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Langtang and Gosaikunda Pass

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Good to Know
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Langtang and Gosaikunda Pass
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse

Highlights

  • You will lose at least 8-10 lbs
  • Trekking in Langtang Valley is a beautiful experience as it is also called ‘The Valley of Glaciers Trek’.
  • Langtang National Park protects the Valley which inhabits many animal species like Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, Rhesus monkeys, and, of course, Red Panda.
  • The region resembles cross-culture as the area borders, Tibet. You will be acquainted with the Hyolmo heritage of the region. 
  • You experience the entire Langtang region namely, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu in a single trip.

Langtang and Gosaikunda Pass Trek give you an experience of trekking with an essence of the cultural outlook of Nepal. It is 12 days trek that covers the Langtang region namely, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu. The trekking offers the beautiful experience of Langtang Valley, the majestic view of Gosaikunda, and the scenic beauty of Helambu encountering Tamang and Hyolmo culture en route.

The trek begins from Syabrubesi, an interesting village located on the bank of the Bhote Koshi River. The trail goes through rhododendron forests followed by oak and bamboo forests taking you to Kyanjing Gompa, a Sherpa village in Langtang Valley. It is a place of Buddhist monks who practice several Buddhist rituals.

The next day we ascend to Tserko Ri to view the Langtang Lirung range. Reaching Chandabari is another beautiful experience where you see snow-capped Ganesh Himal and Langtang II. On the way, if you are lucky enough, you could also encounter Red Panda, distinct species on earth.

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Itinerary

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    The drive will head towards Syabrubesiat at an altitude of 2,380 meters as it lies somewhat in a gorge-like terrain in between two hills. The breathtaking Himalayan views in the background are magnificent as the vehicle quickly crosses the paved highways. There are a ton of locals working away in their meticulously sculpted terraced farms and fields on the fringes of their settlements. Idealistically, we make a brief stop at the spectacular Trishuli Bazaar for a much-needed lunch before continuing on to Dhunche and then descending to Syabrubesi. However, the trip to Syabrubesi will touch heights of about 5000 meters when crossing hills to reach Syabrubesi. After 7 to 8 hours of driving, stay overnight there.

      The next day, we go on a strenuous hike through the Langtang Khola Valley, through a dense forest, and finally, arrive at the Lama Hotel which is at an altitude of 2560m. We constantly get sight of the Langtang National Park, which is home to a variety of plants and animals. As we continue on, we come upon a location surrounded by colorful rhododendrons and other plants. Here, we stop to camping at the historic Lama Hotel. It is surrounded by a serene woodland that is ideal for travelers who have a strong passion for the various outdoors. After 6 to 7 hours of hike, we stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

        This morning's duty involves climbing through rhododendron woods, which are home to a variety of species, including Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, and Red Pandas, who are involved in the indifferent sound decibels of magnificent rivers and waterfalls. A beautiful location offering a wonderful chance to have a closer look at the fascinating Langtang Mountain range (7,200m). After being awed by this breathtaking vista, we get the opportunity to interact with the local Tamang villages and learn about their traditional practices and attitudes. The day is officially over after a 6 to 7 hours hike and stays overnight at Langtang Valley.

          While trekking, we capture a mystical sight of ancient prayer stones that are said to fulfill desires. The villagers continue to live by the old ways of surviving, working on farms and raising domesticated animals as part of their daily routine. Yak herding and grazing are the centers of their entire existence. All members of the neighborhood depend on it for their living, and items made of yak cheese and butter are produced there. The Langtang glacier, which is close to Langtang Lirung, will be another eye-catching sight. We continue on to Kyanjin Gompa, the last stop on our trek, a settlement. We learn quite a bit about the typical Tamang culture and the unique monasteries. Spend the night at Kyanjin Gompa.

            At Kyanjin, a day of exploration and acclimatization. We visit the local Kyajin monastery and cheese factory. After that, ascend Tsergo Ri, the trek's highest point at 5033 meters. As you slowly ascend, take in the surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Langtang ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Tserko ri Yala Peak Ganesh Himal, and other nearby mountains as you near the summit. Take some photos to capture some memories. Spend some time there before descending to Kyanjing for the night.

              It's a lengthy hike, but it's a nice one because it's mostly downhill. After roughly two hours of hiking and crossing a suspension bridge, the path dips via yak pastureland until it reaches Langtang, where it then climbs up till Thangshyap. It takes around one hour. To reach Godatabela eher you will ahve lunch, which takes approximately an hour, you continue to follow the track through the woodlands. The route continues to descend till the Lama Hotel after lunch. Stay the night at the Lama Hotel

                It takes us around 3 hours to reach Pairo as we continue going along the forest trail.  You bypass the trek to Syabrubesi after lunch. It takes roughly two hours to go to Thulo Syabru along a steep trek. You can now see peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other mountains in exquisite detail. You can visit a monastery with your guide in the evening. Spend the night at the lodge.

                  We depart Thulo Syabru and go up the trail to Gosaikunda. The majority of the day's journey is uphill. We will arrive in Chandan Bari after two hours of climbing. Take a break and go into the cheese factory here. Continue climbing for a further two to three hours to eventually arrive at Lauri Binayak.

                    From Lauri Binayak to Gosaikunda, the path is really beautiful. We will be able to see the mountains rising above us and the blanket of clouds below as we rise. The terrain becomes a little gentler with frequent ups and downs till you get to the Buddhist Gompa.

                    We'll have our first look at Saraswoti Kunda after a while of hiking. One of the 108 lakes in the area of Gosaikunda. We also explore Naag Kunda and Bhairav Kunda. We'll eventually arrive at the Gosaikunda settlement next to the lake. For both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims, Gosaikunda is a sacred location. On August's full moon, hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and take a holy bath. After 5 to 6 hours of hiking, we stay overnight there.

                      We cross glacial moraines as we continue up the path into Gosaikunda's northern section. We proceed on foot across four little lakes to the Lauribina Pass (4610m). The route descends to Phedi and then lowers to the stream after a brief rest stop at Lauribina Pass. To get to the top of the hill, we next begin to trek through the bamboo grove. Then, we make our way to Ghopte by descending the rugged slope covered in pine and rhododendron plants. Stay overnight there.

                        From here, the trail connects to Helambu's alternate route, which leads to Kathmandu. Today's trek is enjoyable since it passes through an hour-long alpine woodland. You must hike upward for a further hour to reach Tharepati (3,597m). Lunch will be served to you in Tharepati. Tharepati offers beautiful mountain views that make it worthwhile to stay there. The path falls for a few hours from here. It's a pleasant area with a field of grass and an Army barrack close by. The journey continues across farmland, villages, and a few wooded places. Several hours of walking, you will reach Kutumsang village (2,445m) and stay overnight there.

                          It would take around 6-7 hours to hike today from Kutumsang to Chisapani Danda (2195 meters). The hike is pretty enjoyable. You will go through several little farmlands. You may enjoy some lovely views of the Annapurna, Ganesh Himal-Manaslu, and Jugal Himal ranges. These mountain ranges are located in the northeast and west, respectively. You will arrive at Chisapani after a few more hours of hiking and stay overnight. Your stay here will undoubtedly be unforgettable due to the beautiful scenery and valleys below.

                            Today, as you go to Sundarijal on foot, you will make one last trip. On your trip to Sundarijal, you'll trek through peaceful farmlands and woods. After a few hours of hiking, you will reach Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang (2,438m), two stunning locations. You may enjoy some lovely views of the Kathmandu valley from these mountains. Finally, after 3 hours of hiking, you will arrive in Sundarijal. You will arrive at the bus stop there after passing Sundarijal's last set of stairs. You will be met by a private vehicle here. You'll get back at your accommodation in Kathmandu after an hour of driving.

                             

                            Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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                            What's Included

                            Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services:

                            • International Arrival Pickup
                            • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                            Accommodations Services:

                            • 12 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
                            • Option to Upgrade Kathmandu Hotels

                            Trekking Permits:

                            • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                            • Langtang National Park Permit
                            • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                            Transportation Services:

                            •  Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by local bus/jeep 
                            •  Sundarijal to kathmandu by local bus/jeep

                            Food Services:

                            • 12 days of Breakfast (Local and Continental Choice)
                            • 13 days of Lunch (Simple and Light Lunch in Tea Houses)
                            • 12 days of Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local tea houses Menu)
                            • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
                            • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

                            Guide/Porter Services:

                            • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
                            • All Meals for the guide or porter
                            • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                            • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                            • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                            • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
                            • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                            What's Excluded

                            • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
                            • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
                            • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
                            • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
                            • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
                            • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.

