Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 4984m

Highlights

  • A view of Annapurna I(8,091m / 26,545ft), Annapurna South(7,219m-23,693ft), world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu(8,163 m), Ganesh Himal(7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru(Langtang II, 6571m / 21,560ft), Kimshun (6,745m/22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22,699ft)
  • Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa
  • Lauribinayak Pass
  • Trails through Langtang National Park
  • Authentic cultural villages of Tamang, Hyolmo, and friendly locals
  • Diverse flora, fauna and high chance of encountering red panda
  • Less crowded, more peaceful
Langtang Circuit Trek is the best way to explore the surrounding of the central Himalayas of the Langtang region. Most of you trek to the sites of Langtang National Park which is Nepal’s 2nd largest National Park (1710 sq km) established in early 1976 and the first national park around the Himalayas. Langtang Circuit Trek leads to the closest area of mountains, Himalayan lakes, Himalayan surroundings, rocky paths, high hills, and authentic villages of Tamang, Hyolmo, and Bhotias. Langtang region is highly enriched with the Buddhist religion, and culture as Tibet seems to be closer to this region.
 
On Langtang Circuit trek, you'll be completely engrossed with the ranges from Annapurna I(8,091m / 26,545ft), Annapurna South(7,219m-23,693ft), world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu(8,163 m), Ganesh Himal(7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru(Langtang II, 6571m / 21,560ft), Kimshun (6,745m/22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south. Chimsedang Lekh, which forms a ridge of peaks that includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo ended by Dorje Lakpa (6,980m/22,929ft). To the east, there is the upper meadow of the Langtang which ends at a massive mountain wall forming the frontier with Tibet. This entire combination of the highest mountain ranges, ridges, upper meadows, and sweet locals with authentic culture mesmerizes travelers. Each step you put gives a pleasant surprise and sweet moments. Being quite far from one of the most popular Annapurna Circuit Treks, Langtang Circuit Trek provides the trekkers a new challenge, adventure, and surrounding they wish for which is much less crowded and populated.
 
Start this wonderful adventure with a drive to Syabrubesi village and then walk high up to the beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa, you pass Ghoretabela and Langtang traditional farm village. In Kyanjin, enjoy the views of surrounding mountains and then head to holy Gosainkunda Lake where thousands of pilgrims of both Hindu and Buddhist religion visit here for a holy bath once a year in the month of August at Full of Moon day. Next, you be going over the high pass of the east: Laurbinayak passes before heading back towards Kathmandu. Nepal Adventure Team organizes the unique and pleasing Langtang Circuit Trek as per their years of experience which makes your journey much more reliable.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
  • Day 02Preparation day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m – 06 hours.
  • Day 04Trek to Lama Hotel 2,430m - 06 hours
  • Day 05Trek to Langtang village 3,430m - 06 hours.
  • Day 06Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m - 04 hours.
  • Day 07At Kyanjin Gompa rest and hike.
  • Day 08Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.
  • Day 09Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,211m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 10Trek to Shing Gompa 3,330m - 05 hours.
  • Day 11Trek to Gosainkunda 4,460 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 12Trek to Gopte 3,440 m over Laurabina pass at 4,609 m - 07 hrs.
  • Day 13Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via Mange-Ghot 3,285 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 14Trek to Gulbhanjyang 2,125 m - 05 hours.
  • Day 15Trek to Chisapani Danda 2,195 m - 05 hours.
  • Day 16Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m an hour drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 17International departure for homeward bound.
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Adventure Team staff receive you and transfer to the respective hotels in Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu. To overcome jet lag and long flight, we arrange welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.

    • Day 02 Preparation day in Kathmandu

      We separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting, easy and comfortable. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional. If intended, you can visit a number of World Heritage listed places with the support of Nepal Adventure Team.

      • Day 03 Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m – 06 hours.

        Our first day journey heads north passing many towns and farm villages of Kakani, Trisuli and Ramche. The air gets cooler reaching higher altitude at Langtang National Park in Dhunche town, 1965 m high. Dhunche is a major town of Langtang and Rasuwa district where you see the different shops and stores. Probably, Dhunche is the last market for this journey ahead. After a brief stop, journey continues further downhill on the winding road for another hour to reach our first overnight stop at Syabrubesi village. Syabrubesi is a small village located in the bank of river.

