Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Public Bus + Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:
    2

About Langtang Helambu Trek - 16 Days

Langtang Helambu trek takes you to an amazing journey providing views of snow-peaked mountains, picturesque villages, rivers, forests, wildlife through the  Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu route. This less-explored region of Langtang is slowly getting the attention it deserves. This trek is an extension to Langtang Valley trek by taking you to additional places like Gosaikunda lake and the amazing village of Helambu. 

This 16 days Langtang Helambu trek package includes 12 days of trekking starting from Syabru Besi. This is the perfect trek to get the close views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Pemathang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo by trekking inside the region of Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park is home to several species of plants, animals and birds as well as various snow-peaked mountains. Walking through several villages like Langtang, Kyanjin Gompa, Thulo Syabru and Helambu village draped by beautiful mountains is also an amazing opportunity to explore the lifestyle of Tamang, Sherpa and other ethnic groups living in those villages. 

Gosaikunda Lake is another highlight of this trek. This lake lying at the height of 4380 m showcasing the outstanding beauty of itself and surrounding mountains also holds a major religious significance. Climbing the top of Tsergo Ri is another thrilling activity during this trek from where the best view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak can be seen.

Sublime Trails has designed this trek to let you enjoy the scenic beauty, wildlife, culture and tradition of the Himalayan region of Nepal within these 16 days including the sightseeing in the city of temples, Kathmandu. 

 

LANGTANG HELAMBU TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 
  • Excursion of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu 
  • Chance to enjoy the glorious view of mountains such as Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh, Hiunchuli, Jugal, etc.
  • Visit the Kyanjin Gompa, Shin Gompa and other Buddhist monasteries and Swiss Cheese factory 
  • Walk through dense alpine and rhododendron forests
  • Explore the culture and tradition of Tamang, Sherpa and other ethnic people living in the villages like Langtang and Helambu
  • Reaching Tsergo Ri, the highest point of the trek to get outstanding views of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc.
  • Visit the majestic Gosaikunda Lake with holding enormous religious significance
  • Chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park 

 

What to Expect:

1. Food and Accommodation

Staying at tea houses gives you the chance to explore the simple way of living away from luxury products and modern devices. You will have three meals, all provided by these tea houses. Food may include Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. These tea houses are clean and provide homely services. While in Kathmandu, you will stay at a 3-starred hotel with breakfast service. For other meals than breakfast, we don't want to bore you with a fixed meal and want you to explore amazing restaurants serving a variety of food and services.
 

2. Langtang National Park 

This sacred region of Langtang National Park consists of tropical to alpine forests. Among several mountains in this region, Langtang Lirung (7245 m) is the highest point within this park. This park is also a shared home to different ethnic people living in several villages and wildlife in forests. Different animals like monkeys and deer and other exotic animals like red panda, black bear, Himalayan thar live in the forests of Langtang National Park. During this trek, you have the chance to see these animals if you get lucky.
 

3. Tamang, Sherpa and other ethnic people

Walking past different villages, you will encounter people living in these areas. They are mostly Tamang and Sherpas and preserve their culture dearly. While living at tea houses run by them, their way of life can be observed which is quite unique. Enjoying their warm hospitality, you can communicate with them with the help of our guides. Visiting different gompas, monasteries and villages is also important to know about the religion, culture and tradition of these ethnic people.
 

4. Kyanjin Gompa, Shin Gompa and Buddhist Monasteries 

Several small and big monsteries, gompas and religious sites can be seen along the way which showcases architecture inspired by Tibetan architecture. Kyanjin Gompa lies at the foot of Langtang Lirung and gives you the beautiful views of mountains and the village with few settlements and serene environment. This is a holy place for Buddhist monks and lets you feel spiritual as you visit it. Another Buddhist site you will encounter is Shin Gompa lying in a village named after it. 
 

