Langtang Budget Trek - 8 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar-Apr and Oct-Nov
  • Trip Area Langtang Region
  • Maximum Altitude Kyanjin Ri (4773m.|15655ft.)

Highlights

  • Enjoy vast landscapes and fascinating Tamang culture
  • The trailhead is easily accessible from Kathmandu
  • Affordable Langtang trek package for travelers with a tight budget
  • Beginner-friendly trek in the Himalayas that you can do with your friends and family, also recommended for students
  • No previous trekking experience is needed, anyone with good health can join us on this trek
  • A less crowded trekking route within the Langtang National Park, enriched in exotic flora and fauna
  • Trek through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, thundering waterfalls, streams, and pastures
  • Spend nights in the homes of the locals and get to see their daily lifestyle closely
  • Explore the ancient Kyanjin Gompa and the Yak Cheese Factory
  • Witness diverse landscapes, stunning glaciers, and breathtaking mountain panoramas
  • Catch a gorgeous sunrise from Tserko Ri, the highest point of the trek
  • A short and quick gateway into nature

Join us on the Lantang budget trek 2024/2025 departure and make your dream of trekking in the Himalayas come true. It is a safe journey guided by a professional native guide.

The Langtang trek has been a popular choice among trekkers for many years. This trek is well-known for its vast landscapes, fascinating Tamang culture, moderate difficulty level, and ease of access from Kathmandu. Unfortunately, the Langtang region was significantly affected by the devastating earthquake and landslide in 2015. 

However, with the help of aid and reconstruction efforts, this valley has once again opened its doors to trekkers. Despite the challenges, the Langtang budget trek remains a lifelong experience, and your visit can provide much-needed support for local communities.

Unlike the famous trekking routes like Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp, the trek in the Langtang region is much more doable and affordable. Anyone can join the Langtang budget trek in Nepal with us without previous trekking experience. This package is designed to provide an inexpensive opportunity for travelers to do the Langtang trek. You will get the best Langtang trek cost by joining us. 

Despite being just a day's drive from the Kathmandu Valley, the Langtang valley trek remains a lesser-known destination for most trekkers. While the Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu circuit, and Ghorepani Poon hill trek are widely recognized, the Langtang trek is often overlooked. 

The Langtang budget trek features the towering Langtang Himalayas and passes through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, thundering waterfalls, and stunning snow-capped mountains. The trek reaches an altitude of Kyanjin Ri at 4,773m.|13,123ft., and for those seeking higher elevations, the sunrise from Tserko Ri at 4,984m.|16,347ft. is an extraordinary experience not to be missed. 

Mountain Views During Langtang Budget Trek

The Langtang budget trek is a hidden gem that offers breathtaking views and an authentic Himalayan experience. You get to see diverse landscapes, exotic flora and fauna, the daily lifestyle of the locals, and mountain views of Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m.|22,854ft.), Langtang Lirung (7,234m.|23,734ft.), Ganesh Himal (7,422m.|24,350ft.), Shishapangma (8,027m.|26,335ft.), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981m.|22,904ft.), Langshisha Ri (6,427m.|21,086ft.), Yala Peak (5,500m.|18,000ft.), etc. 

Langtang budget trek distance

The Langtang budget trek approximately covers 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the starting point of the trek. The trek lasts 8 days. You will start trekking from Syabrubesi, a small village situated at an altitude of 1460m.|4790ft., which is about a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Langtang budget trek with family and friends

There are many reasons why one should do the Langtang budget trek with family and friends. Below are some of the most common ones:

