Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal. This fabulous trek offers you to explore the local culture and living style of Tamang people of different ancient villages. Langtang Helambu Trek advances you to view some of the wonderful snow capped mountains of Nepal including Langtang Lirung, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak and more. The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking also offers a wide range of wild animals such as endangered Red Panda, Musk deer, Rhesus Monkey, Common Langur, Black Bear, Himalayan Thar and more.
Trek to the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, explore ancient villages and learn the living style and culture of Tamang and Sherpa people, sight picturesque views of stunning mountains, experience climbing of small peaks, visit glaciers at more easy altitude in compared to other regions, walk around the high mountain lake Gosaikunda and explore the wonderful Helambu Valley.
As Trekking in Nepal is a seasonal adventure tour and trek activities, we’ve two best seasons for this Langtang Trek and they are as follows:
Spring(March, April, May): The season in which rhododendron sweeps the ascending altitudes with its magnanimous color and beauty and due to which colorful hills are spotted throughout the journey wherever possible. One also gets the chance to collect the panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayas.
Autumn(September, October, November): The perfect season to trek in which the dry air sweeps the nation and due to which the sky seems to be crystal clear. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. One can enjoy the panoramic views of the snowcapped Himalayas of the Langtang region.
As it is one of the challenging treks with a quite long duration as compared to Annapurna Sunrise Trek or the Everest Sunrise Trek, it is not recommended in the winter season(December, January, February). However, it’s possible with ample winter clothes. And, due to wet and slippery trail, this Langtang Trek is absolutely not possible during rainy season(June, July, August).
And have a great trekking on Langtang Helambu Region with friendly, experienced Visit Heaven Trek team. After all make your trek to Langtang Helambu memorable.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Visit Heaven Trek representative will be there for your warm welcome and help you to get your hotel. Evening will be for short pre-trek briefing and for welcome dinner with Visit Heaven Trek at one of the typical Nepali restaurant in Thamel.
Today we start our trekking, after breakfast we drive north-west out of the Kathmandu Valley, with following the Trisuli River crossing beautiful Tamang villages of Betrawati and Dhunche. At Dhunche, we sight the first view of Langtang Himal. After 9 hours approx. drive you finally reach Syabrubesi.
Starting day of our trekking, from Syabrubesi the trail first descends then turns northwards, passing through woods, sometimes filled with monkeys. A ascending trail brings us to a junction with the trail from Thulo Syabru. The region is deciduous, rich in birdlife and home to the extremely elusive red panda. (aprox.6hrs)
The trail steeply ascent following the Langtang Khola, and climbs to Ghora Tabela (2,970m) where we can sight Langtang Lirung. After the village of Thangshep the valley opens out and at times some pleasant level sections give respite some. After 6 hours walk finally we get to a beautiful Tibetan-like village Langtang. Overnight will be at a teahouse there.
From Langtang village our route cross yak pastures with following a wonderful stream. We can see Gengchempo(6,387m) a famous landmark off the east. As we continue to follow the trail pass some Tamang settlement of Mundu(3410m) and Sindum(3410m). After all 3 hours foot work finally takes us to Kyanjin Gompa; a place which offers magnificent views of Langtang range and Langshisa.
This day is for acclimatization. As Kyanjin Ri(4,800m.) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) are spectacular viewpoints. After our breakfast we can climb to Tserko Ri and can have stunning views of Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and also the lirung Glacier. After lunch we can explore around Kyanjing valley and can have a bite of Yak cheese in Yak cheese factory. Stay overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.
Today we retrace our steps back down the valley over the same route to Lama Hotel.(approx.6hrs)First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft).
A gentle trekking day, our route first get to Bamboo Lodge, after then we head off the uphill trail to reach a marvelous Sherpa settlement of Thulo Syabru. Overnight at a guest house.
Very first we climb to Dursagang (2,550m), then take the way to Chandan Bari(3,250m) walking through rhododendron forest.The next village of note is Sing Gompa. The trail cuts across the ridge tops and reach reach Chalang Pati (3,380m). From there a short walk takes us to Laurebina; which offers picturesque views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung.
Day to arrive in Gossaikunda; one of the high points of our trek. The ridge top trail (4,100m) brings us to where we can see the first of the lakes, Saraswati Kunda. We then pass rocky spur and a short distance forward we can see another Lake named Bhairabh Kunda. Following the same trail we finally reach our today’s destination Gosaikunda; the largest lake in that area and a lake devoted to Lord Shiva. We will have enough time to explore around beautiful lake. Overnight will be at a guest house.
A challenging walking day. From Gosaikunda our trail takes north direction and gently climbs up till Laurebina La pass (4,610m.). The descent from the pass is a difficult one as it leads us to Phedi (3,500m.). From Phedi we continue our walk to Ghopte. After 6 hours walk we will finally step today’s destination Ghopte. Overnight at teahouse.
Easy short trekking day. From Ghopte we resume our trek, and we walk through alpine landscape. A gentle 3 hours walk from Ghopte we will reach Thadepati where we will stay overnight.
After early breakfast, we set off towards a wonderful Tamang Village Kutumsang. A gentle walk via Mangengoth (3,150 m.) gradually pushes us to Kutumsang. It takes 5 hours to reach this beautiful Tamang settlement from Thadepati. Overnight at teahouse.
From Kutumsang we trek to GulBhanjyang (2,142m.). After then we trek uphill through oak forest to reach Namche Danda (2,453m.). A long descent down stone steps from Namche Danda we arrive Chipling(2,165) and after we take gentle walk finally get to Chisopani. Overnight at teahouse.
Final day of our trek. Today we trek down to Sundarijal via Burlang Bhanjyang and Mulkharka. With 6 hours walk we arrive at Sundarijal. From there we join our transport back to Kathmandu. Evening will be for a farewell dinner with Visit Heaven Trek team.
Day to fly back home. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope to see you soon.