Langtang Circuit Trek - 15 Days

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  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Moderate
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Langtang
  • Max. Altitude: 4610m/15124ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Land Transport

Langtang Circuit Trek has turned out as one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Langtang Region of Nepal. With a combination of full proof adventure, diverse wildlife, photogenic scenery, and Tibetan-influenced ethnic encounters, this trip has become a favorite for a high number of visitors.  

The trekking trip starts with a drive from the crowded Kathmandu Valley and goes along the Tibetan-originated river of Trishuli to get to Syabrubesi. From there starts your real trekking trip along the Lama Hotel and fully devastated village of Langtang until we get to the Kyanjin Gompa. Again, get back on the same road to traverse to the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda.  

The trails go through the forests of rhododendron and oak along the Langtang and Trishuli River. The major highlights of this trek include the forests, wildlife, and the views. Look at the high Langtang RI, and such other peaks along the route. Don’t forget to enjoy the soothing hot springs along the way.  

The Langtang Village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal with a pure Tibetan influence. The village was destroyed by the 2015 earthquake which stopped the trekking to this region. However, now, the village has already stood up from such devastation and is in the process of construction.  

The first major destination of Kyanjin Gompa offers great insights on the monasteries and also offer one of the best cheese factories of the country. The next major destination of Gosaikunda has a series of holy lakes in its periphery. The lake is thought to be a resting place for the Lord Shiva. The small lakes around are also classified on the basis of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses.  

During the trek, you will come across several people following their own religion and norms. But, the major religious group along the way is the Tamang people. The best season for this trek is the Spring and Autumn seasons.  


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m/4812ft) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) - 150 Km/8 hrs

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m/8103ft, 6 hrs)

Day 04: Trek to Langtang Village (3400m/11154ft, 5 hrs)

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3850m/12631ft, 4 hrs)

Day 06: Trek Back to Lama Hotel from Kyanjin (2470m/8103ft, 5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2150m/7053ft, 6 hrs)

Day 08: Trek to Shin Gompa (3330m/10925ft, 5 hrs)

Day 09: Trek to Gosaikunda, The Frozen Lake (4300m/14107ft, 6 hrs)

Day 10: Trek to Gopte (3430m/11253ft) via Lauri Binayak Pass (4610m/15124ft, 6 hrs)

Day 11: Trek to Melamchi Village (2560m/8398ft, 5 hrs)

Day 12: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2590m/8497ft, 5 hrs)

Day 13: Trek to Sermathang (2600m/8530ft, 4 hrs)

Day 14: Hike to Melamchi Bazaar. Drive back to Kathmandu (45km, 3 hrs)

Day 15: Departure from TIA

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Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350 meters. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal. You will be escorted to your hotel and you will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will be driving north out of the Kathmandu Valley to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. This scenic drive through the mountainous terrain gives you an ample time to observe the scenic villages of Dhunche and Syabrubesi. Also, enjoy the Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Naya Kangma, Dorje Lakpa, and various other mountains. You will be passing one of the important Hydro Projects of Nepal, the Trishuli Hydro Project along the way. Overnight in a tea house in Syabrubesi. 

After breakfast, you commence your trek as you cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow the Langtang River. This trail gradually ascends through the dense bamboo forest. You ascend close to 1000 meters on the third day as the popular Lama Hotel is located at an altitude of nearly 2470 meters. Overnight in a tea house in Lama Hotel.  

Today you ascend almost 900 meters as you reach the Langtang Village. The trekking route follows the route of ‘Ghoda Tabela’ which in Nepali means the 'Horse Stable'. Leaving the stable, you move on and the trail becomes quite even as you pass the beautiful scenery watching the Himalayan Yaks grazing on the field. Langtang Village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal and the view of breathtaking Himalayas from Langtang is quite famous. Overnight in a tea house in Langtang.  

Get up, perform some stretching exercises to warm your body up and get set for your trek. You start your trekking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa which despite being a mere 500 meters is quite fascinating because you come across several Cheese factories that are quite popular for the quality of Yak cheese they produce. Moreover, there are several Buddhist Monasteries in Kyanjin. The most popular one is the Kyanjin Gompa which is well known amongst the tourists. You will pass through the largest Mani Wall in Nepal made from stone with prayers written all over them. You will cross many wooden bridges and slowly get higher in altitude. The Kyanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas. You can wander around and experience the chirping of birds, grazing Yaks, beautiful glaciers & icefalls. Overnight in a tea house in Kyanjin Gompa.  

On the sixth day, you have to return to The Lama Hotel from the most beautiful Kyanjin Gompa. As it is a downhill trip, it takes less than five hours to reach the Lama Hotel. Overnight in a tea house in Lama Hotel. 

On day seven, as you descend from the Lama Hotel, you can enjoy the natural beauty on display. While on the route to Thulo Syabru, you may also be privileged to see the Red Pandas, monkeys and various rare species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful traditional village in Rasuwa which also offers unaltered views of the Ganesh Himal (7110 meters), Langtang Himal, and other mountain ranges. Overnight in a tea house in Thulo Syabru. 

