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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days, Moderate

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4610m
Activities

1 Day Bus Journey

12 Days Trekking

Best Season

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Meals

13 Breakfast

13 Lunch

12 Dinner

Accommodation

12 Nights Lodge

Transportation

Car/Jeep/Bus/Van

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 800 749

Per Person

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We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 649
5-9 699
2-4 749

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Overview

The Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake perched in Rasuwa district boasts natural wonders unmatched with other geographical areas in Nepal. Centrally located in the northern Himalayan belt, these two natural enriches are tucked in Langtang National Park and Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Your voyage to two of these prominent landmarks of Langtang region encompasses several other geological attractions. A relatively short duration trek to Langtang Gosaikunda is sure to leave various memories to last a lifetime.

Highlight of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

  • Best beautiful views of snow-capped Mountains (Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Yala peak, DorjeLakpa (6966 m) and Kangchenpo), landscape, and natural sceneries throughout the trail.
  • Visit the Holy Gosaikunda Lake believed to have formed by Lord Shiva (Hindu god of destruction) himself.
  • Exploration of Kyanjin Gompa and many small monasteries, stupas, and chortens reflecting Buddhism in the Himalayas.
  • Short hiking options to Kyanjing Ri for the 360-degree view of the region.
  • Picturesque view of the surrounding from natural viewpoints lying along the trail.
  • Showcasing of the Tamang culture and art of living in the central Himalayas and Helambu region of Nepal.
  • Opportunity to taste the local cuisine and the products from domestic Yaks and Chauris.
  • A moderate trail with perfect sections to stop and admire nature around you.
  • Encountering beautiful Himalayan birds, flowers, and animals in the trek.
  • Passing from some of the short hiking options around the Kathmandu valley (Sundarijal-Chisapani) during the return trek.
  • Langtang National Park wild animal Red Panda and Earthquake damage Langtang village

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Details

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek  culminates three most popular treks in Nepal  into one. The eastern reach of Rasuwa district which borders Tibet to the north is full of river cut valleys located in between gigantic mountains. Langtang valley is one of these river cut valleys located in between the Langtang range Himalayan mountains. Gosaikunda lake is a revered Hindu site which sits in the southern edge of the district at an altitude of 4380 meters above the sea level. After your trek to Gosaikunda, you will traverse over the famous Lauribina Pass(4610m) and enter Helambu, another prominent trekking in Nepal. The outskirts of Helambu trekking is traversed on this trek before ending in Kathmandu.  Both of these spots sit within the jurisdiction of Langtang National Park and are filled with natural enriches that will leave you awe-inspired.

Rasuwa district boasts a series of natural affluence that includes lofty peaks, pastureland, rocky mountains, quaint villages, dense forests, white water river and pleasant weather pattern. As a Himalayan district that is so rich in biodiversity, Langtang National Park was established in 1976 with the sole purpose of protecting the ecosystem of the area. Most part of Rasuwa district is enclosed by the national park and is a playground for several rare species of birds and animals. The rare Red Panda has been sighted in several spaces of this national park. Furthermore, Himalayan tahr, Musk Deer, Ghoral, Langur Monkeys among others have also been spotted in abundance.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Route first entails through the deep valleys of Langtang region before reaching the highest point of Langtang trek, Kyanjin Gompa at 3860 meters. Our journey from Kyanjin then heads back following the same route towards Syabrubesi before reaching Pairo where the trail diverges south towards Gosaikunda Lake. The route leading to both of these destinations is filled with enigmatic views and quaint Tamang settlements. Tamang are an Indo-Tibetan group of people that reside all over the northern part of Rasuwa district. During the trekking journey you will be staying at tea houses setup by Tamang people. During the stay, you will have an opportunity to immerse in the typical cultural practices of these people.

Depending on your Langtang Gosaikunda trekking itinerary, the trekking route might differ. The journey towards the Himalayan district of Rasuwa begins from Kathmandu.This drive follows Trishuli river which originates from the high Langtang mountains. We first reach the flat valleys of Nuwakot and the road then inclines towards Rasuwa district. You will reach the first stopover journey of the trek at Syabrubesi located at the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Langtang river. Our trail from Syabrubesi follows Langtang khola for the most part. We navigate through deep gorges, dense forests and river streams. 

