Langtang and Gosaikunda Trekking

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Trip overview
Trip Starts
Kathmandu
Trip Ends
Kathmandu
Group Size
1-16 Persons
Max Altitude
4,609mm
Fitness level
Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Destination
Langtang Region

About : Langtang and Gosaikunda Trekking

‘adventure on high valley and scenic ridges in the shade of massive Langtang Himal range’

Highlights:

“Adventure of great combination visiting scenic beautiful Langtang valley with high holy Gosainkunda.
Ever present views and panorama of towering Central Himalaya range of mountains on scenic walks
Walk into enchanting woodland of tall alpine tree lines covered with rhododendron, oaks and pines. Langtang and Gosaikunda Trekking explore interesting cultural villages adorned with Buddhism heritage of old traditional farm life
Exceptional scenery of beautiful dramatic landscapes with stunning sunrise views from high green hills.” 

Introduction:

Langtang Valley-Gosainkund Trekking, a perfect adventure to enjoy of little less of two week duration and great combination both scenic and best sides of beautiful Langtang Himal region with Langtang valley and holy glacial pond of Gosainkund.

Langtang Valley-Gosainkund Trekking takes you first around wonderful Langtang Valley at Kyanjin enclosed within array of high towering peaks of Central Himalaya and Langtang range of peaks, next adventure heading towards the sacred Gosainkund, a place with icy pond regarded as holy for Hindu followers.

After a mesmerizing time visiting both best places of Langtang Himal region crossing high pass to reach on the trail to Kathmandu, enjoying fabulous walks with adventure overlooking fantastic views of high Himalayan mountains.

Langtang Valley-Gosainkund Trekking begins with exciting overland journey from Kathmandu heading due north to reach the trekking points around Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal region at Dhunche town and Syabrubesi village.

Walk follows on high hill trails within serene cool alpine forest where some wild-life are sighted sometimes like elusive Red Panda and other animals on route trekking, as the area around an excellent habitat for wild animals and bird life.

Journey continues following a river upstream within a gorge past many scattered farm settlement with main Langtang village populated by Tamang hill tribe of interesting Buddhist culture and custom, as walk leads to an open wide valley on reaching Kyanjin, a scenic magnificent spot within Langtang valley surrounded by high snow capped peaks.

At Kyanjin with extra days for acclimatization and hikes to high view-point hills facing spectacular panorama of mountain range of Langtang and Jugal Himalaya, and then adventure heads towards our next destination to reach at high and holy Gosainkund, a popular pilgrimage spot for all Hindu religion.

Where once a year in wet month of August a great festival takes place, thousands of pilgrims visits here for prayer and worship to Lord Shiva (one of main three Hindu gods), and a dip in the holy pond believe is that it clears the sin of hundred life-times.

From Gosainkund enjoying pleasant time as adventure takes you to cross over the highest point of the trek at Gosainkund and East Laurabinaya-La pass at 4,609 m high to reach the other eastern sides of Langtang area.

After a tough climb and descend back into green forest as route leads on high scenic ridge facing marvelous scenery of rolling hills and valley with views of Langtang and Jugal Himal range then reaching a nice place at Chisapani offers superb sunrise views over range of Himalayan peaks.

Slowly walk comes to an end with long downhill through serene woodland and farm villages to reach at Sundarijal town located on the eastern rim of Kathmandu valley and the city, where short drive completes the trek on reaching into Kathmandu city, after a glorious adventure and fantastic time on Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking.

Best time and season for Langtang Valley-Gosainkund Trekking:

March to May and September to November months of the year except wet monsoon months of mid June to August and winter times from December to February, best time for Langtang Valley and Gosainkund trekking and other Himalayan destinations in spring season from March to May as well during autumn in September till November.

March to May where days are warm with enough day lights cold in the morning and late afternoon till night time, can expect snow sometimes on high hills and over the pass.

An enjoyable time in spring when wild flowers are in full bloom especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush with magnolia and other beautiful flowers that makes a natural garden around high green hills.

September to November months best time with clear fine days for views and pleasant walks but short sun-light hours due to autumn and winter season, much colder morning till night times can expect snow sometimes during walks on higher altitude area and on pass.

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Trip Outlook:

Trek Mode: Hotel in Kathmandu with local lodge on treks
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Trekking Region: Nepal North Central Himalaya within Langtang and Jugal Himal range
Highest Elevation: At 4,609 m /15,100 ft high.
Trek Duration: 12 Nights and 13 Days (with drives both ways)
Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (from arrival to main departure)

Short outline Itinerary:

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations. 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1,460 m-6 hrs ride. 

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240 m – 05 hrs. 

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430 m -05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,750 m – 04 hrs. 

Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization and leisure for hike.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470 m -06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Upper /Thulo Syabru village 2,118 m -05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m or Chandanbari -05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m/14,375 ft -05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Laurabinaya-La 4,609 m /15,100 ft.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445 m -06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,205m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Few hour walks to Sundarijal 1,380m with one hour drive to Kathmandu.
Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu.

After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member of Langtang Valley-Gosainkund Trekking, our guide will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.

Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites.

Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Langtang Valley-Gosainkund Trekking, starting next early morning with exciting overland journey to Nepal North Central Himalaya around Langtang Himal.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1,460 m-6 hrs ride.

Mt. Langtang Valley Trekking starts with early morning drive towards North of Kathmandu valley,

where journey takes you on scenic highway past many interesting towns and villages with farms to 

reach Dhunche headquarter town of the Langtang Himal within Rasuwa district.

