Langtang Gosainkunda Trek - 13 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityTrekking
AccomodationHotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
RegionLangtang Region
Distance177km / 109Miles
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration13 Days
Max. Altitude4,773m at Kyangjin Ri
Meals IncludedAll Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size2-30
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip CodeDWTTK06
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hr walking
TransportationKathmandu - Syabrubesi & Sundarijal - Kathmandu by local transport
GradeModerate

Langtang Gosainkunda Hike Overview

Langtang Gosainkunda hike is for those who want to see the mid-hills, high altitude lakes - including the pious Gosainkunda Lake and other Himalayan glaciers. The trek region lies a short distance to the north of Kathmandu near the Nepal - Tibet border.

Highlights of Gosaikunda Langtang Trek

  • Visit Langtang - the valley of glaciers, pine forests, green meadows, terraced fields.
  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep gorges, stone-driven mills, and suspension bridges
  • The majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m)
  • Tibetan border region
  • Beautiful Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers
  • Local cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and chorten
  • The sacred Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600m
  • Side trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m) Viewpoints

Benefits of booking Gosainkunda Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free airport-to-hotel transfer during arrival and hotel-to-airport transfer during departure in a private vehicle
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes for early altitude sickness and other potential health risks detections
  • Medical kits
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Sleeping bags and down jacket arrangements if you do not have your own.


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person. 

Comprehensive Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda Langtang Trek is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Langtang National Park. It's situated in the northeast part of central Nepal, close to Kathmandu. In fact, it is visible from Kathmandu Valley. 

This trek lets you experience deep gorges, rocky terrain, pine forests, yak pastures, insight into Buddhist religious practices, mystical monasteries, picturesque villages, hillside terraces, serene valleys, and breathtaking glaciers originating from high mountains. The trial also takes us to the sacred Gosainkunda (4,380m / 14,620ft), an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains of the Rasuwa.

This trek begins with a drive along the Trishuli River, which heads north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche and finally to Syabrubesi.

We start the trek from Syabrubesi, a Tamang village by the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. The trek will follow the Langtang River until we reach Lama Hotel for the night. The next day we will trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, a large Tamang settlement. From Langtang Village, we head to Kyangin Gompa. We will rest at Kyangin Gompa for a day to acclimatize. While acclimatizing, you will have the option to visit the yak cheese factory, Tserko Ri Viewpoint, and Kyangin Gompa monastery.

Then we return to the Lama Hotel then continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley to reach Gosaikunda, a revered pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus. The waters of Gosaikunda Lake are believed to have magical healing powers. But to reach Gosaikunda we trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, and from Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati and finally to Gosainkunda.

After Gosainkunda, our trek will take us through Laurebina La High Pass to Ghopte in the scenic Helambu region. From Ghopte, we descend to Kutumsang through rhododendron, pine, juniper forests, and peaceful meadows. The next day, we continue our descent to reach Chisapani via Pati Bhanjyang. On the last day of the trek, we trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal and catch a bus back to Kathmandu.

This package covers travel by public bus. However, if you seek comfort, you can book a jeep for an extra cost.

Langtang Trek Itinerary

  1. day1

    Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,393ft) to Syabrubesi (1,503m / 4,655ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours (122km / 75.8miles) 7- 9 hrs.

    After an early breakfast, we start with a scenic drive on a local bus out of Kathmandu Valley to Syabrubesi - northwest of Kathmandu. From the way, you can see beautiful scenery - raging rivers, terraced fields, typical Nepali villages, and snow-capped peaks. The road is smooth up to Trishuli Bazaar. Then the road becomes a little rugged as it ascends to Dhunche and descends back down to Syabrubesi, a bazaar town with much to explore - including riverside hot springs where you can relax.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Trekkers Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

    Trek From Syabrubesi (1,503m / 4,655ft) to Lama Hotel (2,470m / 8,103ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.3km / 7miles
    Highest Altitude 2,470m / 8,103ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    From Syabrubesi, we begin our first day on the trail. We cross the Bhote Kosi to Langtang River and then follow the Langtang River through the fertile jungle and terraced fields. Up ahead, we pass the landslide area, climb up to Bamboo, and gradually ascend to Rimche, located at the bank of Langtang River. On the way lie several rural settlements, bamboo and birch forests, where you might spot rare, local wildlife - including the red panda. We continue to trek up to the Lama Hotel village.

