Langtang Gosainkunda Trek – 13 Days

Trip Facts

TRIP FACTS

  • Facts of the Trip
  • Total Days: 13
  • Trekking Days: 10
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 Nights
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Altitude Maximum: 4335m (Gosaikunda), Kyangjin - Ri (4773m).
  • Type of Trek: Lodge (Recommended for camping also)
  • Best season: Spring / Autumn
  • Walking Time: 4-7 hours each day

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is one of the incredible and adventurous Langtang region trekking in Nepal. Located in Rasuwa district, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a high altitude remote trek to the isolated area of the Langtang region.

Langtang Gosainkunda trekking is popular among trekkers as it offers a spectacular view of Langtang Himal and the Gosainkunda Lake, also known as the high altitude frozen lake. Located at an altitude of 4380m, Gosainkunda is a sacred Lake with religious significance among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Pilgrims believe that taking dips in Gosainkunda removes all the sins.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek package is 13 days long and is considered a moderately difficult trek. Anyone with average physical fitness can complete this trek without much toil. So, it is suitable for experienced as well as beginner trekkers. Mostly, trekkers go in groups for Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, but it is appropriate for solo trekkers too. With a guide/porter, solo trekkers can accomplish the journey to the frozen lake.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek itinerary is outlined in such a way that you can have enough time to acclimatize with the high altitudes while exploring the villages alongside. Walk along some off the beaten paths that are dotted with rivers, forests, Tamang villages, waterfalls, Gompas, suspension bridges, and some peak glimpse. To enjoy this trek to the fullest, choose the best time of the year for the trek.

Our trek starts from a beautiful village of Syaprubesi. As we follow the trekking route, we will come across some fascinating monasteries like Kyangin Gompa and Sin Gompa, residing at high elevation that manifests Tibetan influence. We will explore the stunning Langtang valley, also known as the valley of Glacier, that resides at the heart of Langtang National Park. Observe the massive Langtang Glacier in the vicinity. At high altitude, the temperature drops sharply, resulting in snowfall. So Gosainkunda Langtang Trek is also favorable to experience snowfall.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche / Syabru Besi
Day 03: Trek Syabru Besi to Changtang (Lama Hotel)
Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang
Day 05: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 06: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela
Day 07: Trek Ghoda Tabela to Syabru
Day 08: Trek Syabru to Lauribinayak
Day 09: Trek Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda; trek back to Sin Gompa
Day 10: Trek Sin Gompa to Dhunche
Day 11: Drive Dhunche to Kathmandu
Day 12: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 13: Transport to airport and departure

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport: You will be transferred to your hotel by one of our representatives.
Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche / Syabru Besi (1503m): We start our tour with early morning drive; we drive through Dhunche which is a small town and headquarter of the Rasuwa district. On the way to Dhunche, a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and several other peaks of the Langtang region can be seen.
Overnight: Lodge
Driving Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 169m

Day 03: Trek Syabru Besi to Changtang (Lama Hotel - 2400m): We start our trek through a dense forest, crossing a bridge over a tributary of the Langtang Khola. The trail then follows the South bank of the river through a deep gorge and crosses another tributary. In about 1 ½ hour we cross another bridge at the North bank of the Langtang Khola and then we begin to climb a small hill. Shortly after, we join the old Langtang trail from Sherpa-gaun and Syabrubeshi. After another hour of walking takes us to Lama hotel in the small village of Changtang, at a height of 2400m.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 897m

Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m): The day starts with a climb above the Langtang Khola through a forest of hemlock, rhododendron, and oaks. It climbs steadily to Ghoda Tabela (3010m). Ghoda Tabela was once a Tibetan settlement camp. Continuing up the valley, we leave the forest behind and the trail ascends steadily to Langtang village. Langtang is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route and the view from here become more spectacular as we get closer to the mountains.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1030m

Day 05: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m): A short and fairly easy walk for today which provides a great opportunity to get well acclimatized with the gaining altitude. The trek climbs up to the Kyangjin Gompa at an altitude of 3800m. Kyangjin Gompa is admired for its stunning view of the mountains, beautiful monastery and cheese factory. This is the highest settlement of the valley.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 3 - 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 400m

Day 06: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela (3010m): We set up early in the morning to catch glimpses of the magnificent Mountain View from Kyangjin- Ri (4773m). We then retrace our steps back to Ghoda Tabela. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and continue on to Ghoda Tabela.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7-8 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 820m

Day 07: Trek Ghoda Tabela to Syabru (2260m): To reach Syabru we continue retracing our route. Syabru is a very charming place with traditional houses arranged along a high ridge overlooking the valley. You may get lucky to spot red pandas, monkeys, and various species of birds on your way to Syabru.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: -750m

Day 08: Trek Syabru to Lauribinayak (3900m): We leave the beautiful village of Syabru, climbing through the hills. We then switchback up the hill above the village where there are a few houses and potato fields. The trail steeply ascends, passing through Dursagang (2660m). In Sin Gompa, there is a well-managed cheese factory (which is Nepal's No -1 cheese product factory), and a Buddhist monastery. Then we climb a hill to reach Lauribinayak.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: +1640m

Day 09: Trek Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda (4365m) then back to Sin Gompa (3250m): Today we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Manaslu 8156m), Himalchuli (7893m), Ganesh Himal (7406m), Tibetan peak and Langtang Lirung. The trail starts with a short steep ascend then gets gradual all the way to Gosaikunda. This is one of the sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims' destinations outside of the Kathmandu valley. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda basin. The view surrounding this place is superb. After spending for awhile there, we retrace our step back to Sin Gompa.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 650m

Day 10: Trek Sin Gompa to Dhunche (1970m): This is the last day of our trek which ends at Dhunche. The trail descends through pine, oak, and silver rhododendron forests. We cross a suspension bridge over the Sin Gompa stream. Then the trail gets gradual all the way to Dhunche.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: -1280m

Day 11: Drive Dhunche to Kathmandu: A scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Driving Time: 7-8 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 636m

Day 12: Visit Bhaktapur: We drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 13: Transport to airport and departure

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • Transport, guided visits, and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu – Syabru Besi / Dhunche - Kathmandu
  • Trekking permit /TIMS, and National park entry fee
  • A professional tour/trekking guide and porters
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porters, assistant guide)

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • International flights
  • Meals for the whole trip
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Alternative transportation (flights/vehicles), Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower, etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Tips for trekking staff or driver

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.



WEATHER REPORT

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

TREKKING GEAR

  • Day back-pack
  • Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Micro Fleece
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Hiking shoes (Boots)
  • Runners (sport shoes)
  • Trekking Socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun-glasses
  • Water bottles
  • Thermal underwear(long)
  • T- shirts
  • Sunscreen/lotion
  • Flip flop (sandal)
  • Towel Hat(Baseball cap)
  • Pristine drops (Water purifier)
  • Head light / flash light
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Wind Proof Trouser(s)
  • Personal medical kid
  • Toiletries

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