Langtang Gosainkunda Trek Overview
|Langtang Gosainkunda Trek|
This trek offers Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Lake trek then back through Helambu region. This trek present different magnificent view of mountains, beautiful Gosaikund Lake and its around other lakes. You may observe different culture and religious of villager settled by mostly Tibetan people. You will also get opportunities of climbing in small peals. The trail begins after 8 hours drive from Kathamndu to Dhunche then starts trek to Kyanjing Gompa. We hike the view point of Tserko~Ri; from here you will have a 360 degree magnificent panorama mountain view of Langtang Lirung (7,200m/23,622ft) and other mountains (Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo).
We return back to Dhunche via same route and our trail goes toward Gosaikunda Lake vis Laurebina Pass (4610m). Our trail provides different villagers’ culture and excellent view of mt. Annapurna, mt. Manaslu and mt. Everest. We continue our trail to Chisapani then Sundarijal. From Sundarijal we drive back to Kathamndu.
ITINERARY – LANGTANG GOSAINKUNDA TREK
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu airport (1345m) & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu City tour:
In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath (Bhuddhists Shrine, also called monkey temple), Baudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pasupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Sqare (Historic place for ancient art and architecture). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Early in the morning drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m) – 7 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse:
Early in the morning after having breakfast we will drive to Syabru Bensi (1,470m) via Dhunche. Your adventure begins! Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of everyday living in these villages. On the way you will see the superb view of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of Langtang region.
Day 04 : Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2500m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Day 05 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Day 06 : Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3730m) – 4:30 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The trail climb gradually through small villages and yak pastures. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. Kyangjin has a vivid setting as it is surrounded by snow capped mountain from all side. You can enjoy panoramic views of Kyangjin Ri (4750m), Tserko Ri (5000m), Ganja La (5160m), Langshi sa – ri (6427m), Dorji Lakpa (6430m), Naya Kanga (5844m), Yala Peak (5500m) and so on.
Day 07 : Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa for acclimatization. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Today is acclimatization day to rest and explore the area. You can visit monastery, cheese factory; walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m).
Day 08 : Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2340m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Day 09 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m) – 6 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Day 10 : Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Today, from Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir, and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Shing Gompa. Sing Gompa provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature and Yak Cheese factory. The cheese manufactured here is considered the best in Nepal.
Day 11 : Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4460m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
From Sing Gompa you climb a ridge to the main Gosainkund trail. You follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and Langtang Lirung. Eventually, the trail descends from the ridge to the first of three lakes Sarashowti Kunda, second is Bhairab Kunda and third is Gosain Kunda. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full- moon festival in August. The lake is also scared to Buddhists.
Day 12 : Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3200m) – 6.30 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Today we leave Gosaikund and climb through rugged country, past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610meters), the highest point of this trek. On a clear day we can see Annapurna range through the way. Then the trail leads us steeply down to Phedi (3740m). From here, the route drops to the stream then climbs through the scrub Bamboo to a crest. Continue walk down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees to Ghopte.
Day 13 : Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang (2446m) – 5:30 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Day 14 : Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2170m) – 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.
Day 15 : Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal then drive to Kathmandu – 8 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 : Free day in Kathmandu.
Today is the free day in Kathmandu. You can have shopping. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurants with variety of cultural programs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 : Transfer to airport for your final departure.