Best time of the year to go on Langtang Valley Trek
The best time to do Langtang Valley Trek 10 Days is from March to April (spring) when the trail blooms with numerous flora. Likewise, October to November (autumn) is another best month of the year to go on this trek.
In these months, you may get to see some of the biggest Nepali festivals. The views are clear, and the weather is stable mostly, which makes the trek pleasant in the above months. Thanks to a clear sky, the views are stunning. On the way, you may come across exotic wildlife and birds too.
Do know that trekking in the peak season in the Langtang region means the Langtang Valley trek route will be thriving with other trekkers too.
Langtang Valley Trek difficulty
Langtang trek is an easy to moderate trek in the Himalayas. This trek is a good option for beginner trekkers. With that being said, it doesn't mean you can take the trek lightly. There are numerous ascends and descends. You will be crossing thrilling suspension bridges, trek through dense forests and rugged & steep paths.
On a daily basis, you have to walk 6 to 7 hours (carrying a day pack with your essentials), which demands good physical fitness and stamina. Likewise, the remoteness of the region and the limited facilities also add up to the difficulty level of the trek. You have to adjust to a simple lifestyle during the Langtang Valley trek 10 days.
Talking about altitude sickness, the Langtang valley trek has a slow pace. The elevation gain is maintained, and there are acclimatization days in the itinerary too, which will keep you away from altitude sickness. Below are some of the early symptoms of altitude sickness that you should look out for during the trek.
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breathing
Preventive Measures of Altitude Sickness
- Rest day is crucial, so do not remove it from the itinerary, instead if you are short on time, then you can add a helicopter return or opt for a Langtang helicopter tour
- Inform your guide if you get to feel uncomfortable or see any above symptoms
- Do not smoke or drink alcoholic drinks as it will dehydrate your body
- Drink at least 2 liters of water daily and eat a balanced diet
Mode of transportation during the trek
The package includes airport pick up and drop in a private tourist vehicle. Likewise, you will drive to/from Syabrubesi as per the Langtang Valley Trek itinerary. We will use comfortable vehicles during the commute.
Electricity and Charging Facilities
You may not get electricity throughout the day to charge your devices. Likewise, most families depend on solar power and might charge you a few extra bucks to let you charge your device. To be on the safe side, do carry spare batteries or a solar charger.
Sim Card and WiFi
Kathmandu has free WiFi services in all hotels, restaurants, and cafes. During the Langtang trek, you can carry cellular data to use the internet. The connection may not be stable all the time because of the poor network. Likewise, you may get WiFi service in the villages along the trekking route in exchange for a few bucks.
The duffel bag is the main luggage during the trek. All of your belongings will be in the duffel bag (10 kgs for each trekker). You will carry a light day pack, where you can put your electronics, snacks, water, and other essentials. Leave your extra clothing and suitcases in the hotel lockers room, for free of charge.
If you are under the age of 18, you need to trek with an identified guardian. Trekking in the Himalayas is no joke regardless of the trail difficulty level. You have to be physically fit and in good health to join Langtang Valley Trekking. The package cost is the same for any age trekker. For more information, feel free to talk to our representative.
Tipping to crew members
While trekking with us, you will be led by our professional license holder trekking guides and porters. In a group of 8 people or more, there will be an assistant guide as well. Likewise, every two members of the group will get one porter (porters carry around 20 Kg to 22 Kg, 10kg/11kg per person). The team leader will check on everyone daily and report to the base office for the safety of the group.
Personal expenses mean service/things you may buy on the trail or in the city that is out of our Langtang Valley Trek package cost. You can budget around USD 12 to USD 15 per day to buy snacks, drinks, souvenirs, etc. Also, do know that the amount can change as per your expenses habits.
Insurance, rescue, evacuation
Langtang Valley Trek explores remote trails in the Himalayas, where there are no basic infrastructures, including the hospital. In case of a health emergency, the only way to get prompt medical assistance is by air evacuating. Having well-covered travel insurance will keep you safe and sound. We recommend combining medical bills, airlift (up to 6000 meters), cancellation of flights, and loss/theft of personal properties in the travel insurance.