Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek
Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda, the famous and holy lake is located on the elevation of 4,470m in Rasuwa district. It is a prime pilgrimage both for Buddhist and Hindus that can be visited on the way to Helembu trek from Dhunche. Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek is one of the most popular treks of Nepal which starts from Syabrubesi and ends at Dhunche. Different sorts of flora and fauna, breathtaking views of giant mountains, unique culture of Tamang and the beauty and stillness of nature can be observed. Being religious value, its waters are considered holy and of particular significance during the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima festivals when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area. Gosaikunda is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (holy Trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. There are three lakes namely, SaraswatiKunda, BhairaveKunda, and Gosainkunda. This trek can be done mainly August to June.

 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02: Prepration for Trekking

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420m) 7/8 Hours

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 Hours

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Mundum (3,530m) 5/6 Hours

Day 06: Mundum to Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m) 3/4 Hours

Day 07: Rest Day and Explore Around Kyanjing Gompa

Day 08: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 Hours

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2,600m) 4/5 Hours

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Cholang Pati (3,810m) 5/6 Hours

Day 11: Cholang Pati to Gosainkunda (4,470m) 4/6 Hours

Day 12: Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3,250) 4/5 hours

Day 13: Sing Gopa to Dhunche (2,030m) 4/5 hours

Day 14: Dhunche to Kathmandu 6/7 hours

Day 15: Rest day

Day 16: Final departure

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Prepration for Trekking

You have whole day free today. You can explore around the city and buy the equipment for the trek if necessary. If you want to go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, we will arrange the transportation on the basis of your request. Otherwise, you can have rest and prepare for the next day's trip. By the evening we will take you for welcome dinner to a restaurant with a typical Nepali cultural dance.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,420m) 7/8 Hours

Drive to Syabrubesi by Jeep which takes approximately 6/7 hours. The jeep departs from Machha pokhari near Balaju bus station every day. You can see the beautiful scenery of countryside along with Manaslu and Ganesh Himal on the way. Syabrubesi is a small village located at the bank of Langtang River which is the last bus station for Langtang. Here, we can get many lodges for accommodation and stay a night at lodge.

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 Hours

From here, the trail crosses the river and continues through the bank of Langtang River with rocky way and gets to a small tea house. We continue our journey through dense forest with small uphill passing tiny village called Pahiro and finally arrives at Bamboo where we take rest for lunch. On the way, you can see different sorts of flora and fauna mainly bee hives and Languor (white monkey). Today the entire way is slightly up till Lama Hotel. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours. Spend a night at simple lodge.

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Mundum (3,530m) 5/6 Hours

Today’s ultimatum destination is Mundum. We go through rhododendron and pine forest for three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where we will stop for lunch. On the way, you can see the splendid view of Langtang Lirung (7246m) and green dense forest of Langtang National Park .We have to walk again about 3 hours to get to Langtang. The route descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang. Langtang valley is one of the beautiful villages of this trek. It is locate on the lap of Langtang Lirung (7246m). But due to the devastating earthquake of 25th April, 2015 buried entire the village and more than 500 people died including, tourists, guides, porters and the local people. From Langtang village, we trek again to Mumdum about 30 minuutes. It takes 5/6 hours altogether. We stay overnight at lodge,

Day 06: Mundum to Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m) 3/4 Hours

After having spent a night at Langtang valley, we trek to Kyanjin Gompa .The trail from here goes through huge yak pasture with the picturesque views of Lagtang Ri, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and much more. The way goes from the bank of Langtang River and finally arrives at Kyangjing Gompa. You can visit the Cheese factory and Buddhist monastery with the beautiful mountain view of Langtang range. This is the best place to take rest and explore around it. Many good lodges are available to accommodate. We stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Rest Day and Explore Around Kyanjing Gompa

Kyanjing gompa is the last and beautiful village of Langtang trek. Today, you can hike to Kyanjing Ri early in the morning to observe the lovely views of Kyanjin, Langtang Lirung and much more along with sunrise. You have to climb up constantly and will reach to 1st Kyanjing Ri after 2 hours of ascending. If you are physically and mentally fit, you can push again to 2nd Kyanjing Ri which may take another 1 hour. After that we descend down to Kyanjing from the same route. We also have optional hikes for those who are willing and able to Langshisha Kharka and the viewpoint of Tserko Ri (5450) where you can take the most beautiful pictures of the Himalayan range peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m) and Yala peak (5,500m) that may take about 5/6 hours. Then return back to the Lodge and stay at a night at the same Lodge.

