Langtang –Gosaikunda Trek

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Total Days: 13
Trekking Days: 10
Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: Kyangjin - Ri (4773m).
Trip Type: Lodge
Best Season: Spring / Autumn
Walking Time: 4-7 hours each day

Langtang –Gosaikunda Trek

The Langtang trek is one of the most popular short-medium treks in Nepal. Langtang is a narrow valley situated 19 miles North of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet. Tibetans and Tamang people who share a similar religion, language, culture, and clothing style inhabit the region. It is well-known for its spectacular mountain views including Dorje Lakpa (6970m), Langtang Lirung (7245m), Gang Chenpo (6385m) and others. Also, the Langtang valley offers slow moving rivers, pine forests, swift mountain streams, rugged rocks, and snow-capped peaks. Gosaikunda is one of the most renowned religious pilgrimage sites at an elevation of 4335m, surrounded by mountains on the North and East. In Gosaikunda, we will be able to see more than five lakes which lie above 4200m. The accommodations here are comfortable and are run by local families.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche / Syabru Besi
Day 03: Trek Syabru Besi to Changtang (Lama Hotel)
Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang
Day 05: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 06: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela
Day 07: Trek Ghoda Tabela to Syabru
Day 08: Trek Syabru to Lauribinayak
Day 09: Trek Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda & trek back to Sin Gompa
Day 10: Trek Sin Gompa to Dhunche
Day 11: Drive Dhunche to Kathmandu
Day 12: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 13: Transport to airport and departure

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport: You will be transferred to your hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche / Syabru Besi (1503m): We start our tour with early morning drive; we drive through Dhunche which is a small town and headquarter of the Rasuwa district. On the way to Dhunche, a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and several other peaks of the Langtang region can be seen.
Overnight: Lodge
Driving Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 169m

Day 03: Trek Syabru Besi to Changtang (Lama Hotel - 2400m): We start our trek through a dense forest, crossing a bridge over a tributary of the Langtang Khola. The trail then follows the South bank of the river through a deep gorge and crosses another tributary. In about 1 ½ hour we cross another bridge at the North bank of the Langtang Khola and then we begin to climb a small hill. Shortly after, we join the old Langtang trail from Sherpa-gaun and Syabrubeshi. After another hour of walking takes us to Lama hotel in the small village of Changtang, at a height of 2400m.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 897m

Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m): The day starts with a climb above the Langtang Khola through a forest of hemlock, rhododendron and oaks. It climbs steadily to Ghoda Tabela (3010m). Ghoda Tabela was once a Tibetan settlement camp. Continuing up the valley, we leave the forest behind and the trail ascends steadily to Langtang village. Langtang is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route and view from here become more spectacular as we get closer to the mountains.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 1030m

Day 05: Trek Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m): A short and fairly easy walk for today which provides a great opportunity to get well acclimatized with the gaining altitude. The trek climbs up to the Kyangjin Gompa at an altitude of 3800m. Kyangjin Gompa is admired for its stunning view of the mountains, beautiful monastery and cheese factory. This is the highest settlement of the valley.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 3 - 4 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 400m

Day 06: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela (3010m): We set up early in the morning to catch glimpses of the magnificent Mountain View from Kyangjin- Ri (4773m). We then retrace our steps back to Ghoda Tabela. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and continue on to Ghoda Tabela.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7-8 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 820m

Day 07: Trek Ghoda Tabela to Syabru (2260m): To reach Syabru we continue retracing our route. Syabru is very charming place with traditional houses arranged along a high ridge overlooking the valley. You may get lucky to spot red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds on your way to Syabru.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Difference in Elevation: -750m

Day 08: Trek Syabru to Lauribinayak (3900m): We leave the beautiful village of Syabru, climbing through the hills. We then switchback up the hill above the village where there are a few houses and potato fields. The trail steeply ascends, passing through Dursagang (2660m). In Sin Gompa, there is a well-managed cheese factory (which is Nepal's No -1 cheese product factory), and a Buddhist monastery. Then we climb a hill to reach Lauribinayak.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: +1640m

Day 09 : Trek Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda (4365m) then back to Sin Gompa (3250m): Today we follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Manaslu (8156m), Himalchuli (7893m), Ganesh Himal (7406m), Tibetan peak and Langtang Lirung. The trail starts with short steep ascend then gets gradual all the way to Gosaikunda. This is one of the scared Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims' destinations outside of the Kathmandu valley. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosaikunda basin. The view surrounding this place is superb. After spending for awhile there, we retrace our step back to Sin Gompa.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 650m

Day 10: Trek Sin Gompa to Dhunche (1970m): This is the last day of our trek which ends at Dhunche. The trail descends through pine, oak and silver rhododendron forests. We cross a suspension bridge over the Sin Gompa stream. Then the trail gets gradual all the way to Dhunche.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: -1280m

Day 11: Drive Dhunche to Kathmandu: A scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar
Driving Time: 7-8 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 636m

Day 12: Visit Bhaktapur: We drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi www.hotelmarshyangdi.com or similar

Day 13: Transport to airport and departure

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu – Syabru besi / Dhunche - Kathmandu
  • Trekking permit / TIMS, and National park entry fee
  • A professional tour / trekking guide and porters
  • Meals Full board during trek
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • Accommodation in Lodge during the trek
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porters, assistant guide)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Alternative / additional transportation (flights / vehicle), Food and Accommodation in case of flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc
  • Tips for trekking staff or bus driver

Price per person - 2018

2-3 people 4-7 people 8-9 people 10-15 people
US$ 1695 PP US$ 1595 PP US$ 1495 PP US$ 1395 PP

Single Supplement - US$ 110 per person

Note: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.

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