Langtang and Gosainkunda trek

Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek

Key Information

  • Price:975 USD
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Primary Activity:Trekking
  • Group Size:1-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Accomodation:Teahouses/Lodges
  • Trip Code:
  • Max-Altitude:3900 m.
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Tamang

About Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang and Gosainkunda trek gets on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dhunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high & wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert back on the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the valley of glaciers’. Down hereabouts, the mountains reach towering heights, almost touching the clouds. The valley is physically made up of pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock and silver grey peaks with grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wild flowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that literally stir the emotions for a love of the natural landscapes we come across in this unique region. The colorful typical vibrant Sherpa villages teem with life & give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories…

We clamber through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike pass a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. As legends would have it, Shiva created Gosainkunda 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.

We finally conclude our trek and head back for an hour’s scenic drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderfully captivating trek in an area very less used…in this area it’s just ‘you, me & the mountains” for a time out in the wilderness down here…

Our trek gets on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dhunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high & wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert back on the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the valley of glaciers’. Down hereabouts, the mountains reach towering heights, almost touching the clouds. The valley is physically made up of pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock and silver grey peaks with grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wild flowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that literally stir the emotions for a love of the natural landscapes we come across in this unique region. The colorful typical vibrant Sherpa villages teem with life & give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories…

We clamber through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike pass a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. As legends would have it, Shiva created Gosainkunda 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.

We finally conclude our trek and head back for an hour’s scenic drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderfully captivating trek in an area very less used…in this area it’s just ‘you, me & the mountains” for a time out in the wilderness down here…

1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft):

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Volunteer Society Treks. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight in the valley of the gods! *Included Meal Dinner. (D)

Day 1
2
Kathmandu: sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft):

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full day guided tour to the historic Durbar Square, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath), in the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Overnight at hotel, included meal: (B)

Day 2
3
Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,410m) 145km/ 8 hours drive:

After breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on a north-western highway through scenic foothill, picturesque landscapes, terraced fields and rustic villages, en route we will have magnificent views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We take Lunch at the Trisuli Bazaar and continuing further to Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. The journey will take us 7-8 hours. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 3
4
Trek Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek:

Today’s trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follow the Langtang Khola River, we gradually climb to through the dense forests, passing through the landslide area to reach bamboo village (1,850m) where we stop for the lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen bird’s life around the bushes. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B, L, D)

Day 4
5
Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,541 m) 6-7 hours trek:

The trail leads us through rhododendron and pine forest towards Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse stable where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages, Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 5
6
Trek Langtang village – Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek:

After breakfast, we start our trek and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest Mani wall, made from stone with prayers written on them. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. Evening we are free for visiting the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 6
7
Trek Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek:

This morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey next day for the Thulo Syabru village. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 7
8
Trek Lama Hotel -Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5 hours trek:

The trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junipers forests. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 8
9
Trek Thulo Syabru – Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek:

We take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. On the way of our trek we will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley. Shin Gomba is another popular place for Cheese. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 9
10
Trek Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda (4,460m.) 6 hours trek:

The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkunda. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 10
11
Trek Gosainkunda – Laurebinayak Pass (4,610m.) – Ghopte (3,430m.) 6 hours trek:

The trail leaves Gosainkunda and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610 meters), 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 Ghopte. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 11
12
Trek Ghopte – Kutumsang (2,446m.) 6 hours trek:

We continuing through the coniferous forest, after two hours we reach to Thadepati. The trail then gradually descends through the forest for about four more hours to reach Kutumsang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 12
13
Trek Kutumsang – Chisopani (2,300m.) 6 hours trek:

The trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. And again trail ascent until Thodang Betini and we continue trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and exploring a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 13
14
Trek Chisopani – Sundarijal (850m) – drive to Kathmandu & we go for farewell dinner in the evening:

Today we walk down to Sundarijal passing through many villages, and we will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about one hour .Your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the local belles. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the Volunteer Society Nepal. Overnight at hotel (B. D)

Day 14
15
Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home:

We continuing through the coniferous forest, after two hours we reach to Thadepati. The trail then gradually descends through the forest for about four more hours to reach Kutumsang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 15
Note of above itinerary: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Feature Price: 975 USD

Special offers for group

  • 1

    Person    :   USD 975 per Person

  • 2 – 5

    Person    :   USD 900 per Person

  • 6 +

    Person    :   USD 825 per Person

Service Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Langtang National park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

Service Excluded

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking
  • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and cart meal.
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Nepal entry visa fees

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