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Gosainkunda - Helambu Trek  

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Gosainkunda - Helambu Trek is one of the popular treks in the Langtang region. It offers the combination of three important places of the region i.e. Langtang valley, Gosainkunda and Helambu valley. The region is culturally rich, mostly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa communities and their tradition, rituals, life-styles, cultures spiritually appeal to anyone’s mind. The Langtang region is protected as Langtang National Park that consists of variety of high peaks, monasteries and a sacred lake Gosainkunda.
 
In this trekking trail, trekkers can witness awesome and breathtaking views of snowy great Himalaya’s peaks like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa etc. In addition, rivers such as Trishuli, Bhote Koshi and other small streams captivate a person’s eyes and mind. Apart from these, beautiful forests of Pine, Bamboo, Rhododendron and others trees and plants; landscapes; glaciers; waterfalls; and wild animals are some other attractions of the trek.  
 
To sum it up, it is a very interesting and adventurous trek of 16 days that has an ability to disseminate the knowledge and experiences of Himalayas and Himalayan culture.
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel 
Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru Gaon 
Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa 
Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda 
Day 11: Explore Gosainkunda 
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte/Tharepati
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 
Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal and Drive to Kathamndu
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu
 
Expedition Price (In USD):

S.N.

Trek Name

Group Size

1 pax

2 - 4 pax

5 - 8 pax

9 - 12 pax

13 - 15 pax

16+

1

Gosainkunda Pilgrimage Trek

849

706

637

597

589

586


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Special traditional welcome on arrival at International airport
  • Lodge trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodges)
  • Kathmandu/ Shyabrubesi surface transfers on A/C private vehicle
  • Sundarijal Kathmandu surface transfer
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters etc.
  • National park fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with all meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu a with entry fees.
  • Airport transfers and escort

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All the personal expenses as tips, bar bills, laundry and beverage
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • International flight
  • Any other expenses due to political,act of nature or any other reason whichare beyond control of Fishtail Travel or its associated agents
  • Your insurance
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Name: Gosainkunda Helambu Trek
Duration: 14 days
Grade: ModerateTrek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge
Transportation: Private vehicle ( Jeep/ Bus)
Maximum altitude: 4,460m
Per day walking: 4-5 hours
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley 
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1,440m)
Today you will proceed for Syabru Besi, which is 135km/9hrs drive from Kathmandu via Pasang Lamu highway. You will pass through several locations like Kakani (best known for panoramic view of great Himalayas of Nepal, hills and Kathmandu city itself), Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche on the way. The route will be accompanied by magnificent views of mountains such as Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Ganesh and Manaslu) and local villages.
 
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
This day marks the beginning of the trek. After breakfast, you will walk towards the northern side to suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River. Continuing the trek, you will pass Daman Landslide Lodge, Dangdung Khola and Langtang Khola on the way and then you will climb Rimche. From Rimche, you will reach Changtang, which is popularly known as Lama hotel. On the route you can see terraced fields and dense forests and a variety of wild life such as yellow-throated Martin, Wild Boar, Langur monkey, Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bear.
 
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m) 
Today you will continue the ascent above Langtang Khola. The trail offers you the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung – the highest peak of the Langtang region, several lodges, yak pastures and meadows, cultivated land yielding barley, turnips, wheat, buckwheat and potatoes and scattered Tamang village which is the headquarter of Langtang National Park.
 
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m)
Today your destination will be Kyangjin Gompa, one of the popular Gompa in this region. The beauty of the trek will be enhanced by surrounding monasteries, government operated cheese factory, scenic forests, hills and mountains, rivers, and undulating glaciers. Additionally, you can also observe and explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of traditional of ethnic Tamang and Sherpa communities. 
 
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
From Kyangjin, you will take the route back to Lama Hotel. You will follow the Langtang Khola, Langtang village, Ghora Tabela to Lama hotel and will be accommodated at this place.
 
Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru Gaon (2,230m)
This day you will trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru Gaon, which will take about five and half hours. Today’s trek will be very leisurely and will take you through forests and terraced hill slopes. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan Himalayan ranges and so on.
 
Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (3,330m)
The trail to Sing Gompa climbs through forests of Oaks, Firs and Rhododendrons. You will have to climb uphill at each junction and cross another forested ridge. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, Sing Gompa, which is the main attraction at Chandan Bari. Sing Gompa has several hotels and a small cheese factory.
 
Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,460m)
From Sing Gompa you will have to climb a ridge to get into the main Gosainkunda trail. As the trail ascends, outstanding views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung and Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can be observed.  Eventually the trail will descend from the ridge to the three lakes: Saraswati Kund, Bhairab Kund and Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda (Holy Shiva’s lake) is particularly sacred place of pilgrimage in the summer (especially in the day of Janai Purnima, which is the one of the popular festival of Hindus). According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva himself created this high altitude lake. 
 
Day 11: Explore Gosainkunda 
Today you will spend the entire day exploring the lake. The lake covers an area of four square miles. As mentioned earlier, many Hindus and Buddhists participate in the huge festival that takes place in summer. Nearby Gosainkunda there are other lakes as well - Bhairab Kund and Saraswati Kund.
 
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte/Tharepati (3,440m)
On this day of the trek, we will enter Helambu region, which is renowned for its rich Sherpa culture and traditions. We will pass several lakes en route and the view from Lauribina pass is stunning. We will then ascend for two and half-hours to get to the top and again we will step down to Phedi for lunch. Another short ascend will take us to the final destination of the day, i.e., Tharepati.
 
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470m)
From Tharepati there are two trails, one that leads to Melamchi Bazaar and the other that leads to Kutumsang.  Following the later route, we will walk through the jungles to Kutumsang. Normally the trek goes down to Mangengoth for lunch from where we will have to make steep descent to Kutumsang.
 
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2,215m)
Leaving Kutumsang, a walk of three hours through forests, beautiful hills and a Tamang village will take you to Chisapani.
 
Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal (1,400m) and Drive to Kathmandu
Today you will trek to Sundarijal and then you will be driven to Kathmandu, which takes about one hour. On the way to Sundarijal, you will pass through Shivapuri National Park where you can see varieties of flora fauna in addition to the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and terraced farmlands. 
 
Day 16: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
 
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