Langtang Helambu Trek

Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teas House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 4200m

Langtang-Helambu trekking is one of the most beautiful and scenic treks in the Langtang region. The trekking starts from Syabrubesi, a 6-hour drive from Kathmandu and ends in beautiful Helambu. The trail passes through Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park in Nepal. The park comes alive with wildlife activities every day. Especially the blooming of rhododendrons during Spring attracts one and all.

As you climb to Langtang valley, the trail moves from rich sub-tropical forests of oak, birch, and pine to alpine meadow and yak pastures. In Langtang valley, you will visit Kyangin Gompa that provides spectacularly breathtaking views of Langtang ranges including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha. Also, visit Lantang village that was recently devastated by Earthquake and take a side trip to observe the majestic Langtang Glacier. Besides the Kyangjin Buddhist monastery is a cheese factory run by the local community. The major inhabitants of this region are the Tamang community who follows Tibetan Buddhism. Please see our details itinerary with the cost and services that GAT offers for the Langtang Helambu Trekking

The challenging part of this trek is the crossing of Laurebina Pass at (4609m) to visit the sacred lake of Gosainkunda at 4300m. From here you drop off to Helambu region, Langtang Helambu trek hosts beautiful Tamang and Sherpa villages with their unique culture. Langtang Helambu Trekking is a small circuit trek over Gosainkunda lake. 

Highlights

  • Trek into Langtang Valley and visit Langtang Village and Kyangjin Gomba
  • Enjoy the biodiversity of Langtang National Park
  • Cross Laurebina Pass at 4609m altitude
  • Visit sacred Gosainkunda Lake
  • Learn about Tamang culture and Tibetan Buddhism

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, Global Adventure Trekking staff will meet you and coordinates transfer to Hotel.

  • No meals
  • Hotel

•Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley.

•Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

•Monkey Temple: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.

•Kathmandu Durbar Square: Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

  • Breafast
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel
  • 1,550m

This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tea House
  • 2,380m

Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Langtang Village or Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, you will also pass the Langtang Village, which was severely affected the the earthquake last year. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowing building back and a few tea-houses are reopened.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tea House
  • 3,430m

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the Mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tea House
  • 3,870m

After taking morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures and start for visiting to Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon return to Kanjin Gompa-surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.

  • Full Board meals
  • Tea House
  • 3,870 m

Trek back to Lama Hotel is also pleasant walking as you are facing to the southern area and looking at the missing views which you may left on the way up. Ovetrnight at Guest.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel

Walking through Rhododendron forest and looking at the barely field. The trails goes up hill to Syabru village which is the most inhabited village. Tibetan range,Ganesh Himal range and many more can see. Over night at Guest house.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest house
  • 2,250m

This day mostly the trail ascends through chir Pine forest to Chandan Bari. This part of the forest is highly inhabited by endanger animal Red Panda. Visit the cheese factory and Monastery and Over night at Guest House.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest house
  • 2800m

The most exciting day of your trek to Gosainkunda lake and going to gain 4000m height. Again you are trekking above the tree lines. The massif range of mountain from Laurebina (3,910m) offers the massive Mountain vista, diverse landscape, spiritual power by Gosaikunda lake drag you to Gosaikunda lake. Over night at Guest house.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest house
  • 4200m

After visiting the lake and taking little shower from the Holy lake you begins beautiful day to Gosaikunda pass (4,600 m) known as Laurebina pass and down to Ghopte. After the great views of mountain, Spectacular valley and long way descending takes you to Ghopte. Overnight at Guest House.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest house
  • 3,410m

Gradually up to Thare pati mostly through the Pine and Rhododendron forest and down to Mugengoat. Where you take a lunch and gradually down to Kutumsam. The local Tamang tribes offer the warm hospitality with as smile as mountain. Over night at Guest house.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest house
  • 2,700m

This day is bit long and more up and down to go. But diversity and bio-diversity makes your day really enjoyable

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest house
  • 2,100 m

Chisapani is the view point and on the ridge of hills. You will trek through Shivapuri National Park. Tiger, Wild board, birds are highly inhabited. 3 hrs descending will arrive in Sundarijal and by bus/cab/jeep take you to Kathmandu.

  • Full Board meals
  • Hotel

Having breakfast we will transfer you for final departure. 

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • 3-night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One full-day guided tour in KTM as per itinerary.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Shivapuri National Park Entry Permit
  • Land transportation to and from by bus
  • 12-night lodge Accommodation while trekking.
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water while in the mountain.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Full board Meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Complimentary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks
  • Clients personal Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter (not mandatory but expected),
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
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Useful Info

  • All the travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 130 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively 
  • Day 1 means the arrival day in Kathmandu. 
  • Group discount is available so please contact us. 
  • The minimum age for this trip is 12 yrs at the time of travel.