soaking in the gorgeous view while trekking across Nepal's Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley Short Trek 7 Days

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration7 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4773 m
Group SizeMin. 2 Pax
StartsKathmandu, Syabrubesi
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeMarch-May, Sep-Nov

Langtang Valley is a trekker's paradise. If you have only one week to spend in Nepal and are looking for something adventurous to do, we recommend this 7-day Langtang Valley short trek. First of all, it is an easy/moderate trek, so trekkers do not need to be super prepared. If you are fine with walking 5 to 6 hours a day, you can join this trek.


  • A perfect one-week trek in Nepal to witness beautiful Himalayan mountains
  • Easily accessible trail from Kathmandu
  • Adventurous route via Langtang National Park
  • Trek through rhododendron forests, cross suspension bridges, and explore vast meadows
  • Spend nights in picturesque villages like Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Tamang community
  • A fantastic break from the city noise—a less crowded trail
  • Hike to Tserko Ri to catch a gorgeous sunrise and mountain vistas
  • Beginner-friendly trek, also ideal for family adventure
  • You will get more value for your money on this trek

Not only that, but the Langtang Valley trail is located a few hours' drive from Kathmandu. You can access the trek route quickly. All the trekking essentials are available to buy in Thamel. Keep a balance between buying and renting. It will save you money, and you can start trekking right away. Our guide will help you with shopping, packing, and getting fantastic deals.

*Note: During the best trekking seasons, spring and autumn, you have to adjust a bit more if you are joining the Langtang Valley short trek at the last minute because most of the guesthouses are reserved along the trail. But do not worry; we will get you a cozy space to spend the night comfortably while trekking.

What to expect during the Langtang Valley trek for 7 days?

You will pass through lush hills and be able to see snow-capped mountains on the short Langtang Valley trek. Following a beautiful trail via rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, trek to Kyanjin Gompa. Syabrubesi is the starting point of the trek. From here, you will trek for three days to reach Kyanjin Gompa.

On the way, spend the night at Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. There are many stupas, chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags all around the route. You will also navigate a landslide-prone area and cross-hanging bridges over the Langtang river. Kyanjing Gompa is the last settlement in the Langtang Valley.

For your final hike, you will walk up to Tserko Ri or Kyanjin Ri. Both of these are viewpoints and offer stunning sunrises. Some notable Himalayan peaks you will see during the Langtang Valley short trek are Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Gaurisanker (7,134 m/23,405 ft), Naya Kanga (5,846 m/19,180 ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m/22,854 ft), etc.

A very short 7-day trek near Kathmandu

Compared to famous treks like Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp, very few trekkers embark on the short Langtang trek. It makes the trail less crowded and allows for a relatively tranquil journey. From the start to the end of the trek, you will enjoy nature, feel the thrill of the Himalayan trail, and come across rich cultural heritage.

The Langtang Valley short trek 7 days promises all of these and more. While trekking via forests, you may get to see different birds, butterflies, and wildlife like langur monkeys. The locals of the Langtang region are very kind and welcoming. You will not feel awkward or uncomfortable. Visit local schools and yak cheese factories and see their lifestyle.

Sherpas are another local community in the Langtang region, but Tamangs are the main highlight. They are supposed to be the descendants of Tibetans in Nepal. If you know the Tibetan culture, you will find many similarities. The guesthouse stays & delicious food further enhance the trek.

Extend the Langtang Valley short trek to Gosaikunda Lake

If you feel like spending more time in the mountains and exploring some other areas, you can extend your short Langtang Valley trek to the holy Gosaikunda Lake. The trail to this lake is separate from Lama Hotel and follows offbeat terrain via Sin Gompa. It will take around 3 to 5 days of extra trekking.

Trekkers also have the option to further continue the trek to Lauribina Pass or Surya Pass and descend to the Helambu region. You will trek in the Shivapuri National Park and pass by the famous Chisapani village before ending the trek at Sundarijal.

Who can do the Langtang Valley short trek? How to prepare for the trek?

Travelers of all ages can do the Langtang short trek. The risk of altitude sickness and injuries is very low on this trek if you are just a little bit careful. The Langtang Valley short trek lasts for 7 days and is an option for people who are time-constrained or who want to try water before committing to long treks in Nepal.

If you have time before the trek starts, go on regular walks and exercise. The Langtang Valley short trek does not demand any strict or tough training. Your body has to be able to walk a few hours a day on rugged terrain. That's all you need for this specific trek.

