Where is the Langtang Region located?
Langtang region lies in the north-central Himalayas, about 51 km away from Kathmandu Valley. It’s extensively reputed amidst tourists for its natural beauty and the National Park itself.
Langtang National Park is one of the very first Himalayan national park founded in Nepal. The entire park extends over an area of 660 sq mi and preserves vegetation and forest.
Apart from that, Langtang continues to fascinate trekkers with its soaring mountains. The dazzling landscapes, foothills, and gorges quietly draw the attention of travelers.
What’s more, is the rich history, cultural values, and norms carried by Sherpa and Gurung people. All of which carry great importance and value from the past.
Highlights of Langtang Helambu Trekking
- Stunning views and a glimpse of Dogpache, Loenpo Gang and Dorje Lakpa
- Gateway to the country’s first-ever Himalayan National Park. It has evinced as much as 18 ecosystems and 14 vegetation types
- A trip into Langtang National Park acquaints with varied wildlife including red panda
- Home to a sacred and glistening alpine freshwater lake Gosainkunda
- Magnificent landscape with a rocky outcrop and glacial lakes
- Cultural exchange and amity among people that make you feel homely
- Influence of Tibetan culture can be witnessed along the way
- Trek to Helambu Village has you tie-up with the Nepalese culture and tradition
- Reasonably fit for the beginners as the trails are unchallenging and easy to walk
Difficulties of Langtang Helambu Trekking
- With the arrival of Monsoon, the trek route gets slippery and causes a threat
- Rugged trails with perilous cliff can be challenging to walkthrough
- Endure altitude sickness (Nausea, headache, difficulty in breathtaking)
- Struggle to explore the isolated places in the region
- Unavailability of advanced facilities and luxurious items at a higher elevation
What is the best time for Langtang Helambu Trekking?
Scrambling up to an elevation of 6450 meters, of course, has its own fair deal of difficulties. Again this gets much worse at times, seasons mostly putting up with the pitfall.
The Langtang Helambu Trekking is doable all through the year. It’s just the drawback that some trekkers live through given the bad weather and climatic conditions.
Out of all, Autumn is so far considered the most relevant time for Langtang Helambu trekking. This season in Nepal lasts until December starting justly from mid-September.
Autumn summons warm weather with a pleasant atmosphere that re-energizes the mind. The lush green pastures with dense forest covered with wildflowers give a spectacular lookout.
Busier the streets of Langtang are during Autumn with more tourist streaming in the region. You can catch a clear view of mountains including Tserko Ri in the presence of a clear blue sky.
The other ideal travel time for Langtang Helambu Trekking is Spring that falls in March. The season lasts till May, up until which offers a mesmeric view with favorable climate.
With the long and cozy days, you can relentlessly travel miles and still not get tired. The temperature of Langtang during daytime stays in-between 10 to 20 Degree Celsius.
The entire valley and forest are in full swing with blossomed wildflowers and green meadow. Trekker has so much to explore at this time. They can reach the farthest and most isolated places in the region following non-skid trails.
Winter brings its own challenges and difficulties for trekkers. With the temperature dropping below to -3 Degree Celsius, it gets too cold, making it unbearable to walk.
The days are still warm compared to nighttime. The winter in Lantang may not have the best outdoor setting for a playground. But it’s more fun to visitors with the season offering incredible views.
The entire region is emulsified with snow-white that has the trekker’s delight. Even the rooftops are covered with snow, making it look breathtaking.
Monsoon is the time when almost all trekkers dislike scrambling to Langtang Valley. Rains keep pouring all day long during Monsoon and have a murky road. Hence, it’s unsafe to travel the road during this season.
Even for the trekker who opts to fly the region via helicopter, it might be a big let down. Possibilities are much higher for flight cancellation during monsoon.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Before your flight takes down at Kathmandu, our representative will be waiting for you at the arrival. As supposed to be, we’ll pick you up and drive along the way to the hotel.
Sure, you’ll be given your time to relax and wash yourself before lunch. If it is no fun staying in the hotel, you can walk across the street or get a local company.
For dinner, you can either return to the hotel or find a food house. Rest the choice is yours to get authentic Nepalese food or find something used to of.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
You have an incomplete trip until and unless explored the Kathmandu Valley. Hence, we start off the first day of the trip discovering places likely to visit in the city.
First, you have your regular breakfast in the hotel and there we’ll get you. All the places that you’ll be visiting throughout the day have great significance in Nepalese culture.
You’ll put the first stop at Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred temple of Hindus. It’s built-in a pagoda-style and carries great importance to Hindu people.
You can witness people worshipping and performing rituals every morning in Pashupatinath. By the end of the visit, you’ll make out that the temple is a blend of both religion and culture.
