Lang-Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Situated north of Kathmandu Valley. & wilder animal red panda musk deer and bear
  • Amazing views of high snowcaped mountains pristine rhododendron, pines.
  • Explore Tibetan rich culture and traditions and Visiting the holy glacial pond of Gosainkund lake.

Trip Overview

Langtang- Gosaikund : Trek to the border of Nepal and Tibet in this scenic trek in the Langtang region. With the beautiful high mountain lakes in the holy lake of Gosainkunda this trek to the northern Nepal provides a great relief and an exotic adventure to all.

Trekkers will visit the outskirt of the Langtang National park. Along with the wide diversity of the wilderness, the remote villages also show for the unique lifestyle and culture they incorporate with. These lands are mainly inhabited by the Tamang and Sherpa who originated from Tibet. Throughout this adventure, the beauty of the majestic mountains like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Naya Kangri (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) becomes even more imminent. The rich flora and fauna along with the beautiful rivers and waterfalls make this trek rich in culture and nature. As we move down to the Langtang Valley, the 360-degree panoramic view of the northern mountains makes this trek feel heavenly and picturesque.

 

Gosaikunda (4,460m)– the Holy lake for Hindu is one of the most religious sites in Nepal and is the major highlight of this trek. Famous for both trekkers and pilgrims, this place attracts thousands of tourist from within and outside Nepal. The steep trails, rocky steps make this route both challenging and fun. High Altitude Sherpa Trek has an expert group of guides who will brief you about the trek. We will also take care of all the paperwork and accommodation while you concentrate on your trek.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.

this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you doing trek.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers, who have the skill to walk 5/6 hours a day with light bag.

Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.

 Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.

self-confidence and strong determination best way to  complete this trek successfully.

 Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS        ITINERARY

Day 01:    Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02:    Kathmandu to syabrubesi

Day 03:    Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

Day 04:    Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

Day 05:    Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba

Day 06:    Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri

Day 07:    Kyanjin Gompa Back to Lama Hotel:

Day 08:    Lama Hotel to Thulo Shyaphru Village

Day 09:    Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa

Day 10:    Sing Gomba to Gosaikunda

Day 11:    Gosaikunda to dhunche

Day 12:    Dhunche to kathmandu

ALTITUDE

1300m

1,460M

2,470 m

3430 m

3,870 m

5000 m

2470 m

1460m

3,330 m

4380m

2050 m

1300 m

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Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the langtang gosaikunda trek each day program. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and Trek preparation.

 A full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing around world heritage sites, temples and Stupas the places like Hindu temple Pashupati Nath, Bouddha stupa, Patan durbar square, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple with expert city guide. You will acknowledge the real history and culture of Kathmandu. In Evening preparation for the Langtang Go sainkunda Pass trek. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu (1,460m): 8-9 hours.

An early morning drive starts from Kathmandu Machapokhari to Syabrubesi for 8 to 9 hours. The drive heads east from Kathmandu passing Trishuli. The bumping road from Trishuli fallows to Syabrubesi. Stay overnight at Syabrubensi. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 6 hours.

 From syabrubesi start the trek through jungle, normally gentle up trek takes us to Bamboo at the height of 1970 meters for lunch where we will have our lunch. Then again we walk through the jungle to Rimche (2455m) after wards few steps ahead we arrive Lama Hotel. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m): 6 hours.

 Firstly fallowing jungle along the side of Langtang River and the trail goes up to Thomna (2,990m) on the middle of forests and goes on to Ghodatabela (2972m) for lunch. Our trek carries on Langtang crossing Thyangsyapu (3140m). We would explore some grazing ground of yaks on the way and also chance to visit Monastery before reaching Langtang Village. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 06: Trekking Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba (3,870m): 3 hours.

 Our trek goes normally climbs through tiny villages like Mundu Singdum and Yamphu (3640m) and yak pastures as the Langtang valley extends and the Himalayas scenery comes near. Passing several small streams and moraines along the open valley, after we reach Kyanjin Gumba we have free time. You may explore around. Kyanjin offers the excellent views of Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), langtang Ri peak (6,370m) and many more including yala peak from a bit further. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07: Explore around Kyanjin Gumba

 Today is our main day of the trek. As you hike around anywhere from your Hotel you will be seeing marvelous scenery. If you interested to view glacier the Langtang Lirung Glacier would be good selection but the better option of Langtang Gosaikunda trekking would be to hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m) or Tserko Ri (4,984m) this two view point offers dazzling view of himalays of langtang region. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Trek Kyanjin Gompa Back to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours. 

After the massive views of Kyanjin we back to lama Hotel walking mostly downhill. The normal downhill until Ghoda Tabela for lunch but fro here we enter the thick jungle and trek leads steep down to Lama Hotel for 6 to 7 hours walk. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Shyaphru Village (Langtang to Gosaikunda trek area) 2,250m: 6 to 7 hours walk.

In the starting the trek gentally goes down through forests and arrived at bamboo for lunch. The further ahead from bamboo we meet two trails one goes to Thulo Shyabru and another goes to Syabrubesi. We take left trail and climb hill to Thulo Syabru Sherpa village. This is village in open area. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m) : 4-5 hours.

 Today we trek to Sing Gumba , firstly we enter  and climb through the forests of Oak, Hemlock and firs to Foprang danda (3,200m) where from we will see the Langtang and Ganesh Himal Himalayan range with Tibetan mountains. We will find well settled local cheese factory and also Buddhist Monastery at Sing gompa also known as Chandanbari. O/ n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Sing Gomba to Gosaikunda( 4,380m): 6 hours.

We fallow the rugged trail enjoying the dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7,893m), Mt. Manaslu (8,256m) and Ganesh Himal (7,406m) even Annapurna Himalayan range can be seen gently behind far way and to the north Langtang Lirung. We pass the town like Chyolangpati (3,654m) and Laurebina (3,910m) today. We see the several lakes in Gosainkunda but the major three are SaraswotiKunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is holy pilgrimage lake. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 12:-Gosaikunda to dhunche all down 5 hours walking. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 13:- dhunche to kathmandu by private jeep/car: 6-7 Hours. O/n at hotel.

 

day 14:Departure from Kathmand.

 

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

 

Head:

1. Sun hat or scarf

2Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3.Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Upper Body:

4. T-shirts

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6. Fleece jacket or pullover

7Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary

 

Hands:

10. Lightweight gloves

11. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

12. Fleece liner gloves

 

Lower Body:

13.Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

14. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

15. Lightweight cotton long pant

16. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

17Fleece or wool pants

18Gore-Tex jacket

19Gore-Tex jacket trouser

 

Feet:

20. thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22Hiking boots with spare laces

23. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

 

Accessories:

24Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25Headlamp and batteries

26. Basic First Aid Kit

27. Day pack approximately 40L to 45L .

28. Water bottles (2)Toiletries

29Small wash towel

30. Swise nkife

31. Leap gurd 30spf

32Sun cream 50spf

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly   terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude guide will be showing high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu  with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Langtang national park trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Langtang National park entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape –1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Langtang
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Best Seasons: Apri/jun & Sept/Nov
  •   Transportation: Tourist Bus

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