Aug 11 - Aug 14, 2022 | Change

via Laurebina La & Helambu side trek (4 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Gosainkunda

Highlights: Gosainkunda and Laurebina La

Difficulty: moderate
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 August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Laurebina La at 4610 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 9.7°C (49°F) and lows down to 0.7°C (33°F) at Laurebina La.

via Laurebina La & Helambu Side 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.

Thu Aug 11 (day 1)

Gosainkunda (4380 m)

About 5-6 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in August.

Gosainkunda
Fri Aug 12 (day 2)

Laurebina La (4610 m)

About 1-2 hours from Gosainkunda to reach the top of the pass
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.7°C (49°F) and lows of about 0.7°C (33°F) in August.

Laurebina La
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Ghopte (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in August.

Sat Aug 13 (day 3)

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 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in August.

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 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in August.

Timbu (1375 m)

7-9 hours from Ghopte or 6-7 hours from Tharepati
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.2°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.2°C (68°F) in August.

Sun Aug 14 (day 4)
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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

Kathmandu