Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trek
Langtang is a Himalayan valley in the mountains of the north- central Nepal known for its trekking routes and natural environment. Langtang Valley lies within the Langtang national park. The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple evergreen like pine, and various types of rhododendron.
Gosaikunda is a scared lake situated at an altitude of 4380 m in the Langtang region of the Himalayas, which holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the lake, surrounded by snow- capped mountains. It is also believed that taking a dip in the holy waters of Gosaikunda, cleanse sins and bring blessings.
Helambu is a region located at an elevation 4500 m in the northern part of Nepal, near the capital city of Kathmandu within the Sindhupalchowk District. It is known for its terraced fields, dense forests, Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. The region is rich in biodiversity, with diverse vegetation (rhododendron forests, oak trees, and bamboo groves) and wildlife (red pandas, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and various species inhabit the area).
Overall, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trek is a popular and rewarding trekking route in Nepal that combines three beautiful regions, taking you through high mountain passes, glacial lakes, lush forests, and traditional villages. The trek offers a diverse range of landscapes, impressive mountain views, and cultural experiences.
Foods and lodging
During the trek, the availability and standard of accommodation may vary but most of the teahouses usually provide basic room with a bed and shared bathroom facilities. You will find more options for accommodation in Langtang and Helambu compared to Gosaikunda which has limited teahouses.
Tea shops and lodges usually provide plentiful and delicious foods to suit the preferences of various trekkers. All the food will be cooked by the local cook by using local vegetables so the taste would be very local. Nepali Dal Bhat is a chief dish with organic and healthy fresh green vegetable curry. However, the many teahouses provide food with Nepali, Indian, Italian, Tibetan, and continental flavours.
Best season to visit
The best season for the Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu trek in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autum (September to November) offering most favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and stable trekking trails. It’s a great time to witness the vibrant colors of nature and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains.
However, it’s worth nothing that the Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trek can be undertaken in the monsoon and winter seasons, but they come with certain considerations. For instance, monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, which can make the trails muddy and increase the risk of landslides. Similarly, winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures and a higher chance of snowfall, making the trek more challenging.
1) Langtang National Park entry permits
2) Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards
3) Gosaikunda Conservation Area Permit
Guide and Porter
According to Nepal tourism board, “all the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal.”
It’s always sound to trek with experienced licensed trekking guide. Therefore, you can join us for a highly experienced, helpful, friendly, English speaking licensed guide with guide insurance. We assure that our guide will help you to utilize your valuable time in a best way without compromising your safety.
Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended when embarking on any trek in Nepal, including the Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu trekking. While buying travel insurance, ensure that it covers high- altitude trekking, medical expenses, emergency evacuation by helicopter, trip cancellation, and loss or theft of personal belongings. It can offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident.
While ascending quickly you may feel symptoms like nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness. And, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration then know that your body could not resist the altitude variation. So, if you feel these symptoms, please let your guide and your group know. Your guide will provide you with immediate first aid.
To minimize the risk of altitude sickness here are some guidelines:
Stop and rest where you are
Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours
Make sure you are drinking enough water
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise
Eating foods and drinking fluids that contain carbs such as bread, pasta, fruits, milk, rice, and so on.
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We will be driving on our first day from Syabrubensi after 8 hours which is the starting point of our trekking situated at an altitude of 1440 meters. We will be staying overnight at a guest house in Syabrubeni.
Walking through suspension bridges and along the waterfalls will be an adventurous trekking today. Passing along the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests will steal your heart. You may also witness different wild lives during your first day which includes of yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Our overnight stay will be at Lama Hotel in 2470 meters of altitude.
After the hike of 5 to 6 hours from Lama Hotel; the final destination for us today will be Langtang standing at an altitude of 3430 meters. We will move through few descends towards steep forest slope to the Langtang River crossing bridges and crossing streams as well as water driven mills and prayer wheels. We will be reaching a large settlement at Langtang at an altitude of 3430 meters where we will have our overnight stay.
We will pass through mini villages; stone built houses as well as climb
to a Chorten and pass a huge Mani along a gentle path of a hill. We will
be walking slowly for about 4 to 5 hours to reach Kyanjin Gompa at an
altitude of 3870 meters for overnight stay too.
We will be staying at Kyanjin Gompa to adjust our body with the altitude as well as will be sightseeing at different places like Kyanjin Ri (4800 m) and Tserko Ri (5000 m). We will be observing the spelendid views of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. We will be back at the evening to the guest house for overnight stay.
We will be returning back to Lama Hotel descending through the fantastic scenarios slowly and will reach Lama Hotel at 5 to 6 hours to stay overnight at 2470 meters of height.
On this particular day; we will again be descending through the river bank as well as crossing the river through suspension bridges. We will be enjoying fantastic views of Langtang Himal and we will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. We will stay overnight at a guest house in Thulo Syabru at an altitude of 2230 meters after walking for 5 to 6 hours.
We will take a broad trail climbing to Dimsa villgage through rhododendron, hemlock and oak forest to reach Sing Gompa. We will be observing the splendid views of Langtang Himalaya range and will be staying overnight at an altitude of 3330 meters at Sing Gompa after walking for 3 to 5 hours.
The ascending trail covered with rhododendron from the tip of the forest to the bottom. The route in-between Sin Gompa and Laurebinayak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species. You will return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine forest to arrive at Gosainkunda. We will explore around the magnificent Lakes and overnight stay in Gosainkunda at an altitude of 4,460m. On this day; we will walk for about 5 to 6 hours.
We will trek from the magnificent as well as the centre of religion for Hindu; Gosainkunda to Ghopte walking for 6 to 8 hours with the challenging route today. We will pass through rough rocks and climb through moraines as well as pass through three small lakes. We will climb through a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees and will stay overnight at Ghopte.
On this day; we will be descending through the forested area and climb through a dry river bed to arrive at Kharka which is surrounded by rhododendron forest. We will cross Thare Pati village and enter a forested area descending to Melamchigaon from Melamchi River at an altitude of 2560 meters where we will have our overnight stay too after a walk of 6 to 7 hours.
You will enter Helambu region today which is rich grandeur of culture after walking up to Tarke Gyang at an altitude of 2590 meters after walking for around 5 to 7 hours. Helambu is rich in Sherpa culture where you can find different traditional villages and monasteries. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Tarke Gyang.
We will trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang walking for 3 to 5 hours; you will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. We will stay overnight in Sermathang at an altitude of 2610 meters.
Today is the last day of our trek where we will have a short trek of 3 to four hours to reach Melamchi Bazaar where we will catch a bus to Kathmandu. We will be organizing a farewell dinner for you on this particular day and will stay overnight in Kathmandu.