Gosainkunda & Langtang Valley Trek
Gosainkunda & Langtang valley trek is designed for an adventure, cultural, & nature walk within a Himalaya region of Nepal. This trekking region is less crowd than Everest & Annapurna trekking region. It offers a great view of Langtang Himalaya, Annapurna Himalaya, Manaslu Himalaya, Ganesh Himal range, Jugal Himal range, & some of the Tibetan mountain range as well. You are welcome by Sherpa & Tamang culture who they have their own culture, language, & living style. You can enjoy those mountain people’s culture, its natural beauty.
Why Gosainkunda & Langtang Valley Trek?
This area is popular for high Himalaya lakes which are mostly related to Hindu & Buddhist mythology. There are 108 lakes around this area with small to medium in size. One of the most popular lakes in this area which is over 4,300m above the sea level and also delineated as a religious site it is a Hindu myth attributes Gosaikunda as the abode of the Hindu deities Shiva and his wife Gauri.
The Hindu scriptures Bhagwat Purana, Bishnu Purana and the epics Mahabharat & Ramayana refer to Samundra Mathan(Ocean shake), which is directly related to the origin of Gosaikunda. The waters here are considered as holy and of particular significance during the Janai Purnima. Janai Purnima (Full Moon in August) is the festival when thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and India visit the area.
Gosaikunda is believed to be created by Lord Shiva when he thrust his Trishul (Trident) into a mountain to extract water so that he could cool his stinging throat after he had swallowed poison. He had swallowed poison to protect undying (Immortal) syrup from the devil. It is believed that Lord Shiva had realized freshness after drinking this water and that is why the Hindu pilgrimage tries to climb here to have a shower.
And Langtang valley is another attraction for this trip. It always offers great views of Langtang Himalaya and Tibetan influenced society within Langtang valley where you can see Himalayan yaks around Langtang & Kyanjin Gompa area. Your trekking ends at Syabrubesi then drive to Kathmandu.
What’s the best time to visit here?
Before going for any trek you must research about the weather in that destination. You should search for the weather according to Nepal if you trek here. According to Nepal the best time to visit Gosainkunda and Langtang Valley is Autumn and Spring season. But the weather here changes in a minute, therefore it’s unpredictable and that’s why you should pack all the stuff like warm clothes, hiking boots, raincoat, sunglasses, and some food.
What can we provide?
We will be providing you all the right equipment, documents and anything else you need to trek like a pro. Get discounts according to the groups and individuals with the best accommodations and more.
Our Social Activities
We are coordinating for free volunteering in Nepal as well. And we are supporting to needy people of Nepal through our trekking agency. We are helping some students with their school expenses back on the mountain. You may check those of our social activities on the free volunteering page.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel the hub of Kathmandu city where many hotels, restaurants, trekking gear shops, stores, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, art gallery, travel agencies are located. Our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding Upper Mustang trekking, hotels, culture with do’s and don’ts.
The morning starts with a short drive to Sundarijal after breakfast. You will start your trek from Sundarijal which is north-east corner of Kathmandu valley. Your trekking goes through Shvapuri-Nagarjun National park which offers a steep climb up to the mountain. You will trek via Mulkharka & walk through all the time into the jungle (Shivapuri-Nagarjuna national park). It will bring on the top of mountain then other side of mountain downhill to beautiful place Chisapani for first overnight on mountain.
The morning starts for sun rising view on Himalaya from your lodges. You will start your trekking after breakfast. Starting offers a downhill with an old path but nowadays there is road also available. You will walk through villages, farmland, terrace, some forest areas as well. After Gul Vanjyang, it offers an uphill for a couple of hours. You will see some quite villages as well. Nowadays, young people are leaving country side very fast. Finally, you will stop at Kutumsang where Langtang National park office is situated, for an overnight.
Morning starts with a gradual uphill and mostly it offers jungle area which is inside the Langtang National park. There is only two different places before Tharepati where you can see some couple of tea houses. You can stop at Magen Goth for a lunch. This is beautiful place with Rhododendron, pines, junipers, oaks surrounding. Then you will walk through gradual uphill to Tharepati. Tharepati offers great mountain views. This place offers two different way to Helambu region & Gosainkunda.
Morning walk leads a small downhill & following south face of mountain to reach Ghopte. There are only couple of tea houses which was totally collapsed in 2015 earthquake. Now they have rebuilt very basic way. Your walk continue to Phedi which is base camp for Lauribina Pass. You will save your energy for big uphill to pass for tomorrow. Phedi has very basic tea house as well.
Normally, trekkers start early in the morning for mostly high pass. You are also recommended to start early in the morning after taking a breakfast. It will be easier to climb high mountain area before sun rising. Normally, strong wind makes you problem to walk after sun rising. Of course, it is cold and dry. Here you have to climb all the way up to the top from Phedi to Lauribina la pass. Luribina la pass 4,610m offers great views of mountain, & lake. After crossing this amazing place, you will have a gradual downhill to Holy Gosainkund Lake. You will have a free afternoon at Gosainkunda Lake & overnight stop.
After an amazing stop at Holy Gosainkunda Lake, your morning start to west with a high ground trail on cliff area of the mountain. You will have downhill from Lauri Bina top. Lauri Bina offers an amazing mountain views of Annapurna Himalaya, Manaslu Himalaya, Ganesh Himal range. Langtang Himal range, Jugal Himal range, and some Tibetan mountain range as well. This place is one of the best places for the Himalayan view. From this place, you will climb down to Thulo Syabru via Cholangpati through jungle area for an overnight.
The morning walk leads a long downhill to Pahiro from Thulo Syabru throughout farmland, terrace, & mainly jungle. Now you will follow Langtang River which is fed from Langtang Himalayan glacier. There are couple of places offers a lunch which is situated along the River side. Those places are not that very safe in monsoon. This area is affected by landslide. After crossing a bridge, you will climb up to Lama Hotel for an overnight.
After a pleasant overnight with the sound of the river flowing, morning walk starts heading uphill through a gorge of dense forest, then reaching a nice spot at Ghoretabla (horse stable), from here altitude gains slowly and air gets cooler. After lunch break walk continues to Langtang village for an overnight stop as the walk leads past woodland and then coming into a wider area at Langtang village, a nice moderate size village of Tamang and Bhatia’s tribe peoples. (This village and up to Kyanjin was completely destroyed by avalanche of 25th April and 12th May 2015 huge earthquakes).
Today on the trail and first highlight of the adventure, as the morning trek leads to Kyanjin Gompa at Langtang valley, walking follows with short steep up as tree lines drops for short bushes of rhododendron, juniper, and prickly Burberry bushes. Our walk slowly enters a wide beautiful glacial valley with views of high snowcapped mountains on both side of the valley, after a scenic and nice morning walk reaching Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stop. Kyanjin is located at picturesque Langtang valley with wide green meadows actually a summer pasture and grazing land for Yaks.
This lovely spot offers views of Langtang Lirung glacier and icefall at close distance, Kyanjin named after an old Gompa (monastery) at present in near ruins perched on a rocky moraine ridge top, at Kyanjin visit Yak Cheese Factory established 30 years ago with the help and support of Swiss technical assistance.
Hike early morning to the top of Kyanjin Ri 4,773m which offers great mountain views with Langtang Lirung, Yubra, Yala Peak, Langsisa Ri, Ghansekpo, Nayakang, & other many more. Then back to lodge for a breakfast and trek down to Lama Hotel via Langtang village.
After a pleasant night at Lama Hotel, your morning walk leads all the downhill to Syabrubesi via Bamboo, Pahiro, Domen, Old Syabrubesi by following Langtang River. You can have a free afternoon at Syabrubesi & last night on mountain celebration with fellow crew member.
After an amazing adventure in Langtang-Gosainkund area, early morning drive leads to Kathmandu via Dhunche, Ramche, Kalikasthan, Trisuli. Road at the moment is not that great but beautiful view alongside. Your guide will transfer to hotel after reaching Bus Park. And free afternoon with shopping & personal activities.
Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time around Langtang Valley Panorama trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.