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.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 2 City Excursion and Trek PreparationThis 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.
Day 3 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.
Day 4 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210m/7,250ft) from DhuncheOn 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.
Day 5 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.
Day 6 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.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 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.
Day 9 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.
Day 10 Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m/8,495.2ft) – 4 hoursAs 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.
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.
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.
Day 13 Finale DepartureAs 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.