Are you a trekking enthusiast? Have you been searching for a trekking destination which is very close to the Kathmandu Valley? If yes, Langtang Valley Trek 7 days would be a great option for you.
Trekking in Langtang region has become one of the most popular destinations in Nepal which is just 19 miles away from the Kathmandu valley itself. Langtang lies to the north of Kathmandu surrounding it with spectacular mountains such as Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Lirung and Mount Manaslu.
7 days Langtang Valley Trek is a short trek taking you to the forest covered with rhododendron and alpine trees. The trek involves walking through the settlements of diverse ethnic group, lush green slopes and rugged landscapes. The Langtang Valley is also known to the name, “Valley of Glaciers”. So, get ready to explore some of the beautiful glaciers of Nepal as you trek to the Langtang Valley.
Langtang Valley Trek starts from Suryabesi taking you to the highest point at Tserko Ri standing at the height of 5033 meters. The route to Langtang valley takes different ascends and descends taking you to some of the most popular stupas and monasteries of the region.
Kyanjin Gompa is the major attraction of this trek as it the place where glaciers meet the meadows. Overall Langtang Valley Trek 7 days involves crossing various bridges, high passes, gorgeous lakes, and waterfalls.
So, if you have decided to spend your 7 days in this beautiful region through Langtang Valley trek, you can join us at Adventure Bound Nepal. The 7 days Langtang Valley trek itinerary would give you a chance to cover some of the beautiful places of Langtang region.
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Trip Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek 7 days
- Exploring some of the beautiful mountains of Langtang region such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Himal, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak, Mount Manaslu and many more.
- A chance to explore the landscape, biodiversity, and culture of the Langtang region.
- Visiting some of the popular Buddhist Gompas and monasteries of the region such as Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Gompa and many more.
- Walking through rugged landscapes, uphills, downhills and crossing several bridges and high passes.
- Exploring some of the beautiful lakes of the region.
Langtang Valley Trek 7 days Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1420 mt.) by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 02: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2340 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3480 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04: Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 mt.). walking 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2340 mt.) Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaon. Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Drive back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at the hotel.
Best Season for Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days
The weather and temperature of a particular place vary according to different seasons. And this plays a great role in making your trekking experience wonderful. Usually, Autumn and Spring are one of the best times to trek in Nepal. And this is no exception for Langtang Valley trek.
Autumn (September, October, November)
If you ask experienced trekkers to choose their favourite season for trekking, Autumn would be their number one choice. So, there must be something special about the Autumn season.
Autumn is the post-monsoon period in Nepal where the weather and temperature become pleasurable. Another reason for choosing Autumn as the best time for Langtang Valley trek is that you will have clear visibility of the mountains and overall scenic beauty.
The daytime temperature of Langtang Valley ranges between 15-20 degrees. The days are warmer whereas nights and mornings might be a bit chilly. But these temperatures depend upon the elevation you will be trekking. The temperature is quite warm in the lower elevations whereas it might be chilly in the higher elevations.
Overall, Autumn offers trekkers with a favourable environment for trekking to the Langtang Valley.
Spring ( March, April, May)
If you want to see the beauty of the Langtang region, Spring would the best option for trekking. It is during Spring that the natural beauty of the Langtang region reaches to its maximum.
Spring is the time when nature regains its lost beauty. New plants begin to grow, new leaving start growing from the dry trees and rhododendron bloom. During Spring, you will be able to walk through the forest of rhododendron. The fragrance of different flowers will excite you as you trek to the Langtang valley.
So, Spring is the second best time of the for the Langtang Valley trek. It not only offers us natural beauty but also suitable weather and temperature for trekking. The daytime temperature of Langtang during spring ranges between 17-23 degrees.
You can expect light rainfall when trekking to the Langtang Valley during late May. so, prepare yourself for the rainfall by carrying appropriate rain gear.
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Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days Difficulty
The seven days Langtang Valley Trek involves trekking through rugged and rocky trails crossing several high passes and bridges. During the Langtang Valley Trek, you will have to cross different uphills and downhills taking narrow ridges which might be quite challenging.
