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Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

$ 690 / 09 days

Trip fact

Duration: 09 days

Grade: Easy to moderate

Activities: Trekking 

Max elevation: 4,610m

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
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  • Detail Itinerary
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Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a short and classical trekking destination for all adventure seekers. Helambu trekking area is a well-known for wonderful short adventure of week duration.  It is an amazing ideal adventure trek situated in the northern part of Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet. This trek is one of the most beautiful fascinating trips which offer a chance to get closer the world’s highest mountains including Langtang and Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Yala Peak, Annapurna ranges, Langtang Lirung and other mighty peaks.

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek will immerse with awesome scenarios of mountains on daily walks, observing local culture of Sherpa, Tamang and Tibetan people around lovely farm villages with old traditional custom as well diverse ethnic culture.  The warm hospitality of the Tamang heritage, influenced ethnic encounters, traditional cultures are the main attraction of this trek. On this marvelous walk an opportunity to be in perfect tranquility in the harmony of pristine environment and enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendron, pines, oaks and firs trees in the shade of giant peaks of mid west and central Himalayas. This trek further offers a chance to seek natural beauty, varied climate, and magnificent views of Snow capped Mountains, lush green forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife, passes, pristine valley, Holly Gosaikunda lake, Helambu valley, the adventure pass Lauri Binayak-la(4610 m), old Buddhist Monasteries,  flora and fauna, natural  landscape and biodiversity, and so on. To trek around Gosaikunda Helambu Region March-May and August-November is the best and supportive seasons. However, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region is less crowded in peak season too. 

Our especial Gosaikunda Helambu Trek begins with scenic and exciting drive from capital city Kathmandu through warm areas of Trisuli Bazaar and into cooler areas of mountain villages around Dhunche and Syabrubesi. Then our marvelous trek begins to gain higher elevation following the Langtang River leading to high hills within pristine woodland of rhododendron, pines, and oaks trees with thick bamboo forest. The walk leads to Tamang villages of Thulo Syabru and Sin Gompa to reach much higher elevation at west crossing the Goshainkund pass to enter a most important holy site of Hindu religion at sacred Holy Gosainkunda Lake situated at the altitude of (4380m). It is a glacial pond where every year pilgrimage to cleanse in the lakes during the August full moon a great festival of Janai Purnima takes place, thousands of pilgrims both Hindus and Buddhist visits the pond for a holy dip in icy waters, as the belief it washes the sin of hundred lifetime, the area dedicated to great Hindus God Lord Shiva. From here losing altitude every hour on the gradual path with few ups and downhill to  the adventure pass Lauri Binayak-la(4610 m) to entre Helambu region.

 It offers you tremendous opportunities to explore unique villages, to climb small peaks, visit glorious glaciers at a comfortably low elevation, exciting landscapes and amazing flora and fauna filled with exploration.Crossing through Helambu region of Thadepatti, Ghopte and Kutumsang the walk leads along the ridges towards eastern Kathmandu valley rim hills. Ending our fantastic adventure Holy Gosainkundsa to Helambu area trekking following a scenic gradual trail to Chisapani with super views of snowcapped peaks and stunning sunrise and then downhill to Sundarijal for a short drive back to Kathmandu completing our fabulous trip, after an overwhelming adventure on the high ridges of Langtang around central Himalayas.

Life Himalayas Trekking Pvt. Ltd offer you the best chance to inspect the Tamang village with their real cultural hospitality, unique culture and traditions forn along with  moderate trek, memorable moments, long-lasting and valuable memories, and totally wilderness experience which will be your memorable trip in lifetime. So, Gosaikunda Helambu Trek can also be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many more details according to your demand, availability, and timing. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,360 m/4,461 ft.) and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,960 m/6,430 ft.) 6-7 hr. drive 

Day 03: Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa (3,330 m/10925 ft.) 6-7 hrs. 

Day 04: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,380 m/14,370 ft.) 5-6 hrs.

Day 05: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,440 m/11,286 ft.) via Lauribina Pass (4,610 m/ 15,125 ft.) 6-7 hrs. 

Day 06: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470 m/ 8,104 ft.) 5-6 hrs. 

Day 07: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,150 m/ 7054 ft.) 5-6 hrs. 

