Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek - 19 Days

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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$920
  • 2 PAX US$874
  • 3 PAX US$815
  • 4 PAX US$805
  • 5-10 PAX US$783
  • 11-20 PAX US$761
Price Per Person US$ 761 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System.
  • Free Cancellation before 2 weeks.
  • Explore Langtang village, the valley of Glacier.
  • Taste delicious locally produced yak cheese.
  • Explore the culturally rich Tamang villages and witness their unique customs, traditions, and festivals.
  • Spot various wildlife, including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and numerous bird species.
  • Explore Gosaikunda Lake, a sacred high-altitude lake considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Lauribina Pass at an elevation of 4,610 meters, offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Langtang, Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu.
  • Several Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and prayer flags add a spiritual and cultural element to the journey.
  • Explore Helambu Village, a lower part of the Langtang region.
  • Stunning views of numerous Himalayan peaks, including Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), and Gaurishankar (7,134m).

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Overview

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a popular trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal. It combines three major trekking routes: Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and the Helambu Valley. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek offers a diverse range of landscapes, cultural encounters, and breathtaking mountain views. It is a moderate-level trek, suitable for trekkers with some prior experience.

The Langtang Valley is surrounded by towering mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7,234 meters), Langshisa Ri (6,370 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 meters), and several other peaks. It is a glacial valley, with the Langtang Glacier and several smaller glaciers feeding into the Langtang River, which flows through the valley.Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 meters) provides trekkers with breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan range and the valley below. It is a popular vantage point for sunrise or sunset views.

From Kyangjin Gompa, the trail ascends further towards the sacred Gosaikunda Lake (4,380 meters). Gosaikunda is a high-altitude lake known for its religious significance among Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva and is surrounded by several other smaller lakes. Explore the pristine beauty of the glacial lake and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Trekkers can also pass by other smaller lakes in the area, such as Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. According to local beliefs, taking a holy dip in Gosaikunda Lake is considered auspicious and is believed to cleanse sins and grant blessings. Trekkers can trek to viewpoints such as Laurebina Pass (4,610 meters) or Gosaikunda Pass (4,609 meters) for breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu.

After visiting Gosaikunda, the trek descends through the Helambu Valley, passing through picturesque villages inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang communities. The trail offers scenic views of the Himalayas, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests. The trek concludes in Melamchi Gaon, a village in the Helambu region. From here, trekkers can take a vehicle to Kathmandu or continue hiking to Tarkeghyang or Sermathang, which are other popular villages in the area. If your trek coincides with festivals, such as Tamang Losar or Sherpa Dumji, witness the vibrant celebrations and cultural performances and also interact with the friendly locals, learn about their traditional practices, and taste local cuisine.

Cultural Experience:

Throughout the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with local communities and experience the rich culture and traditions of the region. The Tamang and Sherpa communities are predominant in the Langtang and Helambu regions, respectively. You can visit monasteries, explore ancient villages, and learn about the local way of life. The warm hospitality of the people adds a special touch to the cultural experience.

Wildlife and Nature:

The Langtang National Park is a haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. You might spot Himalayan langurs, red pandas, musk deer, and a variety of bird species during your trek. The park is also home to diverse flora, including alpine meadows, bamboo forests, and cascading waterfalls, offering a truly immersive natural experience. The trek takes you through enchanting rhododendron forests, especially in the Helambu region. During the spring season (March to May), these forests burst into a riot of colors as the rhododendrons bloom, creating a vibrant and magical atmosphere.

Climate:

The climate along the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek varies with the altitude and season. In general, the best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable. During these seasons, the temperatures are moderate, with pleasant daytime temperatures and cooler evenings. However, it is important to be prepared for sudden weather changes and colder temperatures at higher altitudes.

Difficulty Level:

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek. It requires a good level of fitness and some prior hiking experience. The trail involves steep ascents, descents, and traversing high passes such as the Lauribina La Pass (4,610 meters/15,125 feet) and the Ganja La Pass (5,130 meters/16,830 feet). It is important to acclimatize properly and be prepared for long walking days and challenging terrain.

Duration:

The duration of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek typically ranges from 16 to 19 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace. This includes both the trekking days and additional days for acclimatization and exploration of the surrounding areas. The trek can be customized to fit your time constraints and preferences.

Equipment:

Some essential equipment for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek includes sturdy trekking boots, comfortable hiking clothing, a warm down jacket or fleece, thermal layers, trekking pants, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, a daypack, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, and a headlamp. It is also advisable to carry a basic first aid kit, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It is important to pack light and bring only necessary items, as you will be carrying your own backpack during the trek.

Accommodation:

Touch the himalayas ensures comfortable accommodation for trekkers along the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. We carefully select lodges and tea houses that offer clean rooms and basic amenities, providing a cozy and welcoming environment for you to rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. We prioritize your comfort and strive to make your stay enjoyable.

Meals:

We take great care in providing nourishing meals for trekkers throughout the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. Our experienced cooks prepare delicious and nutritious meals, catering to different dietary preferences and requirements. We offer a variety of dishes to keep you energized during the trek. We prioritize quality and hygiene to ensure that you enjoy your meals.

Guide:

We, touch the himalayas provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region. Our guides are trained to ensure your safety and enhance your trekking experience. They offer valuable insights about the trail, local culture, and natural surroundings. They are there to assist you, answer your questions, and address any concerns that may arise during the trek.

Insurance:

While trekking in the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region, it is crucial to have travel insurance that covers trekking activities at high altitudes. While we do not provide insurance directly, we strongly recommend that all our clients have comprehensive travel insurance coverage. We can assist you in understanding the insurance coverage you may need and help you find a suitable insurance provider if necessary.

Permits:

Trekking in the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region requires obtaining specific permits. As part of our services, we handle the permit process on behalf of our clients. We will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits, such as the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, Langtang National Park entry permit, Gosaikunda Conservation Area entry permit, and any other permits required for the trek. We ensure that you are in compliance with all regulations.

At Touch the Himalayas, we work together as a team to provide exceptional facilities and services for your Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. We are dedicated to ensuring that your trekking experience is memorable, safe, and enjoyable.

Good To Know

  • The itinerary listed above serves as a general outline and a model for our services.
  • This walk can be adjusted to fit your needs and available time.
  • If you can give us some information about the party size, budget, and level of luxury you want for your trek, the better.
  • The primary concern for our clients while traveling with Touch The Himalaya is their safety.
  • Please be aware that if necessary owing to safety concerns, you and your group leaders have the authority to modify or change any element of the aforementioned schedule.
  • While every effort will be taken to adhere to the above schedule, given that this is an expedition in a remote mountain region, we cannot promise that it won’t vary due to factors like weather, member health, unanticipated natural disasters, etc.

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Itinerary

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Day
01

Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 2,387m/ 7,831ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 2,383m/ 7,818ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 3,541m/ 11,617ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3,730m/ 12,237ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 3,730m/ 12,237ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 2,383m/ 7,818ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 2,210 m/ 7,250 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 3,250 m/ 10,662 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 4,380m/ 14,370ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 3,430m/ 11,253ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
13
Max. Altitude: 3,510m/ 11,515ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
14
Max. Altitude: 2,540m/ 8,333ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
15
Max. Altitude: 2,740m/ 8,989ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
16
Max. Altitude: 2,590m/ 8,497ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
17
Max. Altitude: 870m/ 2,854ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
18
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
19
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport picks up and drops off by Car, jeep, Hiace, or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees.
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • All accommodations during the trek in local teahouses.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid-trained special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charges and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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