Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Price: $775

Langtang region lies directly north of the Kathmandu valley just south of Tibetan border. This is the closest Himalayan trekking destination from Kathmandu. This is third popular trekking destination in Nepal. All the trekking routs in this region are better managed by Langtang national Park office. Langtang National Park was established in 1976 to conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. The area extends 1710 sq. km.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1450m.) Driving approx 9 hrs by public coach or 7 hours by private vehicle (costs extra).  Accommodation provided at lodge.
Day 2
Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2383m.) Trek 6 to 7 hours along the river valley and Tamang village. Accommodation provided at lodge.
Day 3
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village: (3541m.) Trek about 5 to 6 hours through pine forest at the beginning and trek through desert area in the end of the trek. Accommodation provided at lodge.
Day 4
Langtang Village to Kyangjing Gompa (3700m.): Trek about 3 to 4 hours with beautiful Himalayan view. Accommodation provided at lodge.
Day 5
A day Rest to explore the area: excursion to Kyangjing Ri and Cherkori for the great view of the region.
Day 6
Kyangjing Gompa to Lama Hotel: Trekking route is same as previous but descends all the way. Trek about 5 hours.
Day 7
Lama Hotel to Syabru Gaun (2200m): Trek about 6 hours along the river valley. Accommodation provided at lodge.
Day 8
Syabru Gaun to Chandan bari: (3584m) Trek about 5 hours along the Rhododendron forest to Chandanbari or called Shing Gompa. Explore cheese factory and Monastery with the Trans Himalayan view.
Day 9
Chandanbari to Goshain Kunda: (4381m.) Trek about 5 to 6 hours with best view of high Himalaya and landscape. Goshainkunda is a  holy place of Hindus.
Day 10
Goshain Kunda to Ghopte: (3430): This is the hardest day of the trek because we will cross the Goshain Kunda pass(4609m.). Trek about 6 hours.
Day 11
Ghopte to Kutumsang: (2471): Trek about 5 to 6 hours with Himalaya view through the forest and Sherpa villages.
Day 12
Kutumsang to Chisapani (2194): Trek about 6 to 7 hours to Chisapani from where we could see the long range of Himalaya including east to west mountain right in front of your eyes.
Day 13
Chisapani to Nagarkot (2119m) Trekg about 6 to 7 hours along the Shivapuri water-shed forest. Whole day trek will offer a great Himalayan views.
Day 14
Nagarkot to Kathmandu: We could drive straight away to Kathmandu or trek about three hours to Bhaktapur via Changu Narayan and drive an hour to Kathmandu.
Starting Point Syabru Besi
Ending Point Nagarkot
Latitude 27° 55′ – 28 ° – 10′
Longitude 85° 14′ – 85° – 36′
Altitude Range 500m – 4610m
Difficulty Moderate
Trek Type Tea-house
Group size 1 to 10 people

 

The langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous trekking region since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8013m in Tibet. The trekking course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund and Helambu is full of diversity and attract many trekkers. The langtang valley is also known as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is cover with flowers during the summer. The region is inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people with their unique tradition and culture in this modern time.

The best time to trek around Langtang is September through May but autumn is the best time to trek in Langtang and Helambu region. Between Langtang and Helambu, we come across the Hindus holy lake Gosain kunda also known as frozen lake. The Gosain kunda Lake attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims in month of September. The Langtang national park is also well known for its populations of red panda, one of the rare animals on the planet. Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, musk deer, Himalayan thar and more than 250 species of birds can be found in this region.

Trekking in Langtang offers a choice of moderate to more difficult trekking routes with duration ranging from 7 days to 3 weeks. The most famous trekking routes includes Langtang Valley trek, Langtan Gosain kunda trek, Gosainkunda Helambu trek, helambu trek and a more demanding one called Ganjala pass trek. All routes have the facilities of locally operated lodge, and camping grounds for groups. Ganjala Pass (5120m) trek requires camping equipments. The local lodges operate the services year round except during the peak winter if the trails are blocked.

The Langtang valley is not only popular for trekkers. The Langtang valley is popular for mountaineers too. Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Langsisa Ri and Yala peak are the popular mountain climbing destination. The gateway city for trekking and climbing in Langtang region is either Dhunche or Syabru Bensi.

 

Trip cost for Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

Full board package: USD 925 each people
Standard package: USD 775 each people
Price based on two people, single supplement charge will be USD 100.  Price also includes all necessary government taxes.

 

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