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Gosainkunda Helambu Trek - 17 days
Langtang regions best trekking: Gosainkunda-Helambu Trekking

Langtang trekking is panoramic from where you can see best view of snowy peaks Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kangri, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and if you go Gosainkund and Helambu you will see Mt. Manaslu, Gourisankar and many more white peaks.

Gosai Kunda, also spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is an alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake in Rasuwa district, Langtang National Park, Nepal.It is the site of regular Hindu pilgrimage. It is situated at the height of 4380 metres (14370 feet) from sea level with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with associated lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1,030 ha (4.0 sq mi) in size and has been designated a Ramsar site in September 2007.

The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, and the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda.

Its holy waters are considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area.It is believed to have originated from the digging of the land by the Lord Shiva's weapon Trishul (holy 3 pointed sword)after he drank the poison from samudra-manthan and desperately wanted cold water to drink to quench the overwhelming heat of the poison inside himself.

The lake melts and sips down to form the Trishuli river and remains frozen for six months in winter October to June. There are 108 lakes in this area, small to medium in size.

Several Hindu pilgrimage are visit the Gosain kunda  as well as trekkers and have to cross the challenging Lauribinayak pass which is elevation 4610 meters (15120 ft) on its outskirts and Helambu valley is green valley and easy trekking so people trek Helambu area to see nature beauty and visit the old monasteries in the region. Our trek start from Syabru Besi to follow Kyangjing Gompa (3800m.), Sing Gompa (3254m.) to Gosain Kunda( 4380m.) and then to Helambu region to Ghopte, Mangan kharka Goth, Gulphu Bhanjyang and to Chisapani Sundarijal before back to Kathmandu.

Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu trekking area are perfect trekking for Family Adventure lovers and we will design the trek itineraries as customers demand.

Trip Facts

Country: Nepal

Region: Langtang Helambu

Activities: Trekking

Duration: 17 Days

Max. Altitude: 4380 m.


Group Size: 2-16

Season: April - Jun , August Full Moon, Sept - Nov

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Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03 - By Bus to Syabru Bensi (1462m)
Day 04 - Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2748 meters)
Day 05 - Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3500 meters)
Day 06 - Langtang village to Kyangjing Gompa (3800 meters)
Day 07 - Acclmatization in Kyanjing Gompa
Day 08 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2784m)
Day 09 - Trek to Thulo Syabru (2130meters)
Day 10 - Trek to Sing Gompa (3254meters)
Day 11 - Trek to Gosainkunda (4380 meters)
Day 12 - Trek to Gopte (3359 meters)
Day 13 - Trek to Mangan Kharka (3285m)
Day 14 - Trek to Gulphu Bhanjyang (2125meters)
Day 15 - Trek to Chisapani (2195 meters)
Day 16 - Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (1450m)
Day 17 - Departure Day
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.

Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Sightseeing of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath. Afternoon you may excursion around Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa too.

Day 03 - By Bus to Syabru Bensi (1462m)

By bus (or Private Vehicle) to Syabru Bensi (1462 meters). Our way passing via Trishuli Bazzar and Dhunche. Some of pilgrimage people and tourists will start theri trek from Dhunche bazzar too. But we are making some of experiences of Langtang valley on our trek.

Day 04 - Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2748 meters)

After we leave Syabru besi, soon reach Ghopcha Khola. Terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder and bamboo open up. We may get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, red panda and Himalayan black bear en route. Further on, the trail crosses a stream and a bridge. We pass by several tea shops. As we continue ascending steeply along the trail, we come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola amid the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens into scrub oak forest. On reaching 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel where we conclude the trek for the day.

Day 05 - Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3500 meters)

From lama hotel, we continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghoda Tabela (Horse Stable) at 3000 meters. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc.

Day 06 - Langtang village to Kyangjing Gompa (3800 meters)

The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at Kyagjing Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory, where from all cheeses brought to Kathmandu.

Day 07 - Acclmatization in Kyanjing Gompa

Acclmatization in Kyanjing Gompa valley (hiking to Kyanjing Ri, Tserko Ri (5033 meters).