After Pashupatinath, we’ll dash to Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It takes about 30 minutes of driving from Pashupatinath to arrive at Boudha Stupa.
Located in the central outskirts of Kathmandu, Boudhanath is an immensely beautiful spherical stupa. The minute you get into the stupa, you’ll be religiously devout. Discerning Buddhist monks and the religious chants would also come as no surprise.
Along with Boudhanath, another popular site you’ll take a trip to is Swayambhunath. It is an ancient Buddhist monastery swarmed with mythological history and sculpture.
Swayambhunath is a piece of art and a religiously important site for Buddhists. After exploring the place, you’ll be plunging down the steep steps. Next, you’ll head towards Basantapur Durbar Square, a historic location.
With a rich history and ancient art, it has become one of the main attractions of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Durbar Square will take you to the period of Malla and Shah dynasty. Going a bit further, you’ll discover Hanuman Dhoka as well as Kal Bhairav temple and Basantapur Tower.
Finally, you’ll wind up your trip right here for the day. After such a long trip, you’re surely worn out so it’s better to get some rest and be ready for the next trip.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
The third day of your Nepal visit is when the Langtang Helambu trekking formally starts. You’ll start the day getting up before dawn and pack all the stuff necessary on the trip.
You’ll then drive from your hotel to Sundarijal, a small village in Kathmandu Valley. It is located about 15 km away from the northeast of Kathmandu and covers an area of 2 sq mi.
After exploring a portion of the village and interacting with locals, you’ll begin your trek. From Sundarijal, you’ll scramble the steep stairs going towards Shivapuri National Park.
After walking for about an hour, you’ll end up at National Park, home to abundant wildlife. In an area of 61 sq mi, Shivapuri National Park has preserved as much as 318 species of birds.
Rare wild species including Indian leopard and Chinese Pangolin, have also been protected. From the park, you’ll walk along the trail for almost 3-4 hours before reaching Chisapani. You’ll stay the night at one of the guest houses in the village.
Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang
Start the day having a light breakfast as you have a long journey ahead. You’ll start the trek from Chisapani to Gulfu Bhanjyang clambering a steep route. Along the way, you’ll perceive lush-green pastures that you won’t mind resting at.
After roughly an hour, you’ll reach Party Bhanjyjang and start ascending the hill. The next forty minutes is what you’ll be taking to arrive at Firfire.
You can catch your breath while atop of Firfire contemplating the breathtaking view. It takes about an hour to reach Gulfu Bhanjyang, your stay for lunch.
After having lunch, you walk along the trail that goes plain and uphill. After walking through the pasture and village for about three hours, you’ll finally reach Kutumsang. By now you’ll get exhausted so, it’s best to stay the night at Kutumsang.
Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thade Patti
On the fifth day, you’ll be trekking to Magengoth, which takes about 3-4 hours of walking. The route to the splendid village follows an ever-changing flat and uphills that get you weary.
While the plains are relatively comfortable, scrambling hills will get you out of energy. Hence a stoppage at a tea house while on the way would be most appropriate.
Magengoth is your place to find the tea houses. Initially used for cultivation and animal rearing, the locals in the region now serve the trekker.
From here, you’ll take a walk of an hour and a half before arriving at Thade Patti. The exhaustion you had by the end of the trek will evanesce once reached the village.
The stunning view, incredible landscapes, and green meadow will have you a sense of awe. Stay the night at Thade Patti. And the next morning you can catch a glimpse of Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Gaurishanker.
Day 06: Trek from Thade Patti to Trakeghyang
Your morning of the day begins with having breakfast. Accompanying alongside would be the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains.
With this, you’ll continue scrambling to Melamchi Village. It takes about two hours of trek through the dense forest covered with oak trees to reach the village.
Part of your time at Melamchi will be spent exploring the natural beauty of the place. While the rest, having lunch and communicating with people. Your exposure to Melamchi will help you find the influence of Sherpa culture in the region.
After leaving the village behind, you’ll head towards Trakeghyang through an erratic route. The track passes the river through cultivated land and along the hill to Trakeghyang. All told, it takes you at least three and a half hours to reach the village and ease off.
You can find yourself a lodge or any guest house to stay the night. During your stay, you can take a tour of the village and the pre-historic monasteries immersed with rich art.
Day 07: Trek from Trakeghyang to Sermathang
Hiking in the early morning will give you a quick start for the day. So, after having breakfast, you’ll waste no time and start walking to Kakani. The trek route might please you for the first time with the walkway being plain.
The 5 hours of walk lead through the forest and irrigated land will take you to Sermathang. On the way, you’ll come across a few monasteries and spectacular gompas to cherish.
