Helambu Gosaikunda Trek

Helambu Gosaikunda Trek 9 Days

$ 1380 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

4,390m.

Group Size:

2 to 30 Persons

Transportation:

Private vehicle

Accommodation:

Best Available

Best season:

Spring and Autumn.

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Tour type:

Trekking.

Grade:

Moderate/Adventure

Trekking Region

Langtang Region

Trip Highlights

  • Just 70km east/north of Kathmandu, the Helambu Gosaikunda trek offers a convenient and accessible adventure.
  • Immerse in the traditional Sherpa culture and Buddhist traditions of the Helambu region.
  • Visit the holy Gosaikunda Lake, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, offering blessings and a spiritual bath.
  • Descend through mystical terraced millet fields, and typical villages, and encounter diverse wildlife like red pandas, musk deer, and Himalayan black bears.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gaurisankar, Sisapangma, and other peaks, creating a stunning Himalayan backdrop.

Overview

Helambu Gosaikunda trek is the most of the best trek in Nepal. which is located east/north direction from Kathmandu. It’s not so far just 70km. from the capital of Nepal. there people are sherpa traditional and Buddhist’ religion. only a 10-day trek is enough to include Gosainkunda Lake. Gosaikunda Lake is one kind of Holy place it’s reserved by Hindus and Buddhists both are blessing baths and you will blessing and bath too.

Helambu has gradually dropped altitude from Gosaikunda Lake which means you will descend through mystical terrace millet and several typical villages. there are some monasteries in the Helambu village. In this area, tourists can see some wild animals to hike.  like red panda, musk deer, monkey, Himalayan black bear, and many more, particularly wild birds, and wildflowers. especially blooming colorful rhododendrons.

Helambu Gosaikunda trek offers an outstanding mountain view such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gaurisankar, Sisapangma, and some more peaks to the far east we can see.

 

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu

As you land at Kathmandu airport, a representative from Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition will wait for you with a vehicle to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then take an uphill walk to Chisopani

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then take an uphill walk to Chisopani. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka which is inhabited by Tamang. The route then goes down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Stay overnight at lodge.
 

Day 3 : Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about six and half hours.

Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about six and half hours. The trail descends from Chisopani and continues to descend through Pathi Bhanjyang until Gul Bhanjyang. The trail then climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4 : Trek from Kutumsang to Ghopte via Magen Goth (3514m.) and Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about 7 hours.

Trek from Kutumsang to Ghopte via Magen Goth (3514m.) and Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about 7 hours. The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge and offers views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trail then descends to Magen Goth. You will reach Tharepati consisting of a few Goths and lodges. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5 : Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.) takes approximately seven hours.

Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.) takes approximately seven hours. The trail ascends through the meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees and up to Phedi (3500m.) The trail continues to ascend beside a stream through alpine trees. The trail then is bit rough and crosses moraines but it is well marked with rock cairns. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6 : Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) takes about four and half hours.

Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) takes about four and half hours. The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribinayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. Stay overnight at lodge.
 

Day 7 : Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche takes about six hours.

Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants all around until you cross a suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now, the path stretches at a flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche. It is a small town and the headquarters of Rasuwa district. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8 : Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus.

Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus. It takes about seven hours. It's a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu.
 

Day 9 : Departure

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successfully your destination target. today going to bye-bye to all who together walked, ate, played all think shared like family. everybody is happy-go-lucky too within 8-9 days. and finally going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shaking our hand and saying bye-bye see you again.

What Is Included ?

  • Pick-up from the airport and transportation to the hotel.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu in the (3-star) hotel. 
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 times meal and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Professional guide, assistant guide, and porters (size of the travel groups) during the trek.
  • Permit, TIMS, and national park entry fee.
  • All wages, and medical kits for the groups and staff.
  • Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. 
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu before departure. Tea/Coffee with the meal.
  • Lifetime Deposit. No booking fee.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients.
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Route Map

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FAQs

The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek is a captivating trekking route in Nepal, renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and sacred lakes. It combines the scenic beauty of the Helambu region with the spiritual significance of the Gosaikunda Lakes, offering a rewarding adventure for trekkers.

The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek typically spans around 10 to 14 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekking pace. It covers approximately 80 to 110 kilometers, allowing trekkers to explore diverse terrain, from lush forests and terraced fields to high alpine landscapes.

The best time to embark on the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and vibrant landscapes, ideal for trekking and enjoying panoramic mountain views.

The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and some prior hiking experience. The trails involve moderate ascents and descents, with some steep sections and high-altitude passes to cross, such as the Lauribina Pass (4,610 meters).

Trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card before starting the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies or directly from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Accommodation along the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek consists of teahouses or guesthouses operated by local families. These provide basic amenities such as clean rooms, shared bathrooms, and hearty meals featuring local cuisine. Staying in these teahouses offers an authentic experience of Nepalese hospitality.

The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek offers numerous cultural highlights, including visits to traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages such as Melamchi Gaon, Tarke Gyang, and Gatlang. Trekkers can interact with friendly locals, observe their daily way of life, and explore ancient monasteries and Buddhist stupas along the way.

Yes, there are several side trips and optional activities available during the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek, such as a visit to the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes, a detour to the scenic village of Tharepati, or a hike to the viewpoint of Laurebina Pass for breathtaking mountain panoramas.

Yes, the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek can be combined with other treks or tours in the Langtang region, such as the Langtang Valley Trek, the Tamang Heritage Trek, or the Langtang Gosainkunda Helicopter Tour. Additionally, you can explore cultural attractions in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur before or after the trek.

 

To prepare for the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek, focus on cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance building. Ensure you have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing, a good quality backpack, and essential items such as a water bottle, sunscreen, and first aid kit. Acclimatization and hydration are crucial during the trek to minimize altitude-related risks.

