About Langtang Circuit Trek
Langtang Circuit Trek is a professionally designed adventurous package that allows you to explore the irresistible beauty of the Langtang region with an overnight stay at picturesque Langtang village and a visit to sacred Gosaikunda Lake.
This circuit trek is a fantastic alternative to the well-known Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail is challenging, passes through beautiful communities, leads to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, and traverses the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610 m). We've also included the Helambu region's pristine paths in the trek. During the journey, you will witness Tamang and Sherpa’s culture and lifestyle.
The Langtang trek is an adventurous venture near the Tibetan border and a remote valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Trekking through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and larch, the trail gradually ascends to the glacier alpine zone. You reach the holy Gosaikunda Lake, where you might get to see pilgrims from all over the world. The trail then further ascends to Lauribinayak La from where you get to see wonderful views of numerous Himalayan mountains.
The trek also combines the two valleys of Langtang and Helambu within the circuit, which are protected by the Langtang National Park. In ancient times, Helambu Valley was known as Yalmoganriwa, while, now it is known as Yalmo in their local language, which means the encasement of snowcapped mountains is in Helmo Valley. The unrivalled Himalayan scenery on the outskirts of Tibet, as well as the cloisters, make a tour of the region an unforgettable experience. The Langtang round trek is one of the most diverse, with verdant rhododendron and bamboo woodlands, majestic cascades, and the snow-capped Himalayas.
The Langtang trekking trail in the circuit passes through Langtang National Park which is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. As you walk along with lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, you might get to see rare wildlife like red pandas, monkeys, deers, etc. Geographically close to the Tibet border, you get to experience the culture and tradition similar to Tibetans.
Unlike the crowded and commercialized treks in the Annapurna and Everest regions, trekking in the Langtang region is unique and quite pleasurable. The Circuit Trekking in Langtang is also an ideal route for travelers wishing for a tranquil trek in the Himalayas, as the region sees fewer tourists each year. This journey, which takes about 16-days, is great for those looking for a calm atmosphere to make the journey in.
Similarly, there are high mountain cheese manufacturers in this region. You can visit the factory and sample some delicious cheese. There are many things to see and do in this region, and Outfitter Nepal will take you to all of the circuit trek's hidden gems.
Outfitter Nepal has a lot of experience leading treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. With our 16-day Circuit Trek Package to Langtang, you'll be able to embark on the most exciting experience of your life. Join us on one of our trek departure dates, or contact us to customize a Langtang trek package to your exact requirements. Enjoy this spectacular adventure with the assurance that our qualified, experienced guides and porters will be there to help you at every turn. At Outfitter Nepal, we go to tremendous efforts to make sure that all of your trekking dreams come true. We look forward to assisting you in creating lifelong experiences throughout your trip, which can be customized to meet your needs.
Outfitter Nepal has carefully crafted our Circuit trek itinerary for Langtang. Be part of this adventurous journey with us and enjoy the best service. We assure you that, with us, you will be enjoying every second of the trip. Plus, our highly experienced guides will brief you about each place and its importance and find the things you will get to see & experience during the trekking in the Langtang region. That sounds like a fair deal, right?
It's impossible to explain everything there is to know about the Langtang region and its beauty in a single package. Here are some of the best reasons to join us on our 16-days Langtang Trek.
Langtang region after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake devastated many homes and lives. Langtang Village, located right at the route in the circuit trek, was one of the worst-affected areas in the disaster zones. As a result of the accident, nearly all of the guesthouses were demolished, and certain sections of the walk were devastated. The area was also closed to trekkers for a long time.
The good news is that trekking in the area is once again permitted. The majority of the guesthouses are undergoing renovations at the moment. You might have to sleep in a tented camp if you can't acquire a room at one of the few guesthouses.
The trek routes that were destroyed in the earthquake have been rebuilt on a new path. You wouldn't have to be concerned about your well-being! The trek continues to be as wonderful as it always has been. Trekking to Langtang will contribute to the region's reconstruction. Your recreation will make a significant contribution to the local community's economic development.
Walk among Nepal’s wildlife on the trail encompassing Langtang National Park
Most of the trail goes through Langtang National Park, which is located north of Kathmandu. This national park is a gem of the Langtang region. Langtang National Park boasts tropical to alpine forests that are home to numerous species of plants and animals.
As per recent data 1043 species of vascular plants, 46 species of mammals, 30 species of fishes, 345 species of birds, and 70 species of butterflies are found in the park.
Animals like Himalayan tahr, black bear, dzo, red panda, musk deer, snow leopards, monkeys, etc. can be found in the Langtang National Park. Along with that, you can see trees like blue pine, sal, laurel, rhododendron, Castanopsis Indica, Larix Nepalensis, R. Lowndesii, etc.
The natural jewel of the Langtang region, Langtang National Park is home to a diverse mix of flora and fauna. Tropical and alpine forests coexist in this national park. Inside the park, you'll observe a wide range of landscapes as well as numerous Himalayan mountains such as Yala Peak, Langtang Lirung, Gangchhempo, and others.
Landscape and Mountain Views of Langtang Region
Langtang region presents views unlike any other region of Nepal. You will get to see wonderful Himalayan scenery throughout the journey. Dense forests, lakes, fine villages, and deep valleys enhance the beauty of the Langtang region. On top of that, the glistening view of the Himalayas adds more beauty to the region. You can see Himalayan Mountains like Langtang Lirung, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Himalchuli, Yala Peak, Ghangchhempo, Morimoto Peak, etc.
Langtang National Park is a natural wonder tucked in the Himalayan Mountains. This region contains some of Nepal's most scenic treks. Plan a trip to Kathmandu to partake in one of the world's most tempting trekking adventures and dramatic wildlife encounters. The national park was established in 1976 to save the region's unique flora and animals. With our circuit trekking package for Langtang, you can see the wonders of wilderness!
Immerse in the glory of rich Tamang heritage and culture in Langtang
During the trek, you will see many villages and settlement sites, including Syabrubeshi, Langtang Village, Thulo Syabru, and others. These areas are home to indigenous Gurung and Sherpa and Tamang tribes. They are kind and friendly, and visitors to their communities are treated with the utmost respect. You will also be able to learn about their culture and way of life on your trip.
The Tamang people are the native to the Langtang region. The trail passes through numerous Tamang villages, allowing you to learn about the Tamang people's rich culture, traditions, and way of life. They are believed to be Tibetan descendants, therefore if you are familiar with Tibetan culture, you will notice many parallels.
Kyanjin Gompa and why it’s the best place!
Kyanjin Gompa is situated at the foothill of three huge mountains, Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), and Langshisha Ri (6,427 m). This gompa is one of the ancient heritage sites of the Langtang region and has huge religious significance to Hindus & Buddhists.
Kyanjin Gompa is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and one of the region's most prominent monasteries. The entire territory is known by its name, though it is bounded by a small settlement. Trekkers often stop here for a day to adjust to the higher altitude and prevent becoming sick. The gompa is a great place to learn about Buddhist culture and Buddhism.
Furthermore, the most sacred gompa in this region, Kyanjin Gompa, is located on the slopes of Mt. Langtang Lirung and is considered to be 400 years old.
Tsergo Ri is one of the very famous viewpoints of the Langtang region. Travellers usually go on this viewpoint for a short excursion during their rest day. The top offers an excellent view of the surrounding landscape, glaciers, moraines, and snow-capped mountains.
Tsergo Ri is the highest point reached during the 16-day Circuit Trek. It's a well-known landmark from where you may obtain a great view of the surrounding environment. You'll also be treated to spectacular vistas of moraines, glaciers, and the Himalayan Mountains.
The hike to Tsergo Ri starts in Kyanjin Gompa, a village at 3,800 meters above sea level. Tsergo Ri, located at an elevation of 5,000 meters above sea level in Nepal's Langtang National Park, is one of the must-see attractions. Other than the local teahouses and lodges, there are no other water sources. Thus, on your trip to Tsergo Ri, you'll need to bring enough water and food. It's roughly a 4-hour hike from Kyanjin Gompa.
Many tourists from all over the world, as well as people from within the country, visit Gosainkunda. It is widely considered to be one of Nepal's most beautiful lakes. While most Nepalese travel for religious reasons, foreigners visit because it is a well-known tourism attraction.
The Gosaikunda area is significant in Nepali culture since it is regarded as a holy shrine. According to a Hindu Legend, Gosaikunda is the Hindu deity of Gauri's and Lord Shiva's dwelling. Several Hindu texts, including the Vishnu Puran, Ramayana, Bhagwat Puran, and Mahabharata, mention Samudra Manthan, which has a direct link to the genesis of Gosaikunda.
The water of this lake has greater significance during the Hindu festival of Janai Purnima than on other days. It is considered sacred throughout the year. During the Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims from India and Nepal visit this temple. People also believe that Gosaikunda was created when Lord Shiva ingested poison and thrust his holy Trident (Trishul) into the mountain. He needed to cool down his scorching throat, so he went to the mountain and got some water.
