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Langtang, Gosaikunda & Helambu trek – 18 Days

18 Days

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. This trekking has three popular trekking trails; Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu valley that lie to the north of Kathmandu valley offering numerous stunning views of mountains with rare varieties of vegetation and glimpse sight of wildlife. This Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trek combines the unspoilt and remote Langtang Valley with sacred lakes at Gosaikunda. The main attractions are rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders, a chance to bath in soothing hot springs, magnificent views of the snow covered white giant Langtang Lirung.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek passes through traditional villages of the Tamang ethnic group and untouched forests of juniper, pine and so forth. On this trekking trail you will be able to experience the rich Buddhist culture and lifestyle of Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan people. This hike offers the opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers and sacred lakes at a comfortable height. Home to Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas, there are even stories of Yeti sightings here. The valley of Langtang is surrounded by high peaks of great attractiveness. Some of the popular peaks are Langtang Himal, Naya Kanga, Lirung, Gangcheng, Langtang Ri and many others.
Trip Highlights:
1. Max. Altitude: Gosaikunda Lake (4460m/14632ft).
2. Superb views of a snowy peak like Dorje Larpa, Langtang RI and Langtang Lirung.
3. Tserko Ri to see a range of mountains.
4. Gosainkunda, a mythological lake.
5. Langtang National Park, a home to 7000 m peaks and Red Panda.
6. Village of Helambu, where the culture is intact.
7. Kyanjin Gompa to enjoy yak cheese and a view of the glacier surrounded.
8. Transportation: Local Bus/Private Vehicles/Tourist Bus.
9. Culture and traditions Tamang’s & Tibetan lifestyle.

Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
Location: Langtang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trip Level: Middle
Max Altitude: 4400m
Suitable for: Adult
season sep.to Nov. and Feb. to April.
Route:

Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Lama hotel - Langtang Valley - Kyanjin Gompa - Shing Gompa - Ghopte - Malamchi Gaon - Tarkeghyang - Shermathang - Malamchi Pul Bazaar - Kathmandu

The price includes the following services::

• The price Includes the following services:
• Airport pick-up and drop off service by with Private vehicle.
• Standard twin-Share accommodation in three star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 night).
• Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek in generally twin- share and occasionally dormitory- style rooms.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch, diner) during the trek.
• Trekking guide/s.
• Porters (one porter carries 25kg of luddage) - each two-person one porter.
• Sleeping bags, trekking sticks if required.
• Langtang National Park Permits and TIMS Permit for trekking.
• All land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Basi by tourist or local bus.
• Insurance and equipment for trekking staffs.
• One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last night.

 

The price does not includes the following services::

The price does not Includes the following
• Personal expenses
• Drinks, beverages, hot shower, charging mobile, wi-fi
• Travel insurance
• Tips for guide
• Lunch dinner at Kathmandu.

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Day 1: Arrive at khathmandu.

After landing at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our airport representative then who will drop you at Hotel. After arriving at hotel, we can rest and refresh. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized where you can taste Authentic Nepalese Cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu and trek preparation.

Today, after breakfast, we begin a tour to many of Kathmandu's most historical and spiritual attractions. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipment’s and team composition. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion during which we will meet with our hiking leader and other team members. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bessi (1450m) – 9 hours trek.

After early morning breakfast, we head along the hills northwest of Kathmandu where we can enjoy the views of the Himalayan and the mountainous lifestyle through terraced fields and rustic villages. We will have short break at Trishuli Bazar for lunch before continuing to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabru Bessi.

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Day 4: Syabru Bessi to Lama Hotel (2430m) – 5 hours trek.

After breakfast, we start our trip to Lama Hotel by the Langtang Khola. We go up and down simultaneously through forests of oaks and rhododendrons. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we climb a steep path that will take us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel.

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Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3541m) – 4.5 hours trek.

We continue our ascent from the Lama Hotel and take advantage of the mountainous landscape with its numerous waterfalls. When we arrive in the green pastures of Ghoda Tabela, we start to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues through the expanding valley, passing through temporary settlements used by shepherds. We crossed a Buddhist monastery before reaching the village of Langtang, affected by the earthquake of April 2015. Overnight in Langtang Village.

