Highlights of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
- Langtang National Park, the third-largest national park in Nepal, is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.
- Exploring Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery known for beautiful views of the Langtang Lirung mountain range.
- Exploring around Gosaikunda, which is a sacred lake and one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal
- Experiencing the warm hospitality and the unique culture of the Tamang communities
- Stunning scenery of the lush forest, high alpine meadows, and snow-capped mountains
- Exporing through remote and less-visited areas of Nepal
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Are you looking for an easy and beautiful trek in Nepal? If trekking excites you or the captivating natural beauty of Nepal fascinates you, then the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the best trekking routes you can ever have.
Langtang, the Himalayan valley, is popular for its different trekking routes, natural environment and Tamang culture. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek lies in the territory of Langtang National Park, so you can expect diverse flora and fauna throughout the trails.
The trek starts in Syabrubesi, which is a beautiful village and easily accessible from Kathmandu.
With us, you can complete this trek within 13 days, starting from the day of arrival to the day of departure. Within these 13 days, you will be rewarded with stunning views of Nepal’s landscapes, mountain ranges, water streams, picturesque villages, and everything that Langtang Region has to offer.
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Syabrubesi village, the trailhead of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, follows the route to the Lama Hotel. The trekking route is mesmerizing with the stunning, distant views of Langtang Lirung.
Alongside the several Tamang villages on the way, you will have views of the Langtang River and the Langtang Himal. If you are having the trek in the spring season, then you can expect the colorful rhododendron forest. Along with the various other colorful flowers on the trails, the rhododendron adds a vibrant pop of color that makes it even more striking.
While following the route, you will gain higher altitudes, which will take you even closer to the majestic mountain ranges. Gaining altitude leads to a colder temperature but trekking in the best season will offer you sunny days and a warm temperature.
The trail then takes you to Kyanjin Gompa, which is a Buddhist monastery famous for the production of yak cheese and located at an altitude of 3,870m. The route to Kyanjin Gompa is easy and you can see different Himalayan yak pasturelands.
We have a short hike from Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo-Ri, which takes around 5–6 trekking hours at a normal pace. Returning to Thulo Syrabu, the route then follows up to Lauribina village, located at an elevation of 3,910m.
The route then takes you to Gosaikunda, which houses Lake Gosaikunda, located at an elevation of 4,380m. It is a sacred lake and a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. During August, on the occasion of the Janai Purnima, pilgrims from Nepal and India flock to Gosaikunda to take a bath in the lake and pray to God for health and prosperity.
The Langtang Gosaikunda trek then ends with a drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu, which can be long and tiring yet exciting with the views of several mountain ranges, terraced fields, water streams, and picturesque countryside.
This entire journey of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek to the satisfying end, the choice is yours, so why not book the package with Blue Lake Adventure? Contact us so that we can reach out to you for further inquiries.
Why Blue Lake Travels & Tours Pvt.Ltd, for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
As you have already navigated the details of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, here are some reasons why you should choose us over other local agencies in Nepal.
Blue Lake Travels & Tours Pvt.Ltd is the official website for the government-registered travel company Blue Lake Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd. With over 15 years of experience, we are able to conduct several treks and tours in Nepal.
Reasons to choose Blue Lake Travels & Tours for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek:
- Years of experience with happy customers and better feedback
- Safe and secure trek with an experienced and government-registered guide
- Competitive price in comparison to other agencies
- Secure and easy online booking
- Better accommodation, transportation, and food services throughout the trek
- Additional group discounts and group joining are available
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek
- No extra service charges or government taxes
- Friendly and communicative guides and porters
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Permits Required for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Like every other trek in Nepal, permits are important for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek too. You need to obtain the TIMS card and the Langtang National Park permits. You won’t need to obtain permits on your own if you get the package with us, as we manage everything, including the permit fees.
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card costs around NPR 2,000 and can be obtained only from the trekking agencies.
- Langtang National Park Permit is available from the NTB (National Tourism Board).
