The classic Langtang kathmandu trekking combines three major treks like Langtang valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu in Langtang north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet, Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu. The trekking starts at Syabru besi and end at Kathmandu valley.
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. Kathmandu Langtang trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.
You can trek to Langtang by returning to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosaikunda (4300m). 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 it 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. Helambu is a typical highland Sherpa village along with beautiful Rhododendron forests. The Helambu region extends from the north to Taramarang to the Gosaikunda Lake and the lower Jugal Himal from the north. This is a challenging tea house trekking where nice foods have and neat and clean accommodation are available on this trekking. The best trekking time is from mid September to December in autumn and from March to June in Spring.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night.
Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m)
You are driven to Sybru Bensi from Kathmandu which takes 8 hours drive.
Day 4: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m)
After crossing the suspension bridge the trek proceeds through the trees where langur monkey’s frolic and takes you to Dovan (1680m). The trail then makes a steep climb over a rocky ridge to Paire (1810m) and further the route climbs gently to Bamboo Lodge (1960m). Climbing steeply the trail will get to Rimche (2400m) and then to Lama Hotel.
Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)
The trekking trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghoda Tabela (2970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park.
Day 6: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3870m)
The trekking climbs gradually to Sindum and Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Trek the same trail down as we trekked up, it takes 6 hours downhill trekking.
Day 8: Lama Hotel to Syabru Village (2260m)
From Lama Hotel the trail descends through Rimche to Bamboo Lodge and reaches Paire Lodge. The route then climbs steeply through the forest, crossing the river, climbing to Syabru Village that takes 6 hours trekking.
Day 9: Syabru Village to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Passing Schools and gompas the trail climb up the steep hill to Dursagang (2660m). The trail further proceeds through the forest of hemlock and oak to the top of ridge at Foprang Danda (3190). Climbing and passing the government agriculture office you will reach to Sing Gompa which is the main attraction of Chandan Bari. 5/6 hours trekking on uphill trail.
Day 10: Sing Gompa to Lauirbina Yak (3920m)
From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up to Chalang pati (3650m). From Chalang pati, you views of Langtang Lirung, the Mountains edging Tibet and the majestic forest full of rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak. It takes 3/4 hours trekking in total.
Day 11: Laurebina Yak to Gosaikunda (4460m)
The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda. After trekking some while you have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund.
Day 12: Gosaikund to Gopte (3440m)
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630m) and descends finally to Ghopte.
Day 13: Gopte to Tharepati (3640m)
Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ups and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path.
Day 14: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m)
From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3420m) and to Panghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2450m). Finally the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang.
Day 15: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2134m)
The trek continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya.
Day 16: Chisopani to Kathmandu via Sundari jal (1300m)
The trekking route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while you will get to the Army check post where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal where there is a large water project, and then drive an hour to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Spend free day in Kathmandu.
Spend free day in Kathmandu for shopping souvenirs to your friends and family. In the evening join our farewell dinner with culture dance program.
Day 18: Kathmandu Airport
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination flight.