Langtang Circuit Trek

Duration: 16 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1 to 12 pax
  • Max. Altitude 4610

Highlights

  • Trek in the Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park
  • The Langtang Circuit Trek involves walking in the Langtang and Shivapuri National Park.
  • You will see diverse vegetation, animals, & birds along the way
  • Hiking through remote villages, lush forests, and beautiful waterfalls
  • Visit ancient monasteries and come across many stupas, mani walls, and chortens
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa and Tserko Ri
  • Witness stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes
  • Get blessings in the sacred Gosaikunda Lake
  • Cross Lauribinayak pass and traverse in the picturesque Helambu region
  • Meet with an indigenous group of Tamangs and Hyolmos
  • Enjoy undisturbed views and a less-crowded trail

On our Langtang circuit trek, you will explore the beautiful Langtang and Helambu regions. You will also explore two national parks, gorgeous mountain views, and picturesque villages. Escape the bustle of modern society and follow a less crowded trekking route.

Langtang Circuit Adventure is an adventurous trip in the Langtang region that extends to the Helambu region. The Langtang Circuit hike involves a high Pass, which makes It a strenuous Journey in the Himalayas.

The Langtang Circuit Trail is accessible within a 7 to 8-hour drive from Kathmandu, north of Kathmandu. You begin walking in the Langtang National Park and join the Shivapuri National Park at the end of the Holiday.

The Langtang Circuit Trek offers all the wonders of the Langtang region, which includes beautiful Langtang village (3,430 m), Kyanjin Gompa (3,830 m), Sing Gompa (3,250 m), and Gosaikunda Lake (4,380 m).

The Langtang Circuit Journey crosses the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610 m) and explores the picturesque villages of Ghopte (3,640 m) and Kutumsang (2,470 m). The Trail then descends to Chisapani and Sundarijal. Unlike the famous EBC Trek and the ABC Trek, this trek is less crowded and unspoiled.

Suppose you have an experience in the Himalayas and want something different in the Himalayas. We highly recommend the Langtang circuit trek in Nepal, which will test your fitness and endurance.

You'll have a safe journey with Outfitter Himalaya because it is a guided trek by an expert mountain guide. Likewise, you'll learn much about steep Himalayan terrain and how to approach them.

The attraction of the Langtang Circuit Trek are as below:

Trek in Langtang and Shivapuri National Park with a high mountain pass

The Langtang circuit trek encompasses two national parks near Kathmandu: Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park.

Langtang National Park was established in 1976. It is in the southern mountain chain of the Nepal-Tibet border.

The climate varies from lush temperate river valleys to snow-capped giant mountains. Likewise, the vegetation ranges from the subtropical (2,000 m-2,600 m), temperate zone (2,600 m-3,000 m), subalpine zone (3,000 m-3,600 m), scrubs & juniper (4,000 m) to alpine grassland meadows before ascending to the arctic zone.

Shivapuri National Park is on the northern fringe of Kathmandu Valley. It lies in the transitional zone between subtropical and temperate climates.

Forest types include pine, oak, and rhododendron.

Likewise, the park is home to 177 species of birds, nine threatened species, 102 species of butterflies, 129 species of mushrooms, and many mammals.

Kyanjin Gompa & Cheese factory

The Kyanjin Gompa is one of the most significant religious places in the Langtang region. You will know about its history, but locals are trying to collect as much as possible. The Gompa was built 280 to 300 years ago, and the early settlers emigrated from Tibet.

Right next to the Gompa is the famous Kyanjin Yak Cheese Factory. You can visit the cheese factory, taste some yak cheese, and see the cheese-making process. You can also buy cheese to bring back with you.

Meet with people of indigenous communities such as Tamangs & Hyolmos.

Trekking in the Langtang region brings you close to Sherpas and Tamangs. The Tamangs are believed to be descendants of the Tibetans. You'll notice many similarities if you know Tibetan culture and traditions.

Likewise, while traversing the Helambu region, you'll meet with the locals of the Hyolmo community. Hyolmo is an indigenous community with a rich cultural heritage. The Langtang circuit trek route has Mani walls, stupas, prayer wheels, and chortens.

Our Tamang Heritage Trek takes you close to the Tamangs and lets you observe their ancient culture first-hand.

Gosaikunda Lake- holy lakes related to epic Hindu mythology

At 4,380 meters, Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred lake in the Langtang National Park.

