This is an adventurous trek that combines the astonishing Langtang Valley with the sacred pilgrimage lake of Gosainkunda and a high pass back to the Kathmandu Valley. It is a challenging journey that offers lush jungles, scenic villages, towering peaks, sacred landscape and a high mountain pass among many other attractions!We encounter both Buddhist and Hindu cultures along this route, one of the most popular trekking areas in all of Nepal.
This thrilling trek is famous for its astonishing Himalayan scenery and beauty. The Upper Langtang Valley is known as The Valley of Glaciers, sacred to the local people as a land that is free of the problems of the world. It is surrounded by the Langtang Range and astonishing glaciers. Attractions on this epic journey include the high settlements with monasteries and cheese factories: Kyangin Gompa and Sing Gomba. We also climb through forests of rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), bamboo, birch, pine and juniper, to highland meadows, yak pastureland, pristine lakes and a Himalayan high pass. All the way we willhave a chance at see the local wildlife including the Red Panda native to this area
The journey starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu, through the rural villages and fertile hills. We then begin our trek from Syabrubesi, a town at the confluence of the BhoteKosi and Langtang rivers. The route follows the Langtang Khola through lush jungle up idyllic mountain meadows with astonishing Tamang village of Langtang. We continue to Kyangin Gomba and a monastery, cheese factory and snowy peaks towering above it all. We take a day to explore the glorious surrounding terrain and then make our way back down the valley.
On our way back, we take a side route through more scenic villages to the astonishing settlement of Sing Gompa. This village has commanding views of the valley below, a cheese factory and a monastery. We ascend through more forests and then alpine highlands with marvelous views to the holy Gosainkunda lake, especially popular with Hindu pilgrims during the full moon of August. We make an adventurous traverse of a high pass and then a descent through rugged terrain that becomes serene forests. We pass through rural farmland and villages before crossing through Shivapuri National Park on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley.
Note: After exploring the Tamang heritage Trails there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as follow-on to this trek.
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the spectacular Langtang Region and the most breathtaking scenery in Nepal!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Half day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBesi (1417 m/4646 ft) 8 hrs
Day 4:Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m/8104ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 5:Trek to Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 6:Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3860m/12,664ft)2-3 hrs
Day 7:Rest & Acclimatization Day from Kyangjin Gompa
Day 8:Rest day and explore
Day 9:Trek Lama Hotel(2470m/8105 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 10:Trek to Upper Syabru (2575 m/8445 ft) 5 hrs
Day 11:Trek to Sing Gomba (3345 m/10,940 ft)4-5 hrs
Day 12:Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4455 m/14,615 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 13:Trek to Ghopte (3435m/11,270ft) via the LaurabinaLa (4609m/15,111 ft) 7 hrs
Day 14:Trek to Kutumsang (2615m/8560ft) 5 hrs
Day 15:Trek to Chisopani(2200m/7215ft) 5 hrs
Day 16:Trek to Sundarijal (1380m/4530 ft) and drive to Kathmandu(1350 meters/4450 ft) – 4hr trek, 1 hr drive Please Note: If you’d like to extend your journey, Himalaya Hikes offers many exciting activities including Jungle Safaris, Tours of Lumbini (Birthplace
Day 17:Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Half day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBesi (1417 m/4646 ft) 8 hrs
Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m/8104ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 5Trek to Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 6Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3860m/12,664ft)2-3 hrs
Day 7Rest & Acclimatization Day from Kyangjin Gompa
Day 8Rest day and explore
Day 9Trek Lama Hotel(2470m/8105 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 10Trek to Upper Syabru (2575 m/8445 ft) 5 hrs
Day 11Trek to Sing Gomba (3345 m/10,940 ft)4-5 hrs
Day 12Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4455 m/14,615 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 13Trek to Ghopte (3435m/11,270ft) via the LaurabinaLa (4609m/15,111 ft) 7 hrs
Day 14Trek to Kutumsang (2615m/8560ft) 5 hrs
Day 15Trek to Chisopani(2200m/7215ft) 5 hrs
Day 16Trek to Sundarijal (1380m/4530 ft) and drive to Kathmandu(1350 meters/4450 ft) – 4hr trek, 1 hr drive Please Note: If you’d like to extend your journey, Himalaya Hikes offers many exciting activities including Jungle Safaris, Tours of Lumbini (Birthplace
Day 17Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.
The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.