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Generally, Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is 12-18 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.
Langtang Gosikunda Pass Trek is available in both short as well as long versions and it offers trekkers to explore the very best of nature including the astonishing sceneries of mountain peaks all around, the lush green bushes, rivers, wildlife and vegetations along with the exploration of lifestyle and culture of locals(mainly Tamang) with suspension bridges, prayer flags, and various artistic monuments to add more charm. And above all, the holy and spiritual Gosaikunda lake and the Lauribina Pass at such high altitude is what makes this trek amazingly special.
Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is rated as fairly strenuous as well as adventurous as per the physical fitness and ability of the trekkers to accomplish the trek. You should be walking up to 4,6r10m (Lauribina Pass) and the holy and spiritual lake is also at a high altitude of 4,200m which is the reason you should be physically and mentally aware than in some easy graded treks. However, it is not so difficult at all if you are fit and fine and got the right person to instruct you during your trek.
The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.
Langtang Gosaikunda PassTrek is suitable to go for any time around the year but to escape the risk of rainfalls, slippery trail and extreme cold as well as attacks of leeches, Autumn and Spring would be the best seasons to go for this trek since with the clear weather and perfect sceneries; you can also enjoy the blossoms of Rhododendron flowers of various species along with other vegetations. Along with that, you can also explore the most of this trek during the festival season(Oct-Nov).
There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available whereas there is a hospital at Syabrubesi which is at the starting point of this trek.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.
During Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us like our other clients.
Though it is not compulsory to take a guide with you but if you are trekking for the first time with the purpose of exploring the best of Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek and each aspect of this trek, then a highly experienced and licensed guide is the most to instruct you, help you explore as well as to take care of you. Whereas, porters are very helpful to reduce the burden of carrying the luggage and other stuff so as to make your trek comfortable.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
Of course, since Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.
Since you should be entering Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park, and because the region comes under a protected area, you would be requiring Trekker's Information Management System(TIMS) card, Langtang National Park Entry Permit and Shivapuri National Park Entry Permit for Langtang Valley Trek.
The Langtang Region lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet and is highly influenced by the lifestyle and culture of Tibetan people. There are mostly Tamang people, other ethnicities and almost everyone in this region practices Buddhism which is the reason you can see Monasteries, Chortens, Prayer flags, Prayer wheels, Mani walls and Mani Stones abundantly along the trails.
The herbs and vegetations preserved at Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park are Rhododendron, Oak, Maple and Alder. Whereas, Wild boar, Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, Grey langur monkey and leopard are the wildlife which can be spotted while you embark through Langtang National Park. Impeyan, Tragopan and Kalij pheasants, Tibetan snowcock and snow partridge are some of the bird species protected in there.
No one shall operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Nepal without obtaining permission as follows:
1. Tourists intending to fly UAV during their visit in Nepal shall obtain prior permission from the following agencies:
• Department of Tourism
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground level)
2. For research and study purpose, the permission of the following agencies is required:
• Line Ministry/Department relating to the subject matter of research/study
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground)
3. UAV Pilots should be proficient in flying and have basic knowledge of rules pertaining to drone operation
4. Do not fly UAV in a way that may cause a safety risk to the aircraft flying in the area.
5. Small flying Toys can be operated inside the private premises.
6. Flying UAVs in the public areas for fun requires permission from the local security agencies.
7. The liability of any harm to the persons or damage to the property caused due to the UAV operation shall be the responsibility of the person flying the drone.
8. Refer the following documents for detailed requirements for UAV operations in Nepal:
• ‘Flight Operations Directive No. 7, May 2015’ of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
• ‘Procedure for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying’ of Ministry of Home Affairs
9. Do not use UAV other than the scope of permission.
10. Flying a UAV without due permission shall be considered Illegal and shall be subjected to the punishment in accordance to the prevailing civil aviation rules.
Likewise, the cost of flying a drone at Annapurna Conservation would vary upon the purpose of taking the drone so please proceed to inquiry along with the purpose of taking it.
There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Langtang Valley Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are on Kathmandu.
You can bring any of the currencies to Nepal and for your ease, Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
The trekking trails of Langtang Valley Trek is mostly less crowded but during the trekking seasons, the trails get flooded with a number of tourists which result in making the trails busy. But since they are all trekkers, it would be fun joining along your trek and it won’t affect your trekking experience at all because of the pace of each trekker/groups.
The gears and equipment required for Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek are as follows:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Cotton t-shirts or thermals
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek for Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.
While you are on Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug.
The bathrooms are not so well furnished but still, you can get a good experience on Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek.
The extra money to be carried with you depends upon your daily expenses as well as the package you choose. On the full-board package, you will only need to carry around USD 7.00 to USD 30.00 for alcoholic and soft drinks, chocolates and other dry foods, toilet papers, souvenir shopping, and so on. Whereas, if you book the BNB package then the meals are not included in that package so you will need to have enough amount of extra money for your meals as per your requirement. The amount for one meal ranges from USD 5.00 to USD 15.00.
“Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.
In comparison with other trekking packages in Nepal, Langtang Gosaikunda Pass Trek is less expensive and is suitable for the budget tourists as well. It is one of the best packages for those who are looking for a less expensive trek to travel up to high altitude in a short duration of time. The budget ranges from USD 600.00 up to USD 2,200.00 or more depending upon the services you choose and as per your requirements and specification.