Langtang Valley trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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Trip Overview

The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek combines the experience of visiting the holy Gosainkunda Lake and observing the amazing views of the Himalayas into a single context. During this combo trek, you will pass through the lush and verdant rhododendron and bamboo woods spotting rare species of animals in their natural habitat, like the Red Panda, and see magnificent waterfalls that adorn the terrains like a masterpiece painting by an omnipotent being and get rewarded by the wonderful views of the snow topped peaks. The lake at Gosainkunda is holy to both Buddhists and Hindus and is especially visited in August each year by many pilgrims. The Lake also has significance in the religious context to the Hindus as they believe that the lake was created by Lord Shiva when he struck his trident in the mountain to drink from the mountain’s glaciers to quench his thirst after swallowing a poison that was threatening to destroy the world.

To begin the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek, we will drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (6-7 hours) and traverse along the ebullient Bhote Koshi River. On the way, we may see wild animals like monkeys and red pandas in the woods as the trek allows us to trudge through acreages of rich verdant vegetations. We will also pass destinations like the Gumanechok, the Ghoda Tabela and the Mundu Langtang village before reaching the beautifully pious quintessence of the Kyanjin Gompa. At Kyanjin Gompa, we can notice the way of life of enthusiastic Buddhist monks who carry out rituals in the striking Monastery. We will also enjoy a short hike to the Kyanjin RI (4773m) which bestows prominent views of Mt Gyangchempo, Mt. Langtang Lirung, the Ganjala Peak and many more. As part of an acclimatization process, we will hike to Chorkari RI (5050m) with its mesmerizing vistas of the Langshisa RI (6,810 m), Ganjala peak, Langtang Lirung (7,244m), Gyangchempo (6,888 m) and more.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek package is designed by us keeping the satisfaction of our customers in mind as a priority. As an important part of the trek, we will also walk passing through alpine sceneries of environment to reach Gosainkunda (4300m) where we will see the sights around the Lakes. At Gosainkunda, a number of shimmering lakes appears which is believed to have been created by Hindu God- Lord Shiva with his trident. Traversing Laurebinayak pass (4,610m) the views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and a lot of other snow-capped peaks will greet us, along with the natural prudency of the terrains.

Escape Himalaya provides an excellent rendering of services to its customers and we make sure that our customers are getting the optimal context on their trekking journeys. The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek package is designed carefully, keeping the satisfaction of our customers in mind, and at the same time, the package also incorporates all of the beautiful natural and cultural quintessence of the Langtang Region in a relatively short amount of time. Come join us in this ravishing adventure where you can experience aesthetically pleasing magnificence of the mountains, alluring natural winsomeness and have a closer look at the culture, lifestyle and traditions of the people in the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek Package. We also have alternatives for trekking in the Langtang Region with our Langtang Valley Trek that allows you trekking in the beautiful valley of the region. The Tamang Heritage Trail lets you excurse through the settlements of the local people and observe their traditions and cultures up close. You can also opt for a customized itinerary as well if you wish to do so.

Cost Includes

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment.  Accident insurance for all staff
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Escape Himalaya  trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Langtang National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Cost Excludes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers


    Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

    Our airport representative from Escape Himalaya will be waiting for you to welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Then, you will be transferred you to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 02 Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462m/4,795ft), Duration: 7 hours

    On this day, we will drive from Kathmandu along the north-western hills and while doing so, will be greeted with marvelous and massive Himalayan sights. We can also observe brief sights of the way of life of the people, passing all the way from side to side with different rustic and prim villages. We will also pass by the village called Dhunche, and drive to Syabrubesi. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 03 Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft), Duration: 5 hour

    From Syabrubesi, we will traverse the jovial Bhote Koshi River and keep on walking along the Langtang River. We will also steadily go up to Bamboo and move to Ramche- situated 2400m high and lying at the Langtang River’s bank. While trekking, we may see wild monkeys and occasional glimpse of the elusive Red Pandas in their natural habitat of the forests. We will then finally reach the Lama Hotel walking for around five hours. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 04 Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,550m/11,645ft), Duration: 5-6 hours

    We will walk ahead from the Lama Hotel to reach Mundu on this fourth day of our trek. We will be passing the villages of Gumanechok and the Ghoda Tabela on the way. “Ghoda Tabela” in Nepali language means “the Horse Stable”. We will then gradually move to Mundu, a small settlement where we will stay overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 05 Mundu to Kyanjing RI (4,773m/15,655ft) and back to Kyanjing Gompa (3,798m/12,495ft), Duration: 7-8 hours

    We will walk ahead from Mundu on this day. Then, moving across the Laja Khola, we will make way through a moraine to a picturesque viewpoint where you can observe the serenity of the Kyanjin Gompa. We will also have a short hike to Kyanjin RI located 4773m high, which bestows striking views of Mt Gyangchempo, Mt. Langtang Lirung and many more peaks. Then, we will return to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 06 Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and climb Chorkari RI (5,050m/16,564ft), Duration: 7 hours

