Around Helambu and Gosainkund Treks, leads you to the most picturesque area located North East of Kathmandu valley rim. An ideal country walk suitable for all types of travelers exploring the rich Buddhist culture of Hyalmo people and its lovely villages, one of the least and near vanishing tribe around Himalaya.
This fine and pleasant walk leads around mid hills villages of Tamang, Bhotia and Hyalmo ethnic tribes where you can witness old Tibetan Buddhist religion, culture, and its interesting monasteries in the backdrop of mountain scenery and tranquil environment. From Helambu walk towards Rasuwa district to reach at Gosainkund via high Thadepati facing glorious views of the snow-capped peak and dramatic landscapes, then into a high country filled with a beautiful forest of rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines, then soon fades to arid and barren country crossing over high East Laurabinaya / Gosainkund-la pass at above 4,609 m /15,100ft.
From the pass easy descend to beautiful serene and holy Gosainkund lake, enjoying time here descend to Dhunche town headquarter of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, where drive brings you back at Kathmandu.
Outline itinerary:Day 01: Drive to Kakani 1,540 m - 06 hrs. Day 02: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 05 hrs. Day 03: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 04 hrs. Day 04 Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m - 05 hrs Day 05: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Thadepatti ridge and pass 3,597 m - 06 hrs. Day 06: To Gosainkund cross East Laurabina-La / Gosainkund pass 4,609 m /15,100ft. Day 07: Trek to Sing Gompa at 3,254 m - 05 hrs. Day 09: Trek to Dhunche 1,950 m - 05 hrs. Day 10: Drive f to Kathmandu - 05 hrs.
- Accommodation:Hotels and lodge on treks
- Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
- Activities: Exciting drive and scenic, cultural walks.
- Trekking duration: 05 Nights and 06 days (with both way drives)
- Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon times from June to mid-September. March to May the best time when wild-flower are in season October to December another best months for clear mountain views but cold in the morning and night time and a chance of snow.
- Visit Helambu.
- Appreciate Hyolmo Sherpa people and their hospitality.
- Views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
Offer remains constant . But sometimes it also depends upon the group size.
- Hotel in Kathmandu (3night BB) .
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, each meal in a cup during trek.
- Tourist service , VAT, governments Tax and official expenses if necessary; all government and local taxes wherever applicable pickup hotel to bus park and drop to hotel.
- Airport pickup and drop.
- KTM sightseeing with city guide including entrance fee and transportation.
- Langtang National Park fee and TIMS Card.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Rasuwa and Pick up from Sundari Jal.
- One porter (one porter carries 20kg limit).
- Experienced trek Guide and Porter including their salaries, insurance, equipment, transportation food and accommodation
The exclusion remains constant. But if in case any changes occur they can be adjusted.
- Nepal visa fee & two passport photographs are required).
- Excess baggage hotel in Kathmandu , charges and unless requested.
- Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary. Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge.
- Drinks, chocolate, beverages, showers etc).
- Tips for guides and porter.
Detail Itinerary:Day 01: Drive to Kakani 1,540 m - 06 hrs.
Beginning lovely week-long trek taking an interesting drive from Kathmandu to reach around Helambu area where ride leads past scenic Dhulikhel town, and then on low warm areas of Melamche Bazaar as drive leads towards cooler area on mid hills to reach at Kakani farm village for an overnight stop.Day 02: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 05 hrs.
The day starts with fresh morning walks around cooler alpine hills into nice serene woodland of tall rhododendron, pines, and magnolia with fir tree lines. On the trail encountering chhorten (Buddhist prayer monuments), summer meadows to reach at Shermathang for overnight stop, a lovely Hyalmo village here with time to visit its old interesting monastery and observe local colorful culture of the native known as Hyalmo.Day 03: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 04 hrs.
From Sermathang a short day walks to reach the main central village of Helambu at Tarke-Gyang as walk leads past Gangyul a small village, then following the path with wonderful views of rolling hills to reach Tarke Gyang. Tarke-Gyang, famous for impressive Buddhist custom and heritage life the people are skilled in wood carving on furniture’s and the place well known for delicious green apples also. Afternoon free to explore this lovely village and the old monastery of Ama Yangri situated on top of the village.Day 04: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m - 05 hrs
After a wonderful time at Tarke Gyang following downhill route to Melamchi River and around small farm village, crossing the river on a suspension bridge, then climb to a wide summer grazing pasture to reach Malemchigaon, another nice village of Helambu area. A typical mountain village of Buddhist culture where Hyalmo and Helambu villages ends, houses windows, doors and furniture decorated with beautiful carvings, after getting organize in the lodge, explore this nice village of Hyalmo people similar to Sherpa and Tamang religion and culture, this tribe is near extinct only a few thousand exists in Nepal, India-Darjeeling and Sikkim.Day 05: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Thadepatti ridge and pass 3,597 m - 06 hrs.
From this nice farm villages walk leads on gradual path on grassy field crossing few small stream to reach at the base of Thadepatti hill, where climb leads into cool shade of dense forest of rhododendron and pines to reach scenic hilltop of Thadepatti, a place with few fine lodges on the highest spot offering grand scenery of rolling hills and high snow peaks of Langtang and Jugal mountain range. After a refreshing break continue to walk downhill to reach on the road to Gosainkund area where route leads on winding path with few short ups and down to reach remote and isolated place at Ghopte Odar for an overnight stop, a place with few caves which makes a nice shelter for pilgrims to holy Gosainkund.Day 06: To Gosainkund cross East Laurabina-La / Gosainkund pass 4,609 m /15,100ft.
Today will be the longest walks of the adventure where walk leads on winding ups and down through juniper, rhododendron, birch, and pine forest soon tree lines disappears on reaching the base of East Laurabina-La / Gosainkund pass. From the bottom a long climb to reach on top East Laurabina-La / Gosainkund pass facing Marvelous scenery of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks, after enjoying beautiful scenery descend towards the holy lake of Gosainkund past small ponds of Surya Kund to reach our final destination at Gosainkund for an overnight stop. During auspicious time on full moon where Hindu festival takes place called Jani Purnima as per Nepali Luna calendar, pilgrims visits in mass number to Gosainkund pond for ritual bathe and a dip where belief is that its holy water relinquishes sins of a hundred lifetimes) here Hindu pilgrims leaves their walking poles so the name got as Laurabinaya.Day 07: Trek to Sing Gompa at 3,254 m - 05 hrs.
Enjoying pleasant time at holy Gosainkund walk leads to short descend past Saraswati and Bhiaravkund, and the climb to high Lauribinaya hill with fabulous views of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu Himalaya range and then long descend to reach at Sing Gompa for overnight stop with time to visit its monastery and small cheese processing factory nearby.Day 09: Trek to Dhunche 1,950 m - 05 hrs.
Morning leads to long downhill into the cool shade of woodland and past few cattle herders huts and shades to reach at the bottom of a hill near a small bridge with few shops and local tea-houses. From here on easy trail reaching at the motorable road with a short winding climb to reach at the hotel or lodge in Dhunche town, for last overnight stop around Langtang Himal within Rasuwa district in the land of Tamang people.Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel - 05 hrs.
Morning from Dhunche town exciting overland journey takes you back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns to reach at Kathmandu around afternoon time, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.