17 days Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking

Name Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking/Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking /Langtang Helambu Trekking
Transportation options Private vehicle/Local Transportation
Maximum Altitude Tserko Ri (5030m)
Best Season February-May & September-December
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during Trekking
Accommodation Hotels in Kathmandu Tea Houses in Trekking
Trekking hours Approximately 6-7hr a day
Protected Area Langtang National park
Major Attractions Langtang LiRung (7234m), Langtang Ri(7205m),Dorje Lakpa(6966m),and lots of other peaks that measures more than 6000m.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking is one of the longest and adventurous trekking itineraries in Langtang trekking region. The trekking itinerary covers a massive area of Langtang National Park. Interestingly, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking itinerary is sometimes preferred as a circuit trek of Langtang, another peculiar characteristic. Sacred lake Gosaikunda at the altitude of 4460m and the special Hyalmo community at Helmabu are major highlights. Beside, Langtang valley and culture of Tamang people.

Trekker proportionally treks in between tropical, temperate subalpine and alpine landscape during Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking. In the first place, trekker treks to one of the renowned Langtang valley thorough temperate and sub-alpine zone. Summarizing the alpine landscape from Kyanjing Gompa, trekker descends ultimately heading to Thulo Syabru. Trekking continues to Gosaikunda lake passing through the sub-alpine landscape of Singompa, Cholongpati, and Lauribinayak. Numerous big and small lakes in the alpine landscape of Gosaikunda surely amaze every trekker. Upon crossing, the Lauri Binayak pass, trekker gradually descends to the temperate climatic zone of Helambu.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking itinerary also demonstrates the diversity in flora and fauna. The temperate and upper temperate region has a forest of rhododendron, oak, birch, fir. Red panda, Himalayan bear, Musk deer ar some special Himalayan mammals in the region. The sub-alpine and alpine region have open meadows and small shrubs that allows trekker to view towering peaks and mountains in their surrounding.

Trekkers have a great opportunity to see the different cultures and traditions of two distinctive community Tamang and Hyalmo in a single itinerary of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking. While Tamang culture has massive influence in the Langtang trekking part, Helambu region gives chance to enjoy the traditions and cultures of Hyalmo (Sherpa) community. Most of the people engage in agriculture and animal husbandry along with few on tourism.

Altogether, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking itinerary combines Langtang valley, Gosaikunda, and Helambu. The three different popular regions of Langtang National park. So that trekker can experience both the cultural and natural aspects of the Langtang and Helambu trekking region. Trekkers also can choose either any of the three regions depending upon budget, time, adventure and expectation.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide
Day 3 Drive to Syabrubeshi(1500m) .
Day 4 Trek From Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel(2400m)
Day 5 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village(3440m)
Day 6 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa(3870m)
Day 7 Exploration around Kyanjing Ri(4775m) and Tserko Ri(5030m)
Day 8 Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel(2400m)
Day 9 Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2230m)
Day 10 Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa(3330m)
Day 11 Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda(4460m)
Day 12 Trek from GosaiKunda to Ghopte(3440m)
Day 13 Trek from Ghopte to Melamchigaun(2560m)
Day 14 Trek from Melamchigaun to Tarkeghyang(2600m)
Day 15 Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang(2610m)
Day 16 Trek from Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul & Drive to Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 17 International Departure

Detailed Day to Day Itinerary

We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program.And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATMs, money exchanger and other useful information until we meet for next day.

There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath,Bauddhanath,Swayambhunath,Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists. Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide so you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.

The only transportation to reach the Syabrubeshi is by road transportation. We strongly suggest you private vehicle over local vehicle because of the long tiring off-road driving. Couple of hours downhill from Kathmandu valley and we will drive by the bank of river till we reach Trishuli where we take lunch. The path from Trishuli is uphill narrow remote and bumpy till we reach Dhunche. We already can feel the change in vegetation and landscape as we reach Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi is a small town influenced by Tamang culture and is a hub for langtang trekkers.