    • Overnight stay at Lama Guest House
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Trek from Lama Hotel (2,470m / 8,103ft) to Langtang village (3,430m / 11,255ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.8km / 9.1miles
    Highest Altitude 3,430m / 11,255ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs.

    We continue our trek alongside the Langtang River while ascending through dense forests. On the way, we will be able to catch glimpses of snowy peaks beckoning us forward. Eventually, the narrow river valley widens out at Ghoda Tabela.  In the past, there was a Tibetan resettlement project running here. We will stop at the Ghoda Tabela army check post to register our papers. Then we cross the east side of the river as we get closer to the Langtang Valley. We continue past the prayer wheels driven by flowing water and prayer flags to scenic Langtang village, inhabited by Tamangs.

    • Overnight stay at Village View Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from Langtang village (3,430m / 11,255ft) to Kyanjin Gompa (3,865m / 12,675ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.8km / 4.2miles
    Highest Altitude 3,865m / 12,675ft
    Trek Duration 3 hrs

    We continue ascending as we pass through small abandoned villages and meadows. The wide Langtang valley offers far-reaching panoramas of the mighty Himalayas. Our route crosses several tributaries and a glacial moraine. We, then, finally arrive at what once was the largest settlement of our journey, a place known as Kyanjin Gompa, named after the nearby, ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. The Kyanjin Gompa is mostly abandoned after being badly affected by the 2015 earthquake. After lunch, we climb to Kyajo Ri Viewpoint at 5,150m / 19,600ft to catch spectacular views of several mountain ranges and Langtang Valley. However, this is an optional trek.

    • Overnight stay at Namaste Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Exploration Day at Kyanjin Gompa

    We will stay at Kyanjin Gompa for acclimatization on this day. The upper Langtang Valley offers stunning close views of thetall mountains and glaciers. We will be visiting several sites, such as the Yak cheese factory and Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. If you want, you can trek to Langshisha Kharka and the Tserko Ri (5450) viewpoint, from where you can catch the beautiful mountain views of the Himalayan peaks - including Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), and Yala peak (5,500m). We return to Kyanjin Gompa for the evening.

    • Overnight stay at Namaste Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Trek from Kyanjin Zomba (3,865m / 12,675ft) to Lama Hotel (2,470m / 8,103ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 21km / 13miles
    Highest Altitude 2,470m /8,103ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    From Kyanjin Gomba, we bid goodbye to the upper highlands and start descending on a route that will take us out of the valley. We follow the same path that took us to Kyanjin Gomba. On the way, we will pass the Langtang Village and then stop for lunch at Ghora Tabela, where we register our exit at the army check post. After a leisurely lunch, we descend through the dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel.

    • Overnight stay at Lama Guest House
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Lama Hotel (2,470m / 8,103ft) to Thulo Syabru (2,210m / 8,500ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13km / 8miles
    Highest Altitude 2,470m / 8,103ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    This day you will descend to the banks of Langtang Khola and cross a small waterfall. The route will take us through rhododendron and bamboo forest, teeming with wild lives like wild boar and monkeys. You can also see great views of Ganesh Himal from the route. At the end of this day's trek, we will cross a suspension bridge to reach the bottom of the Thulo Syabru village. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Ganesh Himal (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Trek from Thulo Syabru (2,210m / 8,500ft) to Cholangpati (3,654m / 11988ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance
    Highest Altitude 3,654m / 11,988ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    From Thulo Syabru, we gradually climb upwards and pass Langtang National Park's army checkpoint. Within half an hour of uphill trekking, we reach Daragang. The trail is less steep from here, as it passes, through the hemlock and oak forest. While passing the forest you may also spot the rare red panda. We continue our trek forward through Dhimsa and Sing Gompa to Cholangpati, where we will stop for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Mountain Lodge.
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Trek from Cholangpati (3,654m / 11,988ft) to Gosainkunda Lake (4,380m / 14,620ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11km / 6.8 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,380m / 14,620ft
    Trek Duration 5hrs

