- duration 15 days
- tour type Group
- tour_type Group tour
- age requirement 16+ yrs
- age_requirement 16+ yrs
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- The magnificent holy Gosainkund Lake nestled amidst the mountains
- Varied scenery; mountain panoramas, rhododendron forests, glaciers and gompas
- Far fewer trekkers than in other Nepal trekking regions
- Fantastic flora and fauna in spring
The stunning Langtang Valley lies to the north of Kathmandu and sees fewer trekkers than the Annapurna or Everest regions. In Autumn it is blessed with superb views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m), while in spring it comes alive with birds and flowers. This trek takes us to the glaciers below Langtang Lirung, perhaps the summits of Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri (optional) for some magnificent panoramas, and the spectacular holy lake at Gosainkund, an important place of pilgrimage. Parts of the Langtang Valley and Langtang village were devastated in the 2015 earthquake and now that the lodges have been repaired or rebuilt, the best way to show support is for trekkers and tourism to return. Our new route makes use of the best lodges and forms more of a circuit that the traditional trail.
Day 1: Start Kathmandu
Day 2: Drive to Syabrubensi
Day 3: Walk to Sherpagoan (2490m), a small village perched on terraces above the
Day 4: *Trek through forest to Ghora Tabela (3035m) via Rimche and Chhunama*
Day 5: A poignant walk as the trail crosses the debris which engulfed Langtang
village in the 2015 earthquake; continue to Kyanjin Gompa (3880m)
Day 6: Daywalk to a viewpoint to see impressive peaks and glaciers; option to climb
Tsergo Ri (4984m)
Day 7: Retrace our route past Ghora Tabela to Lama Hotel (2500m), a cluster of
lodges in the forest
Day 8: Descend to the river; cross over and continue past Bamboo and Pairo, then
climb to the ridgetop village of Syabru (2250m)
Day 9: Steep climb through scrub forest and rhododendron thickets to Sing Gompa
Day 10: Spectacular ridge walk to Gosainkund Lake (4430m)
Day 11: Cross the Laurebena Pass (4650m) to Gopte (3416m)
Day 12: Descend the Helambu Valley to Kutumsang, visiting Tharepati (3,650m) en
route, from where Mount Everest may be seen on a clear day
Day 13: Trek to Chunauti; drive to Kathmandu
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15: *End Kathmandu*
- 3 nights standard hotels and 11 nights teahouses
- All breakfasts
- Travel by private minibus
- All transport and listed activities
- (if booking incl. flights)
- 10 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
- Group normally 4 to 14 plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
- Altitude maximum 4610m (optional 4984m), average 2740m
- Between 5 and 8 hours walking per day, with some longer days
- Staff carry oxygen and a first aid kit on trek
- 8 November 2020 and 28 November 2021 departures to be led by Valerie Parkinson
- Morning bed-tea on trek
- Welcome drink at each overnight lodge
- 3 nights standard hotels and 11 nights teahouses
- Tour leader throughout, plus local staff (staff to client ratio of 1:4 on trek)
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Full porterage throughout trek
- Exodus kitbag
- Trekking map (provided locally)
- Trekking permit and national park fees
- Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Langtang & Gosainkund Lakes tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Langtang & Gosainkund Lakes tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 22 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 March 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Langtang & Gosainkund Lakes tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Langtang & Gosainkund Lakes tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.