Altitude: 5000 Duration: 17 days Grade: Moderate Group: 2 - 15 Country: Nepal

Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

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Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu valley lies to the north of Kathmandu valley offering numerous stunning views of mountains with rare varieties o...
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Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu valley lies to the north of Kathmandu valley offering numerous stunning views of mountains with rare varieties of vegetation and glimpse sight of wildlife that combines a unique and one of the best trekking trails in Langtang Himalayan ranges.

 

The 17-day’s trek begins from Kathmandu with drive to Syabrubesi located on the River banks of the Bhote Koshi. Continuing our trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda which is a revered sacred pilgrimage place for both Buddhists and Hindus religious. Named after the glistening Gosaikunda Lake whose water is believed to have magical healing powers. Passing by a few more lakes our trek in the Helambu Valley begins after crossing the Laurebina Pass. Another highlight of our hike is to reach the top of Ama Yangri at 3,800m. The view of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges from the top of the hill is so close that it makes you feel like you can almost touch them right in front.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Helambu Trek route goes through traditional, ethnic Tamang heritage villages and untouched forests of juniper, pine and so forth. Rhododendron, Bamboo forests, Majestic Waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders, a chance to bathe in soothing hot springs, with an abundance of wild animals including Red Panda, Pika, Muntjac, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar and Ghoral, Common Langur and other wild animals. Spectacular closeup mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak and Naya Kanga are the main highlighted attraction of this Trek.

We continue trekking in the Helambu region for a few more days and end our remarkable journey to the mountains with a drive back to Kathmandu.

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  • Sept – Dec, March – May
  • Syabrubesi/Melamchi
  • Tea House/Camping as per Itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)
  • Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers
  • Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg
  • Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D
  • Service Sling : 23000 Ft
  • Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm
  • Cruising Speed : 137 knots
  • Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
  • Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu: Trek preparation and sightseeing: We start our guided tour to several of the most historical Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 6-7 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4 : Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 5-6 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5 : Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 5-6 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6 : Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-4 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7 : Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 6-7 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8 : Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 9 : Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 10 : Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 4 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11 : Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 6 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 12 : Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 13 : Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 5-6 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 14 : Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 15 : Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 4-5 hours Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 16 : Trek to Melamchi Bazar, drive back to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 17 : Final Departure
Note: The above itinerary can be tailor made as per client's request, we can make the itinerary shorter/Longer by cutting or adding days, People who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, Paragliding and Zeep Flyer in Pokhara and other extra activities so feel free to write us on info@xtremeclimbers.com for further details.How to book a trip ?

Full Board Service Includes

  •   Airport pick up and drop.
  •   Hotels accommodation in Kathmandu3*** up to5*****on BB basis twin sharing per clients request
  •   Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  •   An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide
  •   Required trekking porter to carry your backpack during the trekking ( two person will get one trekking porter ( 1 porter carry 30 kg as per rules and regulation of Nepal workers Union
  •   Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  •   Highly experienced trekking cook and kitchen boy (If Camping Trek)
  •   Trekking accommodation in tented / camp VE-25 North face Tents will be provided (If Camping Trek) as per itinerary.
  •   Required staff such as kitchen boy, dishwasher entire trip (If Camping Trek)
  •   Kitchen equipments , trekking equipment and tents (two men tent, kitchen tents, etc),mattress during the tented accommodation as mentioned in itinerary (If Camping Trek)
  •   Three time meal Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast during the trekking.
  •   Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
  •   TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Langtang Trekking .
  •   Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •   Kathmandu to Trek start point transfer by Local bus ( private land cruiser are also available by adding separate cost)
  •   Trek finish point to Kathmandu transport by Bus/Private vehicle depending on trek ending point.
  •   Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  •   Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  •   All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  •   Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide, and porters)
  •   Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

Why we dont't include cost in our website?

NOTE: To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement Xtreme Climbers  desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That is why we have decided to clarify our customers that due to the following reasons mentioned below we have not included the cost of each package in the company website.

  1. Climbing season: The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be different during Spring and Autumn season. Normally most of the climbers climbs Himalayas in the Spring season. Climbing permit during Autumn will be 50% less than the spring season. 

  2. The cost of the trip depends on Number of persons joining in group for High expedition or Mountain  Climbing including number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip. Alpine climbing guide as well as the category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountains affect the cost.

  3. We operate the High Expeditions, Peak Climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.

  4. Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require

  5. The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.

  6. Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Xtreme Climbers or individual (private arrangement) expedition.

  7. Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign countries will be costlier compared to the one available here.

  8.  Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the reasons mentioned above we would like to discuss with our client directly before offering the cost. So please feel free to drop your queries in info@xtremeclimbers.com or login to www.xtremeclimbers.com for any information about your selected package.

Full Board Service Excludes

  •   Nepal visa fee ($40 and two passport photographs are required).
  •   International Flight.
  •   Excess baggage charges.
  •   Accommodations, Meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
  •   Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  •   Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  •   Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
  •   Personal clothing and gear.
  •   Travel insurance.
  •   Tips for guide and porters
  •   Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

Altitude Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It's this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.

The major symptoms of altitude sickness
Initial symptoms
  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

Advance symptoms
  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

Serious Symptoms
  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

To prevent acute mountain sickness:
  1. If possible, don't fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don't go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don't overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don't smoke.
  10. Don't push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer
Medicine:

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit - consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol - for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine - for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you're traveling well off the beaten track' see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate 'blockers' for diarrhea' Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder - for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines - consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.

Note: We have guides trained at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist you with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians and Americans
  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance
For Australians and New Zealanders
  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au
For British
  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk
For Europe and Slovenia
  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at
For South-Africa
  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za
For Indians
  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm
Footwear
Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Other Equipments
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Clothing
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1
Optional
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
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