Langtang Gosainkunda is one of the few trekking region in Nepal which the trekkers can complete in a short period if they wish to. This is also an easy trek for the beginners yet offers spectacular views of the peaks of Langtang, beautiful Tamang village, Kyanjin and holy lake of Gosainkunda. Lake Gosainkunda is regarded as an abode of Lord Shiva and a pilgrimage site for the Hindus. Every year in the month of august locals and devotees from all Nepal visit this place with reverence. The region is rich in diversity of flora and fauna as well as culture from the Tamang ethnic groups. You can also get chance to witness rare Red Pandas specially found in this region
About The Package
Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be welcomed at the airport by our friendly staff and will accompany you to the hotel. The first day sightseeing of Kathmandu may depend on your arrival time. If you are early we will have a few sightseeing of the major attraction of the city.
DAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
You will start your sightseeing of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu today. The visit to the historical, religious and famous monuments of the Kathmandu valley will give you an opportunity to learn the culture and history of this ancient kingdom. A full day sightseeing and transfer back to your hotel.
Day 3 : KATHMANDU – SYAPHRUBESI
The first day of the your trek will start with a drive to Syaphrubesi which will take you 7-8 hours. The drive will pass through scenic way of Kakani, Trishuli bazaar and Dhunche along the Trishuli river. You will check-in to your lodge at Syaphrubesi and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 4 : SYAPHRUBESI – LAMA HOTEL
Today you will have gentle walk along the river side passing through pine forests and bamboos. Normally you will find few shops and houses on your way. Lama hotel lies in the middle of the forest with couple of lodges for the trekkers. The rest day for you today is at the Lama hotel
DAY 5 : LAMA HOTEL – LANGTANG
The trek from Lama hotel to Ghode tabela is a bit uphill and gradually the walk is much easier as you go towards langtang valley. The way is more open and wide after you cross the Ghoda tabela. The place Ghoda tabela literally means horse stable. The settlements are large in the langtang valley and you can get nice views of Langtang and waterfall in the giant rock next to you.
DAY 6 : LANGTANG KYANJIN
A short walk from Langtang to Kyanjin is easy and in a picture perfect location surrounded by the peaks and langtang river flowing at the base of the mountain.. Kyanjin has large open space where yaks and horses can be seen grazing. Today you can have a good rest and acclimatize for your hike to Tsergo ri tomorrow.
DAY 7 : TSERGO RI-KYANJIN
Today you will climb to beautiful view point of Tsergo ri at from where you can see a good views of mountain ranges of langtang and the Shisha pangma to the north in the tibetan border. You can also visit a glacier near by Kyanjin and enjoy the day at Kyanjin.
DAY 8 : KYANJIN- LAMA HOTEL
After your breakfast today you will be walking down to langtang and lama hotel. The nice and easy walk down to lama hotel with good energy.
DAY 9: LAMA HOTEL – THULO SYAPHRU
The walk will be down hill today for few hours and walk uphill towards the village of Thulo syaphru. Thulo syaphru is a large village of tamang people in the region.
DAY 10 : THULO SYAPHRU – CHOLANG PATI
The walking up to Cholang pati from Thulo syaphru will leave you with breathtaking views of Langtang and Ganesh himal. Cholang pati lies on a hill top with few lodges. You will be resting here today before you walk to the lake of Gosainkunda tomorrow.
DAY 11: CHOLANG PATI- GOSAINKUNDA
The walk today is not so long. You will walk through a small narrow path towards Gosainkuda lake. The holy lake is worshipped as a abode of lord Shiva and observed with great festival in the full month during August. The lake is also regarded as the main origin of the river Trishuli. You will see more other lakes like Saraswoti kunda, Bhairav kunda and Surya kunda on the top.
DAY 12 : GOSAINKUNDA – THAREPATI
You will be walking towards Tharepati from Gosainkunda today. The way passes through Gopte and meets on the ridge at Tharepati. You will spend a night at a lodge here today.
DAY 13: THAREPATI – KUTUMSANG
The village of Kutumsang is small yet beautiful on the ridge of hill.
DAY 14 : KUTUMSANG – CHIPLING
The walking down hill passing through the Rhododendron forest and Magengoth you will arrive at Chipling.
