Langtang Circuit Trek

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

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic drive to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal.
  • Visiting Langtang village and Kyanjing Gompa and Gosainkunda Lake.
  • Explore the Cheese Factory in Kyanjing Gompa and Chanadabari.
  • Very beautiful views of langtang Region Mountains from Kyanjing Ri, Tserku Ri and Lauribanayak.

Trip Overview

Langtang Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking holiday in Langtang region and has been popular and frequently organized trek as it takes all around the Langtang valley, Gosainkunda, Helambu and offers numerous of fascinations including amazing up close views of mountain vistas, impressive landscapes, and cultural richness, all these are worth exploring.

You have amazing up close view of mountain vista especially from Lantang valley, the narrow mountain 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 on Langtang Circuit Trek.

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 yak.

We have 16 day for the Langtang circuit trek including arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and the trek starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, then you take drive to Syaprubesi and excursion around the 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.

You trek 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, as 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 are met by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel, Get refreshed & familiar with your surroundings. Your trek leader will meet you at eventide & brief you on the pros & cons of your whole trip and you feel like it you can go for a stroll down the streets of Thamel, a well-known hub for tourists throughout the world. If you reckon you are tired with the jetlag, then you can go to bed & get up fresh for a new day in the land of the Himalayas.

  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

After having Breakfast at hotel, you go for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The Tour include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

Kathmandu is a literal mix of religious diversity & western influence that goes back right to the ‘hippie’ days of yore; & there’s nothing to change this, if ever, but it’s a wonderful combination of the ancient & the contemporary. Some of the sites you visit are famously recognized UNESCO world heritage sites.

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  • Kathmandu

The journey start about 7 AM in the morning and head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubensi. You also get to view the enthralling panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, 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 now moves along a gravel road. During the rainy season, the route is sometime blocked due to landslides.

  • Guest House
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  • Syabrubensi

Today is the first walking day of the trek and it’s a cool hike, first the trail gradually ascends to Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, the trail ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end our trail is level to the Lama Hotel.

You see red pandas and bear (if we are lucky), and monkeys. You pass by several small bhattis (tea shops). As you continue ascending steeply along the trail, you come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola amid the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens into scrub oak forest. At the end the trail gets level till you reach Lama Hotel.

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  • Lama Hotel

You continue trekking today after having breakfast at lodge, there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds.

Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project hereabouts, 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 visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang.

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  • Langtang village

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.

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  • Kyangjin Gompa

Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You visit the monastery and the cheese factory & sample some of the cheese, its tasty & real fresh; you then walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

You can also make day trip to Tseguri as an option.

  • Guest House
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  • Kyangjin Gompa

From Kyangjin, You retrace the trekking route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

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  • Lama Hotel

The trek starts by descending to Land slide and the route separates from here to Syabru Gaon, you take the upper route & then the trail ascends all the way to Syabru Gaon, From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), & the Tibetan Himal ranges that you see on the horizons.

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  • Syabru Gaon

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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  • Sing Gompa

Today, the first part of the trails emerges gently ascending up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak offers an exotic feeling. Then the trail 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 and to the north across the valley is 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 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

Today, the trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged terrain, past 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

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 in the east and Ganesh - Manaslu in the west.

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

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  • Kutumsang

Today, you have pretty nice walk in the morning passing through a number of rural farm villages, through the village of Gul Bhanjyang and on to Pati Bhanjyang after a 3-4 hours trek. From here, 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 journey on some of the loveliest mountains in the world. 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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  • Kathmandu

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 are pretty sure you’ve enjoyed your holidays in this amazing country & will always be welcomed back to enjoy more of its exceptional beauty. 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 with cup of tea/coffee in the breakfast.
  • National park entry permits 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, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for The guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket – if necessary.
  • All the government Tax, VAT and service change

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

Passport, Visa and permits for Langtang Circuit Trek

You need to have valid passport (at least 6 month valid) to travel Nepal and to do Langtang Circuit Trek. You need to obtain Nepal tourist Visa to travel Nepal, too and you can obtain Nepal tourist visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport/border entry point or you can apply online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) as well.

You are required to have some permits 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 Langtang Circuit Trek.

Accommodation on Langtang Circuit Trek

You have a 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.

We accommodate you/group in local lodge/guest house available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required number rooms for you/group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

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

Accommodation will be on double/twin share soon.

Note: Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available. There are luxury 4 and 5 star hotels available in Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Extra nights in Kathmandu

If you arrive Nepal earlier and stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates then the extra night cost 75.00 USD per night including breakfast and airport transfer and it does not include any extra tours/activities.

Contact us if you need any extra nights for pre or post the trek and want to plan any extra tours and activities for your extra days.

International flights on Langtang Circuit Trek

The International flights to and from Nepal are not included in our price. You need to book the international flights yourself.

Electricity and Battery Charge

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Langtang Circuit Trek, where you are able to Re - charges your camera/mobile batteries however, we suggest you to have spare batteries too.

Food and Drink on Langtang Circuit Trek

The meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) total of 40 meals on Langtang Circuit Trek is included in our price. 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 food on Langtang Circuit Trail and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well.

The drinks are not included in the cost so you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

You can bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Langtang Circuit Trek since you have normal water for free or you can simply buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

Luggage on Langtang Circuit Trek

Your main luggage on Langtang Circuit Trek is carried by porter, you simply carry a day bag pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek.

A trek bag or duffle bag is ideal for your main luggage for Langtang Circuit Trek, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Guide and Crew for Langtang Circuit Trek

You have professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 (The tour guide for this day may different from the trek guide next morning) and trained trekking/certified trekking guide for the whole trek (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek).

There will be a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are 8 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there is 1 porter for each 2 members and a porter carry about 20 - 22kg which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

Child Policy for Langtang Circuit Trek

Children of 10 or more years can take this trek and must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old, no discount for 10 or more years old children and full price are applicable.

If you are planning to do Langtang Circuit Trek with children less than 10 year, please contact us for the price and booking process.

Gratuities/Tips for Langtang Circuit Trek Staff

Tips are not included in price for services of tour guide, trekking guide, porter and driver. The recommended tip is US$ 5 from each member (of group) for tour guide (day 2) and US $ 3 from each member for driver (day 2).

The 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).

Note: Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

Personal Expenses on Langtang Circuit Trek

Personal expenses on Langtang Circuit Trek depend largely on your habit. Most of the meals are included in the price.

You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places).

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day per person should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.

Fitness Level Required for Langtang Circuit Trek

Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately the Langtang Circuit Trek is currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.

Please note that a moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking from between 3 hours to 8 hours. You will reach an altitude of 4700m above sea level.

If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to book our Langtang Circuit Trek.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation on Langtang Circuit Trek

In case of a serious sickness or injury while you are on Langtang Circuit Trek, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital.

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 before departure to Langtang Circuit Trek.

Suggested Equipment List for Langtang Circuit Trek

General

  • Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional) [One can be provided if required, to be returned after the trek]
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack for yourself
  • A down Jacket (alternatively these can be hired and returned at the end of the trek free of charge)
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • A pair of quick-drying nylon hiking shorts
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair of sandals (optional)
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting your local Medical GP regarding any 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.
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

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