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Helambu Trek Itinerary

  • Helambu Trek Itinerary
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Daily Tour
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup at Kathmandu

The classic way to explore the entire Langtang Region. This itinerary will help you to think once what we have planned for those who are seeking for nomadic experience for a lifetime. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek route is designed to suit for every hiker to observe and overall, enjoy the hidden natural beauties of the Himalayan treasure. At the beginning of this trek, you will be dropped at Syabrubesi (1,600m) after 7 hrs drive from Kathmandu.

From the next day after breakfast, the journey will be continued. The inner valley of Langtang region is a combination of the high-altitude Himalayan valley to the temperate valley of lower elevation where several species of endangered fauna- the red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, common leopard, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat and different types of birds endangered species of flora are well preserved. During the spring season colorful rhododendron, orchids, and magnolias bloom abundantly with stunning close-up views of snow-capped peaks. This trip is also known as the Langtang Circuit trek.

After exploring days in this nomadic region, the trekking trail will be diverted to the holy lake site of Gosainkunda. The holy Gosaikunda Lake is a most popular pilgrimage destination among both Hindu and Buddhist groups of people. Especially during the full moon in the month of August, it is visited by many local people. There is also some festive moment when many shamans are gathered to show their shamanism rituals to claim rights traditionally. After visiting this sacred lake you will be crossing Laurebina Pass (4,610m) and the trail will be dropped down towards Helambu valley. The Helambu valley, itself is very rich in the cultural heritage of the entire region where trekkers can enjoy local Sherpa and Tamang hospitality in a pleasant climate.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Pick and drop at Kathmandu

Departure Time

4 hours prior to the flight and 3 hours for Train Journey.

Helambu Trek Itinerary-Tour Route

Kathmandu-Syabrubesi -Langtang Village-Kyangjin Gompa -Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa-Gosaikunda Lake -Kathmandu.

Hotel/Camp Sites

All Accommodation in 3-star Hotel/ Camping/Lodge/Tea House and Farm House stay.

Transportation for Tour

1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.

Proffessional Tour/Trek Guide

Local English Speaking Trek Guide expert in Local tradition and Culture.


First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour. Please reconfirm with us.

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All Hotels in 3 star/ Camping/Cooks/Tents
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size.
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International flight to and out of Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Domestic flight not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Tips for Guide/Driver
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks etc.
Why Helambu Trek in Nepal?
  • The classic way to explore entire Langtang Region
  • Discover Himalayan wild goat and different types of birds endangered species of flora.
  • Explore lake site of Gosainkunda popular for Pilgrimage tour.
  • Explore the Khumbu Region of the Himalayas
Helambu Trek Itinerary in Nepal

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our team from Excursion to the Himalayas will receive you at the airport and drive you to the Hotel. On the Journey our Guide will brief you about the tour and trekking program, things needed, and permit procession for restricted areas. Over Night at Hotel.

Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1600m, 7 hrs):

 After early breakfast, we shall drive to Syabrubesi. Today the drive is long and you can enjoy the scene from the outskirts of Kathmandu valley while driving the bumpy road of Nepal.

Day 3Trek from Syabrubesi (2480m, 5-6 hrs):

 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel trek distance is 11.3 kilometers / 7 miles. Trek begins from Syabrubesi in Rasuwa district Nepal. After crossing the Bhote Koshi river trail continue towards the Lama Hotel along Langtang Khola. A beautiful river flows by the spot making Langtang trekking even more picturesque.

Day 04Trek from Syabrubesi to Langtang Village (3541m, 5-6 hrs):

 The trek begins early in the morning through lush green forests and beautiful villages along the way. After a vigorous 6 hours trek, you will be welcomed by the amazing village of Langtang. Over night at Lodge.

Day 05Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3900m, 3 hrs):

This is a beautiful trail leading to Kyanjin Buddhist Gompa where you witness the Buddhist monk meditating and spending his life in the remote Himalayas. On the sixth day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek, the l skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun up to Kyagjin.

We will clamber uphill all the way to Sindum and Yamphu. Later the route takes us through Laja Khola to arrive at a viewpoint which provides panoramic views of Kyanjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung. Below the viewpoint exists Kyanjin Gompa where we will stay overnight.

Day 06Exploration day

 You can enjoy your day walking around the Langtang Region and see the Cheese Factory. We will take a well-deserved rest from trekking and ease up our stiff muscles. Kyanjin Gompa offers splendid views of the Langtang Lirung, Genjempol, and Kenga Himal ranges.

