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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration: 18 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate/ Strenuous 

Altitude Maximum: 4460m/ 14632ft

Accommodation: 3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Transportation: Private/ public vehicle

Group Size: 01 -16 people

Best Time: Spring & Autumn Season

Attractions: Langtang National Park, Holy Gosainkunda Lake, Himalayas, Birds, Animals, etc.

  • Overview
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An exploration to the Nepal's best -kept secret Langtang's wonders of Gosainkunda Lake, Laurebina pass along with the diverse ethno-culture on the backdrop of Himalayas.

The Langtang - Gosainkunda trek offer an opportunity for the trekkers and adventurers to follow in Bill Tillman's wake and rediscover the Himalayan passes, pristine valley and diverse ethno- culture he found in 1949. Though easily accessible from Kathamandu it remains relatively unspoiled and less developed trekking in Nepal. Several great days of pleasant Langtang Gosainkund trekking through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements takes you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyangin gompa, while the mountain views are genuinely inspiring.

Over the years this Gosainkunda has become one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans, the traditional witch doctors, as well as many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. A cross over the Laurebina Pass at an altitude of 4620 meter with an excellent view into Tibet is simply breathtaking. We commence with an overland journey to Dunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. Track back for three days before a journey to the Sacred lakes of Gossainkund a major pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists. Departure via Dunche for Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m)
You are driven to Sybru Bensi from Kathmandu. O/N in Sybru Bensi.

Day 03: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m).
After crossing the suspension bridge the trek proceeds through the trees where langur monkey’s frolic and takes you to Doman (1680m). The trail then makes a steep climb over a rocky ridge to Paira Lodge (1810m) and further the route climbs gently to Bamboo Lodge (1960m). Climbing steeply the trail will get to Rimche (2400m) and then to Lama Hotel. O/N in Lama Hotel.

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela (2970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. O/N in Langtang Valley.

Day 05: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3870m)
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. O/N in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 06: Back to Lama Hotel. O/N at Lama Hotel.

Day 07: Lama Hotel to Sybru Village (2260m)
From Lama Hotel the trail descends through Rimche to Bamboo Lodge and reaches Paira Lodge. The route then climbs steeply through the forest, crossing the river, climbing to Syabru Village. O/N at Syabru Village.

Day 08: Sybru Village to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Passing Schools and gompas the trail climb up the steephill and to Dursagang (2660m). The trail further proceeds through the forest of hemlock and oak to the top of ridge at Foprang Danda (3190). Climbing and passing the government agriculture office you will reach to Sing Gompa which is the main attraction of Chandan Bari. O/N at Sing Gompa.

Day 09: Sing Gompa to Lauirbina Yak (3920m)
From Sing Gompa the trail climbs gradually up to Chalang pati (3650m). From Chalang pati, you views of Langtang Lirung, the Mountains edging Tibet and the majestic forest full of rhododendron and pine. The trail ascends to Laurebina Yak. O/N in Laurebina Yak.

Day 10: Laurebina Yak to Gosaikunda (4460m)
The route ascends up to a small temple with a statue of Sakyamuni and further climbing you can see good views of Saraswati kunda. After trekking some while you have excellent views of Bhairav Kunda and climbing gently you will reach to Gosaikund. O/n in Gosaikunda.

Day 11: Gosaikund to Gopte (3440m)
The trail leads to the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake, crosses a moraine, passing three more small lakes; you will reach Laurebina La (4610m). The trail descends to a National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m) and to Phedi (3740m). From Phedi the route drops and climbs through scrub bamboo to Dupichaur (3630m) and descends finally to Ghopte. O/N at Gopte.

Day 12: Gopte to Tharepati (3640m)
Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ups and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati observing the fine scenery along the path. O/N at Tharepati.

Day 13: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m)
From Tharepati the trail precedes passing through forests, to Magen Goth (3420m) and to Panghu. The trail descends through fir and rhododendron forest observing the view of beautiful and glittering peaks on its way to Khutumsang (2450m). Finally the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. O/N at Gul Bhanjyang.

Day 14: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2134m)
The trek continues along the forested ridge climbing to Thodang Betini (2260m) and to Chipling (2170m). Making a very steep descent the trail heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahman and Chhetri village. Then the trail proceeds to Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the sunrise on the Himalaya. O/N at Chisopani.

Day 15: Chisopani to Sundari jal (1300m)
From Chisopani the route goes forward through the forest of oak and rhododendron, and brings you to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). After a while you will get to the Army check post where your Shivapuri entrance permit is checked, then to Mulkharka (1800m) from where you will have a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley. Descending through the forest you will reach to Sundarijal where there is a large water project. O/N at Sundarijal.

Day 16: Sundari jal to Kathmandu half hour drive
You will drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 17: Kathmandu City Tour. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.

Day 18: Farewell to your onward destination.

What is included?

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Land transportation
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • 2 trekkers:1 porter including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit, TIMS card )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • International Flights
  • Your travel insurance
  • Hot Shower during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation services such as helicopter charter etc
  • Your personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, phone calls etc
  • Services not mentioned in Include section
  • Tips and gifts for staff

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