Langtanag Gosaikunda Trek

Langtnag National Park
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Langtanag Gosaikunda Trek
Langtanag Gosaikunda Trek
Langtanag Gosaikunda Trek
At a Glance
Duration15 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude4,460m/14632.55ft
Group Size1 to 10 pax in each Group
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking/Hiking
Best TimeAuguest to November and Febuary to May

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Route stands out as an exceptional choice among the various trekking routes in the Langtang region. This trek seamlessly combines two distinct treks, namely the Langtang Valley and the revered Hindu Lake Godaikunda. Throughout this remarkable journey, you will be immersed in the vibrant cultures of the Gurung, Tamang, and Tibetan communities, as you traverse their picturesque villages. Additionally, you will be captivated by the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks and the diverse flora and fauna that grace this magnificent landscape.

Are you excited to embark on a journey to a unique and enchanting land? Are you eager to explore the wilderness of nature and experience a pilgrimage? If so, then the Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trek is perfect for you. This trek offers a perfect blend of cultural and natural wonders in the spectacular Langtang Valley. You will have the opportunity to interact with the Sherpa and Tamang communities, immersing yourself in the rich traditions and culture of Nepal. Additionally, the trek takes you to the sacred mountain lakes of Gosainkunda, which hold great religious significance in Hindu mythology. It is believed that these lakes were once the abodes of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati. The trekking trail through Langtang National Park is rugged and challenging, taking you through sub-alpine forests and picturesque settlements. Along the way, you will be greeted by beautiful orchids hanging from trees and breathtaking views of glacier-covered mountains.

Highlights:

  • Before you begin your journey, don't miss the chance to uncover the captivating medieval heritage of Kathmandu.
  • Experience the Tibetan village nestled in the Langtang Region, very near Kathmandu
  • Revel in the exotic landscapes and mountain vistas of Langtang, found nowhere else in the world
  • Experience the lifestyle of indigenous inhabitants and explore their culture in depth
  • Savor delicious Himalayan cuisine with the locals.
  • Witness the holiest and prettiest lake of Gosaikunda, along with 100 of its siblings.
  • Enjoy the traditionally built stone houses, adorned with classic wooden carvings.

 Following a long journey from Kathmandu, we reach Syabrubesi. Starting our trek here, we cross the river using a suspension bridge and pass through a subtropical forest filled with oak, maple, spruce, fir, and blue pine trees until we reach the Lama Hotel. Continuing our trek with the stunning Langtang Lirung (7,246m) in sight, we climb through lush woodlands, grasslands, and Tamang villages to Langtang Village, the largest settlement in the area. In this village, we can admire the traditionally built stone houses adorned with intricate wooden carvings showcasing exceptional craftsmanship. Our journey then takes us to Kyanjin Gompa, offering breathtaking views of mountain peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kangri (5,846m), Yala peak (5,500m), Tsergo RI (5,000m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), along with a visit to the cheese factory. We then trek back to Thulo Syabru via the Lama Hotel, where we can experience the rich traditions and culture of the classic village. Enjoying the splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7,110m), Langtang Himal, and its ranges, we proceed to Shin Gompa and make our way to the sacred lake of Gosaikunda (4,460m). Descending to Chandanbari, we continue on the trail to Dunche before finally returning to Kathmandu.

The Langtang Valley is a habitat for over 250 bird species, including hawks, hoopoes, cuckoos, barbets, owls, nightjars, laughing thrushes, red-billed parrots, and parakeets, among others. Moreover, it offers a sanctuary to more than 1,000 types of plants and various animals, such as the Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkey, common langur, snow leopard, tigers, wild boar, red panda, pica, musk deer, and Himalayan black bear. Additionally, the Gosainkunda region consists of 108 lakes, with Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Ganesh Kunda being the most revered ones due to their religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trek caters to everyone's interests, showcasing flourishing forests, breathtaking mountain panoramas, and pristine lakes. Are you prepared to embark on an exploration of Langtang, one of the most enchanting valleys, and the sacred lakes of the Gosainkunda region? Join us and become a cherished member of our family!

