Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley is a narrow sandwich valley, north from Kathmandu. Also known as the valley of glaciers, it is one of the few glorious treks in Nepal. Langtang valley trek offers pine woodland, swift mountain streams, rugged rocks and snow-topped pinnacles, and grassy meadows with daisies and wild animals. Langtang Valley Trek offers great mountain scenery along the way with the beautiful forest of Rhododendron and bamboo, gorgeous waterfalls, and the colossal Langtang river.

Located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District in Nepal, Gosaikunda is regarded as a popular trek that boasts impressive views of mountains and pristine lakes. This trek displays perfectly placed terraced slopes, the disparity in ethnic groups, splendid waterfalls flowing over massive boulders, rare wild animals and divergent range of flora and fauna.

This Langtang Gosaikunda trail meanders around the thick forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo and fascinating colony of Tamang and Sherpa. This trek offers alluring views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakap, Nayakanga, and Langshisa etc. Another feature of Gosaikunda Trek is that it is located near the proximity area from the capital city of Kathmandu.
Trip Code: LVT62
Starts: Syabru Besi
Finishes: Sundarijal
Duration: 16 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4380m/ 14370.1ft
Trip Views: 1788
Activities: Trekking
Trip popularity:
Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
Special Discount: 5 %


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Breakfast: 15
Lunch: 12
Dinner: 13
Private Vehicle
Deluxe
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 11 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Walking through the Langtang National Park, you may have chance to see some intereesting animals like Himalayan bear, elusive red panda, monkeys and musk deers and birds like the colorful Danphe.
  • Amazing panoramic view of Langtang Ri, Kyangjin Ri, Ganesh Himal and many other mountains.
  • The diverse trek introduces the Budhhist culture of Tamang and Sherpa people.
  • The ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, situated near Tserko upholds this tradition.
  • The spectacular views on this trek include Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m).

