Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Horses and yaks are grazing in idyallic landscape of Langtang valley of Nepal-14 days Lantang Goasaikunda trek.

A route offering many beauties but requires easy effort to catch up them, The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is the perfect option. Situated near the Tibetan border, there are many things to capture all along the way from beginning to the end of this trek. Despite its remoteness, it has many beauties to offer like the beauty of oaks, rhododendron and bamboo forest, crystal clear view of snowy peaks, peculiar culture and tradition of people living in this region, beautiful faunas and most important Gosainkunda- one of the holiest lakes are the major attractions of this route. You can even enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Langtang valley. The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is the perfect combination of natural, cultural, geographical and biological beauties.

Starting from Kathmandu valley, it is 14 days trek which offers you the view of pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy valleys, and fields strewn with daisies and wild primulas on the way. We will take 8 hours of the private vehicle from Kathmandu up to Syabrubesi from where we start walking. We will catch a trail along the Langtang Khola which takes us through beautiful rhododendron forest and the voices of birds will make your journey fantastic. As you go ahead, you can see many beautiful birds welcoming us with their sweet voice. Going further we will cross Langtang village and then reach Kyanjin Gompa- a Sherpa village, where we can visit Kyanjin Gompa- believed to be one of the oldest gompas of this region. You can know about the lifestyle of Buddhist monks performing their rites and rituals. Then we will walk for Tserko Ri from where you can see the enchanting view of Mt Langtang Lirung (7200m) and other mountains on the range. You can visit the cheese factory where handmade cheeses are produced and they are very famous. Moving forward, we will reach the Lama Hotel and have the glance of Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Mt. Langtang II (7,227m). If luck favors us then we can see beautiful animals like red pandas. Moving ahead to Gosainkunda-a holy lake, the view of the rising sun over the shining lake will surely make you stunned. It is believed that Lord Shiva shaped this lake with his trident. We can visit some other villages; enjoy the beauty of beautiful rice terraces before coming back to Kathmandu.


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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 4,460m
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

You will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our office representative and then you will transfer to hotel. Our staff will give a brief about the program. Overnight on Bed & breakfast.

This day, you will visit cultural and historical heritages inside the Kathmandu valley, which includes the heritages enlisted by UNESCO like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath stupa. You can do shopping various Nepalese cultural stuff on this day. And Back to hotel for overnight including bed and breakfast.

After breakfast in the lodge at Syabrubesi, we begin our trek to the Lama hotel. The trek follows Langtang River and we pass through the dense forest. This day, we cross some of the suspension bridges and the trail goes up and down. After we reach Lama Hotel, we will stay overnight at lodge included full board meals. B.L.D.

After breakfast in the lodge at Syabrubesi, we begin our trek to the Lama hotel. The trek follows Langtang River and we pass through the dense forest. This day, we cross some of the suspension bridges and the trail goes up and down. After we reach Lama Hotel, we will stay overnight at lodge included full board meals. B.L.D.

The trek route follows with ascending through rhododendron, oaks & pine forest. Through that forest, we can see some snow peaks of Langtang and beautiful valley with the grazing domestic animals like Yaks, cows, sheep, goats & horses. Langtang village is one of the old villages along this trekking trail and the view visible from here is very impressive. Overnight at a lodge on full board. B.L.D.

It is easy & short day trek to Kyanjing Gompa. It takes about three to four hours to reach Kyanjing Gompa. Kyanjing is the last human settlement of the Langtang valley. At Kyanjing, you can visit the cheese factory and buy some cheese. The cheese produced from this factory is famous all over the nation. Similarly, you can visit monasteries which carry the religious values of the people living in this region. This is a really beautiful valley & where plenty of the sights are visible. Overnight at the lodge on full board. B.L.D

Today, we will have some sightseeing in and around Kyanjin Gompa. The awesome views of natural beauties observed from there will help you feel relaxed and lessen your anxiety. We will visit the old Buddhist monasteries and walk a little to have the view of icy cones of Langtang peaks and the glaciers originated from the Himalayas. We can also make another walk to Tseguri where we can see the Lantang glaciers and Langshisha Kharka (the beautiful yak pasture land). Back to the lodge and stay overnight inclusive BLD.

After breakfast in the morning, we trek downhill to Lama Hotel. It is about 5 hours easy walk which goes through the beautiful green forest and ethnic Tamang settlements. Overnight at lodge included full board meals. B.L.D.

Following the ascending trail, we will walk for Thulo Syabru. Going through the bamboo forest, we need to cross some suspension bridges and then we can have the imagistic view of Ganesh Himal on the way. Going furthermore through pine and juniper forests and some houses, we will be at Thulo Syabru. Overnight at the lodge on full course meals.

The trail follows steep ascend up to Foprang Danda {3210m} from Thulo Syabru along the Durango with the green scenery around & the ranges of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibet peaks & Langtang. We walk through Hemlock, OakPine & Rhododendron trees. There is also another trail to get Cholang Pati from Thulo Syabru which is shorter than via Sing Gompa. After Foprang Danda trail goes normally flat till to Sing Gompa. We can have lunch at Sing Gompa if we are a little early to reach there. You can visit the cheese factory and some monastery called Singompa at Sing Gompa. Some trekkers stop here for the night. But we can continue towards to Cholang pati, approximately one & half an hour and then furthermore 40 minutes up Lahurebina (3920m) from where we can see an excellent mountains view ranges of Annapurna to Langtang on the next morning if weather is so fine. Overnight on the full course of meals.

We are almost at the range where trees are rarely found. Trail progressively ascends towards to Gosainkunda. After getting to a top of the little hill above Lahurebina, the trail follows rocky cliff passing by it which brings you to Gosaikund. Around the Gosaikund, we can see lots of lakes {believe that 108 Kunda/lake}. Among them, majors are Gosaikunda, Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Suryakunda etc. It is believed that Lord Shiva broke a hill rock by his trident {weapon} after swallowing poison given by his enemy. Overnight at the lodge on full course meals.

Today, we trek down back to Dhunche via Singompa, then follow the trail left from Singompa. From here, the trail again continuously steep downhill along the scenic villages as well as the military camp where we need to show your permits. In the spring season, we can get there lots of wild berries on the way down to Dhunche. Overnight at the lodge on full course meals.

After hot breakfast, take a scenic drive to Kathmandu along the bank of the river. And transfer to hotel for refreshment.

Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • International airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu escorted by our city tour guide.
  • All the group transportation from and to the trekking point by bus.
  • Nepal government authorized trekking guide and supporting porters to carry your luggage.
  • Langtang National Park trekking entry fees and other essential permits.
  • Best lodges twin sharing accommodation while on the trek.
  • First aid medical kit box, sleeping bag, and hiking pole for the trek.
  • Langtang region trekking route maps.
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu city with the cultural dance show.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Meals during the trek.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel insurance which includes rescue.
  • Riding horse along the trek.
  • Tips to staffs.

FAQs

  • Explore holy Gosaikunda Lake and other pilgrimage sites.
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and Local cheese factory.
  • Visit the villages of Langtang and Kyanjing.
  • Spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan panorama.
  • UNESCO world heritage sites tour in Kathmandu.

The suitable time for this trekking is spring and autumn.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of the visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get the free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveler’ cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirts ( bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  toothpaste, toothbrush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

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