May 22 - May 27, 2019 | Change

Gosainkunda trek (6 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

Highlights: Gosainkunda

Difficulty: moderate
Gosainkunda
Starting at $270 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
+ $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
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

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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 May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Gosainkunda at 4380 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 11.1°C (52°F) and lows down to -1.9°C (29°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.

Wed May 22 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

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 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 12.2°C (54°F) in May.

Thu May 23 (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 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.9°C (48°F) in May.

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 17.9°C (64°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in May.

Sing Gompa
Fri May 24 (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 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in May.

Sat May 25 (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 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -1.9°C (29°F) in May.

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.

Sun May 26 (day 5)

Lauri Binayak (3660 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in May.

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 2 hours down from Lauri Binayak
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.9°C (64°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in May.

Sing Gompa

Deurali (2580 m)

About 2-3 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.9°C (48°F) in May.

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 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 12.2°C (54°F) in May.

Mon May 27 (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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created