    As you climb up, the beautiful Langtang Himal (7234 m) - the most famous peak in the entire Langtang Range, will be greeting you.  We start walking on a desolated barren mountain trail. As you climb higher, you will see more mountains on the horizon - the majestic Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and even the Annapurnas on the west horizon. A few hours later, we arrive at Laure Binayak, then we will begin the uphill climb to Gosainkunda. After two hours of the steep climb, we will reach a chorten, and after an hour of trekking, you will see views of beautiful waterfalls and lakes - Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda, both of these lakes are formed by water flowing from Gosainkunda. Hindus consider this site holy as they believe that this is a favorite place of Lord Shiva. Gosainkunda receives thousands of pilgrims each year for a holy Hindu festival in the fall. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Namaste
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

    Trek from Gosainkunda Lake (4,380m / 14,620ft) to Ghopte (3,530m / 11,265ft) via Laurebina Pass (4,610m / 15,115ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,610m / 15,115ft
    Trek Duration 8-9 hrs

    Today, you will cross the Laurebina La High Pass to the scenic Helambu region. From Gosainkunda lake, the path first descends from the lodges to the lake. Then our walk along the northern shore starts to get steep as we approach the Laurebina La Pass, but before reaching this pass, you will walk past three or more small lakes. 

    The Laurebina La Pass is marked with a stone stupa and many praying flags. This pass forms the highest point of the Langtang Trek. We then descend through a wide valley to High Camp (4240 m) and walk further down on a steeper and rocky path to Phedi. Right after Phedi, we descend to a footbridge across a stream. The journey from Phedi to Ghopte is demanding with long ascents. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Namaste
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day11

    Trek from Ghopte (3,530m / 11,265ft) to Kutumsang (2,470m / 8,560ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude (3,530m / 11,265ft)
    Trek Duration 5hrs

    We start trekking through groves of juniper, rhododendron, and pine in a remote, unpopulated area before we reach the peaceful highland setting of Tharepati. From Tharepati, the path descends gently through the forest on the western ridge slope. After walking for a while, we will pass a large meadow with ruins of shepherd's huts. From the route, you can see Gangchempo and Dorje Lakpa peaks. Then the descent gets steeper as it leads through a forest to Magin Goth (3265m). After a short walk, we will pass Kuala Bhanjyang (3335m) and descend to the village of Kutumsang (2470m).

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Namaste
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day12

    Trek from Kutumsang (2,470m / 8,560ft) to Chisopani (2,295m / 7,655ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 2,295m / 7,655ft
    Trek Duration 5-6hrs

    From Kutumsang, we will ascend for a while and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) Village. Then we climb up to reach a dusty wide road at Thorong Danda (2500m) and continue on a steep and rocky path to Chipping village.  

    We then drop down steadily and reach Pati Bhanjyang (1760m) -  a village between Chipping and Chisopani. After walking half an hour from here, we reach Chisopani, famous for spectacular panoramic views of several mountains.

    • Overnight stay at Tashi Delek Guest Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day13

    Trek from Chisopani (2,295m / 7,655ft) to Sundarijal (1380m / 4530ft) and drive to Kathmandu (1350m / 4450ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 2,295m / 7,655ft
    Trek Duration 4hr
    Driving Hours 1hr

    After a few minutes walk after Chisopani, we reach the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint. From here, we take a wide road leading down the hill, then on a paved path up the hill. Eventually, walking past a few water reservoirs and large water pipes, we reach Sundarijal (1460m), where we say goodbye to the trails and take local transport to Kathmandu.

    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

What is included Gosaikunda Trek Package?