We take a day off for acclimatization and a proper rest. We get to explore interesting places like the monastery, cheese factory etc. We can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains are spreading right next to you. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers.

Day 08 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2784m)

From Kyangjin, we take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 09 - Trek to Thulo Syabru (2130meters)

From Lama Hotel, we head back to Thulo Syabru. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community. We can also simply relax in the sun savoring the beauty of the majestic Himalayan Mountains.

Day 10 - Trek to Sing Gompa (3254meters)

The trail to Sing Gompa climbs through forests of oak, firs and rhododendrons to gain a ridge, then cuts across the ridge top, staying fairly level in forests as it crosses the head of a valley. We take the uphill trail at each junction and cross another forested ridge. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, and then reaches a final ridge at 3650m. Sing Gompa is about 100 m along the trail to the left. Sing Gompa is the main attraction at Chandan Bari, which also has several hotels and a small cheese factory.

Day 11 - Trek to Gosainkunda (4380 meters)

From Sing Gompa we climb a ridge to gain the main Gosainkunda trail. The trail climbs steeply up the ridge and at several points on top of the ridge itself. There is rich, moist mountain forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the south. As the trail ascends, there are outstanding views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west there are dramatic views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.
Eventually the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kund. The second lake in the chain is named Bhairab Kund, and the third, Gosainkunda. This lake is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer. The Gosainkunda (Holy Shiva's lake) is a high altitude lake. According to the Hindu legend Lord Shiva himself created this high altitude lake.

Day 12 - Trek to Gopte (3359 meters)

The trail passes the northern side of Gosainkunda Lake and climbs further through rugged country towards Laurebina La Pass at 4610m. The trail is rough but it is well marked with rock cairns. Across the valley, there is a ridge with a step trail across its face. From the ridge the trail descends through forests, climbing in and out of ravines across the head of the valley. Giant cliffs tower far above, forming the top of the Thare danda. Just beyond is the settlement of Gopte at 3359m.

Day 13 - Trek to Mangan Kharka (3285m)

We continue descending along the ridge, through rhododendron and juniper forests and past herders' huts to a stream before climbing to Tharepati, a group of herders' huts at 3490m. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu.

Day 14 - Trek to Gulphu Bhanjyang (2125meters)

From Mangan Kharka, it is a short climb to cross a ridge before following a very easy trail, through forest with superb views across to Numbur, Jugal Himal and many other snow capped peaks. From Kutumsang we climb to a pass at 2620m., before descending to the Tamang village of Gulphu Bhanjyang. From here, we can get splendid views, stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east. Gulphu Bhanjyang is a village with a mixed population of Gurungs and Tamangs. There are shops and small restaurants and a couple of government offices.

Day 15 - Trek to Chisapani (2195 meters)

From Gulphu Bhanjyang, it is an easy climb to cross a pass at 2470m before descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village. From here it is a 2 hour climb to Chisapani. A short distance above Chisapani is a high knoll which is known as Chisapani Danda, where there is a temple. You will have the splendid mountain views from here. The panorama spreads from the mountains south of Everest to the Manaslu range.

Day 16 - Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (1450m)

From Chisapani the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields then climbs through oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are magnificent views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Just after Chisapani there is an entrance to Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. The trail goes through the reserve, moving up to the hill and down to Mulkharka, from which you can already see Kathmandu. From Mulkharka, we descend on endless stairs to the exit from the reserve and to Sundarijal. From Sundarijal we take a 45 minutes drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17 - Departure Day

Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

if you prefer to stay longer, you can extend National Park visit, Wildlife safari to Chitwan, Rafting , Tibet tours or as you like.

Price List
  • Per Person US$ 1250

Cost Includes :

  • Airport pickup and drop.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in private vehicle.
  • Bus transportation to Syabrubesi and back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek.
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek.
  • Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance.
  • Trekking permit TIMS and Langtang National Park entrance fees.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Culture Dinner Program after trek.
  • Service Charge of our office

Cost Excludes:

  • Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Private reserved Jeep or other vehicle if needed
  • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
  • All; Trekking equipments and personal items
  • Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
  • Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
  • Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.


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