Trip Facts

  • Duration:17 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:4,380m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeFebruary to may and September to December
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Langtang Gosaikunda lake Trek

Trek in the beautiful Langtang region and get to see the gorgeous landscapes during Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek 17 days. Walkthrough quiet hamlets, lush forests, remote villages, and meadows. We have extended our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek further to the Helambu region, which is rarely visited by travelers. 

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek ascends to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and joins the serene trails of Helambu crossing the Lauribinayak Pass (4,610 m). Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek route is located close to Kathmandu, so you can quickly access the trail. It is one of the most adventurous treks in the Himalayas that offers stunning glacier views, phenomenal mountain panoramas, and the rich cultural heritage of the locals. 

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a long trek for sure, perfect to quench your thirst for being in the arms of the Himalayas. You'll be trekking in the Langtang National Park, abundant in diverse species of flora & fauna. The trekking route is insanely gorgeous, and you come across wildlife & birds. 

This trek is also known as Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking. You get to see constant views of impressive high mountains like Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Ganchenpo (6,387 m), Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Langshisha Ri (6,427 m), etc. The trail takes you to holy Gaosaikunda Lake at 4,380 meters, surrounded by snow-capped giants. 

Lagtang region and Helambu region is resided by Tamangs, Sherpas, and people of Hyolmo communities. Hyolmo especially resides in the Helambu part of the trail. The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek route is full of mani walls, Chortens, prayer wheels, stupas, and colorful prayer flags with mantras. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek 17 days provide you a glimpse of the local's lifestyle and practices. 

The welcoming and friendly locals make the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking more pleasant. After the tiring walk of the day, you get welcomed with a big Namaste and a delicious dinner. The later part of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is not visited by many trekkers, so this trek also offers tranquil trekking amidst the Himalayas. 

Booking this trek is very simple. You can book the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek through our site or contact us for booking assistance.

Why go on Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

Despite being a difficult trek, one can do Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek for 17 days smoothly with strong team support. At Adventure White Mountain, our guests trek with the best guides with several years of trekking experience and comprehensive knowledge about the trail. 

Similarly, our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek cost is the most reasonable in the market, with a high-quality service and safety guarantee. We have been a reliable trekking partner for hundreds of travelers from around the world and will be glad enough to be yours too. 

If you like Gosaikunda Lake Trek with Helambu, then you might also like our Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley packages.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Langtang region and Helambu region
  • Trek through dense forests, where you can see diverse flora and fauna
  • Enjoy the peaceful walk and soothing chirping of birds
  • The trail goes through remote villages, where you will see the culture and lifestyle of locals of communities like Tamangs, Sherpas, Hyolmo
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, stunning glaciers, and fantastic landscapes throughout the trek
  • Visit ancient Kyanjing Gompa and Sing Gompa
  • Explore holy Gosaikunda Lake

Itinerary

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Adventure White Mountain Will receive you at international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to hotel. Today you can enjoy Thamel as it is one of the cream touring sites of Kathmandu. Tourists believe that Nepal visit is incomplete without visiting Thamel. You will spend night in a hotel.

     The real fun begins from today as you get chance to witness at least four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is regarded as Historic City and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a lively example that speaks about the history of this nation. The site covers five acres of land. Hanuman Dhoka, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinatha and Bouddhanath are the main place of our visit today. We will spend night in a hotel.

       After breakfast we drive to Syabrubeshi. It takes around seven hours to get here. On the way you will enjoy scenic beauty of the countryside Nepal. The houses, terraced field farms and lush green vegetation sighted on the way fascinate you. We stay overnight in Syabrubeshi.

         After breakfast our tail begins. We arrive at Wangal at first. We follow steep path to reach Khanjung village. From here we further walk for half an hour and it brings us to Surkha. We pass through forests enjoying steep climb. A descend trail begins from some part of the way and following it leads us to Syapogoan. We will spend night at Lama Hotel.

           It is a beautiful walk today. If you are lucky enough then you can see few mountain animals like blue sheep here. After around five hours of walk we arrive at Ghoratabela. A further half an hour climbing from Ghoratabela will take us to Langtang Valley where we will spend night.

             It is comparatively a bit long walk today of around seven to eight hours from Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa. The scenic beauty of trail is really nice and pleasing. We reach Langtang village within three hours from Langtang village. Here we take rest for few moments. The people of this area are really warm and charming. Further walk of around four hours will bring us to Kyanjing Gompa where we will stay overnight. 

