Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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Trip Facts

Primary Activity Trekking Secondary Activity Cultural Tour
Trip Difficulty Moderate
Duration 15 Days Accomodation Lodge and Tea houses
Group Size Min 2 Pax
Country Nepal Meals B/B and B/L/D during trek

Trip Introduction

The Langtang valley is aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers’. Here, mountain rise, soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snowcapped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primal. A variety of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes make this trek an exciting one. This trek offers the experience of being in a typical Sherpa village and many ancient monasteries. It is a golden chance to learn about life in our villages.

You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high picture 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 Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.)
Day 02: Trek Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2100m.)
Day 03: Trek Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2380m.)
Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500m.)
Day 05: Trek Langtang to Kyangjing Gomba (3800m.)
Day 06: Rest Day at Kyangjing Gomba for excursion.
Day 07: Trek Kyangjing Gomba to Lama Hotel
Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel to Syabru Gaon
Day 09: Trek Syabru Gaon to Chandanbari (3350m.)
Day 10: Trek Chandanbari to GosainKunda (4361m.)
Day 11: Rest day at Gosainkunda
Day 12: Trek Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m.) to Ghopte (3430m.)
Day 13: Trek Ghopte to Kutumsang (2470m.)
Day 14: Trek Kutumsang to Chisapani (2300m.)
Day 15: Trek Chisapani to Sundarijal (1460m.), drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu


Price Includes

COST INCLUDES

Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
All required trekking permits
4 (four) nights 3 star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
KTM – Sybrubensi and Shermathang – KTM by private vehicle
All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
Support Sherpa staffs
Required number of porters
Trek sleeping bag and Down Jacket (to be returned after the trek)
Trek duffle bag to each trek member
All meals of high quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, treated drinking water etc.)
Trek First Aid Kit
Insurance of all local team members
Equipment for porters
Half-day world heritage sites tour with guide & private transport
Farewell celebration dinner
COST EXCLUDES

Medical/personal high risk insurance
International departure taxes
Personal trek gears
Major meals in Kathmandu
Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc
Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
Tips to the local staff


Equipments

  • You must bring the following items:
  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Head torch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L.
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack, 25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets