Himalayan Forever

Langtang Valley Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

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19 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $250)
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
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Trip Route
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyanjin - Lama Hotel - Upper Syabru - Chandanbari - Gosaikunda - Thadepati - Melamchi - Tarke Gyang - Sermathang - Melamchi Bazar - Kathmandu


    • Walk into the heart of Langtang Himal at Kyanjin Gompa amidst snow peaks.
    • Enchanting serene forest of tall rhododendron, pines, junipers and hemlock trees.
    • Exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes, rolling hills, valleys and mountains.
    • Adventure to holy glacial lake of Gosainkunda and crossing the highest points.
    • Explore traditional villages from North-West to Eastern areas of Langtang Himal.


‘a scenic and cultural walks covering all of Langtang Himal southern range’
Langtang Valley-Gosainkunda & Helambu Trekking with Himalayan Forever Treks, covering the whole of Langtang Himal's southern ridges and lovely villages.
An interesting and exciting country walks, on the high green hills and valley of the scenic Langtang Himal range. The first section of the adventure is on moderate trails, with slow uphill to enter the beautiful forest. Covered in lovely tall tree lines of rhododendron, pines with thick bamboo grooves, and lush green vegetation.
As the trek progresses follow the river gorge on a high hill route to Langtang village, adorned with Buddhist prayer monuments. Having time to explore the nice traditional village, which has changed over the years, after a big earthquake in 2015. The tremor destroyed many houses and human life, a memorial is placed near the present newly built village. From Lama Hotel, head up to an open wide Langtang Valley, where Kyanjin Gompa is located.
A large settlement amidst beautiful and picturesque surroundings is enclosed within the giant peaks of Langtang Himal. Enjoy the full rest day at magnificent Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa. Interested people can hike to scenic viewpoints on top Kyanjin-Ri or Tserko-Ri above 4,500 m high. Rewards spectacular panorama of all Langtang, Jugal Himal range with some peaks across the border in Tibet.
After a wonderful rest day at Kyanjin Gompa, a perfect spot and height for acclimatization before heading towards high Gosainkunda.
From Kyanjin Gompa, return walks back to the dense forest at Lama Hotel, and then our route diverts to higher terrains. Enjoy the climb to Thulo Syabru a nice farm village, the climb continues to another lovely village at Sing Gompa.
Located on the main route to the high holy lakes of Gosainkunda, a scenic climb facing outstanding views of the Western Himalayas. Includes close vista of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayas towards the far west with Langtang Himal in the north. A steep climb leads to the top of Laurabinaya west ridge, enjoy the breathtaking panorama of surrounding beautiful landscapes and snow peaks.

The walk gets better on a pleasant trail reaching the main highlight at Gosainkunda glacial lake. One of the sacred and holiest of all holy places around the Himalayas range. A great religious festival is held called ‘Jana-Purnima’ falls during the auspicious time of August; as per the Hindu Lunar calendar. 

Located on a basin within a tranquil environment surrounded by high rocky cliffs, ridges, and snow peaks. After feeling in high spirits, and being blessed visiting the holy spot, the return journey leads towards the highest point of an adventure. 
Reaching on top of East Laurabinaya and Gosainkunda-La Pass at 4,600 m / 15,092 feet high.     
From the tallest spot of the trek, a long descent leads towards beautiful areas of Helambu to Ghopte. The adventure then follows to a high scenic hill of Thadepati, entering into Helambu areas at Melamche farm village. A lovely settlement with every house decorated with impressive Buddhism cultural arts and carvings.
After Melamche village few hours' climbs to the main village of Helambu reaching Tarke-Gyang, a charming nice village. Having an ample time to explore the village and visit the old interesting monastery Ama Yangri situated on top of a village.
From this exciting Tarke-Gyang village of Hyalmo, the indigenous tribes of Helambu, walk leads to another lovely Sermathang village. 

Enjoying the grand views of Jugal Himalayan range peaks with the backdrop of Helambu village’s immense cultures. Slowly the trek completes taking an interesting drive to Kathmandu. After a grand marvelous adventure and experience on Langtang Valley-Gosainkunda & Helambu Trekking. 

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: In best available Lodges and Guest-Houses on treks.

Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.

Area of Trekking: Langtang Himal range around district of Rasuwa.

Highest points: On top East Laurabinaya-La or Gosainkunda pass
 at 4,600 m / 15,092 feet high.
People and culture: Populated by Tamang the main tribes of Central 
Himalaya range interwoven to Buddhism religion and 

Trekking duration: 14 Nights and 15 Days (with drives both ways).

Total Trip: 18 Nights / 19 Days from arrival to main departures.

