Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Activities:
Trekking/Hiking
Duration
16 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4600m
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

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

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.