Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
Overview The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a captivating and rewarding adventure that combines the mesmerizing beauty of the Langtang Valley with the serene spirituality of the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. Situated in the Langtang National Park, Nepal, this trek is also a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters. The journey typically begins from Kathmandu, where trekkers embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the trailhead of the Langtang region. The trek gradually winds through lush forests adorned with rhododendron blooms, charming traditional villages, and breathtaking landscapes. Trekkers can also immerse themselves in the warm hospitality of the Tamang and…
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a captivating and rewarding adventure that combines the mesmerizing beauty of the Langtang Valley with the serene spirituality of the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. Situated in the Langtang National Park, Nepal, this trek is also a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural encounters.
The journey typically begins from Kathmandu, where trekkers embark on a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the trailhead of the Langtang region. The trek gradually winds through lush forests adorned with rhododendron blooms, charming traditional villages, and breathtaking landscapes. Trekkers can also immerse themselves in the warm hospitality of the Tamang and Tibetan communities, experiencing their unique culture and traditions.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek: A Journey to Himalayan Grandeur and Sacred Waters
As the trek progresses, the trail unveils awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. The Langtang Valley, often referred to as the “Valley of Glaciers,” offers a surreal ambiance that captivates trekkers with its raw beauty.
One of the highlights of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. Nestled at an altitude of about 4,380 meters, the lake is of great religious significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. Legend has it that the lake was created by Lord Shiva’s trident, and during the Janai Purnima festival, pilgrims from all over Nepal visit this holy site to take a ritual bath in its sacred waters.
From Gosainkunda, the trek continues to ascend through rugged terrains, passing by other enchanting lakes like Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda. The diverse landscapes and ever-changing scenery offer a photographer’s paradise and leave trekkers in awe of the Himalayan grandeur.
The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek demands a moderate level of fitness, making it accessible to a wide range of adventurers. The best seasons to undertake this trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild, and the views are clear.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek promises an unforgettable expedition through captivating landscapes, cultural riches, and spiritual encounters. Trekkers are sure to create lasting memories as they journey through this Himalayan wonderland, leaving with a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural heritage of Nepal.
- Visit Langtang – the valley of glaciers, pine forests, green meadows, terraced fields.
- Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep gorges, stone-driven mills, and suspension bridges
- The majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m)
- Tibetan border region
- Beautiful Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers
- Local cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
- Ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and chorten
- The sacred Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600m
- Side trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m) Viewpoints
Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.
We take early drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via. Dhunche (1966 m.). We drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of our drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. Syabru Bensi is the starting point of our trek. It is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. Overnight stay at Syabru Bensi.
Today we trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m.). The trail goes along the ridge of Syabru’s main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and then to Pairo (1810m.). From this point, the trail goes to Rimche (2400 m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and finally end at Lama Hotel. En route one can see red pandas, monkey and bear.
Having lunch at Lama Hotel, we trek to Langtang village (3430 m.) via Ghore Tabela (3000 m.) which takes about six hours. We would find some grazing grounds of Yak on the way. The local people bring their livestock for grazing in the high pastures during the summer months. We find a monastery before we reach Langtang Village. We pay our short visit to the monastery and arrive at our destination.
It is our turn to trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870 m.). It takes about three hours to reach there. Our trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens further and the views become more extensive. Kyangjin Gompa is reached after crossing several small streams and moraines. We would visit the cheese factory at Kyangjin Gompa. We would enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990 m.), Langtang Ri (6370 m.), Langtang Lirung (7245 m.) and many more.
We would acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa and go for excursion to utilize our time. We would visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice falls and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350 m).
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel.
We trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260 m.). The beginning of the trek is gently descending till Pairo and then goes steep up to Thulo Syabru. En route, one could see red pandas, monkey and various species of birds.
It is our turn to trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330 m.). Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3200m.) passing through Dursagang (2660 m.). We would be lucky enough to view Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and forests of Oak, Hemlock and Firs. After a while, we reach Sing Gompa. We would find a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery at Sing Gompa too.
Today we trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460 m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920 m.). We would follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7893 m.,) Manaslu (8156 m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406 m.). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, we would see Langtang Lirung. At Gosainkunda, we would see a dozen of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison.
We would acclimatize at Gosainkunda and go for excursion at our leisure.
We trek from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3250 m.). Our trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak. We would have magnificent mountain views along the trail. We would walk through the jungles while going to Singh Gompa.
Today we trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche which takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendron forests with marijuana plants up to suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. From this point, our path goes even through some human settlements and reaches Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. It is interesting to penetrate into the rural settlements on the way back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we go to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur (1838m.). We would observe beautiful sunset view from Nagarkot. Overnight in our hotel.
We get up early in the morning to have stunning sunrise view. Having morning tea in the hotel, we go for sightseeing around Nagarkot. Breakfast would be served in the resort and then we drive back to Kathmandu. Lunch will be served on the way. In the afternoon, we go for shopping. Farewell dinner would be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali hotel. We would also be entertained with a cultural program. Overnight in our hotel
Back home 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.
Gosainkunda Langtang Trek is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Langtang National Park. It’s situated in the northeast part of central Nepal, close to Kathmandu. In fact, it is visible from Kathmandu Valley.
This trek lets you experience deep gorges, rocky terrain, pine forests, yak pastures, insight into Buddhist religious practices, mystical monasteries, picturesque villages, hillside terraces, serene valleys, and breathtaking glaciers originating from high mountains. The trial also takes us to the sacred Gosainkunda (4,380m / 14,620ft), an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains of the Rasuwa.
This trek begins with a drive along the Trishuli River, which heads north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche and finally to Syabrubesi.
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