Everything you need to know about Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek blog will give you all the required insights about the trek to Langtang region. From foods and accommodations to everything you can expect from the trek, this blog will provide you with all the information required to make your Langtang Gosaikunda trek successful.
What to expect from Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
- An oppertunity to reach more than 4,650 m height, in Himalaya
- Kyanjin Gompa - Old Monastery in the Langtang Region
- Panoramic view of the Himalayas
- Glaciers and snowcapped mountain peaks including the famous Langtang Lirung (7246 m)
- Experience unique Tamang and ethnic Tibetan Buddhist culture
- Visit organic cheese factories
- Rare and amazing flora and fauna in Langtang National Park
- Amazing rare and endangered wildlife including Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, snow/mountain leopards, goral, Tibetan snowcock etc
- Bird lovers will have chance to explore more than 250 species of Birds
Sacred lakes of Gosainkund and other Kundas which are equally devoted by Hindus & Buddhists
Look like a Pilgrimage Tour of both Buddhism and Hinduism
Opportunity to capture beautiful scenic pictures of Nature, Culture & Lifestyle
Forests of Rhododendron and Bamboo
Lodge or Guest House Trekking
Safe Hike, organized hike
Best Time to do Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
The best season for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek must be spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October and November). Autumn provides the best view of the majestic mountains and glaciers. Similarly, spring also provides us with the snow-capped mountains along with the green forests blooming with red rhododendron.
Besides these, Monsoon has its own importance. Because of the rainy season, trails are covered with leeches. However, waterfalls, rivers, greenery and flora and fauna best shines during this season. So, this season is also preferable for nature lovers and photographers.
During the Winter Season, trails are completely covered with snow and we can view the snowcapped mountains. However, the weather is very freezing and the trails are quite slippery.
How difficult is Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
Shepherd Holidays rates Langtang route trek difficulty as ‘Strenuous’ which lies somewhere between moderate and difficult. You’ll have to walk for around 5-6 hrs daily to reach Kyanjin Gompa which can be easily done by beginners. However, to reach above Kyanjin, you’ll have to walk 6-7 hrs round trip at a very high altitude, ultimately reaching the famous Tserko Ri (5000 m).
Food and Accommodation:
Tea House will be the main accommodation during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek starting from Syabrubesi. These tea houses and lodges provide us with the basic facilities such as a bed, blanket and pillow, well enough to spend the night. These rooms are not so big and luxurious, but still they will be clean and cozy. Similarly, you can find good varieties of food items like Dal Bhat, pasta, fried rice, noodles, veggies, chapattis, bakery items, etc
How to reach Langtang from Kathmandu (Langtang Gosaikunda Trek route):
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek starts by a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which takes about 7 hours via tourist bus. Syabrubesi lies a few kilometers away from Dhunche. Dhunche is also the starting point for the trek to holy Gosaikunda Lake which lies on the Langtang Circuit.
Following the next day, we then start our trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. The trek again arrives to Lama hotel after visiting Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) and Chorkari Ri (5,050 m) in 7th day and trek turns to Thulo Syabru following Shin Gompa, Gosaikunda, Ghopte, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, Shermathang, Melamchi Pul and finally back Kathmandu in 15th day.
For more details, Read more: Detail itinerary of Langtang Gosaaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Permit Cost
For Langtang valley trek, you will need the following permits:
Langtang National Park – USD 30 per person
TIMS Card: USD 20 per person (For Free Individual Trekkers’)
TIMS Card: USD 10 per person (For Authorized Trekking Agency)
You can view the complete information at TIMS(Trekkers information management system)
If you are planning to visit Langtang, Shepherd Holidays will manage all these required permits and fees before your trip.
If you want to book your trip for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Shepherd Holidays is gladly at your service. So, feel free to contact us for further details.