Our Langtang Circuit Trek is an adventurous journey through jungle-like forests, terraced hillsides, and up to the glacial Langtang Valley. The trail captures every great wonder that the Langtang National Park has to offer. The sacred Gosaikunda Lake, one of the main attractions of this trek, is a famous pilgrimage site of both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Hindu mythology considers the lake to be a dwelling place of the deities Shiva and Gauri. Located at 4380 meters above sea level, visitors (including ourselves) feel blessed to reach there.
Wildlife found in Langtang National Park includes the Himalayan black bear, the Himalayan tahr, the gray catarrhine monkey, musk deer, the snow leopard, and the famously rare Red Panda – a sign of a thriving ecosystem. On top of the already amazing flora & fauna, and wonderful diverse landscapes, those who live in the Langtang region make the trek all the more enchanting. The culturally rich Tamang ethnic group, native to Tibet, is known for being welcoming and hospitable, facilitating a peaceful and joyful trekking experience.
We begin the trek in Syabrubesi after a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail then follows the river upstream through bamboo, pine, and rhododendron forests. Eventually, after passing through Langtang Valley, we arrive at the alpine meadows of KyanjinGompa, where we are greeted with spectacular mountain views. We explore the monastery and sample yak-milk Swiss cheese from one of the oldest cheese factories in Nepal. We have several options for day hikes in the area. We can hike to TserkoRi(5000m)– a vista that offers majestic views of over 21 peaks! Other options are hiking to KyanjinRi (4773m) for an incredible lookout point, or LangshishaKharkato to relax with the yaks and take in the mountain air.
After traversing the breathtaking Laurebina La (4610m) pass, we descend toward the sacred Gosaikunda Lake(4380m). The following day, we arrive at the magnificent Lake, where we stay for the night and explore the following day. This holy body of water becomes especially significant during the Janai Purnima festival. Every August full moon, thousands of pilgrims come from Nepal and India and flock to the lake to partake in the festivities. It is a time when, among other rituals, Hindus change the sacred thread wrapped around their bodies and bathe in the crystal blue waters. For many pilgrims, this is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, and you will feel the radiating energy of excitement just from being there. If you have the opportunity to trek during this time, don’t miss it!
After a few more days of trekking to and through extraordinary mountain villages, we arrive in Sundarijal and take the bus back to Kathmandu.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Langtang Circuit Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.