Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
The most easily accessible of all trekking regions is the upper valley of the Melamchi Khola, called Yolmu, Helmu, or Helambu by its Sherpa residence. It’s temptingly close to the valley, just three das walk northeast over the forested ridge. Helambu is below 3000 m and creates few altitude problems; its short (a week) and so close we can take off a whim. The monsoon is quite heavy here at monsoon. This is a ramble rather than a distinct trek. There is no real destination besides the higher ridges with their pleasant forests, occasional mountain views and interesting Sherpa village. The lower valley is comparatively dull and depressingly hot most of the year. So plan to spend most of our time up high.
The trek provides a sudden, dramatic contrast between high and low regions and their characteristic cultures. The comparison isn’t favorable for lowland village, which seem hot, fly–ridden and unfriendly compared to the neat Sherpa village above.
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
Half day guided sightseeing tour. Afternoon, meet the guide / trip briefing and final preparation of the trek.
A scenic drive via Dhulikhel and reach to Melanchi then trek unhill through the forest to Kakani 2000m. 2-3hrs.
Kakani - Sermathang 2600m. 6-7hrs. trek
The trail ascends through the beautiful villages, chorten, teashops and chir pine forest experiencing a lowland Tamang and Sherpa culture.
Sermathang - Tarkeghang 2490m. 5-6hrs. trek
The trail ascends along the ridge visiting a Gomba in Chumik and soon starts descending through deep forests, crossing a number of streams en route to and further to Tarkeghang a picturesque large village on a shelf high above the river.
Tarkghang - Melamchi Gaon 2530m. 6-7hrs. trek
The trail descends through the colourful settlements and a short asecends through forest to a sturdy suspension bridge across the Melamchi Khola then reach the Melamchi Gaon.
Melamchi Gaon - Tharepati 3630m. 5-6hrs. trek
Cross the suspension bridge, the trail climbs steeply up a ravine then vegetation changes to large fir, oaks, rhododendron and a pasture to reach the Tharepati.
Tharepati – Gopte
The trail descends through a grouping of small stone huts used in the summer month by herder then ascend entering a thick forest of Pine and rhododendrons to reach the Gopte.
Gopte – Gosainkund
Trail aescends, steeply at first but becoming more gradual, to the southeast on a rocky path and a climb to another ridge and cross the Laurebina Pass 4610m then descend to the shore of the Gosainkund lake.
Gosainkund – Chandanbari
Cross to the south side of the ridge becoming much narrow amd rocky path then cross the pass and descend to Chandanbar through rhododendron forest.
Chandanbari – Dhunche
The trail goes along the ridge ascending a short steep slope into Syabru then descend through Thulo Bharkhu village and further to Dhunche along the road way
Dhunche – Kathmandu
Drive to kaliksthan and further down to Tirshuli then to kakani with views of Gheng, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. From kakani it is about 3 hrs drive to get to the kathmandu.
A full day sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley. Evening Join the farewell dinner with live Nepali cultural program hosted by the company.
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
1. Arrival/departure transfers
2. 4 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
3. Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
4. Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, down jacket, sleeping bag
5. Cost for a first Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter
6. Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
7. All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits
8. All government and local taxes where applicable.
9. Welcome or farewell dinner
Trip cost does not includes
1. International airfare and Nepal visa fee
2. Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
3. Emergency rescue and medical expenses
4. Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
5. Tips for the trekking crew
6. Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.