Langtang circuit trekking is a nice tea house trekking combines all the four trekking of Langtang region. Get some more idea of trekking grade, accommodation, meals, weather and temperature from Nepal trekking leader.
The Langtang Circuit trek combines all the four trekking of Langtang region-Tamang Heritage trail trek, Langtang valley trek, Gosaikunda Lake trek and Helambu trek of Langtang region. This is a trek among traditional villages in an unspoiled region near the Tibetan border, then ascending to Langtang valley and the sacred lakes of lord Shiva to Gosaikunda Lake crossing the Laure binayak La (4610m) to the Helambu region.
This is a moderate trek that involves nearly 6 to 8 hours of trekking on up and down hill in well marked trail No previous experience is required, but should be moderately fit and used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions. We have two different trekking packages for Langtang circuit trekking. Either full organized trekking package staying at tea house mountain lodges or in a tent with full board all meals, trekking permit, transportation, guide and porter or the GAP trekking package like guide ,accommodation in mountain lodges and porter include in the trekking package.
Accommodation in trekking – Langtang circuit trekking does not need tremendous logistics in terms of accommodation as you will find plenty of clean and friendly lodges along the trail. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room lounge. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. It is cheaper to stay in lodge rather than organizing a camping trek means sleeping in tents.
Food in trekking – Meals are included in our price and are taken in lodges available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, beers and water). In a camping trek meals are prepared by our cook. We provide three tasty and nutritious meals daily along with soup and drinks. In GAP trek, you will have to make your own eating arrangements in the many lodges available along the trail. Expect to spend nearly 1000 to 1500 Rupees a day for food. Guide, accommodation and porters are covered in the prices. On the trekking you will be able to buy safe hot or bottle water in the tea house. It is recommend you to bring water purification pills.
Trekking gears & equipment –You will need good walking boots, sleeping bag of 4 seasons/-20c rated, water proof jacket and trouser, fleece jacket, warm hat and gloves, sunglasses, water bottle, sun-screen and day pack. Click for comprehensive list of trekking equipments & gears. While in the trekking you may not have an access to telephone facility for some days or weeks. However en route there may be few places where telephone facilities may be available and likely to be working.
The Langtang circuit trekking can be done anytime of the year except the monsoon season – June to Sep. Temperatures will drop considerably as you trek higher every day. The nights are cold between -10 C to 5 C but the days are sunny and hot between 10 C to 20 C. The mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon is not recommended as the visibility during monsoon is limited. Trekking during winter is possible however it is much colder than autumn and spring are the most popular and favored months for traveling.
We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.
The below Lantang circuit trekking itineraries are as a guideline only. Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. Please keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote region where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, your guide will suggest the best alternative depending on circumstances.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.).
You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to reach Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 2: Trek to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung takes about six hours.
This day you walk through the village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3: Trek to Tatopani (2607m.) takes about three hours.
On the way you enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani, you can take hot bath in natural hot. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring can heal you from your aches and pains. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Thuman (2338m.) via Nagthali (3165m.) takes about five hours.
You trek via Bimthang. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly visible from Nagthali. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Briddim (2229m.) via Lingling takes about seven hours.
You can observe the village life of Briddim. You can also enjoy cultural show performed by community members. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village located in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of splitshake. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about six hours.
You walk through Briddim village while observing the local lifestyle and culture and interacting with the locals. You will notice that the settlement of Lama Hotel is located on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Langtang (3430m.) takes about five hours.
En route you will be mesmerized by the beautiful views of the Langtang range. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Trek to Kyangjin (3870m.) takes about three hours.
This day you can see the glaciated valley of Kyangjin on the lap of Langtang Lirung and surrounded by snowy mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around.
This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about six hours.
From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2130m.) takes about six and half hours.
You continue retracing your steps some of the way to Thulo Syabru, but then take a steep path through forest. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbor, in a long line up. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m) takes about five hours.
From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Gosaikunda (4460m.).
You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west lie Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Ghopte (3430m.) cross Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.).
The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3490m.).
The first part of the trails slightly descends and then begins to ascend through rhododendron forests until Thearepati and then your hike gets into a descending mode. Before climbing to Tharepati, you cross a stream after coming through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which are mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. You will also find some Buddhist monasteries around here. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) takes about three hours.
The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 17: Rest day at Tarkeghyang.
This day you explore the Sherpa village and visit the monastery. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 18: Trek to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about five hours.
This day the trail gets quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is also a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add to your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit several ancient monasteries. From here you can see Jugal Himal range from the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 19: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.).
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu takes about five hours.
You travel through a gravel and bumpy path up to Zero Kilo and then you culminate onto a pitched road up to Kathmandu. This trek will give you memories that will last for a lifetime.