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Langtang Circuit trek

Trip code NNTR-1023
Package name Langtang Circuit trek
Duration 19
Max. elevation 5033 m
Level DIFFICULT
Transportation Private tourist vehicle as per the itinerary.
Accomodation

3-Star hotel in Kathmandu & Best Available Guesthouses during the trek. 

Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 1,398 per person

Highlights

Overview

Langtang Circuit Trek is the combo package of all major treks in Langtang reason of Nepal. which includes Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley Trekking, Gosainkund Lake, and Helambu Trek. This combo trek has just about everything Nepal has to offer the lucky trekker! This combined trek will allow you to totally immerse yourself in this much-underrated trekking area and fully explore the exceptional beauty it has to offer.
The Tamang Heritage trek is one of the Best trekking to explore and experience the Tamang heritage and ancient culture of Tamangs. This trek was only opened to trekkers in 2002. It was created with the local villagers to improve trails and showcase the local Tamang people, a people renowned for their hospitality and a culture rich with many local festivals. It is a wonderful start to explore this region on relatively easy-going trails through pristine mountain scenery.

Cross over into the Langtang valley and trek through forests of pine, bamboo, and rhododendron, keeping an eye open for rare wildlife such as the red panda and multiple species of colorful birds. After the vegetation gives way to alpine meadows, in the spring, you'll be treated to the best wildflower display Nepal has to offer and year-round.

The Langtang Valley also offers a remarkable natural panorama and magnificent views of many mountains like Mt.Langtang Lirung (7227m), Mt.Ganchenpo(6387m),  Mt.Naya Kanga(5844m), Mt.Yubra(6264 m), Mt.Langtang ll (6596m), Mt.Yella peak (5500m), Mt.Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and many more. Something that makes this trek so attractive. We can experience the magical mountains peering at us and we get to see all that from “Cherko Ri" located at an altitude of 5033m, the highest viewpoint of our trekking. And one of the most impressive Mountain View spot in the entire Langtang Reason.

Onto the enchanting, sacred lakes of the Gosainkund, which are framed with a 150km panorama of Himalayan mountain peaks. The lakes are holy to both Hindus and Buddhists alike and many Hindus make the pilgrimage to bathe in the lakes during the August full moon festival of Janai Purnima.
The trek then takes you onto the beautiful, calm valley of the Helambu. The terrain is classic Himalayan foothills. Despite its proximity to Kathmandu, the trails remain blissfully quiet as you wind your way through cultivated terraces, Sherpa villages, and mountain viewpoints. The real taste of rural Nepal.

The Tamang Heritage-Langtang-Gosainkund-Helambu trek sure gives every trekker experience to treasure for a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary


Our suggested itinerary starting from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu for 18 days offers most of the great things of all Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley,  Gosainkunda Lake, and Helambu Valley. If you are looking for a smaller adventure in Langtang reason you should look for NNTR’s Langtang Valley Trek. We will be more than happy to know your preference and or the style of traveling. Just let us know
DayItinerary
Elevation in Meter & Feets
Trekking / Walking
1Arrival in Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m Drive
2Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
5-6hr Drive
3Drive to Shyafru Besi
1,550m / 5,085 ft
6-7 hr Drive
4Trek to Gatlang
2,238m / 7,342 ft
4-5 hr Trek
5Trek to Tatopani
2,380m / 7,808 ft
4-5 hr Trek
6Trek to Nagthali to Taruche peak (3,500 / 11,482 ft) to Nagthali
3,300m / 10,826 ft
5-6 hr Trek
7Trek to Timure
1,550m / 5,085 ft
5-6 hr Trek
8Trek to Birdim homestay village
2,239m / 7,345 ft
4-5 hr Trek
9Trek to Lama Hotel
24,70m / 8,103 ft
4-5 hr Trek
10Trek to Langtang Village
3,450m / 11,318 ft
5-6 hr Trek
11Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa
3,850m / 12,631 ft
3-4 hr Trek
12Day hike up to Cherco RI
5,033m / 16,512 ft
5-6 hr Trek
13Trek to Lama Hotel
24,70m / 8,103 ft
6-7 hr Trek
14Trek to Thulo Shyafru
2,180m / 7,152 ft
4-5 hr Trek
15Trek to Sin Gompa
3,250m / 10,662 ft
4-5 hr Trek
16Trek to Gosainkunda
4,380m / 14,370 ft
5-6 hr Trek
17Trek to Ghopte via Lauribina Pass (4,650m / 15,255 ft)
3,420m / 11,220 ft
6-7 hr Trek
18Trek to Kutumsang
2,540m / 8,333 ft
5-6 hr Trek
19Trek to Chisapani
2,215m / 6,938 ft
5-6 hr Trek
20Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
3 hr Trek & 2 hr drive
21Final departure

