The Langtang Trek, sometimes called “the valley of the glaciers” is in close proximity to Kathmandu which makes it a an easily accessible hiking destination. As the nickname implies, there are many glaciers at a low altitude which can easily be explored. The name Langtang comes from an ancient legend wherein a Tibetan Lama was searching for his yak (in Tibetan lang) and following (in Tibetan tang) it found this amazing valley.
This trek takes one close to Tibet, as the valley lies just south of that border. You will be able to learn much about the traditions and culture of the Tamang people who live in the region and how they share many of the same customs as the Tibetans. Trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine, the valley opens out onto alpine meadows and yak pastures. The highlight in spring is beholding the splendor of these high meadows carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wildflowers and the forests in full bloom with rare tree orchids, wild primulas and colourful rhododendron.
The Langtang Trek is an ideal choice for both nature lovers and adventurers. It is an easy to moderate trek which fits all age groups and fitness levels. It is also a popular hike for families. Accommodations along the way are in modest but clean tea houses which also have restaurants serving a choice of menus. The best time for Langtang Valley is March – April and September – November, but we can arrange this trek at your request and time frame, with your holiday schedule in mind. Contact us for your once in a lifetime holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal.
-Waterproof jacket or poncho
-Mid-weight fleece or sweater
-2-3 Hiking shirts
-1-2 pair Hiking pants
-2-3 Non-hiking shirts
-1 Long-sleeve shirt
-1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts
-2-3 Pairs warm socks
-Long underwear (for high altitude)
-Gloves (for high altitude)
-Towel (preferably quick dry)
-Water bladder or bottle
-Headlamp or flashlight
-Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu)
-Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu)
Leaving items in Kathmandu:
You will be able to leave some of your non-valuable items at your hotel in Kathmandu when on the trek. You do not need to take everything trekking especially since there is a 12 kg limit that the porter will carry for you.
Nepal Visa Information
There are two ways to obtain a tourist visa for Nepal, either at a Nepalese Embassy before arriving or upon arrival at one of the many entry points.
Visa before arrival:
Visitors can visit their closest Nepalese Embassy to apply for a visa. Usually your visa can be approved the same day if it is not very busy. It is possible to fill out the application online before visiting the embassy to speed up the process.
Visa on arrival:
Visas are granted to visitors upon arrival in Nepal. The same process applies to arrival by air and land. Immigration offices can be found at Trivhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and the following land crossings:
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Belahia Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chouki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
US $25.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 Days Tourist Visa with multiple entry;
US $40.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 Days Tourist Visa with multiple entry;
US $100.00 or equivalent foreign currency for 100 days Tourist Visa with multiple entry.
Renewing your visa:
If you want to extend your visa, you can go to the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. It usually only takes a few hours and you can fill out the application online beforehand to save time. The visa costs US $30 for 15 days and US $2 for every additional day.
What to bring:
-A copy of your application
-A copy of your passport
-A passport size photo
Terms and Conditions
This agreement applies between you (client) and Mountain Word Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Limited, the owner of this website. Upon booking a trip with us, you are agreeing to be bound to the following Terms and Conditions. Both parties agree to these Terms and Conditions to resolve any legal or other disputes that may arise during the trip.
Within one week of receiving your trip confirmation from us, a 25% deposit of the total cost of your trip is required. The rest of the cost can be paid upon arrival.
Cancellation by the Client
In the event of the need to cancel your trip, you must contact us as soon as possible. The date on which we receive your cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge.
If you cancel your trip 30 days or more before your departure, you will receive a full refund minus the bank’s service charge and the cost of cancelling services booked. Cancellations less than 30 days before your departure will result in loss of deposit and the cost of the services booked.
The Client is strongly advised to take out trip cancellation insurance at the time of making the booking.
Please note that no refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
Cancellation by the Company
Mountain World Treks reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. natural disasters, flight cancellation, consequences of strikes, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions). In such a case, Mountain World Treks will refund the trip price or you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the same value within one year of your scheduled departure.
Changes to Your Itinerary
If you wish to make a change to your itinerary please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your requests. If the itinerary amendment is made within 30 days of the trip departure, there may be an additional cost depending upon our arrangements.
