• Duration 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Price from $799 / person
  • Difficulty Level Medium Hard
  • Max Altitude 4600 Meter

Langtang Helambu Trek first goes to the delightful Langtang valley and the journey through holy Gosainkunda Lake to charming Helambu is; a life changing trip that takes you to the insight of Langtang treasure and soak yourself in the nature; that is one of most pleasing trekking holiday in Nepal. Experience the intact, unique cultures of Tamang, Newars and Sherpas, living in some of the most beautiful hamlets in Nepal. Langtang Helambu trek is an ultimate destination easily accessed from Kathamndu whereas other major treks needs long and expensive transport of air travel, Langtang and Helambu offer breath-stopping mountain view from Tsergo Ri, Kyanjin Ri, Lauribina and cultural experiences every bit as magnificent as anywhere else in Nepal.

Two distinct basins and an intervening lek (ridge) lend their names to the major treks here; each stands on its own, but given enough time and good weather you can mix-and-match them. Helambu is closest to Kathmandu, comprising the rugged north–south valleys and ridges that lie just beyond the northeast rim of the Kathmandu Valley. North of Helambu, running east–west and tantalizingly close to the Tibet border, lies the high, alpine Langtang Valley, which in its upper reaches burrows spectacularly between the Langtang and Jugal Himals. Gosainkunda comprises a chain of blessed holy lakes located in a rugged intermediate range northwest of Helambu. One practical inconvenience is that the connections between these three treks aren’t reliable – winter snow may block the passes between Helambu and the other two – and done on their own, the Langtang and Gosainkunda trek require you to retrace your steps for much of the return journey. All these routes take you into Langtang National Park, for which there’s a Rs 3390 entry fee and TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System) is required as the trekking permits.

This trek is remarkably categorized and relatively well-liked trek. It is well suited for 13 to 15 days itineraries. What it lacks in superlatives – there are no 8000m peaks in the vicinity (unless you count Shisha Pangma, across the border in Tibet) – it makes up for in base-to-peak rises that are as dramatic as anywhere. Langtang, in particular, delivers more amazing views in a short time than any other walk-in trek in Nepal, with the possible exception of the Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sanctuary & Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 

Shortening this trip: To make this trip short we can remove or skip 3 spare days that we have in Kyanjin Gompa (day 7), extra excursion day at Tarke Gyang (day 15) and spare day in Kathmandu (day 18). So then this trip will be just 16 days total in Nepal. Many people include Tamang Heritage trail to make this trek longer. We can add Ganja La Pass to make this trip more adventurous. 

Highlights

  • Full of diversity, natural beauty, ancient monastery.
  • Cheese factories in Kyanjin Gompa and Chandan Bari.
  • Splendid glaciers, colorful Rhododendron flowers in spring season and breathe taking views.
  • Snowcapped mountain peaks and unique Tamang culture rewards you the excellent mountain holiday.
  • Langtang inhabited by most welcoming and friendly Tamang people.  
  • Gosainkunda Lake is magnificent and scenic.

Itinerary

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You will start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft). 

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 1470 Meter
  • Syabrubesi

Going through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Lama Hotel

After hot breakfast we continue our journey to our next destination Langtang. We start our trip ascending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Mundu.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3430 Meter
  • Langta

We walk through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3870 Meter
  • Kyanjin Gompa

Today it is excursion day around depending on your interest. Many people hike to Kyanjin Ri which is at 4,800m and day hike to Tserko Ri (5,000m) for more adventure and stunning mountain scenery. You see Mount Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung Himal, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. There is an option to hike to Langshisa Khara (The place where monk found his lost yak dead that he was following during when Langtang Valley was found several centuries back, later he skinned the yak and placed it's skin on a big rock, so still we can see a red rock there because of the red blood of the yak. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3870 Meter
  • Kyanjin Gompa

Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2470 Meter
  • Lama Hotel

First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and bamboo forests. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2230 Meter
  • Thulo Syabru Village

You take the wide trail ascending up to Dimsa village and the trail continues steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba Dursa Gang which is best place to rest have lunch or tea break, offers an outstanding view over Ganesh Himal Range. Now the trail is pleasurable to Shing Gompa through the blue pine and rhododendron forest. Shing Gomba is another popular place for Cheese. There is Cheese factory that was founded in 1964. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3,330 Meter
  • Chandanbari

Gosainkund(4,460m/14,632ft), 5-6 hours walking The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the holy glacial Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4380 Meter
  • Gosaikunda

Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3,430 Meter
  • Gopte

You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchi Gyang for overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2530 Meter
  • Melamchi Ghyang

The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • (2,590 Meter
  • Tarke Gyang

It is worth to do day excursion to Yangri Peak locals called Ama Jyomo Yangri and believed to be Holy Mountain. Many people explore ancient old monasteries and surrounding sacred caves where Buddhist deities believed to be meditated here. This place is center of Helmbu attraction for the national and international tourist and Buddhist pilgrims. If you would want we can skip one night extra here and your trek will be one day shorter than original itinerary. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 1580 Meter
  • Timbu

Drive by local bus to Kathmandu. We you prefer private jeep which is faster and convenient, we can arrange it and that will cost extra.  Transfer to your accommodation in Kathmandu

Customized Trip

What's Included

  • A government registered, English speaking local trekking guide.
  • An assistant guide to help group if participants are more than 6 people
  • One sharing porter between 2 trekkers to carry your stuffs (weight limit is 25kg /porter)
  • Mountain lodge accommodation on twin /double sharing basis during the trek.
  • Meals: (13 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 13 Dinners) during the trek.
  • Hot table drinks (Tea, coffee and hot chocolate) in cup basis.
  • Cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubesi by 4WD local jeep.
  • Local bus transport to Kathmandu from trek ending point, comfortable private vehicle can be arranged on request that cost extra.
  • Guide and porters fees with all their expenses.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
  • Government taxes, vat and tourist service charge.

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation, meals and transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, this can be arranged on your request.
  • All bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi and battery charge during trekking.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary and natural calamities beyond our control
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.

Availabilities

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
September 12, 2020 September 25, 2020 Available US$799
September 19, 2020 October 02, 2020 Available US$799
September 29, 2020 October 12, 2020 Available US$799

Useful Information

This trek can be personalized as per client’s interest. Please send us your detail for your customized tour that suits your time and travelling budget. Trip price will be according to budget, standard and deluxe tour plan and group sizes. International tour leaders are high encourage to get especial discounted rate.

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