HELAMBU LANGTANG VILLLAGE TREK (HOMESTAY) / NPL – 11
The Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Langtang area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. In one week to ten days, one can visit Langtang area for trekking. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Everest areas, but they remain unforgettably beautiful. In addition, the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly. Langtang National Park is crossed with hiking and trekking paths and mountaineering trails allowing visitors’ unparalleled accessibility. You will often see musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) and Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan black beer (selenarctos thibetanus), snow leopard (panthera uncia), wild god (alpines), ghoral (Nemorhedus goral) serow (capricornis sumantrenis) and more than 250 species of birds. The park is also renowned for its population of red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

A little further up the valley is Sing Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Kyanjing Gompa (3900 m), we continue trek, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we reach Syafrubesi, our trek comes to end.
Featured Pictures (Langtang Region)
 
Brief Itinerary
Day

Activities

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m).
02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
03 Drive Kathmandu - Melamchi Bazar (846 m).
04 Trek Melamchi Bazar – Sermathang (2590 m).
05 Trek Sermathang – Tarkegyang (2743 m).
06 Rest day, visit Ama Yangri.
07 Trek Tarkegyang - Melamchi Gyang (2640 m).
08 Trek Melamchi Gyang – Tharepati (3690 m)
09 Trek Tharepati – Phedi (3630 m).
10 Trek Phedi - Lourabinayak pass Goshaikunda (4350 m)
11 Trek Goshakunda - Shing Gompa (3250 m).
12 Trek Shing Gompa – Tamang Village.
13 Trek Thulo Syabru besi - Lama Hotel (2410 m)
14 Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang (3670 m, 5 hrs approx)
15 Trek Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3900 m).
16 Rest, walk up to Tserko Ri.
17 Trek Kyanjien gompa - Lama Hotel (2410 m)
18 Trek Lama Hotel - Syabru besi (1400 m).
19 Drive Syabru besi - Kathmandu by bus.
20 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
21 Departure.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m).
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet/assist by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. On reaching, short briefing on day to day program by our tour guide. Rest of the day is in leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour with our guide. Normally, we start sightseeing tours at 9 in the morning. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan City. Kathmandu Durbar Square, or Basantapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace from 16th century and is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries. Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west ofKathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Later, you will be escorted to Patan City for sightseeing tour. Patan is also known as city of fine art, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu - Melamchi Bazar (846 m).
You drive (5 hours approx.) along well paved road up to Zero Kilo and then you travel through gravel and bumpy path. This is a picturesque journey as you will be surrounded by green hills, terraces, streams, human settlement respectively from place to place. Melamchi Pul Bazaar, at the bank of Melamchi River is a small town where people from surrounded villages come to buy commodities as there are numerous shops, lodges and few small hotels.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 04: Trek Melamchi Bazar – Sermathang (2590 m).
The trail gradually ascends all the way to Shermathang through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with views of green hills and interaction with local and friendly people. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 05: Trek Sermathang – Tarkegyang (2743 m).
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 Tarkeghyang. To add your joy, Tarkeghyang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helmu caste. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Helmu caste.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 06: Rest day, visit Ama Yangri.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 07:  Trek Tarkegyang - Melamchi Gyang (2640 m).
The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek steep up to Melamchi Gaon passing through Sherpa settlements such as Nakotegaon which you come across before crossing Melamchi Bridge. After you cross this Iron Bridge and trek for steep up trail for nearly two hours you reach Melamchi Gaon. There is a monastery, a school, chorten, prayer flags fluttering in the sky and few guest houses and lodges. In terms of scenery is green hill which has surrounded this village. Most notably, there is an ancient cave with legendry story that Guru Ringboche once took shelter here.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 08: Trek Melamchi Gyang – Tharepati (3690 m)
The first part of the trails ascends up to Tharepati the rhododendron forests until Thearepati. Before you reach Tharepati, a group of herders' huts at 3579m, you cross a stream after coming through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 09: Trek Tharepati – Phedi (3630 m).
This day you will walk through Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal) and Pine Forest crossing some small streams. Arrive Ghopte for lunch and then start ascent to Phedi above treeline. After 5 hours of walk, you will reach to Phedi.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 10: Trek Phedi - Lourabinayak pass Goshaikunda (4350 m)
Trekking starts around 8 am after breakfast. Today you will have to trek for 5 hours approx. through Rhododendron forest. Gosainkunda lake is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhist people. According to legend God Shiva has created this high altitude lake. The Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be head of God Shiva. Lots of people come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each August. It said that there are 108 holy kundas (small lakes) around, like Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Parvati Kunda and more.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 11: Trek Goshakunda - Shing Gompa (3250 m).