30m Drive

Accommodation in Langtang Circuit Trek


In Langtang Circuit Trek most of the Guesthouses are basic and simple. some of them are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower. These luxury accommodations are available in Syabrubesi, Gatlang village Langtang village, Kyanjin Gumpa, Thulo Shyafru and Sin Gompa Villages. in Other Villages teahouses have comfortable shared toilet and washing facilities. some of the villages also offer Home Stay facilities where you can stay in the local house of Tamang and experience their daily lifestyle and test their local food. in Gatlang Village and in Birdim Village these Homestays are available.

There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

Food in Langtang Cuircut Trek


During the Langtang Circuit Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. In the Tamang Heritage part of the trail, you can find 'Must Try' local food of Tamangs such as 'Dhido Sishnu' and Champa Porridge.

For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, fries, Chapati, etc.
The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.

Our Trekking Team for Langtang Circuit Trek


Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody in the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Best Time for Langtang Circuit Trek


Langtang Circuit Trek can be done all time of the year as it is so close to the mainland of Kathmandu valley. However Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm.

Although Langtang Circuit Trek can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at high altitudes, trekking trails above 3500 meters are usually blocked by heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain and you may have to trek all day under the rain without any view. Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
For more detail please visit the FAQ section below the package

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu(1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

 Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river. 

Boudhanath Stupa: 

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 

Day 3 : Drive to Shyafru Besi (1,550m / 5,085 ft)

After Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Shyafru Besi. The journey of about 6 to 7 hours will break by a few stops on the way. With The road crossing the Tirshuli, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds butterflies, and trees. We will have to stop by a few checkpoints on the way to register and buying the national park permits. Then we arrive small town of Shyafru Besi, the Trekking starting point.

Day 4 : Trek to Gatlang (2,238m / 7,342 ft)

On our first day of the trek, we set out towards the Gatlang Village. After 2 hours ascent from Syabrubesi, we reach the viewpoint of Bahun dada from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gosainkund range, the Goljang, and Chilime valley. From here we aim to get Gatlang Village for lunch which will take us about 2 hours from the viewpoint.

After Lunch, you can walk around the ancient Tamang village of Gatlang is also known as Black Village. The beautiful Tamang village Gatlang offers magnificent views of Langtang Lurung and Langtang II mountains as well the ascent culture of Tamang Heritage. This is one of the biggest settlements of the Tamang people in the entire area. 

Day 5 : Trek to Tatopani (2,380m / 7,808 ft)

Today’s walk begins by descending to Chilime village, where we stop for a tea break. After the tea break, the trail will take us up again to another Tamang village Gonggang where we will stop for lunch. And climbing to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water'. Here we can enjoy the natural hot springs nestled in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Tatopani also offers magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Sangen Himal, and Chilime Valley.

Day 6 : Trek to Nagthali to Taruche peak (3,500 / 11,482 ft) to Nagthali (3,300m / 10,826 ft)

The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda at the 3,300m / 10,826 ft on the way, we will pass by some local Yak Farm, where you can try the fresh milk of the yaks.  Then we continue climbing to Nagthali. The high open grassland with amazing views of snow-covered Himalayas.

