|Package name||Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek|
|Max. elevation||4545 Meter|
|Transportation||private vehicle, Public bus as itinerary|
|Accomodation||Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; and tea house lodges during a trek|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Langtang-Kyanjin Gompa-Lama Hotel-Thulo Syabru-Chandanbari-Sing Gompa-Gosainkunda-Ghopte-Laraubinaya-Thadepati-Tarke-Gyang-Sermathang-Melamchi-Pul Bazar-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 1,035 per person|
Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu Trek, an adventure of great scenic and cultural country walk, around the north of Kathmandu. The nearest Himalayan Mountain Range from the capital of Nepal takes you to awesome and picturesque areas. Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu Trek, allow trekkers an opportunity to immerse themselves within the lovely local cultures of native Tamang and Halo.
The indigenous hill tribes of Central Himalayas include massive Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges of peaks. A scenic trek in the shade of giant snow peaks of Langtang Himal, exploring beautiful traditional farm villages. Festooned with Buddhist religious culture and custom of age-old heritage custom in the harmony of pristine natural surroundings.
The first part of the adventure takes you to the famous Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa, a popular and fabulous trek. Begins with an exciting overland journey from Kathmandu to reach the starting point of the walk from Syabrubesi village. Located within the district of Rasuwa, also links to the border of Tibet / China at a mere distance of 76 km towards straight north, while our route diverts to the northeast on the scenic path to Langtang valley at Kyanjin.
The route leads above into a beautiful dense forest of rhododendron, pines, and oaks with thick bamboo thickets. Which makes excellent habitation for the elusive Red Panda rarely seen on treks, which looks more like a raccoon.
As walking progress entering into a river gorge heading through Langtang village, then suddenly the shady area opens. Into a wide-open valley where the famous Kyanjin Gompa is located, enclosed within an array of high snow-clad peaks. Spent two overnights at Kyanjin for acclimatization before heading towards holy Gosainkunda and Laraubinaya-La Pass. Where one can hike to higher hills and ridges above Kyanjin on top Tserko-Ri and Kyanjin-Ri at 4,700 m.
Great way to get acclimatized adding extra heights facing a breathtaking panorama of the snow mountain range of central Himalayas peaks. The mountains surround both sides of the valley, and from here towards our next destination heading eastern areas of Langtang Himal.
After an enjoyable moment around scenic Langtang valley, and around Tamang villages of great interesting Buddhist culture. The adventure takes you to higher ridges on explores the Tamang farm villages of Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa. Walking into the beautiful cool shade of the coniferous forest, then tree lines stop for short bushes and shrubs. As our route leads into an open well-exposed high country to reach holy Gosainkunda.
The highest overnight stop at 4,460 m high before crossing over Laraubinaya-La Pass at 4, 609 m. Gosainkunda is one of the major and important pilgrimages and a holy spot for all Hindu religions. A place of great myth, Hindu followers believe that the glacial pond was created by Lord Shiva. When he drank a lethal poison to save the earth and earthly beings, spread by the devils.
Lord Shiva then with his mighty weapon a trident or Trisul struck the ground. Desperately in need of fresh water to drink to dilute the poison, he consumed which formed 108 ponds. At present exists fewer than dozen ponds around this sacred place, the main holy pond is Gosainkund. Where once a year in August, during Full Moon time known as Janai Purnima religious festival takes place.
Thousands of devotees pay homage and take a dip and bathe in the icy pond. Believing that it relinquishes the sin of a thousand lifetimes, a great prayer and worship take place at this religious event. A great holy spot is Gosainkunda to experience this wonderful adventure, as the trek slowly leads to other ends of the Langtang region.
A steep climb towards the highest point of Laraubinaya-La Pass at 4, 609 m / 15, 100 feet high. But worth the climb facing alluring views of surrounding beautiful country landscapes, as the walk leads to a long descent. On reaching the bottom on a gradual trail back into lush green vegetation and tree lines with few short ups. To reach into Helambu area at the impressive village of Tarke-Gyang, home of the small hill tribe the Hyalmo people. A similar culture of Tamang and Sherpa is interwoven with the Buddhism religion, where one can witness nice houses with intricate Tibetan-style designs.
The area of Helambu is also famous for its delicious apples and craftsmanship, a great place to explore the village. Including the old monastery Ama Yangri situated on top of the village, of great interest steeped with age-old traditional custom. After an impressive and wonderful time at Helambu, our adventure slowly comes to an end. Where walk leads to the last village of Helambu at Sermathang, an interesting village, and then on the drive to Kathmandu.