Why this Trip

  • Gosaikunda with Langtang Valley trek is very popular among the domestic and international tourist for it's beautiful mountains and religious values. Gosaikunda lake is a sacred lake where thousands of people visit it as a pilgrimage. This trekking route lies to near proximity from the bustling city of Kathmandu but offers scenic views of mountains, exquisite lakes and vivid vegetation and animals.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVE AT KATHMANDU (1350M)
    It's always a pleasure to welcome our clients to our home country and therefore our representative will be waiting for your arrival at the airport. Our representative will escort to your hotel and in the evening, we will discuss our trip over dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up
    • Traditional dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : AROUND KATHMANDU
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided UNESCO World Heritage Sites tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : KATHMANDU TO SYABRU BESI (1400M)
    Syabru Besi is 117km( 9 hours) drive away from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains, which might make you sick, well welcome to the mountains. Upon reaching the Syabru Besi we are blessed with the spectacular panorama of the Himalaya, that includes the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. We stay overnight at Syabru Besi and the next day at the dawn we leave for Lama Hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Syabru Besi
  • placeDAY 4 : SYABRU BESI TO LAMA HOTEL [2748M]
    Shortly after the breakfast, we depart for the Lama Hotel. We meander around the ridge of Syabru Besi’s main road and reach Ghopcha Khola, now our trek begins! We will march into the fields and lush forest with of oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. Cross your fingers! If we are lucky enough we might get to see yellow-throated martin, Himalayan white langur monkeys and Red panda on the route. The trail is good ascending passing through Langtang River, suspension bridge, cascading waterfall that is determined to impress you with stunning views, we arrive at Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Lama Hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK FROM LAMA HOTEL TO LANGTANG VILLAGE [3500M]
    On this day, we will hike up to Langtang village after breakfast. The trek commenced by ascent above the Langtang Khola. Be prepared for the trail is going to be much steeper now. On the way, we are accompanied by scenic views of lovely Langtang Lirung towering at 7246 meters. We will transverse through Ghora Tabela (2970 m) and Thangshyap (3140 m), the trail ascends all the way to the Langtang Village. After reaching the village, you’ll be rewarded with 180 degrees of the breathtaking mountains view. This place is beautiful beyond words to spare a night. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Langtang village;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Teahouse
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK LANGTANG VILLAGE TO KYANGJING GOMPA [3800M]
    Leaving this beautiful village our trek resumes to Kyangjing Gompa. It is one of the highlights of this trek. The trail goes through rich yak pastures and fascinating villages of Mundu and Singdun. After ascending the mountain passes, we reach Kyangjing Gompa. Kyangjing Gompa is an ancient Buddhist monastery and the village is named after it. There is also a cheese factory where we can try and buy Yak cheese. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Kyangjing Gompa;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 7 : A DAY FOR REST IN KYANGJING GOMPA
    We will take one day off from the trekking as it’s necessary for our body to adjust with the higher altitude and the thinner air it has. Not to worry, this day for acclimatization would be worthwhile for we are going to explore interesting places like the monastery and cheese factory etc. If that’s not enough, we can even climb Kyangjing RI located at 4350m that boasts picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. Moreover, we can hike up the moraine to see the fantastic mountain ridges accompanied by rolling glaciers. We return to Kyangjing Gompa before dusk to spend the night. Overnight stay at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK KYANGJING GOMPA TO LAMA HOTEL [2784M]
    From Kyangjing, we return back to Lama Hotel and it’s possible to do in a single day as the trail follows the downhill path from Kyanjin Gompa. After several hours of walking, we will finally arrive at the Lama Hotel. Once again, we are going to spend the overnight at a teahouse in the beautiful settlement of Lama Hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK FROM LAMA HOTEL TO THULO SYABRU [2130M]
    From Lama Hotel, we again move ahead to our ultimate destination Gosaikunda. One step closer to Gosaikunda is Thulo Syabru and today we will settle for Thulo Syabru. We reach Thulo Syabru via a few cozy villages. Overnight at Thulo Syabru;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK THULO SYABRU TO SING GOMPA [3254M]
    From Thulo Syabru village the trail climbs uphill through beautiful rhododendron, oak, Bamboo and pine trees. We will go through beautiful hills and villages to reach Chandan Bari, Sing Gompa. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Sing Gompa;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 11 : TREK FROM SING GOMPA TO GOSAINKUNDA [4336M]
    After morning breakfast in Sing Gompa, the trail climbs uphill to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayek. Along the trails past rhododendron and pine forest trees and vista of Mt.Ganesh, Mt Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, Him Chuli, and Tibetan peak. We trek towards Gosaikunda (4,361m) and stay overnight at a teahouse beside Gosaikunda Lake;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 12 : GOSAINKUNDA TO THAREPATI [3490M]
    After the relaxing stay at the Gosaikunda, our trek now proceeds on returning back to Kathmandu. This day we will reach for Tharepati passing through beautiful high altitude lakes such as Bhairav Kunda and Surya Kunda. Surya Kunda lies in the highest altitude in this region at about 4500m. We will walk through the pine and juniper forests and then ascend through the rhododendron forests until Tharepati. Overnight stay at teahouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
    • Visit Suryakunda Lake
  • placeDAY 13 : THAREPATI TO KUTUMSANG [2446M]
    On this day, we head for a Kutumsang. The trail starts with crossing through pretty meadows and fields. On the way, we enjoy the splendid views of the Langtang Mountains. Walking for a while we reach a beautiful village of Kutumsang. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Kutumsang;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 14 : TREK FROM KUTUMSANG TO CHISOPANI {2300M} – 2-3 HRS
    From Kutumsang, it is an easy climb to cross a pass at 2470m before descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village. From here it is a 2-hour hike to Chisapani. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Chisapani;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trek
  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO SUNDARIJAL AND DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
    From Chisapani, we head towards Sundarijal and from there, we return to Kathmandu. The glorious sunrise of Chisapani is one of the best sunrises you will witness. Walk to Sundarijal is wonderful and passes through Shivapuri National park. It will take around an hour for us to reach the capital city from Sundarijal. After reaching Kathmandu, you will then be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Trek
    • Drive to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 16 : DEPARTURE
    Our representative will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the airport depending on your flight schedule. The airport Check-In time is 3 hours prior to the flight time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Farewell Lunch
    • Airport Drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
    • Accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need)
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English speaking guide along with required Porters (2:1) for the trek
    • Round Kathmandu to Syabru transfer by Deluxe transportation
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paper works and Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek (self-arrangements)
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Langtang Region
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Sim service (zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of the trip (if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation (if requested)

     
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 6. For what purpose this trek is Popular ?
    This trek is popular among the domestic and international tourist for its beautiful mountains and religious values. Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred lake where thousands of people visit it as a pilgrimage. This trekking route lies to near proximity from the bustling city of Kathmandu but offers scenic views of mountains, exquisite lakes and vivid vegetation and animals.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Langtang Valley safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boat as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. As this trek is not so hard to finish, it is mostly done. You won’t be having any difficulty while doing this trek.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Langtang valley is very popular trekking region for religious and adventure purpose. Hence, this region provides few western meals like Pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Syabru Besi on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking ?
    February to June, and October to December are the best time to do this trek. This trek can also be done in winter season.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Langtang Valley, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 22. How far do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 5-7 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing. Because the number of hours of walk really depend on client’s speed. So it's really relative.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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