A short Langtang Valley Trek with Gosaikunda Lake is an amazing journey inside the Langtang National Park that lies northwest of Kathmandu. Langtang Region is connected by Tibet in the north. This region is Known for its beautiful Natural sceneries, authentic local culture, and diversified flora.
Langtang National Park
Langtang Valley Trek does happen inside the Langtang national park. Langtang National Park 25 percent land area is covered by a thick forest. The national park of Langtang was established in 1976 as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park. The National Park exceeds the elevation range of 6400m and covers an area of 1700 square kilometers. The districts that are connected by Langtang National Park are Nuwakot, Sindupalchok, and Rasuwa. It includes 26 village communities in Langtang valley.
Gosaikunda is also called Sillu by locals. It is a freshwater lake located inside the Langtang National Park, Nepal. The Gosaikunda Lake is at an elevation of 4380m.
Gosaikunda lake does have religious significance also, Hindu people believe it is an abode of the God Shiva and Gauri. Yearly thousands of religious pilgrims visit the Gosaikunda Lake. According to Legend the pond of the Temple in Patan, Lalitpur is connected with the Gosaikunda.
Best Time to do Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
It is obvious to choose a time for a holiday and when it comes to high-altitude trekking it is more than just booking the trip. Choosing time is also very important for trekkers and hikers. If you are at the wrong time in the wrong place then it might not be an amazing trip for you.
So for Langtang Gosaikunda Trek best time to do this will be in high trekking season. There are two trekking seasons to do Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Spring, and Autumn. Spring starts from March Till May whereas Autumn starts from October till December.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Spring
Spring is a season of flowers. It is a very amazing feeling to trek in between the forest of flowers in Spring. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Spring takes you through the amazing rhododendron forest. The glooming rhododendron is found only in the time of spring. In spring the days become warmer and clear with lower precipitation.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Autumn
Autumn is the longest trekking season in Nepal. Autumn is an amazing season just after the Monsoon and before the winter. In Autumn there will be more moisture compared to other seasons in the Himalayas. The temperature is also very normal on warmer days. The weather in Autumn is crystal clear.
Langtang Trek Difficulty
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a moderate type of trek. It is a normal trek, not very much harder. But still trek difficulty depends upon different factors such as during the trek the way you choose your food for Lunch and Dinner, body hydration and oxygen level, acclimatization, sickness, and weather conditions. Difficulty in doing this trip also depends on the time you choose to do this trek.
It will be easier for you during the trek if you thoroughly prepare yourself before Trek starts.
Langtang trek total Distance and Duration
Gosaikunda Lake lies at an altitude of 4380m. It is also one of the high-altitude lakes.
Langtang Gosaikunda trek is around 11 days trip that covers a total distance of 117 kilometers.
The starting and ending point Syaprubensi and Dhunche.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Permits
Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking requires two permits. One is National Park Permit while another is TIMS. The cost for a Langtang National Park permit is 30 USD including VAT and the cost for TIMS is 10 USD. It is compulsory to take permits. Without Permits, you are not allowed to enter the Langtang National Park. So make sure you have the permit before you start your trip to Langtang.
Accommodation and Food During Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
During the Langtang Gosaikunda trek, you will stay in Tea House Lodges daily. There are no star-category hotels in the mountain so Tea House Lodges are the only options to spend the night during your Trip.
Tea house lodges are fine lodges with Sharing Bathrooms. During the evening, the dining is Heated by firewood or Cow dung.
Food is the normal local type with some western varieties too. You can try Dalvat which is very hygienic and delicious. If you want to try western then pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and many more are also available.
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Early in the Morning, depart from Kathmandu towards the Syabrubesi. It is a scenic drive to Syabrubesi. Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is around 5 hour's drive. By Local Bus, it might take longer.
Syabrubesi is a small beautiful bustling town and is the trek starting point of Langtang.
Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Today is the Hiking starting day. You will depart from Syabrubesi early in the Morning. Crossing the Bhotekoshi and Langtang Rivers through the fertile land along with various villages passing by you will reach the Lama Hotel.
It will take you 6 hours hike to reach Lama Hotel.
Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Today's Hike is about 6 hours. You will be hiking along the Langtang River, a fantastic place to capture beautiful pictures. After reaching Ghodatabela, you will register your entry which is also a permit checkpoint. And then continue your journey nearing the Langtang valley and finnaly reaching the Langtang Village.
Langtang village to Kyanjin Gomba is 3 hours journey. The hike is fantastic as you will enjoy the beautiful scenery passing through some of the abandoned settlements.
After arriving at Kyanjin Gomba you will have lunch and then start the trip to Kyanjin Ri which is at 5100m. It is a fantastic viewpoint that shows you excellent Mountain Peaks and the Langtang Valley.
It is a day for Acclimatization You will be visiting several sites, such as the Yak cheese factory and Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. You can trek to Langshisha Kharka and the Tserko Ri (5450) viewpoint, from where you can catch the beautiful mountain views of the Himalayan peaks - including Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), and Yala peak (5,500m). We return to Kyanjin Gompa for the evening.
Following the same path that took you to the Kyanjin Gomba, you will pass through Langtang Village and reach Ghoda Tabela, where you will stay for lunch and will show a permit there at the exit point.
After Lunch descends through the river valley and dense forest until you reach Lama Hotel.
The route will take you through rhododendron and bamboo forest, home to the animals like wild boars and monkeys.
You can also have stunning views of Ganesh Himal from the route. At the end of this day's trek, you will cross a suspension bridge to reach the bottom of the Thulo Syabru village.
It is around 6 hours journey Hike to Cholangpati today. The trail is easy trail today. You will pass through the hemlock and oak forest where the rare red panda is believed to be found.
In the afternoon you will reach Cholangpati where you will spend your night.
During today's hike, Langtang Himal will be very much visible and seems to be just by your side. As you climb higher you will see more beautiful mountain peaks including Ganesh Himal and even Annapurna in the west.
You will reach Gosaikunda within 2 hour hike. Lunch at Gosaikunda, enjoy an hour's trip in Gosaikunda, and then return the same way back to Lauribina.
Lauribina to Dhunche is around 6 hour hike. You will be staying in Dhunche overnight and then take transportation the next day back to Kathmandu
After Spending a beautiful after-trek night in Dhunche, be ready to drive back to Kathmandu.
Dhunche to Kathmandu is around 6 hour's drive, by private vehicle it will be faster