Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu
The Langtang valley is
aptly called "the valley of glaciers". Here the mountain - view is
spectacular. 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 primulas. In the upper part of
valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes
enveloped in mist, tiny lake with icebergs floating on them and water
of crystalline brightness. There are also high mountains of solid ice.
Gosainkunda, regarded as sacred land in Hinduism, is dotted with lakes
atop the mountain, offering a quiet respite. There are few visitors
outside of those who come for the summer festival.
Helambu: People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. The town name means temple of "100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama (Buddhist monk) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here. The local temple, rebuilt in 1969, follows the Bhutanese style.
Langtang trek is on the area of Tibetan culture and home of Yak and Helambu trek is on the area of Sherpa culture. It is great combination of mountain and culture different. The trek starts from Sybru Bensi and ends at Melamchi Pul. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanching Gompa (3,900).From here we trek to Tserkuri (5184m) and have an excellent view of mountain. Then we trek back to Lama Hotel then ascend to Gosankund, a beautiful holy lake on an elevation of 4200m. After spending night here we ascend to Lauribina -La Pass and come to Tarkeghyang and follow helambu trail. Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace.
Trekking hours will be 5-7 hours per day.
Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
Day 02 Day at leisure /Hotel (B)
Day 03 Drive to Syabru Bensi (1450m) (B, L, D)
Day 04 Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m) (B, L, D)
Day 05 Trek to Langtang (3541m) (B, L, D)
Day 06 Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3900m) (B, L, D)
Day 07 Day trip to Tserkori (5184m) (B, L, D)
Day 08 Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m) (B, L, D)
Day 09 Trek to Big Sybru (2200m) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m) (B, L, D)
Day 11 Trek to Gosain Kunda (4381m) (B, L, D)
Day 12 Explore around higher lake (4381m) (B, L, D)
Day 13 Trek to Ghopte (3440) via 4600m pass (B, L, D)
Day 14 Trek to Melanche Ghyang (2550m) (B, L, D)
Day 15 Trek to Tarkeghyang (2550m) (B, L, D)
Day 16 Trek to Kakani (2000m) (B, L, D)
Day 17 Trek to Melamche Bazar (846m) & drive to KTM/Hotel (B, L)
Day 18 Day at Leisure/Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
Day 19 Drive to Airport for return flight (B
Note: The trek can be operated in both teahouses and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
- International airport pickup and drop
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Hotel accommodation at 3 star catagory in double occupancy
- Trekking Transportation by bus
- Conservation permit.
- TRC permit
- Meals at tea house (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Trekking accommodation in tea house in twin bed room
- English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
- Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two person)
- Breakfast will be serve with hot drink (Tea/Coffee)
- Beverage (drinks)
- Helicopter evacuation incase of immergency.
- Personal insurance
- Sleeping bag (this can be rent at Thamel; cost Rs 40 a day a sleeping bag)