Helambu Gosainkunda Lake Trekking - 13 Days

Trip Facts

  • Jeep-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 4610 meter/15121 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Pass Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 13
  • 78
Helambu Gosaikunda Lake Trekking is one of the best route to screen complete 360 degree view of Langtang Himalaya range and has multiple lakes view, closely. This trek connects 2 famous mountain valley of Langtang region and walks through 2 famous national parks of Nepal.

Shivapuri national park with verities of flora & fauna (once used to be spotted leopard conservation area) whereas, Langtang national park has wilderness inside the dense jungles and walks you through the territory of snow leopard. Langtang national park was a snow leopard conservation area in the very beginning of its establishment.

Helamu part of this trek has multiple villages, that is how trekkers can see the real life of the village along the trail. Anf the Langtang side of Helambu Gosaikunda Lake Trekking has numerous lakes. Famous of the Gosaikunda region Gosainkunda lake itself is another major attraction of this Helambu Gosainkunda trekking.

Gosainkunda is a holy lake where millions of Hindu and Buddhist people visit for religious reason. We pass all of these holy places, lakes with panoramic mountain view in our Helambu Gosaikunda trekking itinerary.

Helambu Gosaikunda lake trekking is a walk over the Gosaikunda pass from Helambu side. But doing so, trekkers do not trek to Langtang valley part of Langtang national park trail; as in Langtang valley Gosaikunda trek.

Helambu Gosaikunda Lake Trekking
Picture: View of Gosaikunda Lake

What to expect in Helambu Gosaikunda Lake Trekking ?

One of the stunning view points for Langtang Himalaya in the new trekking trail of Nepal; Helambu Nepal is village of Sherpa, Tamang and other cast people. Witnessing  most of the Langtang Range is possible through this package; this comprises major mountains like; Mt Langtang Lirung, Mt Pemthang Ri, Mt Langshisha Ri, Mt Dorje Lakpa, and Mt Kangchenpo, Mt Tilman’s fluted peak and many other unnamed Himalays of Langtang in the 360 degree view.

If you are interested in trekking with nature & culture with stories of Holy places and lakes, this is the ideal destination. This trekking trail is easy and very not far from Kathmandu valley, so remoteness on the trekking is rarely explored. People are simple & very generous and happy. Their variation in the religion and Culture makes trekker to be amaze of Nepali people. The trekking trail goes on the side of the River, thus exploring river valley on the way is unspoken and ever running White crystalline water refresh your mind.

Langtang valley Gosaikunda trek Vs this trek

In this trek you will start trekking from Helmabu side of the trail. You will walk through the Shivapuri national park and trekking ends after exiting from Langtang national park. Whereas in LVGT package – the loop is other way around.

Apart from the national park as an attraction both of these trek has wide mountain view, which can be seen from Laurebina or Buddha temple hilltop. But in LVGT on top of the wide range seen from Laurebina – walking along the Langtang river in the Langtang Valley trekking trail adds close up to the mountains seen from the distance. Hill stations like Kyanjing ri or Tsergu ri makes trekking more appealing. In addition to the scenery Langtang Valley Gosainkunda trek is 3 days more than Helambu Gosainkunda trekking.

Route Variation

Helambu Gosainkunda trekking can be done from either of the sides. But trekking anticlockwise makes trekking interesting and helps you to acclimatize more.

In contrast trekking clock is regarded as spiritual as well as difficult in term of acclimatization.

You can trek first into Langtang national park and exit from Shivapuri national park as well. But this route is not recommended not only from acclimatization prospective but also from attraction hierarchy.

Given below is the schedule for Helambu Gosainkunda trekking; to this holy Lake of GosainKunda and Helambu Nepal together, but according to your suggestion we can customize for you.


Trekking along the remote village in the beginning will end up with the best view of wide mountain range and the holy lake – Gosaikunda. Helambu Gosaikunda Lake is special because of people culture and the mountains along the trekking trail.

If you are looking for a peaceful trekking route with fewer tourists but more locals – this is the place to go. Multi days trek in the village ends with wide snow horizon and best sunrise or sunset.

