‘journey on both scenic area of high Langtang Himal with ever present mountain views’
“Enjoy the adventure around both scenic sides of high Langtang and Central Himalaya,
Exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and high snow peaks,
Within high and beautiful Langtang Valley enclosed with series of giant mountain range,
Enchanting deep coniferous forest of various species of rhododendron trees and bushes,
Following scenic high ridge of Langtang with visit of calm and serene Gosainkund holy pond”.
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local lodge on treks.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Highest Spot: Over Gosainkund-la Pass at 4,610 m -15,124 ft high.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
Activities: Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration: 12 Nights and 13 Days (with drive both ways)
Total Trip: 15 Nights and 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking
Like all Nepal Himalayan areas which is almost the same for Langtang Valley and Gosainkund trekking from March to May with September to early December months of the year, except wet monsoon months of mid June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains.
But very green with lush vegetations (not recommended during monsoon wet months unless for botanical people to study flora and fauna)
Best time from March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, with longer sunlight hours where wild flowers are in blooming times, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron), March to May late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude.
September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.
Sunlight hours are short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.
People and Culture
High Langtang Valley and around Gosainkund area populated by Tamang people with some Hyalmo and Sherpa ethnic hill tribes of Northern Central and Langtang Himalaya follows Buddhism religion similar culture as Tibetans with colorful impressive custom and traditions.
Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking, a fabulous and scenic adventure leads you around both beautiful place of high Langtang Himal in the shade of Central Himalaya where you will have excellent time and memories with overloaded experience.
Truly a great journey with combination of Langtang valley with holy glacial pond of Gosainkund which is an important spot for Hindu followers where once a year festival held with thousands of visitors and pilgrims makes their way for holy dip in the icy pond belief is that it washes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.
A great way to enjoy Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking within complete wilderness of high mountains with ever present panorama of snow capped peaks from the beginning to the end of the adventure.
Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking is more than beautiful views and scenery where journey leads you to nice farm villages around Tamang communities, the tribes of Central Himalaya and much concentrated within Langtang Himal interwoven with Buddhism religion.
Adventure leads you into beautiful woodland filled with tall rhododendron and pine trees where in spring the hills and valley are alive with wild flowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron of various species from high trees to low bushes.
Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking is also a country where elusive Wild Mountain animals habitats like the rare Red Panda seldom seen on walks within tranquil surroundings, the first part of the adventure takes you to high and beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin.
At Kyanjin encircled by array of peaks a marvelous spots for rest day to explore its beautiful areas, next part of the journey leads to high and scenic ridges towards Gosainkund regarded as most important mountain pilgrimage place for all Hindu followers.
At Gosainkund enjoying time with excellent views of surrounding high peaks as adventure follows high route crossing over the highest point at Gosainkund or East Laurabinaya-la pass to reach at eastern suburb of Kathmandu valley rim.
Walking into lovely farm villages of Kutumsang and Gulbhanjyang towards scenic hill at Chisapani offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views over Himalayan range of peaks and then on long downhill to east of Kathmandu valley for short drive back to your hotel after completing most remarkable adventure and experience on Langtang and Gosainkund Trekking.
Short Guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,340 m - 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,455 m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,425 m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin within Langtang valley at 3,795 m - 04 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for local hikes at scenic hills.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel long day walks of 6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru 2,120 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa 3,245 m - 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to high Gosainkund holy pond 4,180 m - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte (overhang Cave) 3,230 m via Gosainkund pass 4,610 m - 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,345 m - 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,165 m - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,430 m and drive to Kathmandu -04 hrs walk an hour ride.
Day 16: International Departure to respective country.