Langtang Helambu Trekking

Langtang Valley

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek starts with a day bus or jeep ride to Syabrubesi, the journey begins entering to the attractive Langtang Valley; famous for the region’s beautiful destination aptly entitled the valley of glacier. Here the mountain valley is brilliant. On either side of valley, mountains rise, towering high in to the sky. The valley offers pine 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. You have a stunning view of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Yala peak, Gangchempo, Ganja-La range, Dorje Lakpa many other white peaks from Tesrko Ri which one of the best demanding day excursion from Kyanjin Gompa.

Gosainkunda, believed to be sacred land in Hinduism, is spotted with lakes atop the mountain, offering a quiet respite. There are few visitors outside of those who come for the summer festival. During the Janai Purnima (secret-thread festival) in August full moon day every year, Thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for worship and holy bath. Many Shamans from around the world visit the site in this specific day and the Shamans show their performance in the full moon day. There is a black rock in the center of the lake said to be the head of a lord Shiva. Legend says; Lord Shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacial with his trident to get a water to quench is thirst from consuming some poison.

Another attraction in this trip is Helumbu, the land of Yolmo people where you can see many monastery and ethnic groups and panoramic view of the mountain between Annapurna to Mt. Everest. The course is varied- you encounter Lamas and see Gompas (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. The main feature of this trip are full of diversity, natural splendor, primordial hermitage, cheese factories in Kyanjin Gompa and Chandan Bari, marvelous glaciers, colorful Rhododendron flowers in spring time and breathe stopping views of snowcapped peaks and unique Tamang culture rewards you the most excellent mountain holiday. Gosainkunda Lake is magnificent and scenic.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Meet and greet in airport (TIA) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, preparation or rest. Visit ancient old towns and temples (options).
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1470m), drive 6-7 hours. Stay overnight in Syabrubesi .
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel
Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3330m), 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in Langtang.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m); 3 hours walk. Stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Hike Kyangjin Ri (4350m) or Tserko Ri (4985m). Stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Trek to Lama hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in Lama hotel.
Day 09: Trek to Thulosyabru (2210m), 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in Thulosyabru.
Day 10: Trek to Chandan Bari (3330m), 5-6 hours of walk. Overnight in Chandan Bari
Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4380m), 4-5 hours of walk. Overnight in Gosaikunda
Day 12: Trek to Gopte (3430m), 6/7 hours of walk. Overnight in Gopte.
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Gyang (2530m), 5 -76 hours of walk. Overnight in Melamchi
Day 14: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2600m), 5-6 hours walk. Overnight in Tarke Gyang
Day 15: Hike up to Ama Yangri Peak (3772m), 5-6 hrs exursion. Overnight in Tarke Gyang
Day 16: Trek to Kakani/Thimbu (2070m), 4-5 hours walk. Overnight in Kakani/Thimbu.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu by local bus/jeep. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 18: A free day and last hour shopping. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 19: Fly back to Home country

Trip Note: For customized trek package as per your interest; please kindly provide us details like group size, nationality, mode of hotels in Kathmandu and vehicles you would like to use. The price we have offered online includes 3 nights deluxe twin/double room with breakfast in 3 star category boutique hotels in Kathmandu. International Tour Leaders are highly encouraged to get complimentary or discounted rate.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Wilderness Excursion will officially greet and meet you at Airport and transfer you to Hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an short evening briefing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Rest and preparation or sightseeing.
Rest day if you have long flight from home, adjust with Nepalese GMT time, Wilderness Excursion prepares your permits and set up rest of things. We can arrange guided sightseeing tour to The UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. Or you can also visit on your own. A short briefing in the evening again for next day departure schedule. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi, 7-8 hours by Jeep
You will start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft).

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hours walking
Going through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. The River you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears.

