Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is wonderful chance to encounter the beautiful valley, the scenic range of Himalayas, mixed ethnic groups lifestyle, high elevation adventure and sacred Hindu and Buddhist Holy Lake. Gosaikunda Lake is one of the sacred destination and holds significant value for every Hindu and Buddhist devotees inviting thousands of people every year during the festival. It is believed to be an Adobe of Hindu God Shiva and his mistress Goddess Parvati. There are 108 lakes around the area.
Trek to Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake offers excellent opportunity to enjoy the varied landscapes and awesome range of Langtang and Tibetan mountains while learning about the typical lifestyle of Sherpa and Tamang people. It is one of the popular trekking trails among travelers and well-appreciated due to its diversity of things one can explore.
Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trekking starts with a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, a small Tamang and Sherpa settlement which lies en-route Tibet. The trek continues through green forest and bamboo trees towards Langtang Valley and the mountains start to appear along the trail to Kyanjin Gompa. We hike to popular Kyanjin Ri to capture the fabulous view of Langtang Ri (7205m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), Gangchenpo (6387m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Naya Kanga (5844m), Yala Peak (5500m), Tibetan range and Langtang range.
We retrace our path back from Kyanjin Gompa to Pairo, and change course towards beautiful Thulo Syabru village at top of the hill offering a beautiful view of landscapes, valley, and mountain. Our journey continues to Sing Gompa and Lauribinayak through oak & rhododendron forest and then through arid landscapes towards the sacred lake of Gosaikunda. We stay overnight at teahouse by the side of the lake and attempt to cross Lauribina Pass on next day to find the green jungle again at Helambu region. Our journey continues through lush vegetation to Chisapani village and end at Sundarijal, from where we take one hour drive to our hotel.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple (Rs 200 Entrance Fee) – Visit National Museum (Rs 500) – Kathmandu Durbar Square (Rs 1000) – finish at 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1500m/4921 ft)Drive: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Syabru Besi to Sherpa Gaon (2563m / 8408 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Sherpa Hotel to Ghodatabela (3030m / 9941 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Ghodatabela to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m / 12566 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4773m / 15659 ft) and trek to Ghodatabela (3030m / 9941 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Ghodatabela to Thulo Syabru (2210m / 7251 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m / 10925 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Sing Gompa to Lauribinayak (3910m / 12828 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda Lake (4380m / 14370 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Cross Lauribina La pass (4610m / 15125 ft) and descend to Ghopte (3430m / 11253 ft)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Ghopte to Thadepati (3610m / 12106 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Thadepati to Kutumsang (2470m/ 8104 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2215m/ 7267 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive to KathmanduWalk: 4 – 5 hrs | Drive: 1 hour | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 18Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
Incredibly helpful in advising how to prepare for a trek and to explore authentic Nepal! Milan has a lot of experience in leading treks and organizing expeditions on any route - and there are so many in Nepal! I loved trekking in Langtang last Spring and stayed a few extra days in the village to help a family rebuild their home. My highest recommendation and best wishes!
Natalya Skiba, Russian Federation
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.