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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!