Total 17 days 4610m Trek days 11 Hard

Gosaikunda Paradise

Langtang National Park

GOSAIKUNDA TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gosaikunda Lakes are one of the spectacular highlights of all of the Treks in Nepal.
  • Extended version of “The Magic Kyangin” Trek.
  • Kyanjin Gumba. We stay 1 day exploring the surroundings. Hike above Kyanjin to have the views of the astonishing Langtang Lirung Glacier, or have a walk through the plains along Langtang river to be at the bottom of Yala Peak (Numthang).
  • Delicious food and delightful cheese and curd locally made.
  • Walking through a diversity of landscapes: from deep forest and narrow paths between high hills, to open landscape surrounded by all Langtang main Himalayan Mountains.
  • Away from the popular crowded Annapurna Conservation Area or Sagarmatha National Park (Everest Region).
  • Challenging trek: good fitness levels is required.

ABOUT THE GOSAIKUNDA PARADISE TREK

The Langtang National Park is one of our favourite treks to recommend to all our clients. Not only because of the spectacular views of some of the most wonderful corners of the Himalaya, but also because of the people, the locals, the culture, the tradition and the wonderful hearts that live in.

This area that was very affected by the earthquake on the 25th of April 2015. There is history in every step, there is a story behind each eye and behind each rock we overcome in our path. So many emotions will awake your heartbeats and open your spirits to a new life experience.

Langtang National Park is located in the Himalayan range North of Kathmandu. The trek is a complete overview of the Park; extended version of “The Magic Kyanjin” Trek. Unlike the “Magic Kyanjin Trek”, “Gosaikunda Paradise” ends very close to the city of Kathmandu. Appart from enjoying all the experience that you can have in the shorter version, this trek continues up the hill towards Kathmandu Valley passing by high mountain passes, where we are able to get astonished by the beauty of the Gosaikunda lakes.

The adventure is served, and we cannot wait to show you what Langtang National Park has to offer. The trek will start in Syapru Besi, and soon we find ourselves wrapped up in the luscious and deep forests, where bamboo flourishes. One day we casually come across the Langur monkey. On another, we see bee hives amongst the top of cliffs, where bee hunters climb ropes and ladders scarcely protected. They harvest some the most flavourful, and also some very unique honey of Nepal.

Appart from enjoying the lifestyle of the locals, and get to try delicious cheese and curd made from them, we will get to see the majestic Himalayan peaks of Langtang (Langtang Lirung 7227m, Langtang II, Urking Kangari, Baden Powell Scout Peak, Naya Kanga, Yala Peak…). And will explore the paradisiac Lake of Gosaikunda. Prepare to have wonderful tasty curd and cheese from the villagers too!

Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

“To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live”
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (1914 – 1986. Nepali mountaineer, first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world on the 29th of May 1953 together with Edmund Hillary in the John Hunt expedition)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • National Park Entrance fee.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport pickups and drop offs.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Water* and cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. (*Click here to know more)
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: Spring and Autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

GOSAIKUNDA TREK MAP

GOSAIKUNDA TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu

Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.

03Day Three: Kathmandu to Syaprubesi (1503m)

Trip by jeep for about 6 hours to the start of the trek. We will arrive in the afternoon and will sleep in Syaprubesi.

04Day Four: Syaprubesi to Lama Hotel (2410m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

For the first couple of hours the trail is nice and easy, after that, the terrain starts becoming a bit more steep. We walk through some bambu forests. The impact of the damages caused by the earthquake will be immediately visible. In Bamboo village we can see a big landslide.

05Day Five: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We will be walking on steep trails up to Langtang Village. Langtang village was actually destroyed after the earthquake in 2015, but there are some lodges reconstructed. The path will take our breaths away, and the locals we meet on our way will fill us up with stories that will just fill our hearts with learning and touching experiences. The landscape here starts opening up to the majestic gigants of Langtang.

06Day Six: Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m) / Time: 3 to 4 hours

A small trek day to get to Kyanjin Gumba. Where we will enjoy the best views of the Himalayan Mountains of Langtang National Park. The panorama is overwhelmingly beautiful.

07Day Seven: Kyanjin Gumba day / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We will enjoy climbing to one of the peaks next to Kyanjin Ri to contemplate the magic splendorous view of the snow-capped giants and the Langtang Lirung glacier above Kyanjin. The day can lead us to explore also the flat terrain along the Langtang river on the way to Numthang.

08Day Eight: Kyanjin to Lama Hotel or Riverside / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Our descent will take us to go down through the steep terrain we ascended before. Today is a good idea to use trekking poles!

09Day Nine: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m)(Khedi) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

A wonderful trek day where we will find a very steep ascending path towards the end of the journey to arrive to Thulo Syabru, where the perspective of the valley now changes. We are on top of a hill 2210m overseeing the narrow valley of the Langtang river.

010Day Ten: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3330m)(Chandanbari) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

We will go up to 3330m on a steep journey full of spectacular views during the path.

011Day Eleven: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (3480m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

This will be definitely a reward for all our senses. The fantastic charm of the lakes of Gosaikunda (3480m) will leave you speechless.

012Day Twelve: Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3530m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

A day trek where we will walk through the open land with wonderful views to arrive to Ghopte (3530m).

013Day Thirteen: Ghopte to Melamchigyang (2530m)/ Time: 5 to 6 hours

We start descending through forests to Melanchigyang.

014Day Fourteen: Melanchigyang to Timbu (1580m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

We end our trek arriving to Timbu village. We will rest here.

015Day Fifteen: Timbu to Kathmandu

Transport to Kathmandu. On our arrival to Kathmandu we will check in at the hotel and have a deserved rest. You can enjoy the afternoon in the city.

016Day Seventeen: Kathmandu day

Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.

017Day Eighteen: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

Date Spaces Status Prices
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*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate CAD and € is from 03/02/2018 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request single room in Kathmandu or Pokhara under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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