Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is an excellent 16 days venture north of Kathmandu. It is a very adventurous trip that explores the Langtang valley, the holy Gosaikunda Lake, and the Helambu region. Usually, trekkers do separate short treks to explore these places, however we have combined and crafted a single program that lets the trekkers explore all three places in one trek.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking begins from Langtang National Park and later joins Shivapuri National Park, crossing the Laurebina La (4,600 m). The trekking route goes along the banks of the Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. You will be walking through dense forests and lush foothills.
The expansive mountain views, rich cultural heritage of the locals, and diverse flora & fauna along the Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu trek are worth all the hurdles the trail holds. Also known as the Gosaikunda Helambu trek, this trek offers a true village lifestyle, undisturbed by modern development.
Regardless of close and quick access to the starting point of the trail, very few people do the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 16 days every year. The trail does not see the crowds like other famous trails like Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp. Therefore, trekkers get to enjoy a serene journey.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek route takes you very close to the Tibetan border. Sherpas and Tamangs are the main inhabitants of the Langtang valley and are seen on the way to Gosaikunda Lake. Whereas in Helambu, you'll meet with people from the Hyolmo community. Tamangs are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans. You will notice quite an influence of Tibetan Buddhism along the trekking route.
Mountain views during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek
You get to see an uncountable number of hills and mountains during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek. The journey presents stunning glacier views and diverse landscapes. Mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), Yala Peak (5,500 m), Ganchempo (6,387 m), etc dominate the sky.
Kyanjin Gompa & Tserko Ri
Kyanjin Gompa is situated at 3,830 meters. It is the last highest settlement in the Langtang valley. Kyanjin Gompa is an ancient monastery, pretty valuable for the locals. We take acclimatization here and hike to Tserko Ri. Located at 5,033 meters, Tserko Ri is a viewpoint that offers surreal mountain landscapes.
Gosaikunda Lake is situated at 4,380 meters. It is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. The lake is believed to be the home of Lord Shiva and his wife, Goddess Parvati, as per the Hindus Mythology book. During the Janai Purnima festival in the month of August, hundreds of pilgrims visit Gosaikunda Lake to worship. The lake is stunning and surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek difficulty & altitude sickness
The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is a remote, difficult trek. The trail is much more trodden than you may expect. This trek is for experienced trekkers who are ready to challenge themselves and push their limits further. The trek crosses a high mountain pass and walks past many landslide areas. The trail is steep and uneven. Likewise, the basic facilities for trekkers are quite minimal.
You are not only dealing with trodden trails but also very limited and expensive services & high altitude during the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trekking. Your endurance and determination will help you make the trek successful. Talking about the high altitude, there is a risk of altitude sickness during this trek.
Our Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek itinerary will let you acclimatize and enjoy the trek to its fullest. Listen to the advice of our mountain guide and let him know if you see any symptoms of altitude sickness, like a bad headache, vomiting, trouble breathing, insomnia, etc.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek is one of the best treks to do in Nepal in 2023 if you are looking for something different and want to challenge yourself. The trek is well-guided and very safe with us. You can book a private trek or join one of our fixed departures dates.
For more information regarding the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek 2023, please get in touch with our team. These are some other similar treks in the Himalayas- Annapurna circuit trek, Manaslu circuit trek, Everest three high passes trek, Upper Mustang trek, Makalu base camp trek, etc.