Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

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Trip at a Glance

Trip code
NNTR-1021
Duration
11
Max. Altitude
5033m
Level
MODERATE
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Accomodation

3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Best Available Guest Houses During the Trek.

Meals

Breakfast In Kathmandu & All Meals (Breakfast, Tea Break, Lunch and Dinner) during the Trek.

Transportation
Private tourist Vehicle as per Itinearory.
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Shyafru Besi - Lama hotel - Langtang - Kyangin Gumba - Cherco Ri - Lama Hotel - Thulo Shyafru - Sin Gumpa - Goshainkunda -Dhunche - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, landscape, and natural sceneries throughout the trail.

  • Visit the Holy Gosaikunda Lake believed to have formed by Lord Shiva (Hindu god of destruction) himself.

  • Exploration of Kyanjin Gompa and many small monasteries, stupas, and chortens reflecting Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayas.

  • Short hiking options to Cherco Ri for the 360-degree view of the Langtang Himalayan Range

  • Opportunity to taste the local cuisine and the products from domestic Yaks and Charis.

  • A moderate trail with perfect sections to stop and admire nature around you.

  • Encountering beautiful Himalayan birds, flowers, and animals in the trek.

  • Explore around Langtang National Park: The home of Red Pandas

Overview

A short and easy trek of just 10-11 days to Langtang and Gosainkunda is something everyone should try once. The Langtang Valley trek offers remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of the Himalayas, the Ingritable culture of Tamang people, and many natural and cultural wonders. And Lauribina pass over the Gosainkunda Lake offers stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung I Langtang  II, Manaslu, Nagi Chuli, Nagdi Himal Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal range, etc. we will have an opportunity to take a holy swim on the holy lake Gosainkunda to purified your soul.  We can also experience the magical mountains peering at us and we get to see all that from “Cherko Ri" located at an altitude of 5,033m / 16,512 ft the highest viewpoint of our trekking. And one of the most impressive Mountain View spot in Nepal.

Langtang National Park


The Langtang Valley sits within the first national park designated in Nepal – the Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park keeps Gosainkunda in its lap. The valley offers some of the most spectacular Mountain trekking and scenery near Kathmandu. Just a half-day drive north from Kathmandu brings you to the trekking starting point Shabrubeshi. While trekking locations such as Mount Everest and Annapurna tend to capture the attention of mountain lovers,  this Langtang Gosainkunda trekking offers a fantastic Himalayan trekking and magnificent mountain scenery experience without the impact of high volume trekking groups. This makes the Langtang Valley one of those “best-kept secret” locations that only some trekkers get to experience.
Langtang valley treks provide an opportunity for very short duration treks to still reach high into the heart of the Himalaya Mountain peaks that run along the border between Nepal and Tibet. There are so many opportunities for side treks, circuit treks, high mountain passes, traverses, and peak climbing all within the beautiful Langtang Valley. This trek pursues one of these opportunities and reaches the spectacular high point of Cherko Ri (5,033m / 16,512 ft) that offers stunning Himalaya Mountain and Langtang valley scenery. This is one of the most scenically rewarding treks in Nepal. You have the opportunity to marvel at countless snow-capped Himalayan summits close at hand and also challenge yourself to reach the heart-pounding altitude of 5033m.

Gosainkunda Lake


According to Hindu legend, the Gosainkunda lake was created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishula (trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the center of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. [Gosain means a monk and Kunda means a pool.] People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water. Devotees gather here in hordes on the full moon night of August to take holy dips in the lake as well as during Janai Purnima, Thulo Yekadasi, Dassera, and Maghe Sangkrati when huge festivals are held. It is believed that in the eastern and western side of the lake altogether nine lakes including Saraswotikunda, Suryakunda, Ganeshkunda Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Dudhkunda,  Aamakunda, etc exists. From Lauri Bina yak pass Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung I Langtang  II, Manaslu, Nadgi Chuli and Nagdi Himal can be seen.

Langtang and Gosainkunda Lake Trekking


The Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with peaceful rural scenery. The starting point of Langtang Gosainkunda trekking is Shyafru Besi. From here we will follow the Langtang River to the east until we get to Kyanjin Gompa (3,880m). Heading up a gentle slope, we pass along the dramatic ridges through local villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamang, and Sherpa people. Then we will come across the lush forest of Rhododendrons and oaks. Once we arrive at the Langtang valley we will find flapping prayer flags in the main tracks, brightly painted shortens, and Mani walls. Langtang Lirung,  Langshisa kharka, langtang 2, Yella peak, ganchenpo, yubra are the centre of attraction, that we can see during the trek to Langtang Valley. We will also visit the local yak cheese factory as well as the Kangin Monastery. Next, we will climb Cherko-Ri then we return back to Langtang, to Lama Hotel, and to Phairo, then we will start ascending to Thulo Shyafru, and Sin Gompa to get Gosainkund reason of our trek. from Gosainkund we will trek back to Dhunche from where we will take private transportation to get back to Kathmandu for 6 to hours. This whole trip will always remain in the most sacred part of your heart, you will always cherish these memories and you will want to make more of them again and again. Happy Trekking!

Outline Itinerary


Our suggested itinerary starting from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu for 11 days offers most of the great things of this Langtang Gosainkunda Trek has to offers to the trekkers. If you have enough time and want to explore more of Langtang reason, you should look for NNTR Langtang Circuit Trek. We will be more than happy to know your preference and or the style of traveling. Just let us know how we can help you to make your dream trip to Nepal Wonderful.
DayItinerary
Elevation in Meter & Feet
Trekking / Walking
1Arrival in Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m Drive
2Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
5-6 hr Drive
3Drive to Shyafru Besi
1,550m / 5,085 ft
6-7 hr Drive
4Trek to Lama Hotel
24,70m / 8,103 ft
5-6 hr Trek
5Trek to Langtang Village
3,450m / 11,318 ft
5-6 hr Trek
6Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa
3,850m / 12,631 ft
3-4 hr Trek
7Day hike up to Cherco RI (5,033m / 16,512 ft)
3,850m / 12,631 ft
5-6 hr Trek
8Trek to Lama Hotel
24,70m / 8,103 ft
6-7 hr Trek
9Trek to Thulo Shyafru
2,180m / 7,152 ft
4-5 hr Trek
10Trek to Sin Gompa
3,250m / 10,662 ft
4-5 hr Trek
11Trek to Gosainkunda
4,380m / 14,370 ft
5-6 hr Trek
12Trek to Dhunche
19,50m / 6,398 ft
6-7 hr Trek
13Drive to Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
5-6 hr Drive
14Final departure

30m Drive

Accommodation in Langtang Gosainkunda Trek


in Langtang Gosainkunda Trek most of the Guesthouses are basic and simple. some of them are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower. These luxury accommodations are available in Syabrubesi, Langtang village, Kyanjin Gumpa, Thulo ShyafruSin Gompa, and Dhunche Villages. in Other Villages teahouses have comfortable shared toilet and washing facilities.

There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

Food in Langtang Gosainkunda Trek


During the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, fries, Chapati, etc.
The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.

Our Trekking Team for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek


Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody in the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Best Time for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek


Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be done all time of the year as it is so close to the mainland of Kathmandu valley. However Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm.

Although Langtang Gosainkunda Trek can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 3500 meters are usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain and you may have to trek all day under the rain without any view. Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an unpleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day

2

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river. 

Boudhanath Stupa: 

Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 

  • Pagoda style temples which were made twelve to eighteen centuries
  • An ancient royal palace with a museum
  • Kashthamandap (which named to the city as Kathmandu)
  • Living Goddess Kumari
  • Black Bhairava (God of death)

Day

3

Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m / 5,085 ft)

After Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Shyafru Besi. The journey of about 6 to 7 hours will break by a few stops on the way. With The road crossing the Tirshuli, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds, butterflies, and trees. We will have to stop by a few checkpoints on the way to register and buying the national park permits. Then we will arrive small town of Shyafru Besi, the Trekking starting point.

Day

4

Trek to Lama Hotel (24,70m / 8,103 ft)

On our first day of the trek, we set out towards the Lama Hotel, the trek will take 6 to 7 hours crossing the small settlements like Phaire, Bamboo, Rimche on the lap of the giant Hills. The trail winds through the forests and mostly with the Langtang River following beside us at the time. Most of the day, we will be trekking through forests including oaks, nettles, Rhododendron, pine, etc. You will have an opportunity to see the wild bee haves as well. The ascent to lama hotel is a steep one and by the time we arrive, we will have gained over 1000 meters.

