Trek Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing.
  • If you are lucky you might spot red panda, musk deer, ghoral and birds like Warbler, red bulbul, Drongo, blue sky bird, Mikhail, wood pecker, pheasant, drove and many more
  • Incredible views of high snowcapped mountains
  • Walk through delightful, pristine rhododendron, pines forest
  • Explore Sherpa and Tamang rich culture and traditions.
  • Visiting the holy glacial pond of Gosainkund Lake.
  • High scenic passes in superb views.
  • Visit Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa
  • Visit cheese factory and monastery
  • Perfect wilderness and cultural experience
  • You are likely to encounter with troops of monkeys and Tibetan snow cock
  • Abundant of wild flora and fauna along the trail

Trek Overview

Langtang trekking is a popular and classic trek of Nepal. The trekking route goes through traditional ethnic villages and pristine forests to the beautiful Gosainkund lakes. The highlights of Langtang treks include a visit to the Langtang valley, Kyangin Gompa, alpine meadows, impressive glaciated upper valley surrounded by high Himalayan peaks, fine views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and several other peaks as well as beautiful Gosainkund lakes that takes you through the high alpine zone.

 

Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.

 

Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    You will be received and escorted to the hotel by our staff, refresh yourself and take some rest or explore the area around your hotel. Our representative will give detail brief about pre trek information and disseminate maps and other general information. You will stay overnight in Hotel.

  2. Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation

    Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. Today after breakfast we will explore Kathmandu valley, a guided tour will be conducted to major world heritage sites inside the valley. As Kathmandu valley is a beautiful combination of Hinduism and Buddhism we will visit historical sites like; Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest stupa in the world. After the tour you will prepare yourself for the trek, will be briefed about the trek; buy all the trekking equipments required and overnight at hotel.

    Highlights:

    • Visit UNESCO Heritage Sites

     

  3. Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1,420m/4,658ft) approx 6 – 7hrs drive

    We will commence our morning by having breakfast and drive up to Syabrubeshi which takes about 6-7 hours. With a beautiful drive, the roads twist and turn along the high hills as we pass through many remote villages and get to see the villagers working in their fields. Once we reach our destination we will check-in to the lodge and prepare ourselves for the trek with some briefings given by the guides.

    Highlights:

    • Drive along the scenic bank of Trisuli River with amazing views of river, mountain, rural village , prayer flags and meadow
    • Beautiful terraced fields
    • You can see Pangsang range while you are on drive
    • Syabrubesi is a mixed settlement of Tamang, Tibetan etc
    • If weather is apparent, you will see the glimpse of magnificent views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal.
  4. Day 04: Syabru Besi to Rimche (2,455m/8,054ft) approx 6 ½ hrs hike

    From an early start we begin our trek by crossing over Bhote Khola (river) and soon we will be crossing another river (Langtang Khola). On the way you will come across dense bamboo forest and probably see a troop of Langur monkeys (Leaf Monkeys) and if you are lucky you might see Red pandas. Rimche is a better spot due to its location on high ground that offer a good view down the valley. We stay overnight in Rimche.

    Highlights:

    • Walk through dense bamboo forest
    • You might encounter with Langur monkeys and if you are lucky you might see red panda
    • Birds-eye views of valley from Rimche
    • Explore Sherpa settlement
  5. Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3,330m/10,925ft) approx 5 – 6 hrs hike

    After an early breakfast we will start a gentle climb through forest directs you to Gore Tabela, which is located in a wide valley.  Here, lies the Royal Nepali Army base camp, where they guard the National Park animals. We will get the first glimpse of the snowy himalayan peaks namely Langtang Lirung to the north.  A lunch stop can be made before heading towards the alpine meadows and ascending up to Langtang. Continuing our trek we will reach Langtang within no time, being a traditional and historical village you will get to see old culture of people strongly believe in Buddhism and following Tibetan rules. We will accommodate overnight in lodge here.

