Langtang Helambu Trek

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16 Days
Mar - May , Sep - Dec
Max Altitude: 4610m
Langtang National Park
Trail Length: 177 Km

Langtang Helambu Trek Overview

The trek along the beautiful Langtang valley, holy Lake Gosainkunda (4700 m) and mesmerizing Helambu region sums up this trip. The trek starts from Syabrubesi in Rasuwa district after 9-10 hours drive from Kathmandu. Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek is all about travelling through the lush forests, charming Tamang villages and exploring beautiful natural and cultural heritages while enjoying spectacular views of Langtang ranges.

The major highlight of the trek include roaming around Kyanjin Gompa on the laps of Mt.Langtang Lirung (7200m) and climbing the nearby small peaks such as Tserko Ri and Kyanjin Ri. From Kyanjin Gompa, the trekkers head towards holy Lake Gosaikunda which is an important pilgrimage of both Hindus and Buddhists. This lake is believed to have divine healing powers-to cure the diseases when one takes a holy dip in it.

After exploring Gosainkunda region the trekkers head to Laurebina pass crossing several lakes along the way. From Lauribina starts the mesmerizing trek to Helambu region. Another major attraction of the trip is holy Ama Yangri that stands at the elevation of 3800m to present breathtaking mountain views. This amazing hill presents the close views of Mt. Shishapangma and Langtang ranges. After Ama Yangri, the trip continues to take the trekkers to beautiful Helambu region where they can explore the rich cultural heritages of Hyolmo community. The trek finally concludes with drive to Kathmandu from Helambu.

Itinerary For Langtang Helambu Trek

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Our representative will pick you up at the international airport and drive you to the hotel. After then you will take a meandering evening walk with your guide through Kathmandu’s heritage sites, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together.

Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you will spend the day discovering medieval Kathmandu. Venture into Pashupatinath and visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa. Later after noon you will visit monkey temple and then stroll around durbar squares in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel near Thamel.

Day 3Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 7-8 hours

You will take an early morning 7 hours bus drive to Syabrubesi via Trisuli and Dhunche. On the way you can see beautiful mountain range of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. You will trek for half an hour before staying overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 4Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) 6 hours

After breakfast you will trek to Lama Hotel along the Langtang river. Today you will mostly trek through beautiful Rhododendron and Oak forest and finally get to Lama Hotel for staying overnight.

Day 5Lama Hotel to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) 6-7 hours

Today along the way you can see many giant rocky mountains and waterfalls through their barren surface. You will get the first glimpse of Langtang from the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela. You will continue ascending trek through alpine grasslands and reach Langtang village. From there you will trek further and get to Mundu for staying overnight.

Day 6Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours

Today you will get to Kyanjin Gompa one of the prime attraction of Langtang valley trek. During the trek you will pass by the largest Mani wall in Nepal. After noon you will explore this holy shrine while experiencing the stunning mountain views of Langtang. You will stay overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 7Acclimatization Day - Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours

You can rest today at Kyanjin Gompa or explore the Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft). You can trek up the moraine to see the breathtaking view of Langtang Lirung or climb Kyangjin Ri behind the town which offers amazing views of Langtang range. You can trek up to Tserko Ri and spend the day acclimatizing on this beautiful hilltop.
You can get inspiring views of rocky high tall rugged Himalayas. After noon you will descend down to Kyanjin Gompa for overnight stay.

Day 8Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 6-7 hours

You will trek back to Lama Hotel following the Langtang river through Mundu and Ghoda Tabela. You will stay overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 9Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 4-5 hours

Today you will trek up to the beautiful Rimche village through the rugged terrain. Not to mention you will stop in many tea houses taking rest and tea. From Rimche you will continue trekking via Bamboo to the Landslide Lodge. Trekking further you will cross a bridge and reach to Thulo Syabru for staying overnight.

Day 10 Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours

You will continue trekking further passing by the right side of several monasteries. Today you will trek through the Garta village enjoying it unique lifestyle. Afterwards you will trek to Phulung monastery and continue to Shin monastery for staying overnight.

Day 11Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours

Today is another rewarding day of your trek as you will observe popular Gosaikunda lake at 4380m. Your guide will tell you interesting stories about this lake relating to lord Shiva. This alpine lake situated on the top of mountains is frozen during the winter. The lake is accompanied by other beautiful lakes like Parvati Kunda, Rakhsas Taal and nine other lakes. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims come to take bath in the Gosainkunda lake during full moon of August. You will spend rest of the day exploring the surrounding lakes and stay overnight in a tea house in Gosainkunda.

Day 12Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours

Today you will cross the Lauri Bina pass at 4610m. Your guide will lead you down through the glacier moraines to the Melamchi valley. You will trek passing by the Surya Kunda enjoying the magnificent landscape views. Afterwards you will get to Ghopte for staying overnight.

Day 13Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours

Today you will trek through the beautiful forest and reach to Tharepati village. After then you will trek along the ridge of Soli Danda enjoying mesmerizing views of green hills and mountains. You will cross two rivers over suspension bridge and ad get to Melamchi Gaon for staying overnight.

Day 14Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours

You will continue trekking further from Melamchi Gaon passing through the forest and get to Ama Yangri at 3800m. You can get stunning views of mount Shishapangma and Langtang range along the trail. Afterwards you will descend down to the alpine meadows and enter the dense rhododendron forest. Trekking further you will reach to the beautiful Sherpa village in Tarke Gyang. You will stay overnight in Tarke Gyang observing interesting cultural practices of local people.

Day 15Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours

Today you will continue trekking through the lush rhododendron forest passing by several villages, monasteries and farm fields. Along the trail you can get mesmerizing view of mont Ganesh and Jugal. You can also get a distant view of mount Everest behind the range. Trekking further you will reach the village in Semathang for staying overnight.

Day 16Sermathang to Kathmandu: 6 hours

Today is the last day of your wilderness trek. You will trek for two hours through the beautiful villages and cultivated lands and get to marketplace of Melamchi. From there you will take a bus drive to Kathmandu along the Kordari highway. The bus drive will be alongside the river Bhotekoshi and then cross Sunkoshi. After then the winding road will take you to Dhulikhel and Banepa. Driving further you will enter Kathmandu valley from Sanga. Rest of the day you can spend in leisure, in the evening you will be invited for the farewell dinner from the company.

Day 17Departure

Make the most of your last minutes in Kathmandu with breakfast in a bistro, a city walk, and additionally trinket shopping. Your guide will meet you at your inn and drive you to the airport two hours before the scheduled flight.

Included In Langtang Helambu Trek

  • Airport pick up/ drop in comfortable private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu heritage city tour
  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle as per itinerary
  • Tea House twin sharing accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea and coffee
  • One English speaking, highly experienced trekking guide with government-license
  • Porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter) – their expenses including salary, food, accommodation, accident insurance, equipment
  • All necessary paperwork, Langtang national park permit
  • TIMS Fee-trekker’s management system (2 pp size photo needed)
  • Duffel bag, Down Jacket and sleeping bag only for trekking use
  • First aid medicine kit box
  • Necessary Govt. and local tax
  • Office service charge

Excluded In Langtang Helambu Trek

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare to Kathmandu and out
  • Personal Expenses, Phone call, Bar bills, WiFi internet, Battery charges, Hot shower
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and dessert
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in city
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing point
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips and appreciation for trekking staff and drivers