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Goshainkunda - Helambu Trek
In brief
Best season for trekking September to December and February to May

Starting from Dhunche this trek will providie a unique possibility to see the Nepalese Himalayas from west to east. During spring season (April to May) you can enjoy the forests with rhododendrons (national flower of Nepal) along the trail to Sing Gompa or Syabru Village.

This gives you the chance to learn more about the different colors of rhododendrons in this area. In the Langtang National Park you can find four different colors of rhododendron flowers. On second day and third day we walk via Lauribinayak to the lakes.

On clear days you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan Range from Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the west, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan Himalaya to the north.

The trail continues upwards to the Laurebina Pass (4,300m). The first lake on your right is the small Saraswatikunda (4,100m). The holy lake, Goshainkunda, is at 4,380m. According to a legend, Lord Shiva has created three springs at this place.

The water from these springs created the lakes in this region. A lot of pilgrims come from far to worship here. The pilgrimage peak season is during the the August full moon festival.

There are not only Goshainkunda and Saraswatikunda, but also Bairavkunda, Suyakunda, Nhagkunda and more lakes around the Goshainkunda area.

From Laurebina Pass (there are also good views from here) you descend towards the valley, before you have to climb to the Tharepati Pass (3,597m).

To reach Melamchi Gaon (2'560m) you walk downwards, crossing the Melamchi River. South of Tarke Ghayang the area becomes more populated.

Alternative route: Therapati Pass - Sundarijal ridge trail via Chisapani( a lot of up and downs)


Day 1 Kathmandu to Dhunche (by bus)
Day 2 Syabru Village
Day 3 Sing Gompa
Day 4 Gosainkunda
Day 5 Gopte
Day 6 Melamchi Gaon
Day 7
Tarke Ghayang
Day 8 Shermathang
Day 9 Gyaldum Two River Lodge
Day 10 Gyaldumto Kathmandu by local bus
Duration of the trek: 10 days
Starting from: Kathmandu-Dhunche
Ending at: Gyaldum-Helambu
Maximum Elevation:
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Mode of trekking: Teahouse or camping
Itinerary Type: Fixed/Customized
Elevation: Maximum 4,600m at Laurebina Pass
Geography: Countryside, small villages, glaciers and cold places and mountains
Special interest: Culture, environment education, family travel, nature cruises, photography, single tour, religion
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