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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 13 Days

Duration

13 days

Group size

8-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Langtang region

Destination

Kathmandu, Syabru Besi, Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa, Rimche, Thulo Syabru, Chandanbari, Gosainkunda, Ghopte, Kutumsang, Chisapani, Sundarijal
Start/End point

Start/End point

kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

4380
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6 hrs
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
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Trip Highlights
  • Trekking through the Langtang Valley, you'll witness stunning mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Exploring the unique Tamang culture and interacting with friendly locals in traditional villages offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of the region.
  • Reaching the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, nestled amidst snow-capped peaks, provides a serene and spiritual experience.
  • Crossing the challenging Laurebina Pass, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
  • Camping in picturesque locations, including the high-altitude Kyangjin Ri, allows you to marvel at the starry night sky and feel a deep connection with nature.
  • Encountering rare wildlife like the red panda and musk deer in the Langtang National Park adds excitement and a touch of wilderness to your journey.
  • Visiting ancient monasteries and sacred sites, such as the Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gompa, offers a glimpse into the spiritual practices of the region.
  • Enjoying the warmth of the local hospitality and indulging in traditional Nepalese cuisine, including delicious momos and dal bhat, adds flavor to your trekking experience.
  • The breathtaking sunrise from Tserko Ri viewpoint, illuminating the entire Langtang Valley in golden hues, creates a magical and unforgettable moment.
  • The sense of accomplishment and fulfillment as you complete the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, knowing you've traversed through diverse landscapes and experienced the essence of the Himalayas.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a popular and scenic trekking route that combines the natural beauty of the Langtang Valley with the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda. Located in the Langtang National Park in the central region of Nepal, this trek offers a unique blend of stunning landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and religious significance.

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. From there, you'll follow a well-established trail that takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. The Langtang Valley is known for its picturesque beauty, with snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and alpine meadows creating a breathtaking backdrop throughout the journey.

As you ascend, you'll have the opportunity to witness panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 meters), and Ganesh Himal (7,422 meters). The mesmerizing mountain vistas and serene landscapes make for unforgettable moments during the trek.

One of the highlights of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the visit to the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes. These high-altitude lakes are believed to be holy by both Hindus and Buddhists and are a significant pilgrimage site. The trek takes you to Gosaikunda, a cluster of glacial lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The pristine turquoise waters and the tranquil atmosphere of the lakes create a sense of serenity and spirituality.

Throughout the trek, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with the friendly Tamang and Sherpa communities. The region is dotted with traditional villages, monasteries, and ancient Buddhist stupas, providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of the people. You'll have the chance to learn about their traditions, observe their daily way of life, and taste the local cuisine.

The accommodation during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is primarily in teahouses, which offer basic facilities and a comfortable place to rest. These teahouses also provide delicious meals, allowing you to refuel and enjoy local flavors along the way. The trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty, requiring a good level of fitness and some prior trekking experience.

By embarking on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, you'll discover the beauty of the Langtang region, experience the cultural richness of the local communities, and find solace in the sacred Gosaikunda Lakes. This trek offers a memorable adventure, combining natural wonders, cultural exploration, and spiritual significance, making it a rewarding journey for trekkers seeking a unique experience in the Himalayas.

Detailed Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,460m) Duration: 6-7 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel Trekkers Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  • Elevation: Syabrubesi

Commence the trek with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, offering beautiful views of rivers, terraced fields, and snow-capped peaks. Explore Syabrubesi, including riverside hot springs, and relax at Hotel Trekkers Inn.

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Day 2:

Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lama Guest House
  • Elevation: 2,470m

Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel, crossing Bhote Kosi and Langtang River. Pass through bamboo and birch forests, spotting local wildlife, and reach Lama Hotel village for an overnight stay.

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Day 3:

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,400m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Village View Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
  • Elevation: 3,430m

Continue trekking alongside Langtang River, ascending through dense forests. Register at Ghoda Tabela army check post, cross the river, and reach the scenic Langtang village, home to Tamang inhabitants.

4

Day 4:

Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,860m) Duration: 4-5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Namaste Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Elevation: 3,865m

Ascend through abandoned villages and meadows, enjoying panoramic views of the Himalayas. Reach Kyanjin Gompa, visit Kyajo Ri Viewpoint, and marvel at the mountain ranges. Optional trek to Langshisha Kharka and Tserko Ri.

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Day 5:

Acclimatization day at Kyanjin Gompa

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Namaste Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
  • Elevation: 3,865m

Acclimatization day at Kyanjin Gompa. Visit Yak cheese factory, Kyanjin Gompa Monastery, and trek to Langshisha Kharka and Tserko Ri for stunning mountain views. Return to Kyanjin Gompa for the evening.

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Day 6:

Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Rimche (3865 m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lama Guest House
  • Elevation: 2,470m

Descend from Kyanjin Gomba, passing Langtang Village and stopping for lunch at Ghora Tabela. Continue through dense forests to Rimche for an overnight stay.

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Day 7:

Trek from Rimche to Thulo Syabru(2,120m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel Ganesh Himal (room with attached bathroom)
  • Elevation: 2,210m

Descend to the banks of Langtang Khola, pass through rhododendron and bamboo forests, and enjoy views of Ganesh Himal. Cross a suspension bridge to Thulo Syabru village for the night.

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Day 8:

Trek from Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati (3,250m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Elevation: 3,654m

Gradually climb to Daragang, pass through hemlock and oak forest, and trek to Cholangpati. Experience the diverse flora and fauna, with possible sightings of the red panda.

 

9

Day 9:

Trek from Cholangpati to Gosainkunda (4,380m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namaste
  • Elevation: 4,380m

Climb to Gosainkunda, witnessing Langtang Himal and other peaks. Explore Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda lakes, considered sacred by Hindus. Enjoy mountain views and stay overnight at Hotel Namaste.

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Day 10:

Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,440m) Duration: 6-7 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namaste
  • Elevation: 4,610m

Cross Laurebina La High Pass, descending through a wide valley to High Camp and Phedi. Trek to Ghopte, passing through challenging terrains and enjoying mountain vistas.

11

Day 11:

Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2,470m) Duration: 6-7 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namaste
  • Elevation: Varies

Trek through groves of juniper, rhododendron, and pine to reach Kutumsang. Descend through a forest, passing Magin Goth and Kuala Bhanjyang, and arrive at Kutumsang for the night.

12

Day 12:

Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,175m) Duration: 6-7 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tashi Delek Guest Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
  • Elevation: 2,295m

Ascend and descend through picturesque landscapes to reach Chisopani. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains and stay at Tashi Delek Guest Lodge.

13

Day 13:

Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal then drive to Kathmandu(1,350m) Duration: 5-6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Driving Hours: 1hr
  • Accommodation: Not applicable

Trek to Sundarijal, passing through Shivapuri National Park. Take local transport to Kathmandu, concluding the trek with scenic views along the way.

Costing Details
What is Included in Cost ?
  •  Accommodations in Teahouse/lodge and three meals a day during the trek
  •  Experience trekking guide
  •  First Aid Kit
  • All the necessary paperwork and Langtang National Park entry permits
  • All government taxes during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • Trekking porter/ Sherpa to carry your bags during the trek, one porter shares between 2 trekkers
What is Excluded in Cost ?
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu
  • Tips for Porters/ tour guides
  •  All kinds of drinks during trips, hot showers in the tea house, and other extra services
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan international Airport – Kathmandu ($25 USD for 15 days visa)
  • Hot Shower and battery charging on the tea house.
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