Overview

LANGTANG GOSAIKUNDA LAKE TREK

• Trekking Days:          11 Days.
• Kathmandu Stay:     03 Days.
• Departure Day:         01 Day.

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu is the site of largest single catastrophe of 2015 earthquake that got immeasurably wrecked. Witness the transformation over this fascinating Langtang after 2015 earthquake.

This 11 days Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek in the sacred valley of Langtang region is another spectacular trek. It includes stopover to the holy Gosaikunda Lake at an altitude of 4380 m/14,370 ft which remains frozen for 6 months in the winter. Holy Gosaikunda Lake is religiously significant as it is believed to be created by the supreme deity, Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Lord Shiva crafted it when he shoved his trident into the mountain to get fresh water to cool his poisoned throat. Interestingly, in August during the full moon of Janai Purnima a famous festival is organised. This particular day thousands of pilgrimage from Nepal and India including the Shamans visit Gosaikunda to worship Lord Shiva.

Legend speaks that while following a runaway yak a Lama (Buddhist monk) discovered the valley of Langtang. The monk after discovering the valley names Langtang where Lang means ‘Yak’ and Tang means ‘follow’. Though a less visited area Langtang happens to be the most popular destination besides Everest and Annapurna. Langtang region, definitely one of its kind also very commonly known as ‘the home of red pandas’.

The settlement in this region dates back to 300 years when Tibetan migrants traveled over the highland passes and took refuge. These migrants who now consider themselves to be the ‘Tamangs’ are peace loving people. They being the Tibetan origin people in their day to day life Tibetan culture still reflects unlike the Tamangs. Despite them being the Tibetan origin- the generosity of the people and the flawless surroundings creates a center of attention for thousands of tourists every year. Additionally, the charismatic views of the mountain can’t be denied. Walking on the trail of longstanding forest of rhododendron through a time-honored Tamang settlement is magical. Furthermore, the view of deep gorges along with majestic mountain views at the backdrop is beyond belief.

Enjoy the genuine trekking with Nepal Pyramids.

Short Itinerary

  • DAY 01: Pick up from Airport and transfer to Hotel.
  • DAY 02: In Kathmandu half day sightseeing tour/ trek briefing.
  • DAY 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4,790 ft)
  • DAY 04: Syaprubesi to Lama hotel 6 hours trek (2,410 m/7,906 ft)
  • DAY 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430 m/11,253 ft) 6 hours trek.
  • DAY 06: Langtang to Kyangjin gompa (3,830 m/12,565 ft) 3 hours trek
  • DAY 07: Exploration day at Kyangjin Gompa climb the kyangjing Ri (4,770 m/15,649 ft)
  • DAY 08: Kyanjin to Lama hotel 6 hours trek.
  • DAY 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syapru (2,210 m/7,250 ft) 6 hours trek.
  • DAY 10: Thulo Syapru to Sing Gompa (3,330 m/10,925 ft) 5 hours trek.
  • DAY 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (frozen Lake 4,380 m/ 14,370 ft) 5- 6 hrs
  • DAY 12: Trek Sing Gompa (3,330 m/10,925 ft)
  • DAY 13: Trek to Dhunche (1,960 m/6,430 ft)5 – 6 hrs
  • DAY 14: Drive to Kathmandu
  • DAY 15: Transfer to International Airport.

Important Note

The above itinerary is simply a guideline and is subject to alteration as per the circumstances. Your Group Leader is solely liable to bring about changes in the best interest of the group.

FAQ's

Tea- Houses in this trip are nothing but the extension of their own Private houses that evolved with advancement of tourism. Despite being basic accommodation facility, the family oriented lodges which Nepal Pyramids have been using since years are at its best offering you the comfort experience with its typical home-stay environment. These local tea-houses deliver twin bed sharing room with hygienic common toilets.
The organic food they prepare in their traditional kitchen is unquestionably very delicious. So far with Nepal Pyramids absolute contentment prevails in regards to meals and Local Tea-Houses.
This legendary classical trip to Langtang Gosaikunda is Challengin in terms of difficulty level that takes you to the land of the peace loving Tamang people is simply sensational. It’s challenging due to the undulating trail and altitude variation that takes you to the alpine terrain setting above 4000 m.

