langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek description
Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek offers the great view of Langtang Himalayan ranges which are mainly dominated Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Xisapangma (8,103 m), Gnash Himal family and several other high Mountains on the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border.
Spring time is much better here to see flowers and birds. Furthermore, legend says that a lama following a runaway yak discovered this valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow). Visiting Gosainkunda is an important pilgrimage destination for all travelers.
As you go Helambu from here, you need to walk over a Suryakunda high pass 4630 meter that brings us almost to the edge of Kathmandu. And finally, Helambu is a great valley to discover Buddhism. Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu trek offers comfortable accommodation with delicious cuisines run by the local inhabitants where you can touch the local hospitality.
Besides that, you can experience in Langtang with Gosainkunda pass to Helambu is off The Beaten Path trail, Low-risk factors, financially cheaper, unspoiled culture and natural biodiversity, beautiful mountain scenery, Buddhist Monasteries…etc. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is a part of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) trekking in Nepal.
Soft adventure Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek highlights
Scenic drive to Syabrubensi Bazaar, diverse in flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Most visited pilgrimage destination Gosaikunda inclusive 108 lakes, Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000 meters, Spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo, Crossing the Suryakunda pass 4,630 meters, Walk through the Helambu valley. Two district Headquarters.
Magical Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek difficulty
Langtang valley combine with Gosaikunda and Helambu trek/hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can complete this trekking.
However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before your departure. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Top best season to visit langtang gosaikunda helambu trek
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Amazing Langtang gosaikunda and helambu trek outline itinerary
01 Day 01: Arrival day in kathamndu valley (1,350 meters)
02 Day: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites, 6 hours
03 Day: Drive to Syabrubesi (1465 meters), 8 hours
04 Day: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel hikes (2,470m), 6 hours
05 Day: Lama Hotel to Langtang village trekking (3,430m), 5 hours
06 Day: Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m), 4 hours
07 Day: Kyanjin gompa to Lama Hotel treks (2,340m), 7 hours
08 Day: Thulo Syabru hiking (1,900m), 5 hours
09 Day: Sing Gompa trekking (3,584m), 4 hours
10 Day: Gosaikunda lakes (4,381m), 5 hours
11 Day: Gosaikunda pass and to Tharepati trekking (3,600m), 8 hours
12 Day: Tarkyagang cultural village hiking (2,600m), 7 hours
13 Day: Sermanthang cultural village trekking (2,690m), 5 hours
14 Day: Melamchi trek. Drive out to Kathmandu (1,348m), 6 hours
15 Day: Final departure
The langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek itinerary detail
Day 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan Intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu within BB Plan. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB), roughly 7 hours
In the morning after breakfast, we began our sightseeing with a professional private tour guide. Today’s sightseeing we visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to the hotel.
Day 03 : Adventure overland drive to Syabrubensi (4,791 feet/1,465m), 8 hours
In the early morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel, meet the crew than drive on a northern highway over mountain ridges to Syabrubesi bazaar. Then go to check-in and we stay overnight in the guest house. The journey takes about 8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery, and local villages. From Syabru we’ll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. We’ll relax tonight at a local teahouse.
Day 04 : Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel trekking (8,077 feet/2,470m), 6 hours
Our journey ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (6,068 feet/1,850m) where we stop for lunch. As you ascend further, you can see wild Bee hives hanging on a cliff which is another attraction for the trekkers. The journey continues further steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we’ll rest and overnight at a local guesthouse.
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village trek (11,216 feet/3,430m), 5 hours
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of oaks, maples, hemlock, and rhododendron observing glimpses of mount Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (9,184 feet) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela 9,712 feet after which it descends to Thangshyap 10,300 feet. The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the headquarter for Langtang National Park. Overnight in Langtang Valley.
Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (12,655 feet/3,870m), 4 hours
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (11,940 feet). Crossing the river then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic Langtang icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Furthermore, we go to Kyanjin Gompa hiking to stay overnight. Afternoon, you might take a short excursion at Kyangin ridge (kyanjin ri hiking) to achieve better Himalayan scenery.
Day 07 : Lama Hotel trekking (7,652 feet/2,340m), 8 hours
This morning we’ll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through mixed with the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we’ll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village, overnight stay in lodge.
