Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

adventure around high ridges of Langtang around sacred pond of Gosainkund

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal

Highlights

A spiritual walk to holy Gosainkund, a glacial pond with marvelous views of mountains.
An exciting and scenic overland drive from warm areas to the cooler alpine region.
Stunning views of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range of mountains.
Exploring mid-hills farm villages full of traditional culture in the harmony of pristine nature.
Lovely tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees to arid and barren landscapes.
Crossing scenic pass of Luarabina-La to Helambu areas and towards the northeast of Kathmandu.

About Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek guide you a scenic and cultural adventure with a touch of old mythology and holy spiritual walk to Gosainkund Trek, a perfect journey on high ridges of Langtang Himal situated around Central Himalaya range of mountains which includes Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal range of peaks. 

Gosainkund regarded as one of the important and holy pilgrimage spots for both Hindu and Buddhist religions, as per great Hindu myth belief is that Gosainkund a pond as the vicarage and made by Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities). 

Hindu believes that this pristine glacial pond was formed digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day, which falls in the month of August, the special auspicious Hindu occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ (changing of holy threads) festival.

Starting Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek with an exciting overland drive towards the north of Kathmandu at Dhunche town, the gateway to many trekking destinations in Langtang region and old Trans Himalayan Trade route of Nepal and Tibet.

This trip leads to a climb into enchanting serene woodlands of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks tree lines were elusive and rare Panda seldom seen around this deeply forested area. Our walk finally leads to Gosainkund after walking past Singh Gompa and Lauribina ridges.

Having a full rest day to explore this fascinating holy place with awesome views of snowcapped peaks, our walk leads to cross a high pass of east Laurabina-La also known as Gosainkund pass to reach the eastern ridges passing some parts of Helambu area of Kutumsang-Thotung-Danda and Golphu-Bhanjyang to reach Chisapani on the northern hills of Kathmandu valley, here with super views of sunrise over mountains.

This marvelous and remarkable Holy Gosainkunda Trekking concludes with a short drive from Sundarijal back to Kathmandu after fascinating trekking around the high hills of Langtang Himal.

Best season: Spring (March to May and Autumn (September to November) is one of the best seasons for Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek. The climate is sunny and warm with excellent views, if you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during the winter season (December, January, and February) are also good and could be an option for this trip.

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Itinerary

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It is our great pleasure to make sure that you are picked up by a representative of Nepal Spirit Adventure upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. After completing the formalities with customs (obtaining or showing your visa) and retrieving your bags/luggage all you will have to do is to look out for our representative at arrivals who will be holding a Nepal Spirit Adventure display board with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel and our manager will brief about the trip details and you can take a rest, go for a wander into the city or visit our office- it all depends on how you feel, your interests and what time you arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft

Starting this marvelous trip to Langtang Valley, taking an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche district and major town of Rasuwa and Langtang area, drive leads north passing interesting towns and farm villages, journey continues towards cooler area above mid-hills leaving behind low land of rice terraces to reach the entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,950 m for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dhunche
  • Altitude: 1,950m/6,397ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours
Morning leads to a climb into lovely forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya, a steep climb but scenic walk into beautiful forest where more than 10 different species of rhododendron found around, passing summer pasture and then on the pleasant winding trail to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari village with a cheese factory and an old monastery on top of the village.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Sing Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,584m/11,758ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours
From Shing Gompa, walk leads to Gosainkund, starting with a climb into pine and rhododendron forest then over Lauri Binayak pass at above 3,932 m, walk leads past Laurebina and Cholang Pati. After Lauri Binayak with fantastic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung reaching at holy Gosaikund Lake area for the overnight stop. The legendary and myth story of this holy place as per the ancient Hindu epic, Gosainkund a pond believes as the vicarage of Lord Shiva (one of three main Hindu deities) and Goddess Gauri. Hindu believes that this pristine pond was formed due to digging of the land by Trishul (a holy Trident) weapon of Lord Shiva, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from India and Nepal visits Gosainkund every year especially on full moon day which lies in the month of August, the special auspicious occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’ festival.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Holy Gosainkund Lake
  • Altitude: 4,381m/14,373ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours
An amazing holy spot for full rest day where you can hike to high hills around Gosainkund for better views of Langtang Himal range with Ganesh and Manaslu towards western horizon, take a walk around holy pond where you can observe a rock in the form of Lord Shiva at the center of the pond, nearby lies Bhairav and Sarswati kund another holy glacial ponds.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Holy Gosainkund Lake
  • Altitude: 4,381m/14,373ft
After a pleasant and enjoyable stop at Gosainkund, a tough morning walk to climb over Laurabina eastern or Gosainkund pass at 4,600 m / 15,091 ft, the highest point of this adventure after walking past Ganesh and Surya Kund. From the pass downhill all the way with few short ups and down to overnight stop at Gopte Odar, a small settlement located in the middle of a forest on route Kathmandu and Helambu area.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghopte
  • Altitude: 3,430m/11,253ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours
From Ghopte, morning walk leading son winding trail most of the way with a short steep climb to Thadepati, where Helambu and Kathmandu trekking trail joins. Thadepati offers views of peaks and scenery of rolling hills and valley, this place with 5-6 lodges and teahouses after a nice break walk leads downhill to Kutumsang village for an overnight stop.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kutumsang
  • Altitude: 2,471m/8,106ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

After Kutumsang village, morning walk with uphill through farm fields, then into forest with views of surrounding landscapes and snowcapped mountains of Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal, this pleasant walk leads past Gulphu-Bhanjyang village, then reaching closer to Kathmandu valley with overnight stop at Chisapani, after a walk uphill through farmlands and villages with wonderful views to Patibanjayang village, a nice small village from here uphill for an hour to Chisopani danda for last overnight stop.

Chisopani village with nice lodges placed on a ridge north of Kathmandu Valley on route Langtang, Helambu, and Nagarkot, offers stunning sunrise/ sunset views over an array of mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Chisopani
  • Altitude: 2,110m/6,922ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours
After catching morning sunrise over mountains, the last day walk of this adventure leads to nice pleasant forest and farmlands on a downhill walk, passing Tamang villages of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang with views of Kathmandu Valley. Walk continues downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a nice and pleasant place with forest and freshwater streams. From here an hour downhill to reach the northern rim of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, taking a short drive to Kathmandu where this wonderful adventure concludes, afternoon free for individual activities and shopping. We invite you farewell dinner.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft
  • Walking Hours: 44 hours
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Cost Details

  • Airport arrival pick up by a private vehicle
  • A Two-night three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast included
  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Sundarijal to Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation along with the trekking
  • Trekking meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 3 times a day
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging
  • We provide trekking equipment sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag
  • Applicable trekking (TIMS) and Langtang national park permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner
  • Nepal visa visa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets

Dates & Prices

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
10 Apr, 2020 - 18 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$690
15 Apr, 2020 - 23 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$690
19 Apr, 2020 - 27 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$690
23 Apr, 2020 - 01 May, 2020AvailableUS$690
26 Apr, 2020 - 04 May, 2020AvailableUS$690
29 Apr, 2020 - 07 May, 2020AvailableUS$690

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival in Nepal
On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome then transfer to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu
Three Star standard hotels are included in Kathmandu based on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at a different deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on your request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Accommodation In Trekking
Langtang trekking region we provide accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags. Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Trekking Meals
During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water
Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health and Fitness Required
Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 4970m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces and river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety
Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association. All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professional all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups. This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter
Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground. As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek
We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities
We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies.

Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Visa Valid Fee
15 days US$ 25
30 days US$ 40
90 days US$ 100

Visa Extension
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31)
For further information, please contact
Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

High Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.

Trekking Season
Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama. This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with a triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the , national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash. Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.

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