Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate High
  • Tour Type: Private Guided Trekking
  • Max altitude: 5050 m
  • Transportation: Land
  • Best Time: Sep. - Dec. & Mar. - Jun.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek stands out as an extraordinary adventure in the heart of Nepal's captivating Langtang National Park. Nestled in the northeast region of central Nepal, in proximity to Kathmandu, this trek offers a unique blend of awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural encounters. The snow-capped splendor of Gosaikunda Lake, visible from the Kathmandu Valley, adds to the trek's allure.

Embarking on this journey will immerse you in a mesmerizing tapestry of nature's wonders. Prepare to traverse deep gorges, navigate rocky terrains, wander through enchanting pine forests, and witness the idyllic charm of yak pastures. Along the way, you'll gain insights into the profound religious practices of Buddhism, encounter mystical monasteries, and be captivated by the quaint charm of picturesque villages nestled amidst hillside terraces and serene valleys. Additionally, the trek unveils breathtaking glaciers that cascade from lofty mountains, enriching the visual spectacle.

Your adventure commences with a scenic drive alongside the Trishuli River, charting a northward course from Kathmandu, meandering through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche, until finally arriving at Syabrubesi. The trek commences in Syabrubesi, a vibrant Tamang village graced by the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. The trail follows the Langtang River, leading you to Lama Hotel, where you'll find respite for the night. The following day, your journey continues from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, a thriving Tamang settlement. Progressing onward, you'll make your way to Kyangin Gompa, where a well-deserved day of acclimatization awaits. During this period, you'll have the opportunity to explore the yak cheese factory, savor the panoramic vistas from the Tserko Ri Viewpoint, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Kyangin Gompa monastery.

From there, you retrace your steps to the Lama Hotel before venturing deeper into the captivating Langtang Valley, ultimately reaching the revered pilgrimage site of Gosaikunda. Nestled amidst the mountains of Rasuwa, Gosaikunda enchants visitors with its pristine alpine freshwater lake, whose waters are believed to possess magical healing properties. To reach Gosaikunda, you'll embark on a journey from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, and then proceed to Cholangpati, culminating in your arrival at Gosainkunda.

After experiencing the sacred allure of Gosainkunda, your trek leads you through the stunning Helambu region, where the Laurebina La High Pass awaits. Crossing the pass, you'll find yourself in Ghopte, embraced by the mesmerizing scenery. Descending further, you'll meander through forests adorned with rhododendrons, pines, and junipers, while serenaded by the tranquility of peaceful meadows. The descent continues until you reach Kutumsang, from where you'll embark on the final leg of the trek. En route to Chisapani, passing through Pati Bhanjyang, you'll witness the harmonious interplay of nature and humanity. Concluding your adventure, you'll journey from Chisapani to Sundarijal, and from there, catch a bus that will transport you back to Kathmandu.

Prepare to be enchanted by the unparalleled beauty of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek as it unfolds a captivating tapestry of natural wonders and cultural treasures, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

Langtang Gosaikunda trekking highlights

  • 16 days Private guided trek to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda lake
  • Enjoy hiking adventure through most beautiful natural diversity
  • Visit Kyangjin Gompa and Tsego Ri and enjoy 360 degree Himalayan panorama
  • Cross the Lauri Bina pass and feel adventurous
  • Enjoy the serenity of pristine Gosaikunda Lake and other Lakes
  • Witness the most beautiful sunrise view from Gosaikunda and Chisapani
  • Visit Shivapuri National Park and explore different species of bird watching
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1600m, 7 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Syabrubesi Maximum Altitude: 1600m.

Day 03: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m, 5-6 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Lama Hotel Maximum Altitude: 2480m.

Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m, 5-6 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Langtang Village Maximum Altitude: 3541m.

Day 05: Trek Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m, 3 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Kyangjin Gompa Maximum Altitude: 3900m.

Day 06: Exploration day

You will climb up Tsergo Ri (5050m ), later visit Langsisa Yak Pasture and Yala Cheese Factory (4633m).

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Kyangjin Gompa Maximum Altitude: 5050m.

