Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Duration: 11 Days   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a mesmerizing trek in the Langtang region to the north of Kathmandu valley, which combines two different magnificent settings - Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake. This trek presents an exquisite opportunity to enjoy the ethnic hospitality, eye-catching Himalayan panoramas and the glacial Lakes along with the diversity of flora and fauna.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek begins from Syabrubesi. Following the Langtang River, you head to Lama Hotel and gradually to the Langtang valley through the beautiful rhododendron forest. Langtang valley has been described as the most beautiful valley by the famous British climber and explorer, Bill Tillman.

Although it was harmed to some extent during the earthquake in 2015, tourism has been revived again with the same striking mountain views and ethnic hospitality of the Langtang region. On the way you can see various floras and faunas as this region is immensely rich in bio-diversity.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek also offers some of the culturally important sites as Kyanjin Gompa, chhortens and the Buddhist prayer flags. Retracing to Lama Hotel, trek to Gosaikunda begins via Thulo Syabru and Lauribinayak. The magnificent vantage point of Lauribinayak provides splendid sunrise and sunset views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.

The sacred Gosaikunda Lake is a pilgrimage destination for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The lake is located at 4380 meters, so acclimatization is required for the Langtang Gosaikunda trekking. Retracing all the way to Dhunche, the trek ends and drive further to Kathmandu.

You may also like to read: Tamang Heritage Trek

Marvel Adventure organizes Langtang Gosaikunda trekking with the experienced guides and all the necessary arrangements. Either nature or cultural charmings, we are committed to make your trek truly amazing. Feel free to contact us for more details regarding this trek.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing of historical sites in Kathmandu
  • Exploring Langtang, the valley of Glaciers
  • Visiting Kyanjin Gompa, the ancient Buddhist monastery
  • Panaromic views of Mt. Langtang, Lang Sisa and Ganesh Himal
  • Exploring the holy Gosainkunda Lake

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive to Syabrubesi (1420m)
    We drive on a northern highway that climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuli valley. The journey will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and many more. Overnight at a local teahouse in Syabrubesi.
    • Day 2 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2340m)
      We start to walk and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1850m) where we stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. From here we again climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel for overnight.
      • Day 3 Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3480m)
        Today we have a beautiful walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around 3 hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lots of herbal. After lunch we walk another 3 hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we stop for the overnight stay.
        • Day 4 Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa (3870m)
          Today we start our trek leisurely for around 3 to 4 hours to visit Kyanjing Gompa, an ancient buddhist monastery. From here we have beautiful views of Mt.Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. In the evening we are going to visit the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses.
          • Day 5 Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa
            Today you may have full day of rest and relaxation at the surrounding area. You can enjoy the views or explore the local area or visit some highlights of Cherku-ri (5,150 meters), glacier walk or Langshisha Kharka depends on your interest.
            • Day 6 Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2340m)
              We retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel for overnight stay.
              • Day 7 Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (1900m)
                Today our trail heads through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birds on the route to Thulo Syabru. On the way we have marvelous view of Ganesh Himal. Thenwe go downhill following the river banks. Soon, we have to go uphill for couple of hours to get to the village at Thulo Syabru.
                • Day 8 Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m)
                  The day begins with a walk through dense forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari) which is our overnight spot. The trail from here is mostly uphill with typical Himalayan terrain with open areas giving excellent views. After arrival in hotel, we will enjoy visiting cheese factory as well as terrain forested landscape.
                  • Day 9 Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m)
                    Today we walk through wonderful trail to reach the holy Gosaikunda Lake passing Cholagpati and Lauribinayak. Even a short time spent here provides an insight into rural mountain lifestyles and the cultural contrasts between Hindu and Buddhist villages. Evening we are to going take a stroll around the lake and surrounding area as per your interest.
                    • Day 10 Gosaikunda to Dhunche
                      Today we trek downhill to Sing Gompa where we will have our lunch .Then we steeply trek downhill through the combination of several vegetation. We will cross the river on reaching the stream, and walk downstream. Then we will have a gentle walk up hill through the farm field to reach Dhunche for the overnight stay.
                      • Day 11 Drive back to Kathmandu
                        We will leave for Kathmandu early in the morning enjoying the beautiful countryside as we drive pass beautiful villages and hills on our way. The drive to Kathmandu is around 7 to 8 hours long. On reaching Kathmandu you can either rest in the hotel or roam around the vibrant Thamel city for more adventure.

                        What to Expect

                        • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                        • Government license holder guide 
                        • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                        • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
                        • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                        • All land transportation.
                        • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card
                        • Langtang National Park entry permit
                        • Comprehensive first aid kit
                        • All government taxes and official expenses
                        • International airfare and taxes
                        • Nepal entry visa fee
                        • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                        • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                        • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                        • All the expenses of personal nature
                        • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                        • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

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                        Useful Information

                        1. Insurance

                        Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                        2. Packing List

                        • Sunglasses
                        • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                        • Hat/Cap
                        • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                        • Fleece/Sweater
                        • Fleece Jacket
                        • Down Jacket
                        • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                        • Warm Gloves
                        • Hiking Boots
                        • 3-4 pairs of socks
                        • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                        • Torch light
                        • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                        • Small Hand Towel
                        • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                        3. Guide and Porter

                        We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                        4. Altitude Sickness

                        Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                        Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                        • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                        • Fatigue or weakness
                        • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                        • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                        • Insomnia
                        • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                        • Nosebleed
                        • Persistent rapid pulse
                        • Drowsiness
                        • General malaise

                        Prevention:

                        Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                        Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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