Mar 13 - Mar 24, 2019  confirmed

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda, Upper Langtang Day Hike, and via Laurebina La & Helambu (12 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: moderate

Private trek | 4 confirmed trekkers

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda, Upper Langtang Day Hike, and via Laurebina La & Helambu
$163 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$7.75 /day per person for guide
+ $6 per person for guide's insurance
+ $53 per person for permits
+ $10 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Langtang National Park Entry and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Guide
Lhakpa Rita
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, French, Hindi, Tibetan
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Currently 4 Trekkers
4 confirmed trekkers
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rene (new zealnd)

With 3 guests: monica (new zealand), erica (new zealand), and andre (new zealand)

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rene (new zealnd)
itinerary creator

married to monica have five adult children love hiking and outdoors

A great option for those with less time, the Langtang valley trek allows trekkers to get high into the Himalayas without having to climb a high pass. Although the region was devastated by the 2015 earthquake when Langtang village was completely destroyed by a massive avalanche, the region is recovering and trekking routes are open in this spectacular valley.

Side trip via Gosainkunda: The Hindu sacred lake of Gosainkunda sits at an altitude of 4380 m (14,370 ft). This destination draws trekkers and pilgrims alike. The trail passes through villages, forests, and beautiful mountain vistas before arriving at the sacred lake.

Side trip via Laurebina La & Helambu: This route goes over the 4610 m (15,125 ft) Laurebina La pass offering expansive views over the region before descending to Helambu. Continuing through forests and villages the trail descends to the road head at Timbu.

Side trip Upper Langtang Day Hike: This day hike from Kyangjin Gompa leads to the pristine Upper Langtang Valley toward the head of the valley and the Langtang glacier (about 6 hours’ round trip to the glacial view point). There are no teahouses past Kyangjin Gompa so you’ll have to take a packed lunch, but you’ll get to experience the wild beauty of the region.

Weather Conditions in March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Kyangjin Ri at 4779 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 4.7°C (40°F) and lows down to -12.3°C (10°F) at Kyangjin Ri.

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda, Upper Langtang Day Hike, and via Laurebina La & Helambu
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(12 days / 11 nights )
created by rene (new zealnd)

Wed Mar 13 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 7.7°C (46°F) in March.

Syapru Besi
Thu Mar 14 (day 2)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 5-6 hours from Syapru Besi, depending on the group and guide may spend the first night after Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in March.

Lama Hotel
Fri Mar 15 (day 3)

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 2 hours from Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.7°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.3°C (30°F) in March.

Ghora Tabela

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lama Hotel or 4-5 from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in March.

Langtang Valley
Sat Mar 16 (day 4)

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

About 3-4 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in March.

Kyangjin Gompa
Sun Mar 17 (day 5)

Upper Langtang Valley (4000 m)

Out and back day hike to explore the upper Langtang Valley.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.6°C (18°F) in March.

Upper Langtang Valley

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in March.

Kyangjin Gompa
Mon Mar 18 (day 6)

Kyangjin Ri (4779 m)

About 1-2 hours up and an hour back down.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.7°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.3°C (10°F) in March.

Kyangjin Ri

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 2 hours from Kyangjin Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in March.

Langtang Valley

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 5 hours from Kyangjin Gompa or 3 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.7°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.3°C (30°F) in March.

Ghora Tabela
Tue Mar 19 (day 7)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in March.

Lama Hotel

Thulo Syabru (2120 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lama Hote
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.7°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in March.

Thulo Syabru
Wed Mar 20 (day 8)

Phoprang Danda (3150 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.5°C (28°F) in March.

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 5 hours from Tholu Syabru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.9°C (57°F) and lows of about -3.1°C (26°F) in March.

Sing Gompa
Thu Mar 21 (day 9)

Lauri Binayak (3660 m)

A 2-4 hour steep climb from Sing Gompa (the trail initially passes through pine forest then up the ridge to Lauri Binayak with views to Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal to the west)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in March.

Gosainkunda (4380 m)

About 5-6 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.1°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.9°C (14°F) in March.

Gosainkunda
Fri Mar 22 (day 10)

Laurebina La (4610 m)

About 1-2 hours from Gosainkunda to reach the top of the pass
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.7°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.3°C (12°F) in March.

Laurebina La
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Ghopte (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in March.

Sat Mar 23 (day 11)

Tharepati (3500 m)

About 7-9 hours from Gosainkunda, if the group is fast it may be possible to stay in Tharepati instead of Ghopte
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in March.

Melamachigaun (2500 m)

For a more leisurely descent groups can stay break the trek from Ghopte to Timbu at Melamachigaun
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.4°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.4°C (35°F) in March.

Timbu (1375 m)

7-9 hours from Ghopte or 6-7 hours from Tharepati
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in March.

Sun Mar 24 (day 12)
Public bus from Timbu to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $3.00
Travel time: about 5 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu