Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

  • 10 Days
  • 1500 USD
  • 1-10

Trip Overview

  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Country:Nepal
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Duration : 10 Days
  • Trip Route: Kathmandu - Syabru Besi - Langtang Village - Kyanjin Gompa - Sing Gompa - Gosainkunda - Laurebinayak Pass - Melamchi - Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 4,610 m/15,120 ft
  • Trip Level: Strenuous

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing around kathmandu
  • Tibetan Hyolmu and Tamang ethnic Groups.
  • Visit Gosaikunda Lake
  • Explore Langtang & Helambu Valley

Trip Information

Gosainkunda - Helambu valley trek is famous for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate and lies north of the Kathmandu Valley across the Laurebinayak Pass. This trek offers a chance for the trekkers and adventures to explore the wilderness of the nature. This trek may be a short one as compared to other trek but is admittedly adventeruos and slightly strenuous. You've got to steer through the high passes now and then. You'll stumble upon splendid frozen lakes, beautifully woven Sherpa and Tamang hamlets, vibrant rhododendron shrubs, exotic orchids, wildlife, and plenty of other eyes soothing landscapes. You'll also witness the magnificent view stretching from Dhaulagiri to Mt. Everest, the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyanjin Gompa, while the mountain views are genuinely inspiring.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival at Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing Around Kathmandu
  • Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani
  • Chisopani to Gul-Bhanjyang
  • Gul-Bhanjyang to Magen Goth
  • Magen Goth to Phedi
  • Phedi to Laureybina Yak
  • Laureybina Yak to Dhunche
  • Dhunche to Kathmandu
  • Depart from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

A representative or the driver from our office will receive you on your arrival, from Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) in Kathmandu. After 20 minutes of the drive, we arrive at the hotel in Thamel, a hub for visitors in Nepal. Thamel provides accommodation and shopping centers keeping in mind the needs of visitors and guests. After taking rest for a while, we have welcome dinner (Traditional Nepali Cuisine) and briefing of the tour by our guide.

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Kathmandu is the city of the temple is the best example of religious tolerance where you can experience the culture and art of different religions. Our day starts by visiting Boudhanath- one of the largest stupa in the world. The positive vibes which you feel something is mesmerizing. Then a few minutes drive to one of the sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath on the bank of river Bagmati. From thereafter having lunch we take a tour of the city of artisans- Patan also called as Lalitpur, which is 5Km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square and delight in the architectural wonders of the Malla era.

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The trips start at about 8 am after breakfast. Traveling for an hour we alight from the vehicle at Sundarijal which is the starting point of our trek. We follow the trekking route which is steeply uphill which leads to the dam site and then typical terraced farmland. The views back to the city look amazing which leads us to Shivapuri National Park. As we walk the stunning views of Jugal Himal, Langtang peaks and Ganesh Himal catches our eyes. Our last destination for today is Chisopani where we will spend the night in tea house.

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After breakfast, we continue the journey. On this day, we ascend along the path that passes via the forests and scattered Tamang villages. We started walking towards Gul Bhanjyang for our today’s overnight stay. The trail leads us to Pati Bhanjyang- the majority of Brahman and Chhetri village. As we gentle ascent, we reach Thakuni Bhanjyang where you can find a white Chorten at the Sherpa Village. Then we ascend to Chipling Danda and finally reached Golphu Bhanjyang.

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After breakfast, we carry on our journey along the trails that lead us through Rhododendron and conifers. The trail takes a trial of our stamina. As we ascend the path, we feel the difference in the temperature due to change in altitude. Then after a couple of hours, we reach Kutumsang. As we climb the Yudin danda, our eyes catch the stunning view of Langtang Range and Gosainkunda soar. After walking about 3 hours we reach Magen Goth where we stay overnight at lodge.

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Early in the morning, we get ready to scale Phedi. The trail passes through the thick woods of Rhododendron. The peaks of the Rowling and the western Khumba gives sensational views to our eyes. The surroundings are truly unbelievable with rare and diversified landscapes, trails, flora, and fauna with dramatically cloudy sky. Then we reach at Phedi (3500m ) for the overnight stay.

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Early in the morning, we head towards Laurebina yak passing through the steep hills. The major attraction of this trek is the mesmerizing and heavenly lake Gosainkunda which is about an hour of walk from Laurebina yak. Gosaikunda Trek is very famous among the Hindus and Buddhists community especially on the day of Janai Purnima. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that this Kundas(Lakes) are formed when Lord Shiva pierced the mountain with his Trishul(holy Trident) to end his thrust. Moreover, this route is also famous for the “Red Panda”.

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On this, after having breakfast in the early morning we will descend to Dhunche which will take us about 6/7 hours. From Laureybina we will reach Chandanbari first and then Dhimsa and then Deurali and following the flow of the river, we reach mini Gosainkunda and finally Dhunche. Overnight stay at Dhunche.

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On this day we hire a private vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu. We will have our lunch at Trishuli. From Trishuli it takes 3 or 4 hours to reach Kathmandu. After reaching there we will explore the nearby places and enjoy at night.

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Backpackers Adventure Trek arranges to send you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight time.

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      Trekking in the Himalayas requires equipment and footwear according to the season and the location. A single trek can start in the warm and humid climate in the lowlands, and bring you to passes above 5,000m. Solid trainers (“sneakers”) are adequate on most trails but bring sturdy boots for crossing passes that may be covered with snow. Climbing expeditions requires special equipment. Sandals and flip-flops are practical for an evening in lodges or camp. You can buy any kind of footwear in Nepal. No, it is not possible to live off the land in Nepal. You cannot just set off into the woods with a little money, a basket, and a fishing rod and expect to manage on your own, Not only is the vegetation where there are fruit, wild herbs, and other wild edibles limited, private community-owned, but fish is sparse and hunting is forbidden. It can also be difficult to buy food locally due to scarcity and poverty.

      • Sleeping: Tent, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad and Silk liner.
      • Hiking: Rucksack, Hiking boots, Camp shoes, Wool socks, Lightweight trekking pants, Trekking shorts, T-Shirts and Undergarments.
      • Cold Weather: Long underwear/Wool thermals, Sweater, Thermal Coat, Waterproof jacket and pants, Heavyweight pants for high elevations, Heavy down jacket, Winter hat, and Winter gloves.
      • Accessories: Water purification, Water bottles, Cap/Hat, Hiking poles, Sunglasses, Head Touch Light, Reading materials, Journal and pens, Camera with extra batteries, Daypack, Heavy-duty duffle bag and Gators.
      • Personal Supplies: Sun Lotion, Hand sanitizer, Toiletries, Bar soap, Face/body wipes, Washing liquid, Lip balm and Medications (If necessary).

      Included / Exlcuded

      Price Includes

      • Pickup and Drop off from Airport by private vehicle.
      • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(Depends on the trails).
      • City Tour guide and trekking guide(Licensed Himalaya Guide).
      • Porters and local staff during the trek.
      • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine to the guide and porter along with other staff.
      • All the formalities fee of national park and monuments, parks, temples and monasteries.
      • TIMS permit for trekking.
      • All domestic flights however you have to pay an extra amount for the helicopter.
      • Sun hat and Backpackers t-shirt.
      • Farewell dinner and souvenir.
      • Government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
      • Official expenses.

      Price Excludes

      • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation travel insurance.
      • Airfare and departure tax.
      • On arrival Nepal entry visa which can be easily obtained in International Airport in Kathmandu.
      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
      • Personal trekking gears.
      • Tipping is expected for guide, porter and local staff.
      • Expenses that are not mentioned in the include section.



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