Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek renders you eye-catching landscape, affinity of Nepali Culture, distant valley trek to Langtang region, along with the high mountain lakes at Gosaikunda. Passing through the Trishuli River which lies at north of Kathmandu, you come across through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche

Gosaikunda trek is situated in Langtang region to Gosaikunda; the sacred lake has acquired its reputation among both the Hindus and the Buddhists. Thousands of visitors visit the lake every year in the full- moon night in August. According to Hindu mythology- when the God jolted the primitive ocean to produce remedy of enduring life, the poison was also produced along with the remedy to protect the universe from this poison, Lord Shiva drank it. So, the throat of Lord Shiva is still blue because of the effect of the poison. To cool down his fiery throat, Lord Shiva hit his weapon into the rock creating three springs which finally resulted in the formation of beautiful lakes. Finally, Lord Shiva drank the water of the lakes and got relief from the pain. Hence, in this way, the lake Gosaikunda was formed. See more.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek render you eye-catching landscape, affinity of Nepali Culture, distant valley trek to Langtang region, along with the high mountain lakes at Gosaikunda. Passing through the Trishuli River which lies at north of Kathmandu, you come across through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syaphru besi a Sherpa village situated at the corner of the Langtang National Park. As you move back and forth along the east into the Langtang valley, passing through the river many times as you move up along a gorge-like lower portion of the valley you come across through oak and rhododendron forests and also you move along glacial moraine on the way to the Tamang village of Langtang.

A little further up the valley is Kyangin 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 Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Llaurebena Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang.

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Trip Fact: 16 Days

  • Group size: 1-12 people
  • Max-Altitude: 5000m/16404 ft
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Fitness level:Moderate
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from:Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full-board meal during the trek
  • Best time:September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Accommodation:Twin sharing in 2 star to 5 star hotel in city and tea house, lodge, camp and home-stay during trek

Trip Highlights

  • Situated north of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Country of elusive red panda & wilder animal.
  • Amazing views of high snowcapped mountains
  • Enchanting, pristine rhododendron, pines.
  • Explore Tibetan rich culture and traditions.
  • Visiting the holy glacial pond of Gosaikunda Lake.
  • High scenic passes in magnificent views.

Trip Map

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing And Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive From Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 Hours

Day 04: Trek From Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6-7 Hours

Day 05: Trek To Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) Via Langtang Village: 6-7 Hours

Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft):

Day 07: Acclimatization: Explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 Hours

Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa To Lama Hotel: 6-7 Hours

Day 09: Lama Hotel To Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 Ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 10: Thulo Syabru To Shin Gompa: 5-6 Hours

Day 11: Shin Gompa To Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 Hours

Day 12: Gosaikunda To Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 Hours

Day 13: Ghopte to Kutung Sang (2621m/8596ft) 5-6 Hours

Day 14: Kutung Sang To Chisopani(2194m/7196ft) 4-5 Hours

Day 15: Chisopani To Kathmandu Via Sundari Jal. 7-8 Hours

Day 16: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures influences. Paten and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Bouddhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Swyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
Our journey begins with outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We drive from Kathmandu to starting point for treks into the Langtang valley - Syabrubesi. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6-7  hrs
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hrs
We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadow of horses stables. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders with a view of Langtang range peaks. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake and reach trekking to next destination Mundu.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hrs
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Acclimatization at Kyangjin Gompa: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs
We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko RI. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) 6-7 hrs
We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5-6 hrs
We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hrs
Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hrs
Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurna’s, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hrs
We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Ghopte to Kutung sang (2621m/8596ft) 6-7 hrs
From Ghopte, the trail ascent from and again trail ascent to Tharepati. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the beautiful mountain views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa range on its way to Khutumsang (2450m).
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Kutung sang to Chisopani(2194m/7196ft) 5-9 hrs
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.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Chisopani to Kathmandu via Sundari jal.
The route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). Descending through the forest to Sundarijal, we trek down to Mulkharka (1800m) with spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. And we drive back to Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Final departure

 

Cost Includes

  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Two-way ticket in domestic fixed wings Air craft or local bus or private jeep which ever is necessary
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek, lodge and Home-stay
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bags
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee
  • TIMS
  • First aids kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does not Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal spending money.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

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