        • Day 04 Trek to Lama Hotel 2,430m - 06 hours

          The first day walk starts with a climb for few hours, and then gets gentle on the gradual path through terraced farms and scattered villages. We take a break at Bamboo. After a break, walk leads on the uphill trail into cool forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines tree lines and gorge following the Trisuli River fed from the glacier of Langtang peaks. We reach Lama hotel for the night stay.

          • Day 05 Trek to Langtang village 3,430m - 06 hours.

            Around mid day, the continuous walk takes you to Ghoretabla. After lunch break, afternoon trek continues to our overnight stop, Langtang village. Langtang village is a moderate sized village of Tamang and Bhotia’s tribe people who are the natives of Langtang region since hundreds of years. Langtang village not just take you close to nature but also introduce to the ethnic culture and lifestyle of local people.

            • Day 06 Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m - 04 hours.

              We walk on the steep hill where tree lines declines and short bushes rise. Gradually, we enter the wide glacial valley with incredible views of surrounding and snowcapped peaks, Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tsego ri, Langshisha and Naya Kanga. After a scenic walk, we reach at Kyanjin Gompa for overnight stop. Wonderful spot with wide green pastures or grazing land for Yaks and other cattle can be seen.

              • Day 07 At Kyanjin Gompa rest and hike.

                A necessary rest day at Kyanjin and optional hike to a hilltop of Tsergo Ri at 5,033m. The climb to Tsergo Ri is quite steep and requires good physical fitness. Tsergo Ri offers awesome views of high mountains being at high altitude of 5,033m. Afternoon, enjoying the stunning peaks and exploring the surrounding, you return to Kyanjin for the comfortable night stay.

                • Day 08 Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.

                  After a great time at Kyanjin around beautiful Langtang valley, we start a long day walk. Since, we walk on downhill trail, it is much easier. We aim to stay at Lama Hotel passing through Langtang Village and Ghoretabla following the Langtang Khola. Usually, we trek for longer distance if we have to walk on downhill trails. 

                  • Day 09 Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,211m - 05 hrs.

                    We walk through farm terraces of millets, corns and wheat depending upon the season. Moving ahead from the farm area we start to uphill climb from the area where landslide had taken place in past year. Moving ahead on winding uphill path, we reach Thulo Syabru or Upper Syabru for overnight stay. Houses are lined up in a row like a locomotive in Thulo Syabru village.

                    • Day 10 Trek to Shing Gompa 3,330m - 05 hours.

                      From Thulo Syabru, our route gets divert from Langtang Valley trek as we head toward Shing Gompa instead of Syabrubesi village. Our walk on a steep path gets started through lovely forest of rhododendron, pines and hemlocks with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Langtang Lirung. After hours of hike on uphill, we reache on a gentle path to Shing Gompa (also called Chandanbari) for overnight stop. There is small settlement with few lodges and small cheese processing factory located here. Chandhanbari gives us the beautiful view of mountains, hills and valleys on clear day.

                      • Day 11 Trek to Gosainkunda 4,460 m - 05 hrs.

                        From Shing Gompa (Chandhanbari), we further climb through thick pine and rhododendron forest. On the top of a hill, small settlement can be seen which is Lauri Binayak. If you starts you walk in early morning or at the evening time, you could see the clouds below the hills. This scene is normally seen in the time of sunrise or sunset in clear days. Lauri Binayak is popular place where elusive and rare Red Panda are seen. An hour walk from Lauri Binayak leads to the top of another hill which gives wider insight of mountains, valleys, village and woods. Further, the paths are winding and less steep. While walking towards Gosaikunda Lake, we encounter numbers of small ponds and waterfalls. The path is narrow through the rocky hills leading us to Gosaikunda Lake. Gosainkunda Lake area carries high religious values to Hindu as holy books explains that pond was formed due to strike on rocky land by Trishul (a holy Trident) of Lord Shiva. Thus, thousands of pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkunda every year on the month of August – September.

                        • Day 12 Trek to Gopte 3,440 m over Laurabina pass at 4,609 m - 07 hrs.

                          This day of trek is normally termed as the hardest day of this journey as you climb over Laurabina eastern pass at 4,609. After the pass, the path goes downhill most of the way with few short ups and downs to Gopte Odar. Gopte Odar is a small place situated in the middle of juniper, rhododendron and pines forest between Langtang and Helambu area. We stay at Gopte Odar for the night.

                          • Day 13 Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via Mange-Ghot 3,285 m - 06 hrs.

