Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

20 Reviews
17 days

‘amazing journey towards North West to East of Central Himalaya around Langtang region’                

Trip Highlights:

 “Interesting cultural sightseeing tour within historical areas of Kathmandu valley
Exciting and scenic drive towards Central Himalaya range around Langtang area
Exceptional views on daily walks visiting traditional Tamang villages of Buddhist culture
Pristine forest of tall rhododendron-pines-magnolia-oaks and fir trees a natural garden
Grand panorama of Langtang mountain range with stunning views from Kyanjin Gompa
Trekking to holy Gosainkund glacial pond of great religious and cultural importance
Journey from North West of Kathmandu to East with stunning rise and mountain views”

Brief Trip Outlook:

Mode of the Trip:       On Hotels – Tea-Houses and Lodge.
Trek Grade:                  Moderate with ups and downhill walks.
Trekking duration:      13 Nights and 14 Days (With drive both ways).
Highest elevation:      4,609 m /15,100ft. East Laurabina / Gosainkund pass
Total Trip:                    16 Nights & 17 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Best Season:                All season except July & August wet months.
(March to May flowering season)

Introduction:

Langtang & Holy Gosainkund trekking, a wonderful and picturesque adventure with Nepal Base Camp Trek, where our expert guides will lead you in this fascinating mountain journey of great delight with interesting and exciting moments where you will experience a life time adventure with us.

Langtang & Holy Gosainkund trekking, a scenic high ridges walk with ample time to explore interesting Tamang tribe villages of ancient Bon (pre Buddhism) and Buddhist culture similar to Tibetan traditional way of life.

A great adventure of two weeks duration leads you to high Langtang valley at picturesque Kyanjin Gompa, where you will surrounded by high peaks of Central Himalaya in the comfort of nice and cozy alpine style lodges and local hospitality.

After a pleasant refreshing walk to Langtang Valley, our adventure continues heading much higher areas at holy Gosainkund a sacred pond fed from the glacier of Langtang peaks, where thousands of pilgrims visits this holy pond in the month of August in auspicious event as per the Hindu Luna calendar known as Jani Purnima (full moon) to change their sacred thread and taking a dip in the holy lake believing it cleans the sins of hundred life times.

From holy Gosainkund our walk leads to the highest point of the adventure at East Laurabina or Gosainkund-La pass of above 4,609 m / 15,100 ft high and then entering back into lush green alpine woodlands and passing many farm villages to reach at a high hills of Chisapani, where you will be adorned with stunning sunrise views over chain of snowcapped peaks.

Finally our great adventure Langtang & Holy Gosainkund trekking ends at the northern suburb of Kathmandu for a short drive back to hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu city, after completing a wonderful and amazing adventure on the high ridge of Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m | 4,270ft and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m – 07 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m – 06 walks.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabela  – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 350m – 07 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru village 2,118m – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari 3,254 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m / 14,375ft – 05 hrs.
Day 12: To Ghopte Odar 3,566 m cross Laurabina-La 4,609 /15,100ft.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang 2,125 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195 m -05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m with an hour drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17: International departure for home ward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trekking with welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program. 

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
In Kathmandu morning after breakfast and at given time our city guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around places of interest around Kathmandu old part of the city, Kathmandu is famous for world heritage sites with tour of Pashupatinath a holy temple, Bouddhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage spot or tour of Kathmandu old Durbar (palace) Square and ancient 2,500 years old Swayambhunath, afternoon free for Langtang & Holy Gosainkund Trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m - 07 hrs journey.
Morning an exciting drive towards Rasuwa district to Langtang region as the ride leads towards high hills of with views of Himalayan peaks and rolling green hills, passing through many farm villages and towns to reach at a nice Tamang village at Syabrubesi after passing through Dhunche town, where Langtang National Park begins.

Syabrubesi located in the shadow of massive Central Himal of Ganesh and Langtang mountain range, a door of many treks to Langtang and Ganesh Himal area and as well route to Tibet border.  

