What to Expect

  • High Altitude Trek to Tserko Ri (5033 mt.) and  Lauribina Pass (4610 mt.).
  • A trek to holy lakes in the Himalayas, Gosaikunda lake and many more.
  • Magnificent views that include the entire Annapurna Range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan Mountain range followed by Langtang range.
  • Beautiful villages along the way.
  • Cheese factories at Kyangin Gompa and Sing Gompa.

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420 mt.) by bus. Driving 7-8 hours .Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 3Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,340 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,480 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 5Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 6Exploration around Langtang valley and hike to Tserko Ri. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel (2,340 mt.) Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 8Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (1,900 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 9Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3,330 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 10Chandanbari to Gosaikunda lake (4,380 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse
  • Day 11Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,530m) via Lauribina-La Pass (4,610 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 12Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 13Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,200 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 14Chisapani to Sundarijal (1,400 mt.) and drive to Kathmandu by car/van. Driving 1 hour. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 15Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • , in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks, and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness, and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst fare well dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a tea house trek, generally one porter is provided for every two clients who carries between 15 to 20 kg. However in a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipments such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipments, fuel and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you dont' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking up hill and down hill in a day carrying personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspect also play vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek. Where normally days are sunny, temperature is perfect, sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We therefore advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.