Langtang Gosainkunda Treks
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Gosainkunda is the holy lake for Hindus with an alpine freshwater. It is situated at an altitude of 4,380 meter within Langtang National Park, Rasuwa district, where pilgrims congregate on specific days of the year to wash off their sin. Thousands of people trek to this glacier lake every August. The trek passes through varied landscapes ranging from evergreen forest, cascading waterfalls and turbulent streams to alpine grass and barren mountainsides. The main attraction of this trek is 108 glacier lakes of different sizes
In Hindu mythology, Gosainkunda is an adobe of Lord Shiva and Gauri. Every year of Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here to worships god Shiva from different countries.
Besides the famous Gosainkunda Lake, other lakes in the neighborhood are Nagkunda, Bhairab kunda, Saraswati kunda and Suraj kunda. It lies to the north-west of Helambu beyond a 4,602-meters high pass. However, the best approach to Gosainkunda is through Trishuli valley, 71 kilometers north-west of Kathmandu. Trishuli valley is linked with Kathmandu by motor-able road.
Gosaikunda trekking is remote trekking route which is less commercialized and offer to experience different culture. The 10 days trekking extends with the drive to Syabrunbesi, trek to Sing Gompa and Gosainkunda. Our trek descends to Ghopte, Tharepati, Kutumsang,Chisapani and drive to Kathmandu. Join Mission Nepal Holiday’s 10 days Gosainkunda Trekking packages which provide you natural and cultural experience and it is unforgettable in life.
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Kathmandu to Syabrunbesi by Bus
Syabrunbesi to Sing Gompa
Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda
Gosainkunda to Ghopte
Ghopte to Tharepati
Tharepati to Kutumsang
Kutumsang to Chisapani
Chisapani to Kathmandu - transfer to hotel
- 4 night Hotel in Kathmandu BB
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- TIMS & Langtang National Park Entrance fees
- English speaking guide and necessary number of porters
- Trekking crew salary, food and insurance
- All accommodation during trekking (best available lodge)
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
- Company branded T-shirt
- Nepali SIM Card
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation service
- Hotel in Kathmandu (before and after trip)
- International calls
- Bar bills and personal nature expenses
- Tips for guide and porter
Where does the Langtang Gosaikunda lie?
The Langtang Gosaikunda trekking region is situated in the Rasuwa District of Nepal, at an altitude of (4361m). It is not only an adventurous and religious trekking circuit but at the same time popular for its pristine lakes.
How difficult is the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
The Langtang Gosaikunda is a moderate level trek whose difficulty depends on a lot of external factors. The Langtang trekking trail is loaded with uphill and downhill routes embedded with some steeper sections as well. The difficulty level depends on the topography of the route and the season in which you choose to trek
What type of physical fitness is required for the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
Anyone with an average fitness level can complete this trek. Despite the rugged terrains and the rocky trails, you can manage if you physically prepare yourself prior to this trek.
How many hours do we have to walk during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
On an average, you will have to walk 6 -7 hours per day. As you have to constantly ascend and descend to and from at an altitude of around 1000m. However this can fluctuate in case if the weather turns bad.
Do I need a trekking permit to go on Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
While taking this trek, you need to have a TIMs card, and the Langtang National Park entry permit. It is mandatory to have permits, in case if you don’t then you’ll face complications and it is a punishable offence.
What can I expect during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek trail?
This trek takes you through the beautiful Langtang region. While on the trail, you will be greeted by delightful views of the Langtang Lirung mountain range, Gaurishankar Himal, Dorje Lakpa. Besides that the ethnic Tamang settlements and Gosaikunda Lake are the major highlights of this trek.
What kind of food do I eat during the trek?
The common Nepali staple comprises dal bhat. However, in these high parts, you won’t find that also. Instead, people eat dhido and vegetables. In some lodges, you can find popular Nepalese fast food like momo and chow mein.
Where will I stay during Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
During this trek, you will be staying in the teahouses. A teahouse is a small lodge type accommodation which is run by the locals. The rooms are neat, clean with showers and are comparatively cheaper than the lodges.
Is there any risk of altitude sickness?
The trail sees an increase in altitude by at least 300 meters daily. The maximum height reached in this trek is 4000 meters. So, there is a high risk of altitude sickness. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and sickness. If you feel sick, then we advise you to take a rest and continue slowly.
Why is it a better idea to trek with an agency rather than trekking independently?
Trekking independently is doable, but involves seen and unforeseen risks. On the other hand trekking with the recognized agencies gives you the advantage of trekking under a systematic and a well-planned schedule. Most of the time, you will be travelling with a group.
The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
Do I need prior experience to take this trek?
It is not a compulsory requirement but a certain level of physical fitness would be good for this particular trek. Some parts of the trek are tricky and require professional guidance.
How do I book the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal?
To book the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays offers you a number of booking options including:
Wire transfer OR,
Cash on arrival
Do I need travel insurance for the Langtang Gosaikunda trekking in Nepal?
Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the wisest things to do which we ideally recommend while traveling to Nepal. Although it is not a legal requirement to have travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.
What about medical treatment during the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong; however you need not worry at all. Our guides do carry a medical first aid kit hand with them for treating any kind of basic illness during the trek.
Is the water safe to drink?
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water.
Is it possible to communicate with my family while on trek?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won’t be an issue.
Is there Wi-Fi connection available in the Langtang Gosaikunda trek?
Yes, Wi-Fi is available in most of the overnight stops during the Langtang Gosaikunda trek.
Is tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.
How can we contact you if we need more information regarding the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek?
We are a local trekking company based in Kathmandu. You can contact directly with the following numbers and email addresses:
Landline: +977-01- 4438165 Or +977 9802072870
Why book with us?
- More then 20 years of experience
- A professional and responsible travel company based in Nepal
- Specialist group adventure tours and treks in the Himalayas – India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan
- Fully customisable itineraries and dates
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