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Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek



The highlights of Langtang Circuit trek are numerous however the main areas of interest are the rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders, a chance to bathe in soothing hot springs, magnificent views of the snow covered white giant Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft), Visiting the holy lakes of Gosainkund.

Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek begin in the ancient city of Kathmandu; from where you will board a bus to Syabrubesi; the starting point of your trek. This is an interesting village on the banks of the Bhote Kosi River. The trail gains elevation as you make your way along the Langtang Khola, first through forests of oak and rhododendron and then bamboo forests on the higher reaches of the trail. Traveling through Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft), you will reach the Langtang valley and the friendly Sherpa village of Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft). In Kyanjing Gompa you will experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in a beautiful Monastery dating back to circa 1300 A.D. Early in the morning you will ascend Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) for tremendous view of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range. A short hike will also be taken to a magnificent glacial moraine (4,300m/14,107ft), which can be climbed depending on the time factor and offers more spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers. There will also be the opportunity of visiting a traditional cheese factory, where the produce is manufactured by hand. Once in Chadan Bari (3,330m/10,925ft), having traveled through Lama Hotel, you can relish magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m/24,934ft) and Langtang -II (7,227m/23,711ft) peaks. If lucky you might be able to spot the shy Red Panda that inhabits the Langtang region. Moving on to Gosainkund, watch the sun rise over a multitude of glistening Lakes of this sacred pilgrimage site. It is believed that Lord Shiva created the holy lake with his trident. After Laurebinayak pass (4,609m/15,121ft) you will also trek through some beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang (2,621m/8,599ft), before heading back to Kathmandu.



Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu City tour
Day 03 Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1610m) 8 hrs by bus
Day 04 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m) 5-6 hrs
Day 05 Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541m) 5-6 hrs
Day 06 Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m) 4-5 hrs
Day 07 Rest day, explore Kyanjin Ri (4800m) Tserko Ri (5000m)
Day 08 Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 5-6 hrs
Day 09 Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2200m) 5-6 hrs
Day 10 Thulo Syabru to Shin Gomba (3580m) 3-5 hrs
Day 11 Shin Gomba to Gosainkunda (4381m) 5-6 hrs
Day 12 Gosainkunda to Gopte (3420m) 6-8 hrs
Day 13 Gopte to Malemchigaon (3597m) 6-7 hrs
Day 14 Malemchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2560m) 5-7 hrs
Day 15 Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2621m) 3-5 hrs
Day 16 Sermathang to Kathmandu 3-4 hrs, and 2 hrs by bus


Facts of the Trek

Grade        Moderate
Per day walking         6-7 hours
Type of Trek        Teahouse
Duration       17 days
Max elevation      5000m


Itinerary Outline
(Please Note: If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest,we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.)