Gosainkunda & Langtang Valley Trek Details:
|Max Elevation:||4,610m||Best Time:||Oct-Dec, March-June|
|Trekking Permits:||TIMS Card, Langtang National Park & Shivapuri National Park entrance fee||Transportation:||Local Bus, Jeep|
|Guide & Porter:||Experienced||Hidden Charges:||No|
Gosainkunda & Langtang Valley trek is designed for an adventure, cultural, & nature walk within the Himalaya region of Nepal. 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 including the holy Gosainkunda Lake.
The trek offers you 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, and living style. You can enjoy those mountain people’s culture, its natural beauty.
- Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
- A private vehicle from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
- Public bus ticket from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
- Taxi to/from the bus park
- Lodge accommodation on the mountain during trekking
- Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
- Fresh fruits in dinner
- Water purification
- Sleeping bag & Down jacket for trekking
- Langtang National park permit
- Shivapuri National park permit
- TREKKERS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS) cards for trekking
- Authentic licensed, English speaking experienced trekking guide
- One porter for two trekkers
- Guide and Porter's salary, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance
- Government and local taxes
- Farewell dinner at one of the reputed restaurant
- Nepal visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Tips to guide & porter
- All soft & hard drink
- All your personal expenses which are not mentioned in cost inclusion
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 Langtang Valley trekking, hotels, culture with dos 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 the mountain than another side of mountain downhill to beautiful place Chisapani for the first overnight on the 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 countryside very fast. Finally, you will stop at Kutumsang where Langtang National park office is situated, for an overnight.
The morning starts with a gradual uphill and mostly it offers jungle area which is inside the Langtang National park. There are 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 a 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 the 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 continues 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 the 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 a couple of places offers a lunch which is situated along the Riverside. Those places are not that very safe in monsoon. This area is affected by the 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 an 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, Naya Kanga, & 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 the fellow crew member.
After an amazing adventure in Langtang-Gosainkund area, early morning drive leads to Kathmandu via Dhunche, Ramche, Kalikasthan, Trisuli. The 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.