Langtang Trek Packing List

  • Dec 19, 2019
  • Ishwar Pyakurel
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Langtang region is 61.8 km from the capital Kathmandu which has its own beauty and the cultural uniqueness. The Langtang trek takes you to the valley of lakes full of exquisite natural beauty. The trip to this heavenly place becomes more memorable if only you have a proper packing list for Langtang trek.

This is a moderate trek where you will be able to dive into the pristine of the Langtang region in around a week. So, you do not necessarily have to be an experienced trekker to trek into this region. With appropriate backpacks, physical strength and mental preparedness even a novice trekker can opt for this trek.

In this trek, you start from Syabrubeshi after a bumpy ride from Kathmandu. On walking through the several rocky pathways, uphills, and downhills you will ascend to Kyanjin Gompa, the final destination of the trek. This point offers the most spectacular views of the chain of Himalayas in the Langtang region.

Autumn and Spring are among the peak season to trek into the valley. During these seasons, the weather is moderate with the stable climatic conditions. You will get to catch the spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes under the deep blue sky. And, if you are trekking in Spring season then you get to walk through the heart of rhododendron blossoms.

While winter and monsoon are among the off-season for this trek as the seasons are more humid with unstable weather conditions. But during these time too, if you pack well and prepare physically and mentally then trekking will be much fun.

Depending on the weather condition of the trails and the temperatures you must pack for the trek. Packing list for Langtang trek is absolutely subjective but you must be careful not to miss the necessaries of the trek.

With proper packing and preparation, you can do solo trekking in the region. If you have the reliable route map and all the necessary supplies you may need on the route, then trekking independently would be no problem.

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Packing List for Langtang Trek

This article will help you to be careful and be aware of the happenings that may come during your trek. And, the idea of proper packing is sure to make your trip more reasonable and fruitful in the future.

While packing you must be very careful not to over pack. It is always a wise decision to pack light and to pack wise. Although you may hire a porter to carry your luggage adding extra luggage or the burden is not a good idea. So, before you pack you must know about the weather and temperature of the time you are trekking to. And then you can plan accordingly.

Here’s a general Packing List for Langtang Trek:

Important Documents and Items to Carry

  • Some copies of passport size photos, Citizenship copy
  • For foreigners: valid passport, trekking permits, photocopies of passport, a copy of travel insurance, a copy of valid visa document

For Your Head

  • Hat and headscarf, it can be helpful for your safety and to protect your head from dust and direct sun
  • A warm cap or hat will be more important to make your ear warm in the cold weather of Langtang trek
  • Sunglasses are also important materials for your trek; you should not miss a polarized sunglass
  • Headlamps with extra batteries and bulbs are very important during treks. Because you need the light if you want to walk in nights.

For Your Hands

  • One pair of lightweight gloves to grab some stick and make a more tight grab
  • Hand moisturizers to keep your hand and skin in a good form

For Your Upper Body

  • Light trekking t-shirt for the protection from the direct sunlight and sunburn
  • One waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Wind stopper jacket
  • Breathable underwear
  • Muffler or scarf
  • For Your Lower Body
  • Hiking trousers
  • Woolen trouser
  • Thermals
  • Windproof/waterproof trekking pants

For Your Feet

  • Some pair of thin cotton lightweight inner socks, which can make you feel comfortable on walking
  • Trekking shocks
  • One pair of a hiking boot, this should be waterproof with traction and grip
  • Some pairs of ankle support also important for your journey because sometimes you may need them when you feel muscle cramps or sprains.
  • One pair of sandal

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Extra Materials for Your Trekking

  • One sleeping bag, a four season sleeping bag is very helpful
  • Travel bag with at least 50-70 liters capacity
  • Large back covers for the safety of your bag pack
  • Trail map or guidebooks about Langtang trekking route
  • Pen and diaries to note down your some important notes and information about the trek
  • Travel charger with power bank
  • Camera, the memory card with enough extra battery
  • Mobile phone and extra earphone for your enjoyment at teahouses and somewhere during rest
  • Some energy bars
  • Water bottle for your reuse of bottle
  • Toilet papers
  • Trekking Poles

Medical Materials for You

  • First Aid kit
  • Water purification tablets, anti-diarrhea tablets, anti-headache tablets for your better health
  • Some stripes of antiseptic tapes, first-aid tapes
  • Some cold and cough medicine
  • Hand washing
  • Some tissue paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • A high SPF sunscreen
  • Lip balm

These are the general packing list for Langtang trek that every trekker must pack despite the season of their trek. For example, if you are trekking in winter then your first priority must be in warm winter gears to protect yourself from rain and cold.

While if you are trekking in summer you must pack the waterproof backpacks with reliable rain gears. Also, you must use shoes with a strong grip.

So, before you pack, you must be wise to pack extra specific trekking gears for special seasons and climatic conditions.

Tips While Packing for the Langtang Trek

  • Despite the season of your travel do not forget to pack water purifiers/purification tablets. You may have to pay charges to get a bottle of water in the tea house. So, if you use reusable water bottles then you can refill water anywhere in the trail. There, you can make it drinkable by adding the purification tablets.
  • If you are trekking in the summer/monsoon season then you should not forget to pack rain covers, raincoats, and waterproof backpacks along with waterproof hiking boots.
  • During the summer trek, you may encounter many leeches, earthworms, and bugs on the trail. So, it is a good idea to carry insect repellents or table salts.
  • If you plan to trek in winter, you should pack warm fleece and thermals along with the warm base layers.
  • Whichever season you are trekking to, you will be on the safe side if you carry along a four-season sleeping bag.
  • If possible do not pack weighty accessories like laptops, iPods, and other electronic gadgets as you will not be using them often in the trek. They only add a burden to your luggage.
  • If you want to reduce your costs on packing then you can rent some of the trekking gears fro USD1-10 from Thamel. And, you can submit the gears after using them.
  • Do not forget to carry Nepali currency with extra hand cash. Because you do not find ATMs in the mountains where you can withdraw money for transactions.
  • Do not forget to pack protein bars, chocolates at Kathmandu. You need them a lot during the trek but they are quite expensive on the trails. So, it is a good idea to buy them at a cheaper price in Kathmandu.
  • Pack extra hiking sandal so that you can use them whenever you have to take strolls around the tea houses. Or, you can use them when your feet get tired of the hiking boots.
  • Always pack the permits, your passport, visa document and travel insurance papers in your daypack. You need them often in various checkpoints on the trail route.

Lastly,

It is always what you pack inside your trekking bag that determines your trekking experiences. If you are up in the high altitude but lack basic necessaries then you will have worst trekking memories. So, before you pack for your trek you must be attentive to the geography, temperature, and weather conditions of the place you are trekking to.

Likewise, you must be very careful while arranging the packing list for the Langtang trek. If you pack wisely and properly, you will collect the fondest memories.

If you need any further information on Langtang trek or any other treks in Nepal, feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you plan your trip. Plus, we will be delighted to redesign our itineraries as per your convenience.

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