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Day 6: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) – 4 hours trek

After breakfast, we will start our trip to Kyangjin Gompa, one of the main monasteries in the area. We pass nearby water-mills, prayer-wheels, and chortens, with sacred mounds of rock on which were engraved inscriptions. We also cross the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made of stones and prayers. After the short walk, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Kyangjin Gompa Buddhist Sanctuary and its surroundings with breath-taking views of the mountains. Overnight in Gyanjin Gompa.

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Day 7: Explore day at Kyanjin Gompa.

After taking morning tea and breakfast at Kyanjin Gompa, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures and start for visiting to Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. In the afternoon we return to Kanjin Gompa- surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. Then we will have full evening rest and prepare our trek for next day. Night in Kyangjin Gompa.

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Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2430m) – 6 hours trek.

We start our hike after breakfast and we retrace our path back to the Lama Hotel. Today, most treks will be downhill, through forests and beautiful villages of Tamang. We also enjoy a different view of the Himalayas that we missed while climbing up. Overnight at Lama Hotel.

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Day 9: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2230m) – 5 hours trek.

Today we start our hike with a climb to the village of Rimche. From here we descend on the banks of Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail leading to bamboo forest and begin our ascent to the Landslide Lodge. From there, we continue our walk towards Thulo Syabru. There are two trails when we cross another bridge. We follow the one passing in front of the Hotel Pahare and a waterfall of 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight at Thulo Syabru

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Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shing Gompa (3584m) – 5.5 hours.

oday will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today 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 the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

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Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m) – 6 hours trek.

Today we get to enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge during the major part of the day and catch sight of the first of the sacred lakes. Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal's Langtang National Park, located at an altitude of 4,380 m in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha. The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. The lake is also surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Overnight in Gosaikunda.

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Day 12: Gosain Kunda to Ghopte (3430m) – 6 hours trek.

We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

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Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon (2550m) – 5 hours trek.

We go up and down on a path that crosses dense forests. Walking on a path through the forest brings us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our hike. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular is magnificent. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchi Gaon. Overnight in Melamchi Gaon.

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Day 14: Malamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2550m) – 6 hours trek.

We pass through a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our path crosses the forests that lead to Ama Yangri, which is the highest point of our 3,800m walk. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. In addition, we have a breath-taking view of the Mt. Shishapangma and the chains of Langtang. The mountains are so close that we feel we can almost touch them. As we descend, we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also pass through a broken stone path before reaching Tarkeghyang, a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkeghyang.

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Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m) - 5 hours trek.

We start our hike after breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a mani wall before reaching Shermathang. It is a beautiful Sherpa village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Langtang ranges. On a clear day, you can even see the Mt. Everest. Overnight in Shermathang.

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Day 16: Shermathang to Malamchi Pul Bazaar (846m) – 6 hours trek.

The final portion of our trek takes about 5 hours and our final stopover is the famous Melamchi Bazaar, a small town settled by the roaring Melamchi River. The trail passes chorten after chorten in the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang. From here we descent through chir pine forest to yet another chorten at Kakani, which is the last Sherpa village on the trek. Continuing further down the ridge our trail will eventually bring us to a large suspension bridge which crosses the Indrawati River and brings us into Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m). Melamchi Bazar is famous for locally produced organic vegetable and is a common junction of several trekking routes in the Helambu region. We will spend our night in a local teahouse. Night in Melamchi.

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Day 17: Malamchi Pul Bazaar to drive to Kathmandu (1400m) – 4 hours drive.

From Melamchi Pul, we can take local transport or have our private transport to take us back to Kathmandu. By drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu, the trip takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. You take a stony and curve path that leads to Lamidanda, then follow the steep road towards Kathmandu along the Banepa and Dhulikhel road. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner organized by the company to celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 18: Departure to home.

Our trip to Nepal ends today. Our air representative will drop you off at the airport about 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On the way back, you have ample time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.