Gosainkund & Helabu trek information

We’ve added a  information page for those who might want to do Gosainkund and Helambu in the future.

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One of the best hikes in the world

 Gosainkund & Helambu

Ridge walk with sacred lakes, high Laurabina pass and Shivapuri National Park.


trek above the clouds




  • 6-8 days
  • 3rd most popular trekking area of Nepal after Everest & Annapurna, but comparatively uncrowded
  • majority of hikers hire a guide, porter guide and/or porters but it’s  easy to hike independently
  • sleep and eat in basic lodges (tea houses)
  • mid-October to mid-December best months
  • beginning of March to mid-May next best. (Laurabina pass MIGHT stay closed until early May. Many Langtang trekkers do Gosainkund after Langtang.)
  • days are short in the Autumn. There’s much more light in the Spring.
  • tea houses are not expensive, but many spend more than they anticipate on luxuries. We spent about $30/day in 2014. Cheapskates about $20/day.
  • be clear — you might have to QUIT if by bad luck or rushed ascent you suffer altitude sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS).
  • some suffer respiratory problems, headache and fatigue.

Click PLAY or watch David Vanneste’s solo, independent highlights Feb 2014 on YouTube. Off season. Lots of snow. A lovely edit.

Gosainkund and Helambu information page

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