Langtang / Gosaikunda Trek

Duration 16 Days
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Trip Duration 16 Days
Group Size 2-10 People
Maximum Altitude 4,984m at Tserko Ri
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Accommodation Teahouse/ Mountain Lodge

Trip Highlights of Langtang / Gosaikunda Trek

  • Explore and soak in the mesmerizing beauty of Gosaikunda.
  • Climb the top of Langtang pass and Langtang village to get a mesmerizing view.
  • Stroll around the small Tamang village and endure their warm hospitality and delicious cuisine.
  •  Visit KyanjinGompa and travel around the excellent cheese factory.
  • Explore Chisapanai and Sundarijal.
  • Witness some of the World Cultural Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

Overview of Langtang / Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the stunning Langtang Valley, past high mountain passes, and to the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda. The trek begins in the small town of Syabrubesi and follows the Langtang River through dense forests and traditional Tamang villages. As you ascend higher into the mountains, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and glaciers.

The highlight of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is undoubtedly the Gosaikunda Lakes, which are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. The trek takes you past several smaller lakes before reaching the main lakes, which are nestled at an altitude of 4,460 meters. The lakes are surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and on a clear day, you can see the Langtang Himal and even the Annapurna range in the distance.

Gosaikunda lake is a sacred lake in Nepal, and it holds great significance in both Hinduism and Buddhism. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda lake was created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his trident (Trishul) into the ground in order to obtain water to cool his throat, which had become heated due to drinking poison. It is believed that Lord Shiva bathed in the lake and that the waters have the power to cure illnesses and wash away sins.

Every year during the Janai Purnima festival in August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake to take a dip in its holy waters. For Buddhists, Gosaikunda lake is associated with the Buddhist deity, Avalokitesvara, who is said to have meditated at the lake. According to legend, Avalokitesvara used his sword to create the lake in order to cool his body after a long period of meditation. It is believed that the waters of the lake have healing properties and that they can help purify the mind.

The Tamang people, who are an ethnic group that live in the Langtang region, have their own beliefs and customs associated with Gosaikunda lake. They believe that the lake is the residence of the god, Samba, and that he can be appeased through offerings and prayers. The Tamang people also believe that the lake has the power to ward off evil spirits and protect those who visit it.
In addition to the stunning scenery, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek also offers the opportunity to experience traditional Tamang and Sherpa culture. You will pass through several small villages and have the chance to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life.

Accommodation options along the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek vary depending on the location and altitude. These are small guesthouses that provide basic accommodation, including a bed and blanket, these are called Teahouses. Tea houses are the most common form of accommodation along the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, and they typically offer communal dining areas and shared bathroom facilities. For those who prefer a more remote trekking experience, camping is an option along the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Trekking companies can provide tents and other camping equipment, but it’s important to note that this option requires more planning and preparation.

It’s important to note that accommodation options can be limited in some areas, particularly at higher altitudes. It’s recommended to book accommodation in advance, particularly during the peak trekking season (October-November and March-April).

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is home to a variety of flora and fauna, as it passes through several different ecological zones.The Langtang region is known for its beautiful rhododendron forests, which bloom in a variety of colors in the spring (March-April). Bamboo is another common plant in the lower elevations of the Langtang Valley, providing habitat for a variety of wildlife.: As you ascend higher into the mountains from Langtang Valley onwards, you will pass through alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and grasses. Apart from the diverse flora available in the region, there are numerous wildlife that you may encounter during this trek such as:

• Himalayan tahr: These large, goat-like animals are found in the higher elevations of the Langtang Valley.
• Red panda: Although they are elusive and difficult to spot, the Langtang region is home to a population of endangered red pandas.
• Snow leopard: These elusive big cats are rare, but they are occasionally spotted in the Langtang region.
• Himalayan black bear: These bears are found in the forests of the Langtang Valley, and they can occasionally be spotted foraging for food.
• Langur monkey: These monkeys are found throughout the trekking route, particularly in the lower elevations.

In addition to these animals, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is home to a variety of birds, including Himalayan monal, pheasants, and eagles.

There are 3 different permits required for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek:

1. Langtang National Park Permit: All trekkers visiting the Langtang region are required to obtain the Langtang National Park Permit, which costs USD 35 per person for foreigners and NPR 1,500 for SAARC nationals.
2. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card: A TIMS card is also required for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The TIMS card costs USD 20 for individual trekkers and USD 10 for group trekkers.
3. Gosaikunda Area Permit: Trekkers planning to trek to Gosaikunda Lake are required to obtain the Gosaikunda Area Permit, which costs USD 20 per person for foreigners and NPR 1,000 for SAARC nationals.

 

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Itinerary of Langtang / Gosaikunda Trek

01

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/ 5085 ft) - 7-8 Hrs

Jeep 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 1550m.
02

Day 2: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/ 7808 ft) - 6 Hrs

Walking 6-hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 2380m
03

Day 3: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m/ 11253 ft) - 6-7 Hrs

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 3430m.
04

Day 4: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/ 12696 ft) - 3-4 Hrs

Walking 3-4hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 3870m.
05

Day 5: Rest day in Kyanjin Gompa - Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m/ 16351 ft) or explore the village

Walking 2-3 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 4984m
06

Day 6: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,380m/ 7808 ft ) -6-7 hrs

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 2380m
07

Day 7: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1,550m/ 5085 ft) - 5-6 Hrs

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 1550m.
08

Day 8: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7316 ft) 5 Hrs

Walking 5 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 2230m.
09

Day 9: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa/Chandanbari (3,250m/ 10662 ft) 6-7 Hrs

Walking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 3250m
10

Day 10: Trek from Sing Gompa/Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4,460m/ 14632 ft) 5 Hrs

Walking 5 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 4460m.
11

Day 11: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/ 11286 ft)5 Hrs

Walking 5 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 3440m.
12

Day 12: Trek from Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/ 8398 ft) 6 Hrs

Walking 6 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 2560m
13

Day 13: Trek from Melamchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/ 8497 ft) 5-6 hrs

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 2590m
14

Day 14: Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m/ 8562 ft) 5 hrs

Walking 5 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 2610m
15

Day 15: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (870m/ 2854 ft) 4 hrs

Walking 4 hrs
Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Altitude 870 m
16

Day 16: Trek from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

Jeep 3-4hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast/ Lunch
Altitude 1350 m

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • All ground transportation with private vehicle.
  • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter  their food and accommodation.
  • Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS permit.
  • All entrance fee.
  • First aid medicine kit(FIRST AID-KIT)
  • All applicable government and local taxes.

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare and Nepalese visa fee.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses (like telephone calls, internet, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages.)
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (tipping is expected).
  • Emergency rescue.

TREKKING GEARS/EQUIPMENT

  • Sleeping bag
  • Feather jacket
  • Waterproof trekking shoes
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sun-glass
  • Sun-cream
  • Hat
  • Raincoat
  • T-shirt
  • Couple of trekking shocks
  • Personal care box
  • Towel
  • Shirt
  • Half-paint
  • Sleepers
  • Camera/Mobile/Binocular (Depend on you)
  • Gloves
  • Trekking Pants
  • Water Purification pills

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Overall, it will take 14 to 21 days to complete the trekking based on the itinerary and the places you want to visit and explore. You will trek daily for at least 4 to 6 hours to make your trekking adventure progress daily.

The most appropriate season for the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek is generally in March, April, May, Sept, Oct, and Nov since the weather is also really comforting. Generally, it is advised to travel for the trek during spring or early autumn.

The trekking cost depends on the itinerary: hotels, transportation, and the number of people on the trek. For this trekking package, it will take between $2000 to $4000 per person.

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