DAY 15 : CHIPLING – CHISOPANI
You will walk downhill to Pati bhanjyang to meet a gravelled road and take a short climb to Chisopani. Chisopani literally means cold water and the water here is really cold. The view you can see from Chisopani early in the morning is amazing. The northern and eastern direction surrounded by beautiful mountains.
DAY 16 : CHISOPANI – SUNDARIJAL – KATHMANDU
The last day of your trek will be around 5 hours walk to Sundarijal. You will meet your car at Sundarijal which will drive to your hotel in a couple of hour.
DAY 17 : FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU
Today is your last day of your trip in Nepal. You can get a good relaxing time for yourself after the trek or visit to the streets of Thamel or any world heritage site if you wish to. You can also enjoy this day by shopping gifts and souvenirs for your friends and families.
DAY 18 : FINAL DEPARTURE
After a great trekking holiday trip in Nepal today we will transfer to the airport for your flight to home and say good bye to you until we meet again for the next amazing trip in Nepal.
COST OF THE TRIP USD 1500
- All hotel-airport transfers
- TIMS & National park entry fee
- Hotels in Kathmandu on BB & lodges during the trek on full board.
- English speaking Guide for the trek with one porter for every two guests
- Transfer in private car before and after the trek
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a Cultural guide
- All entrance fees of temples, monuments during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Cost excludes :
- Visa fee
- International flight ticket
- other meals not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Medical insurance and emergency Rescue if needed
Visa and passport for Nepal
It is necessary to have a valid passport that will be valid at least six months after the date of visa application. The visa can be obtained very quickly at the Embassy before departure or at each border crossing or arrival at Kathmandu airport (bring two photos and a short wait); tourist visa cannot give rise to a maximum stay of 150 days in a calendar year.
15 days, multi-entries: 25 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)
30 days multi-entries: 40 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)
90 days multi-entries: 100 USD (please make sure you have multiple entry visa for extended trip to Bhutan, Tibet or India)
90 days to 150 days: $ 2 a day, and 20 USD for multiple entry.
Other visas are more complicated to obtain; the instructions are on the website of the Embassy in your countries.
Weather, Gears & Equipments
The trekking in the Himalayas or any short hiking around the villages are best with right gears and equipment. If you are going for high altitude trekking you need to be clothed appropriately. The paths in the mountains are very rugged and difficult so one need to be with a good and comfortable pair of used boots. The temperature goes very low and below freezing level depending upon the time and place you are in. The warm down jackets, rain gears, caps, sun glasses are necessary to be carried for longer treks at higher altitudes.
You might need all of them or some of them to accompany on your trek. The following are the common necessary equipment list for your trekking in Nepal. You might have your own list of other important things and gears which you find suitable for yourself
|1||Hiking pants (full length)||Zip offs are recommended|
|1||Thermal/fleece long pants (full length)|
|1||Waterproof & windproof pants (full length)|
|1||Heavy fleece long sleeved top||Polartec300 or equivalent|
|2||Light-medium weight long sleeved tops|
|2-3||Thermal long sleeved tops|
|2||Hiking T-shirts||Ensure they are quick dry|
|2||T-shirts (for when not hiking)||Cotton is fine|
|1||Waterproof & windproof jacket||Gore-Tex, Hydro naught or equivalent|
|3-4||*Woollen hiking socks||Heavy weight|
|2||Comfortable socks||Light weight/thin|
|1||Heavyweight gloves/mittens||Must have a waterproof outer|
|1||Lightweight gloves||Polyprop or synthetic|
|1||Sun hat Peaked or wide-brimmed|
|1||*Hiking boots||Sturdy boots with spare laces|
|2||Water bottles 1L capacity each|
|1||Set of Trekking Poles|
|1||Daypack||For day pack, rucksacks for trek provided|
- Toiletries (for personal use)
- Soap (for washing clothes)
- Lollies / Chocolate / Dried fruit
- Books to read
- Journal to write in
- Camera with extra batteries and flash cards
- SPF 30+ sunscreen
- Lip balm (with SPF factor)
- Blister strips (Leucoplast style)
- Wet wipes or antibacterial wipes
- Electrolyte powder
- Cold & flu tablets
- Throat lozenges
- Antiseptic cream (Salvon or similar)
- Anti-diarrhoea tablets
- Paracetamol (Panadol)
- Multivitamin (including Vitamin C)
- General Antibiotic (as prescribed by your doctor)
- Diamox (if prescribed by your doctor)
- Any personal prescription medication you require