Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking - 16 Days

Holy Gosainkunda Lake

Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas. The 17-day trek begins in Kathmandu with tours of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then we drive to Syabrubesi which is a Tamang village located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and begin our trek. We reach Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri the next day. From there we get tremendous views of the Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) range. Next, we continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda which is a revered place of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. Moreover, the place is named after the glistening Gosaikunda Lake whose water is believed to have magical healing powers. We pass by a few more lakes on our trek and cross the Laurebina Pass. Our trek in the Helambu Valley begins after crossing the pass. Another highlight of our hike is to reach the top of Ama Yangri at 3,800m. The view of the Himalayas from the top of the hill is believed to rival that of Poon Hill. From here, Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges seem so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. We continue trekking in the Helambu region for a few more days and end our remarkable journey to the mountains with a drive to Kathmandu.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek takes us to the beautiful journey in Nepal through lush forests, quaint villages, abundant wildlife and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas to high and isolated Langtang Valley; populated by hospitable and welcoming Tamang people. Their religious practices, language and dress are very similar to those of Tibet than to traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. The area is famed for its pleasing local, exceptional tradition, Buddhist monasteries and monuments along the way and spectacular Mountain View. This charming Langtang valley trek with Holy Gosaikunda Lake follows the river upstream through pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests, ascending through beautiful yak pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa where you will get extraordinary Mountain View just a stone’s throw from the Tibetan Boarder. The Langtang Valley is easily access from Dhunche (district head quarter of Rasuwa) town and National Park office, which is a day's drive from Kathmandu. The upper reaches of Langtang can be reached in four days of easy trekking; however, it is worthwhile to spend a few days around the forest at Ghoda Tabela to watch for the red panda. Once above Langtang village and the monastery at Kyangjin, Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal's middle hills. Trekkers can explore the high valley of Langshisa, Kyamjin Ri and Chhirku Ri.

The forest around Ghode Tabela in the below Langtang Valley and lower the Gosaikunda Lakes are inhabited by the very shy red panda, a rare and endangered symbol of a healthy Himalayan ecosystem. Other animals, common to these forests are yellow throated martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, Ghorel (Mountain Goat), grey langur monkey and leopard. The region is also home of Himalayan honey guide, mountain pheasant, musk deer and snow leopard. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibis bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge. Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang has to be explored on foot. There are several possible trails to choose from depending on your favorite and time available. Kindly write us for your customized trip itinerary, price and trek map.

Outline & suggested itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu airport, transfer to selected hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1470m) 7-8 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3330m), 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), 3-4 hours.
Day 07: Excursion Tsergo-Ri (4985m) or Lang Shisa valley.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2260m), 5-6 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa; (3330m), 3-4 hours walk
Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4400m), 4-5hours,
Day 12: Excursion day around Gosaikunda
Day 13: Trek to Dhunche (1950m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, 5-6 hours,
Day 15: Rest and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Fly back to home countr.

Note: For customized trek package as per your interest; please kindly provide us details like group size, nationality, mode of hotels in Kathmandu and vehicles you would like to use. The price we have offered online includes 3 nights deluxe twin/double room with breakfast in 3 star category boutique hotel in Kathmandu. International Tour Leader are encourage to get complimentary or discounted rate. 

Day 01: Join Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu is thrilling with the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. I will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. I will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities and a welcome dinner will be organized. Stay overnight in selected hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle, Our tour guide introduces you to the world heritage sites such as Bauddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square by private vehicle. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1470m), approx. 9 hours drive
After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324 m), 5-6 hours.
Start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing the village and you cross on a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream of Langtang Khola through the forests until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3330m), 5-6 hours.
The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), 3-4 hours.
Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide and taste yak cheese. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Explore surroundings or excursion Tsergo-Ri (4985m)
Today, we do excursion and hike to Tsergo-Ri, 4985m. We start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your Lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till to lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324 m), 5-6 hours,
The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2260m), 5-6 hours.
We continue walking through the forests trail until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch you skip the trail to Syabrubesi. You climb up steep trail until reaching Thulosyabru which takes about 2 hours. Now you have great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other peaks. In the evening you can visit monastery with your guide. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa; (3330m), 3-4 hours.
The trail is steep uphill until reaching Phoprang Danda at the height of 3190 meter; the place has best sun set view over Ganesh Himal and after lunch break there we continue passing through pleasurable uphill and blue pine forest via government agriculture office. Sing Gompa; also known as Chandan Bari. We can visit yak cheese factory there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Gosain Kunda (4400m), 4-5 hours.
As the trail heads steep up and takes us to Chholang Pati. And remember to look back for outstanding view of Annapurna, Manaslu (8156m) Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan mountains. As you are now entering to Gosain Kund protected area, killing of animals, lighting woods and grazing goats are prohibited. The trail is steep again and gentle uphill to Gosain Kunda.

Day 12: Excursion day around Gosain Kunda
The holy lake, Gosain Kunda has a black rock in the middle believed to be the head of Hindu God, lord Shiva. According to the legend, Shive created the high altitude lake when he pierced the glacier with trident to get water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the ocean. The white rock under water is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also believed that the water from the lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbheswor pool, next the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan. The place famous pilgrimage site of Hindus and hundreds of people visit the site to worship during Janai Purnima festival (Full moon night, which falls in August). The place is said to have 108 lakes including Gosain Kund, Saraswati Kund, Bhairav Kund, Nag Kund, Dudh Kund, Chandra Kund and Mother Kund etc. in addition, we can hike up to Lauribina La/4610m or explore some other view point for the day hike. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 13: Trek to Dhunche (1950m) 6-7 hours.
Trek to Dhunche Village is all the way down via Lauribinayak, Chandan Bari then cross Trisuli Khola to make to Dhunche. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu, 5 to 6 hours.
In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle. It takes about 5-6 hours to Kathmandu by jeep. We have lunch break in Trisuli. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu. Transfer to selected Hotel.

Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle, Our tour guide leads you again other world heritage sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 16: Fly back to home country
We will drop you at international airport to see off and wish you a safe journey.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car or van as per group size.
  • 4 nights deluxe room in 3 star category in hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • One experienced, licensed, English speaking and friendly local trekking guide.
  • One Assistant guide to handle group and porter if the group size is over 6 pax.
  • One sharing porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 23 kg)
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek
  • All ground transportations during the trip in Nepal.
  • Sharing trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • All necessary Langtang trekking permits and fees.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier.
  • Rescue operation co-ordination if in case of emergency

Trip Cost Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, can be arranged on request.
  • Hot shower, laundry and toiletries.
  • Personal insurance, internet, phone calls.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trek.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 12 Sep, 2017 25 Sep, 2017 Available book know
2 18 Sep, 2017 01 Oct, 2017 Available book know
3 04 Oct, 2017 16 Oct, 2017 Available book know
4 16 Oct, 2017 01 Nov, 2017 Available book know
5 22 Mar, 2018 06 Apr, 2018 Available book know

Packing List and Equipment for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots
  • and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.

Body

  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries


Personal Trekking Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole.
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.


Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com

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Poom,
Bangkok, Thailand

Langtang & Gosaikunda Trek November 2014

It was a great moment in Nepal for a single trekker from Thailand; I spent 12 days in Langtang Himal with my lovely guide and friend. It was a wonderful trip, magnificent mountain panoramas, beautiful and cultural villages, religious monuments along the way and welcoming friendly local people were unforgettable experiences. Above all the trek is through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna. It's just amazing, thank you Pradip for everything and organizing my trip. You always take care ...

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 4984m
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Mode of Tour: Teahouse Trekking

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