Amazing View in Langtang valley.Amazing View in Langtang valley.

15 Days Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4,610 m/15,115 ft (Laurebina Pass)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Syafrubesi/Sundarijal
  • Group Size 1-16
  • Transportation Local bus/Private vehicle
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • A picturesque journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Immerse yourself in an incredible offbeat adventure in the Langtang region, away from the crowded trekking routes
  • Discover the charm of Langtang village, nestled in the valley of glaciers, where traditional culture and warm hospitality await
  • Traverse through Langtang National Park, a haven for biodiversity and home to endangered species like the Red Panda.
  • Experience solitude and wilderness as you hike along the remote and less-traveled trails
  • Pay a visit to the ancient Kyanjin Gompa, witness breathtaking glaciers, and learn the art of cheese-making at the local cheese factory
  • Marvel at the majestic snow-capped peaks and diverse landscapes
  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the trail adorned with monasteries, chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags
  • Unwind at the shore of the sacred Gosaikunda Lake
  • Conquer the challenging Laurebina Pass and uncover the beauty of Helambu valley

"Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is like stepping into a realm of natural wonders and cultural richness. From the rugged valleys of Langtang to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake and the pristine beauty of the Helambu region, this trek offers an exhilarating journey through breathtaking landscapes, diverse terrains, and encounters with friendly locals. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, witness majestic mountain vistas, explore ancient monasteries, and indulge in the unique blend of Sherpa and Tamang cultures."

The Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trek is an exceptional combination of natural beauty, spiritual significance, and cultural richness. This trek allows you to explore the remote and splendid Langtang valley, visit the sacred Gosaikunda lake, and experience the vibrant culture of the Helambu valley. The trek is also known as the Langtang circuit trek and is located on the north side of the Kathmandu valley, near the Tibetan border.

Starting from Kathmandu, the trek offers convenient access and can be completed in around 15 days. Despite its proximity to the capital, the trail takes you to remote and isolated areas, providing a sense of tranquility and seclusion that is unique compared to more popular treks like the Everest Base Camp orAnnapurna Base Camp treks.

The major highlights of the Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu trek include the enchanting Langtang National Park, which is home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare species like the red panda. The picturesque Langtang valley, with its breathtaking landscapes and traditional Tibetan-influenced villages, is another major attraction.

Kyanjin Gompa (3,865 m/12,675 ft), a sacred Buddhist monastery, and Tserko Ri (4,350 m/14,275 ft), a viewpoint offering panoramic mountain vistas, are also key highlights of the Langtang Helambu trek. The Langtang trek begins along the banks of the Bhote Kosi river, where you'll be captivated by its beauty and the soothing sound of rushing water.

As you make your way through the Langtang valley, you'll be surrounded by towering mountains, including the Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Shishapangma (8,027 m/26,335 ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m/22,854 ft), Gangchempo (6,378 m/20,925 ft), and many others, which dominate the skyline with their majestic presence.

The trail will lead you through lush forests teeming with rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, creating a vibrant and enchanting atmosphere. You'll have the opportunity to spot various wildlife species, including the elusive red panda and a wide array of birdlife.

Throughout the trek, you'll have the chance to rest and rejuvenate in traditional Nepali guest houses. These guest houses provide comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture and hospitality.

The home of Lord Shiva- Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake (4,380 m/14,620 ft) holds great significance as a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. It is revered for its spiritual aura and is believed to have a black rock in its center, which is considered to be the head of Lord Shiva.

According to ancient legends, the creation of Gosaikunda Lake is attributed to Lord Shiva himself. The story goes that when Lord Shiva consumed the poison from the churning of the oceans to save the world, he felt an intense thirst. To quench his thirst, he struck a glacier with his trishul (trident), creating the pristine Gosaikunda Lake. The glacier meltwater is believed to be the purest and holiest water, carrying divine blessings.

The religious significance of Gosaikunda Lake draws devotees from far and wide, particularly during the full moon of August. This auspicious time sees thousands of pilgrims undertaking a journey to this sacred site. Pilgrims come to worship, seek blessings, and take holy dips in the pristine waters of the lake, believing that it purifies their sins and brings them closer to divine grace.

