Overview

Trip Fact:

Trek Code: BATENEP14
Trek Name: Gosaikunda-Helambu Trek
Grade: Strenuous
Max Elevation: 4609m/15121ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge
Meal: All meal on trek & Bed & breakfast in cities
Transport: Flight or Private vehicle
Trek Days: 13
Total Days: 17

Trip Summary:

The Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek will take you to the Langtang region’s sacred Gosaikunda lakes surrounded by mountains from the Himalayan range. The region still remains relatively untouched and the trekking trails will take you through green valleys, ethnic settlements, and vast pastures (where you’ll usually find Yaks’ grazing).

16 Nights 17 Days 02 Apr, 03 Apr, 04 Apr, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Hotel in Kathmandu  (twin sharing)
  • Full day guided sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • All necessary entry fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in best available lodge en-route during trek
  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter @ 2 clients (max weight 15kg per client)
  • Insurance for Nepali staff
  • National park fee
  • Nepali staff daily wages
  • Transportation by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi for clients and guide
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by local vehicle for porters
  • Transportation from Melamchi to Kathmandu by private vehicle for clients and guide
  • Transportation from Melamchi to Kathmandu by local vehicle for porters
  • Fully loaded medical kit box

Trekking Duffle Kit Bag

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Expenses of personal nature like phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Bar bills (hard and soft drinks)
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Expenses caused due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Services not mention herein 
Itinerary

Outline Itinerary:

No. of days

Itinerary

Walking hours

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu O/N hotel

Hotel(BB)

Day 02

Sightseeing of world heritage sites

|Hotel(BB)

Day 03

Drive to Syabru - Besi

Lodge

Day 04

Trek to Lama Hotel

Lodge

Day 05

Trek to Lang tang

Lodge

Day 06

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

Lodge

Day 07

Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa

Lodge

Day 08

Trek to Lama Hotel

Lodge

Day 09

Trek to Thulo Syabru

Lodge

Day 10

Trek to Sing Gompa

Lodge

Day 11

Trek to Gosaikunda

Lodge

Day 12

Trek to Tharepati

Lodge

Day 13

Trek to Tarkyagang

Lodge

Day 14

Trek to Sermathang

Lodge

Day 15

Trek to Melamchi then drive to Kathmandu

Hotel(BB)

Day 16

Day at leisure

Hotel(BB)

Day 17

Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure

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Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: 1300m/4265ft (BB)

Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel, just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. O/N at Hotel  in Kathmandu

 

Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB)

After breakfast, trek briefing will take place around 9 am. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square.. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi: (1,420m/4,658ft), 8-9 hrs drive: Lunch at Trisuli (Full Board)

This morning we'll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trisuli valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The journey will take 8-9 hours through picturesque landscEPes, mountain scenery and local villages. From Syabru we'll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. We'll relax tonight at a local teahouse. O/N at  in Syabru Besi

 

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 5-6 hrs walks: Lunch at Bamboo (Full Board)

After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we'll stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the up stream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we'll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel. O/N at Guest House in Lama Hotel

 

Day 05: Trek to Langtang: (3,480m/11,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks: Lunch at Ghora Tabela (Full Board)

Today we'll have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we'll stop for lunch. This surrounding area dense wild habitat area and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. After lunch we'll walk another three hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we'll relax for the evening. O/N at Lodge in Langtang

 

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa: (2,920m/9,578ft), 3-4 hrs walks: Lunch at Kyanjin Gompa (Full Board)

After breakfast this morning we'll leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around three to four hours to visit Kyanjin Gompa. From here we'll also have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. We'll visit surrounding area like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses as we relax for the evening at teahouse. O/N at Yala Peak Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

 

Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa (Full Board)

Today you may have full day of rest and relaxation at the surrounding area. We'll be able to simply relax and enjoy the views or to explore the local area or visit some highlights of Cherku-ri (5,150 meters), glacier walk or Langshisha kharka depends on your fitness and interest. We'll back to hotel for overnight stop. O/N at Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

 

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 6-7 hrs walks: Lunch at Ghora Tabela (Full Board)

