Langtang - Helambu trekking Itinerary
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.
Day 02: Guided Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing Tour
•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.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m), 145 km/ 7 hrs
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.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m), 6 hrs
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.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m), 6-7 hrs
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.
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m), 3 hrs. Explore the area.
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.
Day 07: Explore Kyiging Ri/Tsekuri Ri back to Kyanging Gumba.
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.
Day 08: Kyanging trek to Lama Hotel 6hrs.
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.
Day 09: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru village (2,250 m), 5 hrs,
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.
Day 10: Syabru village trek to Chandanbari 4hrs.2800m
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.
Day 11: Chandanbari to GosaiKunda Lake (4,200m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 12: Gosaikunda lake trek over Laurebina pass (4,600m) to Ghopte (3,341 m(, 6 hrs
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.
Day 13: Ghopte trek to Kutumsam (2,700m), 7 hrs
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.
Day 14: Kutumsam trek to Chisapani (2,100m), 7 hrs
This day is bit long and more up and down to go. But diversity and bio-diversity makes your day really enjoyable
Day 15: Chisapani trek to Kathmandu
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.
Day 16: Final Departure
Having breakfast we will transfer you for final departure.