LANGTANG CIRCUIT TREK

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  • DURATION16 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELFairly Strenuous
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE4610

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • A scenic drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu
  • Trek through Langtang National Park
  • Get to see the culture and tradition of the Locals
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa & hike to Tserko Ri
  • Explore the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Cross Lauribinayak Pass
  • Traverse through the fine villages of Helambu
  • Witness stunning Himalayan mountain views and gorgeous landscapes

Trip Overview

"Langtang Circuit Trek is an adventurous journey that traverses the beautiful Langtang region, ascends to the holy Gosaikunda Lake, and ends in the serene Helambu region."

Langtang circuit trek is one of the most beautiful routes in the Himalayas and offers breathtaking landscapes, huge glaciers, stunning snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, and the vibrant culture of the locals. Located north of Kathmandu valley, one can quickly access the trail. Despite being close to Kathmandu, not many trekkers are well aware of the phenomenal beauty and adventurous trail that the Langtang region have to provide, therefore, only a handful of travelers trek here. And because of that, the trail is relatively less crowded than other famous trekking trails in the Himalayas.

Moreover, Langtang Circuit Trek is also a great alternative to the famou Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail is challenging, goes through picturesque villages, leads you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake, and crosses the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610 m). We also have added the pristine routes of the Helambu region in the trek. During the trek, you will get to see the lifestyle and culture of Tamangs & Sherpas.

Trekking through dense forests of bamboo and rhododendron, you pass by Langtang village and ascend to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail then takes you to Sing Gompa via Thulo Syabru and climbs to the Gosaikunda. Following a steep and rugged path, you reach the top of Lauribinayak Pass and descend to Kutumsang via Ghopte. Further, the trail drops down to Chisapani, and a short drive from Sundarijal leads you back to Kathmandu.

Major Attractions of Langtang Circuit Trek

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

There are many monuments in Kathmandu worth visiting. For your sightseeing, we have selected a few close and famous ones. After having breakfast, you meet with the tour guide in your hotel lobby and begin driving towards the places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The guide will brief you about the monuments and show you Nepali art & architecture.

A scenic drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu

Syabrubesi is the starting point of the Langtang Circuit Trek. 7 to 8 hours long drive from Kathmandu will take you there. The views along the drive are beautiful. In the blink of eyes, you will find yourself out of the chaos of the city into the tranquil outskirts. Lush green hills, small settlement areas, and terraced fields keep you accompany during the drive.

Trek through Langtang National Park

The trail goes through the Langtang National Park, home to wildlife like Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, red panda, serow, ghoral, and many others. More than 250 species of birds reside in this village and the vegetation range from subtropical to perennial ice. Most of the route goes through dense forests of pine, rhododendron, oak, bamboo, etc, along with green meadows.

Get to see the culture and tradition of the Locals

During the trek, you go through many small and big villages, which are mostly resided by Tamang. This community of people is said to be the descendants of the Tibetans. Their language, dress, culture, and practices are closely tied with Tibetan Buddhism. Get to see unique craftsmanship and precisely carved wooden porches of the locals. As the trek involves the guesthouse stay, you can closely see the lifestyle of the locals as well.

Visit Kyanjin Gompa & hike to Tserko Ri

Kyanjin Gompas is one of the oldest monasteries in the Himalayas, built more than 600 years ago. The monastery is located at 3,870 meters and offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains. Kyanjin Gompa is closely tied with Tibet, and the paintings inside the gompa are bought centuries ago from there. You can also see numerous butter lamps, prayer flags, statues, and antiques in the gompa.

Tserko Ri (4,984 m) is a viewpoint that offers gorgeous sunrise and breath-taking scenery. The route ascends following a steep ridge side to the top of the viewpoint, marked with several prayer flags. Hiking up to this point is also good acclimatization.

