Best Season to do the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
The spring season is the most preferred time for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek in Nepal. During the months of spring season (March- May) the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. You will experience moderate temperature, clear sky and breathtaking views the Himalayas. As this is also the time for rhododendron blooms, you will be walking through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The trekking trails and the teahouses will be crowded and busy during this season. The autumn season is the best time to do the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek. During the months of autumn season (Sept- Nov) the weather is stable, with clear skies and warm days. The days are sunny and the morning and nights will be chilly. You will get the beautiful views of the breathtaking mountains throughout the trek. The trekking trails will be extremely crowded and you will be meeting trekkers from different countries.
The winter and monsoon are not much recommended for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek. During the months of Monsoon season (June- Aug) the weather is in bad condition most of the time and the temperature is too hot. You will also experience frequent rainfalls during this season which will make the trails muddy and slippery. Likewise, During the months of winter (Dec- Feb) the weather is extremely cold in the Himalayas. You will experience the heavy snowfalls. The paths may get blocked by snow which makes the trek challenging. However, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy mountains in these seasons and the trekking trails are less crowded. If you want to do the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek in monsoon or winter season you need to be well prepared and have right gears as it will be a bit challenging.
Packing lists for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
Here are the lists of some of the most essential trekking equipment needed for Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek:
- Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
- Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
- Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
- Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
- Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
- Medical kits, water purification tablets
- Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable accessories.
Accommodations on Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
While doing the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda the trekkers will be staying at the lodges/ teahouses. The teahouses in the lower altitudes have nice facilities. They offer nice rooms with comfortable, beds, soft pillows and warm blankets. You might as well get attached bathrooms. But as you keep climbing at higher altitudes the accommodations get basic. The internet is not reliable at higher altitudes and you will have shared bathrooms. However, it will be fun staying at the traditional teahouses enjoying the warm hospitality by the locals.
Foods during Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
The teahouses during the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek have varieties of foods and drinks options in the menu. You can find varieties of veg as well as non-veg foods. You can choose any foods and drinks you want from the menu according to your taste and preferences. However, we don’t recommend you to eat the non veg foods as at the higher areas the meats are not hygienic. The most recommended food during the trek is local Nepalese food: dal bhat and achaar. Beside that you can have foods like: noodles, soup, momos, pizzas, eggs, pasta and drinks like: ginger tea, milk tea, black tea, etc. Teahouses at the higher altitudes don’t have that much of varieties of option but the foods are hygienic and well served. You should eat as much as vegetables and hot drinks and avoid meats, smoking and alcoholic drinks during the trek.
Drinking water on Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
Drinking water is very important to keep yourself hydrated while doing the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek. The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the trek. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. You should carry the water purification tablets while trekking. You should drink the water from the tap only after the purification.
WIFI, electricity and hot showers facilities on Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
Most of the teahouses of Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek have the WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities. You can charge your electronic devices, enjoy hot shower and use the WIFI facilities in many teahouses. For the usage of these services almost all the teahouses take extra charge. At the higher altitudes the electricity and WIFI is not much reliable.
Difficulty level of Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking is a moderate level of trek. People with normal physical fitness and strong dedication can easily complete the trek. The 18 days Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek involves long climbs, rocky paths and forests. The trek is also suitable for the beginners. You don’t need previous trekking experience for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek. However, to be well prepared for the trek you can do jogging, hiking, cycling, swimming and some other strength exercises before few weeks of the trek.
Trekking guides and porters for Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
The guides and porters are very helpful and useful for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek. Welcome Nepal treks provide the best and professional trekking guides and porters for the 18 days of Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek. Travelling with the guide will be fun and easier to communicate with the locals. The guides know the best routes, locals and their cultures which will be a great advantage in the trek. Likewise, the porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. You might face some injuries or difficulties during the trek, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Having a guide and porter for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek is great as you will be enjoying the trek with proper safety and security.
Trekking permits for Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
You need two kinds of permit for the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek. They are: Langtang national park entrance permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
Travel insurance for Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
Unpredictable incident like: natural calamities, injuries or altitude sickness might occur while trekking. So, to be safe and secured during the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek, we recommend you to have good travel insurance. The travel insurance should cover the medical services and emergency helicopter rescue. This will give you peace of mind and you can enjoy the trip safely.
Tips for guides and porters for Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. It is not mandatory while doing Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek. During your trekking trip you will have a guide and porter who will help you and provide you the best services during the trek. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. So, if you find their services good then you can tip them at the last day of trek which will make them happy. It is just a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services. It completely depends on your wish/ choice.
Why to do Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek is a delightful trekking journey oof 18 days that takes you to the Langtang valley, holy Gosainkunda lake and mesmerizing Helambu. The trek is spectacular that takes you through stunning mountains, forests, waterfall, streams, lakes and beautiful traditional villages. trek offers beautiful opportunity of visiting Langtang national park where one can explore different animals, birds and plants. Witnessing the mesmerizing Gosainkunda lake is the highlight of the trek. Explore the Langtang treasure, soak yourself in the true beauty of nature and unique cultures. It is a life changing trekking trip; you would definitely love this wonderful Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda trek.
Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek
Welcome Nepal Treks is a well-organized trekking and tour agency in Nepal. We offer a wonderful Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trekking package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We are a team of professional with experience of many years in the field of trekking and tourism. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your trekking journey enjoyable and fun. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. Our client’s safety and happiness are our utmost priority. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. We highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. So, book the Langtang Helambu Gosainkunda Trek with Welcome Nepal treks and have the best trekking experience for a lifetime.