Goshainkunda Helambu Treks

Visit one of the most sacred and holy lakes for Hindus.

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Overview

This is a moderately challenging trek that starts very close to Kathmandu and includes some steepish slopes up on to the ridges that border the western side of the Helambu Valley.

The region of Helambu (Helmu) lies to the North- east of Kathmandu valley, just 45 km. away on the lap of the Langtang Himal. Gosainkunda – the abode of Lord Shiva is a religious site where Thousands of Hindu pilgrims congregate every year in mid august to worship Shiva. Helambu Trek is popular among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate.

It extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Melamchi Khola.

This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m to 3,600m, offering less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Besides this, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

Day by Day

YOUR ADVENTURE DIARY

  • Day 1

    We will pick up you from the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2

    We will spend half of the day exploring Kathmandu and the other half will be spent in a Pre- Treks Departure meeting and shopping.

  • Day 3

    From Kathmandu (1350m) we will drive for about 6 to 7 hours to Trishuli and then to Dhunche (1960m).

  • Day 4

    From Dhunche we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours and reach Chandanbari (3330m).

  • Day 5

    From Chandabari we will trek for about 3 to 4 hours and reach Laurebina (3910m).

  • Day 6

    From Laurebina we will head towards Gosainkunda (4380m), which will take around 3 to 4 hours. The Gosainkunda is said to be a holy lake.

  • Day 7

    From Gosainkunda we will head towards Lauribina pass (4610m) and then to Ghopte (3530m), which will take around 8 to 9 hours.

  • Day 8

    From Ghopte we will trek to Tharepati pass(3690m) and Melamchigaon (2530m) for about 7 to 8 hours.

  • Day 9

    From Melamchigaon we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours to Tarkeghyang(2600m).

  • Day 10

    We will rest at Tarkeghyang and visit Ama Yangri Peak (3771m)

  • Day 11

    From Tarkeghyang we will head towards Sermathang and Kakani Bhanjyang (1996m), which will take further 5 to 6 hours

  • Day 12

    From Kakani Bhanjyang we will trek for 4 to 5 hours to Melamchi Bazzar (870m) and then head back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 13

    On this day, we will explore the valley, sight-seeing on world heritage listed sites, Pashupati, Boudha and Swayambhunath. We will have our farewell dinner.

  • Day 14

    We will departure in this day and transfer to airport.

What is included?

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in city.
  • Conservation and national park Entry permit fee.
  • TIMS pass (trekking information management system).
  • Vehicle service.
  • Supporting staff as well as necessary insurance meals and allowance.
  • 3 meals per day for guest and accommodation hotel and lodge along the trail.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit pack.
  • One porter each per two Guest.
  • Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali Restaurant and Cultural program in ktm.
  • Sightseeing tours in city.
  • All Gov. Taxes.

What is excluded?

  • Travel / Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Personal expenses telephone, alcoholic beverages, drinks shower and hot water, donation and tips etc.
  • Additional costs extra days stay in case of flight cancellation due to the natural climates, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances .
  • In our services if you need extra things you should pay your-self.
  • Entrance fee and lunch in sightseeing tour in city.

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Dates for 2017

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Sep 5 to Jan 1, 1970
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