LANGTANG CIRCUIT TREK

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

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 UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu

 

Trip Overview

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

Langtang circuit trek offers an 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 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 the Langtang valley was said to have been discovered by the Lama priest when following a runaway yak. The term ‘Lang’ means ‘Yak’ in the Tibetan language, whereas the Term ‘tang’ means ‘to follow’, and thus during the trek, you pass through the yak pasture and also encounter the yaks.

Langtang circuit trek starts with a drive to Syaprubesi and goes into the Langtang valley. The trail then swings south to Thulo Syabru and trek to the holy Gosainkunda Lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,360-meter height. After having an excursion all around, the trail takes you back down to the beautiful Helambu valley, which is rich in Buddhist cultural heritages, distinctive religious practices, languages, and dress, which is 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. Langtang circuit trek has been a 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 on your arrival at Kathmandu airport, and he will transfer you to the 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.

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After having breakfast at the hotel, you go for a day tour in Kathmandu, and the tour includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Baudhanath Stupa. 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 at the hotel after the tour, your evening is free, and you can go shopping for some trekking gear if you need it.

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The journey to Syaprubeshi starts about 7:00 AM after early breakfast at the hotel. The drive goes through scenic foothills and ridgeline 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.

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  • Syabrubensi

You start the trekking after breakfast at the lodge, and today is the first trek day of adventure Langtang circuit trek. It’s a cool hike, and the trail gradually ascends to Landslide (1810m.).

Afterward, the trail ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.), and at the end, the trail is level to the Lama hotel.

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  • Lama Hotel

You start the trek today after breakfast at the 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 the 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 arriving at the village of Langtang.

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  • Langtang village

The trek starts after breakfast, and 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 are a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory at the end of the trail. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail settles 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, tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung, or You can also make a day trip to Tseguri as an option.

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  • Kyangjin Gompa

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

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  • Lama Hotel

The trek starts after breakfast at the lodge by descending to Landslide, and the route then separates from Syabru Gaon. You take the upper route. The trail ascends 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 the lodge. The trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follow 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 tasty Yak cheese.

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  • Sing Gompa

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

The trail then steeply ascends 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.

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 the 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 the lodge. And today, you join the other path of Helambu valley, and it is a pleasant walk through the alpine forest for one and a half hours 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 a few hours to Kutumsang.

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  • Kutumsang

Today, you have a pretty nice walk in the morning through a number of rural farm villages, the 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 forests and farmlands. And, on to the top of the ridge of Burling and Chepu Bhanjyang, You can have great views of Kathmandu valley.

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

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We transfer you to the airport to take your return flight 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-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 Jan, 2021End Date12 Feb, 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.

Client Reviews

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.