Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Charity Trek
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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu charity trek region is closer to Kathmandu than other trekking regions and suitable for contributions. Langtang Gosainkunda charity trekking is a most popular short and medium range treks in Nepal with many attractions: scenic grandeur, glimpse of Sherpa & Tamang life, rhododendron forest, lakes, glaciers & Snow Mountains. Langtang is a narrow valley, that lies just south of Tibet boarder, sandwiched between main Himalayan range to the northern and a slightly lower range of snow clad peaks to the south. This high and isolated region is habituated by people of Tibetan origin, who practice Buddhism.
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek begins from Dhunche and the trail leads up to Kyanjin Gompa. According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently "Dhang" means to follow). A stunningly picturesque region affords superb panoramic views of Himalayas stretching from the Annapurna’s to Mt. Everest and is really an ideal destination for short. Langtang trek gives superb views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m) which dominates the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. A visit to Langtang valleys offers an opportunity to explore village and monasteries as well as to visit glaciers at the head of the valley and views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Dorjelakpsa 6990m., Mt. Lirung 7245m., Mt. Ganesh 7406m and Chinese mountains trek.
Charity trek in Langtang Gosainkunda is an ideal trekking trail to spot birds and flowers of Nepal. There are good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here, you should allow some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system. Langtang charity trek is on the route is a popular pilgrimage destination for the Hindu and Buddhists of Nepal. Our return route takes us past the holy lakes of Gosainkunda, an important place of pilgrimage, and over a high pass that brings us almost to the edge of Kathmandu itself. Exploring colorful Helambu region with delightful Sherpa villages, the trek ends in Kathmandu.
The profit from this Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu charity Trek will go to schools, orphanage house, recycle project and for disable people.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport Transfer to hotel (1320m/4330ft)
We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the concerned hotel by private coach. After refreshment, we have meeting at our office and go through the process of equipment checking, discuss about the trekking and meeting your trekking guide. Likewise, we process National Park Permits. You can walk around and see the city life of Kathmandu.
Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu Valley including World Heritages Sites (6/7 hour tour)
After breakfast our tour guide will accompany you for the Sight-seeing tour of Kathmandu valley which includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple, the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple). Return to the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Syabru Bensi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 8 hrs
From Kathmandu, we take about eight hour drive to Syabru Bensi which is north of Kathmandu. The driving is through the scenic foothills through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The superb view of the Himalayas includes Mt Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other peaks of Langtang trekking regions. In between we will have lunch and permit check up in Dhunche (1950m) before arrive to Syabru Besi.
Day 04: Syabru Besi trekking to - Lama Hotel (2450m/8038ft.) 6 hours.
Today the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River flowing down from Tibet and follow the Langtang Khola. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir and blue pine. We can have lunch stop at Bamboo (1960m) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. The trail begins climbing from here through the forests of oak and rhododendron. Have a chance to encounter the Langur Monkeys and if lucky enough Red Pandas and Black Bears also. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hours.
We start our journey from Lama Hotel. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing as the trail goes further it becomes steeper. The trail climbs steadily to Ghora Tabela (2992m) with the glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7246m). From Ghora Tabela, the trail continues up the valley leaving the forests and goes into a wide valley of yak pasture and scattered Tamang villages. After passing the monastery we will reach the Langtang Village which is heard quarters of Langtang National Park. The village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) 3 hours.
Leaving Langtang village we ascend gradually to a chorten (a small Tibetan Buddhist Stupa). The trail climbs gradually through small village and rich yak pastures. After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, we will reach the settlement of Kyanjin Gompa, where we can see the small monastery and Government operate cheese factory. After having Lunch we can explore the area where one will be rewarded by the panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kyangjin Ri (4750m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Yala peak (5500m) etc. overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Rest/ Exploration day in Kyanjin.
Today is the rest and exploration day of the trekking. You can visit Cheese Factory. Day hike further up to the valley provide the spectacular views breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. Where about ¾ hour hike to the easy of Kyanjing Gompa reaches the Tsergo Ri. We can have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka also can take 7 hours. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surroundings areas of North has many smaller uninhabited valleys. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Trekking back to Lama Hotel (2450m/8038ft) 6 hours.
We will trek back to Lama Hotel. We will follow the same trail back following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue steep descend to Lama Hotel for overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to big Syabru Bensi (1,550m/5,100ft): 6 hours.
Today after breakfast we hike to big Syabru Besi. The trail is mostly downhill through the lush green vegetation with enjoying fascinating view of Mountains and green hills. We have to passes through Lama and Sherpa villages.
Day 10: Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3250m)
From here you will have two alternative routes to Gosainkunda. This one is commonly considered as a normal route; also as a popular one. The trail slightly goes uphill through beautiful rhododendron, Bamboo and pine trees. We continue climb to another town is called Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari. There are a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery.
Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake (4210m)
The trail becomes much narrow & misty as well as change in vegetation too as the green vegetation becomes much deserted & rocky. Crossing Lauribina is challenging today. We can see the truly magnificent view of Annapurna, Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal and some other peaks. After 3 hrs trekking, we reach Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda.
Day 12: Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3480m)
The trail climbs on a rocky trail marked with cairns towards the pass. The walk goes through a steep trail for 2 & half an hour. The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. After the pass the trail becomes to descend & the slope continues for about 3 hours & reaches to Ghopte.
Day 13: Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)
The trail from Gopte is a lot of up and down hill. Afterwards we steeply descend through primary rhododendrons. The trail continues through the forest of pine & juniper about 2 hour's slope up to Tharepati.
Day 14: Tharepati trek to Melamchi (2560m)
From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley. We have short, steep descent through mixed fir and rhododendron forest rich with bird life. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal Himal area, we reach Melamchi.
Day 15: Melamchi trek to Tarkegyang (2610m)
The trail descends steeply to the valley floor. You can have a well earned dip in the crystal- clear river. Entering Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. It boasts an 18th century Gompa with huge brass prayer wheel.
Day 16: Tarkegyang trekking to Sermathang (2650m)
This is an entering Sherpa village and they will be happy to introduce themselves. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. In the clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosainkunda and Rolwaling.
Day 17: Trek to Melamchi and drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. We continue along the hillside, with open views in all directions with the southern foothills of Nepal. From here, take d rive of about 2-3 hrs back to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Free day
Today you will be free to spend the afternoon shopping and visiting the Kathmandu lastly. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 19: Depart Kathmandu:
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van
- 4 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with English speaking Tour guide, and transport by private car / van.
- Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Langtang Trekking .
- Full board meals during the trekking (meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
- Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking
- Seasonal fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc
- An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment( 1 porter for 2 person basis)
- Food, accommodation, salary, local tax, all trekking equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Proper Insurance for all trekking staff including porter.
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Culture Dinner in Kathmandu
- All local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by local buses ( for bigger group start from 5 person land cruiser will be provided, for 1 to 4 person local buses and land cruiser can be provided by adding extra cost)
- Meals in Kathmandu Aprox US $ 10- US$ 12 per day
- Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal ’s Airport in Kathmandu )
- International/Domestic Airfare and Airport Tax, sightseeing entry fee
- Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water
- Dessert, chocolates, personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expences.
- Tips and Gratitude (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section