5 Days Langtang Valley Trek
You must be wondering whether you can finish trekking around the Langtang valley in 5 days or not? Then the answer is YES, as you get to visit the most popular viewpoint of the trek Kyanjin Ri and witness beautiful mountains in just five days.
Knowing this you must be quite excited now, as we bring to you a short 5 days Langtang Valley Trek. Normally, this trek can be 7 to 11 days long but exciting Nepal has made a short Langtang Valley trek 5 days itinerary for people with limited time.
This is a short trek inside the Langtang National Park that takes you away from the city noises to a peaceful environment.
Langtang region lies 51 km away from Kathmandu in the north-central part of the Province no. 3. This region is quite famous among trekkers for the trekking routes it has to offer.
It is one of the closest trekking destinations that is situated near the capital city. This region is also renowned for introducing one of the famous national parks i.e. Langtang National Park.
Langtang Valley is a part of Langtang National Park that was established in the year 1970. This is the first Himalayan National Park to be established in Nepal.
It was made to conserve the wildlife, culture, unique vegetation, and natural resources of this sector. This park also contains different climatic conditions from Alpine to Subtropical.
The majority of people living in these places belong to the Tamang Community. You can dive deep into the cultural and traditional aspects of local inhabitants on Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. You can also find other communities such as Magar, Brahmin, etc. Most of these people still depend upon the timber and woods found inside the park.
To trek in these routes, it is not compulsory to have experience beforehand. The routes in this region have been graded as a moderate walk.
You begin your 5 days Langtang Valley Trek by heading out of the capital and entering the beautiful Langtang region. You make your stop at Syabrubesi then from there you trek towards Rimche and stay there for the night.
After a wonderful night, you trek towards Langtang valley looking at the scenic views and stay there. Then, you head towards your next destination which is Kyanjin Gompa. You will go up on a hike and explore the area then return back to Syabrubesi.
These paths take you through the dense lush green forests that give you the amazing view of various types of flora and fauna. You get to see different trees of pines, oak, maple, birches, etc and colorful shades of Rhododendron.
As you walk in these paths you get to view the mesmerizing snowy mountain peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langtang II, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
These routes of this region might be famous but still, it is not as crowded as Annapurna region treks and Everest region Treks making it a peaceful journey.
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek 5 days
- Visit villages influenced by Tibetan cultures and tradition
- Finish Langtang Valley trek in 5 days
- Awestruck views of various mountain ranges
- Reach Kyanjin Ri the highest point of this trek
- Witness unique species of Flora and Fauna
- Visit Monasteries along the way.
- Explore the Langtang Valley
- Ancient cheese factory
Best Time for 5 Days Langtang Valley Trek
This trek gives you the chance to witness the beauty of nature. These trekking routes are not that far from Capital.
While going trek in this route you get to experience different weather and temperature according to the season you will be traveling in.
In the context of Nepal, you have four seasons to choose from Autumn, Spring, Monsoon, Winter.
However, trekkers considered Autumn and Spring season the best time for Langtang Valley Trek.
Autumn Season ( September to November)
Autumn Season is the peak season to go trekking on these routes. While walking these routes you get accompanied by many fellow travelers. So you won’t be getting much privacy during this time.
These months are when the beauty of nature is at its top. You can see the rain-washed environment and bloomed flora and fauna throughout the valley. It makes the view more mesmerizing.
During this season, the weather is clear giving out the perfect view of mountain peaks. Also, the walk during daytime is warm but the nights can be a bit chilly.
Spring Season (March to May)
Spring season is another peak time of the year when the routes are as crowded as Autumn. This season is when nature lovers travel to trek in the routes of Langtang valley.
These months bring a new beginning with them, the valley changes its color from dried brown leaves to luscious green forests. You also get to witness the blooming of flowers all along the way.
During this season, the skies are clear and the weather is favorable for trekking. The days are sunny but the nights can be a bit cold.
You should also book rooms in advance as lodges will be packed with trekkers. Making it hard to find rooms of your desire.
Winter Season ( December to February)
Winter season is often considered off-season time of the year. During these months the routes are filled with snows making the walk challenging. If you love snowfalls then this season is for you.
These months are the coldest time of the year but the blue sky gives you the clearest view of the snow-covered peaks. However, the temperature tends to drop below the freezing point so you should be well prepared to face the cold.
During this season, the routes are less crowded making the journey peaceful and the price also drops due to fewer people trekking these routes.
Monsoon Season ( June to August)
Monsoon Season is the least preferred time for 5 days Itinerary Langtang Valley Trek. There are low chances of meeting people in the trails. Most researchers are found trekking due this time of the year.
These months are when heavy rainfalls occur which makes the path slippery. So you should be careful while walking on these routes. Also, the view of mountains is hidden behind the dark rain clouds making it less interesting.
But during this season, unique types of flora and fauna are found blooming throughout the paths. If you have made up your mind to travel during Monsoon then you should carry raincoats along with you.
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Difficulties You May face during Langtang Valley trek 5 Days Itinerary
This trek is considered neither too harsh nor too easy, it is a moderate walk. Even novice trekkers can make the climb in these trails with proper training.
Langtang Valley trek 5 days is the shortest time period to finish this trek. Thus, you will be walking for about 7 to 8 hours each day.
