Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking

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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking is a combined trek of three different regions that offer stunning Langtang valley with Kyangjin Gompa where we can visit 400 years old monastery and cheese factory. Gosainkunda Lake is another attraction of this trek. The lake is also known as a frozen lake and high altitude lake which presents awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan vistas. It is said that if we take a dip into this lake the skin diseases and knowingly done sins will be erased. Helambu is a fascinating region, Here; we can experience Sherpa culture and traditions without having to go to the Everest region. Also, the beautiful region is home to some of the wildlife and species of birds. The views of mountain peaks and landscapes seen from the Helambu region are always Marvelous.

North of Kathmandu, Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking is easily accessible, the flight is not involved in the region, we can take a scenic 8 to 9 hours bus journey from the capital city to Syabrubensi, the large Tamang village. The best seasons for this trek are spring and autumn. This trek provides stunning views of the great peaks of Langtang Lirung (7250m) which dominates the upper Langtang valley and straddles the Tibetan border. Langtang is a narrow valley, sandwiched between main Himalayan range to the northern and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. This high alpine valley is inhabited by Tamang people of Tibetan origin who practice Buddhism. Trek to Langtang valleys offers an opportunity to explore village and monasteries as well as to visit glaciers at the head of the valley and views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Dorje Lakpsa 6990m, Mt. Ganesh 7406m and Tibetan Himalayan ranges.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu hiking is the most popular trekking in the Langtang region with many attractions such as scenic landscapes, a glimpse of Sherpa and Tamang lifestyle, lush rhododendron forests, frozen lakes, glaciers, and snowy peaks.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek starts from Syabrubensi and the trail leads up to Kyangjin Gompa and passes the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. Exploring colorful Helambu region with fascinating Sherpa villages, the trek ends in Kathmandu. A stunningly picturesque region provides amazing panoramic views of Himalayas stretching from the Annapurna massif to Mount Everest and is really an awesome region for Trekking holidays.

Highlights

  • Explore the indigenous birds and flowers of Nepal and a glimpse of Tibetan life, crystal clear lake, glaciers and snowed mountains.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our guides will greets you and transfer to hotel. After rest and refreshment, join the welcome dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, meet your tour guide in the lobby and start a guided tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we organize a small meeting to introduce your trekking crew and settle the outstanding balances. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast at hotel, start a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, The zigzag drives provide us high mountain sceneries and beautiful landscapes. Overnight at a lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi

Climb through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest, the trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkey (The honey hunter animal) frolic, passing a sice stream and small waterfalls. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • Accommodation:Lama Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel

From Lama Hotel, we take a short ascends which brings us to the right of where the valley begins as we start going up we will be able to see the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung peak. It is easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. Overnight at a lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lama Hotel to Langtang

Langtang valley is a beautiful alpine village which provides excellent panoramic close up view of Langtang Lirung Genjempol, Ganjala and Naya Kenga Himal ranges. A visit to cheese factory, see the beautiful Buddhist Monastery built 400 years ago. It is a good experience to try to climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m). Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Langtang valley to Kyangjin Gompa

Today is a rest at this amazing village, we visit cheese factory, 400 years old monastery and explore around the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture. We try climbing small peaks from Kyangjin Gompa. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kyangjin Gompa

Sadly, we leave this wonderful place and trek down to Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

Walking on a pleasant trail, we trek back to Syabru bensi from where we will start our Gosainkunda lake trek. Overnight at a lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lama Hotel to Big Syabru Bensi

This part of our trek is delightful and warm temperature as we walk through the nice Tibetan Tamang villages, terrace farming lands to Sing Gopma where will stay overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa

The trail to Lauribina Yak is steep and continues for three hours. Then the trail becomes much narrow and misty as well as change in vegetation too as the green vegetation becomes much deserted and rocky. From Lauribina Yak takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach to Gosainkunda Lake. Overnight at a lodge.  

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake

After exploring around at Gosainkunda Lake, we set for another day's walk. The walk goes through a steep trail for three hours and crosses Lauribina La Passs at 4500m and the trail is too rocky. After the pass the trail becomes to descend and the slope continues for about 3 hours and reaches to Ghopte for the night halt. Overnight at a lodge.         

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Gosainkunda to Ghopte

The trail continues through the forest of pine and juniper about 4 hour's slope up to Thadepati. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghopte to Tharepati

A short and steep descent through mixed fir and rhododendron forests rich with bird life. Crashing waterfalls sound from the rocky gullies below as we approach Melamchi Gaon. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tharepati to Melamchi Gaon

The trail descends steeply to the valley floor, where we can have a well earned dip in the crystal- clear river before completing the short and mild ascent up the other side of the valley. Tarkegyang boasts an 18th century Gompa with huge brass prayer wheel. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Melamchi Gaon to Tarkegyang

A flat pleasant walk to Shermathang for walking, this is a an entering Sherpa village and they will be happy to introduce themselves that they are different from the Sherpa of Khumbu(Everest region). In the clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosainkunda and Rolwaling, Even Everest also in a distance. Overnight at a lodge.  

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tarkegyang to Sermathang

Today the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages. With the spectacular Mountain View, we will get to interact with local and friendly people. Drive back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar

Breakfast will be at hotel, today is a free day for shopping and stroll around. In the evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant and celebrate the trek with your trekking crew. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your onward flight, wish you have a safe and sound flight and hope to see you again in the future.

    Inclusion

    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Necessary transportation from Kathmandu return trips.
    • Langtang and Helambu National Park fee with trekking permits.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staff.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome, and farewell dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


     

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    Useful Information

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking is a teahouse based trek, each and every stop provides the comfortable mountain lodges and basic guesthouses. We are organizing Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking in small group/private trips, please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do trip then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size and requirements. 

    FAQs

    How can I book Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from the Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Langtang Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking?

    This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 4600m walking through villages, rivers, green hills, and snow trails, so you need to have the right equipment with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, one of our guides will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a playing card of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

    Can I extend my holiday?

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking can extend and there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. The following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
    2/3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
    -Tibet Overland tour with Everest base camp
    -5 days Bhutan Cultural Tour
    -Everest mountain flight
     

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