Langtang Circuit Trek
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 2-3
- Best Seasons: spring
Langtang region is one of the wildest regions of Nepal, untouched by the waves of modernization and urbanization, despite it being located so close to the capital, Kathmandu. The Langtang circuit trek is a combination of magical adventure, biodiversity, spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, and the chance to intermingle with the ethnic inhabitants residing in the region.
The Langtang Circuit trek with the Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition is surely an experience worth embarking upon. The trek is suitable both for an experienced hiker as well as a beginner. It avoids extreme altitudes and is a pleasant experience, taking us to the heart of the Langtang Region and around it. There are a few steep ascents and descents and apart from that, the trek is an extremely pleasant experience.
If you are looking for a peaceful route, to explore the wilderness and the less trodden path of Langtang Region, the Langtang Circuit trek with Alpine Paradise Treks and expedition is the best-suited trek for you.
The major attractions of this trek are the awesome views of the mountain peaks like the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang II. Rhododendron and bamboo forests adorn the entire trail. Take a bath in the soothing hot springs situated in Gosaikunda and explore the pilgrimage value of the same. Explore the mysteries of the Kyanjing Gompa (3830m) and pass through the high Laurebinayak Pass (4610m) with even more awesome views of the mountain peaks of this region.
The trekking route, which passes through ethnic villages like Tarke Ghyang and Sermanthang also takes us to a hike to Tserko Ri. The trek completes in about 16 days and makes a complete turn around in the Langtang region of Nepal. Come be a part of this experience and return home satisfied.
|Day 01||Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus
You will start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft).
|Day 02||Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).
|Day 03||Lama Hotel- Langtang: 5- 6 hours
After having breakfast you will continue your trip to your next destination. You are starting your trip descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft).
|Day 04||Langtang ? Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours
You pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft).
|Day 05||Kyanjin Gompa: explore day
Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
|Day 06||Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).
|Day 07||Lama Hotel ? Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours
First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft).
|Day 08||Thulo Syabru- Sing Gompa: 3-5 hours
You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gompa. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin Gompa is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft).
|Day 09||Sing Gompa- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours
The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Sin Gompa and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m/14,632ft).
|Day 10||Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours
Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Overnight in Gopte(3,440m/11,286ft).
|Day 11||Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours
You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) for overnight.
|Day 12||Malemchigaon ? Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours
The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang(2,590m/8,497ft).
|Day 13||Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours
You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sherpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. Overnight in Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft).
|Day 14||Sermathang- Melamchi Pul Bazar; Kathmandu : 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus
Short walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Kathmandu. Adventure Glacier Trekking will host a farewell dinner. Congratulations on the completion of your trek! Overnight in Kathmandu.
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