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Gosainkunda via Laurebina La & Helambu trek (7 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

Highlights: Gosainkunda and Laurebina La

Difficulty: moderate
Gosainkunda
Starting at $324 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.04 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $22.75 per person for vat tax
+ $53 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits Langtang National Park Entry and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

The Hindu sacred lake of Gosainkunda sits at an altitude of 4380 m (14,370 ft). This destination draws trekkers and pilgrims alike. The trail passes through villages, forests, and beautiful mountain vistas before arriving at the sacred lake.

Side trip via Laurebina La & Helambu: This route goes over the 4610 m (15,125 ft) Laurebina La pass offering expansive views over the region before descending to Helambu. Continuing through forests and villages the trail descends to the road head at Timbu.

Weather Conditions in December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Laurebina La at 4610 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 0.7°C (33°F) and lows down to -15.3°C (4°F) at Laurebina La.

Gosainkunda via Laurebina La & Helambu Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sat Dec 10 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Dhunche (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Dhunche (2030 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in December.

Sun Dec 11 (day 2)

Deurali (2580 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dhunche (trail climbs steeply from Dhunche then continues upwards more gradually to Deurali)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.1°C (26°F) in December.

Deurali

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 3-4 hours from Deurali or 5-7 hours from Dhunche (the trail continues upward through forest and village fields)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.1°C (19°F) in December.

Sing Gompa
Mon Dec 12 (day 3)

Lauri Binayak (3660 m)

A 2-4 hour steep climb from Sing Gompa (the trail initially passes through pine forest then up the ridge to Lauri Binayak with views to Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal to the west)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in December.

Tue Dec 13 (day 4)

Gosainkunda (4380 m)

About 5-6 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.1°C (36°F) and lows of about -13.9°C (7°F) in December.

Gosainkunda
Wed Dec 14 (day 5)

Laurebina La (4610 m)

About 1-2 hours from Gosainkunda to reach the top of the pass
Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.7°C (33°F) and lows of about -15.3°C (4°F) in December.

Laurebina La
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Ghopte (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.4°C (45°F) and lows of about -8.6°C (17°F) in December.

Thu Dec 15 (day 6)

Tharepati (3500 m)

About 7-9 hours from Gosainkunda, if the group is fast it may be possible to stay in Tharepati instead of Ghopte
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.4°C (45°F) and lows of about -8.6°C (17°F) in December.

Melamachigaun (2500 m)

For a more leisurely descent groups can stay break the trek from Ghopte to Timbu at Melamachigaun
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in December.

Timbu (1375 m)

7-9 hours from Ghopte or 6-7 hours from Tharepati
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in December.

Fri Dec 16 (day 7)
Public bus from Timbu to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $3.00
Travel time: about 5 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created