  • Enjoyment of the great outdoors: Langtang is a beautiful region of Nepal renowned for its stunning landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and rushing rivers. If you and your family and friends enjoy spending time in nature, our Langtang budget trek can be an excellent opportunity to get outside and explore.
  • Shared experience: Trekking with family and friends can be a great bonding experience. You'll have the opportunity to share in the challenges and triumphs of the trek together and create lifelong memories.
  • Budget-friendly: This is one of the more budget-friendly trekking options in Nepal. If you're traveling with a group, you can split the cost of accommodation, food, and transportation, which can help keep costs down. Even if you travel solo, the Langtang Budget trek is affordable to trekkers who want the Himalayan experience.
  • Cultural immersion: The Langtang region is also home to traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, giving you and your companions the chance to experience Nepalese culture firsthand.
  • Health benefits: Trekking is a great way to stay active and healthy. It can improve cardiovascular health, build muscle strength, and reduce stress. Doing it with family and friends can make the experience more enjoyable and motivate you to keep going.

Major attractions during the Langtang Budget Trekking - 8 days

Flora and fauna of Langtang National Park

Langtang National Park covers an area of 1,710 km² and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The park encompasses the Langtang Valley. The vegetation of Langtang National Park is divided into different zones based on altitude. The lower zone is dominated by subtropical forests, which are home to trees like rhododendron, oak, and maple. 

As you move up, the forest becomes denser, and the trees become smaller. The middle zone is dominated by coniferous forests, which are home to trees like pine, hemlock, and spruce. The upper zone is mostly covered by alpine vegetation, and the terrain is rocky and barren. This zone is home to plants like lichens, mosses, and alpine grasses.

The park is home to the elusive and endangered red panda, which is found in the dense forests of the Langtang Valley. Other mammals found in the park include langur monkeys, Himalayan black bears, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and snow leopards. The park is also home to over 250 species of birds and reptiles.

Locals and their culture & traditions on Langtang trek

The local people in the Langtang Valley are predominantly Tamang and Sherpa, who have their own distinct cultures and traditions. They are known for their warm hospitality and are always eager to welcome travelers into their homes. During the trek, hikers can stay in the traditional teahouses and homestays, where they can experience the local way of life and interact with the locals.

Tamangs are the main community you will be meeting on the Langtang budget trekking. One of the unique cultural aspects of the Tamang people is their music and dance. They have their traditional musical instruments such as Madal and Damphu, which they use during celebrations and festivals. Hikers can witness traditional dances like Syabru and Tamang Selo, which are performed by the locals during festivals.

Yak Cheese Factory

During a Langtang trek, you will come across a local yak cheese factory. These factories are common in the Langtang region, as yaks are an important basis of livelihood for the local people. Yak cheese is the source of income for many local families in the Langtang region. 

The cheese is sold in local markets and to tourists, who often purchase it as a souvenir of their trek. If you come across a yak cheese factory during your Langtang trek, you may have the opportunity to taste the cheese. Yak cheese has a strong, slightly smoky flavor and a firm, crumbly texture. It can be eaten on its own or used in cooking.

Kyanjin Gompa

Kyanjin Gompa is a Buddhist monastery located in the Langtang region of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 3870m.|12696ft., and is one of the most important religious sites in the area. The monastery was established in the late 17th century. It is said that the Guru Rimpoche was looking for a place to meditate and chose the site where the monastery now stands because of its serene and peaceful surroundings. 

Over time, the monastery has grown in size and stature. Today, it is a popular destination for pilgrims and trekkers. The monastery is known for its stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and colorful prayer flags. The monastery houses several valuable Buddhist artifacts, including ancient manuscripts, religious paintings, and sacred statues. Visitors to the monastery can take part in prayer ceremonies and learn about Buddhist philosophy and culture from the resident monks.

Tserko Ri 

Tserko Ri is a popular hiking peak located at 4,984m.|16,347ft. It offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and is popular among trekkers. The hike to the summit of Tserko Ri is steep and challenging. It takes several hours, but the breathtaking views from the top make it well worth the effort. The summit of Tserko Ri offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Gyanghempo, Yala Peak, and Dorje Lakpa.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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The guide will pick you up from the hotel as we will be driving early you can request for early breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, we'll take a short drive to reach the Machha Pokhari bus station. At this point, you will board a deluxe bus scheduled to depart at 7 a.m. Our route will initially follow the Prithvi highway until we reach Galchhi. Later, we will deviate from the Prithvi highway and proceed through Trisuli until we arrive at Dhunche. At Dhunche, you will get the Langtang National Park permit. Following that, we will continue our journey to Syabrubesi, where we will spend the night.