    In order to avoid altitude sickness, today we will rest in Kyanjin Gompa on this day. We will also travel around the region. Then, we will be walking up to the Chorkari RI lying at the elevation of 5050m just at the back the Langtang Village. There, we will get to see the incredible ice walls and breathtaking vista of the entire Langtang Himalaya range, including Langshisa RI (6,810 m), Ganjala peak, Langtang Lirung (7,244m), Gyangchempo (6,888 m) and more. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 07 Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft), Duration: 5-6 hours

    We will walk and make our way back to the Lama Hotel from Kyanjin Gompa after witnessing awesome sights. We will be trekking on a descending path and are likely to notice fantastic views of soaring peaks before we reach the Lama Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 08 Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2,235m/ 7,330ft), Duration: 5-6 hours

    We will be descending from the Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru taking around 6 hours of time. We will descend from the Lama Hotel to a river and then traverse across the river to Thulo Syabru. Enthralling views of the Langtang Himal and several other peaks come into sight along the trail. We will also walk through pine and Juniper woods. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 09 Thulo Syabru- Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft), Duration: 3-5 hours

    We will trek for around 3 to 5 hours to reach Shin Gompa from Thulo Syabru on this day. We have to follow the path from Thulo Syabru to reach the Foprang Danda- set at the altitude of 3200m.We will walk on a steep path passing all the way through Dursagang. We will be then accompanied by amazing views of the Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himal. On the way, we will also pass the wooded areas of oak, fir and hemlock trees. Climbing for some time, we will finally reach the Shin Gompa lying at 3330m. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 10 Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,300m/14,104ft), Duration: 5-6 hours

    We will climb further from Shin Gompa today. This is one of the most significant of days in the trekking trip. Passing through wooded areas of rhododendron trees, we will reach Laurebinayak from Shin Gompa, spotting rare exotic animals like the Red Panda in their natural protected habitat of the forest. Then, we will ascend further on a wider path all the way through alpine sceneries to get to Gosainkunda set at the elevation of 4300m, where we will explore around the Lakes. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 11 Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,430m/11,250ft) via Laurebinayak Yak pass (4,610m/15,120ft), Duration: 6 hours

    We will walk ahead from Gosainkunda and ascend through a rough country with rugged uneven terrain and pass by four more cerulean lakes before reaching Laurebinayak Yak pass (4,610m), which is the highest point of this trek. The fantastic views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and a lot of other snow-capped peaks are absolutely alluring. Experiencing this awesome part of the trek, we will walk down to Ghopte. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 12 Ghopte to Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft), Duration: 6-7 hours

    Passing through forested areas, we will climb along a dry river-bed before reaching Kharka, the area encircled by rhododendron woods blossoming vibrantly to provide a contrast to the amethyst terra firma. We will also pass by the Thare Pati village. Then, ascending to an edge over the village, we shall be presented by Jugal views that come into sight. Passing the village, we will also walk through more forests and move down to the Melamchi River. We will follow Melamchi River to reach Malemchigaon. It is full of Sherpa people. Here you can also learn a little about the Sherpa culture. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 13 Malemchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,495ft), Duration: 5-7 hours

    We will also walk downhill to go transverse through the Melamchi River. From here, we will ascend steadily to Tarkeghyang. We will also pass by Sherpa settlements along the trail. Tarkeghyang, situated 2743m high, is an arresting Sherpa village encompassing one of the largest and oldest monasteries. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 14 Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,610m/8,560ft), Duration: 3-4 hours

    We will trek further from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang and pass by forests, waterfalls and streams. The path also moves to Gangyul, a Sherpa settlement from where we will stroll to Shermathang. At Shermathang, we can visit a Buddhist monastery situated at the top of the village and walk around to know about the culture. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 15 Shermathang- Melamchi - Pul Bazaar – Kathmandu, Duration: 3-4 hour’s hike and 2 hours’ drive

    We will have a short walk to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar, passing by several Sherpa villages on this day. As we get to Melamchi Pul Bazaar after walking for roughly 4 hours, we will drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

    Day 16 Farewell

    Today marks the end-day for the trekking trip. You will be escorted by one of our Escape Himalaya representative to the airport from where you will depart.


Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the country and I am so glad that I was able to do the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek with my wife recently on March. Going with Escape Himalaya proved to be a wholesome affair as Arun took good care of us as our guide. March was a pleasant month and luckily, the trail was full of blooming rhododendron flowers and the distant view of the Langtang Lirung Mountain was such a heavenly sight! We were given nice accomodations to stay at and the meals and the transportation were perfectly arranged by Escape Himalaya team. We had a nice enough porter as well, who was very hardworking. The view from Kyanjin Gompa was also the best scenes throughout the trek, and then when the day finally came for us to trek to the Gosainkunda Lakes, all of our excitement was well-fed as the lakes were one of the most alluring natural sites we had the pleasure of visiting in the trekking journey. Escape Himalaya is the best travel agency, exactly the right service oriented travel agency we were looking for! Everyone at the agency were amazing and made the trip the best!

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