5. Tsergo Ri

Tsergo Ri is the highest place you will get to during this trek and is a vantage point to view the majestic Langtang Lirung and other peaks. Climbing to its top in the early morning is the most adventurous thing to do during this trek. This gives you the most beautiful scene of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. during sunrise.
 

5. Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake is the most popular and religiously significant place in this area. The blue water draped by mountains and rugged terrain pleases your eyes like nothing else. This lake stays frozen for about 6 months, so it depends on the time of your trek. There are other small lakes as well in this area. 
 

6. Laurebina La Pass

You will reach Laurebina Pass after leaving Gosaikunda and other three lakes and climbing an uphill. Getting to the top of Laurebina pass gives some amazing views of sunset and sunrise over mountains like Langtang and Ganesh. Landscapes look amazing from here including the Gosaikunda Lake. This can be a pretty strenuous trek after which you will descend down to the village named Ghopte.
 

7. Landscapes along the way

Landscapes during this Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trek is dominated by the views of snow-capped mountains, forests, rivers and villages. Though the terrain gets a bit rocky and villages starts to thin as the destination approaches, it never gets boring. Some terrain may be a bit difficult and may take some strength but the beautiful landscapes energize you and keep you motivated. Since the trekking route falls mostly in the area of Langtang National Park, beautiful sceneries never leave your sight.

Langtang Helambu Trek - 16 Days Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport
  • Picking you up at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transferring you to a three-star hotel

As you arrive Nepal, you will see one of our crews with your name on our signboard waiting for you. You will then be dropped to a 3-star hotel where you can rest, freshen up or prepare for your trek. You can also stroll around the city to try what it has to offer you. Thamel is a tourist hub and you can find several if not at least one activity that you can enjoy. You can go to spas, bars, restaurants etc. You will stay overnight at the same hotel.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Explore the Kathmandu City
  • Visit 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sites ( Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple)
  • Tour briefing and prepare for the trek

After waking up and having your breakfast in your hotel, you will be taken out for sightseeing around Kathmandu city. You will visit 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sights. Apart from Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, you will also visit other cultural and religious places like monuments, pokharis, etc. You can go out to buy any trekking gears that you missed. After a tour briefing, you can rest in your hotel and prepare for the trek or go out for various activities.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 03: Bus Ride from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
  • Take a bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi 
  • Enjoy the scenic landscapes along the way
  • Get views of mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal

You will leave Kathmandu and head off to Syabru Besi, our gateway to Langtang region. This ride takes about 9 hour and you get to enjoy beautiful landscapes, villages and mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal, etc. You will have your lunch somewhere along the way. You will reach Syabru Besi and stay at a guest house there after having your dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1503 m

 

DAY 04: Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel
  • Follows the trail of Gumanechok towards Ghoda Tabela 
  • Climb to the beautiful valley with yaks and have several alternating descent and ascent
  • Move through beautiful Rhododendron forests
  • A final ascent through a steep trail

You will follow the trail of Ghumanechok and walk towards Ghoda Tabela by walking along Langtang River. The trail will be covered with beautiful Rhododendron and Oak trees. You will then climb an uphill trail and reach a valley. You will then descend and again ascend for few more times. Walking along the way, you will find many tea shops where you can buy different food items. After crossing a small bridge, you will get to Lama Hotel by climbing a steep uphill. You will stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2480 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
  • Walk parallel to Langtang river
  • Reach Ghoda Tabela and have lunch
  • Ascend for a while to reach Yak pasture lands
  • Reach Langtang village inhabited by Tamang communities

Leaving Lama Hotel, you will head towards Langtang village. It is a beautiful village, surrounded by views of mountains and glaciers, inhabited by Tamangs and Tibetan Buddhist Sherpas. You will reach there by walking parallel to Langtang river, getting to Ghoda Tabela and Yak pasture lands and then walking steep uphill for about 4 hours. You will have your lunch at Ghoda Tabela. This place also offers you mesmerizing views of green grasslands and Langtang range. You will have dinner and stay at a tea house there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3480 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
  • Go past villages like Muna and Singdun
  • Walk a gradual uphill trail
  • Enjoy views of streams, mani walls and green meadows
  • Walk a rocky path and cross a bridge to reach Kyanjin Gompa

