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Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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Trip Facts

Trip Type:

Trekking

Grade:

Moderate

Altitude:

4600

Meal:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Group Size:

2 to 12

Accomodation:

Teahouse, Camping

Transportation:

Drive / Trekking

Best Time:

Feb to may, Sep to Dec

Activities:

Trekking

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Duration

17 Days
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Overview And Highlights

Durations : 17 Days
Activities : Trekking in Nepal

The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is one the adventurous short trekking which leads you towards the northern part of the Kathmandu valley and borders of Tibet. This trek offers beautiful panoramic view of various mountains which includes Annapurna range in the west, giant Langtang Lirung in the north, Ganesh Himal in the North West and Shishapangma in distant Tibet with many more mighty peaks. We will have a remarkable journey to these beautiful mountains during this short Helambu trekking.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek let’s you witness the glorious mountains experiencing the distinctive culture of the typical Mongolian ethnic groups (Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan people) living in a lovely farm village. Influenced Ethnic encounters, unique Art, Culture and Traditions are the major attraction of this Trek. People living in these areas offer a very warm hospitality to the visitors. Gosaikunda trekking ways to these beautiful communities located at the bank of BhoteKoshi River. During this trek you will also encounter various beautiful rare wild animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral Himalayan Black Beer etc. and beautiful natural vegetations like Rhododendron and bamboo forest. We reach Langtang Lirung range passing Kyanjin Gompa. We trek across the Langtang Valley reaching Gosainkunda which is one of the famous destinations for Pilgrimage. This is a Holy place for both Hindu and Buddhists. Many people come to seek magical healing in this holy lake. On continuing the trekking, we reach Laurebina pass followed by Helambu Valley. From this point we have a gradual decrease in altitude in every hour. The trek slowly ends by walking down to Chisapani, Sundarijal and with a short drive back to Kathmandu.

Hence, these 17 days GosainkundaHelambu or Lauri Binayak Pass trek lets you explore small rural villages, people and their unique cultures while enjoying the exciting landscapes, glorious mountains and breathe taking scenic beauty. So, LangtangGosainkundaHelambu Trek can be one of the best trekking destinations for those who love natural beauty, landscapes and distinctive cultural practices. We assure you will have life long memories and a great adventure with us.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m)

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m)

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village

Day 06: Mundu to KyangjinGompa (3,870m/12,697ft):

Day 07: Acclimatization: explore TserkoRi (5,000m/16,404ft)

Day 08: KyangjinGompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours

Day 09: Lama Hotel to ThuloSyabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft)

Day 10: ThuloSyabru to Shin Gompa

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft)

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft)

Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft)

Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft)

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours’ drive

Day 17: Final departure

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Our representative will pick you up upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. He will welcome you and get you to the confirmed hotel. You can take rest and get freshed afterwards. In the evening you will be accompanied by our tourist guide to brief you about the Trekking journey and have a dinner in a Nepalese culture.

Includes: Dinner

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

As you may know Kathmandu is called a “City Of Temples”. After breakfast you will be guided to various historical places around the city which includes Basantapur Durbar square, patandurabar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Pashupatinath temple, the famouse monkey temple “Swayambhunath”, Boudhanath Stupa etc. Trek leader will provide some info related to the upcoming adventure.

Includes: Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Early in the morning after breakfast we leaver for Syabrubesi, from where we start our Langtang -Valley Trek. It takes about 7-8 hours to reach our destination. You will get to witness the glorious snow-capped mountains through the ride. Majestic peaks: Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh himal will be pn our way. Following the beautiful scenery of foothills, terraced fields and small villages we go through the Trishuliriver. We have a lunch break at the Trishuli Bazar. After lunch we continue our journey to Dhunche. We descend towards the small village Syabrubesi for the overnight stay and end our day 3.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1550

After breakfast we begin our 6-7 hours’ drive to lama hotel. We drive through beautiful Oak and Rohodendron forest; crossing the small Langtang river. We go through Guru Rinpoche Gompa crossing the Suspension Bridge. Afterwards you ascend to Rimche (2400m) to reach our destination. And the day 4 ends with the overnight stay at lama hotel.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2380

We start our journey ascending from the lama Hotel while enjoying the Beautiful landscapes with Waterfalls, The trails becomes steeper as we enter the wild hemlocks, oak and rhodendronforest,we can witness MT Langtang Lirungi (7244m) through the woods. Soon we come across the beautiful meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). We ascend through the rhodendron forest and scattered Tamang villages. We come to the settlements of langtang (3430m), headquarter of langtang national Park. We can see Tibetan style flat-roofed houses in this area. You can encounter wild goats and yaks wandering around you. We stay overnight at Mundu.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3543

After breakfast, we ascend towards KyangjinGompa.passsing the steep trails and impressive mani walls. It takes about 4-5 hours. You can see the gompa after crossing some small streams with wooden cantilver bridges and moraines. We reach the holy Buddhist shrine in Kyangjingompa. You will get to taste the milk products and cheese made up of yak’s milk in this region. You can find the famous Government operated cheese factory. After lunch we will be exploring the this area with amazing panoramic views of the snow-capped mountainsof LangtangLirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), DorjeLhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).

 Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

To acclimatize with the high altitude we spend whole day exploring the Tserko Ri which is 5000m above the sea-level. We pass through the Yak Pastures and ascend to the TserkoRi. We get to witness the stunning sunrise view from the TserkoRi. We get back to the Gompa at the late afternoon and keep exploring the beautiful scenes like The Himaayas, Glaciers, Birds and yaks.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5000

After the morning breakfast we retrace our way towards the lama hotel. We descend down the hill passing through the forests to the beautiful Tamang village. We get to enjoy the fantastic view of the mountain peaks that you had missed on the way up. After lunch we descend towards the lama hotel.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2380

The trail to Thulosyabru is way down along the rivers following the landslide. We need to pass the steep pine and juniper forest and ascend up to the destination. The trails let you witness some of the beautiful wild animals like red panda, boards, monkeys and various species of birds. On our arrival to the destination we can experience the preserved ethnic customs, cultures and tradition of the Tamang Cultural heritage; So called “ThuloSyabruGaun”. Afterwards we enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ganesh Himal (7110m), LangtangHimal and it’s ranges. We keep on exploring the splendid views of the syabru and it’s Landscpes.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2230

We will be gaining high altitude so to adjust with the altitude we will have a slow walks and not to reach the Gosainkunda today. We will reach our destination shortly after 3-4 hours. We will reach at the check point after a short trek. We trail towards the South from the checkpoint passing the Garta Village and Phulung Monastery. We reach Shin Gompa afterwards and stay overnight.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

We will ascent to towards the Gosainkunda (5-6 hours) enjoying the panaromic view of The Himalayas which includes Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh And Langtang. We reach to the Gosainkunda (4380m) through the ridge trail for the most of the parts of the day. The lake carries particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese. It is one of the most sought pilgrimage sight. The lake has great view as it is surrounded by mountains. The lake contains a large rock at the center which is said to be the remains of the Lord Shiva. We stay overnight at Gosainkunda.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4460

Today we will have 6-8 hours of treak. We roam around the lake’s bank and gradually ascend towards the LaurebinaPass(4610m) after which the Helambu region begins. We descend towards the melamchi valley crossing the rough trails and moraines which is well marked with cairns. Three more small lakes are on our way before we reach the pass. We ascend to a hill and enjoy a fantastic view of the area. We pass through the suryakunda and finally reach Ghopte for overnight stay.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

Day 13 will have 6-8 hours long trek walking up and downhills that makes way through the dense forests. We reach Pati village afterwards. We ascend above the village and witness the beautiful hills around. We reach Mealmchigaon after crossing two suspension Bridges. We stay for overnight at melamchigaon.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2560

We will reach our destination around 5-6 hours. We will pass a stupa just below the tarkeghyang. And cross a small stream. We will ascend upto the AmaYangri(3800m). We get to see Mt Shishapangma and the Langtang Ranges from the top of the hill. After enjoying the view for a while we descend towards the forest. We walk through the yak grazing pasture and stone trails. Shortly we reach Tarkegyang; a Sherpa village. We stay for overnight in this village.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2590

We start our trek shortly after having a breakfast. Today will be 3-5 hours of trekking through the forest and villages. We enter a lush forest passing beautiful villages, chortens, monastery and mani walls and finally reach Sermanthang, which is a beautiful Sherpa village with stunning views of Ganesh Himal, jugalhimal and langtang ranges. We stay for overnight at Sermanthang.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

Today we will have 3-4 hours trek and 2 hours drive. We will reach Melamchi bazar passing beautiful meadows, fields and Beautiful Villages. We will reach Kathmandu shortly after 2 hours drive. We freshen up and take rest in the evening and have a farewell dinner and celebrate for our successful completion of our trip.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

We end our journey today. We will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport after having your breakfast. We need to reach the airport before 3 hours of Scheduled flight.

Includes: Breakfast

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • Airport transfer by Team Ram Adventure office representative in a private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Farewell Dinner at finest restaurant in Thamel Kathmandu
  • 3 nights’ accommodation  in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • 11 nights’ accommodation  at well and comfortable Mountain Lodge available en-route during trek 
  • Full board meal during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, seasonal fruits, 
  • English speaking, First Aid and Eco-trained local trekking guide, Assistance guide as per the group size, porters (2:1)
  • All the expenses for guide and porters along with Insurance
  • Kathmandu/Syabrubesi drive in a public vehicle
  • Dhunche/ Kathmandu transfer in a private vehicle
  • Langtang National Park fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card fee
  • All government and local taxes as applicable

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Entry Visa - (Cost- US$- 25 for 15 days & $- 40 for 30 days)
  • Lunch & evening meals while in Kathmandu (Except welcome/farewell dinner)
  • Travel insurance
  • Cost of personal nature expenses, Beverages (Mineral water or coca cola), tea coffee cost of extra meals, snacks, phones bills, Internet, WiFi, laundry etc.
  • Cost incurred during emergency, evacuations
  • Tips for Guide, porter, driver ...
  • Any expenses not included in “Service Includes”

Gosainkunda Helambu Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

FAQs

How long does the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek take?

