Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Langtang Gosaikunda trek is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. It has unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. The trek provides an opportunity to explore the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda. The people in this region are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture dates back to hundreds of years. Traditionally built stone houses, beautifully carved wooden porches, their craftsmanship and attire reflect their rich Himalayan heritage. During Janai Purnima (full-moon festival in August), hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims visit the area in…
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda trek is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. It has unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. The trek provides an opportunity to explore the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkunda. The people in this region are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture dates back to hundreds of years. Traditionally built stone houses, beautifully carved wooden porches, their craftsmanship and attire reflect their rich Himalayan heritage.
During Janai Purnima (full-moon festival in August), hundreds of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims visit the area in about a one-week period. At this point in time Jhankris (Shaman priests) come from all over Nepal to dance in an induced trance to all night singing and drum beating. It takes about 45 minutes to circumambulate the lake.
The trail to Gosainkunda involves rapid ascent to about high elevation of 4,380m. and therefore, it is best done after acclimatizing in Langtang, Helambu or Nagthali. Gosainkunda Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. Legend reads that Shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There is a white rock under the water that is said to be the remnant of an ancient shrine of Shiva. It appears underground via a subterranean channel and surface in Khumbeshwar pool, next to the five storey Shiva Temple in Patan, more than 60km. away.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1503m)
Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel early in morning to go for new bus park to catch the public bus to Syabru Besi but if you prefer to hire private vehicle then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from hotel and directly drive to Syabru besi. You head north of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi (1503m) through the famous places Kakani (2145m), Ranipauwa, Trisuli Bazaar (548m), Betrawati (620m), Kalikhastan (1390m), Dhunche (1960m) Thulo Bharkhu (1860m) and finally you reach at Syabru Besi. It takes about 8/9 hours drive from Kathmandu. Overnight at teahouse
Day 04: Syabru Besi trek to Lama Hotel (2400m)
Today the trek we cross the Bhote Kosi river by a suspension bridge towards ‘old’ Syabrubesi, a cluster of houses and a school opposite the river. Another suspension bridge carries us over the south side of the Langtang Khola, this river we will be following upwards for the next couple of days. We climb slowly to Doman (1680m) and continue over a rocky ridge to Landslide Lodge and Hot Spring restaurant; named after a small hot spring on the opposite river bank at 1810 meter. The trail now climbs gently up to Bamboo. Opposite the river we will see near vertical cliffs covered with cactuses. After Bamboo we cross the Langtang Khola on a new suspension bridge to the north bank. The forest becomes sparser and drier on this side of the river, consisting mainly of scrub nettles and oaks. We climb steeply on a good trail to Rimche (2400m) continue to Upper Rimche (2510m). Beyond the trail descend slowly to Changtang known as Lama Hotel (2470m) overnight at teahouse
Day 05: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang village (3430m)
Today the trek starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through a forest of oaks, hemlocks, maples and rhododendron. From the trail you will see the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7246m). After little more then an hour we pass two lodges in the forest at Gumanchok (2800m), from where we climb to a Nepal army post and a national park checkpoint at Ghoda Tabela (2970m). The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider. We will pass a few teashops at Thangshyap (3140m). The route is now in open country, and passes many mani stones, water-driven prayer wheels and a few scattered Tamang villages before arriving in Langtang. This is a small village consisting of guesthouses and yak farms. The surrounding fields containing buckwheat, wheat, turnips, potatoes, and barley have typical stone fencing walls. Overnight at teahouse
Day 06: Langtang village trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3870M)
Today the trek through the village of Langtang we will pass many stone mani walls, covered with Tibetan inscriptions to please the gods. It then climbs up gradually past the small villages of Mumdu and Sindum. The trail continues through yak pastures. After crossing the Langtang Khola to its south bank we climb up through a landscape scattered with large boulders to a moraine where we will have the first views of Kyanjin Gompa ahead of us, and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung (6781m) north of us. Beyond the trail lead through some rocks and climb towards the gompa, then make a short descend to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). Afternoon looks around the Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 07: Excursion around Kyanjin Gompa