  • Tea House
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 1460m.|4790ft.

After having breakfast in the morning, we'll commence our hike along the road. After a short walk, we'll reach a suspension bridge, then proceed on a steep path leading to Khanjim, which sits at an elevation of 2235 meters. We'll take a break for lunch there. Following our meal, we'll continue our trek uphill to reach the summit, where we can savor the breathtaking views of Mount Ganesh Himal. Afterward, we'll continue our journey to Sherpa Gaon, where we'll spend the night. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2563m.|8406ft.

After having breakfast, our journey begins as we set out on a walk through Lama Hotel. We'll then venture into the lush forest, where we might have the chance to spot langur monkeys and barking deer. Our next stop will be at Ghoda Tabela, which serves as a lunch spot. As we progress beyond Ghoda Tabela, the forest will gradually give way to a more open valley terrain. Along the way, we'll be treated to stunning views of Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and Langtang II (6596 m). Our final destination for the day is Langtang village, where we will spend the night.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3140m.|10299ft.

Today, we'll begin our hike in Mundu. Our route will lead us across mani walls and a few wooden bridges before we arrive at Kyanjin Gompa. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gumpa, it's time to relax at your hotel and enjoy a meal. You can explore the monastery and the government-operated local yak cheese factory, which is a well-known attraction for tourists, before heading back to our hotel.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3870m.|12696ft.

In the early morning, we'll set out after breakfast, carrying our packed lunch as we hike toward Tserko Ri/Kyanjin Ri. Upon reaching the summit of Tserko Ri/Kyanjin Ri, we'll be treated to a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of snow-capped mountains. After savoring the view, we'll return to Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tserko Ri (4984m) / Kyanjin Ri (4773m)

Today, you will walk for about 7 to 8 hours from Kyanjin Gompa to Rimche. We will retrace the forested path where we have the opportunity to come across wildlife like red pandas, Danphe, and Himalayan Tar. Eventually, we will reach Rimche after several ups and downs, crossing various suspension bridges, etc.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2455m.|8053ft.

After breakfast, you'll continue walking downhill to Bamboo Village. From there, you'll proceed to Domen, where the construction of a hydro dam is underway. Along the trails, you will eventually reach Syabrubesi, where you'll spend the night.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1460m.|4790ft.

Today is the final day of our trek. After a hearty breakfast, you bid farewell to the stunning Langtang region, making wonderful memories. You will catch a local bus at 7:00 am for the journey back, enjoying the scenic views as you return to the bustling city, which would take about 7 hours.

  • Breakfast
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

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What's Included

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea or coffee
  • Accommodations during the trek
  • English-speaking government-licensed trekking guide
  • Guide salary, meals, and equipment
  • All required permits
  • Public bus services Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu
  • Water purification Tablet
  • Souvenir: T-shirt, Trekking map
  • Government tax, vat.

What's Excluded

  • Travels and health Insurance which include emergency rescues and evacuations
  • Personal expenses, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, WI-FI
  • Hotel and Food in Kathmandu
  • Tips for trekking guide (it is appreciated)
Add-Ons & Options

The package provides an affordable way for budget-conscious trekkers to explore the Langtang Region. However, there is also the option to enhance your experience with add-ons to the package.

Porter Service

You have the option to include a porter in addition to your guide. The porter carries a load of up to 20 kilograms. You can share the heavier belongings with the porter, allowing you to trek more comfortably and with the guidance of your trekking guide. 

  • One Porter Costs: USD 160

 

Private Transportation

We offer local bus transportation between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi with the package.
Alternatively, you can opt for private transportation for an additional fee, which covers the journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and the return trip from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.

