Langtang Helambu village is culturally rich and worth visiting from Kathmandu due to easy access by road up to the trekking starting point. This trek is recommendable for senior citizens and families with kids. After breakfast in Kathmandu, we can begin our journey first by an overland drive up to Sundarijal and then the actual trek begins through paddies terraces & green forests of oak and rhododendron, all set against a distant horizon of mountain peaks. We visit several Tamang and Sherpa settlements and meet friendly people with strong family & cultural ties
Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu half day Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu 1337 meter.
Drive to Syabrubesi (1460 m), 8 hrs
We start our overland journey about 7 AM in the morning heading north out of Kathmandu through scenic foothills to Syabrubesi. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path moves along the blacktopped road. During the rainy season, the road is sometimes blocked due to landslides. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m), 5 hrs
Today is our first trekking day through Bamboo (1960m.). Some of the places make ascents and descents. At the end the trail is easy and level to the Lama Hotel. En route if we are lucky we can see red pandas, bears and monkeys. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela
Leaving Lama Hotel, we head for Langtang village. At Ghora Tabela the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, we will catch a glimpse of flora and fauna. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. We can visit a monastery on the way to Langtang. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3850m) 3 hrs
Today you climb slowly through small villages and Yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Overnight at lodge
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa & excursion in & around
This day is reserved for rest and to explore the surrounding area. You will visit the Kyangjin monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m), directly at the rear of the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks or We can make day trip to Tseguri as well. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m)
From Kyangjin, we retrace our trekking route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge
Trek to Thulo Syabru village (2130m)
Today we walk through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birds on the way to Thulo-Syabru village. En route we have marvelous and close-up view of Mt. Ganesh Himal. Firstly we do easy downhill walk following the river bank but last part we steeply climb up hill for couple of hours until we reach the village at Thulo Syabru. Overnight at lodge
Trek Thulo Syabru village to Sing Gompa (3330m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today we walk around 4-5 hours through dense forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari) where we stay overnight at lodge. The trail from here is mostly uphill with typically Himalayan terrain. We enjoy excellent views of the mountain and natural scenery from open areas we reach. After arrival in hotel we refreshed and then make an excursion to cheese factory as well as forested area.
Trek to Gosainkunda (4380m)
Today we follow a wonderful trail to reach at holy Gosainkunda Lake passing through Cholagpati and Lauribinayak. This area is the homeland of the Tamangs and Bhotias. Here we spend a short time observing rural mountain lifestyles and the cultural contrasts between Hindu and Buddhist villages. In the evening we are able to simply relax or take a walk around the lake and surrounding area. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Ghopte (3,480 m)
The trail leads to northern part of Gosainkunda and then we embark on the challenging the Laurebinayak pass at 4,600m.After 4 to 5 hours of trekking we arrive at Ghopte for overnight stay at lodge.
Trek to Tharepati
Today we walk only a few hours to Tharepati through the forest after several ups and down.We will enjoy attractive mountain view and experience the local culture and lifestyle of the people. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Melamchi Goan
From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forests with good views down into the Helambu Valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, and is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are also some Buddhist monasteries to visit along the trail. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Tarke Ghyang
The early part of the trek descends until you cross Melamchi river. Then you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries along the trail. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Sermathang (2620m)
Today the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests along the way. The trek continues crossing some small streams on the way. Our last destination is Sermathang, a beautiful village inhabited by Yalmo community. To add the experience we will also visit many ancient monasteries in and around the village. Overnight at lodge
Trek to Melamchi Pul bazaar (846m)
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The trek today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interactions with many local and friendly people. Overnight at lodge
Drive back to Kathmandu
Today we drive back to Kathmandu following the Friendship Highway. Overnight at hotel
Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
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