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 hrs.
Our first day walk of this adventure leads to a bridge over Langtang Khola (river) later joins Trisuli River downstream. From here with uphill climb through scattered farm villages and terraces, and into a cool shade of forest reaching at Riverside a small settlement with few simple lodges, where the path from Upper or Thulo Syabru meets, after a rest or lunch break trek continues with a climb through beautiful forests of rhododendron, pines, bamboo tree lines, Langtang area is famous for rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife’s, after a good day’s walk reaching at Lama Hotel located in between forest surrounding and by the Langtang Khola.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabela - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads higher into a river gorge  within lovley woodlands of tall trees of pines, rhododendron and then following the river upstream past few houses and cattle herders shelters to reach cooler areas at Ghoretabela for lunch break, a nice spot with beautiful forest surrounding. From here 3 hours of good walk into forested area and then leaving the tree lines behind at Langtang village for overnight stop.

This is last permanent village before Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang Valley, with time to explore this interesting Tamang and Bhotias people village of Tibetan origin with similar life style interwoven into Buddhist religion and culture.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hrs.
After a wonderful stop in Langtang village, morning walk leads to our highlight and main destination at Kyanjin, heading on winding uphill trail and as the deep gorge opens up into a wide beautiful valley with amazing views of snow capped mountains that surrounds Langtang valley, the path encounters several prayer or mani walls and then reaching at Kyanjin Gomba for two nights stop around this lovely valley shadowed by array of peaks with Langtang Lirung glacier just near from the lodges, and a cheese processing factory established some 35 years ago with help and support of Swiss assistance.

Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
A perfect spot for rest day to acclimatize at this high altitude with many places for short hike and climb like to the hill top of Tsego and Kyanjin ri at over 4,000 meters top for better panorama of surrounding mountains.

From view point hill overlooking at Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet. The major peaks include Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft),  Langtang Lirung  (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak.

Beyond it continues to the Jugal Himal, ending with Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft), extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 350m - 07 hrs.
Morning catching the last view of this wonderful surrounding and high snow capped mountains in amazing Langtang valley, then heading downhill for another adventure on route Kathmandu, walk leads on the same route till Lama Hotel after a long descend with few short ups in between the walks.

Day 09: Trek to Upper (Thulo) Syabru village 2,118m - 06 hrs.
From Lama Hotel our journey leads to alternative route towards Upper Syabru also called as Thulo Syabru, morning walk a short downhill to Riverside and Bamboo area with small lodge, teahouses in the middles of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo forests, after short rest here walk continues leading  uphill to the ridge of Upper Syabru passing few farm lands and a big landslide section and then to Thulo Syabru village where the traditional Tamang houses are linked together like a long locomotive with beautiful carved windows and doors, this village with 6-8 good lodges and a monastery above the village.

Day 10: Trek to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari 3,254 m - 05 hrs.
After this nice village walk leads to more climb through enchanting dense forest of lovely rhododendron, oaks and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal and as far towards west peaks of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya, although a steep climb but interesting walking into this beautiful forest where more than 10 varieties of rhododendron species exists around this thick woodlands, passing summer pasture  and shades of cattle herders and then on the pleasant winding trail to Singh Gomba / Chandanbari village with cheese factory and an old monastery at the top of the village.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m / 14,375ft - 05 hrs.
Today, walk leads to our next destinations and one of the highlight of this great journey, morning walk leading to an uphill through beautiful alpine coniferous forest with views of Annapurna, Manaslu Mountains towards North West and of Langtang Himal range ahead north, walk passes few settlement with small lodges and huts at Laurabinaya where tree line stops with only few bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendrons.

