Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 15 Days

Overview

  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Best TimeSeptember- December & March - May
  • Max Altitude 4610 m
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Arrival CityKathmandu

Highlights

  • The Panoramic views of the Langtang massif, Ganesh Himal, and surroundings.
  • Rejuvenate yourself in the local hot natural springs and the view of the Chilime hydropower dam.
  • An opportunity to observe closely the local Tamang and Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Gosaikunda, the deepest lake of Nepal which is also the origin of the roaring Trishuli River.
  • Witness the rare flora, fauna, and natural vegetation in the National park.
  • The spectacular view of the Glaciers in the Langtang region.

Trekking to Langtang regions offers you the best experience of Nepal Trekking. Gosainkunda and  Langtang Valley Trek are easy soft trek for those who are culturally interested in exploring the Mountains and Tibetan Buddhism along the breathtaking Langtang Views. 

Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda trek have been the favorite of trekkers because of their richness in expansive natural views, landscapes, biodiversity, vegetation, and the cultural significance of this place. Located towards the north of Kathmandu, the Langtang region borders China and is the nearest Himalayan region from the capital. Langtang is known as the “Valley of Glaciers” and also offers stunning views of the Himalayas i.e. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Yala peak, Gangchempu, Ganja-La range, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, and various other snow-capped peaks around the region. The natural vegetation, flora, and fauna are protected under Langtang National park which adds to the attraction of the valley.

The Langtang region is inhabited mostly by the Tamangs and Sherpas, the culture is quite similar to those of Tibetans. The beautiful valley comprises many monasteries which we witness while on our trek. We’ll begin our journey from Kathmandu, driving to Syapur Besi, where we begin our trek. We’ll trek to Kjangjin Ri to witness the majestic Langtang Himal along with its surrounding massif. After the trek to Langtang, we descend to Thulosyarbu and walk uphill towards Gosaikunda. We’ll trek down to Sundarijal upon return where we’ll be picked up by a Van to be back to the hotel.

Gosaikunda is a lake with natural and cultural significance. This lake is situated at an altitude of 4380 meters above sea level. A large number of pilgrims and shamans (Traditional village superstitious doctor) gather here during August each year on the occasion of the Janai Purnima festival. The rock amid the lake is regarded as a shrine of Lord Shiva. Gosaikunda lake offers a spectacular view of the mountains and nature around. The Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake trek being surrounded by High Himalayan ranges, biodiversity, natural beauty, ancient monasteries, remote cheese factories, glaciers, colorful Rhododendron forests in the spring season, and small peaks gives you panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains as well as the Secret/ or The Frozen Lake.

Physical conditions and Medical Requirements:

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a moderate trek. It is good for that hiker who has previous hiking experience. However, you don’t need to have any special training, but you need to be able to walk and physically fit.  Please do tell us if you have any preexisting medical condition such as heart, lung, and blood diseases

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. Hope your flight was awesome. So our agents will be there to greet you with the tika and garland. Our airport representative will be at the arrival terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport to welcome you with a placard displaying your name. As soon as he finds you, we’ll depart for the hotel. We have an overnight stay in Kathmandu, so you can shop for the necessities for the trek. The trip briefing will be given by this evening!

Overnight at Hotel. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone
  • Maximum Altitude( 1,350m/4,429ft)

Today, we’ll drive from Kathmandu to Syapurbesi which is the starting point of our trek. It takes some 6-7 hours to reach here. The drive provides lovely scenic views of the hills, landscapes, villages, and fast-flowing Trishuli River.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(1,462m/4,795ft)

The trek begins in the morning after breakfast through the forestry trail. The climb is uphill and steep at some points. We walk through the Bamboo forests until we reach Lama Hotel, where we’ll stay overnight.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,500m/8,200ft)

We’ll enjoy a purely natural walk as we enter and walk through the Langtang valley/ national park. The trail here goes through Rhododendron and pine forests, waterfalls, and scenic pathways. There’s a chance we might see a Red Panda. We’ll walk through the beautiful village of Langtang to reach the Mundu village in Langtang valley.

We’ll spend the night in the lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,550m/11,645ft)

We’ll walk to the Kuanjin Gompa today. The watermills, Buddhist shrines, Prayer wheels, and flags are things we pass through on our trail. We’ll explore the Gompa and its surrounding for acclimation (prepare ourselves to breathe without complications at higher altitude) as we are ascending to Kyanji Ri the next day.

Overnight in the lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,798m/12,495ft)

Today the climb is a bit challenging because of the altitude and the uphill trail. But, the views are worth all efforts. The panoramic views of the Yala peak (5520 meters), Langtang Ri (7205 meters), Langtang Lirung (7227 meters), and Naya Khang (5844 meters) are breathtaking.

We’ll descend to Kyanjin Gompa to spend the night.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,798m/12,495ft)

Today, the trek is relatively long but the trail is straight and easy to descend. The spectacular views of mountains dominating the sky while walking through the forestry trail are nothing less than a life experience. We’ll stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,235m/ 7,330ft)

From Lama Hotel we’ll trek via Pairobesi taking a steep uphill ascend towards the Tamang inhibited village of Thulosyarbu. The Thulosyarbu village, situated atop a ridge offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayan surroundings.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,235m/ 7,330ft)

The trail ascends uphill till we reach the highest point of Lauribinayak which offers beautiful inclination. Himal chuli (7893 meters), Manaslu Himal (8156 meters), Ganesh Himal (7406 meters), Tibetan pinnacles, and Langtang Lirung are what catch the eyes. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,330m/10,925ft)

In the morning, we trek from  Shin Gompa passing through sparse villages and pastures for sheep grazing, we walk through a narrow trail along the ridge from where we’ll have sight of the Holy Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda basin comprises 12 lakes around its surrounding. The most primary and religiously significant are Gosaikunda, Daraswatikunda, and Bhairab Kunda. There are guest houses along the shores.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,300m/14,104ft)