Day 08: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1,400 m/4,593 ft.) 4-5 hrs. And drive back to Kathmandu 45 min. drive

Day 09: Farewell and Departure 

“spectacular panorama around high ridges of Langtang and central Himalaya”  

Highlights:

“An adventure on the high ridges of Langtang and central Himalaya with amazing views
Visiting rural Tamang farm villages and monasteries of immense ancient culture
Daily views of high snow capped peaks of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range.
On the high trail to holy Gosainkund glacial pond and crossing high scenic Laurabina pass
Enchanting deep forest of beautiful rhododendron and pines and firs tree lines”

Trip Summary:

Overnights: Hotels and in nice local Lodge.
Trek Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Highest point: East Laurebina-la / Gosainkunda pass at 4,610m | 15,091ft.
Activities: cultural tour- exciting drive and scenic trek.
Trekking duration: 07 Nights & 08 Days (drive both ways to and from Kathmandu)
Season:    All Year except July / August (Monsoon wet months) Gosainkunda  festival of Janai Purnima held around August wet month March to May flowering months around hills and valleys.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,360 m/4,461 ft.) and transfer to Hotel

Welcome to capital city Kathmandu, Nepal. At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival you will be warmly received and greeted by Life Himalaya Trekking representative and then with transfer to your hotels in the Kathmandu. After checking in your hotel rooms and get refreshed and rest of the day you may have short excursion over the main places of Kathmandu. In evening, you will be introduced with your trek guide and try a Nepali cuisine as a welcome dinner hosted by Life Himalaya Trekking. Overnight stay at star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,960 m/6,430 ft.) 6-7 hr. drive 

Our first day journey begins with day early morning breakfast at the hotel. Then our guide will pick up you from your respective hotels and take a private vehicle i.e. (Land Cruiser or Bus depend upon your group size). We drive through the famous places like Kakanki, Ranipauwa, Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and finally towards Dhunche-the beautiful settlement of Tamang community. It takes about 6/7 hour’s drive from Kathmandu. Rest of the day we would excursion over traditional Dhunche village. Overnight stay at tea-house in Dhunche. 

Day 03: Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa (3,330 m/10925 ft.) 6-7 hrs. 

Our day begins after having breakfast at teahouse. Our trek starts following motor road towards the Ghatte Khola stream. Our walk continue crossing suspension bridge over the stream and follows the river bank for a short while. The trial begins short steep climb towards the ridge and passes through the tiny village of Deurali. Giving continuity to our trek we passes through the forest of oaks Rhododendrons and towards the beautiful settlement of Tamang culture. Then after we continues to climb towards the Dimsa village where we stop for our lunch. After having lunch we continues our walk towards the beautiful mountain village Shin Gompa. Shin Gompa is famous for the Old Buddhist monasteries, Yak cheese factory as well place where we can enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of Himalayas including Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang, and mighty of peaks. Overnight stay at tea-house in Shin Gompa.   

Day 04: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,380 m/14,370 ft.) 5-6 hrs.

Today is the most exciting day in our adventure Gosainkunda Helambu trek. Our day starts after having breakfast in the teahouse. We take a gentle walk following beautiful landscape and enjoying the magnificent views of Himalayas and passes the beautiful villages of Chandanbari. The trail crosses behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging into a saddle of Cholangpati and trial steeply climbs up to Laurebina where we stop for the lunch. Then we follow a ridge to catch the glimpse of the first sight of the holy lakes. We cross the Gosainkund pass to enter a most important holy site of Hindu religion at sacred Holy Gosainkunda Lake situated at the altitude of (4380m). It is a glacial pond where every year pilgrimage to cleanse in the lakes during the August full moon a great festival of Janai Purnima takes place, thousands of pilgrims both Hindus and Buddhist visits the pond for a holy dip in icy waters, as the belief it washes the sin of hundred lifetime, the area dedicated to great Hindus God Lord Shiva. The lake is surrounded by all hills as like mountains almost and has a great ensemble of nine other lake. Overnight stay at tea-house in Gosainkunda. 

Day 05: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,440 m/11,286 ft.) via Lauribina Pass (4,610 m/ 15,125 ft.) 6-7 hrs. 

