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Langtang trek FAQs

March 16, 2021

Langtang trek FAQs

Langtang trek FAQs should be well known by every Langtang trekker. FAQs help 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 route 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.

Where is the Langtang Trek located?

Langtang trek, is located in the Northeast of Kathmandu and 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.

What is the most essential information about the Langtang trek?

  • Trekking days in Total- 6 Days (6 days up to 20 days also upon your time)
  • Total Distance – 48 miles/77km
  • Highest point – 4600m/15 000 ft Kynajin RI peak
  • Difficulty – Easy to moderate
  • Required entry documents – Langtang National Park permit and TIMS card
  • Cost per day – US$ 35 per person (It may cost if you are tight to eat and chose basic lodge)
  • Guide /Porters – not compulsory,
  • Accommodation – Lodges and guest houses
  • Language- Tibetan, Sherpa, and Tamang but still they speak basic English
  • Total ascent – 3,925 m/12,877 ft.
  • Total descent – 3,925 m/12, 877 ft. (Same way up and down)
  • Solo trekkers- Allow
  • Popular Mountains: Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Langtang, Langtang Lirung, Yalapeak, Morimoto and T-sogaka

Where should I get Bus to go Langtang trek?

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.

How much is the Local bus ticket from Kathmandu to Sybrubeshi?

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).

How many days do we need for Langtang trekking?

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.

What is the itinerary for the Langtang trek?

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.

How much does the Langtang trek permit cost? Is a permit necessary?

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-

  • Free Individual Traveler (FIT)- 2,000 NPR ($20 USD)
  • Trekking through the travel agency or in a group cost- 1000 NPR. (about $ 10 USD) per person

National park Entry permit price for SAARC Nationalities

  • SAARC Nationalities- 1695 NPR($17USD)
  • Other Nationalities- 3390 NPR ($34 USD)

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.

When is the best time for the Langtang valley trek?

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, the 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.

Is the Langtang trek very difficult?

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 the 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 all ages people, including kids, and students can make it easier.

Do we need a Guide for the Langtang trek or we can trek by ourselves?

No, you don’t need a Guide for the Langtang trek because it is not a restricted area. On your choice, you can decide, whether you want a guide or you trek solo without a guide. Langtang trek trails are not as easy to find as other 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, and you don’t miss the trails so you are recommended to hire a local guide or porter to make your beautiful trip to Nepal.

Can we get an ATM machine along the route?

No, you can’t get an ATM along the route. Even if you won’t get Money Exchange service along the route, therefore; you should be preparing from Kathmandu for your Budget.

What about Accommodation in the Langtang region?

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.

How much does a guide cost for the Langtang trek?

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.

Can we charge our cameras and phones along the trails?

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.

Are Lodges provide wi-fi services?

Langtang region is geographically a remote and very high alpine zone, hence the Wi-Fi facility is not in excess every corner of this region. However, in the Langtang trek, few Lodges provide Wi-Fi services.

Do we get mountain sickness in the Langtang region?

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.

What about insurance?

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.

What are the names of the Mountains in the Langtang trek?

  1. Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234 m)
  2. Mt. Langtang Ri (7,205 m)
  3. Mt. Langshisha Ri (6,427 m)
  4. Mt. Dogpache (6,562 m)
  5. Mt. Kyunga Ri (6,601 m)
  6. Mt. Loenpo Gang (6,979 m)
  7. Mt. Yala Peak (5,520 m)
  8. Mt. Yansa Tsenji (6,690 m)
  9. Mt. Gangchenpo ( 6,387 m)
  10. Mt. Morimoto (6,150 m)
  11. Mt. Changbu (6,781 m)
  12. Mt. Tsogaka (5,846 m)
  13. Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m)

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.

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