At a Glance
  • Duration16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude5200 M
  • Group Size15 Max
  • Trip StyleHotel, Lodge and Tea house
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmand
  • Best TimeAll the year
Highlights
  • Trek through the Langtang Valley, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. 
  • Discover the spiritual Gosainkunda Lakes a collection of high-altitude alpine lakes valued by Hindu and also Buddhist explorers.
  • The turquoise waters of the Lakes against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains create a stunning spectacle.
  • Experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Tamang and Sherpa communities as you travel through typical hill towns.
  • Interact with locals, visit ancient monasteries, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Explore the historic Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery situated in the heart of the Langtang Valley. 
  • Admire the Tibetan architecture, spin prayer wheels, and engage in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site.
  • Experience the amazing blend of adventure and serenity as you trek through remote mountain trails, away from the hustle and bustle of city life providing a renewing getaway to the peaceful surroundings and landscapes. 
  • Challenge yourself with exhilarating climbs to high mountain passes like Laurebina La and Gosainkunda Pass. 
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna along the trekking route, including rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and rare Himalayan wildlife like the red panda and musk deer. 
  • Birdwatchers will delight in spotting various bird species in this beautiful wild.
  • Depending on the timing of your trek, you may have the opportunity to witness colorful local festivals such as the Tamang Heritage Trail Festival or the Janai Purnima Festival, providing insights into traditional rituals and celebrations.
     
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a spectacular journey that promises an unforgettable journey filled with natural wonders, cultural discoveries, and moments of incredible beauty, making it a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.
It is also one of the most popular spiritual treks in Nepal, especially for 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. It offers you spectacular natural sceneries, a glimpse of panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, diverse flora and fauna, and rare wild animals. Not only this, trekkers get the opportunity to explore the old monasteries, ethnic settlements, glaciers, and many more.

Besides 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! 108 lakes in the vicinity bestride at an altitude of 4,380m in Langtang Region where amongst all of them, Gosainkunda is regarded as one of the holiest lakes in Nepal. Over 25,000 Hindu and Buddhist followers visit Gosainkunda Lake on a special festival known as “Janai Purnima” which falls on the full moon of August every year. Gosainkunda Lake is well-known as the holy place to wash off the sins and pains of human beings. The interesting fact about this lake is it is frozen during the winter season (December to February). Hence, it is also popular as “the Frozen Lake of Nepal”.

EXPLORING THE ROAD TO TREKKING TRAILS OF LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA

Located in the north of the Kathmandu valley, for trekking in Langtang Gosainkunda, the journey starts from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. The road journey typically takes around 7-9 hours, covering a distance of approximately 117 kilometers. The trek from Syabrubesi will begin passing through villages like Lama Hotel, Ghoda Tabela, and Langtang Village as you ascend towards the Langtang Valley. After exploring the Langtang Valley, continue your trek towards Gosainkunda Lakes and ascend through rugged terrain, dense forests, and alpine meadows, passing by scenic viewpoints and traditional villages. Reach Gosainkunda Lakes and spend some time exploring the sacred lakes and surrounding landscapes with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks reflected in the crystal-clear waters of the lakes. After exploring Gosainkunda Lakes, retrace your steps back to Syabrubesi following the same trekking route returning to Kathmandu.

Alternatively, a circular trek can be completed by taking a different route back to Kathmandu via Helambu or Tharepati.
Spend some time in Kathmandu exploring the vibrant culture, heritage sites, and bustling streets before departing. The Langtang Gosainkunda trek provides you with one day of sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that lie in the Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, and more. Pashupatinath Temple is the holiest Hindu Temple and 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. 
As a leading travel company in Nepal, Hiking Adventure is famous for professional, friendly tour guides with finer arrangements.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA TREK 

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek offers a modest degree of difficulty, attainable for those who can sustain about 6 hrs of trekking each day. While the surface is typically convenient the main difficulty hinges on adapting to the elevation. Rushing the ascent can bring about altitude sickness, so it's important to get used to it slowly as well as permit your body time to readjust to the altering altitude levels along the expedition.
To prepare for this Trek it's essential to prepare your body literally. Regular runs and walking workouts help develop endurance as well as endurance guaranteeing you remain in fine condition to deal with the trek conveniently adding strength and flexibility training to your regimen can enhance your preparedness for the trip.

Proper acclimatization techniques remaining hydrated together with climbing slowly are crucial for minimizing the risk of altitude-related concerns. Paying attention to your body and also listening to signs of altitude health issues, such as headaches or nausea is necessary for a risk-free satisfying hike.
With the ideal prep work plus technique, you'll be ready to take on the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek as well as appreciate the magnificent landscapes and also cultural experiences it has in store.

BEST SEASON FOR LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA TREK

The Langtang Valley Expedition is best embarked on throughout the springtime and autumn seasons, offering perfect climate conditions as well as spectacular views. From March to May springtime brings light temperature levels, clear skies plus the remarkable presence of the magnificent hills. Trekkers can delight in a secure climate, making it an opportune time to check out the Langtang area without the obstacle of severe chilly or rainfall. Likewise, the autumn months of September to December deal with clear skies together with comfy temperature levels providing trekkers with optimal conditions for a memorable journey with the Mountain ranges. The landscapes are embellished with vibrant shades throughout this time around, creating a picturesque backdrop for trekking fanatics.
Nonetheless, it's crucial to stay clear of trekking throughout the winter season of January as well as February as a result of the likelihood of snowfall, which can make trail conditions challenging and dangerous. Furthermore, the rainy season from July to August poses risks of slippery paths together with landslides, interfering with the general trekking experience. By planning your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek throughout the springtime or autumn periods you can ensure a secure satisfying trip amongst the magnificent landscapes of Nepal's Mountain ranges with clear skies, secure weather conditions, and also breathtaking sights throughout your experience.

Depending on the timing of your trek, you may have the opportunity to witness colorful local festivals such as the Tamang Heritage Trail Festival or the Janai Purnima Festival, providing insights into traditional rituals and celebrations.

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.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals:Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Meals:Breakfast

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.

  • Max. Altitude:1550m
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Syarbubesi
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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).

  • Max. Altitude:2380m
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Lama Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Max. Altitude:3543m
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Mundu
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Max. Altitude:3870m
  • Accommodation:Lodge in Kyangjin Gompa
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Max. Altitude:5000m
  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Kyanjin Gompa
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Lama Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Max. Altitude:2230m
  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Thulo Syabru
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Shin Gompa
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Max. Altitude:4460m
  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Gosainkunda
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Dhunche
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge (Tea-house) / Dhunche
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

    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.

    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

    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

    • Meals:Breakfast

    Service Details

    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
    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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    DateJun 01, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
    PriceUS$1205
    AvailabilityAvailable
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