  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (trek start) and Sundarijal back to Kathmandu (trek end) by local bus
  • Accommodation (total 12 nights): six nights accommodation with private attached bathroom at Syabrubesi, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa (2N) Thulo Syabru and Chisopani, six nights standard rooms at Lama Hotel (2N), Cholangpati, Gosainkunda lake, Ghopte, and Kutumsang (Twin Sharing Room)
  • All standard meals ( 13 Lunches, 12 Dinners, and 13 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed Discovery World Trekking experienced trek leader/guide (an assistant guide for 12 or above trekkers) and porter to help trekkers. The maximum luggage weight limit is 9 Kg per trekker.
  • Guides and porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - a company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
What is excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • On arrival Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like bad weather conditions, lodge unavailability, itinerary modification, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included Gosaikunda Holy Trek Package?" will be counted as excludes

Gosaikunda Coordinates, Trekking Map

Equipment lists for Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek requires preparations. Please bring only the basic clothing and accessories to the trek. The following list should help you pack the right stuff for the trek. 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best for high-altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Weather, Altitude - Tour Package Info

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal

You will arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 pm, at least one day earlier than the trip start date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person briefing. An overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon arrival. The next day, we will be traveling to our destination via the local bus. Your trek begins from Syabrubesi (Gateway to Langtang). We can either take a local bus for an eight to nine hours journey from the Langtang trek begins.

Local transportation (KTM to Syabrubesi and Sundari Jal - Kathmandu ) is included in the package. For comfort, you can book a private jeep for an extra cost.

Complimentary Airport Pickup

Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for our valuable clients who have booked the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package. A company representative will be at the airport holding a pamphlet with your name on it. After welcoming you, they will present you either with a Khada or a Marigold garland and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. 

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Accommodation Details

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek includes twelve nights of lodge-to-lodge stays at the best available lodges in trek regions. We provide six nights of accommodation in rooms with a private attached bathroom at Syabrubesi, Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa(2N), Thulo Syabru, and Chisopani, and six nights of accommodations in standard rooms at Lama Hotel (2N), Cholangpati, Gosainkunda lake, Ghopte, and Kutumsang.

For solo trekkers, we will arrange a single private room with an attached bathroom wherever available and a single private room in most places.

You may need two nights of hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek, but it is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and interests. 

Meals during the trek

Langtang Gosaikunda trek takes you to high elevations. Hence your body requires enough nutritious food. We provide you with enough nutritious and tasty food in trek regions, but you will not get all the choices available in cities. We provide you with 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 12 dinners during the trek. 

Some of the popular menu items are -

Thirteen breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey, Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, fruits, Vegetables, Hot Drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Thirteen lunches - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Twelve Dinners - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks, Steaks, etc 

The menu offers traditional, Asian, and Western cuisine, but as we climb up, the menu gets shorter.

We highly recommend fresh vegetable items and plenty of liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must) at high altitudes. Though plenty of non-veg items are available in trek regions, we do not recommend any of them because the meat in these regions may not be hygienic and healthy. 

Similarly, we encourage you to avoid dairy, alcoholic, caffeinated, and hot chocolate items as experts suggest avoiding these items at high-elevation treks.

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best time for Langtang Gosainkunda trek

The weather is the crucial factor to consider for a trek to Langtang Gosaikunda. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for an easy trek with great mountain views. During winter, the trek regions are cold due to snowfall, while the summer monsoon makes the trails slippery and wet.

January – February

This is the coldest season, especially from early January to early February. There is heavy snowfall in the mountains as the temperature dips. Daytime will be warm and admirable with clear skies but, the night is cold. Trek will be a little challenging nevertheless, you will get magical views of snow-capped hills and mountains. 

March – April

It is one of the best times to trek to the Langtang and Gosaikunda. The weather is very favorable, and you can catch stunning views of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, and other mountains. Temperatures start increasing from mid-March, and many trekkers choose to trek to the Langtang Gosainkunda region during this time. The luscious green, dense bamboo, and birch forests add a new dimension to the whole trek experience.

