Langtang Goasainkunda Helambu Trek in Nepal

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek In Nepal

Days 16
Trip Rating 4.8/5 4 Reviews
From $1350 USD

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek In Nepal Overview

  • Trip Code: CT-10023
  • Package: Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek In Nepal
  • Duration: 16 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 4,984m / 16,347 Ft (Chorka Ri)
  • Trip Level:
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Public Bus | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Guest House | Hotel
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January & Feb.
  • Trip Route: Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel- Langtang - Kyanjin Gumba-Cherko Ri – Langtang- Tholo Syabru- Gosaikunda- Ghopte- Malemchigaon- Shermanthang-Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring naturally and culturally rich Langtang Valley
  •  Hike towards the  Cherko Ri (4,984m )
  • Beautiful lakes of the Gosaikunda region
  • Cross over the Laurebinayak Pass (4610m)
  • Exploring culturally rich Helambu region
  • Travel across Nepal-Tibet border

This classic trek in Nepal combines three areas of the Himalayan region in Nepal along the border of Tibet which are Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Helambu. The Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu trek takes you along the beautiful Langtang Valley filled with many pristine and serene lakes in the backdrop of the snow clad mountains. This trek in Nepal gives travelers a chance to experience the splendor of the Himalayan beauty along with unique Tibetan cultural taste that has been in existence since ancient times. The Langtang region trek is a 2 in 1 travel package that lets travelers experience the natural beauty along with cultural taste.

The other attraction of this trekking tour in Nepal is the Gosainkunda (4380m) where there are several beautiful lakes formed out of the mountains of Langtang region. The Gosainkunda Lake is also a famous pilgrimage site among Hindu and Buddhist people and each year during the month of August, hundreds of devotees come at this place. There are three major lakes this this region, namely Gosaikunda, Saraswatikunda, and Bhairavkunda. Among these, Gosaikunda is the largest and the place is beautiful filled with scenic natural landscapes.

Moving onto the Helambu trek, the Helambu region is regarded as a study center for the Tibetan Buddhist culture. The region is rich with Sherpa and Tamang culture as there are plenty of settlements with well preserved culture, tradition and lifestyle. People also have their unique way of living as one can behold the arts of wooden cared windows, weaved baskets, and other handicraft works. The trekking in Helambu region is a wonderful trek to experience however one needs to be well prepared in order to complete this trek in Langtang region as some of the paths are quite difficult and we'll also be camping at some of the places during our trek.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu to Syabrubensi
Day 03 Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel
Day 04 Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Day 05 Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 06 Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 07 Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 08 Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru
Day 09 Thulo Syabru to Cholanpati.
Day 10 Cholanpati to Gosainkunda
Day 11 Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Laurebinayak Pass
Day 12 Ghopte to Melamchi Gaun
Day 13 Melamchi Gaun to Tarkejhyang
Day 14 Tarkejhyang to Sermathang
Day 15 Sermanthang to Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu
Day 16 Departure

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek In Nepal Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival at Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft (Kathmandu) 

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, a representative from Core Treks will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. You can rest and relax for some time and after a while we'll meet for a short briefing session regarding our trek. Please feel free to ask any question regarding our trek. You'll be introduced with your tour guide as well during this session. However, if your arrival is late then the tour briefing will be shifted for the next day morning  before we head for the tour.

Meal Included: No Meal

Day 02

Kathmandu to Syabrubensi

Altitude: 1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi) 
Drive approx. 7 hours

Our journey starts with a roadway drive towards Syabru Bensi. Seven hour drive  with the gorgeous scenery of the towns of Trishuli Bareen hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. zar and Dhunche. Also the Himalayan peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh are visible in the distance as we cross Kakani and the terraced.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03

Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel

Altitude: 2,470m / 8,101 ft. (Lama Hotel) 
Walk approx.  5 hours

After having breakfast, we head towards the first part of the trail which crosses through the Bhotekoshi river and follows Langtang river. We ford the river via suspension bridge and then the trekking trail of Langtang valley gradually climbs to Bamboo forests, passing through the Landslide region. The trek brings us through scenic wilderness where we'll be treated with the sight of native wildlife with the likes of Langur monkeys, Himalayan black bears and if lucky, the red pandas.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04

Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

Altitude: 3,430m / 11,250 ft. (Langtang Village ) 
Walk approx.  5 hours

This day we trek uphill through the beautiful oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock forests. The valley is also filled with herds of yaks that we will get to encounter on the pastures. This village is a very old village of this region from where the views of the mountains can be seen in even more splendor and beauty.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05

Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

Altitude: 3,830m / 12,562 ft (Kyanjin Gompa) 
Walk approx.  3 hours

Our walk today is shorter but it is also acclimatizing walk. The famous cheese factory are also along the way during our trek on this day. Today will be one of the most exciting moments of the whole journey as we scale the glacial moraine with the amazing views of the Kyanjin Gompa and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung mountain. The Kyajin Gompa is a very famous Buddhist monastery and a place of utmost significance to the local community.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06

Kyanjin Gompa to Chorka Ri to Kyanjin Gompa

Altitude: 4,984m / 16,347 ft (Chorka Ri) 
Walk approx. 6 hours

On this day we hike up the moraine to behold the splendid ice faces and ascend a the Chorkari Ri, which is also the highest point of this trek. From here amazing breathtaking panorama view of the Langtang range can be witnessed such as Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Gyanghempo, Naya Kang, and Ganjala.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07

Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

Altitude: 2,470m / 8,101 ft. (Lama Hotel) 
Walk approx.  5 hours

We start our descent towards the Lama hotel as we make our way back. Majestic views of the towering mountains can be enjoyed during our walk on this day. We might even encounter more of the wildlife within the ecosystem of the forest as we descend.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08

Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru

Altitude: 2,235m / 7,330 ft. (Thulo Syabru) 
Walk approx. 5 hour

This day the trail gently descends and then goes steeply up towards the Thulo Syabru. The trail again leads us through bamboo and rhododendron forest where we might even encounter some wildlife around. The marvelous close-up view of the Ganesh Himal can also be seen during this trail.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09

Thulo Syabru to Cholanpati.

Altitude: 3,654 m / 11,985 ft. (Cholanpati) 
Walk approx. 6 hour

On the way of our trek we'll be taking the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and then the trail continues less steeply through the rhododendron and oak forests. The path after this gently ascends for awhile and follows a flat level towards Shin Gompa. Shin Gompa provides panoramic views, mesmerizing natural landscapes, and also a yak cheese factory. today our destion is in Cholanpati. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10

Cholanpati to Gosainkunda

Altitude: 4,300 m / 14,104 ft. (Gosainkunda) 
Walk approx. 5 hour

The trail takes us through steep ascent all the way to Gosainkunda as we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of the Mansalu, Ganesh, Langtang, and some other Tibetan peaks range. After following a ridge for the most part of the day we'll be reaching to the Lakes of Gosainkunda region. The Gosainkunda lake is surrounded by mountains around and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes as its companions. To clarify the religious significance that is prevelant among Hindu belief, the legend says that Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11

Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Laurebinayak Pass

Altitude: 3,430 m / 11,250 ft. (Ghopte) 4,610m/15,120ft. (Laurebinayak Pass)
Walk approx. 7 hour

We head towards Laurebinayak pass as we leave Gosainkunda and climb through ruddged trail. The helambu region begins at the Laurebinayak pass and descends towards the Melamchi valley. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Ghopte.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12

Ghopte to Melamchi Gaun

Altitude: 2,560 m / 8,399 ft.
Walk approx. 6 hour

We trek down through the thick forests and climb through dry river bed. Later on as we climb onward, we reach the village of Therapati. Climbing the ridge above the village gives amazing view of the Jugal area. Later we'll reach to Melamchi Gaun, our stop for the day which is surrounded by beautiful and verdant forests and is mainly inhabited by the Sherpa people. Their distinctive culture can also be witnessed in this village.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13

Melamchi Gaun to Tarkejhyang

Altitude: 2,590 m / 8,495 ft.
Walk approx. 5  hour

The early park of the trek descends until we cross the Melamchi stream. We'll be entering the cultural destination of the Helambu region on this day. We'll be walking upto Tarkejhyang where the Sherpa culture with its traditional village and monasteries can be observed. The stone houses are constructed close to each other with narrow alleyways separating them.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14

Tarkejhyang to Sermathang

Altitude: 2,610 m / 8,560 ft.
Walk approx. 4 hour

Sermathang is a village rich in culture and natural beauty. The trail is also fairly easy as we walk through a flat land alongside the verdant forest. We also cross some small streams along the way. The trail then makes a sweep around the wide valley and end between Parachin and Gangyul village. The people throughout this village mostly practice the Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism which is also the national religion of the Kingdom of Bhutan. We continue our walk through some forested area along the trail before reaching Sermathang for the overnight stay.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15

Sermanthang to Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft (Kathmandu) 
Walk approx. 3 hours
Drive approx. 3 hours 

On our final day of walk, we trek towards the town of Melamchi Bazzar through the meadows and cultivated fields. The terraced fields where villagers farm are also some unique features of this region. We finally reach to Melamchi Bazzar and upon having our lunch we head back towards Kathmandu. We'll drive back to Kathmandu and back to your hotel. After resting for a bit, we'll be organizing a dinner party for our fellow guests where you'll be taken to a traditional Nepalese cuisine restaurant.