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Cost Includes/Excludes
- Airport pickup and drop-off without any cost
- All ground trips, including Kathmandu – Syabrubesi round trip
- Best available lodge accommodation (twin-sharing) during the trek
- All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
- Government-liscensed holder guide and porter (1 porter for every 2 trekkers with 11 kg baggage each)
- Every expenses of guide and porter, including insurance, salary, meals, and lodging
- Water purification tablets for safe water drinking
- TIMS Card and Langtang National Permit Fee
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- First-aid kits and basic medications
- All Nepal Government taxes and office expenses
- Rescue operation in case of complications, funded by travel insurance
- Complimentary farewell dinner at traditional Nepali restaurant
- Certification after the completion of trek
- Air transportation, as in International flight tickets
- Nepal entry visa fee (USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days)
- Extra luggage for porter (12 kg for each trekker)
- Meals during the stay in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses, including extra snacks, meals, beverages, hot water, Wi-Fi, charging battery, telephone call, and extra porter
- Personal gear and clothes
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for guide, porters, restaurants, and drivers (tips are expected)
- Additional costs like delays due to circumstances beyond our control (for example: itinerary modification, change of government policies, strikes, illness, landslides, etc.)
Here is some additional information that will be helpful to you on your entire journey. This includes weather and temperature, the best time to trek, a packing list, services at higher altitudes, and visa information.
Also, you will find the booking details that will help you navigate better to book after reading all the basic details and itinerary of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package.
Weather and Temperature in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
The weather and temperature at Langtang Gosaikunda Trek vary according to the seasons in Nepal. The trek involves trekking at higher altitudes so understanding the weather and temperature of the region is crucial.
Spring (March to May) is a good time to trek in the Langtang region, as the weather is generally dry and sunny. With warm and pleasant weather, you can enjoy the trekking even better. Also, spring is one of the best seasons to do the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek. It offers clear skies and the blooming of the rhododendron flowers.
Summer (June to August) is the monsoon season in Nepal, so you can expect rainfall during the trekking season. Getting rainfall during the trek is not the experience you want so trekkers often avoid this season for trekking in the Himalayan region. Also, the trails can be muddy and leeches may be a nuisance.
Autumn (September to November) is another best season to trek on the lands of Nepal. You can enjoy the stunning views of the mountain ranges with clear skies. The clear and sunny weather of autumn fascinates many trekkers around the world so the trails are often busy during this season.
Winter (December to February) is not the best time for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek but if you can adjust to the colder nights, then you can trek in the winter season. You will find the best time for the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek below. In winter, you can see the trails covered with the snow so trekking poles and gaiters may be useful during the trek in this season.
|Temperature during Langtang Gosaikunda Trek|
|Altitude||Daytime Temperature||Nighttime Temperature|
|Below 2,500m (8,200 ft)||15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F)||5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F)|
|2,500m to 3,500m (8,200 ft to 11,500 ft)||10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F)||0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F)|
|Above 3,500m (11,500 ft)||5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F)||Below freezing|
|It is important to note that the weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and it is always a good idea to be prepared for all types of conditions.|
Best Time for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons and times for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Not just this trek; these seasons are ideal for any trek or outdoor activity.
Spring is a particularly beautiful time to trek in the Langtang region, as the rhododendron flowers are in bloom. The trails are less crowded during this time of year, so you can enjoy a more peaceful trekking experience.
The stable weather with clear skies and a mild temperature makes the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek even more exciting. You can enjoy the clear, stunning views of the several mountain ranges throughout the trek.
This season has the most comfortable daytime, as the temperature ranges from 10°C to 20°C at lower elevations. In addition, the views of the Langtang Himalayas are at their best during this season.
Autumn, on the other hand, is another excellent choice for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Stable weather, clear skies, good visibility, and minimal rainfall are the major highlights of this season.
With a comfortable day temperature ranging from 10°C to 20°C, you can enjoy hiking from one destination to another with the best experience.
Either spring or autumn, both provide the best experience of trekking on the landscapes of Nepal. The ideal temperature and the weather are the major factors affecting the overall trek. For views, you can discover the undiscovered throughout the trip.
Packing List for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
The packing list for the trek may vary according to the season you are trekking. For the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek, you might want to consider bringing the following general packing list:
- Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers for both top and bottom
- Long-sleeved trekking shirts
- Insulating layers (fleece jackets, down jackets, or synthetic insulation)
- Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
- Trekking pants
- Thermal socks and hiking socks
- Sun hat and sunglasses
- Trekking boots and shoes
- Backpack (40–50 liters) with rain cover
- Trekking poles
- Water bottles or hydration systems
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, and lip balm
- Toiletries and personal hygiene items
- Camera and extra batteries
- Nepali rupees and necessary documents (passport)
- Snacks and energy bars
- Travel journal and pen if you are interested in noting down the experiences
Limited Services in Higher Altitude
Not all the basic services, like hot water, telephone calls, and internet services, are available at higher altitudes. Some teahouses do offer these services but they can cost extra.
