1 Day Bus Journey
12 Days Trekking
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12 Nights Lodge
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.
- 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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubensi by public bus.
Day 02: Trek Syabrubensi - Bamboo - Lama Hotel
Day 03: Trek Lama Hotel - Langtang
Day 04: Trek Langtang- Kyanjin
Day 05: Acclimatization day
Day 06: Trek Kyanjin - Lama Hotel
Day 07: Trek Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru
Day 08: Trek Thulo Syabru - Lauribina
Day 09: Trek Lauribina - Gosaikunda
Day 10: Trek Gosaikunda - Lauribina Pass (4610m) - Gopte
Day 11: Trek Gopte - Kutumsang
Day 12: Trek Kutumsanga - Chisapani
Day 13: Trek Chisapani - Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBesi by bus
1450m, Syabrubensi 7-8 hours drive B,L,D Lodge
Our journey commences after breakfast with a morning drive to Syabrubesi. The road winds its way through varying landscapes, taking us uphill and downhill, past rural towns and farming villages. Along the route, Trisuli Bazaar in Nuwakot district marks a significant stop. Here, the sub-tropical surroundings give way to terraced fields of maize and millet as we ascend into cooler regions. Each change in scenery is accompanied by shifts in culture and people.
Our journey leads us to Dhunche (1,965 m.), the primary town of the Langtang area and Raswa district. Here, Langtang National Park headquarters is located, where trekking permits are diligently checked by park wardens from the Royal Nepalese Army, responsible for protecting this area. Descending for 1-2 hours, we reach Syabrubesi village, where we will spend the night, recharging for the adventures ahead in the heart of Langtang.
Note: private Jeep is available with extra cost.
Trek to Lama Hotel (2640M) from SyabruBesi
2640m, Lama Hotel 5-6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
The journey from Syabrubesi offers an enjoyable trek, characterized by occasional uphill stretches. However, the majority of the hike unfolds on a relatively level trail, meandering through terraced farmlands and picturesque villages. As you progress, the path gradually descends, converging with another route originating from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge.
Continuing your trek, you'll find yourself immersed in a lush forest nestled within a gorge, tracing the course of the spirited Trisuli River. The trail primarily entails ascending amidst the cool shade of rhododendron and oak forests. After approximately six hours of trekking, you'll reach a serene clearing where the Lama Hotel graces the landscape. Here, you'll rest for the night, embracing the cozy accommodations offered by the Teahouse/Lodge.
Trek to Langtang village (3340 m) from Lama Hotel
3340m, Langtang village 6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Starting your day's trek from Lama Hotel, a 2-3 hour morning hike will lead you to Ghodatabela. Nestled within a forest adorned with pine, hemlock, and rhododendron trees, Ghodatabela showcases the unmistakable signs of ascending altitudes. In Nepali, "Ghoda tabela" translates to "horse stable." In times gone by, this town served as a hub for trade between Langtang and even as far as Kathmandu, with Tibetan ponies being brought here for commerce and rest.
Upon your arrival at Ghodatabela, a lodge and the park warden's barrack await, where your permits will undergo another inspection. From this point onward, your trek continues for a few more hours, leading you along the trail toward the scenic valley of Langtang. For approximately an hour after leaving Ghodatabela in your wake, you'll find solace in the shade of alpine woods, tracing the path alongside a gentle stream. Subsequently, another hour or so of uphill trekking brings you to the charming Langtang village via winding trails, with occasional elevations and descents.
(*Important Note: It's worth noting that Langtang, once a beautiful village and a charming campsite, was profoundly impacted by a massive avalanche triggered by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th, 2015, resulting in widespread destruction throughout the valley.)
Trek to KyanjingGompa (3860 m) from Langtang Village
3860m, Kyanjin 3-4 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Beginning in Langtang Village, the morning trek leads briefly on a flat path before gradually ascending amid thorny blueberry and alpine shrubs. You'll encounter a Mani prayer wall, respecting local customs by circumventing it clockwise. As you proceed eastward, the valley expands, revealing a verdant meadow with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks. The ascent becomes more challenging due to the altitude gain as you approach Kyanjin Gompa. Situated amidst stunning scenery, this village offers glimpses of Langtang Lirung, soaring over 7,000 meters. Perched atop a glacial debris ridge lies Kyanjin Gompa monastery, surrounded by lodges and even a cheese factory. This trek takes about 3 hours, with lunch at Kyanjin Gompa, and a potential 3-hour round trip to Kyanjin Ri if weather permits. Your night rests at a Teahouse/Lodge.
