Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
With an opportunity to witness the beauty of the Langtang Himal range and to peek into the Tamang culture, Langtang Valley Trek for families is one of the most popular and viable family treks in Nepal. As Langtang valley is located north of the Kathmandu valley, this trek is ideal for families with children who want to expose their children to the world away from their busy lives. Langtang Valley trek for families is short with well-maintained trails, hence, allowing you and your children to have a memorable journey amid pristine nature and culture.
The 10-day Langtang Valley Trek for families begins with your arrival in Kathmandu and continues with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. Starting to trek from Syabrubensi, the trail goes alongside Langtang Khola throughout the trek. Most of the routes pass through the densely forested path filled with rhododendrons, oaks, pines, bamboos, and maples. The trails go through Langtang National Park where you may encounter some of the exotic faunas like red panda, yellow-throated martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, etc. The trek also offers majestic views of different mountain peaks like Langtang Lirung (7227m), Naya Kanga (5844m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and so on. Another attraction of the trek includes a stopover in Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery surrounded by the Himalayas. A side trip from Kyanjin Gompa to Langshisha Kharka features the view of dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung (7227m). The trail passes through many yak pasturelands and several Tamang villages, allowing you and the children to learn and understand the Tamang culture, tradition, and their lifestyle.
Active in the trekking business for more than 15 years, Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is a renowned and well-reputed organization known for its best quality of service. We are actually the pioneers of family treks in Nepal and design our itineraries accordingly. We provide you with local guides, fluent in English so that you can make the most out of the trip. We also arrange porters in case your child below 5 years needs to be carried. Another possibility is to rent Tibetan Horses. Do remember us for a family holiday in the lap of nature.
Highlights of the Trek:
- Superb views of snow-capped mountains,
- the rich cultural heritage of Tamang people and their art forms is depicted in wood carvings of windows, dance festivals and unique and age-old weaving traditions,
- Langur monkeys and dense forest of fir and rhododendron trees that bloom in spring,
- explore picturesque Tibetan villages, enjoy the quick succession of distinctive landscapes and climates,
- conquer Kyanjin Ri view point, Yak cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa,
- particularly rich in rare species of animals and plants,
- one of the most interesting and varied areas in the Himalaya due to the stretch of mountain chain closest to Kathmandu and easily accessible by road.
Booking open now: Join with Us on a Langtang Valley Trek in 2022/2023.
Fact of the Trek
Type of Trek
4,285 m (14,058 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May)
Private 4W Vehicle
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, we pick you up in a private car and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1460m by private vehicle 6-7 hours
Leaving the capital city behind, today we drive towards Syabrubensi by private vehicle. We drive through Prithvi Highway moving alongside the Trishuli River. The road is smooth till Trishuli but later gets rough and bumpy until we reach Syabrubensi. Relishing the amazing view of mountains, green hills, rivers, and rustic villages, we pass through Dhunche to arrive in Syabrubensi. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubesi.
Day 3: Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours
Today we cross the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River and start our trek towards the Lama Hotel. We follow the upstream trail of Langtang Khola through a forested path filled with bamboo trees. The trail also passes through the dense sub-tropical forest full of oak, maple, fir and pine trees and crosses few suspension bridges before ascending steeply to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge in Lama Hotel.
Day 4: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m/5-6 hours
Today we trek through a dense forest of rhododendron, oak and pine trees till we reach Gumanechok before Ghodatabela. Relishing the view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the background, we continue to trek through yak pastureland followed by a forested path. We also pass by scattered Tamang villages and then cross a suspension bridge to finally reach the Tamang village of Langtang, which offers a great view of the Langtang Himal range. Overnight at a lodge in Langtang.
Day 5: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m/3-4 hours
Today we trek to Kyanjin Gompa passing through yak pasturelands and small Tamang villages. We ascend gradually past a large Mani wall and cross a stream to reach the village of Mundu. We also come across water mills, sacred rocks, Chortens, and prayers flags on the way to Kyanjin Gompa, which is a sacred Buddhist monastery surrounded by snow-covered peaks of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Yubra (6264m), Naya Kanga (5844m), and others. We can also visit the Yala Cheese Factory in Kyanjin and taste the yak cheese freshly made by the locals. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 6: Explore to Langshisha Kharka 4285m
Today we take a day off trekking to explore the areas around Kyanjin Gompa. We head towards Langshisha Kharka following the trail of Langtang valley past the turnoff to Tserko Ri and the abandoned airstrip. Enjoying the view of nearby peaks like Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) in the background, we ascend around some of the old glacial terminal moraines to finally arrive in Langshisha Kharka. Here, a large festival is held every August that attracts visitors from all around the Langtang region to celebrate how the valley was found. The place also offers direct views of the glaciers. We return back to Kyanjin for an overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 7: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours
Today we head back retracing the same trail to Lama Hotel. We descend through the yak pasturelands until we reach Langtang valley. From Langtang, we continue to trek through the forested path and cross a suspension bridge to climb down to Thangshyap. The trail continues to follow the forested path until reaching Ghodatabela, from where we descend till we arrive in Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge in Lama Hotel.
Day 8: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 2210m/5-6 hours
Today we head towards Thulo Syabru through dense forest until we reach Pairo. We then gradually ascend and descend on a steep trail through lush green bamboo and rhododendron forest relishing the amazing view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the background. We also pass through various Tamang villages to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight at a lodge in Thulo Syabru.
Day 9: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Thulo Barkhu 3 hours and drive from Thulo Barkhu to Kathmandu via Dhunche by private vehicle 5-6 hours
For the last day of our trek, we head towards Thulo Barkhu through pine forest until we reach Brabal. We then keep descending through the forested path to finally reach Thulo Barkhu. From there we take a drive in private vehicle back to Kathmandu, enjoying the countryside view. We transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight, hoping to see you again.