There are 108 lakes around Gosaikunda Lake. According to the locals, this lake is connected to Hindu mythology and directly related to the god of power and destruction, Lord Shiva.

Locals believe Lord Shiva meditated here for a long time and bathed in this lake. Therefore, on Janai Purnima (the full moon day of August), pilgrims visit this lake to purify their souls and get rid of their sins by bathing in the Gosainkunda Lake.

There's a story about how Gosaikunda Lake was formed. It says the lake was created when Lord Shiva thrust his Trishul (Trident) into a mountain to extract water to soothe his poisoned throat.

Locals say that people with pure souls can see Shiva's reflection on the lake. The origin of Gosaikunda Lake is also mentioned in the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vishnu Purana, and Bhagavata Purana at the time of Samudra Manthan, which makes this lake very prominent for Hindus.

You will have Snow-capped mountain views, stunning glaciers, and perfect landscapes.

The Langtang Himalayas and numerous glaciers dominate the Langtang region. Did you know that the Langtang valley is also called the valley of the glaciers?

The mountain panorama throughout the Langtang circuit trek is phenomenal. You get to witness jaw-dropping views of Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), and Shishapangma (8,027 m).

Likewise, the views of hills and rivers with occasional waterfalls will soothe your soul. Snow-capped mountains surround Gosaikunda Lake. From Lauribnayak's pass, the views are equally rewarding and fantastic.

Langtang Circuit Trek Itinerary

The Langtang Adventure Trek, also known as the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, begins with a long, scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and a walk inside the Langtang National Park.

Further, you'll walk through lush rhododendron forests and Langtang Khola to Langtang village. The Trail then ascends along the pastures and rocky hills to Kyanjin Gompa.

You will hike to Kyanjing Ri and visit the local yak cheese factory before retracing the path back to the Lama Hotel. The trail then gets offbeat and leads to Gosaikunda Lake via Syabru Gaun & Sing Gompa.

You will then cross the Lauribinayak Pass and explore the wonders of the Helambu region. Walking through villages like Ghopte and Kutumsang, we descend to Chisapanu. This part of the Trail involves lots of pasture walks.

We then walk into Shivapuri National Park. The Trail passes small settlement areas to Sundarijal, where the Langtang circuit trek ends.

Langtang circuit trek difficulty

The Langtang Lauribinayak Pass Trek is a challenging trip in the Himalayas. The route is rough and steep, and the Trail involves offbeat walking. Langtang is a remote trekking trail, and you will stay overnight in basic teahouses with minimal services.

The trekkers must be mentally prepared to live without modern comforts on the Trail, which can be challenging to adjust. The Trail likewise has numerous ascends and descends.

You will walk through dense forests and landslide-prone areas. Some places need to signal you to connect with the outside world. You need to walk for 6 hours daily. The participants must be physically and mentally fit to join the Langtang Circuit Trek.

Langtang Circuit Trek preparation

It would be best to take a short hike to prepare your legs well for the Langtang Circuit Trek in Nepal. You have 5 to 6 weeks to prepare. You can also do regular long walks and other cardio activities, like cycling and swimming, which can build stamina.

If you visit the gym, include cardio in your routine and focus on your leg muscles & core strength. You can also exercise to build endurance.

Then comes packing and getting your trekking boots ready for the trek.

If you plan to buy a new pair of trekking boots, buy them early and use them before the trek begins. This will allow you to get used to the shoes and avoid blisters while walking in the mountains.

Why Langtang circuit trek with Outfitter Himalaya?

Our Langtang circuit trek is 16 days long. We have crafted the best itinerary for a memorable adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal.

You get full support from experienced mountain guides who accompany you while traveling to all the necessary reservations made by the company. You'll have a safe trek with our team.

Itinerary

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Our airport team will welcome you to Tribhuvan International Airport.

They will transfer you to the hotel and give you general information about your surroundings.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, we will arrange a guided sightseeing tour early in the morning. You'll visit the famous Monkey Temple by walking on the long staircase.

From here, the next monument you'll see is the holy Pashupatinath Temple. Located on the bank of the Bagmati River, it is one of Nepal's most significant pilgrimage sites.

The tour then takes you to the largest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa, and ends at Kathmandu Durbar Square, an ancient royal residence. We spend the late afternoon packing for the trek with our mountain guide.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

After breakfast, we'll drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. We'll drive along the Trishuli River, enjoying tempting views of green hills and snow-clustered mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu.

