- duration 17 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 16
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Trek to the sacred lakes of Gosainkund for views of the Langtang Himal
- Discover the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa set amongst dramatic peaks
- Experience the serenity of quieter trails and spectacular riverside camps
- Spend time amongst the Tamangs and Helambu Sherpas, who originated in Tibet just to the north
A rewarding trek in the Langtang & Helambu regions to the stunning Gosainkund Lakes. A fully supported camping based trek to the sacred lakes of Gosainkund in the Helambu region. Although only a day's drive from Kathmandu, this region is relatively isolated and predominantly inhabited by the Tamangs and Helambu Sherpas, who originated in Tibet just to the north. A highlight of our trek is a visit to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m), a Buddhist monastery in a spectacular sub-alpine setting. From Kyanjin we traverse several passes that afford impressive views enroute to the sacred lakes of Gosainkund. A trek in this region affords brilliant views of the mighty peaks of Langtang (7234m) and Ganesh (7446m), as well as a sprawl of endless 6000m+ summits. Langtang offers stunning views, inspiring high altitude lakes and the opportunity for authentic cultural interaction in a less traveled region of the Himalaya.
Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Drive to Syabrubesi - approx 7-8hrs
Day 4 : To Lama Hotel (2470m). Walk approx 7 hrs
Day 5 : To Langtang (3420m). Walk approx 5 hrs
Day 6 : To Kyanjin Gompa (3780m). Walk approx 3 hrs
Day 7 : Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa
Day 8 : To Lama Hotel (2470m). Walk approx. 7 hrs
Day 9 : To Thulo Syabru (2180m). Walk approx 5 hrs
Day 10 : To Sing Gompa (3250m). Walk approx 5 hrs
Day 11 : To Gosainkund (4100m). Walk approx 5 hrs
Day 12 : To Duphi Charu (3450m). Walk approx 7 hrs
Day 13 : To Army camp (3220m). Walk approx 6 hrs
Day 14 : To Thotung Danda (2150m). Approx 5 hrs
Day 15 : To Chisopani (2215m). Walk approx 5 hrs
Day 16 : To Sundarijal, walk approx 5 hrs and return drive to Kathmandu (2hrs)
Day 17 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu.
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
- 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$700
- Expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
- All park entrance fees and trekking permits
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Langtang & Gosainkund Lakes Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 30 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Langtang & Gosainkund Lakes Trek 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 Trek 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.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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 does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
- What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?