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Gosainkunda trek (6 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

Highlights: Gosainkunda

Difficulty: moderate
Gosainkunda
Starting at $290 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.05 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $19.50 per person for vat tax
+ $53 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits Langtang National Park Entry and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

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The Hindu sacred lake of Gosainkunda sits at an altitude of 4380 m (14,370 ft). This destination draws trekkers and pilgrims alike. The trail passes through villages, forests, and beautiful mountain vistas before arriving at the sacred lake.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Gosainkunda at 4380 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 1.1°C (34°F) and lows down to -15.9°C (3°F) at Gosainkunda.

Gosainkunda Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Jan 23 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Dhunche (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Dhunche (2030 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in January.

Fri Jan 24 (day 2)

Deurali (2580 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dhunche (trail climbs steeply from Dhunche then continues upwards more gradually to Deurali)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in January.

Deurali

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 3-4 hours from Deurali or 5-7 hours from Dhunche (the trail continues upward through forest and village fields)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.1°C (16°F) in January.

Sing Gompa
Sat Jan 25 (day 3)

Lauri Binayak (3660 m)

A 2-4 hour steep climb from Sing Gompa (the trail initially passes through pine forest then up the ridge to Lauri Binayak with views to Langtang Lirung and the Ganesh Himal to the west)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.6°C (11°F) in January.

Sun Jan 26 (day 4)

Gosainkunda (4380 m)

About 2-4 hours from Lauri Binayak (from Gosainkunda it's about a 40 min hike to get to the view point above Gosainkunda and about 1-2 hours to get to the pass)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.1°C (34°F) and lows of about -15.9°C (3°F) in January.

Gosainkunda

Highlights: Gosainkunda and Laurebina La
Difficulty: moderate
This route goes over the 4610 m (15,125 ft) Laurebina La pass offering expansive views over the region before descending to Helambu. Continuing through forests and villages the trail descends to the road head at Timbu.

Mon Jan 27 (day 5)

Lauri Binayak (3660 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.4°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.6°C (11°F) in January.

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 2 hours down from Lauri Binayak
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.1°C (16°F) in January.

Sing Gompa

Deurali (2580 m)

About 2-3 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in January.

Deurali

Dhunche (2030 m)

Dhunche is about 1-2 hour down from Deurali or 7-9 hours down from Gosainkunda. Bus/Jeep to Kathmandu from Dhunche (not included) leaves in the morning.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in January.

Tue Jan 28 (day 6)
Public bus from Dhunche to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
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