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Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Circuit Trek 17 Days

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Destination

Nepal

Region

Langtang Gosaikunda Circuite

Max.Altitude

4,773 Meter

Grade

Hard

Best Season

Sep-Dec & Mar-May

Activity

Trekking

Duration

17 Days

Route

Syabrubeshi-Langtang-Kyanjin, Sing Gompa- Gosaikunda- Helambu

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation in Trekking

Lodge

Accommodation in Kathmandu

3 Star Class Hotel

Meal in Trekking

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Start/End

Kathmamdu/Kathmandu

KTM/Syabrubeshi/Melamchi/KTM

By Private Vehicle

Group Size

1-15 Person

Ground Transportation

Car/Jeep/Hiace/Bus

Departure Date

We can arrange on your request date too

Trip Cost

On your Request
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Overview

The Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu Trek in Nepal is a stunning journey through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. The 17-day trek begins with tours of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Then we drive to Syabrubeshi, a Tamang village on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River where our trek begins. We'll arrive at Kyanjin Gompa and climb Tserko Ri the next day. We had fantastic views of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range from there. Following that, we continue our trek through the stunning Langtang Valley to Gosaikunda, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Furthermore, the area is named after the glistening Gosaikunda Lake, the water of which is said to have magical healing powers. On our way, we passed by a few more lakes and crossed the Laurebina Pass. After crossing the pass, our journey into the Helambu Valley begins.Another highlight of our trek was reaching the top of Ama Yangri, which stands at 3,800 meters. The view of the Himalayas from the summit is said to be comparable to that of Poon Hill. We can almost touch Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges from here. We spend a few more days walking in the Helambu region before returning to Kathmandu.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Circuit Trek is one of the longest, challenging and adventurous treks in the Langtang region and the Helambu region of Nepal. The trek is a moderate to strenuous trek which can be accomplished by trekkers with average physical fitness. Hiking is enjoyable in any season, but trekking in the best seasons, such as spring and autumn, provides an opportunity to enjoy the exquisite scenery and pristine surroundings.The trek is the best Langtang region trek because it allows you to cross the highest Laurebinayak pass and visit the region's sacred lakes, including Gosaikunda Lake.

  • Trails that are less touristy and more secluded 
  • On a single journey, experience true Tamang (Tibetan ancestry) culture while exploring two stunning valleys. 
  • mountain views, glacier lakes, and high passes 
  • Flora and wildlife are abundant. 
  • Sacred Gosainkunda Lake.
  • Kayjin Gomba, , Langtang Valley

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Itinerary

DAY 01
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. (1300m/4,265ft)

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

Welcome Dinner                                    Hotel


DAY 02
Sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast, we embarked on a guided tour of some of Kathmandu's most historically and spiritually significant sites. The historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famed ‘Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the world's largest stupas, are all recognized World Heritage Sites. A pre-trip meeting will take place at midday, where we will meet our trek leader and other team members. We will be able to ask any questions we may have concerning our upcoming journey in Kathmandu at the meeting. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                       Hotel

DAY 03
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m./4,79ft.):Distance 122km. Approximately 8 Hours

We start our overland journey about 7 AM in the morning heading north out of Kathmandu through scenic foothills to Syabrubesshi VIA Dhunche.The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path moves along the blacktopped road. During the rainy season, the road is sometimes blocked due to landslides.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                    Lodge.

DAY 04
Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2,470m./8,103ft.) :Distance 11.3km. Approximately 6-7 Hours

Today is our first trekking day through Bamboo (1,960m.). Some of the places make ascents and descents. At the end the trail is easy and level to the Lama Hotel. En route if we are lucky we can see red pandas, bears and monkeys.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                    Lodge

DAY 05
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m./11,253ft.): Distance 14.7km. Apporximately 6-7 Hours

We depart Lama Hotel towards Langtang village.. At Ghora Tabela the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, we will catch a glimpse of flora and fauna. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. We can visit a monastery on the way to Langtang. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                       Lodge.

DAY 06
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,850m./12.631ft.): Distance 6.7km. Approximately 4 Hours.

Today you climb slowly through small villages and Yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                   Lodge.

DAY 07
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa & Excursion in & Around.

This day is reserved for rest and to explore the surrounding area. You will visit the Kyangjin monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4,350m./14.271ft.), directly at the rear of the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks or We can make day trip to Tserkori as well. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                 Lodge.

DAY 08
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m./8,103ft.):Distance 21.4km. Approximately 6-7 Hours.