Rest and acclimatization at Kyanjing
Today, you've earned a well-deserved day of relaxation. After breakfast, indulge in leisurely activities. Consider a brief stroll to the nearby hill, Kyanjin Ri (4,700 m.), for sweeping panoramic vistas of the snow-draped peaks. You have other two alternatives for this day, if you want to get more of this amazing space. You can either hike to Tsergo Ri (5033m) or explore the hidden Langshisha valley located amidst the Langtang mountains. All of these mentioned stop provide amazing mountain vista gaze. In the evening, explore the cheese factory or simply wander through the enchanting village. The day is yours to savor at your own pace.
Hiking to Kyanjing Ri
Hiking to Tsergo (Cherko) Ri
Exploration of Lanshisa Kharka
After returning from the hike, you can rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjing village.
Trek to Lama Hotel from Kyanjin
2640m, Lama Hotel 6-7 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Following a restful night in Kyanjin Gompa, your return journey commences per the planned itinerary. In case of unfavorable weather on the previous day, a morning hike to Kyanjin Ri is on the agenda before breakfast. Once back from the hike, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on your homeward trek. The return path retraces the same route taken during the ascent, leading you through quaint hamlets nestled along the way. In the evening you'll reach Lama Hotel, where you'll spend the night.
Trek to ThuloSyabru village (2540 m) from Lama Hotel
2540m,Thulosyabru 5-6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Following breakfast, our journey continues through the enchanting bamboo and rhododendron forest, offering fortunate trekkers glimpses of local wildlife like wild boar, monkeys, and various birds. Along the way, the trail treats you to a magnificent, up-close vista of Ganesh Himal. Initially, you'll enjoy a gentle descent along the riverbank, but the final stretch entails a steep ascent lasting a couple of hours, ultimately leading you to the charming village of Thulo Syabru.
Trek to Lauribina (3920 m) from Thulo Syabru
3920m, Lauribina 6-7 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
On the eighth day of our journey, we embark on a 5-6 hour trek through a dense forest adorned with pine and rhododendron trees, leading us to Lauribina, where we'll spend the night. The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda at 3,200 meters is predominantly uphill, showcasing typical Himalayan terrain. Along the way, we pass through Dursagang at 2,660 meters. The final stretch, still within the forested embrace, opens up to reveal breathtaking views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan Mountains, and forests adorned with oak, hemlock, and fir trees. Upon our arrival at the hotel, we'll have the chance to refresh ourselves and explore the local surroundings.
Trek to Gosaikunda from Lauribina
4210 m, Gosaikunda Lake 4 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Today, we make our way to another prominent landmark of Rasuwa, Gosaikunda Lake, held in high reverence by both the Hindu and Buddhist communities. Our trek commences from Lauribina and we gradually ascend along a steep path that guides us to the entrance of the iconic Gosaikunda Lake, adorned with Chortens (stupas) and small temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
En route to this holy lake, we are blessed with majestic vistas of the Annapurna massifs, Ganesh Himal, and other mountain ranges. Upon arrival at the lake, one of the several glacial lakes in the vicinity, we can explore its serene beauty and soak in the awe-inspiring mountain views. If you choose, you can even take a dip in this sacred lake, believed to have been created by Lord Shiva with his trident to quench his thirst. We'll spend the night in Gosaikunda at a guesthouse.
Gosainkunda to Gopte via Lauribina La pass
4610 m, Lauribina Pass 6-7 hours B,L,D Lodge
Day 10 marks the most demanding day of our trekking adventure. Our mission is to conquer the formidable Lauribina La Pass, standing tall at an altitude of 4,610 meters, making it the highest point of our journey. Departing from the sacred Gosaikunda, we forge ahead through rugged trails that wind past several other small glacial lakes before reaching the base of the Lauribina La Pass.
The ascent to the pass summit is steep but incredibly rewarding. At the top, we are bestowed with one of the most breathtaking vistas of the entire expedition. Feast your eyes on the majestic Manaslu peak, Ganesh Himal, and the Langtang Lirung Peaks, all of which are sure to be captured in photographs as timeless memories.
Following this awe-inspiring moment, our descent leads us to the settlement of Phedi. Before reaching Phedi, we'll trek on a relatively easier path, meandering through meadows, alpine terrain filled with pine and fir trees, caves, and prayer flags. Our day ends in the charming settlement of Ghopte, where we'll spend the night.
Trek to Kutumsang from Gopte
2540 m, Kutumsang 6 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Today, we venture into the picturesque Helambu region, with Kutumsang as our ultimate destination. Our journey commences from Ghopte, leading us along a trail that winds through forests adorned with pine, incense, and rhododendron trees. The path traverse over rocky terrain, taking us on a journey of ups and downs until we arrive at Thadepati.
