Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

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Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
At a Glance

    Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a famous trek of Nepal. In this trek, Himalayan Joy Adventure combines three major attractions of the Himalayan region lying just north of Kathmandu. The trek combines the beautiful Langtang Valley and the holy Gosaikunda Lake to the culturally-rich Helambu region.

    You get the chance to witness Langtang Lirung and some other beautiful mountains so closely. You will explore the amazing Himalayan region of Nepal and delve into the Tibetan-influenced diverse culture and traditions of locals.

    You will also visit the holy lake of Gosaikunda where thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees go every year. Gosaikunda lures most of its visitors in the full moon day of August. Similarly, you explore the Helambu Region of Nepal where you can experience a unique and amazing culture and tradition of locals.

    Your Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure begins from Kathmandu. After spending the second day of your trip on sightseeing Kathmandu, you travel to Syabrubesi - the trailhead of your trek by bus.

    On the third day of your trek days, you reach Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa. You will then spend a day exploring the area and then retrace your path to Bamboo, a place a few hours away from Syabrubesi. Instead of Syabrubesi, you trek towards Thulo Syabru and reach to Gosaikunda after two more trekking days.

    From Gosaikunda, you trek further south for three days to arrive at Helambu. On the way, you cross the 4600-meter Laurebina Pass. After exploring the Helambu region, you trek for two days and then drive to Kathmandu. The overall trek takes 17 days; but remember, the trek can be customized as per your need and preference. If you want to customize your trek, please let us know. 


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    Altitude: 1400 m
    Welcome to Nepal. We will pick you up from the airport terminal and transfer you to your hotel. You can then unwind yourself at your hotel room, wander around the city or visit our office.

      After having your breakfast, you begin sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. You travel to UNESCO-listed heritages of Nepal. At first, you visit Pashupatinath, then you travel to Boudhanath Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
      On this second day of your trip, you will learn so much about culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Nepalese. Our culture and tradition are unique and foreigners are attracted to learn more about our culture.
      In the evening, you will have enough time to prepare for the trek.

        Altitude: 1550 m
        Drive Hours: 7-8 hours
        Distance: 80 kilometers
        Today, you drive along the northwestern hills of Kathmandu Valley on a bumpy road. The drive is about 7-8 hours. Throughout the drive, you witness beautiful villages, forests, and amazing views of snow-capped mountains. A perfect way to begin your trip! The drive may be enduring, but the views are worth the endurance.
        Overnight at Syabrubesi.

          Altitude: 2450 m
          Trek Hours: 6-7 hours
          Distance: 11 kilometers
          The trek to Langtang begins. The exciting journey starts with crossing Bhote Koshi river and walking alongside Langtang Khola. You can visit the Gompe of Guru Rinpoche. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail climbs upwards to Bamboo. The forest on the way mainly has oak, maple, oak, and rhododendron. Wildlives like wild boars, Himalayan black bears, red pandas, Langurs, yellow-throated martens have made this forest their home.
          After about 6 hours of walk, you gently climb uphill to Rimche. This is where the Lama Hotel is located.
          Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

            Altitude: 3205 m
            Trek Hours: 4-5 hours
            Distance: 8 kilometers
            After your morning breakfast, you begin your trek towards Gumna Chowk. It takes about one and a half hour to reach there. Situated just next to a river, Gumna Chowk has a few tea houses and people also call this place River Side. From there, you continue for about 20 minutes to arrive at a bridge. You can cross the bridge or continue your trek straight; you will end up at the same place through both paths. After a steep climb, the valley gradually starts widening and turns into yak pastures. You cross the river again to reach Ghoda Tabela. From here, it’s about a little more than half an hour walk to Thangshyap.
            Overnight stay at Thangshyap.

              Altitude: 3830 m
              Trek Hours: 6 hours
              Distance: 12 kilometers
              From Thangshyap, you walk for about 5 minutes to reach Gompa. Then you walk about 3 kilometers to New Langtang. Just before New Langtang, you will cross a landslide area where the old Langtang Village was buried during the 2015 earthquake. Spend a short time in Langtang Village to share the local’s hospitality.
              As you continue your trek, you pass by Mundu then Singdum to finally reach Kyanjin Gompa. You can visit the Gompa and cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa.

                Altitude: 3205 m
                Trek Hours: 6 hours (excluding the hike to Kyanjin-Ri)
                Distance: 12 kilometers
                Today, you climb Kyanjin Ri- a small hill by the Himalayan standard that lies just to the northeast of Kyanjin Gompa. This is the highest that most of the people reach in their Langtang Trek. The spectacular view from Kyanjin Ri is worth the 3-4 hours uphill climb. From the top, you see the entire face of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Lirung Glacier, moraines of the glacier, Changbu (6251 m), Yubra (6264 m), Yubra (6264 m), Yalla Peak(5500 m), Tersko peak (5749 m), Tsergo Ri(4984 m), and more. You climb down from Kyanjin Ri and retrace back to Thangshyap located on the top of a small hill.

                  Altitude: 1970 m
                  Trek Hours: 5-6 hours
                  From Thanghshyap, you retrace all the way back to Bamboo. You will pass by Ghoda Tabela, Gumnachowk, and Lama Hotel on your way back to Bamboo.

                    Altitude: 2200m
                    Trek Hours: 4-5 hours
                    From Bamboo, the trail descends to the Pahiro. After reaching to Pahiro, you leave the trail to Syabrubesi and begin climbing up to Thulo Syabru. The trail passes through a forest which homes langurs, bears, and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a Tamang settlement where you will find gompas and monasteries.

                      Altitude: 3584 m
                      Trek Hours: 3-4 hours
                      Distance: 7 kilometers
                      Leave behind the beautiful village of Thulo Syabru and climb the steep hill lying just above the village. You then come across Dursagang village that has nice tea shops and potato fields. Then gradually, the trail becomes less steep and you pass through the forest, old chorten, and a few tea shops to reach the top of the ridge. From there you continue your walk to the last ridge of the day to finally rest your tired legs at Sing Gompa.

                        Altitude: 4380 m
                        Trek Hours: 6-7 hours
                        Distance: 11 kilometers
                        The next day begins. At the end of this day, you will reach the holy Gosaikunda Lake. From Sing Gompa, you climb steadily through rhododendron forest. Trishuli River roars far below. You cross a ridge and continue your journey through a deep forest to reach Cholang Pati. From there, you enter the Gosaikunda protected region where people are not allowed to kill animals or birds, light fires, or graze cattle. Slowly the views start opening up from the north side of the ridge. The trail slowly starts becoming narrower and you just keep on moving with rest at times. Finally, you are able to see Gosaikunda.
                        Overnight stay at a teahouse in Gosaikunda.

                          Altitude: 3600 m
                          Trek Hours: 8 hours
                          Today, the trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake by crossing a moraine and small lakes. You pass Lauribina Pass(4610 m) and descend to National Park Post at Bheda Goth. You then continue descending through Phedi and then ascends to Dhupichar. The trail then finally drops to Ghopte.
                          Overnight at Ghopte.

                            Altitude: 2530 m
                            Trek Hours: 5-6 hours
                            The next day, the trail continues as you cross ravines and old moraines. You pass through the site of the plane crash in 1992. Then you ascend to Tharepati from where we can see the Helambu region. From Tharepati, you descend for about 3 hours through oak and rhododendron forest and pass a stream through a suspension bridge. From there, it’s a little way up to the Sherpa Village of Melamchi Gaon. You can stroll around the village in the evening. It has prayer flags, brightly painted walls, statues, and beautiful homes.

                              Altitude: 2550 m
                              Trek Hours: 5 hours
                              After your morning breakfast, you start your trek to Tarke Gyang. It takes about 5 hours during which you descend until you reach Melamchi Khola and then start climbing uphill to Tarke Gyang. Tarke Gyang is a Sherpa Village which has a huge monastery. People also call Tarke Gyang as Helambu.
                              Overnight at a lodge in Tarke Gyang.

                                Altitude: 2621 m
                                Trek and Travel Hours: 5 hours
                                This day trek is quite easy as compared to past days trek. You walk for about 5 hours through flat land and beautiful forest. You cross several streams and a beautiful village on your way to Shermathang. Shermathang is a beautiful village which has some ancient monasteries. You can visit those monasteries. From Shermathang, you can have an excellent view of Jugal Himal.
                                Overnight Stay in Shermathang.

                                  Altitude: 846 m
                                  Trek and Travel Hours: 4-5 hours trek, then 4 hours by bus
                                  Trek and Travel Distance: N/A trek distance, then 64 kilometers travel distance
                                  Today, you trek to Melamchi Pul which takes about 5 hours. Most parts of the trail are downhill and you pass through meadows and cultivated fields to finally arrive at Melamchi Pul. You pass through several villages on the way. From Melamchi Pul, you travel to Kathmandu which takes about 5 hours. The road is unpitched and bumpy up to Zero Kilo. From there, the road is well-pitched.

                                    Today is the final departure day. We will transfer you to the airport terminal and wish you a safe and happy journey. If you want to continue traveling in Nepal, Himalayan Joy has different packages available. You can check our other trip packages.

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