Additional Information

01. Cultural Diversity: The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek offers trekkers the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of the Helambu region, home to Sherpa, Tamang, and Hyolmo communities. Encounter traditional villages, Buddhist monasteries, and vibrant festivals along the trekking route.

02. Scenic Beauty: Trekking through the Helambu region showcases stunning landscapes characterized by terraced farmlands, dense forests, alpine meadows, and panoramic mountain views. The serene beauty of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges provides a picturesque backdrop for the trek.

03. Sacred Lakes: The trek includes a visit to the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes, a cluster of high-altitude alpine lakes revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike. These pristine lakes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and adorned with colorful prayer flags, offer a spiritual and scenic highlight of the trek.

04. Langtang National Park: The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek passes through Langtang National Park, known for its rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. Trekking through the park allows trekkers to encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rare wildlife such as red pandas, Himalayan tahr, and various bird species.

05. Remote Trails: While the trek is relatively accessible from Kathmandu, it also includes sections of remote and less-traveled trails that provide a sense of solitude and wilderness exploration. Trekking through these secluded valleys and ridgelines adds an element of adventure to the journey.

06. Community-Based Tourism: Many villages along the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek have embraced community-based tourism initiatives aimed at preserving local culture and supporting sustainable development. Staying in homestays or locally-run guesthouses allows trekkers to directly contribute to the well-being of rural communities.

07. Cultural Exchange: Interacting with local villagers along the trekking route provides opportunities for cultural exchange and learning. Engage in conversations with residents, participate in traditional activities, and gain insight into the customs, traditions, and way of life of the people of Helambu.

08. Varied Terrain: The trek encompasses a range of terrain, from gentle forest trails to steep ascents and high mountain passes. Trekkers should be prepared for varied trekking conditions and be equipped with appropriate gear, including sturdy trekking boots and warm clothing layers.

Embark on the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek for a rewarding journey through diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and sacred mountain lakes in the scenic Himalayan region of Nepal.

01. Sacred Gosaikunda Lakes: The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes, a cluster of pristine alpine lakes nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks. These turquoise-blue lakes, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and adorned with colorful prayer flags, offer a truly spiritual and breathtaking experience.

02. Cultural Diversity: The trek offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse cultures of the Helambu region, home to Sherpa, Tamang, and Hyolmo communities. Encounter traditional villages, Buddhist monasteries, and vibrant festivals along the trekking route, gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the area.

03. Scenic Beauty: Trekking through the Helambu region treats you to stunning landscapes characterized by terraced farmlands, lush forests, and alpine meadows. The panoramic mountain views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges provide a picturesque backdrop for the trekking adventure.

04. Remote Trails: While accessible from Kathmandu, the trek includes sections of remote and less-traveled trails, offering a sense of solitude and wilderness exploration. Trekking through these secluded valleys and ridgelines allows you to immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

05. Community-Based Tourism: Many villages along the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek have embraced community-based tourism initiatives, providing opportunities for authentic cultural experiences while supporting local livelihoods. Staying in homestays or locally-run guesthouses allows you to directly contribute to the well-being of rural communities.

06. Wildlife Encounters: The trek passes through Langtang National Park, known for its rich biodiversity. Keep an eye out for rare wildlife species such as red pandas, Himalayan tahr, and various bird species as you trek through the park's lush forests and alpine meadows.

07. Sense of Adventure: Trekking through varied terrain, crossing high mountain passes, and exploring remote valleys and lakes create a sense of adventure and exploration. The trek offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and outdoor adventure, making it an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Embark on the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek for an unforgettable journey through sacred lakes, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes in the heart of the Himalayas.

01. Majestic Waterfalls: Along the trekking route, you may encounter hidden waterfalls cascading down rocky cliffs, especially during the monsoon season when the snow melts and feeds the mountain streams. These serene and secluded waterfalls offer refreshing stops and picturesque moments amidst the trek.

02. Remote Monasteries: While not as well-known as those in other regions of Nepal, the Helambu area is dotted with remote Buddhist monasteries and gompas. These ancient sanctuaries, often perched on hillsides or nestled in tranquil valleys, provide opportunities for spiritual contemplation and cultural exploration.

03. High-Altitude Plateaus: As you ascend to higher elevations, you'll come across hidden high-altitude plateaus adorned with colorful prayer flags and surrounded by panoramic mountain views. These serene and expansive landscapes offer perfect spots for rest, meditation, and soaking in the surrounding natural beauty.

04. Traditional Tamang Villages: Venture off the main trail to discover traditional Tamang villages tucked away in the hillsides. These charming settlements, with their stone houses, terraced fields, and friendly locals, offer a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the Tamang people and provide authentic cultural experiences.

05. Alpine Flora and Fauna: The Helambu region is rich in biodiversity, with a variety of flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Keep an eye out for rare Himalayan wildflowers, elusive wildlife such as musk deer and pheasants, and colorful butterflies fluttering amidst the forests and meadows.

06. Hidden Mountain Passes: While the trek includes popular highlights like the Gosaikunda Lakes, there are also lesser-known mountain passes that offer stunning panoramic views and unique trekking experiences. Exploring these hidden passes allows you to venture off the beaten path and discover secluded corners of the Himalayas.

07. Local Homestays: While not necessarily hidden, staying in local homestays along the trekking route provides intimate cultural experiences and authentic insights into rural life in the Himalayas. Engage with your hosts, learn about their traditions, and savor delicious home-cooked meals made from local ingredients.

Exploring these hidden gems along the Helambu Gosaikunda Trek adds an element of discovery and adventure to your trekking experience, allowing you to uncover the lesser-known treasures of this scenic Himalayan region.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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