Copy of LANGTANG, HELAMBU & GOSAKUNDA LAKE.

Copy of LANGTANG, HELAMBU & GOSAKUNDA LAKE.

1,500.00

17 DAYS/ EASY TO MODERATE/ TEA HOUSES LODGING.

We start walking from Kathmandu to the Himalayas.

Romantic isn't it?

A 17 days trek a out of the beaten trails, following the steps of Tamang people, ethnical group living in this area.

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PROGRAM

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Nomad's Land who will drop you off at the hotel. After checking in, you will have a chance to rest after your long travels. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner featuring authentic Nepalese cuisine.

Included meals:Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast we start a guided tour of several historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu several of which are World Heritage Sites. We will pay a visit to Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and the Buddhist stupa (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip meeting where we will meet our trek leader and other team members. The meeting will provide you an opportunity to ask any question you may still have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours

We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola River, we ascend a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours

We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy mountain landscapes with intersperced waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we will begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a famous monastery in the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, and Buddhist stupas.  We will also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with Buddhist prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We arrive back at Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5-6 hours

We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours

Today will be a short walk as it is important to not reach Gosaikunda in one day. The steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high elevation. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a government checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours

Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most well traveled pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on all sides as well as nine other lakes in the area. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. Overnight in Gosaikunda.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours

We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass by three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours

We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. Walking through a dense forest will take us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda is stunning. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village that houses a Buddhist monastery. Overnight in Melamchigaon.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours

We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. We get up-close views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a stone trails before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail is easy-going and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, stupas, a monastery and a mani wall before reaching Sermathang.  Sermathang is a beautiful Sherpa Village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance. Overnight in Sermanthang.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours drive

We trek through meadows beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and rest before the evening activities. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Nomad’s Land to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Final departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Nomad’s Land representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

INCLUDED

Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu, visit to cultural sites in Kathmandu with guide and private car, food & lodging while trekking, welcome pack, welcome dinner, Nomad's land logistic & support, licensed mountain guide (fluent in english and nepali), permit & entrance fees for the Helambu, Gosaikunda, and Langtang National Parks.

 

NOT INCLUDED

International flight ticket, visa fees (40$), personal insurance, soft & alcoholic drinks, tips, personal expenses, everything not mentioned in the included section of this description.

 

 

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