May – June

This is also the perfect time for trekking, right before the monsoon. Rainfall in Nepal begins from the end of June till mid-August. The spring-summer season makes the trek much more enjoyable.

July – August

The rainfall hits its peak during this time, and you'll see clouds often. The trails will get a bit slippery but, trekking can still be fun due to the magnificent waterfalls, raging rivers, and frequent rainbows.

September – October

It is another perfect season for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets in. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees during the day and falls to 5 degrees at night. Most trekkers enjoy trekking the most during these months as the skies are clear, allowing great views of the mountains. We highly recommend this time for the Langtang Valley trek, especially between mid to end of September. Nepal's two biggest festivals - Dashain and Tihar - also fall in these months.

November – December

The winter sets in, and snowfalls begin in the Langtang region, eventually making it challenging to trek. However, you can trek during November, thanks to the sparkling days. With clear skies, the mountains look stunning, but as December starts, the temperatures dip. The nights can get cold with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius. 

The weather in the mountain region is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Acclimatization

Your 13-day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package spends two nights over 3500m, where there are chances of being affected by altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness. We will be acclimatizing at Kyanjin Gompa. While acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa, we will explore various places like the Kyanjin Gompa monastery itself, the cheese factory, or a hike to the Tserko Ri Viewpoint.

Altitude sickness is common among trekkers, but serious altitude sickness requires immediate treatment, and you should not ignore it. Our trek leaders and guides have extensive first-aid training and are well-experienced. We urge you to inform your group leader and guide at the first signs and symptoms. 

Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions against altitude sickness. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to take your time while trekking and drink plenty of water (at least 4 liters per day). If altitude sickness is severe, the only cure is to descend immediately.

Please note that your group leader has the authority to stop your ascent based on your health condition. Please keep in mind that some persons are more vulnerable to altitude sickness than others.

Trip Grade: Fitness level and Health

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is easy and rewarding. The hiking duration will range from 3-6 hours a day, depending on the destination, taking regular breaks to admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and steep forward trails in rocky paths and forests. So, the fitter you are, the more comfortable and enjoyable your journey will be. If you have trekking experience, it is advantageous but not required. We do not recommend this trek to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

A typical day on the Gosaikunda trek

Each day will bring a unique trek experience, as you enjoy the scenery, take photos, and explore the local villages. Our experienced and qualified guides will guide you to your destination. Porters will carry your luggage. However, you will need to bring with you a regular day pack to carry your essentials. 

The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. After a wholesome breakfast, we set off on that day’s walk around 7 to 8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the walk. After trekking for 3 to 4 hours, we will serve you lunch often on the route to your next destination. 

The afternoon hike is generally shorter 2 to 3 hours. When you reach our overnight lodge, you can enjoy our extra dietary snacks, then explore the nearby places until it gets dark. We provide dinner between 6 to 7 pm. 

In the evening, before going to bed, we discuss each other's hiking experiences. Your guide will brief you about the next day's plan. After the trip briefing before going to bed, you can enjoy fun games like cards and Monopoly, watch mountaineering videos if possible, or just read books. Most of our valuable clients also love learning light Nepali words from our crews. 

Communication on Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

During the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, internet service will be available at the lodges and comes with some extra service charge. At high altitudes, for safety purposes, we will communicate by phone. Our office will be in contact with all of our trek teams at least once a day through the lead guide to know about the team's condition. You can buy a local sim in Kathmandu but, the signals may not be strong enough. 

Most lodges/ tea houses have Wi-Fi access, which you can use for an extra charge.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost. During the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en-route shops or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills.

We advise you against drinking water from rivers, taps, and wells in trek regions for hygiene concerns.

Extra personal expenses

This package does not include meals and accommodations in Kathmandu. In addition, all our valuable clients need to bring spending money for visa processing, travel insurance policy purchase, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks, tips, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (major currencies), which you can easily exchange for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu. Trek regions only accept Nepalese currency.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Travel Insurance

Though the chances are slim, there are chances of high-altitude sickness and other high-altitude mishaps associated with this trek. So travel insurance is compulsory for this trek. You need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

We can recommend an insurance company for you based on our valuable client's experience but, we do not sell insurance policies.  