Explore the holy Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake is situated at 4,380 meters and surrounded by 108 different lakes around its vicinity. It is an alpine freshwater lake and part of the Ramsar site. Beside it, there are three other holy lakes around it - Parvati Kund, Bhairav Kunda, and Dudh Kunda. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda Lake is the abode of Shiva and Gauri. Moreover, the origin of this lake is also directly related to Samundra Mantha, which is a great event as per Hindu scriptures.

Cross Lauribinayak Pass

The trail from Gosaikunda ascends towards Lauribinayak Pass at 4,610 meters. The pass is difficult to cross and involves steep climbing. Likewise, the route is rocky and needs proper guidance. Upon reaching the top of the pass, you get to see jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan Mountains, valleys, and glaciers.

Traverse through the fine villages of Helambu

Refers as the humble heaven in the Himalayas, the Helambu region is resided by Hyolmo people. This region has got highland villages. On the way, you pass by villages like Ghopte, Tharepati, Magin Goth, Kutumsang, Gul Bhanjyang, Pati Bhanjyang, and Chisapani. The trail is beautiful and calming.

Witness stunning Himalayan mountain views and gorgeous landscapes

On Langtang Circuit Trekking, you get to see many snow-clustered mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Gangchempo (6,387 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Shishapangma (8,013 m), Yala Peak (5,520 m), Ganja La Peak (5,844 m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Kimsung (6,781 m), Yansa Tsenji (6,575 m), and many others. Similarly, the trail also offers stunning views of glaciers and lovely waterfalls.

Itinerary

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Depending upon your landing time, our airport representative will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. He will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in. The rest of the day is free. You can explore the nearby areas of the hotel and dine as per your desire.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

Today is an exciting day ahead of you, full of exploration and sightseeing. After having breakfast, you will meet with the English-speaking tour guide and driver in your hotel lobby. There are many tourist sites in Kathmandu, and visiting all of them in one day is not possible. Therefore, you will be exploring a few of them, like Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These places will showcase the culture, art, and architecture of Nepal.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

Take a long scenic drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek, Syabrubesi. The drive goes northwest of Kathmandu valley and offers beautiful views of lush green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and small villages. From Trishuli Bazar onwards, the trail gets a little bumpy and climbs to Dhunche. Further, driving on a downhill road, you reach Syabrubesi for the night stay.

  • Guest House
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  • Syabrubensi

Today is the first day of the trek, and you cross the Bhote Koshi River and Langtang River. You walk through dense forests and terraced fields. The trail then passes by a landslide-prone area and climbs to Bamboo. From here, you gradually ascend to Rimche and continue trekking through remote villages. Along the way, you might spot wildlife like red panda, blue goat, Himalayan tahr, and rare birds.

  • Guest House
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  • Lama Hotel

From Lama Hotel, the route moves along a river and lush green forests. The trail then ascends through dense forests. You can see excellent views of snow-capped mountains on the way to Langtang village. Further, the trail gets narrow and takes you to Ghora Tabela. Register the permits in the army check post and continue trekking. Cross the river and pass by prayer wheels before reaching Langtang village.

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  • Langtang village

The route gradually ascends through isolated villages and green meadows. On the way, you can see stunning panoramas of snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Cross numerous streams and a glacial moraine. You will soon reach Kyanjin Gompa for the night stay.

  • Guest House
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  • Kyangjin Gompa

An extra day in Kyanjin Gompa allows your body to acclimatize and explore around the village. Today, you will go on a hike to Tserko Ri (5,450 m), from where you can see fantastic views of the Langtang Range, glaciers, and breath-taking scenery. Later, you will also visit an ancient monastery and a cheese factory. There is also an option to hike to Langshisha Kharka.

  • Guest House
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  • Kyangjin Gompa

Leaving Kyanjin Gompa behind, you begin trekking on a downhill route back to Lama Hotel. The trail goes through small villages and dense forests, crossing suspension bridges over rivers. Likewise, the views along the trail are phenomenal.

  • Guest House
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  • Lama Hotel

Have a warm breakfast and begin trekking towards Syabru Gaon. The trail descends along the landslide-prone area. Further, you will follow an uphill route that leads to Syabru Gaon for the night stay. You can see superb views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan Himalayan range on the way.

