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Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. The 17-day trek begins in Kathmandu with tours of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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$1,910

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 16x Dinner
    • 15x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 16 nights
    • Pickups and drop offs from airport(s) and hotel(s)
    • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
    • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
    • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide
    • Potter service charges during the trek
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Down jacket, four-seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)
    • All applicable taxes and service charges
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Extra night accommodation(s)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • The services which are not included in our ‘What is Included’ section

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Pass By: Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours, Amrit Marga Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to Nepalese food culture.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

    Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and the Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. The meeting will provide us an opportunity to ask any question we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

    Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours

    Pass By: Syapru Besi, Syapru Besi, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours

    Pass By: Lama Hotel, Langtang 45000, Nepal
    After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 5: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Lama Hotel, Langtang 45000, Nepal
    We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 6: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours

    Pass By: Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang National Park 44600 Nepal
    After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 7: Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours

    Pass By: Tsergo Ri, Langtang 45000, Nepal
    We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 8: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Lama Hotel, Langtang 45000, Nepal
    We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 9: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Thulo Syabru, Thulo Syabru, Central Region
    We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours

    Pass By: Thulo Syabru, Thulo Syabru, Central Region
    Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Gosainkunda, 45000, Nepal
    Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. Overnight in Gosaikunda.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours

    Pass By: Suryakunda, Ghyangphedi 45000, Nepal
    We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Melamchi, Melamchi, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. Walking on a trail through the forest will take us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular is beautiful. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village that houses a monastery. Overnight in Melamchigaon.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Melamchi, Nepal
    We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours

    Pass By: Sermathang, Kiwool, Nepal
    We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a mani wall before reaching Sermathang. It’s a beautiful Sherpa Village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance. Overnight in Sermanthang.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours drive

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We trek through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu and reminisce about our trip in the Langtang and Helambu regions. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Himlayan Glacier to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

    Day 17: Final departure

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Himalayan Glacier's representative will be there at the airport holding the company's placard. He will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel in a private comfortable vehicle.Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    12:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Itinerary details is in brief due to word constraints. Please visit Himalayan Glacier website for more details.
    • Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
    • You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m. You will also be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
    • We will be accommodated in Yatri Suites & Spa or Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional 220 USD. Himalayan Glacier will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
    • Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided during the trek. While trekking, we can enjoy Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
    • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best season for this trek. Although we can do the trekking during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Himalayan Glacier

Activity ID: V-24589P13

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