Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is also known as Gosainkunda Frozen Lake trekking trails it’s located in the Langtang region. This trek is quite an easy and long journey, but it great opportunity to explore 3 major trekking trails Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trek. Langtang Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu trek is situated in the north of the capital of Kathmandu and offers you frequently spectacular views of mountains with extraordinary veracities of Flora and Fauna. Langtang Helambu Circuit Trekking itinerary goes all the way through traditional, ethnic Tamang villages, Sherpa villages, and the whole forests with rhododendron, juniper, pine, bamboo, Oak trees, etc. for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek we take Local Bus or Privet jeep from Kathmandu to Sayabru benshi, it takes around 6 or 7 hours by drive.
For the Langtang circuit trek, we flow the Langtang Khola till to get to the Kyanjin Gompa via Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. In Kyanjin Gompa, we explore to the Kyanjing Ri and Tsergo Ri (4,984 m). From here you will have excellent mountain views of the Tibetan Himalayan range and Yala Peak 95,500 m), Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Langshisha peak (6,560 m), Dorje Laka peak (6,966 m), Gangchhenpo (6,388 m), Ganjala, Naykhang peak (5,864 m) and many other snow-capped mountains. After Kyanjing, we back down to Pahiro and then turned up to the Thulo Syabru Village. Gosaikunda Helambu treks ascend more steeply at some point in farming land and on top of the tree line up an alpine point that offers a massive Himalayan landscape, to reach the scared high altitudes holy lakes.
Ghosainkud trek there are 108 lakes in this region but the most popular are Gosaikunda (4,460 m), Saraswatikunda Bhairavkunda, Ganeshkunda, and Suryakunda close by each one further. Every year Gosaikunda offers the greatest festival for the Hindu and Shamanism people during the full moon time in August. The festival is called Janai Purnima. At that time visit thousand of local pilgrims and Indians. Finally, we descend to the Helambu region crossing Lauribinala pass over (4,610 m) to explore typical ethnic Tamang and Sherpa villages in Helambu. This area is Buddhist monuments be fond including the Monasteries Chorten Stupa etc. Our trek ends at Melamchi Bazar or Sundari Jal and we drive back to Kathmandu by Local Bus or private Jeep. I hope that you will enjoy the Langtang Helambu trek with us during your blissful Holidays.
- Airport pickup and drop by private car or Van.
- Three Nights Stander Touristic Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plans.
- Kathmandu valleys sightseeing by professional tour guide all entrance fees.
- Local bus or private Jeep to Kathmandu-Syabrubensi - Kathmandu.
- Government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek,
- Sherpa required of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, etc.
- Sherpa required of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, etc.
- Langtang National park entrance permits and TIMS card.
- All government and local taxes official charge.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- First Aids Kit.
- Nepal Visa fee bring correct USD cash and two passport photographs.
- All International Airfare.
- Travel insurance if in case of Emergency case.
- Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trekking due to any reason than the scheduled program.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
- Tips for guides and porters
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport (1,350 m) transfer to Hotel BB plan.
Day 02: After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley Hotel BB plan.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1,550 m) it takes 7 hrs O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 04: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,450 m) walking 10.9 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430 m) walking 14.8 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m) walking 6.8 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Kyanjin Gompa exploration day O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 08: Trekking back to Lama Hotel walking distance 21.6 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230 m) walking 13.1 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330 m) walking 6.8 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4,460 m) walking 11.2 km O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440 m) 7 hrs walking O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchi (2,560 m) 7-8 hrs walking O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 14: Melamchi to Tarke Ghyang (2,590 m) 6 hrs walking O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 15: Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2,610 m) 6 hrs walking O/N guest house FB plan.
Day 16: Sermanthang to Melamchi Bazar 7-8 hrs walking.
Day 17: Melamchi drive back to Kathmandu by Local Bus or private Jeep Hotel in BB plan.
Day 18: Final Departure transfer to airport trip to end.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m.)
Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. then transform to the hotel and overnight at hotel with BB plan.
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we start our tour with the tour guide to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trekking guide and other team members.overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m): 8-9 hours
We drive from Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also a starting point for treks into the Langtang valley as well, the starting point of our trek. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m.): 6 hours
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama hotel overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m.) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
After breakfast We trek ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley,. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m): 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we trek to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
Day 07: Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
After breakfast, We hike to Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The panorama view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
After breakfast trek to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy a different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m.): 5-6 hours
We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours
After breakfast we trek to singgompa from thulo syabru all the way ascend and passing the pine forest .if you are lucky you will see red panda as well between thulo syabru and sing gompa overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m.): 5-6 hours
Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. Overnight in Gosaikunda.
Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m.): 6-8 hours
Early morning having breakfast We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes and Surya kunda before reaching the pass. After the pass descends to phedi stop for lunch then continue to Ghopte. Overnight at lodge.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,500m): 6-7 hours
After breakfast, We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. Walking on a trail through the forest will take us to There Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek to Melamchi gaon.overnight at the lodge.
Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m): 5-6 hours
After breakfast We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight in Tarkheghyang.
Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m.): 3-5 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery, and a mani wall before reaching Sermathang.overnight at the lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours drive
We trek through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu and reminisce about our trip in the Langtang and Helambu regions. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the hotel.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.