Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

14 Days from $ 999

Trip Overview

Hope for the best but go prepared for the worst – Travel with good karma and you will be fine”

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek attracts plenty of pilgrims round the year as it combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosaikunda.  Trekkers visit this place with intent of taking holy dip in the sacred water of the Lake. Langtang, a scenic valley in northern Nepal towards the Tibetan border, offers multiple adventure opportunities to trekking and climbing enthusiasts. The trails of this trek run in close proximity to the mountains offering exquisite views of Mt. Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Being very accessible from Kathmandu, it’s probably the quickest trek to get right into the high mountains. The Government of Nepal and the Trekking Association of Nepal recommend tourists to visit this area with an experienced tour guide.

On our Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek we visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then head on to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountains views. Apart from being a gateway to numerous Himalayan Peaks, Langtang provides access to peaceful landscapes and alpine forests, and above all the holy lake Gosaikunda. Langtang region is a famous producer of Yak Cheese. Some protected animal species like the Langurs and Red Pandas call this region, protected as Langtang National Park, their home. Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we travel through Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. The magnificent beauty of this glorious place is really something that attracts most of the magical creatures all the way to the river. We then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley. Heading on to Gosaikunda and crossing the Laurebina pass (4610m.)- this route gives some magnificent trekking, following a series of high ridges with fantastic views and linking several villages which give fascinating insights into the life of the Helambu Sherpas. You will be able to experience the flora and wildlife of the forested lower slopes and then the open views of glaciated peaks in the upper valley. We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on our way to Tamang village of the Langtang region. The culture of the Tamangs, their lifestyle and celebrations add colors to this land gifted by nature. Here there are also the Tamang/Sherpa villages of Langtang and Kyanjin, where traditional lifestyles continue. Kyanjin itself has a small monastery and a cheese factory and the views from the hill above the village are amongst the best anywhere in Nepal, just over 2 days from the road head! Following the road less travelled, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is an opportunity to explore the beautiful culture that long grew in the breathtaking natural setting. You simply cannot get tired of the view of this place as this place can easily transcend it and then cause you to get over it.

This trek gives trekkers and travelers a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal with some of the most beautiful sceneries in the entire nation. And you should have an above average physical fitness for this. Generally the best preferred seasons for trekking here is autumn (Sept-Nov) & spring (Mar-May). So come and join the Himalayan Trekking Alliance’s experienced and professional team for an exceptional journey in the Langtang region of Nepal.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival Day, (Altitude-1350m)
Day 02: Drive from Ktm to Syabru Besi by Private Jeep, Altitude-1460m, driving hours 5-6hrs
Day 03: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel, Altitude-2470m, walking time 5-6hrs
Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang/Mundu, Altitude-3430m, walking time 4-5hrs
Day 05: Langtang/Mundu to Kyanjin, Altitude-3870m, walking time 2-3hrs
Day 06: Explore Day at Kyanjin, Altitude-5000m, walking time 6-7hrs
Day 07: Kyanjin to Lama Hotel, Altitude-2470m, walking time 4-5hrs
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, Altitude-2250m, walking time 4-5hrs
Day 09: Thulo Syabru to Chyolangpati, Altitude-3654m, walking time 4-5hrs
Day 10: Chyolangpati to Gosaikunda, Altitude-4380m, walking time 3-4hrs
Day 11: Gosaikunda to Singompa, Altitude-3330m, walking time 4-5hrs.
Day 12: Singumpa to Dhunche, Altitude-1950m, walking time 3-4hrs and Drive Back to KTM 4-5hrs
Day 13: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 14- Final Departure to TIA

Price Includes

  • 10 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Langtang National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD cas) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles etc.
  • Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from the trip in any reason.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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