Short Langtang Trekking 8 Days
Short Langtang trekking is an 8-day trekking program in Nepal in the beautiful Langtang Himalayas. This trek explores the famous Langtang valley and leads you to the ancient Kyanjin Gompa (Monastery). The trekking route is adorned with hundreds of rhododendrons, pine trees, rivers, lush hills, and narrow waterfalls. The tall Himalayan Mountains dominate the skyline, and the journey offers a wide range of landscapes.
The Short Langtang hiking journey is famous among travelers who are looking for a quick adventure in the Himalayas. The short Langtang Trek will let you enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas without spending a long time in the mountains. We also call this trek package- a Short Langtang Trek that you can extend to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and Helmabu region. The starting point of the trekking route is located north of Kathmandu and reached in 7-8 hours of comfortable drive.
We begin the Short Langtang Trek from Syabrubesi, located 117 kilometers (72 miles) away from Kathmandu at 2,380 meters (7,808 ft). The trail from here goes through lush hills and verdant forests to Bamboo. Further, enjoying views of yaks and mules grazing on summer pastures, we will cross two suspension bridges over Langtang Khola before reaching the Lama Hotel (2,470 m/8,103 ft).
The trail then follows the Langtang Khola and enters dense forests. Trekking on an uphill route, we will reach Chhunama (2,790 m/9,153 ft) and ascend to Ghodatabela at 3,030 meters (9,941 ft). From here, we will cross another suspension bridge and trek past the ancient Langtang Gompa, right before entering the beautiful Langtang village (3,430 m/11,253 ft). Trekking past stone walls, follow the uphill route to Mundu.
From Mundu onwards, the trail goes through meadows and old stupas to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m/ ft). Here, we will spend two nights and hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m/15,655 ft) or Tserko Ri (4,985 m/16,355 ft). Our acclimatization day in Kyanjin Gompa will let us spend more time with the locals and explore the area. During the hike, you get to see gorgeous sunrises and breathtaking mountain vistas. And later explore a local cheese factory and the surrounding area.
After Kyanjin Gompa, the trail descends to Syabrubesi, retracing the path. The downhill walk is as enchanting as climbing to Kyanjin Gompa. The trekking route is rich in flora and fauna. The locals are friendly and welcoming. We will get to enjoy the serenity of the Himalayas and unwind. Overall, the Short Langtang Trek is a great adventure option from Kathmandu to escape in nature.
A quick and short trekking option from Kathmandu
Unlike the most famous trekking routes in Nepal, the Short Langtang Trek is quite easy and quick to reach the trailhead of the Langtang Valley trek. From the bus park, you can take a 7-hour ride to Syabrubesi. If the group is big, we may also hire a private vehicle. The ride offers beautiful scenery of hills, rivers, and mountains. Moreover, as it is a short trekking package, you will be back in Kathmandu by the day 8th of your trip.
If you are looking for a quick yet doable and adventurous trekking package in Nepal, then our Langtang Short Trek is a great option. Do note that you are free to customize the itinerary of any trekking or tour package in Nepal with us. Our team will design the itinerary as per your time and budget.
Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the Langtang National Park
The Short Langtang Trek is inside the Langtang National Park, a haven of unparalleled natural beauty and biodiversity. From lush valleys to towering snow-capped peaks, trekking in the Langtang region allows you to explore diverse flora and fauna. Countless species of vegetation, flowers, birds, and animals are seen along the varying ecosystems of the Langtang National Park.
The trail starts from temperate forests and ascends to alpine meadows, offering an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life. You will trek through forests of rhododendrons, oaks, and pines. On the way, you may come across elusive animals like the red panda, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr. Likewise, the Danphe, the national bird of Nepal, is one of the highlights of this trekking route.
Enjoy the adventure of trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal
For adventure seekers and nature lovers, trekking in the Langtang Valley is a lifetime experience. Langtang region is known as the "Valley of Glaciers." It offers a tempting blend of scenic beauty, cultural immersion, and adventurous trails. As you begin trekking into the Langtang Himalayas, you'll find yourself surrounded by towering peaks, dense forests, and traditional Himalayan villages.
The trail goes along the Langtang Khola, crossing it numerous times over suspension bridges and sometimes temporary wooden logs. While trekking, you will come across peaceful meadows and yak grazing sites. Whether you're drawn by the thrill of high-altitude hiking or the desire to explore a unique cultural landscape, trekking in the Langtang Himalayas promises an unforgettable journey through one of Nepal's most beautiful regions.
A trekking package perfect for all kinds of trekkers, whether you are a beginner or experienced
Whether you're taking your first steps into the world of trekking or you're an experienced hiker seeking a shorter yet equally rewarding expedition, the Short Langtang Trek Package is the one you need. This trek lets you foster a deep bond with mountains and mountain people. In the span of 8 days, you will traverse lush forests, cross pristine glacial rivers, and ascend to the breathtaking viewpoint called Kyanjin Ri (optional Tserko Ri).
If you have trekked before, it is great. The journey will become a piece of cake for you. At the same time, if you are new to trekking and picked the short Langtang trek, then that's also fine. This package is recommended for beginner trekkers. Moreover, you can also do a Short Langtang Trek with your family and kids. It is a perfect family adventure kind of package in Nepal.
Experience the mountain lifestyle and get to know the welcoming locals closely
Mountains come alive with the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the locals. The Short Langtang trekking Route is mainly resided by Tamangs and Sherpas. Your overnight stays in the villages along the trekking route will let you engage with the villagers and understand their simple yet fulfilling lifestyle. The trail is dotted with stupas, chortens, mani walls, prayer flags, and monasteries. You will get to learn the culture and beliefs of the locals.
