The Langtang region is a vastly underrated trekking region in Nepal. Most visitors hear about the Annapurna and Everest regions and book their trips without seeking out the lesser-known, but equally amazing areas of Nepal. Langtang is a less touristy, but equally stunning trekking region of Nepal. You’ll get to experience all the beauty of the Himalayas on a less crowded trail, giving you a more personal connection to the villagers in the region. Our Langtang Circuit Trek gives you a full taste of the wonders of Langtang. From warm, friendly Tamang villages to high alpine lakes to jaw-dropping rugged peaks, you will be in constant awe while moving along the Langtang Circuit trail.
The trek begins with a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu to the exquisite town of Syabrubesi. The Langtang Valley, isolated and high in elevation, is home to the hospitable Tamang ethnic group. Their culture is similar to their northern neighbors in Tibet. The area is full of monuments of Tibetan Buddhism, adding character and charm to the trail. We begin by passing through small villages, farmlands, and streams, which are complemented by vibrant pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forests, the abode of the elusive Red Panda and other animals. Soon, you arrive at the alpine pastures of Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual center with incredible mountain views. From here, we hike up to KyanjinRi (4750m), feeling like we’re on top of the world. Another highlight is reaching the revered Gosaikunda Lake, a famous pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and Hindus alike. It is said that this spellbinding lake used to be the abode of Lord Shiva. After exploring the lake, we descend through Tamangto Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu. The exciting Langtang Circuit Trek pursues the remote, sparsely populated trail, passing all the pristine, natural marvels that the Langtang region offers.
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. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then go on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day freely or prepare for your upcoming trek. Overnight at hotel.
The road winds through a series of twists and turns for about 7 to 8, covering 117km, ending in Syabrubesi. It is a beautiful route, which makes the drive go by fast. Overnight at guest house.
We depart from the main road and descend to meet the suspension bridge. Crossing the bridge, we arrive to the wooded area of Doman (1680m). Here, the soothing songs of various birds including Lophophorus and Cookoo can be heard. We climb further up through moraines and continue to Bamboo Lodge (1960m),eventually leading to Lama Hotel (2470m). Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel and proceed further up the hill through lush maple and oak forests, which open upto Langtang Village (3430m). Here, we getpanoramic view of Lirung Mountain. The path goes through lush rhododendron and pine forests before passing through Gumanchok(2800m) and GhoraTabela(2970m). We eventually reach to Langtang Village after a short climb up the hill. Overnight at guest house.
After breakfast, the trek follows the steep path uphill to pass through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m). Later, we cross LajaKhola and reach to a viewpoint from where Kyanjin Gompa and the icefall ofLirung and Kinshung can be viewed. Ultimately, we will descend to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). Overnight at guest house.
Today we reach the highest point of our trek – KyanjinRi. It is a viewpoint with jaw-dropping mountain vistas. After snapping some photos and enjoying our time up there, we climb down and retrace our steps back to Langtang Village. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, we begin our journey to Lama Hotel. We retrace our steps, passing small Tamang villages and enjoy the sights that we missed on the ascent. Overnight in guest house.
Today’s trail follows down through Rimche and Bamboo Lodge, and further through Paira Lodge.Inhaling the pure air of the lively forest, we feel refreshed and head up to the Langtang Khola. We cross the suspension bridge to reach Thulosyabru(2210m). Overnight in guest house.
The journey on the today begins by passing schools and gompas before taking us to Dursagang(2660m), and leading us to a ridge at the top of FoprangDanda(3190m). The trail further winds up past the Government Agriculture Office to Sing Gompa- a Buddhist monastery located at 3330m. When we arrive, we’ll check out theGompa, where local Yak cheeses are manufactured. Overnight in guest house.
Our day commences by passing the stupa of Sakyamuni which is further along the path and provides a dazzling view of the clearSaraswatiKundawater. Then we hike all the way through BhairabKunda, at which point the path ascends to GosaikundaLake (4380m). Overnight at guest house.
We wake up a little earlier than normal to cross the Lauribina Pass (4610m). We walk forabout 45 minutes up the steep incline. After we cross the pass, we have an equallysteep downhill hike. Two hours on and we reach Phedi, where we can stop for lunch or a snack. Three hours of mellow ups and downs takes up to Ghopte. A little further and we reach Tharepathi. Overnight in guest house.
We wake up and are instantly reminded of the immense beauty surrounding us. After breakfast we begin today’s journey, which is at first a flat trail. Soon, though, we have some intense downhill trekking to bear. After lunch, we trek on. The trail route leads us all toKutumsang soon after lunch. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, we make a slow descent to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m), apleasant hill village. We gradually ascend tothe village of ThodangBetini (2260m). From here, we climb up about 200 meters to the top of the JhoginDanda (2420m) and walk down a stone staircase to Chipling (2170m). We can have a snack or a tea break here. Continuing down to PatiBhanjyang (1860m), and continue trek gently climb up through meadows and fields, we eventually reachChisopani (2215m). Overnight at guest house.
We wake up early to watch the sun rise behindMt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. DorjeLakpa, Langtang and Annapurna range. It is a special, memorable moment on our trek. We head back to the guest house for breakfast and then climb up the last pass of the trek,BorlangBhanjyang (2440m), which is close to Shivapuri Hill. From here we descend steeply towards the Tamangsettlement of Mulkharka (1800m). Upon reachingSundarijalwe head back to Kathmandu. Celebratory dinner and overnight in hotel.
Thank you for choosing Shikhar Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of our abilities. Transportation to Syabrubesiand from Sundarijal can be delayed due to weather conditions. It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country. If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days.