Langtang Valley Trekking in 4 Days– Episode 01

One of the primary goals of my trip to Nepal was to do the Langtang Valley Trek. I did a lot of research online for the Trek and finally came up with a plan before I had booked my air ticket to Nepal.

In this blog post, I am going to share my experiences of Langtang Valley Trekking which I did only in 4 days.


On our way to Sayabru Besi, Feeling good to see the peaks :)

On our way to Sayabru Besi, Feeling good to see the peaks :)

Here’s the Itinerary of the 4-day Trek from Kathmandu:


Day 01: Kathmandu to Sayabru Besi Bus journey (1462 meters)
Day 02: Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2400 meters)
Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3500 meters)
Day 04: Langtang Valley to Lama Hotel
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
Day 06: Syabru Besi to Kathmandu


Where fog plays with the mountains in the valley.

Where fog plays with the mountains in the valley.

Kathmandu to Sayabru Besi – How to Go there?

The Bus to Saybru Besi from Kathmandu leaves early in the morning from Macchapokhari Bus stand. There are only three buses; first one leaves at around 6, the second one is at 7 and the last one leaves at 7.30. There is no way to go to Saybaru Besi if you miss the buses in the morning (except you hire jeep privately). Also, the roads to Sayabru Besi are really not good; there are continuous uphills and downhills.


Sayabru Besi -  A small town.

Sayabru Besi – A small town.

The condition of the buses is really not good. These buses are regarded as Local Buses, often crawled with lots of people standing in the bus, making several stops on its way.

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But if you want to avoid local buses, get the tickets of the Express bus. As far as I am concerned, there’s only one express bus that leaves early in the morning along with the local ones. The good thing about the express bus services is that, it doesn’t make STOPs several times and don’t get itself crawled and overloaded with people.


Sayabru Besi in the morning.

Sayabru Besi in the morning.

If you want to get the tickets of the express bus service, pre-book your tickets or else you may not be able to get the tickets in the morning.


AND for the local buses, try to pre-book the tickets to avoid early morning rush.

Local buses cost 330 Rs, The express bus charges 500 Rs. It takes around 8 hours to reach to Sayabru Besi. (For express bus, it takes around 6 hours).


Bhote Kosi river, Sayabru Besi

Bhote Kosi river, Sayabru Besi

Altitude Sickness:

As I said earlier, the roads to Syabru Besi are mostly uphills and downhills, the highest altitude that the bus will reach is around 2000 meters. You might get affected by altitude sickness due the higher altitude (dizziness, headache, vomiting). As the bus leaves early in the morning, try to have some light foods. The bus will make a STOP on its way for Breakfast.


Our Trekking Team

Our Trekking Team

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Cheering before starting our Trek - Sayabru Besi

Cheering before starting our Trek – Sayabru Besi

Where to Stay in Syabaru Besi:

There are lots of hotels/motels in Sayabru Besi. The price of the hotel room ranges from 100 Rs to 600 Rs for a single room. We stayed in “Trekkers In” Hotel.

Where to Eat in Sayabru Besi:

Compared to Kathmandu, the price of the food is a little bit higher in here. If you like Nepali Daal Vaat, you can get a plate for 300 Rs or so. There are plenty of Restaurants where you can get variety of foods. Almost all the hotels/motels have their own restaurants. They usually prefer you eat in their restaurants.

Things to check before you get a Hotel room in Sayabru Besi:

  • Hot Water in the Hotel.
  • WiFi access (If you think it’s necessary)
  • Free blanket (Once, I was charged for the blankets which is really weird)

The weather remains extremely cold in winter (November-February). At night, the temperature goes down to 0 degree or less.

Hope you have enjoyed the post. In my next blog post, I will tell you the story of the first day of trekking from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel. Stay Tuned. Leave comments below :)

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About Foqrul Islam

Hey there, this is Foqrul- A part time social media consultant, blogger, affiliate marketer and a Lead Generation specialist. Traveling is something I LOVE. If I am not working, I might be checking new trekking routes, terrains in Google Maps, possibly preparing for my next adventure. You can follow me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter


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