Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Duration: 16 Days
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About Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a 16-day journey to the holy lake of Gosaikunda and the beautiful Langtang Valley with a bit of the Helambu region at the end. The trek is classified as moderate in terms of difficulty as the highest point is around 4984 meters only. The trek offers amazing nature and cultural experiences to its visitors. As a result, it has become one of the most popular treks in Nepal for both domestic and international tourists.

Most of the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek lies within the boundary of Langtang National Park which is the first Himalayan national park of Nepal and is renowned for its rich wildlife, vegetation, spectacular mountain sceneries, and natural landscapes. It is home to various species of endangered animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard, Wild Dog, and Ghoral. The trail passes through the dense forest of Rhododendrons, Oaks and Junipers, quiet streams and rivulets, alpine lakes, and beautiful pasture valleys. If you are lucky enough, you might get a chance to see Red Pandas playing around the trees. During the trek, the panoramic view of various peaks, especially of the Langtang range is simply amazing. Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri, Gosainkunda Lake, and Laurebina Pass are some ideal spots to take a moment and gaze upon the mighty Himalayan peaks.

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a wonderful experience of the rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the local inhabitants. During the trek, you will walk through the beautiful serene villages of various ethnic communities like Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo with frequent encounters with Yaks as well. The majority of the people in this region practices Tibetan Buddhism which they have kept alive for a long time. Beautifully carved mani walls, prayer flags, Chorten, stupas, etc. can be found abundantly throughout the trail which reflects the devotion and faith of the locals to the religion.

One of the many things that you can do on this trek is to visit the cheese factory at Kyanjin Gumba which was established in the 1950s by Swiss dairy specialist Werner Schulthess. This cheese factory has played a huge role in establishing cheese culture in Nepal. You can add a couple of extra days rest at Kyanjin Gumba for a day hike to Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri for the spectacular sceneries of the surrounding peaks and visit the cheese factory. And when you are at Gosainkunda, you can take an extra day to explore the surrounding lakes. On the full moon day of August, there is a huge festival called Janai Purnima. A huge number of Hindu people and shamans from various regions of Nepal come to this lake to perform a special kind of puja. 

Our 16-day Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Itinerary starts from Syabrubesi which is just 122 km north from Kathmandu, and it ends at Sundarijal. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc. please feel free to message us. Our experts will help you craft a perfect itinerary that ensures a top-notch experience with safety.

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).

PRICES & DATES

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02 Oct, 2021 17 Oct, 2021 Available $1050 USD
06 Oct, 2021 21 Oct, 2021 Available $1050 USD
12 Oct, 2021 27 Oct, 2021 Available $1050 USD
15 Oct, 2021 30 Oct, 2021 Available $1050 USD
21 Oct, 2021 05 Nov, 2021 Available $1050 USD