Langtang GosainKunda Trek Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
3 10 Days Tea House Trek Mar – Jun / Sep – Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Langtang GosainKunda Trek

The Langtang GosainKunda Trek is marvelous place which introduces Nepal offering some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country. Additionally, it is located just 19 miles north form Kathmandu close to the border of Tibet. The valley is dominated by highest peak in the area known as Langtang Lirung [7246m].
Except during monsoons [July & August] the Langtang GosainKunda Trek can be done any other time of the year.

Langtang GosainKunda Trek offers the shortest way to the base of snowy mountains from Kathmandu. The base camp of Langtang Himal starts from Syabru Besi 9 hrs drive form Kathmandu. The trail of upstream Bhote Kosi river via ethnic Tamang villages, lush green forests and the wide spread Kyangin valley surrounded by snowy peaks from all fours sides are the marvelous experience. Further, Kyangin at 3800 meter, where you get an opportunity to ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m.], from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly panoramic. Finally, we retrace back down the balley and drive back after ascending from Kyangjin Ri.

Langtang GosainKunda Trek remains challenging to an altitude of 3800 meter at Kyangjin. Still it is considered strenuous since the route has gradual ascent along the river valley.

Langtang GosainKunda Trek trail leads to three of the holy mountain lakes – Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. These lakes are sacred to the Hindus and during the full moon day in July, many Hindu pilgrims flock to Gosainkunda to take a purifying ritual bath.The breathtaking and panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Langtang Lirung and a few Tibetan peaks remain within your view throughout the trek.

Short Itinerary

Day Activity Destination Altitude Time
1 Drive Kathmandu – Shyabru besi 1400m 9 hrs
2 Trek Lama hotel 2380 m 6 hrs
3 Trek Langtang village 3500m 7 hrs
4 Trek Kyanging Gompa 3700m 3 hrs
5 Trek Lama hotel 2380m 7 hrs
6 Trek Shyabru Village 2087m 6hrs
7 Trek Sing Gompa 3254m 5 hrs
8 Trek Gosainkund 4300m 6 hrs
9 Trek Dhunche 1937m 7 hrs
10 Drive Kathmandu 1400m 9 hrs

Trip Information

Trekking part:

Basic lodge accommodation on trek

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by local bus

Langtang National Park entrance fees

Trekking permit (TIMS)

Porter to carry personal gear

15kg luggage allowance while on trek per person

English speaking trekking guide

Comprehensive medical kit

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

DRIVE KATHMANDU – SHYABRU BESI (144km) (1400m, 9 hrs)

From Kathmandu, we take a 9 hour drive to Shyabru Besi. After driving for 30 kms, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region.
Day 2

TREK SHYABRU BESI – LAMA HOTEL (2380m, 6 hrs)

We traverse the ridge on Syabru Besi’s main road and soon reach Ghopcha Khola.Terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder and bamboo open up. We may get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, red panda and Himalayan black bear en route. Further on, the trail crosses a stream and a bridge. We pass by several small bhattis (tea shops). As we continue ascending steeply along the trail, we come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola amid the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens into scrub oak forest. On reaching 2380 meters, we arrive at Lama hotel where we conclude the trek for the day.
Day 3

TREK LAMA HOTEL – LANGTANG VILLAGE (3500m, 7 hrs)

From lama hotel, we continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the Langtang GosainKunda Trek trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc.
Day 4

TREK LANGTANG VILLAGE – KYANGING GOMPA AND EXPLORATION IN KYANGING (3700m, 3 hrs)

The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.
During the afternoon we get to explore interesting places like the monastery, cheese factory etc. We can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains are spreading right next to you. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers if your health permit.
Day 5

TREK KYANGING GOMPA – LAMA HOTEL (2380m, 7 hrs)

From Kyangjin, we take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 6

TREK LAMA HOTEL – SHYABRU VILLAGE (2087m, 6 hrs)<br />

From Lama Hotel, we head back same way up to landslide area and way goes upwards to Shyabru village. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community.
Day 7

TREK SHYABRU VILLAGE – SING GOMPA (3254m, 5 hrs)

The trail to Sing Gompa climbs through forests of oak, firs and rhododendrons to gain a ridge, then cuts across the ridge top, staying fairly level in forests as it crosses the head of a valley. We take the uphill trail at each junction and cross another forested ridge. The trail continues across the head of a second valley, and then reaches a final ridge at 3650m. Sing Gompa is about 100 m along the trail to the left. At Sing Gompa there is a small cheese factory as well as the neglected Gompa with its 1000-armed Avalokitesvara statue.
Day 8

TREK SING GOMPA – GOSAIN KUND (THE SACRED LAKE) (4300m, 6 hrs)

From Sing Gompa we climb a ridge to gain the main Gosainkunda trail. The Langtang GosainKunda Trek trail climbs steeply up the ridge and at several points on top of the ridge itself. There is rich, moist mountain forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the south. As the trail ascends, there are outstanding views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west there are dramatic views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Eventually the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kund. The second lake in the chain is named Bhairab Kund, and the third, Gosainkunda. This lake is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer. The Gosainkunda (Holy Shiva’s lake) is a high altitude lake. According to the Hindu legend Lord Shiva himself created this high altitude lake.
Day 9

TREK GOSAIN KUND – DHUNCHE (1937m, 7 hrs)

An easy way trek down to Dhunche for overnight stay
Day 10

DRIVE DHUNCHE – KATHMANDU (144km) (1400m, 9 hrs)

We conclude our Langtang GosainKunda Trek with a drive of 9 hours back to Kathmandu.
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