Home > Nepal > Trekking > Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek

Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek - 17 Days

Welcome to yet another special package of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. This stunning and adventurous journey lets us through the diverse natural as well as Himalayan vista. There are numerous highlights of this trek. But the basic highlights are the rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls flowing over the mammoth boulders and the wild life of this area. You can also view the numerous holy lakes and behold the natural sceneries of snow covered mountain tops of Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft).

The trek to Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek begins from a journey in a bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This village is very interesting and lies on the bank of the Bhote Kosi River. The trail starts to ascend 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).Then again the trail ascends from there towards Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) for magnificent view of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range. From Tserko Ri, a short hike leads us to the beautiful glacial moraine (4,300m/14,107ft). You can also opt to climb it depending upon the time and from there, the most scenic views of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers can be glanced. Langtang Lirung is also famous for its traditional cheese factory. Cheeses are manufactured by hand here. Once in Chadan Bari (3,330m/10,925ft), having traveled through Lama Hotel, you can behold the magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m/24,934ft) and Langtang -II (7,227m/23,711ft) peaks. These areas are also the natural habitat of Red Panda. They are one of the endangered species of Nepal. Moving on to Gosainkunda, watching the beautiful sunrise over a multitude of glistening Lakes makes you even more romantic. This lake Gosaikunda, is believed to be formed by the Lord Shiva (one of the god of Hindu religion) 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.

Welcome to yet another special package of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. This stunning and adventurous journey lets us through the diverse natural as well as Himalayan vista. There are numerous highlights of this trek. But the basic highlights are the rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls flowing over the mammoth boulders and the wild life of this area. You can also view the numerous holy lakes and behold the natural sceneries of snow covered mountain tops of Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft).

The trek to Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek begins from a journey in a bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This village is very interesting and lies on the bank of the Bhote Kosi River. The trail starts to ascend 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).Then again the trail ascends from there towards Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) for magnificent view of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range. From Tserko Ri, a short hike leads us to the beautiful glacial moraine (4,300m/14,107ft). You can also opt to climb it depending upon the time and from there, the most scenic views of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers can be glanced. Langtang Lirung is also famous for its traditional cheese factory. Cheeses are manufactured by hand here. Once in Chadan Bari (3,330m/10,925ft), having traveled through Lama Hotel, you can behold the magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m/24,934ft) and Langtang -II (7,227m/23,711ft) peaks. These areas are also the natural habitat of Red Panda. They are one of the endangered species of Nepal. Moving on to Gosainkunda, watching the beautiful sunrise over a multitude of glistening Lakes makes you even more romantic. This lake Gosaikunda, is believed to be formed by the Lord Shiva (one of the god of Hindu religion) 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 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to the beautiful city of Nepal!! There won’t be a possibility for you to feel like an outsider when you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu as one of the representatives of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will be there to receive you. After your airport check-up formalities, you will be led directly to your hotel. Please make sure that you have enough rest at the hotel and you can also try to explore around the beautiful city on your own. It is fun to meet people around the place as most of them speak English. In the evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will sponsor a dinner in one of the best restaurants in the area. You can enjoy delicious cuisines along with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual sites of Kathmandu. Most of these landmarks are categorized under World Heritage Sites. They include the historic Durbar Square of Basantapur, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists’ shrine (Bouddha Nath). Boudha Nath is the largest spherical Stupa of Nepal. At the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion and trek leaders along with other team members will also be meeting to discuss about the upcoming adventure. Please do feel free to ask any questions regarding the trip that you are making.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft), (145 km/ 7-8 hrs)

After breakfast, we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. The bus going to Syabru Bensi is found in Balaju bypass. The road is serpentine and one can enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages from the starting point of the bus. We will take lunch at the Trishuli Bazar and continue further to Dhunche in a bus. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi.

Day 4
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (5-6 hours).

This day marks as the first day of our trekking. From Syabru Bensi, we ascend towards Langtang Khola River. Along the way we pass via dense forests to reach Pahiro. You can either lunch at Pahiro or Bamboo hotel near the area. The distance from Pahiro to Bamboo hotel is of around an hour. On many places the trail passes through several suspension bridges and tea houses. Though we ascend and descend in most of the places on this day, the trail is not that challenging. Our overnight will be at the Lama Hotel.

Day 5
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (5- 6 hours).

On this day, after breakfast, we start our journey. The trail of this day too continues along dense forests. Along the way, we reach the Riverside. There is a lodge and a tea-house there. We continue along the trail to reach Ghoda Tabela and from there the trail again ascends towards Thangshyap. This place is ideal to take our lunch. After enjoying delicious lunch there, the trail ascends towards Gumba Danda. From there, a short ascending will take you to the Langtang Village. There are various water mills, prayer wheels, chortens and sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions inscribed in it there. Our overnight will be in one of the lodges at Langtang village.

Day 6
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (4-5 hours).

This day marks as the shortest trail of our entire trekking. We start our trek in the morning to get out of the village and pass through the yak pastures. Along the way we pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayer flags have interesting fact, according to the local legends; they are supposed to be like wild horses and are free to flap with the wind, just like our minds. Several wooden bridges need to be crossed along the trail. We have already bypassed a great deal of altitude and we may feel thin air around the Kyangjin Gumba. The magnificent view of glaciers, icefalls and natural vistas along with birds and yaks can be glanced from this point. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges in Kyangjin Gumba.

Day 7
Rest day at Kyanjin Gumba (exploration day)

Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints of this area. You need to ascend the hill in order to reach both of these places. We will start our trek after breakfast. We ascend through the trail to reach Tserko Ri (5000m). Tserko Ri is famous for the most pleasant scenic view of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. After spending some time at the hill top of Tserko Ri, we descend back to the guest house of Kyanjin Gumba to have our lunch. We can explore around the kyanjing valley with a guide in the day time. Our overnight stay will be in a guest house at Kyanjin Gumba.

Day 8
Trek from Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel (5-6 hours).

On this day we will be returning back to the Lama Hotel. It is very easy to descend than to ascend along the trail and this route is already familiar for us as we had ascended from the same way. While descending down, the splendid mountain views that we had missed while ascending up will lure our heart. As descending is easier, but all the same, our feet rock a lot in the rocky surface, it is recommended that you walk slower. Our overnight stay will be at the Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).

Day 9
Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (5-6 hours).

The trail of this day descends towards the river and after we reach the river, we cross it and then we ascend towards Thulo Syabru. Along the trail, the fascinating view of the Langtang Himal seems to welcome us. The trail further leads us to the pine and Juniper forest. After crossing this forest, we reach the beautiful village of Thulo Syabru. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges at Thulo Syabru.

Day 10
Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gumba (3-5 hours).

This day, from Thulo Syabru, the trail becomes broad and ascends to the Dimsa village. The climb is not that steep but still it is tiring. The trail further passes through rhododendron and oak forest until Shin Gumba. Splendid view of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley can be enjoyed along the way until we reach Shin Gumba. This place is also popular for cheese and it is suggested to try some cheese of Shin Gumba. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges at Shin Gumba. (3,330m/10,925ft).

Day 11
Trek from Shin Gumba to Gosainkunda (5-6 hours).

The trail of this day mostly ascends through rhododendron forest towards the top. The area from Shin Gumba to the Lauribina Yak is a preservation area for the red panda. It is one of the endangered species of Nepal which is generally referred as “cat bear”. If you get lucky, you can get a glimpse of this animal in your way. The trail further ascends through an alpine countryside until you arrive at Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is a famous lake which is equally popular to Hindu and Buddhist religion. We spend the rest of the day to explore around this beautiful lake. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges at Gosaikunda. (4,460m/14,632ft). (B, L, D)

Day 12
Trek from Gosainkunda to Gopte (6-8 hours).

This day is a bit challenging. The trail of this day further ascends through rough highlands and crosses the moraines. Along the trail we pass three more small lakes and then the trail ascends towards Lauribina La (4,609m/15,121ft). From Lauribina La, the path continuously ascends towards Gopte through pine and rhododendron forest. Our overnight stay will be at Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft).

Day 13
Trek from Gopte to Malemchigaon (6-7 hours).

The trail of this day begins from Gopte towards Malemchi Gaun. Our trail descends down through a forested area leading towards the Kharka. From Kharka, we climb upwards to the village of Thare Pati. While ascending towards the village of Thare Pati, we get a glimpse of splendid Jugal Himal. From Thare Pati, we cross the ridge and descend down to the Melamchi River through the beautiful forest of rhododendron. After we reach Melamchi Gaun, we will be settling down for our overnight stay.

Day 14
Trek from Malemchigaon to Tarke Gyang (5-7 hours).

This day we enter a cultural destination of the Helambu Region. Tarke Gyang is a traditional Sherpa village with beautiful monasteries. The houses of this village too are different as they are constructed close together and only a narrow alley ways separates them. Our overnight stay will be at Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft).

Day 15
Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (3-5 hours).

Tarke Gyang lies in the Helambu region. This day, from Tarke Gyang, we cross a small forest and descend towards the wide valley. The trail further leads us to the village of Parachin and Gangyul. It is interesting to note that the village Parachin practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism. This Buddhism is the national religion of Bhutan. After crossing this village we reach Sermanthang. Sermanthang marks the village for our overnight stay. (2,610m/8,563ft).

Day 16
Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Puul Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu (3-4 hours; 2 hours in bus).

On this day, we descend from Shermanthang towards the Melamchi Bazaar. Along the way we can see many beautiful Sherpa villages. From Melamchi Bazaar, we catch a bus to drive back to Kathmandu. Once you are in Kathmandu, you will be dropped to your designated hotel where you can spend the rest of the day. At evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will host a special dinner program along with cultural shows to celebrate the successful completion of your trek. Your overnight stay will be in hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 17
Final Departure.

The fabulous journey that you accomplished with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. comes to an end today. Depending on the schedule of your flight, a representative of our team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. The team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. will be more than happy to serve you in the coming days too.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • 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-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • 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.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 1,500 USD $ 1,135/person
1,135
Total $ 1,135 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 People.
  • 5,000m/16,404ft
  • Nepal.
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

Give Us Your Feedback !

Talk to an Expert-24/7

Meet Our Manager Mr. Kewal Giri Nepal  trekking guide and tour organizer who has been working in the Himalayas more than 10 years, Mr Giri had lead the trips to most part of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
Viber / Whats App:-+977 9851159317

TripAdvisor Award