Helambu Gosaikunda Trek

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Helambu Gosaikunda trek

Helambu to Gosaikunda Trek Summary

    1. Helambu to Gosaikunda Hike Duration: 8 Days
    2. Trip Difficulty: Moderate Grade
    3. Highest Elevation: 4,610m / 15,125 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/ Jeep / Bus

Overview

Helambu Gosaikunda trek route is a most demanding trail for adventure and culture lovers, about 70 kilometers north of Kathmandu Valley. At Sundarijal to Gosaikunda trek itinerary, travelers will have a chance to explore the Sherpa lifestyles, traditions, and as well as their hospitality.

Gosaikunda Pond is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva as there are 108 lakes surrounding and 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. Reaching holy Gosainkund Lakes, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, you will have a blessing bath.

In addition, there is a large rock in the middle of the lake. It is said to be the remains of Shiva and his consort Parvati shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in the Kumbeshwor pool, adjoining the five stored temples of Shiva in Patan city. Beyond the Laurebina La (4,610m/15,125 feet), the altitude gradually drops as you descend through mystical terraced millet and several typical villages with splendid monasteries.

Surya Kunda high camp

The dense oak and pine forests on wilderness hikes look fascinating. Helambu to Gosaikunda trek in spring turns colorful because of blooming Rhododendron flowers. Starting from Helambu to Gosaikunda route offers outstanding Mountain views 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.

How much does for Helambu to Gosaikunda Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Helambu to Gosaikunda trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency (a local agency in Kathmandu Nepal) ranges between US$ 410 to US$ 598. Generally, the trip price will change as per the group size you are wayfaring to.

Likewise, we also have a discount deal for group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike free of cost.

However, we likely arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 8 days trek that starts from Sundarijal and ends at Dhunche after Gosaikunda pass. If you are 2 walkers for Gosaikunda pass trek costs US$ 550 for 8 days. We can modify the price and trek route as per your wish also. Here is the price list for Gosaikunda Lakes via Helambu.

Price Per Person for 8 days Gosaikunda lakes trek in Nepal

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 598
2 PersonUS$ 550
3 PersonUS$ 535
4 to 6 personUS$ 490
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 450
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 410

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Helambu Gosaikunda trek itinerary detail

Travelers begin their journey after an hour’s drive to Sundarijal Hydropower station. The pilgrimage route to the Gosainkunda trail goes directly forward passing beautiful small settlements like Chisapani, Kutumsang, Mangan Gote, Thadepati Hill, and Suryakunda Pass.

Visiting Helambu territory 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 nomads who wish to walk in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley. World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing, 5/6 hours.

best Nepal tourUpon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we pick you up and drop to you at your hotel in Kathmandu. After After lunch, we start the day trip to visit the world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city including Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal).

Likewise, we also visit Pashupatinath temple (a holy temple of Hindus where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati). And later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, Ammar Guni will brief you about your Sundarijal to Gosaikunda Lakes – Dhunche trip.

02 Day Kathmandu to Chisopani (2,215m/7,267 feet), 5 hours walking

chisopani trekking 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, and Ganesh in the far east, and Manaslu, and Annapurna towards the far west. Overnight at Guesthouse.

03 Day Chisapani to Kutumasang trek (2,470m/8,104 feet), 7 hours

Kutumsang trekTrek 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 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.

04 Day Thadepati hill station trekking (3,510m/11,516 feet), 7 hours

sunrise from ThadepatiThe 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 Thadepati Hill. Thadepati Hill station offers scenic Himalayan views of the almost complete Langtang range.

05 Day Hike to Suryakunda Phedi (3,520m/11,549 feet), 6 hours

Surya Kunda Phedi trekWe 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 a thin forest, climb in and out of ravines across the head of the valley, and Giant cliff towers far above. There are only two lodges and we choose one of them to stay overnight.

06 DayHike to cross Lauribina la (4,610m/15,125 feet) & to Gosaikunda lake (4,300m), 8 hours

Surya Kunda passA tough day hike ascends all the way up to Suryakunda hill station 15,125 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 of 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, Bhairab 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.

07 DayDescend downhill to Sing Gompa and to Dhunche (1,950m/6,377 feet), 8 hours

Cholang pati, 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.).

The muddy trail Cholangpati goes through pine, silver oak, and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants up to a 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 the Rasuwa district.

08 DayDrive back to Kathmandu, 7 hours. Trip Finish.

After breakfast, catch a coach that is coming from the Kerung border, to return to Kathmandu valley. Reaching Kathmandu, Your guide will organize to transfer you back to your hotel. In the evening, 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. The trip ends and wish you have a wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does the Helambu Gosaikunda trek 8 days package price?