In the case that Mountain World Treks needs to make an alteration to your itinerary we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss alternatives. Sometimes unavoidable circumstances arise that are beyond our control such as flight delays, weather, natural disasters and road conditions that will alter the planned trip. We will work as quickly as we can to make new arrangements that please everyone. Mountain World Treks will not be responsible for the additional expenses incurred from such incidents.
Mountain World Treks does not accept any responsibility for costs incurred as a result of missed international flights, but would assist to make alternative arrangements wherever possible. Because domestic flights in Nepal can often be delayed, we highly advise you to allow extra days upon arrival to and departure from Nepal to avoid having to reschedule a flight.
Due to various external forces, we may need to adjust our costs. We reserve the right to revise pricing under any circumstances. We will notify you if any of your trip costs change.
Passport and Visa
All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas for the countries you are traveling to. Mountain World Treks cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country or places because you lack the correct visa documentation.
All clients must have a comprehensive travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover medical, personal accident, helicopter rescue, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, loss and theft of baggage. Please see our travel insurance page for more information.
Risks and Liabilities
We are committed to providing the best services and take the necessary precautions so that your trip runs smoothly. However, many things are beyond our control.
Some of our trips may be unsuitable for clients due to age, mobility, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. The client must notify us at the time of booking of any medical, physical or mental conditions which may affect their ability to participate in all aspects of the trip. Failure to notify Mountain World Treks of any such condition may result in trip cancellation and loss of fees.
We are not liable for providing and special facilities or requests of the client unless we have agreed to do so in writing.
Mountain World Treks would not be liable for any injury/health conditions/emotional or other conditions suffered by the client during the trip.
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Updating Terms and Conditions
The Company reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime.
To join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance provides sufficient coverage appropriate for the activities included in the trip. We advice that your insurance covers the following:
Travel delays and missed departures
Loss and damage of baggage
Please print a copy of your insurance information and policy and bring it with you to Nepal.
Many of our past clients have used World Nomads as their travel insurance company.
Trip related question answer:-
1) How difficult is the Langtang Trek?
-One of the most popular and shorter treks in the Langtang region, It is a great introduction to trekking and Culture because it is suitable for different levels of fitness, experts to beginners and varied ages, from young to mature.
2) How fit do I need to be to go trekking to Langtang ?
-An Average level of fitness is required. For trekking to Langtang in Nepal you'll need to consider the amount of days you'll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is Not the biggest problem for this trek but there are alots of up and down with many stone steps. Many people from all walks of life, ages and fitness levels have trekked to Langtang and it is one of the easiest trek in Nepal.
3) Can my children go on the Langtang trek?
-Yes your Children can do it but make sure they have enough walking experience.
4) What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
-No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please Contact us to find out more
5) When should I go to Langtang Trek?
-However the following months have traditionally been used as a guide for preferred times of the year to visit, October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan. From December to February the temperature is very cold but visibility is still good. With fewer tourists on the trails, this can be the preferred time to visit. However, the cold can make high altitude treks more strenuous than normal. Some treks will be closed due to snow. March to May is the second most popular time to visit. The weather is warmer and the visibility is still good, though not as crystal clear as between October to November. Nepal's flowers, however, come alive at this time of year. June to September is the monsoon season. While you can still trek during this time, the options are limited due to the rains and heat.
6) Are there any ATM's on the Langtang Valley Trek?
7) Do I need to purchase my own travel insurance for Langtang Trek?
-Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in awhile something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend and to join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.
8) Will I get altitude sickness on the Trek?
-Langtang Trek doesnt go higher than 3900m. and It is not possible affected by the altitude. You may do day hike and which goes nearly 5000m if only you want to do. It is usually only above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.
9) Will I have access to the internet?
-Only at Sabru Beshi.
10) Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?
-Yes you can charge batteries but you'll be charged by the hour and you'll have to bring your own charger.
11) Will my mobile phone work on this Trek?
-Cell phones work only at few place. Not good signal.
12) What is the accommodation like?
-We can tailor the accommodation to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu we generally stay in very nice 3-4 star hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.
13) What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
-Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!
14) Who are the guides?
-Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.
15) Will I have to carry all of my own stuff on the Trek?
-No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient.
16) Is the water and food safe on the Langtang Trek?
-The tap and mountain water in Nepal are generally not safe to drink for tourists. Bottled water, boiling water or using water purification tablets are your best options. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!