There are two routes to enter the Langtang Region from Kathmandu. One of the routes is from Syabrubesi in the Langtang National Park, and the other is from Sundarijal in the Shivapuri National Park.
Syabrubesi is the more popular route of the two. It is a small and picturesque village in the Langtang National Park. It is at a distance of approximately 80 km/ 49.7 mi from Kathmandu. It is connected to Kathmandu by road.
Shivapuri National Park
The other route to Langtang is through the Shivapuri National Park. The entry point is Sundarijal. It is a beautiful suburb in the Gokarneshwor Municipality of Kathmandu district. It is about 15 km/ 9.3 mi from Kathmandu.
Where does the Langtang trek start?
The Langtang trek stars from Syabrubesi or Sundarijal.
How do you get from Langtang to Kathmandu?
From Langtang, the shorter route to Kathmandu is through Syabrubesi. From Langtang Valley, drop to Lama Hotel and the to Syabrubesi. Alternately, you can reach Gosainkunda from Lauribinayak pass. Then, you can drop to Sundarijal.
Langtang Valley Trek Permit
Langtang Valley trek requires TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems), Langtang National Park Entry Permit, and if required to enter from Sundarijal Shivapuri National Park Permit. TIMS can be obtained from the NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) offices and TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) Secretariat located in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Langtang National Park Entry Permit can be purchased from NTB offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara or at the entry point in Dhunche, Rasuwa. Shivapuri National Park Entrance permit is only required if you enter from Sundarijal. It can be purchased from NTB offices located in Kathmandu and Pokhara or at the entry point in Sundarijal.
Where can I buy trekking permits in Kathmandu?
You can buy trekking permits Nepal Tourism Board office is located in Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu.
Where can I buy Langtang permit?
You can buy one at the NTB offices located in Kathmandu and Pokhara or at the entry point in Dhunche, Rasuwa.
What is a TIMS permit?
TIMS stands for Trekkers' Information Management Systems. It is a database maintained by the TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).