Equip yourself with some nutritious breakfast and head towards the Shin Gompa from Thulo Syabru on the eighth day of the itinerary enjoying the views of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and other mountains of the region. There is a popular local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery at Shin Gompa. The cheese factory at Shin Gompa is considered as one of the best cheese production centers in Nepal. Overnight in a tea house in Shin Gompa. 

From Shin Gompa, you steadily climb up and make your way to the holy lake of Gosaikunda. The trek undoubtedly gives an exotic feeling. You follow a rugged trail featuring dramatic views of the Manaslu Himalayan Range, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang Himal. On a clear day, even the Annapurna Mountain Range is visible to the North. The first view of the holy lake of Gosaikunda can be alarming as the bluish lake takes your breath away. There are around a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda Region. Some being the Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda. According to the Hindu legend, Gosaikunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced the glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after he swallowed poison that threatened to destroy the whole world. The trail is really breathtaking. It is believed that there are 108 lakes in the immediate area of Gosaikunda. You will sleep well tonight with the memories of the blessings of the Holy Kunda. Overnight in a tea house in Gosaikunda.  

The most challenging day of your trek comes after you leave the holy lake of Gosaikunda on the tenth day of your itinerary. You pass through several green forests, mountain rivers, and small lakes before crossing the Lauri Binayak-La Pass (4610m/15124ft). Crossing the pass is the most difficult part of this trek and from there, the trail heads up and down around the hillside under forbidding cliffs where you can see junipers, colorful rhododendrons, sparkling clear streams and Himalayan waterfalls. Overnight in a tea house in Gopte. 

Trek from Gopte to Melamchi is quite exhilarating as the trail descends continually through several Sherpa settlements. You will also have the chance to interact with the local villagers while heading down the trail. After 3 hours of trekking, you will reach Thadepati Pass (3690m/12106ft), a traditional local village. A couple of hours of trekking from Thadepati takes you to the beautiful village of Melamchi. The drinking water project of Melamchi has been popular for quite some years now. Enjoy a cozy night with a beautiful sound of pure and bluish water of Melamchi River. Overnight in a tea house in Melamchi.  

After stretching your body and having a satisfying breakfast, explore the local community and wonderful culture of Helambu. Helambu is especially known for its rich Hyolmo culture. Do not miss tasting the delicious apples from the Helambu Region. The people of this community practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. You then walk up to Tarkegyhang which boasts several beautiful monasteries along with the traditional Sherpa culture. Overnight in a tea house in Tarkheghyang.  

On the 13th day, you further explore the Helambu region as you leave Tarkegyang and head towards Sermathang (2600m/8530ft). Sermathang is a beautiful village which offers insights into some of the oldest Hyolmo cultures and traditions. There are impressive views of the Dorje Lhakpa and looking North-East is the Panch Pokhari Lake, a part of the Jugal Himal Trek. Rest your body and mind with a pleasant breeze from the Himalayas. Overnight in a tea house in Sermathang.  

After a short walk to Melamchi Bazaar, you will travel by a vehicle to Kathmandu. A couple of hours drive from Melamchi Bazaar takes you back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be dropped at your hotel. This is an opportunity to have a rest in your hotel once you arrive. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu. 

Your trip concludes. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

Inclusion

  • Airport transfers using private A/c vehicle.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi and Melamchi-Kathmandu on Local Jeep or Bus.
  • Two Nights accommodation using Three star Hotel in Kathmandu on Twin sharing basis (BB).
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trekking days using Twin Sharing/Dormitory room.
  • Three meals a day followed by tea/coffie while on trekking days. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Government licensed English speaking Guide throughout the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. (02Trekkers:01Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for office staffs.
  • Langtang National Park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show and Authentic Nepalese Cuisine in Kathmandu.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Service charge and Government Taxes.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu (Each item costs about $4 - $7 dollars depending on place where you eat)
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges, fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear while trekking.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa cost. One can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any other items not mentioned on above Include Section.
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Apr 13, 2018 Apr 27, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Apr 20, 2018 May 04, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Apr 27, 2018 May 11, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
May 04, 2018 May 18, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
May 11, 2018 May 25, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
May 18, 2018 Jun 01, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
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Jun 15, 2018 Jun 29, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Jun 22, 2018 Jul 06, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
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Jul 06, 2018 Jul 20, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Jul 13, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Jul 20, 2018 Aug 03, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Jul 27, 2018 Aug 10, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Aug 03, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Aug 07, 2018 Aug 21, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
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Aug 17, 2018 Aug 31, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Aug 24, 2018 Sep 07, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
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Sep 28, 2018 Oct 12, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Oct 05, 2018 Oct 19, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
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Oct 19, 2018 Nov 02, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
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Nov 02, 2018 Nov 16, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Nov 09, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Nov 23, 2018 Dec 07, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Nov 30, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Dec 07, 2018 Dec 21, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 US$ 1050 Available Book
Dec 21, 2018 Jan 04, 2019 US$ 1050 Available Book

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Trip highlights

  • Experience Tibetan influenced culture of Tamang and Sherpa people.
  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Mt. Langtang-II (7,227m), Mt. Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Mt. Naya Kanga Ri (5846m), and Mt.Dorje Lakpa (6966m).
  • Explore Holy lake of Gosain Kunda & cross Gosain Kunda Pass (Lauri Binayak-La Pass)

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