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Langtang Gosaikunda Helumbu

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17 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Langtang region
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Langtang National park is the closest wilderness area from Kathmandu. The region has alpine weather, high mountains, Buddhist culture, Buddhist monasteries at Kyanjin (3,811m) and Singompa and a glacier at Langsisa. This trekking route falls under Langtang National park. The park covers both sub-topical and alpine zones. About 1,000 plant species and 30 mammal species have been identified in this region. The largest national park in Nepal, Langtang covers an area of 1,710 sq. km.

Gosaikunda is one of the holiest of lakes for Hindus that attracts Nepalis as well as Indians. Every year, in August, thousands of pilgrims visit this lake for a dip in water. The high trail through Lauribina (3,900m) and Sing Gompa descends to Gosaikunda Lake. The lake is situated at 4,380m. To enter Helambu, you will cross Lauribina La (4,610m), usually blanketed by a thick cloud and snow. Then the trek goes on to Gopte and climb to Thadepani to get to Helambu.

Helambu is located about 72 km north-east of Kathmandu. It is a beautiful scenic grandeur and has pleasant mountain weather. Here you can have panoramic view of the magnificent mountain range. Several Buddhist monasteries, beautiful landscape, diverse ethnic cultures and good weather in autumn and spring seasons are the features of this trekking. Tamang and Sherpa of Helambu have their distinct languages and tradition.

The bus drive to Dhunche is about 8-9 hours from Kathmandu. The road is quite rough. At Dhunche, you are already in the high Himalayan valley where you can see yak grazing and Bhotia culture with Tibetan hue. As we begin trekking from Dhunche, we gradually climb the trail to Syabrubesi (2,134m). From Syabrubesi the trail leads to Groda Tabela (3,048m). The main trail extends further to Langtang (3,506m). Visit Kyanjin Gompa, and time permits, Langshisa Kharka at an altitude of 4,125m. Retrace the trail back to Syabrubesi and make gradual ascend through fir and rhododendron forests to a Buddhist monastery at Sing Gompa (3,300m). You will make a steep hike up to the ridge and descend to Gosaikunda (4,309m) lake. The trail on the wide ridge provides spectacular views of Himalchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. Gosaikunda lake is believed to be the home to Lord Shiva. On leaving the lake you will cross Lauribina pass at 4,640 m and descend to a cave a Gopte. Instead of taking the trail through dense rhododendron forest ridge to Gul Bhanjyang and Pati Bhanjyang that descent to Sundarijal, you trek further to the main cultural hub of Helambu. You ascend steep trail from Tharepati to Melamchi Goun and continue to the Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang and Shermathang. Descend to Malemchi Khola and drive to Kathmandu by bus.

Trip Fact



Accomodation in trek

Guest House

Max Altitude

4610 M


Trekking & culture tour


Locale bus/ Private vehicle




Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4264 ft.

Upon arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu (1300M) you will be received by our representative at the arrival gate and will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Included: Accommodation in hotel

Day 02Kathmandu, Patan sightseeing and trekking preparation.

The second morning after your breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual places in Kathmandu valley. The tour covers UNESCO World Heritage Sites including historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Buddhist Shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (the Largest Stupa in the World), and Pashupatinath (Hindu’s holiest pilgrimage site).
Known as a city of arts, Patan, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, in particular its tradition of arts and crafts. After heritage sightseeing, you will meet your trekking guide for briefing to help for final preparation of the trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Included: Breakfast & Heritage sightseen.

Day 03Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550 m / 5,100 ft): 145 km: 7 hrs

In the afternoon after breakfast, we drive out of Kathmandu along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. On the way we enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. After taking Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar we continue further to Dhunche, from where we descend down to Syabrubesi. Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 04Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 m / 7830 ft.): 6 hrs.

We begin our trekking adventure in Syabrubesi. At first we follow the Langtang Khola, pass through the dense forests and cross several suspension bridges. The trail has many ups and downs but not very difficult. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 05Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m/ 11253ft): 6/7 hrs.

