Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek - 17 Days

Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek - 17 Days


Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek has become one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Langtang lies in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The valley shares its border with Tibet. It lies north of Kathmandu.


Langtang National Park is the first national park in the Himalaya which lies in this region. People living in the area are mostly Tamang people. The park has many famous sacred sites that are important for different religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. These sites include Gosainkunda Lake, Kyanjin Gompa Buddhist monastery.


This narrow valley lies just north of Kathmandu. The national park was designated Nepal’s first National park in 1971. Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek offers the opportunity to explore Tamang village, to climb small peaks and to see Langtang glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.


Most of the routes are through semi-tropical forests where moss covers the ground and lush farm and orchids cling to tree trunks.


Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek Itinerary – 17 Days:

17 Days Langtang Gosaikunda Trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and walking up to Langtang valley. The Langtang valley is one of the most beautiful in the world. The people of the valley are friendly and have a Tibetan culture that is originally from Tibet.


Gosaikunda is an alpine freshwater lake in Langtang National Park. The Trisuli River is formed from the melting of the lake. The lake remains frozen for six months in winter. During the full moon in August, the sacred lake of Gosainkund is the goal among the thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.


We have to climb up the Lauribina pass (4,610m) explore tropical Helambu Sherpa & Tamang village. We can meet friendly and hospitable people with strong family and cultural ties.


Trek to Chisapani cross to Shivapuri National Park this trekking ending point Sundarijal & drive back to Kathmandu.


Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Cost:

We offer customizable Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Cost which will make you feel the great difference if you decide to travel with us. Our proficient staff and welcoming porters will definitely make your trek safe, comfortable and memorable. 



There is no tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu. You will need to travel by local bus. You can travel by private Jeep which will be more comfortable for you. Please let us know if you would like to travel by jeep or by Local bus.



Related trips:

10 Days Helambu Cultural Trekking |Langtang Valley Trek |Gosaikunda Lake Trek


(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport pick up to a hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

One of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” Play card with your name on it. He will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley. (Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple & Patan durbar square and overnight at Kathmandu) (B)

You should be ready at 9 am. After breakfast, we will have an amazing sightseeing trip. We will visit Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares of Patan and around Kathmandu with many more cultural as well as historical places.

The sightseeing entry fee is not included in the package, you have to pay this directly at sightseeing places. Our sightseeing will end at approx 3 pm. Later afternoon comprises short briefing and final preparation for the trek.


Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m) 8hr drive. (B/L/D)

Morning an interesting drive to Syabrubesi. The journey takes on the winding road passing many farm villages and towns to Trisuli Bazaar. It is situated in a sub-tropical climate, from here drive climbs to the cooler area leaving the rice fields to maize and millet terraced farm fields. The climate changes to a cooler temperature.

On reaching Dhunche town at 1950 meters, the main town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district with Langtang National Park headquarter. From here drive continues downhill for two hours to Syabrubesi village for overnight halt.


Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel Riverside (2,350m) 6hr. (B/L/D)

The first-day walk from Syabrubesi starts with an uphill for a while. The rest of the trekking is on the gradual winding path passing terraced farms and small villages.

Then the path descends to join the trail of Upper Syabru near Riverside Lodge. From here, a nice uphill walk through the rhododendron and pine forest to Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.


Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,307m) 5hr. (B/L/D)

After Lama Hotel, walk continues for a few on the road to Langtang village. The walk on the winding uphill for an hour through cool alpine forest. After wading a small stream then leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour.

On the winding path with ups and downs till Langtang village is reached for overnight halt with time to visit the village around with a glimpse of Langtang Himal.


Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa (3,749m) 4hr. (B/L/D)

From Langtang village walking on the gentle path for a while, then the trail winds to a climb for hours into Burberry and alpine bushes. Passing “mani-prayer wall” the walk leads further east, then the valley opens into a wide valley with excellent views of snow-capped mountains.

Then after hours of nice morning walk reaching Kyngin Gompa for overnight stop. An excellent spot with impressive views of mountains in all directions.

The nearest peak Langtang Lirung of above 7000m and its icefall. Kyngin Gompa has a small monastery located on top of the ridge which is made by glacial moraine with rocks and boulders. Kyngin Gompa has many lodges and a cheese factory.


Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around. (B/L/D)

After many days of good walk, today a free day with an optional walk around the closer hill. We can go to Kyngin Ri 4,700m for more better views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.


Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,350m) 6hr. (B/L/D)

After an excellent time at Kyngin Gompa, we return back to Lama Hotel on the same path passing Langtang and Ghoretablea village and through pleasant forest.


Day 09: Trek to Upper Syabru village (2,118m) 5hr. (B/L/D)

From here after an hour walk, our route diverts to another trail to Upper Syabru also known as Thulo Syabru, walk is pleasant through the bamboo forest, after leaving the river climb starts uphill through a landslide of rocks and boulders, passing farm terraces till Upper Syabru.


Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa (3,254m) 4hr. (B/L/D)

The walk today is shorter for fours trekking, the morning begins with an uphill above the monastery. With fascinating view of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range towards the west.

After a few stops on the route, the walk continues into a cool forest of rhododendron and pines. The walk is almost gradual with a nice trail through pines and rhododendron tree lines to Sing Gompa for overnight stop.


Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda (4,381m) 5hr. (B/L/D)

The morning walk offers fantastic views of the snow-clad mountain range. We will see mountains like Langtang to Ganesh-Himal range and Mt. Manaslu further west Annapurna mountains.

Walking for an hour into the forest of oaks, pines and rhododendron trees with a magnificent view of Langtang mountain range, the walk continues uphill leaving behind tree lines for smaller dwarf rhododendron, juniper bushes.

