Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Helambu Trek is an adventurous Trek that combines a unique and one of the best trekking trails in Langtang Himalayan ranges. This trekking has three popular trekking trails; Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu valley that lie to the north of Kathmandu valley offering many stunning views of mountains with rare varieties of vegetation and glimpse sight of wildlife. The main attractions are rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders, a chance to bathe in soothing hot springs, magnificent views of the snow-covered white giant Langtang Lirung, visiting the holy lakes of Gosainkunda. The Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Helambu Trek route goes through traditional ethnic Tamang heritage villages and untouched forests of juniper, pine and so forth. This trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers and sacred lakes at a comfortably low elevation.
Destination: Langtang, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabrubesi - Sing Gompa - Gosaikunda Lake - Ghopte - Tharepati - Melamchi - Tarke Ghyang - Sermanthang - Kathmandu; Melamchi Bazaar
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: Throughout the whole year
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.