Day 08 : Thulo Syabru hiking (6,213 feet/1,900m), 4 hours
Trek leads again through bamboo bushes and rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and bird lives on the route to Thulo Syabru. During the day hiking, we’ll have marvelous views of Mount Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it’s beside us. Firstly easy downhill follows the river bank but last part steeply uphill for a couple of hours to get to the village, overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 09 : Sing Gompa hikes (11,720 feet/3,584m), 4:30 hours
The trail takes a steep to ascend to Dursagang and then through the forests of oak and hemlock passing an old chorten to the top of the ridge at Foprang hill and then to Chadan Bari 10,889 feet, this place’s main attraction is Sing Gompa where you can taste of real YAK cheese. Chandanbari is commonly known as Sing Gompa. Stay overnight stay in lodge.
Day 10 : Gosaikunda lakes trek: (14,326 feet/4,381m), 6:30 hours
Climbing steeply from Sing Gompa at several points the trail crossing behind the ridges moves in deep forests to Cholang Pati. Continue our trek on the way to Gosainkunda passing Laurebina Yak or recognize a lower Lauribinala hill station. We continue to ascend to the ridge. Climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and drop about twenty meters to reach to Gosaikunda lake lodge.
Day 11 : Cross over Suryakunda pass (4,630m). Trek to Tharepati hill station (11,772 feet), 9 hours
A tough day of whole trekking. Leaving Gosaikunda the trail moves to Gopte, passing three more pristine lakes, we reach to Laurebina La upper hill station which is located at an altitude of 15,186 feet, then easy descend downhill to Phedi, from where the route drops to a stream and crosses the head of the valley, descending to Dupi Chaur, with all these ups and downs we make a final ascent to Tharepati, a windy ridge. Overnight stay in lodge.
Day 12 : Tarkyagang trekking (8,502 feet/2,600m), 7 hours
Crossing over a stream via a suspension bridge, we follow the trail as it makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaun. The trail continues its descent to the Melamchi Khola (river). After crossing the bridge the trail begins to climb up the other side of the valley towards Tarkyagang. Tarkeghyang is the largest village in the Helambu area and the main destination for trekkers traveling in this region to explore the local lifestyles of Sherpa and their tradition. An optional trip would be descending to chisopani than to Sundari Jal, Kathmandu. Overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 13 : Trek to Sermanthang (8,796 feet/2,690m), 5:30 hours
We left the big village of Tarkyagang the trail makes a sweep around the head of the wide valley between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal hills. The trail then drops downhill from the edge of the ridge and continues at around the same altitude along the side of the bridge crossing over a number of streams and waterfalls. Now, we arrive at Gompa, we need to pass it before reaching Sermanthang village where we stay overnight.
Day 14 : Trek to Melamchi then drive to Kathmandu
An easy day walking downhill to get Melamchi pul bazaar. After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of the village the trail undulates along the west side of the ridge, passes some Buddhist chortens before dropping down to Kakani. From here the trail descends again to the small village of Dubochaur and continues to descend even more steeply across the ridge to the junction of the Indrawati and Melamchi river. We’ll cross the suspension bridge over the Melamchi River to reach at Melamchi Pul Bazaar for our lunch. Then drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15 : Final departure
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends.
How much does Langtang gosaikunda and Helambu trek cost?
About gosaikunda pass trek price will vary according to group size you are coming with. 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 / 5-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Langtang gosaikunda – Helambu trek Cost Includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Syabrubensi and from Melamchi to Kathmandu .
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Langtang National park permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Langtang gosaikunda – Helambu trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private langtang gosaikunda and helambu trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your Kathmandu arrival flights details then we come to pick up you in Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu express trekking?
Answer: This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who can walk about 5 or 6 hours in a day, with a lightweight rucksack you can complete this trip.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu short trek?
Answer: We provide you hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (you request us for a category) and during the trekking, there would be guest house accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We recommend you to take sleeping bags for better clean.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu express Trek?
Answer: All the guesthouses along the routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend overnight every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?
Answer: As you are trekking guest house style, you always stay overnight at guest houses or lodges. They do have a shower which you can get it somewhere on pay and somewhere without paying.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu normal trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be enough chances to charge your battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?
Answer: Yes ! you can get telephone services as well as internet services in some places.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards work city area of Nepal only.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of a trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking?
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Question: Is there any communication while we are on Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance covers each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 5-6 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek?
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the help to you.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea/coffee and some drinks for trekking.
Langtang Gosainkunda pass trekking note
Answer: The above itineraries are subject to change due to conditions beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes this trip special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.