Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

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langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Trip Summary

    1. Hike duration: 13 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Grade
    3. High Altitude: 4,630 meters/15,191 feet.
    4. Daily Trek Hours: 6 Hours
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 1 – 20 People
    6. Trip Mode: Lodge
    7. Best Time to Visit: March, April, May, October, November and December
    8. Trekking Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Jeep/bus

Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is very famous to explore Red Panda an endangered animal of Nepal located north of 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 compared with other most demanding trek routes in Nepal. Best suit to travel with family with kids. Beautiful Langtang National Park is home to several wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat, and particularly birds and wildflowers.

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 the mount Ganesh Himal family, Mt.Langtang lirung (7,246m), Langtang-ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak.

Surya Kunda pass treks

You can reach Gosaikunda lakes in the 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 the Gosainkunda trek in 5 days if they are traveling within a limited time. However, Gosainkunda trek costs for Nepali and foreigners are almost similar except for trekking permits.

Sacred Gosaikunda is a holy lake, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists both. You can then add on the diversion up through more forests to the famous Gosaikund Lake 4,380m, set among 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 is possible to explore at any time throughout the year.

How much does Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency (Guide’s owned local tour agency in Kathmandu Nepal) ranges from US$ 655 to US$ 898. Of course, the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek cost will vary according to the group size you are traveling with. There are also off-season discount deals. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike Gosaikunda Lakes for free of cost.

However, we often 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 is the standard trip package price for 12 days trek. If you are 2 people, hiking the Gosaikunda Pass costs US$ 770 for 12 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu treks.

Price Per Person for 12 days hikes in langtang teritory.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 898
2 PersonUS$ 770
3 PersonUS$ 770
4 to 6 personUS$ 725
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 698
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 655

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Itinerary

langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek itinerary details

Mountain wilderness Langtang Gosainkunda hikes include pristine Gosainkunda lakes crossing over Surya Kunda to Helambu trek is a classic itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the glacier. This particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the rocky moraine and glacial lakes and walk in a more relaxed manner.

1 Day 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. Our representative will brief you about Langtang Gosainkunda hiking.

2 Day Overland drive to Syaprubesi Bazaar (1,460m/4,788 feet), 7 hours

Dunche BazaarGet a Kathmandu central buspark and catch a Syabrubesi Bus 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.

3 Day Lama hotel trekking (2,560m/8,396 feet), 6 hours

river langtangYou start your walking at your own pace and the track 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 path 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.

4 DayLangtang village hiking (3,455m/11,332 feet), 6 hours

langtang valleyToday you will have a pleasant walk and follow across 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.

5 DayKyanjin Gompa trek (3,817m/12,519 feet). Sightseeing day, 4 hours

Kyanjin gompa 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.

6 DayHike to Kyanjin ri. An optional at Tsherko ri hiking, 6 hours

Kyanjin ride view Hike to Kyanjin ridge to get a super view of the Langtang Himalayan range includes Mt.Langtang 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.

7 DayTrek descend down to Ghoda Tabala (3,000m/9,810 feet), 6 hours

langtang national parkTrek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela. This morning you retrace your steps to Ghoda Tabela. The walking will be pleasant and scenic.

8 DayThulo Syabru trekking (2,260m/7,390 feet), 6 hours

Langtang river bridgeToday 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.

9 DayThulo Syabru to Gosaikunda lake (4,380m/14,370 feet), 8 hours

Gosaikunda hikeOur 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).

Gosainkunda pass trek

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.

10 DaySuryakunda pass trek. Viewpoint to Ghopte hike (3,440m/11,283 feet), 7 hours

suryakunda passThe hike 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 hikes 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.

suryakunda phedi trek
11 DayGopte to Tharepati hill hiking (3,640m/11,903 feet), 3 hours. Trek to Khutumsang (2,450m/8,038 feet), 4 hours

Ghopte vir hiking Descending from Ghopte, the journey makes several ascends and descends across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path. Walk with the viewpoint hill exploring the whole Helambu village as well as the famous border Himalayas including Gosainthan (Xishapangma). The top attraction of today is to watch the scenic view of Mount Shishapangma (8,027m), the 14th-highest mountain in the world.

From Tharepati hill precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3,420m) and to Penghu. We descend through fir and rhododendron woodland observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on their way to Khutumsang Guesthouses.

chisopani trek

12 DayKutumsang to Chisopani trek (2,134m/6,978 feet), 6 hours

Mangan goth trekFor the first part of the trail, we need to descend to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. Continue the trail with many ups and down hill along the forested ridge climbing, we reach at Thodang Betini (2,260m) and to Chipling (2,170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1,860m). Pati Bhanjyang is a Brahman and Chhetri village. Proceed to ascend uphill to Chisapani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise over the Himalaya in a single range.

13 DayTrek to Sundari jal (1,300m/4,264 feet) and drive to Kathmandu city center, 5 hours. Trip Finish.

sunrise from ThadepatiFrom 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. 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. In the evening join the Nepali dinner. Trip finish and wish you for your wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek cost?

The best langtang Gosaikunda Helambu hike is available now on USD 770 per person on a double occupancy basis. 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 package includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private car on your arrival.
  • Single night twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Thamel Kathmandu.
  • 12 Breakfast, 12 Lunch, and 12 Dinner during the trekking in Langtang route.
  • Clean Guest house accommodation along the langtang valley with Gosaikunda trek route.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and their fees
  • Kathmandu to Syaprubesi & from Sundarijal to Kathmandu by bus transfer as per travel itinerary.
  • All grounded transportation as per written travel plan.
  • Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Experienced porters (2 guest: 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 24 kilogram of tourist’s bagpacks en route.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • langtang gosaikunda pass Helambu trek map gift as a sovenuer.
  • Seasonal fruits like apple and pomograntes as a deserts for langtang circuit trekking.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Agency’s Certificate of appreciations after the successful trekking
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek package exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fees 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 trekking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss or damage.
  • 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

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FAQ

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

Answer: Journey at Langtang mountain trail is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who can walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. Beginners can also join this trip as the terrain is not very difficult to walk.

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: 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. Despite that, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags and other hiking equipment. If you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them in adventure peaks shop, Thamel while you are in Kathmandu. Get a hiking gear list for beginners.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

Answer: All the lodges in Langtang trekking have attached restaurants and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, 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: Tourists can get hot and cold showers at the Guesthouses en route but often need to pay. If lucky, some places get free showers .

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 advise you to purchase boiled water or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water. And the normal water is available at the campsite or almost everywhere on a stream/river.

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 the 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-call 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 the 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 to hire 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 need to pay 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: Better to hike with walking poles, no matter which type of hiking poles you are using. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Trekking 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 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.

langtang gosaikunda and helambu trek review

Brilliant hospitality, professional guides, best experience.

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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.

I can not recommend enough Goyko Treks and Expeditions. Trip of the lifetime !!

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.

Go Gokyo! We would not consider trekking with anyone else — and despite our age, we are seriously thinking about a repeat trip with this fine local organization sometime in the next few years! Thank you to all of you! – Linda Dallin, USA

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Best experience in Langtang with Gokyo Treks & Expedition

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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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Team of excellent Guides company, Local trek operator agency

100% 5 star based on – 210 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

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.

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 visitors

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 the 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. 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 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. First safety and success satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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4 - 6 USD 725
7 - 9 USD 698
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