The trek follows the river upstream through pine forests, bamboo, and rhododendrons. Ascending through high pastures, we arrive at the meadows of Kyanjin Gompa.
The trail of Gosaikunda climbs steep up through farmlands and reaches alpine ridges. The ridge offers panoramic views of huge Himalayas and reaches sacred lakes at high altitudes, namely Gosaikunda, Saraswatikunda, and Bhairabkunda Lakes. We also get to see glaciers and high mountains of the Langtang mountain range.
Gosaikunda Lake is at an altitude of 4300m. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the lake, especially in the full moon of August. This is also a lake revered by Buddhists. According to Hindu mythology, the other two lakes were formed by Lord Shiva with his Trishul (trident) by digging earth to get water. These lakes are the main source of Trishuli River.
Helambu Valley is popular for its natural beauty and climates. Though it lacks mountain views of Langtang, Helambu is a fine winter culture trek. Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek does not require special permits or flights, so logistically it is easy. Further, Langtang Helambu Gosaikunda trek is a preferred teahouse trek as it is not as busy and crowded as other trekking regions like Annapurna and Everest.
- Picturesque view of Mountains and Himalayan Valleys
- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur City Tour
- Explore Langtang Village
- Hiking up to Kyanji Ri
- Crossing the Luribina Pass
|Kathmandu City Tour||Easy||1 Day|
- Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.
- Day 2 Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
The day beings with a meeting and introducing with your trek and tour leader. After breakfast, we organize a short meeting at the hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek. In the meeting, you need to bring three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. Soon, the day tour will starts and on the tour visit most highlighted places of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most visited and sacred places of Hindu. According to Hindu mythology, Pashupatinath is one of four Dham. It is not only a religious place also the cremation place. The dead body is burning with firewood in the bank of holy river Bagmati.
Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. While touring in Buddha you can meet the monks, learn Buddhism, gather the information about Thankas, and its significants.
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a royal palace built in centuries ago when Nepal had 22 and 24 state kingdom. The palace is famous with the name of fifty-five windows durbar, Nyatapol Mandir the tallest temple in Nepal. The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes are the main attractions of Bhaktapur.
After finished the tour, the evening time is to review the luggage for the trek. If you interested you can walk around Thamel, choose the restaurant for dinner.
- Day 3 Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462m) on a public bus
The trip begins with an early morning drive to Syabru Besi. Your guide and trekking staff will pick up you from the hotel and take you to the bus station. Driving along the mighty Trisuli River and through ridgeline vistas to Syabru via Dhunche with the peep of Mt. Ganesh Himal makes the drive pleasurable. After driving for about 8hrs we reach Syabru Besi.
- Day 4 Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500m)
Crossing Trishuli River, we follow Langtang Khola on the first bit of the trek. The gradually ascending rocky path crosses Pahiro and meets Bamboo, where you can have your lunch. Bamboo is located on the banks of Langtang Khola, from here in about two-hour, you will reach Lama Hotel (2500m).
- Day 5 Trek to Langtang Village (3,307m)
Langtang village is a typical and one of the oldest villages in the trekking route. The trail gradually ascends to a beautiful valley with yaks via Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela, which translates to Horse Stable. Views of the mountains get more impressive as we get closer to the Himalayas.
- Day 6 Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798m)
Today you will trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m), a beautiful village of the lap of Langtang Lirung. The trek for today is shorter than other days but is sufficient for acclimatizing. The cheese factory here is worth a visit, where you can try some locally made cheese, as fresh as you can get it. Once back in the village, you can climb up some hillocks for a vantage point.
- Day 7 Kyanjin Gompa exploration day
Today is a rest day of your trek. You can explore Kyanjin gompa, Cheese factory, monastery, enjoy spectacular views of glaciers of Langtang Lirung and climb Kyanjin Ri (4350m).
- Day 8 Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500m)
We trace our steps back to Lama Hotel today after an exhilarating trek to Kyanjin.
- Day 9 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,250m)
Undulating trails lead you to Thulo Syabru, en route you can see monkeys, red pandas, and various species of birds. The pleasing village offers you splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m) and Langtang Himal.
