Langtang Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Adventure around scenic Central Himalaya covering best of Langtang high areas

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: 1 - 10
  • Max Elevation: 4,600m/15,091ft


  • Langtang valley and its stunning peaks located within beautiful areas of Central Himalaya
  • Located within Langtang National Park and the nearest destination from Kathmandu valley
  • Amazing views of Langtang Himal with Ganesh-Manaslu and Jugal Himal range of mountains
  • Fascinating walks around Tamang villages full of the ancient heritage of Buddhist cultures
  • Pristine forest of beautiful rhododendron trees a natural garden in the flowering season
  • In the country where the rare and elusive Red Panda is found in its beautiful environment

About Langtang Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Langtang Circuit Trek with Holy Gosainkund & Helambu, a marvelous journey combination of scenic and cultural walks with sacred Gosainkund pond, one of the holiest spots for Hindu and Buddhist religions.

An enjoyable and fascinating destination Langtang Circuit Trekking with Holy Gosainkund & Helambu, where you will be soaked with awesome views of mountains, rolling hills, and dramatic landscapes, and walking into a pristine forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines with bamboo forest where rare and elusive Red Panda are often sighted during the walk around the natural environment.

How You Can Start This Trek 

Adventure Langtang Circuit Trek is starting our wonderful journey with an exciting overland drive from Kathmandu to enter the beautiful Langtang National Park area around the Rasuwa district of Central Himalaya, The walk begins after an overnight stop in a nice Tamang village at Syabrubesi, The heading towards higher elevation into a river gorge with dense green forest to reach Langtang village, a moderate size lovely village of Tamang and Bhotia’s people interwoven of Buddhist religion with a similar culture of Tibetan origin.

Trek Condition & Celebrate Festival 

As the walk progresses we reach a wide glacial Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa surrounded by attractive high peaks, with enjoyable time and rest day for proper acclimatization our next adventure leads to holy Gosainkund a glacial pond with crystal clear water, a spiritual place for Hindus and as well for some Buddhist sects.

On the auspicious month of August as per the Hindu calendar, this place is flooded with pilgrims to mark the Janai Purnima Festival (change of holy thread) in the full moon, and a dip in the holy lake where sins of a hundred lifetimes purify you.

After an interesting stop at Gosainkund, Langtang Circuit Trek continues leading to a pass of East Laurabina or Gosainkund-la pass which is the highest point of this trip, and then heading towards beautiful areas of Helambu on the least and seldom explored villages by other trekkers, where you will have time to witness its charming well-kept villages of Tarkeghyang and its old culture with the interesting visit of Monastery. This lovely village of Helambu is inhabited by the Hyalmo tribe of people similar culture to the Sherpa and Tamang Buddhist religions.

Langtang Circuit Trek with Holy Gosainkund & Helambu concludes with a downhill walk into warmer areas for a scenic and interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a memorable experience in the high hills and mountains of central Himalaya.

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It will be our great pleasure to make sure that you are picked up by a representative of Nepal Spirit Adventure upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. After completing the formalities with customs (obtaining or showing your visa) and retrieving your bags/luggage all you will have to do is to look out for our representative at arrivals who will be holding a Nepal Spirit Adventure display board with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel and our manager will brief about the trip details and you can take a rest, go for a wander into the city or visit our office- it all depends on how you feel, your interests and what time you arrive in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today is your complete rest day in Kathmandu. We guide to look up the trekking equipment and you may have a question about the trip, introduction with trek guide or can also join the city tour of Kathmandu it is all as per your interest. Overnight 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Starting this marvelous trip to Langtang Circuit with Holy Gosainkund & Helambu Trekking, taking an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi village around Rasuwa district of Langtang area, drive leads north passing interesting towns and farm villages, journey continues towards the cooler area above mid-hills leaving behind low land of rice terraces. On reaching the entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,965m, a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district, after a short stop drive continues further downhill to our first overnight stop at Syabru Besi village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Transportation: Bus

The morning begins with our first-day walk with a climb for few hours, then on a gradual path through terraced farms and scattered villages, the walk continues reaching a riverside where the trail from Thulo Syabru meets with a few teahouses and lodges after a short rest here walk uphill through serene forested areas of tall rhododendron, oaks and pines trees entering a river gorge following Trisuli River upstream to Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
After a pleasant morning with the sound of the river flowing, the walk leads into a river gorge within dense woodland passing a few small settlements and farms, the mid-day walk reaches a nice place at Ghoretabla, the name means "Horse-Stable" in Nepali. After a nice break or lunch stop, an afternoon walk leads to our overnight destination at Langtang village with few hours of good walk from Ghoretabela to Langtang village, this is a nice moderate size village with Bhotia’s and Tamang people, the native of Langtang region for hundreds of years. (The villages around were completely destroyed from the avalanche due to huge earthquakes of 25th April & 12th May 2015 and slowly returning back to normal life).
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