From Kyangjin, we retrace our trekking route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghoda Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                         Lodge

DAY 09
Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru village (2,130m./6,988ft.):Distance 7.5km. Approximately 5 Hours

Today we walk through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birds on the way to Thulo-Syabru village. En route we have marvelous and close-up view of Mt. Ganesh Himal. Firstly we do easy down hill walk following the river bank but last part we steeply climb up hill for couple of hours until we reach the village at Thulo Syabru. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                         Lodge

DAY 10
Trek from Thulo Syabru village to Sing Gompa (3,330m./10,925ft.): Distance 5.5km. Approximately 6 Hours

Today we walk around 5-6 hours through dense forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari) where we stay overnight at lodge. The trail from here is mostly uphill with typically Himalayan terrain. We enjoy excellent views of the mountain and natural scenery from open areas we reach. After arrival in hotel we refreshed and then make an excursion to cheese factory as well as forested area.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                         Lodge

DAY 11
Trek from Sing Gomba to Gosainkunda (4,380m./14,370ft.): Distance 8km. Approximately 6 Hours

Today we got to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We spend the rest of the day following a ridge and getting 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.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                         Lodge

DAY 12
Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte(3,439m/11,283ft.) Distance 8.5km. Approximately 6-8 Hours

Before ascending to the Laurebina Pass, we moved around the lake's edge (4610m). The Lauribina La (pass) marks the start of the Helambu region, which leads to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rocky and passes through moraines, but it is well-marked with cairns. Before reaching the pass, we passed through three more small lakes. We ascend a short hill and are rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Before arriving in Ghopte, our trail goes through Surya kunda.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                    Lodge

DAY 13
Trek from Ghopte to Melamchigaon(2,560m/8,399ft.):Distance 7km.Approximately 6-7 Hours

On a trail that runs through lush woodlands, we go uphill and downward. Thare Pati Village is reached by walking through the forest on a trail. We continued our walk by climbing a ridge above the hamlet. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese highlands, particularly Soli Danda, is breathtaking. We passed under two suspension bridges before arriving in Melamchigaon, a lovely town with a monastery.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                    Lodge

DAY 14
Trek from Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang(2,590m/8,498ft.) Approximately 6-7 Hours

Below Tarkeghyang, we pass a stupa and cross a tiny brook. Our trail winds through trees on its way to Ama Yangri, the highest point on our climb today at 3,800 meters. At the summit of the hill, there is a stupa with Buddhist prayer flags. We also have spectacular views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang mountains. We can practically touch the mountains because they are so close. We frequently spot yaks grazing in the bushes as we descend into the forest. Before arriving in Tarkeghyang, a picturesque Sherpa settlement, we also walked on a damaged stone trail.

Welcome Dinner                                    Hotel


DAY 15
Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,610m/8,563ft.) Approximately 4-5 Hours

After breakfast, we set out on our journey. The track is easy to follow and takes you through beautiful woodlands. We passed past picturesque villages, canyons, a monastery, and a historic wall on our way to Sermathang. It's a lovely Sherpa community with spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Langtang peaks. On a clear day, Mt. Everest may be seen in the distance. 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                    Lodge

DAY 16
Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Bazar and drive to Kathmandu( (1300m/4,265ft). 4 Hour trek and 2 Hour Drive

To get to the Melamchi Bazaar, we hiked through meadows, fields, and picturesque villages. We reminisce about our vacation to the Langtang and Helambu regions as we drive back to Kathmandu. We freshened up and rested when we arrived in Kathmandu. All Nepal Adventure will throw a goodbye meal in the evening to commemorate the successful end of our journey.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner                                       Hotel

DAY 17
Final Departure.

Today is the last day of our trip to Nepal! We'll be dropped off at the airport by an All Nepal Adventure representative about 3 hours before our flight. On the way home, we had plenty of time to plan our next trip to Nepal's beautiful country.

Breakfast

Trip Extensions after your Annapurna Base Camp Trek

■If you have extra days in Nepal after completing the Annapurna base camp, we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley, sightseeing, and a  trip to Nagarkot, which is the ideal getaway. Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, and much more await you!

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f ( ANA will provide)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu Transportation
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 14 nights standard room (Generally twin Sharing room).
  • All Standard Meals during the trek.
  • Sleeping Bag, Liner, Trekking Pole ( each two), Duffel Bag, Hot Bag, Washing water.
  • Government License holder All Nepal Adventure experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Langtang National Park fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt &  Trekking Map
  • All Nepal Adventure’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower while on trek.
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
  • Donation to the local organization.
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