Gosainkund Lakes and Helambu Trek

High Altitude Trek in the Hanging Valleys of the Langtang

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7+ day Itineraries Available

Gosainkund Lakes Trek
A spectacular trek that takes in the wonders of the highest mountains in the world and the richness of the Sherpa, Tamang and Newari cultures of Nepal in equal measure.

Begin your journey in Kathmandu, the final stop along the infamous Hippie Trail and immerse yourself in its kaleidoscope of sensations. It’s easy to see the magic and allure of this city.

Leave the city behind as you embark on a grand trek that swiftly gets you away from the crowds. This route takes you far off the beaten path and offers you an insight into the “real Nepal”. Be inspired as you walk through awe inspiring landscapes, passing through remote Himalayan communities, verdant valleys, holy lakes and towering peaks. This is one of the world’s greatest destinations for pure adventure, exploration and authentic cultural experiences.

For a full list of what is included download the Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu Trek Dossier

Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!

Highlights

Langtang Himal

  • Climb the high passes of the Langtang National Park
  • Experience traditional Tamang and Sherpa culture
  • The UNESCO Kathmandu Valley and Temples
  • Panorama looking over 3 of the worlds 8,000m peaks
  • Escape the crowds on this trek
  • Lush valleys and spectacular landscapes
  • Visit remote Himalayan mountain communities
  • Relax and absorb the atmosphere at the Holy Gosainkunda lakes
  • 4×4 Jeep trip into the Himalayas
  • A chance to climb a 4500m peak
  • A fully supported and well-organised expedition
  • Part of The Great Himalaya Trail

Want more adventure? Combine this trip with one of our other Nepal treks or tours

Dates and Prices

Trekking Group Nepal
Land Only Price: from £1295

This trip is run as a private tour for you and your group.

You will find our private tour prices are surprisingly reasonable. We can provide private tours for individuals to groups of one hundred or more. Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.

Allow £550-700 for return flights from London or Manchester. To book flights, click here.

We accept foreign payments, please click here for details.

For a full list of what is included download the Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu Trek Dossier

A deposit of £200 secures your place on the trip and the balance is due 60 days before the start of the tour. Monthly payment plans can be set up on request. If you book less than 60 days before the start of the trip then the full amount is due immediately.

Will there be any surcharges or price changes?

Once your deposit has been paid there is a guaranteed no price change. There are no hidden charges or extras, the price we quote you when you book is the price you and your group will be paying.

Optional Extras

Extend your trip in Nepal by 2 more weeks

Check the departure dates of our other Nepal tours here. Get a 5% discount off of the lower priced tour when you book two trips for yourself!

Helambu Trek

Single Traveller?

We don’t charge a single supplement fee if you’re a solo traveller. Our prices are based on staying in twin share rooms with a member of the same sex or your travelling companion. If you wish to stay in your own room there will be a £290 charge for this trip.
If you want to arrive early or depart later then we can arrange accommodation and transport for you. Please contact us with any requests.

Upgrades

If you would like to treat yourself before or after your grand adventure, we are more than happy to arrange alternative accommodation. We also appreciate how lovely a little bit of lavish comfort can be when you are away from home and can recommend the following hotels for a touch of 5-star luxury in Kathmandu.

Paragliding tour

Day Tours and Extensions to Nepal Trips

Want More Adventure?

Explore holy temples or endearing hilltop villages, discover the exotic capital, or seek out nature and tranquility in the beautiful Himalayan landscape. From bungee jumping and white water rafting to scenic rambles and hidden gems why not extend your trip to make it truly a unique and once in a lifetime trip! Continue reading about Nepal day tours and side trips.

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Itinerary and Route

All of our itineraries are meticulously researched and well planned. They are designed to give you the most amounts of fun and excitement, whilst also giving you ample time to relax. Lost Earth Adventures takes the hassle out of organising your trip, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your adventure!

Gosainkunda-Trekking-Route-Map
View a detailed map of the Gosainkund Lakes and Helambu Trek

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Tour of the ancient temples of Kathmandu
  • Day 3: 4×4 crossing of the Himalaya
  • Day 4: Trek to Thulo Syaphru
  • Day 5: Trek to Chandanbari
  • Day 6: Trek to Laurebina
  • Day 7: Trek to Gosainkunda Lakes
  • Day 8: Trek to Gopte
  • Day 9: Trek to Mangengoth
  • Day 10: Trek to Chipling
  • Day 11: Trek to Chisopani
  • Day 12: Trek to Sundarijal then drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Rest day to enjoy the shops and sights of Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Fly home

See a more detailed itinerary for this trek.

If you have a late flight why not…
Explore the ancient city of Patan or experience a breathtaking Everest mountain flight!

Photos

Click on the arrows below to take a photographic adventure through the Nepalese Himalaya.

Trip Grading

Gosainkunda Lakes Trek
This trip is considered to be fairly demanding. We regularly take people in their 60's on this trek but you do have to be aware that some of the days we will walk up and down steep hills for 6-8 hours. As always on our treks there is plenty of staff and we can accommodate everyone's trekking pace. We appreciate that in a group there will be many different speeds of walker and we don't ever want you to feel like you are holding up a group or being held up. Having plenty of guides and porters allow for us to change itineraries and pace easily.
The Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu regions are slightly off the main tourist trail and therefore the tea houses are quite rustic home-stay type accommodation. There is always no more than 2 people to a room and they are clean. We have to spend a couple of nights above 3500 m and it can reach below freezing. You will be comfortable with a decent sleeping bag which can be rented from us. We always allow plenty of time for acclimatisation on all our trekking expeditions.

