The major parts of Langtang region are that it is as wild as any Tibetan highlands and nearest to Kathmandu. Due to the diverse amalgamation of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley to Gosainkunda Lake Trek is the extension of popular Langtang Valley Trek. This amazing adventure caters spectacular views of the Himalayas and authentic culture of Tamang tribe, who migrated to the region from Tibet almost 400 years ago.The typical trekking trail of the trek, which goes up and down frequently on the rolling forested hills also manifests floral and faunal diversity of Langtang National Park. The latter half of the trek treads up to the elevated sacred lake of Gosainkunda, which is so serene and beautiful.
This moderate teahouse trek best suits to trekkers who have plans of spending 2 weeks in Nepal. Relatively an easy walk that goes as high as 4300m, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be enjoyed by experienced as well as novice trekkers.
The walk itself, which traverses through beautiful low sub-tropical & alpine forests of Langtang National Park
The floral and faunal biodiversity of the protected area, which houses beautiful endangered species like red panda
The Tibeto Tamang culture of the region, which still holds authenticity of ancient Tibetan culture very firmly
The 360 degree view of Himalayan panorama dominated by Langtang Lirung 7246m, the highest peak in the region
The sacred monasteries monasteries like Kayngjin Gompa
The serene highland lake Gosainkunda, which is sacred Hindu destination
Can I be a Trekker For This Region?
If you have, the extreme ability to walk around 5-7 hours a day with a light daypack and passionate feeling, this trek will be highly suitable as this is moderate trek.
It is fact that having walk in higher altitudes is definitely more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Therefore, you need to be prepared to adjust in the high altitude. Advanced Adventures Kindly request to all the clients to prepare themselves for the Langtang to Gosaikunda Trekking 14 day/s by jogging and exercising regularly at least 3 month prior to the start of the trek. If you have the subtle experiences on walking /trekking in high altitude, environment this trek will be really easier. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. To accomplish the trek you should have excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases please kindly inform us before booking the trip. We are highly conscious about your health and safety.
Customize Your Own Trek !
This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need. We are more than happy to customize this trip to your requirements.
Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)-D
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek-B
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs-B/L/D
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs-B/L/D
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs-B/L/D
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs.
Day 07: Explore Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft 7-8 hrs-B/L/D
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2650ml: 5-6 hours trek-B/L/D
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2100m: 5-6 hours trek-B/L/D
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa 3100m: 3-5 hours trek-B/L/D
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda 4370m: 5-6 hours trek-B/L/D
Day 12: Trek to Dhunche 1950m: 6-7 hours trek-B/L/D
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6-7 hours drive-D
Day 14: Depart with farewell Dinner.
B/L/D Denotes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu
Welcome to the land of Himalayas! On arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; Advanced Adventures Trek Guide will great you then transfer you to our trip hotel. Check in to hotel and free time for leisure. Late afternoon, we meet again and brief your upcoming Trek with us and introduce our trekking team. Evening, we host welcome dinner (Eating Nepali Food) at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 02: Guided Katmandu Valley Tour. Trek Preparation Day
With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras. Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia- This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.
Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu. Free evening in Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by Public Bus
Altitude: 1470m/4822ft- 160kms: 5 to 6 hours Drive
Today is the day you experience the ride on Nepalese highway and the bumby ride on mishmash road rolling in the mountains. Early in the morning, you will start the bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. The ride till Trishuli winds through serpentine pitched highway. Beyond Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel
Altitude: 2650m/8692ft: 12-14 kms: 5 to 6 Hrs. Walk
Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream, river you are following is mostly the Langtang River. You can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Altitude: 3,400m/11152ft: 10-12 kms: 4 to 5 hrs. Walk
After having breakfast you will continue your trip to your next destination. You are starting your trip descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. You cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Langtang.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa
Altitude: 3800m/12464ft: 10-12 kms- 4 to 5 hours Walk
You pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. Today is short walking; allowing time to acclimatize and exploring the surroundings. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Day Exploration in Kyanjin Gompa. Option Hike to Tsergo Ri 5,000m
Today, we will visits valleys and enjoy Langtang Himalayan panoram in Kyanging Gumba. Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints in the area that you can climb. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge lirung Glacier. Back to guest house for Lunch having short rest and walk around the Kyanjing valley with guide. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 08: Trek from Kyangin Gumba to Lama Hotel
Altitude: 2650m/8692ft:16-18 kms: 6 to 7 hours Walk
From Today you start walking back to the same way you trekked up. This walk down to Lama Hotel will be for 4-5 hours approx. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to to Thulo Syabru Village
Altitude: 2100m/6888ft: 12-14 kms: 5 to 6 Hours Walk
Firstly trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 10: Trek from Thulo Sybru Village to Sing Gompa
Altitude: 3100m/10168ft: 12 kms: 4 to 5 hours Walk
You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Sing Gompa. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and langtang valley. Sing Gompa is another popular place for Cheese. Over night in Shin Gompa
Day 11: Trek from Sing Gumba to Gosainkunda Lake
Altitude: 4370m/14334ft: 12-14 kms: 5 to 6 Hour Walk
The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Sin Gompa and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkund.
Day 12: Trek From Gosaikunda Lake to Dhunche( All Descend Walk)
Altitude: 1950m/6396ft: 18-20 Kms: 6 to 8 Hour Walk
Today we take descend walk down to Dhunche. Walking involves through forest, local villages and arrive Dhunche at late afternoon. Manage transport for following day and over night at lodge.