 

From here continue drive downhill through paddy fields and terraces to reach Syabrubesi village for first 

overnight stop of the adventure.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m -06 hrs.

First day walk from Syabrubesi leads uphill for a while rest of the walk on gradual and winding trail through terraced farms and villages, as trail descend to join a path of upper Syabru near Riverside.

From here another hour walks into dense forest to reach a small clearing at Lama Hotel for overnight stop

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m - 05 hrs

From Lama Hotel morning walk leads into a river gorge following Trisuli River upstream, leading to a climb into rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk, arriving at Ghoretabla in the middle of the forest, after a pleasant stop walk continues for another few hours to Langtang village through forest and crossing streams and leaving tree line behind, as walk gets better with few ups and down till Langtang Village is reached for overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,750m - 04 hrs.

From Langtang village of Tamang tribe, morning walk leads on gradual path for a short while, then winds up for few hours encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction is the right way, walk leads further east as the gorge opens up into a splendid valley with meadow and views of snow capped peaks at close distance. 

After a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching Kyanjin, a beautiful place with panorama of mountains and the closest peak Langtang Lirung at above 7,000m with icefall, here check in a nice cozy lodge, afternoon a leisure walk to a cheese factory established 20 years back by Swiss Technical and local support.

Day 07: Rest-Day for leisure for hike around.

A rest day to enjoy and marvel the super views, an ideal spot for leisure hike to nearby hill Kyanjin Ri at 4,700m high. Adding more heights of the adventure as well to support acclimatization before heading towards high Gosainkund and Laurabinaya-La pass, this high hill offers fantastic views of wide snow capped peaks and then visit cheese factory at Kyanjin with rest of the day at leisure.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 470m -06 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, return journey on same scenic trail to reach at Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.

Day 09: Trek to Upper /Thulo Syabru village 2,118 m -05 hrs.

Morning walk on same trail for an hour on reaching a River Side where as route diverts towards high hill and above a ridge within farm land to reach at Upper or Thulo Syabru village for overnight stop, with time here to explore around village and enjoy Tamang village culture and heritage farm life. 

Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m or Chandanbari -05 hrs.

From Thulo Syabru village climb on winding path past terraced farm fields and into cool coniferous forest lined with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, and past cattle herder shelters with grazing pasture field, as climb leads to a ridge top at Sing Gompa also called Chandanbari.

At Sing Gompa into a nice and cozy lodge, afternoon free visit the local small cheese factory and its old monastery located on top of this small village.

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m/14,375 ft -05 hrs.

Morning walk offers grand views of Langtang in the north with Ganesh-Himal range of peaks towards north west includes Manaslu and Annapurna range, as walk head to gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after a brief stop continue climb on leaving tree lines and green vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes.

As trail unwinds with ups heading through few teahouses at Laurabina, from here short descend with up to reach Saraswati and ‘Bhairab kunds’ (ponds) after a short climb brings you at overnight stop in Gosainkund near its pristine glacial and holy pond.

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Laurabinaya-La 4,609 m /15,100 ft -06 hrs.

After scenic time at Gosainkund, morning walk along the bank of pond, then climb over rocks and boulders, as walk leads past smaller ponds of Surja-kund.

Continue climb heading high to reach and cross over the highest point of this adventure at Gosainkund pass or East Laurabinaya La located 4,609 m and 15,100 ft high offers dramatic landscapes and peaks views.

From the top a long descend to Phedi (bottom) a place with few teahouses, with possible lunch break, afternoon walk continues towards east reaching back into green vegetations of junipers, rhododendron and then reaching at Ghopte (means an overhanging rocks) for overnight stop with few simple lodges to stay.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445 m -06 hrs.

From Ghopte route heads where Helambu and Kathmandu trail meets; morning walk into forest for an hour and then with an hour climb to Thadepati ridge at above 3,597m, a scenic hill top facing views of Jugal Himal and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west direction.

After Thadepati downhill to farm fields and reach overnight stop at Kutumsang, a nice village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill people.

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,205m - 06 hrs.

From here on the road to Kathmandu taking a long day walk to reach Chisapani, where treks leads on winding path with few ups and down heading past farm villages to reach Pati Bhanjyang.

After this nice farm village short climb to reach our last overnight stop at Chisapani, a nice and scenic small village with marvelous mountain views and close to north of Kathmandu Valley rim.

Chisapani offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over range of peaks from Jugal Himal range towards north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.

Chisapani offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over range of peaks from Jugal Himal range towards north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.

Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,395m with an hour drive to Kathmandu.

Today last day walk of the adventure, morning catching super sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks, then with final walk heading into forest and farmlands for few hours then at on top of a ridge top of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang.

From the hills with grand views of Kathmandu valley, and then long descend to reach at the end of our walk reaching at Sundarijal (means beautiful water) a nice and lovely spot within cool small forest with fresh clear streams.

On reaching Sundarijal, a small farm town where drive takes you back to Kathmandu after an enjoyable and marvelous time in Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking.

Day 16: International departure for home ward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains on Langtang Valley and 

Gosainkunda Trekking, with your last day in the country of amazing wide high Himalaya, our staff then 

transfer you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off facilitates
  • Accommodation at a star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • City tour in private vehicle
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Trekking equipment like down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • An experienced government license holder guide and local porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Travel Fare, Food and Accommodation for guide and porter
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot Drinks (Tea and Coffee)
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist vehicle
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Boiled water
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Personal nature expense – alcoholic beverages, laundry, hot shower, shopping etc.

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