Langtang Circuit Trek

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

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal.
  • Visit Langtang village, Kyanjing Gompa and Gosainkunda Lake.
  • Explore the cheese factory in Kyanjing Gompa and Chanadabari.
  • Beautiful views of langtang region Mountains from Kyanjing Ri and Lauribanayak.
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Trip Overview

Langtang circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking program in Langtang region and frequently organized trek in Escape Nepal Holidays. The Langtang circuit trek take you all around the Langtang valley, Gosainkunda Lake, Helambu valley that offers numerous of fascinations include amazing up close views of mountain vistas, impressive landscapes and cultural richness.

Langtang circuit trek offers amazing close-up view of mountain vistas especially from Langtang valley which is sandwiched between snowy mountain range namely mighty Langtang Lirung (7,246 m) which stands just right to the north, and Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m) and another trekking peak Naya Kangri (5,846 m) lie just at the south of the valley, the Ganjala Pass (5,122 m) and Dorge Lakpa (6,989 m) lie to the east at the end of the valley. A myth is that Langtang valley was said to have discovered by the Lama, the priest following a runaway yak. The term ‘Lang’ means ‘Yak’ in Tibetan language, whereas the term ‘tang’ means ‘to follow’ and thus during trek, you pass through the yak pasture and also encounter with the yaks.

Langtang circuit trek starts with a drive to Syaprubesi from Kathmandu and goes to langtang valley. Then the trail swigs south to Thulo Syabru and then trek to the holy Gosainkunda Lake side located at the altitude of 4,360 meter height, after having excursion all around, the trail then takes you back down to the beautiful Helambu valley which is rich in Buddhist cultural heritages, distinctive religious practices, languages and dress which are much more similar to those of Tibet.

Langtang circuit trek goes through Nepal’s first national parks, the Langtang national park where you have an opportunity to savor the amazing natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna and so forth. Langtang circuit trek has been popular and demanding trekking destination among the clients in recent days, because of yet least explored fascinations of the areas including of amazing mountain vistas, impressive landscapes, Buddhist monastery, charming settlement of Tamang, Hyolmo and more.

Itinerary

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You will be met by our airport representative/driver on your arrival at Kathmandu airport and he will transfer you to hotel. Get refreshed and our guide will meet you at eventide & brief you on the pros & cons of your whole trip.

You can go for a stroll down the streets of Thamel, a well-known hub for tourists throughout the world in the evening.

  • Hotel
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  • Kathmandu

After having Breakfast at hotel, you go for a day tour in Kathmandu. The Tour include visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and all these sites are famously recognized UNESCO world heritage sites.

Kathmandu is a literal mix of religious diversity & western influence that goes back right to the ‘hippie’ days of yore and it’s a wonderful combination of the ancient & the contemporary.

The guide will drop you back to hotel after tour, your evening is free and you can go to shop some trekking gear if you need.

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  • Kathmandu

The journey to Syaprubeshi starts about 7:00 AM in the morning after early breakfast at hotel.  The drive goes through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Syabrubensi. You also get to view the enthralling panorama of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region.

The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is pretty smooth. The path then moves along a gravel road to Syaprubeshi.

  • Guest House
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  • Syabrubensi

You start the real trek today after breakfast at lodge, Today is the first trek day of adventure Langtang circuit trek and it’s a cool hike, the trail gradually ascends to Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, the trail ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end trail is level to the Lama hotel.

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  • Lama Hotel

You start trek today after breakfast at lodge. There will be occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees today. The trail emerges from the forest at Ghora tabela and you catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds.

There was a Tibetan resettlement project hereabouts in past, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants.

The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which you can also visit shortly before arrive at the village of Langtang.

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  • Langtang village

The trek starts after breakfast, The trail today climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive.

You cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory at the end of the trail. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin where you stay overnight tonight.

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  • Kyangjin Gompa

Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory & sample some of the cheese, its tasty & real fresh.

You then walk up the Kyanjing Ri to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or You can also make day trip to Tseguri as an option.

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  • Kyangjin Gompa

The trek starts after breakfast at lodge, today you retrace the trekking route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch at Ghora Tabele, you continue the steep descent to Lama hotel.

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  • 2470
  • Lama Hotel

The trek starts after breakfast at lodge by descending to Land slide and the route then separates from to Syabru Gaon, you take the upper route. The trail ascends all the way to Syabru Gaon, You can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), & the Tibetan Himal ranges from Syapru gaun.

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  • Syabru Gaon

The trek starts after breakfast at lodge and today, The trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follows steeply an ascended path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains and oak, Hemlock, firs & rhododendron forests to gain a ridge.

Now, the path gently ascends for some distance and then follows a flat level to Sing Gompa which provides wonderful views, enlivening nature and a tasty Yak cheese.

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  • 3250
  • Sing Gompa

The trek starts after breakfast at lodge, Today, the first part of the trails emerges gently ascend up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak offers an exotic feeling.

The trail then steeply ascends all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range (7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind.

You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

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  • Gosaikunda Lake

The trek starts after breakfast at lodge, today, the trail leaves Gosainkund Lake and climbs through rugged terrain, passing four more small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610m), the highest point of this trek.

Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to Ghopte.

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  • Ghopte

The trek starts after breakfast at lodge and today, you join the other path of Helambu valley, and it is a pleasant walk through alpine forest for one and half hour to Tharepati, where you have lunch and enjoy views of the snow capped peaks of the Jugal Himalayan range.

