Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Duration: 16 Days
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About Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is one of the best trekking trails in the Langtang region closer from Kathmandu, which combines the popular Langtang trail to the holy lake, Gosaikunda and a little bit of the Helambu trail at the end. The Gosaikunda Lake is of high religious values and is a pilgrimage site for the Hindus, Shamans (A pre-Buddhists religion), and Buddhists. This trek has everything to offer to the trekkers.

During the trek, trekkers will have the opportunity to experience and explore the rich culture of the Tamang, Sherpa and Hyolmo people, peaceful villages and warm hospitality of the locals, Buddhist monasteries, stupas and chortens, alluring forest of rhododendrons, bamboos and pines, spectacular mountain sceneries, diverse wildlife, terraced fields, and the various high altitude lakes including Gosaikunda. Trekking during the month of August will add extra uniqueness to this trek where one can watch and enjoy the Hindus & Shamans rituals during the day of Janai Purnima (full moon night). The trek starts from Syabrubesi and ends at Sundarijal.

Highlights

  • One of the nearest trek from Kathmandu that takes you near to the high mountains in a couple of days
  • Rich wildlife and vegetation including endangered animals like Red Panda and Snow Leopard 
  • Spectacular views of Ganesh, Langtang, Manaslu, and other snowcapped mountains 
  • The rich culture of the Tamang and Hyolmo people that is similar to the Tibetan people
  • Stunning mountain sceneries from Tsergo Ri(4984 M) and Kyanjin Ri (4773 M)
  • Alluring colorful forest of rhododendron and oak throughout the beautiful trail
  • Gosainkunda Lake, a pilgrimage site for Hindus, Buddhists, and Shamans 
  • Nak cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa and Shin Gompa

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be welcomed by one of our team representatives at the airport. He will take you to the hotel and help you with check-in. Later in the evening, you will meet with your guide and will brief you about the program.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

It is a free day for you. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, etc. You will get to see the rich art, architecture, and culture of Nepal during the tour. In the late afternoon, you will arrange equipment for the trip. 

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, then will drive to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a beautiful village. It is also the starting point of treks in the Langtang region. The drive will be long on a winding road. We will get to witness excellent views of Mt. Annapurna (8091 M), Mt. Manaslu (8156 M), and Ganesh Himal (7429 M). 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Syabrubesi
  • 1567 M
  • 7-8 hours

After having breakfast, we will trek along the Langtang Khola and ascend towards a ridge. The trail then ascends slowly through lush forests of oak & rhododendron. Further, we will cross a bridge over Langtang Khola and begin ascending on a steep trail. Eventually, we will reach the Lama Hotel where we will stop for the night.

Elevation: +1175m/ - 180m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2470 M
  • 6 hours

Leaving Lama Hotel behind, we will begin trekking enjoying the beautiful landscape and lovely waterfalls. The trail will take us to the green meadow of Ghoda Tabela from where we will get to see a glimpse of Langtang range (7234 M). Further, we will ascend passing by small villages and reach Langtang village for a night stay. 

Elevation: + 1020m/ -115m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Langtang village
  • 3430 M
  • 5 hours

The trek today begins with a gradual descent to Kyanjin Gompa. It is one of the most important and oldest monasteries of the Langtang region. On the way, we will pass by several Chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags. Further, we will pass by sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them and reach Kyanjin Gompa. 

Elevation: +465m/ -95m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Kyanjin Gompa
  • 3870 M
  • 3 hours

Today, we will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, we will go on a short excursion to Tserko Ri from where we will get to see wonderful views of the surrounding.

Elevation: + 1110m/ -1095m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Kyangjin Gompa
  • 3870 M
  • 7-8 hours

After having a warm breakfast, we will descend back to Lama Hotel. The trail descends through dense forest and picturesque Tamang villages. we will also get to see beautiful views of Himalayan mountains and gorgeous scenery on the way. 

Elevation: + 115m / - 1470m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2380 M
  • 6-7 hours

After breakfast, you will first descend to Pahiro. A little farther from Pahiro, we will leave the trail to Syabrubesi and ascend on a rugged path on the left side through a lush forest with a captivating landscape view. As we will pass by forest, we might come across Langur monkeys, Red Pandas, and rare Himalayan birds. Further, we will cross a bridge and ascend on the terraced field and reach Thulo Syabru. Thulo Syabru is located at the top of a hill and offers superb views of Langtang Himal (7234 M) and Ganesh Himal (7429 M).

Elevation: + 445m/ - 600m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Thulo Syabru
  • 2250 M
  • 6 hours

From Thulo Syabru, we will ascend through the lush forest of rhododendron and reach Phoprang Danda (3190 M). Today again we can see wild animals on the way. After trekking for a few hours, we will reach Shin Gompa/Chandan Bari where we will be staying for the night. We can taste the special Nak Cheese here which is famous worldwide.

 Elevation: + 1075m -45m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Shin Gompa
  • 3850 M
  • 4:30 hours

Trekking through small settlements, we will pass by the forested path. We will reach Lauribina that will welcome us with an impressive view of Mt. Annapurna (8091 M), Mt. Manaslu (8156 M), Ganesh Himal (7429 M), and several other snow-capped peaks. The trail will go through several villages and forested trails. We will visit Gosaikunda Lake. Besides this, there are several other lakes in this region like Dudhkund ( Milk lake), Chandrakund (Moon Lake), Amakund (Mother lake), Saraswati Kund, Bhairav Kund, and Ragatkund (Blood lake). However, among all these lakes Gosaikunda is the most significant and biggest holy lake. 

Elevation: +1145m/ - 45m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Gosaikunda
  • 4460 M
  • 6 hours

We will begin trekking with a gradual ascent to the top of Laurebina Pass. From there, we will descend to Ghopte via Phedi crossing several streams. We will also trek through dense Bamboo and Pine forest along with enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way. 

Elevation: + 645m/ - 1575m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghopte
  • 3440 M
  • 7-8 hours

We will begin to ascend the Thadepati Pass through the Pine and Rhododendron forest. Then we will descend to Kutumsang. Upon reaching Kutumsang village, we will get to see magnificent views of Mt. Dorje Lhakpa (6966 M), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 M), and Buddha Himal (7200 M).

Elevation: + 550m/ - 1460m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Kutumsang
  • 2470 M
  • 6-7 hours

We will start the trek to Chisapani with a short ascent.  After the end of the forested trail, we will descend to Golphu Bhanjyang. Then, ascending gradually via beautiful villages with a gorgeous landscape view, we will arrive at Chisapani. On the way, you will get to witness beautiful views of Mt. Gaurishankar (7134 M) and reach Chisapani.

 Elevation: + 890m/ - 1190m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Chisopani
  • 2165 M
  • 6-7 hours

After having breakfast, we will ascend through the lush forest till Borlang Bhanjyang (2472 M). The trail then descends passing by beautiful Tamang villages, Mulkharka. Further, trekking through the forested trail, we will pass by the gorgeous waterfall and reach Sundarijal. Here, we will take a small break for lunch and drive back to Kathmandu. We will end our day with a farewell dinner organized by the company. 

Elevation: +290m/ - 1080m

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 4-5 hours

After having breakfast, one of the members of our team will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and assistant guide for group size above 4 people.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Syabrubesi and Sundariajla- Hotel by private vehicle.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing and Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone, personal trekking equipment, hot shower, and battery charging during the trek.
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).