Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Duration15 Days
Trip GradeEasy
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude4610 M
Group Size1-12
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
ActivitiesTrekking/Hiking
Best TimeMarch to May & September to December

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek, Have you ever imagined the trekking in Nepal comprising of the subtropical forest to alpine forest and glacial rivers to high altitude holy lake as well as the most courteous people around the trail? Come Nepal and witness the beauty of culture and nature residing harmoniously in the lap of Himalayas via Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trekking package put forwarded by Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek starts with the joyous bus drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi from where you will walk up to Lama Hotel. The villages and the rivers along with the waterfalls on the trail would go by in no time taking you to the small lodge town of Lama Hotel. The stay would resemble to that of camping in the middle of forest listening to the whistling of the river and chirping of the birds. The trek then follows towards Mumdu and Kyanjin Gompa passing by the beautiful rhododendron forest in Ghoda Tabela. The hiking to the Kyanjin ri and viewing the enchanting mountains of Langtang, Langtang Lirung, Tsergo Ri and other mountain ranges would be breathtaking and worth every pain endured while tramping on the trail.

Then the trek reroute back to Thulo Syapru for the further trekking uphill towards Gosainkunda Lake. The uphill trekking would be amidst jungle and waterfalls. If you are lucky you would be able to see the animals as well. The Lauribinayak presents the magnificent stay in the region. Trekking in Nepal simply is awesome with the diverse attractions that you get while being in the region. From Lauribinayak you will reach Gosainkunda the holy lake up in the mountain. The sacred lake for the Hindus and Buddhists offers awesome views of mountains and lake itself. The lake worshipped by the followers as the pain and grief reliever as a gift of Lord Shiva looks stunning up in the Himalayas. The fresh and chill water would provide energy for the trekkers to move ahead in their quest for the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking in Nepal. The trek further descends towards Ghopte from where the forest trail will take you to Melamchighyang. The water resources is abundant in the region and Kathmandu Valley is also about to get the drinking water from the region. Once you have trailed the Melamchi following the path of Tamang ethnic people you will reach Melamchi Pool Bazaar and take a bus drive to Kathmandu.

Come and relish this jaw dropping trekking to Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trekking of Nepal with the expert guidance of Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition. You will love every bit of the time spent in the trip.

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which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. Stay overnight at lodge.

Which takes about five and half hours. The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends to Bamboo passing through landslide. Afterwards, you trek gently down to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies on the bank of the Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. The last part of your trail is along a level path to Lama Hotel. En-route you may be able to spot some red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery, which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding you in all directions such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri, Langsisa ri and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.), directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Which takes about five hours. The beginning of the trail is a a gentle descent to landslide and then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is one of the wonderful villages where you can enjoy amazing land features and magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m.) and the Langtang Himal and its ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Takes about four and half hours. The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follows a steep path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) and offers wonderful views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan Mountains and oak, hemlock and fir forests. The path then gently ascends for some distance before following along at a flat level to Sing Gompa. There is a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. It also provides panoramic views and exhilarating nature vistas. The cheese manufactured here is considered the best in Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Takes about five and half hours. The first part of the trail takes you on a gentle ascent up to Lauribinayak. The trail then steeply ascends all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli(7893m) Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range(7406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Stay overnight at lodge.

The first part of the trails slightly descends and then begins to ascend through rhododendron forests until Thearepati and then your hike gets into a descending mode. Before climbing to Tharepati, you cross a stream after coming through rhododendron, oak and juniper forests. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which are mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. You will also find some Buddhist monasteries around here. Stay overnight at lodge.

Takes about three hours. The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Takes about five hours. This day the trail gets quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is also a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add to your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit several ancient monasteries. From here you can see Jugal Himal range from the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.). The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Takes about five hours. You travel through a gravel and bumpy path up to Zero Kilo and then you culminate onto a pitched road up to Kathmandu. This trek will give you memories that will last for a lifetime.

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Included
  • Airport pick-up and drop off service,
  • Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, accommodation during the trekking
  • Deluxe hotel 3 Nights 
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
  • Trekking permit of National park,
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System )
  • Round  Transport (Kathmandu to Trekking starting point to Kathmandu)
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
Excluded
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for Guide and porter (trekking staff)
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary)
FAQs

Langtang Gosainkunda trek lies in the Northern Himalayas bordering with Tibetan Plateau. It is one of the closest trekking regions from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. One of the important sections of the Great Himalayan Trail (1,700km), it lies in Langtang National Park.  You can see around 2,000 flowering plants, diverse birds and animals. It lies nearby Kerung, the gateway to the Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra located in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek is a completely customizable trekking package in Nepal. To complete this trek, you need 5 days and above depending upon the trail you want to follow and destination you want to cover. You can extend this trek to Ganesh Himal and Manaslu region in the western side as well as Helambu Valley and Gosainkunda Sudarijal in the east.

Of course, yes! As there is not any restricted zone, you can do Langtang Gosainkunda trek solo. But we highly recommend you to book a professional trekking guide and a porter to get help in emergency cases like altitude sickness. Sometimes, the solo trekkers to Langtang region have gone missing. When you miss the right track, you may have to face unwanted results as well!

As you have to walk and spend the night above 2,500m, there are always some possibilities of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). However, you can avoid such problems by following some preventive methods. You have to take enough water and hygienic food including sound sleep. You shouldn’t forget to keep medicines like Diamox Oral in your backpack. As soon as you feel any kind of difficulty like shortness of breath, dehydration or fatigue, you must tell it to the guide.

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