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Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
  • Drive to Syabrubesi and back to Kathmandu from Malemche Puul Bazaar
  • Explore Langtang valley, Cheese Factory and Kyanjing Gompa
  • Visiting the sacred lake of Gosaikunda.
  • Crossing over Laurebinayak pass (4,610m)  
  • Passing through beautiful rivers, green countryside, valleys and  glaciers 
  • Witnessing the variety of floras and faunas at Langtang national park
  • Walking through  Helambu Valley.

About Trip

This trek is a holy trek that mixes in with adventure and takes you to the holy lakes of Gosainkunda….the hike also extends to high passes with majestic mountains in view.  This is a perfect holiday for the holy that see the gods in the beauty of nature.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is one of the most sought after trekking trails in Langtang Region. The trip combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet Langtang, the sacred Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu. This sublime outing in the gentle wilderness of Langtang gives us the chance to explore villages & interact with the local folks & understand their traditions & customs on these harsh mountains, to climb small peaks and to visit see glaciers at convenient lower altitudes. We can trek through Langtang via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4300m where thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the tranquil lakes during the full moon festival in August.

The trek commences with an overland journey to the small commercial hub of Syabru, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. We track back for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda, a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get first-hand experiences of different cultural lifestyles. 

The Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu areas physically make up the typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forest. Our Langtang valley Gosainkunda Helambu trek commences from Kathmandu after 8 hours of scenic driving to Syabrubensi. Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek passes through lush green valleys with amazing Himalayan views of the Langtang Himalayan region, the Annapurna Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range and this blissful venture concludes at Melamchi pul bazaar where we travel by a comfy vehicle via the sleepy ancient little town of Dhulikhel back to Kathmandu

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m)

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,462m) : 7 -8 hours

Day 04:Trek Syabrubes to Lama Hotel (2,500m) : 5 -6 hours

Day 05:Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,307m) : 5 -6 hours

Day 06:Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3,798m) : 4- 5 hours

Day 07:Acclimatazation day at Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 08:Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,500m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,250m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 10:Trek Thulo Syabru to Shin Gomba (3,250m) : 4 -5 hours

Day 11:Trek Shin Gomba to Gosainkunda (4,300m) : 5 -6 hours

Day 12:Cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte (3,430m) : 6 hours

Day 13:Trek Ghopte to Malemche Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490m) : 6 hours

Day 14:Trek Malemchigaon to Tarke Ghyang (2,743m) : 6- 7 hours

Day 15:Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2, 621m): 3 - 4 hours

Day 16:Trek Sermathang -Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu : 3 -4 hrs trek and 3 hrs drive

Day 17:Transfer to airport for final departure

What is Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 13 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Melamchi- Kathmandu by bus.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m)Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.Overnight at hotel. Meals: Dinner Included

Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various mediaeval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast Included.

Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,462m) : 7 -8 hours Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi enjoying the scenic views of ridgeline and terraced farm lands. The stunning scene of Ganesh Himal can be explored. The pleasant drive then goes through the bumpy road, continually to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. Overnight at Guesthouse. ,b>Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 04Trek Syabrubes to Lama Hotel (2,500m) : 5 -6 hours Following the Langtang Khola, we head from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. During the foot hill excursion, we walk through the rugged path and rhododendron forest of the Langtang National Park. This is a pocket zone of the red panda. Via Bamboo, we reach to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 05Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,307m) : 5 -6 hoursWe reach to the Langtang valley today via Ghoda Tabela. It is a gradual climb up viewing the beautiful sceneries of the green hills and picturesque Tamang villages. Langtang village is a unique and typical Tamang village, which is renowned for preserving the traditional values and cultural perfection. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 06Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3,798m) : 4- 5 hoursWe have a short walking today, which is nice for acclimatization. On the way, we pass some of the beautiful tiny ethnic settlements, cheese factory and cultural diversity. Kyanjin Gompa lies below the Langtang Lirung. The Gompa is a renowned one in Langtang, which reveals about the spiritual perfection of the villagers.Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 07Acclimatazation day at Kyanjin Gompa.Today, we spend an exploration day and we hike to the Tserko Ri. We walk up to the moraine after breakfast, explore the Himalayan wonders. Mt. Langtang Lirung and other Langtang region peaks can be explored during the hike. Even we can experience the cultural prosperity of the ethnic Tamang in habitations. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 08Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,500m) : 5- 6 hours Leaving Kyanjin Gompa, we gradually descend to Lama Hotel. It’s a rugged trail and dotted with the rhododendron forest. Reach to bamboo and we take a rest. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 09Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,250m) : 5- 6 hours From Lama Hotel, we trek through the lower trail from Rimche and continue to Dorjen. Then we leave the trail that leads us to Syabrubesi, rather take the route that leads us to Thulo Syabru. Now, we are officially on the route to the Gosaikunda Lake.Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 10Trek Thulo Syabru to Shin Gomba (3,250m) : 4 -5 hoursFrom Thulo Syabru, we walk through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. Passing the Phulung Gompa, we reach to Sin Gompa, where we stay tonight. It is a renowned monastery, so the place is popular as a spiritual destination. We can also view the stunning peaks of the Langtang Himalayan range. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 11Trek Shin Gomba to Gosainkunda (4,300m) : 5 -6 hours It is one of the important days of the trek to reach the Gosaikunda Lake. It is located at the top of Lauribinayak. You become breathless on exploring there the sacred Lakes and alpine panoramas along with the views of Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu range, Langtang Lirung and the surrounding Tibetan peaks. Gosiakunda Lake is accompanied by Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda. Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva. Hindu and Buddhist devotees travel to this Lake once a year as a pilgrimage trip. We walk around the Lake and walk to the lodge.Overnight at Guesthouse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12Cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte (3,430m) : 6 hours Leaving the Gosaikunda Lake, we head towards the technical Lauribina pass, which is located at 4610 meters. The trail is not only rugged, but also steep. From the pass, the views of Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal can be seen spectacular. Then we take a steep descend trail that leads us to Ghopte. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13Trek Ghopte to Malemche Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490m) : 6 hours Climbing through the river bed and walking through the rhododendron forest, we reach to the grazing meadow, which is known as Kharka. Then we reach to the Tharepati village. It is really challenging to climb up but the panoramic views of the Jugal Himal and its surrounding entice us to head forward. Reaching to the top ridgeline, we descend gently and walk to Melamchi Gaon.Overnight at Guesthouse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 14Trek Malemchigaon to Tarke Ghyang (2,743m) : 6- 7 hours After breakfast, we trek down gradually and again climb up to cross over the pass of 4100 meters. It is pretty much challenging. The stunning view of the Everest range can be seen from there. Then we trek down through the rhododendron and pine forest. We reach to Tarkeghyang, which is a tiny herder settlement. There is also a Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 15Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2, 621m): 3 - 4 hours The trail from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang is relatively easy. The trail is flat and even the route through the forest is gentle. Semathang is a Sherpa village where we can explore the beautiful monastery with the beautiful Jugal Himal at the north face of the village. Overnight at Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 16Trek Sermathang -Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu : 3 -4 hrs trek and 3 hrs drive The last day of the trek, we trek down from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Sometimes we walk through the meadows and forest and also through the farming land. We pass several ethnic villages that are ancient and unique. Then we walk through the bumpy and graveled path up to Lamidanda and through the fine trail to Melamchi Pul bazaar. Then we drive further to Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. Then we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at hotel Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 17Transfer to airport for final departureAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meals: Breakfast included

Trip Note

NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Best time to Trek to Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu

Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to May) are the best seasons for the Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are little cold. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Langtang region Trek although it will be little colder.



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Start from   $1179 USD

  1. 17 Days
  2. Moderate
  3. 1-12 people

Trip Code:ACT 35


Activities :Trekking, Cultural Excurson

Best Month: March - May & September - November

Max. Altitude:4,380m/14,370ft at Gosainkunda

Trek Style:TH (Teahouse / Lodge)

Accommodation:Hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouse during the trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking.

Transportation:Private vehicle/ Local bus

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