Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek
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 Sherpa’s. 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.
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 of 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 customisable itinerary, with personalised travel and accommodation plans available upon request. So if you want to anymore 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 our Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek Blog.
Day 1: Arrival in Katmandu
On arrival you will land in 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 centre. : 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, Dinner with 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 The Langtang Khola, we have one final steep trail to ascend before reaching the Lama Hotel to rest for the night. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.
Day 5:Trek to Langtang village
From the Lama Hotel its 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 peak 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, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
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, that 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, Dinner with 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, Dinner with 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 Tamnag Village – a chance to experience a new culture within the region. After taking in the new landscape we can rest for the night at the Lama Hotel. :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with 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, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa
Today is a nice short walk of 3 – 4 hours as we purposefully pace 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 Garta Village and the beautiful Phulung Monastery, before settling in Sing Gompa for the evening. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda
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 over 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 the rests in the centre of the lake and is said to be the remains of Lord Shiva.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
Day 12: Explore higher lake
Today we will have a rest day as we acclimatize and there is no better place to do this then at Tilicho Lake, one of the most spectacular lakes in Nepal. 4919 meters high, it offers breathtaking views that complement its sparkling waters.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
Day 13: Trek to Ghopte
Renergised from out 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, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
Day 14:Trek to Melanche Ghyang
A varied hike today as we go up and down hill, making our way through dense forest to reach Thare 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, Dinner with 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 coloured 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, Dinner with 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, Dinner with overnight stay in a teahouse.
Day 17:Trek to Melamche Bazar
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 Melamche Bazar. On arrival we can rest and reflect on our achievements!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with 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, Dinner with 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.
- 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 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, equipments, 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, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipments
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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- Majestic high alpine lake / frozen lake of Gosaikunda.
- local villages of the Helambu region’s ethnic and indigenous groups.
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