Major things to see in Trek

  • Mere Danda & Yure Danda
  • View of Kathmandu & the mountain range from Mulkharka
  • Laurebinayak Pass & Gosainkunda lake
  • Villages across the Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking trail
  • Surya Kunda and Surya Peak
  • Mt Langtang, Mt Manaslu, Mt Annapurna and Mt Everest Himalaya Range in sight

Itinerary for Helambu Gosainkunda Trek

Day 1

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

On arrival at Tribhuwan and international airport, our company representative will receive and assist you to check in to hotel. Tonight, Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking briefing and introduction of the trip in general, welcome to Nepal. Attendant will tell you the venue and meeting point for the trip.

Day 2
Kathmandu city sightseeing tours with guide in A/C car; Whole day sightseeing Tour

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites

Kathmandu city tour starts after breakfast at your hotel. We will take you around the city of Kathmandu as local. Make you taste the local food in your lunch, explain you the culture, history, people and architecture of the tour sights. We will make sure that you get the best value from Nepalgram Adventure. After tour you will have time for the last minute shopping and perpetration for Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking.

Day 3
Short Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal & Trek to Chisapani (2165m); 6 hours Trekking; Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking begins

• Altitude – 2165 meters
• Special – Scenic view during the drive and trek
• Time – 45 minutes drive and 6 hours trek
• Activity – Walking through jungle and rhododendron forest

After 45 minutes’ drive from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu; we will start trekking from Sundarijal. Sundarijal translates to ferry water in Nepali and this is where most of the drinking water supply in Kathmandu valley is dependent upon. Our trekking enters to the Shivapuri national park, trekking guide will take care of your entry permit and Helambu Gosainkunda lake trekking with Nepalgram begins.
In the beginning of 5 hours trek to Chisapani, we will ascend after crossing the suspension bridge. We will pass jungle (forest of oak tree and rhododendron during spring trekking), villages like Mulkharka village (Tamang caste dominated village of near Kathmandu) and the farming lands where villages will be busy harvesting or planting in their farms.

Day 4
Start Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2470m); approx. 6 hours Trekking

• Altitude – 2470 meters
• Special – View of mountains and diverse landscapes
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – village walk

Chisapani to Kutumsang village is walk passing the different landscape with great view of the mountain range like Annapurna, Langtang and Ganesh Himal and many more. Widely scattered village of Chisapani to Kutumsang trek section will make Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking interesting. From chisapani to Kutusmsang, the trek is basically a complete village walk. Overnight at the local tea house of Kusumsang village, everything included.

Day 5
Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati(3690m.); Approx 6 hours Trekking

• Altitude – 3690 meters
• Special – Langtang mountain range, local village, chhorten and stupas
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Walking through jungle and rhododendren forest

After breakfast at Kusum, we will start our trekking. We will get the good view of Langtang mountain range along with more scattered village and the country life. We also pass by the local chhorten and stupas by the side of the village. Rhododendron forest and the local people in the jungle with their domestic animals for grazing will be interesting to see. With all the beauty and closeness with the White Mountains; we will walk up and down the green hills.
Yuri danda (ridge in english) and mere danda (nonstop 3 hours uphill walk) are today’s challenge. Trekking in the nature will be nice and joyful for most of the walk but when we meet local porters and Sherpa carrying weight double of themselves and walking faster than us will tease us. But the teasing will ease the walk; life of people here in the mountain is inspiring. This is what you will learn from Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking. Before getting to the village of Tharepati we will walk through the pine forest. Tharepati village will give a best taste of simple life and real village.

Day 6
From Tharepati to Phedi (3780m); Trekking for 7 hours approx

• Altitude – 3780 meters
• Special – View of snow-capped mountain ranges
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – Trekking

From the village to the base camp of Laurebinayak pass is interesting with change in the landscape and scenery. Pine and juniper forest at the beginning of the trekking will lead to no tree line very soon. Walk is entertaining and strenuous. This section of Helambu Gosaikunda trekking 14 days can be life long memory and a pain in ass. The scenery of the mountains like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu and Ganesh and many other named and unnamed will turn your day hike a best trekking experience in Nepal.

Day 7
Start trekking from Phedi and Cross Lauribinayak pass (4610) then to village of Holy Lake village Gosiankunda(4365m); 7 hours approx.

• Altitude – 4635 meters
• Special – Lauribinayak pass, Gosaikunda lake and panoramic views of mountains
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Laurebinayak La Pass (4610meters) is the highlight of entire trekking in Halambu Gosaikunda in your 14 days Nepal visit. Laurebinayak pass is one of the best trekking pass in Nepal. View of the 360 degree panorama is mesmerizing and you will love the thin air at that altitude. Scene of the mountain, small hills near you, tiny village seen in distance makes your trekking a lifelong memory. This trekking pass is not hard like Larkey pass of Manaslu or world famous Pass of Nepal Thorong la. You will be walking in the line of 4000 meters above the sea level, thus your excitement will be cherished till the top.

