Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is the most spectacular trek that Nepal has to offer. It is an amazing journey that takes you across two geographically diverse valleys. Thus, it is a combination of Langtang Valley and Helambu Trek. The trail passes through lush forests and quaint villages. The views along the way are quite astounding. The trail goes within the Langtang National Park thus offers 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 begins with a drive to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is an interesting 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 was completely devastated by the 2015 earthquake. But now it has been completely reconstructed to its earlier form. From Langtang village, 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 of the mountain range. We retrace back to Lama Hotel for the overnight. Thereafter, our journey shifts towards Gosainkunda lakes. Gosainkunda lake is a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. In addition, the lake water is believed to have magical healing powers. From Gosainkunda, we head towards the Helambu valley and 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, across swift mountain streams and rugged rocky landscape.
⇒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 people.
⇒Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Hyolmo People
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an option to stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: In Kathmandu(Trek preparation)
After breakfast, start sightseeing covering UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, including Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Stupa. Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple. Due to a large number of monkey population residing in this area. 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)
Early morning drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. After Trisuli Bazaar, the drive is over a dirt road and could be quite bumpy. During the journey, we will pass through many interesting small villages on the way. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 4: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel (2,470m/5-6hrs)
Today the trail goes along the Langtang river across forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo with the opportunity to spot various wild lives like the yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langurs, and if you are lucky enough, even the red panda. The hike goes along verdant meadows and several Tamang villages, a stunning vista of great Himalayan peaks, and finally ascends through Rimche and ends at Lama Hotel. Overnight in trekkers lodge.
Day 5: Lama Hotel- Langtang village (3500m/5-6hrs)
After breakfast, descend towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. Cross the bridge and head up along a winding path. The trail descends into the valley. And after crossing a stream climbs, past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang village. Overnight in Langtang village
Day 6: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/4-5hrs)
Today we pass through a tiny village with stone-built houses and climb up to a Chorten, past a huge mani along a gentle path. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as we enter into a level of riverbed. Today, the hike is short and easy, allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding. Overnight in Kyanjin 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 hike to Tserko Ri (5000m) for a spectacular view of the Langtang Lirung range. Back to the guest house for lunch, after a short rest explore around the village. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,470m/5-6hrs)
Today we 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)
The trail descends to the river bed through beautiful pine and Juniper forests, and then it is 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, through rhododendron, hemlock, and oak forests to Sing Gompa. On the way, we can enjoy fantastic views of Langtang Himal and the Langtang valley. Sing Gompa is another popular place for Cheese production. Overnight in Sing Gompa.
Day 11: Sing Gomba- Gosainkunda (4,460m/5-6hrs)
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 red Panda and the endangered Nepalese call cat bear. We return to the ridge and 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 mostly a downhill walk to Phedi and then over a rocky hill through forests of pine and rhododendron until Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.
Day 13: Ghopte- Malemchigaon (2,560m/6-7hrs)
The trail descends and ascends several times across ravines and rocks and then ascends 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: Malemchigaon - Tarkeghyang (2,590m/5-7hrs)
Today, we leave Melamchigoan and cross the stream. It is a gradual uphill climb through scenic landscape and forest, and arrive at Tarkeghyang, the largest village in the Helambu region. Overnight in Tarkeyghyang.
Day 15: Tarkeghyang- Sermathang (2,610m/3-5hrs)
We pass through a small forest with a view of the beautiful village of the Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley and arrives at Sermathang. Overnight in Sermathang.
Day 16: Sermathang- Melamchi Bazaar(3hrs)-Kathmandu(4hrs)
We take a short downhill hike to Melamchi Pul Bazaar past several villages, terraced rice fields. We have lunch at Melamchi Bazar, and after lunch, 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.
- Guide, porter and trekking staff insurance.
- 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 (covering rescue and evacuation) recommended.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, 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.
10th November, 2015
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7th October, 2015
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12th August, 2015
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27th December, 2019
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