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Gosaikunda Helambhu Trek

Days

17

Starting From

USD $800

Embark on a captivating trekking odyssey through the mesmerizing landscapes of Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu, immersing yourself in the rich cultures, stunning vistas, and sacred sites of these Himalayan regions.
  • trip code:ABCT
  • destination:Nepal

Trip Highlights

Discover the Spectacular Gosaikunda and Helambu Region: Gosaikunda Helambu Trek with Global Nepal Trek

Are you ready to embark on a journey through the enchanting landscapes of the Gosaikunda and Helambu regions, where sacred lakes, pristine forests, and charming villages await? Join Global Nepal Trek for an unforgettable adventure on the Gosaikunda Helambu trek, where every step brings you closer to the natural wonders and cultural treasures of Nepal. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this remarkable trek:

 

Trek Duration:

The Gosaikunda Helambu trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days to complete, depending on your chosen itinerary and starting point.

This immersive trek allows ample time to explore the serene lakes, lush forests, and traditional villages of the Gosaikunda and Helambu regions.

Trek Difficulty:

The Gosaikunda Helambu trek is considered moderately challenging, and suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness.

The trail includes some steep ascents and descents, as well as high-altitude passes, but the pace is manageable for most hikers.

Altitude:

The highest point on the Gosaikunda Helambu trek is Lauribina Pass, which stands at an altitude of approximately 4,610 meters (15,125 feet) above sea level.

Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are essential to tackle the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness.

Permits:

Trekkers require permits to enter the Langtang National Park and Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, where the Gosaikunda and Helambu regions are located.

Permits include the Langtang National Park Entry Permit, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park Entry Permit, and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Best Time to Trek:

The best time to embark on the Gosaikunda Helambu trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.

These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, ideal for trekking and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

Packing Essentials:

Essential trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, breathable clothing, and a waterproof jacket.

Warm layers for cool evenings and high altitudes.

Sun protection, including sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.

Trekking poles for stability on uneven terrain.

Basic first aid kit with medications for common ailments and altitude sickness.

Water purification tablets or a filtration system for safe drinking water.

Accommodation:

Accommodation options along the Gosaikunda Helambu trek route include teahouses and guesthouses.

Teahouses provide basic amenities, including meals, lodging, and hot showers (where available).

Accommodation may be more basic compared to other treks, but it offers a comfortable and authentic experience amidst the mountainous terrain.

Drinking Water:

Trekkers should avoid drinking untreated water from streams and rivers.

Bottled water is available for purchase at teahouses, but it's recommended to carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or a filtration system.

Health and Safety:

Prioritize your health and safety throughout the trek.

Listen to your body and take rest breaks as needed.

Stay hydrated and eat nutritious meals to maintain energy levels.

Be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness and descend to lower altitudes if necessary.

Follow the guidance of your trekking guide and heed weather warnings.

Cultural Considerations:

Respect local customs, traditions, and cultural practices along the trekking route.

Engage with the local community and learn about their way of life, fostering cultural exchange and understanding.

Dispose of waste responsibly and leave no trace of your presence in the natural environment.

Emergency Contacts:

Save emergency contact numbers, including local rescue services and embassy/consulate information.

Register your trekking itinerary with the appropriate authorities or your trekking agency for added safety.

Embark on the Gosaikunda Helambu trek with Global Nepal Trek and prepare for an unforgettable adventure through breathtaking landscapes, serene lakes, and charming villages. With expert guidance, personalized service, and a commitment to your comfort and safety, this trek promises to be an experience you'll treasure for a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

Things that you need to know

 

What is the optimal time for trekking in Nepal?

The prime trekking seasons in Nepal are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), characterized by clear skies and mild weather. However, certain areas are also conducive to trekking during the summer and winter months.

 

Do I require prior trekking experience for this journey?

No prior trekking experience is mandatory. However, a reasonable level of fitness and preparation is recommended to tackle the challenges of Himalayan trekking.

 

What are the accommodation options during the trek?

During the trek, accommodations mainly comprise cozy mountain guest houses or lodges. In Kathmandu, we provide stays in luxury star hotels for added comfort.

 

What meals are provided during the trek?

Your trek package includes three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu typically offers a diverse range of dishes including Continental, Indian, and Nepali cuisine to cater to various tastes.

 

Is potable water easily accessible during the trek?

Yes, you can refill your water bottles at guest houses or lodges along the trekking route. For safety, we recommend using water purification tablets or carrying a personal water filter.

 

What safety measures are in place during the trek?