Itinerary
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Welcome to Nepal, the country that incorporates a unique blend of immeasurable natural beauty, diverse culture, archetypal heritage and a glorious history. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we’ll come face-to-face with each other for the first time. After the exchange of warm regards, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. Following the check-in, you can freshen up and repose in your hotel room, providing the much-needed rest to your jet-lagged body. At the end of the day, you can take a walk around the streets of Thamel Bazaar in order to catch some initial glimpses of the Himalayan nation.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Today, you’ll have a free day, which you can utilize according to your preference. Since you are already in Valley of Kathmandu; we suggest you explore its time-honoured land and acquire an insight into the culture, customs, heritage and traditional lifestyle of its residents. Within the territory of Kathmandu Valley, there are numerous landmarks adorned with awe-inspiring architecture and fine arts that one can drop by to look around. With so many sites to visit, holidaymakers tend to feel a bit confused about which site to include or omit in their city tour plan. The historical and artistic accomplishment that makes the Kathmandu Valley celebrated around the globe is comprehensively presented by a group of seven buildings and structures, which also confer the status of “UNESCO World Heritage” to this ancient valley. These are the Hindu temples of Pashupatinath and Changunarayan, the Buddhist stupas of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, and the Durbar Square Complex of Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kathmandu. Don’t miss out on making a stopover in these tourist admired spots.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today, we’ll set off to the north of the Kathmandu and advance to Syabrubesi (1,550m) via public bus or sharing jeep that will utilize about 7-8 hours.  Accompanied by the astonishing vistas of foothills and ridgeline, we push forward along the bank of ferocious river Trishuli making our way through the settlements of Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche. En route, we can enjoy the delightful landscape embracing lush greenery, terraced farmlands, green hillocks, and pristine villages overlooked by Mt. Annapurna II, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other neighbouring snow-capped peaks.

Max. Altitude: 1550m/5085.302ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

This morning, commencing the trekking adventure of our escapade, we’ll first traverse the Bhote Koshi River then pursue the Langtang Khola. We then come across the stream at Dovan(1680m). Then, we’ll climb uphill along the abrupt trail that first proceeds past Landslide area (Pahiro) then Bamboo (1,960m), all the way through the woodland of oak and rhododendron to Ramche (2,400m). If lady luck is on our side, we may see monkeys, red pandas, yellow-throated martens, and Himalayan Black Bear during our journey.

Max. Altitude: 2380m/7808.399ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

The fifth day of our trek kicks off with a gentle uphill ascent that gradually turns becomes steeper as we proceed further across the woodland of rhododendron, oak and maple overlooking the Langtang Khola. Beyond the trees, we can catch a glance of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,244m). The trail now progresses to the other end of Log Bridge and make it to lush grassland of Ghora Tabela (2,992m). From here, the trail steadily heads upward to the other end of rhododendron woods and makes it to the Tamang settlement of Mundu. Past gushing streams and prayer wheels, the trail finally reaches Langtang Village (3,430m). In this lovely village, you can observe village beautiful flat-roofed houses showcasing Tibetan-style architecture alongside the blissful outlook of sublime landscapes.

Max. Altitude: 3,430m/11253.28ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

With the crack of the dawn, we move along the trekking trail that makes an ascent to the top of a ridge then forges ahead of the Mani wall and a sparkling stream to Mundu Village (3,442m). From this point onwards, the trekking trail progresses to the other side of many bridges constructed over spurting streams then eventually arrives at Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m) past several glacial moraines. Furthermore, you can also catch the glimpses of icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung.

Max. Altitude: 3,870m/12696.85ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

The day seven of our escapade is allocated for rest and acclimatization purposes. At higher elevations, it is must adapt according to the oxygen-deficient surroundings in order to avoid unwelcome trouble such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). In addition, it is well-established fact that short hikes can speed up this process of adaptation (acclimatization). From Kyangjin Gompa, you may hike to the top of Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) where you can witness mind-boggling panorama comprising Langtang range, Kinshung, and Yansa Tsenji. Rest of the day, you can explore Kyangjin Gompa and its outskirts. Gaze the panorama encompassing snow-clad peaks of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Tsergo RI (5,000m), Yala peak (5,500m), Naya Kang (5,844m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,430m), Langshisa Ri (6,427m) and Ganja La (5,160m).

Max. Altitude: 5000m/16404.2ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Today, we’ll pursue the same trekking trail back along the Langtang Khola to Langtang village then move forward to Ghora Tabela. Thereafter, we’ll continue an abrupt descent to Lama Hotel (2,380m). All the way, we closely watch the spell-binding mountain vistas that we could have missed during our ascent.

Max. Altitude: 2,380m/7808.399ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

At the break of the day, we’ll make headway to Landslide area (Pahiro) then advances through pine and Junipers woodlands to Thulo Syasbru (2,230m). En route, you may have an encounter with red pandas, monkey and several species of birds. The sublime village of Thulo Syasbru bestows splendid outlooks that encompass picturesque landscapes and snow-covered peaks of Ganesh Himal (7,110m), Langtang Himal and its ranges.

Max. Altitude: 2,230m/7316.273ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

We’ll trek on the wide trail that ascends to the settlement of Dimsa then extends further beyond the woodlands of oak, hemlock, and rhododendron to Shin Gompa (3,200m). This is another destination in our trek that is famous for cheese as Shin Gompa is home to a cheese factory. Don’t miss to taste the Yak cheese here!! Along the trekking path, we can view magnificent vista of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley.

