The trek to Langtang is the most tranquil trekking experience compared to the other regions of Annapurna or Everest. Offering a great close up views of Spectacular Mountain peaks and a great understanding of the local culture; this Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu trek guarantees an adventurous experience to last a lifetime.
This 17 days long Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu trek takes you across two geographically varied valleys gazed upon by sky-high peaks and villages that are calm & amusing in every way. And if you have an interest in Hinduism or spirituality, you get to explore the famous ‘Gosainkunda Lake’, which according to Hindu Mythology is the abode of ‘Lord Shiva’.
Starting this trek from Trishuli River, north of Kathmandu, we travel through Dhunche to Syabru Bensi, a Sherpa village placed at the edge of “The Langtang National Park”. Passing along the dense oak & rhododendron forests and even the glacial moraine at places, we make it to the popular Tamang village of Langtang. This narrow Langtang valley is between the Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of peaks to the south. You can see a spectacular 360 degree panorama of snow-capped peaks including Langtang Lirung, Premthang Ri, Langshisha Ri ,Dorje Lakpa and Ganchempo, Tilman’s fluted peak.
This trekking isn’t particularly difficult; also it has many interesting possibilities of hiking from our base camps. Moving down from Upper Langtang Valley, we move through the Laurebina pass to the high ridges of Helambu. On the backdrop of ‘Helambu valley’, is an outstanding views of ‘Annapurna and Manaslu’ in the west and ‘Mt. Everest’ in the east.
Day 02: 7 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1450m / 4757ft) a typical roadhead. (B.L.D)
Day 03: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2480m / 8136ft).5 ½ hrs (B.L.D)
Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3480m / 11,417ft 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3900m / 12,800ft). 5 ½ hrs (B.L.D)
Day 06: Rest for acclimatization. (B.L.D)
Day 07: Kyangjin to Lama Hotel. 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi. 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 09: Drive to Katmandu Or Alternative return route through Gosainkund & Helambu (B.L.D)
Day 10: Syabru to Sing Gompa (3350m / 10,992ft). 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosainkund (4385m / 14,346ft). 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 12: Gosainkund to Gopte. 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 13: Gopte to Mangan Kharka (3285m / 10,775ft). 5 ½ hrs (B.L.D)
Day 14: Mangan Kharka to Gul Bhanjyang (2125m / 6,972ft). 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 15: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2194m / 7200ft). 5 ½ hrs (B.L.D)
Day 16: Chisopani to Sundarijal (1500m) 4 hrs & 1 hr drive to KTM/Hotel (B. L. D)
Day 17: Transfer to KTM airport back to your own destination (B)
- Airport Pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
- Langtang National Park entry permits fees
- Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide & each 2 persons 1 Porter
- All program according to itineraries on full board.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
- All land transfer as per given itinerary
- Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 40 only
- Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal spending money & All bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
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