Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is very famous to explore Red Panda an endangered animal of Nepal located north from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Langtang village combine with Gosaikunda pass and to Helambu trek presents very good value with excellent lodge accommodation and food, also the lower altitude enables us to trek in winter.
The langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu Trek is less crowded comparing with other most demanding trek routes in Nepal. Beautiful Langtang National Park is home of several wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers. You can take a look and research about this trip on langtang gosaikunda trek map.
During the springtime, Langtang valley is covered with varieties of alpine wildflowers and the forests are multi-colored with colorful rhododendron, orchids, magnolia, and many other floral species. Furthermore, along with the Langtang Gosainkunda trek itinerary, you will have the most beautiful sight of mount Ganesh Himal family, Mt.Langtag lirung (7,246m), Langtag-ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak.
You can reach Gosaikunda lakes in Rasuwa district in your journey but it is more challenging to ascend. Check the Gosainkunda weather before you plan to cross pass. Travelers can complete Gosainkunda trek 5 days if they are traveling within a limited time however Gosainkunda trek cost for Nepali and foreigner are almost the same except for trekking permits.
Sacred Gosaikunda is a holy lake, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhist both. You can then add on the diversion up through more forests to the famous Gosaikund Lake 4,380m, set among in high grey rocks, either returning by the same route or going over the Lauribina pass 4,620m / 15,107 feet to Helambu.
Special trail Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanjin ridge combine with Gosainkunda trek is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains and as well as Tibetan Buddhism culture. Gosaikunda trek is an easy trail with a surprising amount of steep climbs and stiff descents, through deep forests or across glacial moraines.
The area is inhabited by Sherpa and other ethnic groups possessing Buddhist Gompas. Langtang trek via Gosainkunda lakes possible to explore at any time throughout the year.
langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek itinerary details
Mountain wilderness Langtang Gosainkunda hikes includes pristine Gosainkunda lakes crossing over Surya Kunda to Helambu trek is a classic itinerary comparing to most walks in this region leading up to the glacier. This particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to rocky moraine but are walking in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.Day 1 Arrival day at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you about this trip.
Overland drive few minutes to catch up coach for Syabrubesi with your mountain trek guide and porters. Bus to langtang takes roughly six to eight hours of scenic drive through Trishuli bazaar with gorgeous small villages, river valley, and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes on Thakali highway restaurants for lunch in Trisuli. Furthermore, 2 -3 hours driving later, you reach at Syaprubesi bazaar.
You start your walking at your own pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village where you’ll stop for lunch. The trail is nice and you follow the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Beehives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors on walking. From here you will again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel.
Today you will have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where you will stop for lunch. This surrounding area dense wild habitat area and many small babblers with a lot of herbals can be found here. After lunch, you walk along a scenic trail takes you to Langtang village. Have in mind, Langtang whole valley was destroyed by a massive Earthquake disaster in last April 2015 and rebuild again.
Kyanjin Gompa is the last destination of your trekking at an altitude of 3,817m / 12,519 ft above sea level. From here you will have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. You will visit surrounding area like Yak cheese Factory, Kyanjin Monastery and local houses.
Hike to Kyanjin ridge to get a super view of the Langtang Himalayan range includes Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtang ri, Langsisa pass, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak, Yala peak, and many other border peaks. However, if you are interested your guide will take you to climb Tsherko Ri (5,150m) peak to experience even better views of the Himalayas but this is only optional. Visit Langtang glacier, glacial rivers, and Langshisha Kharka (the beautiful yak pasture land). Return to the same mountain lodge at Kyanjin for a rest.
Trek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela. This morning you retrace your steps to Ghoda Tabela. The walking will be pleasant and scenic.
Today shortly ascend to Upper Rimche village, descend to Langtang Khola and cross the bridge then easy walk to Bamboo then gently descend to Landslide lodge. Few minutes of walking ascend than cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru.
Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3,200m) passing through Dursagang (2,660m.) village. Get a majestic view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, and forests of Oak, Hemlock, and Firs forest. After a while, we reach Cholang pati where we take lunch. Then we walk to Gosaikunda (4,460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3,920m/12,858 feet.). Hike follows a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7,893m), Mount Manaslu (8,156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7,406m).
Furthermore, on a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, you can see Langtang Lirung. At Gosainkunda, tourists can see a dozen sacred lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswati Kund, Bharab Kunda, and Gosainkunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison.
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more beautiful lakes; you will reach Suryakunda. Surya kunda is also popular as a Laurebina La pass locating at 4,630 meters above the sea level. The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhedi Goth (4,240m) and to Phedi (3,740m). From Phedi, the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3,630m) and descends finally to Ghopte vir.
Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ascends and descends across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path. Afternoon, hike to the view point to explore the whole Helambu village as well as the famous boarder Himalayas including Xisapangma (Above 8000 m).
From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3,420m) and to Penghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron woodland observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2,450m). Finally, the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang.
The trek continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2,260m) and to Chipling (2,170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1,860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisapani where you can be seen the mountain views and the sunrise over the Himalaya.
