Langtang Gosainkund Trek
Langtang Gosainkund Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda trek is known as Langtang circuit trek. The dramatic views of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal make the entire trek Memorable.Gosainkunda Lake is one of the holy lakes and famous pilgrimages of Nepal situated on the elevation of 4380m, north-west of Helambu. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the lake during the full-moon festival mainly in August.
Gosainkunda Lake is sacred for both Hindu and Buddhist. According to Hindu Mythology, when the gods churned the primordial ocean to produce elixir of eternal life, the poison was produced. To save the universe from the poison Lord Shiva drank it scaring his throat blue in the process. To cool down his burning throat, Lord Shiva stuck his trident into the rock creating three springs which resulted in the formation of beautiful lakes. Finally, lord Shiva drank the water of the lakes and got rid of the pain. The trekkers can see the unique culture, mountain views, different sorts of flora and fauna. This trek starts from Syabrubesi and ends at Sundarijal or Chisopani.The best season for this trek is September to December and March to May.

 


Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Preparation for trekking
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420m) 7/8hours
Day 04: Shabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 hours
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3,430m) 4/5 hours
Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) 3/4 hours
Day 07: Rest day and explore around Kyanjin Gompa
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 hours
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2,600m) 4/5 hours
Day 10: Syabrubesi to Sing Gompa (3,350m) 4/5 hours
Day 11: Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak (3,910m) 4/5 hours
Day 12: Laurebinayak to Gosainkunda Lakes (4,470m) 4/6 hours
Day 13: Gosainkunda Lakes to Gopte (3,430m) 6/7 hours
Day 14: Gopte to Kutumsang (2,615m) 4/5 hours
Day 15: Kutumsang to Chisopani 4/5 hours
Day 16: Chisopani to Sundarijal (1,380m) 4 hours and drive to Kathmandu 1 hours
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure

 

 

Type of Services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have three types of services for trekking on the basis of client's requirement and request. You can choose any one among these three and the programme and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs.  The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek.
We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.

 

Key notice for trekkers

 

Foods:

You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Accommodation in Langtang region:

Nepal is the only one country of the world where you have to adjust with the climate of Himalayan, hilly and Terai region. The climates and facilities of accommodation as well differs place to place and region to region. The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are normal on a twine-shared basis. The room sharing partner will be arrange on the basis of your age and sex. All the accommodation will be in normal lodges and most of the rooms will be common shared bathroom on the trek. You will get room with attached only in few places during the trek. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek as they can. You can get room with attached only in few places during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.
There are only limited lodges mainly on the way to Gosainkunda pass. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourist and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Temperature in Langtang region:

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15  to 20 degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree celcius during the night.
November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15  to 20 degree celcius  but at night the temperature goes to be below 0  to -10 degree celcius). Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the way to Gosainkunda pass will be blocked sometimes due to over snow. Most of the hotel at high pass will be closed due to cold. The temperature during the day will be like 5  to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10  to -15 degree celcius .
Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20  to 25  (degree Celsius) during the day but will be cold below 0  (degree Celsius) at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the Langtang National Park has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre-experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment and packing list:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day.

Valuable documents and items:

Passport with valid date and flight tickets.

Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.

Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts.

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment:

Sleeping bag (good one -20 degree celcius )

Down jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Few pairs of T-shirts

One pairs of hiking shorts,

Fleece or woolen trousers

One pairs of hiking trousers

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Warm hat (that covers your ears)

Few pairs of underwear

Warm gloves

Few pairs of shocks

Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)

Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Trekking boots

Trekking shoes (light)

2 pairs of Sunglasses

Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries

1 medium-sized quick drying towel

Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional

Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

1 large duffel bag

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

Medical:

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhea pills

Anti-headache pills

Cough and/or cold medicine

Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.

Water purification tablets or water filter

Toiletries:

Toothbrush/paste

1 small folding knife

Multi-purpose soap

Sun Cream

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Female hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Prepration for trekking

You have whole day free today. You can explore around the city and buy the equipment for the trek if necessary. If you want to go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, we will arrange the transportation on the basis of your request. Otherwise, you can have rest and prepare for the next day's trip. By the evening we will take you for welcome dinner to a restaurant with a typical Nepali cultural dance.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420m) 7/8 hours

We drive to Syabrubesi by Jeep which takes around 6/7 hours. The jeep departs from Machha pokhari near Balaju bus station every day. You can see the beautiful scenery of countryside along with Manaslu and Ganesh Himal on the way to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a small village located at the bank of Langtang River which is the last bus station for Langtang. Here, we can get many lodges for accommodation and stay a night at lodge.

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 hours

On the second day, we will start our trek after breakfast. From here, the trail ascends for approximately two hours through dense forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m) where we’ll stop for lunch. We again continue our journey from jungle and you can see different sorts of flora and fauna on the way to it. On the other hand you will see bee hives hanging on a cliff. The way is uphill and passes through the bamboo forest to reach Lama Hotel (2560m). We stay overnight at lodge there.

