About Trip

Trekking Gosainkunda and Helambu is an ideal vacation once in a lifetime. In Asia, the choices are many and we don’t need to look far because there’s always a call from the wild for those searching for the ultimate quiet…and that quest for blissful peace… you don’t need to look far, the Langtang Gosainkunda {4336m}, Helambu trek will set the pace for a holiday you hadn’t expected.

Looking north from ancient Kathmandu valley on a bright day, the best time would be in mid-autumn, we can witness the Langtang Mountains and its shimmering snowy peaks in the sunshine, and this is where we head towards for an extraordinary holiday where the picturesque landscapes bring us down to earth as we discover the real world. Our exciting journey begins with a heartwarming scenic drive of nearly 8-9 hours, as we head towards Syabru Bensi which is a major trading place for locals here; and this is where we start hiking in untouched territory for over ten days in Helambu; we take our time to walk through lonely routes and it is a haven for bird lovers; walking the trail while hearing the merry chirping of birds all the way amidst flowery hillocks is something you heart will warm to. Our trip leads us to the glaciers near the towering Langtang Lirung {7246m}, the Annapurna range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other popular peaks around this region. As we cut the wind of Thar danda and move forward we walk into Kyangjin Gompa {3800m} and thus to the holy lakes of Gosainkunda. This is a sacred serene lake mostly crowded by Hindus coming on pilgrimage to this lake. For us, watching this lake will give us inner peace and some willpower to overcome our trials in life.

From hereabouts, we can also see Rolwaling peak and far off Khumbu on the horizons. Our itinerary includes some beautiful rhododendron forests, verdant meadows and warm-friendly ethnic settlements where we can interact with the local folks and get to learn about their lifestyle in this remote area of the world.

This holiday with Index Adventure is an outing in the wild that only dreams are made off…visit our website: www.indexadventure.com for more information on this trip of a lifetime.


  • The magnificent holy Gosainkund Lake nestled amidst the mountains
  • Varied scenery; mountain panoramas, rhododendron forests, glaciers and gompas
  • Far fewer trekkers than in other Nepal trekking regions
  • Fantastic flora and fauna in spring

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu -Dhunche 1,965m. Approx 6-7 hours drive.
  • Day 03: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,720m. 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 04: Trek to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari 3,250m - 4-5 hours.
  • Day 05: Trek to Gosainkund 4,380m. 6 hours walk.
  • Day 06: Trek from Gosaikund to Ghopte (3430m.) which takes about seven hours.
  • Day 07: Trek from Gopte to Kutumsang (2446m) - 7 Hours
  • Day 08: Trek to Chisopani (2194m) - 3-4 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek to Sundarijal (1463m), and drive back to Kathmandu – approx 3 hrs
  • Day 10: Departure to International Airport.

Cost Includes:

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Local bus Kathmandu-SyabruBesi-Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and Langtang National Park entry permit, Sivapuri-Nagarjun National Park permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.


Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is voluntary).


Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)Get refreshed and familiar with your surroundings. Your senior trek leader will meet you at eventide & brief you on the pros & cons of your whole trip. Have supper & if you feel like it you can go for a stroll down the streets of Thamel, a well-known hub for tourists throughout the world. If you reckon you are tired with the jetlag, then you can go to bed & get up fresh for a new day in the land of the Himalayas. It’s your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows. O/N at Hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Kathmandu -Dhunche 1,965m. Approx 6-7 hours drive. We take an early morning drive after breakfast to Dhunche; the bus ride takes you through a winding uphill and downhill road, the drive also passes through many rural towns and farm villages; one of the bigger towns on the way is Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone. The road from here climbs uphill to a cooler region leaving the rice paddy fields behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well. On arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1,965m, the one and theonly major town of the Langtang area and Rasuwa district. There's a Langtang National Park headquarters office where your Trekking and Park permits are checked by the Royal Nepalese Army that serves as the Park wardens also. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 03Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,720m. 5-6 hours walk. The trek today follows the road for a while, then reaching a small settlement of Barkhu, leaving the road behind the trail which leads uphill for an hour & then the path comes to a pleasant walk through the rain and bamboo forest; after leaving the forest and entering the farm fields, the climb starts uphill, passing through farm terraces till upper Syabru is reached, & rows of houses can be seen perched like a locomotive with wagons on a ridge. Syabru has a monastery near a helipad just a few minutes up from the main village.O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 04Trek to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari 3,250m - 4-5 hours. The walk from here follows a winding uphill trail above the Monastery, as the trek gains more height, superb views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and the Annapurna range in the far west can be seen as we reach higher ground, after few refreshing stops on the teahouse route, our journey continues an hour uphill from farmlands into the cool shade of alpine forest. Once out of the thick forest, we come to a meadow with one or two teahouses, where a lunch break can be had here depending on the availability of clean fresh water. From this spot the walk is almost gradual with a good hike through the pines and rhododendron forest with views of Dhunche town down below. On arriving at Singh Gompa, the first few houses are a cheese processing factory, and we check in to our lodge O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 05Trek to Gosainkund 4,380m. 6 hours walk. The trek today offers more spectacular views of an array of snow peak ranges of Langtang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range northwest along with Manaslu and Annapurna range due west, the walk is gradual up in the beginning for an hour, as we enter the woodland of oaks, pine and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, we come to a clearing where one or two teahouses are located. After a brief stop here amidst excellent views of the Langtang range, the trail continues uphill leaving the tree lines and lush vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrub bushes. The walk leads uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, with more views of the north western Himalayan range, after Laurabina which means {a place of walking sticks}, during the auspicious time in and around August in the full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, pilgrims come here to pay homage and where a ritual bath at the Gosainkund pond delivers pilgrims to paradise as per local beliefs; and visitors drink of its holy water which is said to relinquish the sins of a hundred lifetimes and Hindus pilgrims come here to change their holy threads, too, on the way back here at the top of Laurabina pass at 4,165m. Most of the pilgrims leave their walking sticks behind, needing no more as they head down, after a hard strenuous climb up. On reaching the top ridge, the trail descends for half an hour coming near the first two ponds, Saraswati and Bhairab kund after a pleasant walk a short climb brings us to our overnight camp at Gosainkund near the shore of this glacial pristine pond. Hereabouts, you can see lots of ritual traces left behind by the pilgrims. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 06Trek from Gosaikund to Ghopte (3430m.) which takes about seven hours. The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La [4610m], the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for wonderful 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. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 07Trek from Gopte to Kutumsang (2446m) - 7 HoursToday, the trail descends for a short time and starts ascending as we cross lovely green meadows and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow makes it a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle atop the ridge. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 08Trek to Chisopani (2194m) - 3-4 hrsFrom Kutumsang, it is an easy climb to cross a pass at 2492m before descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village. From here it is a 3 hours hike to Chisopani. A short distance above Chisopani is a high knoll which is known as Chisopani Danda, where there is a temple. We get splendid mountain views from here. The landscape spreads from the mountains south of Everest to the Manaslu range. O/N at Lodge. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 09Trek to Sundarijal (1463m), and drive back to Kathmandu – approx 3 hrsFrom Chisopani the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields then climb through oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here there are brilliant views, from Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Just after Chisopani there is an entrance to Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. The trail goes through the reserve, moving up to the hill and down to Mulkharka, from which you can already see Kathmandu. From Mulkharka, we descend on endless stairs to the exit from the reserve and to Sundarijal from where we get on to our vehicle for a 45 minute drive back to Kathmandu and a warm soft bedO/N at Hotel. (B, L, D, A).
  • Day 10Departure to International Airport.Our office representative from Index Adventure will personally take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking, etc - please don't hesitate to let us know). We would be glad to help you. Thank you for doing this venture with us and it's been wonderful knowing you over the weeks. Please do stay in touch in the months ahead. Bon Voyage and take care!!! Index Adventure was happy to serve you!! Breakfast


How much should I tip my guide and porter?

Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips. This is absolutely your choice, make the best of it. Only you can decide this.

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