Blossom Expeditions

Classic Langtang-Goshaikunda and Helambu Trekking

The Classic Langtang-Goshaikunda-Helambu Trekking is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Langtang region. This trip takes Trekkers through the Langtang valley and also part of the Helambu region. It goes through typical Nepali villages, lush green forests, and flower-scattered alpine meadows. Visitors will enjoy the warm hospitality of Tamang, Sherpa, and Tibetan people, and will see their unchanged traditional ways of life.

Holy Goshaikunda Lake is located 4380m above sea level. It is a place where Hindu, Buddhist and Bon (pre-Buddhist religion) devotees come to worship during the full moon Festival (Janai Purnima) that usually falls in the month of August or September.

The Classic Langtang-Goshaikunda Trek begins with an overland journey to Shyaphrubesi. The trail goes through tropical to sub-alpine forests along the Langtang River. Here you might spot the playful grey langur monkeys, or the impeyan pheasant (he national bird of Nepal). If you are very lucky you might see a red panda or snow leopard.

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4610m.
Starts Point:
Shyaphru besi
Ends Point:
Sundarijal
Trip Duration:
17 days
Trek Duration:
14
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Season:
Oct to Dec and March to May
Accommodation:
Fully Tea House
Trip Deadline:
15-January-2018

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2018-03-27 17 days $ 150 each $1415 each $400 Book Now
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Days Program
01 27th March, 2018 Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. (1300 m)
02 28th March, 2018 Drive to Shyaphrubesi (1467 m) by reserved Bus or 4 wheel drive. Time 7-8 hours 
03 29th March, 2018 Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m). Time 6-7 hours      
04 30th March, 2018 Trek to Langtang village (3430 m).  Time 6-7 hours              
05 31st March, 2018 Short Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3870 m).  Time 3-4 hours    
06 01st April, 2018  Climb the Kyanjin Ri (4770 m).  Time 4-5 hours           
07 02nd April, 2018 Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m) Today we are following the same trail to Lama Hotel and we will get more opportunity see valley on way down.  Time 6-7 hours  
08 03rd April, 2018 Trek to Thulo Shyaphru (1970 m). Time 6-7 hours.            
09 4th April, 2018 Trek to Sing Gompa (3330 m). Time 5-6 hours              
10 5th April, 2018 Trek to Goshaikunda (4380 m). Time 5-6 hours              
11 6th April, 2018 Trek to Ghopte (3430 m) via Gosaikunda. Time 5-6 hours    
12 7th April, 2018 Trek to Mangengoth (3420 m). Time 6-7 hours
13 8th April, 2018 Trek to Golphu Bhanjyang (2130 m). Time 5-6 hours
14 9th April, 2018 Trek to Chisopani (2165 m)  Time 5-6 hours. Overnight at Guest House. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 
15 10th April, 2018 Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (1300 m). Time 5-6 hours
16 11th April, 2018 Kathmandu Sightseeing (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square) Time 6-7 hours.
17 12th April, 2018 Departure to Home   

Cost Includes

  • Three night Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Three time food (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea or Coffee during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation during the trip sharing basis
  • Guide and porter’s wages, food, accommodation and insurance on Trekking.
  • Transfer KTM/Shyaphrubesi and Sundarijal/KTM by reserved Bus or Jeep
  • National Park and TIMS cards Fee
  • Airport Transfer
  • Guide and transfer for city sightseeing in KTM
  • Entrance fee for city Sightseeing

 



Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM 
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above

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  1. Food: The Tea houses are run by family most of the trekking areas. In Langtang and Goshaikunda trail lodges offer the menu with diverse of western and local foods like Dal Bhat, MOMO, Spring Rolls, Spaghettis and many Potato based Items. Most Lodge owners have been in the business for a long time and have mastered knowledge in preparing food under less then ideal conditions! They use fresh vegetables, whenever they can bring from the Shyaphru besi, Dunche or from Kathmandu as well as pre-packed products. The milk along the trail is powder milk (added with water), always asks hot milk and avoids any raw food or vegetable, fresh salad or fresh fruit salad; unless they have been soaked in iodine water or your hand is clean enough.
  2. Water: you can fill directly from tap and use Iodine tablet or any other water purification tablets. You can buy the boiled water from tea house in the evening, morning or afternoon and no need to use any purification tablet. That will not cost you much comparing bottle water. Please don't drink water directly from Tap or from Jar and stream, which may cause your stomach problem. Please remember; before you buying bottled water don't forget to see expire date.
  3. Accommodations: on the trail, usually you will have double room with separate bed. Usually rooms are small. But plenty of space for you to move around and form Matters with clean bed sit. Most lodges have warm dining with centrally heated chimney to keep you warm in the evening. Lodge owner always gives door luck. Don't leave the room without luck.
  4. First Aid Kit and Medical Facility: Each of you should have own first aid kit with some general medicine that you know or prescribed by your doctor. Please don't forget to take your medication for whole trip. If you stop taking your medication or if you will not have full course medication, that you are taking, it may create trouble for you on the trek. I do have First Aid Kit with general medicine for emergency and share with everyone including porters.

    There is hospital in Dunche and small health post in the villages like Langtang Thulo Shyaphru and Golphu Bhanjyang, provides very basic information and health care for villagers.
  5. Weather: Weather in spring is Haze and Clouds build up from afternoon and afternoon rain is common in spring. But usually in the morning sky is clear and provides magnificent view of the mountain. During the day temperature will be warm and you may feel sweaty mid day in lower section of trek. But when we cross above 3000m temperature drops a lot especially at night. Around Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa will be -5 to 10C˚ outside room and during the day time will be warm in sunny day.
  6. Preparations: You don't have to be a mountaineer or athletic to come to Nepal. As long as you are in good physical shape or reasonably fit, you do not require big hiking experience for short treks. The time you put into physical training before you come to this trip definitely be rewarded. Every day at least an hour jugging and climb the stairs will help you a lot.
  7. Communication: Now in Langtang and Goshaikunda region most places have landline telephone service with national and international call and your cell phone will receive network signal some place if weather is stable. But above Lama Hotel no cell phone signal.
  8. Transport: There are daily local bus services KTM/Dunche/ Shyaphrubesi. At least three Buses to Dunche and two in Shyaphrubesi. The highway will be newly paid from Tirsuli to Shyaphrubesi and much wider then between KTM to Tirsuli then the Road from KTM to Tirsuli. We will have reserved Bus or Jeep.
  9. Money & Payments: Throughout the trek, there is no foreign Money exchange facility except Dunche and Shyaphrubasi. So you should change your money in KTM and if possible make smaller bills. Please do deposit U.S. $300 two months in advance. Your final payment is in KTM. We accept U.S dollar, Euro, Australian dollar, Singapore Dollar and Credit card.
  10. Travel Insurance Policy: You most do travel insurance and that should cover Helicopter evacuation too. Comparatively the evacuation cost is very expensive and recently Helicopter fare is increased. According to new rate per hour U.S. $2500 and one time evacuation from Langtang region will cost minimum U.S. $5000. We need to deposit the money before take off the helicopter from KTM. Usually local trekking company pays the deposit to Helicopter Company and rescue Victim. You can pay immediately to the trekking company once you arrived in KTM or Trekking agency clams from your insurance company. Please do not forget to give me your insurance policy copy before heading to trek.