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Langtang Trekking Route

The name is derived from the Tibetan words for “following-ox” and according to the legend a lama lost his ox and followed the same trail used for trekking. Langtang is situated between Kathmandu valley and Tibet and is known for its snow capped mountains, marine glaciers, pine forests, mountain rivers, wild animals and friendly locals.

Trek Grading


Trek Duration

9 Days


Maximum Elevation

3,860m/12,664 ft

Day 01: Drive/Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Sayabrubesis (1440m) 8 Hour driving
Day 03: Trek from Sayasbru besi to Changtang (2480m)
Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang3430m)
Day 05: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3860m)
Day 06: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel/Changtang (2480m)
Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel/Changtang to Thulo sayasbru village (2260)
Day 08: Trek from Thulo sayabru to Dhunche (2090m)
Day 09: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours.

Day 01:
Drive/Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Once you arrive at Kathmandu you can rest for the day and prepare yourself for an 8 hour journey to Sayabrubesis.

Day 02:
Drive from Kathmandu to Sayabru Besi (1440m) 8 Hour driving
After an early breakfast you will start your bus ride to Sayabru Besi. On the way you will be able to too villages and snow capped mountains along Langtang Himalaya. Once you arrive you can see the village and rest for the night.

Day 03:
Sayasbru besi to Ghangtang (2480m)
Before you set off for your trek you will need to register your trekking permit at a police station. Once all is in order, you can start trekking by crossing a suspension bridge over Bhotekoshi River. The trail then climbs through the village of Old Sayabru and cross another bridge to arrive at the south side of Langtang River. Then further on you will be able to see wildlife including Langur Monkeys and waterfalls, local inns. Then you will arrive at Dovan (1680m) beyond which the trail goes uphill sharply over a rocky ridge, a long uphill forest, waterfalls and lodges. There are a cluster of hotels at 1930m beyond which the trail crosses Dangdund River over a steel suspension bridge. Then further on you will arrive at Changtang where you will stay for the night.

Day 04:
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang3430m)
The trail continues to follow the Langtang River, uphill steeply through a forest of hemlocks, maples and Rhododendron, past isolated lodges at Gumanchok (riverside) and Ghunama to the famous lunch time spot of Ghoratabela (2970m). There are great views of Langtang lirung from here, which you can admire as the army checks post, where you need to register your langtang trek permit. From Ghoratabela the trail uphill more gradually through U-shaped glacier valley to the villages of thangshyap, Gompa and finally langtang (3430m). The national park headquarter is here, along with a cooperative bakery, a dozen lodges and so many yaks and overnight here.

Day 05:
Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3860m)
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa it takes only the morning walking through tiny villages to uphill Kyangjin Gompa (3860m) where you will see joyful Buddhist monasteries, several accommodations and two great cheese factories (May to December). It worthily to spending two full days here to gratefully to appreciate the mountains scenery over the Langtang Himalaya of Nepal.

Day 06:
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel/Changtang (2480m)
The trail walk downhill to sayabrubesis via langtang, Ghoratabela on the same trail you will uphill before and trail follow the valley and connect the Gosaikunda Trek, take left branches at the junction just before Dovan and climb uphill to Thulo sayabru village. Overnight at here.

Day 07:
Trek from Lama Hotel/Changtang to Thulo sayasbru village (2260)
Early in the morning after breakfast trail slightly goes pairo landslide and leads you to Thulo Sayasbru (2,260m). Thulo Sayasbru is a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village from where you can observe the miraculous vista of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal and overnight here.

Day 08:
Trek from Thulo sayabru to Dhunche (2090m)
Morning breakfast in Thulo Syabru the trail slightly goes through beautiful rhododendron, Bamboo and pine trees. Along the trail you will past several mountains village to arrive Dhunche. Dhunche is the headquarter of Rasuwa district, where you will overnight here.

Day 09:
Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours.
Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with Nepali Family.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) has been implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to control illegal trekking operations. Trekking companies will be asked to furnish personal information of trekkers like their passport numbers, nationality and their contact address and their itinerary. The data will be uploaded in visitors’ database which can be accessed in case of accidents and/or natural calamities in order to inform the concerned institutions about the number of trekkers inside a certain trekking area. TIMS cards should be collected by both Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) and trekkers taking the service of government authorized trekking agencies. Past experiences have revealed that difficulties were seen while carrying out rescue operations during times of accidents and natural calamities. Due to the lack of proper record system of trekkers, rescue and search missions used to face difficulties in spotting the missing trekkers. Based on the data collected through TIMS cards, however, it will be possible to know the position of a trekker in case a rescue operation is needed. The provision of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) came into effect on January 1, 2008. Since then, the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) started recording trekkers’ details and began issuing TIMS Card to trekkers. As per the recent MoU signed by NTB and TAAN, TIMS card is applicable in all trekking areas of the country including restricted areas. Group trekkers will have to pay Blue TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 1,000 per person, while FITs have to get Green TIMS cards by paying a fee of Rs 2,000. Similarly, group trekkers from SAARC countries have to pay Rs 300 for TIMS cards, while FITs from the SAARC region have to pay Rs 600 each.

Price Includes

  •   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  •  3 nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Langtang Map
  • All Ground Transport .
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Price excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.