Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek 14 Days
Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek is a moderate-level trekking destination in the Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy and experience Tamang culture and Langtang Valley as you’re journeying amidst green valleys and snow-topped mountains. This trek presents you the spectacular views of a snowcapped mountains range, rich wildlife including Red Pandas, beautiful landscapes, a variety of Rhododendrons, and huge Bamboo forests. This trek gives a magical and thrilling experience as you get the chance to trek through Tamang towns, experience their traditions, architecture, and culture. Tibetan culture can be seen from this 14 days trip, experiencing every wonderful highlight up close and personal.
The trail goes through the amazing Sherpa and Tamang community villages with fascinating wonderful mountains views and flora and fauna, passing several ancient temples, typical villages, and monasteries. Going back to the trail to the Shin Gompa to a high plateau at the sacred lake known as Gosaikunda, a beautiful mountain vale that adds a more magical outlook across to the distant Himalayan peaks. In August the place turns into a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus who flock to the region during Janai Purnima to pay homage to a site created by Lord Shiva with his “Trishul”. Including Bhairav Kunda and Saraswati Kunda, you can see more than 108 small lakes at the core of this holy trek.
Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek 14 Days Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Cultural tour of Kathmandu City UNESCO Heritage Sites. | Meal: Breakfast
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi - Altitude: 1420 m | Drive: 8/9 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village - Altitude: 480 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 06: Trek Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa - Altitude: 3870 m | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: BL
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa - Altitude: 3870m | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 08: Trek Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340 m | Trek: 6/7 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 09: Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village - Altitude: 1900 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 10: Trek Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa - Altitude: 3330 m | Trek: 4/5 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 11: Trek Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake - Altitude: 4380 m | Trek: 4/5 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 12: Trek Gosaikunda to Dhunche - Altitude: 1650 m | Trek: 7/8 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu. | Meal: Breakfast
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu. | Meal: Breakfast
Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek 14 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the hotel. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day’s schedule on your way to the hotel.
Day 02: Cultural tour of Kathmandu City UNESCO Heritage Sites.
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today you will visit some heritages places: Pasupatinath Temple | Soyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in the Thamel area for trekking essentials.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi - Altitude: 1420 m | Drive: 8/9 hrs.
After Breakfast, re-check your baggage and get ready for a long drive to Syabrubesi. Take a turning to the northern highway to the Trishuli River valley, enjoy the picturesque landscape, mountain scenery, and hamlets. Also, catch the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Kerung of Tibet as well. You will stop at Syabrubesi for your overnight stay at a local lodge.
Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Begins trek from Syabrubesi with gently walking for a while, and then ascend the trail through the terraced field and the forest of oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. On your way, you might see some yellow-throated martin, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, and red panda as well as varieties of Birds. Crossing some streams and a bridge, you will walk along the small Tea-shops. Then, ascending steeply along the trail, crossing a steel suspension bridge, and walking along the Langtang River, you will pass through the Bamboo forest that takes you to the Lama Hotel where you will spend your overnight.
Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village - Altitude: 480 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Today, you will walk on an ascending trail that gets slightly steeper as you hike up and the trail continues along the dense forest. Cross a log bridge and further climbing steeply up, you will reach Ghoratabela. Here, you can see several lodges and a national park check post. Further, the trails lead you to the wide valley, even see water-driven mills, yak pastures as well as the prayer wheels, mani walls that represent the Himalayan culture. Passing a stream, you will reach at a beautiful Langtang Village settled by the Tamang and Sherpas. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 06: Trek Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa - Altitude: 3870 m | Trek: 3/4 hrs.
Today, you will have a gentle walk towards Kyanjing Gompa. You will walk through the rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Mumdu to Singdun. Passing a stone mani wall and a wooden cantilever bridge, you will reach the last village of Langtang- the Kyanjing Gompa. Here, you can explore the monastery, Yak cheese factory, and beautiful locals. The village is even more beautified with a background view of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Ganchempo. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa - Altitude: 3870m | Trek: 3/4 hrs.
You have free time to take proper rest and for self-exploration around Langtang. It is a time for a better and closer view of Mt. Lirung. You have an option either to climb Tsergo Ri (4984 m) or Kyanjing-Ri (4700 m); even go for a glacier walk or Langshisa Kharka depending on your fitness and interest. The amazing view of snowcapped mountains spreading right next to you and walking up the moraine viewing spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers will be overwhelming.
Day 08: Trek Kyanjin Gumpa to Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340 m | Trek: 6/7 hrs.
Today, you will retrace your journey back to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola on a downhill trail. You will have a pleasant walk along the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where you will spend your overnight at the local lodge.
Day 09: Trek Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village - Altitude: 1900 m | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
After breakfast, take the downhill route to the Thulo Syabru. With an easy walk through a green forest of Bamboo and Rhododendron, you can see local wild boar, other animals, and pleasing birds; passes streams and very few tea shops. En route, you can have a marvelous and close-up view of Ganesh Himal. A steep uphill walk at the end will take you to Thulo Syabru. Here, you will be accommodated in a local lodge for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Trek Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa - Altitude: 3330 m | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
The trek starts walking on a broad trail with climbing up to Dimsa village and continues to walk in a slightly steep trail passing Rhododendron and Oak forest towards Shin Gompa. The trail fascinates the magnificent views of Langtang Himal and the beautiful valley. Once you reach Shin Gompa, you can visit one of the popular Cheese Factory. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 11: Trek Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake - Altitude: 4380 m | Trek: 4/5 hrs.
Today, you will smoothly walk on ascending trail through a point passing a forested area to Laurebina. The trail in-between is the sanctuary of the Red Panda-the endogenous species. Continuing walking up to the ridge, you will climb a wider route through the alpine country taking you to the sacred land-the Gosai Kinda. Explore and enjoy the beautiful lakes including Bhairab Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. Spend overnight at Gosaikunda.
Day 12: Trek Gosaikunda to Dhunche - Altitude: 1650 m | Trek: 7/8 hrs.
After viewing the sunrise over the sparkling lakes, retrace your journey back to Dhunche. You will walk downhill Laurebina and trail that takes you to Chandanbari. You can explore a Cheese factory and rest for a while. Now onwards, the trail would be steeply downhill to Deurali through the forested path will bring an easy trail towards Dhunche. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, catch a bus to drive back to Kathmandu. On your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the Hotel. Take your time to refresh yourself with hot shower and rest.
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.
It is the last day with us. Our supporting team will take you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to see you again. Additionally, if you have a plan for any adjoining trip, you can let us organize it.
- Ground Transportation: Airport: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation during Trek: 11 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodations during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in an attached bathroom in available places]
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Langtang National Park and TIMS card permit
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi and Dhunche - Kathmandu drive in a sharing vehicle
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Medical Supply: Exclusive medical kit bag and oximeter carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
- Useful Information
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trek 14 Days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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