Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 4610 m


  • Six Lakes; religious lake and RAMSAR site: Gosaikunda, Saraswati, Bhairab, Dudh, Chandra, Surya
  • Three Passes: Lauribinayak La (4610m), Gosaikunda La, and Tharepati La
  • Exclusive Mountain view of Langtang Range, Himchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, Jugal, Shishapangma
  • Trekking through Langtang National Park (famous for wildlife as Himalayan mountain bears, musk deer, Himalayan wild goats, Red pandas)
  • Trails through ridges and rocky mountains
  • Traditional local Cheese Factory
  • Influence of Tibetan culture on locals
  • Experience with indigenous groups of Nepal as Sherpa, Tamang

Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the popular trekking routes of Langtang Trekking Region and 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu tends to expand the pleasure of Gosaikunda Lake Trek. Gosaikunda Lake holds religious value as well as is regarded as a wetland of international importance (RAMSAR site).

Gosaikunda Lake holds a high religious value as per Hindu mythology. Gosaikunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva with his trident. When Lord Shiva was balancing the war between Dev (Gods) and Devil, he had to swallow the poison of the world to save it. The poison made him stinging and thirsty. Then, he pulled off his trident and perforated the mountain. The shot of the trident made the flow of water, which created the Gosaikunda Lake. Lord Shiva satisfied his thirst. It made the Gosaikunda Lake a holy lake with major religious value. Every year, on the occasion of Janai Purnima, the full moon of August, pilgrims from different places visit Gosaikunda with the hope to fulfill their wishes, getting blessings, and residing in heaven by cleansing all the unknown sins of their life. Early morning despite too cold weather and freezing water, they take bath in the Gosaikunda Lake and carry on worshiping. During the time of Janai Purnima, the Gosaikunda Lake gets too crowded with pilgrims from different countries. Mostly, pilgrims of Hindus,s, and Buddhists visit Gosaikunda Lake for religious purposes.

13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu begins from Dhunche, the small town and capital of Rasuwa district and Langtang Region, and ends at Melamchi Bazaar. You will drive to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu is much more suitable for new trekkers and their enthusiasm for wildlife, culture, and mythology. Nepal Adventure Team has been severing 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu (Kathmandu to Kathmandu) with an option of exploring Kathmandu valley. The attractive and suitable, 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu, the package has genuinely encouraged and supported trekkers to explore the Langtang Trekking Region in the most efficient and pleasant style. All the required arrangements for the trek from lodging and Fooding to guidance are made by Nepal Adventure Team.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 02City Excursion and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1950m/6,400 ft)
  • Day 04Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/7,250ft) from Dhunche
  • Day 05Trek to Singa Gomba (3,330m/ 10,925ft)
  • Day 06Trek to Laurebinayak (3,910m / 12,830 ft)
  • Day 07Trek to Gosaikunda (4,380m / 14,370 ft)
  • Day 08Trek to Ghopte via Lauribina La pass (4610m/ 11,580 ft)
  • Day 09Trek to Tharepati (3,690m/12,105ft)
  • Day 10Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m/8,495.2ft) – 4 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Sermathang (2610m)- 04 hours
  • Day 12Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hours
  • Day 13Finale Departure
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

    Nepal Adventure Team’s representative will be present at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you to Nepal for 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu. Nepal Adventure Team ensures travelers have great experience and warmness as they land in Kathmandu. The representative will guide to you at the hotel, Thamel. You can meet up your any queries. As per your flight schedule and leisure time, you can roam around the Thamel area, one of the popular streets among tourists. To welcome you Nepal Adventure Team arranges dinner for you at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performance.

