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Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek

5 - Excellent
Based on 2 Reviews

Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek - 17 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
4773M
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • Traditional culture and traditions
  • Walking along the Mani walls
  • Visiting Kyangjin Gompa monastery
  • Having wonderful views of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo and other Tibetan Mountains
  • Passing through forest of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers
  • Having the fantastic view of Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosaikunda Lake

Trip Overview of Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek is a religious trek towards the venerated Gosaikunda Lake that is believed to have been crafted by Lord Shiva himself to get relief from the agony after he swallowed the lethal Kalkut poison to save the world from being annihilated also known as Langtang circuit trek. Hindu and Buddhist devotees along with shamanic practitioners visit the Holy Gosainkunda Lake every year in Janai Purnima which falls every year on the full moon of Bhadra which usually coincides with the august month of the English Calendar. Taking bath in the chilling water of Gosainkunda Lake is believed to wipe off all the mortal sins of devotees that they commit in their lifetime.

Traveling through several villages with an opportunity to have a peek into the rural way of living and traditional culture and traditions, walking along the Mani walls, visiting Kyangjin Gompa monastery, having wonderful views of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo, and other Tibetan Mountains, passing through a forest of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers and having the fantastic view of Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosaikunda Lake are major attractions of Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek. 

‘Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek’ at Tourist Link Treks & Expedition is a 17-day package that begins with the 9hour drive through the serpentine road of Nuwakot to Syabrubesi from where the amazing trekking experience initiates as we walk past Lama Hotel to pretty and culturally rich Langtang Village. Offering our respect to Kyangjin Gompa Monastery, we will make an advance through Sing Gompa Monastery to Gosainkunda Lake. Taking bath in Gosaikunda Lake, we will make our return trip through the highland Villages of Gopte, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkegyang, and Sermathang to Melamchipul from where we will drive back to Kathmandu and thus this fun-filled ‘Langtang Gosaikunda Trek’ concludes.


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Itinerary

Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative from Tourist Link Treks & Expedition who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend a pleasant night in the comfy bed.

Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted sites like the holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple. The tour will conclude by taking you to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a historical site. Home of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, and Kal Bhairab are some must-see sites around Kathmandu Durbar Square.

It takes about 5hour of a scenic drive through the slithering road with beautiful views of rice fields, terraces, and hills to take us to Trishuli Bazaar from where we will follow the bumpy dirt road to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we will continue along the road to Syabrubesi Bazaar which is crowded with several hotels and lodges. We will spend the night in a lodge at Syabrubesi.

Pursuing the downward trail that leads us to Ghopche Khola, we will move forward through a place with a landslide before choosing the ascending trail to Rimche located at 2400m altitude. Crossing the dense woods of bamboo, we will make it to Lama Hotel where we will be staying overnight.

Early morning after having breakfast we start our journey. The trail goes slightly uphill all the way to Langtang valley passing through several village-like Riverside, Kyumi, Ghodatabela, etc. You can see a bunch of mountains this day while trekking. Major mountain you can see are Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, Baden powel peak, Tsherko Ri etc.

Commence the journey after having breakfast we walk through the gradual flat pastureland. We can see one of the longest Mani walls on this day where Buddhist Mantra are carved. After walking for 3 hours we reach Kyanjin Gompa which lies at the altitude of 3860m which is one of the highest settlements on this trek.

Early morning we climb to Kyangjin Ri 4773m which takes around 4 hours in total. You can see a beautiful panorama of Langtang Himalaya from there. The formidable close-up view of Mt Langtang Lirung 7227m seems the most attractive. You can see a bunch of beautiful mountains from the top of Kyangjin Ri like Chumbu, Yubra. Yala peak, Langsisha Ri, Ganchenpo, Urking mang, and the highest one Langtang Lirung. After descending down from Kyangjin Ri we stop for change and launch at Kyangjin Gompa and proceed our journey to Langtang valley.

Early morning after having breakfast we commence our journey downhill through the narrow Langtang valley. Playing hide and seek with beautiful mountains, and the lush green forest is very exciting. The temperature gets warmer the more we climb down until the place Hot spring from where we split and ascend uphill towards Thulo Syabru 2210m. Thulo Syabru is an old settlement inhabited by Tamang people where we can see local style and modern style house of the local Tamang people.

Early morning we commence after taking gut filling mountain breakfast. The trail goes uphill all the way to Shin Gumpa 3310m. Be extra alert while trekking through this region because its red panda zone. It is one of the endangered animals in Himalayas so, be extra alert to maximize the chance to see the red panda. It gets cold at Shin Gumpa so we have fire place in the dinning which makes your dinner warm and cozy.

The journey starts early in the morning as usual. Air gets thinner and thinner the we climb uphill. Get well hydrated in order to get fit and healthy. It takes several hours to reach Gosaikunda. Gosaikunda is the group of holy lake areas in which the story is related to the Hindu god Shiva. While churning the ocean by saints and gods they found a deadly poison called Kalkut. In order to protect mankind and god from poison Shiva drank it and kept its remains around the neck area which caused him terrible inflammation thus he ran towards Himalaya strike the mountain with his powerful trident and created the holy lake Gosaikunda. Every year in august full moon time the big fair happens there. Many devotee from Nepal and India comes there for pilgrim and to wash out all the sin and bad deeds.

We start after breakfast. The trail goes gradually uphill passing through several lakes. We cross through Gosaikunda pass 4350m and descend down all the way to Ghopte where we spend overnight. Ghopte. After crossing the pass while descending downhill you can feel the thicker air the more we walk downhill. We take launch when we get to Ghopte and take rest for the rest of the day.

The trek continues after breakfast. The trail goes through a lush green forest consisting of Rhodonderon, Juniper, fir, pine, etc. The mesmerizing scenic beauty could lead you to an overwhelming feeling. We walk through the ridge of the mountain while we can see an aerial view of both sides all the way to the horizon. The snow-capped white mountains on the eastern side and hills and mountains on the west side are really fascinating. We reach to Kutumsang for overnight stay which is inhabited by Tamang community people.

After having breakfast we commence the journey. The journey goes through a scenic trail where we can see many villages and people on the way. Hike gets pleasant on this day so you can get to enjoy it throughout the day. We reach Chisapani for an overnight stay which is one of the famous hill station near Kathmandu.

Early morning we commence our journey after having breakfast. The trail goes uphill all the way to Deurali Bhanjyang and it goes downhill all the way to Sundarijal where you are picked up by luxury car which takes you to Kathmandu.

Today you have a free day in Kathmandu. After a long and strenuous trek, you have sore muscles so you can find a good massage to get recover. You can find laundry as well to get rid of dirty clothes from the trekking.

The representative from Tourist link trek and the expedition escort you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure. You will be treated in Nepali style for the farewell.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • For all necessary paper work and permits (National Park fee and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which your travel insurance Company will pay

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek Detail Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon periods for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come in handy during the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of the Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concerns while trekking in areas of higher altitudes. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

2019

Finna
British


Langtang and gossikunda

Great trekking and excellent service. My guide Santa was knowledgable and informative, sharing many insights into the local cultures, traditions and flora and fauna. Overall it was an amazing experience Read More ...
2019

Nicole Bouma
Netherlands


Wonderfull trekking

We booked our Langtang trekking with Hom and were very happy with this choice. The communication before we arrived in Nepal was very good and he responded always quickly. We Read More ...
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