Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek - 17 Days

At a Glance
Duration17 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude4,610 meter
Group Size1+ Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
Meal(B/L/D)
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeMar-May, Sep-Dec

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is an adventurous trekking program near Kathmandu. It is a challenging trek and rewards exceptional mountain views. If you are in search of a close trekking region from Kathmandu, which is not crowded and offers pristine nature, then the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 17 days is a great option.

On this trek, you will traverse the Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park. From the beautiful Langtang region, the trail extends to the unspoiled Helambu region. In between the trek, get to see the lifestyle of the Tamang and Hyolmo communities and come across diverse flora and fauna. The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is a superb journey packed with adventure, cultural encounters, and beautiful nature.

Highlights

  • An adventure trek in the Langtang region with a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters
  • Trek within the Langtang National Park, home to numerous flora and fauna
  • The trail goes through dense forests, alpine meadows, and ridges
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges on the way and trek past beautiful waterfalls
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa and visit a local yak cheese factory
  • Trek to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and cross theLaurebina La pass
  • Meet with communities like Tamang and Hyolmo
  • Get to see their lifestyle and traditions
  • Enter the Shivapuri National Park after crossing the pass

What to expect during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 17 days?

On this trek, you will travel north of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The trek begins from Syabrubesi, and you will trek to Langtang Valley. The trail goes through dense forests and villages like Lama Hotel (2,350 m/7,710 ft), Langtang Village (3,307 m/10,850 ft), and Kyanjin Gompa (3,749 m/12,300 ft). Tserko Ri (5,033 m/16,512 ft) is the highest point you will touch in Langtang Valley.

After that, you will return to the Lama Hotel and trek from here to Gosaikunda Lake. This part of the trail is steep and rocky. You have to be extra careful. At Gosaikunda Lake (4,381 m/14,373 ft), spend the night and immerse yourself in the cultural richness of this region. Further, continue to Laurebina La pass (4,609 m/15,121 ft) and descend to Ghopte Odar (3,566 m/11,699 ft).

Now, you will be trekking in the Helambu region. The trail ascends and descends via many terraced farms, beautiful villages, and dense forests. You will trek via several bhanjyangs (ridges). Spend nights in Kutumsang (2,445 m/8,021 ft), Gul Bhanjyang (2,125 m/6,972 ft), and Chisapani (2,195 m/7,210 ft). The trek ends in Sundarijal, and from here, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

Along the way, you may see wildlife like red pandas, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopards, Ghoral, serow, Daphne, and many more. However, it is rare to come across animals on the trekking routes. The landscapes change throughout the trek. Similarly, witness mountains like Shishapangma (8,027 m/26,335 ft), Langshisha Ri (6,427 m/21,086 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Gangchempo (6,387 m/20,925 ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), etc.

Tamang and Hyolom communities

One of the major highlights of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is the Tamang and Hyolmo communities. The Langtang region is predominantly inhabited by the Tamangs. They are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans. Their culture, norms, values, language, etc match a lot with them.

Likewise, the Hyolmo community, also known as Yolmopa, are the natives of the Helambu region. They also follow Tibetan Buddhism and incorporate elements of animism and paganism. They are the followers of the Bon religion and also Tibetan Buddhism.

Who can do the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking?

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is for fit individuals. Beginner trekkers will find this trek quite challenging. Proper preparations are needed for a smooth trekking experience. If you have done treks like Ghorepani Poon Hill or Everest View, you can do the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 17 days. It is recommended to have some sort of previous trekking experience or high-altitude experience.

How to prepare for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek?

To prepare for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek, exercise regularly. Start with cardio and light walking. Gradually increase the intensity and incorporate strength training. Go on some day hikes as well. Your main focus should be increasing your core strength and improving stamina. You should keep at least 2 to 4 weeks to train yourself physically and mentally for the trip.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek packing

You will need the following things for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek:

  • Clothes- underwear, normal t-shirts/pants, thermal layer, windbreaker jacket/pant, raincoat, fleece top/bottom, down jacket, dry towel, gloves, scarf, sunhat, beanie, socks, trekking boots, normal slipper/crocs, etc
  • Gear and miscellaneous items- trekking poles, sleeping bag, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, torch, travelers knife, adapter, power bank, spare batteries, journal, snacks, Nepali cash, travel visa, passport, passport sized photos, trek permits, etc
  • Toiletries and first aid- wet tissues, toilet paper, SPF, lip balm, moisturizer, toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, comb, small mirror, deodorant, band-aid, general medicines, Diamox, pain reliever, etc

Are you ready for the trek?

If you are ready to embark on your dream adventure in the Himalayas, it is the ideal time to book the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. Our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 2024 to 2025 bookings are open. If you have any questions regarding our short Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek package or wish to customize the itinerary, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or What's App us at 977-9851229400.

Why do the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek with Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

Our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek itinerary is well-curated, keeping acclimatization in mind. This itinerary allows you to enjoy nature and adventure. You will get the best Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek price, native guide, and top-notch services with us. Our expert and reliable team will make all the arrangements for your trip to Nepal.

We are one of the oldest trekking companies in Nepal, with a fantastic reputation and client satisfaction rate. Our teams are professionals and know how to organize trips. In addition to that, we also take care of our footprints and impact during the trek. With us, you will travel sustainably while supporting the local communities.