LANGTANG, GOSAINKUNDA & HELAMBHU TREK

LANGTANG, GOSAINKUNDA & HELAMBHU TREK
Country: Nepal
Destination: LANGTANG, GOSAINKUNDA & HELAMBHU TREK
Arrival At: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Duration: 16 Nights 17 Days
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouse/lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in kathmandu. All meal during Trek
Activities: Trekking and Culture
Highest Altitude: 5,000m/16404 ft
Best Months: Sep to Dec and March to May
Tour Grade: Moderate
Transfer By: Private Vehicle
Group Size: 1-12 people

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
DAY 01 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
DAY 02 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPARATION
DAY 03 KATHMANDU TO SYABRUBESI
DAY 04 SYABRUBESI TO LAMA HOTEL
DAY 05 LAMA HOTEL TO LANGTANG
DAY 06  LANGTANG TO KYANJIN GOMPA
DAY 07  KYANJIN GOMPA
DAY 08  KYANJIN GOMPA TO LAMA HOTEL
DAY 09  LAMA HOTEL TO THULO SYABRU
DAY 10  THULO SYABRU TO SHIN GOMPA
DAY 11 SHIN GOMPA TO GOSAINKUNDA
DAY 12  GOSHAINKUNDA TO GOPTE
DAY 13  GOPTE TO MELAMCHI GAON
DAY 14  MELAMCHIN GAON TO TARKE GYANG
DAY 15  TARKEGYANG TO SERMANTHANG
DAY 16  SERMANTHANG TO MELAMCHI PUL TO KATHMANDU
DAY 17  DEPARTURE

DAY 01 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Altitude: 1300m/4264ft
Meals: N/A

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet and assist at airport and transfers to hotel. Rest of the day will be free and in the evening, there will be tour briefing of trek overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 02 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPERATION
Sightseeing: Pashupatinath Bouddhanath Swayambunath & Kathmandu Durbar square
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast there will be a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The sites visited will be Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupa of Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath, and ancient royal palace complex of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After sightseeing drop back to hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 03 KATHMANDU TO SYABRUBESI
Altitude: 1,440m/4,724ft
Driving time: 7-8 Hrs
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast drive to Syabrubeshi; the trek starting point. It will take around 7-8 hours to reach Syabrubeshi. We will pass through small town and villages along the River Trishli, Overnight in Syabrubesi.

DAY 04 SYABRUBESI TO LAMA HOTEL
Altitude: 2,470m/8,104ft
Trek to Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we will start the trek, we will Cross through the suspension bridge and trek along the Langtang River. The trial goes through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. The forest consists of vast range of wildlife: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears are few of them; Overnight stay in Lama Hotel.

DAY 05 LAMA HOTEL TO LANGTANG
Altitude: 3,430m/11,253ft
Trek to Langtang: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After having breakfast we will start our trek, at the beginning the trail descends towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. After crossing a bridge at Langtang River we ascend the winding path afterwards the trail descends into a valley; we will pass through several water mills and prayers wheels and flags along the way until we reach large settlement of Langtang Village, overnight stay in Langtang.

DAY 06 LANGTANG TO KYANJIN GOMPA
Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft
Trek to KyanjinGompa: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After starting a trek today we will pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses. We will climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. Today trek is for short duration allowing us time to acclimatize. After reaching Kyanjin Gompa we can explore the surrounding. This place is famous for yak cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa

DAY 07 KYANJIN GOMPA
Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today we will explore around Kyanjing gompa. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and huge lirung Glacier. After coming back to guest house have Lunch and later walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are also good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

DAY 08 KYANJIN GOMPA TO LAMA HOTEL
Altitude: 2,470m/8,104ft
Trek to Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we trek back to Lama Hotel, the trial is mostly downhill. You will be able to see incredible views of towering mountain while coming back, after reaching lama hotel check in overnight in Lama Hotel.

DAY 09 LAMA HOTEL TO THULO SYABRU
Altitude: 2,230m/ 7,316ft
Trek to Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek after breakfast, the trail decent to river after crossing the river there is ascend to Thulo Syabru. The trial offers us fascinating view of Langtang Himal and will pass through pine and Juniper forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

DAY 10 THULO SYABRU TO SHIN GOMPA
Altitude: 3,330m/10,925ft
Trek to Shin gompa: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

A broad trail is there while climbing up to Dimsa village, it continues through rhododendron, and Oak forests to Shin gompa and the trial offers magnificent view of Langtang Himal and langtang valley. Shin gompa is also popular place for its yak cheese; Over night in Shin gompa.

DAY 11 SHIN GOMPA TO GOSAINKUNDA
Altitude: 4,460m/14,632ft
Trek to GosainKunda: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek begins after breakfast; today’s trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered area to the top of the rim, area in-between Shin gompa and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the endangered red panda. Climb a wider route to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkunda.

DAY 12 GOSHAINKUNDA TO GOPTE
Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft
Trek to Ghopte: 6 - 8 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today the trail will be challenging as the trail is rough and have more ascending. The trail passes through three small lakes before ascend of Laurebina La, after crossing laurebina the trail goes down to phedi afterwards the trail is up and down throughout the forest of pine and and rhododendron. Overnight at gopte.

DAY 13 GOPTE TO MELAMCHI GAON
Altitude: 2,560m/8,399ft
Trek to MELAMCHI: 6 - 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After crossing forested area and climb through a dry river-bed; we arrive at a Kharka surrounded by rhododendron forest. After a climb through the forest arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives us a marvelous view of the Jugal area. After a while we enter a forested area, with descend to Melamchi River followed by yet again climb to the Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) for overnight.

DAY 14 MELAMCHIN GAON TO TARKE GYANG
Altitude: 2,590m/8,497ft
Trek to Tarkegyang: 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today we will be entering Helambhu region, cultural place of Sherpa people. After a trek up to Tarke Gyang you will be able to see traditional village of Sherpa with monasteries and stone houses, overnight stay in Tarke gyang.

DAY 15 TARKEGYANG TO SERMANTHANG
Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
Trek to Sermanthang: 4 - 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The trail will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu. The trail goes through the Sherpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan, overnight in Sermathang.

DAY 16 SERMANTHANG TO MELAMCHI PUL TO KATHMANDU
Trek to Melamchi pul: 3 - 4 hours
Drive to Kathmandu: 2 Hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

After breakfast we will trek around 3-4 hours to reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar on the way we will walk through many village. After reaching Melamchi pul bazaar we will take a vehicle to Katmandu; transfer to hotel, and overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 17 DEPARTURE
Meals: Breakfast
Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight; you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

INCLUSIONS
All airport/hotel transfers
3 star hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
All accommodation and meals during the trek
A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
All transfers by private comfortable vehicles
Kathmandu-Syabrubesi, Melamchi Kathmandu by private vehicle
An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide)
Assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
All government and local taxes

EXCLUSIONS
Services other than specified in inclusions
Nepal Visa fee
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation and meal in Kathmandu and other cities, due to late departure, and early return from trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides and porters

INCLUSIONS
All airport/hotel transfers
3 star hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
All accommodation and meals during the trek
A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
All transfers by private comfortable vehicles
Kathmandu-Syabrubesi, Melamchi Kathmandu by private vehicle
An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide)
Assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
All government and local taxes

EXCLUSIONS
Services other than specified in inclusions
Nepal Visa fee
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation and meal in Kathmandu and other cities, due to late departure, and early return from trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides and porters