Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

16 Days

The 16-day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek itinerary offers the perfect choice for travelers seeking trekking destinations near the Kathmandu Valley. Located in the Rasuwa district, in the north of Kathmandu, this trek takes you through vibrant villages of the Tamang community, providing insight into their culture and lifestyle. It allows you to reach two renowned destinations within the Langtang regionKyanjin Gompa and Gosaikunda Lake. Combining moderate trails with stunning scenery, this journey stands as an excellent alternative to the Annapurna and Everest Base Camp treks.

  • 15th September, 6th October,20th October, 3th November
  • English and French (above 5 Pax French speaking guide)
  • 3 Star Hotel in KTM, Teahouse/Camping during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Bus and Jeep
  • Moderate
  • 4984m
  • 1-10
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Well experienced trekking guide

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Overview

Epitomizing serenity within the Langtang National Park, the 16 Days Langtang Gosaikunda Trek immerses you in a realm of wildlife, ethnic villages, towering peaks, and diverse flora. While traversing forest trails, you’ll encounter a variety of animals, birds, and plants, including the elusive red panda, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, Ghoral, serow, Daphe, and more. Additionally, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of snow-capped mountains such as Dorje Lakpa, Kyunga Ri, Langshisha Ri, Changbu, Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo, Yansa Tsenji, and others.

Inhabited predominantly by the Tamang ethnicity, the Langtang region offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture and traditions. Influenced by Tibetan customs, the warm and hospitable nature of the Himalayan people ensures a memorable experience. They prioritize the needs and comforts of their guests, extending open arms and genuine hospitality.

The journey commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via Trishuli Bazaar. From Syabrubesi, you trek to Lama Hotel before continuing to Langtang village. From Langtang village, a hike to Kyanjin Gompa awaits, where you’ll acclimatize before ascending Tsergo Ri on your rest day. After returning to Kyanjin Gompa, you descend to Lama Hotel and onward to Thulo Syabru. From there, the trail ascends to Singh Gompa, leading you to the tranquil Gosaikunda Lake. You’ll have ample time to explore the surroundings of the lake, appreciating its natural beauty before continuing the trek.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Highlights:

  • Explore the enchanting Langtang Valley, characterized by its majestic glaciers, dense pine forests, verdant meadows, and intricately terraced fields.
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, rugged gorges, picturesque stone-driven mills, and gracefully suspended bridges.
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring panoramas of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m), which dominate the horizon along the Tibetan border region.
  • Witness the ethereal beauty of the Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers, shimmering in the Himalayan sunlight.
  • Discover the age-old traditions of the region at the local cheese factory nestled within Kyanjin Gompa, where you can sample delicious artisanal cheeses.
  • Explore ancient Buddhist monasteries adorned with vibrant prayer flags and ornate chortens, each steeped in spiritual significance.
  • Embark on a pilgrimage to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, situated at an altitude of 4,600 meters, where pristine waters reflect the towering peaks in serene tranquility.
  • Opt for side excursions to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m) and Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m) viewpoints, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan landscapes.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your respective hotel. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing to overcome jet lag and acclimatizing to the altitude

This day is reserved for trip preparations, which may include finalizing permits, gear checks, and briefings with your guide. You can also explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu, visiting historical sites, temples, and markets.

After breakfast, you'll embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, the starting point of your trek. The journey takes approximately 7 hours, covering a distance of around 122 kilometers. As you leave Kathmandu behind, you'll traverse through picturesque landscapes, passing by terraced fields, rural villages, and lush greenery. Syabru Besi is a small town nestled along the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and serves as the gateway to the Langtang Valley trek. Upon arrival, you'll check into a guesthouse or lodge for overnight accommodation.

Begin your trekking journey towards Sherpagaon. The trail passes through dense forests, crossing suspension bridges over rivers and streams. Enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding nature as you ascend to Sherpagaon. Overnight stay in Sherpagaon.

Continue trekking further towards Ghodatabela. You'll trek through lush forests, encountering various flora and fauna along the way. As you gain elevation, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayan landscape. Overnight stay in Ghodatabela.

