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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 15 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring/ Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 to more....

Duration

15 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Moderate / Adventure

Maximum Altitude

5000m

Accommodation

Local Tea House

Meal

Available delicious food

Region

Langtang Region

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking/ Sightseeing

Destination

Langtang valley and Gosaikunda till Sundarijal

Trip Starts

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trips Ends

Kathmandu, Nepal

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is  such a beautiful moderate trek that is an excellent option. Prior trekking experience is always helpful but it is not an absolute necessity as most physically fit and healthy people can perform this trek without any issues. The highest point of the trek is reached at the Tsergo Ri (5,000m).

Gosaikunda is wonderful known as a sacred holy pilgrim region. It is for both the believer of Hinduism and shamanism. People believe that once to take a shower in this holy Gosaikunda Lake, all wash your pain, sorrows, and sins will be gone.

 

Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Beauty: Marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Langtang region, featuring snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and dense alpine forests.
  • Langtang National Park: Explore the diverse flora and fauna of Langtang National Park, home to rare Himalayan wildlife like red pandas and Himalayan thars.
  • Gosainkunda Lakes: Discover the sacred Gosainkunda Lakes, offering a serene atmosphere for spiritual reflection amidst the Himalayan mountains.
  • Kyanjin Gompa: Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, nestled amidst towering peaks, and immerse yourself in its spiritual ambiance.
  • Helambu Valley: Trek through picturesque villages of the Helambu Valley, known for their cultural heritage, terraced fields, and rustic charm.
  • Tamang Heritage Trail: Experience the vibrant culture of the Tamang ethnic group as you traverse their ancestral homeland, encountering traditional villages and cultural rituals.
  • Mountain Passes: Conquer high mountain passes like Laurebina Pass and Gosainkunda Pass, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Teahouse Accommodations: Enjoy the cozy hospitality of Nepalese teahouses, where you can savor delicious meals and relax after a day of trekking.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Langtang region, learning about local customs and festivals from indigenous communities.
  • Adventure: Embark on an exhilarating journey through remote mountain trails, crossing suspension bridges and rugged terrain, and experiencing the raw beauty of the Himalayas firsthand.

Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek Overview

Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek is a beautiful and popular journey in Nepal through lush forests, antiquated villages, ample wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. The trip on drive starts from Kathmandu, the city of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to Syabrubesi, a Tamang village on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River.

Then, you can start your trekking from here and reach Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri from where you can get tremendous views of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range, reach Gosainkunda, a revered place of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. The water from Gosainkunda Lake is believed to have magical healing powers. 

After that, you can pass by a few more lakes, cross the Laurebina Pass and reach the Helambu Valley. You can be at the top of Ama Yangri (3,800m) from where you can see and feel the view of the Himalayas from the top and Poon Hill are rivals.

Moreover, you can see Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges seem so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. We continue trekking in the Helambu region. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organize this 15 Days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Difficulty 

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a moderate difficulty trek that is an excellent option as base camp trekking for beginners. Prior trekking experience is always helpful but it is not an absolute necessity as most physically fit and healthy people can perform this trek without any issues. The highest point of the trek is reached at the Tserko Ri (5,000m).

The trekking hours average at around 5-6 hours trekking per day. Altitude sickness is a possibility on this trek as we have to trek at fairly high altitudes. As such, proper acclimatization is always welcome as part of the trekking plan and itinerary.

Best Seasons for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang & Gosainkunda Trek is best performed during the Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) seasons. These are the perfect periods to enjoy the amazing mixture of scenery, culture and adventure available on the Langtang & Gosainkunda Trek. The clear skies with stunning mountain vistas as well as the pleasant weather and blooming nature will certainly leave a good impression on you.

Winter season is also a good choice for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, especially if you are looking to enjoy the crisp views of snowcapped peaks. Monsoon trekking is possible, but we don’t generally recommend it due to the unpredictable weather and rainfall.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA and pick up by transfer at hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plan

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, meet up with our representative who will be waiting for you with signboards of your name. They will welcome you to Nepal and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can rest at your hotel or come visit our office if time permits.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syaphru Besi (1460m) by jeep 7hrs over night at lodge.

After breakfast, our journey begins with a full day drive to the trailhead at Syabrubesi. The journey of 7-8 hours takes us through typical Nepali landscape and scenery and we will notice the roads turning rougher as we near the Langtang valley. Even on the first day of our journey, we can witness some amazing views of the mountain peaks including Ganesh Himal and Manaslu as long as the weather favors us. Our overnight stay will be at a lodge in the village of Syabrubesi.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 1460

Day 3 : Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama hotel (2470m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

Finally, our trek starts on the third day as we leave Syabrubesi for Lama Hotel. Heading out after breakfast, we will cross the Bhote Koshi via a suspension bridge and climb through the forested trails of oak and rhododendron to reach Rimche. This pleasant walk through the forests offers a superb chance to explore the rich biodiversity and wildlife of the region. From Rimche, we will trek shortly further to Lama Hotel.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 4 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3540m.) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

The trek leads us further into the Langtang valley today as we first climb to Ghoda Tabela. Chortens and Mani walls will be plentiful on the trail today offering a succinct taste of the culture of the locals. Once we reach Ghoda Tabela, we will be treated to a pleasing view of the Langtang Himal Range. Our overnight stay will be at the Tamang village of Langtang.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3540

Day 5 : Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3850m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge

We will trek further into the Langtang Valley as we tread past the lush valleys and forests of the Langtang National Park towards Kyanjin Gompa. Today’s trek is mostly an ascent, albeit a gentle one as we start by heading out of the village. Enjoy some stunning views of the icefall along Kyanjin Ri as well as Langtang Lirung (7,246m) today. Similar to before, we will make our way along the trail laden with chortens and mani walls and eventually reach Kyanjin Gompa. We can go for some light exploration around Kyanjin Gompa today but we will save the bulk of it for the following day.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3850

Day 6 : Early in the morning hiking up to Tserko Ri (5000m),9hrs.up and down over night at lodge

Today, we walk to Tserko-Ri (5000 m) and spend the entire day exploring the surrounding which will enable us to change per the high altitude. Moving uphill to the Tserko-Ri we can get an excellent perspective on Langtang Himal range. We climb back to Kyanjin Gompa by late evening and visit the yak cheese factory. We will get an opportunity to test cheese and curd.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 5000

Day 7 : Trek down from Kyangjn Gompa to Lamahotel (2470 m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

We will begin our trek after having breakfast and enjoying the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Following the same trail follow to the Langtang Khola to reach Langtang and after that to Ghodatabela. After having lunch, we will proceed with our journey to Lama Hotel.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 8 : Trek from Lamahotel to Thulosyaphru Village (2210m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

  1. After having breakfast, we will hike back to Thulo syabru. The trail is mostly downhill through the Bamboo and Rhododendron forests. It is easier to walk down rather than going up. After crossing the suspension bridge, we gradually move toward the Thulo syabru.
Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2210

Day 9 : Trek from Thulosyaphru Village to Sing Gompa (3300m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge.

After morning breakfast, we begin our walk moving uphill through Bamboo, oak, and Rhododendron forest. Then we will pass several villages to arrive sing Gompa also known as 'Chandan Bari'. Sing Gompa is also famous for its cheese.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3300

Day 10 : Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4380m) 6hrs Overnight at lodge

Explore one of the major highlights of the trek today with the hike to Gosainkunda Lake. Along the trail, you will be able to enjoy views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and even Annapurna. After some hours of trekking on the sloppy trail, you’ll pass Sara Swati Kund and arrive at Gosainkunda. Spend the afternoon exploring the holy lake and relaxing in its premises. In the evening, head to the village on its northern side for overnight stay.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4380

Day 11 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Lauribinayak pass (4610m) 8hrs overnight at lodge

After viewing the beautiful sunrise from Gosaikunda, we will start our trek for the day to the village of Gopte. We will do the Lauribina La pass first which is also the highest point of our trek. Crossing three small lakes in the way, we will start our uphill rocky climb to Lauribina Pass. Once in the top, you can have an incredible 360-degree view of rocky hills and snow-capped mountains touching the horizon. After spending some time in the Pass, we will start our descent to the village of Gopte. Rest for the day in a lodge once you are in Gopte. Helambu region begins once on the other side of Lauribina La pass.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 4380

Day 12 : Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2470m) 7hrs. Over night at lodge