From Chisopani hill station, the route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while, you will get to the Army check post, pay for the Shivapuri entrance permit, and walk Mulkharka. From Mulkharka at 1,800 meters above sea offers another spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach Sundarijal where you can see a large water project. Then drive back to the Kathmandu city center. Transfer to your hotel
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek cost?
The best langtang Gosaikunda Helambu hike is available now on USD 925 per person 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 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with 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 discount and attractive complimentary.
langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day during the trekking
- Kathmandu to Syabrubensi & from Sundarijal to Kathmandu by bus transfer as per itinerary.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize a exclusive private trip langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
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 up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek?
Answer: It 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 on the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trekking routes. The rooms 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 it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?
Answer: All the lodges in Langtang trekking, 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 the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with express Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking?
Answer: Guesthouse trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu treks?
Answer: During the Langtang and Gosaikunda combine with the Helambu Trek 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 with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.
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 Langtang Gosainkunda pass trek?
Answer: In this trekking route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trek route, 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: Is it possible to hire a guide? how to hire a local female trek guide for Langtang Gosainkunda pass trek?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can use our service hiring expert guides and porters to make your trek holiday safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu 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 24 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: 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 have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need trekking poles?
Answer: Hiking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
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$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek highlights
- Discover langtang Himalayas within 360 deg angle from Kyanjin ri / Tserkuri hill.
- Hike through cultivated potatoes fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak trees.
- Best view of Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
- Gosaikunda a pilgrimage destination of Hindu devotees, located at 4,460m above sea level.
- Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their life patterns.
Majestic Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek notes for visitor
The information stated above is just a guide and standard template. However, the trip is possible to customize 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 schedule 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 langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek very 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. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Brilliant hospitality, professional guides, best experience.
My husband and I trekked to the amazing Langtang gosaikunda to Helambu scenic trek in November 2016 with kamal our guide through Gokyo Treks and Expedition. Ammar organised everything for us with perfection. We stayed at Ammar’s home after arriving in Kathmandu. What a nice welcoming.
We had an amazing time with our Trek guide who has almost 12 years experience trekking all over the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet.
We had such an amazing trip. Pictures can not give back the natural beauty of the Himalayas. It was amazing to be in nature far away from civilization. The trekking was hard but it was well worth the effort when we reached the amazing Langtang and Lauribina la. All the villages had simple lodges with great varieties of foods.
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Thank you very much, Ammar and Kamal, for the amazing experience! – Heiner Uwe, Dusseldorf, Germany.
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My husband and I (in our 60’s) did the Langtang Valley trek with our daughter (age 28) in early November. We could not have been happier with the trip, particularly our expert guide Kamal who became a friend by the trip’s end.
He is patient, kind, knowledgeable and experienced. Couldn’t ask for anyone better! We also loved our porters Santosh and Sanjaya (on his way to becoming a guide). Both super friendly and helpful people with a great sense of humor and consistently positive attitude. Pretty sure the tone for the whole organization is set by Ammar Gunni, the team leader in Kathmandu, who promptly and patiently sent detailed answers to all our many emailed questions before our trip.
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We are a team of 4 Germans from Europe and we have just finished Langtang trek with the professional guide Ram with Gokyo Treks & Expedition and everything went excellent! Our Guide Ram was extraordinary and our porters Dipendra and Manoj were just friendly.
We travel Nepal 2 times already but we didn’t have time for trekking but this time we spend our 7 days Langtang Trek with guide and porters. They were all very good people.No doughts, we are again planning our next trip to Annapurna with Gokyo Trek agency in coming October – November. If you are thinking or searching for a reliable company than this agency is the best for sure and their prices are competitive comparing others. – Michael Herman, Austria
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We found Gokyo Treks & Expedition from some of their past guest who were very happy. They recommended us to use this company on Nepal travel. Finally we met the owner of the company Ammar Raj Guni and we booked our first trip to Nepal in 2012. In last May, we visited Nepal and we booked our trip with Ammar easily, did a great trip than we concluded that we would never consider another company.
May 2018, we made a decision to return to Langtang valley combine with Gosaikunda pass trek with our travel mates to find the latest changes after Huge Earthquake disaster. Ammar was very helpful in friendly communication with fast response. We trek about 13 days altogether with our Guide Shreeram and smiling porters Dependra, Basu and Mundre. Our guide booked room in advance by phone and took us over the Kanjinri, the view was almost outstanding. It proves that good company management and services are always with the professional trekking guides and porters.
The whole entire team members are good caring, experienced and attentive to trekker’s individual demands. They also organized 2 nights 3 days trip to Chitwan for wildlife safari tour and world heritage sites and amazing Mountain flight tickets. Have in mind that the company is owned by the team of the local expert guide so their price was cheaper comparing with other companies. They are superb companions of exploration in Nepal! Looking forward to enjoying another beautiful journey with you guys again with our friends! – Uwe Schreiner & Team from Innsbruck town, Austria.
Price : US$ 925 Per Person
- Hike duration: 15 Days
- Altitude: 4,380 meters
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-10 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Trekking foods: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Jeep/bus
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