After your breakfast in Syabrubeshi we start our trekking crossing the suspension bridge. We continue through gentle path with small ups by the bank of Langtang Khola. Lower temperate vegetation mostly dominate the rocky path. Rohododendron ,oak and bamboo are the major plants that makes the forest dense and damp .After crossing the suspension bridge we climb steep up to reach Lama Hotel.Lama hotel is simply a cluster of trekking tea houses surrounded by huge cliffs and dense forest.

The path extends as much as similar landscape along with temperate vegetation till we reach Ghodetabela. The Rohodendondron forest with pine trees is ideal habitat for Himalayan Bear and Red Panda. The local people more often claims of spotting these animals around this region. The drop in temperature means you are gradually on subalpine region. More three hour walk from Ghodetabela and we are in Langtang village a sub-alpine village.We can see open majestic Langtang valley.

Today the path is very easy,gentle and short .We are heading much more to wide and deep valley of Langtang. Abundance number of small manis, chortens and prayer wheels are seen around as we pass-by. You can see many Snow capped peaks and massif glacier as you walk further. Langtnag Li-rung with height of 7234m is the highest peak we see. After reaching Kyanjing Gompa we will make brief excursion around the famous cheese factory and the Buddhist monastery at the top of village.

Today we will set some physical and mental challenges on own self by exploring around Tserko-ri. The climb is uphill in yak-pasture till we reach the top of the hill. The magnificent views of all the peaks of Langtang Himal ranges and Ganesh Himal ranges from top of the Tseko-ri around you will blow you away. After spending splendid moments we descend down to Kyanjing Gompa and have leisure time for rest of the afternoon.

Today we head back to Lama Hotel after taking breakfast in Kyanjing Gompa. The trail is downhill passing by Langtang Village and Ghodetabela. We can still have some glimpse of those mountains and peaks on your backside as you trek down to Lama Hotel.

The trail is still descending furthermore by the bank of Langtang Khola. Trekking between the rhododendron and oak forest is mesmerizing on itself. We turn left and make steep climb to reach another Tamang Village Thulo Syabru. Again you trek in dense forest of oak rhododendron and bamboo to reach Thulo Syabru.

The morning starts with easy and gentle climb on open pasture field .We can see all the Langtang Himal ranges on our backside. The trail continues up with small forest alongside till we reach the top of Dimsa village. The village-top again offers excellent view of all the glaciers and mountain ranges of Langtang region. Our trek proceeds furthermore fairly straight on in between huge Himalayan pine forest till we reach Singompa, the gateway to Gosaikunda .You can buy some yak cheese for your relatives in Singompa since it is one of the renowned place for cheese.

From Singompa the vegetation and landscape seems to be changing as we head to alpine region.The path is fairly easy with gentle climb till we reach Cholongpati. All those big pine and oak trees and forest disappears as we climb to the Lauribinayak. The place is well known for spotting red panda. From Cholongpati it is steep up to reach the top of Lauribinayak. The view from the top is very beautiful as you can see all the possible mountain ranges of Langtang Annapurna Hiunchuli and Ganesh Himal with 360 degree angle. The path is easy and gentle till you reach Gosaikunda lake.You can see numerous small lakes before reaching Gosaikunda lake;a sacred icy lake for Hindu pilgrimages. Every year in August thousand of Hindu pilgrimages visit the lake to take a holy bath.

From Gosaikunda lake the path keeps ascending up to Lauribinayak pass(4610m). Again there are numerous small and big lakes seen around as you trek towards the pass. The path is icy and rocky without any sort of vegetation except meadows .You can see numerous snow capped peaks on your both left and right hand sides . From pass the view is magnificent that divides snowline and alpine.We descend down to Melamchi valley habitat of Hyalmo community(Sherpa) from where the term Helambu has been coined.The upper temperate vegetation reappears as we reach Ghopte making the landscape favorable.

