Langtang Helambu Trek is a blend of the Langtang region’s three major trekking trails. The inhabitants have managed to keep alive their centuries-old cultures, traditions, and values. Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek provide a cultural and natural opportunity to observe its diversity. The treks fall in the Langtang National Park, so giving insight into the wildlife. Besides that, it is very accessible due to the proper lodging facilities. Langtang Helambu Trek starts at Syabrubesi and ends at Helambu. It is possible to start either clockwise or anticlockwise.
Langtang – Helambu: Quick facts
Langtang National Park Trek Routes
First of all, the Langtang valley trek begins at Shyabru Bensi and takes you to Kyanjing Gompa. The glacier valley is also referred to as the Langtang Valley. Colorful prayer flags and slate houses adorned this area. The route then climbs up to the north-east to get Tserko Ri (5000 meters) from Kayanjing Gumpa. Tserko Ri is the best viewpoint, whereas the trekkers enjoy the splendid views over the Langtang Lirung and beyond. Nearby glaciers can also visit and gives even more stunning views of pristine snow-capped mountains. Here is a FREE guide to Trekking in Langtang for a better experience.
Secondly, through Thulo Shyabru and Sing Gompa, the trail leads to Gosainkunda. Exclusive bird-eye views of the Ganesh Himal and the Langtang are visible while the path leads you to Chandabari. The holy pilgrimage site of Gosainkunda Lake is beautifully situated on the lap of the mountains. You will also see other lakes in the Gosainkunda Lake Trek. The trail gradually goes to the Surya Kunda Pass to connect the Therepati Pass from the Gosainkunda Lake.
Thirdly, the Tharepati Pass starts the Helambu Circuit Trek. Then you get to the Melamchi Gaon, where Guru Rimpoche meditated in the 18th century. The path also goes on the tiny villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang to finish this incredible journey at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. So, you are glad of the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Besides, you can find different temples, monasteries, and stupas along the way to demonstrate perfect harmony among the various religious people. Thus, this trek is suitable for physically fit and willing to experience natural beauty in Nepal.
|Days||Destinations||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350|
|2.||Trek preparation & Sightseeing|
|3.||Drive to Syabru Bensi||1400||6h30|
|4.||Trek to Lama Hotel||2640||6h00|
|5.||Trek to Langtang||3400||6h40|
|6.||Trek to Kyanjing Gompa||3800||4h00|
|7.||Acclimatization & Explore the valley|
|8.||Trek back to Lama Hotel||2640||7h00|
|9.||Trek to Thulo Shyabru||2130||6h30|
|10.||Trek to Sing Gompa||3340||5h00|
|11.||Trek to Gosainkunda Lake||4380||5h30|
|12.||Trek to Ghopte via Surya Kunda Pass (4610 m)||3400||7h30|
|13.||Trek to Kutumsang||2600||7h30|
|14.||Trek to Chisapani||2160||7h00|
|15.||Trek to Sundarijal then drive to KTM|
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1467m) by bus 7h00 drive.
Day 4: Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel (2470m) 6h00 walk.
Today is the first day of the journey. It is not much difficult to walk in the lower land but encounters several up and down along the trail. It makes a bit tired. A trail goes along the Langtang river, crossing many suspension bridges, forests and villages to get Lama Hotel (Lodge)
Day 5: Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3400m) 5h00 walk.
Day 6: Langtang – Kyangjing Gompa (3850m) 4h00 walk.
Day 7: Kyangjing Gompa Rest day (3850m),
Day 8: Kyangjing Gompa – Lama Hotel (2610m) 6h00 walk.
Day 9: Lama Hotel -Thulo Syabru (2150m), 6h00 walk.
Day 10: Thulo Shyabru – Sing Gompa (3284m) 5h00 walk.
Day 11: Sing Gompa – Gosaikunda Lake (4381m) 5h00 walk.
Day 12: Gosaikunda Lake – Laurebinayak Pass (4610m) – Ghopte (3430m) 7h00 walk.
Day 13: Ghopte – Kutumsang (2850m) 6h00 walk.
Day 14: Kutumsang – Chisopani (2194m) 7h00 walk.
Day 15: Chisopani – Sundarijal (1463M), and drive back to Kathmandu (Hotel includes)
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu (Hotel includes)
Day 17: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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