Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

 
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 16 Days

Activities: Trekking and Walking

Departure From: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Price: USD 1,150

Group size: Min 2-7 Max

 

In the Langtang region, Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu trek is also one of the pleasing trekking destination covering all the Langtang areas. Major attractions are mountain viewing, enlightening with the sacred lake and exploring the cultures of this region. It is nestled amid the central Himalayan range to the north and a fairly lower range of snowy peaks to the south.

Langtang Circuit is a very renowned trekking destination. Although located quite near to Kathmandu, modernization has not been able to influence this region and its occupants. This escapade honors you with a combo of the marvelous viewpoints of the Himalayas alongside familiarize you with the rural cultures and traditions of the indigenous inhabitants. From Langtang Circuit, we get the panorama view of Mount Langtang Lirung (at 7201 m, 23623 ft), Ganesh Himal (7601 m), Langtang II (7226 m), Gang Chhenpo (6385 m), Naya Kanga Ri (5845 m) which  lies to the south, Dorje Lakpa (6965 m) and several other peaks. You will also be visiting the Gosaikunda Lake and Kyanjingompa (one of the ancient Buddhists monastery).

As all trekking in Langtang region commences from Syrabesi. We take a scenic drive to reach Syrabesi from Kathmandu which takes almost 8 hours on a private bus. From here - our trekking to the main destination begins. As we continue our trek, we will be crossing several villages and cross suspension bridges following the Langtang River. We will enjoy trekking through the beautiful dense forest of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. Likewise on the trail - there are varieties of wildlife you might get to spot such as Himalayan black bears, langur monkeys and even rare animal like Himalayan red panda etc.

Continued trekking and descending to the steep forests, we reach Langtang and then head to the Kyanjin Ri Gompa. In the Kyanjin Ri, we will be adapting to the altitude and here we will stop over the cheese factory. Before reaching Gompa, we will cross through several Chortens and Mani walls written from Tibetan scripture with some prayers. Next, we head to Thulosyabru- sing Gompa- and on the way we reach - Gosaikunda Lake. From here, our trail will be bit challenging as we climb through the rocky moraines and passing several lakes, we ascend to reach Laurebina La pass and after crossing several villages and trekking through dense forests; we reach Melamchi Gaon (village). And then trek to Sermanthang and cross the Melamchi Pul bazaar and finally retrace back to Kathmandu.

This trekking route is less crowded compared to the Everest and Annapurna region. Also, this trekking is relatively easy and can be attempted with family members or friends. This trekking can also be done in private or in a group. Spring and autumn are usually crowded but we the Accent Himalaya can operate this trekking in every season all around the year.

We have designed this 16 days itinerary carefully by arranging each and everyday trial in an appropriate way focusing comfort for our guests. If the departure date does not suit you or you have a specific destination, we will modify the itinerary according to your desire. For further details and more information about this trek or for any adjustment you want to make, please do email or contact us. We will be here 24/7 at your service.

Our detailed itinerary for Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu trek is listed below:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Our representative will pick you up and drop to the hotel from the airport. In the evening, you will be invited for Nepalese taste - a welcome dinner hosted by Accent Himalaya.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs

We will drive to Syabrubesi early in the morning after having our breakfast. We will ride with amazing 88 views of the Himalayan range, green landscape, and farm fields.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs

We will take our first step of trekking from Syabrubesi heading to Lama Hotel. We will follow the Langtang Khola, pass several dense forests and cross a suspension bridge. After crossing some teahouses, we will be at Lama Hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs

After taking our breakfast, we continue to trek towards Mundu. Passing dense forests with steady climb upward to the valley, leaving trees back and with an enjoyment of marvelous views of Langtang Lirung, we will reach to Langtang village which was destroyed 2015 earthquake which triggered an avalanche. Finally, after crossing the Langtang village we reach the valley of Mundu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Trek to KyangjinGompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs. Explore the area.

Early in the morning, we will take our breakfast and start to follow the trails leading towards Kyangjjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the whole region. We will pass some traditional watermills prayer wheels and flags, Chortens and other interesting things. We will reach the Nepal’s largest Mani wall on our way, completely made of stone on which prayers are written. After a short trek, we will finally arrive at our today’s destination - KyangjinGumba - a place of Buddhist Shrine and whole surrounded area with magnificent views of Mountains.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Explore TserkoRi (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs

We will take tea with breakfast and continue our trek adventure passing through the Yak pastures and begin to explore Tserko, with mountain sunrise views. We will start to feel the thin and low air. We will visit the TserkoRi and return to Kyangjin.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft): 5-6 hours

We will come back to the lama hotel. We will see the fantastic views of towering mountains that we missed seeing climbing up. We will walk slowly because of high steep and sloppy hills.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Trek to ThuloSyabru (2,230m/ 7,316ft): 5-6 hours

We will descend to the river at first of our trail. Crossing the river, we ascend to ThuloSyabru. We will be rewarded with wonderful views of Langtang Himal.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Shin gomba: 3-5 hours

We will trek mostly climbing up to Dimsa village and continuously low steep throughout the Rhododendron, Hemlock and Oak forest for reaching - Shin Gomba - popular for cheese.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours

Today we will follow the trails through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through the jungle area. In between Shin Gumba and Laurebina yak, is a sanctuary for red panda, an endangered wild animal. After return to the ridge, the path climbs a wider route through the alpine country - we arrive at Gosainkunda. We stay here and explore whole Gosaikunda area.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Gopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours

Our trails of the day will be bit challenging with rough and crosses moraine to climb. We will pass all other lakes of Gosaikunda, the trails ascend and cross the Laurebina La, after that the path goes down to Phedi (bottom of peaks). We continue to walk up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with Rhododendron Pine and Juniper trees. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours

We will slide down through the jungle area and climb through the dry river to arrive at Kharka surrounded by rhododendron forests. We will arrive at village Tharepati after climbing the forest way. We will get the marvelous views of Jugal Area after climbing ridge directly above the Tharepati. After crossing the village and forest area, descending to Melemchi River and climbing to the MelemchiGaon.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Trek to TarkeGyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-7 hours

Today we will visit the Sherpa village in Helembu region. We will visit the Sherpa culture and monasteries at Tarke Gyang.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours

We will cross the forest with beautiful villages of Helembu region. Our trails make a sweep around the valley end between Parachi and the pretty village Gangyul. Here people practice the Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism - same as Bhutan.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Trek to MelamchiPuul Bazaar -Kathmandu : 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus

We will walk shortly to Melemchipul Bazaar, mostly inhabited by Sherpa communities, and catch a bus for Kathmandu. We will meet in the evening for farewell and trekking succession celebration.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Farewell Friend

Today, we will finally going to depart. We will drop you at the airport if you want to go back. However, we still stand with you and always ready to help you if you need to explore Nepal more.

Included meals: Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What’s Included

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • English-speaking, well-trained and experienced guide
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s), monument(s), trekking and national parks
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Accent Himalaya duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork(s) and permit(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • The services which are not included in our ‘What's Included’ section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trekking from a couple to maximum of 7 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 16 days package for Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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