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Langtang-Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Trek

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Langtang Gosaikunda And Helambu Trek

The Langtang-Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Trek, also known as the "Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek" or simply the "Gosaikunda Trek," is a captivating journey through Nepal's heartland. This multifaceted adventure combines the dramatic beauty of the Langtang Valley with the spiritual significance of Gosainkunda Lake, a high-altitude jewel nestled in the Himalayan mountains. This is one of the most well-liked trekking routes in the Langtang region because it provides a seductive combination of rich cultural experiences, breathtaking scenery, and the opportunity to visit a revered sacred site by both Buddhists and Hindus.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Trek are popular routes from Kathmandu, offering a combination of accessibility and natural beauty. Both Hindus and Buddhists revere the lake, which is a major attraction during the Janai Purnima festival. During this time, Nepalese Shaman priests gather for a night of festivities, adding to the journey's cultural richness and spiritual significance. The trek takes you through Nepal's breathtaking scenery, combining the dramatic views of the Langtang Valley with the spiritual allure of the high-altitude Gosainkunda Lake. The trek begins in the majestic Langtang Valley and ends at the serene Gosainkunda Lake. The Helambu Valley, with its charming villages and friendly locals, enhances the experience. This trek is suitable for moderate fitness levels and promises an exciting exploration of Nepal's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek will take you through some breathtaking landscapes, each of which is more enchanting than the one that came before it. Every turn of the path reveals a different natural wonder, with towering mountains to the north and east surrounding it. These natural wonders range from lush evergreen forests to cascading waterfalls and expansive alpine meadows. While the renowned Gosainkunda Lake is undeniably alluring, the trek also includes a slew of other sacred lakes to the northwest, each adding to the spiritual essence of the adventure. Among them, Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Surajkunda shine like jewels, instilling trekkers with a deeper sense of reverence and connection to the divine in these pristine high-altitude sanctuaries.

The Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek provides a one-of-a-kind journey through the Helambu Valley, also known as Nepal's "mini Bhutan." The valley is rich in cultural immersion and visual splendor, with ancient traditions and colorful prayer flags. This harmonious blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures elevates the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek to an unparalleled adventure, allowing trekkers to connect deeply with Nepal's spiritual essence. The trek exemplifies the Himalayan landscape's breathtaking beauty and boundless wonders.

Langtang-Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek: Highlights

Region

Langtang

Duration

19 Days

Starting Price

USD 1,800.00

Group Size

2-15 Person

Activities

Trekking

Transportation

Private Overland

Accommodation

Hotel, Lodge and Guesthouse

Meal Plan

AP

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

5,000m

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Trip Hours/Day

4-8 Hours


Trip Itinerary

  • 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

    Upon your arrival at the airport, our company representative will warmly greet you and ensure your smooth transfer to the hotel. It is at the hotel that you will have the pleasure of meeting our team. In the evening, around 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., we will organize a pre-trek briefing. This gathering provides an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the other members of your group before we all proceed to enjoy a delightful dinner. The welcome dinner will feature authentic Nepalese cuisine accompanied by captivating cultural dance performances, immersing you in the rich cultural traditions of Nepal.

    Transfer: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • 02

    Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu valley with City Tour Guide

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will gain insights into the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm and spiritual ambiance of Kathmandu.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 03

    Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi (1,467m)

    The drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is a scenic and adventurous journey covering approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles). It takes around 7-9 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. The route follows the Prithvi Highway, offering a blend of urban and traditional landscapes as you leave Kathmandu. Along the way, you'll pass through Trishuli Bazaar and enjoy views of the Trishuli River and surrounding hills. As you approach Dhunche, the road ascends, marking the halfway point and serving as the entry point to Langtang National Park. The road becomes rougher and narrower beyond Dhunche, leading to Syabrubesi, the gateway to the Langtang Valley trek. The drive offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung, allowing you to immerse yourself in Nepal's natural beauty and cultural diversity before your trek or other adventures in the Langtang region.

    Transfer: 130km, 6-7 Hours |  Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 04

    Syabrubenshi to Lama Hotel (2,470m)

    The trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel is a captivating and scenic journey. After crossing the Bhote Koshi River via a suspension bridge, the trail gradually ascends through lush forests of rhododendrons and bamboo. As you follow the path along the Langtang Khola, you'll cross suspension bridges and traverse dense forests, immersing yourself in the natural surroundings. After several hours, you'll reach the cozy Lama Hotel, offering comfortable accommodations amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region. This trek allows you to witness stunning views, encounter local flora and fauna, and experience the unique culture of the area, making it a rewarding adventure in the Himalayas.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +1,184 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -184 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 05

    Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,543m)

    The trek takes us through a dense forest, where moss covers the ground and trees are adorned with ferns and orchids. Despite being in a semi-tropical jungle, we catch glimpses of the stunning white Langtang Lirung, creating a striking contrast. We cross streams, ascend to a pass adorned with prayer flags, and come across the popular lunch spot called Ghoda Tabela. The trail leads us through helipads, yak pastures, and rhododendron forests, with fields of buckwheat, potato, and barley. Passing by Chamki and Ghumba villages, we witness water mills and prayer wheels. En route, we encountered a Buddhist monastery before reaching Langtang village, which was impacted by the earthquake in April 2015. Continuing through a small village, we climb a ridge with a prominent chorten at the top. Gradually, the trail leads us past a beautiful Mani wall, leading to the small village of Mundu.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +1,175 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -275 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 06

    Mundu to Kyanzin Gompa (3,870m)

