Gosainkund Helambu Trekking offers spectacular views of the high Himalaya that stretch for a distance of 150km. we can see the snow covered giant of Langtang Lirung (7227m), and more distant Shisha Pangma (8046m) in Tibet and Ganesh Himal in the northwest. Bamboo, rhododendron and pine forests abound and host a wide variety of bird life and animals including shy red pandas. Displays of flowers are at their best during the summer season, although epiphytic orchards and other flowers bloom at different times. Lauribinayak a fabulous view point offer tremendous view of sunset, sunrise and 360 degree view of high mountains. The holy Gosainkund lakes, waterfalls and turbulent rivers add to the enjoyment of this Langtang Gosaikunda trek.
We start our trek from kathmandu with bus ride over the middle hill ridges to the important Trisuli Nadi, and then follows it upstream to Dhunche; the start of the trek. On the up-route we visit a traditional cheese factory: the produce manufactured by hand. The second afternoon, at Shin Gompa, offers your first full views of the towering, snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7600m) and the Langtang Himal. we reach the beautiful and holy Gosainkund Lakes, revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the Laurebina La (4610m), the altitude gradually drops as you descend through terraced rice paddies and several villages with splendid monasteries. Good boots, warm/waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, day pack camera sunscreen and hat are essential items. Our Gosaikund Helambu trekking package includes transport, local porters, meals, tea house accommodation, drinking water and showers. Additional beverages and snacks will be exlcudes.
Food and Accommodation During Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking
There are many tea houses and lodges available during the Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking. Accommodaiton will be basic mountain lodge on twin-sharing basis. You have to share the toilets as well in many tea houses en route. However, Kathmandu accommodation will be standard hotel basis with bed and breakfast basis.
Breakfast will be served at kathmandu hotel and for lunch and dinner will be excluded but you can have good food around thamel like Yala Cafe. During the trekking, we serve you fresh local food such as Dal Bhat and seasonal vegetables, momo, noddles soup. we will get pizza, fried rice, tea, coffee, and soup on their menu. Just pick your right and fresh food in himalaya.
Best Time for Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking
Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April and May) are the most popular seasons for trekking to Gosaikunda Helambhu. During this two major season we can see beautiful landscapes, low precipitation, smaller wind speed which is chill weather, and clear views of the mountains. Winter (December, January, February) and summers (June, July, and August) have their own advantages but its low season for trekking to Gosaikunda Helambhu.
Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking difficulty
Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking is moderately trekking in Nepal. You can complete the Langtang valley trek quite easily. The low altitude gains in this trek and the short trekking time makes this trek a moderately difficult trek in langtang region.The altitude you will gain in Langtang Valley Trek is also quite low compare to other high altitude trekking in Nepal as well as the trekking trails are also safe and easy to trek.
Each day we will be walking for about 5-6 hours and duragion of this trek is 8 day kathmandu to kathmandu. The trek starts an altitude of 1326 meters from kathmandu and takes you to the highest altitude of 3870 meters in Kyanjin Gompa. During the optional hike, you can also hike to to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters) view point.
As this trek is moderately level, you don’t have to do worry about more prepration for a long period of time some soft training or preprationor a few months of preparation makes it really easy to complete the trek.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking is an easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk for around 4-5 hours a day with a light day-pack. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few weeks prior to the trip is good idea to enhance strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Mount Trails before the trip start. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.
Highlights of Gosaikunda Helambhu Trekking
- Adventure trekking in Langtang with amazing views of Mountain and Gosaikunda Lake.
- Explore rural Tamang villages, monasteries and their immense ancient culture.
- Clear view of snow capped mountains such as Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range.
- Discover the holy Gosainkund glacier and pond ( Lake) scenic Laurabina pass.
- Laurebinayak Pass at an altitude of 4620m.
- amazing views of Langtang ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang sisa.Ascent Chorkari ri (5050m)
- crossing the Lauribinayak pass 4610m.
- Tranquil holy Gosainkunda Lake, Luribina La pass, Tharepati La pass, different community with majority of Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung people.