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Treks & Expedition

Helambu Gosaikunda Trek

Duration
7 days
Max. Elevation
3870m
Group size
Min 1+
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Best Season
Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV, Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
Accomodation
2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu. Lodge (Tea house) Accommodation during Trek
Meals
3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
{ Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisopani - Kutumsang - Tharepati Pass - Ghopte - Gosainkunda - Gosainkunda - Sing Gompa - Dhunche - Kathmandu }

Highlights

Overview

Helambu Gosainkunda Trek is famous for its own natural beauty, wonderful climate and magnificent views of the snowy mountains. Trekkers love to do Helambu Gosainkunda Trek because it is less crowded even in peak season. The main season is spring and autumn.
 
The main inhabitants of the Helambu valley are Sherpas and Tamangs, whose culture is similar to by Tibetan culture. Gosainkunda at 4300m is a high-altitude lake which is covered by snow during winter.
 
This trek offers variety of natural scenery and experience of jungle walk. This trekking region is also famous for sub-alpine vegetation and wildlife such as, Birds, Deer, Monkey and Thars.

Important Note

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5-star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in. 

Trip Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then take an uphill walk to Chisapani. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka which is inhabited by Tamang. The route then goes down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani (2300m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

1350m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about six and half hours. The trail descends from Chisapani and continues to descend through Pathi Bhanjyang until Gul Bhanjyang. The trail then climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2446m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Kutumsang to Ghopte via Magen Goth (3514m.) and Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about 7 hours. The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge and offers views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trail then descends to Magen Goth. You will reach Tharepati consisting of a few Goths and lodges. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3650m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Ghopte to Gosainkunda (4361m.) takes approximately seven hours. The trail ascends through the meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees and up to Phedi (3500m.) The trail continues to ascend beside a stream through alpine trees. The trail then is bit rough and crosses moraines but it is well marked with rock cairns. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

4361m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari takes about four and half hours. The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribinayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3250m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2030m.) takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants all around until you cross a suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now, the path stretches at a flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche. It is a small town and the headquarters of Rasuwa district. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2030m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus. It takes about five hours. It's a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
    • Accommodation in Lodge during the trek
    • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Insurance and equipment for guide and porters
    • First aid kit
    • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)
    • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
    • Souvenir

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses
    • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Helambu – Gosainkunda – Langtang Trek

We did the Helambu –Gosainkunda – Langtang trek. The trek itself was very good, hard physical work but very rewarding, especially the views on the pass and the Cherco Ri. Our guide Santosh could tell a lot about the region and its history. We had lot of fun! It was my first in the mountains of Nepal and I loved it! It was hard work but afterwards it was all worth it. We had a lot of fun with our guide Santosh and our porter Ashok. We were well taken care of with the food and our wished to sleep sometimes in another lodge than planned. So I would really recommend the trip and this organization and guide !

J
Joost and Verena
Netherlands

Equipment List

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.

General Items

Daypack, Rucksack, sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)

Clothing Items

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/waterproof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff  

Sun-worn Items

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets

Headlamp, Flashlight, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries), 

Liquid/Snacks

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials

First Aid Kit

Optional

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocketknife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.

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