Our trek for today is to the village of Kutumsang is mostly downhill and through a lush sub-tropical forest. The trek is refreshing and walking down in the ridge we can have a spectacular view of DorjeLakpa and Shisha Psangma (8027 m) mountains. Crossing Magin Goth in the way we will walk further to the Kutumsang village today. Overnight at a lodge in Kutumsang village.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 13 : Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2215m) 8hrs. overnight at lodge

Chisapani is one of the most preferred day hike selection from Kathmandu. This trekking route includes this amazing destination as it promises many scenic, natural, and cultural delights. One can say that these trails highlight the beauty of the Helambu region as a whole. We will walk up and down the green hills to reach the natural viewpoint of Chisapani. We can have a fantastic view of the far and wide hills and mountains from here. This Picturesque setting is perfect for losing yourself and plunging into Natures lap in Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Chisapani.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2215

Day 14 : Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal (1310m.) 7hrs. and drive to hotel with B/B plan

Our last day of the trek starts with an amazing sunrise view from your hotel in Chisopani. We will walk to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu today. You will pass through multiple settlements where you can take brief stops to try some of the local snacks here. After reaching Sundarijal, you will take a private cab back to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, you can enjoy the nightlife and do some souvenir shopping near your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 15 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is officially concluded today. If you would like to extend your holiday with any other treks or tours, please feel free to contact us. If you have a flight to catch today, our representative will escort you to TIA approximately three hours before the flight time. Best wishes from Mountain Layers Treks and farewell!

Food Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with stander bed & breakfast
  • Your meal (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the trek ,
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge .
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking

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FAQs

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekking pace.

The best time to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the views are clear. These months offer pleasant temperatures and optimal trekking conditions.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While the trek involves some steep ascents and descents, it is suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and trekking experience. However, it's essential to be prepared for varying terrain and altitude changes.

Trekkers will need to obtain the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card, which can be arranged through a licensed trekking agency in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially when trekking to higher elevations such as Gosaikunda Lake (4,380m) and Laurebina Pass (4,610m). It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Accommodation along the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek consists mainly of teahouses or guesthouses operated by local communities. These provide basic facilities such as dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms and simple meals. Camping options are also available for those seeking a more remote experience.

Yes, hiring a licensed guide or porter is highly recommended for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain or traveling solo. Guides can provide valuable assistance with navigation, cultural insights, and safety, while porters can help carry heavy backpacks, allowing trekkers to enjoy the journey more comfortably.

Additional Information

01. Trekking Route Options: The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers various route options, including the classic Langtang Valley trek combined with a side trip to the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes. Trekkers can choose from different itineraries ranging from 10 to 14 days, depending on their time constraints and preferences.

02. Altitude Considerations: While the highest point of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is Laurebina Pass at 4,610 meters, most of the trek is conducted at elevations below 4,000 meters. However, trekkers should still be aware of altitude-related risks and take necessary precautions, such as acclimatization and staying hydrated.

03. Cultural Highlights: The Langtang region is home to ethnic Tamang and Sherpa communities, each with its own unique culture and traditions. Trekkers will have the opportunity to interact with locals, visit traditional villages, and learn about their way of life, adding depth to the trekking experience.

04. Weather and Climate: Weather conditions in the Langtang region can be unpredictable, with temperatures varying greatly depending on the season and altitude. Trekkers should be prepared for potential rain, wind, and even snow, especially during the winter months. Layered clothing and waterproof gear are essential.

05. Solo vs. Group Trekking: While solo trekking is possible on the Langtang Gosaikunda route, many trekkers opt to join organized group tours or hire guides for added safety and convenience. Group treks offer camaraderie, shared experiences, and the expertise of experienced guides, making them a popular choice for many travelers.

06. Environmental Conservation: The Langtang region is a fragile ecosystem that requires careful preservation. Trekkers are encouraged to practice responsible trekking by minimizing waste, avoiding single-use plastics, and respecting local customs and wildlife. Leave-no-trace principles should be followed to ensure the sustainability of the trekking route for future generations.

07. Emergency Preparedness: It's essential for trekkers to be prepared for emergencies during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Carrying a basic first aid kit, communication device (such as a satellite phone or emergency beacon), and knowing how to recognize and respond to altitude sickness and other medical issues can be lifesaving in remote mountain environments.

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