Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek:
The number of days required for Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek will be dispersed as:
- Trekking Days: 11 Days.
- Kathmandu Stay: 03 Days.
- Departure Day: 01 Day.
NOTE: 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, anybody can have the privilege to witness the famous Gosaikunda festival that falls in August during the full moon of Janai Purnima. This particular day thousands of pilgrimage from Nepal and India including the Shamans visit Gosaikunda to worship Lord Shiva.
Fascination of Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek:
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 Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek transfers you into the spiritual valleys of Langtang which is away from the world.
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.
- 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.
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.
What are the Tea-Houses like in Langtang region?
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.
Is Langtang Gosaikunda Lake trek difficult?
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.
Will we take local bus to our starting point?
What was the 2015 Earthquake aftermath?
How to train myself for this trip?
Can we customize the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
Any chances of Altitude sickness?
What equipment’s do you provide?
Is it feasible to trek during winter?
Drinking water arrangements?
how do you deal with slow walking people?
What is the usual walking distance like?
Device charging, hot-shower and Wi-Fi facility?
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.
Do I need to have travel insurance?
What about heating system?
⭐ 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.
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.
DAY 1: IN KATHMANDU (1,400 m/4,593 ft)
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.
• 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.
DAY 2: IN THE CAPITAL
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.
• 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.
DAY 3: DRIVE TO SYABRU BESI (1,460 m/4,790 ft) 7 – 8 hrs.
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.
• 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.
DAY 04: TREK FROM SYABRUBESI TO LAMA HOTEL (2,410 m/7,906 ft): 6 HOURS
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.
• 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.
DAY 05: TREK TO MUNDU (3,543 m/11,621 ft) VIA LANGTANG VILLAGE : 6-7 HOURS
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.
• 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.
DAY 06: MUNDU TO KYANGJIN GOMPA (3,830 m/12,565 ft) : 4-5 HOURS
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.
• 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.
DAY 07: ACCLIMATIZATION:
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.
• 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.
DAY 08: KYANGJIN GOMPA TO LAMA HOTEL : 6-7 HOURS
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.
DAY 09: LAMA HOTEL TO THULO SYABRU (2,210 m/1,250 ft) : 5-6 HOURS
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.
• 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.
DAY 10: THULO SYABRU TO SHING GOMPA (3330 m/10,925 ft) : 3-4 HOURS
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.
DAY 11: SHIN GOMPA TO GOSAIKUNDA (4380 m/ 14,370 ft) : 5-6 HOURS
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.
DAY 12: GOSAIKUNDA TO SING GOMPA (3,330 m/10,925 ft) : 5 HOURS
We retrace our trail back to Sing Gompa.
DAY 13: SING GOMPA TO DHUNCHE
DAY 14: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
DAY 16: DEPARTURE DAY
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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✅ 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.
❌ Fee levied on Nepali visa.
❌ All personal expenses including Food while in Kathmandu.
❌ International flight fares.
❌ Medical examination or emergency rescues.
❌ 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.