Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Facts
|Package:||Langtang Gosaikunda Trek|
|Price||USD 1150 per person|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle & Public Bus|
|Meal||Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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The fascinating Langtang region in Nepal is fused with the eye-catching landscapes, distant valley, high mountain lakes, the affinity of Nepali culture, varied beautiful rivers, spectacular Mountains views and many more. This amazing Langtang Gosaikunda trek goes through the wonderful Trishuli River to Trishuli Bazaar through passing several villages on the way. One of the major attractions of the Langtang region is Langtang National Park, were varied unique flora and fauna are existed, and trekkers can appreciate those rare and endangers wildlife. Several ups and downs trekking trail move you to the east into the Langtang Valley, by following the rhododendron and oak forests, glacial moraine and many more. During trekking trail of a high mountain, there are several villages on the way, where trekkers will get chances to encounter with the Sherpa, and Tamang Village of Langtang and get involved with their interesting Tibetan like religion, culture, languages, dresses, and traditions.
Gosainkunda is a significant place of interest on the Langtang region with natural beauty and charm of its cultural aspects. During trek, one can experience the awesome and breathtaking views of snowy great Himalayan peaks like Langtang, Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and so on. Beside these, a beautiful forests ranging from subtropical to alpine environment, landscape, glaciers, waterfalls and wild animals are the main attraction of this trek. The lake has a very important significance in Hindu religion. Hordes of devotees gather at the lake on the full moon night of August to bath in its waters. It is believed that people who do so are cleansed of every sin that they have committed and are granted a clean slate in life. Hindu Mythology, Gosaikunda is believed to have come to existence when Lord Shiva thrust his Trishul (Holy Trident) into a mountain to extract water to soothe his throat. So, that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison.
As trek goes ahead to the Kyangjin Gompa, there you can visit and explore century-old Monastery, Cheese Factory, and the alluring Sherpa Village. The major attraction of this trek is a Holy Lake Gosaikunda, which is also regarded as divine for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Gosaikunda Lake is very famous Lake in Nepal, each year thousands of visitors come here to visit in the full-moon night in August. Trekkers will keep trek through an array of small village and trail of thick forest, where you may get chances to encounter with the honey hunter wildlife, Langur Monkey (Seto Badar), and many more. As you go closer to the Gosaikunada, you can enjoy witnessing magnificent waterfalls, several undiscovered small lakes with the spectacular views of the Langtang is really worth to visit. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek allows you to get right in among the Himalayan peaks and to get the off-the-beaten-track, trekking through the some legendarily unspoiled and relatively isolated areas of the Langtang region of Nepal.
The trek to Gosaikunda starts in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. When starting from Dhunche, the first day involves a long steady climb to reach Chandan Bari at an altitude of about 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Laurebinayak at about 3,700 m (12,100 ft) can be reached on the second day. At this point, some trekkers choose to climb ahead to Gosaikunda, though altitude sickness is a concern as the ascent is rather steep. Many trekkers choose to stay at Laurebinayak, which also provides sunset and sunrise views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The descent from Gosaikund to Sundarijal (सुन्दरीजल) takes about four days and involves a short climb to Laurebina La at 4,610 m (15,120 ft), a rapid descent to Phedi and onwards to Ghopte. Depending on pace, there are options to stay at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at many villages farther downhill. The trails are well marked, except between Ghopte and Thadepati.
Not only Gosaikunda Lake but also Langtang National Park!
This fascinating Langtang Gosaikunda trek offers you a scenic drive to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu. From there you can begin trekking and can accommodate at Tserko Ri for the excellent sunset, sunrise, and stunning Ganesh Himal views. The spectacular scenery of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kangri (5846m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) are worth able for enthusiastic nature lovers to explore on. And there are 1000 species of flora and many wild animals such as Tigers, wild boar, red panda, Himalayan black bear,pica, musk deer, Himalayan Thar (wild goat), rhesus monkey, snow leopard, laughing thrushes, common langur, hawks, hoopoe, cuckoos, barbets, owls, nightjars, black-capped sibias, Red-billed, parakeets, and many more are have been recorded to explore on in the Langtang National Park. Besides this, more than 250 species of birds are found in this National Park, that is the main attraction for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal.