Beyond Gosaikunda Lake

As you continue your trek beyond Gosaikunda Lake, the path will lead you to an exciting adventure of crossing Laurebina pass (4,610 m/15,115 ft) and continuing towards the picturesque Helambu Valley.

The journey across Laurebina Pass will reward you with breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. The towering peaks and snow-capped mountains that surround you create a mesmerizing panorama, offering a sense of awe and wonder at the grandeur of nature.

The Helambu trail, which lies ahead, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Often overlooked by many trekkers, it remains relatively untouched and unexplored, preserving its pristine beauty and serene atmosphere. The trail unveils a unique charm and allure, showcasing the raw and untouched landscapes of the region.

The inhabitants of the Helambu Valley are known as Hyolmo. They have their distinct language, culture, and traditions that set them apart from other communities. Interacting with the Hyolmo community in Helambu offers a fascinating opportunity to immerse yourself in their rich heritage and experience their warm hospitality.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek difficulty & altitude sickness

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is a moderately challenging trek that takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, high alpine meadows, and picturesque valleys. While it may not be as strenuous as some of the more demanding treks in Nepal, it still requires a reasonable level of fitness and preparation.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek generally involves daily walking for around 5-7 hours, covering an average distance of 10-15 kilometers per day. The trail includes both uphill and downhill sections, with steep ascents and descents.

While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is beneficial to have some level of hiking experience and physical fitness. Regular cardiovascular exercises, like walking, jogging, or cycling, can help prepare your body for the trek.

Our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek itinerary includes acclimatization days at strategic points, such as Kyanjin Gompa and Gosaikunda. These rest days allow your body to adjust to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Altitude sickness can affect trekkers when ascending to higher altitudes too quickly. Symptoms of AMS include headache, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Be aware of the signs and take necessary precautions.

Staying hydrated is crucial at higher altitudes. Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Trekking at a steady and moderate pace helps your body adjust to the altitude more effectively.

*Note: Remember, everyone's response to altitude can vary, regardless of fitness level or previous trekking experience. It's essential to listen to your body, communicate any discomfort to your guide, and follow their advice for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek preparation

Engage in regular cardiovascular exercises like walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming to improve your stamina and endurance. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise three to four times a week. Strengthen your leg muscles and core through exercises such as squats, lunges, and planks. Building strength will help you tackle challenging terrain and carry your backpack comfortably.

Learn about the trek, its challenges, and the region's culture. This will help you mentally prepare for the journey and set realistic expectations. Develop a positive attitude and mental resilience to overcome any obstacles or discomfort you may encounter during the trek. Keep in mind that trekking can be physically demanding, but the rewards are worth it.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek elevation and altitude profile

The trek starts at a relatively low altitude (1,503 m/4,655 ft) and gradually gains elevation. The highest point reached during the trek is Laurebina Pass, at 4,610 meters (15,115 ft). You will touch two other significant high altitudes during the trek. One at Gosaikunda lake (4,380 m/14,620 ft) and the other at Tserko Ri (4,350 m/14,275 ft). The total gain in elevation from the starting point is 3,107 meters (9,965 ft).

Alternative adventurous treks in Nepal

First of all, you can do the Langtang valley trek and Gosaikunda lake trek separately with us if you are short on time. Here are some other trekking packages in Nepal that are challenging and offbeat:Everest Gokyo lake trek, Manaslu circuit trek, Everest three high passes trek, Kanchenjunga circuit trek, Nar Phu valley trek, etc.

Travelers with a short time can customize any trekking packages with us. These are some of our famous short treks in Nepal: the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, Mardi Himal trek, Mohare Danda trek, Everest View trek, and Pikey Peak trek.

The benefit of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek with Nature Excursion

We offer the best Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu trek in the market. Our package covers all the necessities at a comprehensive price and is easy to customize. Apart from our genuine trek cost and attention to detail, you will get native guides and porters for the journey. We will book you the best guesthouse and help you prepare for the trek. From the moment you book a trek with us, our team will be there to assist you with all your questions.

