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Langtang Gosaikunda trek - 15 days

Highlight

    ● Scenic drive to Syabrubesi.

    ● Trek through the gorgeous trail.

    ● Breath-taking landscape.

    ● Hike to Chorka Ri.

    ● Visit Kyanjin Gompa .

    ● Visit holy Gosaikunda Lake.

    ● Get to witness the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpa people.

    ● Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayas, Gosainkunda range, and Tibetan mountains.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek will take us to the remote valley of Langtang in the North West of Kathmandu Valley where we will get to see the gorgeous color book like sceneries along with high Himalayan mountains. The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek 15-days is perfect for anyone with normal health, and you also don't need to have prior trekking experience to go on this trek. We, Peak Explorer has carefully made our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek itinerary that will let you experience the best of this region. Likewise, we also design tailor-made Langtang Gosaikunda Trek itinerary for those who have limited time on their hands or wants to customize their perfect journey. We will assure you that, with us, you are going to have one of the best treks in Nepal.

Gosaikunda Trek with Langtang begins with a drive Syabrubesi along the north-west hills of Kathmandu. On the, we will get to see beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains and numerous small peaks along with wonderful scenery of river, hillock, dense forests, and villages. The trail will lead us to Kyanjin Gompa via Lama Hotel and Langtang village from where we will get to see breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains.

Further, we will trek back to Lama Hotel and head towards Gosainkunda via Thulo Syabru and Sing Gompa. The trail will present us with wonderful views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Range, and the Tibetan Mountains. We will reach LauriBinaya, from where we will begin ascending above the treeline. Crossing a small ridge, we will get to see the first glimpse of the holy lake, Gosaikunda. There are numerous lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, however, the main three are Saraswatichandra, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda.

Himalayan Penchant

Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking is an impressive journey that will take you to the holy lakes of Gosaikunda en route with picturesque Langtang valley. A perfect journey to experience Nepal’s novel blend of cultures, landscapes, stunning mountains, diverse wildlife and vegetation at one place. Along with that, you will also get to see panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Langshisha- Ri (6,427 m), Gen Jempol, Kyanjin RI (4,750 m), Tsergo RI (5,000 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6 430 m), Naya Kang (5,844 m), Yala peak (5,500 m), and numerous other small peaks.

Langtang Gosaikunda trek landmark

Langtang Village

Located at 3,307 meters/10,846 feet, Langtang Village is one of the most famous villages of Langtang region. From here, you will get to observe gorgeous landscape and snow-capped mountains views. Begin one of the closest trekking destinations from Kathmandu, many people trek and visit this village every year.

Kyanjin Gompa

Kyanjin Gompa is a lovely village that will profoundly present you the Tibetan culture. The house, the language of the people, their dress and assortments all are similar to the Tibetans. Likewise, the village is surrounded by stunning Himalayan mountains. You will visit ancient Kyanjin Gompa where you will get to see old paintings, sculptures, and manuscript.

Gosaikunda Lake

Gosaikunda Lake is one of the holiest lakes of Hindus visited by numerous pilgrims every year. As per the Hindus mythology, this lake is the home of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Likewise, other scriptures like Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the epics Ramayana & Mahabharata refer to Samudra Manthan, which is related to the origin of Gosaikunda. During the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals, many devotees visit this lake to worship.

Culture

Langtang region has a great holy value for Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is the abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. Therefore, not only trekkers but numerous pilgrims also visit this region every year to worship making the region even more pure and divine. Along with that, you will visit monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gompa, which will offer you a more deeper insight into their culture.

Ethnic Diversity

Langtang region is dominated by Sherpa and Tamang communities consider being descendants of Tibetans. During the Langtang Gosaikunda trek 15-days, you will spend the night in several villages that will present you tradition, customs, and beliefs of the locals.

Natural Aptitude

The traditionally built stone houses precisely carved wooden details, and craftsmanship reflects the ancient lifestyle of people residing here. Along with all the natural beauty, culture, and mountain views, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek will also present you a chance to see wildlife like Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, tigers, wild boar, red panda, pica, musk deer, snow leopard along with more than 250 species of birds and 1000 species of flora.

Langtang Gosaikunda trek difficulty

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is considered as one of the most difficult trekking routes of Langtang region that include long steep ascends & descends through sub-alpine dense forests, streams, and rivers. Likewise, on average, you will walk for around 6 to 7 hours each day, which also requires good health and strong physical fitness.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Langtang Gosaikunda trek brings chances of altitude sickness with itself, as you will be trekking above 5,000 meters. Even if you are healthy and young, you can suffer from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Therefore, it is very important to acclimatize properly in the lower elevation before heading higher.