A scenic drive towards the warmer low valley and then up to Dhulikhel, an old Newar town famous for sunrise and mountain panorama. From here a short drive brings you into the hustle, bustle busy city life of Kathmandu to complete our mesmerizing adventure on Langtang, Gosainkund, and Helambu Trek.
If you are basically fit, this trek will not give you any problems as it starts from a low altitude of 1550 meters. The daily normal walking hours will be about 4 to 7 hours. When we follow the schedule of trekking, new excellent food, adequate alcohol, and moderate speed, there is no danger of getting sick at altitude.
Due to the inaccessibility and inaccessibility of road transport, there is a unique variety of food at each extraordinary height. Throughout the Langtang trek, in general, the rooms are twin basics that may have an attached toilet. In case of non-connection, you should share a common toilet and toilet.
When we are walking on the road, if any pedestrian (AMS) is found - Acute mountain sickness due to altitude, in general: headache, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, or difficulty breathing you can share with our leader. Our local trekking guide leader will give you tips on how to treat AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness and he helps a lot, if he/she can't do anything, trekkers should decide, that health is the most important thing going forward. Only in case of emergency, rescue helicopters will always be stationed at high altitudes to take you back to the hospital. No worries, we are always here to serve you and our time is always on the mountain with mountain lovers and hikers.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpacks for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksacks covers (optional); Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.
On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, received our guide and staff for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing.
Regarding Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu Trek, information includes other useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.
Meals: At Restaurants, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 5 Kilometers from Airpot to Thamel
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek includes a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of great historical and religious interest.
The city is steeped with ancient world heritage sites, where the tour takes you around renowned landmarks, like the old Durbar / Palace Square with old Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years old Stupa, a Buddhist religious monument. Includes the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest.
Meals: Breakfast and welcome Dinner, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
Start early as possible in the morning after breakfast, because of the long and scenic drive to reach the high hills and mountainous areas of Langtang Himal. An interesting drive of little more than 6 hours, during the ride, observe Nepalese farm villages and towns. As the drive reaches the large town of Dhunche, located at 1, 950 m high.
The headquarter town of Rasuwa district, as well as the entrance of Langtang National Park. From Dhunche on a winding downhill to reach Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop, mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang, hill tribes of Langtang, and Central Himalaya, interwoven with Buddhism religion and fascinating culture.
Meals: Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, Lunch and Dinner, Accommodation: Guesthouse in Syabrubesi, Distance: 123 Kilometers
The first-day trek of the adventure starts with a nice gradual path and then over a bridge above Langtang River, from here climb begins towards a higher area within spread-out farm villages with nice tended crops terraces.
The walk continues past a small settlement of Bamboo with few tea houses and lodges, then into the lovely cool shade of dense forest lines with tall rhododendron magnolia oaks and pine trees with thick bamboo stalks. Finally, the day ends on reaching open areas where Lama Hotel is situated with few simple lodges for an overnight stop, within forest surroundings.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lama Hotel, Distance: 12.6 Kilometers
From Lama, Hotel morning starts with a slow climb into a river gorge covered with a dense forest trail, after a few hours reach the small place of Ghoretabela, a nice place in the middle of the woods with few lodges around A possible lunch stop, from here the walk continues into the forest of fir, hemlocks, and rhododendron trees to reach an open area at Langtang village, the last permanent settlement before Kyanjin Gompa.
Overnight in a nice lodge, the village is populated by Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang area, and central Himalaya as well on the suburb of Kathmandu valley. Here one can witness rock falls and landslide, where all houses were destroyed during the 2015 huge earthquake, and many life was lost. At present, the villages slowly returning to normal as it was before the earthquake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Langtang Village, Distance: 14.3 Kilometers
Walk from Langtang village takes you on a level path with a short climb to reach an open area around Langtang valley, facing grand views of snow peaks as the trek ends for the day on reaching Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop.
A beautiful spot located in the heart of scenic Langtang valley, with time to browse around and catch glimpse of herds of yaks grazing over the yonder
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Langtang Village, Distance: 14.3 Kilometers
A great lovely place for a rest day, for acclimatization morning, after breakfast enjoys few hour hikes with options to the high hills of Kyanjin-Ri or Tsego-Ri at above 4,600 m high. Where you can enjoy the grand panorama of Ghengu Liru (Langtang -II 6, 571 m / 21,560 feet), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m / 23,765 feet) Kimshun (6, 745 m / 22,137 feet), and Shalbachum (6, 918 m / 22, 699 feet) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh.
