Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek

Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea House / Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

4610 m

Transportation

Bus / Jeep

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Duration

15

This 15 days Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trekking is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and is best approached during Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). However, it is open for trekking throughout the year. 

On this trekking trail you will be able to experience the rich Buddhist culture and lifestyle of Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan people. You will stop by the famous Langtang Village which was destroyed in 2015 earthquake and has been since been reconstructed. From here it is just a day’s walk to Kayanjin Gompa which offers spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Yubra, Changbu and Langtang Lirung Glacier. You can hike up to Kyangin Ri (4450m), Tserko Ri (4984m), Langtang Lirung Glacier (4200m) and Langshisha Base Camp (4285m) as per your interests.  

The trekking route mostly falls within Langtang National Park which is a prime habitat for many rare species such as red panda, snow leopard etc. You will also come across small settlements of Tamang community who are true inhabitants of this region. The sacred lake of Gosainkunda, at 4300m requires to cross Laurebinayak pass at 3920m. From here you will drop down to Helambu passing through Sherpa villages of Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, Shermathang etc. 

Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trekking is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers with good physical and mental fitness. Adequate lodges and hotels are available along the trekking route along with good communication network. 

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about seven 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. 

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail up to Bamboo where will stop for lunch. Afterwards, you trek to Rimche (2400m.) in 2hrs. From Rimche it is 20 minutes gradual up to Lama Hotel. En- route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3430

After breakfast we climb up for three hours to Ghoda Tabela via riverside. From Chhunama you cross the Langtang Khola and then climb up through forest path to Ghoda Tabela. It takes another 30 minutes uphill walk to Thangshyap where we have lunch. From here it is a gradual climb to Langtang Village. Only a few hotels have come up since the 2015 earthquake. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. The trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin via Mundu village. Mundu Village offers panoramic view of Langtang Ri, Langshisha, Yala peak and Cherko Ri. Kyanjin hosts Kyanjin monastery and a small cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. After lunch you can hike for a few hours to acclimatize as part of tomorrow’s preparation. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

As per your decision, you have four optional hiking programs: Kyangin Ri (4450m), Cherko Ri (4984m) Langtang Lirung Glacier (4200m), Langshisha Base Camp (4285m). It takes 4 hrs to go to Langtang Lirung Glacier and be back, 4 hrs for Kyangin Ri, 7 hrs for Cherko Ri, and 10 hrs for Langashisha Base Camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

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

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2130

After breakfast climb down for 3 hrs via Bamboo. At a point of landslide, you will ascend left to Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is a big village of Tamangs where you will have lunch and dinner. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron of 4 hrs until Khoprang Danda. Stop for lunch in Khoprang Danda. Enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal and soaring cliffs in Tibet side. From here it is gradual up to Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4165

After breakfast two hours gradual up to Cholang pati through rhododendron forest. Along the way you will witness Ganesh and Annapurna ranges. Fom Cholang Pati it is one hour uphill to Laurebinayak where you will stop for lunch. After lunch another one and a half hours trek will take you to top of Laurebina (4165m), a great viewpoint. It takes another one hour gradual uphill trek to reach Gosainkunda. Stay overnight at lodge with view of Gosainkunda and Nag Kunda Lake (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4610

After breakfast it is an easy uphill trek to the top of Gosaikunda Pass via Bhairab Kunda, Dudh Kunda, Chandra Kunda, Surya Kunda. The journey takes about one and a half hours. We will then climb down for three hours to Phedi for lunch. After lunch we will have to walk up and down for 2 hrs to reach Ghopte. Situated in the middle of a forest, there are only two hotels in Ghopte. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3490

The trail begins through a forested path for 2 hrs until Tharepati Pass. Tharepati is a good viewpoint for mountain ranges in all directions except south. You can either have early lunch at Tharepati or go directly to Melamchi Gaon. From Tharepati it is 3 hrs downhill trek to Melamchi Gaon. Inhabited by Sherpas, the village is in the middle of forest and has a monastery. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2700

After breakfast we trek two hours down through bushes and streams to Tarkado village. Another 2 hrs trek will take us to Tarkeghyang where we will have lunch. There is an old Buddhist monastery in Tarkeghyang which was damaged by 2015 earthquake. Have lunch and dinner in Tarkeghyang with village exploration. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2590

The trek travels through forested path, up and down till you reach Shermathang. In the middle of forest Shermathang is a Sherpa settlement. From Shermathang you can view the Langtang Himalayan range. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodg
Elevation
870

Follow the forested trail all the way down to Kakani (2070m) with beautiful view of mountains. Stop for lunch followed another 3 hrs trek down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast & Lunch
Elevation
1400

After breakfast you leave Melamchi Pul Bazaar towards Kathmandu via Dhulikhel. You will enjoy pleasant road drive to Lamidanda and then follow the pitched road to Kathmandu. Along the way you will pass by many beautiful villages and green hills.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C vehicle 
  • Trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (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
  • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc.
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus/jeep
  • Insurance and equipment for guides and porters
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge 
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  •  Souvenir

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)    

Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Steve G

United States

30th Jun, 2022

Outstanding - best guide and porter ever!   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.  


Sylvia Safpie

Canada

30th Jun, 2022

Gosainkunda Trek   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... See more for a great and a memorable trip. 301 Murray ST Montreal, Canada Marie-J.Musiol 21- Vue Front Hull, Quebel, See less...


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Germany

30th Jun, 2022

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