Gosaikunda Trek | Langtang region

 
  • Days: 14
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Trip facts

Duration: 14 Days

Country: Nepal

Price: USD 950

 

The Langtang region has one of the best scenic locations to explore as compared to other destinations. The Gosaikunda Lake (4381m and 14371 ft) is one of the sacred lakes to the Hindus and Buddhists. They visit this place at least once a year mostly during the festival of Janai Purnima (full moon). This lake according to the Hindu mythology is home to Lord Shiva and his wife Gauri. Devotees wholeheartedly believe that taking a dip into this sacred lake wash away their sins and pain. People even say that they can see the reflection of Lord Shiva in the center of this lake.

Besides this stunning lake, you also get to view Langtang Mountain Ranges (5520 m – 7234 m), Dorjee Lhakpa (6966 m), Ganesh Himal (over 7000 m), Manaslu (8156 m) and many other peaks. The trekking to the Gosaikunda can be taken either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi. First, we will take 5-6 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi and from here - we will continue trekking to our main destination Gosaikunda Lake through Chandanbari, Cholangpati, and Lauribina. As on trial to your trekking destination, we will be passing through the various forest from pine, oak, and rhododendron with their exceptional vegetation. On the trail, we might also spot wild animals like boar, bear, and musk deer. This region is also home to red panda and we can spot it if lucky!

The trails will be very splendid at best as you also get to hear the chirruping of the birds with the surrounding of the beautiful mountain ranges. Additionally, this trek will offer you with the magnificent views of entire Langtang mountain range, Ganesh Himal, and numerous other peaks. Furthermore, you also get to explore the local culture of this region from Gurung, Magars, and Brahmins etc. but mainly the Tamang and Sherpa people with their warm hospitability.

This trekking to the sacred site is also designed for those people who are keen to explore the religious beliefs and gets glimpses of mountain ranges of this region. So if you are interested to explore this region; we suggest it for the month of August as on this month - the festival is celebrated and you get to explore the rituals of the Hindus. We the team do organize this trekking every season to avoid crowds as per the client’s desire.

Accent Himalaya has designed this 14-day itinerary keeping in mind about the level of fitness of the client and altitude of this location for viewing the entire Langtang range and other peaks. If our already made itinerary is not convenient to your schedule, we definitely can revise and make a different one as per your choice. We have various options on our website for the Langtang region for you to explore. If you want further information or have any questions regarding this Gosaikunda trek, please feel free to contact us or simply email us. 

Here we list our detailed itinerary for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek: 

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:

As you arrive at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will pick you up and drop you at your respective hotel. In the evening, there will a welcome dinner with Nepalese cultural cuisine hosted by team Accent Himalaya.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

After having our breakfast, we will have to be ready for sightseeing Kathmandu valley. We will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. We will visit:

Pashupati Chhetra:-  Hindus most religious place.

Swayambhunath temple:- religious place for both Hindus and Buddhist

Boudhanath:- worlds’ largest Stupa  

Kathmandu Durbar square:- historical, cultural, traditional and architectural place, and others places.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi:

We will drive to Syabrubesi early in the morning after having our breakfast. We will ride with amazing views of Himalayan range green landscape and farm fields.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel:

We will take our first step of trekking from Syabrubesi heading to Lama Hotel. We will follow the Langtang Khola, pass dense forest and cross the suspension bride severally. After crossing some teahouses, we will be at Lama Hotel. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu:

After taking our breakfast, we continue to trek towards Mundu. Passing dense forests with steady climb upward to the valley, leaving trees back and with an enjoyment of marvelous views of Langtang Lirung, we will reach to Langtang village which was destroyed and 400 lives were lost in 2015 earthquake which triggered an avalanche. Finally, after crossing the Langtang village we reach the valley of Mundu.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek via Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gumpa:

Early in the morning, we will take our breakfast and start to follow the trails leading towards Kyangjjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the whole region. We will pass some traditional watermills prayer wheels and flags, Chortens and other interesting things. We will reach the Nepal’s largest Mani wall on our way, completely made of stone on which prayers are written. After a short trek, we will finally arrive at our today’s destination, Kyangjin Gumba - a place of Buddhist Shrine and whole surrounded area with magnificent views of Mountains.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around:

Today we stay at Kyangjin Gompa and explore the area. We spend the day for acclimatization. We will take tea with breakfast and start our side trek adventure passing through the Yak pastures and begin to explore Tserko, with mountain sunrise views. We will start to feel the thin and low air. We will visit the Tserko Ri and return to Kyangjin.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel- 6 Hours:

We will come back to the lama hotel. We will see the fantastic views of towering mountains that we miss to see at climbing up. We will walk slowly because of high steep and sloppy hills.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Goun/Thulo Syabru:

We will descend to the river in first of our trails, crossing the river we ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will be rewarded by the wonderful views of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan Himal range, and many other Himalayas.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa:

We will trek mostly climbing trails up to Dimsa village and continuously low steeply throughout the Rhododendron, Hemlock and Oak forest for reaching the Shin Gomba - a popular for cheese. We will have the amazing scene on our way of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains and oak, Hemlock, firs forest and so on.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda:

Today we will follow the trails through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim through jungle area. In between of Shin Gumba and Laurebinayak - is a sanctuary for red panda, an endangered wild animal. After returning to ridge path,  climb a wider route through the alpine country - we arrive at Gosainkunda. We stay here and explore whole Gosaikunda area with amazing views of the west Himal Chuli (7893 m), Manaslu range (8156 m), Ganesh Himal range(7406 m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. 

Even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. Gosaikunda Basin has more than a dozen lakes. The main lakes (kunda) are as Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda. According to the Puranas (Holy book of Hindus) - Gosainkunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world,

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Dhunche:

Today we will return on our trail as same as we arrive till Chandanbari, Sin Gumba, and our trail descends through the pine, silver oak and rhododendron forest with marijuana plants up cross the bridge over the Sin Gumba stream. There is flatter and stretches level path after reaching near to Dhunche where we can see the factories of mineral water.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu.

Today after having our breakfast, we will have to catch the bus for Kathmandu about at 7 am. We will drive for about 8 hours and reach Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner for celebration of trip succession.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Today we will be going to separate with these wonderful 13 days experience. Our representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport and help until you will check in.  If you want to explore Nepal more, we always welcome you. 

Included meals: Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

 

What’s Included

  • Pickup and drop from - airport and hotel
  • A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • English-speaking trained and experienced guide
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s), monument(s), trekking and national parks
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Accent Himalaya duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork(s) and permit(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • The services which are not included in our ‘What's Included’ section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Gosaikunda Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Gosaikunda Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July.  

Luggage/Backpack on Gosaikunda Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Gosaikunda Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 14 days package for Gosaikunda Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Gosaikunda Trek of the Langtang Region (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Gosaikunda Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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