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

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.