    The trek from Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa is a captivating and rewarding journey in the Langtang region. Crossing the majestic Laja Chu River and ascending through a moraine, you'll be treated to picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. Reaching a viewpoint, the stunning Kyanjin Gompa monastery comes into view, nestled amidst the mountains. Kyanjin Gompa, the highest village in the region, is well-known for its Swiss-built cheese factory and holds great cultural significance. The trek offers a chance to witness the natural beauty, unique culture, and peaceful ambiance of the Himalayas, immersing yourself in the traditions and landscapes of this mountainous region.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +320 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -0 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 07

    Hike to Tserko-Ri (4,984m)

    Hiking to Tserko-Ri, at 4,984 meters, is an exhilarating experience in the Langtang region. Starting from Kyanjin Gompa, the trail offers stunning views of majestic peaks and panoramic vistas. The rocky terrain and occasional steep sections require physical endurance and acclimatization. Reaching the summit rewards you with a 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains, the Langtang Valley, and rugged landscapes. Prepare with proper gear, hydration, and a gradual ascent to minimize altitude sickness. Hiking to Tserko-Ri is an unforgettable adventure to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Himalayas.

    Walking duration: 7-8 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +1,155 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -1,155 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 08

    Kyanzin Gompa to Lama Hotel

    As we make our descent through the valley towards the Lama Hotel, we look forward to staying in one of the lodges once more. It is a truly intriguing experience to behold the same valley from a new vantage point. The landscape takes on a remarkably different character when observed from the opposite direction. As we venture downward, we notice distinct features that were previously overlooked during our ascent. The winding river, rock formations, and lush vegetation now command our attention, creating a captivating scene of natural beauty. The play of light and shadows adds to the allure, casting a unique ambiance on the surroundings. Each perspective offers its own set of surprises, revealing the valley's versatile and enchanting essence. With anticipation, we await our stay at the Lama Hotel, cherishing every moment of this remarkable journey through the valley.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +275 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -1,175 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 09

    Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,250m)

    The trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru takes around 5 hours. After breakfast, you descend for 3 hours via Bamboo, enjoying the lush forests along the trail. You climb left towards Thulo Syabru, a bustling village that is primarily home to Tamang people, at a landslide point. In Thulo Syabru, you can immerse yourself in the local culture, enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner, and prepare for the next part of your adventure in the Langtang region.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +790 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -1,270 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 10

    Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3,330m)

    From Thulo Syabru, the trek takes you uphill, passing houses and potato fields. After crossing chortens, you'll reach Dursagang. Through forests of hemlock, oak, and rhododendron, you'll reach Phoprang Danda, offering stunning views of Langur monkeys and a breathtaking sunset over Ganesh Himal. Following uphill tracks and crossing a ridge, you'll find a viewpoint overlooking Dunche. Continuing, you'll pass a government agriculture office and reach Chandan Bari (Shin Gompa), with a cheese factory and a neglected gompa housing a 1,000-armed Avalokitesvara statue. This part of the trek combines natural beauty, culture, and landmarks for an enriching experience.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +1,230 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -100 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 11

    Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4,380m)

    As you emerge from the enchanting forests adorned with moss and fern, a breathtaking panorama of Langtang Lirung (7,225m) and Ganesh Himal (7,429m) unfolds before your eyes. This marks the transition between the lush, moist mountain forests of the south and the arid scrub of the northern slopes. As you ascend to an altitude of over 4,000 meters, you'll arrive at the sacred lakes. Along the way, you'll pass Saraswati Kund and Bhairav Kund before reaching the third lake, Gosaikunda (4,380m). At Gosaikunda, a shrine houses a revered lingam, symbolizing the deity Shiva. Legend has it that Shiva used his trident to release the holy waters of the lakes, and the distinctive black rock in the center of Gosaikunda is said to represent his head. This mystical setting adds an aura of spirituality to the already stunning natural surroundings.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +1,250 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -55 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 12

    Gosainkunda Lake to Ghopte (3,430m)

    Starting at Gosaikunda Lake, trekkers ascend to the majestic Laurebina Pass, where they are rewarded with stunning views of Himalayan peaks and beautiful lakes. The trail then descends alongside a stream, leading to Bheda Goth and the charming village of Phedi, offering captivating vistas and rugged terrain. From Phedi, the trek involves a gradual climb through lush forests towards Ghopte, with opportunities to explore diverse flora and fauna. Ghopte serves as a peaceful overnight stop, providing rest and a chance to connect with fellow trekkers and the welcoming local community. This trek guarantees unforgettable moments surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters, making it an extraordinary experience for nature enthusiasts and adventurers.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +500 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -1,200 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 13

    Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon (2,530m)

    After breakfast, the trail leads down steeply into a narrow valley. As you descend, you'll notice a transition from tall firs to oaks and rhododendrons. Passing through Thearepati, the trail meanders through picturesque pine and rhododendron forests. Along the way, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Helambu Valley. From the ridge above the village, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Jugal Himal and Numbur. Follow the downward path, cross the village, and reach the tranquil Melamchi River. Finally, you'll arrive at Malemchigaon, where you'll spend the night in the Sherpa-inhabited Melamchi Gaon. The village is surrounded by enchanting forests and Buddhist monasteries, providing a serene atmosphere to rest and relax in.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +100 meters | Altitude Loss: -900 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 14

    Melamchi Gaon to Tarkheghang (2,560m)

    The trek begins with a descent until you reach the Melamchi stream. From there, you enter the culturally vibrant Helambu Region. The trail then gently ascends, taking you to the enchanting Sherpa village of Tarkeghyang. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to explore Sherpa's old settlements and visit the region's largest monasteries. The stone houses in Tarkeghyang are closely spaced, with narrow alleyways weaving through them. Your overnight stay will be at a guesthouse in the village.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +70 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -150 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 15

    Tarkheghang to Sermathang (2,610m)

