This trek is one of the beautiful journeys in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek trails takes us through Tamang village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River till we reach Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri the next day for a tremendous views of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range. Next, we continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda which is a revered place of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. Moreover, the place is named after the glistening Gosaikunda Lake whose water is believed to have magical healing powers. We pass by a few more lakes on our trek and cross the Laurebina Pass reaching the Helambu Valley.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your Hotel. If arrive early mid-day is free to venture around the city close to your hotel. Briefing at the hotel in the evening.
Ater breakfast, we will have a full day guided cultural tour to three of the famous UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will first visit; the stupa of Swayambhunath (Moneky Temple),the Buddhist shrine is considered to be over 2000 years. Followed by beautifully designed ancient city Patan, Once, an independent and mighty kingdom of the Kathmandu Valley and lastly Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple located on the banks of Bagmati River also considered the holiest cremation ground for Hindus.
After early breakfast we drive out on a local bus for Syabrubesi along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoying the country side view and if a day is clear we get to enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. On the way we will have our lunch break at Trisuli Bazaar, a small local town and then continue with the journey to Syabrubesi, the gateway to the trek in the Langtang Region. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
The first day of trek route follows the bank of the Langtang River. The trail then makes a steep climb through the rhododendron and pine forests for nearly 2 hours. After crossing fields and pastures to a little settlement, we see a few houses. After this point, we'll cross the river on a wooden bridge just before the valley narrows and becomes steeper. The trail follows the north side of the river making a steep climb towards the ridge top. After the initial climb, the trail levels off as it passes through a village. From here, we'll be climbing through a forest of firs and rhododendrons for about 1 hour to a small clearing. Further on, the trail continues to climb up the ridge side and comes to a trail junction. From here, we will be mostly climbing uphill to Langtang. The route crosses the north bank of Langtang, and we will notice that the vegetation is more sparse and it consists mostly of scrub oaks. We then head to Changtang, popularly known as the Lama Hotel.
We continue our trek towards the village of Mundu passing through the Langtang village (3,430m) which was badly affected by Earthquake of 2015 but now lots of tea houses are already rebuilt. Our trail pass through dense forests and we get to enjoy beautiful view of the Langtang Lirung (7,246 meters).
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a major monastery of the area. We will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. Today we walk for only 3 hours so that we can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
After early breakfast, we carry on with our trek passing on through yak pastures and continue to Tserko Ri for mesmerizing sunrise views and little exploration. We will get back to Kyangjin Gompa by noon for lunch and rest of the day we just relax and enjoy the ambience.
After breakfast, we retrace to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages.
We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.
Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch 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. Overnight in Gosaikunda.
We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte.
We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. Walking on a trail through the forest will take us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular is beautiful. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village that houses a monastery. Overnight in Melamchigaon.
We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.
Our walk leads through a flat area with unspoiled forests enjoying the view of beautiful Helambu villages. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. The walk continues passing chortens a prayer buddhist monuments, following the trail with superb views of rolling green hills reaching at Shermathang village, a nice village of Yolmos ethnic tribes.
From Sermathang descend to warmer areas to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. From the Bazaar, We take an interesting drive to Kathmandu passing through Dhulikhel and Banepa Town. Drive continues a good road to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or venture around the city close to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
This is an extra day in case of delays in the itinerary due to bad weather, landslide etc. The day is free for independent activities or do some souvenir shopping or can explore any other areas of Kathmandu. Let us know and we can arrange for that.
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! After Breakfast, Free till departure transfer to the airport to connect with the onward flight. Return home to tell the tale of legendary adventure.
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Breakfast in Kathmandu. All meals during the trek
3 Star hotels in Kathmandu. Local Tea houses during the trek
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