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Langtang-Helambu Explorer Trek 16 Days
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    Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
    Welcome to a beautiful country Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative from seven peaks, welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. We will then meet in the evening at hotel for briefing about the trip.

    Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
    On the second day, after breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420m/4,658ft), 8-9 hrs drive
    On the third day, we drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuil valley. The trekking will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. Overnight relax at a local teahouse in Syabrubesi.

    Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2340m/7,675ft), 5-6 hrs walk

    On the fourth day, after breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we stop for hot lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the up stream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel for overnight.

    Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,480m/11,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks

    On the fifth day, we have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. After lunch we walk another three hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we stop for the evening.

    Day 06: Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 3-4 hrs walk
    On the sixth day, we leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around three to four hours to visit Kyanjing Gompa. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Evening we are free for visiting the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses.

    Day 07: Explore day at Kyanjin Gompa
    On the seventh day, you may have full day of rest and relaxation. You can enjoy the views or explore the local area or visit some highlights of Cherku-ri (5,150 meters), glacier walk or Langshisha kharka depends on your fitness and interest.

    Day 08: Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel (2340m/7,675ft), 6-7 hrs walk
    On the eighth day, this morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy down hill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our trekking next day for the Thulo Syabru village.

    Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (1,900m/6,232ft), 5-6 hrs walk

    On the ninth day, our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birds on the route to Thulo Syabru. En route we have marvelous and close-up view of Ganesh Himal. Firstly easy down hill follows the river bank but last part steeply up hill for couple of hours to get to the village at Thulo Syabru.

    Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m/10,922ft), 4-5 hrs walk
    On the tenth day, We walk through dense forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari) where we stay overnight. The trail from here is mostly uphill with typically Beautiful terrain and last few hours remaining forested with open areas giving excellent views when looking back the way we have come. After arrival in hotel refreshed and enjoy visiting cheese factory as well as terrain forested landscape.

    Day 11: Sing Gumpa to Gosainkunda Lake (4380m/14,366ft), 4-5 hrs walk
    On the eleventh day, we follow a wonderfully quiet and less trekked trail to reach at holy Gosainkunda Lake passing through Cholagpati and Lauribinayak. From Cholagpati it's a steep climb today but with spectacular views and landscape. The area around here is the homeland of the Tamangs and Bhotias and even a short time spent here provides an insight into their rural mountain lifestyles and the cultural contrasts between Hindu and Buddhist villages. We take a stroll around the lake and surrounding area.

    Day 12: Gosainkunda to Tharepati (3600m/11,808ft) via Lauribina La pass (4610m/15120ft), 7-8 hrs walk
    On the twelfth day, from the lake area we start with a short climb to the Lauribina La pass (4610m15120ft) above the lake where we passes few lake besides Gosainkund and from the top followed by a steep downhill section on an elevated trail. After climbing over a ridge of the mountain we finally reach Tharepati for overnight.

    Day 13: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2,600m/8,528ft), 5-6hrs walk
    On the thirteenth day, in the morning we begin our trek with a steep descent down a ravine where the vegetation changes first to large firs then to oak and rhododendron forest. Crossing over a stream via a suspension bridge, we follow the trail as it makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Melamchi gaun. The trail continues its descent to the Melamchi Khola (river). After crossing the bridge the trail begins to climb up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It's a long climb to this picturesque village, situated on a shelf high above the river. It's the largest village in Helambu and the main destination for trekkers traveling in this region as well as a good place to take a rest and enjoy the views and overnight stop.

    Day 14: Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2,690m/8,823ft), 4-5 hrs walk
    On the fourteenth day, we left the big village of Tarkeghyang the trail makes a sweep around the head of the wide valley between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m/8200ft. The trail then drops down from the edge of the ridge and continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing over a number of streams and waterfalls. Finally we pass a Gompa before reaching the large village of Sermathang for our overnight stop.

    Day 15: Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul bazzar (900m/2952ft) to Kathmandu, 5-6 hrs walk
    On the fifteenth day, after breakfast we follow the trail along the ridge all the way down to Melamchi, a drop of around 1790m/5871ft. After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of the village the trail undulates along the west side of the ridge, passing numerous chortens before dropping down to Kakani. From here the trail descends again to the small village of Dubochaur and continues to descend even more steeply across the ridge to the junction of the Indrawati and Melamchi rivers. We cross the suspension bridge over the Melamchi River to reach at Melamchi Bazaar for our lunch. From here, we take a bus to return Kathmandu to this evening.

    Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
    On the sixteenth day, as this is the last day of your trip, you are free for shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
     

     

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Trip Facts

Trip length: 16 Days

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max. Elevation: 4,610m/15,120ft at Lauribina La Pass

Trek/Tour Style:
Teahouse trekking

Meal: Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

Transportation: Local bus & private vehicle

Best Month: Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Group Size: 2-10 persons

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Services
  • Sight Seeing
  • Accommodations (All twin sharing basis - Single room also served with extra charge)
  • Meals (Breakfast in Kathmandu, Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek)
  • Flight / Transportation
  • Trekking Permit 
  • National Park Fare 
  • First Aid 
  • Trekking Crews (Guide, Assistant Guides, Porter
  • Trekking Equipment that provides by Seven Peaks


Cost Excludes:

  • VIsa
  • Insurance
  • Drinks 
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses