Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek

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Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek

The Langtang valley is aptly called the valley of glacier. Here the mountain valley is spectacular. 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), Visiting the holy lakes of Gosainkund. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring in to the sky. The valley offers pain forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild Primus. In the upper part of valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lake with iceberg floating on them and water of crystalline brightness. There are also high mountains of slide ice. Gosainkunda, regarded as sacred land in Hinduism, is dotted with lakes atop the mountain, offering a quiet. There are few visitors outside of those who come for the summer festival. Helumbu is the land of Sherpa village where you can see many monastery and ethnic groups and panoramic view of the mountain between Annapurna to Mt. Everest. The course is varied- you encounter Lamas and see Gorpas (monasteries), Chorten (Stupas), and Mani stone (Prayer walls). Most of ethnic groups believe in Buddhism. If you are in there in wintertime you will see their great festival call Loshar. The great Himalayan peaks staying as a border between the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal and the roof of the world; Tibet is enchanting. The trekkers come in contact with temperate forests, snowy peaks which give the feeling of heaven. Helambu was once considered a hidden, sacred domain and its misty ridges and fertile valleys are still comparatively isolated. The peaks of Langtang Himal are clearly visible from the area. The people living the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly the Nepalis, being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans. Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek explores different landscapes of the Langtang Region; the beautiful Helambu and Langtang valleys and the holy Gosainkunda lakes.

Langtang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek

Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi
Day 02: Syabrubensi to Khanjung to Syarpagaon
Day 03: Syarpagoan to Lama hotel to Langtang Valley
Day 04: Langtang Valley to Kyangjing Gompa
Day 05: Kyangjing Gompa to Yala Cheese factory -Langtang
Day 06: Explore Langtang Valley
Day 07: Langtang Lama Hotel 5 hr. walk.
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Big Syabru (10,087ft.)
Day 09: Big Syabru to Sing Gompa (8,990ft.)
Day 10: Sing gompa to Gosainkunda (13,330 ft.)
Day 11: Gosainkund to Thare Pati (10,800 ft.)
Day 12: Tharepati to Melamche Gaon (7900ft.)
Day 13: Melamche Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (8000 ft.)
Day 14: Tarke Ghyang to Shermathang (8600 ft.)
Day 15: Shermathang to Melamched pul (2775 ft.)
Day 16: Melamche Pul to Katmandu.Kurintar-Kathmandu

Day 01: Katmandu- Syabrubensi Transfer By private bus/ mini bus to Syabrubensi via Trishuli Bazaar. Pack lunch on the way. Camp at Syabrubensi.

Day 02: Syabrubensi -Khanjung – Syarpagaon After a trek of about one-hour from Syabrubensi the small village of Wangal is reached. From here the trail branches off straight eastward to Rasuwa Ghari. From Wangal there is a steep climb to Khanjung village. In the village there is a good camping site. From there, after hr climb a small village is reached, known as Surka. The climb is steep for hours Through thick forest and from there the trail continues straight but not steep. From here, after a gentle descent for nearly 3 hr. Syarpagoan (8200ft.) is reached.

Day 03: Syarpagoan -Lama hotel -Langtang Valley From Syarpagoan, the trail then traverses up and down through the forest and Ghoratabela (9800ft) is reached with in 5 hr. From there, again a short climb for 1 hr. will bring you to pass to the right of where the Langtang valley begins.

Day 04: Langtang Valley -Kyangjing Gompa From the pass, after trekking for nearly 3 hr. Langtang village 11,200 ft. is reached. From Langtang there is a gentle ascent for 4 hr. to Kyangjing Gompa.

Day 05: Kyangjing Gompa- Yala Cheese factory -Langtang After visiting Kyangjing Monastery, an excellent look out can be reached by climbing the slopes immediately behind the Kyangjing Gompa. A visit to Yala Cheese factory 15800ft. beyond yala is worthwhile.

Day 06: Explore Langtang Valley just near by your camp there is one nice 5500m Yala peak, if you are interested, it is possible to climb that peak. It requires 2 days expeditions involving glacier climbing and highcamp on a saddle above the trail near Nubama Dhang.

Day 07: Langtang Lama Hotel 5 hr. walk.

Day 08: Lama Hotel Big Syabru (10,087ft.)

Day 09: Big Syabru Sing Gompa (8,990ft.) This day we through forest of Fir and Rhododendron. The only sign of human habitation are the occasional shepherds huts at the water points. We camp near the deserted Sing Gompa, 6 hr. approx. trekking.

Day 10: Sing gompa Gosainkunda (13,330 ft.) A steep, rugged trails but adequately compensated for by dramatic views; to the west Himal Chuli 7,893 m; Manaslu (8,156m) and Ganesh Himal 7,406m. and possibly even the Annapurna range. To the north across the valley is Langtang Lirug. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund Bhariab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to Legend, Lord Shiva created gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed some poison, 6-hr. trkking.

Day 11: Gosainkund Thare Pati (10,800 ft.) We continue over rugged trail and pass several other smaller takes to the Lauribenayak pass4, 602m.), then we descend along a ridge to the tree line. Past beautiful Waterfalls, through Juniper and Rhododendron forest. We descend to the huts of Thare Pati, trek approx. 7 hr.

Day 12: Tharepati to Melamche Gaon (7900ft.) After Breakfast at the camp, trek all the way down to Melamche Goan, descending walk across the jungle and Melamche stream for 3 hrs. At Melamche Gaon, there is a big village near to the jungle and also a monastery where the camp is set. Dinner and overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Melamche Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (8000 ft.) After breakfast descending walk of approx. 2 hrs. Through the jungle, village and cross the bridge. Lunch served. Continue walk ascending for Tarkeghyang for approximately 3 hrs. There are two monasteries and some village on the way. Dinner and overnight at tented camp. (Approx.5 hrs.)

Day 14: Tarke Ghyang to Shermathang (8600 ft.) After breakfast walk for approx. 2.30 hrs. Through the jungle and arrive at Shermathang. Lunch served. Continue walk for approx. 3 hrs. There is a big monastery at this place. Dinner and overnight at tented camp. (Approx. 5.30 hrs.)

Day 15: Shermathang to Melamched pul (2775 ft.) After breakfast easy walk approx. for 3 hrs and arrive Kakani witnessing Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Panch Pokhari and Gosainkunda peaks. Lunch served. Continue walk descending to Melamache crossing Indrawati Bridge through the village for approx. 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Melamche Pul to Katmandu. After breakfast you will transfer from Melamche Pul transfer atKathmandu by mini bus.

Price Includes:

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including Tour guide, trekking guide(leader),
  • guides and porters including insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Plan Holidays Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

Price Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, -shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters