Gosaikunda

Langtang Helambu Trek

Langtang trek that spans 19 days is one of the best in Nepal. The Langtang region is a collection of Sherpa valleys north of Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border. The rough Langtang trekking route now reaches as far as Syabru Besi, only a day’s drive from Kathmandu, yet despite this Langtang remains a relatively less trekked area. Bill Tilman, that famous explorer and climbing partner of Eric Shipton, described Langtang as “one of the world’s most beautiful valleys”.
We start our Langtang trek at Syabru Besi. From there, it takes several days’ great trekking to enter the upper reaches of the valley, where we have allowed time for rest and exploration. We exit by passing the holy lake of Gosainkund and crossing the Laurebina La, (4,610m/ 15,125ft). Here we should have excellent views into Tibet, and meet Hindu pilgrims, before gradually dropping down into the beautiful Helambu region, which offers some excellent ridge walking, before driving back to Kathmandu. The area along with the Langtang trekking trails is renowned for its rhododendrons and spring treks in this region are especially beautiful because of the rhododendron blossoms that line the trail during this time of year.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Day 3 : Drive to Syabru Besi (420m)
  • Day 4 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m) 6 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Langtang valley (3307m)
  • Day 6 : Trek to Kayanjing Gompa (3800m)
  • Day 7 : Exploration day in Khayanjing Gompa
  • Day 8 : Trek back to Lama hotel(2500m)
  • Day 9 : Trek to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
  • Day 10 : Trek to Singgompa (3300m)
  • Day 11 : Trek to Gosaikund Lake (4320m)
  • Day 12 : Trek to Ghopte (3300m)
  • Day 13 : Trek to Melamchi Goau (2560m)
  • Day 14 : Trek to Tarkeghang (2500m)
  • Day 15 : Trek to Shermathang 2000m
  • Day 16 : Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 17 : At leisure in Kathmandu after completing Langtang trekking
  • Day 18 : Final departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
    Arrival at the airport and our company representative assist you and drive to the hotel. After relaxing few hour our guide will pick up you for a short walk and you will reach at Kathmandu Durbar Square. After a short walk of Square, we will take you for welcome dinner in our won restaurant. O/n at Hotel.
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
    After breakfast at Hotel start to visit Kathmandu valley, this day you will be taken to Swayambhunath(monkey temple), and Boudhanath with our local guide. Afternoon meeting with trekking guide, check the trekking gears. O/n at Hotel.
  • Day 3 : Drive to Syabru Besi (420m)
    Drive to Dhunche from Kathmandu time takes about 8 hours. From Kathmandu up to Trisuli Bazaar we can view the greeneries, amazing landscapes and several villages including glimpses of Ganesh Himal. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 4 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m) 6 hrs.
    We, descend down the ridge past fields, houses and through a forest reaches Ghopche stream. After crossing a bridge mountain trail leads to ridge snout. Descend steep of a forest slope to the Langtang river, then enters a forest again gradually ascends the path to altitude. After climbing a steep and here comes Lama Hotel (2380m). During our trail, we view red pandas, monkey and bear if we are lucky. Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Langtang valley (3307m)
    After leaving Lama Hotel, we climb up through a Rhododendron, Oak forest and the ground covered by moss like a semi tropical Jungle. After hiking up there as occasional views of Langtang Lirung between the trees. The route continues to go up from Ghora Tabela (3000m) climbing up gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements, who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during summer. There we encounter with monasteries, before arriving at the village of Langtang. After walking of 5hours, we settle down and exploring the village. Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Kayanjing Gompa (3800m)
    The trail crosses through the stone built village, yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. Passing several streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyanjin, Kyanjin Monastry and government operated cheese factory. Snow-covered peaks surrounding you in all directions, such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko- Ri, Langsisa Ri and many others can be visible near by you. Walking time takes about 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
  • Day 7 : Exploration day in Khayanjing Gompa
    Kayanjing Gompa is the last permanent settlement with a small Gompa and a cheese factory. Use it as a base for day hikes, exploring the upper valley to try climbing the small hill north of Kayanjing or Tsergori (5033m). Which lies at upvalley from Kayanjing. Upper valley is ringed by spectacular snow peaks, including fluted peak Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan named Dorje Lakpa.
  • Day 8 : Trek back to Lama hotel(2500m)
    From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
    Treks continue retracing your steps some of the way to Thulo Syabru, but then branch left ascending a steep path through forests to suddenly emerge with a view of Syabru. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbor, in a long line up the very crest of the ridge. It’s a great place to wander about, catching glimpses of Tamang life, admiring the beautifully carved wooden windows or simply relaxing in the sun. Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Singgompa (3300m)
