Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Code: NPL-TRK-LGHT
17 Days 16 Night

Description

This amazing adventure combines the diversity of spectacular views of the Himalayas with a vast number of exciting ethnic encounters.The Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu are three different places which has own figure. Around the langtang, you can see scenic view of landscape, diversity of forest and various type of wild life animal like red panda, monkey snow leopard and among others; Gosaikunda has famous pond which is related to Hinduism likewise different Sherpa and gurung cultures and their lifestyles can be seen in the Helambu.

The highlights of Langtang Circuit trek are numerous. However, the main areas of interest are the rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders, a chance to bathe in soothing hot springs, magnificent views of the snow covered white giant Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) and visiting the holy lakes of Gosainkunda.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium/Hard
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 5000 m
COST INCLUDES
  • All accommodation in 3 star (by Nepalese Standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  • All Ground transportation • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • One cultural show and dinner
  • National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
COST EXCLUDES
  • Major meals in Cities
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

Upon arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel by our representative. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today you will go on a guided tour to experience the beauty of Kathmandu valley. You can visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath in the day. Later, we will meet at the hotel so that your guide can walk you through the necessary details of the trek. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3: Kathmandu – Sybrubensi: 8 hours by bus

You will take the morning bus from Kathmandu to reach Sybrubensi, the beginning point for the trek. The roads are quite uneven and windy yet entertaining and exciting. You can get glimpses of Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Langtang range en route, in case the weather is clear. Overnight in Sybrubensi.

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Day 4: Sybrubensi – Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

The trail ascends alongside Langtang River on a forested path. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trail progressively goes uphill to Bamboo through the sub-tropical forest of bamboo and rhododendron. Afterward, your trek rises moderately to Rimche (2400m), and at the end, the trail is flat towards Lama Hotel. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel.

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Day 5: Lama Hotel – Langtang: 5- 6 hours

The day starts with a moderate ascent through the wild jungles of hemlocks, and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang River.  Move through the lush fields of Ghodatabela (2992m) and pass a stream. Ascend past numerous water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large village of Langtang (3430m), inhabited mostly by Tamangs. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan styled houses and decoratively carved windows. Enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the Langtang range as you sip your evening tea at the hotel. Overnight in Langtang.

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Day 6: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours

The trail goes through Langtang village to climb progressively past an impressive Mani wall leading to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After crossing numerous small streams with wooden plank bridges, you reach the monastery of Kyanjin, the most sacred monastery of Langtang region, from where you can view the intense icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Changbu 6251m). Overnight in Kyanjin.

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Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa: Exploration day

Rest, stroll and explore the area with local herders and people. Explore the monastery, farms, cheese factory and plains along with views of incredible snowy peaks and glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7227m), or ascend to Kyangin Ri (4773m) and enjoy the panoramic and mesmerizing view of Langtang mountains. Overnight in Kyanjin.

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Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

After an amazing stay in Kyanjin and exploration of the monastery, you retrace your way to Lama hotel walking alongside Langtang River via Langtang village and Ghodatabela. After an hour-long gradual descend, you reach back to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

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Day 9: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours

We continue descending alongside the Langtang River where the trails are gorgeous because of the green landscape. Walking through the lush forest with different vegetation, you reach a natural hot spring from where you make a gradual ascent to reach Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is largely populated by Tamang inhabitants hence a strong influence of Tibetan lifestyle can be seen here. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

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Day 10: Thulo Syabru – Shin Gompa (Chandanbari): 3-5 hours

The trail ascends from Thulo Syabru towards Chandanbari through Dursagang (2735m). Along with the wonderful views of the Langtang range, the trail goes through the forests of oak, rhododendron, and small pastures to the top of the ridge at Phulung Danda (3190m). Then the track moderately climbs for a while and goes on a flat level to reach Shin Gompa, a small Buddhist monastery adorned with prayer flags. Overnight in Chandanbari.

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Day 11: Shin Gompa – Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours

The first part of the trail is a gradual ascend up to Lauribinayak, and then the trail steeply ascends with a view of Gosainkunda and other small lakes around it. Upon crossing Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda, you will descend to the holy lake of Gosainkunda nestled calmly amid rocky hills. Overnight on the bank of Gosainkunda.

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Day 12: Gosainkunda – Ghopte: 6-8 hours

The trail crosses the northern side of Gosainkunda Lake and ascents on a rocky trail. You hike through rough terrain and cross four small lakes to reach Laurebina La (4610m). On a clear day, you can get rewarded with the views of Langtang range throughout the way. Then the trail descends to Phedi (3630m). Continue walking amid the stony hills with a thin line of pine trees until you reach Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

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Day 13: Ghopte – Melamchi Gaon: 6-7 hours

Moving east from Thadepati Pass (3690m), the trail descends to the ridge. The trail goes through pine and rhododendron forest down into the Helambu valley. The edge of the hill gives you a stunning view of the Jugal Himal range. After a few ascends and descends, you will reach Melamchi Gaon, a small village catering to trekkers from all over the world. Overnight in Melamchi Gaon.

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Day 14: Melamchi Gaon – Tarkeghyang: 5-7 hours

The trail descends into the forest crossing a chain of large Chortens, a souvenir of the strong Buddhist influence in the village. The trek inclines sharply to the valley floor, where you can marvel at the beauty of Melamchi River. After crossing the bridge, the track ascends to the extensive gorge of Nakote (1980m). Then the trail ascends to the lovely Hyolmo village Tarkeghyang (ghyang means monastery). Tarkeghyang houses an 18th century Gompa with huge brass prayer wheels. Overnight in Tarkeghyang.

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Day 15: Tarkeghyang – Sermathang: 3-5 hours

Today the trail is easy through the even land with gorgeous forests. The trail goes through the small forest with the sight of the beautiful villages of Helambu region. The trail makes a bend around the wide gorge ending in the village of Ghangyul. From Ghangyul, the trail to Sermathang moves on a flat trail. Sermathang is another beautiful Hyolmo village where you can explore many antique monasteries and catch the sight of Jugal Himal range. Overnight in Sermathang.

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Day 16: Sermathang – Melamchi Pul Bazaar -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours; 2-hour bus

The trail slowly goes downhill all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through grazing land and cultivated meadows. From here, you will drive back to Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the changing landscape and cool air as you drive on a black-topped road amid lush forests. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel for the overnight stay.

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Day 17: Departure Farewell Friend

Today is your final day in Nepal. After breakfast, our team representative will drop you at the airport before the scheduled time of your flight.

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