Keep yourself hydrated during the trek and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. Also, ask your travel company to include enough rest days in between the trek for acclimatization. In case, if you feel difficulty in breathing and nauseous, drop down to lower elevation and rest until you feel better before moving ahead.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek begins with a scenic drive to Syabru Bensi, the starting point of the trek. From here, you will slowly ascend up to the Gosaikunda Lake.

Food and Accommodation during Langtang Gosaikunda trek

On Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you will stay overnight in a guesthouse. Generally, rooms in this guesthouse are small with little furniture and common washrooms. The food will be served as per the menu of the guest house. You can expect to find dishes like rice, curries (veg/non-veg), momo, chowmin, thukpa, bread, bakeries, bars, snacks, tea, coffee, etc.

In Kathmandu, you will stay overnight in 3-star and 5-star hotels, as per your budget. These hotels have their own restaurants, and if you don’t like their food, then there are plenty of options out there.

Best time to go on Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking

The best time to go on Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is in Autumn (September to early-November) and Spring (March-May). The trail gets bloomed up with several wildflowers and weather is also perfect.

Langtang Gosaikunda trek Cost

Langtang Gosaikunda trek cost completely depends on the company you are traveling with and the facilities you are wishing during the journey. Things like the number of days, mode of transportation, route, time of the year, and accommodation also change the cost to go on this trek.

Also, the cost does not includes your airfare, insurance, tips, and personal expenses. As per your time and requirements, you can always shorten the itinerary, and this also reduces the overall costs of the trek.

Miscellaneous

● Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.

● Get yourself a map.

● Maintain body hydration.

● Walk slow.

● Carry hand cash.

● Pack light.

● Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m)

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and picked up by one of our team delegates. He will escort you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax. Later in the evening, you will meet with your guide in your hotel lobby, and he will take you to the restaurant where you will have a delicious welcome dinner. Your guide will also brief you about the trip.

Day 02: City guided tour in Kathmandu

After a quick breakfast, you will go on a guided tour. During the tour, you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square. All of these monuments are the pride of Nepal and its history. Visit these places will allow you to have a look into rich heritage and culture of Nepal.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462 m/4,795 ft); 6:30 hrs

We will begin our drive towards Syabrubesi along the north-west hills of Kathmandu. On the, we will get to see beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and numerous other small peaks along with wonderful scenery of river, hillock, dense forests, and villages. You will pass by he Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche. Before continuing our trip, we will take a small break at Trishuli Bazar to have our lunch.

Day 04: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,510 m/8,232 ft)

We will begin trekking after having our breakfast and cross the Bhote Koshi River. On the way, we will visit Guru Rinpoche gompa, and further, trek following a stone paved path over Langtang Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge, we will ascend to the Bamboo village via landslide zone. The trail then goes through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, oak, fir, maple, spruce, and blue pine. We might also get to see wildlife like wild boars, yellow-throated martens, red panda, langur monkeys, and Himalayan black bear on our way to the Lama Hotel.

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,307 m/10,846 ft)

After having breakfast, we will begin ascending on an easy trail. The trail then becomes steeper, and we will also go through a dense forest of maple, oak, hemlocks, and colorful rhododendron. On the way, we will also get to see a remarkable glimpse of Mt. Langtang Lirung. We will ascend towards the meadows of Ghora Tabela crossing a log bridge. From here, we will pass by small settlements and scattered rhododendron bushes, and cross a stream before reaching Langtang Valley. Langtang is a pretty Nepali valley surrounded by turnip, buckwheat, wheat, potatoes, and barley fields.

Day 06: Langtang village to Chorka Ri (5,050 m/16,564 ft) and back to Kyanjin Gompa

We will traverse through a village and ascend towards a ridge that has a large chorten. We will then slowly ascend past stunning mani wall and cross a stream to reach Mundu village (3,442 m). Further, the trail includes more streams that we cross by using wooden bridges and moraines. On the way, we will get to see a stunning view of icefall flowing from the Langtang Lirung and Kimshung Peak.

We will reach Kyanjin Gompa that welcomes with majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Ganja La (5,160 m), Langshisha- Ri (6,427 m), Gen Jempol, Kyanjin RI (4,750 m), Tsergo RI (5,000 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6 430 m), Naya Kang (5,844 m), and Yala peak (5,500 m). We will also see a cheese factory operated by Nepal Government and get a chance to taste the cheese & curd made by yak milk.

Day 07: Back down to Lama Hotel

We will wake up early and have our breakfast along with superb views of the surrounding. After that, we will trek back to the Lama Hotel following the same trail. Crossing Langtang Khola, we will reach Langtang village and trek towards Ghora Tabela. We will take a small break at Ghora Tabela to have lunch. From here, we will descend all the way down to the Lama Hotel through the forested trail.

