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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek – 15 Days

15 Days

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a lovely journey that navigates through the diverse and majestic landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. secure away just north of Kathmandu, this trek offers charming blend of rich cultural heritage, most natural beauty, and the humbling simplicity of Himalayan life. It is a relatively less crowded and underrated trail that provides an authentic trekking experience

  • Public & Private vehicles
  • Nepal
  • 5-7 Hours
  • 4610m

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Overview

Enter on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you step into a world where nature and culture intertwine beautifully. Just north of Kathmandu, this journey takes you through the pleasant landscapes of the Langtang region, where you encounter a combo of panoramic mountain views, thriving biodiversity, and the unique charm of Himalayan life.

Your adventure starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From there, you’ll cover through verdant forests, charming villages, and terraced farmlands, following the trails that wind alongside roaring rivers. The trail gradually introduces you to the heart of the Langtang Valley and the resilient Langtang Village, which despite its past devastation by the 2015 earthquake, stands as a proof to the spirit of the local community.

As you moveup towards Kyanjin Gompa, the panoramic views of the Langtang range serve as a perfect backdrop, creating surroundings of awe-inspiring tranquility. From there, your journey continues towards the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. This mesmerizing turquoise lake, encircled by lofty peaks and glaciers, is not only a sight for eyes, but also a spiritual refuge for Hindus and Buddhists from around the world. During the August full moon festival, you might witness the bunch of pilgrims who come to bathe in the holy waters.

The Langtang National Park, through which your path changes, offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness diverse wildlife. Keep your eyes uncovered for the exlusive snow leopard, the adorable red panda, the nimble Himalayan tahr, and a plethora of bird species. Amidst this wildlife haven, you’re also surrounded by a vast array of alpine flora, painting a colorful canvas on the mountain landscape.

Along the journey, you find yourself immersed in the heartwarming hospitality of Nepal. Resting in traditional teahouses run by the local villagers, you experience their lifestyle and the tasty nuances of Nepali cuisine. Although the trek presents some challenges, it’s moderately difficult and can be accomplished in about 12-15 days, making it an accessible adventure for many.

The best seasons to venture on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek are pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) when clear skies offer stunning views of the mountains. Yet, if you seek solitude and a fairy-tale landscape shrouded in snow, a winter trek could be your choice.

In essence, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek isn’t simply a trek; it’s a spiritual journey. As you explore the untouched culture and tranquil serenity of rural Nepal, you’re bound to leave with a heart full of unforgettable memories and a soul enriched by a truly humbling experience.

Highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

  • Diverse Landscapes and Wildlife: As you trek through the Langtang National Park, you'll experience a stunning mix of landscapes from lush forests and terraced farmlands to glacial lakes and towering mountain peaks. The park also houses a rich array of wildlife, including species like the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan tahr.
  • Gosaikunda Lake: This sacred lake is one of the major highlights of the trek. Enclosed by snow-clad peaks and glaciers, Gosaikunda's turquoise waters create a mesmerizing sight. Its spiritual significance to both Hindus and Buddhists only amplifies the aura of tranquility that the lake emanates.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: As you ascend towards Kyanjin Gompa, the panoramic views of the Langtang range are genuinely breathtaking. From Langtang Lirung to Ganesh Himal, the mountain vistas are a constant reminder of the grandeur of the Himalayas.
  • Cultural Immersion: The trek offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Staying in teahouses run by villagers, interacting with the locals, and understanding their lifestyle and traditions brings you closer to the heart and soul of Nepal.
  • Resilience of Langtang Village:Trekking through the Langtang village, which was devastated by the 2015 earthquake but now largely rebuilt, is a testament to the spirit of the local community. Witnessing the village's revival gives a profound sense of resilience, hope, and the strength of the human spirit.

Itinerary of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel where you can rest, recover from your journey, and prepare for the adventure ahead.

