There are many popular trekking destinations in Nepal. One of the most picturesque is by Kathmandu and is known as Langtang. It is connected with long mountainous valleys of Lantang and Helambu with a high mountain lake of Gosaikunda.
The trek starts with an 8-hour drive to Syabrubesi, where you will be able to see the Langtang river valley. On this trek you will be able to see excellent snow ridges and the glaciers of the mountain. This area was named Nepal’s first Himalaya’s National Park in 1971 and is a home of various types of natural species, such as langoor monkeys, rhododendron, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Some of these animals are endangered and are beautiful species, come check them out.
With the magnificent trail, you will encounter Himalayas range like Langtang (7246 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Gang Chhentopo (6388m), and Naya Kangri (5846m). On the fourth day, you will reach Kyajin Gompa (3870m),where you will look for a small Buddhist temple, a treat for those who find it. Later you will enjoy Laurebina, this is before you go on to explore the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda glaciers. After crossing Laurebina Pass, at 4610 meters, you will discover Helambu’s Sherpa village. Before returning to the car in Kathmandu, you will get the opportunity to visit other great places, such as Sunrise, Chisapani, to other great Himalayas.
The Langtang Trek is filled with tall peaks, glossy glaciers and fabulous lakes. There are Buddhist villages inhabited by indigenous Sherpa and Tamang people, whose language and attitude trace to Tibet. In the summer, the Langtang Valley is a vibrant, colorful garden which is hidden in the most distant corner of the world. A truly great experience. The trek is difficult, those who are strong should consider trekking this experience. There is constant climbing for several days, with the maximum height of 5050 meters in Chorkari.
Though the experience of seeing nature and trekking through the landscape is amazing. You are able to see monasteries and learn about the culture of the Himalayas.
As an option to experience the Himalayas at a limited time, our 17 day program can break into two separate tracks, Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda lake.
Flying through the Himalayan mountain, you will see the views of the city’s fleeting in Kathmandu. There are three cultural cities in the Kathmandu Valley:-“ City Of Chiming Ghent” -Kathmandu, beautiful city of Patan or Lalitpur city and Bhaktapur city of Bhaktapur. Three cities include 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu’s surprise makes you attractive to every visit you follow. You will find our representative and we’ll drive you to the hotel. You will have enough time to relax and release the jet lag.
Swyambhunath meaning self-incarnated and also known as ’ Monkey temple’ because there are many sacred monkeys. Swayambhunath history begins before the beginning of the settlement of the valley. According to mythology, Bodhisattava Mahan Manjushree had a vision of lotus at Swyambhunath and traveled there for Prayer from Great China. Later, he realized that Kathmandu had human possibilities, so he cut the hill of chovar with his powerful sword and to create a gorge, where all the water fell out of the valley and drained. Once a lake, the Valley now got access to human settlement.
Swyambhunath is now the historical magnitude of the UNESCO World Heritage Site . You can see the valley from the top of the Swyambhunath . It lies in just three kilometers west of the city. The Stupa Ne is one of the most holy Buddhist sites in Nepal and most Hindus visit with huge respect. Therefore, Swyambhunath is the connecting link between the Hinduism and Buddhism.
Kathmandu, the central hub of the country and City of Temple is a major historic epicenter. History of Kathmandu is based on the Newar community, the main ethnic residence of the Valley of Kathmandu. It was originally named as Kantipur, clustered with ancient temples, palaces and the city flourished during the Malla rule in the 12th to 18th century. Nine storied Pagoda Style Mahal is a center of attractions for the scenic view of Kathmandu City.
By the 19th century, Durbar Square was a site of royalty’s home and an important place in the Republic of Nepal.
This cultural tour offers you with architectural monuments, ancient history and civilizations along with other major attractions such as Live Devi Kumari’s house , Kasthamandap, Jagannath Temple (Hippi Temple) and many more.
It’s time to start our trek, we’ll drive and pass through very small villages. On the way, you will get the opportunity to see different landscapes of Nepal, local village, and breathtaking mountain. The roadway is difficult due to the tricky road after the Trisuli market.
Your starting point of this wonderful trek is ( Dhunche) Headquarters in Rasuwa district. After reaching an 8-hour journey from Kathmandu, you will arrive at Dhunche. Your guide will cover all the trekking check post formalities and paper works. At the end, you will reach Syabrubesi, where you will spend a night.
This is the first day of your trekking and you will cross the Mountains, Langtang River and suspension bridges that you will follow for few days. The trails move towards the deep valley, and then you reach the Rimche from the Bamboo forest. Trekking from Rimche is about 1 hour to reach the Lama Hotel. In the forest, you will have the opportunity to see some animals like Monkeys and Red Pandas and possibly a Himalayan Bear. You will spend a night in a famous Lama Hotel.
Langtang Village is the headquarters of Langtang National Park. During the Trek you go through Gumanechok and Ghoda Tabela (horse stable) which is located at a height of 3000 meters. The forest is raised from the jungle, spread to the valley, some temporary accommodations used by herders. Crossing high pastures with grass-breeding cattle, this is an amazing authentic village experience that can not be found. Today, when you rotate fast and explore the monastery, you will find and discover the Langtang Lirung. You will reach the Langting village after 6 hours trekking.
Today’s transit is comparatively easy to Langtang village by canning gaming. The trail is slowly rotated through small villages and yalk pastures. By crossing too many small streams and moraines, this journey reaches Kyangjin, where you will have your lunch. Here, you have enough time to explore and relax. This is a great place to show your skill and photography interest.
Today you will travel above the Chorkari Ri (5050 meters), which is the viewpoint including vistas of Langtang Lirung (7244m), Langshisa Ri (6810m), Gyanghempo (6888m), Ganjala peak and many more along the Himalayas mountain, hills and valley. In the afternoon you can visit to Yak Cheese Factory and Monastery. Laja Khola crosses open and then leads to moraine naming Kyanjin Gompa, where dramatic ice flows fall to mesmerize your sixth senses!
After capturing the exotic views of Mountains, Himalayas and Ice fall you will downhill to Lama Hotel. You will get glimpse of the fantastic towering mountains which you might have missed on the way up.
The trail’s start is bright in the terrain and then goes on to the upper Syabru. On the way you can encounter red pandas, monkeys and different species of birds.Thulo Syabru is one of the wonderful villages of the Himalayas where you can enjoy wonderful scenarios with magnificent views of Ganesh Himal (7110m), Langtang Himal and its ranges.
After following the beautiful SYABRU’s beautiful village, you will be able to climb a wide range of Dimsa villages and trial will be low in the speed through Rhododendron, Hemlock, and Oak forests. You could see potato’s traditional farming with a few residents, including Shin Gomba, popular place of Yak Cheese. On this route, you will see the magnificent views of the Langtang range including Annapurna range.
The trail is easily assembled from the RHODODENDRON forest and the view of the Trishuli River is far away. The area of Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for endangered species i.e Red Panda. The Langtang National Park is home to many animals and is not surprising to see some animals in front of you.
You return to the Ridge Path and go to a comprehensive one that goes to Gosaikunda. Gosainkunda is a conserved area and also a religious site for Hindus. It is believed that the lake was made to quench the thirst of Lord Shiva after consuming poison. In August, many Hindus travel to Gosaikunda to take a holy bath in the devotion of Lord Shiva to cleanse sin. Explore the aura of Lakes and overnight in Gosaikunda.
Today you will mark your body limit, a challenge; The route is climbing through measurement and precise mindset. The trail leads you to a higher and lower area. Bypassing three small lakes, you will eventually reach the nearest Lauribina Pass, which is located at 4610 meters. The trail, on the other hand, reduces the path together with a stream. Around the valley, you can see the ridge with the trail standing. From this ridge, you will come to the jungle and reach the Thare danda. After half a day trekking, you will reach one of the ridges called Ghopte , where you will look for temporary settlement and your destination for overnight.