Below are some of the perks of trekking with us at Nature Excursion in Nepal:

  • free airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • complimentary welcome and farewell dinner
  • duffel bag and first aid kit to use during the trek
  • free company t-shirt and trek certificate
  • no hidden costs and full transparency
  • eco-friendly and sustainable treks
  • 24/7 support and 100% guaranteed departure
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Itinerary

Day1

You can find our company's representative near the terminal gate waiting for you. He will transfer you to the hotel and help you with your luggage. We have booked you a nice hotel in the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Get freshen up and rest. Later meet us in the late evening for a welcome dinner and end the day exploring the bustling streets of Thamel.

Day2

After a nice breakfast, we will leave Kathmandu and drive to Syabrubesi, from where our adventurous Langtang Gosaikunda trek starts. The drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is long and very beautiful. The route winds following verdant hills and small towns. We get to see Nepali villages and snow-capped mountains along the way. Up to Trishuli Bazar, the ride is smooth. From here onwards, the roads get bumpy as we will ascend to Dhunche and descend to Syabrubesi.

Day3

Today is our first day of trekking. From Syabrubesi, we will gradually descend to the Bhote Koshi river. The trail gets rugged and steep. Soon, we will walk by Bamboo following the Langtang Khola. On the way, we will trek through lush conifer and rhododendron forests. Further, trekking via Rimche, we will ascend to Lama Hotel. The trail offers beautiful landscapes and mountain views.

Day4

The trail follows the Langtang river and ascends through dense forests. On the way, we can see views of snow-capped mountains. Slowly, the narrow river valleys open up at Ghoda Tabela. Here we'll take a short break for lunch. Registering our permits at the army checkpost, we will cross the side of the Langtang river and trek to Langtang village. The trail goes past prayer wheels and stupas.

Day5

The trail ascends to Kyanjin Gompa on this day. From Langtang village, we will trek past chortens, prayer wheels, and sacred rocks. The trail offers stunning mountain views and sceneries. Following lush forests and meadows, the trail ascends to Kyanjin Gompa. It is one of the most important religious sites in the Langtang region and offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Langtang Lirung and other surrounding mountains.

Day6

We have a rest day in Kyanjin Gompa. Today, we will go on an early morning hike to Tserko Ri, which is a popular vantage point in the region. The hiking trail is steep and rocky. From the top, we can see breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Mt. Kang Guru, etc. After the hike, return to Kyanjin Gompa and later visit a local yak cheese factory. Here you can see how yak cheeses are made and taste it. You can also buy cheese and other products as souvenirs.

Day7

Today, we will retrace the trail back to Lama Hotel. It is going to be a long descent from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, so we will begin the day early. Trekking through meadows and dense forests, we will cross suspension bridges and small settlements to reach Lama Hotel. Like before, the trail goes by Langtang Village and Ghora Tabela. The mountain views are mesmerizing while descending.

Day8

From Lama Hotel, we will follow a different trail that leads to Gosaikunda Lake. The trail gradually ascends to Rimche village via bamboo forests. We will cross the Langtang river via a suspension bridge and continue trekking toward Thulo Syabru. The trail goes through terraced fields and farmhouses. We can see locals doing their daily chores on the way.

Day9

The trail gradually ascends from Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati and passes by the Langtang National Park's checkpoint. We will walk uphill for half an hour and reach Daragang. From here, the trail gets steep and goes through dense forests of oak and hemlock. We may come across wildlife like red pandas on this part of the trail. Further, trekking through Dhimsa and Sing Gompa, we will reach Cholangpati to spend the night.

Day10

The trail today offers beautiful views of the Langtang range. Following a rough barren mountain trail, we will ascend higher. The Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and the Annpurna on the west horizon make the walk fantastic. The trail will take us to Laure Binayak, from where we will begin ascending towards the Gosaikunda Lake.

After two hours of trekking, we will walk past a chorten and trek for another hour to witness outstanding waterfalls and lake views. We will then trek a little bit more to reach Gosaikunda Lake, which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva.

Day11

On this day, we will be crossing a high mountain pass called Laurebina. The trail from Gosaikunda lake descends, and we will trek following the northern shore of the lake. The trail gradually ascends toward the top of the pass. The route is steep and rough. From the top of the pass, we can see a breathtaking mountain landscape.

After enjoying the view for a moment, we will continue trekking and drop down via a wide valley to a place called High Camp at 4,240 meters. From here, we descend further down a steep and rocky trail to Phedi. The trail then descends to a footbridge. Crossing a stream, we will ascend to Ghopte to spend the night.

Day12

We will leave Ghopte early after a delicious breakfast. The trail goes through forests of rhododendron, juniper, and pine. We will be trekking in a remote and not so populated part of the trail today. Once we reach Tharepati, we will descend through another lush forest on the western ridge slope.

We will trek past a large meadow and ruins of shepherd huts. Along with lovely scenery, we will also see views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Gangchempo. The trail further descends steeply via forests to Magin Goth (3,265 m) and passes by Kuala Bhanjyang (3,335 m). Then it's a downhill walk to Kutumsang.

Day13

We will begin the day with a warm breakfast. The trail ascends from Kutumsang to Gul Bhanjyang at 2,140 meters. From here, we will keep ascending until we reach a dusty wide road at Thorong Danda (2,500 m). The trail then steeply goes to Chipping village. This part of the trail is rocky. From Chipping, we will descend to Pati Bhanjyang (1,760 m). A half an hour's walk from here will take us to Chisapani for the night stay. Chisapani is a famous village and is quite known for the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

Day14

The trail from Chisapani gradually descends and reaches the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint. We will walk on a wide road from here onwards and slowly descend to Sundarijal. On the way, we will walk past a few water reservoirs and large water pipes. At Sundarijal, we will take a jeep and ride back to Kathmandu.

The guide will drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is free in Kathmandu. Today is also your last day in Kathmandu, so take this opportunity and explore the local market and shop later in the day. We will meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

Day15

Our representative will meet you at your hotel lobby as per your flight departure time of yours. He will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and bid you our last goodbye.

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Cost Details
Includes
  • Airport pickup and drop-off services during the arrival and departure dates From and To the TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport)
  • Both-way transportation between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi by local bus and Sundarijal to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, including complimentary breakfast (hotel thamel park)
  • Mountain-based standard room (Tea house or lodge) during the trek
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner—the main course from the menu) during the trek
  • Government-licensed and English-speaking ‘Nature Excursion’s experienced trek guide (you will get an assistant guide group of 8 or more trekkers)
  • Strong Sherpa/Porter to help your luggage, 1 porter for two trekkers (luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekkers)
  • Guides and porters cost: their meals, accommodation, insurance, salary and other necessary equipment covered by the company
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit fees
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit every evening, as per availability during the trek
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • All arrangement for the rescue operation in case of health condition emergencies (incurring charges should be covered by your travel insurance)
  • Souvenir: Company T-shirt
  • Nature Excursion’s trek achievement Certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at Nepali cultural restaurant—end of the trek
Excludes
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA): (15 days, $25–30, 30 days, $40–50, and 90 days, $100–110)
  • Excess luggage charges (limit: 10 kg per trekkers)
  • Extra-night hotel in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses: shopping, snacks, hot & cold drinks, hot showers, wifi, phone calls, laundry, battery recharging, extra porter, etc
  • Personal clothing gear
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in the included section
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergencies involving high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory),
  • Tips for guide and porters 

Clients Reviews

  • Amazing trek

    Had a fantastic trek. was taken care of every step of the way. Accommodation was above expectation. Already planning my next trek with Karan guiding me safely.

    Simon S
    Simon SThailandJun 13, 2023
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Useful Information

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek last minute booking

While last-minute bookings for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek can be accommodated, it's important to note that planning provides a higher level of certainty and allows for better preparation. We always recommend planning and booking your trek well in advance to prepare for the journey.

To do last-minute booking for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 2023/2024 departure, you have to make 100% payment for the trip and be available in Kathmandu at least one day before the trek begins. We will need your general information and travel insurance documents to confirm the booking. Do note that cancellation made for last-minute booking will not make you liable for any refund.

