The Langtang Helambu area is best known for its pristine forest, high-elevation meadows of wild sheep, Tibetan-like culture and lovely mountain views. The name "Langtang" comes from the story of the ancient Buddhist lama who followed his lost yak into the valley - "Lang" means "yak" and "Tang" means "follow". Mirroring the diverse culture of Nepal itself.
Langtang Helambu trekking is one of most popular trekking trail in langtang Himalaya region. Lantang Helambu trekking offers panoramic Himalayan views, Holy gosainkund, lush valley and amazing Helambu valley. Langtang Gosainkund Helambu trekking is known as Buddhist pilgrimage trekking trail in Nepal. The Langtang valley populated by Sherpa and Tamang families lies to the northwest of Kathmandu valley and is over shadowed to the north by the high peak of Langtang Lirung (23,756ft) on Tibetan border. Most of the area has been designated a national park, which is noted for its birds and flowers. To the south of Langtang area are the holy lakes of Gosainkund scene of a colorful festival each summer, but equally beautiful in spring and autumn which we visit on our return journey from Langtang.
Our route to Gosaikund takes us back down the valley before a long climb up to the lakes in spectacular alpine setting. Crossing a 15,000ft pass, we come down pass a waterfall to a pretty Helambu region, making our way on one of several alternative trails through small Sherpa villages towards the road head at Melamchi pul bazar.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel& trek briefing
Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing tours, packing and preparations
Day 3Drive to SyabruBesi (1,450m), 8 hours
Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m), 4 hours
Day 5Trek to Langtang (3,541m), 5 hours
Day 6Trek to KyanjinGompa (3,900m), 5 hours
Day 7Acclimatization and explore day
Day 8Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m), 6 hours
Day 9Trek to Syabru village (2,200m), 5 hours
Day 10Trek to Singh Gompa (3,584m), 4 hours
Day 11Trek to GosaikundaLake (4,381m), 5 hours
Day 12Trek to Ghopte (3,440m), 6 hours via Gosainkunda pass 4,610m
Day 13Trek to MelamchiGaon (2530m), 4 hours
Day 14Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,743m), 4 hours
Day 15Trek to Sermathang (2,590m), 5 hours and drive to KTM
Day 16Free day in KTM, celebration dinner and last minute shopping in KTM
Day 17Drop at Kathmandu international airport for onward destination.
This kind of trek doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences. It doesn’t require any technical experience, only that you be in good physical condition and be able to hike 4 – 6 hours over hilly terrain up to 4,300m of altitude with a light day pack.
If you have any previous experiences would be helpful but if you don’t have is also not important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you about trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions and local people. Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.
Published on : December 13, 2018
Dream Himalaya Adventures provided us the best mother / daughter trip that we could experience. We could not have chosen a better agency for our trek to Langtang and Helambu area. Dawa was very helpful from the first email contact. He did not only organize the trek but also the airport pick-up, city tour and all preparations needed with our guide Tendi. Tendi was the best guide that we could wish for. He was not only funny and entertaining and also gave us a glimpse into his culture and his life in Nepal as a professional mountaineer. He really cared about our health and well being during day and night which was very important for our mothers. We enjoyed the trip to the fullest and want to shout out our special thanks for Ram, the driver, and the porters Sanjep and Pasang, and of course Dawa and Tendi for making everything possible.
Mama & Daughter Adventure, Tyrol / Austria
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