    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 02 City Excursion and Trek Preparation
    This day is separated for the city excursion as well as preparing for 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu. Some of you may have jet lag so a separate day may support you to cope with jet lag. Additionally, explore the Kathmandu Valley which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nepal Adventure Team arranges for the visit of few heritage sites located in Kathmandu Valley. Though there are heritages sites as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, you can only visit few in a day due to time-bound. Besides, while being at Thamel you can purchase trekking sticks, pants, jackets, t-shirts, socks, and like if you have missed any or need more. There will be a department store/shopping mall in the latter days of the trek. 
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1950m/6,400 ft)
    Simply, you will be driving towards the northern direction from Kathmandu valley, away from urban and closer to the Himalayas. You will drive to Dhunche; a small but major town of Langtang Region and Rasuwa District. You will pass various villages, stations, and towns like Galchi, Trisuli, Ramche. The road won’t be smooth and paved and mostly, you will be jiggled due to the roughness of the road. As you drive ahead, change in weather, breeze, and altitude can be felt. A small inspection will be made by the Nepal Army as you enter the Langtang National Park area and inform you not to harm any flora and fauna. You will be staying for the night at Dhunche so you can roam around Dhunche to buy things that you may have missed for 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Dhunche
    • Altitude: (1950m/6,400 ft)
  • Day 04 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/7,250ft) from Dhunche
    On this day, you will begin to trek instead of riding any vehicles for Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Trek. Gradually, you will move towards the higher elevation. You will have breakfast and start to trek towards Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is a small village mostly resided by the Tamang community of Nepal where you meet the Tamang people and culture. Tamang is one of the indigenous groups of Nepal who has been living in the Langtang region and preserving their authentic language, culture, and traditions for years. To reach Thulo Syabru you will need to walk through dense woods of rhododendron, pines, firs accompanied by the river. From this day until you pass Lauribinayak La pass, you will be climbing steep hillocks.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Thulo Syabru
    • Altitude: (2,210m/7,250ft)
  • Day 05 Trek to Singa Gomba (3,330m/ 10,925ft)
    Today’s destination is Sing Gompa for which we will march after having breakfast with a touch of local cuisine. The trail through rhododendron, firs and pine forest continues as we march forward. The steepness is high as we trek but the tranquility in the woods will create the soundness and energy to climb up and explore the Langtang Trekking Region. With the steep climb, you will reach Sing Gompa, also known as Chandhanbari, the famous spot of Gosaikunda Lake Trek. Sing Gompa has a local cheese factory and will enable you to enjoy the cheese products and food items. Additionally, Sing Gompa has a Tibetan style Monastery reflecting the cultural artifacts of the Langtang Trekking Region. Langtang Trekking Region is nearby China, Tibet border so you will observe the culture and tradition related to Tibetan culture and tradition. You will enjoy the view and surrounding at Sing Gompa leading to a relaxing night stay. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Singa Gomba
    • Altitude: (3,330m/ 10,925ft)
  • Day 06 Trek to Laurebinayak (3,910m / 12,830 ft)
    You will stay at Laurebinayak for today’s night so today you will be walking up to Laurebinayak. You will climb the hillocks which are partially accompanied by woods and views. The trail is not through the dense woods as in earlier trekking days however, woods will always be your side. Gradually, you will encounter the change in vegetation as you move upward near to Laurebinayak. Tall trees, dense woods will be replaced by short trees, shrubs, and bushes. The clouds will seem to be below you and your trails. The Himalayas will be above you. If the weather favors you, you will be pleasantly surprised by the marvelous view of clouds, sunrise, sunset, and Himalayas. Likewise, it is essential for you to take proper rest on this day as it determines if you have any effect of high altitude. The next day is harder as you will be passing Laurebinayak La pass (4,165m / 13,661ft) to accomplish Gosaikunda Lake Trek. The Helambu region begins with the end of Laurebinayak La pass. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Laurebinayak
    • Altitude: (3,910m / 12,830 ft)
  • Day 07 Trek to Gosaikunda (4,380m / 14,370 ft)
    This is one of the hardest as well as amazing days of 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu as you will be passing Lauribinayak La (4,165 m / 13,661 ft) and reaches your ultimate pleasant destination Gosaikunda Lake. Having chilly night at Lauribinayak village, you will need to climb up a hill which is steep and hard due to high altitude. The stay at Laurebinayak will also support in coping with increasing altitude and avoiding altitude sickness. On the top of Lauribinayak hill, on the south, you can view the ranges of the hill you have crossed and on the north, you can have the majestic Himalayan ranges (Langtang Range, Himchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh) on the north. You will also encounter a small stupa where locals worship and pray. Then, the trail ahead is the mixture of the upward and downward staircase along with the narrow trekking lane. You will not encounter any shadow of trees. The trail is decorated with high rocky mountain, shrubs (thorny, flowery), waterfalls (in spring and monsoon season), and lakes. You can also encounter herds of sheep grazing in the hills down below. You will observe other lakes; Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda and will reach Gosaikunda Lake. Since Gosaikunda Lake is a holy lake so there is a temple of Lord Shiva, Gosaikunda Mahadev, and Trishul Dhara (Trident used to shot mountain) in the bank of Gosaikunda Lake. You will have an attractive view of pristine lakes and the Rocky Mountains. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Gosaikunda
  • Day 08 Trek to Ghopte via Lauribina La pass (4610m/ 11,580 ft)

