- Duration 15 Nights / 16 Days.
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Jan
- Difficulty Level Moderate.
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal.|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||15 Nights / 16 Days.|
|Best time to travel||Jan|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||5,000 meters / 16,404 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
An extended version of the Langtang Valley Trek is Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek, this is a journey that traverses through supreme locations of Nepal like Gosaikunda and Helambu and follows a distinctive Nepalese cultural Trail. The lush forests, beautiful villages, wildlife, and astonishing views of the majestic Himalayas can be witnessed in abundance along the journey. The setting of the sparkling Gosaikunda Lake is extremely admiring. Ama Yangmi offering brilliant views of Langtang Lirung and Mt. Shishapangma is an important highlight of the journey. The final part of the journey traverses through the Helambu Region and finally ending the trek in Kathmandu. Kyanjin Gompa, Tserko Ri, Shin Gompa, Ghopte, and Melamchigaon are among the beautiful locations one gets to witness in the journey.
There are innumerable places waiting to be explored, varied cultures waiting to be indulged in and even tasty delicacies waiting to be tried so if you are yet to get addicted to this viral idea of travel, you are yet to experience the most amazing part of life.
Nepal is a country filled with adventure and thrill, the ‘Roof of the world’ has a number of trekking options that suits for every kind of traveler and the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is one among the many that are widely popular for its wilderness, vivid landscapes, and rich culture. The 16 days itinerary of this trek will instigate your heart and soul to try and experience it. Let’s have a closer look at the trek itinerary.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The capital of the country, Kathmandu will be your first stop on the long journey. Kathmandu is a paradise where nature’s beauty congregates rich culture and heritage. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Monkey temple, the Hindu temple, and the Buddhist Shrine. Stroll the market areas of Kathmandu, enjoy the vivid colors of the city, the exotic views in the background, and the warm heart locals. Kathmandu is an ideal place to mingle with the Nepalese culture and the best place to try the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Make your day a happening one in the capital, spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft).
The drive from the capital to the Syabrubesi village is 8 hours, and these 8 hours you will re-define the idea of driving. The drive along the winding roads on frequent switchbacks will present you with astounding views of the Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. The village of Syabrubesi is located at an elevation of 1550m and it is the starting point of your trekking journey. Enjoy the road journey as it lasts cause from the next day all you got to do is walk and hike. Upon reaching the village explore the streets and mingle with the locals. Stay the night in Syabrubesi.
Day 3: Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft).
The journey today will mark the beginning of your walking journey. The first destination you will reach is the Lama Hotel at 2380m. The trail of around 6 hours is along the Langtang Khola River and on your path, you will cross Rhododendron and Oak forests. The road comprises of both ascend and descends and as you cross the bridge over the Langtang Khola river, you will have to make a steep ascend to finally reach Lama Hotel. It is advised to start the journey early today. As you reach Lama Hotel, enjoy a quiet night here.
Day 4: Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village.
The Langtang Village is one of the main villages that were greatly affected by the earthquake in 2015. Start the day early after breakfast and start ascending up along the mountain landscape and beautiful waterfalls to reach the lush green meadow of Ghora Tabela.
From Ghora Tabela you will get to witness the white snow-capped peaks of the Langtang range, keep moving forward as the valley widens up and you cross few sparse settlements. Take your time exploring the Buddhist Monastery you will cross on the way to Langtang village, from the village follow the trail forward to reach the Mundu, stay the night in Mundu.[/su_service]
Day 5: Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft).
Kyangjin Gompa is the principal monastery of the region and you will get some incredible views of the surrounding mountains. It is located at an elevation of 3870m, the walk from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa will take around 5 hours to reach. These 5 hours will inject a sense of culture and religion in your heart, along with the walk you will cross several water mills, sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them, chortens and even beautiful prayer flags and wheels.
You will also cross the largest Mani wall of the country, it is made of stone and you will notice prayers written all over it. Reach the destination early as the trek is comparatively shorter, spend the day exploring the Buddhist Shrine and the surrounding regions. Stay the night here.
Day 6: Acclimatization and explore Tserko Ri.
When you are at an elevated altitude, acclimatizing to the high altitude is very important. The day will be well spent exploring the Tserko Ri and will also help you in acclimatizing to the surrounding. Tserko Ri is famous for its incredible sunrise and a lot of tourists come here to experience the beautiful sight.