Meal Included: Breakfast, & Farewell Dinner

Day 16


Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.

Meal Included: Breakfast, 

Not satisfied with this itinerary? CoreTreks offers a customized itinerary option that allows you to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek In Nepal Cost Mentions

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (12 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi – Melamchi Bazzar - Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Langtang National park permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek in Nepal is considered as a moderate level trek. It requires little to no prior experience in trekking and mountaineering. It will help if you have past experiences and trainings on mountaineering but still doable with no experience at all. Our experts will provide training before that will equip you to start and finish the trek successfully. 


Yes, it is completely safe to trek Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu in Nepal. However, safety measures should be applied and learned before you start your trek. It is preferable that you take a professional guide with you in order to assist you during the climb and to inform well about the location that you will be travelling to. 


During the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek in Nepal, expect to explore the naturally and culturally rich Langtang Valley, hike towards the Cherko Ri (4,984m), some pristine lakes of Gosaikunda region, crossing over the Laurebinayak Pass and exploration of culturally rich Helambu region.


The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek in Nepal.


To book the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

Additional Information

Equipment And Gears

To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek In Nepal Reviews

A perfect holiday

From: Canada | On: 12 Oct, 2019

Being a spiritual person, I wanted to check our cultures of Nepal. It was really soulful experience to be able to observe how respectful these people are towards their belief and systems.

The country is heaven in itself and offers numerous places to trek and tour. I chose Gosainkunda Helambu trek because I wanted to see the holy lakes of Gosainkunda. I got a lot of different perspective from people from different culture and casts. I was incredible.

I would like to thank the dedicated and professional team at CoreTreks for helping me plan out my trip to Gosainkunda. They helped me with a guiding team and porter. You should definitely consult to an expert at CoreTreks before you plan and book your trip to Nepal. They really guide you well.

A refreshing adventure

From: Norway | On: 11 Aug, 2018

I’m a very busy person and I have been working for like half a decade non-stop. It was about time for me to book a getaway trip and I’m so glad that I chose Nepal. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu region trek to be specific.

The time I spend in Nepal will always be in my memory and I can’t wait to tell my peers about it. The beautiful Himalaya range, diverse culture and warm welcoming people really inspired me.

CoreTreks really helped me through all the process of booking and planning my trip. They are highly passionate professionals for adventure and touring in Nepal. I recommend you check them out for your visit to Nepal.

Definitely coming for a re-visit

From: India | On: 15 Apr, 2018

Our kids were really forcing us to visit Nepal for like past couple of years. We finally had time and opportunity to fly out to Nepal. I have to say that the time we spent in Nepal was really rewarding.

We had heard about the Himalaya range but never did we imagined the place to be this beautiful and full of welcoming people everywhere. I found Nepalese people to be kind. Our kids loved the trek too. We went to visit Cherko Ri, Laure Binayak Pass and Helambu region. Each of these places was fantastic. Really had a good time.

We are thinking of coming back for a visit after a year or two. But this time just me and my wife. I will definitely remember to hit up CoreTreks as they helped us a lot during our trip to Langtang Helambu trek. Also I highly suggest you to book from the particular company if you are trying to visit Nepal anytime soon. 

A rewarding hike

From: Germany | On: 22 Nov, 2015

The trip went well and we are proud of ourselves. Although the trek route is considered as moderate, we had a few moments when we were completely tired and had to rest before we could proceed further.

It was a beautiful experience to explore culturally rich Langtang valley. The people had a completely different lifestyle which was really inspiring. Also I loved Helambu region in Nepal. The place is filled with lively and passionate people. They really take their work seriously.

As a team, we would like to thank CoreTreks for taking care of us in each step. We were a little bias before booking with CoreTreks but they really provided with the best services and a team of professional guides.

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