After lunch, we trek for 2 hours up to Taruche Peak View Point, where we can experience the magical mountains peering at us as well as the closest view of villages in Tibet. Taruche peak located at an altitude of 3,500 / 11,482 ft, the highest viewpoint of Tamang heritage reason. And one of the most impressive Mountain View spot in Langtang valley. After that, we will come back to Nagthali for the night.

Day 7 : Trek to Timure (1,550m / 5,085 ft)

Today our trail descends all the way to Timure through another beautiful Tamang village of Thuman, on our way along the oldest trade route to Tibet we stop in Timure for lunch. After lunch we trek to Rasuwaghadi, an ancient fort on the Nepal-Tibet border is just 1-hour walk from Timure. After we visit the border of Nepal and Tibet we come back to Timure for the night.

Day 8 : Trek to Birdim home stay village (2,239m / 7,345 ft)

After breakfast our trail continues to Briddim, Today our trail begins with a flatter section in beginning and then ascends to Birdim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village where we stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. All accommodation, lodgings, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis. Here you will have an opportunity to be like a local, you can learn how to cook local food and research about the lifestyle of Tamang people in the mountains and more with a host family. you can also visit an old Gumpa/Monastery on the right top of the village where locals go to pray and worship. This village also offers an ascent Tamang cultural Performance with their traditional music and songs on Request.

Day 9 : Trek to Lama Hotel (24,70m / 8,103 ft)

We set out towards the Lama Hotel Today; the trek will take 5 to 6 hours crossing the small Villages like Thangshyap, Shurka, Sherpa Gau and Rimche on the lap of the giant Hills. The trail winds through the forests including oaks, nettles, Rhododendron, pine, etc. You will have an opportunity to see the wild bee haves, many birds, butterflies, and wildlife including Red Panda as well only if you are very lucky.

Day 10 : Trek to Langtang Village(3,450m / 11,318 ft)

We continue our journey by following the Langtang River again. Gentle climbing through Hemlocks, Oaks, Maples, and Rhododendron forest.  After we reach Ghoda Tabela (2,970m /9,744 ft) the sky opens and the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m / 23,710 ft), Langtang Lirung II (6,596m / 21,640 ft), Gongchampo (6,387m / 20,954 ft) and many more can be seen. The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider and we pass many Mani Walls, small Stupas, Water-driven prayer wheels, and scattered Tamang villages. Before we arrive at Langtang village we will walk through the world Langtang Village which was completely destroyed from the earthquake in 2015.

Day 11 : Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa (3,850m / 12,631 ft)

It’s not a big day, After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa, the Yak cheese factory, and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains.

Around the evening, we will take a small Acclimatization trip above the village which will help us to acclimatize our body at a high altitude and get ready for a big climb the next day. Although we can enjoy the remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of the Langtang Himalaya range.

Day 12 : Day hike up to Cherco RI (5,033m / 16,512 ft)

You set up for the most important day of our trek to Cherco Ri after the early breakfast at your hotel with some packing snacks. After crossing the small wooden bridge over the Langtang River we began to climb. It's a 1,000-meter steep climb to the top of Cherco Ri. Once you reach the top it provides outstanding views of all the mountains. There will be nothing at all to block the views. 360-degree views of Langtang Himalayas range, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Valley, and the hills below will make you feel special. What an achievement! The highest you could get ever in this trek and one of the Best Mountain View Spot of the reason.

Views from the Cherco Ri

Mountain NameHeight
Langtang Lirung II
6,596m / 21,640 ft
Langtang Lirung
7,227m / 23,710 ft
Changbu
6,781m / 22,247 ft
Ubra
6,264m / 20,551 ft
Yansa Tsenji
6,567m / 21,545 ft
Shalbachum
6,684m / 21,929 ft
Yella Peak
5,520m / 18,110 ft
Langshisa Ri
6,420m / 21,062 ft
Gurkarpo Ri
6,891m /  22,608 ft
Dorje Lakpa
6,966m / 22,854 ft
Ganchenpo
6,387m / 20,954 ft
Pongen Dokpu
5,928m / 19,448 ft
Kanga La Chuli
5,652m / 18,543 ft
Naya Kanga
5,846m / 19,173 ft

Day 13 : Trek to Lama Hotel (24,70m / 8,103 ft)

It’s an easy downhill walk, less strenuous due to the lowering of the altitude as well. The valley will get narrower and narrower and slowly the Mountains will disappear behind us and we will get into the shady forests again. We will stop by the familiar guesthouse again to celebrate the 5000m achievement.

