Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

This trek is a holy trek that mixes in with adventure and takes you to the holy lakes of Gosainkunda….the hike also extends to high passes with majestic mountains in view. This is a perfect holiday for the holy that see the gods in the beauty of nature.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is one of the most sought after trekking trails in Langtang Region. The trip combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet Langtang, the sacred Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu. This sublime outing in the gentle wilderness of Langtang gives us the chance to explore villages & interact with the local folks & understand their traditions & customs on these harsh mountains, to climb small peaks and to visit see glaciers at convenient lower altitudes. We can trek through Langtang via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4300m where thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the tranquil lakes during the full moon festival in August.

The trek commences with an overland journey to the small commercial hub of Syabru, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. We track back for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get first hand experiences of different cultural lifestyles.

The Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu areas physically make up the typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forest. Our Langtang valley Gosainkunda Helambu trek commences from Kathmandu after 8 hours of scenic driving to Syabrubensi. Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek passes through lush green valley’s with amazing Himalayan views of the Langtang Himalayan region, the Annapurna Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range and this blissful venture concludes at Melamchi Pul bazaar where we travel by a comfy vehicle via the sleepy ancient little town of Dhulikhel back to Kathmandu.

  • Price:1020 EURO
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Primary Activity:Trekking, Culture Tours
  • Group Size:2-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:All meals included
  • Accomodation:Hotel and Guest houses stay BB Basis
  • Trip Code:
  • Max-Altitude:3900 m.
  • Transportation:As per itinerary
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Tamang Culture

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,417m) 145km/8 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel -Langtang village (3,541m.) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 06: Trek Langtang village – Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.

Day 07: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa, explore around the valley.

Day 08: Trek Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 09: Trek Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 10: Trek Thulo Syabru – Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 11: Trek Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda holy Lake (4,660m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 12: Trek Gosainkunda – Ghopte (3,430m.) 6-7 hours walking.

Day 13: Trek Ghopte – Malemchi Gaon (2,560m.) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 14: Trek Malemchi Gaon – Tarke Gyang (2, 590m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 15: Trek Tarke Gyang – Sermathang: (2, 610m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 16: Trek Sermathang – Malemchi Puul Bazaar (8,80m.)- Kathmandu; 3-4 hours trek. Join group for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 17: Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Volunteer Society Treks. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight in the valley of the gods! *Included Meal Dinner. (D)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full day guided tour to the historic Durbar Square, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath), in the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Overnight at hotel, included meal: (B)

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,417m) 145km/8 hours drive.
After breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on a north-western highway through scenic foothill, picturesque landscapes, terraced fields and rustic villages, en route we will have magnificent views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We take Lunch at the Trisuli Bazaar and continuing further to Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. The journey will take us 7-8 hours. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.
Today’s trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follow the Langtang Khola River, we gradually climb to through the dense forests, passing through the landslide area to reach bamboo village (1,850m) where we stop for the lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen bird’s life around the bushes. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. We stay Overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel -Langtang village (3,541m.) 6-7 hours trek.
The trail leads us through rhododendron and pine forest towards Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse stable where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages, Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 06: Trek Langtang village – Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.
After breakfast, we start our trek and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. Evening we are free for visiting the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 07: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa, explore around the valley.
Today is a rest day and explore the surrounding area. We can visit to the monastery and the cheese factory, or ascend at Tserko RI (5000m) for mountain sunrise views, which are highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peak. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 08: Trek Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.
This morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey next day for the Thulo Syabru village. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 09: Trek Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5-6 hours trek.
The trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek we will pass through pine and Junipers forests. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 10: Trek Thulo Syabru – Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek.
We take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. On the way of your trek we will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley. Shin Gomba is another popular place for Cheese. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 11: Trek Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda holy Lake (4,660m.) 6 hours trek.
Today, the trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. We return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkunda. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 12: Trek Gosainkunda – Ghopte (3,430m.) 6-7 hours walking.
Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to Phedi and you continue walk up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 13: Trek Ghopte – Malemchi Gaon (2,560m.) 6-7 hours trek.
We slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 14: Trek Malemchi Gaon – Tarke Gyang (2, 590m.) 5-6 hours trek.
This day we enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where we can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 15: Trek Tarke Gyang – Sermathang: (2, 610m.) 5-6 hours trek.
We will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 16: Trek Sermathang – Malemchi Puul Bazaar (8,80m.)- Kathmandu; 3-4 hours trek. Join group for a farewell dinner in the evening.
Short walk down to Malemchi Puul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and we will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5 hours .Your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the local belles. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the Volunteer Society. Overnight at hotel (B. D)

Day 17: Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are doubly sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Bon Voyage!! & take care!!! (B)

Thank you for doing this venture with US. We’ve got to know each other well over the weeks. Please do stay in touch & we wish you a wonderful journey back home. Take care!

Note of above itinerary: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Feature Price: 1020 EURO

Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek – 17 days

1020 (1 Pax)

935 (2-5 Pax)

850 (6 & More)

Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor make itinerary which suits your interest, time, and budget.

The Package cost includes for trekking :
  • Airport  to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at star hotel with breakfast
  • One highly experienced mountain Porter Guide and porters
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
The Package cost excludes:
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Accommodation and Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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