The trek is uphill and downhill to Melamchigaon. We walk through dense forest. We still can see mountain ranges far away in northern part. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchi gaon.The village is beautiful with old monasteries and chortens. You can see crop fields around the village thus making cultivation and animal husbandry main occupation of people.

Today we pass through dense forest uphill until reaching hilltop Ama Yangri which has small Budhhist Stupa.The top offers the magnificient view of Shishapangma and langtang ranges. We trek down by the dense forest till we reach the settlement of interesting Hyalmo community group in Tarkeghyang.

Sermanthang is a small village with community of Hyalmo. We pass green dense forest as we trek down to Sermanthang. You can see small manis and chortens on the trail. Beautiful langtang and jugal himal ranges on horizon makes the trekking mesmerizing.You can enjoy the last trekking dinner with guide and porter as a tribute to their hard work for making your trekking successful.

Today is the last day of trekking. We pass lots of small settlements green forest and terraced crop fields as we trek to Melamchi Bazar a small town. From here we drive to Kathmandu enjoying small hills around and cloudy mountain ranges at the far distant.

Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you in Airport.

what's included?

  • All Airport Transfers.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Tea House Accommodation during Trekking.
  • 3 Meals in Trekking Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
  • Road transportation as per the agreement made.
  • All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the trekking including 1 English speaking guide.
  • All the paper works and documents required for the trekking including all the permits.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
  • Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
  • First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
  • All local taxes and fares.

What's not included?

  • International Flight Fare.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
  • Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
  • Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
  • Tip to trekking staffs.
  • All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking

1. What is Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking?
Langtang valley trekking receive the name after the Langtang valley on north of Nepal that shares boarder with Tibet. Gosaikunda is holy lake at the altitude of 4460m. Meanwhile, Helambu is settelment of Hyalmo community in north-east of Kathmandu.

2. How can I go to Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking?
You can drive on private or local transportation to reach Syabrubeshi from where the trekking starts next day.

3. What is the landscape features of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking in general?
The trekking that starts from tropical region with dense forest, terraced crop fields takes you to deep langtang valley.The trekking continues to Gosaikunda lake (4460m) situated at the snowline of Langtang trekking region.Further descends to Helambu.

4. Why Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking is popular?
The easy access reduces the trekking days significantly which is the main reason. Moreover, beautiful landscape, forest, terraced farm and high influence of Tamang culture with the beautiful Gosaikunda Lake at the altitude of 4460 m keeps the trekking busy.

5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking?
The weather and temperature is highly unpredictable on mountain but generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening in upper trekking region while lower region has tolerable cold.

6. What equipments do I need to trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking?
Good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffle bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books depending on number of days.

7. I am amateur trekker in Nepal, is this trekking suitable for me?
Yes amateur trekker can trek to Langtang valley trekking under our guidelines without any difficulties. In fact Langtang trekking region is highly appropriate for amateur trekkers to start trekking in Nepal.

8. How flexible is Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking itinerary?
Langtang trekking region is vague but unlike Everest and Annapurna the easy access to this trekking region makes the most of itineraries highly flexible.

9. What if I finish Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking money, but somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation but cannot be guaranteed.

10. What permits and documents do I need to trek to Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking?
Langtang National park fee (Np fee ) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card is required to trek on this region.

11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout trekking.

12. What about drinking water during trekking?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses but it is highly recommended to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead. As well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.

13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication while porter might or might not speak English. But you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. Nepalese trekking guide are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you want they will readily talk with you.

14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.

15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But,if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.

16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
Yes there is always risk of Acute Mountain Sickness if you choose random trekking itineraries and do not follow the standard itinerary .Whereas we always provide you the best and safe itineraries to avoid this deadly situation.

17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude. And if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter and take you for further medical examination.

18. What about the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking Cost?
We have provided you various options on our website to know approximate cost regarding the trekking in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any. And we assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.

You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.


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