Ensuring your safety is our utmost priority. We provide experienced guides trained in first aid and emergency response. Additionally, we offer insurance coverage and have established protocols for medical emergencies and evacuations.

 

How can I prepare for altitude sickness?

To mitigate altitude sickness, we incorporate acclimatization days into the itinerary and encourage proper hydration. Our guides are trained to identify symptoms and provide assistance as needed. We also carry oxygen and have access to emergency rescue services.

 

What trekking equipment do I need to bring?

Essential trekking gear includes sturdy hiking boots, appropriate clothing layers, a backpack, trekking poles, and a sleeping bag. A detailed equipment list will be provided for your reference.

 

Are there any additional expenses during the trek?

Additional costs may include personal expenses like snacks, beverages, and souvenirs. Entrance fees to certain attractions or monasteries are also not included in the trek package.

 

Can I customize the trek itinerary or add extra activities?

Yes, we offer flexible trek itineraries that can be tailored to your preferences. Whether you wish to extend your trek, include cultural tours, or partake in adventure activities like rafting or paragliding, we can accommodate your requests.

Itinerary

The transfer will include a complimentary breakfast for a refreshing start to their stay.

On the second day, guests will embark on a captivating sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. This immersive experience will introduce them to the city's rich cultural heritage and historical landmarks. After a day of exploration, they will return to the hotel for an overnight stay, complete with a complimentary breakfast to energize them for the adventures ahead.

On Day 3, travelers will embark on an 8-hour bus journey to Syabru Besi, located at an altitude of 1,462 meters. Following the scenic drive, guests will settle in for the night at a cozy lodge.

Day 4 begins with an exhilarating trek that spans approximately 6 hours, leading adventurers to the charming destination of Lama Hotel. Situated at an altitude of 2,480 meters, this picturesque location offers a serene retreat amidst the majestic Himalayan landscapes. As trekkers traverse through the scenic trails, they'll be greeted by stunning vistas of lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and rugged terrain. Along the way, the enchanting sounds of nature provide a soothing backdrop to the journey. Upon reaching Lama Hotel, weary travelers can unwind and rejuvenate in the comfort of a cozy lodge. Nestled amidst the tranquility of the mountains, the lodge offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for relaxation after a day of trekking. Guests can enjoy hearty meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, embracing the authentic flavors of the region. As the sun sets behind the towering peaks, casting a golden glow over the landscape, trekkers can reflect on the day's adventures and immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance of Lama Hotel. Surrounded by nature's beauty, with the crisp mountain air filling their lungs, guests are sure to experience a sense of tranquility and contentment as they prepare for a restful night's sleep in the heart of the Himalayas.

Day :5 of the expedition, adventurers will embark on a challenging trek lasting approximately 7 hours, leading them to the elevated destination of Mundu. Situated at an impressive altitude of 3,543 meters, Mundu offers a breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayan peaks and pristine landscapes. The journey entails traversing through diverse terrain, including rugged trails, verdant forests, and rocky slopes, presenting trekkers with an exhilarating experience amidst nature's grandeur. Upon reaching Mundu, weary travelers can find respite in the comfort of a lodge nestled amidst the mountains. The lodge provides a cozy retreat where guests can relax and recharge after a day of trekking. Here, they can savor delicious meals crafted from locally sourced ingredients, indulging in the authentic flavors of the region while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. As the day draws to a close, trekkers can bask in the serene ambiance of Mundu, surrounded by the tranquility of the Himalayas. The crisp mountain air and star-studded sky create a captivating atmosphere, inviting guests to unwind and reflect on their journey amidst nature's majesty. With anticipation for the adventures that lie ahead, travelers can retire to their accommodations for a restful overnight stay, ready to embrace the wonders of the Himalayan wilderness anew on the morrow.

Day 6 entails a tranquil trek lasting approximately 4 hours, leading to the enchanting destination of Kyanjing Gompa. Situated at an altitude of 3,870 meters, this sacred site offers a haven amidst the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. As trekkers navigate the scenic trails, they'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, immersing themselves in the awe-inspiring majesty of the mountains. Upon arrival at Kyanjing Gompa, weary travelers can find solace and comfort in the welcoming embrace of a lodge. Nestled amidst the serene landscape, the lodge provides a cozy sanctuary where guests can unwind and recharge. Delicious meals, prepared with fresh local ingredients, await to tantalize the taste buds and nourish the body after a day of exploration. As the day draws to a close, trekkers can bask in the tranquil ambiance of Kyanjing Gompa, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas. The crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas create an atmosphere of peace and serenity, offering the perfect setting for relaxation and reflection. With the stars illuminating the night sky overhead, guests can retire to their lodgings, enveloped in the quietude of the mountains, ready to embark on further adventures in the days ahead.