Langtang Valley short trek packing

You will need the following things for the Langtang Valley short trek:

  • Clothes: base layer, underwear, thermal layer, windbreaker, down jacket, fleece jacket, trekking pants and t-shirts, dry towel, gloves, beanie, socks, trekking boots, and casual shoes/slippers.
  • Trek gear: trekking poles, sleeping bag, duffel bag, daypack, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, map, travel knife, torch, and sunglasses.
  • Personal kit: Sunscreen, lip balm, sanitizer, wet wipes, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, comb, cold cream, face cream, toothbrush & paste, bandage and spray for sprained joints, band-aid, cotton, antiseptic cream, ORS or electoral powder, general medications, antifungal cream, insect repellent, etc.
  • Miscellaneous: power bank, adapter, charger, spare batteries, camera, journal and pen, snacks, travel insurance, permits, passport, visa, passport-sized photos, and cash.

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience?

You do not have to push back your trekking in the Himalayas anymore. Thanks to packages like the short Langtang Valley trek, you can now enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas in a short time and with little preparation. Our Langtang Valley short trek 2024-2025 bookings are open.

Talk to our team for more assistance. Likewise, feel free to share your requirements and customize the Langtang Valley short trek itinerary. You do not have to stick to our proposed itinerary unless it meets your wish.

Get the best Langtang Valley short trek cost with us in 2024 and 2025

We cannot deny the fact that the affordable cost of the Langtang Valley short trek makes it one of the finest trekking ventures in Nepal. Without breaking the bank, you will be able to explore the beautiful Himalayas and countryside of Nepal.

We, Regulus Treks and Expedition, offer the best Langtang Valley short trek cost. Our package cost starts at just USD 600 per person. As per the group size, you may even get a few discounts. Check the table below for more information.

Group Size Package Price 2024-2025 Booking
1 USD 600 per head Book here
2-4 USD 550 per head Book here
5-8 USD 499 per head Book here
8+ USD 450 per head Book here


Trip PlanExpand all

Distance: 122 km/75.8 mile

Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ft

Duration: 7-9 hours

The short Langtang Valley trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. It is a small town and gateway to the Langtang region. On the way, you will witness beautiful views of lush hills, mountains, rivers, terraced fields, and waterfalls. Spend the night in a comfortable guesthouse.

Max. Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Guest House

Distance: 11.3 km/7 miles

Altitude: 2,470 m/8,103 ft

Duration: 6 hours

You will leave Syabrubesi after a delicious breakfast. Today is your first day of trekking. The trail gradually continues via uneven trails alongside the lush Himalayan foothills. You will descend to the Bhote Kosi river and trek on a rugged track. Further, walk along the Langtang Khola to Bamboo. From here, trek through rhododendron forests to Rimche and ascend to Lama Hotel.

Max. Altitude: 2470 mMeals: Breakfast +Lunch +DinnerAccommodation: Guest House

Distance: 14.8 km/9.1 miles

Altitude: 3,430 m/11,255 ft

Duration: 6 hours

From Lama Hotel, the trail ascends to the Langtang village. On the way, you will follow the Langtang river and also cross it a few times using suspension bridges. The trail goes through forests. Witness beautiful panoramas of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung while trekking.

At Ghoda Tabela, you will take a lunch break. From here, you will trek, registering the permits at the police check post. Cross the east side of the Langtang river and keep trekking past stupas and mani walls to Langtang Village.

Max. Altitude: 3430mMeals: Breakfast +Lunch +DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 6.8 km/4.2 miles

Altitude: 3,865 m/12,675 ft

Duration: 3-4 hours

Today, you will reach the highest settlement on this trek. From Langtang village, follow an uphill steep route and trek via forests. The forests soon open up to meadows and pass by rugged hillsides to Kyanjin Gompa. On the way, witness stunning mountain views and trek past mani walls, stupas, and prayer wheels.

Max. Altitude: 3865 mMeals: Breakfast +Lunch +DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 21 km/13 miles

Altitude: 4,350 m/14,275 ft

Duration: 8–9 hours

You will go on an early morning hike to Tserko Ri to see a gorgeous sunrise and mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, and many others. After the hike, follow the same trail back to Lama Hotel. On the way, visit a local yak cheese factory.

Max. Altitude: 4350mMeals: Breakfast +Lunch +DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 11.3 km/7 miles

Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ft

Duration: 6 hours

After a delicious breakfast, you will descend back to Syabrubesi today. From Lama Hotel, follow the same route to reach Syabrubesi. However, this time, you will mostly walk downhill. Trek via lush forests and small settlements on the way. The trail goes along the Langtang Khola.

