Bharal Adventure
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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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USD $ 1,195 per person

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
5000m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Transportation and local Bus
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotels and teahouses
Meals
BLD during the trek & Breakfast in city
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

Are you search of the sacred Lake trek and the gorgeous Himalayas along with the green lush forest? If so Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd has offered the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek package for such desire. An interesting trip designed for people with moderate physical fitness, the Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek is a mixture of what you would call trek along the natural, cultural and spiritual sites in the Langtang region. The place is second to the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking for the diversified trekking destination.

This trek offers you an excellent opportunity to discover and explore the affluent Tibetan culture. Rich Sherpa culture as you follow the trail passing through the numerous Sherpa villages in the valley. The lushness of the forest and the grandeur of the Himalayas will always be accompanying you never letting you get bored for even a minute. The Gosainkunda Lake is the holy lake of Nepal as it resembles the Lord Shiva’s pain reliever. The myth behind the Lake formation is that during the time of the ocean mining for the best things poison too excavated. The poison was about to engulf whole mankind and in order to save the world, he drank all the poison.

In order to reduce the pain, he threw his Trishul on the rocks of Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda Lake as you climb the elevation of 4,460m/14,632 ft makes you forget all the exhaustion of the climb. You will explore Shin Gomba and Kyanjin Gompa. In addition, trek through the beautiful Sherpa village in Helambu gives you a cultural and spiritual experience of Tibetan and Sherpa culture. This seventeen days expedition begins with an exploration of the cultural, spiritual and historical sites in Kathmandu. Than followed by a drive to Syabrubesi from where the actual trek begins. Book the amazing Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek with the experienced team of Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Trip Itinerary

A representative of Bharal Adventure will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel where you could rest. Welcome dinner will be organized to familiarize you with typical Nepalese cuisine.

A quick breakfast will be followed by a guided tour to four of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu that are Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. The equipments will be checked by the trek leader at noon followed by an interaction between the fellow participants and team leader.

After breakfast, bus drive along the north western hills of Kathmandu will begin passing through many small villages on the way. Lunch will be served at Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further drive to Dhunche from where we descend down to Syabrubesi.

Following the Langtang River across the suspension bridge heading precipitously along the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests, we reach Lama Hotel. We might be able to spot some among the variety of wildlife in these forests such as yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears.

The trek proceeds after breakfast where we will begin by descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River crossing a bridge and heading up with a winding path. The trail then descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang.

Passing through small village, stone-built houses and climbing up to a Chorten, we pass a huge Mani wall along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped structure as you enter into a level of riverbed. This short walk carried out on this day is designed to help in acclimatization as well as for allowing the exploration of the surrounding, a place that is famous for cheese and curd.

You could either of the two wonderful viewpoints Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748 ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) in the area among which the latter offers spectacular view of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier if you climb up after breakfast. As we return back, lunch will be served followed by a short rest and walk around the Kyanjin valley.

We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel along the downhill journey enjoying the fascinating views the Himalayas towering around the forests and rocky terrain. We will walk back slowly taking more time enjoying the view around us.

We follow the trail descending to the river after which we cross it to ascend back to Thulo Syabru passing through pine and juniper forests with view of Langtang Himal and many others in the backdrop.

A broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village will be taken which continues through rhododendron, hemlock and oak forests less steeply until it reaches Shin Gomba, a place famous for cheese. The trek will be accompanied with magnificent views of Langtang Himal and Langtang Valley.

Ascending smoothly through the rhododendron covered top and dense forest, the trail reaches the area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak which is a sanctuary for the red panda (referred to by Nepalese as cat bear). From here, return to the ridge path is made from where climbing a wider route through alpine country, we arrive at Gosainkunda where the remaining part of the day is spent exploring around the lake.

A bit challenging day of the trek, on this day, we climb the trail along rough terrain and moraines passing three small lakes, ascending up across Laurebina-La (4,609m/15,121 ft) then taking the path down to Phedi and continuing the walk up and down throughout across a rocky hill with pine and rhododendron tress until we reach Gopte.

Sliding down through a forested area and climbing a dry riverbed, we arrive at a Kharka surrounded by rhododendron forest. Climbing through the forest will take us to the village of Thare Pati from where we climb the ridge directly above the village entering into a forested area and descending to Melamchi River gradually making a climb to the Melamchigaon.

Entering a cultural destination known as Helambu Region, we walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can explore Sherpa culture and observe traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses in the village are close together with only narrow alleyways separating them.

Crossing small forest with views of beautiful village of Helambu region, the trail goes around the wide valley ending between Parachin and the gorgeous Sherpa village of Gangyul. The people in this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, same as the national religion of Bhutan.

A short walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through many Sherpa village will be made before catching a bus to Kathmandu. In the evening, Bharal Adventure will host a farewell dinner to congratulate you on successful completion of your expedition.

As we say goodbye to the mountain journey in Nepal, we exchange emails and photos with our travel companions before heading to the airport accompanied by a representative of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before you flight time.

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Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3*** star hotel
  • Langtang National Park area permits
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide
  • Required porters( 2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters
  • Transportation by Bus/Land cruiser
  • Bharal Adventure T-shirt and Duffle bag are our souvenirs to you
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • Trekking Equipment's
  • All government tax

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Meal in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any kinds of Bar bills

Reviews

Langtang valley ,Gosaikunda , Helambu trek with Bharal Adventure

Arjun and uncle porter, they are the best! First, Arjun was very responsive online, he answered to all my questions regarding the preparation for the trekking. He took good care of us during our trekking. Arjun even brought a first aid kit. Together we explored the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek. Aside from being a professional mountain guide, Arjun explained the plants and cultures of Tamang. He taught us a few Nepali words. He also made sure we were all well fed and well prepared during the whole trip. He was also very efficient with all the permits and paperwork for the national park. We felt so relieved and stress free with Arjun as our guide.

LAI YU ZENG
Malaysia
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Equipment List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Frequently Asked Questions

The complete trek usually takes around 16 to 20 days, depending on the specific itinerary and side trips. It includes the Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lakes, and the Helambu region.


The trek is considered moderately challenging. The altitude gain, multiple high passes, and varying terrain make it suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness and some trekking experience.

Trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park entry permit, the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, and the Gosaikunda entry permit. These permits are usually available in Kathmandu.


The trek combines the highlights of the Langtang Valley, the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes, and the culturally rich Helambu region. You'll experience diverse landscapes, encounter traditional villages, and enjoy panoramic mountain views.

The trek itinerary includes acclimatization days at key points to help trekkers adjust to the altitude. It's crucial to stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and be aware of any signs of altitude sickness.

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