Helambu Langtang Trek - 14 days
- Beautiful mountain views
- 108 Holy lakes and holy hindu monatain spot at Gosaikunda
- Laurebinaya la Pass
- Lots of buddhist Monastory on the way
- Yak chess factory at Kyanjing and Singompa
- Explore the Tibetan culture
- Amazing sherpa culture in Shermathang and Tarke Ghyeang
- Pleasant Tibetan Villages
- Rhododendron forest and red panda as well as other wildlife
- Spectacular sunrise view from Tserko Ri
Langtang /Helumbu has been recovered after disaster
Helambu Langtang Trek takes place in the Lantang region of Nepal which is the nearest trekking region from the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Region still remains untouched by modernization and still holds its unique culture and lifetsyle.
The Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with rural landscape. The Helambu Langtang trekking is a great opportunity to explore the unique culture of the people living in the region. The people living in the Helambu Langtang region are Nepalese who are descendant of the Tibetan origin. The have a unique tradition, culture and lifestyle. Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those who are looking for a short trek to Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle.
the Helambu langtang trek passes through trail filled with several varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped Himalayas to offer. All these aspects make the Helambu langtang trek the most diverse treks closest to the capital city of Kathmandu.
Major attraction factors of the Helambu langtang trek route is the visit to the holy Gosainkund Lake which is of a religious significance to both, the Hindus and the Muslims. Through an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls, magnificent views of the snow covered white giant Langtang Lirung, Tibetan, Sherpa cultured villages, Helambu Langtang Trekking is an ideally combined aspects of both cultural and natural trek.
The helambu Langtang Trek followed by Himalayas on Foot begins from a drive to Syabrubesi-an interesting village on the banks of the Bhote Kosi River- from Kathmandu. Moving along the Langtang Khola and then through forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo, we will enter the Langtang valley- a 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. The sunrise view from Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) is a must to see. We will also visit traditional cheese factories. Lama Hotel offers magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7,600m/24,934ft) and Langtang -II (7,227m/23,711ft) peaks. We might spot the shy Red Panda that inhabits the Langtang region.
Helambu Langtang Trek Highlights
- Beautiful mountain views, especially the Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal
- Explore the Tibetan culture
- Rhododendron forest
- Spectacular sunrise view from Tserko Ri
- Visit to Gosainkunda Lake
Day 1: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7 hrs
We will drive along the western hills from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail offers amazing mountain views, small and scattered village settlements. Once we reach Dhunche, we will descend towards Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi
Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
On this day we will trek to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola River. After passing through a dense forest and crossing a suspension bridge, we will reach Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 3: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hr
The trail towards the Langtang Village initially passes through a dense forest. The route offers and amazing view of Langtang Lirung. We will come across water mills, prayer wheels, and chortens with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Overnight in Langtang Village.
Day 4: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-1/2 hr
On this day, we will trek towards Kyanjin Gompa-surrounded by the Himalayas all around.. We will come across yak pastures and also the largest mani wall in Nepal which is made from stone with prayers inscribed on them. After crossing several wooden bridges the track heads towards Kanjin Gompa. You can explore the place enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. Overnight in Kanjin Gompa
Day 5: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day
On this day we will explore Kyanjin Gompa which offers spectacular views of green hills standing against the white mountains. Early in this morning we will visit Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for a sunrise view. This place is also a spectacular viewpoint of Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
From Kyanjin Gompa, we will head towards Lama Hotel. It will take about 4/ 5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail is mostly downhill through forest following the river. We will also encounter ethnic Tamang settlements. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 7: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours
The route towards Thilo Syabru passes across river and then ascends towards Thulo Syabru. We will encounter fascinating views of Langtang Himal. The trail goes through dense pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316ft).
Day 8: Thulo Syabru- Shin Gomba: 3-5 hours
One our way to Shin Gomba, we will first come across a village called Dimsa. The trail further continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. Along the journey, we will catch a wonderful glimpse of Langtang Himala and Langtang valley. Overnight in Shin Gomba (3,330m/10,925ft)
Day 9: Shin Gomba- Gosainkunda: 5-6 hours
The trail initially passes through an area entirely dominated by rhododendron and then 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. We will then climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. We will explore the Lake region. Overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m/14,632ft).
Day 10: Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours
The route towards Gopte ascends uphill and through moraines. After passing three other small lakes, we will further ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft). The path then goes downhill to Phedi. Continue to walk up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Overnight in Gopte (3,440m/11,286ft).
Day 11: Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours
On this day we will trek towards Malemchigaon. The route heads across forested area and then passes through a dry riverbed before arriving at Kharka. This region is entirely dominated by rhododendron forest. We will walk through a forest and then arrive at the village of Thare Pati. This region gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. After crossing the village, we will enter a forested area from where the route will descend to Melamchi River. Overnight in Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft)
Day 12: Malemchigaon – Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours
On this day we will trek towards Tarke Gyang. You will get an opportunity to explore the rich Sherpa culture and tradition and their monasteries. The houses in this village are made up of stone and are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft).
Day 13: 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 14: Sermathang- Melamchi Puul Bazaar -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus
We will walk to Melamchi Puul Bazaar through several Sherpa villages. From Melamchi Puul Bazaar we will drive to Kathmandu via bus. Once we reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotels. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.