Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Helambu Trek- 16 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 4320 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Our Langtang Valley/Gosainkunda/Helambu Trek is 16-day long moderately strenuous trekking package which brings us through the pristine natural marvels into the very core of Langtang Valley to the precious Glacier Lake of Gosainkunda. Langtang Valley/Gosainkunda/Helambu Trek pursues the remote and hidden route which surpasses through the sparsely populated area. 

Langtang Valley/Gosainkunda/Helambu Trek begins from the exquisite hill town of Syabrubesi and moves forth through the Langtang Valley, through vibrant rhododendron and conifer woods in Langtang National Park and through alpine pasture land, high passes, glaciers and moraines.  Finally, we make it to the Gosainkunda Lake which is a highlight of our trek. The trek perseveres by way of Lauribinayak Pass all the way to Sundarijal, marking the end of Langtang Valley/Gosaikunda/Helambu Trek.

A ceremony is held in Gosainkunda Lake in every full moon of Bhadra (coincides with the English month of August) during which the religious faith towards the Lake hypnotizes Shamans, Buddhist and Hindu to befall this Lake.  Pilgrims come from all over Nepal and India to take part in this ritual celebration.  Langtang Valley/Gosaikunda/Helambu Trek has bounty of things to offer which takes you through the magical experience of having 360 degree views of Himalayan peaks, visiting the region where 108 lakes dwell including the most revered Gosainkunda Lake where Lord Shiva himself is deemed to reside. The course progresses further through Tamang and Sherpa Villages. Thus Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be taken as an amalgamation of both natural and cultural fascinations. 

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Representatives of ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu and take you to our Hotel where you will be shortly notified about your daily itinerary. Dinner will be served in the late evening.

    You have free day in Kathmandu. you can sightseeing by yourself in Kathmandu Valley which includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      The road winds through a series of twists and turns persistently for about 8 to 9 hours to cover 117km, ending in Syabrubesi.  We will find a lodge for us to spend the first night.

        The trail departs from main road and descends to meet the suspension bridge, which needs to be crossed to make it to the wooded area of Doman (1680m).  Here, the soothing songs of various birds including Lophophorus and Cookoo can be heard.  We hike further up through moraines at Paira Lodge (1810m) continuing upward to Bamboo Lodge (1960m) which eventually leads to Lama Hotel (2470m).  Overnight in Lama Hotel.

          The trail leaves Lama Hotel and proceeds further up the hill through verdant forests of maples and oaks which open up at Langtang Village (3430m) offering 180 degree view of Lirung Mountain. The path goes through lush rhododendron and pine forests before passing through Gumanchok(2800m) and Ghora Tabela(2970m). We eventually reach to Langtang Village after a short climb up the hill.  Overnight in Langtang Village.

            On day 6, the trek follows the steep path uphill to pass through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m). Later, we cross Laja Khola and reach to a viewpoint from where Kyanjin Gompa and the icefall from Lirung and Kinshung can be viewed. Ultimately we will descend down Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

              Kyanjin Gompa is the last permanent settlement with a small gompa and a cheese factory.  Use it as a base for day hikes, exploring the upper valley or climbing the hill north of Kyanjin called Tsergori (5033m).  Tsergori lies up the valley from Kyanjin.  The upper valley is surrounded by spectacular snow peaks, including fluted peak Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan Droje Lakpa.  There is plenty to explore in the area! Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa. 

                There are lots to explore in and around Kyanjin Gompa. We can unravel the glaciers and take a short trek to the Himalayan Yak pastures. Kyanjin Gompa gives the 360 degree views of Langtang Lirung, Genjempol and Kenga Himal ranges. Cheese factory, Buddhist monastery and Tsergo Ri (5033m) are other sites worthy visiting. Later we will travel back to Lama Hotel for night stay.

