Langtanag Gosainkunda Trek

A Himalayan valley located on the north of Nepal bordering to Tibet, Langtang is a region containing thirteen total peaks over 5500 meters above sea level among which the highest Langtang Lirung stands at the elevation of 7,234 m. The region is majorly inhabited by people from Tamang ethnicity with Buddhism as their religion to follow. Langtang National Park is located in Langtang region. Park is home to several endangered flora and fauna including Himalayan Tahr, Red Panda, Rhesus Monkey and Himalayan Black Bear. It is believed that this region has offered sightings of the enormous snow Bigfoot or Yeti in Nepali. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek comprises the remoteness of the region with the high-mountain lake of Gosaikunda at the end of the expedition. Gosaikunda is a sacred lake covering the surface area of 34 acres, where every August, Hindus from across the country come. According to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda is believed to have formed by the God of Death Lord Shiva when he pushed his Trishul into the mountain so he could extract water to drink and cool his throat after he had poison. Almost 50,000 crowds of people gather every year to pay their homage to the Lord Shiva.

The trek basically begins from Syabru Besi and concludes in Dhunche. Syabru Besi is a Sherpa village -situated at the edge of    Langtang National Park. After 7-8 hrs of long drive from Kathmandu, all that is left from thereon will be walking literally. If you can walk for 4-5 hours daily, this trek is the right choice. The Gosaikunda Lake lies south of two major rivers where one is Helambu and the other is Trishuli. Major attraction of this region is the remoteness itself. The beautiful landscapes and rural villages are the reason why tourists these days particularly pick Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The uninhabited Langtang region has more to offer than just the nature. Even though less populated, this region has world’s most polite and warm-hearted people. 95 per cent of the total populations in Langtang follow Buddhism. You will come to know when you will see prayer flags on your way from bottom to the top of the expedition. Monasteries are another major point of interests for trekking in the mountains of Nepal. Some of the monasteries are very old dating back in the centuries. Rhododendron Forests are common on the mountains. Other than that the valley offers pine forest and green grassland where the beautiful daisy grows. So if you are nature enthusiasts this trek will most probably be your best call so far. Not only Langtang is a naturally abundant place, it is culturally rich place. Tamang are the local residents in this part of the mountains. In case if you don’t find a good hotel to stay, one of the villagers is definitely worth asking for help. And when you do stay at one of their house, you will learn their lifestyle which is one of a kind and they will treat you no less than a VIP.

Itinerary

Day to Day Itenary

Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu


Day 2  Sightseeing of Kathmandu City.


Day 3  Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m). 7-8 hours.


Day 4  Trek to Lama Hotel (2560m). 5-6 hours


Day 5  Trek to Langtang Valley (3455m). 4-5 hours.


Day 6  Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). 4-5 hours.


Day 7  Excursion to Tsergo Ri (4,984 m) and back to Kyangjing, 7 hrs


Day 8  Trek down to Lama Hotel. 6-7 hours.


Day 9  Trek to Thulo Syabru (2230m). 5-6 hours.


Day 10  Trek to Lauribina (3910m). 5-6 hours.


Day 11  Visit the Gosaikunda and descend to Sing Gompa. 7-8 hours.


Day 12  Trek down to Dhunche. 4-5 hours.


Day 13  Drive back to Kathmandu. 7-8 hours.


Day 14  Final Departure.


Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduWe provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.


Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu City.Kathmandu Valley is full of historic and cultural place. Our City Guide will take you for Kathmandu Valley City Tour. This tour include 4 places inside Kathmandu Valley including world heritage Patan Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Stupa and Syambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple. As well as we visit typical local newari homes and culture. At the same day we prepare necessary backpack for Trekking.


Day 03 Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m). 7-8 hours.Early morning after having breakfast transfer your Bus station to start your journey towards Sayabrubesi, along the bus journey you will drive through beautiful village and you will see snow Scapped Mountain along the langtang Himalaya and it will make your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart.


Day 04 Trek to Lama Hotel (2560m). 5-6 hoursThe trail branches off syabru besi main road by a police post where you will need to register trekking permit and crosses a suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River. The south side of Langtang Khola. The trek become pleasant walk through tree where langur monkeys frolic, passing a bridge a small waterfall bhatties (village inns) beside the stream at Dovan(1680m) the trail then make steep uphill over rocky ridge to the easily missed junction, where the route from thulo sayasbru join from over. Long uphill forest past the waterfall and couples of lodge in pairo meaning of landside; 1800m to Bamboo a cluster hotel at 1930m. Beyond Bamboo the trail crosses Dangdung Khola then uphill to still suspension bridge over the langtang Khola. On the north bank of langtang Khola the route uphill alongside series of waterfalls and arrive in Changtang famous known as Lama Hotel (2480m) overnight here.


