Langtang Trek Itinerary

A Guided Trekking Expedition into the Langtang Himal

For prices and more details about this trip please visit the Langtang Trek trip page

Transport to the Langtang

Day 1 – Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, enchanting and exotic, it is a city immersed with ancient temples and tradition! Fused with colourful markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants, Kathmandu with its exhilarating allure is a city you won’t forget! You’ll have the afternoon free to explore the streets and markets. In the evening we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant. You will be met at the airport by your expedition leader.


Day 2 – The Ancient Temples of Kathmandu

Explore three awe-inspiring temples and discover why the entire Kathmandu Valley is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site! Along the banks of the Bagmati River is Pashupitinath. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the most important site for Hindus in Nepal. Cremations and acts of devotion can regularly be seen at this atmospheric place of worship. Located in a tranquil part of the city is the peaceful and majestic Bodhnath Stupa, where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to show their respect and faith. Climb the steps to Swayambutinath, high on a hilltop overlooking the city. Used by both Hindus and Buddhists, the temple is regarded for its many holy (and very cheeky) monkeys!


Day 3 – Jeep to Syabrubesi (1,470m)

We drive by 4×4 jeep on rough mountain jeep tracks, winding our way through switchbacks and slicing our way upwards through the Himalayan foothills. On a clear day superb views of the Himalayan peaks, Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal can be seen. We continue until we descend to the small village of Syabrubesi, the starting point of our trek. We will stay here overnight in a local guesthouse.

Trekking in the Langtang

Day 4-5 – Trekking into the Dramatic Langtang Valley (1,470m-3,870m)

The Langtang Valley is surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains and marks the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Legend has it that a young lama following his lost yak discovered the valley, giving it its namesake. “Lang” means “yak”, while “tang” means “to follow”.

We leave Syabrubesi and ascend the valley through thick pine and rhododendron forest. An abundance of birds can be seen and if we’re lucky we will see Langur monkeys, red pandas and even the Himalayan Black Bear. The trail leads through traditional Tamang settlements, allowing for a glimpse of Himalayan culture. The Tamang are very similar in dress, lifestyle and religious practice to Tibetans. Climbing higher, we pass by many gompas and prayer wheels, through wild yak pastures and splendid alpine meadows. Beyond the trees, the valley opens up, revealing unparalleled views of Langtang Lirung and many other unnamed peaks! We trek to the last permanent settlement, Kianjin Gompa, our base for the next couple of days of exploration.

Tserko Ri Climb

Day 6-7 – Kianjin Gompa Excursions

Kianjin Gompa lies at a breathtaking 3,870 metres above sea level, surrounded by towering snow capped peaks and meandering glaciers! We have two days to enjoy this stunning mountain landscape and to venture further into the valley. Walk to Langshisha Karka, hike up Tsergo Ri – an almost 5,000m peak, trek to the base of Langtang Lirung (7,227m) or go in search of the elusive yeti! For those wanting to relax there is a gompa and delicious cheese factory in the village.

Day 8-11 – Kianjin Gompa to Gosainkund Lakes

We descend via an alternative route, crossing over high suspension bridges, traversing terraced hillsides, and hiking through remote villages. Experience incredible views of Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, crisp mountainous air, and stunning Himalayan sunsets, before gaining height to the holy lakes.

Ganesh Himal

Day 12-13 – Downhill to Dhunche

Wake early to see the sun rising over Ganesh Himal (7,500m) and Paldor (5,896m) and the Himalaya stretching far into Tibet. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast, with freshly made pancakes, Tibetan breads, porridge, and vegetable free-range egg omelets available. Enjoy this with warming tea and coffee on the veranda before heading to Dhunche. The next morning we drive back through the foothills to the ancient trading town of Kathmandu.

Day 14 – Free day in Kathmandu

Today is free to explore Kathmandu. Discover the ornate temples and palaces of Durbar Square in the heart of the city, relax with a refreshing chai (traditional Nepalese tea) on a rooftop restaurant, or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. We’ll have a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.

Day 15 – Depart Kathmandu

Unfortunately it’s the end of this adventure. Lost Earth Adventures group services end after breakfast. Transfers to the airport are complimentary. See you next time!

flight around everest

Here for an extra day or have an afternoon flight?

Treat yourself to… A Flight Amongst Giants.

As the clouds part and the sun breaks through the early morning sky, ascend towards the Himalaya in an exhilarating mountain flight. Fly east towards the highest mountain in the world – iconic Mount Everest (8,848m) and on the way take in breathtaking views of the Himalaya including Kangchengjunga (8,586m), Shisha Pangma (8,013m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,864m) and Lhotse (8,516m). Quite simply – spectacular!

*Scenic Mt. Everest mountain flight is not included in tour price and must be paid for on location.

Or Explore Patan – The City of Beauty 
Patan is a city standing still in time, immersed in rich cultural history, bustling with the energy of today. A place best explored by foot, we’ll walk the cobbled streets with over 600 stupas whilst discovering ancient pagoda temples. See why local people still call it by its original name, Lalitpur – the City of Beauty.

Trekking Times and Altitudes

These tables show the approximate times it takes to walk to each place we stay at night. These times do not include rest and food breaks. The footpath on this trek is pleasantly smooth on well-trodden trails, allowing for nice walking 95% of the time. Both of these routes walk along part of the Great Himalayan Trail.

Langtang Itinerary
Syabrubesi (1,470m) to Changtang (2,410m)6.5 Hours
Changtang to Langtang Village (3,330m)5 Hours
Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,860m) and trek to glacier (Optional)3-6 Hours
Climb Kjanjin Ri (4,600m) and return to Kyanjin Gompa3-4 Hours
Climb Tsergo Ri (4,984m) and return to Kyanjin Gompa7-10 Hours
Kyanjin Gompa to Riverside (2,430m)5.5 Hours
Riverside to Thulo Syaphru (2,210m)4 Hours
Thulo Syaphru to Cholongpati (3,654m)6 Hours
Cholongpati to Gosainkund Lakes (4,287m) then to Chandanbari (3,330m)8 Hours
Thulo Syaphru to Cholongpati (3,654m)6 Hours
Chandanbari to Dhunche (2,030m)5-6 Hours
Jeep to Kathmandu5 Hours

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