Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus, Car & Jeep
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodges
  • Group Size: 1-25
  • Max Altitude: 4,361m/ 14,308ft

Highlights of Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

  • Kyanjin Gompa exploration during acclimatization day
  • Kyanjin Ri (4,600m) for the 360-degree panoramic view of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang Yubra and Changbu
  • The Langtang Lirung Glacier and a glacial lake
  • Tamang and Sherpa cultural villages of Langtang Valley
  • Flora and fauna of Langtang National Park
  • Visit of Gosainkunda Lake, a famous pilgrimage site of Buddhist and Hindu people

Langtang Gosainkunda trek combines moderate and rigorous walking, this fascinating trek to high alpine valleys and glacial lakes. This equally rewards you with captivating views of majestic snow-capped peaks to cheer you up all the while. You can experience the natural and cultural assets of Langtang Valley as well as trek to the alpine Gosainkunda Lake. Langtang Valley is famous for Sherpa and Tamang ethnic communities that have been able to keep their socio-cultural aspects intact since time immemorial.

Langtang Valley and Gosiankunda Lake are both situated in the Central Himalayan Region of Nepal immediately north of Kathmandu Valley. Both the attractions of this trek are the important parts of Langtang National Park, the second largest Himalayan conservation area in Nepal. The park serves a perfect natural habitat for several rare species of animals, birds and flowering plants. You can have glimpses of red panda, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, ghoral, and some 250 species of birds in the park.

The culturally diverse Langtang region is predominated by three indigenous ethnicities, namely Tamang, Hyolmu and Bhotia. They are of Tibetan origins and followers of Buddhism, said to have entered Nepal between early 1500’s and mid 1900’s. During this trip, you can expect a closer look and a deeper insight into the day-to-day life of these humble montage dwellers. The picturesque and pristine Gosainkunda Lake, is a highly revered site for both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. Around 108 glacial pools of different shapes and sizess make the Langtang – Gosainkunda trek even more worthwhile.

The highest place to reach during this holy trip is Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) which is popular for ancient monastery and cheese factory. During acclimatization day around Kyanjin Gompa, you can make side trips to a glacial lake, the Langtang Lirung Glacier and Kyanjin Ri. Kyanjin Ri (4,600m) is the vantage point of the entire Langtang region trekking that shows you the snowy peaks, icefalls and glaciers. From the top, you can have the 360-degree panoramic view of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang Yubra Peak (6,035m) and Changbu Himal.

If you make Langtang trek in spring, you can witness the stunning vistas of the Langtang National Park decorated with colourful flowers. The flowering plants beautify the park just like a bride on her wedding day. Similarly, Gosainkunda Lake trekking in mid-August, you can find thousands of Hindu pilgrims thronging towards the lake. The pilgrims from India and Nepal make a holy trip to Gosainkunda Lake to take a sacred dip into the water of the lake. It is believed that a holy bath during Janai Purnima Festival cleanses all the sins you have committed knowingly or unknowingly.

Summing up, Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Lake trek rewards you with natural, cultural and spiritual wonders that are there for hardcore explorers. Orbit Alpine Adventure offers you a 14-days’ itinerary of Langtang Valley Gosainkunda trek to make your Nepal tour more memorable. You can customize this trek with Ganesh Himal trek (also Ruby Valley trek), Manaslu region trekking, Panch Pokhari trekking, etc. For the tailor-made trekking package, you can contact our agency via different media available.

FAQs:

1. Where is Langtang Gosiankunda trek?

Langtang Gosainkunda trek takes you around the closest trekking region from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is one of the important sections of the Great Himalayan Trail (1,700km) extending from east to west. It is situated in the first Himalayan conservation area and the second largest national park of Nepal. Langtang National Park is a haven for around 2000 flowering plants, diverse birds and animals. It is close to Kerung, the gateway to the Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra located in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

2. How far is Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek?

Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek starts from Syabrubesi, Rasuwa that lies about 122 kilometres away from Kathmandu. You can reach there in about seven hours by driving in a private jeep or a deluxe coach. To complete this epic trek, you need at least a week’s time from Kathmandu. We organize helicopter tour to Langtang region that takes only an hour to get the aerial view of the snowcapped peaks, wonderful landscapes and high altitude human settlements.

