The wardrobe of monstrous snow capped mountains and glaciers piled upon the alpine forests of rhododendron and decorated by the jewel in the Himalayas, Langtang Adventure Trekking is one of the best destination of trekkers throughout the world. Trekking through the heart of Tamang Heritage Culture, Langtang Adventure Trekking is one of those treks that not only add diversity to the experience but is also easily accessible to trekkers of all ages. Enough adventure to keep the thrill seekers occupied and an undemanding trek are what makes Langtang one of the most traveled destinations of Nepal.
The journey to Langtang starts with the travel to Syabrubesi crossing Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche, a comfortable 7-hour ride through the middle hill forests and terraced farming lands. Following the Langtang River eastwards, you head towards Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery showcasing ancient Tibetan culture reflected in its paintings and designs. As the trail rises towards Tserko Ri Hiking (4984m), forests and terraced fields give way to the rock hard ground. The summit gives a mesmerizing view of the majestic Himalayas- Langtang Lirung (7227m) to the west, Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Shishapangma (8013m) to the east and Yala peak (5520m) to the north. Chasing the trail through the outlandish rhododendron and coniferous forests, you find yourself deep inside the Langtang National Park, which is the home to endangered wildlife such as red panda, snow leopard, and the Himalayan black bear. Finding the way out of Langtang Highland Passes, and moraines, you end up in Gosainkunda, the Pristine Jewel of Himalayas. A strong belief amongst the local people attributes its creation to Lord Shiva who thrust his trident into the mountain to soothe his throat after saving the universe from Kalakuta poison during Samundra Manthan. After enjoying the tranquility, mesmerizing landscape, and stunning views offered by Gosainkunda Holy Lake, you head downwards ending the trek in the ever-hustling city of Kathmandu via the quaint valley of Helambu.
Day : 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) at Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel.
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be driven to your hotel by our office representatives. Introduction with the guides for the preparation of the trek and dinner will conclude an easy evening. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 2
Drive to Syabrubeshi (1460) from Kathmandu, 6-7 hrs.
Today is the day you start off the journey to Langtang. A 7-hour drive after breakfast will take you to Sybrubensi. The drive along Trishuli River will be a pleasant one filled with wonders of nature. Accompanied by picturesque landscapes throughout your journey, you will reach Sybrubensi with the setting sun concluding the day’s journey. Overnight in Sybrubensi.
Day : 3
Trek to Lama Hotel (2440m), 6.30 hrs.
The route will take you north, passing rural settlements, across a suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River and into the settlement of Old Syabru. A pleasant trek on the forest trail follows up some rocky ridges into the village of Bamboo. A gentle ascend will bring you to Lama Hotel over a steep hill where you rest for the night.
Day : 4
Trek to Thansyap Village (3120m), 6.30 hrs.
Your next destination will be the Tamang hamlet of Thansyap, situated right below Langtang II (6596m). Ascending up the forest trail will point you towards Ghodatabela located in a wide valley. Enjoy an alluring view of the rising Langtang Himal Range. Overnight in Thansyap.
Day : 5
Trek to Langtang Village (3330), 3 hrs.
The trek to Langtang village is a short and a pleasant one. Moving through the alpine meadows, you ascend up to Langtang Gompa. The village of Langtang can be seen from afar decorated by fluttering prayer flags and vibrant Tamang culture. Above Langtang village brilliantly shine the snowy peaks of Langtang Himal Range. Overnight in Langtang village.
Day : 6
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3700m), 4 hrs.
The trail climbs gradually through yak pastures. The valley opens further welcoming you to the beautiful mountain surroundings filled with cultural and spiritual richness. Crossing the fluttering prayer flags and whitewashed Chortens, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient monastery resonating with prayers of “Om mane padme hum”. The monastery, decorated with Thankas brought around 400 centuries from Tibet, is believed to be 600 years old. Picturesque views of Mt. Gangchempo (6387m) and Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m) surround the Gompa facilitating a calm and tranquil environment. Overnight in Kyanjin.
Day : 7
Excursion to Tserko Ri (4984m),7-8 hrs or, Langshisha Kharka, 8-9 hrs, O/N in Kyanjin gumpa.
A great day trip will take you to Tserko Ri (4984m) which provides a bird’s eye view of Langtang Valley. While pushing through the boulders and the rocky trail can be arduous, the reward from the summit is just as stunning. An excellent mountain panorama will unfold before you allowing a perfect view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) to the west, Dorje Lakpa (6996m) and Shishapangma (8013m) to the east, and Yala peak (5220m) to the north. You can also trek to Langshisha Kharka where the Langtang, Shalbachum, and Langshisha glacial moraines converge. Overnight in Kyanjin.
Day : 8
Trek to Thangshyap (3120m), 4 hrs.
Retracing our steps, today we make our way to the village of Thangshyap, passing Langtang village through beautiful rocky landscapes. We will also bear witness to the many mountains that keep us company as we cross suspension bridges, monasteries, Chortens, and finally reach our destination, Thangshyap. Overnight in Thangshyap.
