Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:16 Days
  • Trekking Duration:16 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Best Time:Sep-Dec | Mar-May

Trip Highlights

An exciting trail through Central Himalayan range, quite close to Kathmandu in the north gives the essence meaning of life and why one needs to travel deep into the mountains.

• Gosaikunda lake, one of beautiful lake at 4380m also possess religious value
• Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
• View of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja La Pass
• Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa and Buddhist temples

Trip Overview

The Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu trek takes you to the journey into the wild side of the Himalaya. This is an off the beaten track into the exciting walk of scenic central Himalayas not that far from the capital city leading from North West and ending at North East of Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal, quite close to the busiest city and yet still pure and intact in its natural state. The trip is an adventure filled with beautiful sceneries during each day’s walk in Langtang valley & Gosiankund area. A perfect combination of mesmerizing views of mountains with human civilization, the Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu trek takes you to Tamang heritage villages of Tibetan Buddhist religion coexisting with Gosaikunda’s predominant Hindu belief and norms without disturbing the nature and mountain eco system.

Langtang, Gosaikunda and Heambu trek is wonderful trek that is flexible from moderate to adventurous suitable for all types of enthusiastic travelers. Around Langtang valley after enjoying the views of mountains our next adventure leads to holy Gosainkund Lake on the high ridges of Langtang Himal. From here walk leads to a high pass of East Laurabinaya-la / Gosainkund pass at 4,609 m the highest point of the adventure. The forest of Langtang region is also well known for being home to the region’s special wildlife that includes red pandas, Himalayan black bear, and wild boar and Langur monkeys, similarly, we also sight monkeys between Syabru and Ghora Tabela, the views of snow capped mountains-Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, and Tillman’s fluted peak make up some of the most formidable vistas that are just awesome to behold in this blessed region. Finally this marvelous Langtang valley & Gosainkund trekking concludes at Sundarijal with a short drive back to Kathmandu.

This adventure starts with an interesting drive, and then walking on high trail to Langtang valley, after exploring traditional villages and lovely forest of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees in the country of rare and elusive red panda and snow leopard. The Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu trekking begins with the 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. We start from Syabru Besi, a small traditional village lying on the bank of Bhote Kosi River. The trail then slowly elevates as we make our way through rhododendron, bamboo and oak forests along the way. Upon reaching the Langtang valley, we then get a chance to explore the Sherpa villages and the visit of Kyanjing Gompa provides us a chance to peek at the lifestyle of spiritual Buddhist monks. If the weather is clean and not cloudy, then we are also greeted by several majectic mountains that form the famous Langtang Mountian Range. Ganesh Himal (7110 m) and Langtang -II (7230 m) peaks are one of the major attractions of this trek.

The pilgrimage site of Gosainkunda is the major attraction of this itinerary. It is widely believed that the region consists of 108 scared lakes including Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda and others.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Syabru Besi (1450 meters) 7 hrs
  • Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m
  • Day 04: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m
  • Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m
  • Day 06: Rest-Day for leisure for hike around.
  • Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 470m
  • Day 08: Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru village 2,118m
  • Day 09: Trek to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari 3,254 m
  • Day 10: Trek to Gosainkund 4,460 m
  • Day 11: Trek to Gopte 3,440 m via Laurabina pass at 4,609 m
  • Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via Mange-Ghot 3,285 m
  • Day 13: Trek to Gulbhanjyang 2,125 m
  • Day 14: Trek to Chisapani Danda 2,195 m
  • Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m an hour drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 16- Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels.

A seven-hour drive from Kathmandu will take you to Syabru Besi on the second day. It is located to the North of Kathmandu Valley and the drive is quite pleasant as you pass through some scenic beauty along the Trishuli River via Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse

First day walk leads uphill for a while with rest of the walk on gradual and winding trail through terraced farms and villages, walk descend to join a path of upper Syabru near Riverside. From here another hour walks to reach a small forest clearing at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.

Morning walk follows Trisuli or Langtang River upstream, leading to a climb into rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk reaching at Ghoretabla in the middle of the forest. After a nice stop continue walk for few hours to Langtang village through forest and crossing streams and leaving the tree line behind at Langtang village for overnight.

Langtang village mostly inhabited by Tamang and Bhotias tribe, morning walk leads on gradual path for a short while, then winds up for few hours coming across “mani-prayer wall”, walk leads further east where the gorge opens up into a wide scenic valley with views of peaks at close distance.

After a good walk of 3 hours reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful place with panorama of mountains and close views of Langtang Lirung at above 7,000m with icefall, here in a nice lodge with afternoon free for short walk visit the cheese factory established some 25 years ago by Swiss Technical Assistance and local support.

A rest day to enjoy and marvel the super views, an ideal spot for leisure hike to nearby hill Kyanjin Ri at 4,700m high.
Around Langtang valley enjoy views of GhenguLiru, Langtang II 6571m, Langtang Lirung 7,425m, Kimshun 6,745m and Shalbachum 6,918m to the south, the ChimsedangLekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. Jugal Himal, and Dorje Lakpa 6,980m are seen extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.

After a great time at Kyanjin Gompa, return back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

From Lama Hotel morning walk leads to Upper Syabru also called Thulo Syabru, downhill walk to Bamboo a place with few small lodges, after short rest here walk continues uphill to a ridge at Upper Syabru.

We ascend into lovely forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya. Further ascend into beautiful forest where more than 10 different species of rhododendron found around before reaching Singh Gomba / Chandanbari village with a cheese factory and an old monastery on top of the village.

From Shing Gompa, walk leads to holy Gosainkund, starting with climb through pine and rhododendron forest then higher over Lauri Binayak pass of above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati.
After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosaikund Lake area for overnight stop.

After a nice stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Laurabina eastern or Gosainkund pass at 4,609 m / 15,121 ft, highest point of this adventure. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to overnight stop at Gopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.

From Gopte, morning walk on winding trail most of the way with short steep climb to Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins. Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valley, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses. After a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsang village for overnight stop.

After Kutumsang village, morning walk with uphill through farm fields, then into forest with views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped mountains of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal, this pleasant walk ends for the day at Gul-Bhanjyang village.

We continue with reaching closer to Kathmandu valley with overnight stop in Chisapani, morning with short uphill through farmlands and villages with wonderful views on the walk, leading downhill to Patibanjayang village, a nice small village from here uphill for an hour to Chisapani danda for last overnight stop. This place offers stunning sunrise/ sunset views over array of mountains.

After catching morning sunrise over mountains, last day walk of this adventure leads to nice pleasant forest and farmlands on downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley and reach Sundarijal. An hour downhill we reach northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu where this wonderful adventure concludes, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

A small group holiday to walk in Nepal was our aim.  Mike and I were that'group'!  Tsering from Dolma was our guide and companion for ten days in the Langtang National Park.  He anticipated all our wishes and turned them it to reality, making us aware of local traditions and the way of life in his own and other villages so that we now have a better understanding of the Nepalese people.  Tsering was a true friend and a very knowledgeable guide.

Mr. & Mrs. Taylor,

We had the great fortune of using Dolma Treks for our Langtang Valley/Bridim home-stay trek in Nepal. We had an amazing time, saw some of the most breathtaking scenery that Nepal has to offer, experienced some authentic Tibetan culture and met and fell in love with some of the most beautiful, and wonderful people in the world. Tsering was extremely well organized with every aspect of our trip though we felt like friends rather than clients the entire trip. His professionalism left us completely at ease from our first email to the plane flight home. Everything ran like clockwork from start to finish. I have no hesitation in recommending Tsering Lama and dolma ecotourism for a cultural and friendly but professionally run holiday in Nepal. we are at home now knowing our lives have been enriched by our experiences in Nepal and our friendship with Tsering Lama.

Mr Pitt & family,

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