That forms a ridge lined with peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. The mountain continues beyond the Jugal Himal, terminating with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m / 22, 929 feet) in the far east of the valley floor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Kyangjin, Distance: 7 Kilometers
An enjoyable and wonderful time at Kyanjin within scenic Langtang valley, then depart from this beautiful location for our next adventure. The walk leads on the same exciting trail to Lama Hotel, past Langtang village and Ghoretabela as well back into a forested area. After a long day walk reaches the Lama Hotel for the last overnight around the west side of the Langtang area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in lama hotel, Distance: 22 Kilometers
From Lama Hotel, on the same path for an hour as the route diverts from a small settlement called Bamboo, after a short rest heading for a climb to a nice village of Thulo Syabru, also called Upper Syabru.
A nice traditional Tamang village, located on a high ridge with an old monastery on top of the village, is en route to Sing Gompa. At Thulo Syabru enjoy overnight in a simple lodge, with time to observe farm life and the local culture of the impressive custom of the Tamang tribe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Thulo Syabru, Distance: 13.3 Kilometers
The morning starts with a climb on leaving Thulo Syabru village and the monastery, uphill continues into the dense forest of tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines, and fir trees to reach a large grazing pastures field on a hilltop From here the walk is much pleasant into beautiful woodland to reach Sing Gompa also called Chandanbari, which means a sandalwood tree area. Check into a nice small lodge within this small village with several lodges and a guest house with an old monastery atop the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chandanbari / Sing Gompa, Distance: 9 Kilometers
Morning from Gosainkunda, a gradual walk along the shore of a pond, and then climb to a small creek in between rocks and boulders, as the walk leads close to small Surjakund pond, then winding straight up to Gosainkund pass or East Laurabina La the highest spot of the adventure. From the top, enjoy the tremendous scenery of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks, then towards the long downhill to reach the bottom known as Phedi (bottom) at near 3,694 m.
A small place with few teahouses, a possible lunch stop, and then the walk continues heading east within the Helambu area and back into green vegetation and tree lines of junipers, and rhododendron and then reach Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks) for an overnight stop.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Ghopte, Distance: 16.4 Kilometers
After being around the complete wilderness, walk from this small settlement where trails of Helambu and Kathmandu route join; morning a short day trek with a pleasant walk into the forest for an hour, with an hour uphill to Tharepati 3, 650 m for an overnight stop as well reaching for lunchtime.
A nice spot situated on a ridge overlooking views of peaks with the Jugal Himal range and Ganesh-Manaslu towards the west. Thadepati with few small lodges and shops to cater to the needs of travelers passing this route.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Thadepati, Distance: 12.2 Kilometers
After overnight at scenic views point at Thadepati, start a morning walk downhill through a lovely forest of rhododendron, pines, and oak trees for a few hours, as the walk continues further past several Sheppard’s huts to reach Melamchi Khola (stream), with a climb to Melamchi-Gaon for a lunch stop. A nice typical hill village enriched with Buddhist culture in the land of the Hyalmo tribe the major inhabitants of Helambu.
Afternoon walk of a few hours to reach the main village of Helambu at Tarke Gyang. Start with a downhill to Melamchi River then cross over a suspension bridge, and then climb for an hour to Tarke Gyang village via Nakote village for an overnight stop. Take Gyang, a lovely village with well-built houses enriched with fascinating Buddhist culture, and witness the wood carving on the windows and doors of its nice houses. Afternoon explores the lovely village and the old monastery of Ama Yangri situated on top of the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Gyang, Distance: 14 Kilometers
From Tarke Gyang walk on a nice pleasant path through the cool forest past many Chorten (Buddhist prayer monuments), to reach Gangyul a small village, then on a winding trail facing views of beautiful landscape to reach Sermathang for the overnight stop, another lovely village of Helambu with time to visit an old interesting monastery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Sermathang, Distance: 11 Kilometers
After a great marvelous time around Helambu within its green surroundings with impressive culture, morning for a short walk and then board a vehicle for a few hour drive to Kathmandu, as the drive leads through Melamchi-Pul Bazaar a large town. Drive continues towards high hills at Dhulikhel, an old Newar town with a grand panorama of Himalayan peaks, then on an interesting highway to reach Kathmandu.
On reaching Kathmandu, check-in at your hotel with time in the afternoon for individual activities and shopping.
Meals: Breakfast at Sermathang Hotel, Lunch on the way, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 67 Kilometers
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure and experience on Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu Trek, then time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.
We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey home.
Meal: Breakfast Included.
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