  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi / Syabrubesi to Kathmandu - One-way Costs: USD 190

  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu - Two-way Costs: USD 380

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Useful Info

Langtang budget trek difficulty

The Langtang budget trek is a beautiful and rewarding journey, but it is not without its challenges. The high altitude, varied terrain, and unpredictable weather can make the trek difficult for beginner trekkers. However, with proper preparation and acclimatization, the Langtang trek can be an unforgettable adventure. 

Trekkers should take the time to train and prepare for the trek and consult their doctor before embarking on the journey. While the trek is considered to be moderately difficult, it can still be challenging for those who are not used to high-altitude trekking. 

Altitude Sickness during Langtang Trek

Langtang budget trek's highest point is Tserko Ri (4,984m.|16,347ft.). Because it is a high-altitude trek, there is a risk of acute mountain sickness, also known as altitude sickness on this journey. To avoid altitude sickness, proper preparation and acclimatization are needed. Our Langtang budget trek itinerary has a steady increase in elevation, which lets trekkers adjust to the elevation as they trek from one village to another.

Terrain - Langtang Trek Route

The Langtang trek route is varied and includes steep ascents, descents, and uneven trails. The trail can be rocky and narrow at times, making it challenging to walk on. Trekkers should be prepared for long days of trekking and should have a good level of fitness. Walking poles can be useful to help with balance and reduce the strain on the legs.

Weather Conditions during Langtang Trekking

The weather in the Langtang region can be unpredictable, especially during the monsoon season (June to mid-September). Trekkers should be prepared for rain and carry appropriate rain gear. During the winter season (December to February), the trek can be particularly challenging due to the cold temperatures and snow. Trekkers should carry warm clothing and appropriate gear to stay warm and dry. Spring and autumn have the best trekking weather.

Best time to do the Langtang valley trek on a budget

You can do the Langtang valley trek on a budget in all four seasons if well prepared and not afraid of seasonal challenges. The best time is March to May and September to November. June to August and December to February have very unpredictable weather and unstable climate, which can add more difficulty in trekking.

Langtang budget trek in spring (March to May): 

Spring is considered the best time to do the Langtang budget trek as the weather is clear and the temperature is mild. The blooming rhododendron and other wildflowers make the trail look colorful and vibrant. However, the downside of trekking in spring is that the trail can be crowded, and the teahouses can be fully booked. 

Langtang budget trek in summer/monsoon (June to August): 

Summer/Monsoon is the off-season for trekking in Nepal as the weather is hot and humid. And there is a high chance of rainfall. However, the Langtang budget trek is still possible during this season as the rain is periodic, and the trail is less crowded. The greenery and vegetation are in full bloom, making the landscape look more beautiful. The cons of trekking in summer/monsoon season are that the trail can be slippery, and there can be leeches on the trail.

Langtang budget trek in autumn (September to November): 

Autumn is another peak season for trekking in Nepal as the weather is clear, and the temperature is moderate. The views of the Himalayas are stunning during this season. The trekking trail is more crowded in autumn. 

Langtang budget trek in winter (December to February): 

Winter is the least popular season for trekking in Nepal, including the Langtang budget trek. The temperature can drop to sub-zero, and there can be heavy snowfall in higher altitudes. However, the Langtang trek can still be done during this season as the views of the Himalayas are crystal clear, and the trail is less crowded. The downside is that the trail can be slippery, and there can be a risk of avalanches in higher altitudes.

Accommodation & Meals during the Langtang budget trek

On the Langtang budget trek, you will stay in tea houses or guesthouses. These are simple, basic lodgings that provide a place to rest and sleep after a day of trekking.

The guesthouse has basic amenities such as boiled drinking water, a hot shower, charging, WiFi, etc., which costs a few additional bucks (not covered in our Langtang budget trek cost).

