Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Nepal 19 Days 18 Nights

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Overview

The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is a unique trek that extends the popular Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, with the spectacular Helambu Trek – taking our trekkers on the perfect adventure to experience both mountains and culture, all at low altitude.

The trek begins on the same path as the Langtang Valley Trek but soon leads you to the stunning Tamang highlands and villages in the Helambu region, the renowned region of the Sherpas. Among the Sherpa towns along your route you will visit the beautiful TarkeGhyang: a place that resembles the high-altitude villages of Mustang, Dolpo, and even Ladakh, without the difficulty or altitude risk and compromise.

Helambu Trek

Located in the heart of the TarkeGhyang village is a Buddhist monastery – the start of a spiritual journey that further takes you on a walk along the mountain foothills to experience the holy lakes of Gosainkund. Here you can soak in the atmosphere and experience the blissfully quiet atmosphere of the Himalayas.

Along the way, you will see the Worlds most impressive mountain peaks, as you cross over rivers, through forests and remote villages, under the shadow of Everest giants, and alongside meadows and local people who you will encounter along the way.

We operate the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek in both groups and private tours, and as with all of our treks, offer a fully customizable itinerary, with personalized travel and accommodation plans available upon request. So if you want to any more about the itinerary options, trek cost, trek difficulty, or anything else at all, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a friendly member of our team. Or, if you would like to read about what it’s like to experience this adventure, then check out our Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek Blog.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Katmandu 

On arrival, you will land at Kathmandu airport, where our friendly team will greet you and take you to your hotel. Depending on what time you arrive, you are free to take a rest, or if you are itching to start exploring, you can spend the rest of the day soaking up the atmosphere of the Capital. You will then have dinner and an overnight stay in a highly recommended hotel in the city center. : Dinner and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 

After a delicious breakfast, today you will have the opportunity to see some of Kathmandu’s most famous UNESCO-listed world heritage sights, including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Swoyambhunath. Once you return you will meet your guide and begin preparation for your trek. : Breakfast and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi

Get ready for a long but beautiful drive today. Over the 7-8 hour journey we will wind through traditional villages, up hills, over rivers, and alongside some of the most outstanding mountains in the World, including Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. The day will end with a descent into Syarumbesi and the chance to rest for the night and get ready for the start of our trek the next day. : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 4:Trek to Lama Hotel (Changtang)

Today we begin our trek! It begins along the Langtang Khola. We then have lots of ups and downs as we trek over hills and through oak and rhododendron forests. Then, once we have crossed The Langtang Khola, we have one final steep trail to ascend before reaching the Lama Hotel to rest for the night.  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.

Day 5:Trek to Langtang village

Tamang Heritage Trek
Tamang Heritage Trek

From the Lama Hotel, it’s more uphill climbing as we ascend to Ghoda Tabela. As we reach higher and higher we are surrounded by mountain peaks and pass multiple waterfalls. Ghoda Tabela then welcomes us with lush green meadows and our first peek at the Langtang Range. After, we continue up the valley to a Buddhist monastery – the first spiritual insight on our journey, before our final stop in Langtang Village. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Read Only Langtang Valley Trek for a short trek in Nepal.

Day 6:Trek to Kyanjing Gompa

Today we head to Kyanjing Gompa, a renowned monastery in the region. The path becomes more sacred as we make our way towards this place of pilgrimage – with prayer wheels and sacred carved rocks marking our route to the largest Mani Wall in Nepal, built of prayer inscribed stones. After our short trek, which also takes in water mills and chrotens, we are free to spend the rest of the day exploring this sacred spot amidst the mountains. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 7:Day trip to Tserko ri

Today it’s time for a well-deserved break – as we take a day to acclimatize to the new altitude. We can enjoy our acclimatization day by taking a day trip to Tserko Ri. Setting off nice and early we trail through yak pastures to reach the top of Tserko Ri at sunrise and marvel at a spectacular morning view. We then descend back to the monastery where you are free to rest and soak in the Buddhist culture. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel

It’s time to say goodbye to the Monastery and strap our hiking boots back on as we make our way back to The Lama Hotel. This involves going downhill, through forests of flora and fauna, and passing through The Tamang Village – a chance to experience a new culture within the region. On the way, you can even see Annapurna. After taking in the new landscape we can rest for the night at the Lama Hotel. : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.

Day 9: Trek to Big Sybru

Today begins with an uphill climb to the Rimche Village. This is followed by a downhill walk to the Langtang Khola, where we can begin to relax as the trail becomes easier for the day. We then trek through woods of bamboo, across bridges, and by waterfalls, before reaching Big Sybru. ; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa

Today is a nice short walk of 3 – 4 hours as we purposefully place ourselves in order to gradually acclimatize to the high altitude that we are reaching. With this in mind, we steadily gain height today, passing a Chorten, and reaching a checkpoint. From here we will head south past Garda Village and the beautiful Phulung Monastery, before settling in Sing Gompa for the evening. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Today is a real treat we get to explore some of the most beautiful lakes in the World. The day begins as we follow a ridge that allows us to enjoy panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang. We then reach Gosaikunda, the third and most holy of all the lakes is one of Nepal’s most sought pilgrimage sights. Surrounded by mountains and 8 other lakes, it’s a spectacle to behold. In August every year, during Janai Purnima, hundreds of Hindus visit here to worship the large rock that rests in the center of the lake and is said to be the remains of Lord Shiva. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 12: Explore the higher lake

Today we will have a rest day as we acclimatize and there is no better place to do this than at Gosaikunda Lake, one of the most spectacular lakes in Nepal. 4919 meters high, it offers breathtaking views that complement its sparkling waters. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 13: Trek to Ghopte

Renergised from our rest, we begin with an ascent to the Laurebina Pass.
Be prepared for a tough day as we follow a rough trail and cross moraines. There is much to delight at throughout the day though as we also pass by a number of small lakes and can enjoy excellent views throughout. Our trail then passes through Surya Kunda before we reach our resting spot of Ghopte for the night. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 14:Trek to Melanche Ghyang

A varied hike today as we go up and downhill, making our way through dense forest to reach There Pati Village. We then climb a ridge above the village and take in the view of the hills and Soli Sanda that surround us. We then have two more suspension bridges to cross before we reach Melanche Ghyang and rest for the night. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 15:Trek to Tarkeghyang

We begin today by passing through forests that will lead us to Ama Yangri where we can find a stupa resting on a hill, crisscrossed with multi-colored prayer flags, and made complete with views of Mount Shishapangma and the Langtang Ranges. Our descent takes us past yak grazing grounds to a trail made of broken stone that leads to the Sherpa village of Tarkeghyang. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 16:Trek to Kakani

Today is an easier trek as we take it slow to readjust to the altitude. Although we descend all the way to Kakani, the journey is not steep, and we pass many villages including  Setighyang, Ghangyul, Chimighyang, and Shermathang.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 17:Trek to Melamche Bazar

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
Today is the final day of our trek! One last push before we can rest. We will trek today through meadows, fields, and beautiful villages on our way to Melamchi Bazar. On arrival, we can rest and reflect on our achievements!
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 18:Return Kathmandu

Is it time to begin our journey back to Kathmandu, and take two short flights – first from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj, and then on to Kathmandu? Rest at the hotel or continue the excitement by further exploring the Capital before our farewell dinner. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure

It’s time to fly home! Say goodbye to Nepal and your fellow trekkers! A member of our friendly team will take you to the airport. Breakfast.

Additional Info

Cost of Gosaikunda Helambu trek

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is the nearest trekking route that is available at an affordable cost range. MyEverestTrip 18 days Helambu Langtang Trek Cost is about $1150. This cost varies according to individual preferences, either solo or in a group. According to the services you have picked up, the cost can be adjusted.

Personal cost: When you are on a trek mission, there is a choice to choose the service according to your preference. Personal cost depends upon your desire to purchase during the trial and ranges about $200 to $300.

Clothing and equipment cost: This cost depends upon the personal belongings that you have. Purchasing the clothes it’s necessary if you are good enough at them. In the case of equipment, you can either buy or rent them. You can rent this from reasonable stores that give it at a cheap price.

Insurance cost: Insurance provides you with safe passage during your trek. There are many risks such as flight cancellations, delays, lost luggage, accidents, emergencies, etc that cover it. Generally, travel insurance expires in 1 month and costs around 150$.

Langtang Helambu Trek permit

Helambu Nepal

For every trek, the permit is necessary and can be purchased from the respective office. For this trek you need two types of permits, the first one is a TIMS card and another is Langtang National Park Entry Permit.

  1. TIMS card

TIMS is a paper card that contains all of the hikers’ information. You must pay $20 for your green TIMS card if you are a lone trekker. Individual trekkers can purchase a blue card for $10. The pink TIMS card costs only $6 for SAARC nationals.

You can get a TIMS card from:

  • Nepal Tourism Board
  • Trekkers’ Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  1. Langtang National Park Entry Permit.

Most of the trek lies in the Langtang National Park area. So you need a permit for trekking inside it.

The Langtang National Park Entry Permit is $30 if you are a foreign national. It costs roughly $15 for SAARC Nationals. These prices do not include the 13% VAT.

Accomodation and Food in Helambu Langtang Trek

Different sorts of lodging are available in Kathmandu, ranging from basic to 5-star hotels. Depending upon the type of accommodation you choose, they normally charge it from $5 to $150 or more. You can stay in a decent hotel with a charge amount of 50$ per night.

Accommodation cost during your trek ranges from 10$-15$ in seasons.

Tea houses provide you with both food and accommodation which can be budget-friendly. During the off-season charge for accommodation drops up to 4$ per night.  At lower altitudes, you have a number of options to choose the accommodation that you prefer. As altitude increases accommodation will be limited so you might have to share with other solo trekkers

That’s why we recommend you to pre-book yourself during peak season.

