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Langtang and Gosaikunda Trekking

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 11 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Starting from Syabrubensi, you walk through the forested hills of pine and rhododendron to reach the Tamang settlement of Langtang village. The next day, you climb up to Kyanjin village, home to the Kyanjin monastery. Then, you traced back your steps to Lama Hotel and hit the trail to Lauribinayak via Thulo Syabru. In the last couple of days, you follow the trail to Gosainkunda crossing several streams and walking through beautiful pastures. The vibrant atmosphere of Gosainkunda with dozens of deep blue ponds is a sight certain to delight you.

This is a moderate trekking trail along the well-facilitated path, therefore, compatible for any time round the year. This trek is suitable for those who want to take their trek further afield in the future. Accommodation is not an issue as lodges with basic facilities are available along the way. You require langtang national park permit for this trek.

Background 

You walk through the protected areas of Langtang National Park, famous for the habitat of the rare red panda. The captivating beauty of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Ganesh, and Manaslu make you wonder in awe. Besides this, the trek has religious importance for both Buddhists and Hindus as Gosainkunda Lake is a sacred lake. En route, you come across several Buddhist monasteries, including the famous Shin Gompa.

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We are a renowned tourism company mainly focusing on trekking. At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we believe in providing quality services and facilities for our trekkers. Get ready to plunge into the pool of natural beauty with our well-trained and friendly guides.

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Trip Highlights

  • Walk through beautiful forests of Langtang National Park and get a chance to witness the rare Red Panda.
  • Peek into the lifestyle of the Tamang and Sherpa people, and learn about their culture and tradition.
  • Stunning view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, Ganesh, Annapurna, and other snow-clad mountain peaks.
  • Dive into the holy water of the beautiful Gosainkunda Lake.
  • Visit the impressive Buddhist monasteries, including the famous Shin Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa.

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Syabrubensi

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160 km.\ Drive to Syabrubensi
(Av.06 hours drive)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Syabrubensi.

Altitude

(1600m.5280ft.)

An exciting seven-hour drive through the forested hills and roadside settlements takes you to Syabrubensi. The meandering Trishuli highway runs alongside the gurgling Trishuli River to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi is a popular spot for trekkers in this area. It is the starting point for Ruby valley, Langtang Gosainkunda trekking and Tamang heritage trekking. There are several teahouse lodges with basic facilities for an overnight stay. Overnight in Syabrubensi.

Day 2

Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14 km Hill hike
(Av.06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lama Hotel

Altitude

(2470. /8157 ft.)

Today is the first day of the trek. After breakfast, you hit the trail to Lama Hotel. First, you cross the bridge over the Trishuli River and follow the trail through the pine and bamboo forest. Walking past the landslide area, you climb up to the Lama Hotel. This part of the trail is flat, and there are small Tamang settlements on the way. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 3

Trek to Langtang Village

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

4km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Altitude

(3430m. /11319ft.)

You begin your trek with a mesmerizing view of the sunrise. Continuing the trek, you follow the trail through the rhododendron forests to Gumanechok. Blooming red rhododendrons amid the lush green forest are spectacular to watch. On a clear day, you enjoy an excellent view of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kang, and many other mountain peaks. Moving ahead, you walk through the Tamang settlement of Ghoda Tabela and Thangshyap before you reach Langtang village. Langtang is a beautiful village in the hills inhabited by a majority of Tamang people. This village suffered a substantial loss due to the massive avalanche in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2015. Overnight in Langtang Village.

Day 4

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6 km Uphill hike
(Av.03 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

Altitude

(3980m.13134ft.)

After breakfast, you begin your three-hour trek to Kyanjin. It is one of the major settlements in the Langtang region and home to the famous Kyanjin Gompa (monastery). Adorned with colorful prayer flags, the monastery looks beautiful and impressive. The prayer wheels, Chortens, and Mani walls (stones with prayers inscribed on them) are lovely to watch. The village also offers a fantastic view of the mountain peaks in the north. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 5

Explore around Kyanjin

Day 5 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

Acclimatization helps to adapt yourself to the high altitude and thin air at such elevations. Today, you’ll take a short hike around the Kyanjin village and explore the natural and cultural beauty of the place. Hiking to either of these places, Kyanjin RI or Langshisha Kharka can be a good option. In the evening, you can join the prayers in the Kyanjin monastery and experience the spiritual bliss. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 6

Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

17km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lama Hotel

Altitude

(2470m. /8151 ft.)

Today, you’ll traverse on a descending trail retracing your steps to Lama Hotel. The settlements on the way and beautiful mountain peaks in the background make a picturesque sight. If you are lucky, you can also encounter the Himalayan sheep and beautiful birds on the way. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 7

Trek to Thulo Syabru

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14 km Hill hike
(Av.06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Thulo Syabru

Altitude

(2400m.7920ft.)