On this trek, you will be walking many up and down paths that require a huge amount of stamina. So it is necessary to increase your stamina while going on a trek.
To make this climb your body needs to be physically and mentally fit. You don’t need any technical training to complete this trek.
Two weeks prior to the actual trek you can do physical training on your own. Physical training such as cycling, running, swimming, skipping, short hikes, etc.
Detailed Langtang Valley trek 5 days Itinerary
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi then trek to Rimche
You begin your 5 days Langtang Valley trek by driving out of the busy city of Kathmandu and heading towards Syabrubesi.
To travel there you can either take a local jeep or bus. It is about a 7 to 8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi covering a distance around 122 km.
You will be traveling looking at the scenic views outside your window. Along the way, you get to see lush green hills and many small villages. You arrive at Syabrubesi.
Syabrubesi is situated at an altitude of 2380 m above sea level. It is the gateway for many awesome treks in the Langtang region.
Now you begin your trek towards Rimche from Syabrubesi. It is about 4 to 5 hours walk from here covering a distance of about 8.6 km.
To reach Rimche you have two options either travel from High trail or travel from Low trail. However, you will be traveling through Low trails that pass through Bamboo.
Today you will walk through small settlements and dense forests of oak and pine trees. These routes are not that rough so it is an easy trek this day.
Rimche is situated at an altitude of 2450 m above sea level. You stay here for the night.
Day 2: Trek from Rimche to Langtang village
Today you will be heading towards Langtang valley from Rimche. It is about 6 to 7 hours’ walk from here.
You begin your trek by taking an uphill climb that leads towards the Lama Hotel. Then from there, you enter a beautiful forest of colorful rhododendrons.
In between the trees, you get to see the mesmerizing view of mount Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, etc. As you head in these paths, you come out from the forest and make a steep climb that leads to Ghora Tabela.
From here you make a slight downhill walk then again climb up the trails and reach Langtang Village. It is situated at an altitude of 3430 m above sea level.
Langtang valley is surrounded by walls to protect their crops such as potato, wheat, etc. You stay here for the night.
Day 3: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Today you will be heading towards Kyajin Gompa from Langtang Village. It is about a 3 to 4 hours walk from here.
You will walk past many mani walls, prayer flags before you reach Mundu. Then from here, you cross a small wooden bridge and enter the forests of colorful rhododendron.
After walking for about half an hour you reach Kyanjin Gompa situated at an altitude of 3830 m above sea level. From here you get to view the beautiful mountain peaks such as Mt. Ganchhenpo, Mt Langtang Lirung, etc.
This village is also famous for its ancient Cheese factory that is quite famous among the locals. If you like cheese you can visit the factory and try some.
After exploring the valley you stay here for the night.
Day 4: Hike to Kyanjin Ri and return back to Kyanjin Gompa then trek back to Rimche
Today you wake up early and hike up to Kyanjin Ri which is the highest point of this trek. It is situated at an altitude of 4300 m above sea level. This place is a famous viewpoint from where you get the astounding view of Mount Langtang Lirung, Nayakhanga, etc.
You also get to see the largest glacier of this region, the Lirung Tsang Glacier. Exploring the area and taking a few snaps for your memories you head back to Kyanjin Gompa.
Arriving at Kyanjin Gompa you head towards Rimche which is about 8 to 9 hours walk from here. You stay in one of the lodges for the night.
Day 5: Trek from Rimche to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu
Today you head back to Syabrubesi retracing the same paths you came from. This is the last day of your trek after arriving in Syabrubesi you drive back to Kathmandu.
We hope the 5 days Langtang Valley trek itinerary was helpful for you. And you will be leaving with great memories from this trip.
Difficulties Faced in Different Season
Seasons in hills and mountains are never predictable so no one can say what problem might arise on the trek. So it is better to be well prepared beforehand.
Spring and Autumn Season
These seasons are considered the peak and crowded time of the year. When trekkers from all around the world visit this route for trekking.
Everything is just perfect for trekking. The skies are clear, colorful forests and lush green vegetation all around the region. The beauty of nature attracts people to visit during these seasons.
So you might not be able to find rooms of your choice, also you have to wait in a long queue to use the washroom. As lodges in higher altitudes mostly make shared bathrooms and toilets.
Also, the paths filled with travelers might create noise pollution. If you love traveling in peace then it is not possible during these seasons.
Monsoon and Winter Season
These seasons are the least preferred time of the year so the routes are less crowded compared to the other seasons.
If you love traveling in isolation then these seasons are perfect but the disadvantages are the unpredictable weather.
These seasons are the time when heavy rainfall and snowfall occur. So landslides, floods, and avalanches might be an obstruction during your trek.
Also, during winter the temperature drops in negative numbers so if you have any heart problems you shouldn’t travel during this time.
Altitude sickness has always been a major problem while trekking in higher altitudes. In this 5 days Langtang Valley Trek, you don’t have acclimatization so your body won’t have time to adjust with the climate in higher elevation.
You should drink plenty of water and keep your body hydrated throughout the trek. Also, you should walk slowly even if you can reach the destination 1 -2 hours ahead.
If you feel any of the symptoms given below then inform your guide immediately. Such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary 5 days takes you through a memorable adventure of your life. The members of Exciting Nepal hope this experience was awesome for you.
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