Enjoy the spectacular trek to divine Gosainkunda Lake located amidst scenic mountains inside Langtang Region. Traverse through the pristine alpine forests and varied landscapes along the Nepal-Tibet Border and take a plunge into one of the holiest lakes in the world. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is one of the closest trek destinations to Kathmandu.
Home of Langtang Lirung Peak (7227m), the cultural Helambu region, and the most elusive Red Panda, the trek explores the ancient Shamanistic culture of the region along with traversing the ancient trans-Himalayan trade route. Gosainkunda Lake is situated at 4360m and consists of numerous holy lakes that are frequented by thousands of pilgrims each year.
The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek extends from the historical Kathmandu City to the mountainous Langtang Region. Langtang valley remains one of the top 5 trek destinations in Nepal with more than 12,000 tourists visiting the region every year. An 8hr drive northwest will take you to Sybrubensi from where you’ll begin trekking along with the cultural Tamang villages en route to Langtang.
The trek rises along the Himalayan route towards Kyanjin Gompa. You’ll make a short hike to Tserko RI (4980m) and enjoy the pristine sights of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha RI, and Shishapangma peaks before heading down to Lama Hotel. The trail converges into a detour that goes past Thulo Syabru village towards the historical Sing Gompa (Monastery).
You’ll trek further up to make your way towards Gosainkunda Lake. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, the lakes remain frozen and inaccessible for 6 consecutive months. You will explore the holy site and the oligotrophic lake before heading towards the Helambu trekking. You’ll trek through some of the most culturally preserved Tamang villages en route. You’ll walk past Ghopte, Thadepati Pass, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, and Sermathang to reach Melamchi Bazaar. The trek concedes once you drive back to Kathmandu.
High Route Adventure specializes in tailored treks around Nepal. We conduct private, group, and family treks inside the Langtang region. Our all-inclusive trek packages cover transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter, permits, and the finest logistics.
Welcome to Kathmandu City! Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be warmly welcomed by one of our representatives at the airport. He will escort you to your hotel located at the heart of the city where you'll get to meet your trek guide and discuss the itinerary in detail. In the evening, you can choose to go out to shop for any needed gear or equipment.
A preparatory day, you and your guide will assess all the trek gear and equipment. Afterward, you'll embark on a scenic sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. Accompanied by a tour guide, you'll get to witness some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites around Kathmandu. The tour begins with a visit to Swayambhunath located atop the hill. You'll climb the 300+ steps to reach the Stupa that offers one of the best panoramic views of the city. Afterward, you'll drive towards Pashupatinath, a revered Hindu temple that is frequented by thousands of pilgrim every day. After exploring the site, you'll embark on a short drive towards Bouddha to witness the largest spherical Stupa in the world of Boudhanath.
After early breakfast at the hotel, you'll embark on a scenic road journey to northwest of Kathmandu. An 8hr drive will take you to Sybrubensi town located in Rasuwa district of central Nepal. Spanning almost 122km, you'll traverse along with the colorful towns and villages, massive Trishuli and Bhote Koshi Rivers en route to Sybrubensi. Once at Sybrubensi village, you can relax and prepare for the upcoming trek.
After early breakfast, you'll prepare for the first day of the trek. You'll commence the trek at Sybrubensi and gradually advance along the forested trail and traditional villages en route to Lama Hotel. The trail advances north along the Bhote Koshi River and follows the upstream trail upstream towards Langtang Khola. You'll walk past lush Bamboo forest and Rimche village to reach Lama Hotel.
Leaving Lama Hotel, you'll begin ascending uphill and make way towards Langtang National Park. The first Himalayan national park of Nepal, Langtang National Park is home to rich wildlife and vegetation. Although rare, you may spot the endangered Red Panda amidst the lush forests. You'll trek further and head towards Langtang valley via Ghoda Tabela village that offers the beautiful sights of Langtang Lirung, Tserko RI, and Shishapangma. You'll walk past Chyamki and Mundu villages to reach Langtang village located at the foothill of Langtang Lirung Peak.
Langtang village was heavily affected by the major earthquake of 2015, however, it has been rebuilt to its former glory by the locals. Today, you'll leave Langtang village and trek northward to a discreet Himalayan village of Kyanjin Gompa. After completing the 3-4hr trek, you'll be surrounded by a jaw-dropping panorama of some of the majestic peaks in the region. The area mostly inhabited by Sherpa tribe. Overnights stay at Kyanjin.
Leaving Kyanjin, you'll make a hike towards Tserko RI. Often referred to as Tserko RI, you may need to walk almost five hours from Kyanjin Gompa to reach Tserko RI. You'll follow the trail north and take a detour to the left. A steep climb for 10 minutes will bring you to the top of Tserko RI from where you can enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains including mountains located inside Tibet. Afterward, you'll head down to Kyanjin Gompa for the overnight stay.
Today, you'll retrace your path and make your way back to Langtang Village. You'll begin trekking along the snow moraines to reach Langtang village. After a hot lunch, you'll make your way back to Lama Hotel via Mundu and Ghoda Tabela. Going down the trail you will catch the magnificent sight of Langtang Lirung. You'll cross the lush Bamboo forest, pine, and Cyprus trees en route to Lama Hotel.
Leaving Lama Hotel, you'll begin walking northeast towards Syabru village. It may take almost 5hr to traverse along the forests path and past Tamang villages to arrive at Thulo Syabru. You'll cross Bamboo village en route. At Bamboo, you can enjoy a hot meal before trekking towards Thulo Syabru. The trek is fairly easy and may will the beautiful sight of the Langtang Valley.
