Nepal is a trekker’s nirvana, full of wonderful day trips, overnight walks, or mountaineering. Whether you’re looking for a short stroll away or a multi-day hike, it has plenty of them. But, only a few of them share the same popularity and fondness as that of the Langtang Circuit trek.
It’s one of the most adventurous treks with incredible views, cultural landmarks, and several places of interest that no one can turn down. Any avid hikers but, mostly beginners will enjoy this easy-to-reach hike in Langtang, which comes with picturesque scenes.
Out of so many treks in the region, Langtang Circuit is probably the most enjoyable of all hikes. Hikers can get trouble-free access to the circuit and climb their way up without much difficulty and pain. Trekking the circuit brings even more comfort and easier with Nepal Eco Adventure as we look after all your necessities and even provide you with a trekking guide.
Not just that, trekkers climbing the Langtang Circuit can even discover a new culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people living in the region. Since Tamang mostly inhabits the village, visitors are more likely to be exposed to their customs and heritage.
There are many primordial monasteries, chortens, and Mani walls here that contemplate the Tamang community’s rich history, customs, and shared beliefs. The locals in the village are very friendly and welcoming to all their guests.
They provide warm hospitality to the visitors and make them feel at home. So trekking Langtang Circuit is as much to know about different people as it’s about having an unforgettable experience and adventure.
Langtang Circuit is located in the north-central Himalayas at 5,520 meters altitude, so it’s easy to get access to here. The gateway of the trek is Syabrubesi, which is just a 49.6 km drive away from Kathmandu. The trip starts from this popular village before traversing the Tamang Heritage Trail and the Gosainkunda trek.
Trekkers embark on a hike to the circuit crossing the Bhotekoshi River and walking alongside Lamjung Khola. The direct trail to Lama Hotel has them walking uphill and passing the dense forest filled with rhododendron and sal. Hikers find their way to the acme by traveling rugged trails that travel through the remote settlements of Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa.
Most trekkers stop here to visit the monastery and attend the prayers with devotees. From here, the trail heads to Gosainkunda, which traverses the rugged terrains filled with rocks. Gosainkunda is another beautiful landmark between glistening mountains and hills in Langtang that comes with unrealistic views.
The varied topography of Langtang puts a stunning display. It offers visitors a charming view of rocky hills, tranquil lakes, and breathtaking landscapes. If that’s not enough, trekkers also get to ascend the lovely Kyanjin Ri, which is the closest
Regarded as Hindus’ sacred site, Gosainkunda is an oligotrophic freshwater lake fed on the melting glaciers. It’s incredibly charming with a relaxing atmosphere and great views all around. From here, the trail crosses Lauribinayak Pass, which is inclined upward, and then heads to Phedi.
It seemingly passes through Tharepati and Kutumsang, walking unpaved trails with steep hills. Likewise, the trail walks past many villages, crosses gushing rivers, and streams to arrive at Sundarijal. From there, the staff of Nepal Eco Adventure will take a drive to Kathmandu valley, which lasts about half an hour.
Note: This is 17 days Langtang circuit trek itinerary which includes sightseeing and hotel costs but if you want to stay at your own choice of hotel and skip the sightseeing tour we have 14 days Langtang circuit trek package. This 14 days package will save $100. You might also like: Langtang Valley trek.
Highlights of Langtang Circuit Trek
- Picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Glimpses of shimmering mountains including Dorje Lakpa, Yansa Tenji, Langtang Ri, and Kimsung
- Discover rich flora and fauna such as musk deer, snow leopard, langur, and red panda.
- A short walk to the Langtang’s famous cheese factory and Tserko Ri
- A quick tour of Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Village
- Explore the purest holy - the Gosaikunda lake
- Cross Lauribinayak Pass at 12,000 ft.
- Witness ancient monasteries, colorful Mani walls, and beautiful monuments
- Explore the wonderful Kimsung and Lirung glaciers
You’ll meet the crew members there who’ll help you make advance preparation for the trek. If you’ve any concerns related to the expedition or any trekking equipment that’s left to buy, you can do it now.
