Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

Trip Fact

  1. Duration17 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 1199

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: 3 star Hotel BB with Teahouse BLD.

The Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trek takes you through awe-inspiring mountains, glacial lakes and Tibetan-influenced Tamang villages. The trek, through the Langtang National Park, begins from Syabrubesi and heads along the Langtang Khola river. You pass through beautiful rhododendron forests, with the possibility of seeing red pandas.

The valley is situated below the massive Langtang Lirung (7,200m). The trek leads you up to Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual setting with colorful monasteries, mani walls, chhortens and prayer flags. From this idyllic location, we move toward the Gosaikunda trail via Shin Gompa. Gosaikunda Lake, a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists, is surrounded by mountains and other glacial lakes. Crossing the Lauribina Pass (4,610m), we trek down to the Helambu Sherpa valley via Ghopte. Helambu valley is dotted with Sherpa settlements, monasteries and chhortens. 

The best seasons to hike the Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trek are March to May and September to November. All our treks can be customized. Feel free to contact Nepal Hiking Trek.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu arrival (1350m).

Day 02:City tour or free day.

Day 03:Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m).

Day 04:Trek to Lama Hotel (2,748m).

Day 05:Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m).

Day 06:Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m).

Day 07:Explore day.

Day 08:Trek back to Lama Hotel (2380m).

Day 09:Trek to Syabrugaon (2,581m).

Day 10:Trek to Sing Gomba (3,330m).

Day 11:Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4,460m)

Day 12:Trek to Ghopte (3440m via the Lauribina Pass (4,609m).

Day 13:Trek to Tharepati (2,500m).

Day 14:Trek to Chisopani (2,134m).

Day 15:Trek to Sundarijal (1,410m), Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17:Departure.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3-star (***) hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
  • Teahouse accommodations on trek.
  •  All Land transportation.
  • Full board meals during trek (3 times/day tea or coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Seasonal fruits during trek.
  • Expert, experienced, friendly guide and porter as well as their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Duffle bag for trek duration.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
  • All permits and Tims (please bring a passport copy and photos).
  • Government tax,farewell dinner.

Cost Exclude

  • International flight tickets.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Cold drinks, snacks and personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Kathmandu arrival (1350m).Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. BB Plan.

Day 02City tour or free day.to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.

Day 03Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m). We drive 6 to 8 hours north from Kathmandu, passing lush vegetation and isolated villages. From Trishuli Bazaar, the road becomes rugged as we continue to Syabrubesi, where we stop for the night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD) included.

Day 04Trek to Lama Hotel (2,748m).On our first day of walking, we start gradually along the bank of the Langtang River, sometimes crossing steel bridges. If you come in Spring, you’ll see colorful rhododendron flowers. Eventually, the grade gets steep before leveling off as we approach Lama Hotel, today’s destination. (BLD)

Day 05Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m). We cross the river and continue walking through the rhododendron forest. If the weather is clear, we can see mountain views that were previously obscured by forest. As we reach Ghoda Tabela, we get a glimpse of how it will be to stay in Tibetan Buddhists’ communities. We proceed to Langtang Valley, a beautiful Tamang village dotted with monasteries, chhortens and mani walls. The town was resettled after being badly hit by the April 2015 earthquake (BLD).

Day 06Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m).In the morning, we can visit the nearby monastery. Heading from this beautiful valley, we walk towards Kyanjin Gompa via tiny Tamang settlements, cattle-grazing meadows, a cheese factory and attractive cultural artifacts. Crossing the stream, we reach Kyanjin Gompa after a gentle walk. (BLD).

Day 07Explore day. We spend a day exploring this spiritual town and its beautiful surrounding mountains. You have the option to climb Tserko Ri (5,033m) with its stunning views of neighboring mountain ranges. Alternatively, we can walk up other, less ambitious heights. We see the Himalayan panoramas of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Gyachhenpo and many Tibetan peaks. You also have the option of joining evening prayers in the monastery. (BLD).

Day 08Trek back to Lama Hotel (2380m).Today we descend back to Lama Hotel by the way we came. (BLD

Day 09Trek to Syabrugaon (2,581m).From Lama Hotel, we descend to the river and climb up to Thuo Syabru. The trail goes through the dense woods of the Langtang National Park. We also pass grazing meadows and picturesque valleys. (BLD).

Day 10Trek to Sing Gomba (3,330m). Walking through the rhododendron and hemlock forest, we make an excursion to the beautiful Sin Gompa. On the way, we can visit cheese factories. As we trek at 3,000 meters, the walk becomes more difficult. (BLD).

Day 11Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4,460m)As we walk higher, the views become fabulous. We ascend gradually to Gosaikunda Lake at 4,460 meters. The lake, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, remains frozen almost half of the year. Lord Shiva is believed to have created the lake after he was poisoned, and to quench his thirst. We enjoy the sunset view. (BLD).

Day 12Trek to Ghopte (3440m via the Lauribina Pass (4,609m).We begin the trek from Gosainkunda by a challenging trail with breathtaking views of glacial lakes and the snowy peaks of the Langtang region. Then we cross the highest point of our trek, which is known as the Lauribina pass at 4,610 meters. The outstanding views of the snow-capped Himalayas are particularly stunning from here. From the pass, we descend steeply to Ghopte. (BLD).

Day 13Trek to Tharepati (2,500m).From Ghopte, we descend to Tharepati, where we will enjoy a beautiful sunset. (BLD).

Day 14Trek to Chisopani (2,134m). Continuing downhill, we pass beautiful scenery, Nepali villages and a Hindu temple. (BLD).

Day 15Trek to Sundarijal (1,410m), Drive to Kathmandu. After just 2 hours of downhill walking, we are met by our driver for the 2-hour drive to Kathmandu. We drop you off at your hotel where you will no doubt enjoy a long shower! To celebrate your successful adventure, we would like you to join us for a farewell dinner. (BLD).

Day 17Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for the departure. Thank you for your journey with us. See you.

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