Today, we have day excursion trip from Kyanjin Gompa either Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tsergo Ri (4984m) or another option is hike to Langshisa Kharka (4080m) but not recommended one because it is very hard and long day trip so if you don’t have camping arrangement with one more day for stay overnight in Langshisa Kharka better not to go there. North of Kyanjin Gompa is about two hours climb you reach at Kyanjin Ri from where you will see the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kinshung (6781m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m) and Straddling the Tibetan border are Dorje Lhakpa (6966m), Ganchempo (6387m), Langshisa Ri (6427m) and a whole host of 6,000+m peaks whilst across the valley are Naya Kang and the Ganja La pass. If you are interested to little gain in altitude there is the chance to climb Tsergo Ri (often written Cherko Ri) – at 4,984m. It takes about five hours climb from Kyanjin Gompa to reach at Tsergo Ri. Follow the trail north and take a left fork about 10 minutes then step climb to Tsergo Ri for spectacular mountains view and back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at teahouse
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa trek to Lama Hotel (2470m)
Today we follow our route back to Lama Hotel, the trail goes with a few short exceptions most of its way downward, descending 1400 meters back to Lama hotel. You will trek through Sindum, Mumdu, Langtang village, Thangshyap, Ghoda Tabela and Gumanchok then finally you reach at Lama Hotel (2470m). Overnight at teahouse
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m)
Today shortly ascend to Upper Rimche then descend to Langtang Khola and cross the bridge then easy walk to Bamboo then gently descend to Landslide lodge then you may rest there few minutes and ready for climb to Thulo Syabru. After few minutes walk you meet two trails one goes to Syabru Besi and another trail (left hand side) goes to Thulo Syabru. From here steeply climb to U Kyang (2040m), Pass a Bhatti then continue gradually climb and last part you have to steep climb before arriving at the pleasant village Thulo Syabru (2260m). Overnight at teahouse
Day 10: Thulo Syabru trek to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Today we start our trek passing the gompa, school and army post, and then switchback up the steep hill above the village to Dursagang (2660m). The trail continues less steeply from now, mostly in forest of hemlock and oaks to the top of the ridge at Foprang Danda, where we will have lunch. The trail to Sing Gompa cuts across the ridge top, staying fairly level as it crosses the head of the valley. After passing the final ridge at 3260 meter then continue trek to Sing Gompa, Finally you reach at Sing Gompa (3330m) overnight at teahouse
Day 11: Sing Gompa trek to Lauribina Yak (3920m)
The trail of today climbs steeply up the ridge, which creates a transition zone between rich, moist forests on the northern slopes and dry scrub vegetation on the slope facing south. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepali calls cat bear. The trail crosses behind the ridge and stays in the deep forest for a while before emerging onto a saddle at Chalang Pati (3650m) from here we enter the Goisakund protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires and grazing of goats is prohibited. As the trail steeply climbs up to Laurebina today you will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang lirung. It is possible to continue to Goisakund on the same day, but for acclimatization reasons as well as morning view from here is excellent so it is better to stay one overnight in Laurebina Yak (3920m). Overnight at teahouse
Day 12: Lauberina Yak trek to Gosainkund (4460m)
Today we start by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around 4100 meter. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (Bhairav Kund) comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to the third and largest lake known as Gosainkund (4460m). Goisakund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August. It takes about 40 minutes to walk around the lake. Overnight at teahouse
Day 13: Gosainkunda trek to Dhunche (1960m)
Today, after breakfast we start our trek to Dhunche which is quite long day walk but Trekkers easily manage it because from Goasainkunda trek trail lead all the way down hill so people easily reach in one day from Gosainkunda. After you reach the Dhunche (1960m) then refresh and celebrate the last night in Himalaya. Overnight at teahouse
Day 14: Dhunche (1960m) drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Today early in the morning we catch the public bus to Kathmandu or if you have booked private vehicle through our company then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will
pick up from Dhunche and drive to Kathmandu. It takes about 7/8 hours drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is through gravel and bumpy road and then well paved road up to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Today early in the morning we catch the public bus to Kathmandu or if you have booked private vehicle through our company then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from Syabru and drive to Kathmandu. It takes about 8/9 hours drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is through gravel and bumpy road and then well paved road up to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.