Day

5

Trek to Langtang Village (3,450m / 11,318 ft)

We continue our journey by following the Langtang River again. Gentle climbing through Hemlocks, Oaks, Maples, and Rhododendron forest.  After we reach Ghoda Tabela (2,970m /9,744 ft)) the sky opens and the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m / 23,710 ft), Langtang Lirung II (6,596m / 21,640 ft), Gongchampo(6,387m / 20,954 ft) and many more can be seen. The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider and we pass many Mani Walls, small Stupas, Water-driven prayer wheels, and scattered Tamang villages. Before we arrive at Langtang village we will walk through the old Langtang Village which was completely destroyed from the earthquake in 2015.

Day

6

Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa (3,850m / 12,631 ft)

It’s not a big day, After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them.

After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa, the Yak cheese factory, and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains. Around the evening, we will take a small Acclimatization trip above the village which will help us to acclimatize our body at a high altitude and get ready for a big climb next day. Although we can enjoy the remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of the Langtang Himalaya range.

Day

7

Day hike up to Cherco RI (5,033m / 16,512 ft)

You set up for the most important day of our trek to Cherco Ri after the early breakfast at your hotel with some packing snacks. After crossing the small wooden bridge over the Langtang River we began to climb. It's a 1000 m steep climb to the top of Cherco Ri. Once you reach the top it provides outstanding views of all the mountains. There will be nothing at all to block the views. 360-degree views of Langtang Himalayas range, Yalla Peak, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Valley, and the hills below will make you feel special. What an achievement! The highest you could get ever in this trek and one of the Best Mountain View Spot of the reason.

For the side trip, you can also consult with your guide by the time you arrive over there considering your health and interest.

View From Cherco Ri

Mountain NameHeight
Langtang Lirung II
6,596m / 21,640 ft
Langtang Lirung
7,227m / 23,710 ft
Changbu
6,781m / 22,247 ft
Ubra
6,264m / 20,551 ft
Yansa Tsenji
6,567m / 21,545 ft
Shalbachum
6,684m / 21,929 ft
Yella Peak
5,520m / 18,110 ft
Langshisa Ri
6,420m / 21,062 ft
Gurkarpo Ri
6,891m /  22,608 ft
Dorje Lakpa
6,966m / 22,854 ft
Ganchenpo
6,387m / 20,954 ft
Pongen Dokpu
5,928m / 19,448 ft
Kanga La Chuli
5,652m / 18,543 ft
Naya Kanga
5,846m / 19,173 ft

Day

8

Trek to Lama Hotel (24,70m / 8,103 ft)

It’s an easy downhill walk, less strenuous due to the lowering of the altitude as well. The valley will get narrower and narrower and slowly the Mountains will disappear behind us and we will get into the shady forests again. We will stop by the familiar guesthouse again to celebrate the 5000m achievement.

Day

9

Trek to Thulo Shyafru (2,180m / 7,152 ft)

We will follow the same shady valley until we reach Phaire, from here we will start to climb. After the steep climb, we arrive at the pleasant village of Thulo Shyafru lying on the massive ridge. It offers beautiful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. And this village also gives an opportunity to gain an insight into the Tamang tradition, Culture, and custom of the local Tamang Community.

Day

10

Trek to Sin Gumpa (3,250m / 10,662 ft)

This is the second part of our trek, The Goshaonkunda reason. After crossing the school and the army post at the top of the village we proceed steep hill above the village to Dursagang. After the tea break here the trail is less steep and largely forested to the top of the ridge at Fhulung Danda, where we will stop for the lunch. There will be the opportunity to encounter some wildlife like Red Panda, Lungur Monkey, Musk Dear, and many more. The trail eventually levels at it cross the head of the valley and after passing the ridge we arrive at Sing Gumpa.

Day

11

Trek to Goshainkunda (4,380m / 14,370 ft)

From Sing Gumpa, it’s an easy walk through the ridge to Cholangpati from where we will start climbing. Following the rugged trail, we climb steeply up the ridge through the small camp of Lauribina. We continue climbing the Gosainkunda is marked by Chortenes and a small Shiva temple from where we can see the dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Range. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda (locally known as the cat bear), an endangered species. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina and cross a ridge for our first view of the holy lakes.

