Langtang Circuit Trek 12 days
langtang is located at the north of Nepal in the Rasuwa district boarding with the Tibet. The Langtang National Park is a widely beautiful Park with Variety of species and the subtropical climate zone to alpine. The park is covered by forest about 25% and the trees includes evergreen Pine; oak and various types of Rhododendron. The wild animals like Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, rhesus monkey and red pandas can find in the Park. The famous Gosainkunda lakes which is a holiest place of Hindu religion also contain in the langtang national park. this pilgrimage site falls a famous festival on the month in August every year. The Langtang comprise many picks as it is a Mountain region.
Langtang Lirung: 7,234m (23,734ft) Lantang Ri: 7,205m (23,638ft) Loenpo Gang : 6,979m (22,897ft Dorje Lakpa: 6,966m (22,854ft)
Changbu: 6,781m (22,247ft) Yansa Tsenji: 6,690m (21,950ft) Kyunha Ri: 6,601m (21,657ft) Dongpache: 6,562m (21,529ft)
Langshisha Ri: 6,427m (21,086ft) Gangchepo: 6,387m (20,955ft) Morimoto : 6,150m (20,180ft) Tsogaka : 5,846m (19,180ft)
Yala peak: 5,520m (18,110ft)
The langtang’s highest point langtang lirung 7,234m and the protected area of the langtang national park exceeds an altitude range 0f 6,450m covering Rasuwa, Sindhupalhow and Nuwakot district of central himalayan region with the area of 1,710kmsq. of 26 VDC. The holy lake Gosainkunda 4300m and Dorje lakpa 6,966m bisect east-west to south-east. The park also is the first Himalayan national park as well was established in 1970. Langtang valley trek is an utterly pleasant trekking in Nepal making an interesting place because of their culture of the people in the Tibetan society. Their festival interestingly draws the attraction of the traveller so every year many trekkers take their trip to the langtang valley and Tamang heritage trek, and tamang heritage trek also can call a religious trek as well. The most famous adventure as white-water rafting in Trishii and Bhotekosi rivers also falls in this region. The trekkers accommodation facilities r available in Dhunche, or syaprubesi in Rasuwa and all the trekking route in Gosainkunda.
Langtang Trek Itinerary
1. Day one Ktm to Shyafru Besi:
Riding to the shyafru besi from Kathmandu. It is the day the trek begins. An 5/6 hrs drive from Kathmandu until the shyafru besi and stay first night in shyafru besi. As it is remote Himalayan region the hotels for the accommodation are not luxury but not bad to spend one night, so let say hotels are good in shyafru besi.
2. Day Two Shyafru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m)
after the breakfast at 6:30 am or 7:00 am starting to walk to the lama hotel it is first walking day to the Langtang trek. Walking through the thick jungle and lunch at on way Lama Hotel arrives in about 5 hrs walk. Lying in the middle of the jungle, nothing special view to be seen from here but an unexpected song that Bhote-koshi river sings you all the time which you can’t deny.
3. Day Three Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3500m)
As every day after breakfast today also the walk starts at 7:00 am, today the camp is in the Langtang Valley. This valley probably be the first interesting and beautiful place you staying in since the trek has been started. Incline and straight way through the thick pine and rhododendron forest from Lama Hotel of about 6 hrs walking is quiet long walking could make you little bit tired so, little bit cold Langtang night even could give a restful and be the comfortable night.
4. Day Four Langtang Valley to Kyanging (3960m)
The very shortest walking of the Langtang trek. So, no rush to walk early morning. Today from Langtang to kyanging is just of 3 hrs walk so easy walking and getting early to the camp having rest and lunch then after some sightseeing around. Tomorrow early 5:00am in the morning going upto the kyanging Ri to see the Mt. Langtang range and can see highest pick Langtang Lirung 7,234m (23,734ft) Lantang Ri 7,205m (23,638ft) Loenpo Gang 6,979m (22,897ft) Dorje Lakpa 6,966m (22,854ft) Yala peak 5,520m (18,110ft) and many more. It is an extra day staying in kyanging or just want to come back to Langtang its travellers choice.
5. Day Five Kyanging to Lama Hotel (2380m)
Getting 1600m down to lama Hotel and stay over night here. One more night here again the beautiful village at the bhote koshi river banks.
6. Day six Lama Hotel to Thulo shyafru (2330m)
Another beautiful village at same elevation as Lama Hotel. It is about 6 hrs walk from Lama Hotel but sure far more beautiful place can see many greenery hills and villages around that seems an artistic view around the hills.
7. Day Seven: Thulo shyafru to Shin Gompa (3330)
Today is a slightly difficult walking day incline of one thousand miter of elevation from thulo Shyafru. Thick pine forest and incline path could make you tired but getting into the Shin Gompa gives really healing . Beautifully restful place and nice eatery places and coffee brewed coffee bars in Shin Gompa are really good place to kill you day.
8. Day Eight: Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda (4381m)
Probably the most beautiful walking and could be the longest walk of the Langtang circuit. Because of the high altitude the walk be the slower just like that and the snow way is not that easy to walk neither.
9. Day Nine: Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3530m)
A adventurous pass from the Gosainkunda and the frozen (suryakunda) lake 4631m to getting down in the camp named Ghopte. Today it might feel little bit scare while getting down to Ghopte passing from the Gosainkunda, unless having enough the trekking kits like walking sticks well warm clothes and boots everything and following to the guide that won’t be any problems.
10. Day Ten: Ghopte to kutumsang (2470m)
Last third day of the trek it is still not enough getting lost around the scenic nature but here trek is almost finished got three more days. Tomorrow to the chisapani.
11. Day Eleven: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2216m)
Chisapani is a most visited hiking destination of around the Kathmandu valley and now the camp from the trek also got here. Once, another chance to see Jungle Himal range and Ganesh Himal. So, the last day and still been seeing all those picks which have been seen during the trek and from here let’s say bye to all of them until next time.
12. Chisapani to kathmaandu (1365m)
Finally the trek is over getting here in the Kathmandu.
- Pick up & drop off at arrival and departure to/from Kathmandu Airport.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Trekking Entry permit
- Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
- All Government and local taxes
- International Airfares to/from Kathmandu and airport departure taxes.
- Nepal entry/re-entry visa fee.
- Items of a personal nature such as bar bills, telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage, mineral water and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc.
- Personal insurance, evacuation and medical expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
- Personal equipment.