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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek -17 days

Langtang sits at 20 miles north of Kathmandu valley. It is a narrow valley situated below the Tibetan border. The natural beauty it embraces is beyond words. With full diversity in landscape, ecology and people living here, it is one of the most adventurous trekking Region of Nepal which gives you an amazing experience to explore nature, life and people. Unlike other trekking regions, Langtang is not so crowded. So you can enjoy unspoiled nature at its best. Langtang has mountains like Langtang Liguria, Ganesh Himal, etc., also green hills, small villages, rhododendron forest, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, pilgrimage sites, wildlife’s and many more.
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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is an ultimate popular trekking in Langtang region. It combines the trek to Langtang Valley to Pilgrimage Site of Gosainkunda to Beautiful Helambu.Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek offers you very exciting and adventurous journey to mountain and lakes to exploration of nature and culture. The journey begins from the village of Syabrubesi to Langtang valley to Gosainkunda and back to Helambu. Along the way you will be pleased by snow capped mountains, rivers, wildlife and rhododendron forests and close exploration to Sherpa and Tamang cultures. This trek is of moderate grade and best time to visit this area is March till May & October till December. 

Outline Itinerary of Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek 

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Day 4: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

Day 6: Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa

Day 7: Gyanjing Gompa to Langtang Village

Day 8: Langtang Village to Lama  Hotel

Day 9: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa

Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda

Day 12: Gosainkunda to Gopte

Day 13: Gopte to Melamchi Gaun

Day 14: Melamchi Gaun to Tharke Ghyang

Day 15: Tharke Ghyang to Sermanthang

Day 16: Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu 

Day 17: Departure

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation (1360m)

Today you are going to  explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel. 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450 M)

After breakfast you drive about 6/7 hours from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi stopping at different sites on the way and enjoying with team members. From Syabrubesi beautiful scenery of Himalaya i.e. Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and peaks of Langtang regions can be seen. Stay overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 4: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480 M)

After breakfast you  trails towards Lama Hotel. Crossing through Bhotekoshi River and following Langtang River and passing through Bamboo, suspension bridges and landslides you arrive at Lama Hotel after walk of 8 hours. Stay overnight at Lama Hotel. 

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3541 M)

After breakfast you will gently climb up crossing the river you find yourself at Ghora Tabela (2970 M). From there you march forward to our trails enjoying beautiful scenery of Langtang Village, Langtang RI, and Langtang Lirung. You rest at Langtang village for night which is in very Tibetans style. Stay overnight at Langtang Village. 

Day 6: Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa (3900 M)

After breakfast you head to Kyanjing Gompa enjoying small settlements of the way and nature. You will be climbing ridge with a big Chorten and some Mani walls. From here astonishing view of Kyanjing village and Langtang Lirung and other peaks are clearly visible. Stay overnight at Kyanjing Gompa. 

Day 7: Kyanjing to Langtang Village (3541 M)

After breakfast you will explore Langtang village, monasteries, Cheese factories, people, lifestyle, culture, their hospitality and their craftsmanship skills we head down to same Langtang Village and rest for tonight. Stay overnight at Langtang Village. 

Day 8: Langtang Village to Lama Hotel (2480 M)

After breakfast you will return the way you came today following the Langtang Khola River to Langtang Village and on to Ghora Tabela and down to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at Lama Hotel. 

Day 9: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (2260 M)

After brekfast you will trail down to Thulo Syabru Village and on the way you will encounter various views of Tamang and Sherpa Villages, mountain Vistas, Natural landscapes, red pandas, Monkeys and several species of birds. Passing through landslides and steeping up. Stay overnight at Thulo Syabru Village. 

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa/ Chandan Bari (3250m)

After breakfast you head towards Sing Gompa. Exploring Foprang Dada, Dursagang along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and oak, Hemlock, firs forests we reach at our destination and you will visit Buddhist monastery and best cheese producing Cheese factory of Nepal at Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at Sing Gompa. 

Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4361m.)

After breakfast you continues your trail towards Gosainkunda via top of exotic Lauribinayak. Then the trails steeply ascend all the way to Gosainkunda. You will able to see Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range (7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. After passing the huts and high pastures of Lauribinayak you step to a holy place Gosainkunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin but the main three are Saraswatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. Stay overnight at Gosainkunda. 

Day 12: Gosainkunda to Gopte (3440m)

After breakfast you head towards Valley of Gopte. Today you have to trail high with rough paths and crosses Moraines. You will pass other lakes, then continue to Laurebina La Pass (4609 M), down to Phedi and crossing rocky hills and beautiful rhododendron forest. Stay overnight at Gopte. 

Day 13: Gopte to Melamchi Gaun (2560 M)

After breakfast your journey will be through forests and rivers. You trail down from Gopte through beautiful rhododendron forest, village of Tharepati (3640m), again Jungle, then descending to Melamchi River and following it you will arrive at Melamchi Gaun, where you can found Sherpa and Tamang community people. Stay overnight at Melamchi Gaun.

Day 14: Melamchi Gaun to Tarke Ghyang (2590 M)

After breakfast you will explore the cultural area of Melamchi which will be a great opportunity to know about local village history, its people, their cultures and lifestyle also their temples/monasteries/stupas. Then you trail all the way to Tarke Ghyang. Stay overnight at Tarke Ghyang. 

Day 15: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2,610m)

After breakfasr you leave this beautiful Tamang village and follow your trails down to Sermathang through beautiful forest, which is famous for its apple garden. When you get there obviously we will take full benefits of enjoying this place, culture, people and their apple farms. you will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region and follow the trails around the wide valley end between Parachin and Gangyul Village whose people of this village practice Buddhism. Stay overight at Sermanthang. 

Day 16: Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (820m) to Kathmandu

After breakfast you climb up to Melamchi Bazaar through Sermathang. This is the final trek day trek. On the day you will trek to Melamchi Bazaar which is inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. At Melamchi Pul Bazaar, your vehicle will there to pick you up for Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel. 

Day 17: Departure

Today your Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.

Cost Start from USD 1450 Per Person (write us email for Special quote)

Services include:

Necessary local ransport by private vehicle

Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star standard hotels with breakfast.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.

Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks

Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House while on treks.

Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.

Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.

Insurance of our field staff.

Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)

All additional government tax.

Services exclude:

Nepal entry visa fee

International / any air fare.

Travelers insurance (compulsory)

Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, political disturbances etc.

General Informations

A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.

Equipments Required

Trekking Accessories- Trekking Bag pack, Trekking day bag (Small handbag), Trekking stick, Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket, Sleeping bag, etc

Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc

Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.

Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.

Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.

Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.

Always Drink Safe Water

Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.

About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek

Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.

Travel Insurance

Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities

Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.

Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.

Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks

You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Trekssuggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.

While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.

Trip Facts

Tour Name: Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Tour Duration: 17 Days

Tour Area: Langtang Region-Nepal

Maximum Altitude: 4380M

Minimum Altitude: 1300 M

Tour Type: Trekking, Camping and Hiking

Tour Grade: Moderate

Price: 1450 USD

Suitable For: Fit Trekkers

Best Season: Sep - Dec & Feb - May (12 Month Possible)

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