The trail first ascends to Rimche village and then descends to Langtang Khola. You’ll walk along the riverside to reach Pahiro, where the trail branches off into two. You will take the trail to Thulo Syabru village via Bamboo. Thulo Syabru is another significant Tamang settlement in the Langtang region with typical Tamang houses and beautiful terraced fields. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Day 8

Trek to Lauribinayak

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lauribinayak

Altitude

(3850m. /12705 ft.)

After breakfast, you’ll follow the uphill trek to Phorpang, a popular hill station known for the majestic view of Mount Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh. The trek continues through the forested hills of pine, juniper, and rhododendron to take you to Shin Gompa. On the way, there is a sanctuary famous for rare Panda. Finally, you’ll stop at Lauribinayak for an overnight stay. This village affords you a close view of Manaslu, Ganesh, and Annapurna Himal. Overnight at Lauribinayak.

Day 9

Hike to Gosainkunda

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Uphill hike
(Av.04 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Gosainkunda

Altitude

(4460m. /14718 ft.)

Today, you’ll have an exciting and significant trek to Gosainkunda. Before you reach Gosainkunda, you’ll walk through the fine trail amid the slightly green pastures and burbling streams with clear water. As you reach Gosainkunda, you’ll be enthralled by the beautiful and hallowed lakes of Gosainkunda. There are dozens of small and big ponds in this area. Saraswati Kunda (pond), Amar Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Dudh Kunda, and Chandra Kunda are some of the lakes in the area. The stunning view of snow-capped mountain mountains enhances the serenity of the place. Overnight in Gosainkunda .

Day 10

Trek to Dhunche

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

21 km Hill hike
(Av.08 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dhunche

Altitude

(1966m. /6487ft.)

After enjoying a mesmerizing sunrise from the holy land of Gosainkunda, you’ll begin your return trek to Dhunche. You’ll walk on a familiar trail to Sing Gompa enjoying the beautiful landscapes, beauty of forested hills of Langtang National Park, and cultural beauty of the Tamang settlements on the way. The descending is relatively easier than the uphill trek. After trekking for seven hours, you’ll reach Dhunche. Overnight in Dhunche.

Day 11

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive to Kathmandu
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

(1295m.)

Your trek has come to an end. Today, you’ll complete your journey with a six-hour drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu. A sense of accomplishment will make you smile throughout this exciting ride. We hope you had a good time with us.

What do you get in the Trip?

What's Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport transfer ( Airport – Hotel – Airport ) in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trekking.
  • Langtang National Park fee .
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Langtang region and government authorized trekking guide including required porters (one porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffle bag, first aid medical kit box, water purification, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, company t-shirt and trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge etc.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

What's Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  •  Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, mineral water, desert, bar bill, laundry and phone bill etc during trekking.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested )

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

This was my 3rd family trek with this agency. I had taken porter and trekking permits , car / bus service joto the starting point of the treks. The owner, Mr Tej Bahadur Gurung is a true professional and has become a family friend. Had suggested him to many and they also had satisfying experience. Highly recommend this agency.

5.0

Santanu Das

India
Second time trekking in Nepal. Same Agency. They feel like my family now!! Very good!! Next time go with them again!!

5.0

Sophon Chuesai

Chanthaburi, Thailand

Additional Trip Information

Best Time for Visit

Spring and Autumn seasons will be the best period of the year for this trek. March, April, May, September, October, and November months are highly recommended. Similarly, during this time you will find a suitable and stable climate. In addition, you will also travel with clear visibility of the surroundings. Which can double your trekking experience. So, make sure you visit here during his time of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The difficulty of this trek

This trek is difficult. You have to do a lot of uphill climbs during this trek. You will travel from some suspension bridges and rough roads. Similarly, you might fall victim to altitude sickness. In addition, to all that this trek is 10 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too.

Travel insurance

We don’t provide you with personal insurance. you should have your insurance with you. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Including all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition to all that make sure your insurance policy has covered all your medical and hospital bills in case anything bad happens to you during the trek.

Required Permits

Langtang National Park Fee : NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC.

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Meals and Accommodation

We provide meals three times a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the accommodation we provide are lodging facilities that are also top class. We take full care of our consumer’s needs and essentials. We also provide facilities according to our consumer’s desires and comfort. Similarly, we also provide you with Nepali and Western foods. All of them are healthy and top class. So, feel free and enjoy yourself.

Fitness and experience requirement

This is a very long trek so you should be physically fit. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Not everyone can do this trek. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases.

Climate and weather

The best time for you to travel is during the spring and monsoon seasons. Autumn and Spring seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. Similarly, if you travel here during this time then this can multiply your fun and trekking experience during the trek.

Safety and security

Your safety and security are very important to us. We constantly monitor every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us. In addition, we take full care of our consumers and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates under the supervision of an expert who will fully guide you during your tour. Furthermore, the lodging facility we provide is also secure for our consumers.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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Asked Questions

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