The cheese factory, Buddhist monastery, and Tsergo Ri (5033m) are other sites that you would like to visit. Mostly we recommended the Tsergo Ri Hike, which provides you with a stunning view of the mountains, and when you be on the top of Tsergo Ri Unbelievable mountains will surround you. This would be one of the most exciting days on the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek’s itinerary.

Day 07Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel ( 2480m, 5-6hrs):

Today is the eighth day of the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek 10 days itinerary. We walk back to Lama Hotel following the trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela.

Day 08Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2200m, 5-6 hours):

We start our trek back to Syabru Besi on the ninth day of the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek’s itinerary.

Day 09Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3580m, 5-6 hrs):

Today’s walk passes through Dursagang and Foprang Danda where scenic views of the beautiful landscape and panoramic mountain views. The massifs of Langtang, Ganesh, and Annapurna form a gigantic chain as we move further to Sing Gompa. Near the monastery, there is a cheese factory and a small settlement. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
The trail passes Rhododendron, oak, and fir forests as we move on through Dursagang and Foprang Danda. Views of Himalayan ranges that include Langtang, Ganesh, Annapurna, and some Tibetan peaks are panoramic at several points. It’s a five-hour trek to Chandanbari, where you can explore the local Cheese factory and the Sing Gompa monastery nearby. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 10Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda

Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m, 5-6 hrs) via Laurebina Pass (4610m)

Day 11Exploration day at Gosaikunda Lake

– visit Holy Gosaikunda Lake around. You can see lots of local people circulating around the lake to collect merits as Hindus and Buddhist belief this will help them in the afterlife journey. Maintain silence while visiting the lake.

From Sing Gompa, we move down to the nearby Chandanbari and take the easy trail to Lauri Binayak. A gradual steep from here leads us to Gosaikunda. The entrance is marked by chortens and small Shiva temples. Outstanding views of Ganesh, Annapurna, and other Tibetan ranges can be observed. The holy lake of Gosaikunda lies just nearby along with two others. Mountains and lakes for a scenic view around the place. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 12Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3420m, 6-7 hrs) via Laurebina Pass (4610m)

After an early breakfast, we commence our journey to the Laurebina pass (4600m) from where views of Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Lirung form a spectacular chain. Today’s walk is the longest in the entire trek. After a steep descent from the pass, we reach Phedi. The easy trail then takes us to Ghopte where we stay overnight.

Day 13Trek from Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2530m, 3 hrs)

Today, we will trek from Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2630m) via Tharepati Pass (3490m) . The first part of our trail is slightly descending and then starts ascending through the rhododendron forests until Thearepati. From Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forests down to Helambu valley. We would see Jugal Himal and the Number of Solu Khumbu from here. Melamchi Gaon is mainly inhabited by the Sherpa people. We would visit the monasteries at our leisure at Melamchi.

Day 14Trek from Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2560m, 5-6 hrs)

Today, we’ll trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2600m). The early part of the trek descends until we cross the stream named Melamchi. Then, from here, our trail goes to Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. We will stay overnight at Tarkeghyang.

Day 15Trek from Tarkeghayang to Shermathang (2621m, 4-5 hrs)

Today, we will trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2590m). Trekking today is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way, we would penetrate the village called Shermathang where we would visit some ancient monasteries. We will stay overnight at Sermathang.

Day 16Trek Shermathang to Melamchipul (846m, 5-6 hrs)

Today we trek from Shermathang to Melamchi. The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several villages. En route, we would interact with the local people and know their culture and way of life. We will stay at the guesthouse in Melamchi.

Day 17Drive from Melamchipul to Kathmandu (5 hrs)

From here you can either take a Bus ride to save the cost of our team will arrange the vehicle for you to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Helambu Trek Itinerary in Nepal

What is Langtang Famouse for?

Langtang is a region in the north-central Himalayas of the Bagmati Province of Nepal. Situated 51 kilometers north of the Kathmandu Valley, the region is renowned for hosting the Langtang national park which eventually constitutes the border with the Tibet autonomous region of China.

How difficult is Langtang Trek?

You need to walk properly as you will be walking 6-7 hours down a steep trail. Some parts of the Langtang valley trek are quite tougher with the difficult slopes and rocky paths. At such points, you must walk slowly and carefully. The rest of the trekking trails are quite easy with the enticing nature views on your side.

Do you Need Guide?

We don’t organize any trip without a guide. Our motto is to give them the best tour and experience when they visit Nepal. Therefore we use the best experience guide in all our tours organized by Excursion to the Himalayas.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Helambu?

The Helambu trek begins at Sundarijal, where one can reach Kathmandu by road in 1 hour. The trekkers will be first viewing the Shivapuri National Park. From there trekking trail passes through Chisopani, Gulbhanjyang, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang. Melamchi Pul Bazaar is the last point of the Helambu trek.

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