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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration: 18 Days

Trip Grade: Easy/ Moderate/ Strenuous 

Altitude Maximum: 4609m

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

Langtang trekking combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund and the beautiful Helambu Valley. Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful ice flutes of Gyangchempo.

Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we travel through Trasuli 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 Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Llaurebena Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang. This trek starts and finish in Kathmandu valley.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1300m

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to 3 Star category hotel. Welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu  

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day

Half-day guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu  

Day 03: Drive to Nuwakot: Sightseeing in Nuwakot Durbar Square. Village walk etc…  

Day 04: Nuwakot

Hike to Suryagadi 3 hours Guryagadi is the view point. It was the point form where Nepal has attacked Tibet and won the war. This is the best view point for viewing the wide rage of the land terrace.  

Day 05: Nuwakot -Syabrubesi: 5 Hr By Bus

You will start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft).  

Day 06: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel:5-6 hours

Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears.  Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).  

Day 07: Lama Hotel- Langtang:5- 6 hours

After having breakfast you will continue your trip to your next destination. You are starting your trip descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .   Overnight in Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft).  

Day 08: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours

You pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into  a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa  (3,870m/12,697ft).  

Day 09: Kyanjin Gompa: explore day

Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of    the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 10: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).  

Day 11: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours

First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft).

Day 12: Thulo Syabru- Shin gomba: 3-5 hours

You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft).  

Day 13: Shin gomba- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours

The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for  the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore   around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m/14,632ft).

Day 14: Gosainkunda- Gopte  / Thade pati: 6-8 hours

Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the  path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Overnight in Gopte(3,440m/11,286ft).

Day 15: Gopte / Thadepati- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours

You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to  Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) for overnight.

Day 16: Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang:5-7 hours

The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone   houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang(2,590m/8,497ft).  

Day 17: Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours

You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of  Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. Overnight in Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft).  

Day 18: Sermathang- Malemchi Pul Bazaar -Kathmandu : 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus

Short walk down to Malemchi Puul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Katmandu. Himalayan Glacier Trekking will host a farewell dinner. Congratulations on the completion of your trek! Overnight in Kathmandu.  

Day 19: Sightseeing Bhaktapur City

Day 20: Fly back.

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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