Best Seasons:

Nearly all months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the springtime begins from March to May, and autumn from September to November. Springtime from March to May is lively and bright with wildflowers in seasonal bloom. Especially the rhododendron of various species and colors, which is also the national flower of Nepal. 

Next, the best time is autumn/fall from mid-September to November, when most days are clear and sunny. But shorter days to sun-light hours, morning and late afternoon till night will be much cold. 
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, and short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge. 

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda trek.

Morning after breakfast, adventure starts with an interesting drive heading north Of Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the exciting ride overlooking beautiful landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys. The drive continues past farm villages and towns, facing views of snow peaks towards north-west. As the road follows to winding uphill to Dhunche, a large town and headquarters of the Rasuwa district. From here entering Langtang National Park, the first park around Nepal Himalayan. Which is also the home of Tamang, the indigenous old tribes interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture. After a short refreshing break at Dhunche, drive continues downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.

After a pleasant first overnight around the mountain village and town, having Breakfast. Start the trek heading for a climb towards farm areas, the walk leads to dense cool forest. Lined with tall rhododendron and pine trees within a river gorge. Then trek to an open expose area amidst beautiful forest, reaching Lama Hotel for overnight. The lodges are simple, but nice and cozy serves good food for dinner and breakfast.

Second day walk starts after breakfast, heading north following uphill trail above Langtang Khola / stream. Climb continues to Ghoretabela reaching for lunch stop, a nice small area within tall tree lines. Afternoon few hours walks on gradual up to Langtang village, situated on a wide open area. The village is slowly coming back to normal, after a great earthquake of 2015. Which destroyed most of the houses and took many life of the villagers, as well of some foreign trekkers. Check into a nice lodge, and browse around the village and witness a memorial of people who lost their life.

Today a short day walk for lunch and overnight at Kyanjin our main highlight of the adventure. Morning from Langtang walk leads to short climb, and then entering a wide open valley. The trail follows past few prayer wall called Mani, from here tall tree lines gives away for short juniper bushes. Finally the morning walk completes reaching Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop. Kyanjin the highest point of the trek, a nice settlement with a small monastery. Located amidst scenic Langtang valley, surrounded by an series of snow peaks of Langtang Himal range. After lunch enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore around Kyanjin and witness the local culture of Tamang the native of Langtang Himal.

After a continues walk for three days, a lovely place for rest day to enjoy local Hike. Options to the highest view-point s, either on top Tserko or Kyanjin-Ri for excellent vista of surrounding snow-mountains.

Enjoy the panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang- II 6,571 m) and Kimshun (6,745 m) with Shalbachum (6,918 m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga / Ganja Chuli (5,846 m), and far towards Gangchenpo, Tillman’s Fluted Peak.

The view extends as far as Jugal Himal in the east with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m), Includes some of Tibet. Langtang Himal forms a great barrier between Nepal and Tibet / China. After a breathtaking views from the high hills back to Kyanjin with afternoon at leisure.

Morning enjoy the last glorious views of surrounding giant snow peaks, having breakfast, return journey to Lama Hotel. Back into lush green forest, the walk follows on the same path downhill. Walking past Langtang village, and Ghoretabela to reach Lama Hotel for overnight halt, after a long day walk from Kyanjin Gompa.

From Lama Hotel walk from the river gorge and past the dense forest, to Riverside a small place. Having few shops and tea-house, cross a bridge to reach another settlement at Bamboo, located amidst thick bamboo groves. A possible lunch stop, afternoon few hours up hill to Thulo Syabru for overnight stop in a nice simple lodge. An interesting Tamang village perched on a high ridge with an old monastery.

After an exciting stop in Thulo/ Upper Syabru, morning leaving the village climb leads into dense woods. Covered in tall rhododendron, pines, oaks and hemlocks. Reaching on top around a nice flat green meadow, from here on gentle winding trail to Sing Gompa for overnight. This small nice village is also known as Chandanbari, means a place for Sandalwood trees. Sing Gompa offers nice cozy lodge, located on route to Gosainkunda and to Dhunche town. A village with a nice old monastery on top of a village, enjoy the afternoon browsing around its small cheese processing factory.

Enjoy the glorious morning views of Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu as far to Annapurna Himalaya towards far west. After breakfast a steep climb for short hour, and then on nice gradual path entering a serene cool forest.

The route slowly leads past tall tree lines on reaching Laurabinaya, a place with few Lodge, shops and restaurants. Overlooking grand panorama of Mid-Western Himalayan peaks with Langtang Himal towards north. The climb continues reaching on top of high western Laurabinaya ridge surrounded by lovely views of rolling hills and snow peaks. From the top walk downhill, coming across Bhairab and Saraswati Kund / ponds, then short climb to a small plateau.