Leaving Thulo Syabru, you'll begin ascending uphill and make way towards Sing Gompa (3250m). You'll walk past some of the traditional villages namely Foprang Danda and Dursagang en route. The villages will offer a unique insight into the life of locals. You can also catch magnificent views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal on the way. The path gently rises before reaching the flats leading to Sing Gompa. At Sing Gompa, you can witness the ancient Bon-Po monastery along with visiting the local cheese factory.
After exploring the Sing Gumba, you'll begin making way towards Gosainkunda Lake through the rugged terrain. You'll walk past grasslands and rocky terrain to reach the holy site that boasts of dozens of oligotrophic lakes. Along with Gosainkunda Lake, you'll find Saraswatikunda, Bhairab Kunda, and many other smaller lakes. The site is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Once at the site, you can explore the surroundings and enjoy the magnificent view of the lake from the hilltop in a distance. The lake remains inaccessible during winter mainly because it remains frozen. You can avoid visiting the place in winter.
Leaving the holy site of Gosainkunda, you'll begin trekking towards Ghopte. It may last 6-8hr following a 300m ascent and 1320m descent towards Ghopte. You'll walk along the rocky terrain and glacier moraines towards Lauribinayak La Pass. A gentle hike to the top will offer amazing scenery of Langtang Himal, Naya Kanga, Surya Peak, and the magnificent Dorje Lakpa (6966m). You'll walk downhill to reach Phedi village before heading towards Ghopte.
You'll be trekking through the rich Tamang Heritage Trail. Also known as the birthplace of indigenous Tamang inhabitants, you'll walk past many rich Tamang settlements before reaching Thadepati Pass. The trek may last only a few hours and you will encounter numerous detours before reaching the quaint village of Thadepati. You'll walk past rich oak and rhododendron forests en route.
You'll follow the northern end of the village and head steeply down into a ravine. You'll walk past large firs, oaks, and rhododendron forests to arrive at the Chyandi Khola. After crossing the bridge, you'll continue ascending towards the traditionally rich Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaon. You can spend the day exploring Melamchi Gaon and witness the rich fields of barley, corn, and potatoes. You can also visit the nearby Tibetan Gumba that is decorated by prayer flags, brightly painted walls, and a statue of Guru Rimpoche.
Leaving Melamchi Gaon, you'll head towards Tarkeghyang village. The trail drops through the lush bamboo forests towards a bamboo teashop at 2360 meters. The trail further drops towards the fields beside the Melamchi River. After crossing the suspension bridge, you'll begin climbing the trail towards Tarke Gyang, also the largest village in the Helambu region. In the evening, you can visit Tarke Gyang.
Leaving Tarke Gyang, you'll make your way towards the pretty Sherpa village of Ganyul. The inhabitants of the village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, also the national religion of Bhutan. The trail drops over a ridge and starts climbing through deep forests. You'll walk past a large Gompa at Chumik before heading down towards Sermathang village.
Leaving Sermathang, you'll follow the ridge down to Melamchi Bazaar. You'll make a descent of almost 1730 meters. You'll walk past traditional settlements of Niggle, Gyalsha, and Raithani Gyang and through lush pine forests to reach Kakani. From here, you'll begin entering the lowlands inhabited mostly by Brahmans and Chhetri. You'll hike towards Dubhachaur and continuing along the trail to reach Melamchi Bazaar.
From Melamchi Pul, you'll catch a commute back to Kathmandu. You'll drive for almost five hours through the gravel and bumpy path up to reach Lami Danda. From here, you'll follow a pitched road Dhulikhel and Banepa to reach Kathmandu.
Bidding adieu to Kathmandu, you'll leave for home. We'll drive you towards Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 2 hours early so to avoid any traffic delays or hassles which are common during office hour in Kathmandu.
Nepal is not just famous for its mountains and cultural sites; the country also boasts varieties of delicious cuisines.
The most popular food in Nepal is the Khana set which consists of dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), Tarkari (vegetables), and chutney (picked curry). Another famous dish that you can try out is Momo (meat-filled dumplings). In the cities, you can also choose from a wide range of cuisines.
While trekking, there are ample teahouses along the way where you can savor the local delicacies. The teahouses have a local and western food menu which includes a Khana set (Dal Bhat), porridge, soup, instant noodles, oatmeal, bread, eggs, and many more options.
Trek to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Helambu, you will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at a 4-star hotel- Hotel Shankar or similar and 15 nights best available teahouse during the trek. Accommodations in Kathmandu, and on the path area unit are enclosed within the package price.
Trekking in the Langtang region in a "lodge" also known as Tea-House from the early days, which is a typical local inn with minimum western facilities due to harsh terrain, high elevation, and extreme cold conditions. The room has thin walls and is not insulated. Most rooms have two beds with tables in between. The teahouse provides mattresses, pillows, and blankets. You will be staying at the simplest available teahouses while trekking. There is travel by local families & mountain communities. Your room will have an attached bathroom and a hot shower at syabrubeshi. At higher altitudes, only basic facilities are going to be available at the lodge- Wi-Fi service, clean air-conditioned rooms, shared clean bathrooms (western-style toilet), a restaurant, an eating place, and a bar. You would like to pay extra for using Wi-Fi, and electronic devices. You can carry toilet paper rolls. Most teahouses do not have toilet paper in the bathroom.
We arrange the accommodation on a twin-sharing basis. If traveling solo, you will get to share a room with a traveler of the same gender. If you would like to get a single room will be available on request, added cost. While trekking, it's possible to get a single room in Kathmandu at and lower altitude on trekking. At higher altitude, there are a few lodges that accommodate many trekkers and a single room is not available during the picking season.