Helambu, also known as Helmu, lies to the North East of Kathmandu Valley. Gosaikunda Helambu trek is one of the most popular and loved routes as it is easily accessible and has a favorable climate.
The trek is worth everything as it includes visiting the three major areas of Kathmandu Tibet Border, Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies between the main Himalayan range to the north and in a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south.
A visit to this valley is an opportunity of exploring the villages, climb small peaks and visit a few glaciers at a low elevation. You get to visit the holy lake of Gosaikunda upon returning to Kathmandu. Thousands of Hindus and Buddhists visit this lake during the full moon festival in mid-August to worship Shiva. The Gosaikunda Helambu trek is popular also due to the shortness in its length.This trekking route is less crowded and is free from noise compared to other trekking routes. You will get to witness a wide range of cultures and breathtaking seceneries en route along with a glance of some Himalayan wild animals like mountain goats, deer, red pandas and numerous species of birds.
Today, after a nourishing breakfast in Kathmandu, we will embark on a scenic drive of 7 to 8 hours to Trishuli (540m) and then onwards to Syaphrubesi (1503m). Along the way, we will stop for lunch before reaching Betrawati, from where we will have the choice of taking the riverbank route along the Bhotekoshi or the road from Dhunche to reach Syaphrubesi. Syaphrubesi is located 18 km away from the Tibetan border and we will spend the night near the river in Syaphrubesi, surrounded by the serene beauty of the region. This drive promises to be a memorable start to our next leg of the adventure.
Today, after breakfast in Syaphrubesi, we will embark on a 6 to 7-hour trek to Bamboo and then to Lama Hotel (2500m). Our journey will take us along the Langtang River Bank, surrounded by lush forests, with a stop for lunch in Bamboo. This rocky terrain is also home to wild beehaves, adding to the unique and diverse experiences of the trek. After lunch, we will continue our journey, crossing the river and ascending towards Lama Hotel, where we will spend the night. This trek promises to be a picturesque and rejuvenating experience, surrounded by the beauty of nature.
From Lama Hotel, we will set off on a 7 to 8-hour trek towards Ghoda Tabela and then Langtang Village (3430m). The trail will take us along the Langtang River, where we will encounter Chauri Gai and various wildlife such as monkeys and wild boars. The tranquil sounds of the river and chirping birds will make for a serene trekking experience. Upon reaching Langtang Village, we will witness the devastating effects of a landslide that has left only one house standing amidst the wreckage. Despite this, the breathtaking scenery in the area will leave us in awe and we will spend the night in the vicinity of the village.
Following a filling breakfast, we will embark on a trek to Kyanjin Gumba, which will take us approximately 3 to 4 hours. During our journey, we will come across the majestic Yaks and potentially take advantage of the food and shelter they offer. With the recent rebuilding of the area, Kyanjin now boasts more hotels for visitors to stay in. After a tasty lunch, we will visit the former site of an aircraft place, which is now closed. This area is steeped in Tibetan Buddhist culture and is considered a part of the Tibetan route. We will spend the night at Kyanjin.
After breakfast at Kyanjin Gumba, we will embark on a journey to either Kyanjin Ri peak (4773m) or Tsergori peak (4984m). If we opt for Kyanjin Ri, we will trek to either the first or second viewpoint, with the first taking 3 to 4 hours and the second taking 5 to 6 hours. On the other hand, a journey to Tsergori Peak will require a trek of 8 to 9 hours and it is advised to bring a packed lunch. The breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan range from these peaks will make you feel like you are at the center of the mountain range. After the journey, we will return to Kyanjin Gumba for an overnight stay.
After a nourishing breakfast, we will embark on a trek of approximately 7 to 8 hours, heading from Kyanjin Gumba towards Tayangsyap village and Lama Hotel and Rimche. The route follows the stunning Langtang River, surrounded by lush forests and breathtaking scenery. We will take a lunch break along the way, before continuing on to Rimche where we will spend the night.
After breakfast, we will embark on a 4 to 5 hour trek to Thulo Syaphru (2210m). The trek takes us through a forested area, passing by a large and populous village. Thulo Syaphru offers ample facilities for tourists, with many hotels run by local residents, as well as well-equipped schools and monasteries. We will spend the night here in one of the comfortable lodgings available. .
After breakfast in Thulo Syaphru, we will embark on a 5 to 6 hour trek to Laurebina. Our journey will take us through agricultural farms with the possibility of encountering barking deer and monkeys along the way. We will stop for lunch during our trek and continue on to reach Laurebina, where the majority of the population consists of Sherpa and Tamang people. We will spend the night in this beautiful and culturally rich area.
After a nutritious breakfast, we will embark on a journey from Laurebina to Goshainkunda, a distance of approximately 3 to 4 hours. The route is lined with stunning mountain views and is known for being a peaceful destination. Goshainkunda is famous for its Hindu religious significance and is home to numerous serene lakes. We will spend the night near one of these tranquil bodies of water
After breakfast, we will embark on a trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribina Pass (4610m) and then to Ghopte (3530m). This journey is expected to take 8 to 9 hours. During our trek, we will witness panoramic views of the mountains and lakes, and then descend from Lauribina to take lunch before continuing our trek to Ghopte, which will take approximately 2 hours. We will spend the night in Ghopte.
Today, after breakfast, we will embark on a 7 to 8-hour trek from Ghopte to Tharepati Pass (3690m) and Melamchigaon (2530m). Tharepati is a breathtaking viewpoint, affording stunning views of the mountains and hills. We will take a short break there to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, before continuing our descent to Melamchigaon for lunch and an overnight stay. During our time in the area, we will also visit some traditional Buddhist Ghyangs, adding a cultural dimension to our adventure.
We will begin our journey from Melamchigaun to Kathmandu (1350m) early in the morning. The journey is expected to take us 7 to 8 hours. After waking up, we will visit the local monastery, Chhorten, and village before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. After preparing our backpacks, we will get into the vehicle and start our drive to Kathmandu. During the journey, we will have lunch and continue the drive until we reach our destination in the evening, where we will spend the night.
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