               It is a rest day or acclimatization day. In order to adjust body temeperature with increasing elevation we take rest on trekking. This will help in avoiding altitude sickness. The two viewpoints of Kyanjing Gompa namely Kyanjing Ro (4,800m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) are popular vantage point to get view of few snow-capped peaks above and windy path below. We go to Tserko Ri and from here we get chance to see Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the Glacier, if the weather is clear. We put off at Kyanjin Gompa.

                 We get back to Lama Hotel today. We will follow the same route which brought us to Kyanjing Gompa from Lama Hotel. We put off at Lama Hotel.

                   It is a descend trail following rivers. We cross the river and ascend tro be at Thulo Syabru. Here we stay at night. This site is popular for the view of Langtang Himal and few fauna such as Red Panda.

                     It is a release day for you as you do not need to walk for longer hours today. We arrive at Disma. While arriving here pass rhododendron forests, hemlock, and oak trees. The beauty of lush green vegetation will fascinate trekkers in this area and this is one the reason for the popularity of Langtang Region Trekking. We arrive at Sing Gompa where we stay overnight.

                       After breakfast our trail begins passing through rhododendron forests. The area in between Shing Gompa and Lauribinayak is especially protected area as lot of Red Panda are found here. It is one of the beautiful endangered species. It is also known as cat bear and falls under the category of bear. It feeds on bamboo shoots. We further pave the way towards Gosaikunda. We spend night at Gosaikunda. 

                         Following rough trail and enjoying the scenic beauty our walk goes ahead. The small lakes on the way are really beautiful. There are several lakes here sized from small to medium. We ascend to arrive at Lauribinayak. We reach Phedi and passing rocky hill further leads us to Gopte where we will stay overnight. 

                           Walking through dry riverbed and passing rhododendron forests we reach Kharka. Kharka is known as grazing land where people bring their cattle during summer. To be at Thare Pati you ascend abit. The view of Jugal area from the village of Thare Pati is everloving. We further walk until we reach Melamchigaon where we will stay overnight.

                             After breakfast we begin our walk. It is a day when we enter to Helambu Region. Helambu is popular for apples and Sherpa culture. Sherpa are indigenous ethnic group with distinct culture and tradition. Most of them follow Tibetan Buddhism. They are also regarded as Mountain Man as climbing peak in Nepal is almost impossible without their assistance. We will put off at Tarke Gyang.

                               A pleasant walk will take us to Gangyul, a Sherpa village. Sherpa of this area follow Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism which is a national religion of Bhutan. We spend night at Sermathang.

                                Shermathang to Melamchipul Bazaar is a short walk. We cross few Sherpa village to arrive at Melamchipul Bazaar. From here we get on bus to arrive at Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you get time to roam around the streets of Thamel. IN the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer you farewell dinner. You stay in a hotel tonight. 

                                    It is a last day of our Nepal stay. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to scheduled flight. See you soon!

                                    What's included

                                    Included

                                    • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
                                    • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide 
                                    • 13 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek with breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
                                    • Welcome and farewell dinners
                                    • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                                    • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                                    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire ) and trekking map.
                                    • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                                    • First aid kit.
                                    • All taxes, be it local or government.

                                    Excluded

                                    • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                                    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                                    • All conservation areas and cultural heritage sites entrance fees
                                    • Excess baggage charges
                                    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                                    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
                                    • Travel and rescue insurance
                                    • International or domestic flights
                                    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
                                    • Tips for guides and porters

                                    FAQs

                                    The highest point you will reach during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is 4,773 meters at Kyanjin Ri and 4,610 meters at Lauribinayak Pass.

                                    Yes, you can do the private trek with us. You can also customize the itinerary and departure date as per your needs. During the private trek, our experienced guide and porters will accompany you.

                                    Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek 17 days needs Langtang National Park permit, Shivapuri National Park permit, and TIMS card.

                                    Yes, there are many currency changers offices available in Thamel, where you can change your currency. Similarly, you can also visit banks to exchange currency.

                                    To book Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek, we require you soft copy of the passport and the booking fee. We take 25% of the total package cost as a booking fee. Kindly go through our terms & conditions to know more in detail about booking and cancellation.

                                    Yes, you can get the internet during Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking. WiFi is not available everywhere and can get unstable. You can use data for better connections.

                                    Yes, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a difficult trek. The trekkers have to be physically fit and can live without modern comforts. The trek demands 6 to 7 hours of walk on average, therefore your body strength and stamina are crucial.

                                    Yes, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek 17 Days is safe for solo female travelers.

                                    No, there is no ATM or bank along the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking route. Withdraw enough Nepali cash in Kathmandu to use while trekking.

                                    Yes, you will need a sleeping bag during the trek. The lodge and teahouse do provide clean blankets and pillows. However, it may not be enough to keep you warm.

                                    Useful Information

                                    Best time of the year to go on Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

                                    The best time of the year to do Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November). Everything is perfect in these months, from stable weather to moderate climate and fabulous views. Likewise, spring and autumn both have distinct specialties. Spring welcomes a diverse range of floras, whereas autumn adds the essence of divines in the air. 

                                    Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek difficulty

                                    Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek 17 days is a long and challenging trek in the Himalayas. You will be exploring remote trails and secluded villages. The facilities along the trail are the bare minimum, which will give you true lessons of survival. 

                                    The route is full of numerous ascents and descents. You will trek through dense forests, rugged and steep paths, and slippery sections. You have to be physically and mentally strong to go on this trek. Moreover, previous trekking experience will help you a lot during the trek but is not mandatory. 

                                    To prepare for the trek, you can go on long walks and hikes. Likewise, swimming, cycling, and running will also help you increase your stamina, which is important for treks in the Himalayas. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a high altitude trek. Therefore, you also have to be careful of altitude sickness. 

                                    There is nothing to worry about. Our guide will keep everyone in check during the trek. Below are some symptoms and measures for altitude sickness.

                                    Symptoms of altitude sickness

                                    • Nausea and vomiting
                                    • Shortness of breathing
                                    • Loss of appetite
                                    • Dizziness
                                    • Headache

                                     
                                    Preventive Measures of Altitude Sickness

                                    • Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoking while trekking.
                                    • Keep your body dehydrated and eat nutritious food, do not rely on chocolate/protein bars.
                                    • Take plenty of rest and always gain lower than 500 meters in a day.
                                    • Inform your team leader if you have seen any symptoms of altitude sickness or feel sick. The sooner you take action while trekking, the less space there will be for anything serious.

                                    Mode of transportation during the trek

                                    The trek begins with a long and scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Likewise, the ending point of the trek is Melamchi Pul Bazar, from where a short drive will take you back to Kathmandu. There will be an airport pick-up and drop service as per the itinerary. Our private vehicle takes you around the city as per the itinerary.

                                    Electricity and Charging Facilities 

                                    The Gosainkunda Lake trek takes you to the remotest parts, where we cannot guarantee electricity 24/7. Likewise, many households also rely on solar power, so you may have to pay a few extra bucks to charge your electronic devices. Have extra batteries and a solar charger with yourself for backup. 

                                    Sim Card and WiFi

                                    Wifi services are available in the villages at the lower altitude in exchange for a few extra bucks. The internet connection might not be stable all the time because of the remoteness of the region. Similarly, you can buy a Nepali sim with data and use it during the trek. The internet connection will be unstable or unavailable at the upper part of the trek route.

                                    Luggage

                                    You will be carrying a duffel bag as the main luggage for the trek. Keep all the clothing and other necessities in it and leave extra luggage & clothing in the hotel's locker room. Keep your electronic devices, cash, documents, water bottle, and essentials with you in the day pack. 

                                    In a group of 8 people or more, there will be an assistant guide as well. Likewise, porters also join the group. One porter carries loads of two trekkers. Each trekker gets a 10 kgs weight limit. 

                                    Child Policy

                                    Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a challenging trek that requires previous trekking experience. You are not allowed to do this trek unless you are an active trekker or accompanied by an identified adult during the trek. You can talk to us anytime for detailed information about trekking with a kid. 

                                    Tipping to crew members

                                    At the end of the trip, you can tip our crew members. You can tip USD 5 each to the tour guide, USD 2 each to the driver, and USD 100 each to the trek guide (divided between porters & guide). It’s only an example. The team leader will help you with tipping at the end of the trek. Tipping is not mandatory, but if you are happy with the service, then do leave whatever amount you wish to the on-field crew members as your appreciation. 

                                    Personal expenses

                                    You will need around USD 12 to USD 15 per day on the trail to buy snacks & drinks or services like hot showers and Wifi that are not covered in the package cost. Expenses like shopping, travel insurance, tipping, and flight fare also come under personal expenses, and the company will not be responsible for them. 

                                    Insurance, Rescue,Evacuation

                                    We recommend you get well-covered travel insurance for Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking. Make sure your travel insurance covers hospital bills, air evacuation (up to 6000 meters), flight cancellation, and loss/theft of properties. This trek explores remote areas in the Himalayas. Having travel insurance while trekking will keep your back. Similarly, our guides are trained to handle any emergency wisely.