Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trekking is the combination of three different locations for simultaneous coverage. Simply saying, the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu hiking route is designed for all hikers and, in general, to enjoy the hidden natural beauty of the Himalayan treasure. The inner valley of the Langtang region is a combination of the high Himalayan valley and the low temperate valley where several species of endangered fauna: the red panda, the deer, the common leopard, the snow leopard, the wild goats are found and different types of birds in danger of extinction of the species of flora are well preserved. During the spring, rhododendrons, orchids and colourful magnolias bloom abundantly with breath-taking views of the snow-capped peaks. Hence, the classic way of exploring the entire Langtang region will make you think once what we have planned for those seeking a nomadic experience for life.
After exploring the days in this nomadic region, the hiking trail will be diverted to the sacred lake site of Gosainkunda. The sacred lake of Gosainkunda is the most popular pilgrimage destination among groups of Hindu and Buddhist peoples. Especially during the full moon of August, it is visited by many people. There is also the same festive moment where many shamans gather to show their rituals of shamanism in order to claim rights in a traditional way. After visiting this sacred lake, you will cross the Laurebina Pass (4,610 m) and the trail will descend to the Helambu Valley. The Helambu Valley, in itself, is very rich for the cultural heritage of the whole region where hikers can enjoy the local hospitality of Sherpa and Tamang in a pleasant climate. This Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu is mainly popular for trekking the tea house, where you can also organize the camp. The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek can be the best trekking destination for all those who love natural landscapes and different cultural practices as well as biodiversity.
1. Max. Altitude: Gosaikunda Lake (4460m/14632ft).
2. Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous.
3. Tserko Ri to see a range of mountains.
4. Gosainkunda, a mythological lake.
5. Langtang National Park, home to 7000 m peaks and Red Panda.
6. Village of Helambu, where the culture is intact.
7. Kyanjin Gompa to enjoy yak cheese and a view of the glacier surrounded.
8. Transportation: Local Bus/Private Vehicles/Tourist Bus
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative of the Taleju Adventure than who will drop you off at the hotel where you staying by. Then we checked into the hotel, we refresh and rest for a while. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized by the Taleju Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today, after early morning breakfast, we begin a tour to many of Kathmandu's most historical and spiritual attractions. Some of these monuments are considered World Heritage sites, such as the Historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous "Temple of the Monkeys" (Swayambhunath) and the Buddhist Sanctuary (Bouddhanath), which is one of the biggest stupas in the world. At early evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion during which we will meet our trek leader and other team members too. The Taleju Adventure informs you for your hike and gives the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about on our next adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village that is also the starting point for treks in the Langtang Valley. Our trip will be on a winding road through frequent switching. On a clear day, we can enjoy an exceptional view of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our journey today ends with a descent to the small town of Syabrubesi. Night in Syabrubesi.
After breakfast, we start our trip to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend a steep path that will take us to the hotel Lama. Overnight at Hotel Lama.
We continue our ascent from the hotel Lama and enjoy the mountainous landscape with its numerous waterfalls. When we arrive in the green pastures of Ghoda Tabela, we started to see the white peaks of the Langtang Mountain range. Our trail continues through the expanding valley, passing through temporary settlements used by shepherds. We cross a Buddhist monastery before reaching the village of Langtang, which was hit by the earthquake of April 2015. We continue our way towards Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.
After breakfast, we will start our trip to Kyangjin Gompa, one of the main monasteries in the area. We pass by near water-mills, prayer-wheels, and chortens, with sacred mounds of rock on which were engraved inscriptions. We also cross the largest mani wall in Nepal, made of stones and prayers. After the short walk, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Kyangjin Gompa Buddhist Sanctuary and its surroundings with breathtaking views of the mountains. Night in Kyangjin Gompa.
We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri, which will also help us get used to the altitude. We start early in the morning. The path goes through the yak pastures before climbing to Tserko Ri. The view of the sunrise from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We will return to Kyangjin Gompa in the afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while admiring views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks. Night in Kyangjin Gompa.
We start our walk after breakfast and retrace our steps to the Lama Hotel. Most of today's hikes will be downhill as we cross forests and beautiful villages of Tamang. We also enjoy different views of the Himalayas that we missed while climbing. Overnight at hotel Lama.
We start our walk with a climb to the village of Rimche. From here we descend to the banks of Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy road leading to bamboo and begin our ascent to Landslide Lodge. From there, we continue our walk towards Thulo Syabru. There are two trails crossing another bridge. We follow the one that passes through the hotel Pahare and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Night at Thulo Syabru.
The stroll will be short today, but it is important not to go to Gosaikunda today, as the constant gain in altitude will help us acclimatize to this altitude. After a trek for a while, we will pass through a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we head south and pass through the village of Garta and Phulung Monastery before arriving at Shin Gompa for the night.
Today we can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for most of the day and glimpse the first of the sacred lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), has a particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of the most sought after places of pilgrimage in Nepal. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a large set of nine other lakes to accompany it. Each year, during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. It is said that the large rock in the middle of the lake is the remains of a shrine of Shiva. Overnight in Gosaikunda.
We move around the lake before climbing to the Laurebina pass (4610 m). The region of Helambu begins at Lauribina La (walk) and descends into the Melamchi Valley. The road is hilly and passes through moraines, but it is well marked. We cross three smaller lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and can enjoy an excellent view of the area. Our path goes through Surya Kunda before arriving at Ghopte. Night in Ghopte.
We go up and down a path through dense forests. Walking on a path through the forest will take us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our walk. The view from the crest of the Nepali hills and Soli Danda in particular is magnificent. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon, a beautiful town with a monastery. Overnight in Melamchigaon.
We pass through a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our path crosses the forests that lead to Ama Yangri, which is the highest point of our 3,800m walk. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. In addition, we have a breathtaking view of the Mt. Shishapangma and the chains of Langtang. The mountains are so close that we feel we can almost touch them. As we descend, we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also pass through a broken stone path before reaching Tarkeghyang, a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.
We start our walk after breakfast. The path is easy and passes through lush forests. We also cross beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a wall before reaching Sermathang. It is a beautiful Sherpa village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Langtang. On a clear day you can even see the Mt. Everest in the distance. Overnight in Sermanthang.
We walk through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach the Melamchi Bazaar. From there we head to Kathmandu and we remember our trip to the Langtang and Helambu areas. Once in Kathmandu, we cool off our self and rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner organized by the Taleju Adventure to celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our trip to Nepal ends today. A Taleju Adventure representative will drop you off at the airport about 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On the way back, you have ample time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
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