The road gets bumpy from Trishuli Bazaar onwards until Dhunche. It is 15 KM From Dhunche to Syabrubesi.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1500

Today is our first day of the long journey. You will walk following a forested path and small settlements. The Trail progresses via green meadows. On the way, we can see the Langtang range on both sides.

We can see herders with their livestock. We pass by an army post and walk through a boulder-filled area to the Lama Hotel.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2480

We begin walking alongside a river and ascend steeply through dense forests. The Trail then follows a narrow river valley as it opens up at Ghoda Tabela.

We will then walk through Chyamki village and ascend through a few remote villages. Many chortens, stupas, mani walls, and prayer wheels are on the way.

Further walking alongside the Langtang River, we reach the beautiful Langtang village.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3430

Leaving Langtang village, we walk towards Kyanjin Gompa. The Trail ascends via highland and yak pastures. On the way, we pass by some isolated villages and mani walls.

Soon, we'll be walking on steep slopes. Passing by the water mills and sacred rock cairns, we finally reach Kyanjin Gompa for the night's stay. The mountain views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal are excellent.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3830

We have a leisure day today in Kyanjin Gompa. We'll hike to Kyanjin Ri early in the morning to see a gorgeous sunrise and snow-capped mountain views. The hiking route is rough and rocky.

Later in the day, we'll visit the yak cheese factory and the Kyanjin Gompa. We'll spend the remaining day relaxing and enjoying the views.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4400

Today, we follow the same Trail back to the Lama Hotel. The Trail descends, offering stunning snow-capped mountain views. We will walk through green meadows and descend to Langtang village.

The Trail then goes along a river and passes by villages. We walk further through lush rhododendron forests and continue on the downhill Trail to the Lama Hotel.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2480

After breakfast, we begin walking along the Langtang River. The Trail descends to a lovely valley and passes dense forests of birch and bamboo.

The views of rolling green hills and mountains are fantastic on the way. We'll cross the Langtang and Bhotekoshi rivers and follow a downhill trail to Syabrugaun. The Trail passes by remote settlements and forested paths further.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2210

The Trail now ascends towards Sing Gompa, also known as Chandanbari. We walk, follow a gentle path, and gradually climb a steep uphill trail.

We pass through rhododendron forests and many traditional villages. Walking past chortens and monasteries, we navigate on a winding trail, enjoying views of snowy peaks.

The glimpses of Langtang II, Dorje Lhakpa, and Ghengu Liru are outstanding.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3330

We begin walking in the morning, following a steep trail over a ridge. We can see mesmerizing views of Manaslu and Hiunchli on a clear day. After an hour-long uphill walk, we'll descend the hill.

The Trail offers shimmering views of Bhairav Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. We ascend and descend for a few hours before reaching the holy Gosaikunda Lake.

The heavenly view and immaculate surroundings will make our stay at Gosaikunda Lake out of this world.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4380

Today is an exhilarating day as we cross the Lauribinayak Pass. From Gosaikunda Lake, the Trail moves toward the pass's phedi.

We walk through rocky moraine and trek on a steep uphill path to the pass's top. It may be the most challenging part of the entire trek for you.

Upon reaching the top of the pass, we'll see a breathtaking mountain panorama. From the pass, we descend and walk through rhododendron forests. Hiking through meadows, we continue descending to Ghopte village.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4610

From today onwards, the walk is mostly downhill. The Trail passes by dense forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron.

If the weather is clear, we can see stunning views of the mountains on the way. We'll spend the night in Kutumsang, a beautiful village inhabited by Sherpas.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2470

From Kutumsang, we trek gradually, following our guide's footsteps. The Trail takes us up a ridge and descends to Gul Bhanjyang. The Trail ascends to Thotong and Lapcha Danda.

From here, we descend to Chipling and walk on a steep, narrow gully to Pati Bhanjyang. It will be another half-hour walk to Chisapani.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2115

Today is our last day of the trek. We will leave Chisapani and begin walking towards Borlang Bhanjyan pass.

From here, we walk by dense forests to Mulkharka, a small Tamang village.

The Trail descends further through Shivapuri National Park to Sundarijal. We will trek down here and on a jeep to drive back to Kathmandu.

From Sundarijal, it takes around 1/2 hour to drive to reach Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll have the remaining day free.

We meet you in the late evening for a farewell. Until then, you can rest and do window shopping in Thamel.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Our airport team will help you check out of the hotel as per your flight departure time.

They will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle and bid you our last goodbye.

