Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek
Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek
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The most beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife, and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas is Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu Trek. Langtang trek is a combination of two beautiful treks (Gosaikunda and Helambu) which is Nepal’s wildest and most picturesque area. It is a famous international as well as domestic tourist hub to explore the endangered species Red-Panda. It the most crows as well s demanded trekking route in Nepal. The beautiful Langtang National Park is the home center for a various wide animal such as red-panda, Musk deer, clouded Leopard, and many more. The Langtang trek is a moderate trek that starts from the Syabrubensi located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. Our trek passes through beautiful rhododendron forests(national flower of Nepal ) through the Langtang National Park. Another special feature of this trek is Hindu lake Gosainkund (4380 m)( in Rasuwa District) which does symbol Hindu religion as well as Buddhist religion which is a unique place to some religious diversity in a sweet sense. Along this route, you will have an opportunity to experience the whole range of Himalayan topography and green valley before returning to Kathmandu. In the north of Kathmandu Often overlooked, the Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu region that provides some of Nepal’s most spectacular scenery, and trekking in this area is as good as anywhere in Nepal. snow-capped mountains at the head of the Langtang valley and the beautiful glacial lakes at Gosainkunda will force you to widen your mouth and eyes. The friendly Tamang villages will also provide you a home away environment.
Day1: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350m)On your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative will attend you and drop you in your respective hotel. As you freshen up our representative will explain to you about the trip detail.
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu's historical sites(1,350m)Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal with its unique blend of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist spirituality along with Western influence. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square in Patan, and Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can dine in a restaurant for an authentic Nepali meal.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hoursAfter having our breakfast we would drive toward Syabru Besi.it is the destination point from where we will start our journey. If we are lucky enough On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu as well as Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with the small village of Syabrubesi. We will spend our night in Syabru Besi.
Day 4: Trek from Syabru Besi toward Lama Hotel (2,470 m. / 8,103 ft.) 6 hoursour first step of the trek will start today. we will cross the Bhote Koshi River, which flows down from nearby Tibet. We will gradually climb up through the forest. Do keep an eye out for beautiful birds along the way especially for the bird watcher. Follow the river through untouched rhododendron forests (national flower of Nepal). Finally, walk your way up to accommodation to Lama Hotel. We will spend our night there.
Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel toward Mundu (3,550 m. / 11,646 ft.) 6.5 hoursAs we continue our climbing today, we will be able to see the impressive Langtang mountain peeking through the trees. The path here will take us to makeshift lodgings used by shepherds to graze here in the summer. We will pass through Langtang Village,. On your way to Mundu, we will also find a Buddhist monastery, where we can stop in and visit before resting for the night. We will spend our night there.
Day 6: Trek from Mundu toward Kyangjin (3,800 m. / 12,467 ft.) 2 hoursToday after having our breakfast we will go through a small village and begin our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels which you may find very interesting. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the religious place in Kyangjin Gompa and where we will be surrounding areas with the stunning views of mountains.
Day 7: Explore Kyangjin (4,850 m. / 15,912 ft.)Exploring your surroundings we will take a rest today. You can visit the village's monastery and its local cheese factory with Nepali specialty of yak milk. We will also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Kyangjin Gompa and the nearby areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
Day 8: Trek from Kyangjin back to Lama Hotel (2,380 m. / 7,809 ft.)Today from Kyangjin by following the Langtang river back toward Langtang Village. Stop for lunch o our way to Ghora Tabela, and then begin the journey through the forest to Tamang Village toward the tea house in Lama Hotel for the night stay.
Day 9: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi ( 1,460m) 4-5 hoursAfter having our breakfast we will start our journey toward Syabru Besi. We begin our trek by a climb to the Rimche Village. We will continue our walk to the Bamboo forest and cross 2210m to reach Syabru Besi. We will spend our night there.