Here, we embark on a challenging ascent to the summit of Thadepati Pass, which rewards us with breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, including the majestic Ganesh and Langtang Mountains. Descending from the pass's summit, we transition into the Helambu region, traversing dense forested areas. Along the way, we pass in and out of the southern boundary of Langtang National Park until we reach our destination, Kutumsang, where we will spend the night.
Trek to Chisapani from Kutumsang
2230 m, Chisapani 6-7 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Leaving the culturally diverse Kutumsang village, where Sherpa and Tamang communities prevail, we embark on our trek. We traverse hillsides and lush forested areas, descending to the village of Pati Bhanjyang, inhabited by the Brahmin and Chhetri communities. Along the winding trail, we navigate through a series of uphill and downhill stretches, passing through small settlements and patches of woodland.
Our journey culminates at the trekker's crossroads, Chisapani. Here, we are treated to a magnificent spectacle—the sunset casting a golden glow upon the Himalayan panorama. From Annapurna and Manaslu to Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and the Jugal Himal range, these majestic peaks paint a breathtaking picture against the evening sky. We'll spend the night in Chisapani, savoring the beauty of this remarkable setting.
Trek to Sundarijal from Chisapani and drive to Kathmandu
1340m, Kathmandu 3-4 hours walk and 1hour drive B,L Hotel
After breakfast, we start our journey to Sundarijal. We walked down a staircase into Shivapuri National Park, which is like a big natural park. It's full of trees like oak, rhododendron, and pine. There are also streams of water, and it's very peaceful.
We reach a small village near a waterfall, where the air is cool and the river sounds soothing. From there, we take a one-hour scenic drive back to Kathmandu, and our short adventure ends. We spent the night in Kathmandu, thinking about the fun times we had on our trek.
Note: For flexibility, you may book your own accommodations Hostel to a 5-star Hotel in Kathmandu and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek at your preferred place.
- 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.
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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.
- 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
- 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
- Pocket knife
- Iodine, water-purification tablets, or filter
- Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
- Sleeping back and silk liner
- Water bottle
- Torch (flashlight), spare batteries, and bulbs
- Duffle bag
- 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 lagguge store services. It is more convinent to store at your Hotel.
- 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.
Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.
For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App and 20% deposit.
Why Himalaya Trip ?
- Fast response
- Recommended on TripAdvisor
- Trained guide
- Local or reasonable price
- Small group private Trip
Frequently Asked Questions
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%.
You will take the necessary gear with you on the trek. The remaining gear, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or in my office in Kathmandu. It is free of cost.
If you are interested to take a private Jeep instead of taking the public bus. You have an option for this. You may take this service by paying an additional cost. Kathmandu- Syabrubensi private Jeep cost US$150 per Jeep.
We have different options to make the deposit. You may choose according to your convenience. They are Bank Transfers, Credit card payments, Western Union, etc. For the online credit card payment, kindly go through this link of Himalaya Trip, this is the easiest way to make the payment. If you use a bank transfer, I will send it to you by email.
We are so pleased to organize your trek. Please, kindly scan or photo of a passport copy, and passport size photo by emailing [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977-9851196388 and deposit 20% of the total amount. We will confirm your booking.
We provide a Sleeping bag. You can buy other gear in Kathmandu.
If you are more than 2 people, we organize a private trek on your desire date. The price will be the same as group joining.
We also organize single travelers for this trek with a guide cum porter at the same price as a group joining. A guide cum porter carry your backpack and lead this trek. He also communicates with you in English.
This is no Bank or ATM or money exchange during this trek. You have to take extra Nepali rupees from Kathmandu.
For most of the trek, a Shower is available. You can have a shower by paying an extra charge.
- 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.
There is available natural spring water. You can use the spring water by putting water purifying tablet or water filter. It is also possible to buy mineral water and boiled water.
Some place has Electricity. Some places do not have electricity. But they have solar power. You can charge your Camera and Mobile Phone.
The highest point of this trek is Lauribina Pass (4610m). We give this trek grade 3. Grade 1 is the easiest and grade 5 is the hardest trek.
Yeah, There is Internet or WI-FI in some places but in some places no Internet or WI-FI is available on this trek.
The Lodges or Tea Houses do not have enough blankets, so you have to take a sleeping bag with you.
We provide one twin bed private common room for 2 people. You have to share the Toilet and Bathroom.
We organize small group treks every day. Every day is available to book this trek.
Langtang Gosaikunda trek was badly damaged by earthquakes. But now, the reconstruction of the trail and lodges are completed, so this trek can be done without any problem.