Langtang is very nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu. The valley is north from Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trekking is combination of major trekking trail of Langtang National Park. Langtang valley is a beautiful alpine region where peoples enjoys snow covered peaks, beautiful forest, scenic settlement of Tibetan style local peoples. The Gosaikunda and Helambu region lies southern region of Langtang. The name Gosaikunda is also famous with another name, Frozen Lake in Langtang which is famous for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage. Many trekkers reach there to explore its nature. Our 17 days trekking is including major destination Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu.
Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trekking start from Shyaprubesi after whole day driving from Kathmandu. Trekking crosses Lama Hotel, Langtang village and reach last village Kyanjin Gumba where we stay at locally managed tea houses. Trekking through scenic landscape with Himalayan views of Langtang range, Dorje Lakpa and Ganesh Himal ranges. Climb highest hill Tserko Ri (5,150m) provide panoramic views of Himalayas, Glaciers and big yak grazing land. Trekking than return same way till Lama Hotel and take different way toward Gosakunda and Helambu via Thulo Shyapru. Gosaikunda Lake is surrounded by scenic hills and other small lakes. Cross Lauirbina Yak pass (4600m) after Gosakunda Lake and reach at Helambu region. Helambu is near at Shivapuri National park which is very near from Kathmandu valley. The entire trekking is staying in local tea houses where warm welcomed local peoples are providing hygienic Nepali and international foods.
As per your timeframe trekking in Langtang region can be from 7 days till 21 days. 17 days of this trekking itinerary is including enough time for trekking preparation in Kathmandu. Professional tour guide from Nepal Highland Treks provide you memorial visit over UNESCO heritage site at around Kathmandu valley. The trek leads by our friendly trekking guide and supporter. Itinerary we provide you is general one. You can customize it as per your interest. Beside trekking plan, you also can include some site trips. Nepal Highland Treks is flexible providing you full information and manage your memorial trips in Nepal
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Syaprubensi (7/8 Hours - 1450m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 04:Trek Syaprubensi to Lama hotel (6/7 hours - 2480m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 05:Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang vilalge (5/6 Hours - 3540m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 06:Trek Langtang village to Kyanjin Gumpa (3/4 hours - 3900m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 07:Day hike to Tserko Ri (5150m) and exploration around. come back to Kyanjin Gumpa and overnight
Day 08:Trek back to Lama Hotel (6/7 Hours - 2480m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 09:Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (5/6 Hours - 2,230m) Overnight at local tea house
Day 10:Trek Thulo Syapru to sing Gompa 3250m. (6/7 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Day 11:Trek Sing Gumpa to Gosaikunda Lake 4360m. (7/8 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Day 12:Trek Gosaikunda to Gopte 3440m. (7/8 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Day 13:Trek Ghopte to Tharepati 3650m. (7/8 Hours) Overnight at local tea house
Day 14:Trek Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/6 hours) Overnight at tea house
Day 15:Trek Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m / 3/4 Hours) overnight at tea house
Day 16:Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive back to Kathmandu: 3 hrs trek and 2 hours driving. Overnight at hotel
Our cost is based on 2 pax a group. If you are more than 2 pax, your cost will reduce and if you are only one pax cost increase. In our cost, we are providing you private Jeep driving from Kathmandu to Syaprubensi. If you choose to drive with local bus, total cost decrease. Driving with local bus is not comfortable and we do not recommend it.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m Representative from Nepal Highland Treks will pickup up from Airport and transfer to hotel. Hotel is in Thamel which is tourist hub of Kathmandu. You can find trekking equipment shops, money exchange counters, restaurants and bars around. If time permits talk about your program and trip.
Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel After your breakfast in Hotel, our tour guide lead you to sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. A biggest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath. A biggest Buddhist stupa Bauddhanath and old King palace Bhaktapur durbar squire. back to hotel and final preparation of the trekking.
Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Syaprubensi (7/8 Hours - 1450m) Overnight at local tea house Take early breakfast in your hotel. Start driving from Kathmandu to Syaprubensi. It is only 117 kilometer but long driving because of mountain road through local villages. It is also one of the scenic drives. Stop on the way at scenic place and for Lunch. Reach at Syaprubensi at around 2pm. Check in your room and have hot tea.
Day 4Trek Syaprubensi to Lama hotel (6/7 hours - 2480m) Overnight at local tea house After your breakfast in Syaprubensi, start trekking through Rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel. We cross Bridge of Trisuli River and walk again bank of Langtang River. Starting trekking route is slightly uphill but at end of the day is with tough uphill. We also cross several suspension bridges and local tea houses
Day 5Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang vilalge (5/6 Hours - 3540m) Overnight at local tea houseWalking again with dense Rhododendron forest today. After walking minor uphill, you will reach at Ghoda Tabela. There are small tea house rebuild after earthquake in Nepal. We also can see beautiful Mountain View of Langtang Lirung and Naya Khang. Reach Langtang valley which was a biggest Tamang village before earthquake. Now again locals are establishing their houses but enough tea houses are rebuild for trekkers
Day 6Trek Langtang village to Kyanjin Gumpa (3/4 hours - 3900m) Overnight at local tea house Start your trek as usual time. Today we are going to trek short and reach Kyanjin Gumpa by lunch time. You could see beautiful mountain range around and largest Buddhist Mani walls on the way of trekking. Reach at Kyanjin Gumba, last village of Langtang valley Trekking. Spend rest of the afternoon exploring by Buddhist Shrine and beautiful mountain ranges. You also can walk around and visit Yak cheese factory.
Day 7Day hike to Tserko Ri (5150m) and exploration around. come back to Kyanjin Gumpa and overnight Early in the morning, we start walking to Tserko Ri. Tserko Ri is the highest hill of this trekking. We try to get there before sunrise to view good sunrise view. You may will have difficulties of breathing in less oxygen in high altitude. We can see Langtang Glacier, Langshisha Kharka (The big pasture of Yak) and panoramic mountain views. Back to Kyanjin Gumba for overnight.
Day 8Trek back to Lama Hotel (6/7 Hours - 2480m) Overnight at local tea house After breakfast in Kyanjin Gumba, we trek down same way back to Lama Hotel. It is long walking day through dense forest, local villages with ethnic peoples. Peoples in these villages are Nepalese Tamang but practicing similar cultures as Tibetan
Day 9Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (5/6 Hours - 2,230m) Overnight at local tea house Start trekking after breakfast. Trekking trail slightly goes landslide area and leads you to Thulo Syabru (2,260m). Thulo Syabru is a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village from where you can observe the miraculous vista of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal
Day 10Trek Thulo Syapru to sing Gompa 3250m. (6/7 Hours) Overnight at local tea house From Thulo Syabru village the trail slightly goes uphill through beautiful rhododendron, Bamboo and pine forest. Along the trail you will past several mountains village to reach Chandan Bari and to Sing Gompa
Day 11Trek Sing Gumpa to Gosaikunda Lake 4360m. (7/8 Hours) Overnight at local tea house The trail climbs gradually up. Panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range can be seen from here. Then continue trek up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda and Bhairav Kunda and reach to Gosaikunda
Day 12Trek Gosaikunda to Gopte 3440m. (7/8 Hours) Overnight at local tea house Morning explore around Gosaikunda lake. After your breakfast, we start trekking uphill through rocky trail. Cross glaciers, moraines and reach high Lauribina La Pass (4,610m). Before reaching pass, we cross four small lakes. The trails than descend steeply down to Phedi, continue drops till Ghopte by crossing rocky hills, Rhododendron forest.
Day 13Trek Ghopte to Tharepati 3650m. (7/8 Hours) Overnight at local tea house Today after breakfast we head towards our next point, Therpati. The trial descends from the ridge of Ghopte with numerous ups and downs across ravines and boulders of old moraines. The trial then descends slightly passing through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests up to Tharepati. A steep path rises above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a windswept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya.
Day 14Trek Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/6 hours) Overnight at tea house Trek Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/6 hours) overnight at tea house
Trek start after your breakfast. Starting trail descend until Melamchi Khola and reach Melanchi Gaun. Explore Tamang village, old monasteries. Than trekking trail ascend to Tarkeghyang. There is one of the oldest monastery of this region in this village. Explore big Sherpa village Tarkeghyang, from where best sunrise view can be viewed
Day 15Trek Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m / 3/4 Hours) overnight at tea house Very easy walking today to reach Sermathang village. low land region including forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village
Day 16Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive back to Kathmandu: 3 hrs trek and 2 hours driving. Overnight at hotel Trekking down to Melanchi Puul Bazar by crossing local villages of variety ethnic group. Take local bus from Melamchi Puul and drive back to Kathmandu. Check in hotel, get fresh. Evening dinner with Nepal Highland Treks team. Share your trekking experience
Day 17Departure Representative from Nepal Highland Treks take to airport before 3 hours from your flight time. if you get time before this, you can make shopping tour around. You also can choose other sightseeing in Kathmandu valley