Best Time for The Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley Trek is doable at any time of year. But the seasons of autumn and spring are the best for actually embarking upon the Langtang Valley Trek. Autumn occurs between the months of September and November, promising clear mountain views, blue skies, and comfortable weather.
If you prefer to travel during the spring months of February through May, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of rhododendrons blooming brilliantly across the alpine slopes of the Langtang Valley.
Nepal’s annual monsoon during the months between June and August brings heat and heavy rainfall to the valley, but intrepid travelers will enjoy the mysterious fog-bound atmosphere and the relative solitude of the trails at this time of year.
While it’s possible to trek in the Langtang Valley during the winter, deep snow can close the high mountain passes on this particular route. If you’re traveling in this region during the winter, we recommend the lower altitude Helambu Circuit Trek or Tamang Heritage Trail.
As always, you can rely on the experts at Alpine Ramble Treks to put together an incredible trekking itinerary at any time of year.
What Kind of foods We Can Expect on Langtang Trek
In this tour program, all the meals will be provided during the trek; 3- selective meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking, and 2 breakfasts will be served in Kathmandu.
While on the trek, our breakfast and dinner will be served in the tea houses we spend the night at, and the lunch will be basically on our way to the next place of the journey.
The foods we have a wide selection of food items on the local lodge’s menus, one can experience the different variety of meals on this trip, some common Nepalese, Indian, and western continental cuisines are mentioned below,
Ordinary Breakfast options in the Langtang region: Be expected to have some of these authentic meals on a trek including Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread, a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano, etc. Choose any of your favorite meals from the Menu in the small tea house.
Ordinary Lunch options in the Langtang region: We literally have a wide range of food choices for lunch as well but we do suggest having more diet and light lunch in the daytime while trekking that helps us keep on rolling to reach the camp. In the evening, we can enjoy a heavy good dinner.
For the lunch, we have a different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan bread and chapati, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items. Make sure to have the best meal that you like.
Ordinary Dinner options in the Langtang region: Let’s take a special dinner as always, here are some of the good options foods to choose for our dinners - Momos (dumplings), different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan bread and chapati, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, rice with curry, Boiled potatoes, different types of Pizzas, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers, yak steak, etc.
Note: Most of the selected meals (Except for meats) are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain people for the mountain trekkers.
Desserts items: Available.
Tea and Coffees: Hot and cold drinks are available. Hot drinks such as Hot Lemon, chocolate, juices, black and milk coffee, ginger, lemon, mint teas, etc, are available on menus. Likewise, Some Juice items, bottles of water, and alcoholics’ items are available.
If you see some non-vegan items on the menu then please ask the local or guide to make sure it is safe. However, any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain is not well sanitary and sounds not healthy. We would strongly suggest that we avoid meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.
Water on Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek is a week trip. Since we are going on a multiple-day hike, it is sensible to drink as much water as possible, so staying well-hydrated is evenly important. We can buy or get bottles of water everywhere along the way for our 10- day Langtang trek, all of the small tea shops and lodges sell the water. Remember, buying a regular bottle of mineral water can cost anywhere between 1-3 USD at a higher altitude.
On the other hand, travelers also can get the water from the taps or sources which are of course free of cost and that can be fine to drink or it's drinkable once you have sterilized it. We can refill it anywhere on this trek. Since water is very important in the high altitude area, please carry at least 2-3 liters of water bottles to drink (recommended). We need to stay hydrated as always.
The Accommodations Facts on Langtang Trek
We’ll be accommodated at a 3-star hotel for the 2-night stay in Kathmandu, and tea houses during the trek in the mountains. The accommodations during the trek in the tea houses or lodges are very basic but still convenient and efficient.
Normally, the rooms are neat and clean and come in double occupancy with the wooden bed, mattresses, and pillows, nice and warm blankets but make sure to bring your own sleeping bag that can make you extra warm at altitudes. However, most of the rooms at the tea houses/ lodges offer stunning views of the scenery from your own room.
Note: Single supplement will be arranged at request for solo female travelers or any individual trekker.
Safety & Satisfactions
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.
Our guided Langtang Valley Trek is an all-inclusive program and will be led by one of our experienced and knowledgable local guides from Alpine Ramble Treks who'll be accompanying you throughout the journey sharing the history and telling the name of the mountains while guiding. Guides are fully insured and have been well-trained by the government of Nepal, our leaders will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons;
Note: Travelers can carry their own personal medical kits as well. During the trek, just in case- if any one of our group members has any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances during the trek in the mountain then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back.