Durbar Square has some impressive old temples with fine wooden carvings and Newari architecture. Kumari Ghar, Jagannath Temple, Kal Bhairav, and Hanuman Dhoka are some of the major highlights of the visit.
After that great start, we’ll make our way to Monkey Temple, which sits at a hilltop in the northwest of Kathmandu Valley. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Swayambhunath is one of Nepal’s most sacred Buddhist stupas.
It has many small and big Chortens, prayer flags, and spinning mani wheels inside the premises of the stupa. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view of Kathmandu City with surrounding hills and forests from the temple. During our time here, we’ll take a quick tour of the monastery and offer prayers.
From one stupa to another, we’ll then drive to Boudhanath, which is 9.2 km away from Swayambhunath. It takes us about half an hour to get to the monastery, which has a dome-shaped base like a full solid skirt with a cubical structure above.
Inside the stupa, you can see many rotating mani wheels, flapping prayer flags, and local shops with Thangka. The hymn coming from the monastery with the sound of musical instruments is quite relaxing
After taking a look around the monastery, we’ll drive to the hotel. On the way, we’ll make a stop at the Pashupatinath Temple, which is the sacred Hindu Temple resting at the bank of the Bagmati River. It has loads of Pagoda-style temples with stone statues, hundreds of small temples, ashrams, and courtyards.
Unlike Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple is a bit chaotic with devotees from all around the world. After attending the evening aarti, we’ll head back to the hotel a little sooner as it’ll leave you with enough time to get some rest before the start of the adventure.
Walking Hours: 7-8 hrs
Overnight at a hotel
We’ll leave Kathmandu and head to Syabrubesi early in the morning. Out of the valley, we’ll travel to the north, following the main valley route. As the journey continues, the path brings us to the beautiful town of Dhunche, which is often busy.
Driving through the valley, we can see lofty hills, small villages, gushing rivers, and meadows, which look terrific. Unless the weather is gloomy, you can witness beautiful Himalayan ranges, including Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal.
After moving along the Trishuli River, the path heads to Syabrubesi, which comes with a scenic view of green terraces and pastures. After almost 7-8 hours of jeep ride, we’ll eventually arrive at the beautiful Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang Trek.
Trek Duration: 6 hrs
Overnight at: a guesthouse
We begin our Langtang Circuit Trek from Syabrubesi by following the trail along Bhote Koshi and Langtang River. From here, we pave our way through the birch forest and terrace field before passing the remote settlements.
While walking into the forest, we may encounter some wild species, including the red panda. After that, the trail gently slopes upward to Rimche via Bamboo, which rests at the bank of Langtang River. A few extra miles of trekking on the course, and we’ll end up at Lama Hotel. There are plenty of accommodation options in the village for visitors to spend the night.
Walking Hours: 6 hrs
Overnight at a hotel
Leaving the settlement, we head to the trail that runs alongside a river and ascends steep hills through dense forest. It then follows the narrow river valley until the path widens at Ghoda Tabela. Before trekking further, we’ll take a moment to register our paper at the army checkpoint in this former Tibetan resettlement.
From there, we move to Chyamki village, trekking gently upward and passing a few remote settlements. As the trail gets near to Langtang village, we’ll be witnessing many chortens, mani walls, and prayer wheels.
After walking past the small stream, we’ll finally arrive at the Langtang Village, which comes with breathtaking scenery. Trekkers can catch glimpses of towering mountains and hilltops from here. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Walking Hours: 3 hrs
Overnight at: a guest house
The trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa starts with a short and easy walk. The trail comes across a small highland, yak pasture, some remote villages, and mani walls before going to higher elevation. Out of here, the trek is challenging with continuous steep hills and low atmospheric pressure, which slows speed.
Passing the water mills and sacred rock cairns with inscriptions, we’ll push the way to Kyanjin Gompa. It’s one of the oldest and most acclaimed Tibetan monasteries in Langtang, perched at an altitude of 15,655 ft high. From the crest, you can watch a chain of mountains along with rolling hills and valleys. Tonight, we’ll stay in a guest house.
