Langtang Helambu Circuit Trek- 18 DaysLangtang Helambu Circuit Trek- 18 Days

Langtang Helambu Circuit Trek- 18 Days

  • Duration18 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate Trek
  • Maximum Altitude 5010m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Meals Breakfast Lunch, Dinner during the trek
Overview of Langtang Helambu Circuit Trek- 18 Days

Around Langtang Helambu Circuit is a classic trek that combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet – Langtang, Helambu, and Gosainkund. Located just fifty kilometers north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley Trekking is the nearest Trekking route from Kathmandu Valley. Discover the sacred lake Gosaikunda and pastures for yaks at Kyangin Gompa. Over the years, Gosainkunda has become one of the holy places of pilgrimage for shamans, witch doctors, and many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Helambu Valley is famous for its natural beauty and fantastic weather, with magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains. While the Tamang people inhabit the Langtang region, the Helambu area covers typical Sherpa mountain villages and beautiful rhododendron forests. Around Langtang, Helambu Circuit allows hikers and adventurers to rediscover the Himalayan passes, lakes, pristine valleys, and ethnocultural diversity.

Explore the villages, climb small peaks, and visit glaciers at a relatively comfortable height. Pass through different vegetation, scenery, and varied passing terraced fields in the forest and then finally a glacial valley with magnificent all-round 7000m’s. From Syabrubesi in tropical vegetation at 1450m, it ends near the border with Tibet. Climb the Laurebina at an altitude of 4620 meters for a breathtaking view of Tibet. Simply breathtaking. They were trekking through the Langtang National Park, where walking through the path of red Pandas and many wild animals, very close to living Tibetan influence. The course takes us through a dozen villages for most Tibetan people in exile. The dense forest protects us from a hard enough sun. The park also offers a habitat to wild animals like rare red Panda, deer, bear, blue sheep, mountain Thar, and languor. Even snow leopards are found in the Langtang region.

Highlights

Around Langtang Helambu Circuit is a classic trek that combines three major areas north of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet – Langtang, Helambu, and holy Gosainkund Lake. Located just fifty kilometers north of Kathmandu, Popular for Tamang culture, and wildlife over Lauribinayak Pass, Helambu is famous for Helomo Sherpa culture.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You can rest and relax after your journey.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Time:40 min drive from airport

In the afternoon, you will have time to finalize your preparations for the trek, including checking your gear and shopping for any necessary supplies.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

After breakfast, you will begin your journey by driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The drive takes approximately 7-8 hours, covering a distance of around 146 kilometers. Syabrubesi, situated at an altitude of 1460 meters, is the starting point of your trek.

  • Max. Altitude:1460m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7-8 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Syabrubesi, you start your trek towards Lama Hotel. The trail passes through forests and follows the course of the Langtang Khola. Lama Hotel is situated at an altitude of 2410 meters and serves as your overnight stop.

  • Max. Altitude:2410m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing your trek, you trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. The trail gradually ascends, offering views of beautiful landscapes and passing through several small settlements. Langtang Village, located at an altitude of 3330 meters, is a traditional Tamang village with a unique cultural heritage.

  • Max. Altitude:3330 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, you trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail takes you through scenic valleys, past yak pastures, and alongside glacial streams. Kyanjin Gompa, situated at 3730 meters, is a Buddhist monastery and a picturesque village surrounded by Himalayan peaks.

  • Max. Altitude:3730m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:3-4 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is dedicated to exploring the Kyanjin Gompa area. You can hike to Cherko Ri (5010m) for panoramic views of the Langtang range or to Langshisa Kharka (a high-altitude grazing area) to experience the alpine landscape.

  • Max. Altitude:5010m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Kyanjin Gompa behind, you retrace your steps and trek back to Lama Hotel. The trail descends through the beautiful Langtang Valley, offering different landscape perspectives. You spend the night at Lama Hotel.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, you trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syapru. The trail takes you through dense forests and offers glimpses of the Himalayas. Thulo Syapru, situated at an altitude of 2210 meters, is a traditional Tamang village with unique cultural traditions.

  • Max. Altitude:2210m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing your trek, you head from Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests and offers views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Chandanbari is located at an altitude of 3250 meters.

  • Max. Altitude:3250m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, you trek from Chandanbari to Gosainkunda, a sacred lake located at an altitude of 4380 meters. The trail passes through rugged terrain and offers magnificent views of the Himalayas. Gosainkunda holds religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists.

  • Max. Altitude:4380 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Gosainkunda, you ascend to the Lauribinayak Pass at an altitude of 4610 meters. From the pass, you descend to Tharepati (3510m) through beautiful landscapes and forests. Tharepati serves as your overnight stop.

  • Max. Altitude:3510m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7-8 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing your descent, you trek from Tharepati to Melamchigaun. The trail takes you through traditional villages and terraced fields, offering cultural insights into the lives of the local people. Melamchigaun is situated at an altitude of 2530 meters.

  • Max. Altitude:2530m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Melamchigaun, you trek to Tarkeghyang. The trail passes through lush forests, charming villages, and offers views of the Himalayan peaks. Tarkeghyang, located at an altitude of 2740 meters, is a beautiful Sherpa village with unique cultural traditions.

  • Max. Altitude:2740m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continuing your trek, you head from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests and offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. Sermanthang, situated at an altitude of 2590 meters, is known for its apple orchards and monasteries.

  • Max. Altitude:2590 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4-5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, you trek from Sermanthang to Melamchi Bazaar. The trail descends through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages. Melamchi Bazaar, situated at an altitude of 870 meters, is a bustling market town.

  • Max. Altitude:870m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Melamchi Bazaar, you take a scenic bus ride back to Kathmandu. The journey takes approximately 5 hours, and once you reach Kathmandu, you can rest and relax or explore the city at your leisure.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day marks the end of your trekking adventure. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

    Cost Details
    Includes
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner
    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or your destination.
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (6 trekkers:1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes
    Excludes
    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a permit quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring two copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected, but it is not obligatory)
    FAQs
    • Langtang region is situated in the north-central part of Nepal, bordering Tibet (China). It is a beautiful and scenic mountainous area known for its trekking routes.

    • The duration of the Langtang Trek varies depending on the specific route and the trekker's pace. On average, the Langtang Trek can be completed in 7 to 10 days.

    • The Langtang Trek is considered to be a moderate trek. It involves hiking through mountainous terrain with steep ascents and descents. Prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

    • The best time for the Langtang Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and pleasant temperatures, making for a more enjoyable trekking experience.

    • Yes, trekkers need to obtain two permits for the Langtang Trek: the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. These permits are obtainable in Kathmandu or at the entry point of the Langtang National Park.

    • The Langtang Trek offers several highlights, including breathtaking mountain views, lush forests, picturesque villages, Buddhist monasteries, and the opportunity to interact with the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. The trek also provides a chance to explore the beautiful Langtang Valley and encounter wildlife.

    • The maximum altitude reached during the Langtang Trek is Kyanjin Ri at an elevation of approximately 4,773 meters (15,655 feet). It offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.

    • Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the Langtang Trek. These provide basic accommodation and meals for trekkers. However, it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag and trekking gear for added comfort.

    • Yes, it is possible to combine the Langtang Trek with other treks in the region. For instance, you can extend your trek to the Gosainkunda Lake or the Helambu region, both of which offer their own unique experiences.

    • Altitude sickness can be a concern during the Langtang Trek, especially when ascending to higher altitudes. It is essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. Consulting with a healthcare professional before the trek is recommended.

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