Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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  • Hike to Tserko Ri (5,000m) to enjoy great Langtang ranges
  • Enjoy the alpine mythological lake of Gosainkunda amidst of gigantic mountain ranges
  • Walk through the dense and lush Langtang National Park – home to 7,000m+ peaks and rare Red Panda
  • Explore the cultural village of Helambu
  • Visit the cultural heritage sites of Kyanjin Gompa which is famous for Yak Cheese and glaciers

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is probably the best accessible high altitude trek in Nepal. This trek is the perfect amalgamation of three majestic attractions: mountain views, intriguing culture and magical floral & faunal species. Trekkers will be rewarded with an opportunity to explore high Himalayan pass, pristine valley and diverse ethnic culture along with alpine glacial lakes.

Langtang Region is the 3rd most sought trekking destination in Nepal after its companion Everest and Annapurna. It is the closest hiking region from capital and straddles its border to the high plateau of Tibet. Langtang Region is often dubbed as the best kept Himalayan secret of Nepal: thanks to its intact hiking tracks and numbers of unclimbed mountain peaks.

Despite being close to Kathmandu, Langtang region remains relatively unspoiled and untouched compared to its other trekking region of Nepal. Few days of hike through lush forest and quaint villages will take you to the grand pastureland of Kyangjin Gompa. Exploring the Gompa and nearby Tresko Ri Hill, you will hike further to the Gosakinkunda lake with magical Himalayan  view on either direction. After Gosainkunda, you will cross a high mountain pass and hike down to the cultural village of Helambu.

The mystic lake of Gosainkunda is one of the most sacred Pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes this lake as the sacred abode of mighty lord Shiva and Gauri. Legend has it that the lake was created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (Trident) into the mountain to extract water so that he could quench the thirst created by swallowing the poison.

Walking across the high pass of Lauribuna at 4,620m with the magical view of arid Tibetan plateau is dramatic. Once you enter the Helambu region, you will get to explore Tamang culture, their lifestyle and agricultural practices.

During the entire trek, you will spend overnight at local teahouse which offers you first-hand experience of Himalayan culture and lifestyle. We ensure you that this trek will be full of Himalayan and cultural experience.

Outline Itinerary

DayDay Acitivity
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi
Day 04: Trek Starts: Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang Village
Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 07: Acclimatization: Hike to Tserko Ri
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa
Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda
Day 12: Gosainkunda to Ghopte
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon
Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang
Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang
Day 16: Trek Ends: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will receive you outside the airport terminal hall and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. After hotel check-in, you will take a rest for a while and later visit our office. In the evening, you will be served an excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will provide you an introduction about the Nepalese food culture.

AccomodationOver night at Star Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

After hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will begin. We will provide you a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today you will explore the following heritage sites listed below:


Pashupatinath is one of the sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, nestled along the bank of holy Bagmati River. Though Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main gate of the temple, you can clearly see the entire temple structure and the activities from the eastern bank of the river. This temple is a two-tiered pagoda built on a single-tier plinth which is auspicious for Hindus around the whole world.

Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath is one of the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu which was built in the 5th century. This incredible stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions which keep eye on the people and their doings. At Stupa, you will find many Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the Stupa spinning the prayer wheels.


Swayambhunath, 2000 years old monkey temple, is nestled on a small hillock to the northwest of Kathmandu valley. This ancient stupa offers the dramatic view of Kathmandu valley and surrounding hilly landscapes. Swayambhunath is known as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindus temples and deities blend perfectly with Buddhist sites. You can see both Hindus and Buddhists performing their rituals with mutual harmony and understanding.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Located at the heart of Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square is an ancient royal seat of Nepal. Here you will be fascinated with the delightful art and paintings that perfectly portray the ancient history of Nepal. Apart from ancient heritage sites, you will get to meet the living goddess of Nepal – Kumari.

After a brief exploration of these sites, you will drive back to the hotel and make necessary preparation for the next day’s trip. Our experienced trek leader will help you get prepared for the trip.

AccomodationSame Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5 to 6 Hours

After breakfast, you will leave Kathmandu and drive along gushing Trishuli River towards Syabrubensi – the starting point of the trek. Your journey will be winding with numerous switchbacks. On the way, you will get to witness the excellent view of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal (subject to clear weather). Since it is a long day drive, you will stay the night at a comfortable lodge in Syabrubensi to prepare your body for the next day’s trip.

AccomodationOvernight in Syabrubensi
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration7 – 8 hours

After breakfast, you will start the trek along Langtang Khola with many ups and downs. Once you cross the bridge over the Langtang Khola, you will make a steep uphill climb that takes you to the Lama Hotel.

