Langtang, Gosaikunda, Helambu Tekking- 17 Days is an exclusive combination of three major trekking destinations: Langtang, reputed for its flora and fauna; Gosaikunda,renown for its serene holy lakes, and Helambu noted for unique Sherpa and Tamang culture blended with a wide range of flora and fauna. Hiamalayan Wild Treks offers the most reasonable cost, latest updated map and client’s time-friendly flexible itinerary for Langtang, Gosainkunda, Helambu Trekking-17 Days.
Langtang, bordering with Tibet, offers a colossus range of flora and fauna. Tamangs being the majority residents, Langtang National Park has a huge store of flora and fauna. It is famous for rend pands, common langur, pika, rhesus, monkey, muntjac, crow, musk deer, ghoral, black bear, thar, et cetera; while subtropical forest, oak, rhododendron, pine, birches, juniper are in plenty in the verdant forest that covers the low belt of the snow-capped mountains. Annapurna Range can be seen here with crystal clarity and the rhododendron and bamboo forests with breathtaking waterfalls are literally phenomenal. Renown for Himalayan Panorama, Gosaikunda and Lauribina Pass are other key attractions. Gosaikunda(4380m) contains alpine freshwater, which is also believed to be the abode of the God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are 108 lakes altogether, however, Gosaikunda, the oligotrophic lake, is widely known. Apart from Gosaikunda, Saraswoti Kunda and Ganesh Kunda are undoubtedly the touristic icons. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit Gosaikunda annually during the full moon night of August. Helambu offers a picturesque Tamang and Sherpa settlements painted with a spectrum of beautifully unique culture and lifestyle. This low altitude trekking with the maximum elevation 4460m, is suggestible for every age group.
Technically the trekking starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley(1400m) prior to a bus drive to Syabrubesi(1550m) from where the trail continues to Lama Hotel(2380m), Mundu(3543m), Kyanjin Gompa(3870m), Tserko Ri(5000m), Thulo Syabru(2230m), en route to Gosai Kunda(4460m). Then the trails winds all the way through Ghopte(3440m), Melamchigaon(2560m), Tarkeghyang(2590m), Sermathang(2610m),Melamchi Bazar and drive back to Kathmandu, where the trekking formally ends.
Himalayan Wild Treks is one of the prominent trekking agencies in Nepal with group of experienced and committed professionals. Do grant us opportunity to be a mediator in your life time adventure for Langtang , Gosaikunda, Helambu Trekking – 17 Days.
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.
Highlights of Langtang, Gosaikunda, Helambu Trekking– 17 Days
The venture into Langtang National Park after memorable sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu unveils the dramatic landscape resided by indigenous people: Tamang and Sherpa slightly different from those of Khumbu Region. Langatang National Park offers a plethora of alpine flora and fauna while Gosaikunda Lake holds religious significance as the oligotrophic lake is believed to be sacred. People from far and wide annually pay visit to Gosaikunda Lake, believed to be the abode of the lord Shiva. Meanwhile, Helambu, unadulterated by the changes of modernity offers the traditional face of Nepal.The view of Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling and Langtang from here holds touristic significance. The return to Kathmandu via Melamchi Village is rejuvenating.
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.
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.