Highlights

  • A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 
  • Excursion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu 
  • Chance to enjoy the glorious view of mountains such as Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh, Hiunchuli, Jugal, etc.
  • Visit monasteries at Shin Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, which has a cheese factory 
  • Walk through dense alpine and rhododendron forests
  • Explore the culture and tradition of Tamang, Sherpa and other ethnic people living in the villages like Langtang and Helambu
  • Reaching Tsergo Ri, the highest point of the trek to get outstanding views of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc.
  • Visit the majestic Gosaikunda Lake which is a famous religious pilgrimage site
  • Chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park 

About Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek lies in a remote and picturesque valley of the Langtang region and has everything to offer. With diverse landscapes, wildlife, jungle, lakes and culture, etc., you will be in constant amazement. The view of the lofty mountains and beautiful lakes attracts the trekkers all over the world. The area offers a wide range of landscapes, from high snow-capped mountains to low river valleys and lively forests. The presence of the Gosaikunda Lake and other lakes takes the beauty of the Langtang region to a whole new level. 

This region is inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang communities. Gosainkunda Lake is one of the most famous religious sites of Nepal for Hindu pilgrims. Many devotees come here to visit every year. This region has many unique Buddhist festivals as well. So, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a gem for cultural exploration as well. 

Langtang National Park is home to many snow-capped mountains and tropical jungles. Vantage points, like Tsergo Ri, offer wonderful views of Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, and more. Apart from these mountains, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna range can also be seen along the way. The view of the Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Ganeshkuna surrounded by rocky mountains is one of the amazing views to behold. Apart from landscapes and lakes, you can explore many wildlife in there natural habitats. You will reach several incredible viewpoints, from where the wonderful views of the surrounding can be seen. 
 

Route

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek starts with a bus ride to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. You will trek to Lama Hotel and then Langtang village the next day. You will then trek to Kyanjin Gompa where you will spend the night as a part of acclimatization. You can also hike to Tsergo Ri that day. From Kyanjin Gompa, you will trek back to Lama Hotel, Thulo Syabru, Sing Gompa and finally to Gosainkunda. You will spend a day exploring Gosainkunda and return back using a different trail. You will follow the trail through Ghopte, Mangengoth, Gulphu Bhanjyang, Chisapani and finally to Kathmandu.
 

Difficulty

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is considered to be Strenuous grade trekking. In this trekking, you will have to walk for 7/8 hours a day at an altitude above 3000 meters. You have to trek about 12 days on the flat to steep trails. The temperature during the strenuous treks can be as low as -15 degrees celsius. Trekking in such cold climate conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. In addition, you also need some degree of mental toughness to complete this trip.
Suggested Preparation

  • Cardio exercises including running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will come in extremely handy.
  • You should also be involved in developing core strength and muscle endurance in weight training.
  • Hiking in the hills in different weather conditions will be a good preparation for this trip.
  • If you have access, kayaking and swimming can be a very beneficial way to develop the strength and endurance required for this trip.
     

Food and Accommodations

During your 13 days of trekking, you will stay in the tea houses run by local people. These teahouses provide you with basic services. They may not be luxurious but their hospitality is always heartwarming. Staying in these teahouses is also a chance to explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people who are residing in those areas. Food items such as dal bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc are available. 

While in Kathmandu, you will stay at a 3-starred hotel with breakfast services. For lunch and dinner, we let you explore the different food items available in the city according to your preferences.

Weather and Best Season to Trek

Spring and Autumn seasons are considered to be the best time for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek as the weather and temperature are calm and consistent in these seasons. The months of the springs offer the bloom of rhododendrons and many seasonal flowers. Autumn is also one of the best times to explore and you get to enjoy different Nepali festivals such as Dashain and Tihar.

Winter and Summer are taken less appropriate seasons as compared to spring and autumn. In winter, the temperature level drops below freezing point making it less comfortable to trek to the higher regions. Days are chilly followed by episodes of snowfalls and blizzards. Similarly, summer comes with heavy rainfall and unpredictable weather. However, with proper gears, you can trek to the Langtang Gosainkunda region all around the year. 

Itinerary

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As you arrive in Nepal, you will see one of our crews with your name on our signboard waiting for you. You will then be dropped to a 3-star hotel where you can rest, freshen up or prepare for your trek. You can also stroll around the city to try what it has to offer you. Thamel is a tourist hub and you can find at least one activity that you can enjoy. You can go to spas, bars, restaurants etc. You will stay overnight at the same hotel.

