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Langtang Gosaikunda Pass & Helambu Trek

Trip Highlights

Trekking route  : Shybru besi to gosainkunda pass & Helambu
Total Duration   : 17 night’s/18 days in total
Trek Duration : 14 days
Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Max. Elevation : 4610meters at top of the Lauribinayak pass
Trekking style : Tea house trek
Meal : Full board on trek
Accommodation : lodge on trek
Transportation : Tourist bus, & private vehicle
Best Months  : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Trip Introduction

Langtang is one of the most famous trekking areas in Nepal with a narrow valley that lies just south of Tibetan border. The Langtang Himal is a mountain range situated southeast of the Tibetan Mt. Sishapangma (8,027 meters). This trek is recommended for those who want to explore the Buddhist Cultural, with superb views of mountains and glaciers. This does not require any climbing gear or experience. It also offers the opportunity to cross the high pass of Gosainkunda (4600m) with views of several lakes and view points along the way. The many peaks include Langtang Lirung (7,225 meters), which is the highest in the area, Langshisa Ri (6,427 meters), Ganchempo (6,382 meters), and Dorje Lakpa (6,986 meters). You can also see The Langtang River which flows through the Langtang glacier and originates from Langtang Ri (7,205 meters). It flows westward between the Langtang Himal and the Jugal Himal joining the Trishuli River in Syabrubesi. The trek ends at Melamchi Bazaar. Gosainkunda Lake is one of the holiest Hindu places and was considered to have been created by Shiva.

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Trekking Itinerary

OutLine Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru besi (2030 m/6658ft)

Day 04: Syabru besi to Lama Hotel (2340 m/7675ft)

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3330 m/10922ft)

Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3730 m/12234ft)

Day 07: Kyanjing Gompa explore / rest day

Day 08: Kyanjin gumpa to Lama Hotel (2340m/7675ft)

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Tholo Syabru (2,720m/8921ft)

Day 10: Tholo Syabru to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari (3, 250m/10660ft)

Day 11: Singh Gompa to Gosainkund (4,380m/14366ft)

Day 12: Goainkund to Tharepati (3510m/11512ft) via Laurabinyak pass (4,610m/15120ft)

Day 13: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8528ft)

Day 14: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (1625m/5330ft)

Day 15: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (870 M/2853ft)

Day 16: Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu

Day 17: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

Day to day ItineraryBack to Top

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste and welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. You will be meet at the airport and be transfered to your hotel for check-in. After time to get refreshed, you will be meet in the evening for a welcome dinner in one of the finest Nepalese restaurants which includes a cultural show. Then afterwards you will be briefed about your trip and brought back to the Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing.
Today, after breakfast you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding Valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple , with its fine views over Kathmandu valley. The temple has many interesting features as well as the great stupa with highest point to the Kathmandu valley.
After this you can join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering saddhus (holy men) at Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent. It is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River where you may have a chance to see a cremation on the River bank.
Take time to walk around Bodhnath (Boudha) stupa, the largest in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Boudha is also the centre of Tibetan culture in Nepal and a wonderfully vibrant, interesting community.
Explore the temples and courtyards of Patan, also known as the City of Fine Arts . In the evening we'll drive back to Kathmandu where we'll have a group briefing on what to expect when our trek begins tomorrow. The remainder of the evening is free for you to explore the surrounding area or simply relax at the hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru besi (2030 m/6658ft)
Drive for a total of 9 hrs by local bus or private vehicle on a paved highway that twists & climbs over ridges to the Trishuli valley. We stop at Trisuli bazaar for lunch and continue to Betrawoti and finally on a rough twisting road to Dhunche. Here, You will enter the district Headquarters of Dhunche where your Langtang National park permit will be checked. A further 2 hour drive brings us to Syabru besi where we will stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Syabru besi to Lama Hotel (2340 m/7675ft)
After breakfast, the trek ascends for about 2 hrs through a forest and along the river bank where you can see Bee hives on a cliff. Continue upward for 1 hr to reach Bamboo village (1850m.) for lunch. After a gradual ascend through Bamboo forest we reach the Lama Hotel and stay overnight. (5hrs. Walk)

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3330 m/10922ft)
Trek through rhododendron & pine forested area for about 3 hrs to reach Ghora Tabela for lunch. After a further 3 hrs trek the trail reaches Langtang village inhabited by Buddist Tamangs & Tibetans. We stay here overnight.

Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3730 m/12234ft)
The trek continues further with views of the himalayan scenery. The path is easier, crossing many stones for about 3hrs and reaches Kyanjing Gompa where we will have lunch and stop for the night. Here you can relax, explore the surroundings and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Ganchempo & Langtang Himal.

Day 07: Kyanjing Gompa explore / rest day
This day you will have time to explore the kyanjing valley and surroundings with its cheese factory and monastery. You also have an option to go Kyanjing-Ri or Langshisha Kharka or the northern part of the glacier to enjoy the views. Choose one of these and the guide will take you to the point. This area is also a habitat for Musk deer and Snow leopards.

Day 08: Kyanjin gumpa to Lama Hotel (2340m/7675ft)
Enjoy you breakfast with beautiful mountain views. We then continue on the trek down to the langtang valley and further on to Ghora tabela for lunch. Afterwards, trek down to Lama Hotel for the overnight stay. This is a long day but the walk is easy as it is mostly downhill.

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Tholo Syabru (2,720m/8921ft)
The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge there is a pleasant walk through the rain and bamboo forest. The trail leaves the river down below and climbs uphill through a landslide area of rocks and boulders. It then passes through farm terraces till Tholo Syabru with its row of houses perched on a ridge. Tholo Syabru also has a monastery near its helipad, just few minutes up from the village.

Day 10: Tholo Syabru to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari (3, 250m/10660ft)
The walk from here follows a winding uphill trail above the Monastery. As the trail gains more height you can see superb views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and the Annapurna range in the far west. After a few stops for rest and refreshment in the teahouse on route, our journey continues uphill for an hour from the farmlands into the cool shade of alpine forest. Once out of the thick forest you come to a meadow with one or two teahouses where we stop for lunch. From here, the walk follows a gradual slope uphill through the pines and rhododendron forest with views of Dhunche town below. Upon arriving at Singh gompa, you can see a cheese processing factory which is located in the first few houses. We will stay here overnight at a hotel near the Monastery.

Day 11: Singh Gompa to Gosainkund (4,380m/14366ft)
The trek today offers more spectacular views of the snow peaked mountain range of Lantang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range to the north west . You can also see the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges to the west. The trail rises gradually uphill for an hour entering woodland of oaks, pines and rhododendron. Further along we come to a clearing where one or two houses teahouses are located. We can stop here briefly to enjoy the excellent views of the Langtang range. The trail continues uphill leaving the tree lines and lush vegetation behind and into dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes.
The walk leads uphill passing through a few teahouses at Laurabinyak with more views of the north western Himalayan range. After this we continue our trek to Gosainkund where pilgrims come during the auspicious time at the full moon around August to pay homage and take a ritual bath at Gosainkund pond. This is said to deliver the pilgrims to paradise and drinking its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes. Hindu pilgrims also come here to change their holy thread.
After this we continue on the trail passing Saraswati and Bhiarav kund ponds. A short pleasant walk and short climb brings us to our overnight stop at Gosainkund.

Day 12: Goainkund to Tharepati (3510m/11512ft) via Laurabinyak pass (4,610m/15120ft)
From Gosainkund there is a gradual uphill walk along the bank of the lake, and a climb up to a small creek between the rocks and boulders. This walk up brings us close to the small pond of Surjakund. The trail here winds gradually uphill to Laurabinayak pass, the highest spot of this trek. After reaching the top, a long descent brings you to Phedi (3,630m) at the bottom of the valley (3,630m).
We will have lunch and a rest here after the long steep descent. After lunch, the journey continues east towards the Helambu region. The trail from is varied with a few short few uphill and downhills through the vegetation of junipers, rhododendron and other alpine bushes and arriving at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks, a nature's gift as a cosy shelter to the pilgrims). After the wilderness, the trail now joins the other path of Helambu and to Kathmandu . Today it is a pleasant walk through the alpine forest for an hour, with another hour uphill to Tharepatti 3,510m. This is a lovely spot on a high ridge. where we will stay overnight.

Day 13: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8528ft)
We continue east descending steeply down a ravine. The vegetation changes to large firs, then to oaks & rhododendron. Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village Melachigaon (2530m).
From Melamchigaon, the trail continues to descend to the Melamchi river. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2600m, situated on a shelf high above the river. Tarkeghyang is the largest village in Helambu and the destination for the most trekkers in this region. It is a good place to rest and stay overnight.

Day 14: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (1625m/5330ft)
From Tarkeghyang the trail winds around the head of a wide valley between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m. The trail drops down from the edge of the ridge but then continues at the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams, waterfalls. Finally it passes a Gompa and reaches the large village of Sermathang for an overnight stop.

Day 15: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (870 M/2853ft)
From Sermathang the trail follows the ridge all the way down to Melamchi, dropping 1790m. After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of the village, the trail undulates along the west side of the ridge passing many chortens before descending to Kakani. From Kakani the trail descend further to the small village of Dubochaur and on to the ridge and the junction of the Indrawoti and Melamchi rivers. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Melamchi River you will reach Melamchi Bazaar.

Day 16: Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu
This day we take a bus to Kathmandu in the morning where we finish our trek.

Day 17: Leisure at Kathmandu
This is a full day at leisure to rest and relax, to explore the local area and perhaps do a bit of last minute shopping at the heart of Kathmandu valley. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing including Bhaktapur and Patan. Afterwards, you will have an evening farewell dinner with your crew and overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you’d like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:

- Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes:

  • 4 Night Delux twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi & Melamchi to Kathmandu by regular bus (Optional private vehicle)
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Langtang Gosaikunda pass & Helambu trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during theLangtang Gosaikunda pass & Helambu trek  
  • Langtang Gosaikunda pass & Helambu trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper(for each two member), all payments
  • Langtang National Park entry fee ,  TIMS and all major permit and entry fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • Safe drinking water
  • Sleeping bag and downjacket
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  • Submit your tourist registration form to the require embassy/consulate

Service does not Includes:

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
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