Anybody of any age group can join as our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than exhausting nonetheless, we recommend pre-physical training that will definitely add to your benefit and your doctors’ consent (mandatory) in regards to any personal ailments, weak ankle/knee, blood pressure, heart/lungs problem etc.
Nepal Pyramids provides you with 4 wheel drive jeeps to transport you to the starting point of any Langtang destination and pick will be organized as per the itinerary. Providing luxury vehicle is impracticable due to the roadway condition that exists in the Langtang region. We usually start early to get away with the traffic along the way.
Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu is the site of largest single catastrophe of 2015 earthquake that got immeasurably wrecked. Over 300 tragic deaths is estimated. However, the transformation over this fascinating Langtang after 2015 earthquake is startling. There has been slightest change in the regular route in few areas - we skip Langtang village as it is under rehabilitation process and stay overnight in Mundu. Most of the lodges are still under construction and may take a while to complete due to transportation hardship. 2015 Earthquake was devastating but it has failed to take away the charm of the valley and its charisma is not to be missed.
Since trekking in any part of Nepal involves tremendous amount of undulating walking with altitude variation we recommend some pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal and your doctors’ consent (Mandatory) in regards to your personal ailments, weak ankle/knee, blood pressure, heart/lungs problem etc. However, no previous extensive-trekking-experience is required. As a part of your training it’s certainly worthwhile to prepare yourself with everyday undulating walking, running or cardio carrying certain amount of weight. Walking up and down the steps is highly recommended if feasible.
With Nepal Pyramids you have every right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness of the group.
Acute mountain sickness is something more of a reaction that materializes in our body under lower rate of oxygen level. It’s a mountain ailment which is fatal. It’s hard to predict who of what age and physical fitness can actually get of A.M.S. However, Nepal Pyramids delivers professional Leaders who are well equipped with medication and oxygen cylinders to deal with A.M.S. Besides, there are ample preventive strategies to deal any mountain sickness. Food poisoning, severe diarrhea, stomach problems are other very common mountain ailments that can be nightmarish than the A.M.S.
To make your trip entirely hassle free, Nepal Pyramids provides you a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attach hood. We also provide you with complementary Nepal Pyramids duffel bag to fit all your gears in, plastic bag to separate your clean clothes with the dirty ones, our T-shirt and map.
Besides spring and autumn season in Nepal, Langtang is feasible even during winter (December till February) however; despite the less visitors and the probability of crystal clear views the chill factor can get to extreme. Closure of few lodges and not too many food menu selections can be the circumstances. One should be well equipped with winter gears and be well organized physically and mentally to challenge the weather circumstance.
For environmental concern Nepal Pyramids is always opposed to the use of disposable plastic bottles on any of our trips to Nepal Himalayas. With no additional cost our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening for which at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles are recommended. In case you ran out of the delivered water you can always buy boiled and filtered water from the tea houses along the way at minimal charges.
Being slow is not a matter of concern with Nepal Pyramids as typically your group leader sets up a ground for everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team. However, depending on the situation your group leader assigns job for the assistant guides to cater the separated group whereas for himself staying at the back with the slow walking people. But in no way people lose their charm of their trekking freedom, everyone reserves the right to take his/her time and maintain their own pace.
NO PRESSURE!!
Since we allow people a very relaxed pace with multiple breaks, the time duration varies. However we usually walk 5/6 hours every day excluding Lunch. To make every day more memorable and relaxed we set up our own pace giving you ample time to enjoy the moment. We usually start early so that we could reach the destination on time which in return contributes giving you ample time to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.
The charging facility is not possible in all the settlements in Langtang Gosaikunda trek. It is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries to charge your devices - besides, your batteries run out pretty quick in the cold.
Over trivial cost all tea houses provide you with basic hot showers that includes solar shower, gas shower or the Bucket shower.
Not all but most lodges provide you with Wi-Fi over some charges but not always reliable.
From everyday trekking injuries like sprained ankles to life-threatening conditions and natural disasters, it’s important that you have the right travel insurance for your adventure in Nepal. We recommend having an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure that includes trip delays, cancellation, loss of property, sickness, or air evacuation. Though your leaders are highly trained to cope with any emergency situation yet sometimes even after the best of our precautions things happens.
Most tea houses provides you with Chimney in the dining hall that usually runs with wood but most probably animal-dung (meadow muffins) which is lit around 5/6 pm depending on the chill situation. Your rooms are void of any heating system and you need to solely rely on the company’s provided sleeping bag. Besides, the hot boiling water in your bottles provided by your staff will be more than enough to comfort you against the night chills.

Highlights

⭐ Drive to Syabribeshi through twisting roads is an unforgettable experience with scenic beauty.

⭐ To find yourself in these untouched Tamang settlements, interacting with the local (The Tamangs), knowing their time honored song, culture, flora and fauna is a great new experience.

⭐ Getting to Langtang village through the extensive valley which in reality is a true territory of the yaks and their grazing pasture is something that leaves you with satisfaction.

⭐ Moreover, along with the exceptional walk to Kyangjin Gompa, a beautiful valley at the lap of Langtang Lirung you will have a great option of visiting the Nepal’s first cheese factory established by the Swiss volunteers in the late 1950s. Side excursion to Kyangjin Ri (4770 m) or Tsergo Ri (4980 m) for the view of grandiose mountains is a must do activity which is simply remarkable.

⭐ Walk to Sing Gompa is fabulous with a panoramic mountain view where you have an option to visit the monastery and the cheese factory.

⭐ The further trail leading to Gosaikunda Holy Lake is the home of red pandas offers you the most stunning views. Being at Holy Gosaikunda, the habitat of Hindus supreme deity, lord Shiva which is a great pilgrimage place for Hindus in the month of August is very distinguishing.

Detailed Itinerary

Langtang valley, the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu is the site of largest single catastrophe of 2015 earthquake that got immeasurably wrecked. Witness the transformation over this fascinating Langtang after 2015 earthquake.

Soon you land in Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.

Highlights:
• Pick up from the international airport.
• Transfer to hotel by your Group Leader.
• Short preliminary briefing.
• Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
• Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.

Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.

Highlights:
• Breakfast depending on your choice and preference.
• Meet-up at 9 am for the tour.
• Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
• Lunch on your preference.
• Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
• Distribution of company’s trek equipment’s.

120 km / 74 miles drive to Syabru Besi in a private jeep is a thrilling experience and very entertaining giving you ample opportunity to know how locals live up to drive through these winding roads in local bus which are often enormously packed. We enter into the territory of peace loving ethnicity of Tamangs.

Highlights:
• Early wake up call to skip any uncertainty of traffic jam, 7/8 hours’ drive.
• Fabulous scenery while cruising through this sensational slender road.
• A very relaxing multiple breaks gives you time to stretch and enjoy.
• We enter into a different district of Nuwakot and Lunch stop at beautiful Trishuli Bazaar.
• Being in Syabru Basi, a small town unlike Kathmandu will definitely add more excitement to your anticipation.

After crossing Bhote Koshi river (Langtang river) the trail ascends gradually through forested trail and several small cultural settlement slowly guiding us to the settlement of Landslide another and another 45 min climb takes us to our lunch camp Bamboo at 1970 m.
Leaving Bamboo we climb steep into the woodland trail with lots of steps against the Langtang which eventually takes us to the village Rimche. Additional 25 minutes takes us to Lama hotel, a small village fenced by lush green forests is located at the banks of the wild Langtang river.

Highlights:
• Incredible hike through woodland.
• Lunch break at Bamboo is worth it.
• Walking to Lama hotel against Langtang river is electrifying.
• Overnight stay, despite the basic accommodation marvelous dinner and chill out follows.

Leaving Lama Hotel we set off into the woodland trail of rhododendron, pine and maple. This 3 hours gradual up walk to the village of Ghodatabla into the lush forest is electrifying with so much floras to see and may encounter few wildlife. After lunch gradually we leave the tree-line area and get into the alpine with the grand view of Langtang Lirung 7227 m. Eventually walking into the wider version of the Himalayan trail with series of waterfall we get to Langtang village, the headquarter which was utterly ravaged by the 2015 earthquake taking countless innocent lives. We further walk to the village of Mundu for overnight stay

NOTE: after the 2015 devastating earthquake the village of Langtang is under restoration since the village was of single mass catastrophe. A change in overnight stay is possible.