You will be visiting 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sights on this day. You will have breakfast early in the morning and set off to explore Kathmandu city. Our private vehicle will come to pick you up at your Hotel and take you to these historical sites such as Swayambhunath stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, Pasupati temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Apart from these, you can visit the Pokharis, temples and many other monuments. Besides, you can shop the trekking essentials. You will be given a tour briefing in the evening and you can take a rest in your Hotel after that. 

You will have breakfast early in the Hotel and set off to Syabrubesi. You will have a scenic ride of almost 8-9 hours to get there. You will be riding along the bank of Trishuli River, between the landscapes covered with green forests. You will get to enjoy these beautiful river valleys, landscapes and the mountains along the way. You will pass through many picturesque villages. You will get the beautiful panorama of the mountain range along the way. When you reach Syabrubesi, you will spend your night there at a tea house. 

You will walk along the Langtang River and walk towards Ghoda Tabela. You will follow the trail of Ghumanchechowk which is covered with Rhododendron and Oak forests. You will descend uphill to reach a valley, Then You will continue ascending and descending the trek a few more times. After walking for about 6-7 hours you will reach Lama Hotel. You will have to cross a small bridge and ascend the steep trail to get there. You will stay overnight at a tea house in Lama Hotel.

You will be trekking to Langtang village on the fifth day of your trekking journey. You will walk along the Langtang river crossing the Ghoda Tabela and Yak pasture lands. You will have your lunch at Ghodatabela and ascend further to get to Langtang village. You will get the mesmerizing view of the grassland and Langtang range along the way. Langtang is a wonderful village situated between the mountains and glaciers. Tamang and Tibetan Sherpas reside there. You will stay overnight at this beautiful village in a tea house run by locals. 

Today, you will have a short trek to Kyanjin Gompa from Langtang village. You will cross the village like Muna and Singdun along the way. Cross the bridge and trek the rocky trail to get there. You can spend the rest of your day exploring the village, traditional and cultural aspects of the people who reside there. You can stroll around the village and nearby places to enjoy the serene environment of the surroundings. You will stay overnight at a tea house there.

You will take some rest for acclimatization on the 7th day of your trekking journey. As you will have crossed 3000 m of elevation, your body needs time to adapt to this rapidly changing altitude and decreasing atmospheric pressure. To reduce the risk of altitude sickness, you will spend a day acclimatizing. However, you can trek to nearby amazing places. You can to Tsergo Ri to get a wonderful view of mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of Sunrise if you hike early in the morning.

You can visit Kyanjing Gompa where the centuries-old painting is kept. You will spend the night here. 

After exploring the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa village, you will descend back to Lama Hotel following the same trail. can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains, green forest and landscapes along the way. You will walk along the Langtang Khola passing through many Tamang settlements. You will stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

You will ascend uphill for a few hours to get to Rimche. Then you will descend downhill to reach Langtang river. Then you will follow an almost flat terrain to get to Bamboo. You will cross then cross a bridge and ascend uphill to reach Thulo Syabru crossing the villages and waterfalls along the way. You will spend the night at a tea house in Thulo Syabru. 

You will trek straight uphill to get to Shin Gompa. The trail is covered with Rhododendron forest. It will take only 3-4 hours to get there. So you will be spending the rest of your day roaming around the village. Along the way, you will encounter a Cheese factory where you can taste some Cheese. You will pass through the villages like Garta and Phulung monastery. You will spend the night at a tea house in Shin Gompa.

You will set off for Gosainkunda after having breakfast at Shin Gompa. You will trek uphill to reach Laure Bina. You can enjoy the spectacular view of mountains such as Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang and the Tibetan plateau. Walking the rocky trail further, you will reach Gosaikunda which is a beautiful glacier lake. It holds a lot of religious significance for Hindus and Buddhist. Many devotees come here every year. You will stay overnight in a tea house in Gosaikunda. 

You will head out to Ghopte from Gosainkunda on the 12th day of your trekking journey. You ascend the trail first to cross the Laurebina La Pass (4610 m) which is the highest elevation you reach during the trek. You can have an incredible view of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes from the pass. You will descend down the rocky trail from the pass to get to Ghopte. The trail is covered with green forests. It takes about 3 hours to get to Ghopte village. You will encounter small lakes along the way. 

You will have your breakfast at Ghopte and trek towards Mangengoth. You will descend down the ridge covered with Rhododendron forests. Walking for a few hours, you will reach Tharepati. You can take a rest for a while there. Then you will descend further down the trail to get to Mangeengoth. You can see the beautiful Helambu valley and the mountains along the way. You will stay overnight at a tea house in Mangengoth.

