Langtang Gosainkunda Trek - 13 Days

DESTINATION
Nepal
REGION
LANGTANG REGION TREK
DURATION
13 Days
NATURE OF TREK
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
MAX ALTITUDE
4,773m at Kyangjin Ri
GROUP SIZE
2 - 14 People
START/END POINT
Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
ACTIVITY
Langtang Trek
SEASON
Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
MEAL
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
TRANSPORTATION
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi & Sundarijal - Kathmandu by by local transport

About the Trip

Discover exhilarating sights that nature has bestowed on the Langtang Gosainkunda trek- the valley of the glacier, one of many spellbinding destinations in Nepal.

  Highlights

  • Visit Langtang- valley of glacier flowers, pine forests, green meadows
  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, gorge, stone-driven mills and several suspension bridges
  • The majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m)
  • The region to the Tibetan border
  • Beautiful Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers
  • Locally cheese factory at Kyangin Gompa
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags and Chorten
  • Thick forest, green meadow and fields
  • The route continues ahead to a pass marked by prayer flags, a classical U-shaped glacial valley then crossing the several water-driven mills
  • The sacred Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600 m.
  • Side trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m).

Benefits

  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

 Overview

Langtang Gosainkunda is one of the most popular trek packages in the Langtang region trekking situated at the northeast part of central Nepal, Close and visible from Kathmandu valley, the trek to Langtang valley, the most appealing inner sanctuaries of the Himalaya, provides us with the chance to experience deep gorges, rocky stone, pine forests and yak pastures, and observing a grand perspective of the enticing attractions of the Tibetan tribe Buddhist religion with mystical monasteries grace the landscape, blending into the majestic visions all around with charming picturesque villages, multi-coloured hillside terraces, serene valleys and breathtaking glaciers of the highest summits.

The trial also takes us to the sacred Gosainkunda (4,600m), an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains of Rasuwa district.

This trek begins with the drive along the Trishuli river, heading north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar. Crossing Dhunche, we will reach Syabru Bensi; We start the trek from Syabrubesi, a Tamang village by the banks of Bhote Koshi River. We continue our trek to Kyanjin Gompa where we will be having an extra day for acclimatization exploring the monasteries, cheese factory and a hike too. We reach Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri the next day.  Then we return back to Lama hotel then continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda which is a revered place of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus which has Gosaikunda Lake whose water is believed to have magical healing powers and about 10 other lakes that remain frozen most of the years then we cross the Laurebina Pass, the highest point of this trek .we trek to Chisopani from Kumustang then The next day we trek to Sundari Jal from where will take the bus back to Kathmandu which will take about seven to nine hours. We will return back to our respective hotels in Kathmandu cherishing a short enjoyable trek.

  Day To Day Itinerary

Days 1 -Drive to Syabru Bensi (1,503 m / 4,655 ft) –7-9hrs

We start our scenic drive after early morning breakfast, travelling by local bus out of the valley to Syabru Besi, located along the northwestern hill of Kathmandu. we will be able to see beautiful scenery along the way from rivers, terraced fields, villages to sights of the snowy mountains on clear days. The road is smooth up to Trishuli Bazaar. Then the road becomes a little rugged as it ascends to Dhunche and dropping back down to Syabrubesi, a bazaar town with much to explore including a riverside hot springs where you can relax.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 2 -Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m/8,110ft) - 6hrs

From Syabrubesi, we inaugurate our first day on the trail. For this route, we will cross the Bhote Kosi and Langtang River and then follow the Langtang River through the fertile jungle and terraced fields. Passing the landslide area we will climb to Bamboo and gradually ascend to Rimche located at the bank of Langtang river We pass through rural settlements, bamboo and birch groves where we have a chance to spot rare, local wildlife including the red panda. we continue to trek up to the village called Lama Hotel.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 3 -Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m/11,255ft) - 6 hrs

Today we continue alongside the river through the lush green landscape as we ascend up through dense forests. Along the way, we will be able to catch a glimpse of snowy peaks beckoning us forward. Eventually, the narrow river valley widens out at Ghora Tabela., where there was once a Tibetan resettlement project runnings. We will stop by at Ghora Tabela army check post to register our papers .after this the trail crosses to the east side of the river and gets closer to the valley side. We continue past prayer wheels driven by flowing water and prayer flags to scenic Langtang where there was once a large settlement of mostly Tamang people with a nearby monastery.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 4 -Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m/12,675ft)-3 hrs

We continue our gradual ascent as we pass through small abandoned villages and meadows. The wide valley offers far-reaching panoramas. The route crosses several tributaries and a glacial moraine and then finally we arrive at the what once was the biggest settlement of our journey, a place known as Kyanjin Gompa named after the nearby, ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. Now Kyanjin Gompa is mostly abandoned after being badly affected by the earthquake. After lunch at our lodge, we can also go afternoon climb to Kyajo Ri at 5,150m/19,600 feet altitude, this is an optional trek for those not affected by altitude sickness. Kyajo Ri is a spectacular viewpoint located right above the north side of the settlement where you can see amazing views of the Himalayas.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 5 -Exploration Day at Kyanjin Gompa

