Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the enjoyable treks in Nepal, exploring typical Nepalese hilly villages, in valleys of Langtang and Helambu. Villages with terraced fields, Rhododendron jungles are common sights at the start and the end of the trek. The trails are well maintained and pass through forests, meadows and pasture lands with yaks and small settlements of different ethnic group. With each day, the change in landscape, views and also in culture and religion can be experienced.
Tsergo Ri in Langtang valley offer views of Langtang Lirung (7227 meters), Dorje Lhakpa (6966 meters), Yala Peak (5520 meters), Shishapangma and few other smaller peaks as well. Equally fascinating Gosaikunda Lake and lovely hilly villages of Helambu further enhances the reputation of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. In brief, towering mountain views from Lang Sisha Kharka and Tsergo Ri (5033 meters), the peaceful and holy lakes of Gosaikunda, and the warm and cheerful hospitality of the local people stands out in Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. It combines Langtang Trek, Gosainkunda Lake Trek and Helambu Trek and turns into a single but more exciting and fun trek.
One can enjoy the sub-tropical, tropical and alpine vegetation during this two-week trek with the views of mountains at a close proximity and also at a distant horizon at the latter stages of the trek. Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the easily accessible treks in the country and a popular trek among the trekkers who want to trek somewhere other than the Annapurna and Everest region of Nepal.
Popular for pilgrims Gosaikunda Lake Trek is one of the classic treks in Langtang region of Nepal. Gosainkunda Lake trek can be combining with Langtang valley trek or can be done just separately if a traveler has run out of time. Marvelous views of the Himalayas like Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal massif; rich Buddhist culture, breathtaking landscapes and holy Gosainkunda Lakes are the high light of the trips. Gosainkunda Lake trek can be done around the year because Langtang and Gosainkunda Lake is nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu so it is easy excess option with trek start from Sundarijal just a corner of Kathmandu valley or Dhunche about 5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Visit Himalaya Treks definite to Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek Moderate categories because it is not hard treks as like comparing with other popular treks in Nepal. Any travelers who can walk per day 4 to 6 hours they can join Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel. We drive to Syabru Besi via Dhunche. After Dhunche, the drive continues on a secondary road. It takes around 7 hours to reach Syabru Besi.
The trek starts with an ascent through a forests and passes through Bamboo and Rimche and closely follows Langtang River till Rimche. A brief climb leads to Lama Hotel ending the first day’s trek. (5 hours)
A gradual climb continues throughout the day and passes through a couple of teahouses at Ghoda Tabela. Slowly but steadily the trek enters the valley and ends at Langtang Village. (5 hours)
The trek continues to travel further in the valley and finally ends at the end of the valley. The day is relatively short as the trek enters into higher elevations. Langtang Lirung towers above the valley and provides a spectacular scenery. (4 hours)
The day can be used to explore the area and for acclimatization. A morning climb of Tsergo Ri (5033 meters) provides stunning mountain panoramas. Afternoon can be enjoyed by visiting old monasteries of the village.
The trek retraces back to Lama Hotel via same route. (5-6 hours)
The trek switches to descend mode in the morning and starts to climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Thulo Syabru. This is also one of the biggest settlement of the region and also provides fantastic views of Langtang. (5 hours)
A steep climb starts the day and stays steep for the most part of the day. Climbing through forests leads to Dursagang where more mountain vistas open up as a reward of the hard work from the morning. More climbing follows all the way up to Chandanbari also known by Shin Gompa. One of the first and the oldest cheese factory is one of the highlights of Shin Gompa. (5 hours)
Again, a climb starts the day, as the trek now enters into the alpine region leaving the tree lines behind. A steep climb in the morning turns into a more easier terrain in the afternoon and leads to the lakes of Gosainkunda Lake. It is one of the most sacred sites for Hindu people. (5 hours)
An early morning ascent to the top of Laurebinayak Pass (4610 meters) is followed by a steep drop into a new valley as the trek leaves Langtang region and enters Helmabu Region. The top of the pass offers one of the best views of the trek. (6-7 hours)
Apart from a climb sandwiched in between two long periods of downhill, the day is spent mostly going downhill. The new and interesting valley of Helambu offers views of new mountains of the eastern part of the country. The day ends at Melamchi Gaon, another huge settlement surrounded by forests and inhabited mostly by the Sherpas. (6 hours)
Trek to Shermathang is the longest day of the trek. A descent leads to Tarkeghyang, another big settlement of the valley that also boasts the oldest monastery of the region. After Tarkeghyang a relatively easy terrain follows and ends at Shermathang. (8-9 hours)
The trek continuously loses elevations and passes through terraced fields for most part of the day. After passing through several villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, the day and the trek ends at Melamchi Pul Bazaar about 3 hours and continue drive back to Kathmandu.
