Langtang Trek in Nepal

This is a quick post about how to do the Langtang Trek in Nepal. The trek included a summit of Tserko Ri (5024m). I provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure.

Most people consider Nepal’s Langtang trek as a short unspectacular trek north of Kathmandu that you do only if you have limited time.
This is a Moderate ActivityIts two larger siblings, Everest and Annapurna get all the attention and glamour, yet it is now my opinion that Langtang is the Cinderella stepchild of treks. Even I fell prey to the glamour of Everest (twice) and Annapurna, before I even considered Langtang. Then when I finally set it as an objective I found it very difficult to find volunteers willing to join me on the trek. After three weeks of pitching I gave up and set a drop-dead date. Up until the last moment I did get a few tentative commitments, but in the end only one pre-defined person showed up for the 7 am bus ride from hell. Read the rest of the narrative on the Langtang Trek Narrative page.

cost range

Total Cost Range of this Activity is: $

Cost Details:

2 Nights in Kathmandu (before & after trek)
Bus to/from Syiphru Besi (trailhead)
7 nights GH’s & meals on the trek
Misc munchies, drinks, etc
TIMs permit
Park Entrance/Conservation pass
Total $140
2008 prices

Trek Timeline

This was a very fast 7 day trek.
Day 1 – Bus from Ktm to Syaphru Besi (Buddha GH)
Day 2 – Syaphro Besi to Lama Hotel (Sherpa GH) *
Day 3 – Lama Hotel to Langtang (Buddha GH same name, different place) *
Day 4 – Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (Nameste GH) *
Day 5 – Summit Tsergo Ri (the long way back) & another night in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 6 – Kyanjin Gompa back to Lama Hotel (Sherpa GH)
Day 7 – Lama Hotel back to Syaphru Besi (Buddha GH)
Day 8 – Bus back to Kathmandu

* All three guesthouses, Sherpa in Lama Hotel, Buddha in Langtang, and Nameste in Kyanjin Gompa, are owned by the same family.


Langtang Trek Area Map 1

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Langtang Trek Area Map 2

Langtang Trek Summit Route 1

Langtang Trek Summit Route 2

Trek Outline (without summit data)

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Link to Narrative
Link to other Langtang Trek (with motorcycling & summit)