Langtang & Helambu hiking holidays 19 Days

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration.. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. The below stated list of equipments are prepared on the basis of our experience. Himalayan vacation treks & expedition team leader will check  all the necessary equipments at the beginning of trekking and our guide will  suggest to add some  other necessary  equipments at the place where it is available.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.


  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sun cap
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Towel for shower
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  •  Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Hot water bag under sleeping bag

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1337m)

You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)

A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati,  Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas.  Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1,503m) 8-9 hours by bus

We start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. After Trisuli Bazaar the road is little difficult because of the grubby road. During the travel we pass through many small and villages on the way. We reach Dhunche, the headquarter of Rasuwa District, a small city in the hills. But we don’t stop here. We head to Syabrubesi a beautiful Tamang village, where we spend the night,

Day 04: Syabrubesi- Rimche (2399m) 4-5 hours

We cross through the suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and head steeply along the river. The River we are following is mostly the Langtang River. We can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. We spend the night in Rimche, an open area that comes before the famous Lama Hotel.

Day 05: Rimche- Lama Hotel- Langtang Village (3430m)  4-5 hours

Today we continue our trek to our next destination via the famous Lama Hotel. We start our trek descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. We cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The path goes down into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .We spend the night in Langtang village.

Day 06: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa (3830m)3-4 hours

We pass through the small village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill today. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as we enter into a level of riverbed. Today we have a short walk since we need enough time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding. This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 07: Kyanjin Gumpa  Rest day

We rest here today since the view around is spectacular. We visit to Kyangjin Gompa. We can visit to Yak Cheese factory here and buy the fresh one if we wish. Telephone and internet facility are available here. The hotels/lodges are constructed near the big rocks that look peculiar. We can make a short hiking to Kyangjin Ri and Cherko Ri from where we can enjoy the views around us more widely. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide will arrange for our visit to the various places today. We may go to visit cheese factory and gompa on our own in Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2500m) 5-6 hours

Today we walkback to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but we will see fantastic views of towering mountain what we have missed on the way up. We take more time and walk very slow. We spend the night in Lama Hotel instead of Rimche.

Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru village (2210m) 4-5hours

In the beginning the path goes down to the Langtang River. After crossing the river we walk uphill to Thulo Syabru village. We see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of our trek we pass through pine and Juniper forests. We spend the in Thulo Syabru village.

Day 10: Thulo Syabru Village- Shin Gompa (3,330m) 3-4 hours

We take the wide path climbing up to Dimsa village and the Path continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. On the way of our trek we see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and Langtang valley. Shin Gompa is another popular place for Cheese. We spend the in Shin Gompa.

Day 11: Shin gompa- Gosainkunda(4380m)4-5 hours

The path goes uphill smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area today. The area in-between Shin Gompa and Laurebina is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. We return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at Gosainkunda. We walk around around the Lakes and we spend the night in Gosainkund.

Day 12: Gosainkunda- Ghopte (3530m) 5-6hours

Today is a bit demanding day; the path goes slightly up and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the pathl ascends and cross Laurebina La (4,610m) after the pass, the path goes down to phedi and we continue walk up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Finally we spend the night in Gopte.

 Day 13: Ghopte- Malemchigaon (2530m)4-5 hours

We slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka, a pasture, that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. We climb through the forest to arrive at the pass of Thare Pati (3690m). Climbing the rim directly above the village gives us a marvelous view of the Jugal Himal area. We cross the village and enter a Rhododendron forest area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon where we spend the night.

Day 14: Melamchi Gaon – Tarke Ghyang (2600 m) 4-5 hours

The path slightly goes downhill to another Melamchi River. We cross the river through the suspension bridge again. We walk through the Nakotegaon, Tamang and Sherpa village. The chyorten and Gompa are seen on the way. We walk steep uphill to Tarke Ghyang, Sherpa village and camp for the night. We can visit to Gompa along with the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide.

Day 15: Tarke Ghyang-Sermathang (2590 m) 4-5 hours

From Tarke Ghyang the path goes almost flat for the whole day. We walk through several beautiful small Tamang and Sherpa villages. Also we enjoy jungle walk from time to time. Finally we reach Sermathang a big Sherpa village for the camp at night. The village has a school and internet facility. A police check post also lies here. The view of Panchpokhari and Jugal Himal is panoramic from here. A check post of Langtang National Park lies here.

Day 16: Sermathang – Melamchi Pul/ Bazaar (870 m) 4-5hours

The path goes flat in the beginning then it goes downhill for the whole trek through the several small villages. We can see some school buildings on the way. We camp in the Melamchi Bazar that lies in the bank of Melamchi amd Indrawati River. We can wash/ take bath in the river.

Day 17: Melamchi Pul – Bhaktapur by drive 4-5 hours

We drive from Melamchi Pul to Bhaktapur buy bus/vehicle for 4 hours. Then we go through sightseeing in Bhaktapur Darbar Square area. We stay in a hotel in Bhaktapur for the night.

Day 18: Bhaktapur- Kathmandu/Shopping, Resting or  Sightseeing (1401m)

This day is free too. If you wish, a sightseeing trip to the ancient temple/king’s seat of the world heritage site of incredible Bhaktapur can be arranged.  The tour lasts 4 hours, and will cost an additional upcharge. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner is given by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu (1337)

A Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.