You will traverse through Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, Thangshyap, Langtang village before reaching the final stopover of the journey, Kyanjin Gompa. Our trek then returns back following the same trail. Once we cross Lama Hotel on our return journey, we will deviate from the main trail and head for Thulo Syabru. Your Gosaikunda Trekking begins from here. The trek to Gosaikunda lake is pretty much an inclined walk for the most part of the journey. You will traverse through several pastureland on your way to Gosaikunda. Sing Gompa, Cholang Pati, Lauri Bina Pass, Buddha Mandir are prominent locations in this traverse. From Gosaikunda we trek further southbound headed by entering Helambu trekking region. We take the classic route via Ghopte, Kutumsang, Chisapani to enter Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park before reaching Kathmandu.

Langtang Gosaikudna Helambu Trek Duration

The duration of Langtang Gosaikunda trekking can range from 10- 15 days depending on your preference. The standard Langtang Gosaikunda trek itinerary we provide is of 13 days. It includes reaching Kyanjin Gompa, the farthest point of langtang trekking height. And then descend down to follow along the trail of Gosaikunda Lake. The duration of this trekking can be modified based on your past experience with high altitude and Himalayan trekking. Experienced trekkers have completed our Langtang Valley Trek 7 days itinerary too. Novice trekkers might have some difficulty making this traverse in such a small time frame. It is always advised to take it slow and follow the trekking guidelines to have a pleasant trekking experience.

Water Bodies in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Most of the rivers that flow through Nepalese territory originate from the high Himalayas. Uncovered by snowline for the most part of the year, the glacial formation of the snow deposit are where the himalayan rivers originate from. Rasuwa district is home to several Himalayan mountains that provides for the origination of these rivers. Herein listed are some of the famous water bodies you will encounter during Gosaikunda trekking in Nepal.

Gosaikunda Lake:

Gosaikunda Lake is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site with its turquoise water. The elevation of this lake rises to 4380 meters above sea level. This lake located in the bowl shaped flat surface is surrounded by several rocky peaks on the southern side. There is a large shivling shaped rock which is believed to be a remnant of Lord Shiva. The water that flows down from this lake converges with Trishuli river right below Dhunche, district headquarters of Rasuwa. You will find hordes of Hindu pilgrims trekking to Gosaikunda during the months of August and September during festive, Janaipurnima.

Langtang Lake:

Right above the eastern reach of Kyanjin Gompa is Langtang valley lies Langtang lake. This lake sits right at the base of Mt.Langtang Lirung(7234m) originating from Langtang glacier. Hidden from the main trail, this lake can be clearly visible from Kyanjin ri and surrounding hiking peaks. The pristine and turquoise water this lake has provides for an amusing aura during your trek to Langtang and Gosaikunda. The journey to this lake takes about 1 hour uphill climb from Kyanjin Gompa. This lake is located at an elevation of 4050 meters from the sea level.

Langtang River:

The Langtang range of mountains includes several peaks that go beyond 5000 meters in elevation. As you reach Kyanjin Gompa you will encounter deep hidden valleys that remain in the shade of these mountains. A river steadily flows beginning from this valley which then converges to become Trishuli river. Langtang river paves the pathway from Syafrubesi to reach Langtang valley. For the most part of your trekking journey, you will follow this river to reach the originating point.

Trishuli River:

Trishuli river is one of the most regarded white water in Nepal’s river system. This river is one of the tributaries of the Saptagandaki river system. At Syabrubesi, two rivers converge to create the Trishuli river. One is the Langtang river which flows from Langtang valley, another is Bhotekoshi river which originates from mainland Tibet. This river then follows through the narrow gorges of Rasuwa district and flows south. It then converges with other Gandaki rivers to create the Saptagandaki river system.

Langtang National Park

Nestled amidst the Himalayan splendor of Nepal lies Langtang National Park, an unspoiled haven for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. Established in 1976, this wilderness paradise spans over 1,710 square kilometers, boasting a tapestry of breathtaking landscapes, flourishing biodiversity, and a rich tapestry of culture.

