Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

Duration: 17 Days   |  2 Reviews

Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek, combining both rural and dramatic Himalayan scenery along with diverse cultural contacts, is one of the most popular treks in the Helambu and Langtang regions, which lie north of Kathmandu, between Kathmandu and Tibet. It is also a physically challenging trek, which includes the climb up to Tserko-Ri as well as the crossing of the pass called Laurabina-La.

After two days of sight-seeing and trek preparation in Kathmandu, we drive north to Syabrubesi.  Thus, this trek begins just like Treks 18 and 19 above.  We spend two nights at Kyangjin Gompa, where we can hike up to spectacular Tserko-Ri. Then, after leaving Lama Hotel, we switch trails to access the sacred Gosainkunda Lakes via Sing Gompa.  These gorgeous lakes are an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, many of whom are drawn here during the full moon festival each August. 

We then cross over Laurabina-La (4608m/15,120'), which like all Himalayan passes offers a breathtaking panorama.  Our journey now brings us out of the Langtang Region and into the Helambu Region.  We overnight at several varied villages, including Ghopte, the much larger Malemchi Gaon, then Tarke Ghyang, and finally Sermathang.  From there we trek to Malemchi Pul Bazaar,from which we drive back to Kathmandu. 

This fascinating route will have brought us into contact with a number of different ethnic groups, including the Sherpas, Tamangs, Yolmus, and Bhotias.  We will also have experienced some of Nepal's most thrilling Himalayan vistas, all within the short space of seventeen days, and all within a day's drive of Kathmandu.  Our adventure ends with a farewell dinner back in Kathmandu, after which we fly home, bringing countless photos and unforgettable memories. 

Trip Highlights:

  • 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.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.
  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel.
  • Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village.
  • Day 06: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa.
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Day 08: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.
  • Day 09: Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru.
  • Day 10: Trek Thulo Syabru to Shin Gomba.
  • Day 11: Trek Shin Gomba to Gosainkunda.
  • Day 12: Cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte.
  • Day 13: Trek Ghopte to Malemche Gaon via Tharepati Pass.
  • Day 14: Trek Malemchigaon to Tarke Ghyang.
  • Day 15: Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang.
  • Day 16: Trek Sermathang -Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu : 3 hours drive
  • Day 17: Transfer to airport for final departure
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

    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.Included Meals: Dinnerht at hotel.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft
    • Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation

    The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various medieval 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 hilltop 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.

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.

    Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi enjoying the scenic views of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands. The stunning scenery of Ganesh Himal can be explored. The pleasant drive then goes through the bumpy road, continually to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: 1,462m/5,100ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel.

    Following the Langtang Khola, we head from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. During the foothill 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 Lama Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 5 -6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 2,500m/7,830ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner .
  • Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village.

    We 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.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 5 -6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 3,307m/11,621ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Day 06: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa.

    We 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 the spiritual perfection of the villagers. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 4- 5 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 3,798m/12,697ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Kyanjin Gompa.

    Leaving Kyanjin Gompa, we gradually descend to Lama Hotel. It is a rugged trail and dotted with the rhododendron forest. Reach to bamboo, and we take a rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Max. Altitude: 3,798m/12,697ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner .
  • Day 08: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.

    Leaving Kyanjin Gompa, we gradually descend to Lama Hotel. It is a rugged trail and dotted with the rhododendron forest. Reach to bamboo, and we take a rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 5- 6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 2,500m/7,830ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 09: Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru.

    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 takes the route that leads us to Thulo Syabru. Now, we are officially on the route to the Gosaikunda Lake. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 5- 6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 2,250m/ 7,316 ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner .
  • Day 10: Trek Thulo Syabru to Shin Gomba.

    From Thulo Syabru, we walk through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. Passing the Phulung Gompa, we reach 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.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 4 -5 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 3,250m
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 11: Trek Shin Gomba to Gosainkunda.

    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. Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda accompany Gosiakunda Lake. Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva. Hindu and Buddhist devotees travel to this Lake once a year like a pilgrimage trip. We walk around the Lake and walk to the lodge. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 5 -6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 4,300m/14,632ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Day 12: Cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte.

    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 as spectacular. Then we take a steep descend trail that leads us to Ghopte. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 3,430m
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Day 13: Trek Ghopte to Malemche Gaon via Tharepati Pass.

    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 the Tharepati village. It is challenging to climb up, but the panoramic views of the Jugal Himal and its surrounding entice us to head forward. Arriving at the top ridgeline, we descend gently and walk to Melamchi Gaon. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 6 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 3,490m
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Day 14: Trek Malemchigaon to Tarke Ghyang.

    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.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 6- 7 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 2,743m/8,497ft
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner .
  • Day 15: Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang.

    The trail from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang is relatively easy. The trail is flat, and even the route through the forest is gentle. Semarang is a Sherpa village where we can explore the beautiful monastery with the beautiful Jugal Himal on the north face of the village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Walking hours: 3 - 4 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 2, 621m/8,563ft)
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner .
  • Day 16: Trek Sermathang -Malemche Puul Bazaar to Kathmandu : 3 hours 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

    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Walking hours: 3 -4 hours
    • Max. Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft
    • Meal: Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Day 17: Transfer to airport for final departure

    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure.Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

    • Accommodation: N/A
    • Walking hours: N/A
    • Max. Altitude: N/A
    • Meal: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours including tour guide and entry fee.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Melamchi- Kathmandu by public Jeep /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
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfares/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)

Clients Reviews

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    bezrutczyk
    United States Published: Sunday, December 25, 2016

    Best Trekking in Nepal

    Rating:

    We had an amazing experience trekking in the LangTang valley. Since it was my first time in Nepal, I did not know what to expect. Birendra organized everything on our itinerary, from site seeing in Kathmandu to all of our needs while trekking for 10 days. Since Birendra is native to Nepal, he is well connected and was able to arrange everything we needed. As for the trekking, our guide Kamal was very knowledgeable about the terrain and always had our safety in mind. He always made sure we were well fed and comfortable in each Tea house we stayed at. I would not trust anyone else but Birendra's team at Adventure Club Treks. They're the best! I would 100% recommend them to anyone, all skill levels.


     

  • Senode
    Senode
    Spain Published: Sunday, August 31, 2014

    The Life time experience

    Rating:

    The owner, Birendra, had provided me so much information about what kind of trekking was the best in Nepal for me and, indeed, The "Langtang trekking" was the best option for me (not a very long trekking, not very difficult and best option for the monsoon season). He is kind, he is really helpful and offers a competitive price for the service (food, guest house, transport and guide for all the 7 seven days that the trip last: you don't have to worry about anything - only to trek!).
    I had the chance to share this trekking with Toobi, an experienced guide of "Aventure Club Treks" (he did all the important trekkings in Nepal). His advice, kindness and help was really mandatory for the success of the trekking.  ll recommend " Adventure Club Treks" to all my friends and don't hesitate to contact Birendra. He'll do the best to help you!

    Barcelona, Spain

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling 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 the 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.

Fixed Departure Dates and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Trip Status

  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Limited - Only a few spaces available
PRICE FROM US$ 1289 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1289

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-43
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge, and teahouses during the trek.
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