Note: Horse renting in Langtang Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
Booking open now: Join with Us on a Langtang Valley Trek in 2022/2023.
Customize Your Langtang Valley Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.
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* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.
Our Langtang Valley Trek Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House or Dalai-La Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot/cold filter water, tea & coffee during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
* All ground Transportation by private vehicle.
* Langtang National Park permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid medical kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.
Our Langtang Valley Trek Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Langtang Valley Trek for families, 10 Days
Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd
Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta
- Classic Langtang Family Lodge Trek 13 Days, 02 Dec to 14 Dec 2012
"Nepal is well known in Russia as the best place for trekking. However, many people think such travel as extreme and dangerous enough to travel with the family. And your company reveals Nepal as the country is a perfect place for family holidays, including traveling with children. But I would not recommend organizing such trips on their own. Much better to entrust this to experienced professionals. Only in this case, you can be sure and spend time at their vacation on fun, not on the solution of various problems. In the first half of December, we had a trip to Langtang. Immediately I must say that we are not experienced trekkers, especially because our son (8 years old) was with us. So we are a little worried before the trip. But the organization and care of your company exceeded our expectations. Since arriving in Kathmandu and to return, we feel your concern, and we thank you for that. Our route follows the thrilling ride, and we were able to fully enjoy the pristine natural beauty of Himalayas. Like the pioneers of past times we walked a narrow path along the cliffs and wild mountain rivers. We met people whose lives flows as well as it did in the past, in harmony with nature, in accordance with ancient Buddhist tradition. Especially I would like to acknowledge the important role of our guide Shangbu, whose experience and help make our trip safe and comfortable.
We can describe our impressions from this trip, but no description of what can replace personal experience. So I recommend to anyone who is thinking about a trip to leave your doubts, and ready for a trip to the realization of his dream. I can say that this trip is very united and strengthen the family. So it was a wonderful experience and training for our son. On the practical side, I would also recommend hiring horses. This variant of travel is not only easier, but also more interesting, colorful.
We thank Swiss Family, and personally, Stefan for organizing a warm attention to our family and we hope to meet again. I would like to recommend to all travelers going on holiday to Nepal, feel free to contact this company. Best regards, Vlad and Elena Gabayduliny.
Russia. St. Petersburg"
- Langtang Classic Family Lodge Trek 8 Days, 12 Oct to 19 Oct 2013
Dear Stephan, and SFT team,
We enjoyed our trip to Langtang very much, even if it was raining a lot.
Anyway, we had the possibility to see the mountains on one day and managed to climb the Kyanjin Ri. We enjoyed the company of our guide and porter, they were very friendly and helpful and gave a lot of information about the valley, nature and people. Unfortunately I am not able to upload some fotos here in Kathmandu , because I left my cable in Germany, but as soon as I arrive next week , I will send some more text and fotos. Thanks a lot for the organisation, We felt very comfortable and in good hands with your team!
You will hear more from us soon!
Catherine and Louis
1 Adult and 1 Child (2pax)
- Langtang Classic Family Lodge Trek, 9 Days 29 March to 06 April 2014
First of all, thank you so much for organizing our Langtang trek at the beginning of this month...our experience was even better than expected in most ways.
We particularly appreciated (in no particular order)
- The Nirvana Garden hotel - ideally situated, calm, with just the right level of comfort.
- The professionalism and safety-consciousness of Sanbulama and the porters and horse driver.
- The choice of guest houses along the way. Especially the Lama Hotel and the monastery, our favorites....
- The exceptionally smooth running of the whole operation. Everything was on time, we had what were obviously the best rooms at all of our stops, all communication was clear and easy.
- Sambulama's really excellent level of English and readiness to answer any of our questions about local culture, history, etc etc. I can't believe he never attended secondary school.
- The good quality sleeping bags, liners and the hard hat for our little horse rider.
Emily, Hugues and Family
2 Adults and 3 Children (5pax)
- Langtang Classic Family Lodge Trek, Kathmandu Valley Hiking and Chitwan Tour, 28 Days 11 April to 08 May 2014
In 2001, my husband and I visited Nepal to trek. We did not have children at that time, but we said that if we ever did have kids we wanted to come back as a family. In 2014, we decided to travel back to Nepal with our 11 year old and 8 year old sons. Travelling on such a big adventure with children, we wanted to go with a company who would understand our needs as a family and ensure that everything was safe, secure and enjoyable so that we could have an amazing experience with our kids. Swiss Family Treks helped us have the trip of a lifetime! Our memories of our month in Nepal have filled our hearts and souls for many years to come.
The countryside of Nepal is breathtaking and stunning, but some of our best memories are of the wonderful people we met along our treks. I still smile when I think of us walking through the Himalayas with our amazing guide singing in Tibetan as we travelled along. We made great friends with the porters and I have memories of my children trekking along with them side by side chatting about their lives. All of the staff that we met through SFT were amazing, professional, kind and spoke highly of the company they worked for. While we did not know it at the time, we feel even more pleased that we chose SFT to help us on our trip when we heard the people who work for them speak so proudly of the company. Limits on the weight of porter loads and only using local guides from the areas to encourage employment in their home region were just some of the initiatives that we heard the guides and porters talk about. We felt proud to use a company who treated their amazing employees with respect and fairness.
Our children made us proud with their ability to travel with their eyes wide open and their heart accepting of everything around them. They travelled with ease and I believe they will be better people because of this rich experience. I thank SFT for giving us the comfort and confidence to embark on such an enormous and profound family experience!
Lucy and Alain Family
4 persons (2 Adults and 2 Children)
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