GOSAIKUNDA & HELAMBU
This is a good trek for people who don't have much time in Nepal. It is an 8-day long trek which starts in Kathmandu itself, but can be completed in as little as 5–6 days. The normal trailhead starts off at Sundarijal and goes past Chisopani,Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Malemchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, Tarke Gyang. After which you have the option of two roads one is the footpath via Sermathang or the bus route via Kiul Takpa Kharka. Kashye Both ways ultimately meet at Melemchi where you can take a bus back to Kathmandu. Another variation is the reverse of this trek. The maximum height reached during the trek is about 3650m. The Gosaikunda area has been delineated as a religious site. Hindu mythology attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata refer to Samudra manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. Its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy Trident) of lord Shiva The Gosaikunda and Helambu trek is a superb introduction to Himalaya trek. It includes all the main elements like: excellent & exciting trails, ridge-top paths with extensive views on both sides, campsites with wonderful outlooks, you can watch sunrise over Nepal from your tent door, continually changing environments as we climb and descend, different cultures and religions, a high pass to cross the Laurabina La at altitude of 4,610Meters, a sacred site to visit the lake at Gosiankunda and new and dramatic vistas each day of the trek. The views on this route include all the main peaks between the Annapurnas in west and in east Everest. Our Gosaikunda and Helembu trek starts from Sundarijal on the outskirts of Kathmandu and ends at Dhunche then follows by bus back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Welcome in Kathmandu Airport by Makalu Adventure team and transfer to Hotel and check-in.
Day 2: Breakfast in Hotel and sightseeing tour of Baudhanath, Swoyambhu, Budhanilkantha & Pashupatinath Temple. Later drop-in hotel.
Day 3: We will drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani on height of 2,300 Meters.
Day 4: Breakfast and trek heads towards the Gul Bhanjyang which lies over 2,130 Meters.
Day 5: Morning breakfast and we will start trek towards the Magen Goath at altitude of 3,150 Meters.
Day 6: After breakfast we will trek to Phedi and overnight in height of 3,500 Meters in Phedi.
Day 7: Breakfast and we will head our trek towards the Laurebina Yak and we will reach height of 3,950 Meters and overnight in Laurebina Yak.
Day 8: After breakfast we will trek to Dhunche, The Dhunche lies over 1,950 Meters and we will rest a night over Dhunche.
Day 9: Breakfast and we will drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu. Check in hotel and remaining day for shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Breakfast in hotel and tea reception with Makalu Adventure team then further transfer to International airport for your home journey.