                            From Gopte, morning walk leads to a high ridge at Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail meets. Thadepati offers super views of snowcapped peaks and wonderful rolling hills and valley. After a nice break here walk leads on the downhill path most of the way to our overnight stop at Kutumsang village.

                            • Day 14 Trek to Gulbhanjyang 2,125 m - 05 hours.

                              Morning walk on winding uphill trail through farm fields, terraces and villages with few ups and downhill takes into a patch of forest. This path gives the grand views of surrounding landscapes and high snow capped mountain range from Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal Himal. This pleasant walk completes for the day at Gul-Bhanjyang village.

                              • Day 15 Trek to Chisapani Danda 2,195 m - 05 hours.

                                Morning starts with a short uphill walk through farmlands, small villages and forest with wonderful scenery throughout the walk to Patibanjayang village. Then, we move on uphill path for an hour to Chisopani. Chisopani village is located on a ridge of the hill on route Kathmandu, Langtang, Helambu and Nagarkot. This scenic spot offers views of Langtang-Jugal Himal range with Ganesh-Manaslu and Annapurna range with stunning sunrise.

                                • Day 16 Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m an hour drive back to Kathmandu.

                                  After catching the morning sunrise views over snowcapped mountains, our last day walk of this adventure leads through nice pleasant forest and many farmlands on gradual downhill path. Mostly, we need to walk through staircase. The walk towards Sundarijal provides the wide super views of Kathmandu Valley. Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) is a magnificent spot with small forest and fresh water streams, waterfall and small cave is a weekly picnic spot for people of Kathmandu. A short drive takes us back to Kathmandu.

                                  • Day 17 International departure for homeward bound.

                                    As per your flight time, our staff transfers you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call. After great Langtang Circuit Trek (Langtang Valley and Holy Gosaikunda Lake) Nepal adventure Team bids you good bye with the hope to meet you in next trip in Nepal or nearby Nepal.  

                                    Trip Map

                                    Langtang Circuit Trek map

                                    What's Included

                                    Included

                                    • All transportation airport pickup and drop by private car/jeep
                                    • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
                                    •  night’s hotel in Kathmandu on a BB basis (Bed and Breakfast)
                                    •  Kathmandu to Shyabru Bensi by Local bus (we can provide a private vehicle on request)
                                    • 13 night’s tea - house accommodation in mountain
                                    • 14 days of trekking and all meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee
                                    • An experienced and English-speaking guide, his food, travel, salary, equipment, and insurance
                                    • Strong porter (2 people will share one) his food, salary, travel, equipment, and insurance
                                    • Pickup from Sundarijal by car
                                    • All entrance fees and permits for the whole trek
                                    • Nepal Adventure Team T-shirt as a gift
                                    • First Aid Medical Kit
                                    • All government Vat / Tax including local

                                    Excluded

                                    • Nepal visa fee
                                    • International flight (airfare)
                                    • Extra drinks such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic
                                    • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery, battery charge, laundry, and extra porter
                                    • Travel and rescue insurance
                                    • Tips to guide and porters

                                    PRICES & DATES

                                    Client Reviews

                                    • Emma Carter
                                      Rating Review by: Emma Carter, Australia

                                      Enchanting Journey through the Langtang Circuit

                                      Langtang Circuit Trek was an enchanting journey through the heart of the Langtang region. The trek offered a perfect blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty, with picturesque villages and lush forests. The highlight was reaching Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and a serene glacial lake. Our guide was knowledgeable about the local flora, fauna, and culture, making the trek informative and enjoyable. This trek is ideal for those seeking a less crowded yet equally stunning Himalayan adventure.

                                    • Pierre Lefevre
                                      Rating Review by: Pierre Lefevre, France

                                      Serene Escape in the Langtang Circuit

                                      The trek offered breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, with lush greenery and serene landscapes along the way. The warmth of the local villagers and their hospitality added to the charm of the trek. The highlight was visiting the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, where the views were simply spectacular. I highly recommend this trek for anyone looking to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Himalayas.

                                    • Elena Petrova
                                      Rating Review by: Elena Petrova, Ireland

                                      Himalayan Gem

                                      The Langtang Circuit trek was a breathtaking adventure through Nepal's scenic wonders. From dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo to snow-capped peaks and pristine glacial lakes, every day brought new surprises. The warmth and hospitality of the local Tamang people added a cultural richness to the trek!!!