Today's trek takes you to Langtang Village, a picturesque settlement inhabited by the Tamang ethnic group. En route, you'll pass through beautiful valleys and pastures, with magnificent views of snow-capped peaks. Explore the village and immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Overnight stay in Langtang Village.

This day is designated for rest and exploration of Kyanjin Gompa and its surroundings. You can take short hikes to nearby viewpoints, visit the cheese factory, or explore the glacier. It's also an opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude before continuing your trek

Embark on an early morning hike to Tserko Ri (4984m), a popular vantage point offering panoramic views of the Langtang region. After enjoying the sunrise and spectacular mountain vistas, trek back to Kyanjin Gompa. Depending on the time spent at the summit and return journey, this could take around 6 to 8 hours in total. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring surrounding if arrived on time. Overnight stay in Kyanjin Gompa.

Begin your descent as you retrace your steps back towards Lama Hotel. Descend through forests and scenic trails, relishing the natural beauty of the region. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel.

Continue your trek towards Thulo Syabru, a charming village located amidst the Himalayan foothills. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. Explore the village and interact with the locals to learn about their culture and traditions. Overnight stay in Thulo Syabru.

Today's trek takes you to Laurebina, another picturesque village along your route. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and immerse yourself in the serene Himalayan ambiance. Overnight stay in Laurebina.

Trek towards Gosaikunda, a sacred alpine lake revered by Hindu pilgrims. The trail gradually ascends, offering mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and surrounding valleys. Upon reaching Gosaikunda, explore the tranquil lakeside and soak in the spiritual atmosphere. Overnight stay near Gosaikunda.

Spend the morning exploring the pristine shores of Gosaikunda Lake. Afterward, trek towards Shin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery located amidst serene surroundings. On the way, you'll pass through scenic trails and lush forests. Overnight stay in Shin Gompa.

Descend towards Dunche, the endpoint of your trekking journey. Upon reaching Dunche, board a vehicle for the scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Take this day to relax and unwind after your trekking adventure. You can explore Kathmandu further, shop for souvenirs, or simply rest at your hotel. Optionally, you can participate in additional sightseeing or cultural activities. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

A representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure, where you'll say goodbye to this beautiful country and its hospitable people. As you board your flight, you'll carry with you memories of the stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences from your Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

The Cost Includes and Excludes:

The Cost Includes:

  • Supervision by a Nepalese trekking guide, Assistant guide, Cook and Kitchen staff, porters.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Teahouse and Camping during the trek.
  • All transportation by bus/jeep from Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Full board during the trek.
  • Langtang National Park Entry permit, and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit Special Permit
  • Guide and porters salaries, insurance, transportation and all other equipment facilities to the staffs.

The Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare.
  • The Nepalese visa.
  • Insurance (compulsory on all trips – ensure you are adequately covered for emergency evacuation).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes and official expenses.
  • Spending of a personal expenses, e.g. laundry, snacks and drinks, souvenirs, toiletries, tips, etc.
  • All bar bills and tips.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

The Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that combines the scenic beauty of the Langtang Valley with a pilgrimage to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. It offers stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences.

How long does the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek take?

The duration of the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek typically ranges from 10 to 16 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen and the trekking pace. It’s essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization and to enjoy the natural beauty along the route.

What is the best time to do the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

The best time to trek the Langtang and Gosaikunda route is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions. However, trekking is possible year-round, with each season offering unique experiences

What permits are required for the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

Trekkers need to obtain permits such as Langtang National Park entry permit, and Gosaikunda Conservation Area entry permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at entry points along the trekking route.

Is the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek difficult?

The Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While it does involve some challenging uphill sections and high altitudes, it is suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness. Proper acclimatization, pacing, and preparation are essential for a successful trek.

What is the accommodation like during the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

Accommodation along the Langtang and Gosaikunda route consists mainly of teahouses, guesthouses, and lodges operated by local communities. These establishments offer basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals. However, facilities may be more limited at higher altitudes.

Are there any health risks associated with the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

Altitude sickness is a potential risk when trekking to higher elevations. It’s essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. Additionally, trekkers should take precautions against common ailments such as colds, coughs, and gastrointestinal issues.

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