Langtang Gosainkunda Trek 15 days

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Overview

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 4610m | 15,124 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Langtang Region
  • Best Season Autumn & Spring

Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Post-earthquake trekking experience in the Langtang region
  • Direct support to the local community to come back to their feet
  • The wonderful Himalayan trekking experience
  • Ethnic Tamang culture and Buddhist spiritual experience
  • Diverse terrain and climatic experience on a short trip
  • Wonderful Himalayan panorama from Kyanjing Ri, Lauri Binayak Pass
  • Exploration of a beautiful oligotrophic lake - Gosainkunda

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a beautiful combination of two different trekking areas in the Langtang region. The trek explores Langtang valley and the Gosainkunda region in one go. It reveals the hidden wonders of the regions and gets trekkers an incredible experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

This trek starts in Syabrubesi and finishes in Sundarijal and explores many different beautiful places in between. Traveling to and exploring the Langtang region after the devastating earthquake is an eye-opening experience of the resilience of local people in the reconstruction of their places and lives. Trekking up to Kyanjing RI via Langtang and to Lauri Binayak Pass via Gosainkunda takes you to the elevation well above 4,000 meters from sea level. This beautiful Himalayan trekking trip is an insightful trip about culture, spiritual vibes, magnificent views, nature, and flora and fauna in the region.

A sublime trekking trip like Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is definitely a lifetime experience that any adventurer can get. While on this trip, you surely fall in love with the wonders that come along.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu – 1,400m: In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu – B On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at the Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guests for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

We leave Kathmandu today on an overland journey to Syabrubesi in the morning. The highway runs winding past several rural towns and heads towards Trishuli Bazar. After a break in Trishuli Bazar, our road trip heads towards Syabrubesi, the destination for the day.

The road trip on that day brings us an insight into the rural lifestyle in Nepal. The drive along the beautiful Trishuli River gives an idea of the richness of Nepal in natural resources. Fertile farmland on the river plateau, terraced fields, and roadside towns are apt examples to give some glimpses of Nepalese countryside life.

After having breakfast, we will be checking and questioning our clients if they have any problems with their physical state. After finding up with checking, we will set off on an exciting trekking journey today from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. We will cover the elevation of about 1,000 meters on the very first day of our trek in the Langtang region.

The walk introduces us to the mountain cultures of the region and the amazing views and landscapes that heighten our excitement about the following trekking days. Although the name, of our destination today, sounds like the name of a hotel, it’s the name of an overnight place on the Langtang Valley trekking route. Lama Hotel serves as an ideal location to spend overnight after a full day of trekking journey on the mountain trail. 

We will gain another significant elevation level when we trek to Langtang valley. Before the devastating earthquake in 2015, trekkers used to stay in the Langtang village itself. But as the village was swept away in a landslide during the earthquake, the settlement has been shifted to a new and safe place.

The walk today brings lots of cultural and spiritual experiences in addition to the natural marvels. Buddhist prayer flags, Mani walls, and chhortens along the trail significantly signal the dominance of Buddhist culture in the region. It’s a beautiful day full of fascinating encounters along the trail.

The trek will take us further higher up to Kaynjing Gompa. The beautiful day trek reveals some nonpareil sights to us along the trail. The influence of Buddhism and ethnic culture clearly sets the region apart from the lower region that we traveled through. When we reach Kyanjing Gompa for our overnight stay, we can explore an ancient and beautiful Buddhist monastery, the Kyanjing Gompa. The monastery is one of the most important spiritual sites in the Langtang region. 

We will set off on an early morning hike to Kyanjing RI at the elevation of 4,350 meters above sea level. This elevation will put us at the highest altitude of our trek. Kyanjing RI offers a spectacular sight of the panoramic Langtang range.

We enjoy the breathtaking view of mountain peaks and beautiful sunrise and hike down back towards Lama Hotel. It’s a long day walk today adding the early morning Kyanjing RI hike to the walk to Lama Hotel (2,560 m).

Our elevation descent keeps continuing on our walk today to Thulo Syabru, a beautiful Tamang village in the region. We can enjoy the views of the Langtang range and other spectacular landscapes during our trek today. The trail that meanders through local villages and wooded areas is a nice walking experience. When we reach Thulo Syabru (2,230 m) after about 5 hours of trail traversing, we can explore this beautiful place.

We will start on our ascent again towards Gosainkunda. Almost about 1100 meters of elevation gain will take us to Shin Gompa (3,350 Meters). Although the elevation gain is high, the walk is comparatively shorter, at about 4 hours. Shin Gompa is an ideal place to stay overnight to acclimatize and rest as we are going higher on the trek to Gosainkunda and crossing a high pass – Lauri Binayak pass.

The walk today to Gosainkunda (4,380 Meters) is a challenging yet beautiful adventure. The uphill challenge with almost 1,000 meters of elevation gain takes us well above 4,000 meters from sea level. The trail that winds through mountains toward the destination brings some breathtaking views of the long Himalayan range including Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal range. The view gives us the energy to walk further ahead despite the tough challenge of the high-altitude trekking.

We will reach Gosainkunda which, is a holy pilgrimage site for the Hindus and has a beautiful sight to behold. The area has a cluster of lakes including the holy Gosainkunda – the third one amongst them. The surrounding has such a beautiful atmosphere, it will make us forget our high altitude situation and enjoy the view.

Our adventurous walk today takes us to the highest elevation of the trek while crossing Lauri Binayak pass (4,610 m ). We will trek to Gopte today via the pass and the trail towards the pass runs past the cluster of lakes in the region. The rugged trail up the hill eventually brings us to the pass for an astounding view that rewards the early morning challenge that we take. Later we descend the trail and walk further ahead to Gopte (3,440 m) via Phedi for the overnight stay.

Kutumsang (2,430 m) will be the destination of our walk today. Heading down the trail towards lower elevation is a great relief that we experience on the adventure. Awe-inspiring mountain vistas, beautiful and peaceful nature, and the walkthrough local villages make our day really wonderful. About five hours of trail wandering takes us eventually to Kutumsang to spend overnight there. Some cultural exploration of the place might add some more wonders to our list.

We will emerge to one of the Kathmandu valley ridges on our trek today. While trekking to Chisapani (2,120 m), a Kathmandu valley ridge, we go through the beautiful trail that provides wonderful views of mountain peaks. Even after reaching Chisapani after about 5 hours of walking, we can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the mountains.

It’s will be all downhill and the final day of the walk. We will set off on our final day walk down to Sundarijal. The trail runs through local villages and forests before reaching Sundarijal. We will get into our vehicle waiting for us and drive to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.

    On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Langtang National Park Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. We put every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in the local lodges available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked in all places). 

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of  Langtang Gosainkunda Trek are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have other options like traveling through private vehicles such as cars or vans.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things that are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your  Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The  Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Why Book With Us?

    • Best price
    • Best safety records
    • Easy payment processing
    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
    • Best customer care
    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the flight. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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