    Today's trail is relatively easy, passing through flat land adorned with picturesque forests. As you walk, you'll be treated to views of the stunning villages in the Helambu region. The trail will take you across a small forest and offer glimpses of the beautiful village of Helembu. Continuing, the path gracefully curves around the valley, bringing you between Parachin and the charming Sherpa village of Gangyul. In Gangyul, the locals follow Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, which is also the national religion of Bhutan. This quaint Sherpa village boasts numerous ancient monasteries and provides a splendid view of the Jugal Himal range, gracing the north face of Sermathang village.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +50 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -120 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 16

    Sermathang to Melamchi Bazar (880m)

    The trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar involves a descent in altitude, starting from Sermathang at an elevation of approximately 2,610 meters and reaching Melamchi Bazaar at around 880 meters. The trail goes through scenic landscapes, meadows, and cultivated fields, offering beautiful mountain views along the way. As you walk, you may encounter several traditional villages and have the chance to interact with friendly locals. The journey is both enjoyable and culturally enriching, providing an unforgettable experience of the Helambu region's natural beauty and vibrant communities.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +50 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -1,700 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 17

    Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu

    The journey from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu takes you from the town of Melamchi, located at an altitude of approximately 880 meters, back to the capital city of Kathmandu. The route typically follows a combination of paved roads and highways, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. As you travel, you'll pass through various towns and villages, witnessing the rural life and cultural diversity of the region. The distance between Melamchi Bazaar and Kathmandu is approximately 72 kilometers, and the duration of the journey can vary depending on the mode of transportation chosen, typically ranging from 3 to 4 hours by road. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the vibrant city atmosphere and explore its historical sites, markets, and diverse culinary offerings.

    Transfer duration: 46km, 4-5 Hours    |    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch
  • 18

    Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today, we have a free day to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu on our own. You may want to spend the day indulging in some souvenir shopping, wandering around the colorful streets and bazaars, or enjoying the local cuisine. You could also visit some of the popular tourist attractions in the city, such as Bhaktapur or Patan, which showcase Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. Alternatively, you could engage in other activities like hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate in one of the city's many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to soak up the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 19

    Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

    Meal: Breakfast
Included in package cost
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop: Private transportation will be arranged for your airport transfers before and after the trek.
  • Hotel Accommodation: You will have a total of 4 nights in Kathmandu, staying in a twin-sharing room on a Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.
  • City Cultural Tour: Enjoy a guided City Tour in Kathmandu with an experienced City Tour Guide, and all entrance and monument fees are included.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi and Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu accompanied by our Nepalese crew.
  • Meals during Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided during the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Helambhu Trek.
  • Accommodation during the Trek: Best available tea-house or lodge accommodation in twin-sharing rooms during the trek.
  • Trekking Staff: Well-experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide for groups of over 6 people, and Porters (at a ratio of 2:1). Their daily allowances, meals, and accommodation will be provided.
  • Insurance: Our Nepalese team members are covered by accidental and medical insurance.
  • Trekking Permits: Langtang National Park Entry Permit fee and TIMS card.
  • Taxes and Service Charges: All government-applicable taxes and the travel agency service charge are included in the package.
Not included in package
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu before and after the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.
  • International air ticket is not included.
  • Beverage, hard drinks, and alcohol expenses are not included.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during departure are not included.
  • Extra supporting staff, laundry, battery charge, and communication expenses are not included.
  • Personal expenses such as tea, coffee, bar bills, drinking water, beverages, snacks, hot showers, etc., are not included.
  • Travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation/natural disaster coverage, or personal reasons are not included.
  • In any case of natural calamities, mishaps, or anything beyond our control, the expenses are not included.
  • Tips and gratitude for the Nepalese Trekking crews are not included.

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The Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek is a highly sought-after trekking route in Nepal, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. This adventure typically spans 14–20 days and leads you through the mesmerizing Langtang Valley. A highlight of the journey is the revered Gosainkunda Lake, a significant pilgrimage destination in the area. During the trek, you'll be treated to stunning natural beauty and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique local culture of the region.

Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a popular and diverse trekking route in Nepal, offering a variety of highlights and memorable experiences. Some of the key highlights of this trek include:

  • Stunning Mountain Views: The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and other majestic mountains in the Langtang Himalayan range.
  • Langtang National Park: The trek takes you through the Langtang National Park, a designated conservation area known for its rich biodiversity. You may encounter various wildlife species, including Himalayan tahr, red panda, langur monkeys, and numerous bird species.
  • Langtang Valley: This picturesque valley, surrounded by towering peaks, provides a beautiful and serene setting for trekkers. The local Tamang and Sherpa villages add cultural charm to the journey.
  • Gosaikunda Lake: One of the major highlights of the trek is reaching the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. This high-altitude lake is considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists and is nestled amidst stunning Himalayan scenery.
  • Helambu Region: After Gosaikunda, the trek takes you to the Helambu region, renowned for its lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, terraced farmlands, and traditional villages.
  • Unique Culture and Traditions: The trek offers opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of local ethnic communities, including Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo people. You can visit monasteries, chortens, and experience their warm hospitality.
  • Diverse Landscapes: The trek encompasses a wide range of landscapes, from dense forests to high alpine meadows, allowing you to experience the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Moderate Difficulty: The Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is considered moderately challenging, making it accessible to trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some prior trekking experience.
  • Less Crowded: Compared to some other popular trekking regions in Nepal, the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is relatively less crowded, offering a more tranquil and peaceful experience.
  • Proximity to Kathmandu: The starting point of the trek, Syabrubesi, is easily accessible from Kathmandu, making it a convenient choice for trekkers with limited time.
  • Overall, the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is a rewarding journey that combines breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural experiences, and a sense of tranquility amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

During the Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek, you will encounter a range of accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. The most common type of accommodation along the trail is teahouses, which provide basic amenities. These teahouses offer simple rooms with beds, shared bathrooms, and meals. They are generally more affordable and cater to the needs of trekkers.

