The Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that combines the natural beauty of the Gosainkunda Lake with the cultural experiences of the Helambu region. The Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu trek typically takes around 11 days and covers a distance of approximately 110 km (68 miles).
- Three popular trekking trails – Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu valley
- Stunning views of mountains with rare varieties of vegetation and glimpse sight of wildlife
- Yak Cheese factory in Sing Gomba
- Magnificent views of the snow covered white giant Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna Range
- Gosaikunda Holy Lake
- Spot Red Panda and other wildlife creatures
- Rhododendron and Pine forests
- Natural Waterfalls
DAY 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then take an uphill walk to Chisopani. 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 Chisopani (2300m.) Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.)
Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about six and half hours. The trail descends from Chisopani 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.
Day02: Trek from Kutumsang to Ghopte via Magen Goth (3514m.) and Tharepati Pass (3650m.)
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.
Day03: Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.)
Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.) takes approximately seven hours. The trail ascends through the meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees and up to Phedi (3500m.) It 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.
Day04: Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.)
Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m.) or Chandan Bari (3250m.) 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.
Day05: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche takes about six hours.
Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche 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.
Day05: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus.
Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus. It takes about seven hours. It’s a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu.
Final Departure to Home
In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc
The trek starts from Sundarijal, which is a short drive from Kathmandu, and passes through scenic villages such as Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Phedi before reaching the holy Gosainkunda Lake. The lake is a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists and is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.
From Gosainkunda, the trek continues through Lauribinayak Pass and descends into the Helambu region, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang and Sherpa people who inhabit the area. The trek passes through charming villages such as Tarkeghyang, Sermathang, and Melamchi Gaon before ending at Melamchi Bazaar.
Along the way, you’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain views, lush forests, and alpine meadows. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries, sample the local cuisine, and interact with the friendly and welcoming locals.
Overall, the Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Trek is a great option for those looking for a moderate trek that offers a mix of natural beauty and cultural experiences. As with all treks in Nepal, it’s important to be prepared for the challenges of altitude and the rugged terrain. It’s also recommended to trek with an experienced guide or group for safety and support.