Early in the morning, we’ll pay a visit to Kyajin Gompa and offer prayers alongside other Buddhist followers. Leaving the monastery, we’ll head to the famous cheese factory of Langtang. For acclimatization purposes, we’ll ascend Kyanjin Ri, which is perched at 4,773 meters.
It’s as popular as Kala Patthar among Langtang trekkers and is a startling beauty. It takes only 2-3 hours of walking to reach the top but it won’t be that easy. The trail ascending to the ridge is steep and rugged, so trekking can be stressful and exhausting.
But, once reached the crest, trekkers will be relaxed, being rewarded with the astonishing scenery all around. Kyanjin Ri is the highest point of the Langtang trek so, you can expect to get a clear shot of Langtang Lirung, Langtang glacier, and rocky mountains. As alternative you can do the day hiking to Tserko ri 4985 Meters.
We can also see some Tibetan sculptures carved beautiful stones, steppe lands, and mind-blowing valleys from up here. After exploring the viewpoint and having some amazing time, we climb down the trail back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight stay in a tea house.
Walking Hours: 6 hrs
Overnight at: a hotel
After a relaxing day at Kyanjin Gompa, it’s time for us to head back to the trail, which climbs down to the valley. Following the same route as previous, we’ll pass through Langtang Village and Ghoda Tabela, where the army check post keeps the record of our exit.
During the stop at the village, we’ll grab our lunch and continue descending the trail through the dense forest of the river valley. After almost an hour or more of a trek, we’ll arrive at Lama Hotel, which also happens to be our dwelling for the night.
Walking Hours: 2-3 hrs
Overnight at: a guest house
After breakfast, we’ll immediately rush to the trail that walks alongside Langtang River and down to the lovely valley. Climbing down through the bamboo and birch forest, we’ll be rewarded with the stunning view of diverse landscapes, rolling green hills, and glistening mountains.
In-between all, we’ll cross the Langtang and Bhotekoshi River, which then descends to Syabrubesi. The last few hours of the trek to the valley are somewhat tough, so glimpses with a steep climb. Once the path ends at the village, you’ll get to enjoy the splendid backdrop of lofty mountains with a terrace farm on the side.
Walking Hours: 3-4 hrs
Overnight at: a
Leaving the Syabru Village, we turn our head to Singh Gompa, which is 2.3 miles afar. Walking the trails here can take anywhere between 3-4 hours, depending on the pace. The trek begins with a slow and steep walk over the rough terrains and into the rhododendron forests.
On the way to Singh Gompa, we’ll pass many traditional villages, ancient monasteries, and chortens. You can also see a bunch of stone-fenced walls and prayer flags while navigating the trails. Trekkers walking the Tamang Heritage trail are exposed to local culture and traditions along with scenic views of snow-capped mountains.
You’ll get to relish the magnificent view even after arriving at the remote settlement. Glimpses of Ghengu Liru, Langtang II, and Dorje Lakpa. We’ll spend the night in a tea house at Singh Gompa.
Walking Hours: 5-6 hrs
Overnight at: a tea house
Unlike the day before, today’s trek is a bit fun-filled with well-marked trails. The journey starts with an accent over a steep ridge beside the shimmering Hiunchuli and Manaslu. After an hour or so of upward trekking, the trail descends the hill, providing splendid scenery of Sarswati and Bhairav Kunda.
Finally, after trekking for 5-6 hours on a meandering trail with a few ups and downs, we arrive at the beautiful Gosainkunda. Perched at an elevation of 4,380 meters, Gosainkunda lake holds great significance for Hindu pilgrims. They believe it to be an abode of Lord Shiva and, therefore, visit the lake during major festivals and events.
Part of a Langtang Circuit trek, Gosainkunda is unbelievably charming with a peaceful atmosphere. It‘s surrounded by towering rocky mountains, sheer glaciers, and breathtaking landscapes. After spending some time exploring the lake and its surroundings, we’ll now head back to the village and spend the night in a tea house.