Day 08: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 4/5 Hours

We will return back to Lama Hotel from Kyanjing Gompa which takes around 4/5 hours. The way is easy and only down hill to Lama Hotel where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru(2,600m) 4/5 Hours

As usual, we start our trek after breakfast. From here, we descend down through the same way passing Bamboo and pahiro village. Then the trail genlty climbs up through bamboo bush. We have to turn on the left side of the main road where a sign for the way is clearly given a few metres ahead of Pahiro village. It takes approximately 5/6 hours. We spend a night there at lodge.

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Cholang Pati (3,810m) 5/6 Hours

Thulo Syabru is a beautiful village, from here, the trail simply ascends through the jungle passing the Army Camp and gets to Bomba ( a smal village). We continue our journey through dense forest of pines passing Mulkharka where only two lodges are available. Here, you can take a short break to drink a cup of tea or lunch. After that, the entire way goes through dense forest of pines and rhododendron with uphill. On the way, you can observe the beautiful sceneries of green countryside, Mt. Ganesh himal, Langtang Lirung and much more. By the end of the day, we get to Cholang Pati and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Cholang Pati to Gosainkunda (4,470m) 4/6 Hours

Cholang Pati is a beautiful village located on the top of the hill. From here, the way is gently uphill to a pass and then continues to Gosainkunda Lake. While ascending from Cholang Pati on an exposed trail, offering outstanding view of Saraswati Kunda at (4100m), the first of the Gosainkunda Lakes. The second lake is Bhairav Kunda and the third is Gosainkunda itself, at an altitude of (4380m).It is the famous holy lake both for Buddhist and Hindus. There are few simple lodges, a shrine and few pilgrim shelters on the northwestern side of the Lake. You can climb the ridge above the lodges for fine views. We stay overnight there at lodge.

Day 12: Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3,250) 4/5 hours

We return back to Cholang Pati through the same way and then descend down to Sing Gompa. It takes about 4/5 hours and we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Sing Gopa to Dhunche (2,030m) 4/5 hours

Sing Gompa is a good place to stay where you can visit an old Monastery and Cheese factory. From here, the way descends down to Dhunche passing some tiny village. Today, we go directly to Dhunche for lunch camp.

Day 14: Dhunche to Kathmandu 6/7 hours

On the next day, we shall return back to Kathmandu by jeep early in the morning which may take 6/7 hours.

Day 15: Rest day

You can do shopping and packing your luggage up for final departure. Relax and explore around the city.

Day 16: Final departure

Our airport representative and driver will drop you to the international airport for final departure.

 

 

 

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Kathmandu/Syabrubesi transportation by Bus or local Jeep
  • Dhunche/Kathmandu by local bus or Jeep
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary
  • All government, local and airport taxes
  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits
  • Tims Card
  • National park fees
  • Accommodation on Room sharing basis during the trek
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned to the office after trek)
  • Down jacket (to be returned to the office after trek)
  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide
  • Staff's salaries, insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and transportation
  • Medical Kit
  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo
  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Helicopter Rescue
  • Medication
  • Hot Shower
  • Wi-fi
  • Heater
  • Battery Charge
  • Mineral water
  • Hot water
  • Personal expenditure (bar bills and laundry)
  • Extra porter
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu
  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing
  • Tips for guide and porters
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tirp fact

  • Duration : 12 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Area : Langtang region
  • Type of trek : Lodge Trek
  • Max.height : 4600m
  • Group size : 2-15 pax
  • Starting Point : Syabrubesi
  • Ending point : Dhunche
  • Ktm/Syabrubesi : Bus or Jeep
  • Dhunche/Ktm : Bus or Jeep

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