Highlights:
• Incredible hike through the dramatic forest setup.
• Being in the shade away from harsh days sun is soothing.
• Lunch at Ghodatabla is another attraction.
• Getting into alpine leaving the tree line is adventurous.
• Numerous prayer wheels, prayer flags, chortens, and prayer walls gives you the Tibetan Buddhism understanding.

Leaving Langtang we set off into the wide Himalayan meadow where the valley opens further before us with an outstanding view of snow-capped mountains surrounding us. Today’s short walk through several small streams with multiple small bridges and boulder tail guides us to dramatic settlement of Kyangjin Gompa.

Highlights:
• Unbelievable hike into the Himalayan meadow with remarkable view.
• Thrilling experience being into the thin air.
• View of Langtang Ri (6370 m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245 m.)and other neighboring peaks.
• Being at dramatic setting of Kyangjin Gompa is incredible.
• Lunch and free afternoon for self-exploration.

Early wake up call for morning excursion to Kyangjin Ri 4300 m for the sunrise view along with spectacular panoramic mountain view. We head back down to lodge for breakfast and explore the area that includes the ancient monastery and the Cheese factory founded by ‘The Swiss Association for Technical Assistance’ (SATA) in 1955. After lunch we hike to the glacier of Langtang Lirung.

Highlights:
• Fabulous sunrise from Kyangjin Ri.
• Ample opportunity for photography with majestic surrounding mountains at the backdrop.
• Visit the monastery and the cheese factory with its history.
• Explore to Langtang Lirung glacier is another attraction.
• Free afternoon for fun activities.

From Kyangjin we retrace our trail back to Lama hotel through the same lush forest trail following the Langtang river. Via Langtang village and Ghoda Tabela we descend all the way passing through several prayer walls and traditional Tamang village we get to Lama hotel.

We retrace our trail back to Bamboo and Landslide and take a different route climbing through the terraced fields to Thulo Syabru. After breakfast we retrace our trail back descending the steep trail through woodland following the Langtang River to the beautiful settlement of Bamboo. Through the forest of bamboo and pine we further descend to Landslide and eventually after crossing the suspension bridge we take a different route climbing through the terraced fields to Thulo Syabru.

Highlights:
• Beautiful experience to retrace our trail back.
• Being at Thulo Syabru, another beautiful settlement at highland is gorgeous.
• Free afternoon to converse more about your further upcoming adventures.

Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shing Gompa to spend the night. After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today, the trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200 m.) follows steeply an ascended path passing through Dursagang (2660 m.) along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountains and oak, Hemlock, firs & rhododendron forests to gain a ridge, then the path gently ascends for some distance and follows a flat level to Sing Gompa which provides wonderful views, enlivening nature and a tasty Yak Cheese factory, overnight at Guesthouse.

Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380 m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought pilgrimage sites. The lake with the panoramic view at the backdrop is exceptional. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.

We retrace our trail back to Sing Gompa.

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will be there to send you off home.

Dates & Cost

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Inclusive

Cost Includes

✅ National park entry fees, conservation fees, trekking permit, TIMS permit.
✅ Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
✅ Three star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
✅ Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
✅ Half day guided city sightseeing with paid entrance fee.
✅ All Government and Local tax.
✅ Fundamental trekking gears like sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner etc.
✅ All Ground transportation to and from preferred destination as per the itinerary.
✅ Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
✅ Properly boiled hot water for drinking every morning and evening.
✅ Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during trek.
✅ An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guides.
✅ Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
✅ Take away Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking Map.
✅ Local staff insurance.
✅ Porter service.
✅ Porters’ Clothing.

Cost Excludes

❌ Fee levied on Nepali visa.
❌ All personal expenses including Food while in Kathmandu.
❌ International flight fares.
❌ Medical examination or emergency rescues.
❌ Donations.
❌ Staff Tipping.
❌ Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
❌ Travel or medical insurance.
❌ Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
❌ Other personal expenses – laundry, battery charges, shower etc.