If you prefer more comfort and are willing to spend extra, there are larger lodges available along the route. These lodges offer more luxurious amenities such as comfortable rooms, private bathrooms, and hot showers. However, it's important to note that these lodges tend to be more expensive compared to teahouses. The choice of accommodation depends on your personal preferences and budget. Teahouses provide a more rustic and authentic experience, whereas the lodges offer additional comfort at a higher cost. It's recommended to be prepared for basic facilities and adjust your expectations according to the available options on the trek.

Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek in Nepal is a moderately challenging and rewarding adventure. It involves a mix of ascents and descents through diverse landscapes, including forests, rugged terrain, and high-altitude regions. Careful footing is required on rocky and uneven sections. While not as extreme as other treks, reaching an altitude of 5,000 meters still requires proper acclimatization. The trek usually takes 12-15 days and demands physical stamina. Weather can be unpredictable, so preparedness is crucial. Teahouses provide basic accommodation, but facilities are limited. Prior trekking experience is beneficial, and hiring a guide or joining a guided group enhances safety. Staying informed about trail conditions is essential for a successful trek. Approach the journey with planning, positivity, and suitable gear to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas.

For the Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek in Nepal, you will need two permits:

  • Langtang National Park Permit: This permit is required as the trek passes through Langtang National Park. It helps maintain the conservation efforts and covers the costs of park maintenance. The Langtang National Park permit costs Rs 3,000.00. You can obtain this permit in Kathmandu or at the entrance of the national park.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card: The TIMS card is another essential permit for trekkers in Nepal. It helps track and ensure the safety of trekkers in the region. The TIMS card for the Langtang region costs Rs 2,000.00. You can obtain the TIMS card in Kathmandu or at the Nepal Tourism Board office.

It's important to note that permit fees may vary slightly, so it's recommended to check with the latest sources or local authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding permit costs and requirements.

The best time to go on the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather and conditions for trekking in the region.

During spring, the temperatures are moderate, and the hills and valleys come alive with blooming flowers and lush vegetation, creating a picturesque landscape. The weather is generally clear, providing excellent views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

In autumn, the skies remain clear with stable weather conditions, making it an ideal time for trekking. The trails are dry and easier to navigate, and the visibility is excellent, allowing trekkers to enjoy stunning panoramic vistas.

Both of these seasons are popular among trekkers and travelers, and you can expect pleasant temperatures during the day and cool nights. However, it's essential to be prepared for varying weather conditions, especially at higher altitudes, where temperatures can drop significantly. It's advisable to check weather forecasts and be equipped with proper clothing and gear for a safe and enjoyable Langtang Gosaikunda Helambhu Trek.

Trekking in the protected areas of Nepal now requires a licensed trekking guide and a trekking agency-issued TIMS Card, as per the Revised TIMS Provision effective from March 31, 2023. This rule applies to specific Protected Areas in Nepal, and it is mandatory for trekkers to be accompanied by a guide. This regulation is in place for safety purposes and to enhance the overall trekking experience.

Absolutely, hiring a guide for the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is highly recommended. While it is possible to trek independently, having a knowledgeable and experienced guide can significantly enhance your overall experience and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Here are some key reasons why hiring a guide is beneficial:

  • Navigation and Safety: Langtang region can be challenging to navigate, with numerous trails and variations. A guide is familiar with the routes, knows the correct paths, and can navigate through tricky sections, especially when crossing high passes. They can help prevent you from getting lost, ensuring you stay on the right track and reach your destinations safely.
  • Local Knowledge and Cultural Insights: Guides are typically locals or have extensive knowledge of the region. They can provide valuable insights into the local culture, customs, and traditions, enriching your understanding of the area. They can also act as interpreters, facilitating communication with local communities and teahouse owners.
  • Altitude and Acclimatization: Altitude sickness is a concern in the Langtang region. A knowledgeable guide can help monitor your health, recognize early symptoms of altitude sickness, and make appropriate decisions regarding acclimatization. They can suggest necessary rest days and guide you on proper hydration and pacing to minimize the risk of altitude-related problems.
  • Logistics and Communication: Guides are well-versed in the logistics of the trek. They can assist with arranging accommodations, meals, and necessary permits along the way, saving you time and effort. In case of any emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, a guide can quickly communicate with local authorities and arrange necessary assistance.
  • Support and Motivation: Trekking in the Langtang region can be physically and mentally demanding. A guide provides valuable support, encouragement, and motivation throughout the trek, helping you overcome challenges and keeping your spirits high.
  • Overall, hiring a guide for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers numerous advantages, particularly in terms of safety, navigation, cultural insights, and logistics. It allows you to focus on enjoying the trek while leaving the complexities to an experienced professional.

For the Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek, it is essential to have the right gear to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Here is a list of essential gear you should consider packing:

Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying long-sleeved tops and bottoms to provide insulation and regulate body temperature.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in cold conditions.
  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and breathable jacket to protect against rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants with zip-off options for versatility.
  • Hiking Shorts: Comfortable shorts for warmer days or lower altitudes.
  • Thermal Underwear: Extra layer of thermal tops and bottoms for colder conditions.
  • Trekking Socks: Moisture-wicking, comfortable, and thick socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Headwear: Sun hat, beanie or warm hat, and a buff or neck gaiter for protection against the sun, wind, and cold.
  • Footwear:
    • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof boots with ankle support for comfortable and safe trekking. Trekking Sandals: Optional for wearing around the lodges during rest days or for lower-altitude walks.
    • Backpack:
      • Daypack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of around 20-30 liters for carrying your essential items during the trek.
      • Sleeping Gear:
        • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag suitable for temperatures down to freezing or lower, depending on the season.
        • Trekking Equipment:
          • Trekking Poles: Adjustable and lightweight trekking poles to provide stability and support during the trek.
          • Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or in case of power outages.
          • Water Bottle: Reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
          • Accessories:
            • Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the strong sunlight at high altitudes. Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen protects your skin from intense sun rays.
            • First Aid Kit: A basic medical kit including bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and any necessary personal medications.
            • Toiletries: Travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a small towel.
            • Electronics: Camera, extra batteries, power bank, and charging cables.