Day 7 brings an exciting day trip to Tserkuri, situated at an impressive altitude of 5,033 meters. The journey to this breathtaking destination takes approximately 5 hours, offering travelers ample time to soak in the awe-inspiring mountain vistas and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region. After a day filled with exploration and adventure, guests will return to the lodge for a cozy overnight stay. Surrounded by the serene ambiance of the mountains, they can relax and unwind, recounting the day's memorable experiences and preparing for another day of discovery in the Himalayas.

Day 8 marks another thrilling day of adventure as trekkers embark on a 6-hour journey to Lama Hotel, nestled at an altitude of 2,480 meters. Setting off from their current location, adventurers traverse through diverse terrain, each step bringing them closer to the enchanting destination. The trek unfolds amidst breathtaking vistas of towering peaks, verdant valleys, and winding trails adorned with vibrant flora. As hikers meander through the rugged landscapes, the rhythmic sounds of nature accompany their journey, creating a harmonious symphony of tranquility. Along the way, trekkers encounter cascading waterfalls, babbling streams, and ancient forests teeming with life. Each turn reveals a new facet of the Himalayan wilderness, captivating the senses and igniting a sense of wonder and awe. As the day progresses, weary legs find solace in the promise of Lama Hotel, a welcoming haven amidst the wilderness. Upon arrival, adventurers are greeted by the cozy embrace of a lodge, offering respite from the day's trek. Here, amidst the rustic charm of the mountains, guests unwind and replenish their spirits, savoring the simple pleasures of hot meals and heartfelt conversations. As evening descends upon Lama Hotel, the majestic peaks cast a spellbinding glow, painting the sky with hues of crimson and gold. Amidst this natural splendor, trekkers find serenity and solace, reflecting on the beauty of their journey and the profound connection forged with the Himalayan landscape. With the promise of rest and rejuvenation, adventurers retire to their lodgings, lulled to sleep by the gentle whispers of the mountains. As they drift into dreams, the spirit of the Himalayas embraces them, weaving tales of adventure and discovery beneath a blanket of starlit skies.

On Day 9 of the journey, trekkers will set out for Thulo Syabru, a picturesque destination nestled at an altitude of 2,260 meters. This leg of the trek promises approximately 7 hours of adventure through the breathtaking Himalayan landscape. As the trek begins, travelers will be immersed in the stunning natural surroundings, with towering peaks, verdant forests, and meandering trails unfolding before them. The journey offers a perfect blend of challenge and beauty, as hikers navigate through diverse terrain while soaking in the panoramic views of the Himalayan wilderness. Along the way, trekkers will encounter the warm hospitality of local villages, gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the region. The trail winds through charming settlements, where traditional houses and terraced fields paint a picture of rural life in the mountains. After a fulfilling day of trekking, adventurers will arrive at Thulo Syabru, where a comfortable lodge awaits to provide a well-deserved rest. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas, the lodge offers a cozy retreat for weary travelers to unwind and recharge. As night falls, trekkers can indulge in delicious local cuisine served at the lodge, savoring the flavors of the Himalayan region. With the stars twinkling overhead and the crisp mountain air filling the atmosphere, guests can relish the sense of tranquility and serenity that envelops Thulo Syabru. With hearts full of memories and bodies refreshed, travelers will retire to their accommodations for a peaceful overnight stay, ready to embark on the next chapter of their Himalayan adventure the following day.

On Day 10 of the journey, trekkers will embark on a captivating trek lasting approximately 6 hours, leading them to the enchanting destination of Sing Gompa. Situated at an elevation of 3,330 meters, Sing Gompa promises breathtaking views and serene surroundings amidst the Himalayan landscape. As adventurers traverse the scenic trails, they will be greeted by the mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas, with towering peaks, lush forests, and meandering streams painting a picturesque backdrop. The journey offers ample opportunities to immerse oneself in nature's tranquility, with each step unveiling new wonders and experiences. Upon reaching Sing Gompa, tired travelers will find solace and comfort in the welcoming embrace of a cozy lodge. Nestled amidst the pristine mountain environment, the lodge provides a sanctuary for weary souls, offering warmth, hospitality, and a chance to recharge amidst the splendor of the Himalayas. Guests can indulge in delicious meals crafted from locally sourced ingredients, savoring the authentic flavors of the region while basking in the peaceful ambiance of Sing Gompa. As the day draws to a close, trekkers can witness the awe-inspiring sight of the setting sun casting a golden hue over the mountains, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that is sure to leave a lasting impression. With the tranquility of the evening enveloping them, guests can reflect on the day's adventures, marveling at the beauty of their surroundings and feeling a deep sense of connection with nature. As night falls and the stars illuminate the sky above, trekkers can retire to the comfort of their lodgings, drifting off to sleep amidst the serenity of Sing Gompa, knowing that tomorrow promises new adventures and discoveries along the journey through the Himalayas.