Group & private departures

For the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek, you have the option to join a group departure or opt for a private trek with us. Group departures are suitable for individuals or small groups who wish to join a pre-organized trek with other like-minded travelers. This option allows you to meet new people, share the trekking experience, and potentially reduce costs by sharing expenses.

Likewise, a private trek offers more flexibility in terms of playing with the itinerary and services offered in the package cost. You can customize the trek duration, route, and pace according to your preferences. This option is suitable for individuals, families, or groups who prefer privacy, personalized attention, and a tailor-made trekking experience.

Best time to do Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek

Months like March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best time of the year to do Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking. These months have the perfect weather and climate conditions to trek in the Langtang region. Likewise, the trail is well-bloomed with thousands of rhododendrons and several other vegetation types. The stable weather keeps you on the itinerary. The mountain views are spectacular in these months.

Can I do the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek in the off-season?

Yes, you can do the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek with us in the off-seasons (summer, monsoon, and winter). Because of unstable weather and climate, these are two low trekking seasons in Nepal. However, it doesn't mean you cannot do a trek in these seasons. If you are up for the challenge and do not mind muddy/snow-covered trails, then we will be more than happy to organize the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek in the winter, summer, or monsoon for you.

Accommodation during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek

The guest houses along the trek route typically provide private or shared rooms with basic amenities. Rooms are equipped with beds, blankets, and pillows. However, we advise you to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort, especially during colder months. Please note that the availability of rooms and the standard of facilities may vary from one guest house to another.

Guest houses in the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region usually have communal dining areas where trekkers can relax, socialize, and enjoy the beautiful mountain views. Some guest houses may have common bathrooms, while others may offer attached bathrooms with hot showers for an additional fee. However, keep in mind that hot water availability can be limited due to the remoteness of the region.

Meals during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek

Meals provided during the trek are typically simple yet nourishing, catering to trekkers' dietary requirements and energy needs. The guest houses serve a variety of dishes, including local Nepali cuisine and international options. You can expect meals such as dal bhat, momo, noodles, pasta, fried rice, and a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. While the meals provided are sufficient to keep you energized during the trek, it's a good idea to carry some additional snacks like energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits, to supplement your dietary needs.

*Note: Please inform us in advance if you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies so that we can make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trek.

Travel Visas and money exchange

Nepal offers visa-on-arrival services at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and several land entry points. You can obtain a visa upon arrival by filling out the visa application form and paying the visa fee in USD or other major currencies. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country before your trip. This can be useful if you prefer to have your visa in hand before arriving in Nepal.

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). The currency is available in denominations of notes and coins. You can exchange foreign currency for Nepalese Rupees at authorized currency exchange counters, banks, and hotels in major cities and tourist areas.

ATMs are widely available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other major cities. You can use your international debit or credit card to withdraw Nepalese Rupees. However, we advise you to carry some cash as backup, especially in remote areas like the Langtang region, where ATMs may not be readily accessible.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek permits

To trek in the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region of Nepal, you will need two permits: the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card. Here are the details about these permits:

Langtang National Park Entry Permit fee: The Langtang National Park Entry Permit costs NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30) per person for foreigners.

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card fee: USD 10 per person

*Note: The Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS Card are checked at various checkpoints along the trekking route, so it is necessary to carry these permits with you at all times during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek.

Things you should know about our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 15 days package

Airport Pickup/Drop: We provide airport pickup and drop-off services as part of our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek package. Our team will be there to greet you at the airport, assist you with your luggage, and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Similarly, at the end of the trek, we will arrange a drop-off at the international airport according to our itinerary.

Charging: On the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek, you will have access to charging facilities. However, please note that there may be a nominal fee associated with using these charging services. To minimize this expense, we recommend carrying spare batteries or a solar charger to keep your electronic devices powered.

Communication/Internet: Most lodges along the trekking route offer WiFi services for a small fee. However, due to the remote nature of the region, network connectivity may be intermittent or unreliable at times. If you require a more stable and cost-effective internet connection, we can assist you in obtaining a tourist SIM card, which will provide better coverage during your trek.