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  • 2580
  • Syabru Gaon

From Syabru Gaun, the trail ascends steeply towards Dursagang (2,660 m) and continues to Foprang Danda (3,200 m). You can see beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and other Tibetan mountains on the way. Further, trekking through lush forests of oak, hemlock, and rhododendron forests, you reach Sing Gompa to spend the night.

  • Guest House
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  • 3250
  • Sing Gompa

Today, you will begin trekking early in the morning. The trail gradually ascends to Lauribinayak. You will ascend on a rugged and steep path, enjoying majestic views of Mt. Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and Tibetan mountains. Further, passing by a few huts, you cross a small ridge and reach Gosaikunda Lake. It is a holy lake. You can see many other lakes around.

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  • Gosaikunda Lake

From Gosaikunda onwards, the trail descends to a lake. You walk along the northern shore of the lake and follow an uphill route that gradually ascends to the Laurebina La Pass. The trail gets steeper as you approach the pass. Enjoy the breath-taking landscape from the top of the pass and further descend towards Ghopte. The trail passes by Phedi and crosses a bridge.

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  • Ghopte

The trail today is a little challenging. Walking through groves of juniper, pine, and rhododendron, you pass by isolated areas. The trail takes you to Tharepati, and you drop down to the western slope of a ridge. Passing by a large meadow, you reach Magin Goth (3,265 m) and then Kuala Bhanjyang (3,335 m). From here, a downhill trail takes you to Kutumsang for the night stay.

  • Guest House
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  • Kutumsang

The trail today further ascends to a pass and descends by following a steep path to Gul Bhanjyang (2,140 m). The trail then ascends to Thorong Danda (2,500 m) and leads you to chipping village. Further, descend to Pati Bhanjyang (1,760 m) and trek towards Chisapani Danda.

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  • Chisopani

After having breakfast, trek and reach the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint. The trail then descends and passes by water reservoirs and large water pipes before reaching Sundarijal. From here, you will drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying outskirt views. The rest of the day is free to explore. In the evening, meet with the team members over farewell dinner.

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  • Kathmandu

As our trip comes to an end, we would like to thank you for making us your travel partner. You will be flying to your next destination today. Our airport representative will be at your hotel lobby as per your flight departure time to take you to the airport.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • 3-night hotels in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • National park entry and Tims permit
  • Ground transportation by local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu
  • 12-night accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for guide and porters
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, if necessary

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) and entrance fees on day two tour in Kathmandu
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Sweet things like chocolate, batteries charge, internet, and phone charge
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart the Langtang Circuit Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date28 Oct, 2021End Date12 Nov, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$800

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Langtang circuit trek

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Langtang circuit trek is available at the US $55.00 per night. Let us know if you will arrive earlier or stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates and need any extra night, then we book.

Electricity and battery charge service in Langtang circuit trek

The electricity is available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Langtang circuit trek where you can recharge your camera/mobile batteries, and you may have to some fee to recharge on the trekking. And we also strongly suggest you have spare batteries to use in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew member on Langtang circuit trek

We provide a tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu and a trained trekking guide for the whole trek who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the Langtang circuit trek.

We also provide Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group, and we provide porters to carry your main luggage on the Langtang circuit trek. Thre is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22KG, which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

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FAQs

Yes, some permits are required to do the Langtang circuit trek, which is Langtang national park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the trek.

The Langtang circuit trek is available and doable throughout the year. However, the autumn season (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring season (from the beginning of March until May end) are the best time for the Langtang circuit trek in terms of weather and temperature.

A moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking between 3 to 8 hours to do the Langtang circuit trek. You will reach an altitude of 4700m above sea level on this trek so, physical fitness with good health is mandatory to do the Langtang circuit trek.

