About Langtang Circuit Trekking
This thrilling Langtang Circuit Trekking combination connects the breathtaking Langtang Valley with the holy lake of Gosainkunda and the Helambu Trek. Along the way, we cross over the challenging mountain pass known as the Lauribina La (4610 mt, 15,124 ft). This adventurous trek provides the opportunity to visit thick jungles, picturesque villages, soaring peaks, sacred lands along with many other highlights! The journey passes through areas with both Buddhist and Hindu influences and with relatively easy access to Kathmandu, it is one of the favorite trekking options in all of Nepal.
The Langtang Circuit Trekking journey begins with a visit to Langtang National Park,one of the top three destinations of Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region. It is a popular region for very good reasons! The Langtang Circuit Trekking journey follows along a serene river valley up to a plateau surrounded by peaks soaring into the sky. This upper valley was formed by glaciers long ago and is a sacred ‘hidden valley’ according to the local Buddhist culture. As such it is regarded as free from the problems of the world and it really does seem that way!
The Langtang Circuit Trekking route passes through forests with rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), as well as bamboo, birch, pine and eventually juniper. The trail passes by scenic waterfalls and local wildlife includes the Red Panda. Our ultimate destination on the Langtang portion of this Langtang Circuit Trek is a settlement known as Kyangin Gompa, with a famous monastery of the same name.Kyangin Gomba is also famous for a cheese factoryand we will take the opportunity of a tour and sampling the locally made products.
We then return to down the valley and take a route on the way out to pay a visit to the enchanting village of Sing Gomba. This high elevation settlement has its own cheese factory and monastery as well as marvelous views. We then descend through tranquil pine forests to the road a scenic ride back to Kathmandu. Eventually, we climb to the otherworldly setting of sacred Gosainkunda Lake. This lake is a pilgrimage destination and believed to be a favored location for meditation by Shiva himself.
From this lake, we traverse a desolate high pass known as the Laurebina La and descend into the picturesque Helambu section of the trek. The Helambu area is populated chiefly by people who call themselves Sherpa and people of the Tamang ethnicity. The residents in this area have cultural ties Tibet and their customs and traditions adhere to a Buddhist way of life in the tranquil hills. Along the trails are exquisite monasteries, mani prayer stones, and prayer flags and other icons of Buddhist faith.
The Langtang Circuit Trekking route visits scenic villages before dropping down to the rushing Melamchi River. We then meet the road and take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Please Note: Our Langtang Circuit Trek by way of Gosainkunda Lake has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this Langtang Circuit Trek with the Tamang Heritage Trail treks for people with the time and interest as well as other inviting options in the area.