Luggage: During the trek, our porters will carry your main duffel bag, with a weight limit of 10 kg per person. We recommend packing your essentials in a separate day pack, which you will carry yourself. The day pack weight limit is 5 kg per person, allowing you to have easy access to your personal belongings and items required during the day.

Tip: Tipping is a customary practice in Nepal, and it is greatly appreciated by our on-field crew, including trek guides, drivers, tour guides, and porters. We do not include tips in the cost of the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek package, so it is entirely at your discretion to tip the staff members based on the level of service provided.

Travel Insurance: As the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek involves hiking in a high-altitude and remote region, we strongly advise all our guests to obtain travel insurance with air evacuation coverage. This ensures that you are financially protected in the event of a medical emergency or any other situation that requires air evacuation or medical assistance.

ATM: Carry Nepali cash with you during the trek. You will need additional money for services such as hot showers, charging facilities, WiFi, and other personal expenses while trekking. Please note that there is no ATM on the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking route.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek safety

We take several measures to ensure the well-being of our trekkers throughout the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 15 days. We provide experienced and knowledgeable trek guides who are well-versed in the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu region. They are trained in mountain safety, first aid, and emergency procedures.

Our guides will accompany you at all times, providing valuable insights, ensuring your safety, and navigating the trails. They carry all essential safety equipment, including first aid kits, portable oxygen cylinders, and communication devices.

Likewise, we have added ample acclimatization days into our itinerary to allow your body to adjust gradually to the increasing altitude. This helps minimize the chances of altitude-related illnesses and ensures a safer trekking experience.

And we closely monitor weather conditions throughout the trek. In case of adverse weather, such as heavy snowfall or storms, our guides will make informed decisions to ensure your safety. Joining us for Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking means you will be traveling in the mountains of Nepal safely.

Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat, insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes
     

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODYY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool shocks (take an extra pair of thick wool shocks)

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-20-degree sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)

TOILETORIES

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

15 Days Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek FAQs

  • The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek lasts around 15 to 18 days. Our itinerary is 15 days long and covers all the must-visit places along the trekking route. You can customize the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek itinerary with us as per your requirements.

  • The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is one of the challenging treks in the Langtang region. This trek crosses a mountain pass and takes you to a high alpine lake. The trekking route has average tourist infrastructure, and the trail mostly goes through dense forests in the early few days. The later part of the trail is steep and rocky.

  • The best season to trek in the Langtang region is spring, from March to May, when the trail is blooming with hundreds and thousands of rhododendrons. Likewise, other vegetation is teeming too. The weather is clear, and the views are stunning. You can also enjoy a pleasant Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek in autumn from September to November.

  • No, you cannot trek the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek without a guide. This trek demands the guidance of a native guide who will not only help you navigate the trail but also assist you to mingle with the locals.

  • Yes, you will need a sleeping bag for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. The blankets offered in the guesthouses along the trail may not be enough to keep you warm throughout the night.

  • No, the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking route is not crowded like the famous Everest base camp trail or Annapurna circuit, even in the peak trekking season. Not many people know about this trail or do this trek, so the trekking route is relatively less crowded and remains untouched.

  • Yes, the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is worth every penny, time, and effort you put into it. It is a fantastic trek that includes picturesque mountain villages, rich alpine flora and fauna, lovely waterfalls, terraced farms, ancient monasteries, stupas, chortens and prayer wheels, stunning mountains and glaciers views, alpine lakes, welcoming locals, and lifetime trekking experience.

  • Yes, the Langtang region is open to trekking. We are taking bookings for the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 2023.2024 departures. You can book a group or private trek as per your comfort. For more information, kindly get in touch with us.

  • Whether you will get a refund or not depends on the time you cancel the trek. You can check out our cancellation policy here for more information. Usually, we have a cancellation fee deducted from your advance payment as per the remaining trek starting time.

  • No, you cannot see Mount Everest during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking. However, you will get to see the Langtang Himalayan range and many other mountains and glaciers.

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