Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:4900
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Open Trip
  • Group Size:1 to 16
  • Best Time:Spring - March to May Autumn - September to December

Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek is North of Kathmandu (its peaks Langtang ranges visible from the city on a clear day) the Langtang Himal is one of the most accessible trekking destinations in Nepal. Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek short drive to the village of Sundarijal, where we start our approach to Langtang through the unspoiled region of Helambu. Five excellent days of trekking take us along the airy ridge of the Tharepati and across the Laurebina La (4610m) to reach the sacred lakes at Gosainkund with fantastic views westwards to the Annapurnas, Manaslu and the Ganesh peaks.

Then, after a long descent to  Thulo Syabru, we hike up to the monastery village of Kyanjin at the heart of Langtang and have a free day there with the option to trek to the summit of Tsergo Ri (4984m) for views that include nearby Langtang Lirung (7225m) and the Tibetan 8000m. peak of Shishapangma. Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek is Less busy than the Everest and Annapurna regions, this combination of Gosainkund and Langtang offers brilliant trekking amongst some of Nepal’s most spectacular landscapes.

This Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek is one of the most spectacular Nepal has to offer. this route is classified as moderate and will take you from the banks of the Bhote Kosi River through the Langtang Valley to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake.You will see expansive mountain views, travel through lush forests and sleep in Nepali tea houses on this Gosaikunda Langtang Budget Trek.

Itinerary

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Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd welcomes you warmly in the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfers to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Accommodation: Hotel

A short bus ride (1 hour) takes us to Sundarijal the trek begins with a climb up to the rim of the Kathmandu Valley through terraces of rice and millet, and then through an intriguing forest of rhododendron. There are glimpses back to Kathmandu, as we continue to climb, eventually reaching a high ridge that affords excellent views of the Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himal. We check into our lodge at  Chisopani (2215m)

  • Max. Altitude: 2215m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

Early this morning to witness the sunrise on the range of snow peaks that line the northern and eastern horizon. Then, after breakfast in the lodge, we set off on what is a long and fascinating second day of trekking through the district of Helambu. Initially, we descend through forest and farmland to the friendly village of Pathi Bhanjyang, then climb on a ridge-top trail to a high forested crest, before descending slightly via a prominent stupa to the houses and basic lodges at Gol Bhanjyang (2130m). The trail leads onward and upwards, entering the forest again as we climb up onto the ridge of the Thodang Danda with the highest of the Langtang peaks visible to the north. We overnight in the small village of Kutumsang .

  • Max. Altitude: 2470m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 7 hrs.

Today we leave the fields and farms of the lower valleys behind and enter a rather more wild and mountainous region. This feeling is reinforced as we embark on a long ascent through a magical forest which takes us up onto the Panghu Danda. Above 3000 meters now, the ridge-crest is thickly forested, with rhododendron and pine the dominant species. Among the trees, there are secluded pastures and associated temporary shelters known as goths, and we have only occasional glimpses down into the valleys on either side of the ridge. Passing the lodges at Mangengoth (3220m), we continue on a classic section of ridge which is here known as Tharepati.

  • Max. Altitude: 3490m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6 hrs.

today just a short trek (and very little height gain) to our next lodge at the foot of the pass which we must cross to reach the Langtang Valley. Our route leaves the ridge-crest and cuts across the upper reaches of a wild valley, rounding rocky ridges and spires, with views of dark, misty ravines, cloaked by dense and moss-festooned rhododendron and spruce forest. Gopte is a brief respite on this path, which soars and dives through a landscape that would excite the imagination of a Chinese watercolour artist. We reach our next lodge at Phedi (3630m), a name which means foot of the hill, in time for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy this spectacular location and to rest ahead of tomorrow's climb up to the Laurebina La.

  • Max. Altitude: 3630m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4 hrs.

From Phedi, the ascent to the Lauribina La begins as soon as we step out of lodge and winds its way through rocky outcrops and ridges to a high point by a small lake. This is a superb viewpoint, overlooking the upper Gosainkund lakes and with distant views of the Annapurna peaks including sacred Machhapuchhre (FishTail). We can also see Himal Chuli, Manaslu and the peaks of the Ganesh Himal. A short descent leads to the pilgrim centre on the shores of the lake. A dip in this lake is sufficient to give you much merit while a longer dip will give you hypothermia. From the lakes we make a short descent to the lodges at Laurebina, straddling a ridge at 3900 meters and affording excellent views of the Ganesh Himal and, across the dark trench of the Langtang Valley towards the snow-cone of Langtang Lirung (7225m).

  • Max. Altitude: 3900m
  • Duration: 7 hrs.

