Langtang Helambu Trek - 13 days
Langtang Helambu trekking is popular among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate. Located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola.The Langtang valley is aptly called " the valley of glaciers". Here the mountain-scape is spectacular. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring into the sky. The valley offers pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes with icebergs floating on them and waters of crystalline brightness.
This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m. and 3600m, offering less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Besides this, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Trek briefing.
Day 3: (KATHMANDU – CHISAPANI) Drive 45 minute to Sundarijal. Commence trek to Chisapani 2054m. and over night camp.
Day 4: (CHISAPANI –GOLPHU BHANJYANG) Trek to Chipling village for lunch and on to Golfu Bhanjyang 2141m. for overnight camp.
Day 5: (GOLPHU BHANJYANG –MANGEN KOT) Gentle morning walk to Kutumsang for lunch. After lunch continue up through rhododendrons forest to Mangen Kot 3345m. camp.
Day 6: (MANGEN KOT – THARAPATI) Short trek to Thara Pati 3514m. and lunch. Free after noon and camp.
Day 7: (THARAPATI –MELACHI VILLAGE) After Breakfast walk through forest to the ridge and down to Melamche village Gompa 3300m. over night camp.
Day 8: (MELAMCHE VILLAGE – TARKE GHYANG) Descend steeply to the Melamche river for lunch and after lunch climb to Tarke Ghyang Gompa 3349m.
Day 9: (TARKE GHYANG – SHERMATHANG) Trek to Shermathang Gompa 2693m. 3-4 hours half day and camp. Free afternoon.
Day 10: (SHERMATHANG – MELAMCHE BAZZAR) Descend down to Melamchi Bazar 846m. and camp.
Day 11: (MELAMCHE BAZZAR -KATHMANDU) Drive to Kathmandu 3-4 hours check in hotel
Day 12: Optional Everest Mountain flight in the morning and free after noon in Kathmandu or shopping etc
Day 13: Transfer to airport for International departure.
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