Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek

  • duration 18 days
  • usd 1,600 All inclusive
  • difficulty Medium
  • best season Sep-Dec | Mar-May
  • max altitude From 4,264 feet at Kathmandu to 16,404 feet on top of the TserkoRi

trip overview

This trek is full of natural and cultural wonders around the western part of Langtang National Park. The buzz of the journey is further escalated by the majestic views of Langtang valley, the Kyanjin Gompa, the home of more than a dozen of lakes – Gosainkunda, the cultural hub – Helambu region and many other superb landscapes.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

    A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu and take you to your hotel.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Pre-trip Meeting.

    We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.

    We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

    We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) by public bus.

    It takes about eight hours to reach Syabrubesi in a public bus. The view outside the window is very beautiful as we pass through rivers, hills and towns all the way to Syabrubesi. We will have lunch somewhere along the way.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 04
    Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft).

    We have to trek uphill for about six hours to reach Lama Hotel. We will pass through a forest with a chance of encounter wild animals such as red panda and the Himalayan bear. There are several rivers and streams which we have to cross so the journey will be interesting.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 05
    Trek to Mundu (3,543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft).

    We will have gain more than 2,000 feet this day and the trail is steeper than the previous day. You will get to see vast Himalayan grasslands which serve as yak pastures as we head towards Langtang village. We reach the village in five hours. Mundu is 30 minutes of trekking away from Langtang.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 06
    Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft).

    We walk past some more meadows till we arrive at the largest Buddhist prayer wall in Nepal. Look around and pray cause you will need it for making it this high above the sea level without getting sick. We will finally arrive at Kyanjin, right in the middle of the Himalayas, after four hours of trekking.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 07
    Explore TserkoRi (5,000m/16,404ft).

    The base of TserkoRi lies some one and a half miles away from Kyangjin Gompa. The place seems like an ice desert as you slowly gain altitude walking on loose snow-covered rocks. The summit of TserkoRi takes you through a very steep and zigzag trail. Be prepared for this because one wrong footstep can be dangerous. But you will make to the summit and back in about eight hours if you go slow and steady.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 08
    Trek back to Lama Hotel.

    We start getting back and pass through the same forests and rivers till we get to Lama Hotel. It takes six to seven hours.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 09
    Trek back to Syabrubesi.

    We trek further downhill to Syabrubesi, the same place we were at on Day 03 of the trip. It takes no more than five hours to reach here. This is where the trek ends.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 10
    Trek to Shin gomba.

    We climb to Dimsa village and further up forests to Shin gomba. You will be treated with beautiful views of Langtang Himal and Langtang Valley on the way. The whole trek takes around five hours.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 11
    Trek to Gosainkunda (4,460m/14,632ft).

    We climb up through rhododendron forest to reach Gosainkunda. On the way lies a sanctuary for red panda which will be another point of attraction.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 12
    Trek to Gopte (3,440m/11,286ft).

    It will be a tough day of trekking as the trail is very rough. We have to cross several small lakes and then climb up to the Laurebina La Pass(4,609 m / 15,121 ft). After crossing the pass, we will trek down to Phediand cross forested hills till we reach Gopte.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 13
    Trek to Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft).

    We will again walk through rhododendron forest but it will be downhill till we arrive at Kharka. We then climb up to the village of Thare Pati. Across the village, we will have to cross another forests before making the final climb up to Malemchigaon. It takes a total of seven hours.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 14
    Trek to TarkeGyang (2,590m/8,497ft).

    We will enter the Helambu region this day. TarkeGyang is uphill from Melamchigaon and is a beautiful village inhabited by indigenous Sherpa people.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 15
    Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft).

    After getting across a forest, you will cross a valley and pass the villages of Parachin and Gangyul. You will reach Sermathang seven hours after leaving Tarke.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 16
    Trek to MelamchiPul Bazaar. Then drive to Kathmandu.

    MelamchiPul Bazaar is a short and easy walk downhill. From there, you will board a tourist bus to Kathmandu.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 17
    Leisure day. Farewell Dinner.

    We have nothing planned for this day so you might want to go sightseeing around Kathmandu. But before you leave, we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 18
    Final Departure.