Day : 9
Trek to Bamboo (1980m), 4-5 hrs.
Descending through the lush forest of rhododendron and bamboo, we make our way past Ghodatabela and Lama Hotel to reach Bamboo. The trail goes alongside Langtang River, presenting distant views of Ganesh Himal Range, and we cross many suspension bridges to finally reach the small settlement of Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day : 10
Trek to Thulo Syabru (2210m), 3-4 hrs.
Contouring around the head of the valley, Thulo Syabru will come into view perched atop a ridge. Dropping down to cross the bridge and climbing up through the terraced farmlands and farm villages will bring you to the Tamang hamlet called Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day : 11
Trek to Shin Gompa (3450m), 4.30 hrs.
Chasing the trail through the dense forest filled with pine and rhododendron, you will reach Shin Gompa in Chandanbari. The trail is mostly uphill in a typical hilly landscape. The last remaining hour will offer mesmerizing views of Langtang Himal Range, Ganesh Himal Range, and Tibetan Mountains. Overnight in Shin Gompa.
Day : 12
Trek to Gosainkunda (4380m), 4-5 hrs.
You have a long day of the trek ahead of you. After breakfast in Sing Gompa, you head uphill for a better view of the mountains. You will pass through Labrubina, awe-struck by the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. The trail winds around alpine forests, waterfalls, and rivulets before dropping to the first lake around Gosainkunda. Passing through Saraswati Kunda at 4,164m followed by Damodar Kunda at 4,890m, you will finally reach the holy Gosainkunda at 4,380m. The beautiful landscape, the mythology regarding its purity, and the tranquil environment are all attributes to the lake’s label, the jewel of the Himalayas. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day : 13
Trek to Phedi (366m) or, Ghopte (3430m), 6-7 hrs.
After enjoying the scenic beauty and spiritual vibes of Gosainkunda, you will head downwards to Ghopte. The charming views of Ganesh Himal Range with each step of the way you take lead you to Phedi. After lunch, another hour of trekking through the zigzag trail will take you to Ghopte for the overnight stay.
Day : 14
Trek to Tharepati (3510m), 5 hrs.
The trail continues up and down through the forests and hills. You will be able to have a good view of Helambu and Tadhi valleys as you head to Tharepati. At 3,600 meters, Tharepati is situated high on a waterless ridge and provides insight to the vibrant Tamang culture. Overnight in Tharepati.
Day : 15
Trek to Kutumsang (2470m), 5-6 hrs.
Chasing the trail through the dense forests, you reach Mangengoth, home to picturesque views of Langtang Himal Range. Descending through the steep trail in the company of the rhododendron and pine forests provide for a change in the landscape compared to the rocky Himalayas. The day’s trek ends in the Hyolmo village of Kutumsang. Overnight in Kutumsang.
Day : 16
Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2130m), 4 hrs.
Trekking through the Helambu valley, the trail continues to descend to Gul Bhanjyang at 2130m. The hamlet often known for the unique, vibrant and diverse culture of the Tamang and Sherpa community, Gul Bhanjyang sits peacefully amid a lush hill. Overnight in Gul Bhanjyang.
Day : 17
Trek to Chisapani (2215m), 5-6 hrs.
Enjoying the vivid and unique culture of the Sherpa and Tamang villages, you head towards Chisapani. You will pass through Pati Bhanjyang (1830m) accompanied by the Langtang Himal Range. In Chisapani, you will get to enjoy a ravishing sunset view along with a skyline filled with the snow-capped Himalayas. Overnight in Chisapani.
Day : 18
Trek to Sundarijal (1460m),4 hrs and drive to Hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
The trek to Sundarijal will signal the end of your adventure in the Himalayan foothills. The journey through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to Sundarijal is relaxing with relaxing climate and beautiful vegetation. From Sundarijal, you will drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay.
Day : 19
Sightseeing: Bhaktapur and Boudhanath. O/N in hotel.
The day’s rest is followed by a journey to the premium destinations within the valley. The city of Bhaktapur, known for its culture, life style, and deep history, is next in your list. The day ends in Boudhanath Stupa, famous not only as a sacred destination for Buddhists but also for the spicy “Laphing”, a Tibetan snack. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 20
Free day in Kathmandu, O/N in same hotel.
A free day in Kathmandu can be either of two things: a day spent resting or a day spent exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu. The unique sights, sounds, and tastes it has to offer will make you fall in love with the city. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 21
Final departure from Kathmandu for your next destination.
You will be dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport by our representatives, where you will board the plane to your next destination.
Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
Hotel in Kathmandu as per program.
Langtang National Park entrance fees.
TIMS cards: Trekking Information Management System.
Food and accommodation during the trip: B/L/D.
Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
Trained trekking guide.
Porters and guide with their wages.
Insurance for guide and porters.
Shivapuri-Nararjun National Park Entrance fees.
Land transportation according to program.
Applicable Nepal government tax.
Nepal entry visa- USD 40.00 for one month.
International flights and airport tax.
Personal expenses, Hot water and Mineral water during the trekking.