Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is the nearest Himalayan Trekking region from the Kathmandu valley. This trek is a wonderful trip combining three trekking trails, such as the Langtang Valley trek, Gosaikunda trek and the Helambu trek.
Following the Trishuli River north of Kathmandu, we drive via Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubesi, Tamang village on the very edge of Langtang National Park.
Then we turn east into the Langtang Valley, cross the river couple of times as we go up a gorge-like lower part of the valley. On our way to the Langtang village, we cross the oak and rhododendron forests and even cross the glacial moraine.
The Langtang Gosaikunda trek starts from the lower Langtang Valley, which takes you through forests and through villages and farmlands of many Tibetan origins. The deep gorges of the Bhote Koshi River and the Langtang Khola River are dense forested with rhododendron, oak, maple and alder.
Crossing the forest around Ghoda-tabela in the lower Langtang Valley and below Gosaikunda is inhabited by a red panda, a symbol of the healthy ecosystem of the Himalayas.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a wonderful combination of natural, cultural, geographical and biological beauties. For those who want to trek this off the beaten path and see something completely different from the many more touristy areas of the country, this is the perfect trek.
Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you’ll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).
During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.
Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.
During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.