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Trekking in NepalLangtang RegionLangtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi ( 7 – 8 hrs. drive )
We depart from Kathmandu in the morning and drive for 4 hours to Trishuli via Kakani, an excellent spot to view mountain range and another  4 hours  to Dhunche (1,970 m) from where we have magnificent views high peaks of Gheng (6,581 m.) and Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.) to the north and Ganesh Peak (7,460 m.) to the west. We cross Trisuli River that drains away from the Gosainkunda Lake and our drive gradually climbs up through beautiful chir and blue pine forest and arrives at Syabrubensi,

Day 03: Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel ( 2380m., 5 – 6 hrs. )
We descend to Langtang Khola (18,90 m.), cross and head up the river through an impressive gorge. There is no human habitation over here but only the forest of rhododendron and other vegetation. We arrive at Lama Hotel.

Day 04: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village ( 3430m., 5 – 6 hrs )
We hike up through the dense forest following the valley and then leave the tree line behind. The view of Langtang Lirung is magnificent. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels and chortens and view Langtang Valley and its soaring peaks. We arrive at the high alpine valley of Langtang inhabited by yak herding people.

Day 05: Langtang Village – Kyanjin Gompa ( 3870m., 5 – 4 hrs )
We pass through yak pastures and one of the largest mani walls made from the stones carven with prayers under the great snow peaks and arrive at Kyanchin Gompa, the last village in Langtang with a lovely Buddhist monastery under the shadow of stunning Himalayas and glaciers.

Day 06: Exploration Day    
Kyanjin Gompa Valley is in the midst of exceptionally rugged and beautiful mountain ranges ringed with glaciers, snowfalls and huge moraines. The views of Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.), Langtang Ri (7,239 m.), Lanpo Gang (7100 m.) and Dorji Lakpa (6,989 m) are magnificent. One may opt for taking worthwhile excursion up to the glaciers or a 2-hour or climb to Tserko Ri peak ( 4984m. ) which requires no technical skills nor any mountaineering gears. You may visit  a cheese factory as well.

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel ( 2380m., 6 – 7 hrs )
We pass through yak pastures, crossing several wooden bridges leaving behind Langtang Valley. We follow the downhill trail passing through forest and arrive at Lama Hotel.

Day 08: Lama Hotel – Syabru ( 2210m., 5 – 6 hrs. )
We walk downhill and cross the Langtang Khola again. We pass though lush green vegetation enjoying the spectacular view of larch, flowers and the valley. We walk down gradually through the forest and cross Langtang Khola again and steeply climb up to arrive Syabru.

Day 09: Syabru – Sing Gompa (3254m.5 – 6 hrs.)
This will be the day of climbing through forests of fir and rhododendron. The only sign of human habitation are the occasional shepherds’ huts at the points where water is found. We arrive at   Sing Gompa (3254m).

Day 10: Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda Lake (4300m., 6 – 7 hrs)
A steep rugged trail but adequately compensated for dramatic views: to the west- Himal Chuli (7893m), Manaslu (8156m) and Ganesh peak (7460m) and possibly even the Annapurna ranges. We pass a few huts in high yak pastures of Lauribina (3901m), cross a small ridge and have our first views of the Holy Lakes. We arrive at Gosainkunda (4300m).

Day 11: Gosainkunda – Ghopte ( 3430m., 7 – 8 hrs.)
We continue over rugged trails and pass several other small lakes to Lauribinayak pass (4609m). After the pass the trail descend to Phedi and we continue walking up and down crossing a rocky hill with pine and rhododendron trees to arrive at Ghopte.

Day 12: Ghopte – Melamchigaon ( 2530m., 6 – 7 hrs.)
We descend and climb up in the forested places to arrive at Tharepati and enter to Helambu region which consists of colorful Sherpa villages. The views of Jugal Himal attract us as we climb the ridge above the village. We descend to Melamchi River and climb up to arrive at  Melamchigaon.

Day 13: Melamchigaon – Tarkeghyang (2600m., 5 – 6 hrs.)
The trail continues to descend to Melamchi Khola passing through the patches of pine forest. We cross a suspension bridge and immediately start ascending towards a picturesque village, Tarkehgyang which is the largest village in Helambu. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleys which separate them.

Day 14: Tarkeghyabg – Sermathang ( 2490m., 4 – 5 hrs.)
The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and Gangjwl to a ridge which offers nice view of Shermathang. We walk through the ridge and pass pine forest descending gradually passing several streams and waterfalls to arrive Sermathang.

Day 15: Sermathang – Melamchi Pul Bazar ( 4 – 5 hrs.) – Drive to Kathmandu ( 3 hrs.)
After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of Sermathang, we walk through the ridge and villages passing several chortens and finally descend to Melamchi Pul Bazar. We drive back to Kathmandu. You check – in at hotel in Kathmandu. A farewell dinner with culture program will be arranged in the evening.

Day 16: Airport transfer for onward journey
You can do your last minute shopping, buying souvenirs to your loved ones before we bid farewell to you and transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward journey.

Trekking Group Size

We organize Langtang – Helambu trek for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and above and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.  

Experience and Health Requirements

Langtang - Helambu trekking is considered a moderate and strenuous trek suitable for physically fit and those who is willing to trek in the mountains trails for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in completing the trek. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If a trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Langtang - Helambu trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Annapurna base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing:

-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories:

-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Langtang region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Ang Rita Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters’ rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Langtang – Helambu region are Spring (March – May ) and Autumn ( mid Sept. – end Nov. ).  Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek is not recommended for the monsoon season (July – August).

Departures Cost
March 26, 2016-April 10, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 10, 2016-April 25, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 25, 2016-May 10, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 22, 2016-October 7, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 5, 2016-October 20, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 15, 2016-October 30, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 24, 2016-November 8, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 6, 2016-November 21, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 24, 2016-December 9, 2016 US $ 1430. For one pax US $ 1110. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 1090. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes
  1.  International airport arrival and departure
  2.  Private land transportation to trekking starting and ending points
  3. Accommodation at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  4. All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
  5. Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
  6. All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
  7. An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
  8. First aid medical kit
  9. All government and local taxes
  10.  Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes
  1. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  4. Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
  5. Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
  6. Any other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking).
  7. Gratuity for the trekking staffs

Trip Price

USD 1110 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Langtang Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 4609m.
  • Trip Duration:: 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Strenuous
  • Best Time:: April – May, September - November
  • Trip Mode:: Tea House
  • Trip Highlights:: A medium range trek with many attractions: scenic grandeur, glimpse of Sherpa & Tamang life, rhododendron forest, lakes, glaciers & snowy mountains, Visiting Gosainkunda lake and passing through Lauribina Pass to beautiful Helambu groin with great views of snow capped peaks in langtang region.

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