Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Activity
Trekking/Hiking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4600m
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,180USD

Trip Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the prettiest trekking trail in Nepal. It takes you to a picturesque Langtang Valley, surrounded by several glacial high altitude lakes and azure Gosainkunda lake. The trek takes you to the magnificent calm lakes amid snow-clad mountains that seem divinely glorious. All the more, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a lovely walk that also entails exploring Langtang National Park and several ethnic settlements. The beauty never seems to cease in this journey. After all, the journey is an accumulation of two beautiful destinations of Nepal that keep on astounding trekkers with visually stunning scenery.

The journey includes hiking through Langtang national park, home to a diverse range of wild vegetation. The park’s most famous animal is the red panda. And, if one is lucky, one might be able to see them as well. Along the trek, trekkers bypass several beautiful towns and landmarks that elevate the beauty of this trek even more. Additionally, hiking further to witness the sheer beauty of Gosaikunda Lake is simply mesmerizing. Gosainkunda Lake is a sacred site for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims as it has an interesting story attached to it. Every year on the moon night of august, Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims from different parts of the country visit this lake. There is a belief that if pilgrims take a dive or worship in this lake on that very day, anything they wish will be fulfilled.

Furthermore, trekkers may acquire comprehensive information about the Sherpa and Tamang ethnic populations as they are the primary inhabitants of this region. Their religious faith is commendable, and their distinctive culture and customs are unique and surprising. Additionally, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is an absolutely stunning journey. It is a moderate hike that is possible even for rookie trekkers. No previous trekking experience shall require to explore this idyllic trekking route. Prepare for this extraordinary combination of Tibetan Buddhist culture and ethnic community living while being close to the Nepal Walking Team of Mother Nature.

Highlights of the Trek:

  • The path is rich with beautiful forests and the sacred Gosainkunda lakes, and stunning landscapes.
  • Explore and communicate with the communities and learn about their distinct culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Trek includes the entry to Langtang National Park, which is remarkable since it is located near the Himalayan National Park from the capital.
  • Superb views of the summits around 6000 meters above sea level
  • The track is a trekking pathway off-the-beaten. So your voyage is packed with exciting and adventurous experiences.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Difficulty

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a moderate trekking journey. Although it is a mix of two different moderate trips, it remains as the doable hike. Beginners with excellent physical health conditions can do this trek even if they do not have prior high-altitude trekking experience. Also, the elevation gain in this trail is gentle; hence it offers plenty of time for trekkers to accommodate changing surroundings. Moreover, the trekkers’ greatest height in this journey is 5050 meters at Chorkari Ri, which is a feasible height.

Similarly, all through the journey, trekkers are under the guidance of professional trekking guides who are familiar with the trail and the terrain. Hence, they will make sure trekkers have a smooth journey. Lastly, even though it is a moderate hike and takes place under the supervision of a trekking guide, trekkers still need to do physical stamina at least a few months before the trek dates. Because trekking in the high elevation is all about accommodating to demanding surroundings and prior training and exercise help build these strength and cardiovascular capacity.

Best time for the Trek

The best time for trekking might differ from person to person. However, the spring and autumn season are the best time for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek in terms of weather and convenience. Nepal experiences spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. Nevertheless, this trek is doable all year round. However, winter and summer/monsoon come with both pros and cons.

Monsoon/Summer offers incredible mountain scenes, but trails are slippery, and often time’s landslide blocks the trekking path. But if you choose to do this trek during the monsoon, you’d get to witness beautiful valleys in the colors of the green and foggy environment along with a crowd-less trek route. Meanwhile, you get the most spectacular mountain views in the winter, but the chilly crisp air and freezing temperature might be off-putting. Nevertheless, if these things do not stop you, opt for the journey during the winter season but not without proper trekking gears and guidance.

Practically, spring and falls are the most favorable season for all trekking regions of Nepal. As a result, this journey is no exception. The valley thrives with green and a shade of pink and scarlet throughout the spring season. Therefore, rhododendrons and other flowers that are flourishing in this region are covered in the path. Days are also sunny, and heat is abundant, and the evenings are quite chilly. Similarly, in fall, the magnificent mountain views under the bright blue skies are breathtaking. And you will adore the charm of the region when hiking in this season.

Is the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek right for me?

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek allows trekkers a chance to intimately adore the tranquil lakes and the mighty Himalayas. The trail is not busy, unlike other trekking regions of Nepal, thus offers an excellent opportunity to understand the social norms of the area. Besides, this is a beautiful 16 days that involves pleasant ways to comprehend the trekking terrains of Nepal. Similarly, it is an easy journey for all types of hikers despite their trekking history. Henceforth, if the attributes mentioned above match your preference for an ideal trekking destination, then you should definitely embark on this journey. However, if you think this is too lengthy for you and want something short, check out 10 days Langtang Valley Trek. Or we can make a customized trip just how you want it.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462m/4,795ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 03: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft) Duration: 5 hour

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,550m/11,645ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 05: Mundu to Kyanjing Gompa (3,798m/12,495ft) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 06: Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and climb Chorkari RI (5,050m/16,564ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 08: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2,235m/ 7,330ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 09: Thulo Syabru- Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) Duration: 3-5 hours

Day 10: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,300m/14,104ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 11: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,430m/11,250ft) via Laurebinayak Yak pass (4,610m/15,120ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 12: Ghopte to Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 13: Malemchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,495ft) Duration: 5-7 hours

Day 14: Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 15: Shermathang- Melamchi - Pul Bazaar –Kathmandu: 3-4 hour’s hike and 2 hours’ drive

Day 16: Farewell/Tour Ends

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.  Accident insurance for all staff
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Langtang National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)