LANGTANG – GOSAIKUNDA TREK

The best alternative to the popular Everest and Annapurna treks which usually get crowded is the Langtang- Gosaikunda trek, north of Kathmandu. It is also an easier trek that attracts more of the older generation. Altitudes on this trek are moderate not rising over 4,600m, making it suitable for first-timers.

Tibetan Valley, holy lakes, and Sherpa villages

A comparatively easier trek in a region of unique landscape not far from Kathmandu, the Langtang – Gosaikunda trek offers a good alternative away from the popular destinations. Surrounded by lesser-known summits, in splendid alpine surroundings, the region has remained largely pristine. From Syabrubesi, we cross the river via a suspension bridge and enter the high Langtang glacial valley passing through Lama Hotel (the settlement is known as Lama Hotel) and Ghoda Tabela on our way to Kyanjin Gompa, a settlement with close up views of Mountains including Langtang Lirung (7,245 m). And after a few days of acclimatization at the foot of these peaks over 7000 m, we leave for the sacred lake of Gosainkunda at an altitude of more than 4000 m. The icy lake is a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. After crossing the Laurebina Pass (4,600 m), the highest point on the trek, the landscape changes during our descent to Helambu. From icy slopes, it turns into the lush green countryside, with small monasteries, chortens and prayer flags serving as landmarks. We stop among the terraced hillsides, rhododendron and juniper forests.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Beautiful views of the Himalayan range, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, etc.
- Walking through many Tamang, Sherpa, Brahmin, and Newar villages.
- A unique trek in a less-traveled area.
- The holy lake of Gosainkunda, known for its annual festival during Janai Purnima.



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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Moderate
  • Best Period: March - May & September - November
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Number of walking days: 13
  • Highest Altitude: 4773 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during trek

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Day
Airport pick-up, transfer to hotel and check-in.
- Accommodation: Hotel

Drive to Syabrubesi (1,450 m) by bus via Dhunche the gateway to Langtang National Park.
- Transportation: Mini bus
- Accommodation: Lodge

We start the ascent to Bamboo. From there, we continue to Lama Hotel.
- Ascent: + 1300 m.
- Descent: - 300 m.
- Hours of walking: 6 
- Accommodation: Lodge
We hike through a beautiful forest to Mundu. We arrive at the quiet spot of Ghoda Tabela with a few lodges. We hike on and arrive at Langtang which was decimated by the earthquake of 2015. Not far from here, we begin to see impressive views of Langtang II and Langtang Ri.
- Ascent: + 1100 m.
- Duration of hike: 5 ½ hr
- Accommodation: Lodge

We start a short but beautiful day of hiking to reach Kyanjin Gompa, the last village of the Langtang region. We are now at the foot of the Langtang peaks. Kyanjin Gompa enjoys great views of the snowy peaks including Langtang Lirung.
- Ascent: + 360 m.
- Duration of hike: 3 ½ hr
- Highest altitude: 3,900 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge

This is a day of rest in Kyanjin Gompa enjoying the glorious view. A trip to Langhisa Kharka. In the afternoon, we climb up steep slopes to stand on top of Kyanjin Ri to enjoy close up views of the Langtang Lirung, its glacier and lesser peaks like Yala peak.
- Accommodation: Lodge

We walk back down the way we came to reach Lama Hotel where we spend the night.
- Descent: - 1,420 m.
- Duration of hike: 6 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
We continue the descent to the village of Pairo Thaplo. From there, we go up to the village of Thulo Syabru, one of the most beautiful Tamang villages you’ll ever see.
- Ascent: + 400 m.
- Descent: - 580 m.
- Duration of hike: 6 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
From Thulo Syabru, we start on a beautiful ascent walking through traditional villages to reach Sin Gompa.
- Ascent: + 1300 m.
- Duration of hike: 5 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
We ascend to a small pass from where we can enjoy amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the famous Annapurna range. We continue our hike through beautiful scenery to reach the holy Gosainkunda Lake where we spend the night in a lodge.
- Ascent: + 1100 m.
- Duration of hike 6 ½ hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
We then climb up towards the Gosainkunda Pass (4,600 m) and descend through a lovely path to Gopte (3,430 m), a small village.
- Ascent: + 500 m.
- Descent: - 1200 m.
- Duration of hike: 5 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
We walk through Tharepati to reach the hills of Helambu. Views of the Himalayan range and Sherpa villages are stunning. During our hike, we come across some delightful rhododendron forests. We spend the night in Kutumsang.
- Ascent: + 350 m.
- Descent: - 1000 m.
- Duration of hike: 5 ½ hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
We walk on a ridge enjoying views of two valleys as well as the wide Himalayan range. We go through the Sherpa villages of Ghul Bhanjyang and Chipling before descending to Pati Bhanjyang from where we start climbing up to reach Chisopani on a ridge.
- Ascent: + 900 m
- Descent: - 1,200 m
- Duration of hike: 6 – 7 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
We cross the last pass of Borlang Bhanjyang (2,430 m.) and walk through the evergreen Shivapuri National Park. We hike inside a beautiful rhododendron forest to enter Kathmandu valley via Sundarijal, the last village on our trek. Drive to Kathmandu (45 min). On the way, we stop and visit Boudha, the oldest stupa in Kathmandu Valley. It is surrounded by more than 30 Tibetan monasteries! Then we visit Pashupatinath, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back to the 12th century. Hindu pilgrims come to bathe in the holy Bagmati River and Hindu cremations also take place here on its banks.
- Ascent: + 300 m.
- Descent: - 1000 m.
- Duration of hike: 2 ½ hr
- Accommodation: Hotel

Transfer to TIA (Kathmandu Airport) for your return flight.
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What's included

- Transfer Kathmandu – Syabru Besi by jeep or private bus
- Transfer at arrival and for departure
- Pick up in Sundarijal by private vehicle
- 2 nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar on a B&B basis in Kathmandu
- Full board while trekking as per itinerary
- English-speaking trekking guide. Assistants and porters for the entire trek.
- Staff insurance
- Carrying baggage up to 13 kg/person during the trek
- Trekking permits: TIMS card, entrance to Langtang, and Shivapuri National Parks.

What's not included

- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Carrying baggage above 13 kg/ person
- Visa for Nepal to obtain at the airport (30 $ + photos)
- Site entrance in the Kathmandu Valley
- International flight
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Tips, personal expenses, and equipment, drinks, hot showers, charging batteries during the treks, etc.

Suppliments

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