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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Beautiful scenery from Langtang Valley

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  •  Explore alpine valleys, natural tranquillity, traditional culture, Buddhist religion and serene forests in Langtang region of Nepal.
  • Opportunity to encounter  Red Pandas,  Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.
  • Stunning views of Langtang and Jugal Himal Range including Ghengu Liru, Langtang Lirung, Kimshnu, Naya Kanga, Gangchempo, Jugal Himal, Dorge Lakpa and many more.
  • Excursion around Holy Lake – Gosainkunda.

Trip Introduction;
A magnificent adventure of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek includes an excursion around Nepal’s second largest national park - Langtang National Park, which was established in 1976. The highlights of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek includes exploring of beautiful alpine valleys, natural tranquillity, traditional culture, Buddhist religion, serene forests with an amazing view of Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges. Langtang region adjoins with Tibetan border and comprises of amazing Himalayan ranges. During the trek, we will cross sub-tropical forests of chestnut, chir pine, oak, sal, fir, and rhododendrons trees. In addition, we will get a chance to encounter the endangered species such as Red Pandas,  Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral and more than 250 species of birds.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts after a day drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi.  We begin our trekking adventure from Syabrubesi following the rising trail that passes through dense forests and charming villages to arrive at Lama Hotel. During the trek, we can enjoy stunning views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges including Ghengu Liru, Langtang Lirung, Kimshnu, Naya Kanga, Gangchempo, Jugal Himal and Dorge Lakpa. Continuing on our trek we head towards Kyangjin Gompa which is situated at 5000 meters altitude. 

After spending a full day exploring around Kyangjin Gompa we continue our trek passing through the settlements of Thulo Syabru and Chandan Bari to arrive at Holy Lake – Gosainkunda. Before reaching Gosainkunda, we cross a pass named Lauribina with a long uphill trail. Gosaikunda Lake is a placid lake considered as a holy sacred by both Hindus and Buddhist. The locals pay homage on a pilgrimage journey every year in the month of August. After exploring amazing lake our trail leads back to Chandan Bari with long downhill trail then to Dhunche. Our memorable experience at Langtang Gosainkunda Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a drive from Dhunche back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [1460mm/4788ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3330m/10922ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] 
Day 07: Rest/Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa. 
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]  
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru [2250m/7380ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Chandan Bari [3250m/10660ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 11: Trek from Chandan Bari to Gosainkunda [4,460m/14,632ft] via 
             Lauribinayak La Pass [4165/13661ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 12: Trek from Gosainkunda to Chandan Bari [3250m] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 13: Trek from Chandan Bari to Dhunche [1966m/6448ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]  
Day 14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu [6-7 hrs Drive]
Day 15: International Departure as per flight schedule 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
In the total trip cost of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek package, we provide accommodation in 3 star rated hotel while in Kathmandu. And during the trekking days, your accommodation will be arranged in teahouse lodges. Accommodation will be arranged in single, double, triple or twin sharing basic as your preference. You may not find attached toilets in all the tea houses. In such case sharing toilets will be found right outside your respective rooms.

Meals:
The cost of the package covers all meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the whole trekking period and Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu. Due to the growth of tea houses and lodges in Langtang region, we will find wide varieties (Nepali, Continental, Italian etc) of food on the menu. Dinner and Breakfast will be served in the same teahouse lodge and for lunch, we will make a stop en-route trekking. All the meals are served hygienically which helps trekkers to maintain their physical fitness needed for the trekking. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required:

Trekkers must have the ability to walk at least 5 to 6 hours a day carrying a light private bag-pack. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek includes trekking in altitude reaching up to 4460 meters above the sea level. So a good level of physical fitness gained by at least an hours' daily physical training (jogging, swimming, hiking, gym etc). Highly skilled mountaineering are not required for this trek, however previous trekking experience in the Himalayas would be strongly beneficial.