On Day 11, adventurers will embark on a thrilling trek spanning approximately 6 hours, culminating at the breathtaking Gosainkunda Lake, nestled at an impressive altitude of 4,400 meters. This leg of the journey promises an unforgettable experience, immersing trekkers in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. Setting out from their lodging, trekkers will traverse diverse terrain, navigating through winding trails that wind their way through rugged landscapes and verdant forests. Along the way, the mesmerizing vistas of towering peaks and cascading waterfalls provide a constant source of inspiration and wonder. As trekkers ascend to higher elevations, the air grows crisper, and the landscape transforms, revealing panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and pristine alpine meadows. Amidst this natural splendor, the sacred waters of Gosainkunda Lake await, shimmering like a jewel amidst the rugged terrain. Upon reaching the shores of Gosainkunda Lake, trekkers will be greeted by its serene beauty and spiritual significance. Surrounded by towering peaks and adorned with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, the lake exudes a palpable sense of tranquility and reverence. As the day draws to a close, trekkers will retire to a cozy lodge nestled near the shores of Gosainkunda Lake. Here, amidst the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas, they will savor hearty meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients and bask in the warmth of traditional hospitality. As night falls over the mountains, trekkers can gaze up at the star-studded sky, marveling at the sheer magnitude of the universe above. With the soothing sounds of nature as their lullaby, they will drift off to sleep, dreaming of the adventures that await in this enchanting corner of the world.

On Day 12, adventurers will embark on an exploration of the sacred Lake Gosaikunda before commencing a trek via the Gosaikunda-La pass, reaching an impressive altitude of 4,610 meters. The journey spans approximately 7 hours and culminates with an overnight stay at a lodge. The day commences with a visit to the revered Lake Gosaikunda, a place of immense spiritual significance nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks. As travelers immerse themselves in the serene ambiance of this holy site, they'll have the opportunity to marvel at the pristine waters reflecting the surrounding mountains, and perhaps even partake in traditional rituals observed by pilgrims who frequent the area. Following this awe-inspiring experience, the trek continues, leading adventurers along rugged mountain trails towards the formidable Gosaikunda-La pass. The ascent to this lofty altitude demands endurance and determination, but rewards trekkers with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan vista stretching out before them. As the day progresses, the landscape transforms, revealing a rugged terrain characterized by rocky slopes and alpine vegetation. The air grows thinner, and the silence of the mountains envelops travelers, offering a profound sense of solitude and connection with nature. Upon reaching the Gosaikunda-La pass, trekkers are greeted by a sense of accomplishment as they stand at the pinnacle of their journey, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas. Here, amidst the towering peaks, travelers can pause to reflect on the magnitude of their adventure and savor the unparalleled beauty of their surroundings. As night falls, weary adventurers retreat to the warmth and comfort of a nearby lodge, where they can replenish their energy with nourishing meals and bask in the camaraderie of fellow travelers. Under the starry skies of the Himalayan night, with the memories of the day's experiences etched into their hearts, guests drift into a peaceful slumber, eager to embrace the adventures that await them in the days ahead.

Day 13 marks another exciting leg of the journey as trekkers embark on a 7-hour trek to Melamchigaun, nestled at an elevation of 2,560 meters. This picturesque village offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural charm, making it a highlight of the trekking experience. The trek to Melamchigaun takes adventurers through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, meandering rivers, and quaint mountain trails. Along the way, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, providing ample opportunities for photography and moments of awe-inspiring reflection. As travelers make their way towards Melamchigaun, they'll encounter friendly locals going about their daily routines, offering glimpses into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Traditional stone houses adorned with colorful prayer flags dot the landscape, adding to the village's rustic charm. Upon reaching Melamchigaun, weary trekkers are welcomed with warm hospitality at a local lodge. Here, they can relax and unwind amidst the tranquil surroundings, enjoying hearty meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The cozy accommodations provide a comfortable retreat after a long day of trekking, allowing guests to recharge and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead. As the day draws to a close, trekkers can explore the village, interact with the locals, and immerse themselves in the unique culture and traditions of Melamchigaun. With the starlit sky overhead and the crisp mountain air filling their lungs, guests are sure to cherish the unforgettable experiences and lasting memories created during their stay in this enchanting mountain village.

