Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

Langtang Gosainkunda trekking combines three major areas toward north-east of Kathmandu along the border of Tibet with spectacular valley of Langtang and high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda.  Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountains views. Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we drive through Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. We then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we trekl up along lower section of the valley. We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on our way to the Tamang village of Langtang.

A little further up the valley is Kyanjin Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkunda is located. Crossing the Laurebina Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we trek through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang.

This charming regions offer an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. There are about 108 lakes or kundas (in Nepali Kunda Means Lakes) in this area and mainly visible from the routes are Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda and Gosainkunda is the famous and most important one and we have excellent views of snowy mountain peaks, such as Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.). Gangchenpo (5,846 m.) and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m.). Those are most peaceful and fascinating peaks in Langtang region.

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sihgtseeing Tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1462 Meters) by bus 7 Hrs.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours by bus. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 Meters) 5 Hrs.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Ramche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3307 Meters) 5 Hrs.
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3798 Meters) 4 Hrs.
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. This beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. A place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 07: Kyangjin Gompa Exploration!
Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin RI (4350meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500 Meters) 5.30 Hrs. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 Meters) 5 Hrs.
The beginning of the trail gently descents to the Landslide which then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful village. From where you can enjoy the amazing land feature and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110meters), Langtang Himal and its ranges. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 10: Trek to Singompa (3250 Meters) 5 Hrs.
The trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200 meters) follows a steep ascent path passing through Dursagang (2660 meters) along with the views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, Hemlock and forests. Now the path gently ascends for a while then it follows a flat level to Sing Gompa. There is a well managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. Singgompa provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature and Yak Cheese factory, it is considered the best cheese in Nepal. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4300 Meters) 5 Hrs.
The first part of the trail emerges and we steadily climb up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak gives you an exotic feeling. With a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 12: Cross Laurebina Yak pass (4610 Meters) then trek to Ghopte (3430meters) 6 Hrs.
The trail leaves Gosaikund and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610meters), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2440 Meters) 5 Hrs.
The trail continues through the forest of pine & juniper about 2 hour's slope up to Thadepati. Except ascending to Thadepati, the rest of the trail will descend. Sufficient hotels, lodges and temporary tea-house are available on the route, attractive mountain views as well as local peoples' life style. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 14: Trek to Chisopani (2110 Meters) 6 Hrs.
A pleasant walk down to the Patti Bhanjyang and walking up to Chisopani you can enjoy another spectacular view from Kutumsang (2200m). Overnight at Guest House.

Day 15: Trek/Drive to Kathmandu 4 Hrs.
Walk down to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Drive to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) for your home departure! “Farewell”

Cost Included

  • All Airport / hotel / pick up & drop by private car / van.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 3* category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide by private car / van.
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, required porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance etc..
  • Drive from Kathmandu - Syabru Sensi Bus and Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu by Car/Jeep.
  • Down Jacket & Sleeping Bag during Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Langtang national park permit fee,
  • TIMS - Trekkers Information Management System.
  • Government taxes & Office Service charge.
  • Not Included

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per meal.
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • International Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call and internet.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver..

 

NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu city sightseeing by experience tour guide,
  • Scenic bus drive to Syabru Sensi,
  • Langtang National Park ( culturally rich and diverse national park),
  • Wildlife such as red panda, monkeys by the trail, and stunning views of glaciers, lakes and mountains,
  • Langtang Himalayan ranges, including Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Gosaikunda Lake, Helambu Valley, Kyanjing Gompa, cheese factory,
  • Tranquil holy Gosainkunda Lake, Luribina La pass, Tharepati La pass, different community with majority of Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung people

 

Gosaikunda Trekking Map

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Trip Facts

Tour Code:
NHTL 02
Max. Altitude:
5050m
Trip Duration:
18 days
Trek Grade:
Easy to Moderate
Activities:
Trekking + Tour
Accommodation:
Lodge/Hotel
Transportation:
Car/Jeep/Bus
Group Size:
1 (minimum)
Best Time:
Jan- May, Sep - Dec.
Per Day Hiking:
5 to 6 hours
Trip Cost:
USD 950.00 Per Person

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