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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Trip Duration 11 Days
Max-Altitude 4380
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Moderate
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 1290
US$ 1050 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a premier trekking experience that captures the essence of Nepal’s natural beauty and spiritual heritage. This captivating journey traverses through Langtang National Park. It culminates at the revered Gosaikunda Lake, offering breathtaking views of the towering Himalayan peaks, lush forests, and traditional Tamang villages.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

After breakfast, we drive north-west out of the Kathmandu Valley, with following the Trisuli River crossing beautiful Tamang villages of Betrawati and Dhunche. At Dhunche we sight the first view of Langtang Himal.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Our real Langtang Gosaikunda Trek will commence from this day from Syabrubesi the trail first descends then turns northwards, passing through woods, sometimes filled with monkeys. An ascending trail brings us to a junction with the trail from Thulo Syabru.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Langtang village is our next destination. In Langtang village, we can explore Tibetan culture and living style. The trail steeply ascent following the Langtang Khola, and climbs to Ghora Tabela (2,970m) where we can sight Langtang Lirung. After the village of Thangshep the valley opens out and at times some pleasant level sections give respite some. Overnight will be at a teahouse there.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

From Langtang our route cross yak pastures with following a wonderful stream. We can see Gengchempo(6,387m) a famous landmark of the east. As we continue to follow the trail pass some Tamang settlement of Mundu(3410m) and Sindum(3410m). After all 3 hours footwork finally takes us to Kyanjin Gompa a place which offers magnificent views of Langtang range and Langshisa.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

An acclimatization day helps us adjust to the high elevation. After our breakfast, we can climb to Tserko Ri and can have stunning views of Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and also the lirung Glacier. After lunch, we can explore around Kyanjing valley and can have a bite of Yak cheese in Yak cheese factory. As Kyanjin Ri(4,800m.) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) are spectacular viewpoints. Stay overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Today we retrace our steps back down the valley over the same route to Lama Hotel.(approx.6hrs). First trail descent to a river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek, you will pass through pine and Juniperus forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru(2,230m/ 7,316ft).

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

A gentle trekking day, our route first get to Bamboo Lodge, after then we head off the uphill trail to reach a marvelous Sherpa settlement of Thulo Syabru. Overnight at a guest house.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Very first we climb to Dursagang (2,550m), then take the way to Chandan Bari(3,250m) walking through rhododendron forest.The next village of note is Sing Gompa. The trail cuts across the ridge tops and reach Chalang Pati (3,380m). From there a short walk takes us to Laurebina which offers picturesque views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

The Gosaikunda Lake(4380 meters) the largest lake in that area and a lake devoted to Lord Shiva is our today’s destination. The ridge top trail (4,100m) brings us to where we can see the first of the lakes, Saraswati Kunda. We then pass rocky spur and a short distance forward we can see another Lake named Bhairabh Kunda. We will have enough time to explore around the beautiful lake. Overnight will be at a guest house.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Take your breakfast and tie your boot to walk down Sing Gompa. The trail descends and takes us to Sing Gompa(3,330). The trail some views of mountain Manaslu, Ganesh and Tibetan range which makes our walk worthwhile.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

Today is our final day of fabulous Langtang, Gosaikunda Trek. After breakfast, we walk all the way down to Dhunche. This trail goes through the jungle and passes some Tamang villages. After reaching Dhunche we take our lunch and take our bus to Kathmandu.


Added Insights

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • Permit Cards
  • TIMS Card
  • Transport to Kathmandu-Syabrubsei and Dhunche-Kathmandu tourist bus.
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 persons)
  • Bed and Breakfast during the trek
  • Trekking gears- Walking poll, sleeping bag, down jacket
  • Trekking route map
  • Nepali SIM card
  • First Aid Kit

What's Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal beverages and laundries
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter
  • Anything not mentioned above.
Good to Know

Essential Information - Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek itinerary spans 11 days. It covers an approximate distance of 85 kilometres, starting from Syabrubesi and traversing through Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa, and Gosaikunda Lake before concluding at Syabrubesi. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek map details the trekking route, highlighting the fascinating terrain, captivating flora and fauna, and breathtaking landscapes that await. This trek offers an opportunity to witness rare species such as the endangered red panda, Himalayan black bear, and musk deer in their natural habitat. The cost of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek varies depending on the season and the trekking company. However, it is generally an affordable adventure that promises an unforgettable Himalayan experience.
Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a popular trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal. It takes you through the beautiful Langtang Valley, past several high-altitude lakes, and over the Laurebina La Pass, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
The trek usually begins in Syabrubesi, which can be reached by bus from Kathmandu. From there, you will follow the Langtang Khola river, passing through small villages and forests of pine and rhododendron. As you gain altitude, you will pass through alpine meadows and eventually reach the Langtang Lirung Glacier.
The Langtang region is home to various flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and several endangered species, such as the red panda and the Himalayan black bear. As you trek through the region, you may spot various birds, such as the Himalayan monal and the lammergeier vulture.