Day 05: Trek Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft), 5- 6 hours walking
After hot breakfast we continue our journey to our next destination Langtang. We start our trip ascending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Langtang.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4-5 hours walking
We walk through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 07: Day excursion and explore nearby natural heritage
Today it is excursion day around depending on your interest. Many people hike to Kyanjin Ri which is at 4,800m and day hike to Tserko Ri (5,000m) for more adventure and stunning mountain scenery. You see Mount Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung Himal, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. There is an option to hike to Langshisa Khara (The place where monk found his lost yak dead that he was following during when Langtang Valley was found several centuries back, later he skinned the yak and placed it´s skin on a big rock, so still we can see a red rock there because of the red blood of the yak. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hours walking
Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft), 5-6 hours walking
First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and bamboo forests.

Day 10: Shin gomba (3,330m/10,925ft), 3-5 hours walking
You take the wide trail ascending up to Dimsa village and the trail continues steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba Dursa Gang which is best place to rest have lunch or tea break, offers an outstanding view over Ganesh Himal Range. Now the trail is pleasurable to Shing Gompa through the blue pine and rhododendron forest. Shing Gomba is another popular place for Cheese. There is Cheese factory that was founded in 1964.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund(4,380m/14,366ft), 5-6 hours walking
Gosainkund(4,460m/14,632ft), 5-6 hours walking The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the holy glacial Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund

Day 12: Trek to Gopte (3,430m/11,250ft), 6-8 hours walking
Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft) after the pass, the path down to phedi and you continue walk up and down through out crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees.

Day 13: Trek to Malemchi Gyang (2,530m/8,299ft), 6-7 hours
You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchi Gyang for overnight.

Day 14: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft), 5-7 hours walking
The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them.

Day 15: Day Hike to Ama Yang Ri Peak
It is worth to do day excursion to Yang Ri Peak locals called Ama Jyomo Yangri and believed to be Holy Mountain. Many people explore ancient old monastreis and surrounding sacred caves where Buddhist deities believed to be meditated here. This place is center of Helmbu attraction for the national and international tourist and Buddhist pilgrims. If you would want we can skip one night extra here and your trek will be one day shorter than original itinerary.

Day 16: Trek to Thipu/Kakani (1580m), about 3-4 hours walking
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.

Day 17 & 18: Free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax or shopping
It is a free and spare day in Kathmandu if you would like to do shopping for dear ones back home or you could go sightseeing. There are lots of things to see in Kathmandu, ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, medical old royal places. Swaybhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Templs, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan – the city of and ancient old Newari town of Bhaktapur is the best place to stroll whole day.

Day 19: Fly back to home or further destination
Wilderness Excursion will take you to the airport to see you off and say good bye. On your way home you´ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal, Namaste!

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car or van per group size
  • 3 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking local friendly guide.
  • Assistant Guides to assist group to support where necessary as per the group size.
  • 1 Sharing Sherpa porter between 2 trekkers to carry your main stuffs (weight limit is 25kg) Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation on teahouse/Mt. lodge during trekking
  • 3 Times meals: (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Hot table drinks (Tea, coffee and hot chocolate) in cup basis.
  • Cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier pills during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubesi by 4WD local jeep.
  • Local bus transport to Kathmandu from trek ending point, comfortable private vehicle can be arranged on request.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
  • Government taxes, vat and tourist service charge.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, this can be arranged on your request.
  • All bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water. 
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi and battery charge during trekking. 
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry, 
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency. 
  • Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary and natural calamities beyond our control 
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters. 


Fixed Departure Dates

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!
Ama Yangri PeakLangtang HimalBhairabkunda in Gosainkunda TrekTrekker enjoy the card game after dinner in LangtangLangtang trek local guideTserko RiTamang People in LangtangSinggompa or Chandanbari

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Langtang Regoin
Total Duration:
19 Days
Trek Duration:
15 Days
Medium Hard
Group Size :
Min 2 Pax
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
Hotel/Teahouse lodge
Local Bus/Jeep/Car
Departure Point:
Trip Cost :

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