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Langtang, Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek - 20 Days

Langtang is located in the north of Kathmandu that offers a multitude of fine trekking destinations. Langtang region is inhabited by a majority of Tamang people with rich cultures and tradition.  Langtang and Helambu are divided by a high pass with about 13 beautiful lakes. Gosainkunda being the biggest and the holiest of all.

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border Keyrong. The highest point in Langtang is the Langtang Lirung (7,246m). Other smaller mountains are Gang Chenpo (6,380m), Naya Kanga (5,846m) and Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m).

Syaphru Besi (1,470 m):
Syaphru Besi is located in Rasuwa district of Baghmati zone and borders on the Chinese autonomous region Tibet in the northern part of Nepal. It is a village having 18 other village development committees.The ethnic group of Tamangs inhabit the place since the ancient times having their own history, culture, language, religion, tradition and values. They follow Buddhist religion and highly value it.
The hot spring in Syaphru Besi is also well known for its healing power of stomach related illnesses since the ancient times.
The Samdheon Woesel World Peace Stupa have been constructed for the peace in the country where lord Buddha was born, for the peace in the world as well as for the well being of all the living beings, natural resources and environment.
A Buddhist monastery is situated as well in the old part of the village on the other side of the river.

Kyanjin Gompa (3,900 m)
The Yak-cheese-factory, which is located in Kyanjin Gompa opened in 1955 with Swiss support.
The cheese dairy operates only in summer and produces annually around 7,000 Kg of cheese that is dragged by porters to a dairy in Kathmandu. Sometimes you have the oppertunity to buy cheese and curd.
A trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,600 m) is recommended during the rest day.

Shing Gompa (Chandanbari):
The most famous cheese Factory in Langtang region is located in Shing Gompa.
Furthermore a Buddhist monastery is situated in Shing Gompa.

Laurebina:
From Laurebina you have a wonderful mountain view to Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range and the mountain Shisapangma in Tibet.
The name Laurebina signifies “without sticks”. Laure means sticks and bina means without.
The name is based on the following legend: Shiva forgot his bamboo sticks in Laurebina during his pilgrimage to Gosainkund. Nowadays while Janai Purnima Festival many of the pilgrims leave their sticks in Laurebina due to this legend.

Holy Lake of Gosainkunda:
The Gosainkunda Lake in a height of around 4,200 m is one of the most famous religious pilgrim places in Nepal.  Each year in August at full moon the festival “Janai Purnima” takes place and thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims come to this holy place.  Especially the Hindu people take a bath in the holy lake for purifying.  The large rock in the middle of the lake is regarded as remains of Shiva and it is believed that channels carry the waters of the lake to the water basin of Khumbheshwar temple in Patan.

Langtang is located in the north of Kathmandu that offers a multitude of fine trekking destinations. Langtang region is inhabited by a majority of Tamang people with rich cultures and tradition.  Langtang and Helambu are divided by a high pass with about 13 beautiful lakes. Gosainkunda being the biggest and the holiest of all.

Tour- Highlights:

  • Discover  Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • 14 days teahouse trek in Langtang
  • Holy lakes of Gosainkunda
  • Cross Laurebina Pass (4,600 m)
  • Fascinating mountain views to  Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Dorje Lhakpa  (6,988 m), Ganchempo  (6,387 m), Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal and Tibet Range

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, drive to hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudanath), overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive by local bus or by Jeep from Kathmandu to Syaphru Besi (1,470 m) (8 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 5
Day 05: Walk from Syaphru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,410 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 6
Day 06: Walk from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,410 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 7
Day 07: Walk from Langtang to Kyangijn Gompa (3,900) (2 ½ h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 8
Day 08: Rest day in Kyangijn Gompa (acclimatization), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 9
Day 09: Walk from Kyangijn Gompa to Langtang, overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 10
Day 10: Walk from Langtang to Bamboo Lodge (1,970 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 11
Day 11: Walk from Bamboo Lodge to Thulo Syaphru (2,210 m) (4 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 12
Day 12: Walk from Thulo Syaphru to Shing Gompa (3,300 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 13
Day 13: Walk from Shing Gompa to Laurebina (4,000 m) (3 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 14
Day 14: Walk from Laurebina to Gosainkund (4,200 m) (4 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 15
Day 15: Walk from Gosainkund to Tharepati (3,510 m) (via Laurebina Pass 4,600 m) (7 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 16
Day 16: Walk from Tharepati to Kutumsang (2,470 m) (5 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 17
Day 17: Walk from Kutumsang to Chisopani (2,215 m) (6 h), overnight stay in teahouse/lodge.

Day 18
Day 18: Walk from Chisopani to Sundarijal (1,460 m) (4 h) and drive back (by taxi or by private car) to Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 19
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 20
Day 20: Drive to airport, departure to home country.

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Trip Facts

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