The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek usually takes around 17 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace. This duration includes trekking through the beautiful Langtang Valley, visiting the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, and exploring the culturally rich Helambu region.

What is the best time to do the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?

The best time to do the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. However, it's essential to be prepared for changing weather conditions and pack accordingly.

What is the level of difficulty for the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?

The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is considered a moderate-level trek. While it doesn't require any technical climbing skills, it involves hiking on varied terrain, including uphill and downhill sections. It's recommended for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some previous trekking experience.

Is prior acclimatization necessary for the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?

Yes, acclimatization is crucial for the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek as you will be reaching high altitudes. It's recommended to spend a couple of days in the Langtang Valley, allowing your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. Adequate rest, proper hydration, and a gradual ascent will help minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

What permits are required for the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?

For the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek, you will need two permits: the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the respective entry points before starting the trek. It's advisable to carry a few passport-sized photographs and necessary identification documents for permit processing.

What are the accommodation and food options along the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?

There are teahouses and lodges available along the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek route, offering basic accommodation and meals. The teahouses provide shared rooms with simple bedding, and the menu typically includes local Nepali dishes, as well as international cuisine options. It's recommended to carry some cash as credit card facilities may be limited.

Is it possible to hire a guide and porter for the trek?

Yes, hiring a guide and porter is optional but highly recommended for the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek. A knowledgeable guide can provide valuable insights into the culture, geography, and history of the region, as well as assist with navigation. A porter can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less strain and enjoy the journey more comfortably.

Are there any cultural highlights or attractions during the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?

The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek offers several cultural highlights along the way. You will pass through traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, where you can interact with the friendly locals and experience their unique culture and customs. You may also visit ancient monasteries and gompas that hold religious significance for the local communities.

Remember to consult with a reputable trekking agency or local guides to plan your itinerary, obtain the necessary permits, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in the Gosainkunda Helambu region.

Additional Information

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.
Most of the equipment in general and standard lists for all seasons while on the trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.

For head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear.
  • Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection

 For Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

 For Feets:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

For Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket 

 For Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * (4 seasons down sleeping bags)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  •  Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag.
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / kgs capacity)
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people in a group are snoring) as optional.

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra Luxuries as optional:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Pen and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble.

To undertake the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek, you'll need to obtain the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the respective entry points.

Along the trail, you'll find teahouses and lodges offering basic accommodation and meals. The facilities may vary in terms of comfort and services, with more basic options in remote areas. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag, as the availability of blankets can be limited. Drinking water can be purchased along the trail, and hot showers are usually available for an extra charge.

The best time to undertake the Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is generally stable during these months, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. However, it's important to be prepared for sudden weather changes and be equipped with appropriate clothing and gear.

The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek involves trekking at high altitudes, with the highest point being Lauribina Pass at 4,610 meters. Adequate acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude-related illnesses. The trek itinerary usually includes rest days and gradual altitude gain to allow your body to adjust to the changing elevation.

The trek provides an opportunity to experience the unique cultures of the Tamang and Sherpa communities. You'll pass through traditional villages like Thulo Syabru, Chandanbari, and Tarke Gyang, where you can interact with the locals, observe their daily lives, and learn about their traditions and religious practices. The region is dotted with monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags, adding to the cultural charm of the trek.

The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek offers breathtaking natural beauty throughout the journey. You'll trek through rhododendron forests, oak forests, and pine forests, with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. The turquoise lakes of Gosainkunda, nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks, are a major highlight of the trek.

The trek usually starts from Sundarijal, located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, and gradually ascends through the Langtang National Park. The trail passes through lush forests, terraced fields, traditional villages, and serene alpine lakes, including the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. After reaching Gosainkunda, the trail descends through the Helambu region, known for its picturesque villages and terraced farmland, before ending in Melamchi Bazaar.

Day

17

Saving

US$ 200

From US$ 1499

US$ 1299

13% OFF TODAY
  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher

Response Time 3 Hours , Response Rate 100%

Trip Facts

Trip Type:

Trekking

Grade:

Moderate

Altitude:

4600

Meal:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Group Size:

2 to 12

Accomodation:

Teahouse, Camping

Transportation:

Drive / Trekking

Best Time:

Feb to may, Sep to Dec

Activities:

Trekking

WiFi

Abailable

Duration

17 Days
US$1499 US$1299
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