Langtang Heritage Trek -12 Days

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Langtang Heritage trek offers you the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund.Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountain views.

Trip Duration 12 Days
Max Altitude 1670m - 5050m
Group Size 1 - 15
DIFFICULTY Moderate
ARRIVAL ON Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM Kathmandu Nepal

 Trip highlights

  • Situated north of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Country of elusive red panda & wilder animal.
  • Amazing views of high snow-capped mountains
  • Enchanting, pristine rhododendron, pines.
  • Explore Tibetan rich culture and traditions.
  • Visiting the holy glacial pond of Gosainkund lake.
  • High scenic passes with magnificent views.

Trip Overview

Langtang Heritage trek offers you the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund. Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountain views.

Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, the Langtang Heritage trek now travels through Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. We then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley.

We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on our way to the Tamang village of Langtang.

A little further up the valley is Kyangin Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkunda is located.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

Day 02 Kathmandu to SyabruBensi (1462m/4795ft) (6:30 hours)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1462m/4795ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi by bus via Trisuli Bazar and Dhunche( popular town). You will witness nice scenery of the White Mountains of Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and other minor peaks are visible from Kakani (along the route) and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers, villages while driving to Syaprubensi. Syabrubensi is an attractive village with large stone houses.

Day 03 SyabruBensi to Lama Hotel (2510m/8232ft)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2510m/8232ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

From Syabrubensi we begin our trek by following the Langtang River, a river we will be following over the next few days, all the way to the head of the valley. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trails ascent ridge to Paira Lodge and after Paira Lodge, the trails, gradually ascent until to New Bridge and the trail climbs up to Rimche and after 40 minutes, we get then to Lama Hotel. This day, you might be feel wilderness and might get opportunity to see wild animals like monkeys, red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bears etc.

Day 04 Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3307m/10846ft)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3307m/10846ft)
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

From Lama Hotel the trail gradually climbs up to GhoraTabela through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron with spectacular, fleeting glimpses of Mt. LangtangLirung (7,244m). Leaving GhoraTabela, the path follows the delightful LangtangKhola, climbing steadily up to the spread-out Langtang village (3,500m). At the afternoon, we hiking up to KyanjinRi and back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 05 Langtang village to ChorkariRi (5050m/ 16564ft) and back to Kyanjin Gompa
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3870m/ 11,720ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Get up an early morning at 5:30 am. The trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the LajaKhola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see KyanjinGompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from LangtangLirung. After KyanjinGompa, climb to the top of Chorkariri (5050m). Enjoying spectacular panoramic mountain views of the whole Langtang Himalayas, including LangtangLirung (7,244m), LangshisaRi (6,810 m.), Gyanghempo (6,888 m.) Ganjala peak, Nayakang more. Besides, incredible mountain views, Langtang valley views with dramatic icefall flowing from LangtangLirung and Gyanghempo peak can be seen.

Day 06 Trek down from KyanjinGompa to Lama Hotel (2510m/8232ft)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2510m/8232ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

On your 6th day of Langtang Heritage Trek you trek down from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel at an altitude of 2510m. Similarly, the Lama Hotel is a very famous place in the Langtang Region. Likewise, after you reach the Lama Hotel you will get an amazing view of the surrounding which will add value to your Langtang Heritage Trek.

Day 07 Lama Hotel to ThuloSybru Village (2210m7248ft)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2210m7248ft)
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

From Lama Hotel the trail descends till Paira Lodge. Then the trail ascent through the forest after crossing the river, climbing to Syabru Village.

Day 08 Sybru Village to Cholangpati (3860/11688ft)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3860/11688ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Passing Schools and gompas the trail ascent through the forest of hemlock and oak until trail Dursagang (2660m). Then the trail gradually ascent through forest Sing Gompa and then trail gradually ascent to Cholangpati.

Day 09 Visit Gosaikunda and Lauribina pass (4610m/ 15120ft) and Trek down to Cholangpati (3680m.)
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: (3860/11688ft)
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Today is a very exciting day on one’s journey because today you will visit Gosaikunda and Lauribina pass which are the main attractions of the region and trek. Furthermore, this visit to Gosaikunda will add value to your trip. Then, after trekking down to Cholangpati at an altitude of 3680m.

