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Langtang Ganjala Helambu Trekking

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration: 22 Days

Trip Grade: Easy/ Moderate/ Strenuous 

Altitude Maximum: 5106m

Accommodation: 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Transportation: Private/ public vehicle

Group Size: 01 -16 people

Best Time: Spring & Autumn Season

Attractions: Langtang National Park, Holy Gosainkunda Lake, Himalayas, Birds, Animals, etc.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

The Langtang valley is aptly called 'the valley of glaciers'. Here, mountain rise, soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snowcapped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primal. A variety of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes make this trek an exciting one. This trek offers the experience of being in a typical Sherpa village and many ancient monasteries. It is a golden chance to learn about life in our villages.

You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high picture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

This trek brings you to the Langtang Valley surrounded by Himalayan Peaks. Langtang Lirung-7240m and Ganesh Himal are the highest in the region. Trek upto Kyanjin gompa and excursion to Tshergo Ri would acclimatize you well for further trek to Ganja La pass. The trek then turn straight south into the valley of Helambu via the Ganja La pass which is more exciting and challenging as well.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

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

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Your sightseeing will be visited places according to your interest.  

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.)

The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.)  

Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.)

The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good, sometimes level, trail that crosses meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow makes a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle atop the ridge.  

Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3514m.)

The trek continues due north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trail then descends to Magen Goth.  

Day 06: Trek from Magen Goth to Ghopte (3430m.)

Trek from Magen Goth to Ghopte (3430m.) Via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) and it Continuing to climb, steeply at first then more gradually, the trail makes some ups and downs passing through the forest, across flower strewn meadows and crossing streams. You will reach Tharepati which consists of a few Goths and lodges. From the top of this famous ridge the trail ascends through the forest, climbing in and out of ravines across the head of the valley, Giant cliff towers far above.  

Day 07: Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.)

The trail ascends through the meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees. The trail gradually ascends to Phedi (3500m.) The trail ascends along side a stream through alpine trees. The trail then is bit rough and crosses moraines but it is well marked with rock cairns.  

Day 08: Rest at Gosaikunda for Pilgrimage.

The large lake Gosaikunda at an elevation of 4361m. There are several small stone shelters for pilgrimage on the north-western side of the lake. Hundreds of people come here to worship and bath in the lake during the full moon festival each August. You will witness some black and white stones in the lake with an individual story about Lord Shiva and his creation.  

Day 09: Trek from Gosaikunda to Singgompa (2350m.)

The trail gently ascends for a short while through different chortens and small Shiva temples. The trail then descends to Laure Binayak to Singh Gompa. The Gompa, which houses a statue of the Green Tara. You can witness small cheese factories of its kind and several lodges here. The trail now will go through the forest and reach Chandanbari.  

Day 10: Trek from Singgompa to Syabru Gaon (2210m.)

The trail descends through the forest, you will come across the Chortens on the route specially built for offering prayers by Buddhist. You will then reach Syabru Gaon which is densely populated by Buddhist people.  

Day 11: Trek Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2380m.)

The trail initially crosses the Bhote Kosi, flowing down from Tibet, normally a few kilometers away, and then gradually limbs up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. You then follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron and maybe catching a glimpse of langur monkeys roaming through the trees. You climb along a steep trail to the forest. There are some basic lodges for you to stay surrounding the forest.

Day 12: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3500m.)

As you continue ascending there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has nonpermanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat- roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 13: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3800m.)

The trail ascends gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding you in all directions.  

Day 14: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for excursion

Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for excursion, hike upto Langtang glaciers and back to Kyangjin Gompa A day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.  

Day 15: Trek and climb upto Tserko Ri (5033m.)

Trek and climb upto Tserko Ri to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks and back to Kyangin Gompa

Day 16: Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.)

There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are not available any lodge, you need to camp.  

Day 17: Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.)

Trek Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La (5100m.) which takes about five hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year. You need to camp.  

Day 18: Trek Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.)

Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains.  

Day 19: Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.)

Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.

Day 20: Trek Tarkeghyang to Talamarang.(960m.)

The trail descends through the forest with pine, Sal and some rhododendron trees. You will come across Kakani (2070m.) After the trail crosses Kakani you will come across the paddy fields on the bank of Melamchi river. You will come across Sherpa villages as Kiul, Mahankal and then to Talamarang. You will stay overnight in a camp here.  

Day 21: Trek from Talamarang to Chisopani (696 m.)

The trail begins with steep ascend through the fields and villages with multi ethnic cultures. You will come across a high land Thankune, a perfect place for a panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Rolwaling, Mt. Dochelapcha, Langtang, Sesapangma, and also many other snow caped peaks. The trail will now be full of ups and downs for about 2 and a half hours, but will be over the hills and make you feel like on top of the world. The trail of high land ends at Pati Bhanjyang and then ascents for about half an hour through a motorable road till Chisopani.

Day 22: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal

Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu by bus which takes about 1 hour) Today you will have the final trail, the trail will be an easy one as it descends through the settlement Mulkharka with Tamang habitants and Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve then finally reach Sundarijal. The trail ends, you will be driving from Sundarijal to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight stay in hotel in Kathmandu.

What is included?

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Land transportation
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • 2 trekkers:1 porter including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit, TIMS card )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • International Flights
  • Your travel insurance
  • Hot Shower during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation services such as helicopter charter etc
  • Your personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, phone calls etc
  • Services not mentioned in Include section
  • Tips and gifts for staff

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