Walk continues with a climb reaching the top notch of west Laurabinaya pass at 3,932 meters via Cholang Pati and Laurabinayak from here heading with short descend and then to holy Gosainkund area at first reaching Saraswati and Bhiarav kund  and short climb to the main huge pond at Gosainkund for overnight stop, a fascinating place with ambiance environment surrounded by high Rocky Mountains, afternoon a short walk around the lake and to hill top for impressive views of mountains of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. This place regarded holy for hundreds of years where thousands of Hindu pilgrims, as well Buddhist and Shaman (Witch Doctors) visits here on festival held around “Jani Purnima” in the month of August as per the Hindu / Buddhist Lunar calendar

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566 m via Laurabina / Gosainkund-la 4,609 m.
From holy Gosainkund morning walk follows the pond to east direction and then a climb to a rocky ridge and a basin with two more frozen small ponds of Suraya kund, and from here on the gradual section of the walk for an hour and then with a last final climb towards the high ridge pass of another east Laurabina-La at 4,609 meters or 15, 100 feet.

After catching the panoramic views of mountains and hills a long descend to the base of this pass to Phedi (bottom or base) with few lodge and teahouses serving travelers and trekkers using this way to Gosainkund. After a time here walk continues on the good trail and back into tree lines of lovely juniper, rhododendron and pines after few of steady walk reaching to the overnight stop in a small place of Ghopte Odar (overhanging cave) with small and simple lodges and teahouses.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m - 06 hrs.
After a great moment being on the highest spot of this trek around Gosainkund area, morning walk leads further east and to south directions reaching at Tharepati at 3,597 meters on route to Helambu, Gosainkund and Kathmandu, a small settlement located on a ridge with great views of snow capped mountains, rolling hills and valleys, after a lunch break here continue walk with a long descend through nice dense forest to Kutumsang village, a farm place with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang people.

Day 14: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang 2,125 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk leads to Gul Bhanjyang village on route Kathmandu, starting with a gradual winding path through farm and small forest area with more descend passing many small villages and farm fields with terraces and finally ending the day walk at Gul Bhanjyang village for overnight stop.

Day 15: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195 m -05 hrs.
Today walk leads to more villages and awesome scenery of surrounding beautiful landscapes with high Himalayan mountains, walk with short climb and then on the gentle trail for hours and then heading downhill to a nice Hindu village of Patbhanjyang located on a basin between hill ridge with tremendous views of green valley with rolling green hills, dramatic contrast with high snow capped peaks. From here another two hours walk with a short steep climb to Chisopani Danda for last overnight stop of this remarkable adventure. This beautiful spot with nice 5-6 lodges with overwhelming panorama of mountains with stunning sunrise views over chain of mountains from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang Himal and towards Jugal Himalayan range.

Day 16: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m and hour drive to Kathmandu.
Early morning catch the stunning sunrise over range of snowcapped peaks, after breakfast with mountain views, our last day walk leads downhill through lovely forest and farm lands around Tamang villages, and then ending our morning walk at Sundarijal (beautiful water).

This beautiful area supplies pure drinking water to urban areas around Kathmandu valley, from Sundarijal a small town where we take a short drive back to Kathmandu, on reaching respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.

Day 17: Final International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal with awesome time in the high hills and around Langtang & Holy Gosainkund trek, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.

Cost Details

           What is included:

  • All the airport Pick up and drop  by private car/van
  • 3ngiht tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu  (www.ighouse.com or same category hotel) with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu from Sundarijal
  • Menu selected meals during the trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with all tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation in lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • All trekking permit/entrance fee and TIMS fee
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide with porters (1 porter each 2 clients) during the trek.
  • All guide and porters well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and high altitude Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • All government taxes and service charge

Tripinfo

Size of group: 1-10 people          

Highest-Point: 4,700m/15,416ft

 Destination: Nepal        

Fitness level: Moderate 

 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  

 Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal                      

 Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek                 

 Accommodation: 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu and best tea houses/lodges during the trek                  

 

 

  • Best Time to Travel to Langtang Gosaikund Trek
  • The best time to trek to Langtang Gosaikund is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

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Manual Note

Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

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