LANGTANG GOSAIKUNDA TREK

  • DURATION14 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE4360

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • A scenic drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu
  • Trek through Langtang National Park
  • Get to see the culture and tradition of the Locals
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa & hike to Tserko Ri
  • Explore the holy Gosaikunda Lake
  • Witness stunning Himalayan mountain views and gorgeous landscapes

Trip Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is geographically based close to the Tibetan border and remote valleys enclosed by silver-grey mountains that end in a circulated chain connected to the peak of Langtang Lirung at (7246m). Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a combined venture that extends into the lovely fertile Langtang Valley and the Holiest Lake of Gosaikunda. Both of them are located in the Langtang National Park.

The terrain of Langtang - Gosaikunda Trek jells well with the mountainous landscapes that stand tall over green meadows & quiet hamlets where the world stands still amidst the chatter of unique birds happy in natural settlements of the habitats that are home to them for eternity.

The forest in the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trekking trail is also well known for being home to the region’s special wildlife, which includes red pandas, Himalayan black bears, wild boar, and Langur monkeys.

The views of snow-capped mountains - Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, & Tillman’s fluted peaks make up some of the most formidable vistas that are just awesome to behold in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek begins from Syabru Bensi, a lively little trading town, which is about a 9 Hours’ drive from Kathmandu. The trek then goes through larch and rhododendron forests amidst the cackling of birds that seem to welcome us the moment we enter their homes.

Langtang Gosaikunda area is rich in wildflowers and birds, as we explore our way through the head of the valley. On either side of the valley, mountains rise to the skies, gracing white puffy clouds. The valley offers pine forest, slow-moving rivers, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy glens, and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas.

In the upper part of the valley, there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in silver mist, tiny lakes with icebergs floating on them, and water of crystalline brightness that displays the power of nature & God.

We retrace our steps to Landslide and take the upper route which leads us to Syabru Gaon. Then, we continue ascending to the Holiest Lake of Gosaikunda on our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, which is where our wonderful trek culminates. The trek goes through sub-tropical jungles, dense forest of oak, birch, and pine, and the lovely valley, which is of alpine meadows and yak pastures.

Gosainkunda is a sacred lake, which is very important for Hindus and Buddhists. We reach there & enjoy the lake & its entire surroundings, we then descend to Dhunche for our interesting drive to Kathmandu.

There are some other areas to trek in this region, you can combine the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Tamang heritage trail or you pass over Lauri Binayak (Gosaikunda Lass) by taking the full Langtang Circuit Trek and returning Kathmandu through Helambu Valley.

Itinerary

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You will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The Tour includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Baudhanath Stupa.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1420
  • Kathmandu

We start our journey about 7 AM and head north out of Kathmandu through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubensi.

The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1420
  • Syabrubeshi

Today is the first walking day of our trekking, and it is easy trekking. The trail gradually ascends to Landslide. Afterward, we ascend gently to Rimche through Bamboo.

The trail is level to the Lama Hotel at the end. En route, we could see red pandas and bears (we are lucky), & monkeys.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2470
  • Lama Hotel

At Ghora Tabela, the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, we will catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project, but now it is a Nepalese army post.

The trail continues to climb gently, and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3430
  • Langtang Village

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens further and the views become more extensive.

After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail settles Kyangjin village.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3870
  • Kyangjin Gumpa

Today is the day to rest and explore the area. We will visit the monastery and the cheese factory or walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung.

Or, ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks, or We can make a day trip to Tseguri.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3870
  • Kyangjin Gumpa

From Kyangjin, we retrace our trekking route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2470
  • Lama Hotel

We start our trekking descending to Landslide, and the routes separate from here to the Syabru Gaun.

We will take the upper route, then the trail ascends to Syabru Gaun, We will enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), & Tibetan Himal ranges.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2580
  • Syabru Gaun

Today, the trails from Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200m.) follow a steep ascent path passing through Dursagang (2660m.) along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and oak, Hemlock forests.

Now, the path gently ascends for some distance and then follows flat level to Sing Gompa, which provides a panoramic view, exhilarating nature, and Yak Cheese factory.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3250
  • Sing Gompa

Today, the first part of the trails emerges gently ascent up to Lauribinayak, and the top of Lauribinayak gives an exotic feeling. Then the trails steeply ascend to Gosaikunda Lake.

We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west Himalchuli (7893m, Manaslu range (8156mm), Ganesh Himal range (7406m), Tibetan peaks, and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range is seen, rising behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung.

We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge, and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda.

According to the legend, Gosainkunda Lake was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4360
  • Gosaikunda Lake

Today, the trails descend all the way to Sing Gompa and pass Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests.

The trails descend through pine, silver oak, and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to crossing a suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream.

Now the path stretches at the flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1960
  • Dhunche

We start our journey at about 7 AM, and after driving about 8 hours, we arrive in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Transfer to the international airport for your final flight departure.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu includes breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek with a cup of tea/coffee at breakfast
  • National park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Ground transportation by Local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and Dhunche to Kathmandu
  • Ten nights’ accommodations in lodges/tea houses on the trek
  • A guide and porters
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for guide and crew
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, If necessary, (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Entrance fees on Kathmandu tour
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Sweet things like chocolate
  • Tips for the guide and crew
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Check Available Dates

  • Small group departure: We have set a date to depart the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek. So, select your date and book, & a private Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is available on any day of the year, contact us for the price and booking.
  • Group Size & Price: We have listed the price for up to 14 people only on this page, if you are more than 14 people, please contact us for the group price and process to book.
  • Booking Confirmation: We need the booking confirmation for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek at least two weeks before the trek date and if your date is less than two weeks, please Contact us to check availability before you make a booking and pay.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date10 Oct, 2022End Date23 Oct, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$700
Start Date25 Oct, 2022End Date07 Nov, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$700

Useful Information

Permits Required For Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Some permits are required to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, which is Langtang national park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the trek.

Best Time to go on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is available and doable throughout the year. However, the autumn season (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring season (from the beginning of March until May end) are the best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in terms of weather and temperature.

Fitness required to do Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

A moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking between 3 to 8 hours to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek successfully. You will reach an altitude of 4700m above sea level on this trek so, physical fitness with good health is mandatory to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

Accommodation on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

We provide a 3-star hotel for three nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the 10 nights on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The rooms are basic, and just a bed with a pillow, and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house, and please remember that some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu – 3 nights: Hotel Moonlight
  • Hotel on Trek Routes- 10 nights: Simple Mountain guest house

Notes:

  • Accommodation will be in double/twin share rooms, however, a single room is available at extra cost in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available as there are luxury 4 and 5-star hotels available in Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.
  • A similar category of hotel will be provided if the above-mentioned hotel is not available.

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is available at the US $55.00 per night with airport transfer and breakfast. Let us know if you will arrive earlier or stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates and need any extra night, then we book.

Meals & Drinks on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

A total of 35 meals (13 breakfast, 11 lunches & 11 dinners) are included on our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek and the meals are taken in hotel/lodges. You have breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You have a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals Langtang Gosaikunda Trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer), and these drinks are not included. So, you can buy them yourself at the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek since you have normal water for free so, you can use the medicine and drink, or you can buy bottled/boiled/safe water to drink.

Transports on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

We provide private transport for airport transfers and sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and local bus transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi & Dhunche to Kathmandu. However, private jeep/van transport is available on request to drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi & from Dhunche to Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the transportation to have a more comfortable drive.

Electricity & Battery Charge in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The electricity is available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek where you can recharge your camera/mobile batteries, and you may have to some fee to recharge on the trekking. And we also strongly suggest you have spare batteries to use in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew member on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

We provide a tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu and a trained trekking guide for the whole trek who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

We also provide Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are eight or more members in the group, and we provide porters to carry your main luggage on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. There is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22KG, which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

Equipment List for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Equipment is very important to have a comfortable and successful Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and not anything that you do not need for the trek.

To help you to pack your gear for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, we have given a list that you should not miss while you are packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if you do not have one).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu and get a return after the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies), these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.