Duration: 14 Days
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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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:
Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi:
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel:
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu:
Day 06: Trek via Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gumpa:
Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around:
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel- 6 Hours:
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Goun/Thulo Syabru:
Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa:
Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda:
Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Dhunche:
Day 13: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Includes and Excludes
- 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
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.
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.