Max. Altitude: 3,200m/10498.69ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Early in the morning, we tighten up our shoelaces and gradually ascend uphill to Laurebinayak (3,900m). On this spot, we commence our abrupt climb to Gosainkunda. With euphoric vistas by our side, which embraces Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung; we push forward on the rugged trail to high grasslands. If we fortunate enough to trek on a clear day, we might catch a glance of Annapurna Range. After getting initial looks of holy lakes of Gosainkunda, we subsequently set foot in the primary lake, known to the world as Gosainkunda. Sacred to Hindu pilgrims; the lake is believed to be created when Lord Shiva thrust his trident to obtain water in order to get relief from the burning sensation that he felt when he swallowed the deadly poison. The Gosainkunda Lake is one of the three chief lakes in Gosainkunda Basin; other two being Saraswatikunda and Bhairab Kunda.

Max. Altitude: 4,460m/14632.55ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Resuming our trek, we’ll trek on the precipitous trail that leads to the other end of rhododendron woodland then ends up at Laurebinayak (3,900m). From this point onward, the trekking path steers Chalangpati (3,650m) exhibiting stupendous display of Mt. Langtang on the way.  As the trail reaches Chandanbari (3,200m), we set our foot in this lovely village which is also known as Shin Gompa locally. You can pay a visit to the local yak-cheese factory where you can observe the cheese-making process and acquire a taste of locally produced cheese. 

Max. Altitude: 3,200m/10498.69ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

This is the final trekking day of the escapade in which we’ll traverse the dense woodlands and pristine villages, making our way to Dhunche. Alongside, we’ll also enjoy the views of scenic terrain encompassing sparkling river and verdant greenery.

Max. Altitude: 1,950m/6397.638ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

With a pleasant drive down the countryside i.e. as pretty as a picture via a private vehicle, we ultimately arrive at Kathmandu. Once here, you can utilize your remaining time by visiting many aesthetic places, that the valley to offer. Further, you can also perform shopping for some souvenirs as the memory of your stay in Nepal.

Max. Altitude: 1400m/ft4593.176ftMeal: Breakfast, LunchAccommodation: Hotel

We hope that you are completely satisfied with our services and expect to see you again during your next adventure in Nepal. You’ll be escorted to the Airport by one of our representative, three hours prior to your scheduled flight so that you don’t have to encounter any sorts of trouble before you fly back to your home. Farewell!!!

Max. Altitude: 1400m/ft4593.176ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
Included
  • Customized trekking package based on the specified itinerary of 14 Nights/15 Days
  • Exclusive use of private vehicles or tourist buses for all ground transportation
  • Knowledgeable and friendly guide to accompany you throughout the trek
  • one porter for 2 guests; the maximum weight of the Back pakers is 18 to 20 kg
  • All staff members' salaries, accommodation, food, and insurance included
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) and Trekking Permits provided
  • Welcome Dinner and Drinks to start your trekking adventure
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) provided daily during the trek
  • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with complimentary breakfast
  • Comfortable Tea Houses accommodations during the trek
  • Convenient Money Exchange Service available
  • Duffel Bag and luggage storage facilities provided
  • Trekking gear (Trekking poles, Duffel bag, and Map) provided and can be returned after the trip
  • Certificate of Appreciation awarded upon completion of the trek
  • First aid services are available for any medical needs
  • Rescue service also available if required
  • All government taxes included in the package.
Excluded
  • Fee for Nepal Visa
  • Cost of international airfares
  • Travel insurance for clients
  • Additional expenses for accommodation and activities for extra nights
  • Recommended tips for staff (Tourism Culture in Nepal)
  • Expenses for dinner, lunch, and drinks in the city
  • Cost of drinks during the trek
  • Personal expenses such as mobile recharge cards, battery chargers, hot water, showers, extra porters, and laundry.
Dates & Availability
Starts:May 21, 2024Ends:Jun 04, 2024
PriceUS$600
AvailabilityGuaranteed

Join us at Himalayan Trekking Path for a convenient way to participate in the Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek. Follow our fixed departure date and enjoy the exceptional service that no other company can offer, all at a reasonable cost.

FAQs

The Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek merges the renowned trails of Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda, presenting a moderate-level challenge. Starting from 1550m in Syabrubeshi, the trek ascends to the top of Gosaikunda at 4460m/14632.55ft, passing through Kynjing Ri (4773m) and Tserku Ri (5000m). Daily walks cover distances of 5 to 15km, with overnight stays up to 4460m.