Langtang Gosainkunda Trek - 13 Days

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek - 13 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Langtang Region
Distance 177km / 109Miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 13 Days
Max. Altitude 4,773m at Kyangjin Ri
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code DWTTK06
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hr walking
Transportation Kathmandu - Syabrubesi & Sundarijal - Kathmandu by local transport
Grade Moderate

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
  • 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) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free luggage storage at Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets arrangements if you do not have your own.

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. day 1

    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. day 2

    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. day 3

    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. day 4

    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. day 5

    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. day 6

    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. day 7

    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. day 8

    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. day 9

    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. day 10

    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. day 11

    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. day 12

    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. day 13

    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

Route 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. 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 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 accommodation in rooms with a private attached bathroom at Syabrubesi, Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa(2N), Thulo Syabru and Chisopani, and six nights 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 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 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-September to end. 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 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 the 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 through 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 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 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.120 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 kgs. 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 gears, 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 kgs 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 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 payments 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 trek 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 consequences of such delays. 

In the event of an itinerary adjustment or 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.

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Langtang trekking, A++++

Jeeny
5 - Excellent
09/08/2019

Im a female from Australia and just went trekking in Langtang Valley with my sister and the team. Discovery World Trekking is a brilliant company to trek with. From the beginning communication was a breeze, any questions i had were answered clearly and promptly by Paul. Upon arrival we met with his faboulous team. For me it was important to trek with an ethical company. What stands out is the porter baggage limit set by paul, which is well below what we commonly saw on the trek. Also staff were appropriately dressed for the conditions and very smartly. His guide Simbir and porter Bam were really lovely. They made our experience truely memorable, the care and effort they showed to their work and to us was so heartwarming. Simbir gave us trekking advice, he educated us about the region and was really open to teaching and answering any questions we had about everything Nepalese and Langtang related. Bam showed equal dedication, it was always a pleasure to see his smiley face and his efforts in teaching us the local language is immensely appriciated. In future when i return to Nepal, which is most definitely a yes. I will call on Discovery World Trekking.

Langtang Valley and Kyanjin trek

Sam
5 - Excellent
10/10/2019

I had a great time doing this trek from 2-9 April with the guide Sundeep from Discovery World Trekking. Sundeep is professional, speaks good English and is funny in a good way. Langtang Valley and Kyanjin are beautiful not just for the mountains but also the magnificent river and its sound that accompany us throughout the journey. Thank you DWT.

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Teresa Philips & family
5 - Excellent
12/20/2020

We could not have asked for a better time trekking in Ruby Valley with our 4 children (12, 9, 5 & 1 years old). We had a wonderful guide, Dol, & 3 amazing porters Amrit, Prabhat & Gokul. They were so professional, helpful, patient, focused & a joy to get to know. They helped our family, with small kids, to cross over Pansang Pass & enjoy so many beautiful places. On this particular trek, we were able to visit their own home village, Chalish, & get to meet their immediate family members & learn about daily life thereof planting, harvesting & preparing important crops such as red millet & corn, cooking over a fire, visiting the school there, hearing the stories of childhood & seeing the cohesiveness of people working together. Our experience was unforgettable!



The package they offered made our time very smooth & well-provided for. Paul was always in good contact with us, answering any questions swiftly. He is very detailed-oriented & organized things so well for our family. We had no problem getting our visas at the airport, & the staff was waiting for us outside to take us to our hotel. On the trail, we ate the food of the villages we visited. We took refreshment from nature & a wifi-free part of the world! We had a great family time! Concerning Covid-19, we all made sure we tested negative before our trek. The staff took precautions, & we felt very safe as we went on the trail. There is no evidence of Covid-19 in these areas. We could enjoy a normal life again in the beauty of the Himalayas. We are confident this experience will remain in our family's hearts forever.

FAQ’s

Is trekking to Langtang difficult?

No. You do not need any ropes or ice picks. There is no vertical climbing. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day, and trek/hike a few uphills, you can complete this trek.

How safe is this trek?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees the safety and security of our clients. Discovery World Trekking crew will carry all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits to face any situation. Our trek leaders have completed extensive first aid training and carry oximeters to monitor blood oxygen levels at high altitudes. 
If a trekker falls sick at high altitudes, the trek leader will decide whether to descend or continue the trek. In an emergency, Discovery World Trekking deploys a helicopter to bring you back from higher elevations. 

Which is the best time of the year for this Trek?

Spring (March to May) and fall (October to November) are the best seasons for Langtang treks as the weather is favorable and views of the Himalayas are great. The temperature is cold between December and February, but the visibility is still good. Some trekkers choose to trek during December, January, and February because the trails are less crowded. Discovery World Trekking conducts this trek throughout the year.

How to avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

You can take the following steps to decrease the risk of altitude sickness.

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days. 
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
  • Drink garlic soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during the trek?

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day - depending upon the terrain and destination.

Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Langtang regions?

Travel insurance is compulsory. It must cover medical and emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses, at high trek altitudes. You should provide us with your insurance policy certificate before starting the trek. 

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry combined 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). 

What is the weather condition monthly?

Month TemperatureWeather and Nature 
January Max -10°C at daytime to min -20°C at night and morning Snowfalls and harsh winds 
February Max -10°C at daytime to min -23°C at night and morning Mild and humid and clear skies 
March Max -5°C at daytime to min -18°C at night and morning Nice and warm temperature, chances of occasional snowfalls 
April Max 0°C at daytime to min -9°C at night and morning Moderate temperature with amazing red, blue, white, green, and pink rhododendrons 
May Max 5°C at daytime to min -4°C at night and morning Days are nice and warm but nights are a bit colder 
June Max 8°C at daytime to min 0°C at night and morning Fresh and Beautiful flora and fauna 
July Max 10°C at daytime to min 6°C at night and morning Warmest month 
August Max 10°C at daytime to min 5°C at night and morning Slippery Trails 
September Max 10°C at daytime to min 0°C at night and morning Days are short but sunny and warm 
October Max 2°C at daytime to min -6°Cat night and morning  Colder days and nights, a festival season of Nepal 
November Max -4°C at daytime to min -9°C at night and morning Driest month 
December Max -8°C at daytime to min -12°C at night and morning Foggy and cloudy weather 

What documents do I need for trekking to Langtang?

You need to email us the following documents after the advance payment deposit for the trip booking.

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos, 
  • Flight details,
  • Copy of travel insurance (it must cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What about the accommodation during the trek?

During the trek, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing rooms and healthy local foods. The toilets, often in squat form, are outside the room, or house. Hot showers are available at extra cost in most places.

Is meal easily available during the trek?

The meal on this trek is very convenient, but your choices are limited. Along with western meals, chapati, rice, local Tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa are available. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meals in special areas for its clients.

Is the drinking water safe in this regions?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost, but most trek regions do not allow plastic bottled water. So, you need to carry a water bottle and fill it with mineral water or boiled or filtered water. It is better to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

Do I need to bring medicines for this trek??

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, we try our best to provide you with medical kits and address your safety concerns.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians

 

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for this trek?

For booking confirmation, we require a 10% advance, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

Is tipping necessary for porters and guides?

Porters and guides form a big part of your successful trek. So tipping is a way to appreciate their service to you. However, it is totally at your discretion. 

Can I buy the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking can introduce you to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. Moreover, you can rent the gear if you do not want to buy them. Similarly, you can purchase equipment in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Is internet access available during the Trek?

Yes, most guesthouses/lodges offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

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