Experience Sherpa Culture on the LangTang Gosaikunda Treks - 14 Days

Langtang-Gosaikunda treks pass through conventional, ethnic rural communities and undamaged forests on the way to the crest of Langtang-Lirung Mountains.

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Moderate

  • Max Elevation: 4600 Meters

  • Total Duration: 14 Days

  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax.

The Sherpas on the LangTang Gosaikunda Treks
The Langtang-Gosaikunda treks usually take place in Sherpa region occupied valleys which on the northern side of Kathmandu, adjacent to the Tibetan boundary. The Langtang-Gosaikunda treks pass through conventional, ethnic rural communities and undamaged forests on the way to the crest of Langtang-Lirung Mountains. The Langtang-Gosaikunda treks tour comprise of a visit to the Kyangin Gompa and the Langtang valley. Enthusiasts of the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks also climb the Lang Sisa crest and view Lake Gosaikunda, which is in close proximity. The Langtang-Gosaikunda treks are usually arranged every two months due to the sheer numbers of tourists who desire to visit this area.

The Influence of Sherpas on the Langtang-Gosaikunda Treks
The Sherpas who participate in the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks have no documented language and reverence the mountains that surround them. As they have often revealed to walking enthusiast who participate in Langtang-Gosaikunda treks, Mount Everest, is revered as Chomolungma, the Mother of all deities. The Sherpas greatly benefit from Langtang-Gosaikunda treks because they earn substantial amounts of money from guiding trekkers through various paths. Sometimes, tourists on Langtang-Gosaikunda treks want to bring a lot of cumbersome equipment with which to create nature programs and films. The Sherpas who assist as guides in the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks are given the duty of carrying these machines on the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks and to various altitudes for a fee. Some Sherpas who have been working as guides on the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks have now started their own travel agencies to cater for a growing number of annual tourists.

Customs of Sherpas on the Langtang-Gosaikunda Treks
Walking enthusiasts who regularly visit the mountains through the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks have learned that Sherpes are incredibly adapted to the cold climate. In many Langtang-Gosaikunda treks, Sherpas have been known to scale the mountains in record times as well as reach summits with as little equipment as possible. The central piece of clothing of the Sherpas that live along the trail paths of the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks is the ‘Chuba’, which is said to have been created due to the chilly climate of Tibet. It is a humid ankle-length dressing gown and is held around the waist by an extended sash worn on the Langtang-Gosaikunda treks.

Inclusion and Exclusion

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & Drove

  • Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Local Transportation

  • Accommodation & Fooding (BLD)

  • Staff insurance

  • Licenses holder trekking guide/ porter

  • National Park permits

  • Domestic Air Ticket

  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Info management system)

  • First-aid treatment

  • Trekking equipments(Jacket/sleeping Bag)

Cost Exclusion

  • All kinds of drinks Nepal

  • Clients accident insurance Nepal

  • Personal expanses Nepal

  • Bar bills Nepal

  • Staff tips Nepal

  • International Air ticket Nepal

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02 : Full day Kathmandu sightseeing (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by bus (1,460m)
Day 04 : Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,410m)
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,330m)
Day 06 : Langtang to Kyanjing Gompa (3,730m)
Day 07 : Rest/ exploring day in Kyanjing Gompa (3,730m)
Day 08 : Kyanjing to Lama Hotel (2,410m)
Day 09 : Lama Hotel to Thulo-syabru (2,210m)
Day 10 : Thulo-syabru to Chandanbari(Singgompa) (3,300m)
Day 11 : Chandanbari( Singgompa) to Gosaikunda (4,380m)
Day 12 : Gosaikunda to Dhunche (1890m)
Day 13 : Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus (1,350m)
Day 14 : Final departures from Nepal

Equipments & Packing List

Following are the list of items for 1 person that will help you to pack for your trip. Note that the some items can vary according to season and number of treaking days. Luggage will be carried by the porter and day-pack with valuable items or anything important will be carried by your self.

Documents
  • Valid passport, passport size photos, air tickets
  • Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card, which is mandatory for trekking.
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash as these currency are easily exangable and can be used on paying in different places.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds
Electronics
  • A pair of DSLR camera with 3 extra batteries (charging is expensive on the mountain)
  • A pair of Point and shoot camera
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • A pair of Video Camera, if you like
  • A pair of solar charger (charging is expensive, if you can charge yourself will save money)
  • A pair of Chargers with Belkin mini surge and adapter.
  • Some Extra batteries for headlamps
Gear
  • A pair of headlamp
  • A pair of watch with alarm
  • A Pair of pair sunglasses
Clothing
  • Pairs of quick drying, long sleeved base layer shirts
  • Pairs of trekking shorts, short sleeve
  • Pairs of Thermal underwear – base layer
  • Pairs of liner socks
  • Pairs of pair woolen blend trekking socks
  • Pairs of trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • Pairs of fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavy
  • A pair of wind proof overlayer- jacket and pants
  • A pair of down jacket
  • A pair of Rain Koot
  • A pair of Warm hat
  • A pair of lightweight thermal layer hat
  • A pair of peak hat
  • A pair of headband/dew rag
  • A pair of pair gloves
  • A pair of Pair trekking boot
  • A pair of Pair flip flops
  • A pair of down booties
  • A pair of Down Jacket(Will be provided by Simrik Real Nepal. No Need to buy)
  • A pair of sleeping bag(Will be provided by Simrik Real Nepal. No Need to buy)