Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek is one of the popular treks in the Langtang region. It offers the combination of three important places of the region i.e. Langtang valley, Gosainkunda and Helambu valley. The trek provides the trekkers opportunity to observe and explore Himalayan wildlife and Tamang cultural experience. The region is culturally rich, mostly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa communities and their tradition, rituals, life-styles, cultures spiritually appeals to anyone’s mind. The Langtang region is protected as Langtang National Park that consists of variety of high peaks, monasteries and a sacred lake called Gosainkunda, which is a very popular pilgrimage site of Nepal; it is most specifically popular among Hindu pilgrims.
As mentioned earlier, the natural beauty and the region’s cultural aspects are the charms of this trek. In this trekking trail, trekkers can witness awesome and breathtaking views of snowy great Himalaya’s peaks like LangtangLirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, DorjeLakpa etc. In addition, rivers such as Trishuli, Bhote Koshi and other small rivers captivate a person’s eyes and mind. Apart from these, beautiful forests of Pine, Bamboo, Rhododendron and others trees and plants; landscapes;glaciers;waterfalls; and wild animals are some other attractions of this trek. To sum it up, it is a very interesting and adventurous trek that has an ability to disseminate the knowledge and experiences of Himalayas and Himalayan culture. NTB Holidays treks invite you to explore Himalayan wildlife and Tamang ethnic villages in Langtang region during your next holiday’s trip to Nepal.
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. After check in, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit UNESCO world heritage sites as one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath temple, Bouddha Stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa. After lunch, you will be visiting more two UNESCO world heritage sites Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Return to hotel , rest of the day will be free for the preparation of trek. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: DRIVE TO DHUNCHE ,SYABRU BESI
After breakfast, you will be driven to Syabru Besi, which is 135 km far from Kathmandu. The drive will take approximately 9 hours to reach Syabru Besi through Pasang Lamu Highway . Moving to your destination, you will pass through several locations like Kakani (best known for panoramic view of great Himalayas of Nepal, hills and Kathmandu city itself), Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. The route will be accompanied by magnificent views of mountains such as Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Ganesh and Manaslu etc.)and an opportunity to observe local villages, their people and lifestyle. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 04: SYABRU BESI TO LAMA HOTEL
Today marks as the beginning of the trek. After breakfast, you will walk towards the northern side to suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River. Continuing the trek, you will pass Daman Landslide Lodge, Dangdung Khola and Langtang Kholaon the way and then you will climb Rimche. From Rimche, you will reach Changtang, which is popularly known as Lama hotel. On the route you see terraced fields and dense forests with a variety of species of plants like Oak, Maple, Alder and Bamboo. Besides, you might also get to see yellow-throated Martin, Wild Boar, Langur monkey, Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bear en route. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 05: TREK TO LANGTANG VILLAGE
Today you will continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. The trail offers you the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung – the highest peak of the Langtang region, several lodges, yak pastures and meadows, cultivated land yielding barley, turnips, wheat, buckwheat, potatoes and scattered Tamang village which is the headquarter of Langtang National Park. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 06: TREK TO KYANGJINGOMPA
Today your destination will be Kyangjin Gompa, one of the popular Gompa in this region. The beauty of the trek will be enhanced by surrounding monasteries, government operated cheese factory, scenic forests, hills and mountains, rivers, and undulating glaciers. Additionally, you can also observe and explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of traditional of ethnic Tamang and Sherpa communities. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 07: TREK TO LAMA HOTEL
From Kyangjin, you will take the route back to Lama Hotel. You will follow the Langtang Khola, Langtang village, GhoraTabela to Lama hotel and will be accommodated at this place. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 08: TREK TO THULOSYABRU GAON
Today you will trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon, which will take about five and half hours. Today’s trek will be very leisurely and will take you through forests and terraced hill slopes. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan Himalayan ranges and so on. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 09: TREK TO SING GOMPA
The trail to Sing Gompa climbs through forests of Oaks, Firs and Rhododendrons. You will have to climb uphill at each junction and cross another forested ridge. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, Sing Gompa, which is the main attraction at Chandan Bari. Sing Gompa has several hotels and a small cheese factory. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 10: TREK TO GOSAINKUNDA
From Sing Gompa you have to climb a ridge to get into the main Gosainkunda trail. As the trail ascends, outstanding views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung and Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can be observed. Eventually the trail will descend from the ridge to the three lakes:Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund and Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda (Holy Shiva’s lake) is particularly sacred place of pilgrimage in the summer (especially in the day of Janai Purnima, which is the one of the popular festival of Hindus).According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva himself created this high altitude lake. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 11: EXPLORE AROUND GOSAINKUNDA
Today you will spend the entire day exploring the lake. The lake is located at an altitude of 4380m from the sea level and conservation area of four square miles. As mentioned earlier, many Hindus and Buddhists participate in the huge festival that takes place in summer. Near by Gosainkunda there are other lakes as well – Bhairab Kund and Saraswati Kund. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 12: TREK TO GHOPTE/THAREPATI
Today we will enter Helambu region, which is renowned for its rich Sherpa culture and traditions. We will pass several lakes en route and the view from Lauribinayak pass is stunning. We will then make ascend for two and half-hours to get to top and again we will step down to Phedi for lunch. Another short ascend will take us to the final destination of the day, i.e., Thadepati. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 13: TREK TO KUTUMSANG
From Tharepati there are two trails, one that leads to Melamchi Bazaar and the other that leads to Kutumsang. Following the later route, we will walk through the jungles to Kutumsang. Normally the trek goes down to Mangengoth for lunch from where we will have to make steep descent to Kutumsang. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 14: TREK TO CHISAPANI
Leaving Kutumsang, you will move for Chisapani. A walk of three hours through forests, beautiful hills and a Tamang village will take you to Chisapani. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 15: TREK TO SUNDARIJAL AND DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
Today you will trek up to Sundarijal and then you will be driven to Kathmandu, which takes about one hour from Sundarijal. On the way to Sundarijal, you will pass through Shivapuri National Park where you can see varieties of flora fauna in addition to the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and terraced farmlands. Evening farewell dinner will be organized at Nepali restaurant with cultural program . Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 16: DEPART FROM KATHMANDU
Today, you are free until transferred to International airport for onward flight.
Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport.
Accommodation at tea house lodge /camp as per the itinerary.
Kathmandu / Syabru Besi & / Sundarijal/ Kathmandu by tourist vehicle.
English speaking tour guide during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
English speaking trekking guide during trek.
Trekking staffs and camping gears ( tent, mattresses, cooking materials and equipments etc) as per the requirements.
National park fees
Trekkers' Information Management System fees
3 star equivalent accommodation in Kathmandu .
Porters on 2: 1 basis.
Trekking equipments as stick, down ( feather) jacket , sleeping bag, duffel bag, carry bag , porter and first aid kit set.
Insurance of porters and guide.
Farewell dinner with special souvenir from Nepal.
All the personal expenses as tips, bar bills, laundry and beverage
Extra baggage charges
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
Any other expenses due to political, act of nature or any other reason which are beyond control of NTB Holidays trek or its associated overseas agents
Baggage and personal insurance including emergency evacuation.
Any increase in the cost that may come into force prior to the departure date including change in price owing to fluctuation in the rate of exchange.
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