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LOCATION
Gosainkunda Lake/Lauribina La pass (4609m.)
DURATION
18 Days
Difficulty Level
Moderate and fairly strenuous
ARRIVAL ON
Syabru Bensi
DEPARTURE FROM
Sundarijal
TRIP TYPE
treking
MAX ALTITUDE
4609m.
GROUP SIZE
1-5
ACCOMMODATION
Lodge or Tented Camp

Lantang-Gosainkunda-Helambu Trek

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We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. We pass a few huts in the high picture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

 

Highlights of the Trekking

Tranquil holy Gosainkunda Lake, Luribina La pass, Tharepati La pass, different community with majority of Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung people.

Itinerary

Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the trip.

Full day city tour includes the visits to many historical and architectural monuments of ancient Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square etc.

Walk downwards for about 2 hrs. through forest and ascend for about 1hr. to reach Bombu Village (1850 m.) Gradually ascend through Bombu Jungle and reach Rimche to stay.

Trek forward through Rhododendron and Pine forest for about 3 hrs. and reach Ghoda Tabela then walk for another two hours and reach Langtang ( biggest village of the area ) inhabited by Buddhist Tamangs and Tibetans.

Trek for 3 hrs. through the trail and reache Kyanjing Gompa where you can see local cheese factory and beautiful mountains from Yala peak, excursion spot.

This is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the 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 behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Trek back by the same route

The route climbs steeply through the forest, crossing the river, climbing to Syabru Village.

Passing Schools and gompas the trail climb up the steephill and to Dursagang (2660m). The trail further proceeds through the forest of hemlock and oak to the top of ridge at Foprang Danda (3190). Climbing and passing the government agriculture office you will reach to Sing Gompa which is the main attraction of Chandan Bari. From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up to Chalang pati (3650m). From Chalang pati, you views of Langtang Lirung, the Mountains edging Tibet and the majestic forest full of rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak.

The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda. After trekking some while you have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund.

The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630m) and descends finally to Ghopte.

The trail continues up ravines and across the boulders of old moraines below the wreckage of a plane that crashed in 1992, then make a final ascent to Tharepati on the ridge at 3490m from where we can see Helambu region. We will reach Tharepati at noon. From Tharepati about 3 hours steeply down through the oaks and rhododendron forests. When we cross a stream on a suspension bridge down, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Malamchigaun at 2530m. We will reach here early and rest of the time we can just stroll around the village. Melamchi gaun is very nice village. It has glossy gompa with a line of prayer flags at the front and brightly painted walls and statues.

After breakfast trek to Tarkeghyang and it takes about five hours. The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi khola 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 in Helembu region. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helmu caste which is belongs to Sherpa ethnic group. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Helmu caste.. Stay overnight at lodge.

It takes about five hours. This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

After breakfast trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and it takes approximately five hours. The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local. Stay overnight at lodge.

Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu it takes about five hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Zero Kilo and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

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Inclusions


Service Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop.
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the itinerary by private car/van.
  • All entry fees to monumental zones in Kathmandu city tour.
  • Langtang Natuonal Park permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Melamchi to Kathmandu by private Land cruiser.
  • Accommodation in Guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek.
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porters services.
  • Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the official paper works and all the applicable government taxes.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required.
Service Excludes:
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot and cold drinks, shower etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Note:

All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Hence, please suggest us your preferences so that we can prepare the program accordingly and quote the price for the same. You are kindly requested to always feel free to contact us for any information that you require. Your queries are always welcomed and we will be privileged to furnish you with the required information.

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