The upper Langtang Valley, high elevation landscape is broad and offers many views and opportunities to approach the mountains and associated glaciers more closely. There is much to see and do as we enjoy a day of exploring the area. We will visit the Yak cheese factory and Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. Beyond the requisite visits to the monastery and cheese factory, we also have optional hikes for those who are willing and able to Langshisha Kharka and the viewpoint of Tserko Ri (5450) where you can take the most beautiful mountain photos of the Himalayan range peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), Yala peak (5,500m). We return back to Kyanjin Gompa for the evening.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 6 -Trek back to Lama (2470 m/8,110ft) Hotel – 6 hrs

From Kyanjin Gomba, we say goodbye to the upper highlands and go back down and out the valley. We go back on the same route we came through the Langtang Village and stop for lunch at Ghora Tabela where we register our exit at the army check post After the leisurely lunch we continue going down through the dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 7 -Trek to Thulo Syabru (2,210 m/ 8,500 ft)-6-7 hrs

Today we descend to the bank of Langtang Khola and cross a small waterfall. We hike along the Langtang river past lush forests of bamboo and birch and terrace farms We cross a suspension bridge to reach the bottom of the Thulo Syabru village spread out along the ridgeline with great views of the peaks to the north.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 8 -Trek to Cholangpati (3,654m/11988ft)- 5-6 hrs

From Thulo syabru we gradually climb upwards, after passing Langtang National park army checkpoint within half an hour of uphill trekking we reach Daragang. the trail gets less steep from here through the forest of hemlock and oak you may also get a chance to spot the rare red panda. Then we pass the forest of rhododendron and spruces. To reach Dhimsa and half hours from Dhimsa then trek to Sing gompa to Cholangpati, where we will stop for the night and visit the famous cheese factory.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 9 -Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4,3800m/14,620ft)– 5hrs

Climbing up you will be greeted by the beautiful Langtang Himal(7234 m) the most well-known peak in the entire Langtang range. We will walk on the desolated mountain trail with almost zero vegetations. As we climb higher we see more mountains on the horizon; the majestic Langtang Himal, followed by Ganesh and even the Annapurnas on the west horizon. A few hours later we arrive at Laure Binayak where we stop for tea before beginning the uphill climb to Gosainkunda. After two hours of steep incline, we will reach a chorten and after an hour more we will be able to see views of beautiful waterfalls and lakes Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda, both formed by water from Gosainkunda The peaceful setting is considered holy to Hindus as a place favoured by Shiva. It receives thousands of pilgrims each year for a holy festival in the fall. 

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 10 -Trek to Ghopte (3,530m/11,265ft)by way of the Laurebina pass (4610m/15,115 ft)- 8-9 hrs

Today we go over the Laurebina la highpass into the scenic Helambu region From Gosainkunda lake. The path first descends from the lodges to the lake, we walk along the northern shore to start of the walk up to Laurebina La the climb starts with stone steps to a water spring, walking further the path continues steeper upwards and on a small plateau (4530m ) to the right we follow a traverse below a minor peak (4680m) here on your left side we will see Suryakund Lake then the path leads through a ragged plateau (4600 - 4650m)and we reach the Laurebina La Pass which is marked with a stone stupa and a lot of praying flags this the highest point of our Langtang Trek we then descent through a wide valley to High Camp (4240 m) and walk further down on a steeper and rocky path to Phedi right after Phedi is a very steep descent to a footbridge across a stream. From Phedi to Gopte is a demanding traverse and after a long ascent, we finally descend to the lodges at Ghopte (3430m) at mountain Lodge.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 11 -Trek to Kutumsang (2470 m / 8560 ft) - 5 hrs

Today we walk on a challenging train passing through groves of juniper as well as rhododendron and pine in a remote, unpopulated area before we reach the peaceful highland setting of Tharepati from Tharepati the path descends gently through the forest on the western slope of a ridge, after walking for a while the trail goes directly on the ridge we will then pass a large meadow with ruins of shepherd's huts we will also get to see Gangchempo and Dorje Lakpa peaks then the descent gets steeper and leads through a forest to Magin Goth (3265m) After a short walk we will pass Kuala Bhanjyang (3335 m) and go on a long descent through a rhododendron forest to finally reach the village of Kutumsang (2470m) at mountain Lodge.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 12 -Trek to Chisopani (2,295m/7,655 ft)- 5-6hrs

From Kutumsang we ascent. We traverse Jogin Danda ridge up to pass at 2570 then steeply descent to village Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) from Gul Bhanjyang we had climbed over Thorong Danda (2500m)to a dusty wide road from here the path to Chipling village is very steep and rocky We drop down steadily to descent to Pati Bhanjyang(1760m) which is a village between Chipling and Chisopani .after walking half an hour from here we reach Chisopani, with a spectacular panorama of the mountains to the north.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 13 -Trek to Sundarijal (1380m/4530 ft) and drive to Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) - 4hr trek, 1 hr drive

From Chisopani, the viewpoint, upon waking up allows us to enjoy a marvellous sunrise on the Himalaya. After a few minutes walk after Chisopani we reach the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint we return back 28 meters and take a wide road leading down the hill, then on a paved path up the hill. Eventually walking past water reservoirs and large water pipes we reach Sundarijal (1460m) where we say goodbye to the trails and find transport back to Kathmandu.