AccomodationOvernight in Lama Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 hours

After breakfast, you will continue making an uphill climb from Lama Hotel with the magnificent view of mountain landscapes adorned with lush forest and waterfalls. As you reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, you will get the opportunity to enjoy the snowy peaks of Langtang range. You will continue trekking uphill and pass several temporary settlements used by herders. Further you will pass a Buddhist monastery and finally reach the Langtang village which was badly affected by the earthquake in April 2015. Find out how people still manage to live here. A few hours of walk from Langtang village will take you to Mundu.

AccomodationOvernight in Mundu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 7 hours

After breakfast, you will continue towards Kyangjin Gompa – the most auspicious monastery of the region. Walking across the water mills, passing prayer wheels and chortens with holy inscriptions carved on them, you will finally reach the Kyangjin Gompa. The view from here is simply mind-blowing.

AccomodationOvernight in Kyangjin Gompa
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4 – 5 hours

Today, you will spend your entire day exploring the Tserko Ri which will also help you to acclimatize at higher altitude. In order to hike to Tserko Ri, you will start early and walk through yak pastures to reach the top of hill. The sunrise from the summit is spectacular. After spending some moments, you will drop back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the fascinating monastery.

AccomodationOvernight in Kyangjin Gompa
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4 – 5 hours

After breakfast, you will retrace your step back to Lama Hotel via same route you have used previously. The most part of trek today will be downhill as you walk through the forests and Tamang village.

AccomodationOvernight in Lama Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 7 hours

Today you will start your trek with a climb up to Rimche village and then drop to the bank of Langtang Khola. Further you will continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and start ascending to landslide lodge. From here, you will join main trail to Thulo Syabru. After crossing the bridge, passing Pahare hotel and 2210m water fall; you will finally reach Thulo Syabru.

AccomodationOvernight in Thulo Syabru
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5 – 6 hours

Today’s trek is quite short as you will not be attempting the Gosainkunda. The reason behind it is the steady gain in altitude. After walking for a while, you will pass a chorten and a checkpoint. From Checkpoint, you will continue moving south and pass the Garta village and Phulung Monastery to reach Shin Gompa.

AccomodationOvernight in Shin Gompa
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration3 – 4 hours

Today you will be delighted with the glorious view of Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. You will follow the ridge for the most of the day and get the first view of the holy lakes. The third lake (4,380m), is highly sacred for Hindus – in the festival of Janai Purnima (August), you will see flock of pilgrims paying homage to the lake. The large rock at the center of the lake is believed to be the remains of Lord Shiva shrine. The lake is tempting itself but the snowy peak surrounding the lake makes it more appealing.

AccomodationOvernight in Gosainkunda
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 8 hours
After breakfast, you will walk around the lake shores before climbing towards the highest pass of the trek – Laurebina Pass (4,610m). The culturally flourished Helambu region starts at Lauribina Pass. After crossing the pass, you will drop down to the Melamchi Valley. The trail is quite rough and it crosses moraines which is well-marked with cairns. You will pass the Surya Kunda before getting into the village of Ghopte.
AccomodationOvernight in Ghopte
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 8 hours
Today you will negotiate several uphill and downhill sections through dense forest to reach Tharepati Village. From here, you will climb above the village and continue walking with the glorious view of surrounding landscapes. Crossing two suspension bridges, you will finally reach the Melamchigaon that houses a monastery.
AccomodationOvernight in Melamchigaon
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 7 hours
Today, you will walk across a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Further walking through the dense forest, you will reach Ama Yangri – the highest point of today’s trek at 3,800m. Here you will get to enjoy the superb view of Mt. Shisapangama and the Langtang ranges. From here, you will descend rapidly and walk on a broken stone trail to reach the village of Tarkeghyang.
AccomodationOvernight in Tarkeghyang
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 7 hours
After breakfast, you will continue on an easy trail walking through the lush forest. On the way, you will pass few villages, chortens and monastery before reaching Sermathang. Sermathang is highly populated by the Sherpa community and it commands the astonishing view of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Langtang ranges. On a clear day, you can even enjoy the view of Mt. Everest standing far to the northeast.
AccomodationOvernight in Sermathang
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration3 – 5 hours
After breakfast, you will walk through meadows, fields and villages to reach the Melamchi Bazaar. Malamchi Bazaar is the ending point of our trek. You will board on a vehicle and drive towards your hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy your day to take rest and freshen up. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by our company to celebrate the successful completion of the trip.
AccomodationOvernight in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration3 – 4 hours, 2 hours drive
Your journey is Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport right on the scheduled time. Farewell!!!!
MealsBreakfast Lunch

Cost Include

  • All the airport/hotel transfers
  • Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing in private vehicle with an experienced tour guide
  • All the ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • English speaking experienced and professional trek guide
  • Friendly and experienced porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All the fees for sightseeing including entry fees of heritage sites and national parks
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All the required paper works and permits
  • All the applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal nature expenses – phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, hot showers and more
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Emergency evacuation and rescue
  • Travel Insurance

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