- Total Duration:15 Days
- Trekking Duration:14 Days
- Start Point:Kathmandu
- End Point:Syabru Bensi
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Max Elevation:4360 meters at Gosaikunda Lake
- Accommodation:Lodges, Teahouse
- Best Time:Spring (March to May) autumn (September to early November)
The trek to Langtang is the best decision one could make to experience nature, wilderness, and culture of the mountain. Not going very far away from Kathmandu; the capital city of Nepal; the Langtang trek offers the trekkers with an opportunity to explore one of the least explored trekking destinations in Nepal.
The trek is a classic trekking destination for someone who is excited to explore the unique mountain lifestyle and culture. Only 32 kilometers away from the capital city, the Langtang is isolated from the crowd and hustle of the city and gives the sense of real pleasure and adventure.
The Langtang trek is full of cultural and natural appreciations. The authentic Tamang culture of the region attracts tourists. The similar to Tibetan lifestyle of the Sherpa and Tamang people in the region will give a sense of the impact of Tibetan culture in the area.
The trekkers will see traditionally painted houses, the yak farms, carved wooden porches, and the beautiful Gompas which add extra stars to the beauty of Langtang. The mountains also attract the tourist most. Walking through the beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, trekkers can also spot numerous animals such as red panda, musk deer, Ghoral, and birds such as Warbler, woodpecker, pheasant, drove and many more.
The pleasing walk will be supplemented by the incredible views of the snowcapped mountains, the pristine Gosaikunda Lake, alpine meadows, and several Gompas in the valley.
- DAY 1 – ARRIVE KATHMANDU
- DAY 2 – TOUR AROUND KATHMANDU
- DAY 3 – DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO SYABRU BENSI (1440 m) 8 HOURS DRIVE
- DAY 4 – SYABRU BENSI TO RIMCHE (2455 m) 6-7 HOURS HIKE
- DAY 5 – RIMCHE TO LANGTANG (3330 m) 5-6 HOURS HIKE
- DAY 6 – LANGTANG TO KYANJIN GOMPA (3730 m) 4-5 HOURS HIKE
- DAY 7 – A DAY IN KYANJIN GOMPA
- DAY 8 –KYANJIN GOMPA TO LAMA HOTEL (2400 m) 5-6 HOURS TREK
- DAY 9 – LAMA HOTEL TO THULO SYABRU (2100 m) 6 HOURS HIKE
- DAY 10 – THULO SYABRU TO SING GOMPA (3850 m) 6 HOURS HIKE
- DAY 11 – SING GOMPA TO GOSAIKUNDA LAKE (4381 m) 5-6 HOURS HIKE
- DAY 12: TREK TO DHUNCHE (1950) AND DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
- DAY 13: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (7 - 9 HOURS DRIVE)
- DAY 14: LEISURE DAY
- DAY 15: DEPARTURE
You will be met at the airport and be taken to the hotel. You may relax or explore until the group meets at dinner.
After breakfast, you venture out for the full day sightseeing (6-7 hours) in a fascinating medieval city, its streets, bazaars, temples, shrines and Buddhist stupas are crowded with peoples of every creed, color, and race. Rickshaws, taxis, and hooting motorists add to the din and create that special atmosphere that Kathmandu is so famous for. You visit the Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple) and the Durbar Square in the heart of the city. This is where the Kumari is. Many of Kathmandu’s most historic and important temples are located here. Next, you will drive to Patan, once a beautiful city in its own right which rivaled Kathmandu in terms of the splendor of its temples and squares. You cross a bridge over the Bagmati River that links Kathmandu with the city of Patan, it is neighbor to the south. Patan has more excellent architecture and has long been a center of Newari craftsmanship. There will also be time to purchase any last minute supplies for the mountains.
After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Syabru Bensi. We will drive in a private vehicle. The drive is about 8 hours long and offers the trekkers with the beautiful scenario and the mountain views. You will witness the beauty of the snow-capped Mt. Annapurna II, Manaslu, and other minor peaks along the way. Likewise, the green hilly landscapes, the rivers across the route and the villages make the route further beautiful.
Passing through the terraced field and the villages, the trip passes the Trishuli Bazaar. The tourists can still enjoy the Himalayan views while in the way to Trishuli Bazaar. We will take our lunch at Trishuli Bazaar and continue further towards the low land. We will descend for a while and pass Dhunche before we reach Syabru Bensi.
Overnight in Syabru Bensi includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We will begin walking from today. We start our trek early in the morning. We will first encounter the Bhote Koshi River. The trail continues by crossing the Langtang Khola. We walk through the dense forest of bamboo and most probably see some Langur monkeys. Maybe you also encounter Red Pandas if you are lucky enough. After about almost 6 and a half hours, we will reach Rimche at an altitude of 2455 meters. The location of the Rimche is perfect for the beautiful view of the valley. We will be staying in Rimche for the night. So, you can also explore the nearby Sherpa settlement in the village in some spare time in the evening.