            It's important to note that the gear requirements may vary depending on the season and your personal preferences. It's advisable to check with your trekking company or travel agency for a detailed gear list specific to the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, as they may have additional recommendations or requirements. Additionally, it's recommended to pack light and bring only the essentials to avoid carrying excessive weight during the trek.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended and often required for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. It is essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, including medical emergencies and evacuation. Here are some key aspects to consider when choosing travel insurance for the Langtand Gosaikunda Lake Trek:

  • Medical Coverage: Ensure that your travel insurance provides coverage for high-altitude trekking and any potential medical emergencies that may arise during the trek. This includes coverage for altitude sickness, accidents, injuries, and emergency medical evacuation by helicopter if necessary.
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption: Look for insurance that offers coverage in case of trip cancellation or interruption due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
  • Evacuation Coverage: Verify that your insurance covers emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitudes, as this can be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies.
  • Baggage and Gear Coverage: Consider insurance that provides coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged baggage and trekking gear, as well as any additional equipment you may be carrying.
  • Personal Liability: Check if the insurance includes personal liability coverage in case of accidental damage or injury to others during the trek.
  • It is important to carefully review the terms and conditions of the travel insurance policy to ensure it meets your specific needs and provides adequate coverage for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking. Be sure to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions to the insurance provider and understand any exclusions or limitations in the policy. Remember to carry a copy of your travel insurance policy and emergency contact information with you during the trek.

Safety is of utmost importance when trekking the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. There are several key factors to consider in order to ensure a safe journey. First and foremost, proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Take your time and allow your body to adjust to the increasing elevation. It's also important to stay hydrated throughout the trek. Being aware of the weather conditions is vital as well. Stay updated on the current weather forecasts and be prepared for any changes that may occur. Sudden weather shifts can affect the trail conditions and your overall safety. Carrying a basic first aid kit is highly recommended. It should include essentials such as bandages, antiseptic ointment, painkillers, and any necessary medications. Additionally, having travel insurance is a wise precautionary measure to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies that may arise during your trek.

Lastly, it is essential to follow the guidance of experienced guides or porters. They possess valuable knowledge of the region, the trail, and potential challenges. They can provide insights, offer assistance, and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Before embarking on the trek, always check the current trekking conditions and any possible trail closures. This will help you plan your route accordingly and avoid any hazardous situations. By taking these safety considerations into account, you can have a more secure and enjoyable experience while trekking the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu.

Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is dedicated to providing exceptional services, ensuring an unforgettable journey for you. We are committed to honesty and diligence, striving to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. All services will be delivered as agreed upon during booking, following our policies and those set by the Tourism Authority. However, please be aware of the inherent risks involved, and you must take responsibility for your actions and participation. The adventure may entail extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and itinerary changes beyond our control. Proper acclimatization to high altitudes is crucial. Our trips often take place in remote areas, where access to emergency services and medical facilities is limited. In case of serious injury requiring hospitalization, evacuation may take several days, affecting your recovery. While helicopters are commonly used for evacuation, they may not always be available due to weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations due to factors such as government restrictions, natural disasters, political unrest, flight cancellations, delays, sickness, accidents, or vehicle breakdowns. Any additional costs incurred are the client's responsibility. Therefore, we strongly advise obtaining travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. Proof of travel insurance is required on the first day of your trip, and without it, participation will not be possible.

Certified by the Government of Nepal and proficient in English, our Trekking Guide from Ethic Himalaya is designated to accompany you from the moment of your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure. Entrusted with the pivotal role of ensuring the triumph of your expedition, he holds the authority to steer its course. We encourage you to actively engage with him by seeking clarification through inquiries and, most importantly, by adhering to his expert counsel.

  • Trekking Guide: The Guide is in charge of the whole team. Starting as a porter and moving up to roles like kitchen assistant or even cook, the team holds a deep respect for Sirdar's leadership.
  • Assistant Guide or Sherpa: The Assistant Guide or Sherpa assists and guides clients, regardless of their ethnic background. Their numbers vary based on the group's size, with a ratio of 4:1 Assistant Guides to clients.
  • Porters: In Nepal's mountainous terrain, the tradition of human porterage has endured over time. Some porters working with agencies request heavier loads for higher pay, exceeding 20 kg. We ensure extra payment for every kilogram beyond 20 kg. To avoid excessive strain, particularly loads over 25/30 kg, we kindly ask you to consider the weight of your belongings. We provide a 2:1 porter-to-client allocation.

You move on foot with a light backpack, containing your personal belongings necessary for the day (water bottle, camera, protective clothing...). The rest of the equipment is carried by the porters to the next accommodation. We ask everyone not to exceed 13 kg for the bag that will be carried by the porters. You will be able to leave your belongings at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick them up when you return from trekking.

NB: On your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be provided with a suitable travel bag, in thick canvas. You will transfer your belongings there and can leave your bag or suitcase at the hotel. Although relatively waterproof, it is preferable to compartmentalize your belongings in plastic bags or waterproof sub-bags.

Nepal is a mountainous country, the tradition of human carrying dates back to the dawn of time, and still continues today. The porters earn little, but the income from this activity is still more lucrative than other manual tasks. Without trekkers, the mountain populations would live even more poorly, and the porters would lose their means of subsistence.

The standard load must not exceed 25 kg per male/female carrier (outside the scope of expeditions). At the request of male carriers, their load can be increased within the limit of a maximum ceiling of 45 kilos. For each kilo over 25 kg, the carrier is awarded additional compensation.

We ask you, moreover, to make an effort to limit the weight of your bag entrusted to the porters:

  • At most 13 kg for a trek in a lodge or in a tent
  • At most 16 kg (including 3 kg for technical equipment) for a trek with summit ascent.

In addition, Ethic Himalaya takes care to take out insurance for the porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for passages of the collar in altitude (even if often the carriers refuse to put the shoes for lack of habit...).

We strictly prohibit our local teams from hiring porters under the age of 16. This instruction is not always well understood by the Nepalese themselves. Reporting, on your return, abuses observed on the spot is insufficient. As a responsible traveler, it is also your responsibility to help us enforce this right by reporting any breaches to your guide and demanding that this part of the contract be honored from the start of the trek.

In Nepal, the traditional national dish is "Dal Bhat," which is lentil rice, served with white rice, lentil soup (dal), and accompanied by spicy vegetables and meat. We offer food services, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with occasional tea breaks. The meals are intentionally simple to cater to your preferences and ensure satisfaction. Before leaving Kathmandu, consider bringing 'trail munchies' for extra snacks during your journey. Nepal has a diverse range of foods, and our goal is to provide an authentic culinary experience while considering local limitations. Your guide will work with the kitchen teams or local cooks to create menus that allow you to explore various dishes at different prices. We recommend trying Dal Bhat to savor the traditional Nepali flavor and make the most of your culinary journey.

  • Breakfast: Begin your day with the customary "morning tea" complemented by Tibetan bread, toast, chapati, pancakes, and various egg preparations. Occasionally, muesli or porridge may be served.
  • Lunch: Depending on the trail's progress, enjoy a cold (picnic-style) or hot meal. The main course includes options like stir-fried rice with vegetables, pasta, potatoes, curry, and assorted vegetables. Tea or coffee is also available.
  • Afternoon Snack: Upon reaching your daily destination around 4-5 pm, a snack comprising cookies and tea awaits.
  • Dinner: Served typically in the early evening (around 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), dinner features a soup or starter, a warm dish (dal bhat, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, etc.), and a dessert. Tea or coffee accompanies the meal.
  • Beverages: During each meal, two cups of tea or coffee per person are provided. Additional cups and other beverages are at your discretion. Drinking water during trekking days and extra meals is an additional cost.
  • Special Circumstances: For particularly arduous treks or when crossing challenging passes, breakfasts may be streamlined due to early departures. In such cases, energy-rich supplements become crucial. You're encouraged to bring energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate from your home country or obtain them in Kathmandu.
  • Dietary Considerations: Should you have specific dietary preferences, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us during the trip booking process. Our field teams will strive to accommodate your needs, though certain local limitations might affect the range of alternative menus. For high-energy expenditure journeys, planning extra supplies (such as energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates) is advisable to ensure adequate caloric intake.

During the trek, tea and coffee are provided with meals. Soft and alcoholic beverages, including mineral water, are not included and are the responsibility of the participants. You can refill your water containers at the lodges, but it's important to treat the water with purifying tablets to ensure it's safe to drink. To reduce plastic waste, avoid buying bottled water and opt for treated water available in the villages. This way, we can limit the issue of plastic bottles and promote responsible environmental practices during the trek.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Transfers: Airport pick up and drop by Private vehicle.
  • Private 4WD Jeep: Kathmandu to Barpak and Tal to Kathmandu (6-seater Jeep with “local” comfort for transfers on the track. The Jeeps impose Spartan comfort. Most of the time, they have several seats facing the front facing the road and two seats parallel to the road facing each other in the back.).

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

In Kathmandu, you will sleep in three-star hotels offering comfortable double rooms with good amenities at a reasonable price. These hotels provide basic facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning or fans, TV, and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, they may have in-house restaurants serving a mix of local and international cuisine, along with possible amenities like rooftop terraces, business centers, or small fitness areas.

During the trek in the Langtang region, lodges offer a basic and rustic level of comfort, unlike the improved accommodations found on the Annapurna Tour due to higher tourist attendance. The lodge rooms in Langtang lack heating due to isolation and limited fuel, making a good sleeping bag essential for comfort. Sanitary facilities are also basic, with showers available for a fee and often lukewarm due to solar heating. Above 3,000m, hot water basins can be requested to conserve energy. Some lodges may not have electricity, but those with electricity offer battery charging and limited Wi-Fi for a fee. On the last night before the pass, if lodges are full, staying in a tent is the most rustic option with no showers and a dirt floor. Lodge owners generally don't accept advance reservations for single rooms, so flexibility is necessary. Prepare adequately with essential items like a sleeping bag and light sandals for a more enjoyable trekking experience in the Langtang region.

Clients are required to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical challenges, or other mental and physical conditions that could affect their fitness to travel or any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking. Failure to notify the Company of such conditions, leading to cancellation, will result in the Client incurring 100% cancellation fees.

Trekking in Nepal involves long hours of walking daily, ranging from 3-10 hours and sometimes even up to 8-12 hours in high passes. To prepare for this physically demanding journey, Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends engaging in approximately 12 km of daily walking or jogging exercise for at least three months before embarking on the Nepal Trekking. This preparation is essential to endure the challenges of high-altitude conditions and remote areas for extended periods.

