Gosainkunda, Laurebina Pass (4610m) via Helambu Trekking

Gosainkunda, Laurebina Pass (4610m) via Helambu Trek

An excellent high level trek to the sacred lakes set amidst dramatic scenery

The sacred lakes of Gosainkund are visited every year at the full moon in August by many thousands of Hindu pilgrims. Lord Shiva is said to have created the high altitude lake with his trident, as he pierced a glacier to obtain water after consuming poison. This trek can be done on its own in 9 days, or combined with the Langtang valley trek, after which you continue into Helambu. This is quite a high trek reaching 4610 metres. It may be possible in winter depending on the snow conditions. It is also possible to do the trek from Helambu. From the top of the Laurebina pass there are superb views towards Manasalu and the Annapurna range. The walk from Dunche is very attractive, passing through forests and allowing excellent views of the Ganesh Himal. Once over the Laurebina pass and into Helambu, a warm welcome awaits in Melamchigaon and Tarkhegyang, with their Sherpa and Buddhist cultures.

Langtang Gosainkund Helambu Trekking Itinerary:

 Day 01:

 

Kathmandu to Dhunche (2030m) by bus – 7 hours

 Day 02:

 

Dhunche to Thulo Syaphru (2210m) – 5 hours

 Day 03:

 

Thulo Syaphru to Shin Gompa (3250m) – 5 hours

 Day 04:

 

Shin Gompa to Gosainkund Lake (4380) – 5 hours

 Day 05:

 

Gosainkund to Ghopte (3430m) via Laurebina pass – 8 hours

 Day 06:

 

Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2530m) via Tharepati pass (3510m) – 5 hours

 Day 07:

 

Melamchigaon to Tarkhegyang (2740m) – 5 hours

 Day 08:

 

Tarkhegyang to Sermathang (2590) and depart to Kakani (1996m) 6 hours

 Day 09:

 

Kakani to Melamchipul Bazar(870m) – 3 hours. Return to Kathmandu by bus (4 hours)