Where the holiest of all holy lake located, enclosed by high giant windblown cliffs and rocky hills. A tranquil holy spot with a crystal clear lake, on the northern shore a small shrine of Lord Shiva. The place with number of shades and few Lodges for trekkers and pilgrims. Where hundreds of pilgrims and devotees visits on auspicious time of religious events called Janai Purnima. A day for Hindu Menfolk to change their yearly holy thread with a bathe and dip in the holy pond. belief it relinquishes the sins of a lifetime.

Spending a pleasant overnight in a serene environment of holy Gosainkunda; today the longest and toughest day walks of the adventure. Start early morning, and climb to a boulders of rocks, after leaving the holy lake down behind.

A steep climb of few hours reaching a small pond of Surya Kund, as ascent continues. Then reaching on top of Gosainkunda or East Laurabinaya-La Pass, enjoy the incredible views of surrounding dramatic landscapes.

From the highest point of the adventure, an undulating descent takes you at the Phedi, bottom of a pass. A place with few shades serving as tea-houses, possible quick lunch stop, before a long afternoon walk to Ghopte Odar.

After lunch walk is on gradual ups and down path coming across lovely forest of pines, juniper and rhododendron tree lines. Walk continues on winding path then completing the tough long day reaching a small settlement at Ghopte.

Located on the road-side with a huge overhanging cave nearby, a good shelter for early travelers and pilgrims. Overnight in the comfort of a small cozy tea-house after a good hard day trekking.

From here onwards for few days around the Helambu region, on the south eastern side of Langtang Himal range. Morning walk follows on gradual winding path into lush green vegetation and dense tree lines. A short climb to Thadepati, a settlement on route to Tarke Gyang, the main village of Helambu.

At Thadepati for lunch and overnight stop, in the comfort of small and nice lodge facing grand views of snow-capped peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal.

From Tharepati catching morning grand views of snow-capped peaks with long downhill into dense rhododendron and pine forest. As the walk enters within Helambu region. The walk continues to cross a small stream over Chyodi Khola on a suspension bridge. After hours of good walk reaching Melamche-Gaon for overnight stop, located within beautiful coniferous forest.

Today a short morning walk to the main village at Tarke-Gyang, the walk descend into a forest to Melamche Khola (Stream). After crossing a suspension bridge and then climb for an hour or more. Then reaching a charming village at Tarke Gyang, the major hub and largest village around Helambu area.

Tarke-Gyang, main village and home to smallest group of hill tribes of Nepal the Hyalmo people. Afternoon explore the lovely village and the old monastery of Helambu area. Tarke-Gyang, the major hub of Hyalmo tribe follows similar Buddhism culture and traditions like Sherpa and Tamang.

After a pleasant, enjoyable time at Tarke Gyang village our journey continues morning walk on a pleasant path. Entering into a lovely forest as the trail leads to another lovely village at Sermathang. After checking into a nice lodge, visit the interesting Gompa (monastery), a nice traditional village with views of Jugal Himal.

Today our wonderful trek comes to an end after walking a short distance and then taking a drive on exciting dirt road. A long winding downhill drive leads to low warm farm area at Melamche Bazaar. Having a refreshing stop, continue drive on the good road, the climb towards Dhulikhel, a scenic town for panorama of Himalayan peaks. After possible lunch stop at old town of Dhulikhel, an hour or more with pleasant ride brings you back Kathmandu. Rest of the afternoon at leisure after an exciting trek and drives.

We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy individual activities or shopping. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking.

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    • All Arrival and Departures transportation on private coach, car as group size from airport to hotel and vice-versa.
    • 3*** (Three Star) Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast basis. 
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with all entrance fees at places of interest, led by expert tour / city guide on private vehicles.
    •  Local regular  vehicles to the starting point of trek as well on the way back to Kathmandu, after ending the trek.
    • Applicable trekking permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Langtang National Park entrance fees.
    • Full board on trekking includes accommodation on best available lodges, Includes meals, breakfast-lunch and dinner with after refreshment tea / coffee. 
    • Services of expert guide, porters and trekking staff with daily wages, food and accommodation and medical insurance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner before or after the treks.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa, personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Expenses of personal nature, hard / soft drinks, laundry services and gratitude or tipping for driver and trekking staff, porters.
    • Extra snacks and refreshment during trekking, as well for safe drinking water.
    • Personal Trekking gear, including sleeping bags and Down Jackets.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by fastest means of transportation like using Helicopter Service.
    • Early return from the trek due to personal or medical reasons, have to borne self-expenses. No refund is entertained. Should claim through your insurance, as well for accompanying guide or staff.
    • Using hot showers, charging electronic items on overnight lodges or at lunch time.

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