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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Reviews

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)