Tibetan people and their
unique culture and long history
Mode of Trekking :
Tibetan people and their
unique culture and long history
Popular in Tea house style(lodge trek). But the trek
can be operated in both tea house style and camping
trek on request.
Himalayan Sights :
Yala peak(5,500m), Langshisha Ri (6310m.) Gang Chhenpo
(6388m) Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu, Hiunchuli.
These three major regions
offers a greatest diversity in both nature and culture
with the least effort of any trek in Nepal. Holy lake
of Gosaikunda, friendly people and you get chances
to stay in Sherpas homes in Helambu.
Langtang is a narrow valley situated south of the
Tibetan border. It is inhabited by Tibetans and Tamangs,
who share a similar religion, language and clothing
style. Here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky.
The landscapes we cross are extremely varied; rice-
terraces, gigantic rhododendron, pine forest, and
in the highest parts, a rock and shrub wilderness
with the fascinating backdrop of snow capped peaks.
The combine trek (Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu)
treks offers the great diversity in both nature and
culture. It is relatively not crowded area. The Langtang
vally up to Kyanjin Gompa is inhabited by Tamang whose
religious practices, language and dress are much more
to those of Tibetans and we walk to the glacier at
the foot of Langtang Peak. Though there are now many
commercial lodges in Langtang village, in another
section you can observe the distinct life style of
the original inhabitants in Langtang village that
might be interesting for you I think.
Due to the lack of education these people are very
backward in civilization. The most part of the trail
to Gosaikunda Lake is on the ridges of hiking hills
offering spectacular views of Himalayan peaks. This
rout connects from Langtang to Helambu. There are
not local inhabitants on the rout to Gosaikunda
till 2 days but when we inter to Helambu village
we passes some beautiful forests and very interesting
villages of Sherpas and Tamang. The Sherpa are quite
distinct from the Sherpas of Solukhumbu(Everest
region) both in language and customs. The people
in Helambu where carefully exploited to a lower
cast because of a Nepali king who was afraid they
could give rebellion as they live all around the
city regions. Probably to this result, they still
live in backward civilization. The ranges of mountains
that rise above us match the diversity of the people
we meet. From low altitudes we have excellent views
of mountains that include Langtang, the Annapurnas,
Manaslu and even Everest on a clear day. This is
a pleasant and exciting journey, a time to relax
and become immersed in the beauty of the Himalayas.
Itinerary ( Note : Itinerary can be customized according to
your duration of holiday )
to Day Itinerary
This is the first welcoming day that we meet upon
arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and
transfer to Hotel. Short briefing will be followed
about necessary formalities and rest of the program.
Depending on your arrival time you will have choice
of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time
free for leisure.
/ Cultural Day In Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city
where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and
Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local
tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s
time to explore the city’s many charms on your
own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area
permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali
well come dinner await for you. Q/N in Kathmandu.
– Trisuli Bazzar - Dhunche
Drive to Dhunche via Trisuli Bazaar by bus about 8
hours. Overnight in Dhunche.
– Bharku - Syabrubesi
From Dhunche there is a decent to the Trisuli River,
which is reached within half an hour. From the river
bed there is a steep climb to Dovan. Right from here
a track to Gosaikunda leaves the main trail to Rasuwa
Ghari and the Lantang valley. From Dovan there is
a gentle climb to Gharku village is reached. From
Bharku, traversing up and down after crossing a suspension
bridge over the Langtang River, the village of Syabrubesi
– Lama Hotel
Today we will hike along the Langtang khola (river),
consisting mainly of scrub oak, bottom of the high
rocky mountains. From Bamboo lodge, where we have
lunch, the ascent continues to steel suspension bridge
at 2000m then still climbs along side a series of
waterfalls and finally to we reached to Rimche. From
here the trail descend gently to Lama Hotel, at 2380m.
Stay over night.
Lama Hotel – Langtang Valley
The trail traverses up and down through the forest
and Ghoratabela is reached within 3 hours. From there,
again a short climb for ½ hours will bring
us to a pass to the right of where the Langtang valley
Village – Kyangjing Gompa
From Langtang there is a gentle ascent for 4 hrs to
Gompa – Lama Hotel
After visiting Kyangjing Monastery, an excellent look-out
can be reached by climbing the slopes immediately
behind the Kyangjing Gompa. A visit to Yala Cheese
factory and a small lake beyond Yala is worthwhile.
Then back to Langtang via same rout.
Tabala - Syabrugaun
We take the same rout until Landslide lodge then we
take upper trail to reach Syabrugaun. Lunch at Bamboo.
– Sing Gompa
Today we climb through forests of pine and Rhododendrom.
The only sign of human habitation are the occasional
shepherd’s huts at the water points. We stay
at Sing Gompa, which is the main attraction at Chandan
Bari, which also has several lodges and a small cheese
Gimpa – Gosainkunda
A steep, rugged trail but adequately compensated for
by dramatic views; to the west Himal Chuli (7893m),
Manaslu (8156m), and Ganesh Himal (7406m) and possibly
even the Annapurna range. To the north across the
valley is Langtang Lirung. We pass really nice lodges
in the high pasture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge
and have our first views of the holy lakes. There
are more then 6 lakes. According to legend. Gosaikunda,
created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his
trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after
having swallowed some poison.
The first part of the trail climbs further through
rugged country passing three more small lakes towards
Laurebina pass (4610m). There is a good view in both
directions. After the pass, the trail descends alongside
a stream through alpine country. Lunch at Bhera Goth
from where it takes about 2.30 hours more to reach
Gopte where there are two tea shops. Stay overnight
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 around noon and rest of the
day we can just take relax.
Tharepati- Melamchi Goun
Today we walk just 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. Stay
overnight and Q/ N at Melanchi gaun.
Melamchi Goun- Gangjwal
From Melamchi gaun, the trail continues to descend
to the Malemchi Khola. After crossing its suspension
bridge at 1890m the trail begins the ascent towards
Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in Helambu
region. We will have a lunch here than we will walk
on a gradual flat trail to attractive village of Gangjwal(2500m).
Total hours about 5 hours. Stay overnight at Ganjwal
and Q/ N.
The trail is quite easy, it continues at around the
same altitude along the side of the ridge, crossing
a number of streams in the heart of Helambu region.
Then we reach at the edge of the large village of
Sermathang (2620m). There are some old gompa and Langtang
National Park Office. Lunch at Sermathang then the
trail follows the ridges passing shorten and drop
to the tiny pretty village of Kakani situated on the
ridge. This is a wonderful place for splendid mountains
views where we will stop for overnight. Q/N at Kakani.
From Kakani the trail traverse several picturesque
small villages and drops to Melamchi Pul Bazaar about
3 hour where we can have lunch. Malamchi Bazaar has
a collection of shops and teahouses and abundant lodges.
After lunch we can drive to Kathmandu by vehicle about
4 hours on the Kodari road