Walking Hours: 7-8 hrs
Overnight at: a lodge
Following an amazing trip to Gosainkunda, it’s time for us to get back to the trail now and start hiking to Phed. So, right after having breakfast, we retrace the steps back from the rocky moraine, which is a bit strenuous.
The first couple of miles of the trek consists of a steep incline, but it does come with a pleasant view. The trail heading to Laurina Pass is probably the toughest of all walks, with a continuous elevation gain and loose rocks.
At this level of altitude, trekkers have a few chances of suffering from altitude sickness. After crossing the Laurinayak Pass, the hike gets a little easier with a few downhill walks. There’s a scenic view waiting for us on the trail of Helambu Valley that paves its way through the rhododendron forest.
The last few hours of the trek have us walking over the lush meadows and passing the village of Surya Kunda. Soon after climbing down the trails through Surya Kunda, we end up at the charming village of Phedi.
Walking Hours: 2-3 hrs
Overnight at: a tea house
Today’s trekking is a bit short but difficult with uneven trails and a walk over the mountain ridge. It starts with an easy walk downhill and through the forest before climbing uphill through the narrow lanes and steep rocky slopes. After trekking a few miles, the trail descends to Tadi Khola, following which we’ll arrive at the small settlement of Ghopte.
It’s a common stop for trekkers to refresh after the long walk and have lunch, breakfast, or quickly grab any other snacks. After relaxing for a half an hour, we continue trekking to Tharepati, which consists of a few uphill and downhill. You can see an old chorten on the way to Tharepati Overnight stay in a local tea house.
Walking Hours: 5-6 hrs
Overnight at: a lodge
After enjoying the warm breakfast and spectacular view at Phedi, we are now ready to continue our trek to Kutumsang. We’ll descend the trail through the forest and climb hills out of the village, moving towards Mangengoth. It’s a shepherd village lying on a hilltop at 3,499 meters altitude.
Travelers get to relish an amazing view of glistening snow peaks, picture-perfect villages, verdant valleys, and surrounding hills. As the trail proceeds to Kyuola Bhanjyangng, the view of Dorje Lakpa slowly starts to slip away from the frame. On the last few hours of the hike, we’ll gently climb down the trail that leads to Kutumsung.
We’ll get to watch the spectacular scenery of lush green farms, rolling hills, and deep valleys from the village. It also comes with a beautiful sunrise view, but you’ll have to wake up before dawn to witness it. After the scenic sightseeing, we’ll head to the lodge and call it a day.
Walking Hours: 6-7 hrs
Overnight at: a lodge
Next, we head to Chisepani, which brings us closer to the end of our Langtang Circuit Trek. The trek from Tharepati to Kutumnsang will take somewhere between 5-6 hours. Most of its sections are uphill, which can see us wear out but the views they provide are just incredible.
From the highland village of Kutumsang, we’ll slowly ascend the trail to Jogin Danda ridge and shortly afterward take a drop to Gul Bhanjyang. Steering the well-marked trail, we head up to the ridge of Thotong and Lapcha Danda.
After reaching the crest, we further descend the trail to Chipling and follow a steep hill with narrow lanes until arriving at Pati Bhanjyang. From here, it takes an hour or two to get to Chisapani, where we’ll wrap our trip. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Walking Hours: 4-5 hrs
Overnight at: a lodge
Today is the final day of our Langtang Circuit Trek. So, after having a warm breakfast early in the morning, we’ll make a quick race to the trail that scrambles Borlang Bhanjyang Pass. From there, we’ll pave our way through the dense forest and Mulkharka, a small Tamang village. Walking further, the trail climbs down to Sundarijal along Shivapuri National Park.
After that, we’ll take a scenic drive to Kathmandu, which lasts for 1-2 hours. The ride offers an impressive view of sweeping hills, gushing rivers, snow-capped mountains, and waterfalls. After arriving at the valley, our officials will drive you to the airport, where you can get off to sleep.
Nepal Eco Adventure will be happy to serve you for all your future treks and tours in the Himalayas of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
What is Included
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Three nights Kathmandu 3* hotel hotel twin sharing Hotel including breakfast.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including a cup of tea/coffee.