At Sermathang, you’ll come across many places that proffer mesmeric sightings. You get a closer and incredible view of Mt. Gaurishanker and Langtang Lirung.
Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazar and Drive to Kathmandu
After a peaceful night at Sermathang, you’re now about to head towards Kakani. You’ll have a jagged path to walk to for almost an hour and a half before roll up to Kakani.
From here you’ll climb down the hill and walk the Melamchi bridge to reach Melamchi Pool Bazaar. It’s the last time you’ll be looking at the wonderful valley. As onward, you’ll be driving to Kathmandu Valley crossing over Indravati River.
All in all, it takes five hours of drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu. With no stoppage, you’ll be dispatched right away to your hotel. With the trip in its end, you can call it a night and get a nap
Day 09: Final Departure
Waving goodbye to Kathmandu as you’re primed to return home today. Pack your stuff and be ready as we’ll pick you up right from your hotel.
Our representative will attend you all through the way and even at the airport until departure. I hope you had a great time in the country. We wish to see you again in the future.
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Langtang Helambu Trekking is full of secret beauty with splendid views in every corner. And this gets recognition only if explored in-depth.
It’d be impossible to discern these glorious places if not wander through. From the dazzling view of Mt. Gaurishanker to green pastures and historic gompa, you have a lot to go for.
For this, we bring you our 17-day Langtang Helambu Trekking package. With the trek, we aim to take you through every secluded place in Langtang that exhibits the best views. Scroll down to find the Alternative Itinerary for the Langtang Helambu Trekking.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
With your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our officials will receive you. We’ll then drive you to your hotel. Exhausted from the trip, you can relax there. Get freshen up before the lunch is served. You can spend your remaining time in the hotel or take a trip to the city.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
This is your second day , here in Kathmandu. We will take you through Kathmandu Valley. You’ll visit some historic and religious sites that rest in the heart of Nepalese people.
All the places you’ll be taking a trip of carries great importance. This includes Basantapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath Temple.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Driving Hours: 7-8 hours
Driving Distance: 122 km
Maximum Altitude: 1503 meters
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Sherpa Gaon
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Trek Distance: 5.9 km
Maximum Altitude: 2563 meters
Day 05: Trek from Sherpa Gaon to Ghodatabela
Trek Duration: 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 3030 meters
Day 06: Trek from Ghodatabela to Kyanjin Gompa
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
Trek Distance: 6.8 km
Maximum Altitude: 3830 meters
Day 07: Acclimatizing and rest at Kyanjin Gompa and exploration
To avoid altitude sickness, you’ll spend the day at Kyanjin Gompa taking a short hike. At the start of the day, you’ll have breakfast and go on exploring the village.
For altitude acclimatization, you can trek places near Kyanjin Gompa. For a better option, you can even go as high up to Langtang glacier.
To discover more about the place and its culture, you can visit monasteries. Interacting with Buddhist monks and participating in their festival will be much of help.
Other alternatives include the sighting of gleaming lakes and stunning mountain for
Day 08: Hike to Yala Peak Base Camp exploration
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4600 meters
Day 09: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Trek Duration: 5-7 hours
Trek Distance: 14.5 km
Maximum Altitude: 2480 meters
Day 10: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Trek Distance: 13.1 km
Maximum Altitude: 2210 meters
Day 11: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Trek Distance: 6.8 km
Maximum Altitude: 3330 meters
Day 12: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
Maximum Altitude: 3420 meters
Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang
Trek Duration: 6 hours
Trek Distance: 12.6 km
Maximum Altitude: 2540 meters
Day 14: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani
Trek Duration: 7 hours
Trek Distance: 10-15 km
Maximum Altitude: 2215 meters
Day 15: Trek from Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
Drive Duration: 1 hour
Trek Distance: 13 km
Drive Distance: 18.4 km
Maximum Altitude (Sundarijal): 1350 meters
Maximum Altitude (Kathmandu): 1400 meters
Day 16: Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu
After returning to Kathmandu, we’ll drop you to your hotel. As you get weary by the time you reach the hotel, it’s better you call it a day and get some sleep.
For the last day of your stay in Kathmandu, you can visit shopping malls and get souvenirs. You can also come across your favourite local food house and have traditional Nepali cuisine.
Else, participate in a cultural event and festivals happening near you. Nepalese people believe in saying ‘Guest is God’ so you’ll be kindly welcomed.
Day 17: Final Departure
The day you’ll bid farewell to Kathmandu and catch your flight home. We’ll receive you at the hotel and drive you to the airport. Don’t stress out as our representatives will be accompanying you throughout. We wish you a safe flight and bid farewell, hoping to meet soon.
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