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Langtang Gosainkunda Melamchi trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Melamchi Trek

A spectacular trek combining Langtang and Helambu valley

16

Days

TREK

Trip highlights

• Explore some of the UNESCO world Heritage Sites.
• Scenic drive through winding mountain road to Syabru Besi
• Verdant forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures.
• Close up views of the peaks and glaciers from Tserko Ri.
• Trek to the alpine lakes of Gosaikunda.
• Visit the ethnic Sherpa villages of the Helambu region.

This Langtang Gosainkunda Melamchi trek is one of the most spectacular trek in the Himalayas. This journey will take you across the Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Lake and then to the Sherpa villages of Helambu region.

As usual our journey begins at Syabrubesi on the edge of the Langtang National Park. We climb through beautiful thick oak and rhododendron forests up to Langtang valley and the Sherpa village of Kyanjin Gompa. From Kyanjin Gompa retrace our trek back to Lama hotel and continue to Gosaikunda across Sing Gompa. Cross over the Lauribina La pass and reach Gosaikunda.

The trail passes along the lake and ascend to Lauribina La pass and then descend through Ghopte, Tharepati, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkheghyang, Timbu and back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary


Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu.
Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can either relax at your hotel or take a short self guided tour. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2. In Kathmandu(trek preparation).
Today in the first half we shall visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city, that may include Pasupatinath temple, Boudanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The later part of the day we shall keep as preparation and planning for the trek. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/7-8 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Syabrubesi via Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. The drive goes along winding mountain road with the views of beautiful landscape and the snow covered mountains at the background. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 4. Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/6 hrs)
Today the trail goes along the Langtang river across forests of oak and rhododendron, verdant meadows and several Tamang villages offering stunning vista of great Himalayan peaks and finally ascends through Rimche and end at Lama Hotel. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 5. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village(Sherpagaon/Mundu 3543m/6-7 hrs)
We begin with a gentle ascend above the Langtang Khola but soon turns into a steep climb. The trail goes through rhododendron and pine forest with view of the Langtang Lirung and further up to the meadows of Ghoda Tabela. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. Depending on the time we shall either halt for the night at Sherpagaon or Mundu village. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 6 Mundu/Sherpagaon to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/4-5 hrs)
The trail passes across water run mills, prayer wheels, chortens, streams, wooden bridges and moraines until we reach Kyanjn Gompa. After lunch we could either choose to rest or visit the monastery, cheese factory and explore around the village with beautiful views of Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Tserko RI, Langshisha Ri, Yala Peak and others. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 7. Excursion to Tserko Ri (5000m/5-6 hrs)
The trail begins from a flat path but soon turns into a steep climb as we proceed further, the climb gets more difficult and tough until the summit. The summit of Tserko Ri provides a stunning 360° view of Langtang valley and the snow covered peaks making it the most unforgettable experience of our life. After spending some time at the summit, we will descend down and retrace back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 8. Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel(6-7 hrs)
Today we retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel. The trail is mostly downhill passing through forests and villages with the view of the snow covered peaks along the way. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 9. Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m/6hrs)
Today we begin with a gentle descent down to the river through beautiful pine and Junipers forests and then it is a steep climb to Thulo Syabru.Thulo Syabru Gaun is a lovely village that has preserved the ethnic custom, culture, and tradition of the Tamang people. Enjoy the magnificent view of nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and other peaks. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 10. Thulo Syabru to Sing Gomba(3330m/5hrs)
Leaving Thulo Syabru we ascend steeply uphill through forests of oak, hemlock and rhododendron across pasture lands to the ridge at Phoprang. And from here the trail goes across the ridge top and finally ascend to Sing Gompa. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 11. Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda(4460m/5-6hr)
The trail ascends gently up to Lauribina Pass and from here it is an steep uphill walk with good views of west Himal chuli, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range and other peaks of Langtang Lirung. After a short break at Lauribina Pass, we continue our journey and reach a small ridge, from where we shall have the first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda basin of which Saraswatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Gosainkunda are the prominent ones. Overnight in trekkers lodge

Day 12. Gosaikunda to Ghopte(3440m/7hrs).
The trail ascends passing three smaller lakes to Lauribina pass, the highest point on this trek. From the top of the pass we can have an incredible 360° view of the rocky hills and snow clad peaks at the backgound. From here it is a gradual descent to Phedi village and continue to Ghopte where we halt for the night. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 13. Ghopte - Tharepati – Melamchigaon(2560m/5-6hrs)
The trial descends and ascends several time across ravines and rocks and then ascends through rhododendron, oak and juniper forest to Tharepati. From Tharepati, the trail steeply descends through pine and rhododendron forest with great views of the Helambu valley until Melamchigaon. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 14. Melamchigaon-Tarkeghyang(2580m/5-6hrs)
Continue our trek across the village and cross the stream. From here it is a gradual uphill climb through scenic landscape and forest and arrive at Tarkeghyang, the largest village in Helambu region. Overnight in trekkers lodge.

Day 15.Tarkheghyang to Kathmandu(4-5hrs)
Trek to Timbu, the trail is mostly downhill walk through forests and beautiful villages and at Timbu board on to the waiting vehicle and drive to Kathmandu.  Overnight in hotel.

Day 16. Departure.
Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

  • Group Size2-8

  • RouteKathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Mundu/Sherpagoan-Kyanjin Gompa-Lama Hotel-Thulo Syabru-Sing Gompa-Gosainkunda-Ghopte-Melamchigoan-Tarkeyghyang-Timbu-Kathmandu

  • Trip Type Trekking

  • Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November

  • Lean MonthsFebruary, June, July, August

  • Not RecommendJanuary, December

Prices & Dates

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Included

• All transfers by private vehicle.
• One full day sightseeing with entrance fee accompanied by a local guide as per itinerary.
• Accommodation in above listed or similar hotels in Kathmandu and in local village lodges during the trek.
• Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals including 3 coffee/tea during the trek.
• One welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
• English speaking local guide along with porter (one porter for every two members) during the trek.
• Guide, porter and trekking staff insurance.
• All necessary paper work and permit (TIMS/NP fee)
• Hire of sleeping bags available on request with minimal cleaning charges.
• All Government taxes and service charges.

Not included

• Nepal entry visa.
• International flight to and from Kathmandu.
• Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
• Personal Travel Medical Insurance(we strongly recommend to purchase travel medical insurance that covers rescue and evacuation).
• Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
• Hot showers during the trek.
• Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
• All other personal expenses not listed in the included section

Accommodations

3-4* hotel in Kathmandu and in trekkers lodge/tea house during the trek.