Day 8
Explore, rest and climb day if you want to climb Surya Peak and back to Gosiankunda; half day

• Altitude – 5145 meters
• Special – Surya peak, langtang mountains and gosaikunda lake
• Time – half day
• Activity – Explore, climbing and rest

Apart from the Laurebinayak pass, Gosainkunda lake trekking is also a famous destination of Helambu region. When we talk about Langtang or Helambu Nepal, Gosainkunda Lake trek comes to every one’s mind. So we will take a peaceful rest on the lap of Langtang Mountain. Peace by the side of the lake is nice and memorable. If you are planning to do a short hike, it is possible to climb to the top of Surya peak. Trekking guide you let you know the pro and cons of hiking up the hill (looking at your physical condition). But if you hike up to Surya peak, your mind will be filled with more happiness and cheerful memories.
From the top of the surya peak you can see mt Annapurna, Mt Ganesh, Mt Manaslu and many other minor mountains of the respective range. Surya peak trekking will be a best side trip from Gosainkunda village. Apart from the hike, if you love to stay still for the entire day, vibe of the Gosainkunda lake is pristine. The religious myth of the god shiva, his trident pricking the wall of hill to fill his thirst is interesting. As the story, good vibe of the lake surrounding is enough to spend your day. You can walk around the lake.

Day 9
Trek from Gosiankunda to Chandanbari(3340m); 6 hours of Trekking

• Altitude – 3340 meters
• Special – Exploration of local village culture, tradition and lifestyle
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Gosainkunda to chandan bari is a trek back in the village. More of the simple life in the langtang side of the Himalaya will inspire your trekking; while doing Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking. You will get chance to compare the life of people in the helambu region to the life in Langtang. From one prospect to another, these two sides of the same country will look different. People on this side of Nepal are simpler in my prospective but as you will be there yourself, evaluate and taste the reality. Overnight at the local guest house of Chandanbari village.

Day 10
Trek down from Chandanbari to Dhunche(1960m); 6 hours

• Altitude – 1960 meters
• Special – Langtang lirung and dhunche village
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking downhill

Mostly downhill walk across the village is an easy walk. The villages we pass today will look more developed than previous village walking as we are getting closer to the capital of District. Today is the last day of the trekking in Langtang Halmabu region. Today we will get to Dhunche. Dhunche is a small town in the lap of the mountain. We can see clear view of Langtang lirung on the way from Chandanbari to Dhunche. As today is the last day of the trekking, treat yourself and the team. Have a warm shower and forget the pain and sweating on last few days. Tomorrow you are heading to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Day 11
Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu; 6 hours approx

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Scenic view of village and river valley
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

We will take a tourist bus from Dhunche. After breakfast at the hotel we will start our bus journey to Kathmandu. From the bus you will see nice view of the village on the edge of ridge and deep river valley. Enjoy the bumpy ride of hilly road.

Day 12
Rest, Shopping or it’s your day at Kathmandu, Thamel.

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Shopping
• Time – full day/half day (as per your choice)
• Activity – Shopping and rest at hotel

As an added value of Nepalgram Adventure, we provide you post guiding service. Our guide will take you to the different shopping centers of Kathmandu. It is your choice, but we are ready to help you for the shopping at thamel or out of thamel. If you choose to relax and want to spend a day on your own, please have fun in your last day in Nepal.

Day 13

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Nepalgram representative will assist you to check out the hotel and drop you to the international airport for your flight home. Time has come to the end to farewell. Our Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking trip together in Nepal has increased the togetherness; wish you safe travel from Nepal.

Cost Details of Helambu Gosainkunda Trek-General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • 4 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast) All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking, with fresh fruit served after dinner as desert.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, Langtang national park entry permit& Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit), regular oxygen saturation check up.
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Transportation for Sundarijal and Dunche; trek start and end point.
  • Guided shopping in shopping center of kathmandu
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.

Cost Details of Helambu Gosainkunda Trek-General Exclusions

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea/coffee with breakfast.
  • Your travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you for the arrangement.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking Trip Info

  • Jeep-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 4610 meter/15121 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Pass Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 13
  • 78



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