Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 20
  • Max Elevation: 20
Highlights
  • A scenic drive via country topography from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Spectacular moderate walk via Lush rhododendron and diverse vegetations
  • Rhythmic and crystal clear Langtang River
  • Core wilderness into the Langtang Langtang National Park
  • Mesmerizing high pastures and meadows
  • Experience of diverse species of flora and faunas in Langtang National Park
  • Holy stone inscriptions, manis, prayer flags and monasteries
  • Organic cheese factories
  • Giant glaciers and mountain peaks include Langtang, Lirung and other alluring mountain summits
  • Friendly Tamang people and their rich culture

Undertake Langtang  Gosaikunda pass Helambu trek, a popular and considered to be a moderate trekking trail among other trekking trails in Langtang region which encompasses three different wonderful trekking destinations include Helambu, Gosainkunda, and Langtang Valley. All these three destinations offer the trekkers incredible experience of natural and cultural magnificence. Celebrate a spectacular walk along astounding trails via lush forest and  melodious Langtang river. This trek is very popular among the people who are looking forward to do moderate adventure exploring entire Langtang region.  The spectacular Langtang Valley creates an opportunity to capture , probably, the most fabulous mountain summits and glaciers. Gosainkunda offers spiritual journey within and Helambu is a traditional Tamang settlement which is also a popular viewpoint to see Langtang and Rolwaling  Himalayan range.

Since Heleambu the nearest trekking destination from the kathmandu, Helambu has always been a remarkable tourists hub for those who are wishing a short  hill-hiking  experience near Kathmandu witnessing  fabulous Mountain summits .Similarly, Gosainkunda, considered a holy lake in Langtang region , and a popular pilgrimage site to both Hindu and Buddhist, lets you experience the flavor of spiritual pilgrimage in the mountain along with the serene and frozen lakes. Especially, Hindus believe that the incarnation of God Shiva is there in the middle of the lake in the form of a large rock. A special religious fair is held once a year in Gosainkunda and thousands of devotees from both Nepal and India go to take holy bath believing to wash out all sins we have committed so far in the life. In fact, Gosainkunda Pass Helambu Trek is not only popular among the international tourist; it is also a famous trekking trip among domestic trekkers and pilgrims.

We will begin our trek from Sybarubesi after we drive for 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu. As the trail ascends, your will start to enjoy the serenity in Langtang National Park. Also, experience some rare  species of wildlife and birds in the Langtang National Park. Enjoying local taste of foods and mountain teahouse accommodation, we arrive at spectacular Langtang Valley. If you want a further walk, trek to Kyanji Gumba, otherwise, trek down along the same trail and shift your trek to Gosainkunda. This holy lake in the lap of the mountain, Gosainkunda, has religious importance. God Shiva is worshipped here and people take holy bath. Cross Gosainkunda Pass, arrive at Helambu which is closer to Kathmandu, explore Tamang cultural heritages and capture some magnificent mountain panorama and drive back to Kathmandu.

Trekkers do not require highest level of trekking stamina and technical skills of trekking for Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Helambu Trek. However, prior skills of hiking or trekking will always be an asset to this trek. The best time of the year for Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Helambu Trek is Autumn( Sep-Nov).

Itinerary

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Day 01: Pick Up From The Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Our Magic Expedition representative will receive you at the airport. Our representative will be the right opposite to the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition). You will be greeted and then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from Kathmandu airport to the hotel. Sometimes, you may get heavy traffic on the way to Thamel. There also may some hassles like offering a taxi or hotel or something like that. Please, do not go with them. And sometimes, on international flight, you may miss your luggage. Be very careful. We believe these things will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport, and a copy of travel insurance. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • kathmandu
  • 1400m

Today, we will take you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site including Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. This is a guided sightseeing tour within the Kathmandu Valley. This sightseeing tour begins after breakfast. You will have lunch somewhere during the tour in the afternoon as suggested by the guide. So, you’d better have some money, preferably Nepali currency during this tour. For the whole day, you will be exploring the major highlights of Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages. Actually, some of the heritages were destroyed by the April-2015 Earthquake and they are still on the way to renovation. The tour, normally, ends at around 4 pm. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Today, you will drive for 8-9 hours till you get Syabrubesi. You are going to use a local bus for this drive since there is no tourist bus running in this trail. You can escape the local bus by using a private jeep or van but for this, you have to pay some extra. Till the place called Trishuli, then you will get a country rough road up to Syabribesi. This is a scenic drive through the scenic mountains. In fair weather, you can see an astounding view of the mountains including Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. Overnight at the local guesthouse at Syabribesi.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Syabru Besi
  • 1460m

The trek, today, begins after breakfast. The trail follows along Langtang Khola (river). After you cross the bridge of LangtangKhola, your trails ascend through oaks and rhododendron till you get Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2470m

