Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

The trek along the lap of the Langtang range with the final destination being Gosainkunda, a glacial lake worshiped by all Hindus.
The Gosainkunda Helambu Trek takes you through Gosainkunda Lake.

It is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Bons. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, one of the main deities in the Hindu religion, created Gosainkunda.
It evolved from Samudra Manthana, which means “ocean churning.” The route takes you through lush subtropical forests, the foothills of the Himalayas, and glaciers on the way to the 108 lakes that make up the Gosainkunda. The Himalayan Pheasant, the red panda, and much rarer and exotic animals are found in their natural habitat. You can see the majestic tranquility of the Himalayas.Tamang and Sherpa people live in this area. The people here have a unique culture that combines Tibetan and Nepalese traditions in a fascinating way.

The entire trip encompasses 13 days from and to Kathmandu. We will stop by the hotel on the first day and take a break.The next day, we will start sightseeing in Kathmandu.On the third day, we drive to Thulo Syabrubesi, where we watch a traditional Tamang dance called the Tungna dance. You will also meet the Tamang Shaman and talk about Shaman life, beliefs, and practices.Your trek begins on the 4thday as you hike to Sing Gumba. At the Sing Gumba, you will visit the classical cheese factory and hear stories about yaks and other folklores. You will also visit a local monastery today.
The next day, you hike to Cholangpati and enjoy the beautiful sunset. On the 6th day, we finally arrived at Gosainkunda Lake. Here you can also hear stories of Milarepa and his teachings and practices and of Shiva and Parbati. The next day, you will trek to Surya Peak and then back to Phedi. It offers stunning views of Gosainkunda and its associated lakes.
On the 8th day, you will trek to Melamchighyang and explore the meditation cave of Padmasambhava. You will trek to Tarkeghyang and then to Ama Angri the next day. Here you will visit Ama Angri stupa, which is the best viewpoint of the entire trek. On the 11th day, when you arrive at Ghangyul, trekking will officially end. From there, you will drive back to Kathmandu and do some sightseeing of Durbar square and Swayambhunath, the living goddess Kumari and Ganesh, and then visit some local markets.
On the last day of trekking, you go to art school and participate in the celebration of the last day.

TRIP HIGHLIGHT


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TRIP ITINERARY

Note : The itinerary we have made is based on our previous experiences and clients' reviews. This itinerary can be customized according to your interest, schedule and budget.

Food and Accommodation
The teahouses along Gosainkunda Helambu Trek offer a variety of fresh and healthy meals. Western dishes such as pizza, spaghetti, and pasta, and traditional Nepalese dishes such as dal, bhat, and Tarkari are available.Dal, bhat, and Tarkari mean rice, lentils, vegetables, meats, and salads and are a high-energy diet. Hot drinks such as tea and coffee are also available.

Teahouses and lodges with separate rooms and shared or connected bathrooms are incredibly clean. The space is comfortable and well maintained.Toilet paper may not be available due to the squat toilet on this trail. Therefore, if necessary, bring a toilet paper roll for this walk.

Best Season for the trek
The spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to do this trek. Winters are cold due to snowfall, and the weather seems unfavorable for hiking, but monsoons are bad because rains can make the trail slippery. The nicest mountain vistas are also available in spring and fall, and the weather is almost pleasant.Dashain and Tihar festivals bring a new start to the country in the autumn.

However, there is a unique festival in Gosainkunda Lake during Janai Purnima, which falls in August, with many Hindu pilgrims making the journey.

Trip Category
This trek is classified as a moderate-grade trek. You are about to ascend to an altitude above 5,000 m, so it still demands commitment. Maximizing acclimation time is essential, and getting in shape through proper physical activities is also important.The ascent is constant, but there are no particularly steep ascents. In several places, the trail is constrained. You may come across a yak or donkey caravan. Always stay uphill on the road.

Health and Safety along the trail
The trekking pass has a health post with only basic facilities. The Rasuwa District Hospital in Dhunche is another option. It is a public hospital operated by the government of Nepal.Rescue operations can be carried out in a medical emergency, and your travel insurance will pay for them. Both Kyanjin Gompa and Gosainkunda have helipads for quick evacuation.

You can also seek assistance from the locals because of the neighborhood’s extensive network of tea houses.Plenty of water is available throughout the trek, which enables easy accessibility of water for personal hygiene. Squat type of toilets available during hikesrequire manual flushing.

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