On the fourteenth day of the journey, trekkers will embark on a scenic trek lasting approximately six hours, leading them to the enchanting destination of Sermathang. Situated at an elevation of 2,621 meters, Sermathang offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural charm. As adventurers set out on the trail, they'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan landscape, with snow-capped peaks towering majestically against the azure sky. The trek winds its way through verdant forests, meandering streams, and quaint villages, providing glimpses into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Along the way, trekkers may encounter friendly locals going about their daily routines, offering warm smiles and greetings that reflect the genuine hospitality of the Nepalese people. The journey is punctuated by stops at scenic viewpoints, where trekkers can pause to admire the panoramic vistas and capture memories through photographs. Upon reaching Sermathang, weary adventurers will find respite in the comfort of a welcoming lodge. Nestled amidst the serene surroundings of the Himalayas, the lodge provides a cozy retreat where guests can unwind and recharge. Delicious meals, prepared with fresh local ingredients, await hungry trekkers, offering a taste of traditional Nepalese cuisine. As night falls over Sermathang, trekkers can relax under the starlit sky, recounting the day's adventures and sharing stories with fellow travelers. Surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains, with the crisp mountain air filling their lungs, guests are sure to find peace and serenity in this remote Himalayan paradise.

On Day 15 of the journey, trekkers will embark on a 7-hour trek towards the vibrant destination of Melamchi Bazar. Situated at an altitude of 846 meters, this leg of the adventure promises to be both invigorating and memorable. The trek commences with travelers bidding farewell to the serene surroundings of their lodge and setting foot on the rugged trails that wind through the Himalayan landscape. As they make their way towards Melamchi Bazar, trekkers will be treated to breathtaking panoramas of lush valleys, cascading rivers, and distant peaks. The journey unfolds amidst the sights and sounds of nature, with each step offering a new perspective of the stunning scenery that surrounds them. Along the way, trekkers may encounter local villagers going about their daily routines, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the region. As the day progresses, the trail gradually descends towards Melamchi Bazar, offering trekkers ample opportunities to immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings. Upon reaching their destination, weary travelers will find respite in the comfort of a welcoming lodge, where they can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. Nestled amidst the bustling streets of Melamchi Bazar, the lodge provides a cozy retreat where guests can recharge their spirits and replenish their energy. Here, they can indulge in delicious meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, savoring the authentic flavors of Nepalese cuisine. As night falls over the tranquil town, trekkers can retire to the warmth of their accommodations, lulled to sleep by the gentle hum of the surrounding wilderness. With memories of the day's trek fresh in their minds, they drift off into a peaceful slumber, eagerly anticipating the adventures that await them on the morrow.

On Day 16, the journey concludes with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Travelers will embark on a comfortable journey, relishing the picturesque views along the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, guests will be promptly transferred to their designated hotel. The transfer includes a complimentary breakfast, providing a satisfying start to the day. As travelers settle into their accommodations, they can reflect on the memorable experiences of their expedition and cherish the moments spent amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal.

On Day 17, travelers will make their way to the airport for their departure to their final destination, marking the end of their journey.

Includes

Private transport for airport pick-ups and drops

Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi, and from Melamchi Bazar back to Kathmandu

All ground transportation as outlined in the program

Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Three meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), including tea or coffee

Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) or provided tents during the trek as specified in the trek type

Three nights' hotel stay in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast plan

An English-speaking guide

One porter for every two travelers to carry belongings during the trek

All government and local taxes

National park fees

Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)

First aid kit and general equipment for porters

Salary for guides and porters

Tour certificate

Company T-shirt as a souvenir

Insurance for guides and porters during trekking, along with additional services as per guests' demands

Refundable duffle bags to protect luggage

Farewell dinner featuring typical Nepali culture

Excludes

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, trekking equipment, personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry, emergency rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs due to accidents or health issues, loss, theft, or damage of personal effects, and entrance fees to temples or monasteries are not included in the package.

 

We strongly advise you to obtain personal travel insurance.

 

Additionally, tips for services provided by Global Nepal Treks are not included.

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