Still, the trail ascends through lush and green meadows via DhodaTabela, and as you further ascend you begin to experience Buddhist Monasteries and prayer flags along with mountain views in the skyline. After you pass the settlements inhabited by herders, you will finally get beautiful village Langtang Village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake from where you can view magnificent Lantang Panorama. Overnight at Langtang Village.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Langtang Village
  • 3430m

Today, you experience prayer wheels, chortens, and inscriptions on stone and water mills on the trail. Buddhist Shrine and holy monasteries are major highlights of today’s trekking. Overnight at KyanjinGumba.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kyanjin Gumba
  • 3870m

You will further explore KyanjinGumba. KyanjingGumba is popular for Buddhist shrines and monasteries encircled by fabulous Mountain View. Relax in the afternoon. Overnight at KyanjingGumba

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kyanjin Gumba
  • 3870m

Today, we walk all the way down to Lama Hotel following the same trail from KyanjingGumba. Trekkers, still, enjoy this delightful walk via the lush forest and the high pasturelands. The Langtang river will be with you all way to Lama Hotel. You can explore more about the local Tamang people and their culture on today’s trip. Overnight at local guesthouse in Lama Hotel.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2470m

First, we ascend to Rimche village. Then, we descend to Langtang Khola. Your further hiking takes you to Bamboo. Now, you will follow the trail  that passes via Pahare hotel and a natural waterfall and eventually, you will get to ThuloSyabru. Overnight at ThuloSyabru.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thulo Shyapru
  • 2250m

This is shorter hiking than other days. You will gradually ascend up in the altitude. This gradual hiking up to the altitude helps you to acclimatize. On the trail, you will get Garta Village and Phulung monastery before you get SingGompa. Overnight at Singgompa.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Sing Gumba
  • 3330m

Today’s trek makes a shift to Gosainkunda, a holy lake. Actually, trekkers will have a fabulous experience with incredible mountain views including Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang on the way. The more the trekkers ascend, the more they begin to experience holy lakes into the lap of mountains. Most importantly, Gosainkunda is one of the most sought pilgrimage sites in the Langtang region in Nepal by both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Every year, on the full moon day of August, hundreds of pilgrims visit Gosainkunda lake for a holy bath believing that they can wash out the sins. People believe that there is a huge rock In the middle of the lake which is regarded to be the shrine of god Shiva. After we walk around Gosainkunda Lake and the settlements, we stay at a local guesthouse in Gosainkunda.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gosaikunda Lake
  • 4380m

Initially, we have an ascent along the rocky ridge which later turns to be snowy trail if it is the winter. Now, we are at Gosinkunda Pass which offer some breathtaking mountain views and We also experience some fresh snow under our feet which will be a marvelous moment in Gosainkunda Pass. Next, you pass the Surya Kunda and begin to walk towards Helambu Region. The trails is steep and rough all the way till you get ThadepatiBhanjyang..Overnight at Ghopte.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thadepati Bhanjyang
  • 3690m

Still, you will continue the rocky trail along the mountain terrains. The long and steep trail sometimes makes you tired today. However, the traditional settlements throughout the today’s trail in the Helambu region will amazingly delight you. On the trail, you will witness some fabulous mountain views including JugalHimal, Ganesh Himal, and Manasalu. This trek via traditional ethnic settlements and greenery will be an incredible experience today.(Overnight at Kutumsang)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kutumsang
  • 2470m

After your breakfast, we begin our hiking today towards from Kutumsang to Chisapani. The entire trail today is descent except for the ending section when we are arriving at Chisapani. Initially, you will hike all the way down till you get a motorable road, and then, you finally will climb up to get Chisapni. Chisapani is a popular vantage point to capture snow-fed peaks to the north including Langtang, Everest, Annapurna, and Manaslu ranges. Overnight at a local lodge at Chisapani.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chisapani
  • 2165m

This will be a spectacular walk via lush rhododendron forest and other plants. The forest is protected by Shivapuri National Park. First, you will climb up to the top of the hill through green forest and then the trails descend down till you get Sundarijal. Before you get Sundarijal village, you pass Mulkharka and also, you will see the Reservoir of drinking water leading to Kathmandu valley and finally, you will get a bus or van to get your hotel. In the evening, you will have a goodbye dinner.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1310m

According to your flight schedule, we drop you to the airport for your onward flight or you can begin another trip.

  • BF
  • Non
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation during trek in hotel/guesthouse
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and Private Vehicle
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide),and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International air fare.
  • Entrance fee of city tour
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Any additional and alcoholic drink during trekking.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Useful Info

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

Tea house trekking:

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Carrying my stuff when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

  1. Drinking boiled water from teahouses.

  2. Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.

  3. Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.

How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:

  1. All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
  2. Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
  3. Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11

What is your cancellation policy:

  • If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance with the following schedule:
  • 75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 15 days prior to the original departure date.
  • 50% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
  • 0% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
  • Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.