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17 Days 16 Nights
Kathmandu
Langtang Region
Tour Details

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the most popular remote trekking routes in Nepal. This trekking route is less visited as compared to Everest Trek and Annapurna Trek. Being less-visited has helped to preserve its pristine beauty. The Langtang valley trek is famous for off the beaten trail. It takes you to the foothill of Kyanjin Gumba and the holy site Gosaikunda Lake.

While you are trekking Langtang valley and Gosaikunda areas, you can also go for camping. The mountaineers also can summit the Yala Peak and Naya Kanga

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 3 Nights Hotel at Kathmandu
  • Full Board Meal during Trek (B, L, D)
  • Basic Lodge during Trek
  • All Private Transfer in the destination
  • English speaking professional Guides
  • Porter to carry 16 kg (1 porter - 2 guests)
  • All Trekking Permits
  • All Government & Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Extra Night Accommodation
  • Tips for Guide(s), Porter(s) & Driver(s)
  • Extra use of Transportation
  • Meals & Entrance fees
  • Medical Kits
  • Visa Passport Fee
  • Travel Insurance & Emergency Evacuation

Complementaries

  • Farewell Dinner
What to Expect

The trekkers can see a glimpse of the mountain from the first day of the trek. The trail further leads to the forest of rhododendron, oaks, bamboo, and into nature. During spring bloom, the whole forest is beautifully decorated with Rhododendron. The wild animals like monkeys, deer, falcon, lizards, etc dwell in the region. Langtang region is the sanctuary place for Red Panda, an endangered species in the world. Dwelling within the religious domain Gosaikunda, one can feel the spiritual presence. The view from Gosaikunda is so transcendental, it mesmerized every traveller. As you ascend down the Helambu valley, you can feel the primitive Tibetan influence. This trek takes you to the exploration of a remote lifestyle. Let you observe primitive Tibetan culture along with the magnificent Himalayas.

  • A day to explore Medieval UNESCO Heritage in Kathmandu
  • High chance of encountering Red Panda
  • Visit to the last human settlement in the Langtang Valley
  • Visit to one of the holiest place Gosaikunda
  • Get wet and influenced with Tibetan culture and tradition
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Kathmandu (1,300m)

While entering the border of Nepal, you see the Terai Plain and everlasting green hills. The Himalayas at the horizon smile over your arrival in Nepal. After Customs clearance, proceed toward the arrival terminal (gate). Our company’s representative receives you and transfers to the hotel as assigned.


Transfer: Private vehicle as per the group size
Meal Plan: No Meal
Overnight: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Shreesu or similar


Day 2Explore Kathmandu and Trek preparation

The exploration of Kathmandu valley starts after taking breakfast. You will visit some of the ancient UNESCO heritage which is an important destination. Our tour guide will take you to Pashupatinath Temple and its surroundings to explore. This temple is the holiest destination on Earth for Hindu. The temple’s architecture is a masterpiece to behold. After this, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in Nepal. After exploration, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, the monkey temple of Nepal. These two stupas are the pious destination for Buddhists. The vibes you get from these places are unworldly and divine. As time goes by, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the oldest squares in the valley. From here, we can walk up to the Thamel market if we have some shopping left to do for trekking.


Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Overnight: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Shreesu or similar


Day 3Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,462m)

Having breakfast, you drive to Syabrubesi. You head toward the north of Kathmandu through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas. Your journey up to Trishuli Bazaar will be smooth one but the road gets bumpy and narrow onwards. You pass through steep hills and gorging rivers following the winding and narrow bends. You experience the remoteness and rural beauty on the way. You might be able to get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal.

You take rest as you reach Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a beautiful village lies on the bank of Trishuli River. It is the gathering spot for trekkers going for Langtang Trek. You can stroll around the market and get ready for tomorrow’s first-day trek.