- Fresh fruit every night after dinner.
- Trekking lodge(Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
- 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.
- Government taxes, Service charge and official expenses.
- Guided Sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
- Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed). Using these 3 items you pay $5 USD each as maintenance and washing charge
- Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt cap cap and duffel bag.
- 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
- Meals while you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
- Your Travel and medical 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).
- Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees $30 USD per person approximately.
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The level of difficulty during Langtang Circuit Trek depends on the preparation of hikers. If the visitor is fully prepared, they will find the trek relatively simple with no technical climb. For those who aren’t physically trained, the trek is a bit tough.
But, either way, hikers can easily ascend the Langtang Circuit with a little preparation. Its trails are moderately challenging with a few steep hills, harsh terrains, and hillocks. The climb over high hills is a bit tiring and requires strong physical strength. Trekkers will also have to improve their stability and endurance power to beat the rugged terrains of Langtang Circuit.
Travel insurance is recommended to hikers of Langtang Circuit as it covers the risk during the trip. It protects the trekkers from unforeseen mishaps like medical emergencies and severe illness. The amount of insurance covers the healthcare costs and evacuations of travelers in need.
Langtang Circuit Trek can be done without a guide or porter. But, if the option does help you climb the trail without any physical or mental strain, then there’s nothing wrong with hiring one. The trek guide helps you navigate the trails and finish the excursion in minimal time.
Similarly, porters ease the burden of hikers and enable them to climb the trail without getting exhausted. By helping trekkers with their luggage, they literally save them from the intense physical pain.
Langtang Circuit itself doesn’t require a trekking permit. But visitors will have to pay an entry fee worth US$30 per person for access to Langtang National Park. Compared to foreign nationals, the permit cost for travelers of SAARC members is as little as US$15. Also TIMS card is required. At the end of this trek you walking through Shivapuri -Nagarjun National park there national park fee US$10 and SAARC members is as little as US$5.
Tea houses are generally the most reliable and easy options for hikers of Langtang Circuit. They are reasonably priced and have all the facilities required to sustain the tough conditions of the region. They have great hospitality with standard accommodation, delicious food, and amicable personnel. Guests are provided a nice and warm bed with a pillow to rest at night.
Since the course to Langtang Circuit rises up to 18,000 ft, trekkers have a slight chance of suffering from altitude sickness. Trekkers might witness mild symptoms like nausea and fatigue on the hike. Thus, to prevent even the small risk, we let all our hikers acclimatize before going high.
Besides that, we start the trek from Syabrubesi at 1,550 meters. So by the time trekkers arrive at the circuit they are already used to the new climatic conditions and atmosphere of the Langtang region.
Langtang is in the remote region of Nepal, so not every lodge and tea house here has w-fi services to offer climbers. But, you can find a few tea houses at the lower hills which actually provide the facilities. Be careful, though, as the signal is extremely poor in the area so, you might have difficulty connecting to the internet.
Yes, we do provide our customers the required trek essentials as a part of the travel package. It includes a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a duffel bag, and a down jacket to stay warm from the cold. After the trek is completed, hikers have to return the equipment to Nepal Eco Adventure.
If there are any other gears that trekkers need other than the ones mentioned, they can buy them or bring them from their hometown. There are plenty of shops in Thamel that vends a series of trekking equipment, and some even rent them.
Trekkers seeking to climb Langtang Circuit will incur a cost of US$1,200 (package cost) for the length of stay and facilities used. The price will cover their lodging, food, and other essential expenses during their stay in the region. It includes their three-times meal each day for more than two weeks and a pickup and drops from the airport. Hikers will have to carry an extra amount for personal expenses, including souvenirs, snacks, and trekking gear.
The weather at Langtang Circuit varies with the season. It’s relatively warm and pleasant on the circuit during Spring and Autumn. Both seasons have long and sunny days, providing a crystal clear view of surrounding snow peaks.
Due to the moderate weather, trekkers will have an incredibly great time walking the trails to the circuit. With temperatures dropping quickly, they’ll have to be careful while climbing the circuit in the mornings and evenings.
