Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Gosainkunda trek combines natural and spiritual diversity of Nepal. Explore the world-famous Langtang valley while visiting the glacial lakes of Gosainkunda region in the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. The trek cuts through Langtang National Park with beautiful vistas of mountains blanketed by snow and valleys with patches of settlement and sparse vegetation. The feeling of wilderness and solitude sinks in as you head further North onto the Tibetan plateau.
This journey in the land of Himalayas starts in Kathmandu. Then you will visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Kathmandu. With a peek into the Nepalese lifestyle, the trip heads for the Langtang region as the trek starts from Sybrubensi. A few steps into the wild and you get the feel of the remote setting. Mountains appear up north and towering hills form a gorgeous pool of valleys. Passing Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, and Langtang Village, we reach Kyanjin Gompa. Here, we explore the local monastery and hike to the Tserko Ri (4984m). Retracing our steps, we reach Lama Hotel and head to Thulo Syabru.
Afterward, we head to Gosainkunda passing Shin Gompa on the way. Descending along Ghopte, Chisapani, and Sundarijal, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek concludes in Kathmandu. The entire trip is made alluring with views of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Moreover, the exploration of Langtang National Park on the trek allows you to relish the abundance of natural beauty and biodiversity in the national park. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek is crowded during August as pilgrims flock the trail to take a holy dip in the sacred waters of Gosainkunda. The best season for trekking in Nepal and this region is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).
Danphe Adventure Treks brings you a unique opportunity to indulge in the spiritual side of Nepal with Langtang Gosainkunda trek in the Langtang region. Our team of professionals with more than 2 decades of experience ensures utmost safety on the trails and enlightens you with all aspects of trekking in Nepal for a wholesome experience.
- Trek to the sacred lake of Gosainkunda.
- Explore the biodiversity of Langtang National Park.
- One night in the foothills of mammoth peaks at Gosainkunda while gazing above the Himalayas.
- Experience the Himalayan culture of the Sherpa and Tamang community.
- A sight-seeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
After your arrival at TIA (Tribhuban International Airport), a company representative will transfer you to the trip hotel. You can relax and refresh at the hotel. Later, you participate in a trek briefing at with our members of the company. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
On this day, you explore the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites around Kathmandu, namely: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu is a melting pot of various religions, cultures, and beliefs; hence, you can find numerous monuments belonging to various cultures here. These heritages of religious and cultural significance represent the true spirit of the valley. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1503 m), 7 to 8 Hours driving
An early morning drive, north of Kathmandu will set you on the road to Gosainkunda. The jump point, however, will be Sybrubensi. A glimpse of remote Nepal, with underdeveloped road structure, will be evident as you traverse the gorgeous hills of Nepal. Trishuli Bazaar is a stop on the way to Sybrubensi. Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.
Day 04: Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m), 5 to 6 Hours
Coinciding with the Langtang Valley trek, the trail runs past Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola. The trail also takes to Rimche and various Tamang settlements that reflect on remote Himalayan culture and influence of neighboring Tibet. This final stretch of the trek takes you past grooves of rhododendron trees and lush green forest. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3330m), 5 to 6 hours
Himalayan ranges greet you early in the morning as you set off for Langtang village in the valley. Riverside followed by Ghodatabela will be two major stops as the trail cuts through the lush green oak forest while crossing Langtang Khola on occasions. Arrive at Langtang village after trekking past beautiful landscape and waterfalls. Overnight stay at Langtang Village.
Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m), 5 to 6 hours
A day of spiritual exploration, we set off for Kyanjin Gompa. Prayer flags flutter at a distance with the trail cutting through a channel of desolate hills on either side. Onto the village of Mundu, we cross over antique wooden bridge more than once before taking on residual moraines as Kyanjin Gompa appears. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin (3830m) | Hike to Tserko Ri (4984m)
An exploration day this, first we set off to the famous Cheese factory and savor cheese and curd delicacies made out of Yak milk. Shortly, we head on a hike to the highest point of this trek, Tserko Ri (4984m). From the summit, views of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang II (6596m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) will mesmerize our senses. Completing our excursion for the day, head back to Kyanjin. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin to Lama Hotel (2410m), 7 to 8 Hours
After a breakfast treat by the Himalayas with scenic vistas, set out for Lama Hotel. On this day, we head back along the trail past Langtang village and arrive at Lama Hotel. Small herders shed at Ghodatabela will be a welcome stop for tiring legs before heading further down along Tamang village to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m), 6 to 7 hours
On this day, we set off on yet another wilderness trail but along the same track until we reach a crossroad. First up is a trek to Rimche village followed by a downhill trod to Langtang River? Taking the trail to Thulo Syabru we descend further down the Langtang valley to Bamboo and finally ascend passing a waterfall and host of tea houses. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Lauribinayak (3910m), 6 to 7 hours
With a beautiful panorama of the endless valley in the morning, we leave this village and head on to Lauribinayak along the terraced fields, Dursagang, and Foprang Danda. With a chance to view the wildlife esp. the red panda, we take up a challenging trek past lush forests. Passing Phulung Monastery we arrive at Shin Gompa, one of the oldest monasteries in this region. And, climb further before we arrive in Lauribinayak. Overnight stay at Lauribinayak.
Day 11: Lauribinayak to Gosainkunda (3480m), 5 to 6 hours
The trek starts steadily climbing over steep terrain. The vegetation depletes as the Himalayas grow larger with Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu Himal range coming in view. Trekking along a ridge, the picturesque lakes start appearing with Saraswati and Bhairav Kunda giving way to Gosainkunda. This area comprises of 10 lakes among which aforementioned three are largest. Enjoy the spectacular views as you spend the night here.
