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Kyanjin Gompa
Ganesh Himal from Laurebina
Gosainkund Lake
Way to Chisopani
Gatlang village
Langtang Himal range from Nagathali

Helambu, Ganja La, Langtang & Gosainkund Trek

Kyanjin

Langtang is located in the north of Kathmandu that offers a multitude of fine trekking destinations. Langtang region is inhabited by a majority of Tamang people with rich cultures and tradition.  Langtang and Helambu are divided by a high pass with about 13 beautiful lakes. Gosainkunda being the biggest and the holiest of all. 

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border Keyrong. The highest point in Langtang is the Langtang Lirung (7,246m). Other smaller mountains are Gang Chenpo (6,380m), Naya Kanga (5,846m) and Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m).

 

Trip Facts

LangtangregionCode: LT 02
Duration: 24 Days
Max. Elevation: Ganja La Pass (5,200 m)
Walking Hours: 4 - 7 hrs per day
Difficulty: 4boots
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 4 people
Best Season: April-May & Aug-Oct

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to hotel,  Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudanath), Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Drive by Jeep from Kathmandu to Melanchi Pul (846 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in Camp
Day 05: Walk from Melanchi Pul to Kakani (1,996 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in Camp
Day 06: Walk from Kakani to  Sermathang (2,590 m) (4 h), Overnight stay in Camp
Day 07: Rest day in Sermathang (acclimatization), Overnight stay in Camp
Day 08: Walk from Sermathang to Tarkegyang (2,600 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in Camp
Day 09: Walk from Tarkegyang to Dukphu (4,040 m) (7 h), Overnight stay in Camp
Day 10: Walk from Dukphu to Keldang (Yangri Kharka) (4,420 m)(6 h), Overnight stay in Camp 
Day 11: Walk from Keldang (Yangri kharka)  via Ganja La Pass(5,200 m) to Ganjala Phedi (4,855 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in Camp 
Day 12: Walk from Ganja La Phedi to Kyangjin Gomba (3,900 m)(7 h,) Overnight stay in teahouse/Lodge
Day 13: Rest day in Kyangjin Gomba or excursion from Kyangjin Gomba to Kyangjin Ri View Point (4,600 m), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 14:  Walk from Kyangjin Gomba to Lama Hotel (2,410 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 15: Walk from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syaphru (2,250 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 16: Walk from Thulo Syaphru to  Shing Gomba (3,300 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodg
Day 17: Walk from Shing Gomba to Laurebina (3,900 m) (3 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 18: Walk from Laurebina to Gosaikund (4,200 m) (3 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 19: Rest Day Gosaikund, Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 20: Walk from Gosaikund to Shing Gomba (3,300 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 21: Walk from Shing Gomba to Dhunche (2,030 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 22: Drive by local bus or Jeep from Dhunche to Kathmandu (6 h), Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 23: Free Day in Kathmandu, Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 24: Drive to Airport, departure to home country

Additional information

Tour- Highlights:

  • Discover  Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu (UNESCO World HeriDaye)
  • 17 days camping and teahouse trek in Langtang Gosainkund Helambu Region
  • Holy lake of Gosainkunda
  • Cross Ganja La Pass (5,200 m)
  • Buddhist monasteries in Melamchi Gaon and Tarkegyang
  • Fascinating mountain views to  Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Dorje Lhakpa  (6,988 m), Ganchempo  (6,387 m), Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal, Tibet Range

Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m)
The Yak-cheese-factory, which is located in Kyangjin Gompa opened in 1955 with Swiss support. The cheese dairy operates only in summer and produces annually around 7,000 Kg of cheese that is dragged by porters to a dairy in Kathmandu. Sometimes you have the opportunity to buy cheese and curd. A trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,600 m) is recommended during the rest day.

Shing Gompa (Chandanbari):
The most famous cheese Factory in Langtang region is located in Shing Gompa.Furthermore a Buddhist monastery is situated in Shing Gompa.

Laurebina:
From Laurebina you have a wonderful mountain view to Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range and the mountain Shisapangma in Tibet.
The name Laurebina signifies “without sticks”. Laure means sticks and bina means without.
The name is based on the following legend: Shiva forgot his bamboo sticks in Laurebina during his pilgrimage to Gosainkund. Nowadays while Janai Purnima Festival many of the pilgrims leave their sticks in Laurebina due to this legend.

Holy Lake of Gosainkunda:
The Gosainkunda Lake in a height of around 4,200 m is one of the most famous religious pilgrim places in Nepal.  Each year in August at full moon the festival "Janai Purnima" takes place and thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims come to this holy place.  Especially the Hindu people take a bath in the holy lake for purifying.  The large rock in the middle of the lake is regarded as remains of Shiva and it is believed that channels carry the waters of the lake to the water basin of Khumbheshwar temple in Patan.

Includes / Excludes

Included:

  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room/two-men-tent) in Kathmandu and in simple teahouses/lodges during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Trekking permit and TIMS card
  • English speaking travel guide/city guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking Guide, porter, cook and staff during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the camp
  • Food (full board, per meal one dish) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the stay in teahouses/lodges
  • Camping equipment (two-men-tent, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, plates, etc. EXCEPT SLEEPING BAG)
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Welcome- Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking and camping tour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the stay in teahouses/lodges
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking and camping tour
  • Personal travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / emergency evacuation
  • Tips (especially for driver city guide, trekking guide porter, cook, staff)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.