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Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu-17 Days

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Daily Tour 17 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Langtang Region Tour Guide: Ngwang Sherpa
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Overview

A cultural enriching trek with amazing views of the Himalayas in the Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu regions of Nepal. This trek passed through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and outstanding views of the majestic Himalayas. This 17-day trek begins in Kathmandu with tours of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then will drive to Syabrubesi which is a Tamang village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and begin our trek. Reach Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri the next day. From here will get tremendous views of the Langtang Lirung (7200m/23,622ft) range. Next, we continue journey in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda which is a revered place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus. The place is named after the Gosaikunda Lake whose water is believed to have magical healing powers. We then pass by a few more lakes and cross the Laurebina Pass. Our trek in the Helambu Valley begins after crossing the pass. Another highlight is to reach the top of Ama Yangri at 3,800-meter. The view of the Himalayas from the top of the hill is believed to rival that of Poon Hill. From here, Mount Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges seem so close where you can almost touch them. Continue trekking in the Helambu region for a few more days and end our remarkable journey to the mountains with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk for around 5-7 hours daily with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically challenging than walking in lower altitudes. However, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive vibes, confidence and strong-willed person, then you can successfully accomplish this trek. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few weeks prior to the trip is a good advantage to enhance strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an additional but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is advisable to inform Alpine Club of Himalaya about your medical condition before booking the trek.

Important Note:

  Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.  
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact

PriceUSD 1499 Per Person
Activities:  Trekking and Sightseeing
Duration: 17 Days
Trek Style: Classic
Accommodation: 2 NightsHotel in Kathmandu and 14 nights in Lodge/Guest House during Trek
Meals: Full Board during Trek and Breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Transportation:Private Vehicles/ Flights
Service Level:Comfort
Maximum AltitudeTserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) (7-8 hrs)

Trek Grading:3

Trek Highlights
  • Langtang National Park
  • Excellent views of Ganesh Himal
  • Traditional Sherpa and Tamang village
  • Trekking peaks to climb
  • Yak Cheese Factory
  • Explore the Langtang Valley
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing

COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  • Pickups and drop offs from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • English-speaking, trained and professional guide
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s), monument(s), trekking and national parks
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Down jacket, four-seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag to be returned after trip completion)
  • A comprehensive medical kit (carried by trek leader)
  • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guide(s) and porter(s)
  • The services which are not included in ‘Included in the Cost’ section

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Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4,264ft)

Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Alpine Club of Himalaya who will drop you off at our hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Alpine Club of Himalaya, where you will be served delicious authentic Nepalese cuisine and get to know our Nepalese food culture.

(Included Meals: Dinner)

Day 02: Kathmandu for Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and the Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. It’s an opportunity to ask any questions regarding the trek/trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

(Included Meals: Breakfast)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m/5100ft) (7-8 hrs)

Leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang Valley. The journey will be on a winding road through frequent zig-zag pattern trails. On a clear day, you can enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m/7830ft) (6 hrs)

After breakfast, begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. Here are ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang Village (6-7 hrs)

Today continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we can see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. Then pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by earthquake in April 2015. Continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m/12,697ft) (4-5 hrs)

After breakfast, start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on it. We also pass by the largest Mani Wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on it. After the short trek, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07: Acclimatization: Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) (7-8 hrs)

Today will spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. Journey begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is spectacular. Get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (6-7 hrs)

Journey continues after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Today’s trekking will mostly downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. Also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2230m/7316 ft) (5-6 hrs)

Today our trek begins with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. Continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. Follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2,210-meter to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3-4 hrs)

Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From here, we continue to south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460m/14,632ft) (5-6 hrs)

Today we can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. Follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4,380-meter), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. It is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the middle of the lake is believed to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. Overnight in Gosaikunda.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m/11,286ft) (6-8 hrs)

Explore around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4,610-meter). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi Valley. Trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. Pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. Then climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2560m/8399ft) (6-7 hrs)

Today walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests and will take us to Thare Pati Village. Climb a ridge above the village and continue trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular is amazing. Cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village that houses a monastery. Overnight in Melamchigaon.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2590m/8497ft) (5-6 hrs)

Today will pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. The trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800-meter. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Additionally, we get stunning views of Mount Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close where you feel almost touch them. As descending, you can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. Walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2610m/8563ft) (3-5 hrs)

After breakfast, begin our trek with today’s trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a Mani Wall before reaching Sermathang.  It’s a beautiful Sherpa Village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, you can even see Mount Everest in the distance. Overnight in Sermanthang.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, Drive to Kathmandu (3-4 hrs trek, 2 hrs drive)

Trek through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu and recall our trip in the Langtang and Helambu regions. Upon reaching Kathmandu, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Alpine Club of Himalaya to celebrate the successful completion. Overnight in Kathmandu.

(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17: Final departure

Your amazing journey in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative from Alpine Club of Himalaya will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On the way to home, let’s plan for the next adventure in the magical country of Nepal.

(Included Meals: Breakfast)

A cultural enriching trek with amazing views of the Himalayas in the Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu regions of Nepal. This trek passed through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and outstanding views of the majestic Himalayas.

2 Reviews

  1. avatar
    Adem
    9:05 pm - April 7, 2019 / Reply

    During March I and my wife managed to get Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu -17 days trek. Sujan was very helpful with all the enquires from the beginning to the end. He encouraged us to carry out some physical activity prior to this trek, so we managed this trek well. Guide Dorje and porter udey were exceptional. They are just awesome. I would like to thank Alpine, Sujan, Dorje and Udey a big thank.
    Alpine club of Himalaya is highly recommended.

    5
  2. avatar
    Jack
    9:07 pm - April 7, 2019 / Reply

    Best trekking agency in Nepal, our trekking went successful. Great service, great guide and porter.
    Nice tea house/ guest house. Highly recommended.

    5

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