The Valley of “Sherpas”, Helambu is famous for Sherpa culture, Sherpas; are well known in the Himalayas for their physical and mental strength. This trail drops steadily all day through Fir, Rhododendron and prickly leafed oak forest. You will enjoy the excellent views of the mountains where the trail continues up ravines and across the boulders to Kutumsang
Kutumsang is well known for sunrise, you can literally see different colors of the Himalayas that have a golden silver gold from silver, a scene that leaves trace in your mind for a lifetime. Today it is a medium day that TREKKERS can reach some easy area within and follow down ridge to reach Chisapani, which takes 6 hours.
Chisapani meaning cold water is a Tamang (one of the 103 ethnic groups in Nepal) heritage trail that will lead you to the spectacular mountain views across the Mulkharka and Shivapuri National Park. Shivapuri is also well renowned for its short hikes as well as the lush green vegetation and number of wildlife. Today we are ending our amazing and breathtaking Langtang trek at the Northern end of Kathmandu Known as Sundarijal. Onwards you will be driven back to Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the world’s most renowned temples and is listed as world heritage site. It is a Pagoda style Hindu temple which is dedicated to the gilt roofing as well as the carved silver door to Lord Shiva. It is located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The sacred, Pashupatinath has been dedicated to the Lord Shiva and was first established in the 5th century. Nepal’s most sacred Hindu pilgrimage place ,Pashupatinath has got attention for worship for at least fifteen years. The cremation of Hindu body is emotionally visible but an interesting way to life cycle.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square complex is situated at Mangal Bazzar. Patan Durbar Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture that was built during the Malla reign. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. The famous Krishna Temple with 21 pinnacles built in Shikhar style is the major highlight. The courtyard or the Chowks named Mul chowk, Sundari chowk, mani chowk and Narayan Chowk are other places of interest. The Durbar Square is another interesting way to look at the closer look in Nepal’s bronze statues and religious objects. You can stroll around the old Newari residential houses and explore the beautiful golden temple along with the Kumbheshwor; oldest temple in the valley.
Getting attached and leaving the traces of wonderful vistas of mountains, culture, people and places for more than two weeks. We now conclude the journey for this time but not for a lifetime because as the famous slogan, Naturally Nepal: Once is not enough.
Buenas a tod@S, la semana pasada hice un trekking de 4 dias en Lantang y fue perfecto, empezamos de 1900 metros “Dhunche” y subimos a Gosaikunda que está a 4318 metros de altitud. Nos paramos en todos los hostel a tomar té o comer algo para recuperar fuerzas mientras subiamos y cuando estabamos cansados decidiamos si quedarnos a dormir en el siguiente refugio. Al llegar a la cima Goisakiunda fue increible, nos pusimos hacer muchas fotos del lago y tomamos un té en el hostal. Luego decidimos bajar poco a poco porque estaba nevado y así disfrutábamos de las vistas. Fue una experiencia increible, paisajes preciosos,ya que la mayoria del recorrido estaba nevado e hizo que fuera mas auténtico e igual que los refugios, la gente local te trate como uno mas de la familia. Tuve la suerte de ir acompañada de un guia estupendo, me ayudó en todo y se portó genial conmigo. Lo único que puedo decir es que volveré a repetir un trekking por el Himalaya.
Perfekte Reise – nah an den Menschen!
Wir hatten eine super Zeit mit Shiva und seinem Team, von der Abholung vom Flughafen bis zum Absetzen dort war einfach alles perfekt! Wir haben sowohl eine “Kulturtour”” als auch einen zweiwöchigen hike I’m Himalaya gemacht. Die Guides waren einfach nur klasse, das Programm war super und soweit wir wollten auch abseits der Touristenmassen, alle Unterkünfte waren gut und bei Fragen und Änderungswünschen war das Team sofort zur Stelle. Wir kommen definitiv wieder!
We spend a whole month in Nepal and the Himalayan Circuit team helped us organize every single aspect of the trip. One of our most important criteria was getting to know Nepal off the beaten track, and they made an excellent plan to show us every bit between China and India: we had the excitement of Holi Festival, luxurious stays in the jungle around Chitwan, few days in Pokhara and of course, the amazing Langtang Helambu trek, our travel had everything! Thank you very much and see you next time!