Today, you will continue your trek by walking through villages like Muna and Singdun. After having your lunch at Singdun, you will cross a wooden bridge and walk a rocky path to reach Kyanjin Gompa. Mountains like Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri will surround you. You can either rest of go around the village to explore the monastery. You will stay at a tea house here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3830 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

 

DAY 07: Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri (4984 m) and Return Back
  • Reach to the top of Tsergo Ri to get outstanding views of  mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc.
  • Return back to Kyanjn Gompa for acclimatization

Today is the day you will spend acclimatizing. You will have crossed an altitude of 3000 m and trekked higher so you will be at risk of getting altitude sickness, Thus, you will go to higher places but return to Kyanjin Gompa for dinner and sleep. As a part of acclimatization, you will go to Tsergo Ri. You can get marvellous views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. from there. You may also go there early in the morning to view sunrise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3830 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

 

DAY 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
  • Return the same route to get to Lama Hotel
  • Enjoy the views of mountains as you return

You will descend to Lama Hotel the same route enjoying the views of the same mountains and green forests. You will get to Langtang Khola passing through Tamang villages. Walking further, you will reach Ghoda Tabela and then Lama Hotel. You will stay at a tea house there after having your dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2480 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru
  • Reach Rimche village after few hours of ascent
  • Walk the downhill trail to get to Langtang river
  • Continue a simple trail to reach Bamboo
  • Cross the bridge,enjoy a waterfall and finally reach Thulo Syabru

After walking an uphill path for few hours, you will reach Rimche. You will now get to Langtang river by following a downhill trail. After that, you will reach Bamboo without any steep uphill or downhill climbing. You will then cross a bridge which you will get to by walking uphill for a while. Then, you will reach a village with waterfalls and then to Thulo Syabru.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2230 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa
  • Ascend through dense Rhododendron forest 
  • Reach Cheese factory and enjoy some awesome cheese
  • Walk past Garta village and Phulung monastery

Though it is possible to walk up to Gosaikunda, we will not do so. The gain in elevation will be too much than your body can comfortably take. So, you will walk slowly and steadily to reach Shin Gompa and rest there. Today’s trail will be a straight uphill and you will walk through Rhododendron forest. There is a Cheese factory along the way and you can go there to taste some nice Cheese. You will walk past villages like Garta and Phulung monastery. You will stay at a tea house here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3330 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 11: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda 
  • Walk uphill to reach the top of Laurebinayak
  • Continue your walk on the rocky terrain
  • Enjoy the marvellous sight of mountains like Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang, glacial lakes like Gosaikunda and TIbetan plateau

Leaving Shin Gompa, you will head towards Gosaikunda. This will be the most rewarding experience in your whole trek.  You will walk uphill, and you will first reach Laurebinayak. From the top, you can enjoy the marvellous sight of mountains like Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang and the TIbetan plateau. Walking further on the rocky terrain, you will reach Gosaikunda, a glacial lake with huge religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists equally. It is also a pilgrimage performed mostly during Janai Purnima. You will stay overnight at a tea house in Gosaikunda.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 4460 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 12: Gosaikunda Lake to Tharepati via Laurebina Pass (4610 m)
  • Walk past small lakes towards Laurebina Pass
  • Enjoy the view of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal
  • Walk through moraines and cairns to reach Ghopte
  • Trek up and downhills to finally reach Tharepati

You will leave Gosaikunda move toward Laurebina Pass. You will have to ascend fow a while to reach it. Then, you will walk the rough route with moraines and cairns. After that, you will descend to Melamchi Valley. After walking about 5-6 hours, you will reach Ghopte. Then you will ascend for a while to reach a village surrounded by Rhododendron. You will finally descend to reach Tharepati. You will stay there overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3640 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