  • MealsB

Is the offered itinerary not suitable for you?

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Map & Altitude Graph

Langtang Circuit Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers on Arrival & departure
  • Three nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu includes breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • A total of 41 Meals (15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners) during the trek
  • National park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Ground transportation by Local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and private transport from Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
  • 12 nights' Accommodations in lodges/tea houses on the trek
  • A trained trekking guide
  • Salary, Food, drinks, Accommodation, transportation, and insurance for guide and crew
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, if necessary (returned after the trek)
  • Office expenses, Tax & VAT
  • Serve fresh fruits after dinner as dessert
  • T-shirt & trekking map
  • A farewell dinner
  • First Aid with oximeter

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Entrance fees on the Kathmandu tour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Trekking porter US $240.00
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone, and laundry
  • Tips for the guide and staff
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Add a trekking porter.

A trekking porter carries about 22-22 Kg, and we suggest hiring one for every two trekkers, which costs US $240.

Upgrade transport from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi

You can upgrade your transportation to a more comfortable drive on a private Jeep. The Private jeep costs US $175.00 and can drive up to 6 people.

 

Group Departures

We at Outfitter Himalaya offers small group trek to Langtang Circuit Trek. Find the fixed dates below to join the group trip and book your most suitable date.

The size for the group trek would be from 1 person to 12 people. If you are more than 12, contact us for the discounts and booking process.

If the offered dates are not suitable for you, or want to have private trip, Proceed booking from the right bar on your own date.

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: WednesdayApr 24, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayMay 09, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$700StatusAvailable

Essential Info

Fitness for Langtang Circuit Trek

A moderate fitness level is required for the Langtang circuit trek. You need to trek daily for 3 to 8 hours. On this trek, you will reach an altitude of 4700m above sea level, so physical fitness and good health are mandatory.

Transports on Langtang Circuit Trek

We provide private transport for airport transfers and sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and local bus transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi.

However, private jeep/van transport is available from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi. Let us know if you want to upgrade your transportation to a more comfortable drive.

Meals & Drinks on Langtang Circuit Trek

Most meals are included and provided in the Langtang Circuit Trek and taken in lodges. You have breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you stay overnight, and lunch at the lodge is available along the Trail.

On the Langtang circuit trek, you can enjoy a variety of Nepali and Western meals and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer). These drinks are not included, so you can buy them at the lodge/guest house where they are available.

We advise you to bring water purification pills or medicine while coming for the Langtang circuit trek. Since normal water is free, you can use the medicine and drink it or buy bottled, boiled, or safe water.

Shorten the Langtang Circuit Trek

This 16-day Langtang Circuit Trek package includes a 13-day trek. However, we can shorten the trekking adventure if you have limited days.

The given itinerary for the Langtang Circuit Trek is for the fixed departure group trek. To shorten the trek, you have to make a private trip. Let us know if you need a shorter version of the Langtang Circuit.

Extra tours/activities on Langtang Circuit Trek

You can add some extra tours/activities to our Langtang circuit trek, such as a mountain flight tour on the morning of day 2.

Furthermore, if you have some extra days, you can add Chitwan Jungle Safari, or if you want to extend your holidays in another country, you can add Bhutan Tour in Bhutan.

These are a few other famous circuit treks in the Himalayas:

Travel insurance for Langtang Circuit Trek

Travel insurance is required to do the Langtang circuit trek. In the case of any sickness, AMS, or injury during Trekking, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital.

  • However, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, make sure that your insurance policy covers all these expenses.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Fabulous Langtang circuit trek

    Even I was traveling by myself for two weeks in Nepal. I never feel lonely and, the outfitter trekking took care of me very well from the beginning until the end of the day. The services are impressive, how detail they are, especially my trekking guile Mr. Bhim, who is such friendly with full of humor person.

    You never feel bored to have him with, of course with his expert at trekking experience, no need to worries, you just a need to enjoy trekking with majestic landscape surrounding, really enjoy my time in Nepal, also Mr. Arjun patiently answers all my question before trekking, thank you, guys!

    You definitely can enjoy trekking in Nepal with Outfitter Himalaya.

    K
    KievFrom: Australia,Mar 22, 2022
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    Dear Kiev,

    Thank you for joining us for your adventure Langtang circuit trek and thank you for your review about a day tour in Kathmandu and Good to know that you are happy with the guide and all the services provided this day tour in Kathmandu.

    We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

    Have a good day.

    Arjun
    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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