Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek: 15 Days

Key Information

  • Duration:15 Days
  • Primary Activity:Trekking
  • Group Size:1-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Difficult
  • Meals:All meals included during the trek
  • Accomodation:Teahouses/Lodges
  • Max-Altitude:3900 m.
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Sherpa

Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek: 15 Days

Langtang Valley trek explores the very best that this region can offer. We will trek through beautiful alpine valleys, see incredible views of the high mountains and glacial systems that surround this area. We explore the area of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Another highlight is crossing the Laurebina pass (4600m), which is the highest point in the region before dropping back down to lush pastures and rural local villages. You will also get to experience different cultural lifestyles on this trek.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the Valley of Glaciers’ because of the surrounding mountains reaching towering heights, almost touching the clouds. The valley is physically made up of pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock and silver-grey peaks with lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wildflowers. On this trek, you will come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that literally stir your emotions and love for natural landscapes. The colorful typical vibrant Sherpa villages will warmly welcome you as you explore and trek through these stunning territories.

You will be spoilt with dramatic views of the Himal Chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m) Mountains. On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley. In the area of Laurebina pass, you will have your first sighting of the holy lakes. As legends would have it, Shiva created Gosainkunda 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.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 360 Degree views of glacial systems
  • Explore holy grounds at Gosainkunda
  • Cross the Laurebina Pass
  • Trek through Sherpa villages
  • Visit a cheese factory
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)

Day 1
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Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m /4,264ft).

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full-day guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Stay overnight at a hotel. (B)

Day 2
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Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (8 hours drive)

After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi on a north-western highway through scenic foothills, picturesque landscapes, terraced fields, and rustic villages. En route, we will have magnificent views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. We take Lunch will be served at Trisuli Bazaar before continuing further to Dhunche. Finally, we will reach Syabrubesi. The journey will take us 7-8 hours. We stay overnight at a guesthouse. (B. L. D)

Day 3
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Day 04: From Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (5-6 hours trek)

Today’s trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola River. Gradually, you’ll climb through the dense forests, passing through landslide areas to reach a bamboo village where we’ll stop for lunch. This forested trail is well-stabilized and follows the stream. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. En route, you may see red pandas, monkeys, and bears if you’re lucky. We stay overnight at Lama Hotel in a guesthouse (B, L, D)

Day 4
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Day 05: From Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (6-7 hours trek)

The trail leads us through pine forests towards Ghoda Tabela, which means the horse stable. This is where we’ll stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense with wild habitat. Eventually, we’ll arrive at Langtang village, one of the most rural and old villages in this region. We will be passing by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, and sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 5
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Day 06: From Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3-4 hours trek)

After breakfast, we start our trek and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest Mani wall, made from stone with prayers written on them. From here, you can see views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. After crossing several wooden bridges, we will ascend to Kyangjin Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. In the evening, you are free to visit the surrounding areas like the yak cheese factory, the Buddhist Monastery, and local houses. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 6
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Day 07: From Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (6 hours trek)

This morning, we retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the forest to Lama Hotel where we rest for the night before continuing our journey onto Thulo Syabru village tomorrow. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 7
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Day 08: From Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (5 hours trek)

The trail descends down towards the river. You’ll cross the river using wooden planks and ascend to Thulo Syabru. We will see fascinating views of the Langtang Himalayan mountain range and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junipers forests. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 8
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Day 09: From Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (5-6 hours trek)

In the morning, you’ll ascend towards Dimsa village where you will be warmly greeted by the locals as you stop for lunch. From here, the trail continues less steeply, through gorgeous oak forests until you reach Shin Gomba. On the way, you’ll be able to see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and the Langtang valley. Shin Gomba is another popular place for trying local cheese. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 9
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Day 10: From Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (6 hours trek)

The trail ascends smoothly through a forested area. The area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for red pandas, an endangered species that the Nepalese call ‘cat bears’. From here, you’ll climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at Gosainkunda. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Lakes. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 10
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Day 11: From Gosainkunda to Ghopte via Laurebinayak Pass (6 hours trek)

The trail leaves Gosainkunda and ascends past four small lakes to Laurebinayak Pass (4610 meters), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back at the spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You won’t be disappointed. You then descend steeply to stay overnight near Ghopte. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 11
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Day 12: From Ghopte to Kutumsang (6 hours trek)

We continue on the trail through the forest for two hours before reaching Thadepati. The trail then gradually descends through the forest for about four more hours to reach Kutumsang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 12
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Day 13: From Kutumsang to Chisopani (6 hours trek)

The trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang, before ascending once again until we reach Thodang Betini. We continue to trek down to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m) and explore a Brahman and Chhetri village along the way. Then, the trail proceeds to Chisopani. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 13
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Day 14: From Chisopani to Sundarijal (3-4 hours); Drive to Kathmandu (1 hour)

Today is the last day of trekking before driving back to Kathmandu. Walk back down to Sundarijal, you’ll pass through many rural villages before reaching your destination Sundarijal where we will drive back to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free, and you will be invited for a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will also be entertained to an exciting cultural dance performed by the local women. Stay overnight at hotel (B. L. D)

Day 14
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Day 15: Transfer to Airport/Bus Stop for your Onward Travel

Our driver will escort you to the airport or bus stop for your onward travel. We will send you on your way with good luck and gratitude that you chose us for your adventure of a lifetime. (B)

Day 15
Note: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner. 

Cost of Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Trek – 15 days

Trip Cost :»1 Pax Price: $1,275
2-5 Pax Price: $1,200
6 & More Price: $1,125

(Contact us for Group Discounts!)

Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interest, time, and budget.

Service Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Langtang National park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

Service Excluded

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking
  • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and cart meal.
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Nepal entry visa fees

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