About Langtang Helambu Trek

The Langtang Helambu Trek is slowly coming into prominence, the reason you ask? The spectacular combination of mountains, hills and amazing culture of this region. This trek will take you through lush green forest, beautiful villages, wildlife and you will be fully accompanied by the serene view of the mountains.

The Langtang region has been less explored by trekkers over the years. But the recent shift has brought this route to the attention of the trekkers. The Langtang mountain range is visible from the city of Kathmandu itself. It is from here that you start your journey.

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The Langtang Helambu Trek is total of 16 days, from the time of your arrival and until your departure. There are several mountains to gaze at, such as Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, & Tillman.

You will start your journey on foot from Syabru Besi, which is located at an altitude of 2000 meters. You will pass through several villages such as Langtang village, Kyangjin Gomba, Thulo Syabru, to name the few. The highlight of the trek will certainly be the Scintillating Gosaikunda lake. This majestic lake sits at a staggering altitude of 4380 meters and is a very important religious site for many locals.

During this trek, you will also have the chance to explore the city of Kathmandu and its various cultural and historical sites. So, get ready to experience the wilderness and the unequaled beauty of the Langtang region with Sublime Trails.

Outline Itinerary

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Our representatives will be at the airport to pick you up and take you to your hotel. You will need to rest after a long and tiring flight. Later in the evening, you can enjoy the lively tourist hub of Kathmandu which is known as Thamel. Enjoy the food and you will be staying at a 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu.
On this day we will prepare for our trek. We will talk to our guide and make sure we have everything we need for the trek. Also, you make do your last minute shopping too.

Later, we head to several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.
We will take a bus early in the morning to Syabru Besi. We will be accompanied with a scenic view during the entire bus trip. We will make way through several small towns and villages before reaching our destination. This bus ride usually takes about 9 hours. On our way, we will also spot few gorgeous mountain ranges. This drive can be really tiring. We prepare ourselves for the trek and rest as we will start walking on the following day.
We cross over Bhote Koshi {dam} and Ghopcha Khola. We trek through the Ghopcha Khola River bank. We then keep ascending through terraced fields, dense forest, various plant species like oaks, maple, and alder and have lunch at Bamboo. Further on, the trail crosses a bridge to the left. We pass by several small Bhattis (tea hops which also sell locally brewed alcohol & local snacks}, as we continue ascending the trail. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola {stream} and spectacular vistas of beautiful waterfalls. On reaching 2748 meters we arrive at Lama Hotel where we conclude the trek for the day. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner.
On this day, we will be reaching the 3000 meters mark. The trek continues parallel to the Langtang river. We will ascend through the trail and finally reach Ghora Tabela which is located at an altitude of 3000 meters. We can rest for a while and enjoy our lunch as there are several tea houses available.

As we head up the trail, we will come across a wide pasture land for the yaks. We will also see the presence of local people in these villages who are mainly Tamang. After about 4 hours of walking, we will finally reach the Langtang village. We will spend the night here.
We start after breakfast and continue walking through the large yak pastures. We will first reach the village of Muna and then Singdun. We can rest here for a while and then continue with our journey. The trail then takes us on a rocky path and we will then cross a wooden bridge and finally reach Kyanjin Gompa. Here, we can explore the old Gompa and also visit the Swiss cheese factory to try the delicious cheese. We rest for the night here.
Since we have reached an altitude of 3800 meters, we need to rest and acclimatize with the changing weather and the altitude. It is necessary to give our body the rest it requires and this will help us carry on with the trek in a smooth manner. We can explore this village and try out the cheese from the Swiss cheese factory. We can also visit the Kyangjing Glacier and the Yala Peak Base Camp.
On this day, we make our way back to Lama Hotel. We descend through the same trail and make way to Lama Hotel. We will stop at lunch at Ghora Tabela and carry on until we reach Lama Hotel.
We start our trek with an ascent to the Rimche Village and we can rest here. From Rimche, we climb down to the banks of the Langtang river. We continue walking through this trail which is relatively simple.

We then reach Bamboo and again start hiking uphill to Landslide Lodge. From here, we carry on with our trek to Thulo Syabru. We will come across two trails after a crossing a bridge. We take the trail that passes through Pahare hotel and a waterfall and reach Thulo Syabru.
The trail only ascends today for 5-6 hours through dense alpine and Rhododendron forest to reach Sing Gompa, where there is also a big cheese factory and you can taste the cheese yourself in the factory which faces the lovely sunny side of the village set in the laps of the Langtang Mountains.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner.
On this day, we will get to enjoy the amazing panoramic views of the Himalayas. We will able to witness the beauty of mountains such as the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We will then have to follow a ridge for the most part of the trek and then we will be able to witness the beauty of the wonderful glacial lakes. The third lake will be the Gosaikunda (4380m).

This lake is revered by the people of the Hindu as well as Buddhist communities as it is a huge significance and this makes the Gosaikunda one of most revered pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on most sides which makes this area one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nepal.

People have been visiting this lake for years and especially during Janai Purnima, which is a big day for the people of Hinduism. During August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit this lake to pay their respect. Bathing in this holy lake is very common.
The day starts with a short climb to the Laurabina La Pass, 4610m after the lake, followed by a steep descending trail section to Ghopte. From Ghopte the trail leads and ascends and descends to reach Tharepati which stays perched in the laps of the mountains & this is where we spend tonight. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner.
We will now start descending at an increasing rate. The trail takes us down to the Sherpa village of Melachigaun. We will then make way towards Melachi river. We will then cross a wooden bridge and after walking for a couple of hours, we will reach Tarkeghyang.
On this day, we start our trek after breakfast. The trail is simple and it passes through lush forests, thanks to the decreasing altitude. We will also pass through lovely villages, chortens, a monastery and a mani wall before finally reaching Sermathang. Sermathang is a gorgeous Sherpa Village with scintillating views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges.
We pass through beautiful meadows, fields and serene villages and reach Melamchi Bazaar. From Melamchi Bazaar, we drive to Kathmandu and leave behind the beautiful Langtang and Helambu regions. After reaching Kathmandu, we rest for a while and get ready for the evening. You can go around the tourist hub, Thamel and buy souvenirs that you can take back.
Time to head back to your home and share your wonderful experience in Nepal with your family and friends.

Also, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We at Sublime trails would be honored to be at your service. We provide various tour services and trekking packages as well. If you also want to trek in another region, we would be happy to guide you.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  •  Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star hotel) As per itinerary
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Shared Transportation from Kathmandu to Syafrubensi.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During the trekking
  • 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. Although the cost of the Helicopter, Hospital cost and necessary transport are not payable by the company

Any meal other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Monuments entrance fees.

Rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal injury. We strongly advise you to use your personal travel insurance.

Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) 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)

Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and drinking water during the trip.

Any desserts.

The Nepal entry visa fee.

Tips for Sublime’s crew.

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