The Helambu to Gosaikunda pass trek package price start at US$ 410 and might reach up to US$ 598 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking a private jeep transfer saves your time and riding the bus minimize the trip expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Gosaikunda pass trek package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with. 7 nights 8 days Helambu to Gosaikunda trek is one of the cheapest trips that we offer.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. Likewise, an attached bathroom in the possible places en route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Hike from Helambu to Gosaikunda Package Price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with private vehicle.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private car.
  • 7 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 7 lunch and 7 Dinner [main course] during the trek routes.
  • 6 Night 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 microbus.
  • Dhunche Bazaar to Kathmandu city transfer by Bus [sharing basis]. (Private 4WD Jeep cost USD 90 extra in a group)
  • Professional English-speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Required professional porters (2 guest = 1 porter basis) because each porter carry a maximum of 24-kilogram luggage.
  • Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for all Nepali guide/porters.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Helambu to Gosainkunda trekking.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking pole if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check Oxygen level, Pulse rate every day to save from high altitude risk.
  • Updated Helambu to Gosaikunda trek map and trek completion certificate – keep as souvenirs.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Hike from Sundarijal to Gosaikunda Package Price Not Includes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trek equipment.
  • Personal nature expenses, bar bills.
  • Tourists Travel insurance to cover Helicopter rescue evacuation in case of an emergency case.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly]

Group join

We can organize a private trip from Sundarijal to the Gosaikunda trek or Helambu to the Gosaikunda trek starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
10 Sept, 2024 – 17 Sept, 2024Available550
20 Sept, 2024 – 27 Sept, 2024Available550
05 Oct, 2024 – 12 Oct, 2024Available550
10 Oct, 2024 – 17 Oct, 2024Available550
20 Oct, 2024 – 27 Oct, 2024Available550
25 Oct, 2024 – 31 oct, 2024Available550
05 Nov, 2024 – 12 Nov, 2024Available550
10 Nov, 2024 – 17 Nov, 2024Available550
20 Nov, 2024 – 27 Nov, 2024Available550
05 Dec, 2024 – 12 Dec, 2024Available550
20 Dec, 2024 – 27 Dec, 2024Available550
10 Feb, 2025 – 17 Feb, 2025Available550
20 Feb, 2025 – 27 Feb, 2025Available550
10 Mar, 2025 – 17 Mar, 2025Available550
20 Mar, 2025 – 27 Mar, 2025Available550
25 Mar, 2025 – 31 Mar, 2025Available550
05 Apr, 2025 – 12 Apr, 2025Available550
10 Apr, 2025 – 17 Apr, 2025Available550
20 Apr, 2025 – 27 Apr, 2025Available550
25 Apr, 2025 – 01 May, 2025Available550
01 May, 2025 – 07 May, 2025Available550
10 May, 2025 – 17 May, 2025Available550
20 May, 2025 – 27 May, 2025Available550

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FAQ

Question: Do I need the experience to do Helambu Gosaikunda trek?

Answer: Helambu to Gosaikunda trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4-5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have a little experience would be better.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request us to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Helambu to Gosaikunda Lakes trek Safe for a Solo female traveler’s?

Answer: Yes, this Helambu to Gosaikunda Lakes trek is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect at Helambu – Gosaikunda trek lodge?

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses 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 to 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, and 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 the 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 Gosaikunda Treks from Helambu?

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 purchase 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 to 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 on the Helambu to Gosaikunda pass?

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: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Helambu to Gosaikunda trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you can get it at an extra cost.

Question: How about go with a local guide hiring for Helambu to Gosaikunda lakes trekking?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are travelling in a tight budget for Helambu to Gosaikunda pass trekking and have no wish to book the complete full board package trek, you can hire our expert local guide to make your holiday tour safer. Email to us to get a cost quotation for a local guide hiring in details.

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 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 your trek.

Helambu to Gosaikunda trek highlights

  • Enjoy stunning views of the tallest mountains and snow-covered peaks from Thadepati hilltop.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, including cultivated fields, colorful rhododendron forests, conifers, and oak forests.
  • Witness the best of Himalayan scenery, with views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, and more.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of Buddhism and Hinduism, experiencing the local lifestyle and customs.

When is the best time for Helambu to Gosaikunda Lakes Trekking?

The best time for Helambu – Gosaikunda Lakes Trekking in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Langtang zone.

In the spring, the temperatures are mild, and the rhododendron forests along the trail come alive with vibrant blooms, creating a picturesque landscape. Skies are generally clear, and you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.

Autumn is another excellent time for Helambu to Gosaikunda Trekking. The weather is stable, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures during the day. The autumn months offer excellent visibility, allowing trekkers to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and Jugal Himal.

Both spring and autumn are considered the very busy seasons for hiking in Nepal, including the Helambu – Langtang region. Usually, the trails are well-maintained, and there is a festive atmosphere in the local villages due to various cultural celebrations.

It’s worth noting that while these seasons are generally ideal, weather patterns can vary from year to year. It’s always a good idea to check the latest weather forecasts time to time that your holiday adventure to ensure the best possible experience.

Wild animals and vegetation

The Himalayas is a Trekking in Nepal objective for individuals who like outdoors since this zone is remarkable on the planet. The Himalayas give unimaginable tracks to 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.

Tourists may see some of the wild animals along with the hikes. They are Musk deer, Himalayan black bears, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goats, and particularly birds and wildflowers, and red pandas. Moreover, the Helambu region forest and the Langtang area are prime examples of temperate and subalpine vegetation.

Notes for Gosaikunda via Helambu trekkers

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. When 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Helambu to Gosaikunda Trek Review

Gosiaikunda Short Trek

November 21, 2019

Amazing time with the family trip to the Nature Park and pristine lakes tour! Amazing scenery and Eva kept us cracking up the entire day.

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Thank you John for the time to send a review. Have a great time there.

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