Gosainkunda & Helambu trek 9 Days
Duration: 9 days
Trip level: moderate (info? )
Maximum altitude: 4609 m
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Gosainkunda & Helambu are relatively close to Kathmandu. You will start this trek from Syabrubesi which lies about seven hours by car drive north of Kathmandu. Starting the trek from this village you will ascend slowly through rhododendron and pine forest to the barren landscape of the holy lakes of Gosainkunda. After crossing the easy pass of Laurebina you hike through the hills of Helambu towards Kakani Bhanjyang where this trek ends.
A private car will bring you to your starting point of the Gosainkunda & Helambu trek in the lovely village of Syabrubesi. Also the gateway to the Langtang valley and for the Tamang Heritage trek. Soon you arrive at Thulo Syabru you will pass by the original wood-carved houses of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. Through the mystical rhododendron and pine forest, you have a lovely walk to Singh Gompa. The local cheese factory produces good-tasting yak cheese and is well worth a visit. After Singh Gompa, the landscape slowly changes into a brushy and barren landscape. Once arrived at the Gosainkunda lakes you will only see the rare small Himalayan rhododendron. You walk around the big lakes towards Laurebina La pass. On a clear day, the mountain views of the Langtang and Ganesh mountain ranges are stunning and impressive. At Laurebina La you can hang some prayer flags for good luck, and then descend into the lovely hills of Helambu. The villages of Melamchigoan and Tarkeghyang have kept their original houses, and the locals sell homemade handicrafts. The Gosainkunda & Helambu tour ends at Kakani Bhanjyang. From this village, a comfortable jeep ride will take you back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2118 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Singh Gompa (3254 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Gosainkunda lakes (4200 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05 Cross over Laurabina La pass (4609 m) to Ghopte (3566 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Melamchigoan (2530 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Kakani Bhanjyang (1996 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 09 Drive Kakani to Kathmandu (6 hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Transfer from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by private car
-Drive Kakani Bhanjyang to Kathmandu by private jeep
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag (only available with porter service)
-Langtang National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, maximum luggage ten kilograms per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)