Langtang Valley trek is the nearest valley to trek from Kathmandu. It is the typical village, also known as the land of Glacial Lakes. It is famous for its 360-degree view of beautiful snow-capped mountains.

This trek is moderately difficult. It takes 7 days to complete this trek. You have to cover about 80 km of distance. This trek takes you to an altitude of 5000 m. The factors that make this trek difficult are weather, route, altitude, remote place, and type of trekkers.

Let’s dive into detail about these factors.

Weather

Weather is the main factor that increases the difficulty of this trek. There are four seasons throughout the year, which include Autumn, Spring, Summer, and Winter. Among these four seasons, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for trekking.

Spring includes the months of March, April, and May. Autumn includes the months of September, October, and November. The weather is very comfortable during these seasons. The trails are in the best condition. There is no risk of rainfall and snowfall.

However, Summer is very dangerous due to heavy rainfall. There is a high chance of natural calamities like landslides. The trails are muddy and slippery, full of leeches. It rains heavily every day.

Furthermore, winter is also the worst season for trekking. It is extremely cold during winter, especially at night. The temperature drops below the freezing point, which is unbearable. The snow-covered trails add more difficulty.

Therefore, choose a feasible season to reduce your difficulty during your journey.

langtang valley trek difficulty

Route

The route to Langtang Valley is full of ascending and descending steps. You have to climb uphill and descend many times. The rocky, steep climbs are very tough to pass.

You must be physically fit with good muscle strength to complete this journey. Train your body to endure this difficulty.

Altitude Sickness

trekking in nepalAltitude Sickness is another factor adding difficulty during trekking. You suffer from this after you cross an altitude of 2500 m. This trek takes you to an altitude of 5000 m. So, there is a high risk of altitude sickness.

You have to be aware of its symptoms and treat it in time. The symptoms include dizziness, headache, breathing difficulty, and nausea.
If you notice these symptoms, descend to a lower altitude immediately.

Acclimatization is mandatory. It helps to prevent this sickness. You have to acclimatize after every 1000 m climb. Your body needs enough time to adapt to high-altitude surroundings. So, property acclimatization can reduce the risk of suffering from altitude sickness.

Also, walk slowly at your own pace. Don’t over-exert yourself. Take a break and rest properly. Drink the proper amount of water frequently to stay hydrated. Alcohol consumption must be avoided.

Remote place

Langtang Valley is a remote place with only a few facilities. You have to compromise a lot during your journey. You have to survive on local Nepali cuisine, Dal Bhat. You have to rest in tea houses.

If there is any problem, the only way of transportation is by helicopter. You have to live a rural life for 7 days. It is very uncomfortable to go beyond your daily lifestyle and adjust here. But this will be a great experience for a lifetime.

Type of Trekker

It depends individually on how you feel about this trek. Will the trek be difficult or not is determined by your fitness and endurance capability. If you are a physically fit person, then it may be easy for you. But if you are just a beginner, it is a challenging trek.

Don’t focus on the destination and worry about when you will reach there. Just pay attention to your journey and make each mile count. Staying calm and patient helps you to move forward.

Conclusion

Therefore, to avoid these difficulties, plan your trek in the right season. Pack your stuff wisely, including daily necessities and trekking gear. You need to take care of yourself. Enjoy your trek to the utmost.

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