Langtang gosaikunda trek
langtang gosaikunda trek is one of the most famous trek located north from the capital (Kathmandu) of Nepal. The langtang valley combines with Gosainkunda lake excursion offers the superb views of mount Langtang Lirung (7,227m/23,633 feet), Xisapangma (8,103m/26,497 feet), Gnash Himal family and several other high mountains on the upper valley to Tibetan border.
According to a here say, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow). As you trek to Langtang valley, you can explore the high glacier valley and locals inhabitants and their lifestyles.
Likewise, visiting Gosainkunda lakes are other attractions of this trip as it is a pure pilgrimage destination and a lot of Hindu and Buddhist devotees are visiting there all around the year. Furthermore, Lauribila la hill station offers an excellent view of Langtang Himalayan range.
As Langtang combine with Gosainkunda trek tour is a part of Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) and can be done in any time (except monsoon) throughout the year.
Why people choose Langtang gosaikunda trek tour?
langtang valley combine with Gosainkunda lakes trek is a soft adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Langtang lirung and Ganesh Himal family, beautiful landscapes with Tibetan Buddhism lifestyles and Natural heritages starting from 2600 m low elevation to 4300 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. Langtang trail offers comfortable accommodation with delicious cuisines run by the local inhabitants where you can touch the local hospitality.
Not only this but also you can experience in Langtang trek as off The Beaten Path trail, Low-risk factors, financially cheaper, unspoiled culture and natural biodiversity, beautiful mountain scenery, Buddhist Monasteries…etc. The trek begins from Syabrubensi and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trek guide, and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
What about the highlights of Langtang gosaikunda trek
Scenic drive to Syabrubensi Bazaar, abundant flora, and fauna explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Most visited pilgrimage destination Gosaikunda inclusive 108 various lakes, Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m and a grand view of Ice fluted Gyanghempo
langtang gosaikunda trek grades
Langtang valley combine with Gosaikunda lakes trek/hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trek tour experience. If you are healthy and can walk 4 to 5 hours daily, you can complete this trekking. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is very useful before your trek departure. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Best season / time to visit langtang gosaikunda trek
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and December.
langtang gosaikunda trek itinerary outline
01 Day:Arrival day in Kathmandu city
02 Day:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites, 6 hours
03 Day:Drive to Syabrubensi Bazaar(1,462m) , 8 hours
04 Day:Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,470m), 6 hours
05 Day:Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m) , 5 hours
06 Day:Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m), 4 hours
07 Day:Trek to Lama Hotel (2,340m), 8 hours
08 Day:Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,900m), 4 hours
09 Day: Cholang pati (3,584m/11,720 ft), 4:30 hours
10 Day:Trek to Gosaikunda (4,381m/), 4 hours
11 Day:Trek to Sing Gomba (3,584m/11,720 ft), 4 hours
12 Day:Trek to Dunche Bazaar (2,030m/6,638 ft), 6 hours
13 Day:Drive out to Kathmandu city, 6 hours
14 Day:Leisure day in Kathmandu. Final departure
langtang Gosainkunda trek itinerary details
Day 01 : Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu within BB Plan. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB), roughly 7 hours
In the morning after breakfast, your professional private tour guide will come to meet you in your hotel. Then we began our journey to explore Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet, then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa.
Day 03 : Drive to Syabrubensi (1,465m/4,791 ft), 8 hours
At early morning, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel, meet the crew than drive on a northern highway over mountain ridges to Syaprubesi bazaar. Then go to check-in and we stay overnight in the guest house. The journey takes about 8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery, and local villages. From Syabru we’ll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet.
Day 04 : Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,470m/ 8,077 ft), 6 hours
Our journey ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we stop for lunch. As you ascend further, you can see wild Bee hives hanging on a cliff which is another attraction for the trekkers. The journey continues further steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we stay overnight
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/ 11,216 ft) , 5 hours
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of oaks, maples, hemlock, and rhododendron observing glimpses of mount Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela 2970m/ 9,712 ft after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the headquarter for Langtang National Park. Overnight in Langtang Valley.
Day 06 : Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/ 12,655 ft), 4 hours. Kyangin ridge excursion !
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the river then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic Langtang icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then we reach at Kyanjin Gompa village (The last place of Human Inhabitants) where we stay overnight. During the afternoon after Lunch, you might hike a couple of hours to spend your time hiking up to Kyangin ridge (kyanjin ri). Kyangin ridge / ri offers an excellent Himalayan scenery including Langtang Lirung, Ganjala chuli / Nayakang peak, etc.
