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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking

Overview The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking trip is also a breathtaking adventure through the Langtang region of Nepal, offering a diverse and mesmerizing experience for trekkers. Located to the north of Kathmandu, the Langtang region is also renowned for its pristine landscapes, lush forests, high-altitude lakes, and majestic Himalayan peaks. The trek usually takes around 14 to 16 days to complete, depending on the specific route and the pace of the trekking group. The journey commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a quaint village at the trailhead. From here, the trek begins, leading you through dense rhododendron…


The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking trip is also a breathtaking adventure through the Langtang region of Nepal, offering a diverse and mesmerizing experience for trekkers.

Located to the north of Kathmandu, the Langtang region is also renowned for its pristine landscapes, lush forests, high-altitude lakes, and majestic Himalayan peaks. The trek usually takes around 14 to 16 days to complete, depending on the specific route and the pace of the trekking group.

The journey commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a quaint village at the trailhead. From here, the trek begins, leading you through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests, where you might encounter an array of flora and fauna, including the elusive red panda.

As you ascend higher into the mountains, the scenery changes dramatically, revealing stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m). The trail takes you through charming Tamang and Sherpa villages, allowing you to experience the rich local culture and warm hospitality.

Journey to Serenity: Exploring Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu’s Enchanting Trails

A major highlight of the trek is the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, situated at an altitude of around 4,380 meters. Hindus and Buddhists alike revere this serene lake. It believes that a dip in its holy waters during the Janai Purnima festival can clean one’s sins. The surrounding Himalayan views from Gosainkunda are simply awe-inspiring.

From Gosainkunda, the trail continues to the Helambu region, famous for its lush landscapes and picturesque villages. The trek gradually descends, passing through charming settlements like Thare Pati, Melamchi Gaon, and Tarke Gyang. You’ll get a chance to immerse yourself in the locals’ way of life and witness their age-old customs and traditions.

Finally, the journey culminates with a drive back to Kathmandu, leaving you with a sense of accomplishment and memories to last a lifetime. While the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking trip considers moderately challenging, it is accessible to trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. It is crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be well-prepared for changing weather conditions.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, this trek is a fantastic opportunity to experience Nepal’s natural beauty, cultural diversity, and the serenity of the Himalayas, making it a cherished experience for trekkers seeking a truly unforgettable adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Kathmandu and its religious sites
  • See Mt. Everest from above on a mountain flight
  • Get close up views of the peaks and glaciers at Kyangjin Ri
  • Trek to the majestic high alpine lake of Gosaikunda
  • Visit the villages of the Helambu region’s ethnic and indigenous groups

Itinerary Expand All

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal who will drop us off at our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Everest Expeditions Nepal. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to Nepalese food culture.

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and the Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. The meeting will provide us an opportunity to ask any question we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Set out on an early morning scenic drive to reach the starting point of your trek. The road climbs up and out of the Kathmandu Valley to the foot of the Langtang Valley. Along the way, you’ll have excellent views of the Himalaya range, including AnnapurnaManaslu, and Ganesh Himal. Settle into your lodgings in the village of Syabrubesi for the night.

Transfer time: 7-8 hours
Altitude: 5,100 feet (1,550 m)

Your first leg of the trek will take you across the Bhote Koshi River, which flows down from nearby Tibet. You’ll gradually climb up through the forest to join the trail from Syabrubesi. Keep an eye out for beautiful birds along the way. Follow the river through untouched oak and rhododendron forests, perhaps catching a glimpse of langur monkeys in the trees. Finally, work your way up a steep trail to your accommodations in the settlement of Lama Hotel in the forest.

Trekking time: 6 hours
Altitude: 7,830 feet (2,380 m)

We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.
Trekking time: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 11,620 feet (3,545 m)

Today the trail will climb gradually through small villages and yak pastures until the valley widens further, offering expansive views. You’ll cross several small streams and moraines to get to the settlement of Kyangjin by lunchtime. Set at the foot of dramatic peaks on all sides, you’ll have the rest of the day to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the area.

Trekking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 12,700 feet (3,870 m)

Rest today and continue exploring your surroundings. You can visit the village’s monastery and its local cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and glaciers of Langtang Lirung or choose to ascend the Kyangjin Ri and Tserko Ri peaks directly behind the village for breathtaking vistas.

Optional trekking time: 7-8 hours
Altitude: 14,275 feet (4,350 m)

You’ll retrace your route today from Kyangjin by following the Langtang Khola river back toward Langtang Village. Stop for lunch when you reach Ghora Tabela, and then begin the steep descent through the forest to your tea house in Lama Hotel for the night.

Trekking time: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 7,830 feet (2,380 m)

We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 7,315 feet (2,230 m)

Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.

Trekking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude: 10,660 feet (3,250 m)

Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. Overnight in Gosaikunda.

Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 14,630 feet (4,460 m)

We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

Trekking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude: 11,285 feet (3,440 m)

You’ll trek today towards the Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaon. Cross a suspension bridge over a river to get there. When you arrive, you’ll find a monastery and a shrine said to have been built by an 8th-century Buddhist guru.

Trekking time: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 8,400 feet (2,560 m)

We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.

Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 8,500 feet (2,590 m)

We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a mani wall before reaching Sermathang.  It’s a beautiful Sherpa Village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance. Overnight in Sermanthang.

Trekking time: 3-5 hours
Altitude: 8,565 feet (2,610 m)

We trek through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu and reminisce about our trip in the Langtang and Helambu regions. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Everest Expeditions Nepal to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Trekking time: 3-4 hours
Altitude: 2,790 feet (850 m)
Transfer time: 2 hours
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Everest Expeditions Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What's Included

In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.

What's Excluded

Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.

Trip Information

This two-and-a-half-week trek through Langtang and Helambu is one of the most spectacular Nepal has to offer. Just north of the Kathmandu Valley, this route is classified as moderate and will take you from the banks of the Bhote Kosi River through the Langtang Valley to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake and the Hyolmo villages of Helambu. You’ll see expansive mountain views, travel through lush forests and sleep in Nepali tea houses on this Himalayan adventure.

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Trip Facts

Duration 17 Day(s)
Activities Trekking
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Moderate
Max Altitude 4000M

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