The park's topography unfurls a dramatic panorama, ranging from luxuriant sub-tropical forests to pristine alpine meadows, crowned by majestic, snow-clad peaks that pierce the heavens. The Langtang Valley, aptly named the "Valley of Glaciers," beckons with its awe-inspiring vistas of Langtang Lirung and its sentinel peaks. Adventurers embarking on its trails may cross paths with elusive red pandas, Himalayan tahrs, and a symphony of vibrant birdlife. Langtang National Park Trekking is mesmerizing with the pleasant atmosphere created by these diverse flora and fauna.

Within this sanctuary, ancient traditions and cultures thrive alongside nature's wonders. The Tamangs and Sherpas, custodians of their heritage, extend warm hospitality, allowing visitors to savor local cuisine, explore centuries-old monasteries, and immerse themselves in idyllic village life.

More than a mere wilderness, Langtang National Park is a lifeline for the Kathmandu Valley, providing vital freshwater resources. Its conservation efforts are a beacon for safeguarding the fragile Himalayan ecosystem, ensuring a sustainable legacy for this untamed wilderness. For those seeking an indelible Himalayan adventure, Langtang National Park beckons with its unique blend of nature, culture, and conservation.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek best season

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal unveils its true splendor during a select window of time, mainly from September through November. This period, often regarded as the trek's zenith, gifts adventurers with an impeccable blend of weather stability and clear skies, ensuring unparalleled vistas of the Himalayan peaks and the ethereal Gosaikunda Lake. Trails, at this time, remain parched and easily traversable, elevating the overall trekking experience. Nature paints the landscape with vibrant blooms, and the climate strikes a harmonious balance between comfortably warm days and refreshingly cool nights. While spring (March to May) boasts blooming rhododendrons, it tends to draw more trekkers. Conversely, the winter and monsoon seasons are less favored due to their formidable weather conditions and challenging trails. For more information on Best time for Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking, inquire with Himalaya trip.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubensi by public bus (1500m, 140km or 7-8 hours drive).

Day 02: Trek Syabrubensi - Bamboo - Lama Hotel (2640m, 11km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 03: Trek Lama Hotel - Langtang (3340m, 12km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 04: Trek Langtang- Kyanjin (3860m, 6.4km or 3-4 hours walk)

Day 05: Acclimatization day

Day 06: Trek Kyanjin - Lama Hotel (2640m, 18.6km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 07: Trek Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2540m, 10km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 08: Trek Thulo Syabru - Lauribina (3920m, 8.1km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 09: Trek Lauribina - Gosaikunda (4210m, 4.3km or 3-4 hours walk)

Day 10: Trek Gosaikunda - Lauribina Pass (4610m) - Gopte (3530m, 11km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 11: Trek Gopte - Kutumsang (2540m, 15km or 6 hours walk)

Day 12: Trek Kutumsanga - Chisapani (2230m, 16km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 13: Trek Chisapani - Sundarijal (10km or 3-4 hours walk ) and 15km or 1 hour drive to Kathmandu

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Detailed Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • Langtang National park , Shivapuri Nagarjun National park fee and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card.
  • One English speaking, government Certificate holder, first aid trained, guide and Trekkers 2:1 porters.
  • Kathmandu - Syabrubensi by public bus and Sundarijal - Kathmandu by car.
  • All the Meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner three times a day) with lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Guides/Porter's: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • First Aids Kid.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to avoid high risk ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • 13% Government VAT and official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and Visa fee ($30 for 15Days and $50 for 30Days).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance which should include emergency rescue.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Group Joining dates & Prices

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 800 749

Per Person


We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 649
5-9 699
2-4 749

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Permits for Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking

Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking permits include 3 separate permits you will need to obtain. These are:

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card: This invaluable document serves as your gateway to the enchanting world of trekking in Nepal. Beyond ensuring your personal safety, it plays a pivotal role in enabling authorities to monitor the well-being of trekkers. The TIMS card is obtainable at designated locations in both Kathmandu and Pokhara, courtesy of authorized entities such as the certified trekking agencies.

Langtang National Park Entry Permit: As you embark on your adventure through the unspoiled expanse of Langtang National Park, procuring this essential permit becomes paramount. It not only grants you access to this sanctuary of natural wonders but also underscores your commitment to responsible exploration. Obtain the Langtang National Park Entry Permit at the park's entry point in Dhunche or through affiliated trekking agencies in Kathmandu or Pokhara. It costs about $30 per person for this permit.

