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langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

langtang Gosaikunda Helambu short trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek description

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek offers the great view of Langtang Himalayan ranges which are mainly dominates Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Xisapangma (8,103m), 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. 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 walk over a Suryakunda high pass 4630m that brings us almost to the edge of Kathmandu. And finally Helambu is great valley to discover Buddhism. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is a part of Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) trekking in Nepal.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking Highlights

Scenic drive to Syabrubensi Bazzar, diverse in flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Most visited pilgrimage destination Gosaikunda inclusive 108 lakes, Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m, Spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo, Crossing the Suryakunda pass 4630m, Walk through the Helembu valley. Two district Head quarters

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking grades:

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 jugging or walking exercise is useful before you departure. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Best season / time to visit langtang gosaikunda helambu trekking

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.

Langtang gosaikunda and helambu trek outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in kathamndu valley (1350m) Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites, 6 hours Day 03:Drive to Syabrubensi(1465m) , 8 hours Day 04:Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m), 6 hours Day 05:Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) , 5 hours Day 06:Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), 4 hours Day 07:Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m), 7 hours Day 08:Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,900m), 5 hours Day 09:Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m), 4 hours Day 10:Trek to Gosaikunda (4381m), 5 hours Day 11:Trek to Tharepati (3600m), 8 hours Day 12:Trek to Tarkyagang (2,600m), 7 hours Day 13:Trek to Sermanthang (2,690m), 5 hours Day 14:Trek to Melamchi then drive to Kathmandu (1348m), 6 hours Day 15:Leisure day in Kathmandu, 8 hours Day 16:Final departure

langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek detail itinerary

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)

In the morning after breakfast, we visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 03 : Drive to Syabrubensi(1465m/4,791 ft), 8 hours

At 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 Syabru bensi bazaar. Than 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 : Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m/8,077 ft), 6 hours

Our journey ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we stop for lunch. As you ascend further, you can see wild Bee hives hanging on a cliff which are another attraction for the trekkers. Journey continues further steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we’ll rest and overnight at a local guest house.

Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m/11,216 ft) , 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 (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela 2970m/ 9,712 ft after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. Overnight in Langtang Valley.

Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m/12,655 ft), 4 hours

From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the river then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic langtang ice fall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then we reach at Kyanjin Gompa where we stay overnight. During the afternoon, you might walk up to Kyangin ridge (kyanjin ri) to achieve better Himalayan scenery.

Day 07 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m/7,652 ft), 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 : Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,900m/6,213 ft), 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 lifes 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 couple of hours to get to the village, overnight stay in lodge.

Day 09 : Trek to Sing Gompa (3584m/11,720 ft), 4:30 hours

The trail takes a steep 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 3330m /10,889 ft, 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 : Trek to Gosaikunda: (4381m/14326 ft), 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 and then climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and then drop about 20m to reach to the lake Gosaikunda where we stay overnight.

Day 11 : Trek to Tharepati (3600m/11,772 ft), 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 4630m, then easy descend down hill 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 : Trek to Tarkyagang (2,600m/8,502 ft), 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 Helambu area and the main destination for trekkers traveling in this region to explore the local life styles of Sherpa and their tradition. Optional trip would be descending to chisopani than to sundarijal, kathmandu. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 13 : Trek to Sermanthang (2,690m/8,796 ft), 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 at around 2500m. The trail then drops down hill from the edge of the ridge and continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing over a number of streams and waterfalls. Now, we arrive Gompa, we need 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, pass 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. Than drive to Kathmandu.

Day 15 : Leisure day in Kathmandu

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc.

Day 16 : 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?

This trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu. And of course the trip 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, so let us know. 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.

Cost Include:

  • 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.
  • A special gift from our company.

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
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We can organize private langtang gosaikunda and helambu trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Sept 8, 2017 – Sept 22, 2017
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Sept 20, 2017 – Oct 03, 2017
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Sept 30, 2017 – Oct 13, 2017
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Oct 05, 2017 – Oct 19, 2017
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Oct 10, 2017 – Oct 23, 2017
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Oct 17, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017
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Dec 25, 2017 – Jan 08, 2018
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Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled.

Limited – Only few space available.

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 gosaikunda 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 light weight rucksack you can complete this trip.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Langtang gosaikunda helambu short trekking?

Answer: We provide you hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (you request us for 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 a sleeping bags for better clean.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Langtang gosaikunda helambu express Trek?

Answer: All the guest houses 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 the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Langtang gosaikunda helambu Trekking?

Answer: As you are trekking guest house style, you always sty overnight at guest houses or lodges. They do have shower which you can get it somewhere on pay and somewhere without paying.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Langtang gosaikunda helambu normal trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/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 to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Langtang gosaikunda helambu Trekking?

Answer: Yes ! you can get telephone services as well as internet services on some places.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments 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 total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Langtang gosaikunda helambu Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.

Question: Is there any communication while we are on Langtang gosaikunda helambu Trekking?

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 you cover each day can vary greatly due to 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 5-6 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Langtang gosaikunda helambu Trekking?

Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a 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 in trekking.


Answer: The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. 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 the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Langtang gosaikunda pass trekking fact

    1. Trip Duration: 15 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy to moderate Grade
    3. Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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