    Highlights:

    • Views of Langtang Lirung , Lakpa Dorje, Langtang I,II and other several peaks
    • Walk through alpine meadow
    • Explore traditional and historical village called Langtang where people practice Buddhism and follows Tibetan rules.
    • If you are lucky you might encounter with red panda along the way
    • You are likely to see langur monkeys, red bulbul, Drongo

     

  6. Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,730m/12,237ft) approx 4 hours hike

    The trek starts by passing through small village, stone-built houses and climbing up to  Chorton (Buddhist Monument) and then take a descend on gentle path, passing Mani stones (prayer stones). These stones have carvings of the Tibetan Buddhist chant (Om Mani padme hum). The trail advances into a glacial valley where you can see stunning views of the Kimshun, Tsenji Himal, Naya Kanga, Lakpa Dorji and Urkinmang. Once we reach Kyanjing Gompa we will get a better view of mountains as the village is surrounded by mountains in all directions. . We will accommodate overnight in lodge here.

    Highlights:

    • Kyajin Gompa is famous for cheese and curd
    • You can see many traditional local houses.
    • Beautiful views of Kimshun, Tsenji Himal, Naya Kanga, Lakpa Dorji and Urkinmang
    • Sherpa settlement
    • Sacred Kyajin Gompa
    • Passing through mani stones and chorten
    • Likely to see Yak and mountain goat
    • Pass through mani stones
  7. Day 07: Day hike to Chergo RI

    This day is dedicated to pamper in the natural beauty and serenity of the Gompa area. You can either take rest or a hike around the village. It is well worth the visit to walk up Chergo Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) for the splendid mountain views of Langtang, Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier and savor in the serene atmosphere. We can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces or trek further to Kyanjin Ri for amazing panorama of the Langtang peaks. We will follow the same trail back to Kyanjin Gompa and stay overnight in lodge of Kyanjin Gompa

    Highlights:

    • Magnificent mountain views of Langtang, Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier
    • Visit monastery and cheese factory
    • Stunning ice faces
    • amazing panorama of the Langtang peaks from Kyanjin Ri
  8. Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,400m/7,874ft) 5-6hrs trek

    Today with an early start we descend down the valley and trek back to Lama Hotel. Walking down the same path from we climbed up from and heading back to Langtang valley. We will reach Lama Hotel for lunch and after lunch we can rest or prepare ourselves for the next day, we will spend the night here.

    . Highlights;

    • If you are lucky you might see troops of langur monkeys on the way
    • Enjoy the mesmerizing views the Himalayas soaring around the forests and rocky terrain.
  9. Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,100 m/6,889 ft) 6hrs trek

    Walking down the same path from we climbed up from and heading back to Langtang valley. The beginning of the trail is a gentle descent to the landslide and then ascent through pine and juniper forest with view of Langtang Himal and several other peaks. We then cross the river and climb up to Thulo Syabru. On the way, you can see red pandas, monkeys and various bird species. We stay overnight in Thulo Syabru.

    Highlights:

    • Tamang settlement
    • If you are lucky you might see red pandas
    • You might come across with Langur monkeys and varied range of birds like Warbler, red bulbul, Dorngor, blue sky bird, mikhhail, wood pecker, pheasant, drove and many more
    • Beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and several backdrops along the trail
    • Walk through juniper and pine forest.

     

     

  10. Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,580 m/11,745 ft) approx 5 hrs hike

    With an early start we begin the trek for the day. The trail includes more uphill with views of Ganesh Himal and a range of peaks located in Tibet. Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3,200m/10,498ft) passing through Dursagang (2,660m/8,727ft). After a while, we reach Sing Gompa, a small village where we would find a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. We will spend the night here at a lodge.

    Highlights:

    • Sherpa settlement
    • Visit local cheese factory and Buddhist monastery
    • The trek will be accompanied with magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and range of peaks lies in Tibet
    • You can see monkey flower, Lhokta plant from whose branches Nepali paper is made and several trees including rhododendron flowering along the trails
    • If you are lucky you might encounter with Musk deer and deer
    • You are likely to see monkeys and pheasant along the trail

     

  11. Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4,381 m/14,373 ft) approx 5 – 6 hrs hike

     

    Today after breakfast we will start our trek ascending uphill. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, we would see Langtang Lirung. 

    We will reach the stupa shortly after passing through the Laurebina Yak (3920m/12,860 ft). From Lauirbina Yak, you can see panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range. We will soon reach the spot from where we will see the sacred lake of Gosaikunda before us.

     At Gosaikunda, we would see a dozen of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison. We will spend our day exploring around the lake we will rest at a lodge there and prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s downhill trek.