Day 07 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2,340m/ 7,652 ft), 7 hours
This morning we’ll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through mixed with the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we’ll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village, overnight stay in lodge.
Day 08 : Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,900m/ 6,213 ft), 4 hours
Trek leads again through bamboo bushes and rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and bird lives on the route to Thulo Syabru. During the day hiking, we’ll have marvelous views of Mount Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it’s beside us. Firstly easy downhill follows the river bank but last part steeply uphill for a couple of hours to get to the village, overnight stay in a lodge.
Day 09 : Trek to Cholang pati (3,584m /11,720 ft), 5 hours
The trail takes a steep to ascend to Dursagang and then through the forests of oak and hemlock passing an old chorten to the top of the ridge at Foprang hill and then to Chadan Bari 3330m /10,889 ft, this area’s main attraction is Sing Gompa where you can taste of real YAK cheese. Chandanbari is commonly known as Sing Gompa. Trek continues around 60 minutes further, you reach Cholang pati where we stay overnight stay at lodge.
Day 10 : Trek to Gosaikunda lakes (4,381m/14,326 ft), 4 hours
During our trek today, we pass Laurebina (3990 m) hill station, Buddha Mandir (4150 m) and finally pristine lake Gosaikunda (4380 m). We continue our journey to Laurebina la Yak which recognizes a lower hill station to watch the Langtang Himalayan range. We continue to ascend to the ridge and then climb to Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund continues climbing gently and then drop about 20m to reach to Gosaikunda lake where we stay overnight in a guest house.
Day 11 : Trek to Sing Gompa (3,584m/11,720 ft), 4 hours
Morning hike to teh upper hill station to see the tallest Himalayan range. If you are a photographer, do not miss this opportunity of visiting there. Then the trail descends downhill walking all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests and Langtang valley. Overnight stay in guest house.
Day 12 : Trek to Dunche Bazaar (2,030m/6,638 ft), 6 hours
The trails descend through pine, oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants up to you cross a suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now the path stretches at the flat level through some human settlements and mineral water factories up to Dhunche. Dunche is a tiny market bazaar and also a district headquarters of Rasuwa. Dunche is also a gateway to visit Kerung border to Tibet. Overnight stay in the lodge.
Day 13 : Drive out to Kathmandu city, 6 hours
Catch the morning bus and drive out to Kathmandu passing Triculi Bazaar which is a district headquarters of Nuwakot. While you are driving back to Kathmandu, you will have magnificent views of Mount Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. Transfer to hotel.
Day 14 : Leisure day in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc.
Day 15 : Final departure
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends.
How much does langtang gosaikunda trek cost?
About Langtang valley combine with gosaikunda lakes trek tour price will vary according to group size you are coming with. 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned rooms in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 / 5-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Langtang valley gosaikunda trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Syabrubensi and from Dunche Bazaar to Kathmandu.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Langtang National park permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Trek tour cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Langtang Gosainkunda trekking or Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your Kathmandu arrival flights details then we come to pick you up from Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for express Langtang Gosainkunda trekking?.
Answer: Langtang Gosainkunda trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who can walk about 5 or 6 hours in a day, with a lightweight rucksack you can complete this trip.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Langtang combine with Gosainkunda short trekking?.
Answer: We provide you hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (you request us for a category) and during the trekking, there would be guest house accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We recommend you to take sleeping bags for better clean.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express langtang gosaikunda trekking?.
Answer: Lodges along the routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Langtang gosaikunda trekking?.
Answer: As you are trekking guest house style, you always sty overnight at guest houses or lodges. They do have a shower which you can get it somewhere on pay and somewhere without paying.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Langtang with gosaikunda lake normal trekking?.
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?.
Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be enough chances to charge your battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on langtang gosaikunda trekking?.
Answer: Yes ! you can get telephone services as well as internet services on some places.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?.
Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards work city area of Nepal only.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of a trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on langtang gosaikunda trekking?.
Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Question: Is there any communication while we are on Langtang gosaikunda Helambu Trekking?.
Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for 5-6 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Langtang Gosainkunda trekking?.
Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the help to you.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Langtang Gosainkunda trek note:
The above itinerary about Langtang valley combine with Gosainkunda lakes trek is subject to change due to the condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Langtang Gosainkunda trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.