Winter is, as usual cold and bitter in the Langtang Circuit, with the temperature dropping gradually. January is the coldest month with temperatures falling below -10 Degree Celsius. Walking the trail, hikers might face harsh and cold winds with snowfall.
Best time for Langtang Circuit Trek
Langtang Circuit Trek always has some happenings going on, so; it doesn’t hurt to visit the site all around the year. But, the visitors might notice slight changes in the backdrop at different times of the year due to varied seasons. Besides that, the temperature and weather also vary depending on the travel months.
Therefore, instead of making a random plan to visit the circuit, trekkers better spend a little time knowing about the climatic condition before deciding. The best time to visit Langtang Circuit Trek is in spring or autumn when mild weather with a serene atmosphere.
The months of April and May are ideal for trekking Langtang Circuit as they provide a wonderful experience with marvelous views. The weather during the season is incredible, with a clear blue sky, crisp air, and mild temperature.
Trekking Langtang Circuit in Spring is refreshing with a mix of a gentle breeze and warm sunshine. The early days of Spring are pretty cold due to the winter effect, but as time passes, the days start to get hot.
In fact, the temperature in mid-season rises up to 20 Degree Celsius. It’s a great time for trekkers, though, as they take a break from their warm clothes. They can also relish the stunning views of sweeping hills and vibrant valleys.
The colorful wildflowers and blooming buds add to the beauty of the lush green forest and valleys. The shimmering Himalayan ranges, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Kyanjin Ri, were hiding until winter starts to show up in the season.
Much like in Spring, Autumn also offers fine weather for trekkers to enjoy their trip. There’s minimal humidity in the air with light sunshine and hot weather around this time. Its mornings and nights are quite chilly but the days put up with a moderate climate and a pleasant atmosphere.
But, as the season proceeds its due date in November, the weather starts to get cold, with the temperature dropping up to 5 Degree Celsius and low. Autumn is a marvelous time to relish the natural beauty of Langtang Circuit, especially its mountain ranges that shine bright.
With the flaming colors of fall foliage and surrounding lofty hills, the journey to Langtang Circuit gets a lot easier. Trekkers visiting the region during this season have a chance to celebrate Nepalese festivals and know in-depth about the culture and people living in northern Nepal.
Off-seasons for Mustang Trek
Winter and monsoon are considered an off-season for trekking in Nepal as they put up dire weather conditions. It’s severely cold in winter, with temperatures dropping below 0 Degree Celsius in the morning and night.
Trekkers will have to brave freezing weather with frequent light and heavy snowfall, severe wind storms, and whiteouts. Fogs and mist smear vision during early morning and night but, the days still remain clear and warm.
For those who want to escape the crowd, winter is the time as there are fewer trekkers during these months. The trails are almost clear during the season so thatvisitors can travel in their own time without any rush. The glistening snow-clad villages and forests put a mesmerizing view during the season
The same goes with the monsoon, except that the season endures heavy rainfall. The trails are murky during the month between June and August due to continuous showers. As a result, trekkers will have a hard time climbing the trail, especially hills and mountain ridges.
It’s great that once the weather is clear, trekkers can continue their journey and even enjoy the magnificent views. They can get a free shot of epic mountains and landscapes throughout their journey.>
On this day, our representative will transfer you back to Tribhuvan International Airport. From there, you can catch your flight back home.
Difficulties You Might Face During the Langtang Circuit Trek
Exploring Langtang Circuit is fun, no doubt about it. However, the trek itself doesn’t amuse hikers, at least not all of them. Many beginners heading towards the circuit find the trek a little demanding and tough.
Strenuous climbs trigger them with rocky terrains on Langtang Circuit, which demands excess physical strength. Trekkers also don’t find the walk through the forest and above the valley not as easy as it seems, following gradual elevation gain.
On top of that, they have to suffer from the adverse effects of low oxygen levels at higher altitudes. Some of the most common problems faced by Langtang Circuit hikers are as follows.