This morning we'll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy down hill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we'll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village. O/N at Guest House in Lama Hotel

 

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru: (1,900m/6,232ft), 5-6 hrs walks: Lunch at Pahiro ThEPlo:

Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. En route we'll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it's beside us. Firstly easy down hill follows the river bank but last part steeply up hill for couple of hours to get to the village. O/N at  Lodge in Thulo Syabru

 

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa: (3584m/11756ft), Lunch at Sing Gompa (Full Board)

From Syabru the trail takes a steep climb to Dursagang and then through the forests of hemlock and oak passing an old chorten to the top of the ridge at Fop rang Danda and then to Chadan Bari which is at an elevation of 3330m, this place’s main attraction is Sing Gompa. This place is commonly known as Sing Gompa than Chadan Bari. O/N at  Lodge in Sing Gompa

 

Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda: (4381m/14370ft) Lunch at Laurebina Yak (Full Board)

Climbing steeply from Sing Gompa at several points the trail crossing behind the ridges moves in deep forests to Chalang Pati, walk from here will enter us to the protected areas of Gosaikunda. The other point where we trek on the way to Gosaikunda is Laurebina Yak. We continue to ascend to the ridge and then climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and then drop about 20m to reach to the lake Gosaikunda. O/N at Guest House in Gosaikunda

 

Day 12: Trek to Tharepati: (3600m/11808ft) Lunch at Gopte Odar (Full Board)

Leaving Gosaikunda the trail moves to Gopte, passing three more small lakes, we reach to Laurebina La, then to Phedi, from where the route drops to a stream and crosses the head of the valley, descending to Dupi Chaur, with all these ups and downs we make a final ascent to Tharepati, a windy ridge. O/N at  Lodge in Tharepati

 

Day 13: Trek to Tarkyagang: (2,600m/8,528ft), 5-6hrs walk: Lunch at Melamchi Gaun (Full Board)

This morning we begin our trek with a steep descent down a ravine where the vegetation changes first to large firs then to oak and rhododendron forest. Crossing over a stream via a suspension bridge, we follow the trail as it makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaun. The trail continues its descent to the Melamchi Khola (river). After crossing the bridge the trail begins to climb up the other side of the valley towards Tarkyagang. It's a long climb to this picturesque village, situated on a shelf high above the river. It's the largest village in Helambu and the main destination for trekkers traveling in this region as well as a good place to take a rest and enjoy the views and overnight stop. O/N at  in Tarkyagang

 

Day 14: Trek to Sermanthang (2,690m/8,823ft), 4-5 hrs walk: Lunch at Gagnjwal (Full Board)

We left the big village of Tarkyagang the trail makes a sweep around the head of the wide valley between Parachin and the pretty village of Gagnjwal at around 2500m. The trail then drops down from the edge of the ridge and continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing over a number of streams and waterfalls. Finally we pass a Gompa before reaching the large village of Sermanthang for our overnight stop. This will be your last night with your trekking crew except trekking Guide. Trekking crew will organize a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong. O/N at Lodge in Sermanthang

 

Day 15: Trek to Melamchi then drive to Kathmandu: (1300m/4264ft) to Kathmandu, 5-6 hrs walk Lunch at Kakani (BB)

After breakfast we'll follow the trail along the ridge all the way down to Melamchi. After passing a large Gompa at the southern end of the village the trail undulates along the west side of the ridge, passing numerous chortens before dropping down to Kakani. From here the trail descends again to the small village of Dubochaur and continues to descend even more steeply across the ridge to the junction of the Indrawati and Melamchi rivers. We'll cross the suspension bridge over the Melamchi River to reach at Melamchi Bazaar for our lunch. From here, we take a bus, along the Helambu highway which is not well settled and back to Kathmandu where we'll return to this evening. Arriving in Kathmandu we'll check in to our hotel with the remainder of the evening and night at leisure. O/N at Hotel  in Kathmandu

Day 16: Day at leisure: (BB)

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel
Optional activities:
Organic farm & lunch/cooking class/introductory Yoga
O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu.(BB)

Day 17: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight.