Gosainkunda-Helambu, 8 days trek/4nights kathmandu total 12 days
Level: Moderate to difficult (max. altitude 4,460 m)
Best Months :March-May and Sep-Dec
This trek moves from the low- and midlands, with lush forests to the shrubs and yak pastures above the alpine forests. There are also interesting transitions from Hindu to syncretic to Buddhist lifestyle. The people (Bhotiya) in the higher reaches of this area are similar to Sherpas, but much more isolated. There is an ethnic group identified as Sherpa in Helambu, but they are much more assimilated in terms of speech and dress. The holy lake of Gosainkunda (4,380 m) is revered by all and during the August full moon, hundreds of pilgrims make their way to it to sing, dance, bathe, and renew their faith.
Day 01 Welcome by our representative from airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 Free day in Kathmandu, night at hotel.
03. Ktm – Dhunche (1966 m)
04. Sin Gompa(3239 m)
05. Gosaikund(4381 m)
07. Melamchi Gaon(2560 m)
10. Melamchi / Ktm(bus) – night at hotel.
11. Free day at Kathmandu. Night at hotel
12. Transfer to the airport
Cost on your request
Cost quoted in itineraries includes:
ü Airport-hotel transfer at arrival and departure
ü Domestic land and air transport as described in itinerary
ü Four nights 2 stars accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Hotel UTSE or similar.
ü All trekking and conservation area and national park permit fees,
For Camping or Tented Trek
ü All meals, camping gear (except sleeping bags) such as tents, kitchen equipment etc, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, cooks, porters (who will carry 15 kilos of personal belongings per person) etc during tented treks.
For Tea House or lodge Trek
ü All lodge accommodation, breakfast, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, sardars, porters (who will carry 12 kilos personal belongings per person) etc during lodge treks. Please note that lunch and dinner are not included in lodge trek costs.
ü Re-confirmation of flight
Cost quoted does not include:
* Your international flight into and out of Nepal
* Travel insurance
* Domestic and international airport taxes
* Lunch, dinner, drinks in Kathmandu (US$6-15per day)
* Lunch, dinner, drinls in lodges on teahouse treks (US$6-15 per day)
* Tips, souvenirs or other shopping