Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
All Inclusive Price: 1,180
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Trip Code:
NHT 30
Destination:
Nepal
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Max Elevation:
4600m
Activities:
Trekking and Hiking
Total Duration:
16 days
Best Time:
March - May & Sept - Dec
Group Size:
01 - 20 People
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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek takes you to a beautiful valley of Langtang that is embedded with many azure coloured mountain lakes. The pristine and serene lakes in the backdrop of snow clad mountains looks divine. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is not just about mountain lakes, it is a joyful trek that comprises of Langtang National Park and many other ethnic settlement villages. Langtang National Park is a park of natural splendour. We can find many unique floras and faunas preserved inside the park. Walking along the lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo in the park can be an opportunity to encounter the rare – Red panda and many other animals sheltered inside the park.

As you continue your journey towards Langtang, you will encounter Kyanjin Gompa, cheese factory and the Sherpa village which is a major attraction of Langtang village. You can find the reflection of Tibetan Buddhist culture in the Gompa in Langtang. Similarly, you can taste the freshly made yak cheese in the cheese factory of Langtang. Exploring the villages and interacting with people is a chance to experience the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the people residing in those places.

Trekking to Gosaikunda Lake is not just about natural exploration but a religious deed that will let you get rid of all your sins. Gosaikunda Lake is a famous site for many Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. In the full moon night of August every year, you can find the lake full of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. As per the Hindu mythology, Gosaikunda was formed when Lord Shiva endeavoured the poison to protect the universe from it. Unable to tolerate the burn in throat due to poison, he used his trident to pierce a mountain and drank the water from the mountain. The water from mountain formed beautiful lakes in Langtang valley namely Gosaikunda Lake, Bhairav Kunda Lake and many more.

Moving next to Helambu, it is regarded as a study centre for Tibetan Buddhist culture. We can find Sherpa and Tamang people in the village with their well-preserved culture, tradition and lifestyle. The wooden carved windows, weaved baskets and other handicraft works, people inherit these art as their way of living. So, get ready to experience this unique combo of natural splendour, Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle of ethnic group people with Nepal Hiking Team.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462m/4,795ft) Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 3: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft) Duration: 5 hour
  • Day 4: Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,550m/11,645ft) Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 5: Mundu to Kyanjing RI (4,773m/15,655ft) and back to Kyanjing Gompa (3,798m/12,495ft) Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Day 6: Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and climb Chorkari RI (5,050m/16,564ft) Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft) Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 8: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2,235m/ 7,330ft) Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 9: Thulo Syabru- Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Day 10: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,300m/14,104ft) Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 11: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,430m/11,250ft) via Laurebinayak Yak pass (4,610m/15,120ft) Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 12: Ghopte to Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day 13: Malemchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,495ft) Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Day 14: Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Day 15: Shermathang- Melamchi - Pul Bazaar –Kathmandu: 3-4 hour’s hike and 2 hours’ drive
  • Day 16: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment.  Accident insurance for all staff
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Nepal Hiking Team T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Langtang National Park Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the above itinerary
  • Personal 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 in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel.

  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462m/4,795ft) Duration: 7 hours

    Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi which takes about seven by bus. 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, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 3: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft) Duration: 5 hour

    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, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 4: Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,550m/11,645ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

    The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this, our trail is slightly gradual to Mundu further Langtang. Mundu is small settlement that’s about 30 minutes from village of Langtang. Overnight stay at basis teahouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 5: Mundu to Kyanjing RI (4,773m/15,655ft) and back to Kyanjing Gompa (3,798m/12,495ft) Duration: 7-8 hours

    Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjing Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung. After Kyanjing Gompa, hiking to Kyankin RI (4773m) and trek back to Kyanjing Gompa. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 6: Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and climb Chorkari RI (5,050m/16,564ft) Duration: 7 hours

    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, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,200ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

    Today we come back all the way downhill to Lama Hotel. We will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and you are suggested to walk very slowly. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 8: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2,235m/ 7,330ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

    First trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junipers forests. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 9: Thulo Syabru- Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) Duration: 3-5 hours

    You take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gumba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley. Shin Gompa is another popular place for Cheese. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,300m/14,104ft) Duration: 5-6 hours

    The first part of the trail emerges and we steadily climb up to Laurebinayak and the top of Laurebinayak 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, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 11: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,430m/11,250ft) via Laurebinayak Yak pass (4,610m/15,120ft) Duration: 6 hours

    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, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 12: Ghopte to Malemchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) Duration: 6-7 hours

    You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Tharepati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 13: Malemchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,495ft) Duration: 5-7 hours

    The day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarkeghyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 14: Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 3-4 hours

    You will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 15: Shermathang- Melamchi - Pul Bazaar –Kathmandu: 3-4 hour’s hike and 2 hours’ drive

    Short walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Katmandu. Congratulations on the completion of your trek. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 16: Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.

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