Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek

17
Days

Trip Facts

Highlights of the Treks

  • Breathtaking Himalayan views from Tsergo Ri.
  • Visit Popular pilgrimages lake Gosaikunda Lake.
  • Great combination trip Langtang & Gosaikunda.
  • One of the easy accessible treks in the country.

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.

Detail Itinerary

  • 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)

  • NOTE:

    ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

Includes

  • 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.

Excludes

  • 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.

Gear List

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.

Hiking boots
Socks
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Waterproof jacket
Sunhat
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Thermal gloves
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.
Antibacterial handwash
Small towel
Daypack, 25/30Litres
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
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.

Faqs

How do I know that your company is a legit company?
On the home page of our website, under the section, company profile, all the legal documents are present.
What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed up to a year.
How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not book more than one year ahead because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.
Can I customize trips to make them suite me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not harm your own chances of acclimatization on the trips.
Before a trek: What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.
What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of 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 a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.
How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients’ safety in even the wildest region of the country.
Is there any arrangement made for emergency while on trekking Tour?
In case of severe sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be rescued by a helicopter. 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 you for both- medical as well as emergency evacuation costs.
On a trek: How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food on lodge/ tea house trek. On Camping Trek our trekking cook will provide food cooked in our own camp.
I m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain tea house / lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide well take care at the time and on a camping trek our cook will care well for the vegetarian food.
How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.
What is the stander of gears use on camping trek?
We use stander quality of (Camping Gears) like tents, dining tents, mattress, etc on a camping trek, Also we provide proper warm jacket, trouser, shoes for the porters too.
Will I be able to charge my mobile and camera during the trek?
Lately, most of the teahouses on the trekking routes have electricity. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. However, on some teahouses which run on solar power, you would have to pay additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx.), in order to get your gadgets charged.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Now a day’s most of the major village cell phone is work however such a remote place cell phone does not work but land line phone is available. You can use land line Local phone to call to your relatives.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
You can’t use credit card on a trekking unless in a certain luxuries hotel.
Can I use foreign currency in the place I visit in trekking?
Well! You may use foreign currency during the trekking but exchange rate may not meet correct rate as city so we recommended you to take enough Nepali currency from Kathmandu where you can exchange.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Most of the place they have shower heated by gas and some places headed by solar so you can have shower paying extra cost. However in Camping trek our staffs will provide hot water in bucket for wash and shower.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
In every trekking our guide carries first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
Is Visit Himalaya's staff insured?
All our staffs are fully covered by Insurance and high altitude evacuation if necessary.
Do I get refund if trek finished earlier then the schedule?
After conformation your trip we manage our field staff giving them a full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not any refundable.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
We provide 2 in sharing porter for carry your gears in Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, for carry the loads. Our porter carry 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
Yes either you can store same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. More details of Nepal visa please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
About Tipping and Suggestion:-
This is a difficult thing to gauge. 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 to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs.
The best time to Visit Nepal - October to November :-
October to November also referred as the autumn season, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Nepal. Adding to the weather is also the festive season that falls in these months, Tihar, the festival of lights (also known as the festival of the brothers and sisters) being the highlight of the many festivals. The temperature can be hot in the days with clear sky with no rains and can be very pleasant for the views of the mountains.
December to February :-
December to February it is winter in Nepal in these 3 months in Nepal. High altitude trekking can be unbearable because of the freezing cold, with many treks with high passes being close at this time of the year. This could be easily the best time to visit and do some moderate treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek etc if a quiet, peaceful and less people on trails is your priority. The weather remains calm, rainfall is rare during these months and trekking is still very much possible and enjoyable as well.
March to May :-
March to May The spring season falls during this time and is easily the busiest time of the year in some parts, Everest Trekking trail in particular being the busiest region. The days can get really hot, at times temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark but the jungles with blossoming colourful Rhododendrons and other flowers with towering snow capped pinnacles at the background are an absolute delight to watch. March to May, along with October to November are the best months to trek in Nepal.
June to September:-
June to September The worst time to trek in Nepal as heavy rains, floods and landslides are common until mid September. However, places like the Upper Dolpo and upper parts of Mustang are the places to be at this time of the year because of the least rainfall in these areas. Apart from these areas, all other areas are a nuisance to trek during these times because of the rains and the problems like leeches, muddy trails, cancelled flights.

Notes

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.

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