Overnight in Rimche, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
After having breakfast in the morning, we will start our trek by a gentle climb. The trail will take the trekkers to the Gore Tabela in the middle of the valley. Trekkers will also see the Royal Army Base Camp where they guard the animals of the National Park.
Walking along the trail, we can see the Himalayan peaks such as Langtang Lirung in the north. We will also see Lakpa Dorje, Langtang I, Langtang II and several other peaks. We also walk along the alpine meadows and ascend towards Langtang. You will pass through traditional villages. The local lifestyle is Tibetan and people follow Buddhism. Continuing our trek, we will soon reach Langtang village. You may also encounter some animals like red panda, Langur monkeys, and red bulbul on the way.
Overnight in Lodge in Langtang, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We will pass through a small village with stone-built houses. Along the way comes a Chorten; a Buddhist Monument. We pass through the Mani stones which are inscribed with the Tibetan chant. The trail continues to a glacial valley which offers beautiful views of the Kimshun, Tsenji Himal, Naya Kanga, Lakpa Dorji, and Urkinmang.
Passing through the Sherpa settlement we will reach the Kyanjin Gompa. The mountains are more beautiful from here. The Kyanjin Gompa is famous for the cheese factory nearby.
Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We will spend a day around the Gompa. You can spend relaxing or exploring the village. You can make a visit to Chergo Ri (5,000 m) which offer magnificent views of the mountains like Langtang, Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the bottom of the Lirung Glacier. You can also make a visit to the cheese factory.
Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We start our trek after breakfast we will start our trek back to Lama Hotel. We will follow the same path we followed when climbing the Langtang valley. We will reach the Lama Hotel for lunch. The remaining day is for rest and preparation for the next day.
Overnight in Lama Hotel, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Again we will follow the same trail back to the Langtang valley. The trail begins with a gentle descent and then starts to ascent through the pine and juniper forest. The trekkers will enjoy the beautiful views of the Langtang Himal and other peaks along the way. You might also encounter some Langur monkeys and several bird species such as Warbler, red bulbul, Dorngor and many others.
Overnight in Thulo Syabru includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We will start early today. We begin uphill with the views of the Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan peak. The trail will pass through the Foprang Danda at 3200 meters as well as Dursagang at 2,660 meters. Several plants like rhododendron will be your friend along the trail. Also, you will see the Lhokta plant whose branches are used to make Nepali paper. After some more time, we will finally reach Sing Gompa: today’s destination for us.
Overnight in Sing Gompa, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We will start our trek with an uphill climb. The rough trail will offer us with the Himal Chuli Manaslu views and Ganesh Himal. A clear day even offers with the Annapurna range views. The Langtang Lirung stands on the north.
The trek will first take us to the Laurebina Yak at 3920 meters. From here, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan range of Nepal as well as Tibet. Continuing for some more time, we reach a spot from where we will get the first glimpse of the Gosaikunda lake before us.
Gosaikunda is not only a single lake. Once you reach Gosaikunda, you will see a dozen lakes. Among them, the major are Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosaikunda. The lake is also a pilgrimage site for the Hinduism followers. According to stories, Lord Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier to quench his thirst after swallowing poison.
Overnight in Gosaikunda includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We will accomplish a long walk today to reach Dunche. The walk will be pretty interesting. You will never be alone because there will be many pilgrimages walking along the path from different parts of the country.
We will go for a long drive today. After breakfast in Dhunche, we will now drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
A spare day in Kathmandu will be a relaxing day after the successful completion of the long Rara Lake and Jumla trek. Since this will be your last day stay in Nepal, you can also enjoy the traditional dinner in Kathmandu. They provide a beautiful environment with cultural performances. Also, you can make a short trip around the Kathmandu city in the afternoon and have some snaps to add on some extra flavor to your trip.
Now, this is the time to go home. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
- Government Trained License Holder English-speaking guide/leader
- All domestic and International airport transfers on arrival and departure
- Good standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/cities with twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
- All road transport by private vehicles
- All domestic airfares
- All meals and accommodation on trek including tea and coffee
- Morning bed-tea on a trek
- A free high-quality Dolma Treks duffel bag/relative trekking map and Tee-shirt
- Trek staff and full porterage
- All camping gears in our camping treks
- High altitude Sherpa/porters properly insured and equipped
- National Park fees + Permits
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Laundry and personal expenses
- Whatever is not mentioned in the included section
" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.
I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back"
I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt
I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host.
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip. Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared. Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest. On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!
We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme. His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.
Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.