Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek combines the amazing scenario of snow-capped mountains – Mount Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal etc, rhododendron forests and ethnic diversities of Tamang people of Langtang Region. It also takes you to Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda – the holy place of Hindus, and obviously the Sherpa culture of Helambu region. The journey of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek starts from Machhapokhari, Balaju, Kathmandu by riding on private vehicle.
During the whole journey, we will cover up 4 districts and that are obviously Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchwok. These 4 districts have also their own specialties. Kathmandu is the Capital City, which has 7 unesco heritage sites. Nuwakot is once a capital of Nepal during the unification campaign of the great king “Prithvinarayan Shah”, so it is a historical district of Nepal. We only passes through Trishuli which is a bazaar of Nuwakot District.
Obviously, Rasuwa is the major district/zone of Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek which is a part of Langtang Region. Rasuwa is a mountainous region, that is why the weather of Rasuwa is too cold. So trekkers have to bring necessary equipment of trekking while going on this cold weather.
This trek also takes you to Helambu village of Sindhupalchwok, which is a highland village only about 30 Km far from Kathmandu Valley.
Drive from Kathmandu to Saybru Besi (1460m.) which takes about nine hours.
Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2410m.) and it takes about six hours.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3330m.) which takes about five hours.
Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin (3730m.) and it takes about four and half hours.
Rest day in Kyangjin.
Trek from Kyangjin to Lama Hotel (2410m.) which takes about five hours.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2130m.) and it takes about six and half hours.
Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) which takes about five hours.
Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikund (4380m.) and it takes about five hours.
Trek from Gosaikund to Ghopte (3430m.) which takes about seven hours.
Trek from Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3490m.).
Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) which takes about three hours. The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries.
Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) and it takes about five hours.
Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.).
Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu and it takes about five hours.