Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the most enjoyable treks in Nepal, exploring typical Nepalese hilly villages, in the valleys of Langtang and Helambu. Villages with terraced fields and 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 groups. With each day, the change in landscape, views, and also in culture, and religion can be experienced.
Tsergo Ri in Langtang Valley offers views of Langtang Lirung (7227 meters), Dorje Lhakpa (6966 meters), Yala Peak (5520 meters), Shishapangma, and a few other smaller peaks as well. Equally fascinating Gosaikunda Lake and the lovely hilly villages of Helambu further enhance 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 stand 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 close proximity and also at a distant horizon at the latter stages of the trek. Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is one of the most easily accessible treks in the country and a popular trek among 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 the Langtang region of Nepal. The Gosainkunda Lake trek can be combined with the 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 the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu so it is an easy excess option with a trek starting 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. Travelers who can walk per day for 4 to 6 hours can join the Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek.
Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek's Short Itinerery
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters).
Day 02: Drive to Syabru Besi (1460 meters).
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters).
Day 04: Trek to the Langtang Village (3300 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 meters).
Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 meters).
Day 09: Trek to Chandanbari (3330 meters).
Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4380 meters).
Day 11: Cross Laurebinayak Pass (4610 meters) and trek to Ghopte (3530 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Shermathang (2590 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 meters) and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure.
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.
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Visit Himalaya Treks is one of the best trekking companies in Nepal. My first trek with them was in 2019 (Manaslu circuit) and this time around we did the 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 had a wholesome trek. There were some hiccups that materialized due to 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 a 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 lifetime.
Would highly recommend Visit Himalaya Treks for your next trek in Nepal. May-03-17-2022.
On recommendation booked with visit Himalaya Treks.
The 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 fewer tourists 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 to 15 November 2019, I completed the Langtang, Gosainkund, and 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 meters 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 meters elevation, into the Helambu areas was another highlight. I highly recommend visiting Himalaya Treks, and guiding 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 to 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.