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Langtang Helambu Trek

Langtang Helambu Trek

19 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Strenuous

    Ventures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.

    Strenuous

  • Trip Code: ATH308
  • Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.
  • Country Visited: Nepal
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Destination: Langtang Valley
  • Trip Route: Kathmandu-Syabru Besi-Langtang Village-Kyanjin Gompa-Syabru-Singompa-Gosainkunda-Laurebinayak pass-Melamchi-Kathmandu
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trekking
  • Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Max. Altitude:
    4,610 m /15120.8 ft
  • Group Size: Min. 1 pax
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking per day
  • Trip Category: Langtang Region
  • Trip Highlight

    • Kathmandu city tour.
    • Explore Langtang valley.
    • Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri 4,350m.
    • Visiting the sacred lake of Gosaikunda.
    • Crossing over Laurebina Yak 4,610m.
    • Explore Helambu Valley.

This classical trek combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. This trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. You can trek to Langtang by returning to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4,300m, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full moon festival in August. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists. Gosaikunda is actually the largest of three main lakes the other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Hindu legend has it that the lakes were formed when the God Siva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to obtain water. The Trisuli River has its source in the lakes; thus the name.

Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful Rhododendron forests. This region extends from the north to Taramarang to the Gosaikunda Lake and the lower Jugal Himal from the north. The valley is approached from Trishuli River Valley, north of Kathmandu.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day  01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m).Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day  02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 03 - Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462m) on a public bus - 8 hrs .Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 04 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500m) - 5 hrs . Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 05 - Trek to the Langtang village (3,307m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06 - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798m ) - 4 hrs. Overnight at a  guesthouse.
  • Day 07 - Kyanjin Gompa exploration day. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08 - Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 09 - Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,250m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 10 - Trek to Singompa (3,250m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 11 - Trek to Gosaikunda (4,300m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 12 - Cross the Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte (3,430m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 13 - Trek to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 14 - Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,743m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 15 - Trek to Shermathang (2, 621ms) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at  a guesthouse.
  • Day 16 - Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (8,46m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 17 - Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu - 4 hrs. Overnight at a  hotel.
  • Day 18 - Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 19 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation
Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org