Day 12: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3530m), 5 to 6 hours
Leaving the sanctity of Gosainkunda, hike up to the Laurebina pass (4610m) along with a rough terrain with little to no trace of a trail. Having entered the Helambu region, one of three districts touched by Langtang National Park, the descent to Melamchi valley takes through the rugged terrain of boulders. Then passing another of the congregating lakes-Surya Kunda- we arrive in Ghopte. Overnight stay at Ghopte.
Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2470m), 5 to 6 hours
Start the trek along streams running down from the glaciers up north. Passing by Tharepati we collide onto the Helambu trail headed for Melamchi Gaon, another popular stop in this region. We take the trail to Kutumsang and arrive at Mangengoth before the Mere Danda pass (3510m). Finally, a descent along a stretch of rhododendron grooves will lead to Kutumsang village. Overnight stay at Kutumsang.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2215m), 5 to 6 hours
Astounding as it sounds, the circuit is complete once you arrive in Chisapani and hike down to Sundarijal next day. First, a climb from Kutumsang is followed by a descent to Gul Bhanjyang. A 4-hour trek day this, it is filled with ups and downs. From Gul Bhanjyang, a short trek will lead to Chipling followed by Chisapani. Overnight stay at Chisapani.
Day 15: rek to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner (1300m), 2-3 hrs trek, 2-3 hrs drive
Another 4-hour trek will mark the penultimate day of this trip. The first half of the day entails a walk past the fairly easy trail that descends along the Shivapuri National Park. Serene Views of Northern Himalayas catch our eyes as we hike down through Borlang Bhanjyang all the way to Sundarijal. With the trek coming to an end, we catch a ride back to Kathmandu where we check back into the hotel and attend a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure to Airport
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
- Cultural tour at Kathmandu with Guide in private vehicle.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- All Ground and Air Transportation during the Trek.
- An experienced, English speaking, and friendly guide and Porter (1 Porter 2 trekkers).
- Salary for the staff including their food, drinks, accommodation, and transportation.
- All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS card.
- An arrangement for emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance.
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary,( to be returned after the trek)
- All government taxes, vat, and local taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee. (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
- International airfare.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory).
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Entry fees for cultural tours.
- Personal expenses (alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks bar bills, battery charge, extra porter, boiled water shower, etc.).
- Tips for guide, porter and driver
List of Equipments required for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek:
- One Warm winter hat/beanie
- One Sun hat
- 1 Headband/buff
- 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
- One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries
- Two pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
- Two pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts
- Three pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
- One pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
- One pair of trekking shorts
- A pair of trekking trousers
- One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms
- One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
- One pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
- One pair of lightweight warm gloves
- A pair of poly-liner glove
- One pair of trekking boots
- A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
- One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
- Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks
- Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks
- Gaiters (only in winter)
- One Sleeping Bag
- 12 1 Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- 1 pair of trekking poles
- Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
- 1 quick drying towel
What are the visa requirements?
Currently, all the foreign nationalities (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu’s Airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the $50 USD fee for 30 days.
What are the physical requirements for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?
How old do I need to be?
There is no age restriction for doing this trip, but if you are under 16 it will better to trek with your parents. You must be health-conscious during the trek.
What is included?
- Guides and Porters
- Transportation (including airport transfers)
- Permits & national park fees
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- All meal during the trek
- Seasonal fruits
- International flights to Kathmandu
- Food – (while you are in City)
- Showers on Trek
- Visa fees (typically $50 USD)
- Personal travel/rescue insurance
What is the accommodation like?
You will stay in the Hotel while you are in the city of Kathmandu, which is like a 3-star category. The hotel has access to showers and intermittent internet.
But while you are in trekking Tea House/lodges are the place where you spend the night during the trek, which is very basic. The room is pretty small with twin sharing and a common washroom. Some places have squat style toilets, whilst others have a western style. Shower does not always offer warm water and most teahouses will charge you for use of a hot shower.
Which meals are included?
Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse/lodges. Where you can find a variety of dishes like Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, etc, to choose. Tea, coffee, bakery items, snacks, bars eggs, etc can also be found easily.
What currency should I take?
The currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR). You are unable to get NPR outside of Nepal and therefore you will need to exchange money in Kathmandu. The easiest currency to exchange is USD and Euro. You can also withdraw NPR from the ATM but check with your bank about the relevant charges to do this.
Is there any Bank or ATM facility during Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?
What kind of problems can arise at a higher altitude during Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?
Do I need insurance before the Langtang Gosainkund Trek?
What should I pack?
- Travel insurance details
- 2 passport photos
- Cash USD
- Credit/Debit Card
One Warm winter hat/beanie.
One Sun hat
1 Sunglasses with UV protection.
One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries.
2 pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
2 pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts
3 pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
1 pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
One pair of trekking shorts
A pair of trekking trousers
One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms
One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
Two pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
A pair of lightweight warm gloves
A pair of poly-liner glove
One pair of trekking boots
A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks
Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks
Gaiters (only in winter)
One Sleeping Bag
One Sleeping bag liner (optional)
A pair of trekking poles
Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
One quick-drying towel
What is the best time of year for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is possible for the whole year, but the best time to doing this trek is spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
However trekking in winter season to chance to see snowfall with magnificent views of mountain, and in monsoon time you will see waterfalls.
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