                  Today’s trail pursues the route down through Rimche and Bamboo Lodge, extending further through Paira Lodge and the lively forest to head up to the Langtang Khola. We cross the suspension bridge to reach Thulo Village(2260m). Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

                    The journey on the 9th day begins uphill through schools and gompas before taking us to Dursagang(2660m), and leading us to a ridge at the top of Foprang Danda(3190m). The trail further winds up past Government Agriculture Office to Sing Gompa- a Buddhist monastery located at 3330m. If time permits, we will around Gompa to visit Yak cheese Factory where local cheeses are manufactured.

                      The trek for 11th day commences by proceeding through the stupa of Sakyamuni which is further along the path and provides a spectacular view of the sparkling water of Saraswati Kunda all the way through Bhairab Kunda, at which point the path ascends uphill to Gosaikunda (4460m).  Overnight at guest house.

                        The trail for this day follows a steep descent from the northern edge of Gosaikunda Lake and passes three small lakes.  We are lead to a pass at 4500m from where the rocky path descends further down the slope through National Park Post at Bhera Goth(4240m) and Phedi(3740m).   We then pass through Bamboo forests to Dupichaur(3630m), eventually arriving to Ghopte(3440m).  Overnight in tea house. 

                          We will trek across the pine and juniper forest and then ascend the steep slope along the rocky terrain for about 2 hours before arriving at Tharepati, where you are rewarded by the natural marvels. Overnight in tea house. 

                            The path for 15th day moves along the forested ridge and escalates through Thodang Betini (2260m) and Chipling (2170m) prior to making a sharp downfall to reach Pati Bhanjyang(1860m), a multi- ethnic village. The trail declines further to Chisopani at 2134m altitude where we will witness the gorgeous sunset over snow clad mountains.

                              The trek follows through thickets of oak and rhododendron and crosses Borlang Bhanjyang(2440m) which elongates further through Army Check Post where your Shivpuri Entrance Permit is checked.  We continue on to Sundarijal, where we will board a private vehicle back to Kathmandu.  Celebratory Nepali dinner in Kathmandu. 

                                We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                                  Route Map
                                  Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Helambu Trek- 16 Days Map
                                  What's Included
                                  • 12 nights and 13 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
                                  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, and from Sundarijal to Kathmandu by Bus
                                  • English speaking local expert guide, porters(poter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
                                  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                                  • Langtang National Park entry fee
                                  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
                                  • Airport transfers and escort
                                  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                                  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
                                  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                                  • Insurance for all staff & porters
                                  • Trekking achievement certificate
                                  • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                                  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40  (Details in Visa Page)
                                  • International flight & all domestic airfare
                                  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
                                  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                                  • Hot Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                                  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                                  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
                                  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                                  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                                  Dates and Prices
                                  Date PriceAvailability 
                                  Start DateStarts: MondayJun 12, 2023End DateEnds: TuesdayJun 27, 2023PricePriceUS$1075StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateStarts: MondayJun 19, 2023End DateEnds: TuesdayJul 04, 2023PricePriceUS$1075StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateStarts: MondayJun 26, 2023End DateEnds: TuesdayJul 11, 2023PricePriceUS$1075StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Client Reviews
                                  • Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Helambu Trek


                                    “The Langtang Circuit trek was wonderful. The owner Rana was very helpful and understanding when we were booking our trek. He was always quick to respond to any questions we had.

                                    The trek itself was beautiful- sweeping mountain views, beautiful valleys, and green rainforests. It's also challenging, so make sure you prepare yourself physically. August/September can be cloudy and rainy but the trail was also very peaceful! I only saw 8-10 other tourists during the two weeks.

                                    Our guide Tashi was amazing: flexible, patient, and informative. He really tried to give us the best experience possible. Even our porter Pradip was very friendly, always laughing, dancing, or teaching us Nepali words.

                                    Great trek, great company, I'm very pleased with my experience!!”

                                    Colleen O'Donnell
                                    Colleen O'DonnellUnited Kingdom,Sep 18, 2018
                                  • Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Helambu Trek


                                    “Es accesible merece muy mucho la pena,realizado éste mes condiciona el tiempo por el monzón,no tenía mas opciones pero aun así fue maravilloso disfrutar y ver ésos paisajes.”

                                    Daniel Brigh
                                    Daniel BrighSpain,Sep 12, 2018

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