1. Unstable Weather
Weather in Langtang Circuit trek differs with the season. It also changes with the increase in altitude, followed by low atmospheric pressure. The multi-day hikes of the circuit make it even more difficult to predict how the weather is like at the circuit.
Oftentimes, a sudden change in climate leaves the trekkers clueless, not knowing what to do. Poor weather like in monsoon can compel trekkers to halt their excursions. It also creates trouble for climbers to walk the trails by making them muddy and slippery.
Trekkers who intend to stay longer in the region are more likely they’re to face frigid weather with light snowfall. Winter tempts heavy snowfall and windstorms, causing it difficult to walk the trail. Due to fogs and mists, they have a tough time catching glimpses of mountain ranges from the circuit.
Therefore, trekkers have to stay informed about the weather forecast and plan the trip accordingly. Not to tell, but trekking the circuit in Autumn and Spring is the best idea as it helps them avoid the unpredictable weather and enjoy the trip. It offers an incredible view of nearby Himalayan ranges and towering hills along with sharp visibility.
2. Altitude Sickness
Pro climbers definitely won’t have any problem climbing the Langtang Circuit. But, those who are new to the rough terrains and rising altitudes of the circuit can suffer from altitude sickness. Those who climb the trail too fast and too high without getting proper rest are prone to suffer the most.
Therefore, trekkers will have to be extremely careful while traveling places at higher altitudes (above 3,000m). Acute mountain sickness happens when the trekkers don’t give themselves enough time to adapt to the new atmosphere and climate. Thus, we make sure that all our climbers are acclimatized well before climbing the circuit.
To minimize the effect of low oxygen at a higher altitude, we start the trek from Syabrubesi. This provides the hikers plenty of time to adapt to the weather and temperature to avoid sickness.
Fatigue occurs when the trekkers are physically drained after walking non-stop for several hours. It easily annoys hikers and even discourages them to further continue hiking. Extreme exertion on the terrains while carrying a huge backpack puts them off. So, by the time they arrive at the circuit, hikers have no energy left to keep the trek going.
To avoid getting tired out and walk the trail more comfortably, they can hire a porter who’ll help carry the rucksack for them. Another way to avoid exhaustion whilst trekking is to get proper rest before climbing the long and tough trail.
4. Rugged trails
Trekking in any remote region like Langtang Circuit for days and weeks is always to be tough. Walking its long trail every day for an average of 5-6 hours sees trekkers suffering from knee pain. Evermore so, the paths filled with rocks and boulders are really tough to walk.
The trail heading to Gosainkunda along the glacial moraine is equally strenuous. So to avoid any kind of injuries and setbacks, trekkers have to prepare themselves ahead of the trek physically. They have to spend an adequate amount of time at the gym to stay fit and healthy.
Dehydration is one of the main causes of altitude sickness. It occurs when the trekkers don’t drink enough water and incessantly climb the trail upward in heat. This will slowly lose the fluid on trekkers’ bodies, making them feel sick, dizzy, and anxious.
So, trekkers climbing the Langtang Circuit have to make sure that they drink enough water.
Instead of sipping just a bottle of water, they have to drink at least 5 liters of water each day throughout the entire trek.
Food and Accommodation
The accommodation at Langtang Circuit is super varied. They have lodges, guest houses, and hotels in the lower region for trekkers to spend the night. The option squeezes once the trekkers go higher altitude as there are a few settlements up there.
Since Langtang Circuit Trek is a tea house trek, it’s common for trekkers to choose the kind of accommodation. To add, they’re more convenient and reasonably priced for the services offered. The tea houses are organized with all the necessary essentials and facilities.
They have a standard room with a clean bed and a blanket to stay warm from the cold. Guest may or may not have to share the bathroom depending on the tea houses, although some of them do have en-suite. The use of extra facilities like hot showers and electricity are considered personal expenses and have to be paid for by the trekkers themselves.
Most hikers prefer to book their room in advance at tea houses to avoid last-minute ruckus. This can be a life-savor for trekkers who visit the circuit in Spring and Autumn as they have lots of visitors at the time. Most of the accommodations are filled with hikers, and it’s hard to get the room.