We’ll walk through rough paths to reach Laurebina La pass, the highest point of the trek after passing four more lakes on the way. The beautiful scene of the mountains and lakes is still picturesque in the background as you approach further. We’ll spend the night at Ghopte.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(3,430m/11,250ft)

We’ll walk through the pine and Rhododendron forests, listening to the sounds of flowing streams on the way. We’ll visit Thadepati, a ridge with a picturesque view, and descend to  Kuttumsang where we stay overnight. 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,600m / 8530ft)

From  Kuttumsang, we descend along with the villages of Thodang and Chipping, walking through Oak and Rhododendron forests to reach the Chispani hill station. We’ll stay for a night here. Chisapani offers a beautiful sunrise view along with Snow-capped mountains.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(2,600m / 8530ft)

This day is the rest of the hiking journey, after a short walk, we will explore Sundarijal which is the alluring view of adventurous waterfalls.   Subsequently, we will take a short drive to Kathmandu and take a rest. 
At night We Scenic Nepal treks arrange for you to farewell dinner Program at the hotel.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude( 1,350m/4,429ft)

Scenic Nepal Treks will arrange your flight and our one of the representative will transfer you at Nepal Airport.  Please note that you will reach the airport before your 3 hours departure time.

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude( 1,350m/4,429ft)
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What’s Included

Included

  • 2 Nights Tourist Standard sharing room with Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All Airport Transfer including arrival and Departure 
  • Your good Hotel during trekking 
  • Your foods ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) as per menu 
  • Langtang National Park Fees
  • TIMS Card for your safety 
  • Transfer by Local Jeep Kathmandu- Sybrubensi-Kathmandu
  • Guide and Assistance guide including their Expenses
  • Duffel and Sleeping Bag by company 
  • Adventure Certificate from Scenic Nepal Treks 
  • All Government and Local Taxes 

Excluded

  • Your Extra days Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Porter including their expenses ( 1 Porter for 2 person)
  • Your Personal Expenses such as Drinks, Wifi, Shower, 
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu or  Mountain because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Private Jeep from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi and Back to Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Which are not in included section
  • Tips for guides and porters

Dates & Price

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: October 21, 2021End DateEnd: November 04, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$990
Start DateStart: October 29, 2021End DateEnd: November 12, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$990

We Scenic Nepal Treks has fixed departure to Gosaikunda Lake. These given all departures are 100%confrimed. If you are looking for group to join, we wre always glad to greet you!

Useful Info

Meals and Accommodation:

Initially, you will stay 3-star hotel in Kathmandu including your breakfast. But during your trek, you will acclimatize to a teahouse/hotel with a peaceful environment. Simply, there are 2 beds in the room and you will be sharing the Bathroom /toilet with other Trekkers. In addition, you will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to Nepali cultural food as per the different regions. At last, In Kathmandu we Scenic Nepal Treks organize the dinner program as per your menu order.

Leader and Staff Arrangements

For us, our main ambition is to provide you the best holiday experience full of safety. Depending on your choice there will be a guide and porter is optional for you.

A number of Porters will be defined as per your group. In general, 1 porter carries 2 person bags which will be between 20-25 kg in total.  If the number of people goes above 8, we will also provide an assistance Guide.

Trekking Insurance:

It is essential to have insurance to attend this hiking journey. Please be sure your expenses will cover all your Air Ambulance, Helicopter Rescue, and treatment Cost.

FAQs

Q1. How difficult is Langtang Valley Trek? I am beginner hiker

Well, Langtang valley Trek is considered one of the easy trek in Nepal. Among those people who are willing to experience the Himalayas within a short period of time, the Langtang Valley trek would be the best for you. You need to be physically fit and able to walk.

The best time of the year to do this Langtang Valley Trek is between September to May. If you do it between January and March, you get an opportunity to experience snowfall.

There will be a Public bus from Kathmandu to the Trekking starting point and back. We can arrange a Private Jeep at your request which costs US$170 for a Jeep ( 5/6 people easily can adjust in a jeep) Please let us know before your trip.

Accommodation in Langtang Valley trek is quite better than comparing with other trails. There will be Tea house lodge Room with Twin Sharing beds. Your Bathroom will be out of your Room.

And in Kathmandu, you will be provided 3-star category hotel.

There will be 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) each day during the trek. You will be served by menu and each time you can choose 1 item anything you like.

Any kind of drink water is not included in your program. For the drinking water, you can refuel from your tea house or use tap Water with purifying tablets. However, we suggest you take it directly from Tea house which is already purified.

Yes, in most of the places you get a hot shower. You need to pay for them because they use solar power. It is about US$ 2 to US$3 depending on how high altitude you are.

These days almost Tea house lodges have Western Toilet. But please note that these toilets are sharing basis. They have no Private Bathroom. You need to bring your own Toilet Papers too.

The tea house during the trek has Twin sharing Bedroom. So you have quite low chances to have a Private Room unless you are a solo hiker. But our Guide will try to manage for you if possible. 

Yes, you can use it but only in Kathmandu. There is no ATM in mountains. During the trekking, you will be paying on Nepali Ruppess. So you can exchange from your currency to Nepalese. 

Langtang Valley trek is an easy trek however sometimes we get altitude sickness. Let’s say 2% out of 100% get altitude sickness during this hike.

Yes, most of the Tea house offers your WIFI during the trek but they charge you. It is about US$ 2 to $3 with unlimited packages.

Yes, Insurance is mandatory to do any hike with Scenic Nepal Treks and it is for your own safety. Please make sure you have made good Insurance that covers emergency  Evacuation and medical expenses. 

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