Sep 29 - Oct 9, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda and via Laurebina La & Helambu (11 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: moderate

Public trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda and via Laurebina La & Helambu
$425 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $252 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $53 per person for permits

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

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1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
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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.

Weather Conditions in September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Kyangjin Ri at 4779 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 7.7°C (46°F) and lows down to -2.3°C (28°F) at Kyangjin Ri.

Langtang Valley via Gosainkunda and via Laurebina La & Helambu
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(11 days / 10 nights )
created by chaw

Sun Sep 29 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

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 27.7°C (82°F) and lows of about 17.7°C (64°F) in September.

Syapru Besi
Mon Sep 30 (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 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in September.

Lama Hotel
Tue Oct 1 (day 3)

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 2 hours from Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.7°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in October.

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 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in October.

Langtang Valley
Wed Oct 2 (day 4)

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

About 3-4 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Kyangjin Gompa
Thu Oct 3 (day 5)

Kyangjin Ri (4779 m)

About 1-2 hours up and an hour back down.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.7°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.3°C (19°F) in October.

Kyangjin Ri

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 2 hours from Kyangjin Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in October.

Langtang Valley

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 5 hours from Kyangjin Gompa or 3 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.7°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in October.

Ghora Tabela
Fri Oct 4 (day 6)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in October.

Lama Hotel

Thulo Syabru (2120 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lama Hote
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.7°C (73°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in October.

Thulo Syabru
Sat Oct 5 (day 7)

Phoprang Danda (3150 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.5°C (62°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in October.

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 5 hours from Tholu Syabru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in October.

Sing Gompa
Sun Oct 6 (day 8)

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 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in October.

Gosainkunda (4380 m)

About 5-6 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.1°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.9°C (23°F) in October.

Gosainkunda
Mon Oct 7 (day 9)

Laurebina La (4610 m)

About 1-2 hours from Gosainkunda to reach the top of the pass
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.7°C (46°F) and lows of about -6.3°C (21°F) in October.

Laurebina La
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Ghopte (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in October.

Tue Oct 8 (day 10)

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 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in October.

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 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in October.

Timbu (1375 m)

7-9 hours from Ghopte or 6-7 hours from Tharepati
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.2°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.2°C (56°F) in October.

Wed Oct 9 (day 11)
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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu