Langtang Valley – Gosaikunda Trekking

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16 Days

Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate to Adventurous

Grade

4,610 M

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Sept-Nov/Mar-May

Best season

Minimum 02 - Maximum 12

Group Size

Overview


 

‘journey on both scenic area of high Langtang Himal with ever present mountain views’

Main Highlights

“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.

Introduction

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.

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief you with information of Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.
Morning drive takes you to high areas straight north around Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal at Rasuwa district, drive leads through rural farm villages and towns to reach at Dhunche a major town and headquarter of Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park entrance located, our ride continues further downhill on zig-zag winding road to reach at Syabrubesi village for first overnight within Langtang Himal.
Enjoying first night around mountainous and high hills, morning walk starts to cross a bridge over Bhote Kosi River that flows from Langtang Himal and Tibet and then climb to a ridge heading past farm villages and into a serene cool forest to reach at Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel located within midst of alpine woodland in a small clearing, where a native named Lama first established a small Tea-House and lodge for trekkers and trekking staff, since then the name intact till present.
Morning from tranquil forest surrounding walk leads up into dense forest of rhododendron, pines with some bamboo stalks, which makes a perfect habitat for rare endangered Red Panda and other wild-life often spotted on walks. As walk progress walking by the raging Langtang Khola (stream) to reach a nice place at Ghode Tabela (means horse stable, where in early days horses known as Tibetan ponies grazed around). Here with refreshing break and then follow the route into forest for some hours to reach at a large clearing where Langtang village located, used to be much bigger, before 2015 huge earthquake shook this place and other parts of the country. At Langtang village for overnight stop where some houses are still under construction to serve as lodge.
Today walk leads to our main goal and highlight at Kyanjin, a large settlement located within scenic Langtang Valley enclosed by series of high peaks of Langtang Himal range. From Langtang village after exploring Tamang people interesting culture and traditional farm life with Buddhism religion, walk leads to short hour with climb to enter into a vast valley of Langtang where Kyanjin settlement situated. At Kyanjin enjoy incredible views of high snow capped peaks and explore its nice scenic surroundings, the valley of Langtang also a grazing fields for Yaks and other cattle’s.
A rest and free day to enjoy extra walks and hike to top Kyanjin Ri or Tshergo-Ri at an altitude above 4,773 m to 4,984 m high, the highest point of the adventure with grand panorama of Langtang Himal with peaks of Tibet just across the border beyond Langtang mountains.
Enjoying marvelous time around Langtang valley in the comfort of nice local lodge, where morning walk takes downhill back into dense tree lines to reach at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.
Morning walk leads on same route for few hours to reach a small place at River Side within bamboo shades, after a short rest with steep climb to reach Thulo Syabru, a village with row of houses placed on a ridge top. Here with time to explore Tamang authentic village with an interesting monastery located on top of the village.
From Thulo Syabru village climb past farm fields and smaller hamlets with little villages, where walk leads into cool alpine forest covered with rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, as walk head past cattle herders shelters and grazing land. Walk continues with climb, then on nice gradual path to Chandanbari or Sing Gompa (a place with sandal wood trees), at Sing Gompa check into a nice lodge, afternoon visit its small cheese factory and old monastery situated on top of the village.
With lovely overnight stop at Sing Gompa or Chandanbari a nice and small village, where morning walk leads you with excellent views of Langtang and Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu as far towards Annapurna in the far west, as walk head higher up for an hour within rhododendron forest. Walking on leaving green forested area with climb past few Tea-Houses at a small place Laurabinaya, and then short descend to reach first pond of Saraswati and Bhairabkund with last up to Gosainkund near its calm holy pond overnight stop in a nice lodge at the shore of a pond. Gosainkund regarded as sacred spot where great religious festival held once a year called Janai Purnima (Full Moon) in the month of August, great numbers of Hindu and Buddhists pilgrims throng the lake for a holy bathe, as per Hindu popular belief, a huge rock at the center of the pond at one time had Shiva temple.
After a great enjoyable time around holy pond of Gosainkund, morning climb leads between rocks and boulders, heading past smaller ponds as path winds up to the top of Gosainkund pass or Laurabinaya La, the highest spot of the adventure. From the top long descend to Phedi (bottom) a place with few small teahouses, after a refreshing break walk continues towards east around close to Helambu area and back into green vegetations with tall tree lines to reach at Ghopte for overnight stop (means overhanging rocks).
Morning walk leads to where trail from Helambu and Kathmandu joins, from here pleasant walk into forest with some ups and down for an hour and climb on top Thadepatti Hill facing views of high mountain range. After a refreshing rest walk downhill back into farm fields to reach overnight stop at Kutumsang, an interesting farm village with mixed hill tribes of Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang people.
Morning walk leads to scenic hill of Chisapani, as journey gets closer towards Kathmandu valley walking on winding path with short ups and down through farm villages reaching at Gul-Bhanjyang. After refreshing stops walk continues on nice and pleasant trail to reach at Pati Bhanjyang village, from here with short steep climb to reach last overnight stop at Chisapani. A scenic and beautiful place where you can have excellent views of sunrise and sunset over array of peaks from Jugal Himal range in the north with Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the far west direction.
Last day walk of the adventure, after catching stunning sunrise views over array of mountain range, as route leads within cool shade of forest and farmlands with views of Kathmandu valley with long descend to reach at a road head at Sundarijal, a beautiful place within forest and streams. On reaching at Sundarijal a small farm town and then short drive takes you back at Kathmandu after an enjoyable and great experience on Langtang valley and Gosainkund Trekking, as drive leads past great Stupa of Bouddhanath to reach your hotel in Kathmandu, afternoon free to enjoy your own personal activities and shopping.
Last day in the country of high Himalayan mountains enriched with colorful culture, after a memorable time and experience on Langtang and Gosainkund trekking, as per your time for your international flight our staff and guide transfer you to airport for flight homeward bound or to your next port of call.

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Pickups and drops
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
    • 3 meals during the trek
    • TIMS and Permits
    • All sightseeing on private vehicle
    • Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
    • Kathmandu – Syafrubesi/Dhunche – Kathmandu by local Bus/Jeep
    • Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodations during the trekking days
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Licensed, English speaking guide
    • Porters ( 1 porter for 2 client with maximum weight of 20 kg)
    • All government taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Best Nepal Guide T-Shirt
    • Medical first aid box
    • Trekking Map

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal communication, laundry, shopping
    • Nepalese SIM card
    • Hard drinks
    • International airfares and taxes
    • Tips

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.