All tea houses on the Langtang trail also offer meals for trekkers. The food is usually Nepali or Tibetan cuisine, with dishes such as dal bhat, momos, thukpa, Tibetan bread, noodles, soup, porridge, chapati, curries, etc. Vegetarian options are widely available. Tea houses also offer snacks and drinks such as tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Travel Insurance

If you're planning a trek to the Langtang Valley in Nepal, you should consider purchasing travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills for unseen circumstances. Make sure your travel insurance policy provides adequate medical coverage for trekking at high altitudes. You can also add insurance for international flight cancellation, trip cancellation, lost/theft of luggage, etc.

Langtang budget trek group joining and student group

For solo trekkers or small groups, our budget trekking package is a great way to explore the Langtang Valley. Our group joining package is designed to bring together individual trekkers and small groups to form a larger group for the trek. This package is perfect for those looking for a budget-friendly option while still enjoying the benefits of trekking with a group.

For student groups, we offer customized packages that cater to the specific needs of the group. Our student group package includes accommodation in tea houses or lodges, local meals, a licensed guide, and trekking permits and park fees. We also provide educational resources and activities that are tailored to the interests of the students. Our goal is to provide an immersive and educational experience that goes beyond trekking.

We understand that budget is a major concern for student groups, which is why we offer discounted rates for larger groups. Our experienced guides are also trained to work with students and ensure their safety and well-being throughout the trek.

Travel tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • Charging: It's important to keep your electronic devices charged while trekking. Most tea houses in Langtang offer charging services for a small fee. Be sure to bring a universal adapter and a power bank as well to ensure that you always have a charged battery.
  • Internet: While internet access is available in some tea houses along the way, it's important to note that the signal may be weak or irregular. It's best to not rely on the internet during the trek and instead enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Teahouses charge a small fee to let you use WiFi.
  • ATM: There are no ATMs on the Langtang trek route, so bring enough Nepali cash for your entire trek. Be sure to exchange your currency for Nepali Rupees in advance, as tea houses and stores on the Langtang trail do not accept foreign currency.
  • Luggage: Pack light and bring only the essentials during the trek. Each trekker is suggested to bring a backpack of 10 kg to 15 kg.
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory, but it is customary to tip your guide and porter at the end of the trek. A tip depends on the quality of service you receive and according to your satisfaction level.
  • Personal Expenses: Budget for personal expenses such as souvenirs, snacks, beverages, hot shower, wifi, tips, etc. Our Langtang budget trek cost covers your daily three meals during the trek. You have to buy additional snacks and drinks by yourself.

Client Reviews

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    JoeUnited KingdomNovember 21, 2023

    Book these guys!!

    A friend and I made an 8-day trek in the Langtang Valley in October. KP was brilliant in communication and setting the whole experience up. KP we congratulate you on your organisational abilities! And that is not to take away from the skill, professionalism and friendliness of our guides, Biru and Jomi, and our indispensable porter, Pemnure Sherpa. All of you were amazing, and made the time really something special for us and the 8 others on our trek. See you on the next circuit!!
    All the best, Joe and Harry.

    Dear Joe, Namaste!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Langtang Valley Trek. We’re very pleased you enjoyed the trek with guide Bir and Jami. Thanks for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team and for recommending our service. We wish to see you again soon for trekking in other regions of Nepal.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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    MatteoItalyNovember 14, 2023

    Great expereince in Langtang with guide Bhim

    Three friends and I walked the Langtang Trek together with the guide Bhim. The organization was great, the trek exciting and we had an amazing time. KP, the Nepal Nirvana Trails boss, is an experienced guide and provided us with all the required support to best prepare for the trek. We are already planning a second experience with KP and Bhim. Highly recommended!

    Dear Matteo, Namaste!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Langtang Valley Trek. We’re very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trek with guide Bhim. Thanks a lot for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team and for recommending our service. We wish to see you again soon for trekking in other regions of Nepal.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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