• Total Duration:18 Days
  • Best Time:September to May
  • Max Elevation:4600 m
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate Plus

Highlights

  • Adventurous tea house trek and hike along the beautiful forest, river, waterfalls, valley, landscapes, and mountains.
  • Langtang region is famous for the Red Panda
  • Breathtaking views of Ganjala Range, Dorje Lakpa Range, Khumjung Glacier
  • Visit UNESCO cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
  • Explore holy Gosaikunda Lake and other pilgrimage sites.
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and Local cheese factory.
  • Spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan panorama.

Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. It is the closest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley about seven hours drive away.

The Langtang Region is high and wild that reflects the Tibetan highlands with tranquil rural landscapes that warm your heart. It is one of the most sought after trekking regions for those short on time and wants to do a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas with a special interest in Tibetan lifestyles. The local folks residing the highlands of the Langtang region come from Tibetan roots. This region was once a prime route for trade & commerce with Tibet.

Embraced by the icy glaciers originated from the almighty Himalayas, Langtang region is also known as the Valley of Glaciers. Langtang Valley is literally surrounded by the mountain peaks of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri and Langtang Himal, and this makes it a prime destination for hiking. During the trekking one can observe varieties of rhododendron, dense bamboo forests, dancing waterfalls and close up views of the snowcapped Himalayas which all combine to make Trekking the lovely Langtang Valley one of the most dissimilar treks that are so close to ancient Kathmandu.

Apart from the natural beauty, Langtang offers the best of the cultural mixture with the Himalayas. The Kyanjin Gompa is believed to be the oldest Buddhist monastery of this region. You can also visit a cheese factory and cheese produced from this factory is a well-known delicacy all over the country.

Your 17 days trekking adventure begins from Kathmandu at your arrival at International Airport. Then you will drive to Syabrubesi located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and begin the trek. You will hike through Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri the next day. Next, you continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda. There you pass by a few more lakes on the route and cross the Laurebina Pass. Crossing the pass, your trail to Helambu region begins. Another highlight of our hike is to reach the top of Ama Yangri at 3,800m. The view of the Himalayas from the top of the hill tremendous and can only be matched by that of Poon Hill. You can see the Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges up close. Continue trekking in the Helambu region for a few more days and you’re your remarkable journey to the mountains with a drive to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in the Kathmandu
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: - Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m)
Day 04: - Syabru Bensi trek to Lama Hotel (2450m)
Day 05: - Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m)
Day 06: - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 07: - Acclimatization day in Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 08: - Trekking back to Lama Hotel (2450m)
Day 09: - Lama Hotel trek to Big Syabru Bensi (2230m)
Day 10: - Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 11: - Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)
Day 12: - Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m)
Day 13: - Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)
Day 14: - Tharepati trekking to Melamchi (2560m)
Day 15: - Melamchi to Tarke Ghyang (2590m)
Day 16: - Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m)
Day 17: - Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu
Day 18: - Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in the Kathmandu

Once you arrive Kathmandu international airport and our representative will transfer you to your respective hotel. Preparation for the trek.

Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

You will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.

Day 03: - Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m)

Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) in local bus – 8 hrs In the morning, your guide picks you up from the hotel and takes you to a bus park of Kathmandu. From this bus park, you, and your guide go to Syabrubesi in a bus, passing through Dhunche, a small town and seeing the Trishuli River.

Day 04: - Syabru Bensi trek to Lama Hotel (2450m)

The first part of the trail trekking crosses the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola (river). The trail gradually ascends to Bamboo (1,960 m) and takes you to the Langtang Khola (river). Then you will trek gently to Rimche (2,400 m) to have your lunch, and then head off to Lama Hotel.

Day 05: - Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m)

From Lama Hotel, the trekking trail passes through the dense forest, uphill trail, and takes you to the hilltop, which offers the marvelous view of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m). As the trail heads off to remote Langtang village, you pass by the water mills, prayer wheels, and Buddhist stupas.

Day 06: - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)

Today, you do a short walk and explore the cheese factory, whose cheese is famous throughout Langtang Valley, and you should try it. The factory is located at the base of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m). There are also small peaks around Langtang Lirung.

Day 07: - Acclimatization day in Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)

Today, you explore Kyanjin Gompa, cheese factory, and walk up the moraine to see the spectacular glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend to Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m), the highest point of the Langtang Valley Trek, which offers the panoramic view of the Langtang Peaks.

Day 08: - Trekking back to Lama Hotel (2450m)

In the morning, you will climb to Tserko Ri to see the spectacular view of sunrise and then return to Lama Hotel by walking descendible trail by passing through the forest and by traversing through the Tamang villages.

Day 09: - Lama Hotel trek to Big Syabru Bensi (2230m)

The beginning of the trail gently descends to the Landslide which then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En route, the trekking trail takes you to the home of the red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful village from where you enjoy watching the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal (7,110 m) and Langtang Himal.

Day 10: - Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3330m)

The trail that leads to Foprang Danda (hill, 3,200 m) is steep and passes through Dursagang (2,660 m), and offers the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and forest. Then the trail gently ascends and changes into a flat trail until it reaches Sing Gompa, which has a cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. Singompa also offers the stunning view of Naya Khang (5,844 m), Jugal Himal (6,535 m), Surya Peak (5,144 m) and other mountains.

Day 11: - Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)

From Singompa, the trekking trail climbs to Laurebinayak Pass and leads you to Gosaikunda. This flat, ascendable and descendible trail is also rugged and offers the dramatic view of the Manaslu (8,156 m), Ganesh Himal (6,770 m), Tibetan Peaks and Langtang Lirung (7,246 m). On a clear day, you see the Annapurna Ranges, you pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, you cross a small ridge, and you see Gosaikunda, the holy lake. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, but Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda are the important lakes.

Day 12: - Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m)

As you head off to Ghopte, you climb through a rugged country and pass by four small lakes before you reach Laurebina La (4,610 m), the highest point of Langtang Helambu Trek. From this point, you keep looking at the spectacular view of Manaslu (8,156 m), Ganesh Himal (6,770 m), and Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), and then you follow a descendible trail up to Ghopte.

Day 13: - Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)

The trail descends and ascends until it takes you to Thearepati. While you are walking on this trail, you see small mud huts, belonging to cattle herders.

Day 14: - Tharepati trekking to Melamchi (2560m)

From Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through the pine and rhododendron forest, which offers a good view of the Helambu Valley and Jugal Himal (6,353 m). You can also see Melamchi Gaon (village), surrounded by beautiful forest, and by Sherpa villages.

Day 15: - Melamchi to Tarke Ghyang (2590m)

From Melamchi Gaon, the trail descends to Melamchi stream, it also ascends and passes through the Sherpa village. It also leads you to Tarkeghyang, which is a beautiful Sherpa village, and which has the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Helambu Valley.

Day 16: - Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m)

Today’s trail is quite easy because it passes through the flat land, as well as through the beautiful forest, and on the way to Shermathang, you come across small streams and a beautiful Sherpa village, which has monasteries, and you also see Jugal Himal.

Day 17: - Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu

The trail gradually descends through the meadow and cultivated fields and to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. It also passes through old villages and offers the beautiful view of mountains. The motorable road up to Lamidanda is made of gravel and is bumpy, and from Lamidanda, the asphalt road that leads you to Kathmandu.

Day 18: - Departure

Transfer to international airport for final departure.

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