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Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek- Discovering Himalayan Majesty

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14 days
Availability : October through May
Kathmandu
Min Age : 12
Home » Holiday Packages » Langtang Region » Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake Trek

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Embark on the Langtang Trek in Nepal with NepalHiking and discover off-the-beaten-path beauty. Prepare to immerse yourself in majestic mountain views and rich culture. Additionally, experience plenty of adventure trekking through one of the world’s most pristine wildernesses.

Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek in the Himalayas.
Traversing the pristine beauty of Langtang and Gosaikunda.

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the Langtang Trek in Nepal offers breathtaking beauty and serene landscapes. Additionally, this trek combines the allure of the Langtang Valley with the mystical charm of Gosaikunda Lake. As a result, it creates an unforgettable journey through the Himalayan wilderness.

Explore Langtang

Our adventure begins in the Langtang Valley, often called the “Valley of Glaciers.” This Trekking in Langtang in Nepal guides you through lush alpine forests, charming villages, and terraced fields. Moreover, it offers a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural tapestry. As you ascend, the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Himal range gradually come into view, enhancing your trekking experience with a spellbinding backdrop.

Cultural Encounters in Langtang Trek:

One major highlight of the trek is the opportunity to interact with warm, welcoming locals. Traditional Tamang villages dot the landscape, allowing you to immerse yourself in their customs, architecture, and way of life. Additionally, visiting ancient monasteries enriches your journey with cultural insights. Exploring the blend of nature and culture makes the Langtang Trek in Nepal a deeply rewarding experience.

Langtang Trekking Tour with Gosaikunda Lake

As you progress beyond the Langtang Valley, the trail leads you to the pristine Gosaikunda Lake, situated at 4,380 meters. This sacred alpine lake, surrounded by towering peaks and snow-covered landscapes, offers unparalleled beauty. Furthermore, according to Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda Lake is revered as the abode of Lord Shiva. Thus, a pilgrimage to this sacred site is considered highly auspicious.

Challenges and Rewards

The Langtang Valley trek, encompassing the Gorgius Valley and Gosaikunda Lake, presents numerous challenges such as high altitudes and varying terrains. These elements test your stamina and determination. Nevertheless, every step rewards you with awe-inspiring sights, diverse flora and fauna, and a profound sense of accomplishment. Additionally, the picturesque landscapes and tranquil atmosphere enhance this unforgettable trekking experience.

Best Time for the Trek 

The optimal time to embark on this Himalayan adventure is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and the views are at their best. During these periods, the trails come alive with vibrant rhododendron blooms and lush greenery. Moreover, the stable weather conditions and mild temperatures further enhance the trekking experience, allowing for uninterrupted exploration and enjoyment of the natural surroundings. Consequently, these seasons are highly recommended for their exceptional beauty and favourable trekking conditions.

Conclusion

Embarking on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, coupled with the visit to Gosaikunda Lake, is more than just a physical journey; it is a profound opportunity to connect with nature, immerse in rich local culture, and explore spiritual depths. This Himalayan odyssey promises not only a challenging trekking experience but also a soul-stirring exploration of two distinct yet harmoniously united wonders—the rugged, breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang Valley and the sacred, serene Gosaikunda Lake. The trek weaves through dramatic terrains, offering encounters with diverse wildlife and vibrant communities, and culminates at the high-altitude Gosaikunda Lake, revered in Hindu mythology. Each step on this journey promises panoramic views, cultural enrichment, and a deeper appreciation for the natural world, making it a truly unforgettable adventure.

FAQs about Langtang Valley Adventure

I’m a first-time traveller in Nepal. Is Langtang trek for me?

The Langtang Trek in Nepal is an excellent choice for first-time trekkers to the region, provided you have a good level of physical fitness and are prepared for the challenges of high-altitude hiking. Here are a few reasons why the Langtang Trek can be a good fit for you:

  1. Moderate Difficulty: The Langtang Trek is considered moderately challenging, which makes it suitable for beginners who are in good health and have some trekking or hiking experience. It’s less crowded than the more famous Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit treks, which can provide a more peaceful trekking experience.
  2. Shorter Duration: Typically, the Langtang Trek can be completed in about 7 to 12 days, depending on your pace and the specific route. This is shorter compared to some of the other popular treks in Nepal, making it a good option for those with limited time.
  3. Cultural Exposure: The trek offers a rich cultural experience, passing through ethnic Tamang villages where you can learn about their lifestyles, traditions, and customs. This cultural immersion is a significant part of what makes the trek special.
  4. Natural Beauty: You’ll experience stunning landscapes, from lush forests and alpine meadows to high mountain lakes like Gosaikunda. The trek also offers views of beautiful snow-capped peaks, which include Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and others.
  5. Accessibility: The starting point of the trek is just a day’s drive from Kathmandu, making it more accessible than treks that require flights to remote airstrips.

To make your trek enjoyable and comfortable, consider these tips:

  • Prepare Physically: Start a fitness regime that includes cardio and strength training several months before your trip.
  • Acclimatize Properly: Take your time on the trek to adjust to the altitude, which can help prevent altitude sickness.
  • Hire a Guide: Especially as a first-time trekker in Nepal, having a local guide can enhance your experience and provide insights into the local culture and environment.

