Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Trek can be extended into the Gosainkunda area which gives one the full range of experiences. The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek takes one close to Tibet, as the valley lies just south of that border. You will be able to learn much about the traditions and culture of the Tamang people who live in the region and how they share many of the same customs as the Tibetans. Trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine, the valley opens out onto alpine meadows and yak pastures
The highlight in spring is beholding the splendor of these high meadows carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wildflowers and the forests in full bloom with rare tree orchids, wild primulas and colorful rhododendron. At the same time be able to explore the sacred place of the Hindu people, Gosainkunda Lake. There you can visit the exotic temple of the God Shiva, and view the magnificent holy lakes from the surrounding hills. Splendid panoramas of such peaks as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himalchuli, and the whole Annapurna range can be seen along the way. You will be amazed at the diversity of natural beauty and interesting culture that one can observe in this area so close to Kathmandu, yet removed from civilization. Appealing tea houses are now plentiful along the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek to make sure of a pleasant night’s stay.
- Scenic drive to Sabrubeshi
- Amazing views of huge mountains
- Hiking to Chorkari Ri (5050m) and kyanjing Ri
- Holy place Gosainkund
- 14 days tour in total.
- 3 nights accommodation in cities.
- Highest elevation 4300m.
- 11 nights accommodation on tea house
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.
However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Arriving Kathmandu meet you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel, free time explore Thamel. Overnight at hotel. –
After pre-tirp arrangement, briefing from your trekking guide you will go for your sightseeing around Kathmandu valley with professional tour guide. Overnight at hotel.
First day Trekking, cross the Bhote koshi river and follow the langtang khola upwards, En route you could see mammals like Red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky.
From Lama Hotel also we continue ascending along the Langtang Khola. Today you will see some of the mountain views while walking upwards to Langtang village. This village is the biggest village of langtang area. Nice place to stay overnight.
The trail goes gradually up through the small Buddhist villages and Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.
Explore Kyagjin Gompa visit the monastery, cheese factory and possible to do day hiking for superb views of mountains and Langtang glacier.
Now time to turn back down to Lamahotel same way down, down and down.
Turn back down to Land slide area and climbing about 2 hours to the Thulo sabru. This is the nice village on the top the mountain ridge. You can get internet facilities, bakery and more in Thulo shabru. You can visit monastery and school too.
The trails from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3200 meters) follows a steep ascent path. Which will be hard to every one. But path goes 1st one hour through village and another 2 hours goes through the big forest. You might see the wildlife too. When you reach in Foprang Danda, you will see awesome 360 degree mountain views and valley. You can enjoy views with your lunch and after the lunch another 1 hour to go to Singumpa.
Yes path goes to up and up and you might feel altitude so need to walk slowly. Of course every step you will see better and better scenery, which makes you feel less tired. The Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung and On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen On the way up to gosainkund. After crossing the small hill of Lauribinayak, you will see 1st lake of Gosainkund. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. According to legend Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world.
Down, down and down…….
Today you will trek down for 4-5 hours to Dhunche. Overnight at Dhunche hotel.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu after 6-7 hours drive, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or if you prefer you may celebrate dinner together with our trekking guide. Overnight at the hotel BB plan.
We will Transfer you to International airport for final departure to your on wards destination.
Note: Above itinerary can be possible to customize if you want to.
- An English speaking guide
- All domestic land and air transportation
- All Accommodation with 3 meals a day while trekking.
- Porter costs (2 trekkers = 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
- Down jacket, Sleeping bag and Trekking duffel bag rental (must be returned at end of trek)
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes, and tourist attraction admission fees.
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal.
- Tourist Visa.
- Travel insurance.
- Bottled water Meals while not on the trek.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Tips for the guide, porters and driver.
- Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Everest Mountain flight.
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Langtang Gosaikundra Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. 3 meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Best Time To Visit
Autumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an another great option.
However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu.
Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.