Langtang Gosainkunda Trek to the high and isolated Langtang Valley via thrilling Lauribina La Pass (4610m) then to the magical holy Gosainkunda Lake and down to Syabru village inhabited by welcoming and culturally rich Tamang people, their religious practices, language, and dress are very similar to those of Tibet than to traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. The area is famous for its pleasant local, unique tradition, Buddhist monasteries, and monuments along the way, and spectacular Mountain View. The trek first goes to charming Langtang Valley following the river upstream through the forest of pine, bamboo, and rhododendrons, uphill through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa where you will get an exceptional Mountain View just a stone’s throw from the Tibetan Boarder.
The region is also home to Himalayan honeyguides, mountain pheasant, musk deer, and snow leopards. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibis bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge. Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang has to be explored on foot. There are several possible trails to choose from depending on your favorite and the time available. As per our Guide in Himalaya original version of the itinerary, this trek starts with a day bus/jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Many people start this trek from Sundarujal via Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park and cross over Lauribina Pass then get to the beautiful glacial Gosainkunda Lakes. Then trek to Langtang Valley; which is easily accessed from Syabrubesi and can be reached in four days of easy hiking if you are starting from Syabrubesi; Once above Langtang village and the monastery at Kyangjin, Langtang is inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal´s middle hills.
Regarding the itinerary this trek will be 11 to 13 days long depending on your level of fitness and places of interest or day hiking destinations you would like to include. Many trekkers spend stay 2 days at Kyanjin and make an excursion to explore the high valley of Langshisa Kharka, and Tsergo Ri which offers a stunning view of the high Himalayas. This trek is open till December and many treks through if the Lauribina Pass is open depending on winter weather that may cause snowfall. We organize value-for-money Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Packages. Kindly read our Client Review they are happy with our service. For more detail please kindly write your Guide in Himalaya in Nepal. Namaste!!
After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.
We ignore traditional route and take an off the beaten main trail via Khanjim to Sherpa Gaun. It offers better view and village life experience in less traveled area than walking along the Langtang Khola following traditional old route and plus we will be following old route while coming back. Overnight at Sherpa Gaun.
The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.
Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide and taste yak cheese. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.
Today, we do excursion and hike to Tsergo-Ri, 4985m. We start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your Lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till to lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.
The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.
We continue walking through the forests trail until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch you skip the trail to Syabrubesi. You climb up steep trail until reaching Thulosyabru which takes about 2 hours. Now you have great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other peaks. In the evening you can visit monastery with your guide. Stay overnight in lodge.
The trail is steep uphill until reaching Phoprang Danda at the height of 3190 meter; the place has best sun set view over Ganesh Himal and after lunch break there we continue passing through pleasurable uphill and blue pine forest via government agriculture office. Sing Gompa; also known as Chandan Bari. We can visit yak cheese factory there. Stay overnight in lodge.
As the trail heads steep up and takes us to Chholang Pati. And remember to look back for outstanding view of Annapurna, Manaslu (8156m) Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan mountains. As you are now entering to Gosain Kund protected area, killing of animals, lighting woods and grazing goats are prohibited. The trail is steep again and gentle uphill to Gosain Kunda.
The holy lake, Gosain Kunda has a black rock in the middle believed to be the head of Hindu God, lord Shiva. According to the legend, Shive created the high altitude lake when he pierced the glacier with trident to get water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the ocean. The white rock under water is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also believed that the water from the lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbheswor pool, next the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan. The place famous pilgrimage site of Hindus and hundreds of people visit the site to worship during Janai Purnima festival (Full moon night, which falls in August). The place is said to have 108 lakes including Gosain Kund, Saraswati Kund, Bhairav Kund, Nag Kund, Dudh Kund, Chandra Kund and Mother Kund etc. in addition, we can hike up to Lauribina La/4610m or explore some other view point for the day hike. Stay overnight in lodge
Trek to Dhunche Village is all the way down via Lauribinayak, Chandan Bari then cross Trisuli Khola to make to Dhunche. Stay overnight in lodge.
In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle. It takes about 5-6 hours to Kathmandu by jeep. We have lunch break in Trisuli. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu. Transfer to selected Hotel.
- An experienced registered English speaking local friendly trekking guide.
- Assistant guides to take care of the group/porters if group size is more than 6 pax.
- 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travellers to carry your luggage (weight limit 25kg)
- Teahouse and lodge accommodation on twin sharing bed room during the trekking
- 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
- Hot table drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) during the trek on cup basis.
- Cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trip.
- Group first aid kit and water purifier.
- Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Dhunche - Kathmandu by 4WD local jeep.
- All other ground transportations during the trip in Nepal.
- Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
- Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance.
- All government taxes, vat and office service charges.
- Accommodation, meals and transfers in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeng and monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner except farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, we organize on request.
- All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
- Hot shower and hot water, laundry and toiletries.
- Personal insurance, internet, phone calls
- Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
- Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
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It was a great moment in Nepal for a single trekker from Thailand. I spent 12 days in Langtang Himal with my lovely guide and friend. It was a wonderful trip, magnificent mountain panoramas, beautiful and cultural villages, religious monuments along the way and welcoming friendly local people were unforgettable experiences. Above all the trek is through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna. It is just amazing, thank you Pradip for everything and organizing my trip. You always take care and support me. See you soon.
Shortening the second itinerary, from Kutumsang we can a catch a local bus to Kathmandu so we can eliminate the day 15. This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame, budget and other requirements. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.