16 days Langtang Triangle Trek
Langtang Triangle Trek is a less touristy area as compared to Annapurna and the Everest region. It offers an unspoiled nature beauty with superb views of Himalayas, picturesque scenery during the trek and the Tamangs’ lifestyle and culture.
Langtang Triangle Trek is a combination of Tamang heritage trek/Langtang trek/Gosainkunda trek and Helambu trek. The trek difficulty ranges from easy to moderate and is only offered by Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd, with our expert guides and porters who trekked with us over decades and are fully acclimatized, physically fit and strong to carry your luggage.
This trek is specially catered to those who are interested in doing a circuit trail in the Langtang region which starts from Syabrubesi and end at Timbu in Helambu region. It would take around 16 days in total whereby you will visit the newly open trekking Tamang heritage upwards of Langtang Gosainkunda and ending with Helambu trek. You will be reaching Cherko Ri (4,984m) to view the superb scenery of Langtang valley and cross the highest elevation Laurebina pass (4,610m) in Gosainkunda trek and end off with Helambu trek.
We will depart from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which takes around 11 hours by local bus or 8 hours via private jeep for the first night stay. The trek goes on to visit Tamang heritage trail (Gatlang – Tatopani – Thuman-bridim – Rimche), reaching 2,607m in Tatopani. The Tamang community lifestyle, culture, local monasteries, unspoiled nature of Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Ganesh Himal (7,429m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Mt. Manaslu himal (8,156m) Jugal Himal, Pardor Peak (5,896m) and many more mountains can be seen.
These few days of short trekking and experiences concludes the first part and for the second part of the journey, you will start the beautiful Langtang trek from Langtang village – Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m) for an overnight stay and also visit Cheku ri (4,984m) and Kyanjin Gompa (Monastery), where many beautiful mountains can be seen.
After the Langtang Valley trek, we return via the same route back to Lama hotel and Thulo Syabru before following the route for Gosainkunda trek (which means sacred lake and according to legends, were created by the Hindu god ‘Shiva’ himself), crossing the Laurenena Pass (4610m) and continuing to Helambu valley trek till Timbu which ends off the trek.
- Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Transport and overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives at the airport will pick and transport you to your hotel.
- Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,503m), overnight in Syabrubesi tea house
It takes about 11 hours by local bus or 8 hours via private jeep (extra charges) to reach Syabrubesi as tourist buses do not travel to this region.
- Day 3
Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,238m), overnight in Gatlang tea house
It would take about 5 to 6 hours of trekking to reach Gatlang village. The beautiful views of Gosainkunda (sacred lake) and Ganesh Himal can be seen along the way.
- Day 4
Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m), overnight in Tatopani tea house
The trek today will be a little longer as it is descending and ascending which will take about 6 to 7 hours to reach Tatopani. Tatopani means hot water and there is a hot spring where you can bath and relax after the long trek which the local people believe will ease away any aches and pain.
- Day 5
Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2,338m) via Briddhim & Nagthali, overnight in Thuman tea house
The trek goes along the pass Nagthali Ghyang (3,165m) and as you ascend to the top (Nagthali 3,165m), the snow covered Himalayas can be seen. You will proceed to Briddhim and stop for a night stay at Thuman after 5 to 6 hours of trekking.
- Day 6
Trek from Thuman to Briddhim (2,229m), overnight in Briddim tea house
After breakfast, the trek towards Briddhim village takes around 5 to 6 hours where you can observe the lifestyle and culture of Tamang people. There is a Tamang culture show performed by the local community for you to watch.
- Day 7
Trek from Briddhim to Rimche (2,455m), overnight in Rimche tea house <
- Day 8
Trek from Rimche to Langtang village (3,430m), overnight in Langtang village tea house
- Day 9
Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m), overnight in Kyanjin Gompa tea house <
- Day 10
Leisure day in Kyangin Gompa, O/N in Kyangin Gompa
A day in Kyangin Gompa allows the opportunity to visit the famous Kyangin Monastery and Cherko Ri (4,984m) with spectacular mountains views. After visiting the monastery, there is this option of going to the Yala cheese factory or the small lake behind Yala.
- Day 11
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,410m), overnight in Lama Hotel tea house
- Day 12
Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,250m), overnight in Thulo Syabru
From Lama Hotel, we head towards Syabrugaun and stop in between at Bamboo for lunch.
- Day 13
Trek to Sing Gompa (3,330m), overnight in Sing Gompa
From Syabrugaun, after crossing rivers and passing through forests where the path is mostly uphill, you will stop for an overnight stay in Sing Gompa.
- Day 14
Trek to Gosainkunda (4,165), overnight in Gosainkunda
The trail leading to Gosainkunda is mostly steep and rugged. According to Hindu mythology, the holy lakes of Gosainkuda were created by Lord Shiva’s Trishul (three pointed weapon) so that he could drink its cold water and quench his thirst.
- Day 15
From Gosainkunda to Gopte/Tharepati (3,690m), overnight in Tharepati
Today, you will head towards Laurebina pass (4610m), where the trail passes through a rugged country across three small lakes before finally arriving in Tharepati.
- Day 16
From Thare Pati to Targe Gyang (2,600m), overnight in Targe Gyang
The trek to Targe Gyang from Thare Pati is a gentle climb across a school and a meadow.
- Day 17
From Targe Gyang to Timbu (1,580m) and back to Kathmandu
The trail today passes through dense forests and crosses a number of streams before a gentle climb to the village of Timbu followed by a ride back to Kathmandu.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
- Return transfers from International Airport to hotel.
- One night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu (room sharing) including breakfast.
- All government taxes and Langtang national park entry fees.
- TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System).
- One experienced English speaking guide who can help your luggage (we pay for his daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
- Kathmandu to Syabrubesi transportation via local bus.
- Timbu to Kathmandu transportation via local bus.
- Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
- Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
- Trekking maps.
- Trekking poles, sleeping bag (will be provided if necessary).
- PNT official services charge and government taxes.
Medical support: Emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff
Accommodation: Accommodation at the lodge is provided together with the necessary permit and transportation.
Water: Mineral and hot water is available at every tea house and tap water is drinkable if you bring water purification tablets.
- All meals in Kathmandu and also during trek.
- Tips to guides and support staff.
- extra nights hotel in Kathmandu.
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
- Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetozolomide, Diamox etc).
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
- Personal trekking equipments.
Meals on tea house trek: Guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $20 each day for a rough estimate.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
- Spring : March – May
- Summer: June – August
- Autumn: September – November
- Winter: December – February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
EQUIPMENTSCheck-list of personal equipment:
- Good standard trekking boots
- Camping shoes/thongs
- Down Jacket
- Trekking trousers
- Shorts (both casual and for treks)
- Swim wear
- Sun Hat
- Woollen Hat
- Nylon Windbreaker
- Strong Rucksack
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
- Toilet paper
- Sun block
- Travel Towel
- Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
- Camera & lenses
- Memory cards
- GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
- Book/music player/pack of cards
- A plastic bag for waste
- Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets).