Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

Price $1325

USD 1156

Trip Duration

15

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

4773m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Bus/Jeep

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek Introduction

Langtang valley and the Gosaikunda trek are some of the favorites of trekkers. Many people call it the best trek because of its richness in expansive natural views, landscapes, biodiversity, greenery, and the cultural significance of this place. Situated in the north of Kathmandu, the Langtang region is bordered by China. It is the nearest Himalayan region to the capital, Kathmandu.
Langtang is inferred as the “Valley of Glaciers”. This trek also offers stunning views of the Himalayas i.e. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Yala peak, Gangchempu, Ganja-La range, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, and various other snow-capped peaks around the region. The natural vegetation, flora, and fauna are conserved under Langtang National park which expands to the temptation of the valley.
The Langtang region is occupied primarily by the Tamangs and Sherpas, the culture is relatively identical to those of Tibetans. The gorgeous valley contains many monasteries which we will witness going forward to our trek. We’ll commence our exploration from Kathmandu, riding to Syapur Besi, where we begin our hike.
We will trek to Kyanjin Ri to notice the glorious Langtang Himal along with its encircling ranges. After the walk to Langtang, we fall to Thulosyarbu and wander uphill towards Gosaikunda.
Gosaikunda is a pond with natural and cultural connotations. This lake is mounted at a height of 4380 meters above sea level. A vast number of crusaders and shamans (Traditional village superstitious doctors) gather here during August of each year in celebration of the Janai Purnima festival.
The rock between the lake is considered a monument of Lord Shiva. Gosaikunda lake offers an astonishing view of the cliffs and nature around. The Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake trek are enclosed by High Himalayan massifs, flora and fauna, natural magnificence, antique monasteries, rural cheese factories, glaciers, and vivid Rhododendron forests. In the spring season, small peaks give you a scenic glimpse of the snow-capped summits and Frozen Lake.

Highlights

Witness the glorious picturesque scenery of the Langtang massif, Ganesh Himal, and surroundings.
Restore yourself to the local hot natural springs and the view of the Chilime hydropower dam.
Receive the opportunity to witness the local Tamang and Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
Feel the chilly water of Gosaikunda, the deepest lake in Nepal which is also the origin of the roaring Trishuli River.
Get the Glimpse of the rare flora, fauna, and natural vegetation in the National park.
The impressive view of the Glaciers in the Langtang region.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syapurbesi. (6-7 hours)
  • Day 3: A scenic trek from Syapurbesi to Lama Hotel. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 4: A tiring tour from Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang village. (6-7 hours)
  • Day 5: A tiring trek from Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa. (4-5 hours)
  • Day 6: A panoramic trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri/ Langshisha kharka and descend back to Kyanjin Gompa. (7-8 hours)
  • Day 7: A scenic walk from Kyanjin Gompa to the Lama Hotel. (6-7 hours)
  • Day 8: A scenic trek from Lama Hotel to Thulosyarbu. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 9: A panoramic trek from Thulo Syarbhu to Lauribinayak. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 10: A scenic trek from Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda. (4-5 hours)
  • Day 11: A spectacular trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte via Lauribinayak pass. (6-7 hours)
  • Day 12: A panoramic hike from Ghopte to Mangengoth. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 13: A panoramic walk from Mangengoth to Gulbhanjyang. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 14: A scenic trek from Gulbhanjyang to Chisapani. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 15: A scenic hike from Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive back to the hotel. (5-6 hours)
  • Day 16: Final departure from Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

At the airport, our agents will be at the arrival of Tribhuvan International Airport to cheer you with placards depicting your name. Then, we’ll leave for the hotel. You will be staying overnight in Kathmandu. You can buy the requirements for the trek. Also, you can tour the memorials and heritages of the city in the evenings.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syapurbesi. (6-7 hours)

Today after the tasty breakfast, we will ride from Kathmandu to Syapurbesi. It is the commencing spot of our journey. It will take some 6-7 hours to reach here. The drive gives us a lovely panoramic vision of the hills, terrains, settlements, and fast-moving Trishuli River.

Day 3: A scenic trek from Syapurbesi to Lama Hotel. (5-6 hours)

The trek starts up at dawn after breakfast through the forest track. The ascent is uphill and sheer at some steps. We will hike through the Bamboo woods until we arrive at Lama Hotel. We will be staying there overnight.

Day 4: A tiring tour from Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang village. (6-7 hours)

We’ll relish a purely fun hike as we arrive and walk through the Langtang valley National Park. The path passes through Rhododendron and alpine woodlands, waterfalls, and spectacular routes. There’s a slight possibility we might discover a Red Panda. We’ll trek through the magnificent settlement of Langtang to transcend the Mundu village in Langtang valley.
We’ll spend the darkness in the lodge.

