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Helambu & Gosainkund Circuit trek - 13 days

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Helambu and Gosainkund trek  starts just 1 hour north of Kathmandu and is pure Himalayan trekking magic. This area has traditional culture, great views and links Helambu with Gosainkund and sacred lakes of Saraswati, Bhairav and of course the Gosainkund lake which is near Lauribinayak pass at 4,610 metres. Hundreds of people come during August to worship and bathe in the lakes during full moon. There is a rock in the centre of Gosainkund lake that resembles a Shiva linga, the sacred symbol of Hindu creation. Pilgrims often say they can see Shiva reclining on a bed of serpents in the lakes water. There are more than 100 lakes in the area(if you have the time and energy to extend your visit.
This trek brings outstanding mountain views of the Langtang Valley to Mt Langtang Lirung, the Annapurna’s, Manasalu, (8,156 metres), Ganesh Himal (7,406 metres).
Helambu – Gosainkund circuit trek sees fewer trekkers than the Everest and Annapurna regions which can be a bonus for some.
This area also offers a longer trekking season March – May with spring offering a blaze of colour in April when the Rhododendrons  and wild alpine flowers come out, while September to November brings clear skies which is great for photography.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – sightseeing
Day 2: Drive Kathmandu – Sundarijal & trek to Chisopani
Day 3: Trek Chisopani – Chipling
Day 4: Trek Chipling – Kutumsang
Day 5: Trek Kutumsang – Magingoth
Day 6: Magingoth– acclimatisation day
Day 7: Trek Magingoth – Ghopte
Day 8: Trek Ghopte – Phedi
Day 9: Trek Phedi –  Lauribinayak Pass – Gosainkund
Day 10: Trek  Gosainkund – Sing Gompa
Day 11: Trek  Sing Gompa – Dhunche
Day 12: Drive Dhunche – Kathmandu
Day 13: Kathmandu

group size: Max 12

Trip Dates

Start: Kathmandu     End: Kathmandu

Other dates available on request

Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD 1,090.00 to USD1,390.00 (depending on numbers in the group)
Single supplement: USD$120.00

Price Includes:

  • Experienced English speaking local Nepali guide
  • Ascend to Lauribinayak Pass
  • Acclimatisation day in Magingoth
  • Transfers from Kathmandu  to Sundarijal & Dhunche to Kathmandu
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance fees (value of USD$40.00)
  • Cultural dinner with local entertainment (value of USD$30.00)
  • Porter to carry your large pack – Trekking Adventures policy of  one porter = one pack policy (which means less weight for porters)
  • Guide and Porter salaries
  • Trekking Adventures T-Shirt (value of USD$75.00)
  • Two nights x Hotel, one night in a guest house in Dhunche and nine x teahouse (lodge type with comfortable foam mattress and pillow) accommodation on twin shared basis
  • Trekking permits & Tims Certificate

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