Are you thinking about embarking on a trek to the Langtang region? Well, we present to you the ultimate Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package. This package combines three beautiful treks and lets you have the whole circular experience of the Langtang region.
The journey mixes the trail to a scenic Langtang Valley, the tranquil Gosaikunda Lake, and the beautiful Helambu Valley. It is one of the prettiest trekking trails in Nepal. You will hike with the beautiful Himalayas and cascading waterfalls in the backdrop view of the trail. And let's not forget about the chance to encounter Langtang National Park's rare flora and fauna.
This 16-Day adventure first takes you to explore the Langtang Valley. It is one of the most popular and nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. And although the valley was greatly affected by the earthquake in 2015, it has made its quick recovery and has managed to preserve its scenic charm. Further, you'll explore the Kyangin Gompa and climb to Chorkari Ri. This climb rewards you with breathtaking views of the Langtang peaks.
Now, walking further into the trail allows you to witness the sheer beauty of Gosaikunda Lake. The experience of hiking to this pristine lake will leave you spellbound by its enchanting charm. The Gosainkunda Lake holds deep significance as a sacred site for both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims.
During the month of August, the area becomes a major pilgrimage site for Hindus as they gather in the region during Janai Purnima (full moon). It is believed that this sacred site was once the temporary abode of Lord Shiva. And the devotees gather in great numbers to pay homage and seek blessings.
The trek reaches its ultimate climax with the ascent to the majestic pass of Laurebinayak Yak pass (4610m) and the nearby outpost of Ghopte. This vantage point offers breathtaking views of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal. You'll also see a glimpse of Langtang Lirung from here.
Overall, this journey takes you to witness the dramatic landscapes and the tranquil ambiance. This all adds up to make it a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience for trekkers.
- Set your foot in the Langtang National Park. It is the first Himalayan National Park in Nepal.
- Walk across the beautiful forest, lush green landscape, and several cascaded waterfalls.
- Hike with a stunning background of Himalayan peaks throughout the journey.
- Run into various wildlife such as Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and red panda along the trail.
- Arrive at one of the hidden valleys in Nepal, Langtang Valley.
- Learn the rich culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the Tamang ethnic group.
- Pass by the yak pasture and look at the bulky yaks as you walk past them.
- Explore the Kyangin Gompa and make a visit to the infamous cheese factory.
- Climb up the highest viewpoint in Langtang- Chorkari Ri.
- Witness the beauty of sacred Gosaikunda Lake and unwind at its shore.
Our package starts with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The journey initiates with a long drive to Syabrubesi. From there, you’ll walk along the Bhote Koshi River and reach the Lama Hotel. Crossing the Langtang village, you’ll make your way toward Mundu. After an overnight stay in Mundu, you’ll then reach Kyanjing Gompa. Your first half of the journey ends with a climb up to Chorkari Ri.
Descending to Lama Hotel, you'll begin your second half of the trek. From Lama Hotel, the next stop is Thulo Syabru and Shin Gompa. After crossing these villages, you’ll finally reach the shore of the Gosaikunda Lake. Further, you’ll ascend to Laurebinayak Yak Pass and continue towards Ghope to stay for the night. Subsequently, you’ll descend to Malemchingaon, Tarkeghyang, Shermathang, and finally, Melamchi Pul Bazaar. From here, you’ll bid farewell to the Himalayas and end your trip with a drive back to Kathmandu.
The journey of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek sounds exciting, right? What's more exciting is you have two transportation options to reach the journey's starting point.
Firstly, you can take a public bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. In this option, you'll join the locals on the bus and get the authentic experience of traveling in a Nepali style.
You can also upgrade your transportation to a private vehicle. This option will take you to the initial point of the trek,i.e., Syabrubesi, in comfort. The jeep ride allows you to enjoy the drive without being cramped next to strangers.
The above two options are only for a one-way journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. While returning, you will drive back in a private car.
Note: The cost of traveling via public bus is included in the total cost of the package. You can upgrade your transportation at an additional cost.
How Difficult Is The Journey?
Did the whole circular trek in the Langtang region interest you? Let's now dive into its difficulty level.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is graded as an easy to moderate trekking journey in general. Although the trek combines two different breathtaking destinations, the journey is still doable, even if you are a beginner with no prior trekking experience. Having said that, the journey does demand you to have excellent physical fitness.
Are you now thinking if altitude sickness can be an obstacle during the hike? Well, don’t worry! The elevation gain in the trail is gentle and hence, offers plenty of time for you to acclimate to the changing surrounding. And also, with the help of our professional guide, you will have a smooth journey. He will instruct you on your breathing patterns and walking pace.
Best time for the Trek
We obviously want you to make the most out of your journey in the Langtang region. Hence, Knowing the best time to embark is a must!
Here are the best times for the trek:
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) mark the perfect time to set about on this journey in terms of weather and beauty. The valley thrives with a pink shade of Rhododendron forests throughout spring. Similarly, you’ll adore the region’s charm while hiking under the bright blue skies in the fall.
Nevertheless, the trek is accessible all year round. Having said that, winter and monsoons do come with cons as well. With the slippery and foggy trails, hiking during monsoon can raise safety concerns and be unworthy. Similarly, the chilly crisp air and freezing temperature might be off-putting in winter. However, if these things do not stop you, opting for the journey during these times can shower you with a less crowded trail and allow you to enjoy nature in peace.
Did this journey feel too long? It’s all right! Let’s take a look at the alternative treks.
The first option is the Langtang Valley Trek. It is a 10-Day beautiful journey that excludes the visit to Gosaikunda Lake. The trek lets you explore the valley in more depth and peacefully.
Secondly, we have Tamang Heritage Trek. It is a 14-Day culturally rich trek that allows you to indulge in the cultures and traditions of the Tamangs. You can opt for this trek if you want to embark on a culturally focused trek.
Moreover, you can also look into the Helambu Trek. The 9-Day journey will take you away from the tourist trail and will help you connect with nature in peace. It is a lesser-known route in the Langtang region that will take you to an authentic cultural experience.
All of our trekking packages are excellent and offer different experiences. Regardless of whichever package you choose, we will make sure your visit to Nepal will be the best holiday of your life.