Lantang Gosaikunda & Helambu Trek

15 days

‘adventure around high ridges of central Himalaya range of mountains’

Highlights:

“Adventure on high ridges of Langtang Himal and Jugal Himalaya range full of scenic views
Walking around lively Tamang villages on old heritage of Buddhism and Bon customs
Exploring culture and traditional way of Langtang farm villages with grand views
Lovely forest rhododendron-pines-oaks and magnolia trees and at beautiful Langtang valley
On high route to holy Gosainkund and onward to Kathmandu valley with beautiful Helambu”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                  Hotel-Lodge and on treks.
Trek Grade:                 Moderate and Adventurous walks
Activities:                    Sightseeing in Kathmandu with scenic drive and trekking.
Highest Altitude:         At 4,609 m high on top of Gosainkund pass or Laurabinaya-la
Trek duration:             14 Nights and 15 Days (Syabrubesi to Helambu with drive both ways)
Total Trip:                   18 Nights and 19 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        Nepal for all Seasons (July to August wet months with monsoon
rains).  March and April and September to November best months
with clear blue sky.

Introduction:

Nepal Holiday Organizer presents a remarkable and most magnificent adventure for all interested travelers, a fabulous walks on the high ridges and green verdant valley of Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu Trekking.

Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu leads you to marvelous adventure where you can experience enjoyable walk around lovely farm and traditional villages of Tamang and Hyalmo tribe of people of mid hills in the backdrop of high central Himalayan Mountains.

Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu trekking a pleasant and moderate walks leading you to high Langtang valley with rest days to enjoy the surrounding peaks of Langtang and Dorji Lakpa and then heading higher towards holy lakes of Gosainkund, where in the month of August during full moon time great numbers of Hindu pilgrims visits the lake for a holy dip.

From Gosainkund our walk continues on crossing a high Laurabinaya pass to reach beautiful areas around Helambu the homes of near lost tribe Hyalmo of Buddhist religion close to Tamang and Sherpa culture and traditions.

Around Helambu enjoy visiting its lovely villages of Tarke Gyang and Shermathang after a wonderful fascinating time around high hills of Central Himalaya downhill to warmer areas for the drive back to Kathmandu, after a most glorious and remarkable adventure on Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749m – 04 hours.
Day 07:  Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350m 6-7 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,118m – 06 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254 m or Chandanbari -05 hrs.
Day 11:  Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m/14,375ft -05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund or Laurabina-La 4,609 m /15,100ft.
Day 13: Trek to Thadepati 3,597 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m – 04 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m – 04 hours.
Day 17:  Trek and drive from Melamche Bazaar to Kathmandu – 04 hrs.
Day 18: In Kathmandu free day at leisure.
Day 19: International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu after your international flight.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Nepal Holiday Organizer staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu trekking, where our guide will brief with information regarding trekking - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples / monasteries. After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu Trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.
Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu Trekking starts with an early morning drive to Syabrubesi the trekking point Langtang & Gosainkund trekking around Langtang Himal region, after warm Trisuli Bazaar reaching a cooler areas at Dhunche the headquarter town of Rasuwa and Langtang areas.

After Dhunche continue drive further on winding downhill road to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop, a nice Tamang village located on the road side of other Langtang destination and to Tibet border of Kyrong.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,200m - 06 hrs.
The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, the trek from here leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after six hours walk reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m - 05 hrs.
From this place few hours walk to Ghore-Tabela for lunch stop in the midst of a lovely forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also.

After a pleasant break here, trek continues on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, the walk for an hour is pleasant in the cool shade of alpine woodland, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets better on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hours.
From Langtang village walk on nice path and then on uphill trail for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction a positive way in respect to Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snow capped peaks.

After few hours of gentle walk with views brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with beautiful views of Langtang Lirung of above 7,000m and its icefall at close distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.

Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization and for hike around.
At leisure, a well deserved rest day here visit a small Cheese factory or walk up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft which will add more heights of this adventure offers stunning panorama of snow capped mountains.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

Day 09: Trek to Upper / Thulo Syabru village 2,118m -06 hrs.
The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river way down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide bit of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces to Upper Syabru is reached also called Thulo Syabru means bigger, the village with row of houses located on a ridge with a monastery.

Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m or Chandanbari - 05 hrs.
Morning walk leads uphill on winding path above the monastery and then gaining more height facing views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range towards far west, after a few refreshing stops at teahouses on route, journey continues with an hour uphill from the farmlands and into cool alpine forest and then reaching at Sing Gompa for overnight stop near its old monastery.            

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m - 05 hrs.
The trek today offers more views of snow clad peaks of Langtang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range towards north west along with Manaslu and Annapurna range, walk leads to gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after a brief stops with grand views, walk continues on uphill trail leaving tree lines and green vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes.

The path unwinds uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, means a place with walking sticks, (on auspicious time in August with full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, the pilgrims visits Gosainkund pond for ritual bathe and dip belief it delivers one into paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes) Hindu pilgrims leaves their walking stick here so the name Laurabina.

From here short descend and up reaching across Saraswati and Bhiarav kund after a small climb brings you to our overnight stop at Gosainkund near its pristine pond. Here you can see lots of traces left behind by the pilgrims.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund pass or Laurabina-La 4,609 m.
From Gosainkund a gradual walk on a small path along pond, and then climb near a small creek in between rocks and boulders, as the walk leads close to a small pond of Surjakund the trail here is more gradual with winding up to Gosainkund pass or East Laurabina La the highest spot of the adventure.

After the top, a long descend to Phedi (bottom) at 3,694 m few teahouses, a possible lunch stop and then our journey continues east towards Helambu region and back into green vegetations of junipers, rhododendron and then reaching at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks) for overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Thadepati 3,597 m - 04 hrs.

After walking around complete wilderness, walk from here trails joins of Helambu and Kathmandu; trek is pleasant into forest for an hour, with an hour uphill to Thadepati 3,597m.
A nice spot situated on a ridge overlooking views of peaks with Jugal Himal range and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west, overnight at Thadepati village of Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill tribes.

Day 14: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice morning with super views continue walk, start with a descend into dense rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines forest for few hours, as the walk continues further passing several Sheppard’s huts and temporary settlements to reach Melamchi Khola
(stream) crossing over leading to a climb at Malemchigaon for overnight stop.

A typical mountain village of Buddhist culture where Hyalmo people villages starts, houses windows, doors and furniture decorated with beautiful carvings, after getting organize in the lodge, explore this nice village of Hyalmo people similar to Sherpa and Tamang religion and culture, this tribe is near extinct only few thousand exists in Nepal, India-Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Day 15: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 04 hours.

Today, a short day walk to major village of Helambu at Tarke Gyang, morning walk on downhill to Melamchi River and at small farm village, crossing the river on suspension bridge, then climb above the river for an hour reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village for lunch and overnight stop.

Tarkegyang, famous for Buddhist culture, wood carving and delicious green apples also.
Afternoon free to explore this lovely village and the old monastery of Ama Yangri situated on top of the village.

Day 16: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 04 hours.

Morning after leaving this nice village walk downhill through cool forested path passing many chortens (Buddhist prayer monuments), summer meadows to reach Gangyul a small village, then following the path with wonderful views of rolling hills to reach at Shermathang for overnight stop, another cute and lovely Hyalmo village here with time to visit another old interesting monastery.

Day 17: Trek to Malemche Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs drive

After a wonderful time around Helambu and its pristine nature, continue walk for few hours walk on long downhill trail to Melamche town and a bazaar for the drive back to Kathmandu,.

Our last day walk continues on downhill path to the road head where our wonderful trek concludes with a short drive back to Kathmandu, after a fabulous time on Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu trekking, on reaching your hotel afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

Day 18: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.
Nepal Holiday Organizer allows a free day for you to enjoy time in Kathmandu or join in our interesting tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 19: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where our staff transfer you to airport, after a great enjoyable and memorable time on Langtang & Gosainkund with Helambu.

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