The speciality of doing a circuit trek in Langtang is that you get to pass through the famous Lauribinayak Pass. At 4,610m, Lauribinayak La Pass is one of the most famous features in the Langtang region. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Manaslu (8,156m), Himal Chuli (7,893m), and Gosainkunda as you reach the pass (4,360m). If the weather is clear, you might be able to glimpse some Tibetan mountains.
The circuit trek normally includes this pass, which is the highest point on the trek. After passing the holy lake of Gosainkunda, you'll arrive at this pass. You enter the Helambu region after passing the Lauribinayak La Pass and travel towards Melamchi Valley. It is comparatively shorter and easier than other mountain passes in the country.
Questions you might raise before you start your Langtang Trek with us!
Does Outfitter Nepal follow COVID-19 restriction guidelines, and how safe is their trekking packages?
Yes. Outfitter Nepal is aware of the threats that at-risk travellers offer to Nepal's population, as well as the risks of COVID-19 exposure to tourists to the country. We strictly follow the Department of Immigration travel restrictions and immunization requirements. Likewise, we urge that our personnel be vaccinated, as well as practice social distancing and hygiene practices, while trekking or travelling in remote Nepal. Our goal is to limit COVID-19 exposure worries for our customers and the rest of the Nepal community while still allowing them to have a fantastic holiday experience while in our care.
Langtang Circuit Trek Itinerary
The trek from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi is a 6 to 8-hour off-road journey. The distance between Kathmandu and Syabrubeshi is around 180 kilometres. You will be rewarded with beautiful views of the mountain ranges on your way to Dhunche and Syabrubeshi.
Following the Langtang River upstream, you'll arrive at the Lama hotel for an overnight stay. After passing through the dense jungle, you will arrive at Ghoda Tabela, and a short walk will take you to Langtang village, where you will spend the night.
The following day, we trek to Kyanjin Gompa. The Kyanjin Gompa is a well-known tourist attraction in the Langtang region. You've got a whole day to explore the valley.
You pass through lush bamboo and rhododendron forests on your way to Kyanjin Gompa, passing through Langtang hamlet. The trail then ascends to the Gosaikunda through Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa.
Then, you climb to the summit of Lauribinayak Pass and descend to Kutumsang via Ghopte over a steep and rugged path. The trail continues through Shivapuri National Park to Chisapani, then a short drive from Sundarijal returns you to Kathmandu.
Langtang Circuit Trek Cost
The cost of the 16-day Langtang trek for a group of 12 people starts at US$ 750. This is the price of a standard package from Outfitter Nepal. If you have a group of more than 12 persons, we can adjust the package budget to meet your needs. Similarly, if you're a solo trekker or a small group of trekkers, the circuit trek for Langtang may cost anywhere from US$ 850 and US$ 1050, depending on your budget. Please keep in mind that if you want to change the accommodation or food services included in the overall standard pricing package, the trek cost will change.
Wherever possible in the trekking, we can upgrade your lodging options for better tourist quality accommodation with attached toilets. We can surely enhance your stay in Kathmandu or nearby towns with a luxury hotel, but most lodgings in the Langtang region are basic. Regardless, we strive to make your trekking experience as pleasant as possible.
Thus, the cost of a trekking package in the Langtang region can vary depending on whether you want to personalize your accommodation or make modifications to the itinerary! To learn more about the services offered with the standard Langtang trek cost, read the cost including and excluding parts!
Things included in our 16-days Circuit Trek Itinerary
The 16-day circuit trek to the Langtang region offered by Outfitter Nepal is fully customizable and can be changed to meet your exact requirements. If you want to change the circuit trek's itinerary to include fewer or more days, we can build a flexible plan for you. We can even arrange for a foot trek to the end destination, followed by a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.
Our standard package takes you to the Langtang circuit for 16 days, but it can be customized to suit your needs! A sightseeing excursion can also be arranged before or after your trekking adventure. Please note that by adding more travel days, the length of the days in the itinerary package must be extended! If you want to visit additional tourist destinations like Pokhara or Chitwan or stay in Kathmandu for a few days to enjoy the sights, the regular package's days must be extended from 16 to any number of days you choose!
If you want to extend your trip to Nepal, we recommend having a few days on hand! The cost varies depending on the modifications made to our basic 16-day Langtang Trek package. Outfitter Nepal, on the other hand, ensures that you get the greatest value possible!
