Langtang Circuit Trek is a professionally designed adventurous package that allows you to explore the irresistible beauty of the Langtang region with an overnight stay at picturesque Langtang village and a visit to sacred Gosaikunda Lake. Langtang Circuit Trek is a fantastic alternative to the well-known Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail is challenging, passes through beautiful communities, leads to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, and traverses the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610 m). We’ve also included the Helambu region’s pristine paths in the trek. During the journey, you will witness Tamang and Sherpa’s culture and lifestyle.
Langtang Circuit Trek is an adventurous venture near the Tibetan border and a remote valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Trekking through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and larch, the trail gradually ascends to the glacier alpine zone. You reach the holy Gosaikunda Lake, where you might get to see pilgrims from all over the world. The trail then further ascends to Lauribinayak La from where you get to see wonderful views of numerous Himalayan mountains.
Langtang Circuit Trek also combines the two valleys of Langtang and Helambu within the circuit, which are protected by the Langtang National Park. In ancient times, Helambu Valley was known as Yalmoganriwa, while, now it is known as Yalmo in their local language, which means the encasement of snowcapped mountains is in Helmo Valley. The unrivalled Himalayan scenery on the outskirts of Tibet, as well as the cloisters, make a tour of the region an unforgettable experience. Langtang Circuit Trek is one of the most diverse, with verdant rhododendron and bamboo woodlands, majestic cascades, and the snow-capped Himalayas.
The Langtang Circuit Trekking trail in the circuit passes through Langtang National Park which is home to hundreds of flora and fauna. As you walk along with lush forests of rhododendrons and bamboo, you might get to see rare wildlife like red pandas, monkeys, deer, etc. Geographically close to the Tibet border, you get to experience the culture and tradition similar to Tibetans.
You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Tour and Trekking Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at the Tour and Trekking Nepal office. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight stay in Syabrubesi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight stay in Mundu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different views of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We start our trek descending to Land slide and the route separates from here to Syabru Gaon, we will take the upper route & then the trail ascends all the way to Syabru Gaon, From here we will enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), & the Tibetan Himal ranges that we see on the horizons. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We start our trek and today, the trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follow steeply an ascended path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains and oak, Hemlock, firs & rhododendron forests to gain a ridge, then the path gently ascends for some distance and follows a flat level to Sing Gompa which provides wonderful views, enlivening nature and a tasty Yak Cheese factory. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
we start our trek and today, the first part of the trails emerges gently ascending up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak gives us an exotic feeling, then the trail steeply ascends all the way to Gosaikunda, we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views, to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range (7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung,
We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda, according to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We start our trek and the trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged terrain, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610m), the highest point of this trek, keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung, we then descend steeply to Ghopte. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
we start our trek and today we join the other path of Helambu, and it is a pleasant walk through the alpine forest for one and a half hours to Tharepati, where we can have lunch and enjoy views of the snow-capped peaks of the Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh – Manaslu in the west, after lunch we follow the trail descending for few hours to Kutumsang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We start our trek and today, we have a pretty nice walk in the morning passing through a number of rural farm villages, through the village of Gul Bhanjyang and on to Pati Bhanjyang after a 3-4 hour trek, from here, there is a short uphill climb to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
We start our trek and today is the last day of this beautiful journey on some of the loveliest mountains in the world, in the morning. We walk through serene forest and farmlands and on to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with its great views of Kathmandu Valley and from here, the trek descends to Sundarijal (beautiful water) through cool forest with monkeys and fresh streams, this is a popular picnic spot for many Kathmandu people who want to escape from the busy crowded metropolitan life in this ancient city, another hour descending from Sundarijal and we drive to Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Tour and Trekking Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Note: The above-mentioned program itinerary is a sample. The period and cost of tour and trekking, volunteering and internship can be changed or extended as per travellers or volunteers' availability of duration.