Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek
Langtang Gosainkunda 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 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.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
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. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Drive to Syabru Besi (1460 meters).
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. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters).
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Trek to the Langtang Village (3300 meters).
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 meters).
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
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. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500 meters).
The trek retraces back to Lama Hotel via same route. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 meters).
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 09: Trek to Singompa (3250 meters).
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 Singompa. One of the first and the oldest cheese factory is one of the highlights of Singompa. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Trek to Gosaikunda (4300 meters).
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 Gosaikunda. It is one of the most sacred sites for Hindu people. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11: Cross Laurebinayak Pass (4610 meters) and trek to Ghopte (3430 meters).
An early morning ascent to the top of Laurebinayak Pass 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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 12: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (3490 meters).
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 13: Trek to Shermathang (2621 meters).
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 14: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 meters).
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. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu.
4 hours drive finally brings us back to Kathmandu and the afternoon can be spent by enjoying the luxuries of the city. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 16: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 17: Departure.
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. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 3 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
- All land transportations (a private car/bus).
- Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- Group First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.