Distance: 130 km drive
Time Taken: 8-9 hours drive
Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Syabrubesi
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 4Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,480m)

After breakfast, you traverse the main road of Syabrubesi and reach the Permit Checkpoint. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, your Langtang journey starts. The trail ascends toward Bamboo then to Rimche following the Langtang River. You pass through Rhododendron and Oak forest. There is a high chance of seeing wild animals like the yellow-throated martin, wild boar, Langur monkey, red panda, and Himalayan black bear. Enroute you pass through various mountain villages and find tea shops (bhattis). The first-day trek concludes as you reach Lama Hotel.


Distance: 11 km
Time Taken: 5-6 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Lama Hotel
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 5Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m)

The trail continues to ascend above the Langtang Khola; till you reach, a green meadow called Ghoda Tabela (Horse stable). You begin to see the most exotic view of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), the highest mountain in the Langtang Region. The uphill climb further continues and the valley opens up to U shaped wide valley. This valley is Langtang valley. You pass through various scattered Tamang villages and reach Langtang Village. Langtang village is the oldest village and tourist hub in Lantang Region. The headquarters of Langtang National Park also lies in Langtang village.


Distance: 12 km
Time Taken: 4-5 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Langtang Village
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 6Trek Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gumba (3,870m)

The trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gumba is a short trek. The trekking trail passes through small settlements and Yak pastureland. There are chortens, mani walls, and prayer wheels inscribed with sacred mantras. People believe those mantras are being carried by the wind, spreading the message of peace all over the world. After passing through several streams, you reach Kyanjin Gumba (Buddhist shrine). Kyanjin Gumba is the most prominent landmark in the Langtang region. This gumba is amidst the high Himalayas and the view of the mountain is great. Spend your time exploring Kyanjin Gumba.


Distance: 6-7 km
Time Taken: 3-4 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Kyanjin Gumba
Accommodation: BasicLodge


Day 7Rest Day (Kyanjin Ri sightseeing)

Today is the day of exploration and acclimatizing the body. You will visit the Kyanjin Gumba and the surrounding area. You trek to the Kyanjin Ri (4,350m) for the best panoramic close-up view of the Langtang series. The trail to the Kyanjin Ri is just behind the village. From the top, we can see the glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Kimshung (6781m), and Langshisha Ri (6370m). This short trek to Kyanjin Ri helps you to acclimatize your body at higher altitudes.

There is an optional trek that is tougher than climbing the Kyanjin Ri. We can trek to Tserko Ri (4,984m) and spending the whole day exploring the areas. It takes about 7-8 hours to trek and explores the Tserko Ri.


Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Kyanjin Gumba
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 8Trek Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel

You trek to Lama Hotel retracing the same steps. Most of the trekking trail is downward. The route passes through forest areas and beautiful Tamang settlements. You can see the mountains while descending to Lama Hotel.


Distance: 18 km
Time Taken: 8 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Lama Hotel
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 9Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Gaun (2,230)

You trek to Rimche village and trek down to Langtang Khola. Further on, you reach Bamboo village walking down the easier trail. You climb uphill to Landslide and the trek continues to Thulo Syabru Gaun. Thulo Syabru Gaun is the settlement of the Tamang and Sherpa community. The community here is greatly influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition.


Distance: 9-10 km
Time Taken: 4-5 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Thulo Syabru Gaon
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 10Trek Thulo Syabru Gaun to Lauribina (4,380m)

After breakfast, you trek to Lauribina. The trail goes slightly uphill and passes through rhododendron and pine forest. En route, you see beautiful mountain villages and landscapes. You will see chortens with fluttering prayers flags and some wild animals. We pass through various villages like Garta Village, Phulung Monastery, Shin Gumba. Take an uphill climb and reach Lauribina, highland pastureland. The area between Shin Gumba and Lauribina is a sanctuary area for Red Panda. The red Panda is an endangered species of the world.


