Langtang Circuit Trek
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Overview

Nestled between the main Himalayan range to the north and a relatively lower range of snowy peaks to the south, Langtang Valley is a very famous trekking spot. Despite of being fairly close to Kathmandu city, modernization hasn’t been able to influence the valley and its inhabitants. This adventure offers you a combination of the astonishing views of the Himalayas along with the experience of the rural culture and tradition of the local population.

The Sight of some of the finest work of the creator that exists in the form of formidable and yet serene snowy peaks-Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft), Mt. Ganesh Himal(7,600m), Mt. Langtang-II (7,227m), Mt. Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Mt. Naya Kanga Ri (5846m), and Mt.DorjeLakpa(6966m)- is a factor that makes this trek highly rewarding. The Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests and their affluent Wildlife habitat, majestic waterfalls flowing over Mammoth Boulders and soothing hot spring bath are some of the remarkable features of this trail.

Through the traditional and ethnic Tamang Village, the routes lead to the Langtang valley and then to the amiable Sherpa village near Kyanjing Gompam. On our way to Gosainkunda, we will catch the sun rise over a multitude of the glistening Gosainkunda Lake, which is happens to be a holy lake of the Hindus and Buddhists. Laurebinayak pass (4,609m) will also screen some beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid monasteries, delightful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang.

Langtang valley is protected by the Langtang National Park, which is the second largest national park of Nepal. Walking through the park is one of the itinerary included in the package. It is difficult, but not merely impossible to easily spot wildlife in a forest setting. Some of the Wildlife you may encounter with includes monkeys, Musk Deer, Pikka and the colorful Danphe (Pheasant – national bird of Nepal). A narrow valley with wide flora and fauna, Langtang Valley trekking gives you an experience no other place is capable of.

After reaching Langtang village, the Langtang circuit trekking track continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740 m). This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. From Kyangjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa (4.084 m) provides good views of numerous glaciers. Langsisa has few huts at a very short distance from Kyangjin Gompa that are reachable over a day’s walk.

We also have Langtang Gosaikunda trek as a popular trekking destination of Langtang trekking region Nepal. Magnificent panoramic views and impressive landscapes, with more than 1000 plants, birds exceeding 150 species of numerous other mammals make the trekking more attractive and joyful. Hiking in Tserko Ri (5,000m) for tremendous views of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m) range is an awesome experience.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Langtang -II (7,227m), Gang Chhenpo(6388m), Naya Kanga ri (5846m) lie to the south, and Dorje Lakpa(6966m)
  • Holy lakes Gosainkunda, Laurebinayak pass (4,609m)
  • Langtang National Park the second largest national park of Nepal, monkeys, musk deer, pika and the colorful Danphe(national bird of Nepal).

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi

We will be driving to Syabru Bensi which is about 117Km (7hrs) away from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains. We will be driving through scenic foothills and Ridgeline landscape to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. We will halt in a local guest house for the night.

Day 2
Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel

We will be walking for about 6hrs from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel. The view of terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plants is impeccable. We also might come across some of the Wildlife inhabitant-throated martin, wild boar, Langur monkey, red panda and Himalayan black bear. The trail crosses a stream and a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route will further lead us to the northern bank of the LangtangKhola from where an ideal view of waterfalls comes into sight. Upon reaching the Lama Hotel, we will conclude the trek for the day.

Day 3
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang

From Lama Hotel, we will trek for about 6-7 hours to Langtang. The sight from Langtang Lirungis exotic. We will come across a lush meadow of GhoraTabela at 3000m, a valley of yak pastures and ethnic Tamang villages during the journey. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park. We will halt in a local guest house for the night.

Day 4
Langtang Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

We will be trekking a distance of about 3900m from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. During the trail, we will come across the largest mani wall in Nepal, made up of stone that have prayers inscribed on them. We will also come across several of the wooden bridges. Kyajing Gompa is surrounded by the Himalaya and ideal views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. We will conclude the day in a local guest house.