Max. Altitude: 1,503 mMeals: Breakfast +Lunch +DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 122 km/75.8 mile

Duration: 7-9 hours

Leave Syabrubesi early in the morning and drive back to Kathmandu. Follow the scenic route. The ride will be comfortable. Upon reaching Kathmandu, settle in your hotel. Freshen up and rest. Explore the bustling streets of Thamel later in the day and buy souvenirs. In the late evening, we will gather for a farewell dinner.

Max. Altitude: 1400 mMeals: Breakfast +Lunch +DinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Route Map
Langtang Valley Short trek route map with key points of interest and elevation details
Cost Details
  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off services on arrival and departure by private vehicles.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner/the main course) during the trek.
  • An experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers, including Langtang national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System), 
  • Trekking lodges or tea houses throughout the trek 
  • All the ground transportation, including from Kathmandu-Syaprubesi-Kathmandu 
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, vat, and official Expenses 
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). 25 USD for a 15-day visa.
  • Food and accommodation before and after the trek
  • All kinds of beverages (tea, coffee, coke, beers, water, etc).
  • Additional costs are out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude up to 5000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Gratitudes to guides and staff ( recommended by Nepalese culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.
Dates & Availability
Starts: Sep 04, 2024Ends: Sep 10, 2024
Starts: Sep 11, 2024Ends: Sep 17, 2024
Starts: Sep 16, 2024Ends: Sep 22, 2024
Starts: Sep 24, 2024Ends: Sep 30, 2024
Starts: Sep 30, 2024Ends: Oct 06, 2024

Regulus Nepal ensures the security, contentment, and safety of our valued clientele. Our top priority is keeping you secure. Here are a few methods by which we protect your safety.

  • We have all the tools, supplies, and first aid kits we need.
  • Our trip leaders have received in-depth first-aid training.
  • Our trek leaders are fully authorized to halt the journey or continue if someone becomes ill.
  • In an emergency, we'll dispatch a helicopter for evacuation (insurance-covered).
  • The entire group will trek together.

Below is our trek cancellation/refund policy:

  • If we have to cancel the trek, we will return the money after deducting the expenses already incurred (hotel reservations, tea house reservations, transportation, permits, etc.).
  • The cancellation charge depends on the time you cancel the trek. The closer you cancel the trek to the day it is supposed to start, the higher the cancellation charge will be.
  • We wait 48 hours after the trip starts for guests to contact us if they do not join. After that, we assume the trip is canceled, and we, Regulus, will not refund the sum you had deposited.
Additional Info

Langtang Valley short trek permit

The Langtang Valley short trek requires two permits: the TIMS Card and the Langtang National Park entry permit. Like all of our packages, the permit fees are covered in the package cost. Only one entry is allowed in both permits, and they are non-refundable.

  • TIMS Card cost: USD 20 per person
  • Langtang National Park entry permit cost: USD 30 per person

Guide and porter during the Langtang short trek

Trek with a local mountain guide during the Langtang Valley short trek. As per the group size, there will be porters to carry your duffel bags. Trekkers only carry a daypack (under 5 kg). Trekking without a guide is not allowed in the Langtang region from April 1, 2023.

With us, you will get the most friendly and experienced trek guide. They are well-trained for leading groups in the Himalayas and also carry many years of trekking experience. You will have a great trekking experience in their presence.

Porters carry duffel bags for two trekkers. Keep the weight below 10 kg (each trekker). At the end of the trek, if you are happy with the service of guide and porter, tip them. 15% of the package cost is a good amount, or you can tip as per your wish.

What is the best time to do the Langtang Valley short trek?

The best time to do the Langtang Valley short trek is March to May and late September to November. These months offer favorable weather and climate with lush vegetation and stunning mountain views. The days are clear, bright, and long, with less humidity or precipitation chance.

You can also do the Langtang Valley short trek in the winter season, from December to February. The climate is very cold, and the trails are covered with snow, so you have to be extra careful. Similarly, June to August is one of the worst times for trekking in the Langtang region because of slippery trails.

Is travel insurance needed for the Short Langtang Valley trek?

It is better to have travel insurance covering emergency helicopter evacuation for the Langtang Valley short trek. You never know what's going to happen, especially in the Himalayas, so it is always best to be prepared. Get well-covered insurance and give us a copy of it.