The morning tea is following by the second day of the trekking. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb through the valley, we leave the tree line behind. Enjoying the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung, we pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Overnight stay at Langtang village.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 06Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m / 12,697 ft.): 3.5 hrs.

Immediately getting out of the village, we come across yak pastures. Along the trail, we also pass through the largest Mani wall in Nepal, which is made of stone with prayers written on them. On our course, we cross several of the wooden bridges. As we are getting into the high altitude, you might feel the thin air. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 07Excursion to Tsergo Ri (5033 m / 16,508 ft.) and back to Kyanjin: 7-8 hrs.

We make an excursion to Tsergo Ri which would also help us to acclimatize. The climb to Tsergo Ri (above 5,000 meters) offers a magnificently panoramic views of the Himalayas. In addition, the climb to Tsergo Ri is a challenging one and the time for climb depends upon your physical fitness and previous experiences of climbing mountains. By the evening, we return back to Kyanjing Gompa. Overnight stay at Kyanjing Gompa.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 08Trek to Lama Hotel: 5-6 hrs.

The eighth day, we retract to Lama Hotel, all the way downhill. You will see fantastic views of towering mountains what you have missed on the way up. It is suggested to walk slow and take more time to enjoy the natural beauty. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 09Trek to Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hrs.

At the beginning, we descend down to the river, crossing the river we ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and surrounding natural beauty. On the way, you will pass through pine and Juniper forests. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru.

Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 10Trek to Shin Gumba: 3-5 hrs.

You take the trail climbing up to Dimsa village through rhododendron, hemlock and oak forests to Shin Gumba. On the way you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley. Shin Gumba is another popular site for Cheese production. Overnight stay at Shin Gumba.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 11Trek to Gosainkunda: 5-6 hrs.

The trail ascends through rhododendron forest covered rim of the mountain. This area is a sanctuary for red panda, an endangered wild animal species. You return to the ridge and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at Gosainkunda. Explore around the lakes and enjoy. Overnight stay at Gosaikunda.

Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 12Trek to Gopte: 6-8 hrs.

It is challenging today. The trail is steep climb and rough. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascends and crosses Lauribina La across the Pass, the path down to Phedi you continue walking up and down throughout, crossing a rocky hill with rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at Gopte.

Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 13Trek to Melamchi Gaon: 6-7 hrs.

to arrive at Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal Himal region. Overnight stay at Melamchi Gaon.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 14Trek to Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hrs

Helambu region is the cultural destination. Walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can observe Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are made close to each other with narrow alleyways in between. Overnight stay at Tarke Gyang.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 15Trek to Sermathang: 3-5hrs

Now you will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley and reaches to a pretty Sherpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. Overnight stay at Sermathang.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 16Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazar and drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hrs; 2 hrs bus

You take a short walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazar where you can catch transport, bus or jeep, to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Included: Breakfast, lunch & accommodation in hotel.

Day 17Leisure day

Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or explore, as per your interest. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu

Included: – Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 18Kathmandu departure or trip extensions by adding optional activities

You have option today to extend your programme. Three are many fun & exciting adventures, like Everest flight, white water rafting, wildlife safari in Chitwan national park, Pokhara excursion & paragliding or Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight.

Included: – Breakfast

Note: The above itinerary is the standard that we offer. It can be customized as per your interests.

Service Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer as per tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu - Sybrubensi -Melamchi & Kathmandu.
  • All meals (breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
  • Accommodation in tea house during the trek.
  • An experience English speaking trekking guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • Langtang National park area entry fee.
  • Tims (trekking information management system) fee.
  • Guide & porter foods accommodation, salary & insurance.
  • All government & Local taxes.

Service excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • International airfare & airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All kinds of cold drinks like water, coke, Fanta juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Rescue armament in case if emergency.