Mt. Kailash Tour via Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a unique package offered by Himal Eco Treks that allows you to rejoice in the cultural and natural beauty of Nepal along with the natural ecstasy of Mt. Kailash via the Nepal China border at Kerung. It takes you to some charming places in the Lantang region like Helambu and Gosaikunda and then traverses into the Tibetan terrain to applaud the mystic glory of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake. The trek along with its natural splendor has a holy touch. it includes some sacred places like Gosaikunda lake, Mt. Kailash, and Mansarovar lake. These places hold a high value amongst Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims as well as the old tradition of Bonpo.
Helambu valley is a beautiful valley that lies in the backdrop of the Langtang range. It is mostly inhabited by the people of the Sherpa and Tamang communities. Their culture and lifestyle resemble that of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle. A walk through the valley can be an amazing way to get some insights on people, culture, and lifestyle. Similarly, Gosaikunda lake is a pious lake in the Langtang region. As per Hindu mythology, in the process of producing an elixir for eternal life, even poison was produced. So, Lord Shiva drank the poison in order to save the world. After drinking the poison, Lord Shiva couldn’t bear the burn, therefore, he struck his trident on the mountains to create springs and quench his thirst.
Mt. Kailash Tour via Gosaikunda Helambu Trek starts with a full day sightseeing tour around the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. After the guided tour, we will be driven to Thangkre from where we start our walking journey. We walk along a lush trail and pass villages like Chipling, Ggul Bhangyang, Kautumang, and Tharepati on the way to Gosaikunda Phedi. We ascend up to Lauribinayak pass and cross the pass to Gosaikunda lake. The periphery around the lake is pleasing with views of azure lakes and mystic mountains on sight. Even Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake are considered to be the abode place of Lord Shiva as per Hindu mythology. Therefore, these places get a lot of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims yearly.
From Gosaikunda lake (4380m), we drop down to Chandanbari and then to Sabrubensi. At Sabrubensi, we catch the vehicle that will take us to Kerung (Nepal China Border). We fulfill the visa requirements and enter Tibet. We further drive via Saga until we reach Mansarovar lake. Upon arrival, we visit some monasteries around the lake. The views of Mansarovar lake with Mt. Kailash on the backdrop are spell bounding. We perform kora around the mountain and return back to Kathmandu via the same Kerung route. This would be a perfect trekking route with well acclimatize going over 5600m Dolmala Pass who are looking for going to Mt. Kailash.
What is the best time for Mt. Kailash Tour via Gosaikunda Helambu Trek?
In general, mid-April to June and mid-September to November is the best time to go for Helambu Gosaikunda Trek with Mt Kailash Tour. This trek can be operated even in July and August. But during this time, the trail in Nepal can be wet as the monsoon will already be started.
Day 01 to Day 02: Arrival in Kathmandu and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 to Day 09: Trekking in Helambu area and Gosaikunda Lake
Day 10 to Day 12: China border cross and tour in Manasarovar lake
Day 13 to Day 21: Tour in Kailash Area
Day 22 to Day 24: Return back to Nepal and stay in Kathmandu
Day 25 : Departure Day
Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer with from airport to hotel. Afternoon at leisure and evening sightseeing/walking tour to Shayambhunath. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day guided tour including Pashupati and Boudhanath. Lunch at a local restaurant during the tour. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast at hotel Jeep transfer to Thangkure (2hrs drive). First day of trekking. Hike from Thangkure to Chipling (2150 m). Lunch in Thangkure and dinner at lodge in Chipling. 2 to 3 hrs trekking.
Breakfast at the lodge. Hike from Chipling via Gul Bhangyang (2.180 m) to Kutumsang (2.520). Lunch break at the lodge in Gul Bhangyang. Dinner at the lodge in Kutumsang. 4 to 5 hrs trekking.
Breakfast at the lodge. Hike from Kautumang via Mangengoth. Lunch in Mangegoth then to Thare Pati (3.500 m). Dinner at the lodge. 5 to 6hrs trekking.
Breakfast at the lodge. Hike from Tharepati to Gosinkunda Phedi. Lunch at Ghopte and continue to Phedi (3650m). The zigzag trail from Tharepati to Phedi. Dinner at Lodge.
Early breakfast at the lodge and climb up to Lauribinayak pass (4610M) with lunch box. Cross the pass and trek down to Gosainkunda Lake( 4335M). Dinner at the lodge.
