Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek

Our trek gets on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dhunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high & wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert back on the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the valley of glaciers’. Down hereabouts, the mountains reach towering heights, almost touching the clouds. The valley is physically made up of pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock and silver grey peaks with grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wild flowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that literally stir the emotions for a love of the natural landscapes we come across in this unique region. The colorful typical vibrant Sherpa villages teem with life & give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories…

We clamber through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike pass a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. As legends would have it, Shiva created Gosainkunda 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.

We finally conclude our trek and head back for an hour’s scenic drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderfully captivating trek in an area very less used…in this area it’s just ‘you, me & the mountains” for a time out in the wilderness down here…

Our trek gets on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dhunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high & wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert back on the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the valley of glaciers’. Down hereabouts, the mountains reach towering heights, almost touching the clouds. The valley is physically made up of pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock and silver grey peaks with grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wild flowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that literally stir the emotions for a love of the natural landscapes we come across in this unique region. The colorful typical vibrant Sherpa villages teem with life & give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories…

We clamber through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike pass a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. As legends would have it, Shiva created Gosainkunda 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.

We finally conclude our trek and head back for an hour’s scenic drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderfully captivating trek in an area very less used…in this area it’s just ‘you, me & the mountains” for a time out in the wilderness down here…

  • Price:900 EURO
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Primary Activity:
  • Group Size:2-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:All meals included
  • Accomodation:3 Star in Kathmandu on BB plan, Best Avilable during the trekking
  • Trip Code:
  • Max-Altitude:4610 m.
  • Transportation:As per itinerary
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,410m) 145km/ 8 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,541 m) 6-7 hours trek.

Day 06: Trek Langtang village – Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.

Day 07: Trek Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel -Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5 hours trek.

Day 09: Trek Thulo Syabru – Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 10: Trek Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda (4,460m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 11: Trek Gosainkunda – Laurebinayak Pass (4,610m.) – Ghopte (3,430m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 12: Trek Ghopte – Kutumsang (2,446m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 13: Trek Kutumsang – Chisopani (2,300m.) 6 hours trek.

Day 14: Trek Chisopani – Sundarijal (850m) – drive to Kathmandu & we go for farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 15: Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Volunteer Society Treks. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight in the valley of the gods! *Included Meal Dinner. (D)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft).
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full day guided tour to the historic Durbar Square, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath), in the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Overnight at hotel, included meal: (B)

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,410m) 145km/ 8 hours drive.
After breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on a north-western highway through scenic foothill, picturesque landscapes, terraced fields and rustic villages, en route we will have magnificent views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We take Lunch at the Trisuli Bazaar and continuing further to Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. The journey will take us 7-8 hours. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 04: Trek Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 5-6 hours trek.
Today’s trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follow the Langtang Khola River, we gradually climb to through the dense forests, passing through the landslide area to reach bamboo village (1,850m) where we stop for the lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen bird’s life around the bushes. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B, L, D)

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,541 m) 6-7 hours trek.
The trail leads us through rhododendron and pine forest towards Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse stable where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lot of herbal can be found here. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages, Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 06: Trek Langtang village – Kyangjin Gompa (3,900 m.) 3-4 hours trek.
After breakfast, we start our trek and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest Mani wall, made from stone with prayers written on them. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. Evening we are free for visiting the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 07: Trek Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m.) 6 hours trek.
This morning we retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey next day for the Thulo Syabru village. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel -Thulo Syabru (2,260m.) 5 hours trek.
The trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junipers forests. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L.D)

Day 09: Trek Thulo Syabru – Sing Gompa (3,330m.) 5-6 hours trek.
We take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. On the way of our trek we will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and Langtang valley. Shin Gomba is another popular place for Cheese. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 10: Trek Sing Gompa – Gosainkunda (4,460m.) 6 hours trek.
The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. Explore around the Lakes and overnight in Gosainkunda. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B.L. D)

Day 11: Trek Gosainkunda – Laurebinayak Pass (4,610m.) – Ghopte (3,430m.) 6 hours trek.
The trail leaves Gosainkunda and climbs through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610 meters), 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. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 12: Trek Ghopte – Kutumsang (2,446m.) 6 hours trek.
We continuing through the coniferous forest, after two hours we reach to Thadepati. The trail then gradually descends through the forest for about four more hours to reach Kutumsang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 13: Trek Kutumsang – Chisopani (2,300m.) 6 hours trek.
The trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. And again trail ascent until Thodang Betini and we continue trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and exploring a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L.D)

Day 14: Trek Chisopani – Sundarijal (850m) – drive to Kathmandu & we go for farewell dinner in the evening.
Today we walk down to Sundarijal passing through many villages, and we will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about one hour .Your day is free, however, at even tide; you will be taken to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the local belles. You will enjoy this experience which is complimentary on behalf of the Volunteer Society Nepal. Overnight at hotel (B. D)

Day 15: Transfer to airport for your onward flight home sweet home.
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are doubly sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Bon Voyage!! & take care!!! (B)

Thank you for doing this venture with US. We’ve got to know each other well over the weeks. Please do stay in touch & we wish you a wonderful journey back home. Take care!

Note of above itinerary: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Feature Price: 900 EURO

Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek – 15 days

– US $900 (1 Pax)

– US $ 825 (2-5 Pax)

-US $ 750 (6 & More)

Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor make itinerary which suits your interest, time, and budget.

The Package cost includes for trekking :
  • Airport  to hotel pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at star hotel with breakfast
  • One highly experienced mountain Porter Guide and porters
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
The Package cost excludes:
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • Accommodation and Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

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