Day 13: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu
Altitude :1350m/4428ft: 160 Kms- 5 to 6 Hour Drive
Today at early morning we take local bus to Kathmandu from Dhunche. This bus journey is very natural and we arrive to Kathmandu at evening. In evening, we host farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurnat in town. Over night at hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Today is your last morning with us. After breakfast, you are free from us. You may have morning for last minute shopping. We will transfer you to airport and our trip ends.
End of our Services!
Price: US $980 per person
What is Included?
- All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop)
- 03 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan
- Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in down town
- Langtang National Park Permit & Fees, TIMs card fee
- Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi & Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu transfer by Public Bus
- Pokhara- Nayapul and return drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle (Trekking Starting and Ending Point)
- Langtang Valley to Gosaikunda Lake Trek on full board of meals (B, L, D, tea /coffee in cups only), seasonal fruits etc.
- Langtang Valley to Gosaikunda Lake Trek accommodation in comfortable Mt. Lodges & Guest Houses on twin share- (Nights in Sybrubesi, Kyangin Gumba & Thulo Sybro Village will be in attached bathroom/hot shower)
- One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader (Gov. Licensed, first aid, altitude trained/experienced and eco trained), assistance leader/s in a group, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
- One trek porter to carry trek luggage’s for every two trekkers in a group, all payment, trekking equipment and insurance
- Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket for Trek use (Need to return after trek), Trek Duffle Bag and T- shirt, Trekking Maps & Adventure Certificate
- Group Medicine kit Box, with Diamox- AMS Medicine
- All Gov. and local taxes as applicable
- Final departure transfer from Kathmandu to airport on your departure
What is Excluded?
- Nepal Visa, International flights in/out Nepal
- Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu (If any)
- Cost of beverages such as mineral water, coca cola, Beer etc., cost of battery charge, laundry etc. on trek
- Travel insurance (Must include Helicopter evacuation, Medical Exp. and trip cancellation)
- Personal trekking gears
- Personal nature expenses & Tips
- Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.
Please Check Available Dates for The Year of:
|25 February, 2018
|28 February, 2018
Experience & Fitness Required
This trip is not a difficult. No previous trekking experienced is required but if you have, it is a great plus point. This trek is a non technical walk. The highest height you would reach on this trip is 3210m from sea level. The walk involves a lots of ups and downs, takes you through local villages, farming lands, terraces, and river side but as long as you have strength of walking for 4 to 6 hours a day, you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and fitness.
We strongly suggest travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us. A part of the health and fitness, participant must be having a positive attitude and strong determination for the successful trip.
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.
Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In this Langtang Valley to Gosaikunda Lake Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.
At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200
In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.
Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Langtang Valley to Gosaikunda Lake Trek. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip at best weather condition.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.
The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Thorong la at altitude of 4360m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but as we would be e range of altitude, and we are hiking from the 820m to this altitude range with enough days of hiking en route, it is not considered a high risk zone for AMS. However, AMS could affect to the peoples indifferently.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination
You must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.
Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.
Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.
He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".
Born in Burlang, Gorkha District, Ishwor first came to Kathmandu in 1999 to get enrolled in a college to complete his under-graduation.
It was during the final year of his under-graduation that he got into tourism to support his financial instability. A novice, he first went to the Annapurna Circuit as a porter carrying a 30 kg goods on his back. He did the same for half a dozen trips, An earnest man, he waspromoted to be the porter cum guide for Annapurna trek and later guided a trek to Everest Base Camp.
He lives with his family in Kathmandu. A family guy, he loves to cook at home and help with other household chores along with assisting his children with school assignments.
His friends call him a jolly fellow. He loves dancing to folk tunes...and occasionally sings during the recreational activities in trek. He says, "If we consider going to Everest Base Camp to trek, it is not just about Everest, the cultural and natural extravanza along the way is what make the trip special [...] The fun of the trek is not in the destination but in what you meet along that way…and in Nepal one meets a lot!"
He is a man of various stories and you can talk about a variety of topics with him.
Born and raised in Gorkha, Keshar Gurung has almost 15 years of experience in trekking. After completing his school in Gorkha, he came to Kathmandu and started studying in Kathmandu while continuing trekking as well.
He was in search for a job to help him sustain in the capital when he got an opportunity to work as a porter for four German trekkers in Langang trek. The job was certainly not easy, provided him ample learning opportunities which he cherished.
His first trek as a guide was 30 days’ Annapurna Circuit Trek with a Spanish guest. He loves Everest Base Camp trek because showing Mt. Everest to his guests fills him with pride and happiness.
He lives with his wife and son in Kathmandu. He believes that tourists should come to Nepal because it offers diverse tourism opportunities. Mr. Gurung is serious on his assigned job, dedicated and ensure professonal services while he is in trekking with his clients.
Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.
He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas!
The organization behind the trek was excellent !
This was our 4th trek in Nepal and we decided for the first time to put our trust in a local company and we are very pleased to say we have not been disappointed, the organization behind the trek was excellent, the emails received where fast and formative and the information given was accurate and honest.
Once we started the trek we found it to be challenging but enjoyable, we where fortunate enough to have a very good local guide that was able to answer all of our questions and make the arrangements on a day to day basis whilst up in the mountains, he understood our requests and every over night stay he arranged for us was comfortable and an brilliant experience into the locals and the traditions and music of the locals.The accommodation we had was always comfortable and the food was very good.
The porter we had was also great, always happy and smiling and always made it to the next stop way ahead of us and made the room comfortable for our arrival.
We are very happy to recommend this company to anyone that is looking to book a trek in Nepal with a local company, their pricing is the best we could find their service more than matched the delivery of the much larger international companies.
Ian Cole & D Scott – London UK – April 2013
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