Helambu Gosaikunda Trek
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- Helambu Gosaikunda Hiking Duration: 9 Days
- Highest Altitude: 4,620m/15,155 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
- Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
- Best Time: October to May months
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
Helambu Gosaikunda trek or Helambu to Gosaikunda trek route is a most demanding trail for adventure lovers. The route has easy access from the capital of Nepal. It is about 70 kilometers north of Kathmandu valley, is inhabited by sherpas people.
Helambu trek itinerary, you will have a chance to explore the Sherpa lifestyles, traditions, and as well as their hospitality. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is best selling trips of Gokyo Treks. The Helambu Gosainkunda trek itinerary is designed carefully by Ammar Guni, owner of the Company.
Furthermore, you can begin your travel Gosainkunda lakes trek after an hour drive to Sundarijal Hydropower station. Trek to Helambu villages such as Sarmanthang, Tarkeghyang, Melamchi Ghyang or choose an express route passing through some of the interesting tiny communities. Melamchi Bazaar is also a gateway to reach Gosaikunda lakes but a huge monsoon flood collapsed all infrastructures in 2021, thus the trail is terminated. Pilgrimage route Gosainkunda trek from Sundari Jal goes directly forward passing beautiful small settlements like Chisapani, Kutumsang, Mangan gote, Thadepati hill station, etc.
Reaching at holy Gosainkund Lakes, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, you will have a blessing bath. Gosaikunda Lake is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva. There are 108 lakes surrounding as all the names are derived from Lord Shiva. When he thrust his trident into a mountain to draw water so that he could cool his burning throat after swallowing poison.
In addition, beyond the Laurebina La (4,630m/15,187 feet), the altitude gradually drops as you descend through mystical terraced millet and several typical villages with splendid monasteries. Check out the Gosainkunda Helambu trek map for your trip to holy Gosaikunda. There is a large rock in the middle of the lake. It is said to be the remains of the Shiva and his consort Parvati shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Kumbeshwor pool, adjoining to the five stored temples of Shiva in Patan city.
Wild animals and vegetation
The Himalaya is a Trekking in Nepal objective for the individuals who like outdoors since this zone is remarkable on the planet. The Himalayas give unimaginable tracks to the individuals who love investing energy in nature. The best about the Himalayan path is that you can see the various marvels of life at each progression. There is a multi-layered climate from zero to the most elevated top out of sight. Each level gives something deserving of your consideration.
Likewise, the tracks have different levels of difficulty to serve both experienced and unpracticed individuals in such wild endeavors. For those that discovered this method of investigating the world, you should require an outing and exertion to go the hikes, from start to finish, since this experience will offer exceptional recollections.
Tourists may see some of the wild animals along with the hikes. They are Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat, and particularly birds and wildflowers and red panda. Moreover, the Helambu region forest and the Langtang area are prime examples of temperate and subalpine vegetation.
The dense oak and pine forests on wilderness hikes look fascinating. Helambu to Gosaikunda trek in spring turns into the colorful because of blooming Rhododendron flowers. Either Helambu to Gosaikunda route or just Gosainkunda trek offers an outstanding Mountain view such as Ganesh Himal family, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Sisapangma, and some more peaks to the far east. In addition, exploring Helambu to Gosainkunda hiking route is possible to visit at any time throughout the year.
Helambu Gosaikunda trek itinerary detail
Visiting Helambu is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the high Thadepati hill station. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to walk in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel in Thamel.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast. Our representative will brief you about your Sundarijal to Gosaikunda lakes – Dunche trip.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to the hotel.
Chisapani area trekking or tour conducts from Sundarijal Bazaar, where there’s a small dam and a hydroelectricity station in the northeast corner of the Kathmandu valley. The walk leads to a climb through the wet, subtropical forest to an oak forest and on to Mulkharka, a scattered Tamang village.
The hiking path again ascends through the oak forest to a pass called Borlung Bhanjyang and walks downhill to get to Chisopani village. Chisapani offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Langtang, Ganesh in the far east, and Manaslu, Annapurna towards the far west. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Trek to Kutumsang trail continues to drop from Chisapani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses meadows and fields. Patibhanjyang is on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 5,805 feet. Furthermore, the village is mainly dominated by Brahmin and Chhetri, who is busy with running shops and lodges.
The wilderness trail heads north out of the Patibhanjyang along the forested ridge and then descends to a large Chorten, the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Besides that, climb the ridgeline from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2,620m. From the pass, one can look back over Gul Bhanjyang at the bottom. Then descends to Kutumasang at 2,470 meters for the overnight stay.
The forest trail climbs above Kutumasang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron woods where there are no permanent settlements. Furthermore, we ascend to Magen Goth (3,150 m) and finally reach at Tharepati hill. Therepati hill station offers scenic Himalayan view of almost complete Langtang range.
We hike an easy walking with ups and downs passing through the grassy lands and tiny forest, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams. Cross Ghopte lodges and ascends through thin forest, climb in and out of ravines across the head of the valley, Giant cliff towers far above. There are only two lodges and we choose one of them to stay overnight.
A tough day hike ascend all the way up to Suryakunda hill station 4,620m/15,155 feet passing rocky moraine and rough hill walks. Adventure lauribina la hill station offers an excellent view of Rolwaling, Jugal Himal, Gang Chhenpo (6,388m.), Langshisha (6,427 m.), and many other snow-covered mountains. Reaching the top to Suryakunda lake, Tourists can gradually descend downhill passing rocky mountains moraine trail with several pristine lakes on the left and right sides.
According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. There are exactly 108 different glacier lakes and the names are derived from Lord Shiva. Saraswati Kund, Bharab Kunda, Bardha Kunda, Nag Kunda, and Gosain Kunda are the main highlights of your travel. Gosaikunda lake is a holy lake where people gather during the month of August to pay homage to God Mahadev (Shiva). There is held a big fair “Janai Purnima” during the time on full moon day.
The first part of the trail descends, you can see the best view of Langtang Himalayan range includes Himal Chuli (7,893m,) Manaslu (8,156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7,406m.). But after Cholangpati, the muddy trail goes through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants up to suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. From this point, our path goes even through some human settlements and reaches Dhunche bazaar, the headquarters of Rasuwa district.
After breakfast, catch a coach to to return Kathmandu valley. After reaching in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs for your family and relatives
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Helambu Gosaikunda trek 9 days cost?
The Helambu to Gosaikunda pass trek cost USD 599 per person is standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with the attached bathroom while 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 discounts and attractive complimentary.
Hike from Helambu Gosaikunda Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day during the trek
- Guest house accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu to Sundarijal transfer by micro cozy bus.
- Dunche Bazaar to Kathmandu city transfer by bus. (Want private 4WD Jeep cost USD 160 extra)
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
- Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
- Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
- A First Aid medical kit bag.
- Updated Helambu and Gosaikunda trek map 1 piece for each guest.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Hike Helambu Gosaikunda Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Tourist personal trek equipments .
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trip from Helambu to Gosaikunda trek or Helambu to Gosaikunda hiking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
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 on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request us to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Helambu Gosaikunda trek?
Answer: Helambu Gosaikunda trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about a little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect at Helambu Gosaikunda trek lodge?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in the Helambu Gosaikunda trek?
Answer: All the guest houses in Helambu Trek, have an attached restaurant. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, lentils, rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night 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 express Helambu to Gosaikunda lodge trek?
Answer: As Helambu to Gosaikunda lakes hiking is on a lodge trek, tourists will get showers in the guest houses on request.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express Helambu Gosaikunda Treks?
Answer: Wayfarers often can buy bottles of mineral water to drink but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of the waste plastic materials. Instead, either you can buy boiled water at the guest houses or buy aqua tablets to purify the normal water as clean water is available almost everywhere.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Helambu Gosaikunda trekking?
Answer: You can get telephone services as well as 3G internet services. So don’t forget to buy a local SIM card to get an internet data pack.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Helambu Gosaikunda trek?
Answer: No! So, for the hiking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
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 any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Helambu Gosaikunda trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover 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 need to prepare roughly 6 hours daily to complete this hike.
Question: Do I need walking poles?
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
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$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Best scenery, great guides and professional company
Together with my husband we enjoyed trekking with Gokyo Treks and Expedition in Helambu trek of langtang region. Found agency on the internet and decided to trust them based on good recommendations. Everything was organised as agreed from trekking permits to accommodation in Kathmandu and airport taxi…etc.
The guide knows well all about trekking routes and all clean lodges. So, I can recommend you highly about Goyko Treks and Expeditions. Trip of the lifetime !!
Thank you very much, Ammar and our Sherpa guide for the amazing experience! – Ramona Schneider, Freiburg, Germany.
Helambu to Gosaikunda trek highlights
- Discover some of the tallest Mountains and snow covered peaks from Thadepati hill top.
- Walking through cultivated fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak forest.
- Best view of Himalayan scenery including Ganesh Himal, Langtang ri, Langtang Lirung etc.
- Experience the Buddhism and Hindusm culture and people and their life styles.
Helambu Gosaikunda trek notes
The Sundari Jal to Gosaikunda trek route information stated above is just a standard guideline template that we provide. Despite that, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Helambu Gosaikunda trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over the universe. 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. Besides that, we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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