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Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

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Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking is classic trek and it combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet Langtang. The Langtang valley is apparently called 'the valley of glaciers'. Here, mountains rise, soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift
mountain streams, rugged rock and snowcapped peaks, grassy downs, and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primal. A variety of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, yaks, glaciers and mountain lake make this trek an exciting one. This trek offers the experience of being in a typical Sherpa village and many ancient monasteries. It is a golden chance to learn about life in our villages.There are also high mountains of solid ice Gosaikunda, regarded as sacred land in Hinduism, offering a quiet respite. There are few visitors outside of those who come for the summer festival.
 
Langtang trek is the area of Tibetan culture and home of Yak and Helambu trek is in the area of Sherpa culture. It is the great combination of mountain and culture differences. The trek starts from Sybru Bensi and ends at Melamchi Pul. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang river to the east until you get to Kyanching Gompa (3040 m). From here we trek to Tserkuri (5184 m) and have an excellent view of Mountain. Then we trek back to Lama hotel then ascend to Gosaikunda, a beautiful holy lake on an elevation of 4200 m. After spending a night here we ascend to Lauribina -La pass and come to Tarkeghyang and follow Helambu trail. Clients carry the day pack and walk at their own space. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visiting the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda.
  • Crossing Lauribinayak pass at 4,610m.
  • Views of high snow capped peaks of Ganesh, Jugal and Langtang himlaya range.
  • Enchanting deep forest, beautiful rhododendron and pines tree lines.
  • Visiting rural Tamang farm villages and monasteries of immense ancient culture.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage site; Pashupatinath, Swayambhu (monkey temple), Boudha stupa.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1300m).
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300m).
  • Day 3 : Drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m) 7-8 hrs drive.
  • Day 4 : Trek to Lama hotel (2500m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Langtang village (3307m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m) 4-5 hours.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Lama hotel (2500m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Thulo Sybru (2250m). 5-6 hours.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Singompa (3250m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Gosaikund (4300m) 5-6 hours.
  • Day 11 : Cross over the Laurebina Yak pass (4610m) then trek to Ghopte (3430m) 6-7 hours.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Melamchi Gaun via Tharepati pass (3490 m),6-7 hours.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Tareghyang (2743m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 14 : Trek to Shermathang (2621m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 15 : Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 16 : Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu,4-5 hours.
  • Day 17 : Free day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 18 : Transfer to Tribuwan international airport.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1300m).

After arrival at Kathmandu airport Our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300m).

Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m) 7-8 hrs drive.

Today, After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. We will see nice scenery of white snowcapped mountain like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trisuli Bazaar before continuing further to Dhunche. We  descend down to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 1550m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek to Lama hotel (2500m) 5-6 hours.

Today, your trekking trail will be alongside Langtang river passing green jungle, small water falls. Lunch will be served in Bamboo. At end of trekking you have short climb to the Lama hotel. Today is normally 5-6 hours walking. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2500m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Langtang village (3307m) 5-6 hours.

After a pleasant stay here, the trek continues for a short hour on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, we walk through the cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, after a small stream leaving the tree line  behind. The path leads uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang is reached by lunch time, here you'll have time to make friends & interact with the local folks and visit the colorful villages with a glimpse of Langtang himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3307m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m) 4-5 hours.

From Langtang village our morning walk leads through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then climbs gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442 m). After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also beacause of the famous Government operated cheese factory. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, It is remarkable of this place. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246 m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750 m), Tsergo RI (5000 m), Ganja la (5160 m), Langshisa-Ri (6427 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6430 m), Naya Kang (5844 m), Yala peak (5500 m).
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 3798m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Lama hotel (2500m) 5-6 hours.

We will back down to Lama hotel, to the way of Goasikunda. It will take 4-5 hours hiking down way through the Tamang village which is similar like Tibetan village as wish to see the beautiful langtang village. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2500m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Thulo Sybru (2250m). 5-6 hours.

We continue retracing our steps some of the way to Thulo syabru, but branch left ascending a steep path through forests to suddenly emerge with a view of Syabru and its extensive area of Millet terraces. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbour, in a long line up the very crest of the ridge. It's a great place to wander about, catching glimpse of Tamang life, admiring the beautifully carved wooden windows. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2250m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Singompa (3250m) 5-6 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 beautiful Buddhist Monastery. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3250m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Gosaikund (4300m) 5-6 hours.

Today, we continue climb to Gosaikunda,rest of the day explore in Gosaikunda lake. There are many lakes like Sarswati kund, Bhairav kund, Gosaikunda, Dudh kunda (milk lake), Chandra kund (moon lake) and AMa kund (mother lake) and Ragat kund (blood kund). The large lake is Gosaikund lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to legend consuming poison gathered from the churing of the oceans ( the poison us the reason why shiva us depicted with a blue thorat). There is a white rock under the water which is said to be the remnat of an ancient shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbeshwar pool, next to the five-story shiva temple in patan, more than 60 km away. Thousands of people come here to worship and bath during the full moon festival each august.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Cross over the Laurebina Yak pass (4610m) then trek to Ghopte (3430m) 6-7 hours.

Today, After morning breakfast we climb up to Laurebina yak pass at 4610 m, to the pass trail slowly ascend crossing several holy lakes. After the pass trail steeply descend to the Gopte along the stream valley as well as dense forest of Rhododendron, scrub and oaks. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 4610m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Melamchi Gaun via Tharepati pass (3490 m),6-7 hours.

Today, The first part of the trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the Rhododendron forests untill Thearepati and then your trek goes in descending order. Before climbing to Tharepati, a group of herders huts at 3579 meters 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 distnictive culture. Some Buddhist Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 3490m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Trek to Tareghyang (2743m), 5-6 hours.

Today, The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi Now we trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2743m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Trek to Shermathang (2621m), 5-6 hours.

Today, The trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests. The trial leads us cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between parachin and sherpa village of Gangyul of Khumbu region. sermathang is another pretty sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range. In the clear day the village provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtnag, Gosainkunda and Rolwaling, Even Everest also in a distance. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2621m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m), 5-6 hours.

Today, The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular of interacting with locals as they are friendly people.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 846m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu,4-5 hours.

Today, After morning breakfast the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. From here take a drive of around 4-5 hours to the Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the panoramic views all the way, enjoying the cool air and forested road. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 : Free day in Kathmandu.

Extra day in Kathmandu for relaxing and some shopping, if you are interested in continuing into chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour or scenic Everest flight. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 18 : Transfer to Tribuwan international airport.

Today, our company representative will drop you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure for your home country or onward destination.
 
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
  • 4 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff.
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle.
  • All government & local taxes.

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Gosaikunda Helambu trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but Gosaikunda Helambu trek can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
 
 During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops.The transfer from Kathmandu to Syabru besi and Melamchi pul Bazaar to Kathmandu will be by public bus as there is no facility  of any tourist bus in this route.How ever we can arrange private vehicle if needed.  
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.
 
If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
 
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
 
 
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
Duration
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar to May & Sep-Nov
No. of Person : 1-12 people
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 4,610M.
Average hours of walking per day : 5-6 hours
Destination: : Nepal

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