3. Can I do Langtang Gosainkunda trek solo?

Yes, you can do Langtang Gosainkunda trek solo because there is not any restricted area. But we highly recommend you to hire a professional trekking guide and a porter to get help from them in case of emergency. There are many cases when the solo traveller to Langtang region have gone missing due to missing of the right trail. They die of falling from the ridge when they fail to find the right track. The trekking guide finds the right trail as well as helps you in time of altitude sickness.

4. Can I get altitude sickness during Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Lake trek?

As soon as you reach the height more than 2,500m, there is always chance for altitude sickness. You spend most of the days in the places higher than the normal elevation. To avoid it, you should walk slowly; have enough food and drinking water as well as pack some medicines like Diamox Oral. You should follow the instructions of the trekking guide and as soon as you feel difficulty, you should share with him.

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Day to Day Itinerary

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As soon as you arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport, our representative welcomes you. Then, he or she relocates you up to the hotel booked for your accommodation. You can freshen up and have some sightseeing tour around the tourist hub on your own. In the evening, the trekking guide explains you about the program ahead.

  • Meals: Wellcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi past Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deeper into the valley. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Syabrubesi
  • Altitude: 1,600m/5,249ft
  • Time: 9 Hours

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends to Bamboo passing through landslide. Afterwards, you trek gently down to Rimche (2,400m.) through Bamboo (1,960m.) which lies on the bank of the Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. The last part of your trail is along a level path to Lama Hotel. En-route you may be able to spot some red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lama Hotel
  • Altitude: 2,470m/8,104ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3,000m], the trail emerges from the forest. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery, which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Langtang Village
  • Altitude: 3,430m/11,253ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding you in all directions such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri, Langsisa ri and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kyangjin Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft
  • Time: 3 Hours

During Kyanjin Gompa acclimatization day, you have a few alternatives to pass the time by getting a lifelong memory. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory; walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces. Similarly, there is a glacial lake just around three hours’ distant from the hotel. You can walk up to The Langtang Lirung Glacier or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4,600m.), directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the snowcapped peaks of Langtang region. You can have the breathtaking view of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Changbu and Langtang Yubra Peak (6,035m) from the top of the best vantage point of Langtang region trekking. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kyanjin Gompa

From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lama Hotel
  • Time: 6 Hours

The beginning of the trail is a gentle descent to a landslide spot and then goes steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is one of the wonderful villages where you can enjoy amazing land features and magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7,110m.) and the Langtang Himal and its ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thulo Syabru
  • Altitude: 2,260m/7,415ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda (3,200m.) follows a steep path passing through Dursagang (2,660m.) and offers wonderful views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan Mountains and oak, hemlock and fir forests. The path then gently ascends for some distance before following along at a flat level to Sing Gompa. There is a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery. It also provides panoramic views and exhilarating nature vistas. The cheese manufactured here is considered the best in Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Sing Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,250m/10,663ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

The first part of the trail takes you on a gentle ascent up to Lauribinayak. The trail then steeply ascends all the way to Gosaikunda. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7,893m) Manaslu range (8,156mm), Ganesh Himal range(7,406m), Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind. You pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, cross a small ridge and have your first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, 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. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gosainkunda
  • Altitude: 4,361m/ 14,308ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Sing Gompa
  • Time: 5 Hours

The first part of the trail descends through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests and wild marijuana plants until you cross the suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. The path then stretches across a flat level. Stay overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dhunche
  • Altitude: 2,030m/6,660ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Time: 7 Hours

Today is the last day of Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek 14 days’ itinerary. Therefore, the team member of our agency escorts you to the airport as per your flight schedule. We wish you a happy and pleasant journey back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast

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