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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek – High and isolated region rich in culture and natural beauty

The Langtang Trek is one of the three nearest trekking destinations from the north of Kathmandu. The other two major areas are Gosaikunda and Helambu. An unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches lies in the Rasuwa district of Nepal.

This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet than to the traditions of their cousins in the Middle Hills. The Langtang Trek offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

Helambu, about 75 km north of Kathmandu, may be reached directly from Kathmandu or as part of the Langtang Trek by crossing the Gosiankunda. Most of the valley’s inhabitants are Helambu people (Sherpa) but their culture and dress are different than any other Sherpas.

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Langtang Trek Itinerary – Example

The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Langtang Trek.

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu our company representative will be displaying a hoarding board written as “All Nepal Trekking P. Ltd” outside the airport terminal for receiving you and you will be then transferred to your respective hotel by our private vehicle.

Include: airport pick up, hotel accommodation

Day 2 – Kathmandu sightseeing

After breakfast, our tour guide will take you to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Templ is regarded as one of the holiest sites for Hindus all over the world and dedicated to Shiva.

Boudhanath Stupa is located 5 km east of Kathmandu city center, one of the largest stupas in the world and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage which stands three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles.

Swayambhunath Stupa is located in the heart of the city and a little hillock lies about 4 km west of Kathmandu city center. Swayambhunath is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area.

Include: Breakfast, hotel accommodation, tour guide

Day 3 – Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (1420m)

After breakfast, drive to Syabrubesi for about 7 hrs. passing Trisuli Bazaar which is the site of a dam and hydroelectric project, the road reaches Dhunche to high point on the ridge and after 15 km driving to Syabrnsei on the bank of Bhote Kosi River.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter, transfer Syabrubesi

Day 4 – Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m) 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, trek starts crossing suspension bridge and the trail ascends gradually up along the ridge of Langtang Khola and passing through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 5 – Trek to Langtang (3500m) 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast the day starts with a gentle climb to Ghora Tabela and the trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider, the trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 6 – Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m) 3-4 hrs.

After breakfast the trail winds through the village and climbs onto a ridge dominated by a large, square Chorten and a long row of Mani walls. Continuing through yak pastures, as the valley becomes broader; the path finally reaches to Kyanjin Gumba. You may also visit Yak cheese factory which is famous for cheese. After taking rest allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 7 – Kyanjin Gompa – explore day

Today is an explore day so you can make a day trip to north about two hour climb to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) and Tserko Ri (4984m) about four hour climb, from where you may observe a magnificent view of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range mountains and many more glaciers.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Accommodation, Guide and Porter

Day 8 – Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m) 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast you return downhill to Lama Hotel by the same route way.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 9 – Trek to Syabru Gaun (2100m) 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, the day starts trail with decent, cross the river and ascend through bamboo, forests of oak and terraced fields to Syabru Gaun.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 10 – Trek to Shingomba(3250m) 4-5 hrs.

After breakfast, the trail climbs the ridge top and reaches the valley after forests, the trail continues across the head of a second valley then reach to Shingomba.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 11 – Trek to Gosainkunda(4380m) 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast, the trail ascends steeply up the ridge, the tail passes through rhododendron and deep forests. The trail ascends now a wider path through alpine country up the ridge to Gosainkunda. See the sights of Lake Gosaikund where hundreds of pilgrims come to worship and bath in the lake during the full moon festival in August.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 12 – Trek to Gopte (3430m) 6-8 hrs.

Today is a long and rough day, after breakfast the trail climbs, rough and crosses moraine and passing three more small lake, reaches a small hillock, then trail descends alongside a stream through alpine country, the trail ascends and crosses Laurebina La (4,609m), after the pass, the trail descends through forests, giant cliffs tower far above, pine and rhododendron trees.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 13 – Trek to Kutumsangu (2470m) 6-7 hrs.

After breakfast, the trail descends and the trail continues up ravines through a rhododendron forest and ascends to the village Thare Pati (3490m), here the trail joins the Helambu circuit.

The trail descends to Magen Goth where army check post checks the National Park permit then trail gradual up and descends to Kutumsangu through the rhododendron forests for about 5 hrs. walk.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 14 – Trek to Chisopnai (2300m) 3 hrs.

After breakfast, trek carries on the trail ascends the ridge and downhill to Gul Bhanjyang, Tamang village, trail descends to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m) then climb about an hour to Chisopani.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lodge accommodation, guide, porter

Day 15 – Trek to Sundarijal (2300m) 3 hrs. and drive to Kathmandu

Today is the last day of trekking, after breakfast climb to the top of the Shivapuri ridge through forest then descents to Mulkharka through Tamang settlement, reaches to Sundarijal which is a large water project the supplies Kathmandu’s drinking water via pipe line. Here, our trek ends and drive to Kathmandu for about 1½ hr. by private vehicle. Check in hotel, free time.

Include: Breakfast, lunch, hotel accommodation, guide, porter, transfer to Kathmandu

Day 16 – Final Departure

Our company representative transfers you to airport for final departure

Include: Breakfast, transfer to airport

Custom Langtang Trek

Customised treks which differ from this itinerary are always organisable. It’s always possible to shorten the trek for example if you are on a tight schedule in Nepal and want to spend sufficient time in Kathmandu.

Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs. We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Langtang Trek.

For example, you can vary the Langtang Trek by returning to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4,300 m, or you can make a short trek from Dhunche to Gosainkunda. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full moon festival in August. The lake is also sacred to Buddhists.

Langtang Trek Cost

Included costs

Our Langtang Trek Package covers the following costs:

  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
  • Langtang & Shivapuri National Park fee + TIMS permit fee
  • English speaking guide
  • Highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing & salary
  • Staffs insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley as per program
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan (bed & breakfast) as per program
  • All Local / Government Taxes

Excluded costs

The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Langtang Trek Package:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Langtang Trek – Trip Facts

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south.

Langtang Lirung (7,246m) dominates the valley to the north, Gang Chhenpo (6,386m) and Naya Kangri (5,846m) lie to the south and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) protects the east end of the valley.

The area was designated as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971.

Gosaikunda is also known as Gosainkunda or Gosain Kunda.

Langtang Trek Difficulty

How hard is the Langtang Trek? The Langtang Trek involves a good amount of hiking in the Langtang National Park. The Langtang Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, thus physical fitness is important.

Langtang Trek Best Time of Year

The best season to enjoy a Langtang Trek is during the months September, October and November.

Minimum Required Group Size

The minimum group size is 2 persons.

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