Day 05 Trek to Langtang Valley (3455m). 4-5 hours.Today we will follow the trail that goes through dense forest filled with oaks, birch , hemlock and mountain bamboo. During our trek we will have opportunity to spot wild monkeys and several species of birds. Our trek continues through additional forest passing through a lone teahouse at Gumnachok and from there climb steeply to reach Ghoratabela. There is an army check post at Ghoratabela where trekking permits will be checked. From here we will trek through small settlements of Chyamki and Kangtangsa before making a short climb to reach Langtang village.


Day 06 Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). 4-5 hours.The trail goes slowly up all the way to Kyanjin Gompa. On the way, Buddhist prayer wall and prayer wheel make our trail special.You pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walk; allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.This place is famous for cheese and curd. Have a Lunch and rest few moment in local hotel at Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) and left backpack there. Climb half an hour uphill from where you feel you are just laying in the lap of Mt langtang. Back to the hotel and overnight there.


Day 07 Excursion to Tsergo Ri (4,984 m) and back to Kyangjing, 7 hrsToday, we make an excursion to Tsergo Ri which would also help us to acclimatize. The climb to Tsergo Ri which is above 5 thousand meters offers a magnificently panoramic views of the Himalayas. Besides, the climb to Tsergo Ri is a challenging one and the time for the climb depends upon your physical fitness and previous experience. By evening, we return back to Kyanjing Gompa.


Day 08 Trek down to Lama Hotel. 6-7 hours.After visiting Kyanjin Gompa, we will retrace our steps back following the same trail that passes through Langtang village and continue on the main trail that goes towards Ghoratabela. From there we will make an easy downhill descend through dense forested trail to reach Lama Hotel.


Day 09 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2230m). 5-6 hours.Leaving Lama Hotel we will continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that descends all the way down to Thulo Syabru. Today is a easy day trekking with mostly downhill walking through dense forested trails that passes through several villages along with beautifully terraced farmlands. We will trek until we arrive at Thulo Syabru for our overnight stay.


Day 10 Trek to Lauribina (3910m). 5-6 hours.Today we start our trek with steep climb to Phoprang danda for about 3 hours. We take our lunch at Phoprang Danda with the panoramic view of Mt. Langtang, Ganesh himal and some Tibeten peaks. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. There is a Buddhist monastery and a popular cheese factory here. We overnight at Sing Gompa or go forward little bit and stay at Chandanbari.


Day 11 Visit the Gosaikunda and descend to Sing Gompa. 7-8 hours.From Sing Gompa we climb a ridge to the main Gosainkund trail. There are good views across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west there are dramatic views of the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Througly passing lauribinayak . A small Lauribinayak Temple is situated here from where you can see the whole langtang range and many more. Eventually, the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kund. The second lake in the chain is named Bhairab Kund, and the third, Gosainkund. This lake is particularly sacred and a place of pilgrimage in the summer. According to legend, this lake was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water, quenching his thirst after taking some poison.
After visiting the Gosaikunda we came back to Sing Gompa.


Day 12 Trek down to Dhunche. 4-5 hours.Today is the final day of our Hiking trek. We will follow the trail that descends rapidly through an impressive forest all the way down to Trisuli river and follow its bank. We will cross over the bridge to the south bank and continue to trek on an undulating trail that leads to Dhunche.


Day 13 Drive back to Kathmandu. 7-8 hours.Early morning after having breakfast transfer your Bus station to start your journey towards Kathmandu, along the bus journey you will drive through beautiful village and you will see snow Scapped Mountain along the langtang Himalaya following the same path.


Day 14 Final Departure.We transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.

Include/Exclude

Service Include:

  • Airport pick up/drop by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Accommodation in tea house/lodge during trekking
  • All meals (B+L+D) with tea/coffee during trekking
  • All transportation as per trip itinerary
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide and porters.
  • Food,accommodation,salary,insurance of nepalse staff.
  • four-seasonal sleeping bag to each trekkers ( to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work(s) and tims / permit
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Trekking certificate
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy).

Service Exclude:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s) in cities.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • The services which are not included in our  ‘Include’ section

 

Equipment List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
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Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

 

  • When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

  • All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip

  • You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day. 

  • Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

 

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Trekking grades

Trekking grades

Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.



Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration14
  • Starting PointSyaprubeshi
  • Ending PointDhunche
  • TransportationBus/Private Car
  • Group Size1-20
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours
  • Trek StyleTea house
  • Max. Altitude4165m
  • Best TimeMarch to may and september to December

Trip Dates

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