    We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and recollections of your Himalayan journey will surely keep you busy throughout the flight.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Stay at teahouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will also be taken care of.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
  • Fees for entering Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers’ Information Management System card
  • We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
  • Fully paid round bus tickets for Kathmandu-Syabrubesi and MelamchiPul-Kathmandu rides. Other rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 200.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

faqs

  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a trekking trip with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will trek in the Himalayas in a group of international travellers fully assisted by our guides, porters and local support staff. We will take care of your entire trip as soon as you land in Kathmandu and safely take to your preferred destination and back as per the package you choose. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.
  • In what physical condition do I need to be for the trip?
    A regular person can complete the trip with help from our guides and porters. But it is important that you are healthy and have no physical injuries. Trekking for long hours in high altitude and difficult terrain will surely put a strain on your body and you might suffer severe physical and mental breakdown, especially if you are trekking in the Himalayas for the first time. It is, therefore, expected that you have taken light endurance training especially for longer trips.
  • How long do I have to trek each day?
    On most days of your trips, you will trek for a couple of hours only. But some trekking days require as much as six to eight hours of walking in high altitude. However, there will be plenty time each day for rest and acclimatization.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • How much help do I get during the trek?
    Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
  • What happens in case of injuries and emergencies?
    The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
  • What equipment do I bring?
    You have to bring all travel equipment yourself. Please see the equipment section for a standard list of required equipment prepared by our guides. Most of the items are easily available in Kathmandu in case if you miss any and we also lend you some of the gears for the duration of the trip for a small fee.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Most days of the trek will be spent in lower Himalayas so they should not be as tough. But we do go over 10,000 feet and climb for hours on end which will put pressure on your legs and test your grit. Beginners can give this a try if you take light endurance training before starting the trip.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

General

  • 2 season sleeping bag – one. 
  • Spring down jacket – one. 
  • Duffel – one. (We will provide you one complementary duffel bag for you to keep.)
  • 35-45 liter daypack – one.
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TRIP STARTS TRIP ENDS STATUS COST
May 25, 2018 June 11, 2018 available $1,600
May 28, 2018 June 14, 2018 available $1,600
May 31, 2018 June 17, 2018 available $1,600
September 1, 2018 September 18, 2018 available $1,600
September 4, 2018 September 21, 2018 available $1,600
September 7, 2018 September 24, 2018 available $1,600
September 10, 2018 September 27, 2018 available $1,600
September 13, 2018 September 30, 2018 available $1,600
September 16, 2018 October 03, 2018 available $1,600
September 19, 2018 October 06, 2018 available $1,600
September 22, 2018 October 09, 2018 available $1,600
September 25, 2018 October 12, 2018 available $1,600
September 29, 2018 October 16, 2018 available $1,600
October 1, 2018 October 18, 2018 available $1,600
October 4, 2018 October 21, 2018 available $1,600
October 7, 2018 October 24, 2018 available $1,600
October 10, 2018 October 27, 2018 available $1,600
October 13, 2018 October 30, 2018 available $1,600
October 16, 2018 November 02, 2018 available $1,600
October 19, 2018 November 05, 2018 available $1,600
October 22, 2018 November 08, 2018 available $1,600
October 25, 2018 November 11, 2018 available $1,600
October 28, 2018 November 14, 2018 available $1,600
October 31, 2018 November 17, 2018 available $1,600
November 1, 2018 November 18, 2018 available $1,600
November 4, 2018 November 21, 2018 available $1,600
November 7, 2018 November 24, 2018 available $1,600
November 10, 2018 November 27, 2018 available $1,600
November 13, 2018 November 30, 2018 available $1,600
November 16, 2018 December 03, 2018 available $1,600
November 19, 2018 December 06, 2018 available $1,600
November 22, 2018 December 09, 2018 available $1,600
November 25, 2018 December 12, 2018 available $1,600
November 29, 2018 December 16, 2018 available $1,600
December 1, 2018 December 18, 2018 available $1,600
December 4, 2018 December 21, 2018 available $1,600
December 7, 2018 December 24, 2018 available $1,600
December 10, 2018 December 27, 2018 available $1,600
December 13, 2018 December 30, 2018 available $1,600
December 16, 2018 January 02, 2019 available $1,600
December 19, 2018 January 05, 2019 available $1,600
December 22, 2018 January 08, 2019 available $1,600
December 25, 2018 January 11, 2019 available $1,600
December 28, 2018 January 14, 2019 available $1,600
December 31, 2018 January 17, 2019 available $1,600
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