Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek - 14 Days

Man with prayer wheel in Helambu

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a two-week trek through Langtang, sacred Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu. Traverse lush rhododendron and oak forests, explore Hyolmo villages of Helambu, and cross ravines, and suspension bridges.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek follows a beautiful trail to the north of Kathmandu valley. Walk through diverse landscape ranging from subtropical forest to alpine zone, while admiring spectacular views of Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung.

Explore Tamang villages, climb Tserko Ri, and cross the Laurebina Pass. Gosaikunda at 4,460m is the significant highlight of the trek. You will trek to Gosaikunda and pay reverence to Lord Shiva.

Kyangjin Gompa, Sing Gompa, Tserko Ri, Gosaikunda, Lauribina Pass, Sermathang, and Tarke Gyang are the notable landmarks of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Route

You will leave Kathmandu for Syabrubesi. On the 2nd day of the trek, you will head to Lama Hotel and continue to Mundu and Kyangjin Gompa. The trail pass through a gradual ascent and descent through oak and rhododendron forests.

The 5th day of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is acclimatization day. Explore Tserko Ri on this day.

Continue the trail to Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa. En-route, you will come across prayer wheels, chortens, and sacred mounds of rocks.

On the 9th day, you will trek to Gosaikunda Lake. At 4,460m, Gosaikunda Lake is one of the important pilgrimage sites in Nepal. From Gosaikunda, you will head towards Gopte via Lauribina pass.

The trail to Langtang Helambu goes past Melamchigaon, Tarkeghyang and Sermanthang. The trek ends at Melamchi Pul Bazaar from where you drive back to Kathmandu.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Difficulty

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is classified as a moderate to difficult trek suitable for all age groups. Anyone without trekking experience can embark on this trek.

Minimum trekking time is 4 hours. On a challenging day, you must trek for 6-7 hours. The highest elevation of the trek is 4,610m at Lauribina Pass.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Syabrubesi (1,500m/4,920ft)
Duration: 6-7 hours (122 km) drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,807ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,543m/11,622ft) via Langtang Village (3,430m/11,251ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,694ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 5
Day 5

Acclimatization – Explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,807ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/7,315ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m/10,923ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,460m/14,629ft), Holy Lake
Walking distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Gosainkunda to Gopte (3,440m/11,284ft) via Lauribina Pass (4,610m/15,121ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Gopte to Melamchi Gaun (2,560m/8,397ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Melamchi Gaun to Tarke Gyang (2,560m/8,397ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,561ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 14
Day 14

Trek from Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazaar (2,550m/8,364ft)
Drive to Kathmandu(1400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours (50 km) drive

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Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,000m/16,404ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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