Day 07: Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m, 5-6hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Lama Hotel Maximum Altitude: 2480m.

Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m, 5-6 hours)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Thulo Syabru Maximum Altitude: 2210m.

Day 09: Trek Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3250m, 5-6 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Sing Gompa Maximum Altitude: 3250m.

Day 10: Trek Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4380m, 5-6 hrs) via Laurebina Pass (4610m)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Gosainkunda Maximum Altitude: 4610m.

Day 11: Exploration day - visit Holy Gosaikunda Lake around

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Gosainkunda Maximum Altitude: 4380m.

Day 12: Trek Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3420m, 6-7 hrs) via Laurebina Pass (4610m)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Ghopte Maximum Altitude: 4610m.

Day 13: Trek Ghopte to Kutumsang (2540m, 5-6 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Kutumsang Maximum Altitude: 2540m.

Day 14: Trek Kutumsang to Chisapani (2110m, 5-6 hrs)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Chisapani Maximum Altitude: 2110m.

Day 15: Trek Chisapani to Sundarijal (1929m., 3-4 hrs) & drive to Kathmandu

Evening farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant!

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 16: Final Departure

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

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Inclusion in the Package

Included

  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  • Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Transportation- to starting point and ending point
  • Necessary trekking permit, national park, conservation and TIMS fee.
  •  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 2-nights in BB basis before and after the trek.
  • One day guided historical & cultural sightseeing- visit Nepal’s world heritage sites.
  • Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.

Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu extra days stay except mentioned in package.
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu.
  •  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water), tips etc. 
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking gear for the trek.

Availability

This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

Useful Information for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Accommodation Details for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you will enjoy comfortable lodge-to-lodge stays for a total of 13 nights. We have carefully selected the best available lodges in the trekking regions to ensure a pleasant experience. Normally private room with attached bathroom available at Syabrubesi, Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa, Thulo Syabru and Chisopan. At other places, we will make arrangements with the best available rooms whenever possible.

Please note that two nights of hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek, we will book 3 star standard hotels for you. However, Kathmandu offers a wide range of hotels catering to various budgets and preferences and we are happy to make arrangements based on your requirements.

Meals during the Trek

As the Langtang Gosaikunda trek takes you to higher elevations, it is essential to nourish your body with nutritious food. We provide delicious and nutritious meals throughout the trek. While the choices may not be as extensive as in cities, you can expect a satisfying dining experience. Suring your stay in the mountain, single course 3 times meal in a day is included in your package.

For breakfast - Options include oatmeal, corn flakes, French toast with spreads like jam, butter, and cheese. You can also enjoy local specialties like Tibetan bread or chapati, Tsampa porridge, eggs, pancakes, muesli, a selection of bread, fruits, vegetables, and hot drinks such as a variety of teas, coffees, and hot chocolates.

Fopr lunch - options include traditional Nepali dishes like Dhal Bhat Tarkari, Tibetan bread, various soups, Sherpa stew, steaks, sandwiches, momo (dumplings), macaroni dishes, Tenduk, spaghetti noodles, thukpa, pasta, vegetable curry, potatoes, vegetables, salad, pizza (tomato, mushroom, mixed), snacks (papad, prawn), desserts such as rice pudding and apple pie, and more.

For dinner- options include similar choices to lunch, with dishes like Dhal Bhat Tarkari, Tibetan bread, various soups, Sherpa stew, steaks, sandwiches, momo (dumplings), macaroni, Tenduk, spaghetti, noodles, thukpa, pasta, vegetable curry, potato items, vegetable and salad pizza (tomato, mushroom, mixed), snacks (papad, prawn), Korean ramen, desserts such as rice pudding and apple pie, and a selection of beverages.

The menu offers a combination of traditional, Asian, and Western cuisine. However, please note that as you ascend to higher altitudes, the menu may become more limited.

We highly recommend consuming fresh vegetable items and staying hydrated with plenty of liquids, such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, especially at higher altitudes. While non-vegetarian items are available in the trek regions, we advise against consuming them due to potential hygiene and health concerns. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid dairy products, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated drinks, and hot chocolate at higher elevations, as experts suggest minimizing their consumption during high-altitude treks.