  • Overnight at Selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch).

  Includes:

  • Transportation service Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (trek start) and SundariJal (trek end) back to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Accommodation: six nights accommodation with private attached bathroom at Syabrubesi, Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa (2N) Thulo Syabru and Chisopani, six nights Standard rooms at Lama Hotel(2N), Cholangpati, Gosainkunda lake, Ghopte and kutumsang. (Twin Sharing Room) - 12 Nights.
  • All Standard Meals ( 13 Lunches, 12 Dinners and 13 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal experienced and qualified trek leader guide, (an assistant guide for 12 or above trekkers) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter)."9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Arrangement of Sleeping bags and Down Jacket for the Trek.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Appreciation of certificate after over the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek.

  Excludes:

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person).
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes.

  Equipments Checklists:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter glove

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high-altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra Items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

 Trip Information

How you'll start your journey towards Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. The next day we will be travelling to our destination via the local bus. Our trek begins from Syabrubesi (Gateway to Langtang ), we can either take the local bus which is approximately 8/9 hours journey from where our actual Langtang trek will starts.

Local Transportation (KTM to Syabrubesi and Sundari Jal - Kthamandu ) is included in a package, a private jeep is available at an extra cost.

Don't worry, we'll pick you!

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation details during the Trek

13 Days Langtang Gosaikunda trek includes twelve nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation during the trek. We provide six nights accommodation with private attached bathroom at Syabrubesi, Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa)2N), Thulo Syabru and Chisopani six nights standard accommodation at Lama Hotel(2N), Cholangpati, Gosainkunda lake, Ghopte and kutumsang.

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom in the available lodge, single private accommodation in most places of the itinerary.

Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotel for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 13 Breakfasts, 13 Lunch and 12 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -
Thirteen breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)
Thirteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Twelve Dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious.
The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted.
We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit. Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges except Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best season to Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn. During the winters and monsoon snow and rain can be enjoyed during the trek but you should be a bit more careful in these weathers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in cold temperature. Day time will be warm and admirable with clear skies but the night time can be cold. Trek will be fun with magical views of snow-capped hills and mountains. Feb can definitely be your vacation time.

March to April

This is the best time of the season to trek in the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The weather is very favourable through the trek. Stunning views of the LangtangLirung, Langtang II and many more will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time. On the journey, the bamboo and birch forests will be luscious green and dense.

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time you'll see clouds more once in a while. Due to rainfall, the trails would be a bit slippery but trekking can be still fun as after the rain is over and you'll see rainbow more often after rains.

September to October

Another perfect season for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek. this season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the LangtangValley trek, usually between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Langtang region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.in night time Temperatures dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes.

The weather in the Mountain region can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day tonight.

Acclimatization

Our 13 days Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package spends two nights over 3500m above the sea level, where there is chances of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. We will be acclimatizing at KyanjinGompa. We will be exploring various places like the monastery itself, the cheese factory or the optional hikes planned to the viewpoint of TserkoRi.

Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately.

Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Trip grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek is an easy and rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 3-6 hours a day depending on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.

A typical day on Trek

A day on trekking will be rewarded with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek, you are accompanied by an experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days. The day starts with an early morning cup of tea.
Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 am -8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the prepared extra dietary snacks, then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm.

In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing the trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment. Trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on Trek

On the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes. We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there.
You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's KTAN office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Electricity, battery recharge and water on Trek

Throughout the lodges at Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Extra personal expenses on Trekking

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal try to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Travel Insurance

Trekking in The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and another casualty are supposed to have unexpectedly happened. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of the booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal.

To join in The Langtang Gosaikunda trek, at a minimum, a comprehensive travel insurance policy is must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusively helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of the insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in the sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, with improper policy or without travel insurance policy.

In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, the company put forward the travel documentation processing to an insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation and transfer to hospital for treatment. You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of the trek.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money Exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four per cent or more depending upon the bank.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency.

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How much luggage can I take during Langtang Gosainkunda Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal store for free and it'll be completely safe.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Safety

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal guarantee our valuable clients safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Karma trek and Adventure Nepal works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.

Karma trek and Adventure Nepal Team

During the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. During the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Tipping does not form any part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabad”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is an entirely personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Karma trek an Adventure Nepal crews who take care of and play an important role in your trekking Experience, who provide excellent service and offer an enriching trip that's a once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 1982138/075/076. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 per cent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% per cent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. contact us for more information at 977- 9851031022 (Suman) or email us.

Trip Extension

After completion of Langtang Gosainkunda trekking, If you have extra days in Nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley, sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

Feedback

After complete of Langtang valley trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal, also we will provide you company digitally printed certificate of trek achievement. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

Useful Information

The Langtang Gosainkund trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

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