Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Cost

$ 1130

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the most popular spiritual treks in Nepal, especially among domestic trekkers. Gosainkunda lies in the Langtang region which is proud of having Nepal’s first…

Duration

16 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

Moderate

Max altitude

N / A

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

3-Star Hotels and Lodges

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

1-16

Overview

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek


Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the most popular spiritual treks in Nepal, especially among domestic trekkers. Gosainkunda lies in the Langtang region which is proud of having Nepal’s first Himalayan national park also known as Langtang National Park. Langtang Gosainkunda trekking offers you the spectacular natural sceneries, a glimpse of panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, diverse flora and fauna, and rare wild animals. Not only this, trekkers while trekking in Langtang Gosainkunda gets the opportunities to explore the old monasteries, ethnic settlements, lakes, glaciers, and so on. Among other trekking regions in Nepal, Langtang Gosainkunda trek is one of the shortest treks in Nepal. Enjoy the waterfalls, streams, hills, and mountainous views on the trekking trail of Langtang Gosainkunda! Langtang Gosainkunda trek in Nepal offers you the breathtaking scenic beauty of about 108 lakes in the vicinity that bestride at an altitude of 4,380m. The entire Langtang region is famous for Gosainkunda Lake which is considered as the holiest lake of Nepal. Over 25,000 Hindu and Buddhist followers visit Gosainkunda on a special occasion known as “Janai Purnima” that falls on August. According to Hindu mythologists, Gosainkunda lake is well-known as the holy place to wash off the sins and pains of human beings. This lake is oligotrophic because of which fewer marine animals survive. The interesting fact about this lake is it is frozen during the winter season (December to February) because of which it is famous as the “Frozen Lake of Nepal”. Witness the purity of Gosainkunda lake!

THE TREKKING TRAILS TO LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA

Located in the north of the Kathmandu valley, trekking in Langtang Gosainkunda provides you the trekking trails covered with the spectacularly terraced slopes, diverse flora and fauna, dense forests decorated with pine trees, bamboo, rhododendron flowers, oak, and so on. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek provides you one-day sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that lies in the Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and so on. Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest Hindu Temple lies at the bank of Bagmati River, Patan Durbar Square is the old city of the Kathmandu Valley. Whereas Boudhanath Stupa is the world’s biggest Buddhist Stupa and Swayambhunath is popular as the Monkey Temple. Furthermore, the trekking trails pass through the delightful forest, beautiful mountainous scenario, and lush wild nature. As a leading travel company in Nepal, Master Himalaya is famous for professional and friendly tour guides and better arrangements.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.
    Included Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Trek Preparation

    After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.
    Included Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syarbubesi (1550m) [7/8-Hours]

    We wake up early morning and catch a ride to Syarbubesi, from where we intend to start our trekking. The journey is beautiful with rocky landscape and hill views on the way. The bus stops at various places for short toilet breaks, lunch and permit checks.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Syarbubesi

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04: Trek from Syarbubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m) [7/8-Hours]

    We will start early after morning breakfast. After getting our permits checked at the entry, we will cross the suspension bridge and continue along the trail. We will pass through thick forest and village clusters until reaching Lama Hotel (a tea-house cluster popular in the region).

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Lama Hotel

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu (3543m) [6/7-Hours]

    Our gradually ascend Langtang Valley throughout the day. Cross the horse stable known as "Ghoda Tabela", National Park posts and large meadows before we reach a large ruin of Langtang Village. We cross the rocky ruin and continue until we reach Mundu.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Mundu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m) [4/5-Hours]

    Start a relatively short trek towards the beautiful village of Kyangjin Gompa. The village is named after a monastery of the same name. We pass through several water mills, prayer wheels, sacred rocks and inscriptions that reflect the ancient Tibetan culture. After reaching Kyangjin Gompa, spend the rest of the day exploring the village, monasteries and cheese factories in the region, along with beautiful panorama of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Peak and other mountains.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Kyangjin Gompa

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    Day 07: Acclimatization / Explore Tserko Ri (5000m) [7/8-Hours]

    We will have an early morning breakfast and start climbing and exploring Tserko Ri. The idea is to get to the top by the sunrise. The journey will take from 2.5 to 3 hours. The views of the Langtang and Ganesh Mountain Range is magnificent. Don't miss this. On the way, we will come across large fields/slopes of yak pastures that stretch all the way to the top of the ridge. After descent, we will spend the rest of the day exploring the town, visiting the cheese factory, and celebrating the night before preparing for a return trip next day.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Kyanjin Gompa

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    Day 08: Trek from Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel [6/7-Hours]

    After breakfast, we find our way towards Lama Hotel, gradually descending along the Langtang Valley. Descending will be challenging and hiking poles will be very useful. Enjoy the panoramic vistas and rocky terrains along with bustling Langtang river on your left.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Lama Hotel

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 9

    Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2230m) [5/6-Hours]

    Ascend to Rimche Village and later descend to Langtang Khola, followed by another ascend until we reach Thulo Syarbu. On the way, enjoy the view of a beautiful waterfall above the altitude of 2200 meters.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Thulo Syabru

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 10

    Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa [3/4-Hours]

    For acclimatization purpose, we will limit our trek to 3/4 hours depending on our pace and ending our day's journey at the village of Shin Gompa. The journey will be beautiful as we pass several chortens on the way.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Shin Gompa

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 11

    Day 11: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda (4460m) [5/6-Hours]

    To reach Gosainkunda from Shin Gompa, we will have to pass two lakes. Enjoy the beautiful and stunning views of Mount Ganesh, Manaslu, Annapurna and of course, the Langtang Peak. Gosainkunda is a religiously popular pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhists. The lake is crowded with Hindu followers during the full moon of August every year. Enjoy the mountain views and serenity of the lake for the rest of the day.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Gosainkunda

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 12

    Day 12: Trek from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa [5/6-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will start descending towards our previous destination, Sing Gompa. The journey will last for 5-6 hours depending on our pace.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Sing Gompa

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 13

    Day 13: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche [5/6-Hours]

    After breakfast, we continue descending towards Dhunche, a small town center that we passed on our bus before reaching Syabrubesi on the arrival day. We will spend the rest of the day at Dhunche in one of the comfortable lodges that provide hot shower.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Lodge (Tea-house) / Dhunche

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 14

    Day 14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu [8/9-hours]

    We will catch an early morning bus from Dhunche towards Kathmandu after breakfast. It will take us around 9 hours to reach Kathmandu. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, we will transfer to a 3-Star hotel and spend a well deserved evening.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 15

    Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu

    Take a day off to comfort your sore feet and body in Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can also browse the bustling streets of Thamel. In the evening, we will meet for farewell dinner and sharing our travel experience. Time to celebrate.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 16

    Day 16: Airport Transfer / Departure

    We are back where we started in the capital city. Pack your bags and make sure you have brought some sovereigns to take back home to friends and family. Enjoy your breakfast in relief. Hiking Adventure staff will arrange your transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your departure schedule.
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
    • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tour as per the itinerary
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek
    • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
    • All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card Fees
    • All Government taxes & office service charge
    • Hiking Adventure Special Gift or T- Shirt

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
    • Travel insurance,
    • International airfare and Nepal Tourist Visa Fee
    • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's
    • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water and beverages
    • Hot and cold showers during the trek
    • Personal shopping and laundry
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.