Langtang Circuit Trek
The Langtang Circuit takes you on a spectacular journey though the remote Langtang Valley, just south of the Tibetan border. Known as the Gosaikunda loop, you’ll be hiking beside a holy glacier lake hidden between Himalayan peaks -Langtang Lirung 7246m, Gang Chhenpo 6388m, Naya Kangri 5846m and Dorje Lakpa 6966m. The trail reaches Tharepati pass (3600m) then drops to the Helambu highlands… Buddhist monasteries, Hindu sacred sites, Sherpa villages, yak cheese factories and pure mountain scenery are just part of this beautiful trek.
- Visit temple, Art/architecture and pagodas, heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Scenic drive to Shyabraubensi from Kathmandu
- Langtang National Park
- Excellent Himalayan views
- Yak farming and Cheese factory
- Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri 4350 meters
- Religious holy Gosaikunda Lake
- Laurebinayak pass 4610 meters
- Mixed cultural experience and Buddhist Monastery
- Unique floral and faunal bio-diversity
- Sundarijal Hydropower Project.
|Trip Grade||Moderate trails|
|Trip Duration||15 Nights/16 Days|
|Trip Start/Ends||Kathmandu - Syabrubensi/Sundarijal - Kathmandu|
|Maximum Altitude||Lauribinayak Pass (4610m)|
|Trip Cost||Prices on request|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group|
|Accessibillity||7/8-hrs drive by regular bus from Kathmandu|
|The Route||Maximum altitude (4610m) Lauribinayak pass, crossing day is longer walk, about 5-7 hrs average walk per day at moderate trail.|
|Season||Sept – Nov in Autumn and March - April in Spring|
|Trip Facilities||3+ hotel in city on B/B and best available teahouse/lodge on mountain|
Arrive in Kathmandu: Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.
After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swoyambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.
You have breakfast being of the early morning and we drive to Syabrubensi by regular bus, its takes approximately 8 hrs. You see along the driving time good view Himalayas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang before Rani Pauwa then down to Trisuli via a flat piece of land of Batar stop for Lunch (550m). After lunch we continue drive to Dhunche the head quarter of Rasuwa district then we further drive to Syabrubensi
Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears.
The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through a forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples and rhododendron. Beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7246m) can be seen from the trail. After little more than an hour we pass two lodges in the forest at Gumanchok (2800m), from where we climb to a Nepal army post and a national park checkpoint at Ghora Tabela (2970m). The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider. We will pass a few teashops at Thangshyap at 3140 meter, where we will have our lunch. The route is now in open country, and passes many Mani stones, water-driven prayer wheels and a few scattered Tamang villages before arriving in Langtang which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. This is a small village consisting of guesthouses and yak farms. The surrounding fields containing buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley have typical stone fencing walls.
Walking through the village of Langtang we will pass many stone Mani walls, covered with Tibetan inscriptions to please the gods. It then climbs up gradually past the small villages of Mumdu and Sindum. The trail continues through yak pastures. After crossing the Langtang Khola to its south bank we climb up through a landscape scattered with large boulders to a moraine where we will have the first views of Kyanjin Gompa ahead of us, and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Langtang Kinshung (6781m) north of us. Our route weaves through the large boulders to a Gompa and from here it’s a short descent to Kyanjin Gompa. It is easy to reach our destination before lunch, allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surroundings. One of the options is a hike to one of the good viewpoints. To the north of Kyanjin Gompa is the Kyanjin-Ri (4773m), which is a two-hour climb. From here we have a great view over the mountain range in the west, including Langshisha (6370m), Gang
This day you can hike to Kyanjin-Ri (4800m) or Tserko-Ri (5000m) Tserkuo-Ri; a small mountain near Kyanjin valley or hike to Langsisa Kharka. Both places are is the same direction from Kyanjin Village and takes around 5/6 hours to reach. Tserko-Ri is a mountain for non technical climbing and from submits you can see lots of mountains from Nepal and Tibet. In the same way, Langsisa Kharka is a flat ground offers you very close views of lightening mountains in front of your eyes
Ghoretabela: This day you retract to Ghoretabela that we used to reach Kyanjin Gompa. It’s an easy walk where the entire trail is downhill and flat. The trail offers you cool air throughout the rhododendron and pine forest.
The trail is same until Pahiro Lodge that local is used to visit to Thulo Syabru village. But a little bit after Pahiro we will leave our previous trail and turn on the left side to visit Thulo Syabru village. On the first part we will slightly go uphill trail and after that the trial is almost flat. Finally we will reach Thulo Syarbu village. In the evening we may visit a very old monastery inside the village
You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Sing Gompa. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and Langtang valley. Sing Gompa is another popular place for Cheese.
From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up and reaches Chalang Pati (3650m) where you have a splendid view of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan mountains and the forest filled with beautiful rhododendron and pine the trail ascends to Lauribinayak. From here the route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati Kunda after trekking some while you will have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund.
Gosaikunda Lake - Ghopte: The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Lauribina Pass (4610m). Until the pass the trail is moderately flat and it’s not hard to follow. Sometimes, the trail around the pass is covered by the snow and it might be hard to find the actual trail going towards the Ghopte. After the pass the
Ghopte - Kutumsang: The trail continues up ravines and across the boulders of old moraines below the wreckage of a Thai Airlines plane that crashed here in bad weather in 1992. Make a final ascent to Tharepati. From here you will be at a junction of two routes, if you wish to visit the Helambu region then you can take another way via Tarkeghyang and Shermathang to reach Melamchi Pul Bazzar and
Kutumsang - Chisapani: The trek continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisapani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya.
Chisapani – Sundarijal - Kathmandu: We start the day by climbing up the last pass of the trek at Borlang Bhanjyang, which lies at 2240 meter. From here we descend steeply through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka at 1800 meter. From here on it is a short bit to Sundarjial as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village. From
Leisure day in Kathmandu: This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing. Evening will have farewell meeting & dinner at Nepali typical restaurant.
- Fee: Langtang national park entrance permit and TIMS card
- Activities: Sightseeing, hiking and trekking trip as per the itinerary.
- Accommodation: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing bedroom and 12 nights teahouse/lodges on twin or multi shared bedroom during trekking
- Food: Full board on Teahouse [Breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 3 breakfast in Kathmandu.
- Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
- Transportation: Airport arrival/departure transfer, Kathmandu to Syabraubensi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu transportation.
- Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation
- International and domestic flight
- Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
- Personal travel and trekking equipments
- Lunch and dinner while in city
- Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
- Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
- Tips/Gratuities for your trekking crews
- Temple and Monastery entrance fees
- Optional activities
- And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point
Please request our Trip Note advice and detailed itinerary.