Langtang Helambu Trek

Duration: 18 Days
Price: US $1055
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • ActivityTeahouse Trekking
  • TransportationNA
  • AccomodationLodge to lodge
  • Min Person2
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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. 

Trip Highlights of Langtang Helambu Trek

  • 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.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
  • Day 02: Rest and preparation or sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi, 7-8 hours by Jeep
  • Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hours walking
  • Day 05: Trek Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft), 5- 6 hours walking
  • Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4-5 hours walking
  • Day 07: Day excursion and explore nearby natural heritage
  • Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hours walking
  • Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft), 5-6 hours walking
  • Day 10: Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft), 3-5 hours walking
  • Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4,380m/14,366ft), 5-6 hours walking
  • Day 12: Trek to Gopte (3,430m/11,250ft), 6-8 hours walking
  • Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Ghyang (2,530m/8,299ft), 6-7 hours
  • Day 14: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft), 5-7 hours walking
  • Day 15: Day Hike to Ama Yang Ri Peak
  • Day 16: Trek to Thipu/Kakani (1580m), about 3-4 hours walking
  • Day 17: Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax or shopping
  • Day 18: Fly back to home or further destination

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Wilderness Excursion will officially greet and meet you at Airport and transfer you to Hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an short evening briefing. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Rest and preparation or sightseeing. Rest day if you have long flight from home, adjust with Nepalese GMT time, Wilderness Excursion prepares your permits and set up rest of things. We can arrange guided sightseeing tour to The UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. Or you can also visit on your own. A short briefing in the evening again for next day departure schedule. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03 :Drive to Syabrubesi, 7-8 hours by Jeep 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).
  • Day 04 :Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hours walking 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.
  • Day 05 :Trek Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft), 5- 6 hours walking 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 Langtang.
  • Day 06 :Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4-5 hours walking 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
  • Day 07 :Day excursion and explore nearby natural heritage 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.
  • Day 08 :Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hours walking 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.
  • Day 09 :Trek to Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft), 5-6 hours walking 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.
  • Day 10 :Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft), 3-5 hours walking 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.
  • Day 11 :Trek to Gosaikunda (4,380m/14,366ft), 5-6 hours walking 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
  • Day 12 :Trek to Gopte (3,430m/11,250ft), 6-8 hours walking 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.
  • Day 13 :Trek to Melamchi Ghyang (2,530m/8,299ft), 6-7 hours 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.
  • Day 14 :Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft), 5-7 hours walking 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.
  • Day 15 :Day Hike to Ama Yang Ri Peak 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.
  • Day 16 :Trek to Thipu/Kakani (1580m), about 3-4 hours walking You will 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 the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.
  • Day 17 :Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax or shopping It is a free and spare day in Kathmandu if you would like to do shopping for dear ones back home or you could go sightseeing. There are lots of things to see in Kathmandu, ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, medical old royal places. Swaybhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Templs, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan – the city of and ancient old Newari town of Bhaktapur is the best place to stroll whole day.
  • Day 18 :Fly back to home or further destination Wilderness Excursion will take you to the airport to see you off and say good bye. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal, Namaste!

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers by private car or van as per group size.
  • 3 Nights sharing deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking local friendly guide.
  • 1 Assistant guide to help group to support where necessary if the group size is more than 6 pax.
  • 1 Sharing Sherpa porter between 2 trekkers to carry your main stuffs (weight limit is 25kg)
  • Comfortable, neat and clean mountain lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 Times meals: (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Hot table drinks (Tea, coffee and hot chocolate) in cup basis.
  • Cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier pills 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.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
  • Government taxes, vat and tourist service charge.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner.
  • 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.

Clients Review

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
  • Stephen James Frawley

    Langtang Helambu Trek


    In September 2016, I completed the Lantang Helambu 15 day trek organized by Wilderness Excursion. For the first time in quite a few treks in different countries, everything went as planned, from being met at the airport on arrival, up to the taxi back to the airport at the end of the trek. Pradip made sure I had all the permits and information I required, attending such matters in person. My guide, Suppa, was cheerful, energetic and patient with the many questions I asked, and made sure I was well fed along the way, even going as far as cooking meals at times. Good cook, too. The teahouses chosen for each night were generally good, given that choice is limited, and the meals varied from good to excellent. Earplugs are recommended for those places with very thin walls. September turned out to be wet or cloudy, or both, so panoramic views were rare, but the scenery was spectacular anyway, and as always, the people along the way provided interesting encounters. I thoroughly recommend Pradip, Suppa and Wilderness Excursion if you are headed to Nepal.

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