After lunch, you follow the trail descending for few hours to Kutumsang.

  • Guest House
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  • 2600
  • Kutumsang

Today, you have pretty nice walk in the morning through a number of rural farm villages, village of Gul Bhanjyang and on to Pati Bhanjyang. There is a short uphill climb to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda.

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  • Chisopani

Today is the last day of this beautiful Langtang circuit trek. In the morning, you walk through serene forest and farmlands and on to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with its great views of Kathmandu valley.

From here, the trek descends to Sundarijal (beautiful water) through cool forest with monkeys and fresh streams. This is a popular picnic spot for many Kathmandu people who want to escape from the busy crowded metropolitan life in this ancient city. Another hour descending from Sundarijal and you drive to Kathmandu. 

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  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

We transfer you to airport to take your return flight to home, we have truly enjoyed meeting you & serving you. We do hope the relationships developed over the weeks will last for many years to come. We wish you a safe journey home.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 hotel in Kathmandu hotel including 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 each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 kg from 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, food, drinks, ccommodation, Transportation and Insurance for guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of Wmergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket – if necessary.

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • International flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory) and entrance fees on day 2 tour in Kathmandu.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Sweet things like chocolate, batteries charge, internet, phone etc .
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

Check Available Dates

  • We have set date to departure the Langtang Circuit Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your own date as the trek 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 further process to book the trek.
  • 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 Date01 Sep, 2020End Date16 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$800
Start Date07 Sep, 2020End Date22 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$800
Start Date14 Sep, 2020End Date29 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$800
Start Date21 Sep, 2020End Date06 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$800
Start Date28 Sep, 2020End Date13 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$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 US $55.00 at three star hotel. Let us know if you will arrive earlier or stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates and need any extra nights then we can book extra night accordingly.

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 are able to re - charges your camera/mobile batteries and you may have to some fee to recharge on trek. And we also strongly suggest you to have spare batteries to use in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew member on Langtang circuit trek

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

We also provide Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are 8 or more members in the group and we provide porters to carry your main luggage on Langtang circuit trek and there is 1 porter for each 2 members and a porter carry about 20 - 22kg which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

Client Reviews

FAQs

Yes, some permits are required to do Langtang circuit trek, you are required to have 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 all 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 Langtang circuit trek in terms of weather and temperature.

We wish that no one get AMS or any other sickness while on Manaslu circuit trek. However, there is always risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on high mountain trek, so, we have to be careful about it.

Our guide will provide you information to avoid the AMS while on trek however if in case if you or any member of group get AMS then we do everything to bring you back safely.

What we do on this situation is depends on the situation and the place where people get sick as such if you get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guide and we see how the situation will improve and we can continue trek from next day if the situation gets better.

If there is not any improvement or even it gets worse, we do not have other option rather return the same trail as descend down to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit 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 to buy insurance policy that covers the evacuation in the worst situation.

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

Yes, travel insurance is required to do the langtang circuit trek, if In case of a serious sickness of AMS or injury on trek, 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, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

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

Hotel we provide:

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

Note:

  • Accommodation will be on double/twin share soon.
  • 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 meals about 40 meals are included and provided in Langtang circuit trek. The meals are taken in lodges, you have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meal on Langtang circuit trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) and these drinks are not included in the cost 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 simply buy bottled/boiled/safe water to drink.

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

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

Tip for all services provided on Langtang circuit trek package is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that 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 tour guide and US $ 3.00 from each member for driver (day 2) and Total of US $100.00 from each member of the group for the trek part and it will be divided to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling. Our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek comes to end.

Yes, you need some money for your personal expenses on Langtang circuit trek and it depend largely on your habit.

The most of meals, 41 meals (15 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners) of the meals are included and provided So, 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 sopping then we advise US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

We provide private transport for airport transfers and sightseeing tour 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 transport private to have more comfortable drive.

Yes, we arrange airport free airport transfer services once you book the Langtang circuit trek. The airport transfer services provided only 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 airport and they ask for money as tip at the end (these people are not belong to us).

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

We wish that no one get AMS or any other sickness while on Langtang circuit trek. However, there is always risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on high mountain trek, so, we have to be careful about it.

Our guide will provide you information to avoid the AMS while on trek however if in case if you or any member of group get AMS then we do everything to bring you back safely.

What we do on this situation is depends on the situation and the place where people get sick as such if you get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guide and we see how the situation will improve and we can continue trek from next day if the situation gets better.

If there is not any improvement or even it gets worse, we do not have other option rather return the same trail as descend down to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit 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 to buy 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 trek 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 trek then you have to do private trek, let us know if you need to shorten the Langtang circuit trek then we provide you suitable itinerary to meet your requirement.

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

Equipment is very important to have comfortable and successful Langtang circuit trek. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and should not pack anything that you do not need.

To help you to pack your gear, we have given some list that you should not miss while you packing for the Langtang circuit trek in Nepal.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if required and it to be returned after the trek).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear and this will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your personal things such as camera, water, things that you need for the day and this is carried by you.
  • A small lockable bag to keep your extra stuff that you do not use on trek and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu and get return after you return from the trek.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have and it is returned at the end of the trek).
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair 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 to consult 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 is recommended
  • 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.