Usually, all of our trips are safe, and we have rarely used travel insurance. For your safety and peace of mind, we recommend you buy travel insurance. Foreign trekkers cannot buy travel insurance in Nepal, so get one in your country. Make sure to check the insurance covers evacuation in the Himalayas.

Langtang Valley short trek difficulty

The Langtang short trek is moderately difficult. The trail involves trekking through dense forests and meadows. You will trek around 55 kilometers during the trek. Each day, 10 to 12 kilometers of walking is required. The trail ascends and descends constantly, so good stamina is needed.

From Syabrubesi to Tserko Ri, the terrain and climate vary a lot. With the progress of the trail, you will come across steep sections and landslide debris. Trekking to Tserko Ri is a bit tough because of the rocky route and high altitude. However, with proper preparations, you can do the Langtang Valley short trek smoothly.

What is the altitude Sickness risk on this trek? How do avoid it during the Langtang Valley trek?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness, is a high-altitude travel illness. It happens if your body sees a drastic change in elevation without acclimatizing. However, our Langtang Valley short trek itinerary is well-curated and provides ample time to acclimatize as the trekkers gradually ascend to Kyangin Gompa.

Compared to most of the treks in Nepal, the risk of altitude sickness is quite low during the Langtang Valley short trek. On top of that, if you keep yourself hydrated and maintain your pace, you can further lower the chance of experiencing symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing, vomiting, nausea, etc.

Accommodation and meals during the Langtang Valley short trek

During the Langtang Valley short trek, you will spend nights in guesthouses. It is a basic accommodation trek that allows you to experience the simplicity of mountain life. Roms are twin-shared, and washrooms are usually common. Single rooms are available at an additional cost.

You may have to pay a few extra bucks for charging, WiFi, and hot showers. The services in the guesthouses are limited but ample to help you complete the trek. The guest houses also sell meals, and surprisingly, the menu has quite a variety to offer. Our Langtang Valley short trek package covers three meals a day.

Dal bhat and thukpa are the trekkers melas. They are nutritious, taste incredible, and are cheap. Other food options are momo, fried rice, rice with curries, stew, burgers, pasta, porridge, noodles, thenduk, Tibetan bread, pudding, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, toast, and eggs. Boiled drinking water is also readily available everywhere.


You can do the Langtang Valley trek in 7 to 10 days. The total distance covered during the Langtang Valley trek is approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles). You can customize the itinerary as per your requirement and also add side excursions.

The Langtang Valley short trek difficulty is moderate. It is a beginner-friendly trek. The trail does not have many steep sections, however long walking each day on mountainous terrain demands decent fitness.

No, you cannot do the Langtang Valley trek or any other trek in the Langtang region without a guide. As per new regulations, a licensed guide or a trekking company like us can only help you get a TIMS Card. It is a permit needed to trek in the Langtang region.

Yes, beginner trekkers can do the Langtang Valley short trek. Make sure you can walk 5 to 6 hours a day. The trekking route constantly ascends and descends, so your knees should be in good condition.

Yes, the Langtang Valley short trek is worth doing. You will be able to do a fantastic trek in just seven days. Witness jaw-dropping mountain panoramas and the lifestyle and culture of the Tamang community. Likewise, the proximity of the Lagtang trail from Kathmandu allows you to escape into nature right away.

No, you do not get to see Mount Everest during Langtang Valley's short trek. However, this trek offers views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, Dorje Lhakpa, etc.

The best months to do the Langtang Valley short trek are March, April, May, September, October, and November. These months offer fantastic mountain views because of the clear sky and mild climate.

WiFi is available in some villages in lower altitudes, however as you go high in the valley, there is no WiFi. The better way to stay connected to interest during the Langtang trek is by using a Nepali tourist sim. You can get one in Thamel at a fraction of the cost.

The Annapurna and Langtang are two different sections of the Himalayas in Nepal. Both offer different trekking routes and mountain views. You can access the Langtang trail from Kathmandu. However, to access any Annapurna trail, you have to first drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then take a short ride from Pokhara to the trailhead.

The Langtang Valley short trek cost starts at USD 850 per person and can go up to USD 1,700 per person. As per the itinerary, the cost will vary. We have the most affordable Langtang Valley short trek cost in the market with great service.

To reach Langtang Valley from Kathmandu, first, you have to drive to Syabrubesi. It takes around 7 hours to reach Syabrubesi, and from here, trek for two days to reach Langtang village. The trekking route has guest houses where you can spend nights.

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13 Jun, 2023
The best trek in the himalayas

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