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Treks & Expedition

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
4610m
Group size
Min 1
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Bus / Jeep
Best Season
Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
Accomodation
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Lodge Accommodation during Trek
Meals
3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Syabru Besi - Lama Hotel - Syabru Gaon - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyangjin - Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru - Sing Gompa - Gosainkunda - Lauribinayak Pass - Ghopte - Sing Gompa - Gosainkunda - Kutumsang - Chisapani - Sundarijal - Kathmandu

Highlights

Overview

Langtang Gosainkunda 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.

Important Note

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.

Trip Itinerary

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. Take some rest and later visit office for paperwork.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel
Trip preparation and city tour of Kathmandu or Patan and Bhaktapur.

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can choose Bhakatapur and Patan for sightseeing.  By late afternoon you will drive back to your hotel.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast
After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about seven hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

1460m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Syabru Besi (1460m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five and half hours.

The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing through landslide. Afterwards, you trek down gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. En- route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2470m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six 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. While walking along, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. 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 we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3430m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Monastery (3870m.) takes about three hours.

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out ahead and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin well before lunch time allowing ample time to acclimatize and explore the area. You can visit the Kyangjin monastery and the cheese factory; walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) etc. If time permits ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m] for a breath-taking panorama of the entire Langtang range.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3870m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about six 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.

Max. altitude

2470m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2130m.) takes about six and half hours.

You retrace your steps to Thulo Syabru, and then take a path passing through forests.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2130m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) 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.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3330m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosanikunda (4380m.) via Laurebina La (3910m.) takes about five and half hours.

You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west lie Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind whilst to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pastures of Laurebina pass (3910m.), cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy Gosainkunda lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

4380m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribina Pass (4610m) to Ghopte (3430m).

The trail leaves Gosainkunda and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Lauribina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

4610m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m) takes about five hours.

Till Tharepati, the trail moves ascending through forest of rhododendron, oak and bamboo with other natural vegetation. From Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2446m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani takes about six hours.

From Kutumsang, you climb a pass at 2620m before descending to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Beyond Gul Bhanjyang, your trek ascends to a ridge with splendid views, stretching from the Annapurna and Manaslu on the west to Numbur in the east. Now you descend to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village with a few shops and a police checkpoint. From here, it is almost two hours climb to Chisapani.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2300m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal takes about three hours, and the drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu takes about one hour.

Leaving Chisapani, the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields, and then climbs through the oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. You now begin descending steeply through dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron to cross a dam and then follow a large water pipe which supplies much of the water for Kathmandu. Soon you are down into Sundarijal where you pick up the transportation back to Kathmandu.

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch
As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for final departure.

Max. altitude

1400m

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

    Kathmandu:
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
    • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
    • Souvenir


    Trekking:

    • One trekking guide (if there are 10 or more participants, we will provide 2 trekking guides)
    • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) during the trek
    • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking poles
    • Entry permits for Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
    • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by public bus and Sundarijal to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
    • Insurance and equipment for all guides and porters
    • First aid kit
    • Tax, VAT and our service charge
    • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for involved staffs
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

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."

F
Frank Keller
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!"

M
Michael Kalb. Weltismattstr
Germany

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!!!

A
Andrew Arnell
Australia

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!

I
Ingrid with Johann, Johannes + Georg
Germany

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 !

J
Joost and Verena
Netherlands

Equipment List

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.

General Items

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff  

Sun-worn Items

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries), 

Liquid/Snacks

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials

First Aid Kit

Optional

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc

Additional items for camping trek

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.

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