Distance: 8 km
Time Taken: 6-7 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Lauribina
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 11Trek Lauribina to Gosaikunda (4,460m)

From Lauribina, you trek slowly gaining less altitude and acclimatizing the body. Today you will be feasting your eyes with the panoramic and scenic view of four peaks of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. There are dozens of lakes in the Gosaikunda basin. Among all three of them have greater religious importance; Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, when the world was in the brink of destruction by deadly poison. Lord Shiva swallowed the poison and kept in his throat. To quench his thirst, he thrust his trident at the glacier.


Distance: 3-4 km
Time Taken: 4 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Gosaikunda
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 12Trek Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m)

You move around the lakes before you ascend toward the Lauribina Pass (4,610m) the highest point in this trek. Crossing this pass, the Helambu Region begins. You look back at the majestic view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung. You trek down to Melamchi Valley. The trail is narrow and rugged marked with cairns. Before reaching Ghopte, there is Surya Kunda, a holy lake en route.


Distance: 11 km
Time Taken: 7-8 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Ghopte
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 13Trek Ghopte to Melamchi Gaun (2,560m)

After breakfast, you trek through dense Rhododendron forest. You will be climbing up and down until you reach Therapati. From there, the trail descends through pine and rhododendron forests. You can see the beautiful Helambu valley and landscapes. The Jugal Himal and Numbur mountains across the valley are one of the best sights you will see. Melamchi Gaun is a Sherpa settlement with its unique culture and tradition. This village houses some monasteries as the people are Buddhist.


Distance: 7-8 km
Time Taken: 6-7 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Melamchi Gaun
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 14Trek Melamchi Gaun to Tarke Ghyang (2,590m)

From Melamchi Gaun, you trek down until you reach a small stream. You trek uphill and reach Ama Yangri and you can see a small Sherpa settlement. There is a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags fluttering. From the top of the hill, you can see a close view of the Shisapangma and Langtang series. Further, we descend and enter the forest area. You pass through a broken stupa then reach Tarke Ghyang. Tarke Ghyang is a Sherpa settlement which house one of the oldest and the biggest monastery.


Distance: 6 km
Time Taken: 5-6 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Tarke Ghyang
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 15Trek Tarke Gyang to Kakani (2,010m)

You begin your trek with a nice and easy walk. The trail leads to lush forests. On the way, you can see many chortens, stupas, mani walls, and beautiful villages. You can see mountains Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang series. Today, most of your journey is downhill walk. You reach to final trekking stop, Kakani.


Distance: 10 km
Time Taken: 6-7 hours trek
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Kakani
Accommodation: Basic Lodge


Day 16Trek Kakani to Melamchi Pul (870m). Drive to Kathmandu

You trek to Melamchi Pul from Kakani. From Melamchi Pul, you drive to Kathmandu. The remaining time at Kathmandu is at your disposal. You can explore the surrounding area and enjoy it.


Distance: 6-7 km trek, 44 km drive
Time Taken: 3-4 hours trek, 4 hours drive
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Overnight: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Shreesu or similar


Day 17Departure

Enjoy your final day at Kathmandu. Free till final departure. Transfer to the airport 3 hours prior to the flight scheduled.


Transfer: Private
Meal Plan: Breakfast


FAQ's

Transportation:

In this travel package, we arrange transport facilities for Arrival & Departure depending upon the group size. For sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, we arrange a good vehicle. The Drop facility to Syabrubesi and Pickup facility from Melamchi Pul is within this package. The vehicle will be nice and clean for transfer. During trek transfer, we provide 4WD transport as the ride is rough & bumpy.

In the case of extra transportation arrangements (leaving the trek earlier from the group or other destinations not mentioned), you are responsible for an extra cost.

Accommodation:

The accommodation at Kathmandu is in the 3-star hotel on a BB basis. During the trek, each night you stay on a tea house/guesthouse run by local communities. Most of the tea houses are basic yet comfortable. The room is on a sharing basis with two beds. You will have a common hall for your meal & relaxing. In some places, the washroom (toilet) during the trek is the Squat toilet and used as a sharing one.

We are not responsible for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or other destinations. You might have to take extra night accommodation due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trek, or due to any other reasons than the scheduled itinerary. You have to bear the cost of crew members as well as yours for meal & accommodation if you have to take an extra day in the trek.

Permit:

You are travlling to Langtang Region located north side of Kathmandu. The permits required during this Langtang Gosaikunda Trek are;

1. Langtang National Park Permit
4. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card

Meals:

At Kathmandu, Breakfast is from the hotel side while the guest has to arrange Lunch and Dinner on their own. At the same time, it is the best chance to explore Nepali style food in Nepali Restaurants. On request, the Lunch & Dinner is served. Farewell dinner will be served on behalf of Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

The meal during the Langtang Gosaikudna Trek will be a simple and authentic Nepalese style. The breakfast and the dinner will be served at the tea house where you are staying overnight, and the lunch will be served on the way. The meals provided are fresh, organic, and locally grown vegetables. We don’t recommend having non-veg items (meats & dairy) during the trek, as they are not hygienic & healthy. Consumption of alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items & hot chocolate are bad during high altitude trek. All the Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be in the package during the trek.

Physical Condition & Experience Required:

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a moderate trek. You will be walking on the mountain trail at a high elevation. You need to take extra care of your body and get well acclimatized during the trek. Stay safe from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). You need to have good cardiovascular and body fitness. Having a previous high altitude walk is beneficial for this trek. You descend and ascend continuously at high elevation. The trek will be easier and successful if you could walk 7-8 hours per day during the trek. Regardless of age or fitness, it is recommended that some preparation is needed before you arrive. Walk daily 6-7 hours at your hometown before you take this experience.

Best Time to Travel:

The best time to visit Langtang Gosaikunda Trek will be in Autumn (September–November) and Spring (March-May). This is the best time to explore the unexplored terrain and the climatic condition is favorable. The weather will be warm, clean, and sunny with an incredible view of mountains and hills on the horizon. The winter season (December–February) is cold for trekking. Snowfall might disturb your trek. The summer/monsoon season (June–August) will also not be favorable as the trail is slippery. You have to take great risks to complete the journey because of rainfall.

Tipping:

Tipping is solely a traveller’s choice, be more or less entirely their perception. The wages provided to Guide(s) & Porter(s) for the trek are basic wage which will be used for meals & accommodation. Normally, tips are offered at the end of the trek or end of the whole trip. The amount to give is decided by the group depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. In Nepalese culture, tipping is the way to express your happiness about the trip and our service quality. Our company crews; Guide(s), Porter(s) & driver(s) are always there for you to take care and make your trip a success – the trip of a lifetime experience.

Luggage Limit:

The weight limit for your luggage is 8 kg per trekker. Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage for your trek. One porter will carry the bags of two guests. The combined luggage should not exceed more than 16 kg. We are travelling to higher altitudes and should think about porters as well. So, we never overload our porters. You should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you have to leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Lets Trip Nepal Adventure store for free and it’ll be completely safe.

Medical Kits:

Your trekking trail goes to the remote destinations of Nepal. Most of the places don’t have a good health center or even medicine at a time. So, you have to carry the necessary medicine and think about travel safety. Our, guide(s) and porter(s) will not be responsible for bad health hazards due to the use of any medicine. They are only responsible to make your treks successful and give guidance during the trip.

Risk & Liabilities:

We try our 100% effort to make your trip smooth and unforgettable. We guaranteed you to give 100% service to your payment. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances; like a landslide, flood, snowfall, political unrest, flight cancellation, sickness or accident, etc., the overall itinerary might get affected. We will not be responsible for such changes. The guests will have to bear any extra costing of self as well as the guide & the porters.

Additional Information:

We have got a wide range of packages for our valued guests. The package starts from Kathmandu and ends up to various well-known destinations of Nepal as well as restricted areas too. If you are looking for any extreme and customized trek you can mail us at letstripnepal@gmail.com. We are at your service 24/7.

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