This classical trek combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. This trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. You can trek to Langtang by returning to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4,300m, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full moon festival in August. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists. Gosaikunda is actually the largest of three main lakes the other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Hindu legend has it that the lakes were formed when the God Siva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to obtain water. The Trisuli River has its source in the lakes; thus the name.
Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forests. This region extends from the north to Taramarang to the Gosaikunda Lake and the lower Jugal Himal from the north. The valley is approached from Trishuli River Valley, north of Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m).
Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462m) on a public bus - 8 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500m) - 5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to the Langtang village (3,307m) - 5 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798m ) - 4 hrs.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500m) - 5.5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,250m) - 5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Singompa (3,250m) - 5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4,300m) - 5 hrs.
Day 12: Cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte (3,430m) - 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490m) - 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,743m) - 5.5 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Shermathang (2, 621ms) - 5.5 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (8,46m) - 5 hrs.
Day 17: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu - 4 hrs.
Day 18: Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final departure
Cost Include & Excludes
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Permits and Fees of the Trekking Area,
- All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Tented/ camping accommodation during the trekking,
- One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent english speaking guide,
- Required porters/staffs,
- Local Transportation,
- All camping equipments,
- First aid medical box,
- Trekking equipments as sleeping bag and down jacket etc,
- All government tax,
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees,
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance,
- International flight and departure tax,
- Any expenses of personal nature,
- Nepal entry visa fee,
- Any kinds of Bar bills,
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
- Emergency Rescue evacuation
Food & accommodation
Food on Treks
In Kathmandu breakfast is included in your own hotel. For lunch and dinner you will find several Western and Nepalese restaurant.
During our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) you can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea house or from a lodge menu where we spend the night and lunch will be served on the way to our destination.
Vegetarian foods on Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Accommodations in Kathmandu
You will stay 3 or 2 star hotels in Kathmandu but on trek you will stay on Tea houses or lodges.
Accommodations on during the Trek
All accommodations for this trek are on twin sharing basis and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location. There are two styles of accommodations during our trip. During the trek tea houses or lodges at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of the same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying a single supplement of USD 250. Note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find a single room at higher elevations.