For a successful and enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal, participants must possess strong willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, a high level of fitness, and good health. Participants are responsible for their medical and evacuation expenses. It's vital to consult a doctor for necessary vaccinations and other medical requirements before the trip. Additionally, Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming the booking for the trek. Being well-prepared physically and medically is crucial to ensure a safe and fulfilling journey through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all travelers and must be obtained at the time of booking. The insurance should provide coverage for personal accident, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation, with a recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category. It should also include accidents, injuries, illnesses, and related medical expenses, even for pre-existing conditions, as well as emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance services if applicable. Personal liability coverage is also recommended. The Company also suggests coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. Travelers must carry proof of insurance and produce it if requested by the company employees or suppliers. Failure to provide proof of insurance upon request may result in the cancellation or suspension of participation in the trip or certain activities, even after the trip has commenced, without any right to a refund.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for injuries, health conditions, emotional or other factors experienced by clients during the trip. Furthermore, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Thus, we strongly recommend clients to procure comprehensive insurance packages, encompassing medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

Trekking equipment is vital for a successful trek. High-quality gear, including proper clothing like moisture-wicking layers, insulating jackets, and waterproof outerwear, ensures comfort and safety in varying weather conditions.

    Clothing:
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Trekking pants and/or convertible pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants (shell)
  • Thermal socks and regular socks
  • Comfortable underwear
  • Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots or hiking shoes
  • Sandals or lightweight footwear for relaxing at lodges/camps
  • Headwear:
  • Sun hat or cap with a wide brim
  • Beanie or warm hat for cold weather
  • Buff or neck gaiter for protecting against wind and dust
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Handwear:
  • Lightweight gloves (for lower altitudes)
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens (for higher altitudes)
  • Backpack and Daypack:
  • Reliable trekking backpack (60-80 liters) for porters to carry
  • Comfortable medium-sized daypack for your daily essentials
  • Sleeping Gear:
  • High-quality sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperature range
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)
  • Hydration and Water Purification:
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or a reliable water filter
  • Trekking Poles (optional but helpful for stability and reducing strain)
  • Personal Items:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Sufficient cash and cards (local currency and some USD)
  • Personal identification and travel insurance documents
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  • Camera with extra batteries/charger
  • Portable power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Personal toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
  • Electronics:
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Mobile phone with a local SIM card (for communication and GPS)
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking Map and Guidebook (if applicable)
  • Snacks and Energy Bars
  • Emergency Whistle and Multi-tool

Being well-prepared with the right equipment allows adventurers to focus on embracing nature's beauty and conquering challenging trails with confidence. Always prioritize quality and reliability when selecting your trekking gear. Pack efficiently, and consider the weather conditions and altitude of your trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Prioritize comfort and safety to make the most of your trekking adventure.

Trekking members are required to submit passport copies and passport photographs for trekking permits before their arrival in Nepal. These documents can be sent to us either by mail or through a post box. Ensuring timely submission of these documents allows us to process the necessary trekking permits in advance, streamlining the trekking arrangements and ensuring a smooth start to the adventure once in Nepal.

If you encounter any issues or complaints during your tour, trekking, or expedition, it is essential to communicate them immediately to the hotelier and our company on the spot. Giving us the opportunity to address the problem promptly is crucial, as we cannot accept liability for any issues that are reported after you return home. If the matter cannot be resolved on the spot, you must inform us in writing within 30 days of completing your trip. Failing to follow this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against us. Timely communication is vital to ensure that we can take appropriate actions and rectify any problems you may face during your journey.

All clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date. Nepalese visas can be acquired either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or the equivalent in foreign currency for a 15-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent for a 30-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent for a 100-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
Visa Extension Fee
  • Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day a late fine.

For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01

This will be validated with your doctor, taking into account the recommendations of remount doctors, responsible for your safety during the trip. It will contain:

  • Treatment of altitude pulmonary edema (Nifedipine 20LP or Sildenafil50).
  • Treatment of altitude cerebral edema (Betamethasone).
  • Treatment of acute mountain sickness (Acetazolamide).
  • Blood thinner (aspirin).
  • Analgesic (Paracetamol).
  • Powerful analgesic (Tramadol).
  • Anti-diarrheal (Racecadotril).
  • Anti-spasmodic (Phloroglucinol).
  • Anti-emetic (Domperidone).
  • Anti-acid for heartburn.
  • Intestinal antibiotic (Metronidazole).
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Azithromycin).
  • Anti-inflammatories (tablets and ointment).
  • Antitussive (in tablets).
  • Lozenges for colds and sore throats.
  • Ophthalmic healing (Vitamin A Dulcis).
  • Tick tweezers, splinter, and blister needle, tweezers, 2/3 safety pins.
  • Disinfectant wipes, adhesive dressings (various sizes), double skin, 6 cm adhesive tape, Steri-strip.
  • Anti allergic treatment and cream against itching.
  • BIA fine and sunscreen.
  • Purifying tablets for water.
  • Appropriate antimalarial treatment, antiphrastic powder, and mosquito repellent.
  • Your personal medications

If you are traveling with children, minors are subject to the same obligations as adults (visa, passport, etc.): see above.

  • Formalities for leaving county territory

To leave the territory, all minors usually residing regardless of their nationality, if they are not accompanied by a holder of parental authority, must present the following three documents:

  • Identity document: Identity card or passport according to the requirements of the country of destination.
  • Authorization to leave the territory signed by one of the parents with parental authority.
  • Photocopy of the signatory parent's identity document.