 

DAY 13: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang
  • Walk from Tharepati to Melamchigaon
  • Descend towards Melamchi river
  • Cross a wooden bridge to reach Tarkeghyang
  • Explore the culture of Tibetan Buddhist Sherpas

You will start descending and you will reach Melamchigaon. You will continue your trek to reach Melamchi river. You will get to see several Sherpa settelments along the way. You will get to explore the tradition of these Tibetan Buddhist Sherpas. You will descend the trail in a fast pace and cross a wooden bridge to reach Tarkeghyang. You will stay here overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2743 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

 

DAY 14: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang
  • Walk the trail along a wide valley
  • Walk past lush forests, villages, monastery and mani wall
  • View the picturesque Helambu village
  • Get amazing views of Ganesh, Jugal and Langtang Himal 

Altitude will be gradually dropping as you descend towards Sermanthang. Your walk will be easy as oxygen level rapidly increases while you also will be enjoying the views of Helambu village and Ganesh, Jugal and Langtang Himal. You will get to see several lush forests, villages, monastery and mani wall along the way. You will stay overnight at Sermanthang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2621 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 15: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar and Bus Ride from Kathmandu
  • Walk through a beautiful trail to reach Melamchi Bazaar
  • Scenic ride from Melamchi to Kathmandu
  • Stroll around the streets of Kathmandu and shop souvenirs and handicrafts
  • Explore the cafes, restaurants and bars

Today you will leave this region. Upon reaching Melamchi Bazaar, you will take a bus ride for about 2 hours to reach Kathmandu. Now you can rest for a while and later go out to buy souvenirs to take back home. Sublime Trails will have organized a farewell dinner for you where you can enjoy traditional food and dances. If you have time and aren’t tired, you can stroll around the streets of the tourist hub Thamel to enjoy live music or any other activities.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

 

DAY 16: Departure

Today, you will return to your country or head to your next destination. You will be taken to the airport and we bid you a warm farewell. If you plan to stay in Nepal for few more days, we can help to make your stay more fun by planning a trek in another region or other activities. We will be more than happy to do so.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Airport pick up and drop services
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star hotel with breakfast)
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Shared transportation from Kathmandu to/from Syabru Besi
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Well experienced guide, porter, and 1 assistant for more than 6 pax in a group  
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance fees, Tims card fee
  • Necessary paperwork with Government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for Sublime's crew
  • All the necessary bus, car and jeep Service for the trip
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our guide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets on rentals (to be returned to the company after the trip)
  • Salary, equipment, food, and accommodation for Sublime’s crew
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company.)
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee to monuments
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain or due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • All the chocolate and dessert items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

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26 Nov, 2019 - 11 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1010 USD

Langtang Helambu Trek - 16 Days Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews

I knew this trek would be a bit harder than last because it is a long trek and I was physically and mentally prepared. Trekking in Nepal can challenges you in different ways, the altitude, temperature and how you pack for it. I want to thank Ram that he suggested that I should take extra blanket because of the cold weather. If I didn't I would be in great troubles, I am bad at coping with cold and he knows that from our last Everest Base Camp trek. That doesn't minimize my love for mountains and Nepal. There were not many travellers this time because Langtang is not that popular destination like EBC but I have to say that I had one of the best experiences in my life. Everything went completely fine and my friends were happy too. If there would have been any problem they would literally kill me because I talked them into coming here. They had already trekked in such places but, they were in Nepal for the first time. I will come to Nepal again and again and there's no doubt that I will choose Sublime each time. The farewell dinner they planned for us was so amazing this time.   

Now that the trip is over, I kind of feel sad because I spent so many days here with you guys having so much fun visiting to so many places. After a long time I spent my holidays trekking. Ram was very helpful in everything long before the trek even started and our guide Shiva was also very frank, experienced and helpful. Nepal is a very amazing destination for tours and treks guys, don't miss it.

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