Langtang Valley Treks – Trip Overview
Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Trek combines the underrated Langtang Valley trek with the pilgrimage that is the Gosainkunda trek. This trek along the lap of the Himalayas offers spectacular views of the Langtang range, the final destination of Gosainkunda, a glacial lake holy to all Hindus.
The trip begins with a drive to Syabrubesi. Then the actual trek begins ascending through Lama Hotel, Langtang village, and Kyangjin Gompa. You will have to descend to Lama Hotel again and pass through Thulo Syabru Village. Now, the trek ascends through Sing Gompa, Gosainkunda Lake, Chandanbari and finally descends to Dhunche. From Dhunche, you will be driven to Kathmandu. So, the trek is much like a rollercoaster ride! The trail you take in this trek goes through lush sub-tropical forests, through the foothills of the Himalayas, and past drifting glaciers to the 108 lakes that compose the Gosainkunda. You will observe many rare and exotic species in their natural habitat including the Himalayan Pheasant, red panda, and many others. You will gaze upon the majesty of the Himalayas as they stand unmoving.
The region is home to the Tamang and Sherpa people. Here they live their lives with a unique culture that is a curious blend of Nepali and Tibetan influences. The highlight of the trip is the Gosainkunda lake, which is believed to be created by Lord Shiva, one of the major Gods of the Hindu religion. As such, its frigid waters are considered sacred and Hindu devotees take a plunge to wash their sins away. Temples and shrines to Lord Shiva are dotted along its bank and its serene atmosphere does indeed feel otherworldly.
The best months to trek there are March, April, May, September, October, November, and December. Trekking in Langtang requires TIMS (USD 20 for individual trekkers or USD 10 per person in a group) and Langtang National Park permit (USD 30 per person). This is a moderate grade trek that involves an ascent to gentle hills. It can be designed with a family in mind with per day walk of 5-6 hours. Altitude sickness does not occur due to low elevation.
At Himalayan Adventure Nepal, we believe in making the best of your stay during your trip. As you undertake this trek, our guides will be right beside you, working to ensure your safety and comfort. You do not need to busy yourself with matters of food, accommodation, and transport as our guides will take care of it all. All you need to do is relax and take in the majesty of mother nature. So, prepare yourself for a trekking experience like no other!
- This trek takes you through the rich cultural experience of Tamang, beautiful hills, high-altitude lakes, and beautiful snow-covered mountains.
- The panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Ganchenpo, Kyanjin Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Khang and many others.
- Lake Gosainkunda, a lake considered to be created by a God with an atmosphere to match
- The gorgeous flora and fauna decorating the trails will make your journey mystical.
- A chance to witness the hardy life of the Tamang and Sherpa people as well as their unique culture and religious beliefs
Lantang Valley Trek – Outline Itinerary:
Day 01 –Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 – Kathmandu valley day tour and trek preparation (1400m)
Day 03 – Drive to Syabrubesi (1,420m) – 7/8-hour drive
Day 04 – Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m) – 5/6 hour
Day 05 – Trek to Langtang village (3480m) -5/6 hour
Day 06 – Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m) – 3/4 hour
Day 07– Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 08 –Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m) – 6/7 hour
Day 09 – Trek to Thulo Syabru Village (1,900m) – 5/6 hour
Day 10 – Trek to Sing Gompa (3330m) – 4/5 hour
Day 11 – Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4380m) – 4/5 hour
Day 12 – Trek to Chandanbari (3250m) – 5/6 hour
Day 13 – Trek to Dhunche (2030m) – 4/5-hour walk
Day 14 – Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) – 7/8-hour drive
Day 15 – Departure Day
We will be staying at 3 star hotels Kathmandu and teahouses during the langtang trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.
All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.
Can I accomplish this trek?
Langtang Valley Trek 15 days is spectacular trip which is a moderate and suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health. To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. If you have some query please directly call us at any time .Your happiness is our success.
- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- DestinationKathmandu, Nepal
- Max Altitude4,350 m/14,268 ft
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- Accommodation3-star & Tea House
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
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- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
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