If you’re well-prepared, the Langtang Trek can indeed be a wonderful and fulfilling adventure for a first-time traveller to Nepal.

Tour Details

The trek is an all-inclusive guided trek in Langtang and Gosainkunda Region. Per the trek itinerary, we will provide accommodation at Kathmandu Suite Home with a delicious breakfast. Similarly, comfortable accommodation at the teahouse lodged with breakfast, lunch and dinner, including tea/coffee, are included during the trek. For ground transportation, we provide 4 wheel Jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi and a return journey to Kathmandu after the trek. All necessary trek permits, including the Langtang National Park permits, are included in the trek package.

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off from Tribhuvan International Airport
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Ground Transfer by private jeep
  • Comfortable accommodation during the trek
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Full board meal during the trek including tea/coffee
  • National Park Permit
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 strong porter between 2 trekking members

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any private expenses
  • Staff tipping

Complementaries

  • T-Shirt
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Welcome dinner
What to Expect

Exploring the beautiful Langtang region and Gosainkunda Lake is an adventure trip. This trekking tour includes a 10-day of hiking through the stunning landscapes of Langtang National Park. The trail passes through lush green forests, meadows, rhododendron gardens, waterfalls, lakes and villages. The trek starts and ends in Kathmandu.

  • Experience the beauty of Nepal Himalayas
  • Get close to nature
  • Learn more about the culture and traditions of Nepal
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains and valleys
  • Explore the Langtang region
  • Explore the Gosainkunda Lake
Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel Kathmandu Suite Home.

Day 2Syabru Besi

After breakfast, you will drive Kathmandu (1350m) to Syabru Besi (1462m) via Trisuli Bazaar – Dhunche (6-7 hours private jeep drive). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 3Lama Hotel

Trek to Lama Hotel (2581m/6-7 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4Langtang Village

Trek to Langtang Village (3307m/5-6 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5Kyanjin Gompa

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6Kyanjin Ri - Ghoda Tabela

Hiking to Kyanjin Ri and trek down to Ghoda Tabela (3032m/7-8 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

Day 7Syabru Village

Trek to Syabru Village (2390m/5-6 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 8Sing Gompa

Trek to Sing Gompa (3350m/4-5 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 9Gosainkunda Lake

Trek to Gosainkund Lake (4381m/4-5 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10Lauribinayak - Ghopte

Crossing Lauribinayak Pass (4609m) and trekking to Ghopte (3430m/6-7 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11Tharepati

Trek to Tharepati (2500m/4-5 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12Kutumsang

Trek to Khutumsang (1850m/6-7 hours). Overnight at teahouse lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu by private jeep (5-6 hours). Overnight at Kathmandu Suite Home, breakfast included.

Day 14Fly back Home

Drive to Airport, and fly back home.

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Michael Johnson

Couple Traveller

Our Trek was smooth thanks to the meticulous planning of Nepal Hiking and our guide, Krishna, looked after our group with great care, making everyone feel secure throughout the trek. Reliable and Caring

10 April 2024

Sophia Rojas

Couple Traveller

Trekking the Langtang and Gosaikunda with Nepal Hiking was a fantastic experience. Our guide, Ramesh, was knowledgeable and supportive, making sure we were always comfortable. The porter Sonam, was friendly and hardworking, handling our gear with great care. The trek offered breathtaking views and diverse landscapes, from the beautiful Langtang Valley to the holy Gosaikunda Lake. Nepal Hiking’s excellent service and well-planned itinerary made this an unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended!

24 October 2023

Diego Costa

Couple Traveller

The Langtang and Gosaikunda trek with Nepal Hiking was an incredible journey. Our guide, Prakash, was experienced and shared fascinating stories about the region’s culture and history. The porters, Tenzing and Pemba, were amazing, always ensuring our gear was transported safely. The trek itself was challenging but rewarding, with stunning views and memorable encounters with local villagers. Nepal Hiking’s organization and attention to detail made the whole experience smooth and enjoyable. I would definitely trek with them again!

2 June 2023

Laura Mendes

Group Traveller

Our Langtang and Gosaikunda trek with Nepal Hiking was truly unforgettable! Our guide, Suman, was extremely knowledgeable and always made sure we were comfortable and safe. The porters, Ram and Nima, were incredibly helpful and cheerful, carrying our gear with a smile. The landscapes were breathtaking, from the lush valleys of Langtang to the serene Gosaikunda Lake. The whole experience was well-organized, and we felt well taken care of throughout the trek. Highly recommend Nepal Hiking for anyone looking for a fantastic trekking adventure!

5 March 2023

Sérgio Silva

Couple Traveller

Thank you so much for our trek in Nepal; we had a fabulous time and are planning to come back and do the Kanchenjunga trek! Our guide, Hari and porter Krishna were wonderful, very friendly and helpful, and we had a good laugh too!

You handled everything smoothly from the first to the last day; very well-organised and completely hassle-free. So thank you once again, and if anyone I know is considering Nepal, I will send them to you!

6 October 2022
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