In this case, we may ask your travel insurance to claim the funds for your rescue, so make sure you have reliable travel insurance covering medical evacuation and an emergency rescue helicopter up to 600 m.
Passport and Visa
If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get an "On Arrival Visa” upon arrival, and the visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport.
Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months from the date of your arrival. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country declared a free visa for these 2 countries.
Extra personal expenses
Alpine Ramble Treks will provide all the foods (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), accommodations, and transportations on the trek. Besides that, the waters, or any drinks, tips for the locals unless you do not want to it, and any other personal or Barbier bills would be on your own. In this case, we would advise carrying some cash (USD, Rupees) for the trek.
Travel Insurance for the Langtang Trek
As an assurance to your safety, Travel insurance is mandatory for participating in any high altitude trek in Nepal including Langtang valley trek, it's like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries even at altitudes.
We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered.
Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
Packing list for Langtang Trek
A packing list for any high-altitude trekking is one of the essential factors of a trip, especially if you are a newbie and trekking to the Langtang region of Nepal, we would strongly advocate making a checklist of essential hiking items for a successful trip in the Himalayas. We have a shortlist of the gear items; kindly check some of the following trekking gears that may help you to prepare more in a proper way.
- A few pairs of Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Windcheater: waterproof shell jacket one pair
- Down jacket: ( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
- Comfortable Fleece or wool trousers
- Trekking pants at least 2 pairs
- Mittens or woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Trekking sue with spare laces
- Pair of flip flop
- Underwears and Swimming costume
- Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
- Sun hat or scarf
- Sleeping bag: ( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
- Trekking poles
- Day bag above 40 L
- One set Headlamp
- Small lock for the day backpack
- Reusable water bottles 2 letters
- Water purification tablets or electric light
- Wash towel
- Toiletries: (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste, and brush, etc)
- Rain poncho
- Basic personal first aid kit
Note: most of the trekking gear can be shopped in Kathmandu at an affordable cost, a number of outdoor shops or stores in Kathmandu sell trekking and climbing clothing and gear.
Alpine Ramble Treks crew always respect and have faith in local people and their admiring community, it's always great to have a good friendship with the people out in the mountains, kindly follow some of the local's rules and regulations, and be thankful for each other,
- respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
- Always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
- support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
- Help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
Transportations On Langtang Valley Trek
We provide all the necessary transportation for your trip including the airport pick up and drop off on arrival and departure date. On arrival day, you'll be greeted by one of the airport representatives or tour guides from Alpine Ramble Treks at the Kathmandu airport, Nepal, and transferred to the Hotel. The next day, a transfer will be provided for Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu after the trek by local bus or jeep.
Note: We also organize all kinds of vehicle services for your city tour in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan (Sauraha), Pokhara, Nagarkot, and Bandipur on request.
Booking & payment process
Alpine Ramble Treks (ART) is a leading Himalayan trekking and adventure operator based in Kathmandu Nepal. We have been proudly serving thousands of travelers in the field from all over the world for almost two decades since its establishment. It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to organize an amazing trip as always for at least once in a lifetime for all our respected guests.
We take such pride and honor ourselves to be part of this help and being a good friend with each and every one of our clients who join on this journey for a lifetime.
On top of that, we are a fully authorized (registered number is 178805/074/075) company which recognized as one of Nepal's top trekking and tour specialists from the various local and international magazines, Recommended by some of the world's travel sites like Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor, Vitor, New York Times, Travel Magazines, and so on.
make your dream come true without any hassle and hesitation. We believe in quality services so that one can experience first-hand with travel experience with us in Nepal. Our happiness relies on our guest's happiness and satisfaction. Therefore, we work hard day and night for the best of best results at the end. Join us today and let your dream come true.
Book this amazing trekking trip of a lifetime with us today. Online Booking form, pay only 20 % of the full trip fund now, and the remaining can be made on arrival.
We are happy to accept any last-minute booking for the Langtang Valley trek 10 - Day. But in this case, we would like you to understand to make the full payment at the time of booking.
The last-minute booking is acceptable 4-10 hours before the trip gets started. Your last-minute booking can be made up by calling or sending us an email and messages. You may book it through the online form. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the majestic mountains, see you soon here!