Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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Langtang Valley, Langtang, Nepal
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Duration

12 Days 11 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a popular and rewarding trekking route in Nepal, known for its stunning natural beauty and cultural significance. Situated in the Langtang National Park, the trek takes you through diverse landscapes, ranging from lush forests to high-altitude alpine meadows and majestic snow-capped mountains.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers a captivating journey into the heart of the Langtang region, located north of Kathmandu. This region is inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, including the Tamangs and Sherpas, who have preserved their traditional lifestyles and cultural heritage for generations.

The trek typically starts from the village of Syabrubesi, which can be reached by a scenic drive from Kathmandu. From here, trekkers embark on a mesmerizing adventure, passing through dense forests filled with rhododendron and bamboo, and encountering picturesque waterfalls and quaint mountain villages along the way.

Essential Tips for a Successful Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

  • Physical Fitness: The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek involves long hours of walking through varying terrains and altitudes. Prioritize physical fitness and stamina-building exercises to ensure a successful and enjoyable trek.
  • Proper Gear and Equipment: Invest in good-quality trekking gear, including sturdy trekking boots, appropriate clothing (layers for changing weather), a comfortable backpack, and a sleeping bag suitable for the trek’s temperatures.
  • Acclimatization: The trek involves gaining altitude, which can lead to altitude-related issues. Acclimatize properly by taking regular rest days, staying hydrated, and ascending gradually.
  • Trekking Permits: Obtain the necessary permits for the Langtang National Park and Gosaikunda area before starting the trek. These permits are essential and help in the conservation efforts of the region.
  • Local Guides and Porters: Consider hiring local guides and porters to enhance your trekking experience. They offer valuable insights into the culture, act as a safety precaution, and help carry your heavy backpack.
  • Hydration and Water: Carry a reusable water bottle and treat water from local sources (using water purification tablets or filters) to avoid single-use plastic bottles and stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • Pack Snacks: Carry some lightweight and energy-rich snacks like nuts, energy bars, chocolates, and dried fruits to keep your energy levels up during the trek.
  • Trekking Seasons: Plan your trek during the best seasons, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), to enjoy favorable weather and clear mountain views.
  • Trekking Permits: Obtain the necessary permits for the Langtang National Park and Gosaikunda area before starting the trek. These permits are essential and help in the conservation efforts of the region.
  • Respect Local Culture: Be respectful of the local customs, traditions, and religious sites. Dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photographs of people, and avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Weather Awareness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions in the mountains. Carry rain gear and warm clothing, as weather can be unpredictable in high-altitude areas.
  • Leave No Trace: Practice responsible trekking by leaving no trace of your presence. Carry all your trash with you and follow eco-friendly practices throughout the trek.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Safety Considerations

  • Acclimatize properly to avoid altitude-related illnesses.
  • Follow the guidance of experienced guides and porters.
  • Stay hydrated and drink purified water to prevent waterborne diseases.
  • Carry necessary medications and a basic first-aid kit.
  • Dress appropriately for changing weather conditions.
  • Inform someone about your trekking itinerary and expected return.
  • Be cautious while crossing suspension bridges and steep trails.
  • Avoid trekking alone, especially in remote areas.
  • Pay attention to weather forecasts and potential natural hazards.
  • Respect local customs, traditions, and religious sites.
  • Follow safety guidelines provided by the trekking agency or authorities.
  • In case of emergency, seek help from local authorities or rescue teams.

Highlights

  • Scenic trek through the stunning Langtang National Park.
  • Breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayan range.
  • Sacred Gosaikunda Lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • Rich cultural encounters with Tamang and Sherpa communities.
  • Picturesque waterfalls, dense forests, and alpine meadows.
  • Opportunity for wildlife spotting, including the endangered red panda.
  • Traditional tea houses and lodges offering warm hospitality.
  • Peaceful and serene ambiance away from the bustling city life.
  • Chance to witness local festivals and rituals along the trail.
  • A sense of achievement upon reaching the high-altitude lake.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and rural villages along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Syabrubesi.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Start the trek and follow the Langtang Khola River.
  • Pass through bamboo and rhododendron forests.
  • Reach Lama Hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Lama Hotel.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Continue trekking through the beautiful Langtang Valley.
  • Pass through the Ghoda Tabela (Horse Stable) and several small villages.
  • Reach Langtang village, a traditional Sherpa village.
  • Overnight stay in Langtang village.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek through yak pastures and visit the yak cheese factory.
  • Reach Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful monastery and settlement.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of Langtang Lirung and other peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Choose to either hike to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri for even better panoramic views of the Langtang range.
  • Return to Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Overnight stay in Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Begin the return journey and trek back to Lama Hotel.
  • Enjoy the familiar landscapes along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Lama Hotel.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek back through the forests and small settlements.
  • Reach Thulo Shyaphru, a village with traditional Tamang culture.
  • Overnight stay in Thulo Shyaphru.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Ascend to Chyolangpati through rhododendron forests.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Overnight stay in Chyolangpati.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Enjoy the serene surroundings and the reflection of the mountains in the lake.
  • Overnight stay in Gosainkunda.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Cross the challenging Laurebina Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the Langtang range and the Annapurna range.
  • Descend to Ghopte.
  • Overnight stay in Ghopte.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek through rhododendron forests and cross several streams.
  • Reach Kutumsang, a beautiful village.
  • Overnight stay in Kutumsang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Trek through forests and picturesque landscapes.
  • Reach Thulo Bhanjyang and take a jeep ride back to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of the trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

12 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that combines two stunning destinations: the Langtang Valley and the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. The trek offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and stunning mountain views.

The duration of the trek can vary depending on the itinerary and the trekker's pace. On average, the trek takes around 10 to 14 days to complete.

The best time for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is generally clear, and the views of the mountains are spectacular during these times.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is considered a moderate trek. While it does not involve any technical climbing, some sections may be steep and challenging, especially when crossing high passes like Laurebina Pass.

The highlights of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek include:

  • Exploring the Langtang Valley, known for its beautiful landscapes and rich Tamang culture.
  • Visiting Kyanjin Gompa and enjoying the panoramic views of the Langtang range.
  • Trekking to Gosainkunda Lake, a sacred high-altitude lake with cultural and religious significance.
  • Crossing the challenging Laurebina Pass and enjoying breathtaking mountain vistas.

Having a guide and porter is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. A guide will ensure you stay on the right track, provide information about the area, and assist in case of any emergencies. A porter can help carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. Additionally, if you plan to trek to Gosainkunda, you'll also need a separate permit for the Gosainkunda area.

Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the entire trekking route. These provide basic accommodation and meals for trekkers.

In the lower parts of the trek, like Syabrubesi and Langtang Valley, you may get mobile network coverage and access to the internet. However, as you ascend higher and reach remote areas like Gosainkunda, the network and internet connectivity may be limited.

Previous trekking experience is not mandatory, but it is beneficial to have some level of fitness and endurance as the trek involves walking for several hours daily in varied terrains.

Tour's Location

Langtang Valley, Langtang, Nepal

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