Day 08: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (2,210 m/7,248 ft)

We will ascend along the river to the landslide area and further, pass through juniper & pine forest. We will ascend steeply to Thulo Syabru. On the way, we might come across wildlife like monkeys, red pandas, wild boar, and Himalayan Thar. Thulo Syabru is a picturesque Nepali traditional village from where we can see amazing views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal.

Day 09: Sybru Village to Sing Gompa (3,210 m/10,528 ft)

After having breakfast, we will begin ascending following a steep trail passing through Dursagang. The trial will present us with breath-taking views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and several Tibetan mountains. Further, the trail goes through steep rhododendron forest and take us to the top of Phoparng Danda (3,190 m). From here, we will gradually ascend to the Sing Gompa from where we will get to see an irresistible view of the entire surrounding.

Day 10: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,380 m/14,366 ft)

We will begin our day with a steep climb to a ridge that is a transition zone amidst moist mountain forests and dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. We will then reach LauriBinaya trekking on a rugged steep path. The trail will present us with wonderful views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Range, and the Tibetan Mountains. From LauriBinaya, we will ascend above the treeline. Crossing a small ridge, we will get to see the first glimpse of the holy lake, Gosaikunda. There are numerous lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, however, the main three are Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda.

Day 11: Gosaikunda to Gopte (3,440 m/11,283 ft)

We will wake up early in the morning and begin our trek towards Laurebina Pass from where we will see panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung. Today is going to be a long day of our entire trip. After a steep descent from the pass, we will reach Phedi, a small village. The trail from here will lead us to Ghopte our last destination of the day.

Day 12: Ghopte to Kutung Sang (2,621 m/8,596 ft)

Leaving Ghopte behind, we will trek crossing small streams. The trail will be winding and passes through rhododendron & pine forests. We will reach Therapati located at a ridge of a picturesque valley. We will come across the Helambu trail, which we can join if we have extra days on our hand. Further, we will trek through the forest and reach Kutumsang passing by Mangenghoth village.

Day 13: Kutung Sang to Chisopani (2,194 m/7,196 ft)

After having breakfast, we will begin ascending on a ridge. From here, we will descend down to Gul Bhanjyang and again ascend to Cipling where we will take a short break for lunch. Further, we will descend to Thankune Bhanjyang and trek towards Pati Bhanjyang. The trail then drops leading us to Chisopani.

Day 14: Chisopani to Kathmandu via Sundarijal

We will wake up early, and begin trekking after having our breakfast. We will trek through forested trail along with scenic view and reach Sundarijal. From here, we will drive back to Kathmandu on a private tourist bus/van. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will rest for the day. Later in the evening, we will explore the vibrant and colorful streets of Thamel, and end our day with the delicious farewell dinner.

Day 15: Departure

After having the last breakfast of your trip, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your home. One of the team delegates will take you to the airport terminal with our last goodbye.

What is Include ?

 Airport Pick up and drops.

 Standard twin sharing accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.

 All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).

 Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (6 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).

 Licensed English speaking guide.

 The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).

 Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

 Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.

 Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu..

 Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant.

 Trekking map.

 Basic Medical Kit.

 All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges..

 Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance).

 Official expenses.

What is Exclude ?

 Air travel to/from Nepal,

 Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,

 Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,

 Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,

 Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.

 Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

 Travel Insurance.

 Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)

● Thermal Wears

● Lightweight woolen jumper/sweater

● Down jacket or down vest

● Fleece or wool trousers

● Breathable Underwears

● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks

● Casual Sandals

● Insulating Jacket

● Rain jacket

● Gloves/Scarves

● Sleeping bag

● Trekking Pole

● Toiletries (sunscreen, Multipurpose Soap, Shampoo, Hand sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Sanitary pads, Lip guard, moisturizers, etc)

● Miscellaneous (Binoculars, eye mask, camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

● Documents (passport, visa, travel insurance, voucher, passport-sized photos)

Group Joining Trips

Depature DatePriceTrip Status

Apr 23

1299 $

Guaranteed

Apr 27

1299 $

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Apr 29

1299 $

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May 5

1299 $

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May 10

1299 $

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May 15

1299 $

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Oct 7

1299 $

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Oct 15

1299 $

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Nov 3

1299 $

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Nov 9

1299 $

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Nov 15

1299 $

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Nov 27

1299 $

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Mar 7

1299 $

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Mar 11

1299 $

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Mar 19

1299 $

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Mar 23

1299 $

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Mar 29

1299 $

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Apr 3

1299 $

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Group Discount

PersonPrice ( USD $)

5 Paxes

1149$

10 Paxes

1209$

Package Review

Trip Duration :

15Days

Difficulty :

Moderate

Max Altitude :

5050m

Meals :

Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Best Season :

Spring and Autumn

15 days / per person
1299$

We offer group discount

PersonPrice ( USD $)

5 paxes

1149$

10 paxes

1209$