Oct 6 - Oct 16, 2018  confirmed

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike and via Gosainkunda (11 days)
Langtang Region, Nepal

Rating: | 8 reviews
Difficulty: moderate

Public trek | 2 interested and 1 confirmed trekker

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike and via Gosainkunda
$246 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $167 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.14 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $53 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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

Guide
Mingma Nuru
Languages
English, Japanese, Sherpa, Nepali, Hindi, little Tibetan, little German.
Ratings
great
Currently 3 Trekkers
2 interested and 1 confirmed trekker
unconfirmed

Virgie sol (Philippines)


unconfirmed
confirmed

Jana (Germany)


A great option for those with less time, the Langtang valley trek allows trekkers to get high into the Himalayas without having to climb a high pass. Although the region was devastated by the 2015 earthquake when Langtang village was completely destroyed by a massive avalanche, the region is recovering and trekking routes are open in this spectacular valley.

Side trip via Gosainkunda: 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.

Side trip Upper Langtang Day Hike: This day hike from Kyangjin Gompa leads to the pristine Upper Langtang Valley toward the head of the valley and the Langtang glacier (about 6 hours’ round trip to the glacial view point). There are no teahouses past Kyangjin Gompa so you’ll have to take a packed lunch, but you’ll get to experience the wild beauty of the region.

Weather Conditions in October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Kyangjin Ri at 4779 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 6.7°C (44°F) and lows down to -7.3°C (19°F) at Kyangjin Ri.

Langtang Valley Upper Langtang Day Hike and via Gosainkunda
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(11 days / 10 nights )
created by Jana (Germany)

Sat Oct 6 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (Not Included)

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

Syapru Besi (1450 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.7°C (80°F) and lows of about 12.7°C (55°F) in October.

Syapru Besi
Sun Oct 7 (day 2)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 5-6 hours from Syapru Besi, depending on the group and guide may spend the first night after Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in October.

Lama Hotel
Mon Oct 8 (day 3)

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 2 hours from Lama Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.7°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in October.

Ghora Tabela

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 6-7 hours from Lama Hotel or 4-5 from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in October.

Langtang Valley
Tue Oct 9 (day 4)

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

About 3-4 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Kyangjin Gompa
Wed Oct 10 (day 5)

Upper Langtang Valley (4000 m)

Out and back day hike to explore the upper Langtang Valley.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in October.

Upper Langtang Valley

Kyangjin Gompa (3860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Kyangjin Gompa
Thu Oct 11 (day 6)

Kyangjin Ri (4779 m)

About 1-2 hours up and an hour back down.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.7°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.3°C (19°F) in October.

Kyangjin Ri

Langtang Valley (3500 m)

About 2 hours from Kyangjin Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in October.

Langtang Valley

Ghora Tabela (2950 m)

About 5 hours from Kyangjin Gompa or 3 hours from Langtang Valley
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.7°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in October.

Ghora Tabela
Fri Oct 12 (day 7)

Lama Hotel (2500 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Ghora Tabela
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in October.

Lama Hotel

Thulo Syabru (2120 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lama Hote
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.7°C (73°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in October.

Thulo Syabru
Sat Oct 13 (day 8)

Phoprang Danda (3150 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.5°C (62°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in October.

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 5 hours from Tholu Syabru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in October.

Sing Gompa
Sun Oct 14 (day 9)

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 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in October.

Gosainkunda (4380 m)

About 5-6 hours from Sing Gompa or 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 9.1°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.9°C (23°F) in October.

Gosainkunda
Mark Thomsen
Mon Oct 15 (day 10)

Lauri Binayak (3660 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Gosainkunda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in October.

Sing Gompa (3250 m)

About 2 hours down from Lauri Binayak
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in October.

Sing Gompa

Deurali (2580 m)

About 2-3 hours from Sing Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.9°C (68°F) and lows of about 5.9°C (43°F) in October.

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 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in October.

Tue Oct 16 (day 11)
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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu