Langtang Gosaikunda Trek - 11 Days

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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4600 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
Highlights
  • Get mesmerizing views of the Langtang mountain range all along the trail. 
  • Pass through dense forests, beautiful villages, and stunning mountain landscapes.
  • Explore the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang and Sherpa communities. 
  • Walk inside the Langtang National Park, which is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. 
  • Hike to Tsergo Ri offering 360-degree of the Langtang mountain range. 
  • Visit the Gosainkunda, a sacred lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. 
  • Learn about the religious importance and myths of the Gosaikunda Lake. 

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a journey combining two different destinations of the Langtang region. Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking provides you with an opportunity to experience the diverse side of nature from lowland valleys to high-altitude glaciers, deep gorges, yak pastures, and insight into Buddhist religious traditions. 

Situated in the northeast part of central Nepal, the route map of this 11 days itinerary includes hikes on the rugged terrains of mid-hills, high-altitude climbs, glacial lakes, ancient ethnic villages, and lush green forests. Starting from the route to Langtang Valley, taking you to one of the highest settlements of the region, Kaynajin Gompa, the trekking also includes climbing the high hilltop Tsergo Ri above the elevation of 4500 m. 

After the Langtang Valley, the trail switches its way to Gosaikunda, leading you to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains at an elevation of 4,380m. The trekking also holds significant cultural and religious essence, as the Langtang valley is close to the border of Tibet, where one can witness the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle up close. Gosaikunda Lake is one of the holy places for Hindus and Buddhist devotees around the world. 

The 11 days long trekking starts from Syabrubesi where the real trek on foot begins. Heading to Kaynjin Gompa first, you'll pass through Lama Hotel and Langtang Valley. After the exploration of Kaynjin Gompa and climbing Tsergo Ri, you'll head toward Gosaikunda Lake. The route map retraces its way back to Lama Hotel and then switches its route to Thulo Syabru. From Thulo Syabru, you'll pass through Shin Gompa before making it to Gosaikunda Lake. 

On your way back, you'll follow the trail through Chandanbari and then to Dhunche from where one day's drive leads you back to Kathmandu. Overall, the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trekking is an ideal journey for people seeking an off-beaten path to the exhilarating Himalayas of Nepal with a perfect blend of nature and culture.

Join us now for an ultimate adventure to the two gems of the Langtang region with our tailored 11 days route map. An ideal trip for those who want to explore the region in one trip, the 11 Days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is just what you are seeking. 

What awaits you at the Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking?

Embarking on the Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking promises you a truly awe-inspiring experience, where you'll be treated with a diverse natural and cultural richness. This 11 days trek takes you through a stunning landscape, which includes lush green forests, tranquil lakes, and the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang range. 

As you traverse along the route, you'll come across traditional villages, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and gain insight into the unique customs and traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa communities. The highest point of the trek which is either Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri further offers you a mesmerizing 360-degree sight of the Langtang mountain range. 

Are you fit for the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek?

This 11 days journey is perfect for those with a good fitness and stamina level with few hiking experiences. For those who are seeking an adventure in a rather less popular region of Nepal filled with cultural wonders, the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek is an ideal choice. 

If you are a nature lover and can walk for around 5 to 6 hours on average each day for over two weeks then, you are perfectly fit for this trip. It is not mandatory but always beneficial if you have a prior trekking experience in the high altitude.

The Difficulty of the Langtang Gosaikunda Route Trekking

The Langtang Gosaikunda Route trekking is a moderate-level trek that is suitable for individuals with average physical fitness. However, it is important to note that beginners may find certain sections of the trek challenging due to the high altitudes that can reach over 4000 m. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and listening to your body are vital to prevent altitude sickness.

The trek involves crossing diverse terrains, including steep uphill climbs, rocky paths, and uneven surfaces. Trekking for about 5-6 hours daily for 11 days requires a notable amount of endurance. To prepare yourself for this trek, it is recommended to engage in regular cardio exercises and have previous hiking experience. 

Overall, the Langtang Gosaikunda Route Trek is a rewarding experience that requires proper preparation and care. By following the necessary precautions and taking the time to acclimatize and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings, you are ensured to have an unforgettable time.

How to prepare for the trek to Langtang Gosaikunda?

To prepare yourself for the trek to Langtang Gosaikunda, it is of greatest importance that you focus on your physical fitness first. As the trek includes walking at a high altitude of over 4,000m, you need to be fit enough to walk for 5 to 6 hours each day.  

To improve your physical fitness and stamina level, you can get engaged in regular cardiovascular exercises, hiking, and strength training. You should further consider going on a few short hikes and treks to get used to walking before embarking on the journey. 

You should also familiarize yourself with the trek's itinerary and elevation gains so you have a better understanding of the challenges you'll face. You must pack the appropriate gear, clothing, and essential items, including trekking boots, warm clothing, a first aid kit, and a good-quality map. Mental preparation is also crucial as this trekking involves remote and challenging terrains.

Acclimatization and safety precautions during the 11 days Langtang and Gosaikunda Trip

Acclimatization is a crucial aspect of the Langtang and Gosainkunda trek as the map includes significant changes in altitude throughout the trip. To ensure your well-being and safety throughout the trek, our itinerary includes acclimatization days at certain points of higher altitudes. 

These rest days will allow your body to adjust to reduced oxygen levels and minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Our experienced guides will further closely monitor your health and provide the necessary guidance. We also encourage our clients to stay hydrated, maintain a steady pace, and recognize symptoms of altitude sickness. 

You can inform the guide as soon as you feel any discomfort and follow safety guidelines to make the Langtang and Gosaikunda trip a safe and memorable experience.

What a day looks like during the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek?

During the 11 Days of Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek, each day will bring new adventures and stunning landscapes to you. You'll start early in the morning with a warm breakfast at your teahouse/lodge and hit the trails afterward.

The day's trek will lead you through lush forests, picturesque villages, and serene valleys, as you trace your steps to the designated destination of the day. You will have frequent stops to admire breathtaking mountain views and also have lunch along the route. 

Our well-structured itinerary allows ample time for acclimatization and cultural experiences with the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. Each day's trek will end at a teahouse/lodge, where you'll enjoy a warm meal and relax with fellow trekkers. 

Why choose us for the trip to Langtang Gosaikunda?

  • We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience in leading the trip to the Langtang region.
  • We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
  • All our packages can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
  • We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
  • We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
  • We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
  • We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
  • We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
  • We give Pre-trip online and offline briefings.

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1550m
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is your first day of the trip to Langtang Gosaikunda. The journey begins with an early morning drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The drive takes you through the town of Trisuli before moving towards Dunche. You can get scenic views of the Trishuli River, the landscape, and several small settlements on the way today.

The drive starts pretty smooth, but after a few hours of driving, the off-road starts. There are a few ups and downs along the way which can be thrilling and scary at times. Also, Syabrubesi is the last town before you head to the Himalayas so make sure to buy anything you need here. Overnight stay at Syaburbesi. 

  • Max Altitude:2380m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you'll head to Lama Hotel from Syabrubesi. The walk starts with the road trails until you reach the suspension bridge which leads to a jungle trail. You will then walk on the trail alongside Langtang Khola as you ascend and descend through rhododendron forests. Soon you'll reach a place called Bamboo. From Bamboo, you'll pass through several small settlements, bridges & waterfalls until you reach Lama Hotel. After walking for around 5-6 hours, you'll finally arrive at the Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

  • Max Altitude:3430m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Lama Hotel, today you'll head to Langtang Valley. The walk starts with an ascend above the Langtang Khola from where the trail becomes steeper. On the way, you'll get to witness the first view of Mt. Langtang Lirung rising up as you continue walking through forests & open fields. 

After a few hours of walking, you'll reach a place called Ghoda Tabela. Further, the trail takes you to a wide valley of yak pastures and Tamang villages with prayer wheels. Before arriving at the new Langtang Valley, you'll pass the old Langtang Valley which was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake. It takes a total walk of around 5 to 6 hours until you finally reach Langtang village. Overnight stay at Langtang Valley.

  • Max Altitude:3830m
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is one of the easiest walking days today of the trek. You'll head toward Kyanjin Gompa which is the last settlement in the region. Kyanjin gumba is also an important monastery in the region. You'll pass through several prayer wheels, Mani walls, and open fields as you walk on a trail alongside the river. 

After the short trek of 3-4 hours, you'll arrive at Kyanjin gumba surrounded by mountains all around. After having lunch, you can explore the surroundings of the village, interact with the locals and learn about the traditional culture and traditions. You can also choose to go for a hike to Kyanjin Ri if you want some more walking. The round trip to Kyanjin Ri takes around 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Max Altitude:4984m/3830m
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day can be considered the highlight of the trek as you'll be heading to the highest point of the trek today. You'll begin your trek early in the morning and start the walk by crossing the Kyanjin Gompa village. Leaving the settlements behind soon you'll reach yak pastures before ascending to Tsergo Ri. 

The climb to the top is challenging and strenuous as it is mostly uphill. Remember to take in every moment as you head up closer to the mountains. Also, don’t hesitate to let your guide know if you’re having any trouble walking. Although the walk can be strenuous, once you reach the top, you get to enjoy the magnificent views of Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), and Naya Khang (5,844m), etc.

You can enjoy your packed lunch as you admire the majestic mountains right in front of your eyes. After spending some time at the top, you’ll descend back to Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:2470m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, you'll descend to Lama Hotel from Kyanjin Gompa following the same route you took to ascend. The walk begins alongside Langtang Khola as you pass several villages like; Mundu Village, Ghoda Tabela and Langtang valley respectively. 

You can enjoy glimpses of moutans and hills along the trail. After total walking of around 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at the Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel. 

  • Max Altitude:2230m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trail switches its way to the Gosaikunda Lake route today as you head to Thulo Syabru from the Lama Hotel. From Lama Hotel you'll start the walk taking the way to Pairo and begin the steep ascent. 

Moving further, you head towards the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru. After walking for 5-6 hours, you'll make it to Thulo Syabru. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru.

  • Max Altitude:3300m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You'll continue your trek as you move forward to Shin Gompa today. The walk starts with a steep ascent through forests leading you to Foprang Danda. From here, the trail gets easier as you make your way to Singa Gompa. 

The view and surroundings of the Gompa are picturesque. After walking for around 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at Shin Gompa. Once you arrive, you can explore several monasteries in the area with the backdrop of the mountains Overnight stay at Shin Gompa. 

  • Max Altitude:4380m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is another very special day as you head toward the majestic Gosaikunda Lake. You'll start the walk with a climb through dense woodland leading to Cholangpati. Moving further, the trail then takes you toward Lauribinak, from where you can get magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu, and the distant Annapurnas. 

After a few hours of walking, you'll switch the way from the tree line to open fields leading to the sacred pools of water at Gosaikunda. There are two more pristine lakes after Gosaikunda that you can explore known as Saraswaitkunda, and Bhairabkunda. The surroundings of the lake area are believed to have been the temporary home of Lord Shiva, which holds great importance to both Hindu and Buddhist religions. After exploring the surroundings of the lake, you'll head to a tea house near the lake. Overnight stay at a tea house around the lake. 

  • Max Altitude:1300m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the final walking day of your trek before heading back to the city. The walk today is relatively long compared to previous days but not that challenging. You'll pass through several small settlements and forests along the way as you trace your step to Dhunche. Finally, after a long walk of 6-7  hours, you'll make it to Dhunche. Overnight stay at Dhunche.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The day starts with an early morning drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. It is the same trail you took on the first day of your trek. You can get scenic views of hills, rivers, and settlements during the drive. After 6-7 hours of driving, you'll arrive in Kathmandu. Once you arrive at your hotel, you can choose to take a rest or go around exploring the city. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu-Sabrubeshi by Jeep and Dhunche to Kathmandu by Local bus
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Langtang trip
  • Porter services during the Langtang Trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Langtang Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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Know Before You Go

11 Days Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking Itinerary 

Embark on an unforgettable 11 days Langtang and Gosaikunda trekking that will take you through the stunning landscapes and rich cultures of Nepal. This is the itinerary planned by experts to cater to the needs of the trekkers. 

However, this well-crafted itinerary can be further customized according to your individual choices and preferences. Whether it is about adjusting the pace, route or including additional acclimatization days, or exploring other hidden gems, we are committed to tailoring the trek to suit your personal choices. 

Our professional team will ensure a flexible journey for you to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, and communities while you also relish the spectacular Himalayan vistas.

Best Time to Trek the Langtang Gosaikunda

Planning a Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking in Nepal can be an amazing adventure filled with breathtaking landscapes, cultural experiences, and enchanting Gosaikunda Lakes. To ensure a safe and unforgettable experience, it's important to choose the right time to trek. The best seasons to go are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). 

Spring (March to May)
Spring is one of the best times to embark on the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. The weather is mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C in the Langtang region. 

The trails come alive with vibrant blooming flowers during this time of the year, especially the colorful rhododendron, creating a picturesque setting. Clear blue skies offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. 

However, you should be prepared for crowds on the popular trails during this season, so advance booking is highly recommended.

Monsoon (June to August)
Monsoon, from June to August, is not a recommended time for the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking. Heavy rainfall poses risks and uncertainties, leading to trail damage, landslides, and leeches on the paths. 

Moreover, the mountains are often hidden by fog, restricting mountain views. However, if you enjoy lush greenery and solitude, you can venture on this trek during the monsoon season. As this season offers a distinct natural beauty including greenery and overflowing waterfalls. 

Autumn (September to November)
Autumn is another fantastic time for the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. The weather is clear, with warm days and cool nights during this season that makes trekking more comfortable and enjoyable. 

The temperature typically ranges from 10°C to 20°C and the dry trails offer excellent conditions for trekking. You can further enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains which is a highlight of this season. As autumn is also a peak trekking season, you should expect more trekkers on the trails.

Winter (December to February)
Winter, from December to February, is not considered an ideal time for the Langtang Gosainkunda Route. The temperatures drop significantly, often falling below freezing point, and the mountain region experiences heavy snowfall. 

Trekking becomes challenging as trails may be blocked due to snow, and some teahouse owners might migrate to lower altitudes. However, for experienced trekkers seeking solitude, adventure, and mesmerizing snowy mountain views, winter can be an adventurous option with proper preparation and precautions.

Packing Essentials for the Trek to Langtang Gosaikunda

Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking gear and equipment for the 11 days trip. Most of the equipment can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment. Below Here is the packing list for the Trek.

  • Clothing -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers & shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket & trousers -Underwear 
  • Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 
  • Bag and backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 
  • Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs 
  • Poles and Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight 
  • Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 
  • Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money 
  • Medications and Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand sanitizer. 

Transportation Facilities for the Langtang and Gosainkunda trek

For the transportation part of the trek, you have two options to reach the beginning point of the journey which is Syabrubesi. You can either choose to go by public bus or private vehicle. This applies to both the beginning and ending parts of your journey. 

Going in a public vehicle is more cost-effective whereas a private vehicle offers you a more comfortable ride.

Accommodation During the Trek to Langtang Gosaikunda 

Throughout your Trek to Langtang Gosaikunda, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of accommodation options that cater to different budgets and preferences. 

The guesthouses and lodges along the trail offer a relaxed atmosphere where you can relax after a long day of trekking. During the beginning part of the journey, you can get facilities like private rooms, attached bathrooms, hot showers, and WiFi. 

However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, the quality of accommodation may become more basic due to the harsh terrain and weather conditions. So, it is important to keep in mind that the amenities and facilities may vary depending on where you are on the trek and also on the cost you are willing to spend. 

Food Choices During the Trek to Langtang and Gosaikunda

Throughout your Langtang Gosaikunda Route, you'll have a wide range of food options at various tea houses and lodges along the route. You can enjoy traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat, which consists of rice, lentil soup, and vegetable curry, for lunch and dinner. 

Additionally, you can savor the popular momos - dumplings stuffed with meat or vegetables - and thukpa, a warm noodle soup that is perfect for colder days. For those seeking a taste of home, you can also get some Indian and Western options like naan, roti, curry, pasta, pizza, and sandwiches along the route map of the journey.

Furthermore, we suggest you carry some snacks like chocolates, energy bars, and chips for extra food during the trip. 

Drinking Water Facilities During the Langtang Gosaikunda Route

During the trek, you will be able to get very easy access to tap water along the trail. However, we recommend our clients to not consume it directly as it can be harmful. Thus, going for other options is highly recommended. 

Among all the choices, the best and most environment-friendly option is going with a water filter bottle or purification tablet that you can use to filter the water coming from the natural source. This not only helps in having safe drinking water but also ensures that there is no negative impact left on the environment. 

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Cost For 2024/2025

The total cost of the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Package depends on several factors, including the season of trekking, route map, trip duration, accommodation preferences, itinerary, group size, and transportation. On average, the cost ranges from USD 900 to USD 1200. 

This cost usually covers accommodation, transportation, food, guide/porter cost, and necessary permits such as TIMS and Langtang National Park entry. Trekking during peak seasons and opting for private transportation and amenities may lead to higher costs.

As it is a journey of 2 weeks, there can be certain miscellaneous expenses along the route, for this we recommend you to carry the extra cost of around $10 for each day. 

Group/ Private Package Trip
We offer both group and private trips for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking of 11 days. For those who wish to travel in groups with like-minded travelers from around the globe, a group trip is perfect. You get to save some cost on group trips as we also offer discounts according to the number of trekkers in the group.

As for those who want to have a personalized experience, we also offer private trips where you will have the freedom to personalize and customize the itinerary and route according to your timeframe and preference. However, keep in mind that a private trip Package can cost a little higher than a group trip depending on the level of your customization. 

If you want to have a guided solo trip then that is possible as well. We also offer female trips for female travelers who want to have a group or private trip with a female guide. You can always reach out to us directly for any inquiry regarding the customization of the trips.

Tipping culture while trekking in Nepal

Tipping during the treks in Nepal is a common culture that is done to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and support staff. It is normal to tip depending on the quality of service and individual preference. 

As it is a way to express gratitude for their hard work in making your trek memorable, you can tip your guides and any other service providers during your trek. The cost of the tip totally depends on you according to the services you receive.

Permits Required to Embark on the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

To embark on the Langtang and Gosaikunda trek in Nepal, you are required to obtain two permits which are the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit: The Langtang National Park Entry Permit is a compulsory permit for all trekkers entering the Langtang National Park region. The entry permit fee costs around USD 30 per person for foreign nationals and for SAARC nationals, it costs around USD 15 per person. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card: The TIMS card is another essential permit required for trekking Langtang and Gosaikunda. The TIMS card fee costs USD 20 for individual trekkers whereas, for trekkers traveling with a registered trekking agency, it costs around USD 10.

Travel insurance for the trek

Travel insurance is one of the essential elements while embarking on any trip in the Himalayas. Although the trekking is a moderate-grade trek, it involves high-altitude walks and certain risks and uncertainties. Thus, having travel insurance is important and highly suggested for the trek. 

During the booking process, all the trekkers are advised to provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate, which should cover all medical and emergency repatriation.

Useful info and tips for the trek

  • Choose the right season for trekking which are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).
  • Walk at your own pace according to your fitness level.
  • Include rest days at higher altitudes to adjust to the changing elevation.
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated throughout the trek. 
  • Prepare for varying temperatures and weather conditions during the trek.
  • Engage yourself in some pre-trek fitness preparation to build endurance and stamina. 
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or filters to treat water from teahouses or natural sources.
  • Keep checking your body condition and make sure to follow the tips of your guide. 
  • Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing layers suitable for the given weather. 
  • Purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu before starting the trek if you want to have occasional communication, as the connection is not guaranteed on the trail.
  • Do not forget to carry a portable power bank to keep your electronic devices charged.
  • Carry enough Nepalese currency for your entire trek, as there are limited ATMs along the route. 
  • Respect the local culture and traditions of the local communities and the environment of the Langtang region. 
  • Leave no plastics or other trash on the hiking trail. 

Alternative for the Langtang Gosainkunda trekking

For those seeking an alternative to the Langtang and Gosainkunda trekking Package, there several other options you can go for in the Langtang region. We offer the Langtang Valley trek as an equally stunning option. 

If you want a shorter option, you can opt for the Helambu trek which is quick and filled with natural and cultural wonders. And if you are looking to dive even deeper into the culture and lifestyle of the local communities then, the Tamang Heritage trek is perfect. 

Furthermore, our expert team will tailor the itinerary according to your requirements, which allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Langtang region at your pace. 

Last-minute Booking with Himalayan Recreation

It is best to book your Langtang Gosaikunda trekking and any other treks in advance for an easy and hassle-free process. Especially if you plan to trek during the peak season, booking in advance is the best to avoid hassle and inconvenience. However, if you are unable to book in advance due to any reason, we, Himalayan Recreation, offer last-minute booking as well. 

In the case of last-minute booking, you must provide us with the 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trek departs. Also, keep in mind that for last-minute bookings, there might be certain circumstances out of our control. 

Trek responsibly with Himalayan Recreation

At Himalayan Recreation, we take commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices very seriously, and we ensure that these values are reflected in every aspect of your Langtang and Gosaikunda trek. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the Himalayas while prioritizing your safety and enjoyment. 

We follow the "Leave No Trace" principles to minimize our environmental impact during treks and ensure that we leave the region exactly as we found it. We actively encourage meaningful interactions with the local communities 

By joining us on our treks, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas while leaving a positive impact on the region and its people.

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