Gosinkunda lake is one of the holiest lakes for Buddist and Hindu people. So Early morning a small trip hike around the lake for the good luck and back to lodge for the breakfast and after breakfast hike down via Lauribanayak to Chandanbari. (3335M) Lunch at Lauribanayk and Dinner at the lodge.
Trek down to Syabrubensi via Thulo Sabru Goun. Lunch at Sabrugoun and continue trek down to Sabrubensi ( 2100M). Dinner at the lodge.
Sabrubensi-Kyirongborder 18KM drive -Kyirongtown (2800Mts/ 35Km)Kyirong PuntsokRabsal Hotel on full-board.
Kyirong-Saga(4640Mts/280Km). Overnight at Lodge with full board.
Drive Saga to Manasrover lake Turgu gompa via Seralung, (4590Mts/405Km) Overnight at Guest house with full board.
Visit of Turgu Drive to Gusul Gompa then treks to Mansarovar (Chiu) 3 hrs trekking form Gusul to Chiu Gompa. Overnight at local lodges with full board.
Drive to Thirthapuri about 2hrs (250KM). Vist of Tirthapuri caves and make a kora at Tirthapuri. Overnight at Guest House with full board
Drive to Tholing.3600m. (400km) Check in to Hotel. After small rest visit of Tholing monastery. Overnight at Hotel with full board
After breakfast a short drive to Tsaparang. Explore the Guge kingdom and Tsaparang village and evening back to Tholing. Overnight at Hotel with full board
Drive Tholing – Darchen 4590Mt (450Km) Overnight at Sun Moon guest house with full board
Start KailashKora, trek to Diraphuk( 5210Mt/18Km) 5 to 6 hrs. Overnight at Guest House with full board.
KailashKora -Dölma La –Zutrulphuk. (4810Km/15Km) 7 to 8 hrs. Overnight at the local Guesthouse with full board
Trek back to Darchen drive to Lake Manasarovar, Seralung camp/ 4550mts. Overnight at Lodge with full board
Drive from Manasarovar – Saga (4640Mt/435Km) Saga Norlin Hotel. Overnight at Hotel with full board
Drive Saga to Kyirong, (2800Mts/180Km.) KyirongPunstokRabsal Hotel. Overnight at Hotel with full board
Drive to Friendship bridge ( 20Km ) and then continue to Ktm. (1300Mts/150Km ) Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Free day for shopping or optional sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Evening farewell.
- Land transfers in Nepal by private coach.
- Lodge trekking in Helambu/Gosaikunda part with twin sharing basis in Nepal part with full board.
- English speaking trekking guide and necessaries porters for Nepal part trekking.
- Kathmandu – Thankune by 4 wheels jeep drive,
- Sleeping bag (sleeping bag can be provided by HET on rent 1 Euro per piece per day)
- Langtang notational park permits.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
- TIMS card
- All veg or, non-veg foods supplying by our Nepali kitchen inside Tibet
- All fuels supplying.
- Yaks and Yaks men around the Kailash.
- All staffs salary and travel Insurance.
- HIece VAN OR BUS ( depend on group size)
- English speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet.
- Chinese visa fee
- All the entry fees as per the itinerary
- Guesthouse charge as per the itinerary where ever is necessary.
- Oxygen cylinders and first aid box.
- Rain protection duffel bags for group luggage
- Company Guarantee for Emergency evacuation (clients are required to have their own traveling Insurance)
- Permit for Tibet
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the tour.
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal entry and the re-entry visa fee.
- Snacks, soft drinks during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment
- Expenses of the personal nature, a bottle of mineral water and any alcoholic drinks, shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational
- Restaurant food bills in the tour, if the clients decide to go to the restaurant during our camping period.
- Guesthouses cost where ever out of the plan.
- Riding horse along the trek, if required.
- Extra porter for the personal daypack.
- Extra cost on natural disasters.
- Tips to a tour guide, porter and driver
Regarding your visa and arrival
You can obtain a Chinese visa on your own by submitting an application to the Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for a visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is a photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.
Getting into Tibet
You can enter into Tibet via road or air. You can take a direct flight to Tibet or opt for a drive via Kyirung border in Nepal.
Best time to visit
Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, mid-April to June and mid-September to End October is the best time to go for Helambu Gosaikunda Trek with Mt Kailash Tour. This trek can be operated even in July and August.
Accommodation in Kathmandu would be in a three-star category hotel. For the Nepal part lodge basis and Guesthouse and hotels in Tibet part with normal kind of food and accommodation.
Meals and drinking water
During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three-star hotels are not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.
The currency of Tibet is denominated as Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Travel insurance is highly recommended as it ensures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.
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