Langtang Circuit Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

    A representative from our company will receive you once you arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and takes you to your pre-arranged place of accommodation.

    • Day 2 Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420 mt.) by bus. Driving 7-8 hours .Overnight at guest house.

      Our destination today is Syaphrubeshi. We start early on a local deluxe bus, which stops for breakfast and lunch on the way and brings us to Syaphrubeshi in about six to seven hours. This riverside settlement on the confluence of Bhotekoshi River and Langtang River has now become a favored trailhead. This is where we stop for the night. 

      • Day 3 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,340 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

        Our walk to Bamboo, where we stop for lunch, starts out by crossing both the Rivers. We then walk on a trail that many should feel comfortable on the legs all the way along the banks of Langtang Khola. Bamboo awaits our arrival with a few teahouses. It is the Ganesh Himal that keeps many engaged. The walk up to Rimche and Lama Hotel after lunch is taxing, on an ascent that many find steep. Once in Lama Hotel, we check-in in one of the few lodges.

        • Day 4 Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,480 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

          Leaving Lama Hotel in less than a quarter of an hour, today’s walk starts out through a subtropical forest with the Langtang Khola somewhere close all the time. As we continue to gain height, the vegetation changes to sub-alpine by the time we reach GhodaTabela, where we stop for lunch. Dal-Bhat is a filling option for many. Dal-Bhat does not just come with the Dal (a thick lentil soup) and Bhat (rice); it comes with at least vegetables and pickles and one can ask for some more helpings for no extra charge. After all, ‘Dal-Bhat-Power, 24-Hour’ is how the common saying goes. With Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung (7,245 mt.), GosaikundaHimal in close proximity, the gentle ascent after lunch is a treat of its own. Once we arrive in Langtang Village, we check-in in one of the few lodges.

          • Day 5 Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

            Once again, we start out today on a gentle uphill. However, as the air starts to thin a little at these heights, slow-and-steady is no more a cliché. Surrounded by these huge elevations, Kyanjin Gompa is nestled in a valley. With slightly less than two dozen constructions, the entire village, along with yaks, are up and ready to welcome its visitors as we reach the place. Many find the glaciers, rivers and the Himalayas all around fascinating for a closer look. We stop here for lunch, dinner as well as the night.

            • Day 6 Exploration around Langtang valley and hike to Tserko Ri. Overnight at guest house.

              Today is for a hike to Tserko-Ri, a vantage point at a soaring 4,984 meters. Around five hours up to a sharp incline and we finally come atop Tserko-Ri. The view is simply breathtaking and only the ones who have made it this far remain witness to this claim. A broad panoramic view that includes Yala Peak, Morimoto Peak, Kyunggari, Mt Ganchenpo, Mt Urkinmang, Mt DorjeLakpa, PangenDopku Peak, Naya Kang Peak LangtangLirung, Mt Kinshung and Mt Yubrato name a few leaves but every soul wondering. The sights Langtang Glacier and KyanjinGompa Village to the West simply add to this pampering. The walk back should take around three hours to most.

              • Day 7 Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel (2,340 mt.) Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

                Today, we return all the way to Lama Hotel/Rimche. Most of us would find ourselves pacing a bit faster now that the route is mostly a gentle downhill. Stopping for lunch, once again, in GhodaTabela, we walk on, retracing our footsteps to Lama Hotel/Rimche, where we stop for the night.

                • Day 8 Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (1,900 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

                  From Lama Hotel/Rimche, we take a hike down to Bamboo and Pahiro Thapla, The next hour and a half is a steep, painful and exhausting up a sharp incline to get the top. A little tea shop at this top which provides soft drinks, tea and some snacks make the people feel relief. The vantage point offers an excellent view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang and other mountains in its close proximity. Lasting for around an hour, this mostly a gradual uphill is favored not a difficult walk which leads Thulo Syapru where we stop for the night.

                  • Day 9 Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3,330 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

                    As we stroll on a path that leads to the dense forest the route passes through comes as a respite, one has to agree though. Deurali, with its lone teahouse, is located ideally to bring those smiles of relief in many. A short break here for lunch, the one perhaps many would not even consider at other times, comes as so very relieving at these times. With pines taking over the forest, we finally arrive in Chandabari. About half a dozen or so construction, a factory churning cheese and a Monastery to go by its other name (Sing Gompa), this is Chandanbari and this is where we stop for the night. 

                    • Day 10 Chandanbari to Gosaikunda lake (4,380 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse

                      Our trek today to starts out on a path our legs won’t mind, a steady uphill for about an hour and a half. After Coolangatta, however, the story changes. While the thinning of the air slowly starts taking its toll, even the path is no merciful, turns vertical. The demanding climb uphill does offer an opportunity of a lifetime. The area is home to the rare red pandas. But only our Red Pandas can tell whether we meet one on this day. With mostly the grasses and shrubs clinging on in conditions at these elevations and their larger counterparts, the trees, bowing out, the trail brings us all to Lauribinayak. Lauribinayak, where we stop for lunch, also happens to beautifully showcase the Himalayas in its proximity: the whole of the Annapurna Range along with the Langtang Himal, the Ganesh Himal, and Mt Manaslu.

                      It’s time for our next three hours of walk to Gosaikunda after lunch. The trail is still no blessing on the legs as it seems unwilling to let go the sharpness for another half an hour or so. From here on, however, we can clearly sense that relief as the path now steadies a little. But, this does not mean that we can enjoy nonchalance. The location of the path is what demands due attention. The path comes with the danger of the loose rocks up the hill falling upon disturbance, irrespective of whether the cause was the wind or the wildlife walking about. Now, the lakes start appearing in order, first Saraswati filled with clear blue water, next to the BhairavKunda dark but bigger, and finally the Gosaikunda. We stop for the night in one of the accommodation facilities next to this third lake. The feel of the area is stimulating and many choose to walk around for a look. 

                      • Day 11 Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,530m) via Lauribina-La Pass (4,610 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

                        Our first objective today is to cross the Lauribina Pass (4,615 metres), meaning that we still have to go up. We oblige and walk for those forty-five minutes or so up a steep and exhausting incline. Upon crossing the pass, the downhill that follows is a very steep one. Two hours on and we reach Phedi, where we stop for lunch. Three hours on comfortable ups and downs and we arrive in Ghopte, situated almost on the foothills of grey rocky structures but amidst trees, has only a few construction built for accommodation travelers. This is where we stop for the night. 

                        • Day 12 Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

                          Today, we start out on a downhill that lasts for around sixty by the minutes. A forest starts filling the landscape and in the next half an hour or thereabouts, we arrive in Thadepatti. The place forces a break. The view on offer is, once again, worth soaking in. The cameras don’t seem to find rest in this land of the Himalayas. Break over and it’s time to move on; the destination, for now, is Magen Goth, where we stop for lunch. The route, from here on is a mix. The flats certainly are comfortable, but the downhills are burdensome for the knees. Magen Goth is basically a barn with pastures and lands the locals use for growing their crops. On a trail that does not differ much from the one just traveled, we trudge on after lunch. With trees on either side, the route leads us all toKutumsang in about three hours by most people’s watch. Many find the accommodation in this village with a Chaitya, a Buddhist shrine, relatively to their comfort zone, of course, in comparison to the ones for the past few days. This is where we stop for the night. 

                          • Day 13 Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,200 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

                            The place we have our lunch today is GulfuBhanjyang. We head to this direction after breakfast. Filled with ups and downs, the trail walks us through a landscape that now sees more plants. With this added green texture to our atmosphere, we arrive in GulfuBhanjyang right in time for lunch. Dal-Bhat is a filling option for many. Dal-Bhat does not just come with the Dal (a thick lentil soup) and Bhat (rice); it comes with at least vegetables and pickles and one can ask for some more helpings for no extra charge. After all, ‘Dal-Bhat-Power, 24-Hour’ is how the common saying goes. Lunch over and we move on. Mostly through land that sees cultivation, we arrive in Firfiré after an hour or so. The beauty of the landscape around with the addition of that refreshing air simply does not allow most to walk on. We take a break of around half an hour. The trail, from here on, is lenient on the legs until Party Bhanjyang. Presenting a sharp uphill for the climb, the path takes us all to Chisapani in roughly sixty by the minutes. Chisapani is yet another village that comes with a spectacular view of the gigantic elevations to the North: Mt Annapurna, Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, DorjeLakpaand Mt Gaurishanker.

                            • Day 14 Chisapani to Sundarijal (1,400 mt.) and drive to Kathmandu by car/van. Driving 1 hour. Overnight at hotel.

                              Today, we traverse through the Shivapuri National Park. The village that arrives in about three hours or so is Mulkharka. It’s almost an hour from here to Sundarijal, a town located at the North-Eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. The way to our hotel from Sundarijal is an hour’s ride. 

                              • Day 15 Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

                                Depending largely on your travel fixture, you will be leaving for Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure from Nepal either in the morning or in the afternoon or in the evening.