Yes, travel insurance is required to do the Langtang circuit trek. In the case of any sickness of AMS or injury during the trekking. We do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. However, You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, make sure that all these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

We provide a 3-star hotel for three nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the 12 nights on Langtang circuit Trek. The rooms are basic, and just a bed with a pillow, and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house, and please remember that some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight or similar: 3 nights
  • Hotel on Trek Routes- Simple Mountain lodge: 12 nights

Note:

  • Accommodation will be in double/twin share rooms.
  • Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available as there are luxury 4 and 5-star hotels available in Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Most of the meals are included and provided in the Langtang circuit trek and are taken in lodges. You have breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail. You have a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on Langtang circuit trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer), and these drinks are not included. So, you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Langtang circuit trek since you have normal water for free so, you can use the medicine and drink, or you can buy bottled/boiled/safe water to drink.

No, the International flights to and from Nepal are not included in our price and itinerary of the Langtang circuit trek, and you need to book the international flights yourself.

No, you do not have to carry your luggage yourself on the Langtang circuit trek. We provide a porter to carry your main luggage, You simply carry a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc… as a small load allows full enjoyment of the trek.

Yes, you have to tip for Langtang Circuit Trek staff. However, the tip for all services provided on the Langtang circuit trek package is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that the tip is considered to be a part of normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

To give you an idea, we recommend US$ 5.00 from each member for the tour guide and the US $ 3.00 from each member for the driver (day 2) and a total of US $100.00 from each member of the group for the trekking part, and it will be divided to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you travel, and our trek guide will give you a clearer idea when the trek comes to end).

Yes, you need some money for your expenses on the Langtang circuit trek, and it depends largely on your habit. Most meals are included, and you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places).

If you do not drink alcohol and not shopping, then we advise the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

We provide private transport for airport transfers and sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and local bus transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi. However, private jeep/van transport is available on request to drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi so, let us know if you want to upgrade the transportation to have a more comfortable drive.

Yes, we arrange airport free airport transfer services once you book the Langtang circuit trek. The airport transfer services are provided if you arrive and depart on our scheduled dates, or you book extra nights from us.

Important Note on Arrival: There can be many people around you to support you to carry your luggage or to put your luggage in the vehicle when you exit from the airport, and they ask for money as a tip at the end (these people do not belong to us).

So, be careful of them, and we advise not to let them carry your bag/luggage. We suggest you take your bag/luggage yourself until you put on our vehicle as there are many trolleys that you can use free of cost.

We wish that you won’t have AMS or any other sickness on the Langtang circuit trek. However, there is always a risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on a mountain trek. Our guide will provide you information to avoid AMS on Langtang circuit trekking. However, if you or any member of the group get AMS, then we do everything to bring you back safely.

And, It depends on the situation and the place people getting sick as such if you get AMS and still able to walk, then we take a day rest (while others continue the trek) with one of the porter/guides. And, we see how the situation improves, and we can continue the adventure from the next day if the situation gets better.

And, If there is not any improvement or even worse, we do not have other options rather than return the same trail as descending is the only way to get rid of AMS. Or, if the situation gets worse and you can not walk, then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit a doctor.

The cost of evacuation by helicopter is expensive in Nepal, and it is almost impossible to pay by the people so, we strongly suggest you buy an insurance policy that covers the evacuation in the worst situation.

Yes, we have 13 days trek included in this 16-days package of Langtang circuit trek. However, if you have limited days, then we can customize the trekking adventure and make it shorter. The given itinerary for the Langtang circuit trek is for the fixed departure group trek. And, if you want to shorten the trekking, then you have to do private trekking.  Let us know if you need a shorter version of the Langtang circuit.

Yes, You can add some extra tours/activities on our Langtang circuit trek. You can add a mountain flight tour on the morning of day 2. Furthermore, if you have some extra days, then you can add Chitwan Jungle Safari, or if you want to extend your holidays in another country, then you can add Tibet Lhasa Tour in Tibet or Bhutan Tour in Bhutan.

Equipment is very important to have a comfortable and successful Langtang Circuit Trek in Nepal. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and not anything that you no need for the trek.

To help you to pack your gear for the Nepal student tour, we have given some list that you should not miss while you are packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if you do not have).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara and get a return after the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies), these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.