Well, there is no fixed rate for tipping in Nepal. When our field staff is picked up from the trek starting points, they will bid you goodbye on the last day of your trek completion day. Most staff will simply accept whatever you give and never count the money in front of you. Although your guide may be with you on the next day too, best to tip him along with others in the group. Most of the trekkers are still confused about the tipping amount. They fear either giving too little or too much. We have tried to put together a guideline about a reasonable amount of tipping suitable for most cases. The amount of tipping and the rates expected will also vary depending on the length of the trek and the challenges involved. To calculate the amounts generally applied, multiply the daily amount given to each position by the number of working days.

Daily amount per item:
  • English-speaking guide USD 3 to USD 4 per day/participant.
  • Porter USD 1 per day /participant.
  • Driver USD 1 to USD 2 per day/participant.

The tripping amount mentioned above is communally in the case of a group trip, not individually. If you are a solo traveler, the tipping amount can be slightly less by a few dollars per day.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek that takes you through the remote and stunning landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. The climate along this trek can vary significantly due to the diverse altitudes and changing landscapes. Here's an overview of the climate you can expect during different seasons:

    Spring (March to May):
  • Spring is one of the best times for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.
  • Temperatures gradually warm up, and the weather becomes more stable.
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes (starting point) can range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
  • At higher altitudes, temperatures will be cooler, especially at night, dropping to around -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F).
  • The trek offers clear skies, beautiful rhododendron forests in bloom, and excellent visibility of the surrounding mountain peaks.
  • Summer (June to August):
  • Summer is the monsoon season in Nepal, and the Langtang Trek is not recommended during this time.
  • Heavy rainfall, landslides, and slippery trails can make trekking dangerous and difficult.
  • Autumn (September to November):
  • Autumn is another popular season for the trek.
  • The weather is stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility of the mountains.
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), while nighttime temperatures at higher altitudes drop to around -10°C (14°F).
  • The landscapes are lush and vibrant after the monsoon season, making it a great time for trekking.
  • Winter (December to February):
  • Winter is the coldest time for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek.
  • The temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) during the day.
  • At higher altitudes, especially in the high passes, temperatures can drop to -20°C to -30°C (-4°F to -22°F) or even lower.
  • Snowfall is common in the higher reaches, so be prepared for cold conditions.

It's essential to pack accordingly for the specific season you choose for the trek. Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, especially as you gain altitude. Layering your clothing is a good strategy to adapt to changing temperatures. It's also advisable to check the weather forecast before starting the trek and to be aware of any potential altitude-related challenges.

The itineraries or programs mentioned may be subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden sickness, and more. We are open to customizing the program based on clients' interests. In the event of trip cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will be pleased to offer an alternative trip of similar standard. We will hold the reservation for your next trip, but not for longer than one year.

Before departure, if there is a major change in the itinerary affecting at least one day in five, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. You may choose between accepting the change, getting a refund of the money paid for the land portion of the trip only, or accepting an alternative tour offered.

After departure, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such emergency situations, any additional costs incurred for necessary itinerary alterations will be borne by you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any incidental expenses resulting from changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight costs.

To secure your booking for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, a non-refundable deposit of USD 500 per person per trip is required. Once this deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed. In case your booking is made within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid before or upon your arrival in Nepal prior to the trip's departure. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its designated Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is specified in this clause, the company will inform you during the booking process. You can make the booking deposit through bank transfer or by using a Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Detailed instructions for payment can be found on the provided booking form.

For Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, the final payment can be made upon your arrival in Nepal. Various payment methods are accepted, including bank transfer, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applicable to all card payments, including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and other miscellaneous purchases. So, if you choose to pay by card, keep in mind the additional surcharge.

We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates, as displayed on our marketing materials and website, under certain circumstances or when influenced by external factors beyond our control, such as fluctuations in exchange rates or government actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares may also change due to increases in fuel prices. We make every effort to present current and accurate prices for our treks and tours.

Once you have paid the deposit, your Manaslu Circuit Trek is confirmed, and the remaining fees are due 90 days before the trip's start date. If you decide to cancel your participation, the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
  • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
  • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 56 days before departure, considering Clause 14. We may also cancel a trip prior to departure if it becomes unfeasible to operate the planned itinerary due to factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external events. If we cancel your trip, you have the option to transfer the amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be adjusted for any unrecoverable costs. Please note that we are not liable for any incidental expenses you may have incurred in relation to your booking, such as visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights. Different cancellation conditions may apply to specific trip styles, and your booking consultant will inform you of any variations if applicable.

If you intend to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party, you must inform us at least 30 days prior to the planned departure date. A fee of USD 200 per person per change will be applied, along with any additional charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. If you notify us less than 45 days before the departure date, the cancellation refund policy will be applicable. Transfers to a third party are allowed only if the transferee meets all the requirements for the trip, and transfers to another departure are permissible within the current validity period.

Modifications to other arrangements associated with your trip will incur an administration fee of USD 200 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. No amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure.

The price listed on our website covers a group size of 6 to 15 individuals for the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. Upon request, this trip can be arranged as a private experience, starting with a minimum of two participants. For group bookings involving 15 or more people, there's a substantial discount available, which includes the opportunity for one person to join the trip for free. We understand that many clients have questions about their preferred dates. However, our pricing is influenced by the following factors:

  • Group Size: The cost of the trip varies based on the number of participants in the group.
  • Accommodation Tier and Budget: The selection of hotel accommodations and the budget preferences of clients play a role in determining the overall cost.
  • Customization: We're open to adjusting the trekking itinerary to suit your available time and specific requirements.
  • Extra Services: If you wish to incorporate additional services, we can discuss and mutually agree upon adjustments to the price.
  • Support Staff: The presence of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters can impact the overall cost.

Feel free to reach out to us for further clarification or to tailor the trip to your preferences. We aim to provide a transparent and flexible pricing structure that aligns with your needs.

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