Langtang Gosaikunda Trekking

 Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a pilgrimage trek to the sacred region of Gosainkunda lake and also the beautiful region of Langtang. It is an 18-day long moderately strenuous trekking itinerary which takes us to the beautiful region of Langtang and also to the pilgrimage lake of Gosainkunda. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is situated towards the Central Northern part of Nepal and is not that far from the capital city of Kathmandu. Langtang Gosainkunda Treks follows the trail along the remote areas of the Langtang region before it leads to the Holy lake of Gosainkunda, center of attraction for many Hindu pilgrims and followers.
Langtang Gosainkunda Treks begins from the exquisite hill-town of Syabrubesi and moves along the trail to Langtang Valley, several rhododendron and conifer forests along the way before reaching the conserved area of Langtang National Park. From the National Park, the trail further stretches through alpine pasture land, several high passes and glaciers before finally making it to the holy and sacred Gosainkunda Lake. The holy lake of Gosainkunda is a major is a major highlight of the trek as it is very important for Hindu pilgrims from religious point of view. It is also equally popular among the foreign trekkers because of its grand beauty. Crossing Lauribinayak-La Pass, which is a challenging task, is another high point of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek.
A religious function is held in Gosainkunda Lake every year during the full moon of the Nepali month of Bhadra (which roughly coincides with the English month of August). The trekking itinerary gets quite crowded during this period as many Hindu pilgrims reach holy lake and offer Pooja. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek has plenty of things to offer for the trekkers which take you through the varied experiences of having 360-degree views of the majestic Mountains, visiting the region where as many as 108 lakes are present including the most holy and popular Gosainkunda Lake. Also, you will get to mingle with the locals from Tamang and Sherpa community who mostly live in the Langtang region. Hence, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is an amazing combination of cultural and natural trek. 
Itinerary Outline of Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking:
Day0 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day0 3: Drive to Syabru Besi
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel
Day0 5: Trek to Langtang Village
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa
Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel
Day 08: Trek to Syabru Village
Day09: Trek to Sing Gompa
Day10: Trek to Lauri Binayak
Day11: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake
Day12: Trek to Ghopte
Day13: Trek to Tharepati
Day14: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang
Day15: Trek to Chisopani
Day16: Trek to Sundarijal
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu
Day18: Departure
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Day01: Kathmandu Arrival: 
Our representatives from ‘Himalayan Trek Nepal’ will welcome and receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to the hotel where you will be shortly explained about the trekking itinerary package. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
The next day, you will be heading for a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley when you will visit sites including the holy shrine of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (also known as Monkey Temple) and Bouddhanath Stupa. Furthermore, you will also visit the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan and enjoy the ancient art and craft of the Kathmandu Valley. Most of the sites you will visit have been included in the UNESCO’s list of world heritage. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi: 
On the third morning, you will have breakfast at the hotel and set on a drive to the town of Syabrubesi, situated to the north of Kathmandu. It takes around 9 hours to reach Syabrubesi along the scenic Prithvi Highway which follows along the banks of Trishuli River. You will have a brief break at Dhunche, Rasuwa district headquarters, before proceeding to Betrawati. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Syabrubesi.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel:
Our formal trekking begins on the fourth day when you will have breakfast at the guesthouse in the morning at Syabrubesi and then start hiking to the Lama Hotel, the destination for the fourth day. The trail descends to meet a suspension bridge which we will cross and near towards the village of Dovan (1680m) where various birds including Lophophorus and Cuckoo can be heard chirping. Stretching further up the hill through moraines at Paira Lodge (1810m) and subsequently the Bamboo Lodge (1960m) eventually leads to Lama Hotel situated at 2470 meters of altitude. 

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village: 
The next morning we will leave Lama Hotel and proceed further up the hill through green forest of maples and oaks which then leads up to the Village of Langtang (3430m). Langtang Village offers 180-degree view of Lirung Mountain, Langtang Himal, among other mountain peaks. The path stretches amidst green forests of rhododendron and pine before passing through Gumanchok (2800m) and Ghora Tabela (2970m). Langtang Village is the ultimate destination on the fifth day where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse. 

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa: 
On the 6th day, the trek follows the steep path uphill to pass through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m). Later we will cross Laja Khola and reach to a viewpoint from where Kyanjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung can be viewed. Ultimately we will lower down to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). The old Buddhist monastery in Kyanjin Gompa is popular amongst the trekkers.

Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel:
There are lots to explore in and around Kyanjin Gompa. We can unravel the glaciers and take a short trek to the Himalayan Yak pastures. Kyanjin Gompa gives 360-degree views of Langtang Lirung, Genjempol and Kenga Himal ranges. Cheese factory, Buddhist monastery and Tsergo Ri (5033m) are other sites worthy visiting. Later we will travel back to Lama Hotel for night stay. 

Day 08: Trek to Syabru Village:
Today’s trail pursues the route down through Rimche and Bamboo Lodge and extends further through Paira Lodge and the lively forest to head up to the Langtang Khola from where the suspension bridge needs to be crossed to visit Langtang village which further provides its way to Syabru Village(2260m).

Day09: Trek to Sing Gompa:    
The journey on the 9th day makes its way uphill through schools and Gompas which takes us to Dursagang (2660m) which takes us through the verdant oak, fir and hemlock forests to lead us to a ridge at the top of Foprang Danda(3190m). The trail further winds up through Government Agriculture Office to Sing Gompa- a Buddhist monastery located at 3330m. If time permits, we will sidewalk around Gompa to visit Yak cheese Factory where local cheeses are manufactured. 

Day 10: Trek to Lauribinayak Pass:
 Today we will follow the steep trail through Chalang Pati at 3650m that offers the 180 degree views of majestic Mountains of Lirung and other Tibetan Mountains and proceeds further through the blooming forest of rhododendron and pine all the way to Lauribinayak located at 3920m altitude

Day11: Trek to Gosainkunda:
The trek for 11th day commences by chasing the way proceeding through the stupa of Sakyamuni which stretches further through the path with a spectacular view of the sparkling water of Saraswati Kunda all the way through Bhairab Kunda at which point the path ascends uphill to Gosainkunda(4460m). The holy lake of Gosainkunda is an important pilgrimage destination for the followers of Hindu religion. Large number of Hindu pilgrims gather at the Lake on the occasion of Janai Poornima which falls on the Nepali month of Bhadra every year. The great natural beauty of Gosainkunda lake also attracts equally large number of foreign tourists. 

Day 12: Trek to Ghopte:
 The trail for this day follows a steep descent from the northern edge of Gosaikunda Lake and move along three small lakes which leads to a pass at 4500m from where the rocky path descend further down the slope through National Park Post at Bhera Goth(4240m) and Phedi(3740m) and pass through Bamboo forest to Dupichaur(3630m) which eventually leads to Ghopte(3440m). 

Day 13: Trek to Tharepati:
We will trek across the pine and juniper forest and then ascend the steep slope pursuing the rocky terrain for about 2 hours to arrive at Tharepati that rewards where we can unlock the natural marvels. 

Day14: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang:
The 14th day of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek surpasses the wonderful woods of pine and fir to arrive at Magen Goth at 3420m altitude which is a pasture land with lush green vegetation which elongates further to Phangu before tumbling down by the way of rhododendron and fir trees that allows the spectacular views of snow capped mountains to Kutumsang(2450m) which sinks further to hit an enticing village of Gul Bhanjyang. 

Day 15: Trek to Chisapani:
The path for 15th day moves along the forested ridge and escalates through Thodang Betini(2260m) and Chipling(2170m) prior to making a sharp downfall to reach Pati Bhanjyang(1860m) which is a multi- ethnic village majority of whom are Brahmin and Chhetri. The trail declines further to Chisopani at 2134m altitude which yields kaleidoscopic views of sun setting over snow clad mountains.   

Day16: Trek to Sundarijal:
The trek follows through thickets of oak and rhododendron and passes across Borlang Bhanjyang(2440m) which elongates further through Army Check Post where your Shivpuri Entrance Permit is checked and moves to Mulkharka(1800m) that offers the Kat
its best view prior to lowering down via woods of Sundarijal(1300m) where large dam is located that satiates the demand of water of Kathmandu citizens

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu:
Early in the morning on the 17th day, we will drive back to the Capital city of Kathmandu from Sundarijal. It will nearly take an hour to cover the 15 km distance and you will be transferred back to the hotel in Kathmandu where you will be staying overnight.

Day18: Departure:
 Langtang Gosainkunda Trek lasting for 18 days will conclude on the last day and you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will return to your home country or to your next destination. 
Costs included in the price:
  1. Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu (for two nights) as mentioned in the appropriate itinerary.
  3. Guided city tours (if applicable by private car / van / bus)- depending on the number of tourists.
  4. All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  5. Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
  6. Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  7. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
  8. As you will be traveling via land transportation, there will be no additional domestic airfares during Langtang Trekking.
  9. Land transfers during trekking itinerary
  10. Inclusive of government tax. 
  11. Official expenses
  12. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  13. Langtang National Park entry fee.
Costs excluded in the price:
  1. All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
  2. Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  3. International airfares and airport departure tax
  4. Visa fees
  5. Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  6. Personal trekking equipments
  7. Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
  8. Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section.
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Trips Facts

Trip Duration: 18 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Daily Walking Hour: ave.6hr

Max Altitude : 5050m/ at Chorkari Ri

Seasons: Jan - May and Sept - Dec

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