As the locals are very welcoming and friendly, you will not have a hard time interacting with them. Our guide will also help you interact with them and share the famous myths and stories spinning around their life. You also get to see the traditional farming practices and how the locals raise their cattle. Yaks, mules, and goats are common.
Unwind and rejuvenate in the fresh air and serenity of the Himalayas
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embark on a journey that will rejuvenate your soul in the pristine environment of the Himalayas. The Short Langtang Trek offers a serene and revitalizing experience, perfect for those seeking a break from their daily life. Leave your worries behind as you immerse yourself in the crisp mountain air, the soothing sounds of flowing rivers, and the tranquil vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.
The Short Langtang Trek is more than a physical journey- it's an opportunity to reset your mind, recharge your spirit, and rediscover the profound peace that only the mountains can provide. As you ascend to higher altitudes, let go of stress and distractions and embrace the solitude that surrounds you. Let the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayas wash over you, leaving you refreshed, renewed, and ready to face the world with a new spirit.
Whether you're seeking quiet reflection, a digital detox, or simply a chance to breathe deeply and connect with the earth, the Langtang short trek offers the perfect opportunity for a reinvigorating retreat!
Witness spectacular landscapes and breathtaking mountain views during the trek
The Short Langtang Trek for 8 days reveals breathtaking landscapes at every turn in the trail. This trek is a visual feast for nature enthusiasts and landscape admirers. From panoramic scenes of rolling hills to towering snow-capped peaks piercing the sky, the Short Langtang Trek is a perfect getaway to enjoy diverse natural beauty.
You'll be rewarded with uninterrupted views of towering peaks, including Scout Peak (5,710 m/18,733 ft), Naya Kanga (5,846 m/19,180 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m/22,854 ft), Ganchenpo (6,387 m/20,955 ft), Shishapangma (8,027 m/26,335 ft), and the Ganesh Himal range (7,422 m/24,350 ft). Likewise, you will catch numerous outstanding sunrises and sunsets throughout the trek.
Short Langtang Trekking Difficulty
The long walking hours, rugged terrain, and limited facilities along the trekking route make the Short Langtang Trek a little moderate. It is a moderate trek, so the trekking challenges are just enough for beginner trekkers. You do not need previous trekking experience to do this trek. The trail ascends via lush forests and meadows. We will come across a few landslide debris along the trail as well.
Every day, the elevation gain is minimal, so the risk of altitude sickness is quite low on this trek. Moreover, our short Langtang trek itinerary has a rest day in it, along with a decent pace that will allow you to acclimatize as you trek. You do not have to worry about anything while trekking with us, as our team will take care of your requirements and safety during the trek.
Short Langtang Trekking Distance
The Short Langtang Trek approximately covers 77 kilometers (48 miles). In the span of 8 days, you will cover this distance. Each day, you will trek 8 to 11 kilometers, which means 5 to 7 hours on average.
Short Langtang Trekking Elevation profile
The Short Langtang Trek starts at 2,380 m/7,808 ft (Syabrubesi) and ascends to Tserko Ri at 5,033 meters (16,512 ft). Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m/15,655 ft) is an alternative hiking option. You will gain around 2,653 meters (8,704 ft) in elevation from the starting point of the trek.
7-nights’ accommodation is included in our short Langtang trekking package. Tea houses or guest houses are the most common and popular form of accommodation on the Short Langtang Trek. They are basic lodges that provide meals and a place to sleep for trekkers. Tea houses are typically family-run establishments, where the local people offer a warm welcome and a glimpse into their unique culture.
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Meals on Short Langtang Trek
A total of 23 meals (7 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 8 dinners) are included in our Short Langtang Short Trek. Nepali set meal (Dal Bhat) is the common meal on the trek; however, there are many options available such as vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and vegan meals. Know more about the meals and drinks along the short Langtang trail.
You need to obtain 2 permits to do the short Langtang trek in Nepal. One of them are Langtang National Park entry permit and another is the Trekkers information management system (TIMS). Know more about the permits for the short Langtang Trek.
Availability, Booking & Last Minute Booking
We at Outfitter Himalaya have opened the booking for 2024 & 2025. The short Langtang Trek is available on any date of the year. Look at the right bar of the page, where you can find the available dates for the booking. However, we advise you to ask us first for up-to-date information about the trekking trails, etc… before making a booking.
Booking the Langtang Short trek in advance is advisable. When you make a booking in advance, we will have enough time to prepare for the trek, schedule our guide, etc.. However, we accept last-minute bookings too.
Best time for the Short Langtang Trek
The best time for any trek in Nepal is Autumn ( from mid-September to the end of December) and Spring ( from Mid-February to end of the May). However, the trek is available all around the year; know more about the best time for the Langtang Short Trek.
Weather in the short Langtang trekking trail
The weather and temperature on the short Langtang trekking trail are varied in different months of the year. Find the detailed breakdown (monthly wise) of weather and temperature.
Guide and porter
Outfitter Himalaya always advises to do the guided trek in Nepal. Most of the trekking routes in Nepal are in the high Himalayas and there is always a risk on the trail when traveling along. Our guides are trained and know about the trail well and have been on the routes multiple times. A local trekking guide is included in the package that we have offered and the porter is not included in the price, however, you can add on a porter if you need it when you are making a booking.
The transportation from Kathmandu to the trek start point (Syaprubeshi) and from the trek end point (Syaprubeshi) to Kathmandu is included in our price and it is on a public local bus. It is the best way to experience the local style of travel however, it may be a little uncomfortable too, So, we have provided an option to upgrade it to a private Jeep, which you can add on when you make a booking.