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Gosaikunda Helambu Trek-8 days Gosaikunda Helambu Hike

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek-8 days Gosaikunda Helambu hike is a spectacular trekking to Gosaikunda lake and Helambu Valley in Nepal. Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is to the north of Kathmandu Valley offers an amazing views of the Himalayas. It is stretching a distance of 80 km in Langtang National Park between Syabrubesi and Sundarijal. It is a less crowded trek compare to other Langtang Treks. It is also famous for its natural and cultural beauty. The moderately difficulty Gosaikunda Helambu trek is an ideal trek for family with Children, Seniors and adults solo and small group trekkers. The Gosaikunda Helambu tea house trek begins either from Dhunche and Syabrubesi and trek passing by lush forests, quaint villages and lakes. So, to enjoy a abundant wildlife and astounding views of high Himalayas during the trek.The varieties of flora and fauna, lifestyles and cultures of different people is a wonderful part of Gosaikunda Helambu Trek. Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to book and know about 8-day Gosaikunda Helambu Trek cost from $470-$840 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Trek Duration: 8 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Sep to Mar, Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m

Trek Cost: USD 470-USD 840

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Jeep

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is 8 days low budget Langtang trek Nepal.

  • Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
  • 8 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Essential Trek Info
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Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is best treks in Nepal which combines both Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Trek.You will see few trekkers in comparison to Everest and Annapurna Trek. The trek is worth everything as it includes Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Valley. This is one of the most popular short trek routes in Nepal as it is easily accessible from Kathmandu, and has a great climate. Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers an opportunity to get freedom in life. Thousands of Hindus and Buddhists visit Gosaikunda Lake in the full moon festival in mid-August to worship Shiva.

You will get a wide range of cultures and breathtaking sceneries en route along with a glance of some Himalayan wild animals like mountain goats, deer, red pandas and numerous species of birds. The 8 day trekking around Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu is suitable for all adventure seekers. Helambu Trek is well known for wonderful Helambu Valley, and also the mountain such as Langtang and Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Yala Peak, Annapurna ranges, Langtang Lirung and other mighty peaks.

You will walk through Himalayan passes, pristine valley and diverse culture.You will come across splendid frozen lakes, beautifully woven Sherpa and Tamang hamlets, vibrant rhododendron shrubs, exotic orchids, wildlife and many other eyes soothing landscapes. You will also witness the magnificent view stretching from Dhaulagiri to Mt. Everest, the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyanjin Gompa, while the mountain views are genuinely inspiring.

8 days Gosaikunda Helambu Trek gives you an experience of Yolmo culture, the mountain vistas of high mountains and watch enthralled as the farmers farming in the fields using hand made tools and teams of water buffalo. Gosainkunda Helambu Trek is famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate and lies north of the Kathmandu Valley across Laurebinayak Pass at an altitude of 4620 m.

Day 1: Kathmandu -Dhunche (1960m, 6 hours).
Drive to Dhunche (1960m) by bus takes 6 hours, a scenic drive through Nepalese country sides pass through villages, rivers with an amazing view of Himalayan peaks like Lantang and Ganesh Himal. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 2: Trek to Thulo Syabru Village (2200m, 5/6 hours)
Trek to Thulo Syabru (2200m), the biggest ethnic Tamang village in the region. We can see the stone topped local houses with Buddhist holy flags, excellant views of Langtang Lirung and Tibetan mountain range. It takes 5 hours walk.
Day 3: Sybru Village to Sing Gompa (3210m)
Passing Schools and gompas the trail ascent through the forest of hemlock and oak until trail Dursagang (2660m). Then the trail gradually ascent through forest Sing Gompa. Sing Gompa is popular for Yak cheese factory and Buddhist monastery.
Day 4: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m)
The trail climbs gradually up to Lauirbina Yak (3920m). From Lauirbina Yak, you can see panoramic mountain views of Nepal and Tibet Himalayan range. Then continue trek up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda and Bhairav Kunda and reach to Gosaikund.
Day 5: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m)
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake and passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina pass (4610m15120ft). The trail descends to Phedi (3740m). We continue trek to Ghopte with following up and down trail.
Day 6: Ghopte to Kutumsang(2621m)
From Ghopte, the trail ascent from and again trail ascent to Tharepati. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the beautiful mountain views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa range on its way to Kutumsang (2450m).
Day 7: Kutumsang to Chisopani(2194m)
The trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. And again trail ascent until Thodang Betini and we continue trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and exploring a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani.
Day 8: Chisopani to Kathmandu via Sundarijal.
The route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After we trek down to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you can see spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest to Sundarijal. And we drive back to Kathmandu by car.

Cost Includes

  • Bus transfer – Kathmandu/Dhunche/Chisopani/ Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during trek
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner each day on trek 
  • Trekking Permit –National Park fee and TIM’s card
  • English speaking guide and all his expenses like insurance, meals, accomodation, salary, and transportation.
  • All Government Taxes and Company service charges
Cost Not Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel accommodation and meals- lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kind of drinks – coke, mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter for carrying backpack.
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry,hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Packing List
We would recommend to pack pretty light and managed to wash most of your clothes each afternoon/night for the first half of the trip. In the latter stages of the trip, it is pretty cold. There is no real need for multiple outfits.This is just a guide and it work quite well. sleeping bag is necessary as there are blankets in each guesthouse.
1 pair of pants that maybe convert to shorts
1 pair of shorts
1 Warm or thicker pair of hiking pants
1 Long sleeve quick-dry shirt
1 Long-sleeve thermal shirt
2 Short-sleeve t-shirts
1 Thermal long underwear
4 pairs of quick-dry underwear
1 Lightweight down jacket
1 Heavy-duty summit down jacket
1 Beanie
1 Cap
1 Sunglasses
1 Neck Buff
1 pair of Gloves
1 pair of Hiking boots
1 Head torch
1 pair of warm summit socks
2-3 pairs of regular socks
1 Sunscreen
1 pair of trekking poles
1 Water filter
1 Power bank
1 Poncho/rain coat

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is compulsory for Langtang Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs. 

Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.

Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek. 

Trip Extension
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.

Money Matter
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.

Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek accept only Nepalese currency.

Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.

Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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