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Langtang - Gosaikunda - Helambu Trek (15 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-LGH

  • Trip Type Lodge/Camping
  • Duration 15 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 3730 m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land: Tourist Bus
Langtang - Gosainkunda - Helambu Trek

Langtang - Gosainkunda - Helambu Trek

Langtang Gaosaikunda Helambu Trek offers natural beauty with the views of magnificent langtang himalayan range.

 

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes. The three major areas are Langtang, Gosainkunda (a holy lake at 4300m) and Helambu. Gosainkunda is a sacred lake, which is very important for both Hindus and Buddhists.

 

Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with the superb views of the magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forests.

 Trip code: NET-TR-LGH
  Region Langtang Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 15 days
 Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 3730 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land: Tourist Bus
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge or Camping Accomodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460m.) which takes about nine hours. You have to depart early for the nine hours drive to your starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley. The road takes a spectacular route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and provides you with a superb panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that you will soon become better acquainted with. Stay overnight tat lodge..

Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2410m.) takes about six hours. The trail initially crosses the Bhote Kosi, flowing down from Tibet, and then gradually climbs up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. You then follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forests of oak and rhododendron and may catch a glimpse of langur monkeys roaming through the trees. You climb along a steep trail to your camp in the forest.

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3330m.) takes about five hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m) the trail emerges from the forest. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin (3730m.) takes about four and half hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting with snowy peaks surrounding you in all directions. You can enjoy panoramic views of Kyangjin Ri (4750m.), Tsergo Ri (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshi sa- ri (6427m.), Dorji Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m.) and so on. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day in Kyangjin. It is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Kyangjin to Lama Hotel (2410m.) takes about five hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2130m.) takes about six and half hours. You retrace your steps to Thulo Syabru, and then follow a steep path through forest which brings in to the view Syabru and its extensive area of millet terraces. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) which takes about five hours. From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. There is a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory here. Stay overnight at lodge

Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m.) takes about five hours. From Sing Gompa you climb a ridge to the main Gosainkunda trail. There are good views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west there are dramatic views of the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Eventually, the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kunda. The second lake in the chain is named Bhairab Kunda, and the third, Gosainkunda. This lake is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer. According to legend, this lake was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water, quenching his thirst after taking some poison. You camp for the night. Stay overnight at lodge

Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3430m.) which takes about seven hours. The trail leaves Gosaikunda and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Ghopte. Stay overnight at lodge

Trek from Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3490m.). The first part of the trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the rhododendron forests until Thearepati and then you trek goes in descending order. Before climbing to Tharepati, a group of herders' huts at 3579m, you cross a stream after coming through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are situated some Buddhist monasteries. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) takes about three hours. The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named Melamchi. Now, you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) it takes about five hours. This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.). The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Stay over night at lodge.

Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu it takes about five hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Zero Kilo and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (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
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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    Frank Keller,
    Germany

    This company with its friendly and personal atmosphere really made me happy!

    "My friend and I have done Langtang Helambu trek for 14 days, and I can deeply suggest to do trekking with Nepal Environmental Trekking (P) Ltd. We had a very experienced and friendly guide named Hari Krishna Sapkota, who made it easy for us to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains. Our cook did also an excellent job and we were happy to have really good and healthy food after a long day walk. Our porters were also very friendly and open.

    We often spend nights, talking about their culture and other things. I have to say it again, that this company with its friendly and personal atmosphere really made me happy and probably gave me impressions which will stay a whole life."

     

    Frank Keller

    Im Gut 6,

    79790 Kussaberg,

    Germany

    E-mail: keller-f@hfg-gnuend.de

     


    Michael Kalb. Weltismattstr,
    Germany

    This Is Really A Trekking Agent You Can Trust In And Recommend To Others Without Hesitation!

    "I have just returned from a 2 week trek through Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu. The trek was fantastic and very impressive. Our whole crew, the cook (and the food of course) and also our guide Hari (Krishna) were fabulous! All the people at Nepal Environmental are great and very kind!

    This is really a Trekking Agent you can trust in and recommend to others without hesitation! We had two nice and amazing weeks in the Himalayas. The trek is now over, but the memories will stay for the rest of our lives! Many thanks to the staff of Nepal Environmental, our guide Hari, the cook and all the porters!"

     

    Michael Kalb. Weltismattstr.

    18. 79730 Murg, Germany.

    E-mail : michael.kalb@ch.abb.com


    Andrew Arnell,
    Australia

    Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek(16 days)

    Dear Nava & Pancha,

    I can’t express with words how much of a fantastic and sweet time I experienced trekking through the Himalayas.Langtang National Park is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever visited. After a whole 2 weeks of walking up, down and around the mountains I still want more. All have a vivid memory of the view ghanging R. I will definitely be back for more on another including the Daalbhat!!

    Dhanyabat!!!

    Andrew Arnell

    Australia

    06/07/2010 


    Johannes + Georg,
    Germany

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Tamang Heritage Trek

    We had a very splendid trek (20 days). Our staff was really good. Ramesh our guide told us a lot of details of Langtang area.

    Dhaanyabaad!

    Ingrid with Johann

    Johannes + Georg

    Germany

    19/11/2010


    Joost and Verena,
    Netherlands

    Helambu –Gosainkunda – Langtang trek

    We did the Helambu –Gosainkunda – Langtang trek. The trek itself was very good, hard physical work but very rewarding, especially the views on the pass and the Cherco Ri. Our guide Santosh could tell a lot about the region and its history. We had lot of fun!

    It was my first in the mountains of Nepal and I loved it! It was hard work but afterwards it was all worth it.

    We had a lot of fun with our guide Santosh and our porter Ashok. We were well taken care of with the food and our wished to sleep sometimes in another lodge than planned.

    So I would really recommend the trip and this organization and guide !

    Joost and Verena
    The Netherlands
    04/11/2009

     


    Ingrid with Johann,
    Germany

    Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Tamang Heritage Trek

    We had a very splendid trek (20 days). Our staff was really good. Ramesh our guide told us a lot of details of Langtang area.

    Dhaanyabaad!

    Ingrid with Johann

    Johannes + Georg

    Germany

    19/11/2010