Trek to LangtangGosainkunda Pass Helambu is a beautiful journey in Nepal through luxuriant forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. The 17-day trek begins in Kathmandu with tours of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then we drive to Syabrubesi which is a Tamang village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and begin our trek. The main attractions are rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders, a chance to bath in soothing hot springs, magnificent views of the snow covered white giant Langtang Lirung, Visiting the holy lakes of Gosainkunda.
The trail moves on as you make your way along the Langtang Khola, first through forests of oak and rhododendron and then bamboo forests on the higher reaches of the trail. Display of fabulous view from Lauribinayak viewpoint offers tremendous view of sunset, sunrise and 360 degree view from Annapurna to mighty Everest region. The holy Gosainkund lakes, waterfalls and turbulent rivers add to the enjoyment of this Langtang Gosaikunda trek.
Since this trek takes place in Langtang National Park, you may spot Red Panda, but one thing that you can enjoy 100% is its main highlights, such as Kyanjim Gompa and Tserko Ri, which will compel you to praise Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek often.
Day01 : Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel
Our airport representative will receive you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel and brief you about tomorrow’s activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Our city guide will come to pick you at hotel in a car after you have your breakfast. Today, you will visit all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. These include major places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur.
Day03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syaphrubesi
A trekking guide will come to pick you up and take you to a bus park from where you head off to SyabruBensi. The journey is about seven hours and takes you to theTrisuli River, terraced fields, and green hills. Overnight at local tea house.
Day04 : From Syapru Benshi to Lama Hotel
Today is the first day of the trek and takes you to the BhoteKoshi River, the Langtang River, and the bamboo forest. On the way, you might encounter Red Panda. The trekking trail is an uphill climb most of the time. Overnight at local tea house.
Day05 : From Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
This trek takes you to the Langtang River includes uphill climb, as well as hemlock, maple and rhododendron forest. Other things include a great view of Langtang Lirung Mountain and U-shaped glacier valley. Overnight at local tea house.
Day06 : From Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa
Today’s trek is short, which takes you to monasteries and cheese factories. It will also show you the mountain scenery. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day07: Kyanjing exploration day - hike to Kyanjing-Ri 2-3 hrs. or Tsergo-Ri 7-9hrs.
Today is a day to explore, for examples, you can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and then hike toTserko Ri to see a breath-taking view of Langtang peak. Overnight at local tea houses.
*Note: Additional day will be an optional if you want to explore Kyanjing in detail.
Day08 : Back to Lama Hotel
The trekking trail is downhill and takes you to Lama Hotel. It shows you beautiful mountains. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day09 : From Lama Hotel to Thulo Syphru
The trekking trail descends to the river, crosses the river, shows you beautiful mountains, and heads off to the pine and juniper forest. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day10 : From Thulo Syaphru to Cholang pati
The trekking trail is steep, heads off to a dry vegetation area, and takes you to the home of Red Pandas. From the home, the trekking trail becomes steeper before it reaches Laurebinafrom where you can see the outstanding view of mountains, such as Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang lirung. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day11 : From Cholang Pati to Gosaikunda
Today, we climb along the ridge from where you can see lakes. The famous lakes that you see areBhairavKund and Gosaikunda. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the Gosaikunda Lake. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day12 : From Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Lahure Bina-La pass
The trekking trail is steep and passes by lakes before it finally reaches Laurebina La Pass (4610m). From this pass, we follow a rocky trail that descends though forests and that climbs the valley to take you to Ghopte (3440m). Overnight at local tea houses.
Day13 : From Ghopte to Kutungsang
From Ghopte, the trekking trail descends, climbs uphill, heads off to the area of boulders and ascends to Tharepati, from where the trekking trail connects you to Helambu. This trekking trail passes through the alpine country side and meadows, climbs to a small pass called Mere Danda, enter rhododendron forest and descend to Kutumsang. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day14 : From Kutungsang to Chisopani
The trekking trail climbs uphill and then descends in a forested area and takes you to villages, such as Gul Bhanjyang, ThodangBetini, and PatiBhanjyang. This village is the village of Brahmin and Chettri people whose culture are completely different from that of the Tamang people, who live in the Langtang National Park, where you have trekked. Overnight at local tea houses.
Day15 : From Chisopani to Sundarijal and then drive to Kathmandu
Before you start your trek, early in the morning, you see a satisfying view of mountains, such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Gaurishanker, Dorjelakpa, Langtang Ranges, and Annapurnas. The trekking trail climbs uphill and then descends to Mulkharka (1800m). From here, it is a short walk to Sundarjial. Then, we drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day16 : Departure day
Our airport representative will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport in a private car. You will reach the airport before 3 hours of your departure time.
We will be staying at 3 Star Standard hotels which have deluxe suite in Kathmandu for 2 nights and the best available teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 300.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the short trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. The teahouse menu includes Nepalese, Tibetan and the more common continental cuisines for us to choose from.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Experts agree that gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Kyanjing which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude thus resulting in a successful trip.
For this trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that even if anybody in the group gets sick or is unable to carry on, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but usually, it is a maximum of twelve people as we've found this to be the best size for a successful trip. If you would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.
Messenger Travel & Tours is definitely committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for this trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trek will be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Messenger Travel & Tours before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Note:There will be 2(percent) additional discount per person, if the group of people exceeds the minimum group of people (1-10 px)