We trek from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.). Our trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak. We would have magnificent mountain views along the trail. We would walk through the jungles while going to Singh Gompa.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 12: Trek Shing Gompa – Tamang Village.
This day you continue following the path to Tamang Village. After 5 hours approx of walking, a typical tamang village comes in front of you. Tamang is an indigenous and ethnic group of Nepal having their own language and culture. You may get an opportunity to learn about Tamang Culture and society.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 13: Trek Thulo Syabru besi - Lama Hotel (2410 m)
After breakfast, starts trek towards Lama Hotel. This day you will have to walk 7 hours approx. through jungle and local villages.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 14: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang (3670 m, 5 hrs approx)
As you continue climbing you get occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7245 m) between the trees. At Ghore Tabela (3000 m) the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now there is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabited. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 15: Trek Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3900 m).
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery and a government operated cheese factory here. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic settling with snowy peaks surrounding you in all directions. You can enjoy panoramic views of Kyangjin Ri (4750 m), Tsergo Ri (5000 m), Ganja La (5160 m), Langshisa – ri (6427 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6430 m), Naya Kang (5844 m), Yala Peak (5500 m) and so on.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 16: Rest, walk up to Tserko Ri.
It is a day to explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, Tserko Ri, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350 m), directly behind the village, for a breath taking panorama of the langtang peaks.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 17: Trek Kyanjien gompa - Lama Hotel (2410 m)
From Kyangjin Gompa, you retrace your steps, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghore Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descend to Lama Hotel. It takes 5 hours approx. of walk.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 18: Trek Lama Hotel - Syabru besi (1400 m).
You continue your steps part of the way to Thulo Syabru, but it branches off to the left up a steep path through forest to when suddenly a view of Syabru and its extensive area of terraced fields become visible. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbor, in a long line up to the very crest of the ridge. It’s a great place to wander about, observing the Tamang way of life, admiring the beautifully carved wooden windows or simply relaxing in the sun.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 19: Drive Syabru besi - Kathmandu by bus.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is in leisure for personal activities.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 20: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is not known for certain when Pashupatinath Temple was founded. But according to holy books, the deity here gained great fame there as Pashupati, the Lord of the Animals. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. Bhaktapur which literally means a city of devotees is the oldest city of Nepal. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct square (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square) [1], the whole are is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square, and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 21: Departure.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for onward journey.
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include:
- All necessary airport transfers
- Domestic airfares and airport tax wherever applicable
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- Twin sharing accommodation in Tea House/Lodge/Camp during trekking on full board basis with English speaking Sherpa guide and porters
- All sightseeing with English speaking local guide
- All applicable surface transfer by private vehicle
- Insurance for our trek crew members only
- National Park and TIMS fee wherever applicable
- Monument Entrance fee.
Cost Exclude:
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Meals (Lunch/Dinner) except during trekking
- Restricted area permit fees or Special permit fees wherever applicable
- Peak Climbing fees
- High altitude Climbing Sherpa/Porters and equipment
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
 
Trekking Destinations
Langtang Sector Everest Region Trek Annapurna Sector East Sector West Sector
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
- Everest Base Camp
- Monastery Delight
- Classical Everest Trek
- Trekking through the 3 pases
- EBC with Island Peak
- EBC with Lobuche Peak
- Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
- Sailung Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp
- Round Annapurna Trek
- Ghorepani Trek
- Panchase Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Kanchanjunga Trek
- Makalu Trek
- Dhaulagiri Trek
- Upper Dolpo Trek
- Rara & Kagmara Trek
Trip Destinations
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
 
Highlight of this Trek
The Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Langtang area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. In one week to ten days, one can visit Langtang area for trekking. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Everest areas, but they remain unforgettably beautiful. In addition, the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly.
 
Trip Facts
Minimum altitude: 1340m.
Maximum altitude: 4350m.
Grade: Easy
Mode: Homestay
Duration of Trek: 17 Day
Entry: Kathmandu - Melamchi Exit: Sryafrubesi - Kathmandu
 
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