Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking is aptly called the journey to valley of glacier. Here the mountain valley is spectacular. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring in to the sky. The valley offers pain forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild Primus. In the upper part of valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lake with iceberg floating on them and water of crystalline brightness. There are also high mountains of slide ice. Gosainkunda, regarded as sacred land in Hinduism, is dotted with lakes atop the mountain, offering a quiet respite. There are few visitors outside of those who come for the summer festival. Helumbu is the land of Sherpa village where you can see many monastery and ethnic groups and panoramic view of the mountain between Annapurna to Mt. Everest. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking is varied- you encounter Lamas and see Gorpas (monasteries), Chorten (Stupas), and Mani stone (Prayer walls). Most of ethnic groups believe in Buddhism. If you are in there in wintertime you will see their great festival call Loshar.
Kathmandu – Syabrubensi
By private bus/ mini bus to Syabrubensi via Trishuli Bazaar. Pack lunch on the way. Camp at Syabrubensi.
Syabrubensi – Khanjung – Syarpagaon
After a trek of about one-hour from Syabrubensi the small village of Wangal is reached. From here the trail branches off straight eastward to Rasuwa Ghari. From Wangal there is a steep climb to Khanjung village. In the village there is a good camping site. From there, after hr climb a small village is reached, known as Surka. The climb is steep for hours Through thick forest and from there the trail continues straight but not steep. From here, after a gentle descent for nearly 3 hr., Syarpagoan (8200ft.) is reached.
Syarpagoan – Lama hotel – Langtang Valley
From Syarpagoan, the trail then traverses up and down through the forest and Ghoratabela (9800ft) is reached with in 5 hr. From there, again a short climb for 1 hr. will bring you to pass to the right of where the Langtang valley begins.
Kyangjing Gompa From the pass, after trekking for nearly 3 hr. , Langtang village 11,200 ft. is reached. From Langtang there is a gentle ascent for 4 hr. to Kyangjing Gompa.
Kyangjing Gompa – Yala Cheese factory – Langtang
After visiting Kyangjing Monastery, an excellent look out can be reached by climbing the slopes immediately behind the Kyangjing Gompa. A visit to Yala Cheese factory 15800ft. beyond yala is worthwhile.
Explore Langtang Valley
Just near by your camp there is one nice 5500m Yala peak, if you are interested, it is possible to climb that peak. It requires 2 days expeditions involving glacier climbing and highcamp ona a saddle above the trail near Nubama Dhang.
Lama Hotel 5 hr. walk.
Big Syabru (10,087ft.)
Big Syabru – Sing Gompa (8,990ft.)
This day we through forest of Fir and Rhododendron. The only sign of human habitation are the occasional shepherds’ huts at the water points. We camp near the deserted Sing Gompa, 6 hr. approx. trekking.
Sing gompa – Gosainkunda (13,330 ft.)
A steep, rugged trails but adequately compensated for by dramatic views; to the west Himal Chuli 7,893 m; Manaslu (8,156m) and Ganesh Himal 7,406m. and possibly even the Annapurna range. To the north across the valley is Langtang Lirug. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund Bhariab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to Legend, Lord Shiva created gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed some poison, 6-hr. trkking.
Gosainkund – Thare Pati (10,800 ft.)
We continue over rugged trail and pass several other smaller takes to the Lauribenayak pass4, 602m.), then we descend along a ridge to the tree line. Past beautiful Waterfalls, through Juniper and Rhododendron forest. We descend to the huts of Thare Pati,trek approx. 7 hr.
Tharepati to Melamche Gaon (7900ft.)
After Breakfast at the camp, trek all the way down to Melamche Goan, descending walk across the jungle and Melamche stream for 3 hrs. At Melamche Gaon, there is a big village near to the jungle and also a monastery where the camp is set. Dinner and overnight at tented camp.
Melamche Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (8000 ft.)
After breakfast descending walk of approx. 2 hrs. Through the jungle, village and cross the bridge. Lunch served. Continue walk ascending for Tarkeghyang for approximately 3 hrs. There are two monasteries and some village on the way. Dinner and overnight at tented camp. (Approx. 5 hrs.)
Tarke Ghyang to Shermathang (8600 ft.)
After breakfast walk for approx. 2.30 hrs. Through the jungle and arrive at Shermathang. Lunch served. Continue walk for approx. 3 hrs. There is a big monastery at this place. Dinner and overnight at tented camp. (Approx. 5.30 hrs.)
Shermathang to Melamched pul (2775 ft.)
After breakfast easy walk approx. for 3 hrs and arrive Kakani witnessing Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Panch Pokhari and Gosainkunda peaks. Lunch served. Continue walk descending to Melamache crossing Indrawati Bridge through the village for approx. 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight at tented camp.
Melamche Pul to Katmandu
After breakfast at Melamche Pul transfer at Kathmandu by mini bus.
Cost & Dates
- National Park entry fees
- All Meals & Hotels during the trekking, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Trekking Permit
- All scheduled land transportation in Kathmandu
- Accommodations in Kathmandu
- Nice Tea House Lodge during Everest Trekking- 12 nights
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entrance fees
- Lodge trek as mentioned in Everest base camp trek itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking trekking guide
- Baggage transport (limited to 20kg – 44lbs)
Price Doesn't Include
- International airfare and meals during travel, airport tax
- Optional extra night and tours in Kathmandu, entry fees in Kathmandu monuments
- Non-scheduled meals
- Snack food during the trekking
- Personal gears
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Medical and evacuation coverage ,
- Travel insurance Required
- Tips for staff