Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is the most spectacular trek that Nepal has to offer. It is an astonishing journey that takes you across two geographically diverse valleys. Also, it is the combination of Langtang Valley Trek and Helambu Valley Trek. The trekking route passes through lush forests and quaint villages with astounding views. The trail goes within the Langtang National Park. Thus, offering a wide variety of flora and fauna. Moreover, you will also be able to experience the rich Buddhist culture and lifestyle of Tamang and the Sherpa people.
The journey starts with a drive to Syabrubesi, a fascinating Tamang village on the banks of the Bhote Koshi river. The trail passes through several Tamang villages. And across diverse landscapes along the Langtang National Park. Also, you will stop by the famous Langtang Village. This village got destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. But now, it has been completely reconstructed to its earlier form. From here, we continue towards Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa offers the most beautiful view of the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and the Yala peak.
Furthermore, we will also have the opportunity to explore Tserko Ri. In addition, Tserko Ri provides a fabulous view of the Langtang range. Besides, a hike to the glacial moraine offers more spectacular views. We retrace back to Lama Hotel for the overnight. Leaving Lama hotel, we hike towards Gosainkunda lakes. Gosainkunda lake is a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. In addition, people believe the lake water has magical healing powers. From Gosainkunda, we head towards the Helambu valley to end our trek at Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu.
- Explore the Unesco World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Hike through ancient oak, rhododendron, and pine forests.
- Breathtaking close-up views of the surrounding peaks from Tserko Ri.
- Marvel at the magnificent views of the Langtang Lirung range.
- Cross over the Lauribina La pass(4600m).
- Trek to the majestic high alpine lake of Gosainkunda.
- Learn more about the culture, tradition, and living style of the Tamang tribe.
- Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Hyolmo People.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving at the airport, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. As per your arrival time, you can relax at your hotel or take a short walk to the Thamel area. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: In Kathmandu(Trek preparation)
After breakfast, start sightseeing covering UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Boudanath stupa. Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of medieval Kings who ruled over Kathmandu. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites. In the afternoon, we will have a short briefing and discussion regarding the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1,460m/7hrs)
After breakfast, we shall drive along the northwestern hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views, terraced fields, mountainous lifestyle, and countryside along the way. Lunch will be served at Trishuli Bazar, after lunch we will continue further towards Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 4: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel (2,470m/5-6hrs)
Today is the first day on the trek. We will hike along the Langtang River through forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. Today we will have the opportunity to spot wild lives like the yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langurs, and sometimes even the elusive red panda. The trail goes along verdant meadows and several Tamang villages, with stunning vistas of great Himalayan peaks, and finally ascends through Rimche and reaches Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 5: Lama Hotel- Langtang village (3500m/5-6hrs)
After breakfast, we shall embark on our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along with dense forests. After a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung along the way. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with rocks, with inscriptions carved on them. Overnight at Langtang village
Day 6: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/4-5hrs)
After breakfast, we start our trek. Today, the trail traverses through yak pastures past mani walls made of stone with prayers inscribed. We cross several of the wooden bridges, we are getting into the high altitudes, and we might feel the thin air. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. We can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa and enjoy the beautiful surrounding. Overnight in Kyanjing Gompa.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa(exploration day)
Kyanjin Ri (4,800m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) are the two good viewpoints around this area. After breakfast, we shall take a hike to Tserko Ri (5000m) for a spectacular view of the Langtang Lirung range. Back to the guest house for lunch, and after a short rest, we shall explore the village. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,470m/5-6hrs)
Today we shall retrace our trek back to Lama Hotel. The hike is mostly a downhill walk with fantastic views of the towering mountains all along the way. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 9: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2,230m/5-6hrs)
Today the trail descends to the river bed through beautiful pine and Juniper forests, followed by a steep climb to Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is a lovely village that has preserved the ethnic custom, culture, and traditions of the ethnic Tamang people. Enjoy the magnificent view of nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and other peaks. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru- Sing Gompa(3,330m/3-5hrs)
We take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and then continue through a less steep path, past rhododendron, hemlock, and oak forests to Sing Gompa. We can enjoy fantastic views of Langtang Himal and the Langtang valley along the way. Overnight in Sing Gompa.
Day 11: Sing Gomba- Gosainkunda (4,460m/5-6hrs)
Today, the trail ascends through rhododendron-covered forests to the top of the ridge. The area in-between Sing Gompa and Laurebina is a sanctuary for the endangered red panda. Further, we climb a wider path through the alpine country and arrive at Gosainkunda. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day 12: Gosainkunda- Ghopte (3,440m/6-8hrs)
Today’s trek will be a bit challenging. The trail climbs up through a rough path and across a moraine. Passing three smaller lakes, we ascend and cross the Laurebina La Pass(4,609m). After the pass, it is a downhill walk to Phedi and then over a rocky hill through pine and rhododendron forest until Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.
Day 13: Ghopte- Melamchigaon (2,560m/6-7hrs)
Today, the trek goes across ravines and rocks with several ascends and descends, through rhododendron, oak, and juniper forest to Tharepati. From Tharepati, the trail steeply descends through pine and rhododendron forest with great views of the Helambu valley until Melamchigaon. Overnight in Melamchigaon.
Day 14: Melamchigaon - Tarkeghyang (2,590m/5-7hrs)
Leaving Melamchigoan behind, we shall descend to a small stream. From here onwards, it is a gradual uphill hike through scenic landscape and forest to Tarkeyghyang. Tarkeghyang is the largest village in the Helambu region. Overnight in Tarkeyghyang.
Day 15: Tarkeghyang- Sermathang (2,610m/3-5hrs)
Today we pass through a small forest with a view of the beautiful villages of the Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley and arrives at Sermathang. Sermathang is a beautiful village in the Helambu region. Overnight in Sermathang.
Day 16: Sermathang- Melamchi Bazaar(3hrs)-Kathmandu(4hrs)
We shall take a short downhill hike to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, past several villages and terraced rice fields. We have lunch at Melamchi Bazar. After lunch, we shall drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy a leisurely evening in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure
Transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.
- All transfers by private vehicle.
- Accommodation in above listed or similar hotels in Kathmandu and local village lodges/tea house during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
- English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two member) during the trek.
- All necessary paper work and permit (TIMS/NP fee)
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, etc.
- Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.