In case of an emergency, we forward your insurance details for processing to your insurance company to arrange rescue operations and transfer to the hospital for treatment. Please send us your insurance information details after booking the trek. 

Please call your insurance company and recheck if they cover helicopter rescue at the highest trek elevations in addition to medical treatment costs. Do not just rely on what the insurance companies say on their website.

Tourist Visa Nepal

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport. You can find the latest visa information at www.immigration.gov.np 

The visa application will require a passport with at least six months of validity and a passport-size photo. The current visa fee is USD 50 for 30 days, which you can pay in cash on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. 

Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. Citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not receive an on-arrival visa. If you are a citizen of these countries, contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR).

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legal money exchanges list the ongoing exchange rates visibly for the public. Please note that only INR (Indian Rupees) notes of 100 and 2,000 are legal in Nepal. 

Despite the traveler's cheque's security advantage, we recommend cash exchange - to avoid a lengthy process and high bank commission rates. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Several of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee using a foreign card.

If you use money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they will charge a service fee of four percent or more.

There are no banks and money exchange services in trek regions, so you should exchange money in Kathmandu based on personal expenses. In the Himalayan region, people only accept Nepali currency.

Most banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How Much Luggage Can I bring to the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. Porters will carry your luggage. We assign one porter for every two trekkers, and the combined luggage should not weigh more than 18 kg. However, we expect you to carry your regular backpack for the valuables and important documents. 

We advise you to carry only the essentials. You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client's safety and security. We will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits for safety. Our trek leaders and guides have extensive first-aid training. While on the trek, the whole team will be together for safety. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, the trek leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the trek or descend based on the overall team condition.

In an emergency, a rescue helicopter will bring you back from the high elevation (funded by insurance). 

Responsible travel

We strongly believe we need to protect the trek regions from the potential negative effects of tourism. So, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that are culturally rewarding and also meet the expectation of both the travelers and trek region communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crew

During the trek, our local, licensed, and well-experienced guides/Sherpas accompany you to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. We add an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more.

Porters will carry your luggage. If you need, we can arrange one porter per person. Please note that a porter will carry no more than 18 kg combined weight. Our crew members are local people from the remote high Himalayas, so they are completely at ease at high altitudes. 

All our staff members are valuable to us, they are well-paid, and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the hike. All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that our staff members are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy. Our crew members have:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government Authorized Trekking certificate
  • Fluency speaking in English and other major languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity training
  • Rock climbing experience

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping as a way of thanking (Dhanyabad) for good service. However, tipping is at the trekker's discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided. We advise you to tip at the end and do so collectively.  

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized, bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal, providing these services for over a decade. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence.

We require 10 percent of the trip cost as an advance for the trip booking. Please send us your important documents like passport photocopy, passport size photos,  travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details within a week of booking. 

You can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online directly from our website. After arriving in Nepal, you can pay the remaining trip cost in cash, bank transfer, or using your credit card.

Furthermore, we will email you payment details - including the mode of payment and the amount for your convenience. 

Last-minute booking

It is best to book trips in advance but for those unable Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last-minute bookings. In the case of a last-minute booking, you have to complete 100% percent of the trip payment 24 hours before the trip departure date. Though we do our best to operate treks at any time, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, lodging unavailability, etc. For more information, Call/Viber/WhatsApp at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email [email protected]

Trip extension

After completing the Langtang Gosainkunda trek, if you have extra days in Nepal, we can arrange activities for you, such as the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour, a trip to Nagarkot, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or another trek.

Feedback

After the Gosainkunda Langtang Valley trek, Discovery World Trekking will host a farewell dinner at Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will present you with a Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate. It is also a perfect time to provide feedback about the trip.

