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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Max Altitude
5000 meter
Trip Duration
17 Days

Overview

Langtang, Gosainkunda, Helambu trekking provides the finest view of the landscape and chances of exploring the surrounding. After entering into the valley we can  explore the main highlights of the trek are Valley of Langtang, Langtang Lirung (7246m.), Dorje Lakpa (6966m.), Gang Chhenpo (6388m.), Yala Peak (5700m.), Naya Kang (5846m.), villages of Tibetan and Tamang settlements, along with the close-up view of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Manaslu, Pemathang Ri, Langshisari etc. The flow of numerous streams and cliff of rocks amuses for those who love nature and the magic of it. Varieties of rare wild life, like Himali Black Bear, Red Panda, Langur Monkey, Wild Boar including 283 spices of birds , 32 mammals and the gigantic view of snow-capped mountains, grassy meadows and valleys with the blossoms soothe tiredness make refreshed during trek. This trek can be arranged in a short holidays to spend with enough adventures. The plan of the trek can be one of the most adventurous ever in life. Helambu, Gosainkunda pass, Gangajal pass and Langtang valley are some of the popular trekking routes for the adventure lovers. Gosainkunda lake is holy lake for the Hindus and Buddhists pilgrimage.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,264ft) and transfer to hotel

  • Day 02: Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu/ Trekking preparation

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 7-8 hours

  • Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) 6 hours

  • Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village, 6-7 hours

  • Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) 4-5 hours

  • Day 07: Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours

  • Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, 6-7 hours

  • Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft), 5-6 hours

  • Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa, 3-4 hours

  • Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft)5-6 hours

  • Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft) 6-8 hours

  • Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) 6-7 hours

  • Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft):5-6 hours

  • Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft)3-5 hours

  • Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek and  drive for about 2 hours

  • Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and  hotel transfer
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our representative will picks up you from Airport and transfer to Hotel. Evening welcome dinner.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (optional) or trekking preparation
Today you will have option for the sightseeing or preparation of trekking on your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft)7-8 hours
After the breakfast in Kathmandu, we will  drive to Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Overnight in Syabru village

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft)5-6 hours
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Lama Hotel along the Langtang Khola (river). We will cross through Oak and Rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola and some walk we will reach atLama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village, 6-7 hours
After breakfast in Lama Hotel we continue our journey to Langtang village. Along the way we will see the mountains, landscape and waterfalls. After reaching Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley called Langtang valley which was destroyed by the earthquake on 2015. After some hours walk from there  we will reach Mundu village where we have overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, where there is the famous monastery of the region. We passed by water mills, prayer wheels and chortens.  We spend rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the beautiful mountain views.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 07: Acclimatization, explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
Today we spend the time climbing and roaming around Tserko Ri from where we could see the best sunrise view. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery when time permits.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, 6-7 hours
After breakfast, we begin our return journey to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft)5-6 hours
After breakfast at Lama Hotel weclimb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to Langtang Khola and continue our trek to Thulo Syabru.  Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Meals Included: Breakfas,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa,3-4 hours
After breakfast you may take a short rest today because we have short walk only because  we will go to Gosainkunda the next day so that we should acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten, Garta Village and Phulung Monastery. Overnight in Shin Gompa.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft) 5-6 hours
Today, we have a chance to see many mountains including the Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. Overnight in Gosaikunda.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft) 6-8 hours
After breakfast we walk around the lake and before ascend towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m) from where the Helambu region begins . Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

Meals Included: Breakfas, Lunch ,Dinner

Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft)6-7 hours
After breakfast at Ghopte, we walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests which will take us to Thare Patt, which is the small village in that region. We cross suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon We will have chance to see Monastery there. Overnight in Melamchigaon.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6 hours
Today our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri (3,800 m) which is the highest point of our trek today where yew will  stupa and Buddhist prayer flags. We will also see Mt. Shishapangma of Tibet and the Langtang ranges. After that we will walk some hours to reach at beautiful Sherpa village called Tarkeghyang . Overnight in Tarkheghyang.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) 3-5 hours
After breakfast, the trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, monastery and mani wall before reaching Sermathang.  which is also a beautiful Sherpa Village from where incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Langtang ranges. Overnight in Sermanthang.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours drive
Today is our last day for the trek. Our vehicle is waiting there to picks up you and take you to Kathmandu. We will have farewell dinner in the evening with Nepalese cultural show.

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu
You will be free till your departure. A representative from Yala Adventure will take you to Airport and says good bye.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cost Details

    • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu (optional)
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period in the lodges/restaurents
    • Local fresh fruits where available
    • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Twin sharing acommodation at the tea house lodges
    • Langtang trekking map
    • An experience guide and one trekking helper between 2 persons
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
    • All required special trekking permits and conservation fee
    • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
    • All government taxes and our service charges
    • Farewell Dinner before departure
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Any International and Domestic airfare and taxes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (available at Kathmandu airport on arrival)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
    • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls and internet service.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu if doing sightseeing
    • Any others expenses not mentioned on package Includes section

Equipments Checklist

Clothing
    Warm jacket or down jacket
    Water and windproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
    Long sleeved synthetic fleece
    Thermal underwear
    Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
    Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
    Shorts and trousers, or skirt
    2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
    2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
    Proper hiking boots
    Running shoes and flip-flops
    T-shirts

During winter season, additional clothings may include:
    The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
    Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
    Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
    Snow gaitors

Trekking Gear
    Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
    Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
    Map of the trekking area
    Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
    Sleeping bag and silk liner
    Water bottles

Miscellaneous
    Toiletries
    A small light weight and quick drying towel
    Bar of soap
    Sunscreen (at least SPF +20)
    Earplugs
    Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
    First aid kid
    Water purification tables or a water filter
    Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
    Toilet paper

Optional items
    Camera, battery etc
    Altimeter
    Compass
    Binoculars
    Books/magazines
    Trekking poles
    GPS unit
    Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
    Sewing/repair kit
    Pocket knife
    Candles (for lodges)
    Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Camping

    Tent
    Stove and fuel
    Cooking, eating and drinking utensils
    Sleeping mat
    Food and water (for the very remote trekking areas)

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.