Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking

Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking
27/Oct/2023

Multiple options for trekking to famous places like Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking in Nepal. Theis treks are the most delightful and acceptable journey in the Langtang region. Unlike other trekking rounds in Nepal, there is no well-grounded flight service in the Langtang region. Sometimes, Helicopters fly to KyanJin Gompa on sightseeing trips but we don’t recommend flying until you have made prior management.

Trekking in the Langtang region is much more accessible by bus with comparison to adventurous trekking like Everest Base Camp TrekManaslu Circuit Trek, and Everest Three Pass Trek. Trekkers could arrange their itinerary lasting from seven days to more than two weeks with various combinations in the Langtang trekking route.

Discover the gem of culture and nature of the Langtang region

 Langtang Trek would provide you with an incredible experience not found anywhere else in Nepal. There are outstanding close–up views of mountains but what makes it more interesting, is small traditional villages with well-established hospitable lodges.

Trails are somehow challenging but the impressive display of colorful wildflowers and steep path through deep forests with an abundance of natural biodiversity would rock your trip to the Langtang region for a lifetime.

Are you preparing for the Langtang region Trek? Then have a short look at this article for the best experience of Trekking in Nepal.

Three major treks in the Langtang region

  • Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang village is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border, but very close to Kathmandu. Langtang Trek offers you an opportunity to hike Kyanjin Gompa where you can see an awesome view of a small narrow village and ice fall falling from Langtang Lirung, Kinshuang. After hiking to the Langtang Valley Trails move towards Kathmandu via Syabrubeshi.

Thus, Langtang Valley Trek terminates at Syabrubeshi but you can choose to extend your journey by exploring the holy lake Gosainkunda, Ganja–La, and Helambu circuit.

  • Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

You can vary your Langtang Valley Trek by exploring further Gosainkunda Lake which is a major pilgrimage site with a high cross and breathtaking panorama. Either you can extend the Langtang trek via Gosainkunda or make a short trek from Dhunche to beautiful Gosainkunda Lake. Solo Gosainkunda Lake Trek can also be the best experience of natural and cultural blend trekking in Nepal. Thousands of Hindu devotees visit this lake, moreover, this Gosainkund is sacred to Buddhists too.

  • Langtang Helambu Trek

Helambu is a small town mainly inhabited by Sherpa people, which is about 75km north of Kathmandu. Helambu region can also be included in Langtang Trek either via holy Gosainkunda lake or the adventurous Ganja–La Pass.

Mainly, Trekkers choose to cross Ganja la Pass above 5000m and return through Helambu in a Langtang region Trek. Anyway, it is not necessary to include the Helambu trail in Langtang Trek because you could trek Helambu Circuit Trek.

Access points

if you are leading towards the Langtang region trekking Dhunche would be your first station which is about 117km from Kathmandu. And if you are going further for Langtang Valley you would pass Syabrubeshi or Thulo Bharkhu.

  • Dhunche
  • Syabrubeshi

When to trek to Langtang region?

The best time to trek Langtang Gosainkund and Helambu trekking is generally the same season as in the other trekking of Nepal. Mainly, spring and mid-summer are considered as the peak season for trekking. Whereas in winter season-high routes of the Langtang region are usually snow-covered and dangerous which might be very hard to accomplish or impossible sometimes.

Spring season is full of nurturing green scenery decorated with red rhododendrons and colorful wildflowers. And monsoon season displays a lot of rain which could make the journey very irritating.

Accommodation Along the trek

Though the Langtang region is one of the off-beaten trails and remote Trekking zone, there are abundant of lodges throughout the Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu. Lodges are generally run by the local native people which provide good food and hot showers for the guests. Though the services are not well developed like in ABC Trek and EBC Trek, the facility is adequate for trekkers in the Langtang region trekking.

Fee and permit

Anywhere you do trekking in Nepal, you need trekking permits, and fees which could be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board located in Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu. In the Langtang Trekking region, there are check posts like Dhunche, Kutumsang, and Sarmthang, which would not let you pass until you show a Trekking permit.

Highlights of Langtang Trekking

  • Dramatic ice falls and glaciers in the valley of Langtang.
  • spectacular high mountains and Himalayas without any complication of a flight
  • steep trails through deep green forests with plenty of biodiversities