Start the day very early in the morning through the Yak pastures to reach Tserko Ri and experience the beauty of the sunrise. After witnessing the incredible sunrise, descend back to Kyangjin Gompa and explore the region surrounding the monastery. You will also get to witness some exotic birds, yaks, Himalayas and even majestic Glaciers. Stay the night in Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 7: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
The first half of the journey has come to an end and starting today you will move forward to explore the next part. Complete an early breakfast and re-trace your steps back to Lama Hotel. The downhill trek will not be much challenging as you pass the trail through beautiful Tamang Villages and forests. Enjoy the incredible Himalayas on your way down before finally reaching Lama hotel where you will be spending the night.[/su_service]
Day 8: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft)
The journey up to the Thulo Syabru will start with a climb up to the Rimche Village followed by a descend to Langtang Khola banks. From the river banks of the Lamtang Khola, walk on an easy trail to Bamboo and start ascending to Landslide Lodge. The trail from here will continue to Thulo Syabru. You need to follow the trail where you will cross a Waterfall at 2210m and the Pahare Hotel, the path will lead you to the Thulo Syabru where you will be spending the night.
Day 9: Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft) to Shin Gompa.
The journey can be completed directly to Gosainkunda, but making a stop is important in Shin Gumpa as there will be a steady rise in altitude and if you do acclimatize properly to the hike in altitude it will have adverse effects on your body. The trek to Shin Gompa will be completed within a span of 3 hours, walk for a while after the start of the journey to cross a checkpoint and a chorten.
The trail from here will be in the south direction of the checkpoint, on your way you will cross the Phulung monastery and the Garta village. Continue moving forward to reach Shin Gompa where you will be spending the night.
Day 10: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft)
Today’s journey will present you with enthralling and incredible views of the mountain ranges of the region. You will get to witness a panoramic view of the Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and the Langtang range. The trail will follow a ridge for the most part of the journey and you will notice the first of the Holy lakes. The Gosainkunda lake comes third on the way and it is one of the most sought after pilgrimage sites for the Nepalese. The location of the lake is incredible as the mountains surrounding it make it look even more enchanting.
The Gosainkunda Lake is of great Religious and Cultural significance to the Nepalese. You will notice a large rock at the center of the lock, it is considered to be the remains of a Shiva Shrine. The lake attracts a lot of Hindu pilgrimage for a Holy bath every year during the Janai Purnima. Stay the night in Gosainkunda, elevate your soul and fill your heart with the utmost positivity and prosperity.
Day 11: Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft) to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft).
Today you will be ascending to the Laurebina pass, this pass is the beginning of the Helambu region. Before starting the journey, you can move around the shore of the lake for some time. The trail today though well marked with cairns, is rough and crosses moraines. As you move forward you will pass three more small lakes before finally reaching the Laurebina La.
Climb up the small hill to enjoy incredible views of the area, click amazing pictures in these beautiful landscapes. Follow the trail through Surya Kunda to finally reach Ghopte where you will be spending the night.
Day 12: Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft) to Melamchi Gaon (2,560m/8,399ft).
The walk today will be through dense forests, and up & down terrain. Walk through the dense forests to reach the Thare Pati Village. Follow the trail after climbing up a ridge over the village. From the ridge, you will get to witness astounding views of the Soli Danda and the Nepalese Hills.
On your way finally to Melamchigaon, you will cross two suspension bridges. As you finally reach Melamchigaon, sink in the beauty of the small village and explore the monastery it houses. Stay the night in Melamchigaon.[/su_service]
Day 13: Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft).
The trek today will be through forests and will lead to the highest point of today’s journey, the Aama Yangri (3800m). From the top of this point, you will get to witness incredible views of the Langtang ranges and also the Mt. Shishapangma. The place is full of Buddhist prayer flags and you will also notice a stupa on top of the hill. Follow the trail and you will enter a forest by grazing lands of the Yaks.
The Tarkeghyang is a beautiful village and specifically a Sherpa village, before finally reaching the village you will have to walk on a path made completely of broken stones. Stay the night among the Sherpa culture and locals of the Tarkeghyang village.[/su_service]
Day 14: Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft) to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft).
Shermathang is a beautiful Sherpa village. It will present you with some incredibly awesome views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ranges, and the Jugal Himal. Today’s trek will be on an easy trail and it is the final trek before reaching back to the capital. Walk your way through the lush green forests, some amazingly beautiful villages, chortens, monastery and a mani wall to finally reach Sermathang. If the day is clear and you are lucky, the majestic Mt. Everest can also be seen from here. Sleep your night in the beautiful Sermathang village.
Day 15: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive back to Kathmandu
The trek today marks the completion of the amazing trekking journey you have just experienced. Walk through green meadows, beautiful villages and farm fields to reach the Melamchi Bazaar. From Melamchi Bazaar take the drive back to the capital, Kathmandu. Spend the rest of the day shopping souvenirs for your loved ones and catching up on what you have missed on day one. Make your final day in Kathmandu a memorable one, try some Nepalese delicacies and sink in the culture and heritage of the country. Stay the night in Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure.
So the trip to the Langtang and Helambu regions has finally come to an end. Today you will be traveling back to your hometown, carrying the beautiful memories. On your way back, remember what you have experienced. As soon as you reach your hometown, waste no time in planning the next adventurous trip in the mountain country of Nepal