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Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek (13 Days)

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Trip Highlights

Duration: 13 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 3730 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Moderate

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek takes you through a narrow valley sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. The three major areas you will be explore are Langtang, Gosainkunda (a holy lake at 4300m) and Helambu.Gosainkunda is a sacred lake, which is very important for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with the superb views of the magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forests. 

Same as Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek, this trek is of longer duration, approximately 15 days. You will have more opportunity to see the landscapes and lifestyles of Langtang region in this trek.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about nine hours.

Day 02: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) takes about three hours.

Day 05: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.

Day 06: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel (2470m.) to Thulo Syabru (2260m.) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari (3330m.) takes about five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.).

Day 11: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about five hours.

Day 12: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani takes about six hours.

Day 13: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal takes about three hours and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about nine hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi, passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five and half hours.

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. The trail then gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing through the landslide area. Afterwards, you trek gently down to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. En-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can glimpses of white monkeys and local birds. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery you can visit shortly before arriving to the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) takes about three hours.

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.

You can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel takes about six hours.

From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel (2470m.) to Thulo Syabru (2260m.) takes about five hours.

The beginning of the trail is a gentle descent to Landslide and then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and various bird species. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari (3330m.) takes about five hours.

The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follows a steeply ascending path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) and offers views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains and oak, Hemlock and fir forests. The path then gently ascends for some distance before following a flat level to Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920m.) takes about five and half hours.

You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of the Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). You pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.).

The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about five hours.

Until Tharepati, the trail ascends through forest of rhododendron, oak and bamboo with other natural vegetation. From Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisopani takes about six hours.

From Kutumsang, you climb a pass at 2620m, before descending to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Beyond Gul Bhanjyang, your trek ascends to a ridge with splendid views, stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east. You then descend to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village with a few shops and a police check post. From here it is almost a two hour climb to Chisopani. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal takes about three hours and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour.

Leaving Chisopani, the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields and then climbs through oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are magnificent views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley. You now begin descending steeply through dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron to cross a dam and then follow a large water pipe which supplies much of the water for Kathmandu. Soon you are down into Sundarijal where you pick up your transport back to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea hose) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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Clients Reviews

Fortunately and by chance we were lucky.

(5/5)

Fortunately and by chance we were lucky to find the right and good organization amongst many offices. Thank you for all the help and readiness to support us for the must beautiful and successful trek to Langtang and Helambu. Another trip in Nepal will remain in our minds. Lets’ hope for another come back.

Thank you.

Roef and Ruth
Switzerland
16/11/2009

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