Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Group size: 1-12 people
  •  Best Seasons: Jan - May & Sept - Dec

Trip Introduction

The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek package is a one in a million opportunity to explore the enriching views of the Himalayas, as well as the chance to explore the mystique of the Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu regions of Nepal. With its quaint villages, lush forests and abundant wildlife, the trek to the azure blue lakes of the Gosaikunda (4460m) is an experience that offers thrill seekers the chance to explore mountain panorama and glacial melt beauty at its best.

The journey begins with a drive to Syabrubesi and transverse through several villages like the Kyangjin Gompa to climb the viewpoint of Tserko Ri. After experiencing the glow of the whitish mountain luke the Langtang Lirung and other Tibetan peaks from above the Tserko Ri, trekkers reach Gosakiunda through the Laurebinyak Pass.

Go kinda is said to possess healing powers, and the sight of the azure blue, glistening waters of this lake and other lakes beyond, surely acts like a spiritually healing aura, that makes everyone at peace with themselves. Another highlight of the trek is to scale the Ama Yangri at 3800 m, which offers spectacular mountain scenery of Langtang ranges and Shishapangma. The trek continues through the Helambu region and explores the style of living and the warm hospitality of the ethnic inhabitants there.

Come experience heaven, with the expert group of guides and porters of the Asian Alpine Treks and Expedition, and you are surely set to return back for more.

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu airport pick up to hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.
One of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” Play card and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley (Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple & Patan durbar square and over night at Kathmandu.) (B)
After breakfast, we will have an amazing sightseeing trip to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares of Patan and around Kathmandu with many more cultural as well as historical places. Later afternoon comprises short briefing and final preparation for the trek.

Day 03 : Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m – 08 hours drive. (B/L/D)
Morning an interesting drive to Syabrubesi, the journey takes on the winding road   passing many farm villages and towns to Trisuli Bazaar, situated in sub-tropical climate, from here drive climbs to cooler area leaving the rice fields to maize and millet terraced farm fields and climate changes with cooler temperature with the culture and the people also, on reaching Dhunche town at 1950 meters, the main town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district with Langtang National Park headquarter. From here drive continues downhill for two hours to Syabrubesi village for overnight halt.

Day 04:      Trek to Lama Hotel Riverside 2, 350 m – 06 hours. (B/L/D)
The first day walk from Syabrubesi starts with an uphill for a while and rest of the trekking is on gradual winding path passing terraced farms and small villages, then the path descends to join the trail of Upper Syabru near Riverside Lodge, from here a nice uphill walk through the rhododendron and pine forest to Lama Hotel for overnight stop.

Day 05:      Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m – 05 hours. (B/L/D)
After Lama Hotel walk continues for a few on the road to Langtang village the walk on the winding uphill for an hour through cool alpine forest, after wading a small stream then leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour, on the winding path with ups and downs till Langtang village is reached for overnight halt with time to visit the village around with glimpse of Langtang Himal.

Day 06:      Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,749 m – 04 hours. (B/L/D)
From Langtang village walking on the gentle path for a while, then the trail winds to a climb for hours into Burberry and alpine bushes, and passing “mani-prayer wall” the walk leads further east, then the valley opens into a wide valley with excellent views of snow capped mountains.
Then after hours of nice morning walk reaching Kyngin Gompa for overnight stop, an excellent spot with impressive views of mountains in all direction, the nearest peak Langtang Lirung of above 7000m and its icefall, Kyngin Gompa has a small monastery located on top of the ridge which is made by glacial moraine with rocks and boulders, Kyngin Gompa has many lodges and a cheese factory.

Day 07:      Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around. (B/L/D)
After many days of good walk, today a free day with optional walk around the closer hill to Kyngin Ri 4,700m for more better views of the surrounding snow capped peaks.

Day 08:      Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350m – 06 hours. (B/L/D)
After an excellent time at Kyngin Gompa, return back to Lama Hotel on the same path passing Langtang and Ghoretablea village and through pleasant forest.

Day 09:      Trek to Upper Syabru village 2,118m – 05 hours. (B/L/D)
From here after an hour walk our route diverts to another trail to Upper Syabru also known as Thulo Syabru, walk is pleasant through the bamboo forest, after leaving the river climb starts uphill through landslide of rocks and boulders, passing farm terraces till Upper Syabru.

Day 10:      Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m – 04 hours. (B/L/D)
The walk today is shorter for fours trekking, morning begins with an uphill above the monastery, with fascinating view of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range towards West, after a few stops on route walk continues into cool forest of rhododendron and pines, walk is almost gradual with nice trail through pines and rhododendron tree lines to Sing Gompa for overnight stop.

Day 11:      Trek to Gosainkund 4,381m -05 hours. (B/L/D)
Morning walk offers fantastic views of snow clad mountain range of Langtang to Ganesh-Himal range and Mt. Manaslu further west Annapurna mountains, walking for an hour into forest of oaks, pines and rhododendron trees with magnificent view of Langtang mountain range, walk continues uphill leaving behind tree lines for smaller dwarf rhododendron, juniper bushes.
Walk climbs passing few teahouses at Laurabina, with excellent views of mountains and valleys then reaching the top of Laurabina meaning a place with walking sticks, in the holy auspicious time around August in full moon, great mass of pilgrims pays visit to Gosainkund pond for dip in this holy pond and to replace their holy thread into new, from here walk descend for an hour coming at first ponds of Saraswati and Bhiarav-kund, then a short climb to overnight stop at Gosainkund close to pristine holy pond.

Day 12:      Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Laurabina-La 4,609 -06 hrs. (B/L/D)
After a pleasant and nice time here, starting the morning walk along the bank of this holy lake, then climbing near the small ridge between rocks and boulders, the trekking near to Surjakund pond, the walk from here is gradual with winding up to the last pass of Gosainkund also called as east Laurabina La which is the highest spot of this trip at 3,694 meters. After the top, a long downhill reaches to Phedi (bottom), from here on the long winding trail and back into forest all the way to Ghopte Odar for overnight stop.

Day 13:      Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via Mange-Ghot 3,285 m – 06 hrs. (B/L/D)
Morning walk begins on the trail that joins Helambu and route to Kathmandu, trekking is pleasant into cool forest with an hour climb to Tharepati at 3,597m.
A beautiful spot on the top ridge with overwhelming views of snow capped mountains from Jugal Himal range in the east and towards west Ganesh-Manaslu.
After a nice break here walk leads downhill through enchanting forest to Kutumsang village at 2,445m, village with Yolmo, Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes,
this is around Helambu area.

Day 14:      Trek to Gul Bhangjang 2,125m – 04 hours. (B/L/D)
After a lovely time and pleasant morning, walk follows on the winding path with few ups and down passing farm terraces and villages till Gul-Bhanjyang is reached for the overnight halt.

Day 15:      Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m – 05 hours. (B/L/D)
Morning walk is pleasant passing number of farm villages, journey brings to a nice village at Pati Bhanjayang after a 3 hours of good walk, from this village a short climb to Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop un-route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley.
Chisopani, a scenic spot with many lodges and teahouses offering panoramic views of Jugal with Langtang Himal range and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna massive range towards west and this places provides stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

Day 16:      Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m hour drive back to Kathmandu. (B)
The final walk of this remarkable trip, morning starts through pristine woodlands and farmlands, then walking on the top ridges of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a super view of Kathmandu Valley, from here walk leads downhill to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) which is a beautiful place with cool forest surrounding, an hour downhill walk to Sundarijal located at the end of Kathmandu valley north eastern rim, from here an hour drive to Kathmandu through the famed Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Stupa.

Day 17: departure to your country. (B)

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