A full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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Visit Himalaya Treks is one of the best trekking company in Nepal. My first trek with them was in 2019 (Manaslu circuit) and this time around we did Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. Everything was planned to perfection. Himal provided great options to us as we shared our requirements. We had an absolutely incredible guide (Ngima Sherpa) who took care of us like family. We stayed in really good tea houses and Ngima made sure we got fresh fruits throughout the trek!
I would highly recommend them for any trek in Nepal. May-03-17-2022
We had a great experience trekking for 12 days in the Langtang Valley. Our guide, Ngima Sherpa was an excellent guide, friend and host. He went the extra mile to ensure that we have a wholesome trek. There were some hiccups that materialized due the weather, logistics and other factors, but having Ngima around ensured that we quickly were able to find an alternate route, or solution to the problem.
The hospitality, knowledge and excellence of this trekking company is unquestionable. I have spoken to few other trekkers during my journey and have understood that we had an above average experience. Also, Langtang valley in itself was beautiful, untouched and a grand spectacle of nature that one should witness in their lifetimes.
Would highly recommend Visit Himalaya Treks for your next trek in Nepal.
On recommendation booked with visit Himalaya Treks.
First contact was via the mail. What a service! Quick response and everything was arranged when I came to the agency. Together with guide Lok we did the tamang heritage trail and gosaikunda. This was totally super. Good combination between culture and nature. To bad that there are less toerist after the earthquake. Because the villages are still beautiful (different but still details left) and the Tamang people are lovely. The days varied from 5 to 6 hours. This was perfect because we had time in the afternoon to visit things or just to rest. Thank you Lok and visit Himalaya Treks. I would definitely make another booking in the future. Marleen Timmers from Nederland 29th Nov, 2017 Really nice people en amazing trekking.
From 2 till 15 November 2019, I completed the Langtang, Gosainkund, Helambu trek, with Shambhu Tamang as my guide. As before, Himal Tamang of Visit Himalaya Treks provided excellent overall management and made all necessary permit and road travel arrangements. The trek itself was a wonderful experience, with Shambhu as an excellent companion, who made the trip special. The trek up to Tsergo Ri, just short of 5000 mtrs elevation, was the highlight of the trek! We were lucky to have a perfectly clear morning during the walk up from Kyanjin Gomba to the top! The trek from Kyanjin to Gosainkund took several days of thoroughly enjoyable walking and very pleasant stays in various lodges along the way. Walking over the Laurabina pass, over 4600 mtrs elevation, into the Helambu areas was another highlight. I highly recommend Visit Himalaya Treks, and guide Shambhu, if you also would like to experience this trek! November -2019.
Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Helambu Trek
Just back from the Langtang-Gosainkund-Helambu trek, organized by Visit Himalaya Treks. It was fantastic! We were very happy with guide Man Kumar and porter Kumar. Compliments for Himal and his team. They were accurate, reliable and communicative. By inviting us in his home, he made the attention very personal. Himal even brought us to the airport, five days after finishing the trek. Excellent service. We heartily recommend Visit Himalaya Treks! 20th Apr, 2012.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced with our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
Average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip starts which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well-equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staff will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
This is a difficult thing for Judge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.