Langtang Helambhu Trekking

The Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambhu trek winds through the most beautiful aspects of the region, including the Langtang Valley and the high mountain lake of Gosainkunda, whilst finishing conveniently at the north edge of Kathmandu Valley. This route boasts of easy access, breathtaking beauty and, best of all, no crowds!

Journeying through lush fields, great forests, rapid rivers and majestic valleys this trek is truly a rekindling of our connection with nature, inside and out. Against a backdrop of snowy peaks, the bamboo sways in the breeze, mingled with the scents of rhododendron, pine and juniper in what is considered to be a sacred land.

The remote upper region of Langtang lies on the border with Tibet. Known as the Valley of the Glaciers, the mountain culture of this serene pastureland is very much influenced by Tibetan Buddhist traditions. For those seeking insight into these traditions there is an air of openness and willingness to share amongst the local people; with every question you are sure to find an answer.

The trekking begins from Kathmandu with a short ride to the Tamang town of SyabruBesi. Here, at the confluence of two major rivers, we start our trekking excursion. The natural diversity of plant and wild life surrounds us as we travel along the river valley, finally widening out to reveal great snowy peaks reaching their pinnacles up to the heavens above the surrounding glaciers and meadows. We will then hike our way down the valley for a short respite before ascending through more scenic villages and landscape, soon to arrive at the holy Gosainkunda Lake with unforgettable panoramas of the Himalaya. From the lake we have another short climb to the high pass known as the Laurebina La (4609 m/15111 ft) before descending again to finally reach the outskirts of ancient Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 3 :Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,417m) 145km/ 8 hours drive.

Day 4 :Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 5 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541m.) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 6 :Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.

Day 7 :Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa, explore around.

Day 8 :Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 9 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 10 :Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 11 :Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda holy Lake (4,660m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 12 :Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,430m) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 13 :Trek from Ghopte to Malemchi Gaon (2,560m.) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 14 :Trek from Malemchi Gaon to Tarke Gyang (2, 590m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 15 :Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang: (2, 610m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 16 :Trek from Sermathang to Malemchi Puul Bazaar (8,80m) drive to Kathmandu; 5 hours drive and 3-4 hours trek

Day 17 :Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.

What is Included

  •    Private pick up and transfer between airport/ hotel, on arrival and departure.
  •     Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide.
  •     Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, in a shared twin room with breakfast.
  •     Full-board teahouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek with breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees.
  •     At least 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking trekking guide for the duration of the trek.
  •     Assistant guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size. (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  •     Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  •     Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  •     All land transportation by Land Cruiser or Jeep (with the exception of the Kathmandu-Syabrubesi return journey, which will be taken by local bus).
  •     All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  •     1 warm down jacket and sleeping bag per person (to be returned after trip completion).
  •     Coordination of emergency rescue, if required. (Helicopter Evacuation available at clients’ expense).
  •     Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  •     1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  •     1 Langtang region trekking map, per person.
  •     Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  •     All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  •  Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  •     Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  •     Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  •     . All entrance fees of Monastery’s and temples in Kathmandu
  •     Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  •     International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  •     Hot shower during the trek.
  •     Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  •     Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  •     Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: Resonable On Request

Destination: Nepal

Best Season: Mar-Jun/sep-dec

Trekking Days: Tea house

Max Altitude: 4660m Gosaikunda

Group Size: Min 1 max 14

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