You’ll embark on a scenic 9-hour drive to Syabrubesi. Along the way, enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Nepali countryside. Nestled in the mountains, Syabrubesi is the starting point of your trek.

Begin your first day of trekking as you head towards Lama Hotel. The trail takes you through beautiful forests, alongside a river, and introduces you to the wonders of the Langtang region.

Your journey continues as you ascend to the Langtang Valley. The trail offers majestic views of the Langtang range and takes you through quaint villages, giving you a glimpse of the local life and culture.

Today, you’ll trek towards the spiritual center of the region, Kyanjin Gompa. Upon reaching the gompa, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.

Spend the day exploring Kyanjin. Whether you choose to hike further up for more panoramic views, visit the local cheese factory, or simply rest and acclimate, it’s a day to enjoy at your own pace.

Start your descent back to Lama Hotel, retracing the same path. The downhill journey is a good time to take in the beautiful surroundings you may have missed during your ascent.

Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabrubesi, a delightful village where you can immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and culture.

The trail to Sing Gompa is a delightful mix of uphill climbs and flat terrain, offering beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.

One of the most anticipated days of your trek, you’ll ascend to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. The tranquil turquoise waters against the backdrop of snow-clad mountains is a sight to behold.

You’ll cross the highest point of your trek, the Lauribina Pass. Following a challenging climb, you’ll descend to the peaceful village of Thare Pati.

Continue your descent as you trek towards Kutumsang. This journey offers wonderful opportunities to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani, another charming village where you’ll experience rural Nepal’s tranquility and hospitality.

On the final day of your trek, you’ll head to Sundarijal. From here, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu, taking with you a heart full of memories from your amazing trek.

After spending a night in Kathmandu, it’s time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination, marking the end of your incredible Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

Includes/Excludes of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Cost includes of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van
  • 2 night’s accommodation in kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house, Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
  • Normal bus transportation (Kathmandu-Syabrubesi and Sundarijal -Kathmandu)
  • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • First aid medical kit
  • Langtang National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Cost excludes of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • 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 foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos and cash for visa.)
  • Personal expenses Wifi (if any), laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Extra hotel stays and meals in the city in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Tips for guides and porters expected.
  • Any other activities and/or items not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary

FAQs for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

How challenging is the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is considered moderately challenging. It’s suitable for those who are in good physical condition and have a decent level of fitness. You’ll be trekking for 5-7 hours each day over varied terrains, so some hiking or trekking experience is beneficial, but not mandatory.

What is the best time to go on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

The best seasons to embark on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek are pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November). During these periods, the weather is generally clear, offering excellent mountain views. However, for those seeking solitude and snow-covered landscapes, a winter trek is also possible, though you should be prepared for colder temperatures and challenging conditions.

What type of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

On the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you’ll be staying in traditional teahouses run by local villagers. These provide basic facilities, including a bed, blankets, and a shared bathroom. The teahouses also serve hearty meals to keep you energized during your trek.

Do I need any special equipment for the trek?

Yes, you’ll need basic trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, trekking poles, warm clothing, a rain jacket, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, water purification tablets, and a good backpack. It’s also recommended to bring a first-aid kit with personal medication.

Is altitude sickness a concern on this trek?

The highest point of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the Lauribina Pass at 4,600m. At such elevations, there is a risk of altitude sickness. It’s important to stay properly hydrated, go at your own pace, and not skip the acclimatization days in order to prevent it. If you feel unwell, let your guide know immediately.

What kind of food will be available during the trek?

The teahouses along the trail serve a variety of foods, including traditional Nepali meals like Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice), as well as pasta, potatoes, vegetables, pancakes, bread, and eggs. Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are also usually available.

Do I need a guide for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

While it’s possible to do the trek independently, it’s recommended to have a guide. A local guide can enrich your trekking experience by sharing insights about the local culture, traditions, and natural surroundings. They can also ensure your safety and well-being throughout the trek.

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