March 16, 2021
Langtang trek FAQs should be well known by every Langtang trekker. FAQs help to your trek so much to be aware of particular areas and localities. If you travel with some essential information then you can trek to the destination without having any issues.
Langtang trekking routes is probably the best short trek in Nepal. This trek takes only 6 days, but you may also extend your time if you have more time. From Kathmandu, Langtang is the nearest short trek and it offers beautiful tropical and alpine scenery including Massif Langtang Himalaya. There are some adventure steps through the forest, but having enough water and rest you will make it.
Besides the trekking and walking in Langtang trek, you will have golden opportunities to observe rare wild animals such as Red panda, Thar, musk deer, Snow leopard, etc. On the other hand; you get to see authentic Tibetan, Tamang, and Sherpa culture. This trek combines with the Tamang heritage trek two, but you should have an experienced guide with you. Yet, the Langtang trek is an easy to moderate type of holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal.
Here, we have some important Langtang trek FAQs on the basis of our Experienced Guide, tour Leader, and Local Porters, hope these questions and their Answers about the Langtang region helps to make your wonderful Journey.
Langtang trek, located in the Northeast of Kathmandu and it is the Northcentral Mountain region of Nepal. Langtang Trek begins generally from Sybrubeshi and is 68 kilometers From Kathmandu. The Langtang valley is on the border of Tibet and Nepal and also it covers the Langtang National park.
There are several buses that leave every day from Kathmandu to Dhunche and Sybrubeshi. Machhapokhari is the place from where you can get buses in the Morning. Furthermore, there are also microbes services, but they are small in size and quite small. You have two different choices, but Bus is much better.
Taking a Local Bus from Kathmandu to Sybrubeshi costs 850 NPR but sometimes the Bus owner might say a little bit high price when they see a tourist. However, a bus ticket to Sybrubeshi from Kathmandu costs 850 Nepali rupees ($8 US).
Well. Langtang region is quite big and there is some alternative path to extend the time but basically, the Langtang trek takes 6 days. If you are really tight with time, you can complete it within 5 days too, but 6 days are the best. Likewise, if you have time you can extend the Langtang trek until 20 days.
There are several ways where you can extend your trek but the most visited trails trek is for 6 days which is as bellows:
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.
Day 2: Syabrubesi to Ghoretabela
Day 3: Ghoratabela – Kyangjin Gompa
Day 4: Hike to Kyanjing-Ri and explore around
Day 5: Kyanjing to Syaprubesi
Day 6: Drive from Sybrubesi to Kathmandu by local bus/ Jeep.
There are two types of Langtang trek permits, TIMS card,s, and National park Permit. Similarly, there are two different prices for SAARC Countries and other Nationalities, however here I have listed the price of Langtang trek entry permits:-
TIMS card price for SAARC Nationalities
Free Individual Traveler (FIT)- 600 NPR, (About $ 6 USD) Per person
Trekking through the travel agency or in a group cost- 300 NPR. (about $ 3 USD) per person
TIMS card price for Other Nationalities-
National park Entry permit price for SAARC Nationalities
National park entry permit costs the same either you are a FIT trekker or in a group.
A trekking permit is compulsory for the Langtang region trek. And if you want to get a Permit by yourself then you can go to Bhirkuti Mandap, in Kathmandu from where you can get a permit easily after submitting a simple form regarding 2 pp size photo and local money.
If you are Local and got Nepali Citizen then you don’t need a trekking permit, it’s free.
In a year, the spring season (March-May) and autumn season (Sep. – Nov.) is the best time to trek. Trekking in the Langtang region in this two-season remains stable warm Temperature, clear weather, blue skies, and refreshing air. However, spring and autumn seasons are the scenic and safe seasons too, for trekking and walking in Nepal.
Langtang trek can be done all year, all seasons so, if you are not able to organize your time or budget during spring and Autumn then no worries still you can trek during Winter(January- February). Trek during the winter season in Langtang trek, you don’t see many people and the lodges will be very peaceful.
Langtang 6 days trek is an easy to moderate type of trek. it is not as difficult as other trekking routes are in Nepal such as Everest region trek, Manaslu region trek, or Annapurna region trek. If you are simply fit you can do it. If you are trekking for the very first time, I think Langtang is the place to go and enjoy the magical high Mountain View. This trek offers magnificent views, a cultural aroma, and easy trails to walk. However, it is easy to trek so that all age people, kids, students, they can make it easier.
No, you don’t need a Guide for the Langtang trek because it is not a restricted area. On your choice, you can decide, either you want a guide or you trek solo without a guide. Langtang trek trails are not as easy to find as another popular trek in Nepal. There are so many small trails through the dense alpine forest so, you may lose the trails easily therefore, having a guide or porters with you helps so much to make your amazing trek. you feel safer, you will get more authentic information, you don’t miss the trails so that you are recommended to hire a local guide or porter to make your beautiful trip to Nepal.
No, you can’t get an ATM along the route. Even you won’t get Money Exchange service along the route, therefore; you should be preparing from Kathmandu for your Budget.
There are quite some tea houses and lodges along the routes of the Langtang Region. In this trek, you can have a private room but not so much with the facility, however in the room, you will get a clean bed, tea table, private twin sharing bedroom, space to keep your luggage, etc. In this region, almost all lodges do not provide an inside bathroom, but there will be sharing a bathroom and Hot shower.
Hiring trekking Guides through the local travel agency is a very common way to trek in Langtang and even the whole of Nepal. Similarly, the salary of Guide is all different as per their knowledge and experiences however, hiring a guide costs 30 USD a day up to 50 USD to trek in the Langtang region. But if you pay in total in the agency they will arrange your guide and porters which are included. Every travel agency charges you all different prices but 30 US for a guide and 20 US for Porter per day is a reasonable price.
Costs of hiring a local trekking guide through a local Nepali trekking agency. One of the most popular ways to arrange a trek in Nepal. Prices range from USD$30 up to $60 per day for a guide.
Yes, you can charge your electrical devices along the route. Only a few lodges have a solar panel, still, you can charge. The lodge’s owners may charge a small amount of money if you use their charging service.
Langtang region is geographically a remote and very high alpine zone, hence the wifi facility is not excess every corner of this region. However, in Langtang trek, few Lodges provide wifi services.
As you climb over 3000 meters, you may get Mountain sickness but this region is not a risk area of Mountain sickness. Still, keep in your mind that it is of course mountain area where you have to ascend over 3,000 meters which means there are small chances of getting Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If you have any sort of symptoms, you have to share them with your Guide and Groups because each trekker reacts differently to altitude mountain sickness.
Well, trekking in the Himalayas itself is an adventure journey therefore you never know. I think you better buy insurance before you start your Langtang valley trek. Having Insurance is not compulsory but you may get Natural disasters, food poisoning, Accident, Emergency treatment during the trek hence you better buy insurance for Langtang trekking.
After your Langtang trek, you may like to see other places in Nepal and besides Langtang trek FAQs you are recommended to read further FAQs about Nepal.
Furthermore, if you have further questions about the Langtang region/Langtang trek FAQs or any other trekking paths, tours in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.