The Langtang region is the quietest of the main trekking regions and a favorite among our guides – close up mountain views and a good taste of rural life is what this region gives trekkers.
Langtang is surprisingly quiet, that is, if you’ve been to the crowded Everest and Annapurna trekking regions. Our 15 day Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek takes you across two geographically diverse valleys looked upon by towering peaks and villages that are quiet and interesting in every way. And if you have a spiritual side, there are the holy Gosainkunda lakes, which according to legends was created by the Hindu god ‘Shiva’ himself.
The trek begins in Syabrubesi and then the trail passes through the Tamang country and across different landscapes, including a tight river valley, an open glacial valley, towering peaks and several lakes. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of peaks to the south – you can encounter really wonderful valley views during the trek from Lama Hotel to Kyanjin Gompa. From Kyanjin Gompa the scene gets even better as you walk mostly uphill before you come across the Gosainkunda lakes.
Gosainkunda is not just a trekking destination – it is a pilgrimage. The area is believed to be the abode of the Hindu god ‘Shiva’. According to Hindu mythology, the holy lakes of Gosainkund was created by Lord Shiva’s Trishul (three pointed weapon) so that he could drink it’s cold water and quench the heat that he felt in his throat after he drank poison from Samudra manthan. From Gosainkunda you’ll follow a trail that passes through forests, suspension bridges and several peaceful villages as you walk right across Helambu. Among these villages, Tarke Gyang and Sermathang have some very interesting Gompas (monasteries). You can also see the sun rise over the Himalayas from Sermathang and the sun set, when seen from there, is quite extraordinary too.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
It takes about 11 hours on a bus for us to reach Syabrubesi. Since tourist buses do not travel to this region we make our journey in a local bus. Overnight stay in Syabrubesi.
Today we walk along the Langtang river, continue hiking across waterfalls and finally stop in Rimche before the trail descends to a settlement known as the Lama Hotel.
A three hours hike from Lama Hotel takes us to Ghortabela and another 30 minutes of climbing brings us to a point where the Langtang Valley begins.
From Langtang, it takes us about four hours of gentle ascension to reach Kyangin Gompa.
A day in Kyangin Gompa gives us the opportunity to visit the famous Kyangin Monastery. After visiting the monastery we always have the option of going to the Yala cheese factory or the small lake behind Yala.
After breakfast in Kyangin Gompa retrace our steps to Lama Hotel.
From Lama Hotel we head to Syabrugaun and stop in between at Bamboo for lunch.
From Syabrugaun we cross rivers, pass through forests and walk mostly uphill before we stop for an over night’s stay in Sing Gompa.
The trail leading to Gosainkunda is mostly steep and rugged. According to Hindu mythology, the holy lakes of Gosainkuda was created by Lord Shiva’s Trishul (three pointed weapon) so that he could drink it’s cold water and quench his thirst
Today the trail passes through a rugged country across three small lakes as we head towards the Laurebina pass before finally arriving in Tharepati.
The trek to Targe Gyang from Thare Pati is a gentle climb across a school and a meadow.
Today the trail passes through dense forests and crosses a number of streams before we make a gentle climb to the village of Sermatang.
From Sermatang the trail drops as we reach Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang. We finally arrive in Melamchi Bazaar after a down hill hike from the village of Dubha Chaur.
A long bus ride brings us back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. Once in Kathmandu you have the option of being transferred to the airport or staying at a hotel.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets).
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
In 2005 I had the honor assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are.…