Day 5: A tiring trek from Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa. (4-5 hours)

After a tasty, fulfilling breakfast, We’ll hike to the Kyanjin Gompa today. The watermills, Buddhist tombs, Prayer wheels, and Mani flags are items we cross on our journey. We will also join the Gompa and its surroundings for acclimatization (organize ourselves to adapt without difficulties at an elevated altitude) as we are climbing uphill to Tsergo Ri the next day.
Overnight in the lodge of Kyajin Gompa.

Day 6: A panoramic trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri/ Langshisha kharka and descend back to Kyanjin Gompa. (7-8 hours)

Today the ascent is a bit tough because of the altitude and the uphill trail. But, the views are worth all the effort. The panoramic scenery of the Yalasummit (5520 meters), Langtang Ri (7205 meters), Langtang Lirung (7227 meters), and Naya Khang (5844 meters) are breathtaking.
We’ll decline downhill to Kyanjin Gompa to spend the night

Day 7: A scenic walk from Kyanjin Gompa to the Lama Hotel. (6-7 hours)

Today, the trek is reasonably lengthy but the path is plain and simple to descend. The fantastic scenery of mountains overseeing the sky while hiking through the forest route is nothing smaller than a lifetime of experience. We’ll stay overnight at Lama Hotel and rest.

Day 8: A scenic trek from Lama Hotel to Thulosyarbu. (5-6 hours)

Commence your beautiful day with a tasty morning meal. From Lama Hotel we’ll hike via Pairobesi taking a steep uphill climb to the Tamang settlement of Thulosyarbu. The Thulosyarbu village, located at the top of a ridge, gives bewitching views of the Himalayan range.

Day 9: A panoramic trek from Thulo Syarbhu to Lauribinayak. (5-6 hours)

The route climbs uphill till we enter the highest phase of Lauribinayak. This place delivers beautiful panoramic scenery. Himal chuli (7893 meters), Manaslu Himal (8156 meters), Ganesh Himal (7406 meters), Tibetan pinnacles, and Langtang Lirung are what snatches our eyes and souls. We’ll cross Sing Gompa on our way, and we’ll notice some Yak cheese factories on our way. You can even try some local cheese and purchase them to aid the local economy and their families. We’ll stay overnight here.

Day 10: A scenic trek from Lauribinayak to Gosaikunda. (4-5 hours)

In the early dawn, we will tour from Lauribinayak and cross through isolated villages and meadows for sheep grazing. Then, we will walk through a lean track along the cliff. It’s the only spot where we’ll have a spectacle of the divinely Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda contains 12 lakes around its vivid vicinity. The most major and religiously crucial are Gosaikunda, Daraswatikunda, and Bhairab Kunda.
If you wish, then you could take a holy dip. It’s believed that dipping there washes away your sins. There are guest houses along the shores. Overnight in the guest house of Gosaikunda.

Day 11: A spectacular trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte via Lauribinayak pass. (6-7 hours)

We’ll stride through rough routes to enter Laurebina La pass, the highest level of the trek after departing from four lakes on the way. The wonderful setting of the mountains and azure lakes is still quaint in the location as you incline further. Cherish as much as you can as this is a lifetime opportunity. We’ll spend the night at Ghopte.

Day 12: A panoramic hike from Ghopte to Mangengoth. (5-6 hours)

We’ll hike through the lush alpine and Rhododendron forests, hearing the tones of flowing rivers on the way. We’ll tour Thadepati, a ridge with a spectacular view, and drop downhill to Mangengoth. It’s a place where we stay overnight.

Day 13: A panoramic walk from Mangengoth to Gulbhanjyang. (5-6 hours)

We’ll decline downhill crossing through the luscious pine and Rhododendron woods crossing rivulets to catch the tropical valley in the hamlet of Kutumsang. From there, we will again climb uphill to the track passing through the fresh hills of the Helambu region to arrive at the village of Gulbhyanjyang. This village is situated on a ridgeline of a renowned Hill.
We will stay overnight in the friendly atmosphere of Gulbhyanjyang.

Day 14: A scenic trek from Gulbhanjyang to Chisapani. (5-6 hours)

We will start our day with a tasty morning breakfast at Gulbhyanjyang. From Gulbhanjyang, we will plummet downhill along with the villages of Thodang and Chipping. We will be walking through Oak and Rhododendron jungles to enter the Chispani hill station. We’ll spend our night here. The gorgeous Chisapani gives a glorious sunrise view along with frosty snow-capped mountains. Overnight in Chisapani.

Day 15: A scenic hike from Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive back to the hotel. (5-6 hours)

Begin your day with a joyous and delicious breakfast. We’ll trek down to Sundarijal. Sundarijal has natural beauty and also has a famous waterfall. From Sundarijal we’ll be picked up by our van to take us to the Hotel. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final departure from Kathmandu.

We will bid farewell to you with the tasty Nepali cuisine which you will never forget on the behalf of our agency. Then, We’ll drive you to the International airport in Kathmandu at least 2 hours earlier than the flight departure time. We hope you enjoyed being in Nepal with us.

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

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