Langtang Trek Difficulty
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated August 22, 2023
Whilst making a plan for Langtang trek there might arise many questions but How Difficult is Langtang trek is one of the main tasks.
If we say in single line sentences of it’s difficulty, trekking to Langtang is moderate difficulty walking. Without Previous trekking experiences, trekkers can make a trip to Langtang.
Though all in all trekking to Langtang is moderately difficult, however, it will affect the trekking season. So let me walk through the difficulty of Langtang based on the trekking season.
Spring( March-May ) and Autumn ( September- November ) are easier to trek in Langtang
If you make a plan to trek in Langtang in the Spring ( March-May) and Autumn (September- November) months, trekking will be easier than in other seasons. Moderate temperature, stable weather, and dry trails ease the Langtang trek.
Winter (December- February) and Monsoon(June – August) is difficult to trek than Spring and Autumn
Due to freezing temperatures, and unstable weather, snowfall makes difficult treks during the Winter season. It is not easy to start the trek early in the morning in winter. The temperature during daytime in the Langtang Region in between the range of 5°C-10°C and at night can drop to -4°C.
During the Monsoon season, trekkers should walk on the muddy trail at Lantang. Because rain, unclear weather, blizzards, and slippery ways create problems to trek at Langtang.
Langtang Trek difficulties on Day Wise
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi drive
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi drive is Easy. It will be an easy drive if you booked Kathmandu to Syabrubesi private Jeep. Because we can seated easily and make a stop as we want on the way to Syabrubesi. But if you choose Kathmandu to Syabrubesi drive-by Public transport( Local Bus), it will certainly be hard to reach Syabrubesi. Because on local buses, there will be more passengers than seats and the drivers make plenty of breaks to pick and drop passengers on the way to Syabrubesi.
Day 2: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel
Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel is medium-difficult because we should climb 1400m to get to Lama hotel from Syabrubesi.
Day 3: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
You will walk for more than 7 hours with approx 18km distance. So day 3 is moderate.
Day 4: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa is just 3 and a half hours of walking so it is easy trekking on the 4th day.
Day 5: Kyanjin Gompa to View Point
It will certainly be difficult to make the hike from Kyanjin Gompa to Either View Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri. Around 4-6 hours hiking from Kyanjin Gompa to Kyanjin Ri and 6 to 7 hiking to Tserko Ri from Kyanjin Gompa are hard for trekkers. Because 900m and 1100m ascending from Kyanjin Ri(3800m) is certainly hard because of high altitude walking.
Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
On the return from Kyanjin Gompa to the Lama hotel, it might be difficult for you. Because on that day we will make long hours trekking( 2 days trekking at 1 day).
Day 7: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
It is easy descending from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.
Day 8: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
On day 8th, same as Day 1 of the Langtang Trek.
Ways to reduce the difficulties of Langtang Trek
If we follow the below tips, we can reduce the difficulty of Lantang Trek.
1. Do some Physical Excercise
On the 7 days itinerary of Langtang, you should walk around 6-7 hours each day somedays even more. So do some physical exercises such as short hiking, cycling, jogging, walking for some hours a day, swimming and so forth. If you do this exercise before trekking to Langtang
2. Choose the best season
We already mentioned above that it is easy to make a Langtang excursion in Spring and Autumn.
3. Hire local trekking guides and porters
Hire the local trekking guides and porters if you don’t buy a full-board package. A guide can lead easily you from the trekking starting point to the ending point(Syabrubesi). Likewise, a porter carries all the belongings that make it easy to walk.
4. Stay Hydrated
You will get water on teashops from Syabresi to Kyanjin Gompa. So Drink a lot of water to make your body hydrated.
5. Acclimatize properly
You need proper acclimatization to do successfully Lantang Excursion. If you trek Lama Hotel to Kyanjin Gompa, you’ll get altitude sickness
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