You can see a lot of factors that determine the difficulty of 7 days Langtang Valley Trek. Some of these factors are as follows:
Langtang Valley Trek Distance
Lying to the north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley Trek covers a distance of 62 kilometres. The average trekking duration during this trek ranges between 6-7 hours. So, you will have to walk for about 6-7 hours a day continuously to reach your destination on time.
Some parts of the Langtang Valley trek are quite demanding as there are slopes and rocky paths involved. Walking continuously on such paths continuously may cause a lot of strain on your feet. So, this might be a major problem especially for those lacks proper physical strength.
One of the major problems that trekkers face when trekking to a higher altitude is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common problem that causes problems such as headache, fever, diarrhea, vomiting and difficulty in breathing. This problem stops trekkers from achieving their destination.
When trekking, as you move from a lower elevation to higher elevations. As you climb up to high altitudes, the amount of oxygen in the air becomes thinner. So due to this, you will have difficulty in breathing. If you feel getting into such problems, do not attempt to go further. You should immediately descend to a lower height.
Weather and Temperature
Weather and temperature are one of the factors for Langtang Valley trek difficulty. Generally, many people avoid trekking during the winter season as the weather and temperature of Langtang during winder becomes cold.
Trekking during autumn and spring are less challenging than during winter and monsoon seasons. The temperature of Langtang during winter ranges between 6-10 degrees. The nights become colder and may reach minus degrees as well. During winter, the trails to Langtang valley may even be covered with snow. Walking along the snowy trails may sound exciting but becomes challenging as you will have to walk for hours.
Similarly, monsoon makes the route wet and muddy. As you will have to take various uphills and downhills, you can only imagine how difficult if you be if that route gets muddy. You will have a hard time reaching your destination. There is also a chance of you falling off along your way to Langtang Valley.
Langtang Valley Trek 7 days with or without a Guide?
Are you wondering if you should hire a guide for your Langtang Valley Trek 7 days? Langtang Valley Trek is safe even if you do not hire a guide. Although you might have some disadvantages of not hiring one.
Hiring a guide means they will assure your security. When trekking alone you will have to tackle many problems all by yourself. Lack of proper communication can be a major problem when solo trekking. You may be misled by the local people and end up trekking through a wrong destination. Likewise, cases of harassments and looting have been heard when solo trekking.
So, if you have a decent budget for your trek to Langtang Valley, it is best to hire a guide and a porter. You can receive a lot of benefits from them. The guide will you assist you throughout your journey and also help you to interact with the villagers as well.
Likewise, hiring a porter means you will not have to carry the heavy load of your backpack all by yourself. They help you to carry up to 10-15 kgs of your load. So, hiring a porter can be a good option.
So, Langtang Valley Trek with or without a guide is completely yours. The trek is doable even if you do not hire one. But for a comfortable and easy trekking experience, I would suggest you to hire one.
Tips of Langtang Valley Trek 7 days
- Choose the best time of the year for your Langtang Valley Trek considering the weather and temperature of the Langtang region.
- Pack only such things that you will need the most. Do not pack unnecessary thing that will only make your backpack heavy.
- If you are planning on trekking during monsoon season, make sure you pack appropriate rain gear.
- It is better to engage yourself in physical activities such as running, swimming and cycling three months before your trek.
- Walking slowly is the major key when trekking to high altitude like Langtang Valley Trek. So, it is better to walk slowly without rushing your way to reach the destination.
- Keep yourself hydrated throughout your trek. Take some rest between and drink water.
- Do not walk continuously as it may cause too much pressure on your feet.
Langtang Valley Trek 7 days is a beautiful trek which involves exploring some of the significant places of the Langtang region. During this trek, you can find plenty of teahouses and lodges. So, you do not have to worry about your food and accommodation facilities.
Adventure Bound Nepal can arrange you proper facilities along with experienced guide and representatives who will help you through your journey. You can contact us if you have any question regarding your trip.