Are there any electricity and battery charging services in the Langtang region?
Electricity is accessible in Kathmandu and most of the villages along the Langtang trekking region, and you may be charged a price to recharge your camera/mobile batteries while trekking. We also recommend that you have spare batteries or power banks on hand in case of a power outage.
How difficult is doing the circuit trek in the Langtang region?
The Langtang trek is a fairly strenuous excursion that can be done as a tea house trek or as a camping trek. You'll be walking about 6-7 hours per day over steep and rocky paths that will take you up to altitudes of 5000 meters at most. As a result, good physical fitness and stamina are recommended.
How fit do you have to be to trek in the Langtang Region?
Trekking a circuit in the Langtang region is fairly strenuous but does not require a lot of physical stamina. However, being reasonably fit is recommended for any type of hike. You'll be able to enjoy the stroll without putting too much effort into your body if you're in decent physical form. Prepare your body a few weeks ahead of time for the trek. Take a city walking tour, read up on how to be in shape for trekking, keep to a regular workout program, have regular core building exercises or maybe take up dancing!
What kinds of gear do you need for a Langtang trek?
One of the most crucial considerations is what to bring for the trek in the Langtang region. It can be difficult to get around if you don't have the right equipment.
Here's a rough idea of what you'll need for your trek.
- Trekking Boots
- Few pairs of undergarments
- High quality down jacket and pant
- Thermal wears
- T-shirts and trousers
- Trekking pole
- A pair of gloves
- woolen hat
- Energy bars
Do you need any permits to start your circuit trek in Langtang?
Permits are required documentation before beginning any trek in the Langtang region. You'll have to show them at several checkpoints along the way. For the trek, you require TIMS Card, a Langtang National Park entrance permit as well as a Shivapuri National Park entrance permit. At Outfitter Nepal, we manage all these permits for you without any hassle!
Permission provided by TIMS: There are three types of TIMS cards. The colors of these cards are green, blue, and pink. A US$ 20 green card is required for each trekker. A blue TIMS card for organized group trekkers can be purchased for US$ 10. If you are a member of the SAARC, your pink TIMS card will only cost you US$ 6.
To visit Langtang National Park, foreigners must pay 3,000 NPR plus 13% VAT, totaling 3,390 NPR (about US$ 34). The fee of admission to Langtang National Park for SAARC nationals is NPR 200.
At the end of this journey, you will go through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, which costs US$ 10 for foreign national members and US$ 5 for SAARC members. At Outfitter Nepal, we assist you in getting the permits!
What kind of food and accommodation will I experience as part of the Langtang package?
The teahouses will be your home for the nights during your Langtang trek. The accommodation may not be large or luxurious, but it will be clean and comfortable with basic amenities. There's also a good likelihood of using public restrooms.
The teahouse's menu will be used to serve all of the meals. These teahouses are run by Tamang and Sherpa people, therefore you will be able to sample the local cuisine. Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish, provides enough carbs and protein for your body. Your body will get enough protein from the lentils, beans, and pulses soup.
Seasonal vegetables will also be served in the tea houses, providing additional nutrients to your body. If you give them a chance, you can try other menu items including Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, tea, coffee, and more. In Kathmandu, you'll stay in a 3-star to a 4-star hotel.
Best time to go on Langtang Circuit Trek
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the ideal times to embark on a 16-day circuit trekking in Langtang! The stable weather, mild climate, and freshness in the air make the journey joyful. The days are bright and clear, and the nights are chilly & full of stars. Different species of floras decorates the entire region in breath-taking colors and the views of the Himalayan Mountains are breathtaking.
Departure for the trek to Langtang
We've confirmed our departure dates for your Langtang Circuit Trek in the year 2022. Trek to the Langtang with Outfitter Nepal on any of the departure dates! If any of the departure dates do not coincide with your schedule, please contact us and we will make every effort to arrange a departure date that is convenient for you.
We have departure dates available for Group, Solo, and Private Trekkers in 2022 and 2023. Similarly, if you're a female traveller looking for a departure date in any of the trekking categories, whether in a group or on your own in a private trekking group, we can help!
If you want to Book a Langtang trek last minute, what should you do?
Although it is better to book ahead of time, we do have a special provision for last-minute bookings at Outfitter Nepal. We make every attempt to offer treks throughout the year. We'll do our best to make last-minute arrangements that are guaranteed. On your part, please arrive in Kathmandu at least one or two days prior to the expedition's start so that we can arrange trekking permits for you. Please contact us at any time if you require additional information.