Day 10 Trek down to Dhunche
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1875m/ 6150ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

This is the last day of trekking in the Langtang Heritage Trek. Similarly, today you will trek from Cholangpati to Dunche at an altitude of 3560m. Then overnight at a suitable lodge.

Day 11 Drive to Kathmadu by bus
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

This is the last day of the trip. So, after a light meal, we take a drive back to Kathmandu for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 After breakfast, the trip ends
Meal: Breakfast

Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

What to expect?

Price Includes

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Filtered water in trekking using (Katadyn Pocket Water Filter)
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Langtang trekking Map.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable English Speaking Government license holder trekking guide and strong porter (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for Guide and porter.
  • our season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works .
  • Langtang National park entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Trip Info

The Langtang Heritage Trek gives you a fantastic experience of traveling in the remote and spectacular Langtang Valley. Similarly, the trip to Langtang Heritage Trek starts with one’s arrival in Kathmandu, and from Kathmandu, after a valley tour, the trip heads towards Syprubeshi. And, from Syprubeshi the trip continues with a trek towards Lama Hotel.

From Lama Hotel the trip travels through different destinations. Firstly, from Lama Hotel the trek goes to ThuloSyabru and Cholangpati. Furthermore, on this trip, you will visit Gosaikunda and Laurebina pass (4600 m.) and trek down to Cholangpati (3680 m.). After, Trek down to Dhunche.

Then drive by bus to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

TREKKING EQUIPMENTS, GEARS & SOME MEDICINES

We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

Valuable information

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard

 ALTITUDE AND TEMPERATURE IN NEPAL

Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

Map & Elevation

Frequently Asked Questions

The perfect time to go for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is during the spring and autumn season. Similarly, the best time to visit Nepal is during the summer season. But there are many visits during the winter season too. Summer is best in spring and autumn. You can travel when the weather is stable and the sky is clear at this time of the year. Also, at this time of the year, you can travel so that you can see the surroundings better when the sky is clear. As your tour progresses you can see various peaks in the area that enrich your visit. In addition, travel here during the fall season to experience the country’s largest festivals, Dashin and Tihar.

The Langtang Heritage trek is a moderate-level trek. Almost anyone can undertake the trek. However, there might be some difficulties on the trek.

  • Weather Condition and Temperature
  • The route you have chosen for climbing
  • Physical Fitness
  • Sometimes, High Altitude Sickness
  • The distance you covered in the whole trip.
  • Clothing and Equipment

The important clothing and trekking essentials for the Langtang Heritage trek. Some of them are listed below:

  • Jackets (Fiber or down).
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • Waterproof jacket with hood or poncho.
  • Tracksuit.
  • Track shoes
  • Trousers
  • Thermal Underwear and Thermal coat
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/ skirts
  • Pair of Gloves
  • Pair of sandals
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Woolen hat
  • Long-sleeved shirt.
  • Towel and Hankies.
  • Lightweight walking boots
  • 2 pairs of thin socks and 2 pairs of woolen socks
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • Trekking Sticks.
  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
  • 2-4 plastic bags 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.
  • Daypack bag to carry your personal requirements.
  • Water Bottle, water purifying tablets
  • Quick Dry Towels
  • Headlamp, Torch, Candles
  • Matches / Lighters
  • Binocular, Camera, trekking map and compass, Knife, reading materials, pencil, rubber, pen and notebook, lip guard

The average cost of Langtang Heritage Trek is about USD 1500 per person for a 15 days itinerary.

Many people do Langtang Heritage Trek without a guide. So, it is certainly possible. But, this trek would be very difficult for a single person. So, we would recommend hiring a guide.

Yes, it’s compulsory to have a Langtang Heritage Trek permit from Kathmandu.

Altitude sickness is a common problem during Langtang Heritage Trek. So, you should drink a sufficient amount of water.

Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.

While climbing it is possible that you feel uncomfortable during Langtang Heritage Trek. But, don’t worry, your guide will be there for you.

It is certainly possible to charge your phones and batteries in the tea houses during your trip to Langtang Heritage Trek but they might charge you some money.

Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06