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3,430m) 4/5 hours

Today, the entire way is not difficult. We go through rhododendron and pine forest for three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where we will stop for lunch. On the way, you can see the splendid view of Langtang Lirung (7246m)  and  green dense  forest of Langtang National Park . Here, we have to show our trekking permit to the police check post once again to make sure it. We have to walk again about 3 hours to get to Langtang. The route descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang. Langtang valley is one of the beautiful villages of this trek. It is locate on the lap of Langtang Lirung (7246m). But due to the devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015 buried entire the village and more than 500 people died including, tourists, guides, porters and the local people. We stay overnight at lodge,

Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m) 3/4 hours

After having spent a night at Langtang valley, we trek to Kyanjin Gompa .The trail from here goes through small villages and climbs to Kyangjing Gompa. You can visit the Cheese factory and Buddhist monastery with the beautiful mountain view of Langtang range. This is the best place to take rest and explore around it. Only few lodges are available to accommodate. We stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Rest day and explore around Kyanjing Gompa

Kyanjing gompa is the last and beautiful village of Langtang trek. Today, you have full day rest and you can explore around it and observe the stunning views of Langtang range. We also have optional hikes for those who are willing and able to Langshisha Kharka and the viewpoint of Tserko Ri (5450) where you can take the most beautiful mountain photos of the Himalayan range peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m) and Yala peak (5,500m). Then return back to the Lodge and stay at a night at the same Lodge.

Day 08: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 hours

We will return back to Lama Hotel from Kyanjing Gompa which takes around 4/5 hours. The way is easy and climbs down to Lama Hotel where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2,600m) 4/5 hours

As usual, we start our trek after breakfast. From here we descend down and head to Thulu Syabru through the same way and stay overnight at there.

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,350m) 4/5 hours

From here the trail departs to Gosainkund pass and Dhunche. Today we will have breakfast and trek to Sing Gompa with the beautiful scenery of the green countryside and after 5/6 hours of walking, we will arrive at Sing Gompa where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 11:Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak (3,910m) 4/5 hours

The trail gently ascends with the picturesque view of Ganesh Himal and some of part of Langtang range. After five hours of long trip, we get to Laurebinayak. It is a beautiful village from where you can see the magnificent sceneries of Annapurna, Manaslu (8156m), the four peaks of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. We stay overnight at Laurebinayak.

Day 12: Laurebinayak to Gosainkunda (4,470m) 4/6 hours

Laurebinayak is a beautiful village. From here the way is gently uphill to a pass and then continues on an exposed trail, offering outstanding view of Saraswati Kunda at (4100m), the first of the Gosainkunda Lakes. The second lake is Bhairav Kunda and the third is Gosainkunda itself, at an altitude of (4380m).It is the famous holy lake for both Buddhist and Hindus. There are half a dozen lodges, a shrine and numerous pilgrim shelters on the northwestern side of the Lake. You can climb the ridge above the lodges for fine views. We stay overnight there at lodge.

Day 13:Gosainkunda to Gopte (3,430m) 6/7 hours

The trail climbs from the Gosainkunda lakes to four more lakes near the laurebina La at (4610m). It then drops steeply past a very basic seasonal lodge at Bera Goth to Simple lodges at Phedi(3740m).Nearby is the site where a Thai international Airbus crashed into a mountain in 1992. Continue over side valleys to ascend Kasturee Danda (Musk Deer Ridge) before dropping to two small seasonal lodges at Gopte (3440m). In 1991, one Australian trekker got lost in this area and was found alive after 43 days. We stay overnight here at Lodge.

Day 14: Gopte to Kutumsang (2,615m) 4/5 hours

From here the trail descends down to a creek and then climbs to Tharepati at (3640m), where this trail meets up with the Helembu Trek. If you want to trek Helembu, you can go through this way. We continue our journey to Kutumsang through rhododendron and pine forest with the excellent scenery of Mt. Gangchempo and Dorje Lakpa and finally arrives at Kutumasang.We spend a night at lodge there.

Day 15: Kutumsang to Chisopani 4/5 hours

Kutumsang is a small beautiful village.We will have breakfast and then trek to Chisopani. The trail ascends slowly and crosses Jogin hill and then steeply descends down to Gul Bhanjyang. The way again goes through a rocky trail and descends to Pati Bhanjyang which is a nice village located between Chipling and Chisopani. We walk approximately 40 minutes from here and get to Chisopani where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 16: Chisopani to Sundarijal (1,380m) 4 hours and drive to Kathmandu 1 hours

On the last day of our trek, we head to Sundarijal through a nice jungle with the panoramic views of mountain and remote village. After 4 hours of walking we will arrive at Sundarijal. It is the main place for water drinking supply for Kathmandu valley. We catch a bus from here and head to Kathmandu which may take about 1 hours and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

Today, you have whole day free. So, you can do shopping and prepare for your final departure. By the evening we will take you for farewell dinner and drop to the hotel after dinner.

Day 18: Final departure

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye until next visit.

 

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/Syabrubesi and sundarijal to Kathmandu transportation

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Sleeping bag (to be returned to the office after trek)

  • Down jacket (to be returned to the office after trek)

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation on room sharing basis during the trek

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, their insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and transportation

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Tips for guide and porters

 

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
10 Mar, 2019 - 23 Mar, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 14 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip area : Langtang region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 4,610m
  • Starting point : Syabrubesi
  • Ending point : Sundarijal
  • KTM/Syabrubesi : Jeep
  • Sundarijal/KTM : Bus

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