The walk climbs passing few teahouses at Laurabina, with excellent views of mountains and valleys. Then reaching the top of Laurabina meaning a place with walking sticks, in the holy auspicious time around August in full moon.

A great mass of pilgrims pays a visit to Gosainkunda pond for a dip in this holy pond and to replace their holy thread into new. From here walk descend for an hour coming at first ponds of Saraswati and Bhiarav-kund. Then a short climb to overnight stop at Gosainkund close to a pristine holy pond.


Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar (3,566m) via Laurabina-La (4,609) 7-8hrs. (B/L/D)

After a pleasant and nice time here, starting the morning walk along the bank of this holy lake. Then climbing near the small ridge between rocks and boulders.

This is your challenging day. The trekking near to Surjakund pond, the walk from here is gradual with winding up to the last pass of Gosainkunda. It is also called east Laurabina La which is the highest spot of this trip at 3,694 meters.

After the top, a long downhill reaches to Phedi (bottom), from here on the long winding trail and back into forest all the way to Ghopte Odar for overnight stop.


Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2,445m) via Mange-Ghot (3,285m) 6-7 hr. (B/L/D)

Morning walk begins on the trail that joins Helambu and route to Kathmandu. Trekking is pleasant into a cool forest with an hour climb to Tharepati at 3,597m. This is also a challenging day.

A beautiful spot on the top ridge with overwhelming views of snow-capped mountains. Mountains from Jugal Himal range in the east and towards west Ganesh-Manaslu.

After a nice break here, walk leads downhill through enchanting forest to Kutumsang village at 2,445m. Village with Yolmo, Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes,
this is around the Helambu area.


Day 14: Trek to Gul Bhangjang (2,125m) 4hr. (B/L/D)

After a lovely time and pleasant morning, walk follows on the winding path with few ups and down passing farm terraces. We pass through villages till Gul-Bhanjyang is reached for the overnight halt.


Day 15: Trek to Chisopani Danda (2,195m) 5hr. (B/L/D)

The morning walk is a pleasant passing number of farm villages. The journey brings to a nice village at Pati Bhanjayang after 3 hours of a good walk.

From this village a short climb to Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop. It is un-route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley.

Chisopani, a scenic spot with many lodges and teahouses offering panoramic views of Jugal with Langtang Himal range and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu. We can also see Annapurna massive range towards the west and these places provides stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.


Day 16: Trek to Sundarijal (1,380m) 1 hour and drive back to Kathmandu. (B)

The final walk of this remarkable trip. The morning starts through pristine woodlands and farmlands. Then walking on the top ridges of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a super view of Kathmandu Valley.

From here walk leads downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) which is a beautiful place with cool forest surroundings. An hour downhill walks to Sundarijal located at the end of Kathmandu valley northeastern rim.

From here an hour drive to Kathmandu through the famed Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Stupa. Evening, if you are interested, we can go for a cultural dinner.


Day 17: Departure to your country or your onward destination. (B)

This is the final day of your Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek.

Cost includes

    • Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfer.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Stars with breakfast for three nights at Nivas Boutique Home or similar categories. (On the arrival day, second day and after the trekking)
    • All accommodation during the trek available lodge/tea houses, run by Nepalese family, outside toilet.
    • Your daily meal (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) during the trek according to itinerary. (main course)
    • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist. If you are solo traveler porter is not included, it is available by additional cost.
    • All land Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by local bus. (if you want private land cruise, it is available by additional 150 USD)
    • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with private car and guide.
    • All necessary paper works and Langtang National park Entry Permits.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
    • Insurance for guide & porters.
    • Our service charge.
    • Farewell dinner.

Cost excludes

    • Nepal visa fee.
    • Personal equipment for trekking: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)
    • Personal iinsurance for travel to Nepal. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Emergency rescue evacuation.
    • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter.
    • Sightseeing entrance fee 26 USD.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink: (Water, Tea, Coffee, beer, hot water)
    • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
    • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
    • Extra night accommodation.
    • Personal expenses like laundry, phone call, internet, heater etc.
    • All the things that are not mentioned in cost include.
    • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.


The main highlights of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek are:
▪ Sacred Gosainkunda lake at an altitude of 4600m
▪ Majestic panorama of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Kimsung, Naya Kanga, Yansa Tsenji and other
▪ Kyanjin Ri, the view point of the Langtang region
▪ Trek through the rich landscape of the Langtang National Park
▪ Local Cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
▪ Explore monasteries and stupas at Kyanjin Gompa.
▪ Experience the warm hospitality of locals
▪ Enjoy Tibetan influenced local cuisines

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek cost ranges between $900-$1300.

There is a very low chance of getting altitude sickness during the Langtang trek. But if you feel uneasy during the trip and show symptoms like difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and nausea, inform your guide or group so that you can be provided with immediate first aid.

The Langtang valley trek can be done without a guide too, if you can arrange everything for the trek by yourself. Having a guide by your side will help you to book room during the trek, you will not get lost in the woods and you don’t have to worry about your permits and all.

The month September to November (Autumn) and March to May (Spring) is best suited for the trek as you can witness clear views of Langtang mountains during the season.

The answer is no. This Trekking is not technical at all. One does not need any mountaineering skills or rock climbing techniques to complete this Trek. And you do not need any mountaineering gears as well.

What this Trekking does need is a will to travel, and a passion for exploring remote places.

Langtang valley Trek is not that difficult. As I have mentioned earlier, this Trek is moderately difficult. There are enough places for proper accommodation and food. There are no confusing trails or tough terrains.

But this Trek is not easy as well. Even though you do not gain as much altitude as the Everest region, the highest point in this Trekking route hits the 5000m mark.