Overview

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 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 graycattarhine monkey, musk deer, 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, are known for being welcoming and hospitable, facilitating a peaceful and joyful trekking experience.

We begin the trek inSyabrubesi after a 7-8 hourdrive 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 are 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 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 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 exciting 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.

Trip Highlights

Plenty to explore in KyanjinGompa, including the monastery and one of Nepal’s oldest Swiss cheese factories, (which you’ll be delighted to sample!)

Several optional day trips, including LangshisaKharka, KyanjinRi (4773m), TserkoRi(4985m), each offering some of the most superb views in the region

Lush pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forest

Rare wildlife including the red panda, Himalayan tahr, and the Himalayan black bear

Exceptional hospitality and cultural beauty of the Tamang ethnic group

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1420m) by bus, 7-8 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2340m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3480m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Langtang village to KyanjinGompa (3870m), 4 hours.
  • Day 07: Exploration around Langtang Valley and hike to Tserko Ri.
  • Day 08: Trek from KyanjinGompa to Lama Hotel (2340m), 6-7 hours.
  • Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to ThuloSyabru (1900m), 5 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek from ThuloSyabru to Chandanbari (3330m), 6 hours.
  • Day 11: Trek from Chandanbari to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m), 6 hours.
  • Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3530m) via LauribinaLa Pass (4610m), 6 hours.
  • Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2470m), 6-7 hours.
  • Day 14: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2200m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 15: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1400 mt.) and drive 1 hour to Kathmandu by car/van.
  • Day 16: Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.

Trip note

Accommodation

All our packages include accommodation in the cost. This accommodation is included during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you.  During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be a twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group. 

Food

Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses.  While camping, we will prepare the meals for you.  After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel. 

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trek.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.  For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.    

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness.  The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek.  On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial.  Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Note:

Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit Nepal!