Day 14 : Trek to Thulo Shyafru (2,180m / 7,152 ft)

We will follow the same shady valley until we reach Phaire, from here we will start to climb. After the steep climb, we arrive at the pleasant village of Thulo Shyafru lying on the massive ridge. It offers beautiful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. And this village also gives an opportunity to gain an insight into the Tamang tradition, Culture, and custom of the local Tamang Community.

Day 15 : Trek to Sin Gumpa (3,250m / 10,662 ft)

This is the third part of our trek, The Goshaonkunda reason. After crossing the school and the army post at the top of the village we proceed steep hill above the village to Dursagang. After the tea break here the trail is less steep and largely forested to the top of the ridge at Fhulung Danda, where we will stop for the lunch. There will be the opportunity to encounter some wildlife like Red Panda, Lungur Monkey, Musk Dear, and many more. The trail eventually levels at it cross the head of the valley and after passing the ridge we arrive at Sing Gumpa.

Day 16 : Trek to Goshainkunda Lake (4,380m / 14,370 ft)

From Sing Gumpa, it’s an easy walk through the ridge to Cholangpati from where we will start climbing. Following the rugged trail, we climb steeply up the ridge through the small camp of Lauribina. We continue climbing the Gosainkunda is marked by Chortenes and a small Shiva temple from where we can see the dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Range. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda (locally known as the cat bear), an endangered species. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina and cross a ridge for our first view of the holy lakes.

Gosainkund is a protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are about a dozen lakes in Gosiankund Basin, the most prominent being Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There are stone shelters at Gosiankund used by pilgrims who visit to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August.

Day 17 : Trek to Ghopte(3,420m / 11,220 ft) through Lauribina Pass (4,650m / 15,255 ft)

After an early breakfast, we commence on our journey to the Laurebina pass (4600m) from where views of Manaslu, Ganesh, and LangtangLirung form a spectacular chain.  Today’s walk is the longest in the entire trek. After a steep descent from the pass, we reach Phedi. The easy trail then takes us to Ghopte where we stay overnight.

Day 18 : Trek to Kutumsang (2,540m / 8,333 ft)

From Ghopte, The trail continues up the ravines before we make our final ascent to Tharepati. From the Tharepati ridge, we can have a close look into the Helambu Valley with the spectacular Mountain View. Soon we descend to the tree line, passing beautiful waterfalls and Rhododendron forest to reach Mangenghoth, and further we descent through the ridge to Kutumsang.

Day 19 : Trek to Chisapani (2,215m / 6,938 ft)

Today’s walk through the rolling hills begins with an ascent to a ridge, then down to the small Tamang village of  Gulphu Bhanjyang, the trail afterwards gentle ups, downs and follows a ridge to chisopani. We will cross the villages like Thodang, Chipling, Thankune Bhanjyang, Pati Bhanjang and many more. Chisapani is an excellent viewpoint of the Himalayan range from Manaslu to Mt Everest.

Day 20 : Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Sadly this is our last day in the mountains. Chosopani is an excellent place to embark on the sunrise views over the Himalayas. We make the most of our last stunning views before a final climb to Burlang Bhanjyang Pass (2,420m). This is the gateway to Kathmandu valley. We trek down through Mulkharka, the forest area, and other small villages to Sundrijal. Our vehicle will be waiting for us when we arrive here then we drive to Kathmandu. 

Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances

Day 21 : Final departure

Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.

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