The Langtang Valley Trek is one of Nepal’s best. The Langtang Region is the country’s third most-popular region for trekking and the Langtang Valley is a highlight.
The trail here ascends quickly through a densely forested river valley and finally opens wide up after several hours of hiking. There are plenty of tea houses along the way and two main villages: Langtang and Kyanjin Gumba.
Most trekkers reach Kyanjin Gumba and stay for a couple days to enjoy the high elevation and take day hikes from where you can witness some of the highest peaks.
Langtang Valley Trek is at its busiest during October and November when the weather is good, but a little bit chilly. September is an even better time to go.
Days on the Langtang Valley Trek
Most people start from Shryaphru Besi but my group came from Thulo Shyaphru and the Gosainkunda Trek.
Day 7: Bamboo to Lagtang: 7.5 hours
Long day hiking uphill. Nice accommodation in Langtang at Peace full guest house.
Day 8: Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba: 2.5 hours
Slightly uphill to the last village, Kyanjin Gumba, at 3,870 m.
Day 9: Kyanjin Gumba to summit of Tserko Ri return: 8.5 hours
Optional all day hike up to Tserko Ri at 4,984 m –highest elevation on the trek. Steep trail and thin air made it difficult to breathe near the top.
Day 10: Kyanjin Gumba to Rimche: 9 hours
Mostly downhill and late arrival in Rimche.