As the Langtang region is relatively close to Kathmandu, it has quite a wide range of phone services and mobile reception. Foreign SIM cards don’t function in Nepal so you have to purchase either a NCELL or NTC SIM card from Kathmandu.
For the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, it is better to have a Nepal Telecom (NTC) SIM because of the better networks available. While buying the SIM card, also ask for the data packages, which are useful during the trek.
There are internet services available in some of the teahouses but at an extra cost. Though the fee may be small, the internet speed is good. With the increase in altitude, the internet service is less available. The basic amount the teahouses usually charge is USD 4 for an hour during the trek.
With your request, teahouses manage the hot water service too. They come with additional charges too, because they are limited and not available everywhere. With an additional fee, you can get hot water if it is essential for you.
Meals during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
During the trek, Blue Lake Adventure offers every meal course with the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package. For breakfast and dinner meals, you will have them in the teahouses, whereas lunch is served at tea houses along the route.
There are a variety of meal options at the teahouses but considering the fact that we are trekking in a remote region, the menu may be sizeable and can cost a bit more with the increase in altitude.
For breakfast, you can choose from the options, including chapati (flatbread) with curry, tibetan bread with jam or honey, porridge, muesli with yogurt and fruit, eggs, pancakes, etc.
For lunch and dinner, you can have the Dal Bhat (set of rice, lentils, vegetables, pickles, curd, etc.), thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup), Chow mein (stir-fried noodles), fried rice, vegetable dishes, etc.
Also, we offer a complimentary dinner at the traditional restaurant in Kathmandu before the end of the trek. Other than the trekking days, the package only includes breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu.
For additional snacks or beverages, you can purchase them when they’re available. Also, we do offer tea and coffee during the trek.
Accommodation in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
During your stay in Kathmandu, we offer you accommodation in hotel rooms but the accommodation during the trek is in teahouses, as they are mostly available.
Teahouses are widely available during the trek and are run by the local family members so you can expect warm hospitality. They offer cozy rooms with twin beds, clean bedding, and blankets.
Most rooms in teahouses come with an attached bathroom but in some teahouses, there is a common bathroom too. As in the higher altitudes, you can expect shared squat toilets in teahouses.
The nights during the trek may go below the freezing point so we too offer you a -20°C sleeping bag. It is important to remember that the quality of the room varies depending on the area and price point.
Additionally, in well-established teahouses, you can also purchase hot shpwer for a couple of hundred rupees. (local currency)
Everyone except Indians traveling to Nepal is required to get a tourist visa. You can get it from Tribhuvan Airport with some charges. There are some countries that are required to acquire the visa prior from the nearby Diplomatic Mission of Nepal or consultants. To check the countries, visit the Immigration of Nepal’s website.
You can get the on-arrival visa, which costs USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days.
Also, if you are looking for an extension of the visa, you have to visit the immigration office in Kathmandu. It can be done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. Also, in cases of delay of less than 150 days, an additional USD 5 per day is required as a late fine.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Online Booking
You can now easily book the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with the online booking system of Blue Lake Adventure. You can navigate the booking section of this webpage and pay the amount.
For online bookings, you are required to pay 10% of the total payment in advance. The return policy is concerning so we offer no charge except for the transaction cost if you cancel the package before a month of the trekking date. For cancellations before 15 days, we charge 10%, 30% for cancellations before a week and 50% if you cancel the package before 24 hours of the trekking time.
By the way, we do offer no charge for the date extension so if there is any emergency delaying your arrival in Nepal, you can extend the date without any additional charges.
Make sure you contact us through WhatsApp or our Contact Us page for any inquiries.
Other than online booking, we do accept Western Union wire transfers and bank transfers. For due amounts, you can pay them after you land in Nepal through card payment or cash.
Required documents when booking: passport photocopy, passport-size photo, day of arrival in Nepal, and travel insurance photocopy.
Lastly, is the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek worth it?
The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is totally worth the time and money if you are one of the trekkers who loves discovering the lands of Nepal and unveiling the natural beauty of Nepal.
The serene environment, the majestic mountain ranges, water streams, waterfalls, traditional local houses, local communities, teahouse accommodation, meals, beautiful scenes around, lush forests, rhododendrons and alpine forests—everything is worth experiencing.
In addition, Blue Lake Travels & Tours offers you better services throughout the trek, caring about every basic need. If trekking in Nepal excites you, then the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the best options for you.
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