Best Season for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek:
3 months in autumn (September, October & November) & 3 months in spring (March, April & May) is considered as the best season for trekking in the Himalayas. Around this time we are guaranteed with clear weather and magnificent views of the mountain in Langtang region. For those wanting to avoid the crowd in the best seasons, this trek can be done also in December, January, and February. Monsoon Season (June, July, and August) will be affected by rain and is no good for trekking.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [1460m/4788ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
Leaving Kathmandu we will take a drive over zigzag hilly road with good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges, our drive passes along the market town of Trisuli. From Trisuli our drive journey continues on a gravel road passing through Dhunche and further to reach Syabru Besi - the starting point of our trek. We will spend the overnight in Syabru Besi.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
We will start our trek from Syabru Besi following the trail that drops down to Langtang Khola and from there turn east on the true left bank of the Langtang Khola. We continue our trek upstream with minor ups and downs towards Bamboo. We head for the crossing of a suspension bridge before crossing a couple of landslide areas and climb a switchback to reach Rimche. From Rimche our trail climbs a little before dropping to the village of Lama Hotel.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3330m/10922ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Today we will follow the trail that goes through a dense forest filled with oaks, birch, hemlock and mountain bamboo. During our trek, we will have an opportunity to spot wild monkeys and several species of birds. Our trek continues through additional forest passing through alone teahouse at Gumnachok and from there climb steeply to reach Ghoratabela. There is an army check post at Ghoratabela where trekking permits will be checked. From here we will trek through small settlements of Chyamki and Kangtangsa before making a short climb to reach Langtang village.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After Langtang village, we will follow the trail that heads for an easy climb through two Bhotia hamlets - Mundu and Sindum with great views of Langtang Lirung, Ganchenpo and Langshisa Ri. We will continue to trek on a trail that climbs up the terminal moraine of Lirung Glacier and then make an easy downhill descend to reach the gompa and many teahouses of Kyangjin Gompa.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Rest/Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa. 
Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. Therefore, today we will take a rest day at Kyangjin Gompa for acclimatization and exploration. For acclimatization, we can make an adventurous hike to Tsergo-Ri at 4985 meters from where magnificent views of Langtang Lirung and the surrounding high peaks are seen. The easiest viewpoint is to make a climb over to a hill north of Kyangjin Gompa.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]  
After spending a good day at Kyangjin Gompa, we will retrace our steps back following the same trail that passes through Langtang village and continue on the main trail that goes towards Ghoratabela. From there we will make an easy downhill descend through dense forested trail to reach Lama Hotel for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru [2250m/7380ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]  
Leaving Lama Hotel we will continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that descends all the way down to Thulo Syabru. Today is a easy day trekking with mostly downhill walking through dense forested trails that passes through several villages along with beautifully terraced farmlands. We will trek until we arrive at Thulo Syabru for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Chandan Bari [3250m/10660ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
From Thulo Syabru we will make a steep ascend all the way to Sing Gompa. From here we will have magnificent view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. We will continue to trek from here on a trail that is gradual incline until we arrive at Chandan Bari.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Chandan Bari to Gosainkunda [4460m/14632ft] via Lauribinayak La Pass [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Chandan Bari we will follow the trail that is an easy gradient for some time before we start to make a climb towards the crossing of Lauribinayak La pass at 4165 meters. From the top of the pass we will descend and continue to follow the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking all the way to the holy lake Gosainkunda. There is a Shiva shrine beside the lake adorned with bells to deter demons, as well as some good teahouses.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Gosainkunda to Chandan Bari [3250m] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Gosainkunda, we will retrace our steps back on an exposed trail that heads towards Lauribinayak La pass and along series of chorten before entering thick forested area. Our trail descends passing through the village of Sing Gompa and heads towards Chandan Bari.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Chandan Bari to Dhunche [1966m/6448ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Today is the final day of our trek. We will follow the trail that descends rapidly through an impressive forest all the way down to Trisuli River. We will cross over the bridge to the south bank and continue to trek on an undulating trail that leads to Dhunche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu [6-7 hrs Drive] 
After having breakfast, we will take a scenic drive from Dhunche over the zigzag hilly road that will take us back to Kathmandu. During our drive journey, we will opportunity to have glimpses of daily activities of local people for their survival while we drive passing through several towns and small villages. After arriving at Kathmandu you can relax at the hotel or walk the shopping streets of Thamel. In the evening we will celebrate the completion of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek and have a final meal together.
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Farewell Dinner

Day 15: International Departure as per flight schedule 
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 1, 2018 March 15, 2018 $ 899 OPEN Book Now !
March 11, 2018 March 25, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
March 21, 2018 April 4, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
April 2, 2018 April 16, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
April 22, 2018 May 6, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
May 1, 2018 May 15, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
May 12, 2018 May 26, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 15 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in itinerary 
  • Tea house lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during trek
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Fee 
  • Langtang National Park Fee
  • Highly experienced trekking guide 
  • Required number of Porter 
  • Staffs insurance, salary and clothing
  • General first aid kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinners 
  • All applicable tax, Vat, service charge and paperwork

Service does not includes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Useful Info

Accommodations:
In the total trip cost of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek package, we provide accommodation in 3 star rated hotel while in Kathmandu. And during the trekking days, your accommodation will be arranged in teahouse lodges. Accommodation will be arranged in single, double, triple or twin sharing basic as your preference. You may not find attached toilets in all the tea houses. In such case sharing toilets will be found right outside your respective rooms.

Meals:
The cost of the package covers all meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the whole trekking period and Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu. Due to the growth of tea houses and lodges in Langtang region, we will find wide varieties (Nepali, Continental, Italian etc) of food on the menu. Dinner and Breakfast will be served in the same teahouse lodge and for lunch, we will make a stop en-route trekking. All the meals are served hygienically which helps trekkers to maintain their physical fitness needed for the trekking. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required:

Trekkers must have the ability to walk at least 5 to 6 hours a day carrying a light private bag-pack. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek includes trekking in altitude reaching up to 4460 meters above the sea level. So a good level of physical fitness gained by at least an hours' daily physical training (jogging, swimming, hiking, gym etc). Highly skilled mountaineering are not required for this trek, however previous trekking experience in the Himalayas would be strongly beneficial.

Best Season for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek:
3 months in autumn (September, October & November) & 3 months in spring (March, April & May) is considered as the best season for trekking in the Himalayas. Around this time we are guaranteed with clear weather and magnificent views of the mountain in Langtang region. For those wanting to avoid the crowd in the best seasons, this trek can be done also in December, January, and February. Monsoon Season (June, July, and August) will be affected by rain and is no good for trekking.

Reviews

It was a great trekking!!

I am thankful to Nepal Guide Treks team for providing me with such an excellent service throughout the trek duration. When I go back to China, I will let my people and friends know about the beauty of the country and the kindness of its people. Cheers and best of Luck !!

Zhang Q. - China


Holy Lake Gosaikunda !!! Accomplised :)

We had an amazing trek to Gosaikunda which was a fantastic expereince. Many thanks to Ramu - our guide who was very willing to describe people, place and culture. We wish to visit to Nepal again in future and definitely go on other treks together with Nepal Guide Treks. Lots of love.
Polena & Group from Poland.


Langtang - Gosaikunda Trek !!! Wonderful People - Amazing Culture

Thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for providing us such a magnificent trekking experience. Our guide was very supportive, inspirational and most of all very helpful. Loads of  thanks to the trekking crew , hopefully we will be back for more adventure . Until then we wish Nepal Guide Treks a bright future. Keep up the good work. 
Ciao !!
Alessandro F.   - Italy


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