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Langtang and Helambu Trek (18 Days)

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Trip Facts
Group Size 3-16 persons Duration 18 Days
Max Altitude 7246 meters Difficulty Level C- Streneous
Places Kathmandu , Langtang Range
Activities Monasteries visit , Forest , Trekking
Area Helambu , Langtang Region
Trip Style Cultural And Religious Tour
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Trip Overview


Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek begins in the ancient city of Kathmandu. This is an interesting village on the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. The trekking areas of Langtang and Helambu trek are a hop and a jump away from the capital city of Nepal. Yet you can still experience the intact, unique cultures of Tamangs, Newars and Sherpas, living in some of the most beautiful landscapes in Nepal. In Kyanjing Gompa, you will experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks performing their rituals in a beautiful monastery dating back to around 1300 A.D. And early in the morning, you will climb Tserko Ri (5,000 m) for a great view of the Langtang Lirung range (7,200 m).

Here is a green and pleasant land of quiet villages, terraced slopes and pine forests leading up to Langtang National Park–perfect for relaxing, culturally oriented trekking. A bit more adventurous is the popular route to the alpine lakes of Gosainkunda, holy to Hindus, Buddhists, and Tamang shamans alike. Time your visit with the August full moon, when thousands of pilgrims trek up to bathe in the frigid waters at 4000m, and you’re in for an intense experience.

Itinerary
Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu

Activities:

Meet group at airport. Transfer to hotel. Arrival briefing and all the sightseeing tours on offer tomorrow and what there is to see in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu

Activities:

Half-day guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).

Day 3

Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus

Places Visited:

Activities:

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 4

Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

Crossing 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. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).

Day 5

Lama Hotel- Langtang: 5- 6 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

After having breakfast you will continue your trip to your next destination. You are starting your trip descending 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 (3,430m/11,253ft).

Day 6

Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours

Places Visited: Langtang Range

Activities:

You pass 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 (3,870m/12,697ft).

Day 7

Kyanjin Gompa: explore day

Places Visited:

Activities:

Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 8

Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).

Day 9

Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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 Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft).

Day 10

Thulo Syabru- Shin Gomba: 3-5 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft).

Day 11

Shin Gomba- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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 Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m/14,632ft).

Day 12

Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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 throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Overnight in Gopte(3,440m/11,286ft).

Day 13

Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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 Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) for overnight.

Day 14

Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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. Overnight in Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft).

Day 15

Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours

Places Visited:

Activities:

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. Overnight in Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft).

Day 16

Sermathang- Melamchi Puul Bazaar-Kathmandu : 3-4 hours

Places Visited: Kathmandu

Activities:

Free time in Kathmandu.

Day 17

Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu

Activities:

Free Day In Kathmandu.

Day 18

Depart Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu

Activities:

After breakfast, Depart to airport.

Cost Includes
  • all ground transportation as per the itinerary

  • required no of porter/s

  • salary and insurance for guide and other staffs

  • Oxygen Backup

  • First aid medical Kit

  • professional English speaking Guide

  • 4 nights hotels 13 nights lodges

  • 4 breakfasts included while in Kathmadu

  • Langtang National Park fees & TIMS

Cost Excludes
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee

  • lunch and dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu

  • travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation

  • all client and trekkers insurance

  • Personal expenses such as telephone

  • laundry

  • bottled water

  • bar bills

  • extra baggage charges

  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)

  • Tips for hotel staffs

  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program

  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

  • Tipping

Trip Highlights

Experience the unique culture of Tamang, Newar

and Sherpas.

Visit the Kyanjing Gompa.

Ascend Tserko Ri (5000m).

Adventurous trek to the alpine holy lakes of Gosainkunda.


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