Great deal of descent today and trekking poles will come in handy. We drop steeply down the ridge with its thickening cloak of impenetrable forest on the north side, home to the endangered red panda. The halfway point of today's descent is at Chandan Bari and Sing Gompa. Beyond this point, the ridge is less well defined and there are a confusion of trails so we will need to keep together as we drop down to the rather picturesque village of Thulo Syabru,

  • Max. Altitude: 2200m
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

today breakfast at the lodge, we walk down the ridge, passing a row of neat houses some of them showing exquisite wood carving on their lintels and window sills. Then head upstream on an undulating trail through forests of pine, birch, oak and bamboo. The forest teems with wildlife and we are likely to see langur monkeys and a wide variety of birdlife. The valley is also home for wild boar, red panda and the Himalayan black bear. overnight at Lama hotel

  • Max. Altitude: 2480m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 5 hrs.

The forest now becomes very mixed with maple, oak and the ubiquitous rhododendron. Through the trees the white flanks of Langtang Lirung can be glimpsed, a herald that we are entering into the heart of the big mountains. The forest gradually diminishes becoming scrub as we reach the two or three lodges at Gore Tabela (3020m). We continue to make a steady ascent above the turbulent river and trek through a number of small settlements with their guarding mani walls and fluttering prayer flags. We are now due south of the dominating peak of Langtang Lirung and the trail crosses a vast rockfall (which destroyed most of the village of Langtang in 2015). Beyond the rockfall area, the village has been reestablished and we check in at one of the new lodges.

  • Max. Altitude: 3540m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6 hrs.

Above Langtang the landscape is much more open and we find ourselves walking though yak pasture. The ascent at this point is relatively gradual and we pass a number of isolated tea houses, some of them recently rebuilt. Finally, we ascend to an ancient moraine plateau and see Kyanjin Gompa (3850m) with its spectacular backdrop of Langtang Lirung. This is the last habitation in the valley and a spectacular place, with giant snow peaks on all sides. We check into our lodge here, which is close to the village's cheese factory. 

  • Max. Altitude: 3850m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 3/4 hrs.

We have a full day for exploration above Kyanjin Gompa. One of the finest viewpoints in the area is the summit of Tsergo Ri (4984m) where the views extend to the eight-thousand metre peak Shishapangma, nearby Langtang Lirung and the spectacular Gangchenpo. Reaching this viewpoint is never more than a strenuous hike, but there is a boulder field to negotiate and some steep ground towards the top (possible snow) and the return trip will take most of the day. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Max. Altitude: 4984m
  • Duration: 7 hrs.

Today mainly downhill, with great views down the valley. We leave Kyanjin Gompa and retrace our route down-valley past the small settlement of Mundu and the newly built lodges close to the original location of Langtang Village. Following the right bank of the Langtang Khola, we reach GhoraTabela and head back into the forest on a trail that undulates down the valley through Chhunuma and 'Riverside' and back to the small collection of lodges in a forest clearing at Lama Hotel (2480m)

  • Max. Altitude: 2480m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

Today Our final day of trekking takes us to Ramche and then on a scenic trail that keeps high up on the north side of the valley. We pass through open, terraced farmland with good views. There are isolated farms and small Sherpa and Tamang communities, including Sherpagaon (2510m) which is perched on terraces high above the Langtang Khola. From here, we traverse around to Khangjung and then make the long and at times steep descent to the Bhote Kosi, the river flowing down from the north, from Tibet. Dropping down through a rich forest of pine, oak, rhododendron and bamboo. We will keep a look out for some of the many animal species that live here, including grey langur monkeys and possibly even the rare red panda. There are also lots of exotic types of birds which can be easier to hear than to spot. Finally, we cross the Bhote Kosi on a bridge to reach Syabru Besi on its west bank, where we overnight at a lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 1460m
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

After breakfast at the lodge, we board our vehicle for the 5 to 6-hour journey back to Kathmandu.

  • Duration: 5 hours

Transfers to Kathmandu Airport are provide

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Kathmandu airport Pick up and drop by private car/van/bus.
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
    • Guest House accommodation during the Trek
    • Professional license holder trekking guide 
    • Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park permit as well as TIMS Card.
    • Kathmandu to Sundarijal  local bus Syabru besi  to Kathmandu local bus
    • Insurances for all trekking guide
    • First aid medical box and insurance for guide and porters
    What's not Included
    • Nepal entry visa fees.
    • Food and hotel in Kathmandu.
    • International airfare 
    • We suggest 1 porter between 2 trekkers (1 porter cost $280)
    • Personal trekking equipments
    • Internet / WIFI
    • Hot and cold drinks
    • Tips for guide
    • Your travel insurance (It is mandatory in case of emergency).
    Dates & Availability
    Starts:Apr 20, 2024Ends:May 04, 2024
    Price fromUS$850
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    Starts:Apr 25, 2024Ends:May 09, 2024
    Price fromUS$850
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    Starts:Apr 30, 2024Ends:May 14, 2024
    Price fromUS$850
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    The below-given cost is per person and the below-given Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

    Useful Information

    Accommodation during the Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

    All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.

    Meals during the Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

    Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

    Trekking Crew during the Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

    An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

    Physical Fitness and Experience For the Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

    Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks.

    Travel Insurance for the Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

    This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

    Best Seasons for the Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek

    Spring (March to May) Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Langtang Gosaikunda Budget Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

    Ground Transportation

    Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

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