If you are thinking about going trekking somewhere near from Kathmandu City then Langtang Gosaikunda Trek can be the one of the ideal destinations after the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Region. Langtang Gosaikunda trek is the mixture trail of Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda and Helambu, here below break down the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek cost.
Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet. The Langtang National Park is located in this area and the park contains wide variety of climatic zones from subtropical to alpine.
Approximately 25% of the park is forested. The forest of Langtang National Park includes varieties of trees like deciduous oak and maple, evergreens like pine and different types of rhododendron and animal life include Himalayan black bear, goat-like Himalayan thar, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. On the way, you can also enjoy the hospitality of Tamang villagers and explore their culture and religion too.
Gosaikunda has its own religious belief that according to one of the Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana refer to Samundra Manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda.
During the Janai Purnima festivals and the Gangadashahara thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. And there is a belief that if you take bath in the water of Gosaikunda you can get rid of all your sins and sorrows.
How Much Does It Cost to Trek Langtang Gosaikunda?
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek cost ranging from USD 900 to USD 1300 including all government taxes. This combined cost of trekking is higher than Gosainkunda, Helambu and Langtang’s individual cost of trekking.
This is because you will spend more days in the region on food, accommodation, guides, porters, etc. The package you choose includes all major expenses such as food, accommodation, guides, permits, etc. However, they do not include various costs such as charging services, wifi, donations, etc.
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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary
There are several trekking trails to Gosaikunda Lake from Kathmandu City.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and escort to the hotel.
Day 2: Pre-trip briefing and preparing trekking gear and visit some of the heritage places in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Heading towards to Syabrubesi by private Jeep /bus (1462 meters) 7 hours
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel/ Rimche (2500 meters) (5 hours)
Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel/ Rimche to Langtang Village/ Mundu (3307 meters) (5 hours)
Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village/ Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 meters) (4 hours)
Day 7: Rest day and side-trip to Cheruku-ri (5150 meters)
Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel/ Rimche (2500 meters) (6hours)
Day 9: Trek from Lama Hotel/ Rimche to Thulo Sybru (2250 meter) (5.30 hours)
Day 10: Trek from Thulo Sybru to Singompa (3250 meters) (5 hours)
Day 11: Trek from Singompa to Gosaikunda (4300 meters) (5 hours)
Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte through Laurebina-yak pass (4610 meters) (5 hours)
Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Tharepati (3690 meters) (3-4 hours)
Day 14: Trek from Tharepati to Kutumsang (2455 meters) (4.30 hours)
Day 15: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2165 meters) (5 hours)
Day 16: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu (45 mins drive) (5 hours)
Day 17: Free day and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure to Kathmandu Airport
- Land transportation facility during the entire period from airport picks up and drops by private car/van.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and Hot drinks (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
- English speaking, experienced, trained government license holder guide for the whole trek.
- Required porters to carry your luggage during the trek usually 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
- Langtang National park entry permit, Trekking information management system (Tims) permit and any other kind of required permits or official documentation during the entire trekking period.
- Government taxes and other applicable fees.
- First aid kit will be available for normal medical treatment.
- Sleeping bag and walking sticks if it is required.
- Farewell dinner with culture show in Kathmandu.
- International Airfare to and from your country
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport- Kathmandu).
- Travel and Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
- Any other beverages which are not mentioned in the cost include items as above.
- Tips for trekking guide and porter which is not mandatory but expected.
- Your personal expenses and any other entrance fees while you do sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on including section above.
How Difficult is the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
Langtang Gosaikunda is a moderate level trek. Like the transport mode, the route you pick or the weather of the season to which you’re trekking. Such factors determine whether the trek difficulty.
The main highlight of the trek is the Gosaikund Lakes, the religious site for Hindus pilgrimage.
Due to its short and near the Kathmandu (capital), it is popular among the visitors. There is no technical climbing required for the trek, so the route is easier. During the trek, you will reach to the altitude of 4380m. at Gosaikunda Lakes.
The Langtang Gosaikunda is a beautiful short trek to the lovely Gosaikunda Lake. It is located in the Langtang region and is close to Kathmandu.
Best Time to Trek Langtang Gosaikunda
The best time for Langtang Gosaikunda trek is the beginning of March to the end of May just before the monsoon, but the trails are crowded as the weather conditions favoured.
And the beginning of September to the end of December as autumn is the most popular travel time as the temperature is cooler and make the mountainsides just vibrant green.
Winter is about 10 degrees colder than autumn. Early December is considered as a good time for the trek. High passes, (Laurabina Pass on the Gosaikunda trek) are usually closed from late November to March due to snowy conditions.
During the best season, the sky view is like crystal clear you will get chance to endure more breathtaking Himalayan views.
Experience / Training Required
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers alpine dense forest, slow-moving rivers, tiny lake with icebergs, bumpy rock and snow-capped peaks with so much fun and adventure. The trekking route is mostly clear and tidy as it also includes some easiest trial sections.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is suitable for all kind of trekkers: from beginners to experienced though it has challenging routes. This trek is possible with no previous experience at all but if you have had previous experiences in trekking it will help you in some way.
But our professional guide or porters will help you to complete trek at their best. If you don’t have any experience of trekking then some of the minor trainings or walking practices can make trekking easier.
You can simply practice to climbing stairs at your home or you can go for a morning walk. So some of the certain trainings like running, jumping, climbing and other workout will definitely help you in trails.
Tips for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Trekking in higher altitudes and rocky routes always has lots of challenges. People not having previous high altitude experiences may suffer with altitude sickness so a precaution is needed.
As early mentioned trekking route has some uphill and downhill walk so people with knee problems may need a good knee support.
Before starting your trekking expedition you can just consult your doctor about altitude sickness, some doctors might advise you altitude sickness prevention and treatment.
Besides these things, you should concentrate on your diet chart and plan on eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, nut based bars and energy bars, chews or gels.
Avoid Caffeine and alcohol and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. But this altitude sickness problem can be avoided or treated by above tips so you can enjoy and there is no doubt that this route will provide you some pleasant experiences of trekking in Nepal.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Packing List
The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips (detailed equipment list here). Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight off your clothing, equipment down to the minimum. You will need to take the following trekking gears on your trekking trip:
- Down jacket or sweater or wool shirt
- Comfortable Jeans or slacks or wool trousers
- Towel and toilet kit
- Gloves or mittens
- Trekking / Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag (warm to 20 degrees)
- Water Bottles
- Sunglasses and Sun-creams
- Walking Stick
These are equipment which you must carry during the trek. But carrying excessive quantity of equipment can create unnecessary hassles during your trip so to make your trip easy and comfortable you should carry only selected equipments.
Himalaya Discovery arranges Langtang Gosaikunda Trek every week from Kathmandu. These private treks can be arranged at any time as per your requirement and if you want any kind of information related to departures date you can contact us.