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Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek (15 Days)

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Trip Highlights

Duration: 15 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 3730 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Moderate

This 15 days Langtang Gosaikunda Helumba trekking 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.

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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. This is day to rest and explore 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 Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3490m.).

Day 12: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) takes about three hours.

Day 13: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about five hours.

Day 14: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.).

Day 15: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu takes about five hours.

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 Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing through landslide. Afterwards, you trek down gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. En- route you could 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 catch a glimpse 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 we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighbouring 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 acclimatise and explore the area. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view 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. This is day to rest and explore the area.

You can visit the monastery and the 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 gently descending up to Landslide and then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En route you could 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 steeply an ascending path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains and oak, Hemlock and fir forests. Now the path gently ascends for some distance and then follows 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 Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3490m.).

The first part of the trails slightly descends and then begins to ascend through rhododendron forests until Thearepati and then you hike downwards. Before climbing to Tharepati, where lies a group of herders' huts at 3579m, you cross a stream after coming through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests. 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. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. You will also find some Buddhist monasteries around here. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) takes about three hours.

The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about five hours.

This day the trail is a easy one flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You cross some small streams on the way. There is also a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit several ancient monasteries. From here you can see Jugal Himal range from the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.).

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu takes about five hours.

Stay overnight at hotel in 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

Outstanding - best guide and porter ever!

(5/5)

We did the 15 day Lantang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. The good experience started with excellent communication and flexibility by Nava and his team particularly as the start was delayed by the closure of Kathmandu airport. On the trek itself we had Karma as guide and Cheitay as porter who were outstanding. Karma was a great encouragement and guide with a great sense of humour who helped get us across Gosaikunda pass in deep snow and also stopped us over- extending ourselves on the way down. He also greatly enhanced our cultural experience with his local knowledge and contacts. Cheietay was genuinely kind - always putting our needs before his own and ensuring we got safely through difficult stretches even though he was weighed down by a heavy pack..We will genuinely miss them and recommend them wholeheartedly

Visited March 2015

Steve G

Gosainkunda Trek

(5/5)

We have just completed a 15 days trek to Gosainkunda. We had a most exhilarating trip - a highly stimulating experience. Our team of 9 porters, a guide and a cook were excellent. They took care of all our needs not only were they highly efficient, but also very lively and entertaining. Ram Chandra Ghising who was a wonderful organizer and Norbu Tamang our cook whose cooking was excellent and extremely inventive. The team as a whole took excellent care of us.
Thanks for a great and a memorable trip.

Sylvia Safpie
301 Murray ST
Montreal, Canada
Marie-J.Musiol
21- Vue Front
Hull, Quebel, Canada

This is really a Trekking Agent you can trust in and recommend to others without hesitation!

(5/5)

"I have just returned from a 2 week trek through Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu. The trek was fantastic and very impressive. Our whole crew, the cook (and the food of course) and also our guide Hari (Krishna) were fabulous! All the people at Nepal Environmental are great and very kind! This is really a Trekking Agent you can trust in and recommend to others without hesitation! We had two nice and amazing weeks in the Himalayas. The trek is now over, but the memories will stay for the rest of our lives! Many thanks to the staff of Nepal Environmental, our guide Hari, the cook and all the porters!"

Michael Kalb. Weltismattstr.
18. 79730 Murg, Germany.

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