                            Availability & Private Trip

                            For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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                            Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 18, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayJul 30, 2024PricePriceUS $1060StatusStatusGuaranteed
                            Start DateStart: ThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayAug 06, 2024PricePriceUS $1060StatusStatusGuaranteed

                            Size of Trekking Group

                            For Langtang Valley Long Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick.

                            NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

                            Accommodations

                            We will spend 3 nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend 13 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 290 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.

                            Meals

                            During our Langtang Valley Long Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks. 

                            Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

                            Getting Visa for Nepal

                            You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

                            Permits

                            For the Langtang area hike, you'll need a TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) and a Langtang National Park permit. These are available at the park entrance or in Kathmandu.Here are the list of various Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

                            • Green TIMS (individual trekkers)
                            • Blue TIMS (organized group trekkers)
                            • Pink TIMS (SAARC individual trekkers)
                            • Pink TIMS (SAARC group trekkers)

                            Travel Insurance

                            A hike to the Langtang area is at a high altitude. The area is largely uninhabited and has unique and difficult routes. For this area, travel insurance is very necessary. For tourists and hikers, travel insurance is a lifeline and safety net. All medical situations, airline cancellations, emergency evacuations, lost luggage, and altitudes greater than 3000 meters must be covered by travel insurance.

                            Difficulty

                            The trek across the Langtang area is somewhat challenging. The paths are rugged, off-the-beaten-path, and least developed. The numerous ascends and descents make it more difficult for trekkers to trek. Other aspects that make this walk challenging include the high altitudes, the shifting temperature, and the absence of any significant amenities.

                            But this journey in the Langtang area is doable with the right preparation and support before the hike. Months before beginning the journey, we advise you to engage in physical activity such as workouts, day walks, and physical preparation. Also, before hiking at high altitudes, get the appropriate health screenings. Throughout the expedition, you may entirely rely on our advice and support.

                            Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

                            During a trek, acclimatization rest is required. Utilize the acclimatization rest days wisely by going on a few quick treks and exploring the area. It aids in preventing altitude sickness and aids in adaptation to the environment. Mountain altitude sickness is common. Anyone may experience it. Altitude sickness may be treated with the right preventative measures and by identifying its signs.

                            Packing List

                            Here are some of the basic packing list required for this trek.

                            • Pair of hiking boots
                            • Sandals
                            • Windcheater jacket
                            • Thermals and Long sleeve shirts   
                            • Down Jacket and Fleece
                            • Gloves and Towels 
                            • Trekking pants, Shorts, and Trousers
                            • Inner garments and Socks
                            • Woolen clothes(if trekking during winter)
                            • Warm Sleeping bags and  Duffel bag   
                            • Map and Trekking poles
                            • Personal Care kits
                            • Basic Medical kits
                            • Hygiene &Toiletries
                            • Water Bottles
                            • Extrs Batteries
                            • Reusable bags
                            • Large Waterproof Disposable Bags
                            • Snacks 
                            • Extra Cash
                            • Travel Documents

                            The checklist can be customized as needed.

                             

                            Testimonials
                            What Our Clients Say
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                              Rosie ArmstrongUnited States,February 05, 2023

                              Gosaikunda Pass Trek with NTA: A Spiritual and Scenic Journey

                              I recently completed the Gosaikunda Pass Trek with NTA and it was an amazing experience. The trek offered breathtaking views of the mountains, glaciers, and lakes. The trek guides from NTA were knowledgeable and informative about the culture and history of the region. They also took care of all our needs and ensured that we were comfortable throughout the trip. The highlight of the trip was the spiritual journey to the Gosaikunda Lake, a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. The trek was well-organized and the accommodations and food were great. I highly recommend NTA for anyone who wants to have a spiritual and scenic journey through the Gosaikunda Pass.

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                              Oscar SpencerUnited States,February 01, 2023

                              Langtang Trek with NTA: A Journey of a Lifetime

                              I recently went on a Langtang trek with Nepal Trek Adventures (NTA) and it was an unforgettable experience. The beauty of the Langtang Valley was beyond words and the trek was well-organized by NTA. The trek guides were knowledgeable, and friendly and went out of their way to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the trip. The accommodations were great and the food was delicious. NTA also took care of all the permits and transportation, making the trip hassle-free. I highly recommend NTA to experience the beauty of Langtang and have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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                            Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                            Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                            • Expert Guides
                              Expert Guides

                              Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

                            • Top-notch Customer Service
                              Top-notch Customer Service

                              Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

                            • Flexibility
                              Flexibility

                              We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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                              Unmatched Value

                              We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.

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