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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2City Excursion and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1950m/6,400 ft)
  • Day 4Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/7,250ft) from Dhunche
  • Day 5Trek to Singa Gomba (3,330m/ 10,925ft)
  • Day 6Trek to Laurebinayak (3,910m / 12,830 ft)
  • Day 7Trek to Gosaikunda (4,380m / 14,370 ft)
  • Day 8Trek to Ghopte via Lauribina La pass (4610m/ 11,580 ft)
  • Day 9Trek 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

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.