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Langtang Helambu Circuit Trek

Langtang Helambu Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Full of diversity, natural beauty, ancient monastery
  • Cheese factories in Chandan Bari and Kyanjin Gompa
  • Marvelous glaciers, colorful Rhododendron flowers in the spring season and breathtaking aspects
  • Snowcapped mountain peaks and unique Sherpa culture rewards you the excellent mountain holiday
  • Langtang populated by most friendly and welcoming Sherpa people
  • Gosainkunda Lake is magnificent and scenic
  • Marvelous views of high snowcapped mountains

People believeLangtang Helambu Trek also known as  Gosainkunda Helambu Trek, a perfect combination trek of three different areas of Nepal. It is located north of Kathmandu. Langtang Helambu Trek offers the trekkers to travel 3 different places- Langtang, Helambu, and Gosainkunda; at the same time giving the 3 different taste of different regions.

The 19-days Langtang Helambu Trek embraces a different culture, glimpse sight of wildlife along with the stunning view of nature from mountains to scenic foothills. This trek is perfect for those who don’t want to travel far but still want to experience the wilderness of Himalayas.

The trekking route takes through the beautiful Langtang valley which gives trekkers a chance to explore the Sherpa villages. The Langtang valley also provides a beautiful view of Langtang Lirung. The trek then continues to Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery surrounded by the beautiful mountains. The trek rewards trekkers with the extraordinary panoramic view of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and various other mountain peaks.

What you can see during Langtang Helambu Trek

Another main highlight of trek includes the holy lake “Gosainkunda”. It is believed that Gosainkunda Lake has magical healing powers. So many Hindus and Buddhist from all around the country visit the lake mostly in the month of August during a full moon. People believe, taking bath in the holy lake remove all the sins. The trekking route also takes to the Helambu region which offers trekkers to take a close look at Hyolmo culture, their ancient trading style, and hardship lifestyle. From the Helambu region, we can get the most amazing and breathtaking sunrise and sunset view of lovely nature.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is the well reputed and trusted travel agency company based in Kathmandu. We have never failed to amaze our clients with our service. To ensure your stay in Nepal, we offer you all kind of transportation facilities, accommodations depending on your choice.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 3,690m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Best Season Mar - May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2- 12 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek


    Our staff member picks you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfers you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

    We go to explore UNESCO world heritage of Kathmandu valley that includes Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square. Later in the evening, we discuss the trek briefly. Overnight in Hotel.

    Leaving the Kathmandu valley, we drive to Sybrubensi passing alongside the Trishuli River and enjoying the view of mountains, green hills, terraced fields, the flow of river and villages. Overnight at Lodge in Sybrubensi.

    Today begins our first day of the trek. We trek towards Lama Hotel ascending through the steep trail. Following the flow of Langtang Khola, we enter the Bamboo village after passing the forested path full of oaks and rhododendrons. We then cross a bridge over Langtang Khola to finally arrive at Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.

    Leaving the Lama Hotel behind us, we trek towards east to Langtang village. Today the trail takes through the dense forest full of pine and oak trees. We also pass through Ghoda Tabela and Langtang National park before reaching Langtang village. Upon reaching the Langtang village, we get a glimpse of stunning Langtang Lirung. Overnight at Lodge.

    We ascend through the steep ridges and walk past the Tamang village of Mundu. We also come across the ancient monasteries, Chortens, prayers flag, water mills and largest Mani wall on our way to Kyanjing Gompa. Overnight at Lodge.

    We take a pleasant hike to Tserko Ri which gives the most amazing view of Langtang Ri (6370 m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7245 m), Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and Langtang ranges. After spending some quality time we trek back to Kyanjin Gompa and visit ancient Buddhist monastery and local cheese factory. Overnight in Kyanjin.

    We retrace our trail back to Lama Hotel relishing the stunning view of Langtang Lirung in the background. We pass through the beautiful Langtang village and Ghoda Tabela to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge in Lama Hotel.

    Today we follow the densely forested trail filled with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees where we may encounter wildlife like red pandas, Himalayan Black bear and various other species of birds. We continue to trek to reach the village of Thulo Syabru. Overnight at Hotel in Thulo Syabru.

    We continue our trek to Sing Gompa passing through the Dursagang (2660m). Relishing the view of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal in the background, we reach Foprang Danda (3200 m). We yet continue to trek for some time and finally arrive at Highland of Shin Gompa. Overnight at Lodge.

    Today, our trail passes through the Lauribina (3920m) which gives the amazing 360-degree view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and different mountain peaks. We also come across dozens of lakes before catching the glimpse of the first of the holy lake of Gosainkunda. The lake is believed to have magical healing powers. Overnight at Lodge.

    Passing through the several small lakes, we head towards the Laurebina pass (4610 m) where the Helambu region begins. We then follow the rocky trail which leads us to the village where we get a glimpse of Hyolmo culture. We continue to descend through the steep trail to reach Ghopte for an overnight stay.

    Leaving behind Ghopte, we trek down through a forested area and ascend through a dry stream to reach a Kharka. We continue to trek through the forested trail to arrive at the hare pati. We then start to ascend the edge of Thadepati pass which is openly above the village. Overnight at Thadepati pass.

    Our trail starts to descend to lower altitude from Thadepati pass. We climb down through pine and rhododendron forest relishing the view of Helambu valley and Jugal Himal. We continue to descend to Melamchi River all the way to Hyolmo and Sherpa village of Melamchi Goan, Overnight at Lodge.

    We continue to climb down until we cross the Melamchi stream. We then ascend to Tarke Gyang enjoying the beautiful view of mountains in the background. Tarke Gyang is a small village inhabited by Sherpa people with their old settlements and monasteries. Overnight at Lodge.

    The trail today moves through the flat land making easy for us to walk. We pass through the several beautiful villages of Helambu region before reaching Sherpa village of Sermathang. We can visit the ancient monastery in the evening. Overnight at Lodge.

    For our last day trek, we head towards Melamchi Bazaar walking through the meadows and cultivated fields. We also pass through some old villages before reaching Melamchi Bazaar. Overnight at Lodge.

    Leaving behind the Helambu region, we drive back to the capital relishing the scenic view of mountains, foothills, and daily activities of local throughout the ride. We transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

    Drop off at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Kathmandu-Sundarijal and Melamchi-Kathmandu by public bus
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle

FAQs

Langtang region is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

The highest altitude reached is 3,690m. This is the elevation of langtang gosiankunda trek. Gosainkunda is the highest we will climb in this trek.

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Thamel. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, Helambu trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

For Langtang helambu trek, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

One Review to “Langtang Helambu Circuit Trek”

    • Julija I

    Just completed a Helambu Trek with Himalayan Summit Treks and Expeditions. Great service and guide, good food, full itinerary and very decent price. I’ll consider Himalayan Summit Treks again for future travel and I’ll be recommending the company to other travellers.


    Rating: 5 / 5

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