Our day begins after having the breakfast at Gosahainkunda. Today we walk through the gradual paths and small lakes towards adventurous pass- Lauribina Pass (4,610 m). After the pass, we enter the Helambu region. Helambu region offers you an ample opportunities to explore unique and traditional villages, Tamang culture, religions and their lifestyles, snow-capped mountain ranges, view of glaciers from low elevations, flora and fauna and so on. The trial descends alongside a stream and rocky trial towards the valley of Phedi. Moving further, the trekking route follows the valley on rough trial towards Dupi Chaur. After having lunch at Dhupi Chaur, we walk across moraines and climb towards Kasturi Danda. We passes through small lakes, small hills and breathtaking natural scenarios, forest until we reach to the beautiful settlement at Ghopte. Overnight stay at tea-house in Ghopte. 

Day 06: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470 m/ 8,104 ft.) 5-6 hrs. 

Today our trek begins descends from Ghopte. We walks through numerous uphill and downhill across the dense forests, boulders of old morainesuntil we reach to the village of Thadepati. Thadepati is the middle point from where the routes of longer Helambu valley treks separates. From here the two routes sepretes one towards the Melamchi gaun and another towards the Kutumsang. From here we follow the shorter trial o route of shorter Helambu valley trekking. The trial descend through the beautiful landscapes, Rhododendron forests and ridges towards the village of Mangengoth. We stop here for our lunch and after that the trial continues gently descends passing the beautiful Tamang settlements until we reach the beautiful Kutumsang village. This village is one of the popular village in the Helambu region with the settlement of Tamang communities and their own primitive living standard. Overnight stay at tea-house in Kutumsang. 

Day 07: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,150 m/ 7054 ft.) 5-6 hrs. 

Today our day begins after having breakfast at teahouse. Our day starts descending through classical hills and delightful villages towards the Gul Bhanjyang. Giving continuity to our walk, we enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas and descend through the ridges, beautiful Rhododendron forests, towards the village of Thotundanda. From here we descend through a stone staircase to the teashops at Chipling. After having our lunch at Thankune Bhanjyang we trek down towards Pati Bhanjyang-unique settlements of Tamang and Chhetries. Thereafter we continue our trek gently climbing up through meadows and growing fields until we reach the small settlements of Tamang people at Chisapani. Overnight at teahouse in Chisapani. 

Day 08: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1,400 m/4,593 ft.) 4-5 hrs. And drive back to Kathmandu 45 min drive. 

Today is the last day trek in the land of Himalayas. Today we wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise view over the snow-capped mountains. We can see the 180 degree panoramic views of mountains ranges including Mt. Gaurishankar, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Annapurna and Langtang ranges. We start our day after having late breakfast in the teahouse. We slowly trek climbing towards the small village of Borlang which is close to Shivapuri hills. From here our walk descends through the forests, army barrack, towards the Tamang settlements of Mulkharka village. After a short hike, we reach upon Sundarijal where we had our lunch. After having a lunch we take a short drive which take about 45 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Overnight stay at star rated hotel in Kathmandu.  

Day 09: Farewell and Departure 

Your marvelous trips ends today. If you have late flight schedule you can spend rest of your day with relax or do shopping or personal activities in the market. After having breakfast the end of service with the departure transfer to the International Airport, three hours before prior to your flight schedule with a warm farewell and greetings for your onward destination. 

Cost include

  • Private transportation throughout the trek. 
  • 4*4 jeep land cruser trekking starting point Dunche from kathmandu.
  • Best available Lodge  (Tea House) accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner, included chosen from  lodge menu and twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permit)
  • Langtang national park entry  permit fee.
  • Shivapuri national park entry permit
  • Hot tea and coffee in cup with Meal
  • As per group size experience, government licence holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. ( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the Gosaikunda helambu trekking If necessary ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to    be  returned after the trip )
  • Life Himalaya Trekking Duffelbag and T-shirt 
  • Trek Map
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations 
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • Archivment Certificate 

 Cost exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment

  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Wool long underwear
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Crash hat
  • Day bag
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • T-shirts
  • Ascenders
  • ascenders
  • Kit bag

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