    The eye-pleasing view will continue as you move ahead towards the next stop, Ghopte. Though Ghopte is at a lower altitude than Gosaikunda Lake, you will climb higher altitude before descending towards Ghopte at (3,530 m/11,580ft). The day will start with breakfast then, you will climb the trails through rocky mountains. The trail will allow you to enjoy the more pristine and holy lakes as Dudh Kunda, Chandra Kunda, Surya Kunda. These lakes uphold the religious values associated with Gosaikunda Lake as well as uplift the experience of 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu. You will see these lakes after a walk of around 1hour and 30minutes. The tranquility and the natural essence of these lakes will make all the steep trails worthwhile and revive your energy. Since the trail is less crowded and unspoiled; you may feel roughness and difficulties in trails. After all these climbs, today you will be descending towards Ghopte for the night stay via Phedi, a small village. Ghopte is located in the middle of the forest.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Ghopte
    • Altitude: 3,530 m/11,580 ft.
  • Day 09 Trek to Tharepati (3,690m/12,105ft)
    Tharepati will be your village for the night stay. The trail passes through the forest. Nepal Adventure Team has chosen Tharepati for your stay as Tharepati supplies the majestic view of mountains in all three directions expects South. The view spectacular add more memories and gratifying moments to your trek. You will walk down and up to reach Tharepati. You will have enough time to enjoy, relax and revive such that you could pass Tharepati La (3,490m/11,447 ft) pass to reach your next village, Tarke Gyang on the next day of 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Tharepati
    • Altitude: (3,690m/12,105ft)
  • Day 10 Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m/8,495.2ft) – 4 hours
    As mentioned earlier, you will pass Tharepati La (3,490m/11,447 ft) to reach Melamchi Gaon and then Tarke Gyang. From Ghopte, all the trails pass through forests and woods. Initially, you will climb a ridge near Tharepati and continue the trek. The view of hills and Sani Danda from the ridge is particularly beautiful. You will cross Suspension bridges to reach Melamchi Gaon and head to Tarke Gyang, the stop for the night. The path through forest leads to Ama Yangri (3,800m/12,646ft) which is the highest elevation of today’s trek. The top of the hill is decorated with a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags. The view of Mt. Shishapangma and Langtang ranges adds beauty. Further, you will encounter yaks and stone paths as you walk downward towards Tarke Gyang, a beautiful Sherpa(Sherpa is an ethnic group of Nepal) village.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Tarke Gyang
    • Altitude: (2590m/8,495.2ft)
  • Day 11 Trek to Sermathang (2610m)- 04 hours

    After the warm stay and breakfast at Tarke Gyang, a Sherpa village, you will begin your trek to Sermathang. Sermathang is another warm village with Sherpa culture and the majestic mountain view of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Langtang Ranges. In addition, on the clear and favorable weather, trekkers encounter Mt. Everest view from Sermathang. While walking to Sermathang, you will encounter villages, Chortens, monastery, and mani-walls. You will have a gratifying night stay at Sermathang.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House Lodge
    • Place: Sermathang
    • Altitude: (2610m)
  • Day 12 Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hours

    You will bid goodbyes to Sermathang and typical Sherpa villages and walk through meadows, farmlands, and tiny villages until you reach Melamchi Bazaar. Melamchi Bazaar is a small town that connects to Kathmandu through roadways and you will be driving to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. You will leave the Helambu region and head to Kathmandu, the city with all the urban chaos and facilities. You will drop to your hotel.