Day 5
Exploration day

On this day,we can hike up to Kyanjin Ri or Tseku Ri for superb Himalayan scenery of Langtang Lirung 7245m, Ganesh Himal 7406m, Naya khanga 5846m , Dorje Lakpa 6988m, Gaurishanker 7145m, Gangchenpo 6387 m, Yala peak 5500m or hike to Langtang Lirung base camp. We will stay in a local guest house at Kyanjin Gompa for the night.

Day 6
Kyanjin Gompa Trek to Lama Hotel

We will trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel following a route of 2480m which will take us about 4/ 5 hours. The trail goes down the hill and then through a forest. Pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements whose cultural and religious practices are similar to the Tibetans. We will spend the night in a local guest house.

Day 7
Lama Hotel Trek to Thulo Syabru

Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru is of 2200m. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for it offers panoramic view of mountains and green hills. This region is dominated by Tamang community who have adopted the Tibetan lifestyle. We will spend the night in a local guest house.

Day 8
Syabru village to Singh Gompa

On this day, we will be travelling from Syabru Village to Singh Gompa. We can learn and experience the Tibetan lifestyle and culture that is followed by the settlement along the area. The view of the mountains along the journey is an ideal one.

Day 9
Sing Gompa to Gosiankunda Lake

We will visit the Gosiankund Lake to explore it. It is about 5-6hrs walk from Singh Gompa. This lake is considered to be one of the holiest lakesof the Hindus and the Buddhists. This trekking destination is famous for the Langtang valley with Tamang culture, Mountain views, Tibetan Monasteries, primitive Tibetan style houses, yak cheese factory, beautiful landscape, and waterfalls.

Day 10
Cross the Lauribinayak pass and trek down to Phedi

On this day, we will leave early in the morning to catch a glimpse of the view of the Gosiankund Lake from above. We will travel to Phedi through Gosiankund pass. We will spend the night in a local guest house in Phedi. We will spend the night in a local guest house at Phedi.

Day 11
Phedi to Tharepati

After a hearty breakfast at Phedi, we will trek to Tharepati which is about 9km away from Phedi. Our trail follows into numerous forest, across steep-rocky slopes and Tadi Khola. For refreshment, there are a couple of tea houses at Ghopte which falls on our way to Tharepati. We will spend the night in a local guest house at Tharepati.

Day 12
Tharepati to Kutumsang

We will begin our journey towards Kutumsang through a path that descends gently through a forest on the western slope of a ridge. We will pass through a larger meadow with ruins of shepherd’s huts and then descend to Magin Goth through another forest. A short walk passing through Kyuola Bhanjyang will lead us to a rhododendron forest and then into the village Kutumsang. We will spend the night in a local guest house at Kutumsang.

Day 13
Kutumsang to Chisopani

We will begin our journey to Chisopani through Jogin Danda ridge and Gul Bhanjyang village. The trail passes through Thotong Danda and then into Chipling village. We continue towards a wide trail to Pati Bhanjyang which is a small village between Chipling and Chisopani. We will spend the night in a guest house in Chisopani.

Day 14
Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu

Journey to Sundarijal from Chisopani should take about 4-5hrs. Most of the trail follows downhill. We can see Himalayan ranges like Ganesh Himal and Langtang range as well from there. Sundarijal has magnificent waterfalls, cataracts and rock formations, making it an ideal place for a picnic. From Sundarijal, we will drive to Kathmandu and then transfer you to your respective hotels.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge(Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Langtang National Park entry permit & Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Bus to Syabrubesi and again and private transport to Kathmandu from Sundarijal.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , well English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport and Insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Free rental of Nepal Eco Adventure Sleeping bags, Down Jackets, duffel bag and Walking Poles
  • Government taxes, Service charge and official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Accommodation and meals while you are in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa (easily issued on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport)
  • Your Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Your personal expenses
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic and all hot and cold drinks
  • All deserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)

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Trip Facts

  • 14 Days Langtang Circuit Trek
  • Strenuous
  • Minimum 02 persons
  • Feburary-June September-December July-August : fine but not so clear visibilities
  • 4985m
  • Local Bus / Jeep

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