Nepal Langtang go-helambu.

Trip Overview

The nearest part of Langtang national park to Kathmandu . Along with the wide diversity of the wilderness, the remote villages also show for the unique lifestyle and culture they incorporate with. These lands are mainly inhabited by the Tamang and Sherpa who originated from Tibet. Throughout this adventure, the beauty of the majestic mountains like Mt. Langtang  Lirung (7,234m), Naya Kangri (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) becomes even more imminent. The rich flora and fauna along with the beautiful rivers and waterfalls make this trek rich in culture and nature. As we move down to the Langtang Valley, the panoramic view of the northern mountains makes this trek feel heavenly and picturesque.

 

Gosaikunda (4,460m) – the Holy lake for Hindu is one of the most religious sites in Nepal and is the major highlight of this trek. Famous for trekkers and pilgrims, this place attracts thousands of tourists from within and outside Nepal. The steep trails, rocky steps make this route both challenging and fun. High Altitude Sherpa  has an expert group of guides who will brief you about the trek. We will also take care of all the paperwork and accommodation while you concentrate on your trek.

Before crossing Lauribina pass (4610m) you will be stopping by Gosainkunda holy lake where thousands pilgrims visit to take holy bath. Crossing Lauribina La pass you will arrive in Helambu region.  Helambu gives the trekkers a great opportunity to explore the life living culture of the Sherpa. Many of Monasteries in the middle of Village takes you in the world of Tibetain painting art Culture. Trek end at sundaryjal situated on the next to Kathmandu.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.

this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you doing trek.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag

– Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.

Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

– you are in excellent health with average physical fitness. have a positive attitude.

– self-confidence and strong determination best way to  complete this trek successfully.

– Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS     ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to syabrubesi (drive)

Day 03: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

Day 05: Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba

Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa Back to Lama Hotel:

Day 08: Lama Hotel to Thulo Shyaphru Village

Day 09: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa

Day 10: Sing Gomba to Gosaikunda

Day 11: Gosaikunda to Ghopte vai laure bina pass(4610m)

Day 12: Ghopte to Kutumsang

Day 13: Kutumsang to chisapani

Day 14: Chisapani to Kathmandu vai sundari Jal.(Drive)

ALTITUDE

1300m

1,460m

2,470 m

3430 m

3,870 m

5000 m

2470 m

1460m

3,330 m

4380m

3440 m

2450 m

2140m

1300 M

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Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel (1,350m.)

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the langtang gosaikunda helambu trek each day program. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 02: Visit cultural and historical heritage sites of Kathmandu.

We tour Durbar Square, hiddu tample: Pashupatinath temple, buddisht stupa: Swayambhunath stupa and buddhist stupa: Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syaphrubesi  (1,400m.) : 7-8 hours’ drive

A trekking guide will come to pick you up and take you to a bus park from where you head off to Syabru Bensi. The journey is about seven hours and takes you to theTrisuli River, terraced fields, and green hills. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: Trek from Syapru Benshi to Lama Hotel (2,470 m.): 6-7 hours.

Today is the first day of the trek and takes you to the Bhote Koshi River, the Langtang River, and the bamboo forest. On the way, you might encounter Red Panda. The trekking trail is an uphill climb most of the time. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430 m.): 6-7 hours.

This trek takes you to the Langtang River includes uphill climb, as well as hemlock, maple and rhododendron forest. Other things include a great view of LangtangLirung Mountain and U-shaped glacier valley. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 06 : Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjing  Gompa (3,870 m.): 3 hours.

Today’s trek is short, which takes you to monasteries and cheese factories. It will also show you the mountain scenery. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07 : Kyanjing exploration day – hike to Kyanjing-Ri (4,600m.) 2-3 hrs. Or Tsergo-Ri (4,984 m.): 5-6 hours.

Today is a day to explore, for examples, you can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and then hike to Tserko Ri to see a breath-taking view of Langtang peak. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08 : Trek back to Lama Hotel. 4-5 hours.

The trekking trail is downhill and takes you to Lama Hotel. It shows you beautiful mountain.

O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syphru (2,280 m.): 5-6 hours.

The trekking trail descends to the river, crosses the river, shows you beautiful mountains, and heads off to the pine and juniper forest. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10 : Trek from Thulo Syaphru to Cholang pati (3,650 m.) :5-6 hours

The trekking trail is steep, heads off to a dry vegetation area, and takes you to the home of Red Pandas. From the home, the trekking trail becomes steeper before it reaches Laurebina from where you can see the outstanding view of mountains, such as Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang lirung. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11 : Trek from Cholang Pati to Gosaikunda (4,460 m.): 4-5 hours.

Today, we climb along the ridge from where you can see lakes. The famous lakes that you see are BhairavKund and Gosaikunda. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the Gosaikunda Lake. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 12 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,440 m.) via Lahure Bina-La pass (4,610 m.) : 5-6 hours.

The trekking trail is steep and passes by lakes before it finally reaches Laurebina La Pass (4610m). From this pass, we follow a rocky trail that descends though forests and that climbs the valley to take you to Ghopte (3440m), O/n at hotel.

 

Day 13 : Trek from Ghopte to Kutungsang (2,450 m) 6-7  hours.

From Ghopte, the trekking trail descends, climbs uphill, heads off to the area of boulders and ascends to Tharepati, from where the trekking trail connects you to Helambu. This trekking trail passes through the alpine country side and climbs to a small pass called Mere Danda, enter rhododendron forest and descends to Kutumsang. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14: Trek from Kutungsang to Chisopani (2,140 m.): 6-7 hours.

The trekking trails climbs uphill and then descends in a forested area and takes you to villages, such as Gul Bhanjyang, ThodangBetini, and PatiBhanjyang. This village is the village of Brahmin and Chettri people whose culture are completely different from that of the Tamang people, who live in the Langtang National Park, where you have trekked. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 15: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal and then drive to Kathmandu: 4 hours .

The trekking trail climbs uphill and then descends to Mulkharka (1800m). From here, it is a short walk to Sundarjial. Then, we drive to Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 16: Final Departure to your own destinations:-

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

Head:

 

1. Sun hat or scarf

2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3. sunglasses with UV protection

 

Upper Body:

 

4. T-shirts

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6. Fleece jacket or pullover

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9: Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]-  necessary

 

Hands:

 

10: Lightweight gloves

11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

12: Fleece liner gloves

 

Lower Body:

 

13: Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

14: Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

15: Lightweight cotton long pants

16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

17: Fleece or wool pants

18: Gore-tex jacket

19; Gore-tex jacket trouser

 

Feet:

 

20: thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21: Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22: Hiking boots with spare laces

23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

 

Accessories:

 

24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25: Headlamp and batteries

26: Basic First Aid Kit

27: Daypack (approximately

28: Water bottles (2)

29: Small wash towel

30: Swise knife

31: Leap gurd 30 spf

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 1015 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 811 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. A 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be showing  high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone at Dingboche, which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • High altitude experienced, English-speaking trek leade.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Langtang national park trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Langtang National park entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke,
  • Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximetry:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Langtang gosaikunda-helambu
  •  Activities: Culture, tour and Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+
  •  Best Seasons: April to jun & September to November
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Star Hotel in ktm & during the Trek tea house
  •   Transportation: Four Wheel Jeep & Tourist Bus

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