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
    Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Have breakfast and start sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle. We will see several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will learn about each site’s historical, religious, and cultural significance. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1420m) by bus, 7-8 hours.
    In the morning, we take a scenic drive up north to Syabrubesi (about 117km), winding through twists and turns on the bumpy, hilly road. On the way, we pass typical hilly region settlements, enjoying the beautiful landscape along the way. Overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2340m), 5-6 hours.
    After breakfast, we begin our trek to Lama Hotel, following the Langtang Khola. We first descend to cross our first suspension bridge.For those afraid of heights, it may be a little frightening. For others, it’ll be exciting. We arrive to the wooded village of Doman (1680m). Here, the soothing songs of various birds including Lophophorus and Cookoo can be heard.Carrying, we ascend and descend through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola, we ascend on a steep trail that leads us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3480m), 5-6 hours.
    The trail leaves Lama Hotel and proceeds further up the hill through lively forests of maples and oaks until we reach a valley that opens to Langtang village. While ascending, we havea clear view of Lirung Mountain. Before arriving at our destination, we also pass through rhododendron and pine forests that lead toGumanchok(2800m) and GhoraTabela(2970m) villages, where we can have a rest. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 06: Trek from Langtang village to KyanjinGompa (3870m), 4 hours.
    After breakfast, we get our legs moving with a gentle uphill, which slowly becomes steeper as we travel through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m) villages. A little bit after crossing the LajaKhola, we reach a viewpoint from where KyanjinGompa and an icefall are seen clearly and magnificently. We make a final descentto KyanjinGompa (3870m), which is surrounded by high peaks. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 07: Exploration around Langtang Valley and hike to Tserko Ri.
    It’s a fun day as we wander around the valley and climb TserkoRi for some superb views. The day hike, which begins early in the morning, will also help acclimatize to the high altitude. Ourpathgoes through yak pastures and thenmakes a final ascent to TserkoRi. If we make it to the top early enough, the sunrise view is unforgettable. We’ll arrive back atKyanjinGompa by late afternoon, just in time to explore the beautiful monastery andsit in peace with views of the Himalayas. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 08: Trek from KyanjinGompa to Lama Hotel (2340m), 6-7 hours.
    Saying goodbye to this beautiful little village, we retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel to get ready for our next ascent. Passing the small, picturesque Tamang villages, we reach Lama Hotel after about 6 hours of trekking. Stopping in one of these quaint Tamang villages for a tea or meal is a must. Their hospitality is inspiring. We carry on and take in any sights that we may have missed on the ascent. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to ThuloSyabru (1900m), 5 hours.
    After breakfast, we descend further towards ThuloSyabru, first passing through Rimche and Bamboo, stopping in one of the villages for a tea or snack. Moving forward, we pass Paira Lodge, through lovely forests until we reach the Langtang Khola. The pure air freshens us up and gives us energy. We cross a suspension bridge over the river and reach ThuloSyabru shortly thereafter. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 10: Trek from ThuloSyabru to Chandanbari (3330m), 6 hours.
    After a big breakfast (must have a lot of energy for today’s ascent!) we move through more dense, mixed forests. We’ll stop in Deurali, where there is one lone tea house in an ideal location for lunch. Several hours later, we reach Chandanbari, also known as Sing Gompa for the monastery in the village. We make a visit to the monastery, which is also a cheese factory, before calling it a night. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 11: Trek from Chandanbari to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m), 6 hours.
    Starting out on a mellow uphill path, the thought of reaching the majestic Gosaikunda Lake is on our minds. At Cholangpatti, the trail changes to a steep, unforgiving hill that wears us out a bit. However, the surrounding beauty distracts us from the exhaustion. We might even see the rare red panda, which makes its home in the area. Climbing higher, the trees thin out and only shrubs and grasses make up our environment. At Lauribinayak, we stop for lunch with the entire Annapurna range, as well as LangtangHimal, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu right before our eyes. Soon, we reach Gosaikunda Lake. Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3530m) via LauribinaLa Pass (4610m), 6 hours.
    Wake up and take a stroll around one of the most precious looking lakes in the world. Nestled high in the alpine territory of the Langtang region, Gosaikunda has a spiritual effect on many of its visiting. Breathe deep and enjoy the lake. We have breakfast and ascend to Lauribina La Pass at 4610m. Take a well-deserved rest up at the top to snap some photos and share some smiles. A rocky path descends through the National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and then Phedi (3740m). A jaunt through bamboo forests brings us to Dupichaur (3630m), which eventually leads us to Ghopte (3530m). Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2470m), 6-7 hours.
    After breakfast, we move down from the ridge,while the trail takes numerous ups and downs across ravines and boulders of old moraines. Then, we make a final ascent to Tharepati (3640m). From here, the trail splits and we take the one that goes Kutumsang. The beautiful alpine country side before entering the forest again.After that, the gently inclined trail reaches a small pass at Mere Danda(3510m) before descending through a rhododendron forest. The trail continues further down to Kutumsang (2450m). Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 14: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2200m), 5-6 hours.
    After breakfast, we make a slow descent to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m), anice hill village. We slowly ascend a forested ridge to the long, strung-out village of ThodangBetini (2260m). From here, climb up about 200 meters to the top of JhoginDanda (2420m) and walk down a stone staircase to Chipling (2170m). We can stop for a rest or a tea here. Continuing trek down to PatiBhanjyang (1860m), and continue trek gently climb up through meadows and fields, eventually reachingChisopani (2140m). Overnight in a guest house.
  • Day 15: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1400 mt.) and drive 1 hour to Kathmandu by car/van.
    Try and wake up early for amarvelous sunrise view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu,Gaurishankar, DorjeLakpa, Langtang and Annapurna range in the foreground. During the first section of our hike, we climb the last pass of the trek,BorlangBhanjyang (2440m), close to Shivapuri Hill. From here we descend past moreTamangsettlements, includingMulkharka (1800m). Say goodbye to the pristine Langtang region peaks and move along towards Sundarijal. Here, we hop in a vehicle and head back to Kathmandu. We have a celebratory dinner in the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
  • Day 16: Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
    Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.

Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

All transportation for the trek.

Local guest house accommodation in the mountain.

Government-authorized experienced guide and porters

Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters

Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.

All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)

First Aid Kit

Maps

Service charge and government taxes

Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

International airfare

Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)

Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek

Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee

Tips for guide and porter

Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary

Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)