Langtang Gosainkunda Trek with us

The third most popular trek in Nepal, but a lot less busy than the more popular Everest and Annapurna Treks, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek offers the best of Himalayan natural and cultural experiences in a single trip. Trekking around the central Himalayas, with its cultural diversity and topographical variations, makes for a truly exciting and interesting experience.

Beginning in Kathmandu, this is a quick trek north along the international Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) – one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world – through high altitude jungle to the snow-capped mountainous region of Langtang National Park. The Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu and we will find ourselves in mountainous terrain fairly quickly.

The beautiful Langtang Valley, just south of the Tibetan border, is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with peaks between 6,000 and 7,000 meters. The prominent mountains in the region are Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kangri (5846m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m).

The Langtang Valley is aptly called ‘The Valley of Glaciers’. Here, the mountain-scape is jaw-dropping. On either side of the valley, mountains rise, soaring into the sky. The valley collectively offers pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged, rocky, snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. Late British mountaineer Bill Tilman described Langtang as the most beautiful valley in the world.

Langtang, together with Helambu (a region of highland villages), is enriched by approximately one thousand species of native flora. The Langtang Valley is known locally as the treasure house of alpine plants, and is blanketed with flowers during the summer. In addition, 373 different species of birds and many other wild animals such as tigers, bears, deer and wild sheep have been recorded there.

Inhabiting the valley are communities whose Tibetan origins are reflected in a distinct style of building and way of life. The local Tamang Sherpas are descendants of the cavalry of Ghengis Khan, complete with hardy mountain horses.

If you prefer a less crowded trail, this moderately-paced trek is for you. A mild climate makes this trek accessible almost all year round, and at whatever time you go, you will be sure to encounter a splendid array of scenic delights in addition to extremely friendly locals. In particular, you will have direct access to a unique religious blend of Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism on this trek. Lodges are conveniently located all the way along the trail.

A key highlight of Langtang National Park is that it is criss-crossed with hiking/trekking paths and mountaineering trails, allowing visitors to the region unparalleled access to particular areas and multiple choices of trekking.

Your Authentic Experience with us

Your authentic experience will include passing through Tamang villages as you take the local route to the high mountains, lakes and pilgrimage sites. You will feel the prevalence of ancient Buddhism in the region, brought by the Tamangs hundreds of years ago.

Our Services

Pre-departure

At the time of booking, we will provide you with a comprehensive trip note covering things like the difficulty level/expected fitness level, health and training tips for effective trek preparation and important safety information.

We will also organise a free pre-departure information session for groups which covers all important aspects of the journey and provides a forum for answering all of your questions.

In Kathmandu

In the evening on the day of arrival, when the tour guide meets and greets you, he will facilitate a group dinner if there is an interest among the travellers.

On The Trek

On your unforgettable trek, you will receive continual support from a highly experienced crew, which includes a licenced and seasoned English-speaking trekking guide, porter and Sherpa (large group). The trekking guide has first aid along with other relevant training, and understands high altitude sickness and its management.

All our guides are friendly and caring. They will go beyond the call of duty to ensure your continual safety and comfort. For example, they will check (where possible) with the lodge owners to ensure that your rooms throughout the trek are well set. They will advise you on how to stay hygienic on the trek and will help you with meal selection. If the crew is aware that someone in the group has a birthday, they may surprise everyone by organising (where possible) a birthday cake.

With us, all you will need to carry is a day pack to store your personal items (e.g. hat, sunscreen, chocolate and energy bars, etc).  The rest will be carried by a porter. All accommodation on this busy trail will be organized by us in advance. Meals are available at each lodge. Your guide will help you to place meal orders and will ensure that you are looked after. All you will need do each evening is kick back and relax at the lodge so that you will have a fresh start the next day.

So, get ready for a wondrous alpine journey which has been nothing short of a life-changing experience for so many.

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