Apart from accommodation, it’s the delicious food of tea houses that draws the attention of hikers. The meals provided here are warm and hearty that you can never say no to them. Trekkers are provided a three-time meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day throughout the expedition.
Food served at the tea houses and lodges in Langtang Circuit Trek usually is a typical Nepali dish with rice, vegetables, and pulses. They are made of locally produced goods and veggies on farms, which are very healthy and organic.
These dishes cost US$7 to US$10 in villages in lower hills. But, in the upper region, it can cost you up to US$20 as there are no transportation facilities here and the supplies have to be carried using porter. Recently, a lot of these tea houses have added a few Asian and continental dishes to their menu, which includes stir-fried noodles, pizza, soup, and bread.
For breakfast, they have muesli, Himalayan yak tea, breakfast, and many other side dishes.
If you need any other snacks and chocolate bars, carry them with you from the town as it’s too expensive in the village.
Fortunately, for those who trek Langtang Circuit with Nepal Eco Adventure, they won’t have to worry about any of it. All of your needs and facilities required during the hike will be taken care of by our staff.
Preparation for Langtang Circuit Trek
Following the moderate walking paths, the Langtang Circuit trek doesn’t need a massive preparation. It can even be done with basic training and exercise, but only if the trip is well-planned. It’s true that hikers of Langtang Circuit don’t have to learn the technical skills, but they’ll have to follow the fitness regimen strictly.
Its long-distance trail with frequent ups and downs doesn’t come off easy, especially during winter and monsoon. Therefore, the trekkers ascending Langtang Circuit have to have a good base level of fitness and mental stability.
Physical & Mental Preparation
Preparation of Langtang Circuit Trek or just any other walk begins with a physical exercise. Without the resistance and strength to navigate the routes, trekkers can never make it to the hilltop. For that, climbers have to give themselves enough time to plan the workout routine and improve their current fitness level.
While they are free to do any form of exercise, aerobic training like cycling and jogging seems to benefit the trek greatly. It helps them keep balance and build stronger muscles to support the feet. Other physical exercises that help to deal with the rugged terrains of Langtang Circuit include squats, lunges, and step-ups.
Besides that, trekkers are also encouraged to take both long and short walks before the actual hike. They better start with the short-distance trek and then work up to the length to build confidence and tackle the unpaved routes of Langtang Trek.
Being prepared isn’t always about cross-training or having all the essentials in the backpack. Sometimes, it’s about understanding the weather conditions and trekking routes which helps avoid stress. Beginners who instantly come under pressure while going higher elevation will find it worthwhile.
It helps them to keep a positive mindset and face challenges more fearlessly. Apart from that, it’s also wise to be aware of the trails ahead of the trek for mental balance. This will help the visitors make early preparations and figure out how to deal with the mountainous terrain.
There’s no better trick to ease the journey of Langtang Circuit Trek other than having the right equipment. It helps you climb the trails more comfortably without any stress. To determine what you need to bring on the trek, think over how long you will stay in the region and what your necessities are.
The weather and temperature in Langtang Circuit vary with season and altitude. Therefore, trekkers should know what clothing is suitable for the chosen travel time. That’s because the last thing you want to have is the wrong apparel, particularly in a remote location like Langtang Circuit.
Remember that the longer you stay in the region, the more clothing, food, and gear are required, so bring just the required stuff. Carrying a heavy load puts strain on the shoulder and slows up the pace. Therefore, instead of picking random items, trekkers should assess what’s appropriate for the particular season. Following are some of the trekking equipment that trekkers of Langtang Circuit will find helpful on the trip.
Clothing & Footwear
- Breathable waterproof jacket or dawn jacket
- Light-weight fleece pants and quick-drying shorts
- Moisture-wicking t-shirt
- Long sleeve shirt
- Synthetic or woolen socks
- Climbing boots suited to the terrains
- Trainers or running shoes
- First aid kit
- Medication for altitude sickness
- Hand sanitizer and tissues
- Personal toiletries including a toothbrush, floss, etc
- Journals and pens
- Camera with extra batteries
- Hiking poles