Lantang Helambu trekking is an easy accessible trekking holidays to the north of Kathmandu nearby Tibet border. A nice tea house accommodation with friendly Tamang and Sherpa hospitality welcome you there.
Langtang Helambu trekking is to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. It is protected as Langtang National Park and has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m) and Dorje Lakpa (6990m). About 5,500 people live inside the park, and depend on it for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang.
The langtang national park holds a wide variety of climatic zones from subtropical to alpine. Nearly 25% of the park is forested. Vegetation includes the deciduous oak and Maple, evergreens like pine and various types of Rhododendron. Animal life includes Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, Rhesus and Langur Mokeys and Red Pandas. Langtang trek contains the Gosaikunda lakes, sacred to Hindus. Pilgrimages festival is made there in August. Also another spiritual site is the Buddhist monastery Kyanjin Gompa belongs to Langtang region trekking.
You can spend 8 to 16 days is Langtang Helambu region trekking, it depends on trekking holidays you have in Nepal. Langtang valley trek, Indigenous Tamang Heritage trail trek, Gosaikunda Lake known as Frozen Lake trekking as well and Langtang circuit trek via Gosaikunda and Chisapani trek are best trekking holidays in Langtang Region. Other two routes: Langtang Ganja La pass trek and Til Man pass trek, though is in Langtang region, but this trek is not popular as previous one. This is quite technical trek, and need previous trekking experience with good supportive team and good trekking equipment.
Except 2 treks Ganja La and Til Man pass, all trekking routes in Langtang have nice locally operated tea house lodge facilities along the trekking path. All treks in langtang can be done in a comfortable way staying at tea house lodges with hot shower at the end of each trekking day and having variety of delicious meals prepared by local teahouses’ chef choosing from menu. All tea houses open all round the year except the peak winter season (mid Dec/end January) when the trails may block sometime. For customized trekking itinerary and the best trekking package deal, trekking group departure, ask with local tour expert who are guiding to trekking tour both in city and mountain since long time.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an afternoon trekking briefing and meeting with your guide and helper.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Guided city tours visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple - Hindu Temple and Buddhanath Stupa -the biggest Buddhist Stupa in Asia.
Day 3: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1,440m)
Take an early bus journey to Syabrubesi -the starting point of the trek that takes 7/8 hours bus driving. 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.
Day 4: Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Trek 5/6 hours crossing 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 5: Lama Hotel- Langtang (3,430m)
Trek 5/6 hours descending 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.
Day 6: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)
Trek 4/5 hours pass 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.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa –Exploration Day.
Kyanjin Ri (4,800m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide.
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Trek back to Lama Hotel it takes 5/6 hours downhill walking. 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 9: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2,230m)
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 Juniper forests.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru- Shin Gomba (3,330m)
Trek 4/5 hours on the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese.
Day 11: Shin Gomba- Gosainkunda Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund (4,460m)
Trek 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.
Day 12: Gosainkunda- Gopte (3,440m)
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 throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Trekking it takes 7/8 hours.
Day 13: Gopte- Malemchigaon (2,560m)
6/7 hours trek 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 Malemchigaon.
Day 14: Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang (2,590m)
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: Tarke Gyang- Sermathang (2,610m)
You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helambu 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 16: Sermathang- Melamchi Pul Bazaar -Kathmandu
Short walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village for 3/4 hours and drive to Katmandu for 3/4 hours. We will host a farewell dinner with culture dance.
Day 17: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfers to airport to get fly back to home. If you have time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight we will take you to the airport.