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Langtang Circuit Trek is a magical combination of adventure, biodiversity, spectacular Himalayan snow-capped peaks, and Tibetan-influenced cultural and ethnic encounters. This trek offers several reasons to join; rhododendron forests, culturally rich villages, white Himalayan peaks, majestic waterfalls, high altitude lakes, glaciers, several endangered wild animals, natural hot springs, etc. This trek is the combination of Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake, and Helambu village. The start starts from Syabrubensi, completes the Langtang region first, the Gosainkunda region in the middle, and Helambu valley at the end.
Langtang Circuit Trek is a wonderful trekking route. This trek is suitable for everyone, whether a beginner or an experienced hiker. Although most part of the trail is easy to a moderate level, there involves some steep ascending and descending as well. The trail is a spectacular adventure that a trekker can give a try; away from hustles and bustles. We will be exploring Tamang and Shera communities and their cultures/traditions most of the time.
Unlike busy and commercialized Annapurna and Everest region treks, trekking in this region is a lot different and most enjoyable. As the region serves fewer tourists every year, Langtang Circuit Trekking is also an ideal route for travelers looking for a quiet trail in the Himalayas. Taking about two and a half weeks, this trek is an ideal route for people wanting to trek in a peaceful environment.
|No of People||Price|
|01 Person||USD 1313 / per person|
|02 – 05 Person||USD 962 / per person|
|06 – 09 Person||USD 905 / per person|
|10 Person Above||USD 864 / per person|
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of the Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you to the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour.
Our first day starts with a long and tiring drive to Syabrubensi. The road takes us via the North-Western region of Kathmandu valley following beautiful scenery and villages along the route. The road, especially after Kalikasthan, looks thrilling as landslides are continuously found during monsoon season. The road passes through beautiful forests of high Hilly regions with some occasional sights of blossoming rhododendron flowers and beautiful crystal waterfalls falling from the top of the hills. Once we cross the multiple landslide area, we will reach Dhunche and the road starts gradually descending towards Syabrubensi; a small town with few lodges made for travelers visiting this region.
We will cross the river and start ascending towards the Lama Hotel via small-small settlements of local people. We will pass via different villages such as Pahiro and Bamboo. Throughout the trail, we will be accompanied by the thundering Langtang river. There is steep climbing between Bamboo and Rimche. It’s a beautiful day inside the forest most of the time and occasional sights of monkeys and red pandas on a lucky day. Lama hotel is situated on the bank of Langtang river and there are 4-5 lodges for trekkers service.
We will enter inside dense green forests giving us fresh air. The thundering Langtang river will be on our right and the enchanting birds on the left side. We will reach Gumma Chok AKA Riverside before we reach Ghora Tabela (2,950M) for lunch. A good view of the Himalayas is seen from Ghora Tabela. Proceeding further, we will let our national park entry permits be checked by Army officials then continuing the trek further takes us to Thangsyap and Chamki village before we reach Langtang Village.
Today’s trail is mostly flat like gentle ascending surrounded by several Himalayan peaks in a 360-degree panorama. We will be passing by typical villages like Mondoo and Singdum on our way to Kyanjin Gompa. The yaks grazing on the grassland will company us today. There are many religious stone mani walls with Buddhist prayers written on them. We are supposed to walk clockwise while passing along the religious spots. Once the cross the glacier area, we will see Kyanjin village surrounded by the Himalayan peaks. There is a famous cheese factory to try some locally made cheese. We can also make a visit to Glacier if interested.
The most beautiful day of our hike is here. We will take breakfast in the hotel and start our hike to Tserko Ri with packed lunch. It’s a long day ascending but make it worth it once we reach the top of the viewpoint. The summit offers close Himalayan views of several Himalayan peaks in a 360-degree panorama. We will then return back to Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon and take some rest before we start descending on the following day.
We will be returning via the same route used to ascend a couple of days ago. It’s going to be an easy day. We will be surrounded by the Himalayan peaks most of the time. Lama Hotel is situated alongside the Langtang River, the night becomes louder as we hear the thundering sound of Langtang river.
We will trek to Bamboo village and slightly further the trail to Thulo Syabru village separates. We will follow the uphill trail through the dense forests of oaks and rhododendrons. Thulo Syabru village is one of the biggest villages of this region, close to district headquarters; Dhunche. Some comparatively nice lodges are built, the internet and telephone are available, etc. There are some nice views of Ganesh Himal and Tibetan peaks from here.
We will start ascending uphill inside the forests. The trail is uphill almost throughout the day. We will be passing via different villages of the region; i.e. Gardagaon and Phulung Ghyang and Chandanbari and Sing Gompa. Chandanbari hosts one of the oldest Yak cheese factories in Nepal. We can taste some locally made cheese during the season. The views from Sing Gompa are awesome, enjoy the peaks on the horizon.
We have a short day and we aim to make it to Lauribinayak before lunchtime. The trail starts with gentle ascending then we will enter inside the dense pine forests. The day gives unusual sights of the endangered Himalayan red panda but not so easy. Continuing further will take us to Cholangpati and a steep ascending before we make it to Lauribinayak. Lauribinayak gives impressive reasons to do Gosainkunda Lake Trekking. The views on the Langtang valley are impressive. Sunset over Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan range looks amazing.
We will start the day with a steep climbing to the top of Lauribinayak and continue through gentle ascending before making another steep ascend below Gosainkunda Lake. The panoramic view from the top of the Lauribinayak is dramatic. The Gosainkunda lake area is so peaceful and so spectacular. We will take our lunch in the lodge and stroll around in the afternoon.
We will start the walk on the bank of the holy Gosainkunda Lake. Once we pass the lake, we will do steep climbing towards the top of the Gosainkunda Pass. The pass is the highest point we will be visiting on this trek. The top of the pass is covered with lots of praying flags left by the travelers and local people. We will take some rest and start steep descending towards Ghopte for the overnight.
We enjoy breakfast in the lodge and start climbing a gentle uphill before we reach another small pass called Tharepati (3,650M / 11.975FT). Tharepati is also popular as a viewpoint for peaks of the Langtang region. Once we pass Tharepati, we make steep descending to Melamchi Gaon. The trail is mostly inside the dense green forests of oaks, rhododendrons, and pines. Melamchi Gaon is the only village after leaving Tharepati.
Tarkeghyang is situated on the other side of the river, at about the same altitude. It’s a difficult day as we have to descend about 2 – 3 hours and make ascend of 3 – 4 hours so there is no altitude gain on this day. Initially, we will descend to Melamchi River and then make the ascent. We will stop in Nakotegaon for a quick lunch and continue a few hours to reach Tarkeghyang for an overnight stay.
We start the walk following a flat trail. We comparatively will have an easy day passing through soft green forests. We will be walking via beautiful forests, waterfalls, paddies, and chanting streams then we will reach Ghyangyul and probably make a stop for our lunch. Ghyangyul is a small Sherpa village with few lunch places for trekkers. Continuing further will take us to Sermathang overnight. We will have some time to explore around the village including an old and beautiful Buddhist monastery before it gets dark.
We will start our day after having breakfast in the lodge. First, we will reach Kakani village (1500M), situated on the top of the hill before starting out descend to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. We will be walking near the Indrawati river before making a cross to reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar; inhabited by various ethnic groups. Melamchi Pul Bazaar is a small town that has frequent buses to Kathmandu. This town is also popular for delicious local fish from the river. We will take our lunch here before catching a bus to Kathmandu.
Meals and Accommodation: Langtang Circuit Trekking is complete tea house based route hence we will be sleeping and eating in the lodges. However, in Kathmandu we provide 3 star category hotel accommodation with only breakfast. The lodges on the trek will be mostly shared bathroom / shared toilet while in 1/2 places we may provide you rooms with private toilet (depending on availability).
The meals on the trek will be mostly locally prepared using local ingredients most of the time however Kathmandu offers a wide selection of meals in basic to high standard luxury lounges. On the trek, the number of meal items will be limited to a small number and the tastes might not be similar to the actual item; pizza may not taste like pizza.
Best Season for the Trek: Spring and autumn are considered better for Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek. The best time to trek is usually during the dry season, from September to early December and early March to early June. In the winter and spring, there is a chance of snow on Gosainkunda Pass and Tserko RI might be inaccessible, while rainfall can make parts of the trail impassable in monsoon even though the trek can be tried in the monsoon / rainy season. Autumn ensures a clear and dry high-mountain pass with a good chance of a clear view towering Himalayan peaks.
The best months for Langtang Circuit Trekking are March, April, May, early June, September, October, November, and early December. The Spring Season begins in March and runs until May, while the Fall season runs from September through November. The main reason for having a narrow window is that the mountains on each side of the valley will be filled with snow and ice and can prove treacherous for trekkers. Hike to Tserko RI might be closed in mid winter due to snowfall.
The prices are different based on the number of people traveling together. The larger the group size, the lower the price will be. For example, the price for 1 person will be higher than the price per person based on 2 people. Similarly, comparing to the prices per person for 2 – 5 people traveling together will be higher than the prices per person for 6 – 9 people traveling together. However, the prices you will see at the time of the booking will be final regardless of price changes in the future.
We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
March – early June, and September – December are considered the best months for this trek. It’s possible to try to trek in mid-winter, even though the Tserko RI hike and Gosainkunda Pass might get closed at that time (depending on snowfall/snow level). June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers making it uncomfortable to trek. Sometimes, the roads between Kathmandu to Syabrubensi even get closed due to landslides and heavy rainfalls.
The trek has free cancellation 60 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 60 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees of the total tour price.
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek (Day 2 to Day 16 lunch). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are available. Meat is available in few places and it’s highly recommended to avoid it due to hygiene reasons.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room or twin sharing rooms however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still if you are able to walk for 6-7 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board. The route can be tried by novice travelers even though a couple of days are quite hard comparing to many days.
Yes, you can do this trek with kids above 10 years old. The trek is not suitable for the kids below 10. Make sure your kid is active and fit to join the adventure, we also recommend additional 2/3 additional days to make it more comfortable.
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are the Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by the Nepal Government.
Great company. Excellent communication. Easy and simple with a great value. I would definitely use them again!