- Scenic drive Kathmandu / Syabrubeshi via mountain terrain
- Langtang village aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers’
- Kyanjin Gompa, an old Buddhist shrine, Century-Old Monastery
- Climbing Chorko-Ri
- Have a panoramic view of Mt. Langtang-RI, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
- Walking through Rhododendron forest
- Visit holy lake Gosaikunda (4200m)
- Slow-moving rivers and swift mountain streams
- Rugged rock and grassy meadows
- Explore so many Monasteries, Gomba, and Buddhist Stupa on the way.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary 2020
- Day 1:- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
- Day 2:- Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
- Day 3:- Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
- Day 4:- Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
- Day 5:- Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
- Day 6:- Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
- Day 7:- Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
- Day 8:- Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5-6 hours
- Day 9:- Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours
- Day 10:- Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours
- Day 11:- Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours
- Day 12:- to Melamchi Gaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours
- Day 13:- Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours
- Day 14:- Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours
- Day 15:- Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours’ drive
- Day 16:- Final departure
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Itinerary
Day 1:- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
First arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, where our representative is waiting for you to welcome you. He/She will drop you to your hotel, where you can take a rest after hotel check-in process. You can also enjoy welcome drinks and you will be introducing with the trekking guide. In the evening, you can enjoy a stroll around the Thamel Bazaar in-order to make place familiar. We can also enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by our team. Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.
Note: Welcome Dinner is optional. Most of the trekkers only desire to have farewell dinner program, even though some travelers want to have both welcome and farewell dinners. It depends on your choices and budget that you pay for us.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 2:- Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
After morning breakfast and we will take a drive for Sybrubesi from Kathmandu. Around 7 to 8 hour’s drive will offer you to witness scenic surrounding of Nepal, as you can witness several villages, small shops, and markets, green hills and stunning mountain views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal on the way. And you will arrive at Syabrubesi Village, the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guesthouse of Syabrubesi.
Day 3:- Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
After morning breakfast, we will begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. Continue trek will be through several ascending and descending trail simultaneously through following oak and rhododendron forests. The further trek will also lead us to cross a bridge over the beautiful Langtang Khola (small river), and continue to ascend steep trail and reach to Lama Hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight at the Lama Hotel.
Day 4:- Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
After early morning breakfast, we will continue ascending trail from Lama Hotel and on the way, you can enjoy the witnessing mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As the trail takes us to the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to witness spectacular white peaks of the Langtang range. The trekking trail goes continues to climb up through the widening valley passing a few temporary settlements and a Buddhist monastery, we will finally arrive at the Langtang village. As you reach to the Langtang village, you can explore the village and again continue to trek to Mundu. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Mundu.
Day 5:- Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
In this day have early morning breakfast and begin like as usual trek onwards to Kyangjin Gompa, which is situated at the elevation of the 3870m. Our trekking trail will offer us beautiful water mills filled with the prayer wheels, Chortens, and sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them on the way and also, we will get chances to explore the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. E further short trek will again take us to the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains. Kyangjin Gompa is a place of a principal monastery of the region. As you reach the Kyangjin Gompa, you can explore all the monasteries and Gompa situated over there. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 6:- Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
Have morning breakfast and the whole day we will spend exploring Tserko Ri. After morning breakfast, we will make a short hike to Tserko Ri, where we can have stunning sunrise views and the views of the mountain. During this short hike, we will passe through yak pastures. After exploration, we will again return back to Kyangjin Gompa by following the descending trail. As you reach Kyangjin Gompa and explore the beautiful monastery with the stunning views of the Himalayas. You can also witness and explore splendid glaciers, birds, and yaks. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 7:- Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
After morning breakfast, we will start our trekking and leave Kyangjin Gompa by retracing our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of today’s trek will be downhill where we will pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. Throughout our trek different view of the Himalayas will accompany us. The further pleasing trek will take us to the Lama Hotel, where we will have dinner and stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 8:- Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft): 5-6 hours
After having morning breakfast, we will begin our pleasing trek with a climb up to the beautiful Rimche Village. The further trek will be again descending to the banks of the Langtang Khola by following the beautiful Bamboo and begin to follow ascending trail until you reach to Landslide Lodge. The further continue trek will take us to Thulo Syabru and cross two beautiful bridge on the way. You will also pass Pahare hotel and a waterfall before reaching Thulo Syabru. Have dinner and stay overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 9:- Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa: 3-4 hours
Have morning breakfast and continue trek onwards Shin Gompa. Today will make a short walk and reach near to Gosaikunda. On the way, we have to cross a beautiful Chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we will continue forward trek to south and follow the Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before you reach to the Shin Gompa. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Shin Gompa.
Day 10:- Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft): 5-6 hours
In this day have early morning breakfast and begin trek ahead with the fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang. As continue, the trek will follow a ridge for the most part of the day and enjoy an eye-catching glimpse of the holy lakes. Around 5 to 6 hours trek will take us to the one of the most famous holy lake called Gosaikunda (4380m) Gosaikunda Lake has a particular religious and cultural significance for both Hindu and Buddhists Nepalese. In Nepal. You can explore the Lake and its surrounding which is covered with the mountains almost all directions of the lake. Every year in Nepal in the festival of Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit this lake for a holy bath. Have dinner and stay overnight in Gosaikunda.
Day 11:- Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft): 6-8 hours
After having morning breakfast and continue trek ahead to Ghopte, which is situated at the elevation of the 3440m. As continue trek will move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m), the famous Pass of Helambu region and continue descends to the beautiful Melamchi valley. On the way, we will pass very beautiful three more small lakes and further trek upward with the striking views of the area. Then we will eventually reach to Ghopte through following Surya Kunda. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Ghopte.
Day 12:- to Melamchi Gaon (2,560m/8,399ft): 6-7 hours
Have a morning breakfast and begin trek uphill and downhill trail and passes through dense forests. The following trail of the forest will take us to Thare Pati Village and the further trek will lead us to Nepalese hills and Soli Danda from where we can have stunning views of the mountains and valley below. On the way, we will cross several suspension bridges and finally reach Melamchi Gaon. As you reach this beautiful village of Melamchi Gaon, you can explore a monastery. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Melamchi Gaon.
Day 13:- Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5-6 hours
Have morning breakfast and continue the trek through small stream below Tarkeghyang by following the ancient stupa on the way. The further trail will passé through forests and finally reach to Ama Yangri, the highest point with the height of 3,800m. As you reach to the top of Ama Yangri, where you can witness the stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Not only that you can also have almost close distance stunning views of the Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. After having splendid views, you can continue to descend trail where you can also witness yaks grazing in the bushes and also green forest and finally, we will reach to Tarkeghyang, is a beautiful Sherpa village. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Tarkheghyang.
Day 14:- Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3-5 hours
After having morning breakfast, we begin our trek with the easy trail by passing through beautiful and greenery lush forests. On the way, we can witness various beautiful villages, Chortens, a monastery, and a Mani wall and finally reach to the Sermathang. As you reach to Sermathang, a beautiful Sherpa village, you can stroll around the Village and explore the village. From this village, you can enjoy with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. If the weather is clear, you can also see Mt. Everest in the distance. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Sermanthang village.
Day 15:- Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours trek, 2 hours’ drive
In this day, after having morning breakfast, we will continue trek to Melamchi Bazaar by following the through the beautiful meadows, fields and several beautiful villages. As we reach Melamchi Bazaar, from here we will continue our journey back to Kathmandu by the drive. Around 2 hours scenic drive will take us to the Kathmandu hotel. After hotel check-in, you can take some rest and enjoy with drinks. You can spend a few moments recalling the earlier days memory through the images. In the evening, you will get chances to participate in the farewell dinner program where you can enjoy typical Nepali cultural program and celebrate successful completing Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Circuit trek in Nepal. and stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.
Day 16:- Final departure
Today is your final day at this naturally delightful country Nepal. One of our representatives of the Travel Plan will help you to find your flight. After morning breakfast, you will be taken to the airport according to your scheduled flight. You will be drop before 3 hours of your flight. We will wish you to have a safe flight for your homeland and hope we will once meet in your next vacation in the wonderful country of Nepal.
When to go Langtang Gosaikunda Trek? Best Time To visit
Autumn (September – November) and Spring (March-May) is the best trekking seasons for Langtang Gosaikunda trek in Nepal and it is also the best time to explore beautiful cultural villages, striking mountains peaks, ancient Buddhist monasteries, high altitude Yak pastures, varied rare and endangers wildlife’s, flora and fauna, Holy Lake Gosaikunda and many more. In these seasons, the weather is clear and temperatures are also fine to have magnificent views of the great Himalayas along with legendary trek to Langtang Gosaikunda trek. On the way, the rhododendron flower will be blooming and the color of white and red rhododendron flowers will decorate all the way, which will provide more excitements and energy to trekkers to trek on high altitude.
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