    Highlights:

    • Impressive views of Himal Chuli Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung.
    • If the weather is clear you can see Annapurna range along the trail
    • Visit sacred lake Gosainkunda and you can see a dozen of lakes
    • panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range from Lauirbina Yak
    • You are likely to see Tibetan snow cock along the way and if you are lucky you might see migrant yellow golden duck at Gosainkunda lake

     

  12. Day 12: Trek Back to Dhunche (1,950 m/6,397 ft)

    It would be a long but interesting walk to Dhunche as you will see many pilgrimages travelling from different part of Nepal to the lake to pay homage and take an ablution.  

    Highlights:

    • Meet the pilgrimage along the way
  13. Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu. 7-9 hours drive

    After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representative will transfer you back to Kathmandu Hotel. You will have leisure time where you can either take rest or go for shopping.

     

  14. Day 14: Fly back Home

    You will be assisted by our staff in a vehicle and transferred to TIA airport in Kathmandu from where you will take your flight back home

     

     

Fast Facts

  1. Max altitude : Gosaikunda Lake (4,381m/14,373ft)
  2. Trek destination: Gosaikunda Lake
  3. Suitably designed itinerary for acclimatization
  4. Accommodation in the best selected lodges and tea houses along the trail and in Kathmandu
  5. 360 view of the Himalayas (langtang, Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli etc) and trek to the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake
  6. Experience unique Tamang, Helambu, Sherpa and Newar culture
  7. Trek through Langtang National Park, to Kyanjin Gompa, Sing Gompa, Cheese factory, Ghopte cave
  8. Fauna you can come across – wild dog, red panda, pika, black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, common langur

 

Most Common FAQs

  1. 1 . Why choose Langtang trek?

    Langtang trek takes you through Langtang National Park, Langtang valley and to the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake. It is a sacred as well as a challenging trek; you will get an opportunity to experience Tamang culture as well as be rewarded with beautiful views of Mt. Langtang and Ganesh HImal.

  2. 2 . How fit do I need to be for this trek?

    You will be walking for minimum of 5 – 6hrs a day, you don’t have to really fit but minimum level of fitness is required as the trek is not an easy one. You do have to be healthy and mentally prepared for trekking in this region although it doesn’t require mountaineering skills.

  3. 3 . What is the best time of the year for this trek?

    The trek is possible throughout the year. However, autumn and spring are the best seasons; choose to trek in autumn (Sep-Nov) as spring is busy with expedition stuff.

  4. 4 . Why should I trek with Nepal Sanctuary Treks (NST)?

    We (NST) believe in socially and environmentally responsible, sustainable tourism. Our personalized services are guided by these principles and our 27 yrs of experience in the field of trekking is invaluable in giving our clients quality service. Our itineraries are suitably designed for acclimatization and we use the best selected lodges through the trail and in Kathmandu.

  5. 5 . Can children trek in this region or are there any age restrictions?

    Yes, children can trek as there is no age restrictions. Nepal Sanctuary Trek can design suitable trekking itinerary for all age group above 8yrs. However, for children fewer than 8 can have high time trekking for longer period of time and altitude sickness can be a problem.

  6. 6 . What to take for the trek (clothes, personal kits)?

    To make it easier for you Nepal Sanctuary Treks have prepared you a kit check list, you can have a look at it below:

  7. 7 . Do I need travel insurance covered while trekking/traveling in Nepal?

    Insurance is a compulsion as anything can happen in the trek; for emergency rescue, personal liabilities, cancellation, loss of luggage and other reasons if necessary.

  8. 8 . How much weight do I have to carry or how much will my porter carry?

    You can bring as much as clothes you want but extra luggage is not required for the trek, you can leave your extra luggage in Kathmandu. For the trek you can carry enough clothes you require in your backpack or carry only the camera, water bottle few clothes etc in your backpack. The potter can carry your extra duffle bag clothes which can weigh up to 15 to 30kg and a camping porter carries up to 30kg.

  9. 9 . What medical facilities are there on Langtang trek?

    In case of emergency you need to get evacuated by helicopter to Kathmandu, you need to take proper care of your health. Anyways, you will find small clinics along the trek. There are major hospitals in Kathmandu. However, you need to bring your medicine (if any) and a first aid box will be provided by Nepal Sanctuary Treks, also your guide will be trained for first aid in case of emergency.

    For further enquiries you can contact Nepal Sanctuary Treks at:

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