    Trek goes on From Thulo Syabru towards Singgompa it is a steep climb through forests of oak, and rhododendron forest to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. There is a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory.
  • Day 11 : Trek to Gosaikund Lake (4320m)
    This day trek will lead us to Gosaikunda from Sing Gompa, From here the path gently ascends the mountain flank with bare trees. After reaching to Lauribinayak there is a spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. The best viewpoint for entire trek. Crossing over the ridge of Saraswati Kunda appear the first of several Lakes dedicated to different divinities. Gosaikunda is the third lake, the sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist. It is one of the Hindu holy place and is considered to be made by Lord Shiva. Buddhist Tamang, Rai, Shamans that live nearby also revere it as their holy place. Every August on full moon nights lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Ghopte (3300m)
    After crossing the Lauribinayak pass (4610m) trail descends through stone path and forest to reach Ghopte.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Melamchi Goau (2560m)
    Early in the morning after tea/coffee treks go on, Descends from Gopte until you pass a cave and continue through forested area on the flank repeating small and ascends and descends. Where as you will reach to the top of the rocky path, Kharka was surrounded by Rhododendrons, make a gentle ascends towards the ridge to reach to Tharepati village (3597m). From here, the trail descends downhill through forest to reach Melamchigoau (2560m). It is worth lingering in a collection of neat houses with prayer flags in front and surrounded by orchards and fields.
  • Day 14 : Trek to Tarkeghang (2500m)
    The trail drops down to cross Melamchi Khola. Then climb all the way to the opposite ridge of Tarkhegang which is exactly the same altitude. This village is larger and more commercial, and its inhabitants are famous for selling Thangkas.
  • Day 15 : Trek to Shermathang 2000m
    Today, you will visit Shermathang village and descends the ridge with a view to Melamchi bazaar. The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes around the valley and small streams. When a large valley stretches ahead. Pass above the hamlet with a Gompa. The path becomes a gentle ascent and leads to the pass below the crematory painted Chorten trek until to reach Chautara at the end of the ridge. You are in Kakani.
  • Day 16 : Drive to Kathmandu
    Without climbing the hills, the trail goes through Dubhachaur and Kaphalgiri village (crowded with thatched roof houses). Go through the pine forest path become like a steep ditch. Cross through the wooden bridge at Melamchi Khola you will reach to Melamchi bazaar. From Melamchi Bazar the bus ride will take about 4hours to reach Kathmandu.
  • Day 17 : At leisure in Kathmandu after completing Langtang trekking
    Today, you will have a free day to do shopping around the market or you can rest whole day. It’s up to you how you want to pass the day. But if you wish to visit around and need our assistance we are always ready for it. In the evening, we are going to make this tour remarkable by knowing your experience about Nepal and dinner together at our own restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 18 : Final departure
    Today, according to your flight schedule our representative will drop you at the airport for next destination.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Airport, Hotel picks up and drops by private vehicle.
    • Tourist Standard Twin-Sharing Basis with Breakfast.
    • Guided tour of the city in Private vehicle mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Private vehicle during the trip depend on the itinerary.
    • Welcome Dinner and Farewell dinner.
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided during the trek.
    • Tea and Coffee during the trip.
    • Accommodation in tea house/ lodge during the trip.
    • Camping equipments and Kitchen equipments as well as mattress, Toilet, Tent, Shower, Dinner Tent, Dining Tables will be provided.
    • All entrance fees and permit as well as government tax or charges during the trip.
    • Experienced and well trained guides and porters (1 porters for 2 trekkers).
    • First Aid kits.
    • Accidental and medical insurance of Guide and Porter.
    • Trekking Map.
    • Duffle Bags if it's necessary.
    • Rubbish disposal.
  • Excludes
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry Tourist Visa fee.
    • International Airfare.
    • Airport taxes as well as extra baggage charges.
    • Personal trekking gears and equipments.
    • Personal stuff such as electronic device, phone call, internet charges, essential drugs, telephone and its charge etc.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water and hot shower, cold drinks.
    • Laundries.
    • Tips for Trekking Guide and Porter (not mandatory)
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • In case of further stay due to Natural calamities or disaster such as political unrest, landslides, cancellation of flight due to weather, strikes, accident etc.

Map of Trip

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu

Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Duration: 18 Day(s)
  • Max. Altitude: 4620m
  • Grade :
  • Rating: Popular
  • Region: Langtang Region
  • Activity:Sightseeing, Kathmandu Valley Tour, Trekking, Photography
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