After having breakfast at Mangengoth, you will start trekking towards Golphu Bhanjyang. You will trek down the trail covered with forest. It is considered to be a relatively easy trail. Along the way, you will get a beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding landscapes. Walking for a few hours, you will reach Kutumasang where you will cross a pass. Then you descend further down to the Gulphu Bhanjuang village. You can catch a glimpse of Mt. Annapurna and Manaslu from here. You will stay overnight at a tea house run by local Tamang people.

You will descend down the trail to reach Pati Bhanjyang from Gulphu Bhanjyang. Crossing Pati Bhanjyang, you will descend further down and then ascend uphill to get to the beautiful village Chisapani. It is a beautiful vantage point to behold the surrounding landscape and the Himalayas. It is one of the most popular short trek destinations as well. You can visit the Hindu Temple situated in Chisapani. You will stay overnight at a tea house there

You will have your breakfast at Chisapani and set off for Sundarijal. You will descend down the gentle trail covered in green forests. You will pass through beautiful rice fields and villages to reach Sundarijal. It takes about 3-4 hours to get there. From Sundarijal you will ride to reach Kathmandu. You can spend the rest of your day roaming around the streets of Thamel and places nearby, You can buy souvenirs and handicrafts, explore restaurants and cafes, etc. You will enjoy the farewell dinner organized by Sublime Trails accompanied by different cultural programs. You will stay overnight at a 3-star hotel. 

Your trip concludes here. We drive you to the airport for your connecting flight to the next destination and wish you goodbye. However, if you decide to stay in Nepal or travel to another destination you can inform us. We will be happy to help you out with your next trip.Besides, if you need any help choosing the destination we can help you with that as well. We provide you with unbiased information regarding all the packages available in Nepal.

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What's included

  • Meals: 
    16 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 14 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Langtang National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
01 Nov, 202017 Nov, 202017 DaysAvailableUS$1100
08 Nov, 202024 Nov, 202017 DaysAvailableUS$1100
15 Nov, 202001 Dec, 202017 DaysAvailableUS$1100
22 Nov, 202008 Dec, 202017 DaysAvailableUS$1100
29 Nov, 202015 Dec, 202017 DaysAvailableUS$1100

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Good to know

Can I take a shower during Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Yes, you can take shower during the Mardi Himal Trek. The teahouses you will be staying let you have a hot shower as well. However, you have to pay an extra price for that. 

Does cell phone and internet work during the trek?

Yes, cell phone and internet work during the trek. The network coverage might be weak in some places but it works nevertheless. You can use the internet service provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. The teahouse provides you with the charging service but you have to pay an extra price for that. In peak seasons there might even be a long queue to charge the batteries.
 

Are ATM machines available on the trail?

No, ATM machines are not available on the way. So, you should carry enough cash while trekking, especially if you plan on buying snacks or handicrafts along the way. It is better to carry Nepali rupees.
 

Can I return by helicopter from Gosainkunda?

Yes, Helicopter pickups are available from Gosainkunda. If you have to return fast or are not able to trek further, you can request for a helicopter pick up. However, the price of the package will be changed accordingly. 

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FAQs

Yes, you can take shower during the Mardi Himal Trek. The teahouses you will be staying let you have a hot shower as well. However, you have to pay an extra price for that. 

Yes, cell phone and internet work during the trek. The network coverage might be weak in some places but it works nevertheless. You can use the internet service provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. The teahouse provides you with the charging service but you have to pay an extra price for that. In peak seasons there might even be a long queue to charge the batteries.
 

No, ATM machines are not available on the way. So, you should carry enough cash while trekking, especially if you plan on buying snacks or handicrafts along the way. It is better to carry Nepali rupees.

Yes, Helicopter pickups are available from Gosainkunda. If you have to return fast or are not able to trek further, you can request for a helicopter pick up. However, the price of the package will be changed accordingly. 

Customer Reviews

  • A professional, interesting, knowledgable, friendly and fun guide!

    - Anna Podlewska., United Kingdom

    I traveled with Ram as my tour guide in Nepal on a ten-day trek in the Langtang region. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we walked through an extremely professional, ensuring that I was feeling ok and comfortable for the whole trek. However, the best thing was that he was easy and enjoyable to talk to. He talked to me a lot about the culture, people, and society in Nepal and gave me a real insight into this fantastic country! I thoroughly recommend Ram and his team!!