langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
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 Helambu Trek presents very good value with excellent lodge accommodation and food, also the lower altitude allows us to trek in winter.
langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu Trek is less crowded trail compare with other most demanding hiking routes of Nepal. 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 wild flowers. 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, you will have the best view of Mt. Ganesh Himal family, Mt.Langtag lirung (7,246m), Langtag-ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak. You can reach Gosaikunda on your journey but it is more challenging to ascend. 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 Gosainkund 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 ft to Helambu.
Special trail langtang ri combine with gosaikunda and helambu 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. It’s an easy trail with the 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. A trip to langtang village with Gosaikunda to Helambu can do at any time throughout the year.
langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek detail itinerary
This trek including pristine gosaikunda lakes crossing over suryakunda 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 rocky moraine but are walking in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary.Day 1 Arrived 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 Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will brief you about this trip.
Have a breakfast at the hotel, drive few minutes to catch up coach for Syabrubeshi with your mountain trekking guide and porters. Enjoy seven our scenic drive through Trishuli bazaar with beautiful small villages, river valley, and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes on highway restaurants for lunch in Trisuli. You will be reached at Syabrubeshi bazaar around 2 or 3 o’clock midday. Stay overnight in a lodge at Syabrubeshi.
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. Overnight at Guesthouse.
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 will walk along a scenic trail takes you to Langtang village where you will relax in the evening. Have in mind, Langtang whole valley was destroyed by massive Earthquake disaster in last April 2015 and then rebuild again. Overnight at Guesthouse.
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. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Hike to Kyanjin ridge to get super view of langtang Himalayan range includes Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtag 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 Himalayas but this is only optional. Then visit Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka (the beautiful yak pasture land). You back 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 then 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. Overnight at guest house.
Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3,200m.) passing through Dursagang (2,660m.) village. We would be lucky enough to view Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and forests of Oak, Hemlock, and Firs forest. After a while, we reach Cholang pati where we take a lunch. Then we walk to Gosaikunda (4,460m.) via Lauribinayak La (3,920m.). We would follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7893m.,) Manaslu (8,156m,) and Ganesh Himal (7,406m.).
Furthermore, in a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, we would see Langtang Lirung. At Gosainkunda, we would see a dozen of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund, 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 small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4,610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera 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. Stay overnight at guest house in 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). Stay overnight at guest house in Tharepati.
From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3,420m) and to Panghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest 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. Stay overnight at a guest house in 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. Stay overnight at guest house in Chisapani.
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 where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal where there is a large water project. Then drive back to the city center of Kathmandu. 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?
This trek is available now on USD 925 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and 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.
- A special gift from our company.
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.
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Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 28, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 03, 2018
Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 13, 2018
Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 18, 2018
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Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 30, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 – Nov 03, 2018
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Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 13, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018
Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 23, 2018
Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 28, 2018
Nov 20, 2018 – Dec 03, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 08, 2018
Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018
Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018
Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 23, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 03, 2018
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on 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 the little experience would be better.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trekking routes. Rooms are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to 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 in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/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.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have 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 bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek?
Answer: During the Langtang and Gosaikunda combine with 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.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 for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters! .Question: Is there any communication facilities on langtang Gosaikunda Helambu 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 trekking 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 is the payments 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 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.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are 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.
langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Highlights
- Discover langtang Himalayas within 360 deg angle from Kyanjin ri / Tserkuri hill.
- Walking 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 styles.
langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Notes
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, 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 langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek 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 the 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 the 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.
Trip Price : USD 925 Per Person
- Duration of travel: 15 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,380 m / 14,370 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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