Langtang - Gosainkunda - Helambu via Sundarijal

Trip Overview

Langtang, Gosainkunda, 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, 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. 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.

Highlights

  • Religious Gosainkunda Lake
  • Stunning views of Ganesh Himal. Manaslu and Annapurna massif
  • Traditional Sherpa and Tamang Village
  • Abundant wildlife and flowers
  • Sundarijal Hydropower Project

Trip Map

Langtang - Gosainkunda - Helambu via Sundarijal  Map

Short itinerary

DAY 01/02: Kathmandu

DAY 03: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus

DAY 04: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

DAY 05: Lama Hotel- Langtang: 5- 6 hours

DAY 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours

DAY 07: Kyanjin Gompa: explore day

DAY 08: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours

DAY 09: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours

DAY 10: Thulo Syabru- Shin gomba: 3-5 hours

DAY 11: Shin gomba- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours

DAY 12: Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours

DAY 13: Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours

DAY 14: Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours

DAY 15: Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours

DAY 16: Sermathang- Melamchi Puul Bazaar -Kathmandu : 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus

Detail Itinerary

DAY 01: Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will greet and transfer to hotel.

DAY 02: Kathmandu
City guide tour in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath Overnight in Kathmandu .

DAY 03: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus
You will start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft).

DAY 04: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).

DAY 05: Lama Hotel- Langtang: 5- 6 hours
After breakfast, continue our trip to next destination. You are starting your trip descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft).

DAY 06: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours
You pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft).

DAY 07: Kyanjin Gompa: explore day
Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

DAY 08: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).

DAY 09: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours
First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft).

DAY 10: Thulo Syabru- Shin gomba: 3-5 hours
You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft).

DAY 11: Shin gomba- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours
The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m/14,632ft).

DAY 12: Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours
Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Overnight in Gopte(3,440m/11,286ft).

DAY 13: Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours
You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) for overnight.

DAY 14: Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours
The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang(2,590m/8,497ft).

DAY 15: Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours
You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. 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. Overnight in Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft).

DAY 16: Sermathang- Melamchi Puul Bazaar -Kathmandu : 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus
Short walk down to Malemchi Puul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Katmandu.

 

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Pickup and drop, Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu by local bus.
  • An experienced English-trekking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs )
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi) (USD 200 each jeep)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking: 6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Hotel and Lodge
  • General Duration: 16 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 5000m

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