    Nepal Adventure Team will organize a farewell dinner for you to celebrate the completion of 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu and also to sweep away your tiredness due to trek.  

    • Meals: Farewell Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 13 Finale Departure
    As per your flight schedule, Nepal Adventure Team’s representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Nepal Adventure Team bid you warm farewell with the hope to meet you soon for your next trip to Nepal or nearby Nepal (India, Bhutan). Your 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu formally ends here.
    • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included


  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural dance
  • 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan basis
  • Kathmandu – Dhunche and Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu bus tickets
  • 08 night’s teahouse lodge accommodation throughout the trek
  • 09 days full board meals- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner for the entire trek
  • Tea/coffee in a cup and daily seasonal fruits, salad during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, and qualified trekking guide (leader and assistant) as per the group requirement
  • One strong and experience porter service (1porter for 2 trekkers)
  • All the staff's expenses like as bus ticket, salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance are included
  • Langtang National Park entrance fee
  • Nepal Adventure Team (NAT) T-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
  • Optional supply if necessary: sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bags (requires returning after the trek)
  • Trekking route maps
  • First Aid Medical Kitbag
  • All the government VAT and local taxes


  • Nepal Visa and international flight
  • Hotel and food in Kathmandu
  • All personal expenses and chocolate bar
  • All Drinks are mineral water, tea/coffee, and alcohol
  • Tips to guide and staff


Useful Information

Benefits of 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu

Gosaikunda is famous for its religious value as well as the amazement it supplies throughout the trails with tranquility and natural beauty along with local authentic culture. Gosaikunda is located at Langtang National Park which conserves and promotes nature and well being of wildlife (both flora and fauna) and reflects the richness of nature in Gosaikunda Trail. This makes Gosaikunda one of the desirable trekking destinations of the Langtang Trekking Region. Mostly there are two types of Gosaikunda Trekking Packages available; Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek: 8 days to Godly Lake and 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu.

Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek 8 days to Godly Lake starts from Dhunche and ends at Dhunche as trekkers use the same trail to and from Gosaikunda Lake. It has a short itinerary and easier trail as one returns through the same trail which makes the trekkers quite familiar with the path. If the trekkers have a short stay in Nepal, they can choose Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek.

Nevertheless, Gosaikunda is also said to have a network of 108 lakes with religious significance and only a few of them are accessible. 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek with Helambu enables the trekkers to reach those lakes which are accessible to humans. Normally, when you join Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek: 8days to Godly Lake, you trek up to Gosaikunda Lake and view Saraswati and Bhairab Lakes. But when you choose 13 Days Gosaikunda Trek: Gosaikunda Lake with Helambu you are enabled to observe more lakes of the Gosaikunda area as Saraswati, Bhairab, Surya, Chandra, Dudh. Additionally, trekkers are able to explore Helambu Region which starts after passing Laurebinayak La. Trekkers also pass Gosaikunda La and Tharepati La (La means pass in the Tibetan language) pass to continue trekking through Helambu Region with the exclusive snowcapped mountain view of Langtang Range, Himchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, Jugal, Shishapangma and in the clear days' trekkers could also view Mount Everest from Sermathang. After staying at Gosaikunda Lake, instead of passing Laurebinayak La, trekkers pass Gosaikunda La and observe the lakes as Dudh, Chandra, and Surya. Likewise, trekkers stay and communicate with the villages such as Ghopte, Tharepati, Tarke Gyang, Sermathang, and Melamchi Bazaar. Trekkers get the opportunity to encounter diverse villages and cultures throughout the Gosaikunda with the Helambu region trek.

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: David Johnson, Canada

    Exploring Nepal's Beauty

    The stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush forests left me in awe at every turn. The warm hospitality of the local people added an extra layer of richness to the experience. I returned home with a heart full of memories and a camera full of breathtaking photographs. Truly a journey worth every step!

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    Rating Review by: Sarah Smith, Poland

    A Himalayan Adventure

    From the majestic peaks of the Himalayas to the warm hospitality of the local villages, every moment was truly unforgettable. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.