A short walk today to Kyanjin Gompa of few hours as the walk enters a wide valley after leaving the tree lines and river gorge, morning walk follows a short steep hill where tree lines declines for short bushes of azalea (bush rhododendron), juniper and prickly Burberry bushes, finally walk enters a wide path around the glacial valley with splendid scenery of snowcapped mountains of Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tserko RI, Langshsisa, and Naya Kanga or Ganja la peak. After a wonderful scenic walk ending at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful spot with a wide beautiful valley and close views of Langtang Lirung glacier, ice fall just next to the lodges of Kyanjin. Kyanjin with an old small monastery located on a rocky moraine ridge top, Langtang valley huge grazing areas for Yaks, and the place has a Yak Cheese Factory established three decades ago with Swiss assistance.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

A rest day at Kyanjin for people who would like to hike up to the hilltop at Tserku Ri of 5,033m high. The climb to Tserku Ri leads to a steep climb offering glorious mountain views of the central Himalayan range. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy rest with a panorama of Chimsedang Lekh, Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, Naya Kanga 5,844m, super views of great mountains dominating Langtang valley, includes Ganchenpo 6,387m, Dorje Lakpa 6,990 m, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830m, Langtang Lirung 7,245m and across the northern boundary in Tibet rises the huge massive Shishapangma 8,046 m the last worlds 14th highest mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

After an enjoyable time at Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang valley, morning leads to a long walk but much easier on a downhill path most of the way through Langtang village and Ghoretablea, following Langtang Khola enjoying walks back into the cool forest and then back at Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

From Lama Hotel, a morning walk follows downhill to Bamboo a small place with few teahouses serving as a lodge. After a nice short rest continue to walk past farm terraces of millets, corns, and wheat’s (depending upon season for crops), on leaving the farm area with uphill to Upper or Thulo Syabru for an overnight stop, an interesting Tamang village, where houses are linked together in a row with an old monastery above the village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Today a short scenic walk heading higher area as the walk leads into the deep forest of rhododendron, pines, and hemlocks trees with excellent views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Mountains with Langtang Lirung, after hours of climb reaching a level path. A pleasant walk leads to Shing Gompa for an overnight stop, this village also called Chandanbari with nice lodges and a small cheese factory with an old monastery on top of the village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
From Shing Gompa, walk leads to Gosainkund, starting with a climb into pine and rhododendron forest then over Lauri Binayak pass at above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati. After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosaikund Lake area for an overnight stop. The legendary and myth story of this holy place as per the ancient Hindu epic, Gosainkund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri. Hindu believes that this pristine pond was formed due to digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ festival.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

After a pleasant and enjoyable stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Laurabina eastern or Gosainkund pass at 4,600 m / 15,091 ft, the highest point of this adventure after walking past Ganesh and Surya Kund. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to an overnight stop at Ghopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of a forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
From Ghopte (means overhanging cave a fine shelter for local travelers) walk leads on a gradual uphill path to reach a high spot on a ridge top at 3,690 meters, where Helambu and Kathmandu trail joins. This high ridge offers fantastic views of snow-peaks and of rolling hills and valleys, this scenic place with a number of lodges and tea houses. From here walk leads downhill into a dense forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and firs trees reaching the base of a hill near a clear fast-flowing stream, a nice grazing pasture land with green meadows an hour walk with gentle walk leads to Melamchigaon for an overnight stop in the first village of Helambu area.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Morning walk leads to Tarkeghyang village with downhill at first and then climb to a small ridge top with views of snowcapped peaks. After a short stop walk follows on a gradual path to Tarkeghyang village for an overnight stop, in the comfort of a nice homely lodge with time for a walk around village's oldest monastery enriched with impressive Buddhist culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Enjoying overnight stop at Tarkeghyang village with its friendly locals of Hyalmo tribes, morning our last day walk leads on the pleasant path around unspoiled forested areas, with views of beautiful Helambu villages, the walk continues passing chortens a prayer Buddhist monuments, following the trail with superb views of rolling green hills reaching at Shermathang village for shortstop and then downhill to warmer areas for last overnight stop a Kakani, a nice farm village on the road to Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

The morning after last breakfast on the hills of Jugal Himal and Helambu area, then taking an exciting drive which leads downhill to Melamchi Bazaar a busy town, and then on winding scenic road reaching warmer areas of Melamchi Bazaar and finally back at Kathmandu, after an awesome time on Langtang Circuit with Holy Gosainkund & Helambu Trekking, after checking into respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure and join in for farewell group dinner in a nice restaurant around Thamel area.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Bus
After a wonderful time on the high hills of Central Himalaya around Langtang Circuit with Holy Gosainkund & Helambu Trekking, with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • All airport and hotel transfer private vehicle
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation along with the trekking
  • Trekking meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging
  • Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag and down jacket
  • All necessary paperwork and permit (National park permit, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Nepalese visa fee, You can get it in your arrival
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu(due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Set departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

Useful Information

Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on the display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We provide 2 - 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Accommodation in Trek

We provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Foods During The Trek

As per your booking Trek to Langtang Circuit, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can not drink with adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy also boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water costs $1-2$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating in trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 4,600m is Lauribinaya pass above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.
As well as covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft, or damage to your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents it is top important.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 1 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.