SolarSolarSolarSolar✔️
WIFI✔️ 300 NPR✖️✖️✖️??✔️
PHONE SIGNAL✔️✔️
(NO DATA)
✔️
(NO DATA)
✔️
(WEAK DATA)
??✔️
HOT SHOWER✔️✖️BucketBucket??✔️

Lama Hotel → Pairo

5.9 km | + 282 m / – 1048 m | 3 hours

Lama Hotel → Pairo

5.9 km

+ 282 m / – 1048 m

3 hours

Retrace your route from Lama Hotel to Rimche, a 30 minute walk through the forest with some steps up and down.

From Rimche, you’ll descend to the suspension bridge over the Langtang Khola, about 365 metres below. The trail is a mixture of stone steps and dirt path, passing through beautiful forest with a chance to see langur monkeys. At the Rimche landslide area, you’ll pass right next to the mighty and impressive river, with enormous jumbled rocks lodged in the flow.

There is a tea shop before the suspension bridge which also sells a large amount of knitwear, blankets, etc. After crossing the bridge the trail continues through beautiful forest to Bamboo and is mostly downhill or flat. There are a few guesthouses here and it’s a popular lunch stop on the way up the valley. Pairo is another hour down the trail, again descending through lush forest. There are two teahouses here, both with outdoor seating overlooking the river (as well as indoor dining rooms).

A small figure stands in the sun on the prayer flag-covered suspension bridge over the Langtang Khola in the lower reaches of the Langtang Valley

The prayer flag-covered suspension bridge over the Langtang Khola



A small figure stands in the sun on the prayer flag-covered suspension bridge over the Langtang Khola in the lower reaches of the Langtang Valley

The prayer flag-covered suspension
bridge over the Langtang Khola



Pairo → Syabrubesi

4.7 km | + 242 m / – 510 m | 1.5 hours

Pairo → Syabrubesi

4.7 km

+ 242 m / – 510 m

1.5 hours

The route continues alongside the river from Pairo, with an option to detour over the wooden bridge for a soak in the hot springs nearby. In less than 1 km you’ll reach the junction for the Gosainkunda trek, leading uphill to the left on a newly built concrete path. For detailed trail notes and information about this trek, check out our Gosainkunda Trekking Guide and Gosainkunda Route Guide.

To continue to Syabrubesi, stick to the trail running parallel to the river. In a few minutes you’ll reach one or two guesthouses at Domen. Carry on along the trail, crossing a bridge to the opposite side of the river after about 30 minutes. There are a couple of guesthouses here too, at Tiwari. The trail sticks to this side of the river for another 45 minutes or so, after which you’ll reach the suspension bridge at Syabrubesi that you crossed back at the start, on Day 1.

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