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This classical trek combines three major areas of north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet: Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. This trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. You can trek to Langtang by returning to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4,300 m. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during the full moon festival in August. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists.
Gosaikunda is actually the largest of three main lakes. The other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. Hindu legend has it that the lakes were formed when the God Shiva plunged his trident (Trisul) into the ground in order to obtain water. The Trisuli River has its source in the lakes; thus, the name. Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains. The area covers typical highland Sherpa villages along with beautiful rhododendron forests.
This region extends from the north to Taramarang to the Gosaikunda Lake and the lower Jugal Himal from the north. The valley is approached from Trishuli River valley, north of Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m) overnight at a hotel.
Guided sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley overnight at a hotel.
Kathmandu drive to Syabru Besi (1,465 m) on a public bus 8 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Syabru Besi trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) 5 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Lama Hotel trek to Langtang village (3,310 m) 5 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Langtang Village trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) 4 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Kyanjin Gompa exploration day overnight at a guesthouse.
Kyanjin Gompa trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) 5 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Lama Hotel trek to Thulo Syabru (2,250 m) 5 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Thulo Syabru trek to Sing Gompa (3,250 m) 5 hours. overnight at a Guesthouse.
Sing Gompa trek to Gosainkunda (4,300 m) 5 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Cross the Laurebinayak Pass (4,610 m) and trek to Ghopte (3,430 m) 6 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Ghopte trek to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati pass (3,490 m) 6 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Tharapeti trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) 5 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Tharkeghyang trek to Shermathang (2,620 m) 5 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Shermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (845 m) 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu on a Public Bus 4 hours Overnight at a Hotel.
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure.
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Adventure White Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhatinda Milla, famous five-storied temple of Natalia in Pagoda style Batali temple, Badrinath temple, Dattatray temple, Pujari Moth and Palace of 55 windows.
Swayambhunath Stupa is known by Monkey Temple where a lot of Monkey you can see there. But you should be careful with those monkeys because they aspect some foods with you. So, when they saw something in your hand, they try to grab from you. Swayambhunath Stupa is lies center of the Kathmandu Valley While you will be there you can get nice views and almost surrounding hillock to Valley.
Note: The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thames area for trekking essentials.
Kathmandu Drive to Syabru Besi (1,460 m) on a Public Bus 8 hours
Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours on a public bus. Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche, we’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal after driving along the mighty Trishuli River. Terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. Parts of the road though may be bumpy and under construction.
Syabru besi Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) 5 hours
The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo (1,960 m) passing rugged paths. Afterward, our trek climbs gently to Rimche (2400 m). We can have lunch at this place and at the end of our trail is the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky.
Lama Hotel Trek to Langtang village (3,307 m) 5 hours
The trek route follows Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela which literally means the Horse Stable. After this the trail climbs gradually to the beautiful valley with yaks about. Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular and become more imposing as we trek closer.
Langtang village Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) 4 hours
It is shorter walk today, but adequate for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famous cheese factory – don’t forget to try some locally produced cheese as fresh as you could get. This beautiful valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung. This is the spot where we can explore the valley and climb several small peaks (hillocks).
Kyanjin Gompa Exploration Day
Today is a day to rest as we explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350 m) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Kyanjin gompa Trek Back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) 5 hours
We will have breakfast before the 8 am then we will start to trek. The way to Lama Hotel almost views are very nice. We rejoin the trail to Lama Hotel. Then overnight stay at Lama hotel.
Lama hotel Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,250 m) 5 hours
The beginning of the trail gently descends and then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En route we could see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful village from where we can enjoy the amazing land feature and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7,110 m) and Langtang Himal (7,234 m).
Thulo syabru Trek to Sing Gompa (3,250 m) 5 hours of trek
The trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3,200 m) follows a steep ascent path passing through Dursagang (2,660 m) along with the views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. Now the path gently ascends for a while and then it follows a flat level to Sing Gompa. There is a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. Sing Gompa provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature and a yak cheese factory. The cheese manufactured here is considered the best in Nepal.
Sing gompa Trek to Gosaikunda (4,300 m) 5 hours
The first part of the trail emerges and we steadily climb up to Laurebinayak. With a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda, we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lake of Gosainkunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin – the three most important ones are Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after swallowing poison that threatened to destroy the world.
Cross the Laurebinayak Pass (4,610 m) and Trek to Ghopte (3,430 m) 6 hours
The trail leaves Gosaikunda and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebinayak Pass (4,610 m), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. We then descend steeply to camp near Gopte.
Ghopte Trek to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490 m) 6 hours
The first part of the trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the rhododendron forests until Thearepati, after which we climb down to lower altitude. Before climbing to Tharepati, you can see settlements of cattle herders (mainly huts and mud houses) at (3,579 m) as we cross a stream after coming through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forests with good views of the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solukhumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are also some Buddhist monasteries along the way.
Tharepati Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,743 m) 5 hours
The early part of the trek descends until we cross the Melamchi stream. We trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries.
Tarkegyang Trek to Shermathang (2,620 m) 5 hours
Today the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. We trek on crossing some small streams on the way. Situated in a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang, another picturesque Sherpa village where we can visit many ancient monasteries. Jugal Himal range can also be seen from the north face of Shermathang village.
Shermathang Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m) – 5 hours
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, we come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Walking today is quite pleasant with mountain views and the possibility of interacting with the friendly locals.
Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu 4 hours
After breakfast, we travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the metalled road up to Kathmandu. At last we will have farewell dinner Nepali cuisine restaurant with Nepalis show cultural programmed
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure
The trip concludes our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Cost Included (✓)
✓ Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
✓ Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
✓ Entry permit for Langtang National Park
✓ TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
✓ All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
✓ Accommodation in tea house
✓ All land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
✓ All pick up and drops (airports to hotel and airport to hotel)
✓ Duffle bag where you can put your trekking gears
✓ T-Shirt where our company’s logo will be printed
✓ Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
✓ One guide for below seven persons Above seven below fifteen persons another guide will be add like same in groupism
✓ Each two persons get one porter (each porter can carry 25 kg of luggage)
✓ Salary for guide and porters
✓ Certificate of achievement while you back from the treks.
✓ Insurance for all staffs
✓ Farewell dinner at the last day of you back from the trek
Cost Excluded (✗)
✗ Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
✗ Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
✗ Lunch and dinner in city
✗ Your personal trekking gears
✗ Food and accommodation in city
✗ Light weight trekking boot
✗ Down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
✗ Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
✗ Sun glass and sun hat
✗ One pairs of sandals
✗ Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
✗ First aids kits
✗ Flash light
✗ Sunblock cream
✗ Water bottle
✗ Chlorine for the water purification
✗ Some dry food and candy as well
Note: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
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