- Day 10 Trek to Singompa (3,250m)
The trail leads you to Sing gompa (3250m) with ascent path until getting Phoprang Danda (3200m) via Dursagang (2660m), your walking effort is powered by stunning views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal including Tibetan mountains. After crossing the Cheese factory you will reach Sing Gompa.
- Day 11 Trek to Gosaikunda (4,300m)
The trail begins to climb steadily up to Lauribinayak and continues to ascend to Gosaikunda along the rugged way with views of Manaslu Himalaya Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Tibetan Himalaya and in clear weather you can also see the Annapurnas. When you pass the huts in the pasture of Lauribinayak you will see the lakes of Gosaikunda and other lakes including Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda Lakes. Legend has it that Gosaikunda was made by Lord Shiva with his trident (Trishul) to quench his thirst after taking poison.
- Day 12 Cross the Laurebina-La pass (4,610m) then trek to Ghopte (3,430m)
After breakfast, you start the hike up to Gosaikunda, cross Lauribina Pass (4610m), which is the highest point of the trek. With impressive views of the Himalayas, the trail goes on to Langtang Lirung and descends from there to reach Ghopte.
- Day 13 Trek to Melamchi Gaon via Tharepati Pass (3,490m)
The ascending and descending trail through rhododendron, oak, and juniper forest meets Tharepati, from where we descend to Melamchi Gaon. Along the road, you can see the settlement of cattle herders at 3579m. Melamchi Gaon is inhabited by Sherpas, which is surrounded by jungles where you can also visit some Buddhist monasteries.
- Day 14 Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,743m)
It takes five hours to reach Tarkeghyang from Melamchi Gaon. In the beginning, the trail goes down to Melamchi River and then we cross the river and hike up to Tarkeghyang, a beautiful Sherpa village including an oldest and biggest monastery.
- Day 15 Trek to Shermathang (2, 621ms)
After breakfast, the easy trail takes you to Shermathang over the forest and crossing tiny streams. Shermathang is another village of Sherpa family; along the trail, you can see Jugal Himal range.
- Day 16 Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (8,46m)
Walking to Melamchi Pul Bazaar from Shermanthang is quite enjoyable through cultivated fields, many villages, their activities and interacting with locals. After five hours walking you will reach Pul Bazaar.
- Day 17 Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu
Today we head back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The first half of the journey is on dirt road and the rest till Kathmandu on tarmac.
- Day 18 Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Today is a leisure day, and you have the option of doing extra activities if you feel it. You can get more information in our Activities Page. And in the evening you will be served a farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance. It is also the time of reviewing the trip with your guide.
- Day 19 Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure
The trip concludes today. Your guide will drop you off at the international airport for your departure back home.
Standard Itinerary and Private TripIt is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.
Travel Insurance and CoversWe strongly recommend you have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000 feet. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.
Keep in MindSometimes, unusual weather changes, natural disasters, flight delays, and cancellations, government rules, local political situations, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.
Always options for UpgradePlease you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service to regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.
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What Includes & Excludes
- From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
- Three Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Standard Hotel in BB Plan.
- Fullday guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide
- Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
- Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
- All ground transportion as per itinerary
- Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
- All government taxes and official expenses.
- International airfare to and from Nepal.
- Visa fees and travel insurance.
- All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
- Lunch and dinner in the city.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Personal trekking gears/equipment.
- Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We operate this trip with aiming:
- To improve the lifestyle of local people
- To protect the environment
- To respect and promote the culture of the local community
- To create the Volunteering Opportunities
- To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization
We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.
- Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
- Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
- Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
- Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
- Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.
A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.
We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.
We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.
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Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.
- Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
- If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
- You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- A cap to protect your ear and neck from sunlight
- Warm wool or synthetic hat
- Neck Warmer
- UV protective glaciers sunglasses - better to have side shield.
- A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
- Three cotton t-shirts
- Three synthetic t-shirt
- Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.
- A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
- For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.
- Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
- Underwear, stay away from cotton.
- Two pairs lightweight long underwear.
- Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
- At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
- A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
- A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
- Small Day Pack
Medicine and First Aid
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
- Airline tickets
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.
In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.
- ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.
It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.
Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.
- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.
Why travel with apex asia holidays
Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.Explore More
Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.
While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.
We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.
Health and Saftey
Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.
Responsible for Tourism
Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.