We trek into a fairly remote part of Nepal at higher altitudes than you are probably used to. As with most things a certain degree of fitness will make this trip more enjoyable.

Recent Trip Reports

Altitude Advice

What’s Included

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 9 nights teahouse accommodation during trek
  • Included meals: All meals while trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu, welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. The food available in the tea houses is brilliant, there is a large selection of western, Chinese and Nepalese food available for you to choose from. We do not want you to be restricted in your menu choices and want you to enjoy the vast menus and locally grown produce of the tea houses. We will let you choose whatever meal you want from the menus at meal times.
  • Afternoon tea and biscuits while trekking
  • Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last day
  • All transportation for duration of tour (unless otherwise specified)
  • Entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters for carrying your bags whilst trekking
  • 1 fully qualified, first aid trained Trekking Guide
  • Guided tour of the 3 temples of Kathmandu
  • Sufficient means of communication. Satellite phones can be rented on request for £10 per day.
  • Guides will check in with our office to get regular bespoke weather updates and confirm locations
  • Financial protection: we are an ABTA and ATOL bonded and insured, UK based tour operator
  • Pre-departure support and advice by email, phone and face to face meetings in York if you would like. After booking with us we will send you a highly informative and comprehensive trip information pack
  • Remote medical support from specialist doctors
  • Small groups. No more than 12 people on a set departure trip
  • We don’t force a fast or slow pace. Our teams are supported with plenty of staff so you can walk at your own pace. We let you walk at the pace that is right for you.
  • Our guides and porters are paid fairly, properly equipped and fully insured for rescue and medical emergencies
  • Map of the Langtang Valley
  • Trekking kit bag
  • T-shirt
  • If you’d like to meet some of our team and experience our services beforehand you can join us on one of our UK adventures.

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Nepalese visa (available to buy on arrival at Kathmandu airport for £20)
  • International flights
  • Scenic Everest mountain flight
  • Tips to porters/local guide
  • Airport transfers taken outside of the itinerary’s arrival and departure dates

For a full list of what is included download the Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu Trek Dossier

Travelling to Nepal

You will need a passport with 6-month’s validity and you will need to obtain a Nepalese visa. The easiest way to get the visa is to buy it on entry to Nepal with either dollars or any major currency but not Nepali Rupees. Currently the cost for a single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$25/40/100. You can buy a visa in advance from the Neplese embassy in your home country if they have a location there. It is more expensive than buying it on arrival in Kathmandu and it doesn’t always save you time when you arrive as it is random which queue is longer. You also have to risk sending your passport off and they may take it for several weeks. You will need to buy travel insurance for your trip which you can find out about here. You also need to visit your GP or travel health professional at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to check what vaccinations you need.

For more information about travelling safely and obtaining passports you can see more at the FCO know before you go Travel Aware Campaign.

What Our Guests Say

Gosain kund Lakes
“Many thanks Richard, A truly amazing trip and one that I will never forget!” Anthony Fairbank

Read more reviews about our treks to Nepal.

Video

Video of trekking through Gosainkunda Lakes, Helambu and also the Langtang Valley

Groups: Private Treks and Group Tours

Charities, Schools, Military, Private Groups and Tailor Made Trips for Individuals

All our tours can be run privately for you and your group, from solo travellers to groups of over 50. We specialise in organising bespoke tours for groups of friends, charity challenges, school groups, mountaineering clubs, families, and countless others.

Please contact us with your details to receive a price within 24 hours.

Charities

We love working with charity challengers! We have our own charity (Share the Load Foundation) and are inspired by your determination to fundraise for worthy causes. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals during a charity challenge. We provide support from start to finish, including fundraising tips, training plans and the very best in-country support.

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Schools

We believe that the best way for students to develop into global citizens ready to go and conquer the world is to get them out into it as soon as possible. We meticulously plan our itineraries to increase students’ independence and self-belief and develop a sense of social responsibility. UK safety standards and documentation for all activities and a 24 hour UK based operations centre ensure students’ safety and well-being on their Asian Lost Earth Adventure.

Continue reading about school trips to Asia

Military Groups

We are an Approved Military Contractor and provide many courses, expeditions and adventure training for groups of serving personnel and Cadets.

Tailor-made trips

We understand honeymooners need a bit of champagne sparkle, some celebrations warrant the inclusion of heli-trekking and spa treatments, and that the very active relax with white-water rafting after summiting 6,000m peaks. Decades of research and our extensive in-country network mean anything is possible. Get in touch and we’ll start preparing your perfect adventure.

Continue reading about Tailor Made trips.

Information for group leaders & group discounts

Depending on your trip and number of participants, we can offer groups of 10 or more a complimentary place or a discount for all adventurers. Schools trips can benefit from free places for teachers, whilst we can discount rates for charity challenges. Contact us with your details and requirements and we will get a quote to you within one working day.

We also appreciate the effort it takes to coordinate a group of people so in exchange for your efforts, we will give group organisers of 10+ people a £150 Cotswold gift voucher; perfect for kitting yourself out ahead of your big adventure!

All group members receive a complimentary kit bag, t-shirt and a voucher code for 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.

For Your Information

Health and safety and financial protection

At Lost Earth Adventures, health and safety is our top priority. All our trips are run to UK and international safety standards, and are proud to surpass these standards in many areas. We are an ABTA and ATOL bonded tour operator, ensuring your financial protection.

Full details of our policies and protections are available here.

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