Gosainkund is a protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats are prohibited. There are about a dozen lakes around the Gosiankund area, the most prominent being Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There are stone shelters at Gosiankund used by pilgrims who visit to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August.

Day

12

Trek to Dhunche (1950m / 6398 ft)

It’s our last day of the trek. You can visit Goshainkunda Lake and its surroundings. After breakfast, we set out towards Dhunche through the same way that we climbed yesterday until Sing Gumpa. From here we drop down to Dhunche through Deurali and mini Goshainkunda. Dhunche is the biggest town of the Langtang reason facing the giant Langtang and Sanjen Himal on the north.

Day

13

Drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

We will start our journey to Kathmandu in the morning.  On the way to Kathmandu, we cross many green hills, forests, riverside, and the countryside of Nepal. Once you arrive. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances

Day

14

Final departure

Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.

Inclusions

What is included?

  • All Airport hotel transfer by private vehicle
  • 2 night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • The welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  •  Kathmandu - shyafru besi - Kathmandu private jeep
  • All the twin sharing  accommodation during the trek
  •  All the meals (Breakfast, Tea break, Lunch and Dinner) with seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • All necessary paper work and permits(TIMS and National park entrance)
  • All government and local  taxes
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide, 
  • Assistant  trekking guide(1 assistant  trekking guide for every 5 trekkers ), 
  •  And Sherpa porters  (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport food and lodging

What isn't included?

  • Nepal visas fee (Lowest fee available is for a 15-day visa costing 30$/person)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Extra night accommodating in Kathmandu (if in the case early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal drinks, battery charge, bottle or boiling water, hot shower, wifi and or internet, etc)
  • Tips for guide and porters

    Note: Items in 7, 8 & 9 are paid in Nepali Rupees (cash). Exchange from Euro (€), pound (£) US ($) to Rupees (NRP) can be obtained at the airports and exchange offices along the streets or you can tell the organizer to exchange once you arrive in Kathmandu.
    It is estimated that approximately an amount of 1,000 Rupees per day per person (10 US$) will be spent on miscellaneous expenses. 

Complimentary

    • Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Namaste Nepal’s duffle  bag
    • Namaste Nepal’s  T-shirt
    • Trekking map
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • A self-sufficient medical first aid kit containing vital medications.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check AMS symptoms)
    • hand sanitizer and face mask

Date & Price

Upcoming Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Offer Price Status
3rd Sep, 2021 13th Sep, 2021 USD 975 Guarenteed Book now
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Reviews

My unbelievable promenade in Langtang park I arrived in Kathmandu honestly without any precise plan, only one point: be impregnated by the Nepali culture, the wild mountains and of course the adventure... I was not disappointed, Rajan has directly understood what I expected. Thanks to his flexibility and his experience, I got exactly What I wanted, and even more because he became a really good friend of mine. One important point, was that Rajan speaks fluently in English, really better than me (even if it is not complicated... I am French :)))... that way, it facilitated our communication, and allowed me to have lots of interesting conversations about the history of Nepal, the culture, the politic, the customs.. During 11 days, he led me through the mountain. As he knows all the good addresses, I had only to walk and appreciate the landscape: one day I could swim in a torrent in the jungle, and the other one walk in the snow up to the top of the mountain. This diversity is the reason why Nepal is magic... Each day I had a hot meal (dal Baht <3) as much as I wished and he was necessary, due to our long walk, I was starving. I enjoyed also each night in very comfortable rooms to have a very deep rest... I walked like that up to Kyanjing village then to Gossaikunda. For me, just one hope for the future, climb up to my first 6000 in Nepal with Rajan, as soon as I will have time. But If you have the opportunity to travel with this guide, just seize it.

Louis Baranzelli

France

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of accommodation I can get in Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?

For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast and the best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in some places of Langtang reason is providing a room with attach bathrooms, we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilets and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cosy and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

When is best time for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Normally spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for high altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.

What kind of food I can get in the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and dinner we will take wherever we stay and the lunch we will take on the way to our destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all meals (13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners) with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.

What about your company trekking team for my Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure a success there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody in the group gets any issue (emergency return, altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Will the porter/support staff carry my bag-pack? How much can he carry?

Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.

What about the drinking water during the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Langtang Gosainkunda trekking trails have mineral water bottles available in every single guest house. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer system such as Katadyn, Kent or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.

What happens if there any medical emergency and or I get altitude sickness?

Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides, and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with the most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In few places in this trek Like Langtang Village. There are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team is ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.

Are there any extra costs that I have to prepare on top of the package price?

This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.

Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.

Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.

Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.

Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.

Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.

Tips for your guide and support staff.

Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.

Do I need to get travel and rescue insurance?

Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.

Is there any medicine to avoid AMS?

Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself for altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.

What if I cancel the trip? What is your cancellation policy?

We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.

Is there electricity, hot shower, and WIFI during the Langtang Gosainkund Trek?

Yes, most of the guesthouses in Langtang Gosainkunda trek have electricity, a hot shower, and WiFi. For the electricity, some village has Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them and some village is connected to the government electricity supply line. the place without electricity have a solar panel. And for the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar panels and a gas tankless water heater. And the WiFi is available in Langtang, Kyangin Gumpa, Lama hotel, Thulo shyafru, and Singumpa only, it is new and extending in other famous villages too.

Could you give me some information about the group leaders/trekking guide?

Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a stranger guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking leader or guide for your adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide batter services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different trainings to be a professional guide. Among them some of they are:

• Trekking Guide Tanning

• Tour Guide Training

• First-Aid Training

• Mountaineering training

• High Altitude Risk Management Training

• Bird Watching Training

What is the altitude of Gosainkunda?

The altitude of Gosainkunda is 4380 m/14370 ft above the sea label.

Do I need crampons in Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

No, normally for this Langtang Gosainkunda trek you don't need the crampons. It will be ideal if you are trekking in the pre and after wintertime. In the winter trail from Langtang village to Kyangin Gumpa & further and from Lauribana to Goshainkunda is normally covered with snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.

What is the total distance of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

The average total distance of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek is about 106km/65Miles. Starting from Shyafru Besi and trek through Kyangin Gumba, Thuloshyafru, Gosainkunda and ending at Dhunche. Depending on the route you take or the side trips you take the distance can be different.

How long does it take to trek in Langtang Valley?

Langtang valley trek can be done in many different ways. Shortest you can trek for 5/6 days and longest you can spend a month. If you trek through Tamang Heritage reason it takes 15 days, without it takes 9 days, similarly, if you trek via Gosainkunda and Helambu reason it can take around 20 days. it also depends on how long you spent on the side trips, specially in Kyangin Gumpa you can spend many days exploring sorrowing. So Langtang valley trek can be done in between 5 to 25 days.

What is the highest point of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Gosainkunda (4380m/14370ft) is the highest village where you spend the night in this trek from Kyanjin Gumpa you can trek a side trip to the mountain viewpoint of Kyanjin Ri (4750m/15580ft) and Cherko Ri (5033m/16510ft) are other Highest point of the trek.

What is the ancent story about the Gosainkunda Lake? How the Gosainkunda Lake was created?

According to Hindu legend, the Gosainkunda lake was created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishula (trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There is a large rock in the centre of the lake, which is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. [Gosain means a monk and Kunda means a pool.] People often claim that they see Shiva lying in the water. Devotees gather here in hordes on the full moon night of August to take holy dips in the lake as well as during Janai Purnima, Thulo Yekadasi, Dassera and Maghe Sangkrati when huge festivals are held. It is believed that in the eastern and western side of the lake altogether nine lakes including Saraswotikunda, Suryakunda, Ganeshkunda Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Dudhkunda, Aamakunda etc exists.

Where can I buy/taste local Yak cheese in this trek?

You can buy/taste local Yak cheese in Langtang Village, Kyangin Gumpa village, and Sin Gumpa. They have a Yak cheese factory in those villages where you can visit to see the cheese manufacturing process and test one of the best cheeses of its kind.

What happens if I need to leave/cancel the trek early?

Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.

Do I need to get trekking permits for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us!

Every trekker who wants to trek in around Langtang reason of Nepal needs to get 2 different permits.

1) TIMS Card, and

2) Langtang National Park Permit.

All of them will cost 40 us dollars for foreigners, 13 us dollars for SAARC nationality, and 50 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.

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