Food and drinks: At Kathmandu, you have plenty of options to choose from for drinks and food.

During trekking at lower altitude food and water is comparatively cheaper than at higher altitude. At a higher altitude, you have to pay more than double for a single bottle of water. The cost of food at a higher altitude ranges from 6-10$.

Helambu weather and best season for trek

 

Helambu trek is a short, easy, and scenic trek from Kathmandu valley. It can be done all year round depending upon weather conditions. However, each season has its own set of advantages and disadvantages when trekking in the Helambu region. Autumn is the most popular season for trekking, as it is the peak season in practically all locations. Autumn is defined by little precipitation, nice weather, and bright blue skies. Spring is another best season for trekking, clear sky and pleasant weather attract the many trekkers during this season. 

 

Helambu trek in spring

Spring is the best time for Gosaikunda Helambu trek for beginners. This season offers pleasant weather for a warm walk under clear skies. The forests become more lush, vibrant, and beautiful. You will be surrounded by a fabulous view of the Himalayas. During this season rhododendrons provide a stunning backdrop to the hills. You will have a chance to see snow-capped mountains, wildflowers and the diversity of this region. 

 

The average daytime temperature of Helambu during spring is around 15-20°C or even higher at lower altitudes. Nights are colder as the temperature drops up to 5°C but not extreme. Lower rainfall and clear weather make spring perfect for trekkers. 

 

Helambu trek in autumn

This season consists of the months of September and November. you’ll be treated to a lovely trail of leaves and brilliant colored trails throughout your trip. 

Villagers will emerge in bunches, cheerfully singing folk tunes as they gather their crops. In addition, Nepal celebrates many important and colourful festivals like Dashin during this time. During the autumn season, the Helambu temperature in the region is mild, although the nights can be chilly. Day temperature is perfect for your trek. Late autumn becomes colder as winter arrives. 

 

Helambu trek in winter

During this season the sky becomes clear with snow-capped mountains. frequent snowfall covers the Vegetation around you. if you are an adventurous person it attracts you. Panoramic view of Annapurna mountains, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri adore your short trek in Nepal fun.

 

Night temperature drops up to -3°C at higher altitudes, days are a bit warmer. Frequent snowfall and cold wind make your journey adventurous. 

 

Helambu trek in summer 

This season starts in the month of May and lasts for August. Most of the days are hot and dry. Due to high rainfall, the trail becomes harder. In Nepal monsoon coincides with this season making trekking routes wet and slippery. Various biota gives the green lustre making this season different. 

Temperature is not a problem during the summer trek which is around 20-20°C on a day-day. Clouds cover most of the day which may be a limiting factor to seeing views of the Himalayas. 

 

How hard is the Helambu trek?

The difficulty level of this trek is moderate as you don’t have to climb severely steep slopes. Many trekkers with no prior experience already completed this trek. There is many Uphill and downhill route so you should have good physical strength. For an easier option, you can go for our Short Helambu Trek.

 

The trek’s highest point is 3597 meters. You are less prone to suffer altitude sickness at this height. However, to avoid complications during the walk is to prepare well ahead of time.

 

You are going to trek for about 5 days with an average of 5 hours per day. These days due to scenic beauty of grassland and mountain peaks removes your tiredness. 

The highest altitude that you are going to explore is 3597 m, at this altitude you are less prone to altitude sickness although you have to face mountain wind. 

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.   

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.  

Customize your itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest. 

Our Expert guide: 

Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked. 

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly 

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes 

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged). 
  • All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.  

FAQ

Where is Helambu located?

Helambu is a highland village region in Nepal. located at a distance of around 80 kilometres from Kathmandu.

How long is the Helambu trek?

Helambu trek can be completed in 5 days with a daily 6 hours of trekking. If you are an inexperienced trekker then you might need further days to complete it. However, the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a round 18 days of journey.

What is Helambu famous for?

It is famous as a Buddhist pilgrimage center with artistic Buddhist monasteries. During this trek, you enjoy the brilliant landscape with the seasonal snowfall. Sweet apples are also the known fruit of this region.

What is Helambu altitude?

Helambu is located at an altitude of around 3500m with a maximum of 3690m.

What is Kathmandu to Helambu distance?

Helambu is located northeast of Kathmandu at a distance of around 80 kilometres.

  1. What permits are needed for this trek?

You need a TIMS card with a Langtang National Park entry permit and Shivapuri National Park entry permits.

 

Map

Langtang trekking map

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the whole trekking
  • Kathmandu – Sybrubensi – Kathmandu By local bus / Jeep up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking,
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment.

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    Highlights of Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

    • Scenic drive Kathmandu / Syabrubeshi.
    • Get close-up views of the peaks and glaciers at Kyangjin Ri.
    • Kyanjin Gompa is an old Buddhist monastery.
    • Majestic high alpine lake / frozen lake of Gosaikunda.
    • local villages of the Helambu region’s ethnic and indigenous groups.
    Package Price USD $1150

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