Visit Sacred Gosaikunda Lake: A Holy Destination for Hindus and Buddhists during Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake, situated in Nepal’s Rasuwa district, is a sacred and pure holy lake that covers an area of 13.8 hectares and stands at an altitude of 4,380 meters above sea level. The lake is believed to have the power to purify the soul and wash away the sins of those who dip in its waters. During the August Janai-Purnima festival, devotees gather worldwide to change their sacred threads and offer prayers to Lord Shiva at the holy lake.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva created Gosaikunda Lake when he thrust his Trishula (Trident) into a mountain to extract the water to calm his poisonous throat. The lake is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva and Gauri. It remains one of the pilgrimage places for Hindus and Buddhists, with devotees trekking for the holy dip.
Gosaikunda Lake is mentioned in various Hindu scriptures, such as Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, and the epics of Mahabharat and Ramayan. With its rich history and spiritual significance, Gosaikunda Lake remains a prominent destination for those seeking a deeper connection with their faith, and Langtang Gosaikunda Trek includes visiting this lake.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek: A Premier 11-Day Trekking Experience through Nepal’s Natural Beauty and Spiritual Heritage

  • Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a premier trekking experience that captures the essence of Nepal’s natural beauty and spiritual heritage.
  • The trek spans 11 days, covering approximately 85 kilometres, starting from Syabrubesi and traversing through Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa, and Gosaikunda Lake before concluding at Syabrubesi.
  • The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek map details the trekking route, highlighting the fascinating terrain, captivating flora and fauna, and breathtaking landscapes that await.
  • The trek offers an opportunity to witness rare species such as the endangered red panda, Himalayan black bear, and musk deer in their natural habitat.
  • The cost of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek varies depending on the season and the trekking company, but it is generally an affordable adventure that promises an unforgettable Himalayan experience.
  • The best months to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek are from September to November and from March to May when the weather is clear and dry.
  • Gosaikunda Lake is a holy site for Hindus and Buddhists and is considered a place of great religious significance.
  • Tibetan and Nepalese cultures influence the culture and traditions of the people living in the Langtang region, particularly the local Tamang people.
  • The Langtang region is home to various flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and several endangered species.

Discover Nepal’s Natural Beauty and Cultural Heritage with the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek: Best Seasons to Trek for Stunning Views and Safe Adventure

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal’s Langtang region, known for its stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage. The best time to do this trek is from September to November and from March to May when the weather is clear and dry. During these months, you can expect mild temperatures and clear skies, providing unobstructed views of the breathtaking landscapes and towering Himalayan peaks. Choosing the right season is essential to maximise your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.
On the other hand, the monsoon season from June to August brings heavy rainfall and clouds, making the trek more challenging and dangerous. Similarly, the winter season from December to February brings snow and cold temperatures, making the high-altitude trek more difficult. Therefore, planning your Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek during the best seasons is advisable to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
From dense forests of rhododendrons to alpine meadows and from Tamang villages to the holy Gosaikunda Lake, the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek promises an unforgettable adventure. By trekking during the best seasons, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Langtang region’s stunning natural beauty and discover its unique spiritual and cultural heritage. So, plan your trip accordingly and experience the best of what this region has to offer.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek: Indulge in Diverse Food Options

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek offers diverse foods to suit every palate. Trekkers can enjoy traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and continental, Indian, and Tibetan cuisines. Remember that food availability may vary depending on the year of travel and the location of the teahouse, so it’s always a good idea to carry some extra snacks to ensure you have enough energy for the trek. With plenty of options, you can refuel after a long day of trekking with delicious and nourishing meals.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek: Discover Basic but Cozy Teahouses

When embarking on the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek, it’s important to note that the teahouses along the route provide basic amenities for trekkers. While the accommodations may be simple with a bed and blanket, some teahouses may also offer shared bathrooms with basic facilities like squat toilets and bucket showers.
Meals served at the teahouses are typically basic but nourishing, consisting of rice, lentils, vegetables, and occasionally meat. Snacks like noodles, biscuits, and tea or coffee may also be available. Still, it’s worth keeping in mind that the availability of food and supplies may vary depending on the season and the location of the teahouse.
Despite the basic amenities, teahouses are an integral part of the trekking experience in the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake region. They offer a warm, comfortable place to rest, recharge, and connect with other trekkers. It’s always wise to carry extra supplies, such as warm clothing and snacks, to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience.
Stay Hydrated and Eco-Friendly on Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek
While bottled water is available at some teahouses along the route, using a reusable water bottle and purifying tap or boiled water with water purification tablets or a water filter is a more sustainable option. This eco-friendly solution reduces plastic waste and ensures access to safe drinking water throughout the trek. Moreover, staying hydrated helps prevent altitude sickness and maintain energy levels while trekking. With these simple tips, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake region while staying healthy and environmentally conscious.

Experience Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trekking at an Affordable Price with Our Quality Services for Small Groups

If you’re looking for a top-notch trekking experience in the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake region, look no further than our trekking services. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality experiences for groups of up to 10 people at an affordable price. For groups of 1 to 4 pax, the trek cost is US$ 890, while for 5 to 10 pax, it’s US$ 790. We take pride in our commitment to delivering the best trekking services in Nepal. Our smaller group sizes allow us to maintain our standards while providing personalized attention to each trekker. With our expertise, you can be confident that you’ll have an unforgettable and safe trekking experience in the stunning Langtang Gosaikunda Lake region, all without breaking the bank.

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