Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Gosainkunda Trek program is an opportunity to explore relatively unspoiled and less developed section of Nepal while being near from the capital. Several great days of pleasant Langtang Gosainkunda trek through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements takes you to the alpine yak pastures of Kyangin gompa and holy lakes at Gosaikunda. The Gosainkunda trek combines the diversity of spectacular views of Langtang valley and the snow clad Himalayas with a vast number of exciting ethnic encounters. Besides the magnificent views of snow covered white giants of Langtang mountain range, the majestic waterfalls following over mammoth boulders, a chance to bathe in appeasing hot springs, rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests that hosts abundant wildlife, visit to scared lakes of Gosainkunda, the gompas and monasteries of Langtang valley are among the many highlights of Gosainkunda Trek.
The Gosainkunda trek program begins in Kathmandu with exploration of ancient temples, monasteries, and palaces. The next day, after 6-7 hours drive we reach Syabrubesi, an interesting traditional village on the bank of Bhote Kosi River and the starting point of our trek. The trail slowly gains elevation as we make our way through oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests along the Langtang Khola. If lucky you might be able to spot many faunas that Langtang region hosts including the shy red panda. Upon reaching Langtang valley we explore Sherpa villages and at Kyanjing Gompa (3,798m) we experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in the monastery there. An ascend to Tserko Ri (5,050m) early in the morning offers a marvelous view of the Langtang ranges -Gangchenpo (5,846 m.), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), and many more but the Langtang Lirung (7,246 m) seems the most dominating one. If we get time, we can commence a short hike to glacial moraine of Langtang Lirung. There will also be the opportunity of visiting a traditional cheese factory, where the product is manufactured manually.
Once in Thulo Syabru (2250 m), we can relish magnificent views of the towering snow-covered Ganesh Himal (7110 m) and Langtang -II (7,230 m) peaks. Moving on to the pilgrimage site of Gosainkunda, we watch the sun rise over the shimmering Lakes. The land hosts 108 scared lakes and Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda and Gosainkunda are the famous ones. It is believed that Lord Shiva created the holy lakes with his trident. From the top of Laurebinayak pass (4,609m), we observe spectacular view of Tibet! We descend steeply to Gopte for overnight rest. Further descending ahead we leave Langtang valley and march towards Helambu valley through Kutumsang and Chisapani enjoying beautiful mountain views as usual days. Upon reaching Sundarijal we drive back to Kathmandu.
Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1462 meters) by bus/jeep. 7 hrs
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi which takes about seven hours by bus/jeep. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters) 5 hrs
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Ramche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3307 meters) 5 hrs
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjuma Gompa (3798 meters) 4 hrs
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. This beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. A place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 07: Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and climb Chorkari Ri
Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and ascend at Chorkari Ri (5050 meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peak. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 Meters) 5 hrs
The beginning of the trail gently descents to the Landslide which then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful village. From where you can enjoy the amazing land feature and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110meters), Langtang Himal and its ranges. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 10: Trek to Singompa (3250 Meters) 5 hrs
The trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200 meters) follows a steep ascent path passing through Dursagang (2660 meters) along with the views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, Hemlock and forests. Now the path gently ascends for a while then it follows a flat level to Sing Gompa. There is a well managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. Singompa provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature and Yak Cheese factory, it is considered the best cheese in Nepal. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4300 Meters) 5 hrs
The first part of the trail emerges and we steadily climb up to Lauribinayak and the top of Lauribinayak gives you an exotic feeling. With a steep ascent all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend Gosainkunda was created by Shiva 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. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte (3430m) via Laurebinayak Yak pass (4610 M) 6 hrs
The trail leaves Gosaikunda and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebinayak La (4610meters), 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. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2440 Meters) 5 hrs
The trail continues through the forest of pine & juniper about 2 hour's slope up to Thadepati. Except ascending to Thadepati, the rest of the trail will descend. Sufficient hotels, lodges and temporary tea-house are available on the route, attractive mountain views as well as local peoples' life style. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 14: Trek to Chisopani (2110 Meters) 6 hrs
A pleasant walk down to the Patti Bhanjyang and walking up to Chisopani you can enjoy another spectacular view from Kutumsang (2200m). Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals
Day 15: Trek and drive back to Kathmandu 4 hrs
Walk down to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive breakfast
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey."Farewell"
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
- Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide by private car / van.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek
- Twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- All surface transfer to/from KTM by jeep/ bus
- Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt (yours to keep)
- Langtang national park permit
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
- Government taxes & office service charge.
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Hot and cold showers during the trek
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 1050.00*
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For a booking of two or more people.
Trip Length: 16 days
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Max Elevation: 5050m/ at Chorkari Ri
Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Best Month: Jan - May and Sept - Dec
Group Size: 01 Minimum and 12 Maximum
Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
Scenic drive to/from Kathmandu
Visit Tibetan village at Langtang - amazing views of Langtang ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang sisa
Ascent Chorkari ri (5050m) - panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m - spectacular view of the ice fluted peaks
Visit the pilgrims lake Gosainkunda- crossing the Lauribinayak pass 4610m
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