Day10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa(3,330m)3-4 hrs.Today get ready for a challenging day as we will ascend through mountain villages. We will pass through monasteries, schools, and rhododendron forests (national flower of Nepal). We will enter Tamang Heritage from where we will come across an inhabitance of ethnic group of Tibetan roots and pass through the village of Thuman and reach Shin Gompa. We will spend our night there.
Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda(4,460m)5-6 hrs.Today we will get to enjoy fantastic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang. Gosaikunda (4380m), has both religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese. It is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake to take a holy bath as it has religious significance. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be an idol of a lord Shiva we will spend our night in Gosaikunda.
Day 12 Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,439m)6-8 hrs.After having to start our trek we will cross the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins from the Lauribina La (pass). make sure that you enjoy the mesmerizing view of Tadi Khola Valley. We pass through three other small lakes before reaching the destination. We will climb a small hill and enjoy the eye-catching view of the area before reaching Ghopte. We will spend our night there.
Day 13 Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon(2,560m) 6-7 hrs.Today after having our breakfast we will trek toward the Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaon. Cross a suspension bridge we will arrive at a monastery built in 8th-century built by Buddhist guru. We will walk uphill and downhill through dense forests. Walking through the forest will reach to Thare Pati Village. We will reach Melamchi Gaon and have our night there.
Day 14 Melamchigaon to Tarkegyang(2,590m) 5-6 hrs.After having our breakfast we will pass a stupa and cross a small stream toward Tarkeghyang. We will reach a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we might feel that we can almost touch them with our stretched fingers. We will reach Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. We will spend our night there.
Day 15 Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610) 3-5 hrsWe begin our trek after having our breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through beautiful forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, a monastery before reaching Sermathang. It’s a beautiful Sherpa village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang ranges which will force you to widen your eyes to admire its beauty. If we are lucky enough On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance. We will spend our night in Sermanthang.
Day 16 Trek to Melamchi Bazaar; Return to Kathmandu(1,350m) 3-4 hrs.Make your trek toward Melamchi Bazaar, where the Melamchi Khola and Indrawati Khola rivers join, from here our trekking ma finish but not the memories. From here we will drive toward Kathmandu.
Day 17 Depart KathmanduOur journey in Nepal may come to an end the time but we have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in a wonderful country like Nepal blessed with natural beauty.
- Trek Duration:- 17days
- Trek Grade:- Moderate
- Highest Altitude:- 5,000m
- Accommodation :- homestay/ camping
- Transportation:- by private vehicle on the road
- Best season:- Any season
- Per Day walk:- min 3-4 and max 6-7
- Starting point:-Kathmandu
- Enting point:- Kathmandu
- Gosaikunda lake visit which has high religious value
- Explore Nepal’s natural Beauty which is free from today’s modernization.
- Explore the culture, lifestyle and hospitable behavior of Nepalese
- Going through Rohodroderen forest (national flower forest)
- Eye widen scenery of the mountains in 360 degree
- Explore heritage sites in Kathmandu.
- Cross the Bhoti Koshi River a tribute river to the biggest river in Nepal
- Visit Langtang National Park.
- The mesmerizing view of the snow-cap Mountains
- In National park, you will be able to see the endangered species like Red- panda, cloudy leopard, etc.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Pickups and drop-offs from the airport(s) and hotel(s) in private vehicle
- all three meals during the trekking
- Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle while going toward the destination.
- Fluently English-speaking as well as the experienced guide
- Porter service during the trek
- All entry fees for visiting a temple(s), monument(s), trekking and national parks
- 24 Hrs. medical kit
- All necessary paperwork(s) and permit(s)
- All applicable taxes and service charges are to be paid during trekking.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- All that, which is not mentioned above.
- Your travel insurance
- All your personal expenses during the trekking
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage purchases during the trek.
- Emergency helicopter (but can be arranged but the customer has to pay for it.
- Tip for guide and porter but they might expect
- Your international flight fair and visa ( you can get on arrival visa in our airport Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards