One of the widely desired and popular treks—Langtan Helambu trek offers the remote taste amazing landscape. You can enjoy the forest full of animals like red pandas, common Langur, pika, rhesus monkey, muntjac, serow, musk deer, ghoral, Himalayan black dear, thar, etc. Also with this, you will get glimpses of Annapurna range, Langtang Lirung, Naya Kanga, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Gaurishanker, Gangchenpo, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, etc. Additionally, this trek offers you cultural, geographical, vegetation, and climate diversity in a single short trek.
It used to be a subtropical forest with oak, rhododendron, pine, birches, etc. Despite its beautiful scenic view, this trek often remains less crowed. The inhabitants of Tamang communities are cheerful; you will be welcomed by their happy faces. The major attractions of this trek are Lauribina Pass and sacred Gosainkunda. Devastating earthquake of 2015 had badly damaged the routes of this trek. The speedy reconstruction and re-establishment of destroyed teahouses and trails have restored the original routes.
After 7-9 hours of drive from Kathmandu Valley, we arrive at Syabrubensi. From there, we move upward to Kyanjin Gompoa. Passing through Nubamatang, we get chance to view various glaciers. Hiking to Kyanjing Ri one can view various above mentioned peaks and mountains. The wildlife in Langtang forest include packs of langur monkeys, red pandas, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, etc. The Langtang forest is very popular for its wildlife and vegetation diversity. Little next to Langtang you might get to observe a local cheese factors and small Gompas. This place is major pasture for yaks, overlooking the northern body of Kangchenpo. This trek follows Tamag villages with stone walls, gorges, glaciers, and hot spas until we arrive at Langtang valley. This trek covers visit to Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu, giving trekker tour of natural and spiritual beauty.
Himalayan Wild Treks is one of the leading and prominent trekking and tour agency in Nepal. We provide the best Langtang Helambu trek package to you. We ensure your safety, convenience and customization during the whole trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
Day 07: Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours
Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours
Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours
Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours
Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours drive
Day 17: Final departure
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however in the case of Kathmandu, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trekking. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Langtang Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you freshen up and take sufficient rest, we shall invite you at Welcome dinner in the evening, where you shall taste some famous Nepalese cuisines.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m
Day 2 : At Kathmandu
There are some significant World Heritage sites like, Swoyambhunath, Boudhhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. that you might wish to visit during this day. You can do shopping for the trek. We will be participating in a debrief session regarding the trek in the later afternoon.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m
Day 3 : Journey to Syabrubesi
In the morning after having breakfast, we will drive to Syabrubesi. This drive is full of glimpses of mountains, river, and villages. After reaching there by the evening, we shall stay at a hotel in the night.
Altitude: Syabrubesi: 1,550 m
Day 4 : To Lama Hotel
After having breakfast, we will ascend through rhododendron and oak forest for two hours, and have our lunch at Bamboo village. Crossing across the bridge over Langtang Khola, after steep uphill we arrive at Lama Hotel. We stay overnight at Lama Hotel.
Altitude: Lama Hotel: 2,560 m
Day 5 : To Langtang Village/Mundu
Reaching Ghoda Tabela takes ascent of 3 hours through rhododendron and pine forest. We will continue our trek for three hours more to reach Langtang Valley. The cultural, religious, and natural phenomenon of the trail will arrest your amazement. We will stay at Mundu overnight.
Altitude: Langtang: 3,543 m
Day 6 : Trek to Kyangjin Gompa
After having breakfast, to reach Kyangjin Gompa, we have to pass through Mani wall and watermills. The best thing that this place has to offer is the views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Ganchempo. You might be interested in visiting local Yak cheese factory, Kyangjin Monastry, and village houses. The night will be spent at Kyangjin Gompa.
Altitude: Kyangjin Gompa: 3,817 m
Day 7 : At Kyanjin Gompa
We shall spend a complete day to explore Kyangjin Gompa and Tserko Ri. From Tserko Ri, one can have spectacular views of the morning sun rise. We might also visit, Langshisha Khola and Langtang Glacier. The night will be spent at Kyangjin Gompa.
Altitude: Tserko Ri: 5,150 m
Day 8 : Return to Lama Hotel
We shall retrace our steps for a while, descending downhill through forests and Tamag villages to Lama Hotel. This return shall offer views of Himalayas we couldn't have view during our ascent. We will spend the night at Lama Hotel.
Altitude: Lama Hotel: 2,560 m
Day 9 : Trek to Thulo Syabru
In the very next day, we shall descend to river bank of Langtang Khola. After reaching Bamboo, we shall ascend to Landslide Lodge continuing our trek up to Thulo Syabru. Passing through waterfall and Pahare Hotel, we reach Thulo Syabru. We shall spend the night here.
Altitude: Thulo Syabru: 2,230 m
Day 10 : Trek to Shin Gompa
After breakfast in the morning, we shall head off to Shin Gompa. Through chorten, checkpoint, Garta Village, and Phulung Monastery we reach the Gompa. The beginning trek will be steeply climb which becomes less troublesome after we cross the Dimsa Village. We shall spend overnight at Shin Gompa.
Altitude: Dhin Gompa: 3,330 m
Day 11 : To Gosainkunda
Next morning, watching the spectacular views of Mt. Langtang, Annapurnas, Ganesh, Hiuchuli and Manaslu, we will mostly cover a ridge in today's trek. Through elevated village followed by wide trail, we reach Gosainkunda—the holy lake holding importance to both Hindu and Buddhist. We stay overnight at Gosainkunda.
Altitude: Gosainkunda: 4,460 m
Day 12 : To Ghopte
Next day, we ascend Laurebina Pass which is the starting of Helambu area. The route will be little tough as we will pass moraines, trek uphill, and cross three lakes. As the trail moves downhill to Phedi, trekking over uneven earth surfaces, steep hill, forest, we arrive at Ghopte. We shall stay overnight at Ghopte.
Altitude: Ghopte: 3,530 m
Day 13 : To Melamchigaon
Trekking through dense forest, ascending and descending in the hill, we reach at Thare Pati Village. Climbing a ridge, crossing suspension bridges, forests, we ascend to a beautiful village called Melamchigaon. As we climb over the ridge, the beautiful view of Jugal Himal can amaze us. We will spend overnight at Melamchigaon.
Altitude: Melamchigaon: 2,530 m
Day 14 : To Tarkeghyang
Downhill, crossing a river over suspension bridge, we trek through forest until we arrive at Ama Yangri. The top-hill offers spectacular views of Langtang range and Mt. Shishapangma. Further, here you might find stupa with flags flapping in the wind. Walking over broken stone, we reach Tarkeghyang.
Altitude: Tarkeghyang: 2,590 m
Day 15 : To Sermathang
After breakfast in the morning, through breathtaking forest, villages, monastery, chortens, and Mani wall, we arrive at beautiful village—Sermathang. This place offers views of Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, and even Mt. Everest if the weather is clear. We shall spend the night at Sermathang.
Altitude: Sermathang: 2,610 m
Day 16 : Journey to Melamchi Bazaar/Kathmandu
The trek of this day starts with wide even ground, but the remaining trek continues downhill through fields, meadows and small villages until we reach Melamchi Bazaar. Then we drive back to Kathmandu. After you freshen up and rest at your hotel, we will invite you at the Farewell dinner.
Altitude: Melamchi Bazaar: 870 m; Kathmandu: 1,350 m
Day 17 : Departure
This is the day of your departure. We will drop you at the airport ahead of time and bade our farewell goodbyes. Have a safe journey back to your home country.
Included in the Cost
✅ Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
✅ 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
✅ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
✅ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
✅ Welcome and farewell dinners
✅ All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
✅ Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
✅ Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
✅ An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
✅ Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
✅ Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
✅ Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
✅ All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
✅ Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
✅ All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
❌Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
❌Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
❌Travel and rescue insurance
❌Cold Drinks and Alcohol
❌Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
❌Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
- Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
- Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
- Trekking trousers / pants
- Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
- Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
- Waterproof jacket
- Sunhat Warm hat
- Thermal gloves
- Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
- Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
- Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
- Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
- Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
- Trekking poles
- Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
- Warm jacket (down)*
- Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
- 1 skin-blister repair kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Anti-headache pills
- Cough and/or cold medicine
- Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
- Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
- Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
- Water purification tablets or water filter
- 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.