Best Time for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek offers different experiences depending on the season. Here's a breakdown of the best time to embark on this adventure:

January to February: This period is characterized by heavy snowfall, making the trek challenging but rewarding with magical views of snow-capped hills and mountains.

March to April: One of the best times to trek, with favorable weather and stunning views of Langtang Lirung and other mountains. The trek is complemented by lush green forests, including bamboo and birch.

May to June: Just before the monsoon season, this is a perfect time for trekking. The spring-summer climate enhances the trekking experience.

July to August: During this time, the monsoon brings frequent rainfall, cloud cover, and slippery trails. However, you can still enjoy the trek with magnificent waterfalls, raging rivers, and occasional rainbows.

September to October: Another ideal season for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek, as the monsoon ends and the weather becomes pleasant. Clear skies provide excellent mountain views. This period also coincides with Nepal's major festivals, Dashain and Tihar.

November to December: Winter sets in, with snowfall making trekking challenging. However, November can still offer sparkling days with stunning mountain views. As December progresses, temperatures drop significantly, reaching as low as -5 degrees Celsius.

Consider these seasonal variations when planning your Langtang Gosainkunda trek to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.

Acclimatization on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, we prioritize your safety and well-being, especially regarding altitude sickness. To ensure proper acclimatization, we have included two nights above 3500m. One of these acclimatization stops is at Kyanjin Gompa. While acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa, you will have the opportunity to explore the Kyanjin Gompa monastery, visit the cheese factory, or take a hike to the Tserko Ri Viewpoint. These activities help your body adjust to the higher altitude gradually.

Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness, can affect trekkers at higher elevations. It is essential to recognize the symptoms and seek immediate attention if they become severe. Our experienced trek leaders and guides are trained in first aid and will provide necessary assistance. To prevent altitude sickness, it is recommended to trek at a steady pace and stay hydrated by drinking at least 4 liters of water per day. If altitude sickness becomes severe, the best course of action is to descend immediately.

Your safety is our utmost priority, and we encourage you to communicate any signs or symptoms of altitude sickness to your trek leader or guide promptly.

Additional Expenses and Travel Insurance for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

It is important to budget for other personal expenses such as visa processing, purchasing a travel insurance policy, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, tips, and souvenirs.

We recommend carrying cash in major currencies, which can be easily exchanged for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu. Please be aware that trek regions only accept Nepalese currency.

Travel insurance is mandatory for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek due to the possibility of high-altitude sickness and other associated mishaps. It is essential to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation at high altitudes.

While we do not sell insurance policies, we can provide recommendations based on the experiences of our valued clients. In the event of an emergency, we will assist by forwarding your insurance details to your insurance company for processing rescue operations and arranging transfers to the hospital for treatment. Please ensure to provide us with your insurance information details after booking the trek.

Safety on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

At Himalayan Mentor, your safety and security are our top priorities. We take all necessary measures to ensure a safe trekking experience for our valued clients. Here's how we ensure your safety:

Gear, Equipment, and First Aid: We provide all the necessary gear and equipment required for the trek. Our team carries comprehensive first aid kits to handle any medical situations that may arise during the trek.

Experienced Trek Leaders and Guides: Our trek leaders and guides are highly experienced and have undergone extensive first-aid training. They are well-equipped to handle any emergencies or medical issues that may occur during the trek.

Team Safety: Throughout the trek, the entire team, including trek leaders, guides, and trekkers, stays together for enhanced safety. We prioritize the overall well-being of the team, and if a trekker falls ill due to altitude sickness, the trek leader will make informed decisions based on the team's condition, whether to continue or descend.

Emergency Helicopter Rescue: In the event of a severe emergency, such as high-altitude sickness, we have provisions for rescue operations. A rescue helicopter, funded by your travel insurance, can be arranged to evacuate you from high elevations swiftly and safely.

Rest assured, we have taken comprehensive measures to ensure your safety throughout the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.