Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking description
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking offers the superb views of the great Himalayan ranges of Langtang including Manaslu dominates the Langtang Lirung (7227m), Xisapangma, Gnash Himal family and several other high Himalayan panorama on the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. In spring time it is an ideal place to spot birds and flowers of Nepal. According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently "Dhang" means to follow). There are good opportunities for moderate types of peak climbing excursions and Expedition here, you should allow some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system. Our return route takes us past the holy lakes of Gosainkunda, an important place of pilgrimage travelers also, and over a high pass that brings us almost to the edge of Kathmandu itself.
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking Highlights
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking trails Scenic drive to Dunche Bazzar, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Most visited pilgrimage destination Gosaikunda inclusive 108 various lakes, Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m – Spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo, Crossing the Ganjala pass 5122 m - Walk through the Helembu valley. Mountains rise soaring toward the sky. Two district Headquaters
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking grades:
Langtang valley - Gosaikunda trekking / hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Kathmandu - Dhunche - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyanjin Gompa - Kyanging RI / Tscheurkuri Peak, Gosaikunda lakes, Suryakunda lake 4630 m, Thadepati - Melamchi gaon
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and December.
Langtang Helambu trekking outline itineary
- Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel,B/B Plan
- Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB), B/B Plan
- Day 03:Drive to Syabrubensi(1462m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 04:Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 05:Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 06:Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 07:Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 08:Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,900m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 09:Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 10:Trek to Gosaikunda: (4381m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 11:Trek to Tharepati (3600m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 12:Trek to Tarkyagang (2,600m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 13:Trek to Sermanthang (2,690m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 14:Trek to Melamchi then drive to Kathmandu (1348m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 15:Leisure day in Kathmandu,B/B Plan
- Day 16:Final departure
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Langtang Helambu trekking detail itineary
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB)
In the morning after breakfast, we visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.
Drive to Syabrubensi(1462m) , 8 hours
This morning we'll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuil valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The journey will take 8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. From Syabru we'll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. We'll relax tonight at a local teahouse.
Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m), 6 hours
After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we'll stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we'll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we'll rest and overnight at a local teahouse. Overnight at Lama Guest House.
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) , 5 hours
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela (2970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. Overnight in Langtang Valley.
Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) , 4 hours
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m), 8 hours
This morning we'll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we'll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village, overnight stay in lodge.
Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,900m), 4 hours
Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. During the route, we'll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it's beside us. Firstly easy downhill follows the river bank but last part steeply uphill for couple of hours to get to the village, overnight stay in lodge.
Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m), 4:30 hours
From Syabru the trail takes a steep climb to Dursagang and then through the forests of hemlock and oak passing an old chorten to the top of the ridge at Foprang Danda and then to Chadan Bari which is at an elevation of 3330m, this place’s main attraction is Sing Gompa. This place is commonly known as Sing Gompa than Chadan Bari. Overnight stay in lodge.
Trek to Gosaikunda: (4381m), 6:30 hours
Climbing steeply from Sing Gompa at several points the trail crossing behind the ridges moves in deep forests to Cholang Pati, walk from here will enter us to the protected areas of Gosaikunda. The other point where we trek on the way to Gosainkunda is Laurebina Yak. We continue to ascend to the ridge and then climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and then drop about 20m to reach to the lake Gosaikunda.
Trek to Tharepati (3600m), 9 hours
Leaving Gosaikunda the trail moves to Gopte, passing three more small lakes, we reach to Laurebina La, then to Phedi, from where the route drops to a stream and crosses the head of the valley, descending to Dupi Chaur, with all these ups and downs we make a final ascent to Tharepati, a windy ridge. Overnight stay in lodge.
Trek to Tarkyagang (2,600m), 7 hours
Crossing over a stream via a suspension bridge, we follow the trail as it makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaun. The trail continues its descent to the Melamchi Khola (river). After crossing the bridge the trail begins to climb up the other side of the valley towards Tarkyagang. It's a long climb to this picturesque village, situated on a shelf high above the river. It's the largest village in Helambu and the main destination for trekkers traveling in this region as well as a good place to take a rest and enjoy the views and overnight stop. Overnight stay in lodge.
Trek to Sermanthang (2,690m), 5:30 hours
We left the big village of Tarkyagang the trail makes a sweep around the head of the wide valley between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m. The trail then drops down from the edge of the ridge and continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing over a number of streams and waterfalls. Finally we pass a Gompa before reaching the large village of Sermanthang for our overnight stop.
Trek to Melamchi then drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast we'll follow the trail along the ridge all the way down to Melamchi. After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of the village the trail undulates along the west side of the ridge, passing numerous chortens before dropping down to Kakani. From here the trail descends again to the small village of Dubochaur and continues to descend even more steeply across the ridge to the junction of the Indrawati and Melamchi rivers. We'll cross the suspension bridge over the Melamchi River to reach at Melamchi Bazaar for our lunch. Than drive to Kathmandu.
Leisure day in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends.
- Airports pick up and drop off by private vehicles.
- 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodations in Kathmandu/Planet Bhaktapur with breakfast.
- Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) each day during the trekking
- Guest House accommodation while on the trekking
- Guided sightseeing in kathmandu with private vehicles Car / Van / Jeep
- An experienced fluent English speaking licensed holder tour and trekking guide.
- Necessary required porters during the trekking (1 porter 2 guest basis.)
- Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary and insurance.
- All necessary grounded transportation according to the itinerary
- Langtang National Park entry permits and TIMS special permit for trekking.
- A special gift Trekking Certificate from our company
- Nepal entry visa fees cost US$ 30 and international departure taxes.
- Lunch and dinner in during stay in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance ( It is mandatory in case of emergency)
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees and as well as TIPS for crew
- Services doesn't include in service inclusive column.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For such kind of langtang - helambu trekking- yes, you need to have at least basic experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 4000M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and if you are doing camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase .Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area of nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival. For more
Who will carry my luggage on Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Langtang Langtang Helambhu Trekking?
we recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.