USEFUL INFO

The Langtang Gosainkund Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, but we can tailor this trip to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review your designated departure dates, and if the time does not suit you, let us know. We can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. 

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. The itinerary might require modification due to factors beyond our control such as unstable weather, trail inaccessibility, lodging and campsites unavailability, unforeseen governmental decrees, etc. Although it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, you cannot hold us accountable for delays or the consequences of such delays. 

In the event of an itinerary adjustment or the need to redirect to other trails and areas, the lead guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of each team member.

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please reach out to us via call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.

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McMullen

Written Mar 06 , 2023

I opted for Paul Gurung and Discovery World Trekking for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, having received recommendations through word of mouth. Paul's professionalism, understanding, and communication skills were exceptional. He possessed an extensive knowledge of the region and was well-acquainted with the local people.

The porters and guides worked in perfect harmony, creating a joyful and cohesive team. Paul's flexibility with the itinerary was reassuring, and his competence was evident throughout the journey. I truly value the friendship that developed with Paul and consider it something to cherish. Not only was he an excellent guide, but also an exceptional photographer. The entire team provided a fantastic experience on the trek.

Helena

Written Mar 13 , 2023

Paul proved to be an exceptional companion throughout our trip! Planning our journey from Australia became effortless with Paul's expert advice. Collaboratively, we crafted an itinerary, and he efficiently handled all the arrangements, including travel, accommodation, food, and securing reliable porters. The services provided exceeded our expectations and were of top-notch quality.

 

Paul's dedication to ensuring our safety and support was remarkable. He discreetly checked on each member of our group, always making sure everyone was okay and content. 😊 Our unity as a team, including the porters, brought us immense joy. Paul's exemplary conduct served as an inspiring role model, and his Discovery World Trekking team delivered excellence in every aspect. Without DWT, our time in Nepal would not have been as extraordinary.

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Ammy

US

4 0, 2023

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek became one of my most memorable experiences, all thanks to the incredible team at Discovery World Trekking. Their flexibility and assistance made the trek easy to manage. The guides were exceptional, and the porters efficiently handled our luggage without any trouble.

If you're considering trekking in Nepal, I highly recommend reaching out to them. I want to express my gratitude to Paul and the entire team once again – you guys were amazing, and our time in Nepal was truly awesome.

Angel

US

10 0, 2022

I wholeheartedly recommend Discovery World Trekking to anyone planning a trek in Nepal. Paul and his wonderful team offer a highly professional, caring, and informative experience. My family and friends had an authentic and stress-free adventure with the company, and we are especially grateful for the kindness and support they showed to family members who experienced some challenges with the altitude. It has left us with great memories to cherish.

“lgt”

lgt,
5 - Excellent
06/03/2023

I opted for Paul Gurung and Discovery World Trekking for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, having received recommendations through word of mouth. Paul's professionalism, understanding, and communication skills were exceptional. He possessed an extensive knowledge of the region and was well-acquainted with the local people.

The porters and guides worked in perfect harmony, creating a joyful and cohesive team. Paul's flexibility with the itinerary was reassuring, and his competence was evident throughout the journey. I truly value the friendship that developed with Paul and consider it something to cherish. Not only was he an excellent guide, but also an exceptional photographer. The entire team provided a fantastic experience on the trek.

“lgt”

lgt,
5 - Excellent
13/03/2023

Paul proved to be an exceptional companion throughout our trip! Planning our journey from Australia became effortless with Paul's expert advice. Collaboratively, we crafted an itinerary, and he efficiently handled all the arrangements, including travel, accommodation, food, and securing reliable porters. The services provided exceeded our expectations and were of top-notch quality.

 

Paul's dedication to ensuring our safety and support was remarkable. He discreetly checked on each member of our group, always making sure everyone was okay and content. 😊 Our unity as a team, including the porters, brought us immense joy. Paul's exemplary conduct served as an inspiring role model, and his Discovery World Trekking team delivered excellence in every aspect. Without DWT, our time in Nepal would not have been as extraordinary.

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