Shivapuri Nagarjun National park(SNNP) Entry Permit:
Shivapuri National Park begins as you enter Kutumsang on the Day 11 of your trekking journey. You will require a national park permit for this entry. The permit can be obtained in Kathmandu or at entry point in Chisapani or through affiliated trekking agencies in Kathmandu. SNNP entry permit costs $10 approx for foreigners.


​Meals during Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Much like other captivating treks in Nepal, the Langtang trekking experience offers delightful meal options in your teahouses. The meals you'll savor during the Langtang trek mostly have a fusion of Tibetan, Nepalese, and Indian flavors. These cozy tea houses provide meals upon request , ensuring you're well-fed and energized for your adventure.

As the sun climbs overhead, you'll pause for lunch at quaint villages along the way, strategically positioned at the midpoint of your trekking route. However, the dinner and breakfast are within the tea houses that stay overnight. These teahouses boast an varied menu that caters to diverse taste and preferences. While the essence of Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine reigns supreme, you'll also find Continental dishes to tantalize your taste buds.

A standout meal, highly recommended by seasoned trekkers, is the iconic "Dal Bhat." This traditional Nepalese ensemble stars a hearty combination of rice, lentil soup, curries, and zesty pickles. Renowned for its nutritional prowess and its ability to fuel your trek, Dal Bhat is a trekkers' favorite.

Beyond Dal Bhat, the tea houses along your path offer a medley of delectable treats, including pasta, noodles, and savory pies. Your culinary journey can be customized to accommodate specific dietary preferences or requirements. Please share your culinary desires with us in advance so that we can make tailored arrangements. Also note that, meat edibles are strictly forbidden in Langtang area owing to their religious beliefs.


Accommodation in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Accommodations in Langtang trek are as diverse as the terrain itself, tailored to suit your preferences and trekking route. Here, we explore distinct lodging experiences that await you on this captivating journey:

Local Teahouses: The well-trodden paths of Langtang offer weary trekkers a comforting embrace through teahouses and guesthouses. These charming establishments provide a blend of simplicity and comfort. Twin-sharing rooms facilitated with twin beds or cozy bunk beds are the norm. Facilities may range from attached bathrooms for a touch of privacy to shared amenities. Warm, hearty meals are a staple, accompanied by the inviting ambiance that teahouses and guesthouses are renowned for.

Tented Accommodation: For those seeking a more rugged communion with nature, Langtang's pristine beauty beckons you to camp beneath the starlit Himalayan skies. Camping bestows an intimate connection with the outdoors but necessitates meticulous planning and equipment readiness. Ensure your camping experience is seamless by coordinating with trekking experts or seasoned guides in advance, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the untamed wilderness.

These distinctive accommodation options along the Langtang trek route cater to individual preferences, please let us know if you have any special requisites.


When is the best time to do this trek?

We organize this trek from March to December. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend the following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is the coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because there will be heavy snow. There is a high chance of closing the trek during this time.
  • Spring (March–May): This is the best time to trek on the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperatures. You will also have a chance to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is a monsoon in Nepal. There is a chance of rain every day and it will be cloudy and risk of landslide. A rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the rainy season. It will be fresh and clear weather will appear. It will be warm temperature.

Food Menu ?

The Lodges have a Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like city food. Non-veg food is not recommended. It is not fresh and hygienic.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item has-brown potato, toast or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge, etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam, Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo: Mo or dumplings, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries, etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam, Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo: Mo or dumplings, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries, etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, and hard drinks are not included.


Packing List

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm), scarf, and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals, or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks, and underwear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and a long-sleeved shirt with a collar (a long-sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets, or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Snacks
  • Earplugs
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries, and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Camera, memory card, and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items, cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar, etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies


Langtang Gosaikunda Trek FAQs

I prefer the remaining payment cash US dollar, Euro, Pound sterling, Nepali currency, etc. If you pay by credit card, it takes some time to collect in my bank account and you will charge an extra 4%.


Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
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  • Safety is top priority
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  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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