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Langtang And Gosaikunda Trek

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Duration

14 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Nepali

Overview

After a 9-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek begins. A little further up the valley is Langtang Village, which was destroyed by an earthquake on April 25, 2015, and is currently being rebuilt, and Kyanjin Gompa, where we will spend the night and sample the local yak cheese. On our trip up to examine the glaciers that mark the gateway into Tilman col, a high mountaineering path to Jugal Himal that traverses a steep and hazardous icefall on the south side, we pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a secret valley.

Langtang And Gosaikunda Trek

We can also hike to Kyanjing Ri or Tsergo Ri (Cherko Ri), which provide amazing views of Naya Kanga (5,846m), Ponggen Dopku (5,930m), Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m), Yala peak, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang (6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979m), and Kangchenpo. Backtracking, we drive past Syabru town and SingGompa to a high plateau where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located.

Sacred Gosainkunda Lake Trek, Complete Guide 2022

Nilkantha Kunda is another name for Gosaikunda Lake. The black rock in the middle of Gosaikund Lake is considered to be Shiva’s head. According to tradition, Shiva constructed this high-altitude lake by piercing a glacier with his trident (Trishul) to obtain water to satiate his thirst after eating poison gathered from the ocean’s churning ( the poison is why Shiva is depicted with a blue throat).

Langtang And Gosaikunda Trek

A white rock beneath the lake is thought to represent the remains of an old Shiva shrine. It is also stated that the water from this lake disappears below via an underground canal and resurfaces more than 60 kilometres away in the Kumbeshwar pool, near the Five-Storey Shiva temple in Patan. During the complete moon celebration in August, thousands of people flock here to worship and bathe.

We proceed south after crossing the Laurebena Pass (4610m), leaving the Langtang region behind us as we drive through the Helambu valley. It’s only a couple of days’ trip back to Kathmandu from here.

Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek Highlights 

  • There are about a dozen holy lakes, including Gosainkunda.
  • Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, and Langshisha are all visible from here.
  • Tibetan-influenced culture and lifestyle
  • Flora and animals are diverse.
  • Buddhist shrines, kind neighbours, and stories to tell

Detail Itinerary | Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As your plane approaches Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will see the world’s highest mountains from your plane seat. After you land and complete immigration formalities, we will receive you at the airport and drop you at pre-booked hotels. As you come out of the airport, it is natural to feel cultural shock, but no worries, as we are here to assist and guide you throughout your trek journey—overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Syaphrubesi 

After an early breakfast, we depart on a scenic trip on a local bus out of Kathmandu Valley to Syabrubesi, located northwest of Kathmandu. The beautiful landscape may be seen along the journey, including flowing rivers, terraced farms, traditional Nepali villages, and snow-capped peaks. The road is in good condition to Trishuli Bazaar. The road next becomes steeper as it ascends to Dhunche and then drops to Syabrubesi, a market town with plenty to see and do, including riverfront hot springs where you may unwind.

Day 3: Syaphrubesi to Lama Hotel | Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

We start our first day on the path from Syabrubesi. We cross the Bhote Kosi to reach the Langtang River, following through rich jungle and terraced fields. Up ahead, we travel through the landslide area, ascend to Bamboo, and gradually ascend to Rimche, located on the banks of the Langtang River. Several rural towns, Bamboo and birch forests, and unique local fauna, like the red panda, can be found along the path. We continue our ascent to the Lama Hotel settlement.

Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley 

While ascending through lush trees, we continue our trip alongside the Langtang River. We’ll be able to see snowy peaks inviting us onward as we travel. The narrow river valley eventually widens near Ghoda Tabela, and there was a Tibetan relocation initiative here in the past. We’ll stop at the army checkpoint at Ghoda Tabela to register our paperwork. Then, as we come closer to the Langtang Valley, we cross the river on the east bank. We continue through the prayer wheels powered by flowing water and prayer flags to the picturesque Tamang village of Langtang.

Langtang And Gosaikunda Trek

Day 5: Langtang to Kyajin Gompa 

We keep climbing as we pass through small abandoned settlements and pastures. The expansive Langtang valley provides panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas. Our path takes us via multiple tributaries as well as a glacial moraine. Then we arrive at Kyanjin Gompa, named for the adjacent ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, which was once the most significant settlement on our trek. After being severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake, the Kyanjin Gompa has been mostly abandoned. After lunch, we climb to the 5,150m / 19,600ft Kyajo Ri Viewpoint for superb views of various mountain ranges and the Langtang Valley. It, however, is an optional excursion.

Day 6: Explore Kyanjin Gompa  | Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

On this day, we will rest at Kyanjin Gompa to acclimate. The upper Langtang Valley provides close-up views of the enormous mountains and glaciers. We will go to numerous places, including the Yak cheese factory and the Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. Trek to Langshisha Kharka and the Tserko Ri (5450) viewpoint if you wish to see the stunning mountain views of the Himalayan peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), and Yala peak (5,500m). For the evening, we return to Kyanjin Gompa.

 

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Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

We say our goodbyes to the upper highlands and begin descending on a road that will take us out of the valley from Kyanjin Gomba. And then, we will continue on the same trail that led us to Kyanjin Gomba. After this, we will pass via Langtang Village on the route and then stop for lunch at Ghora Tabela, where we will register our exit at the army checkpoint. We descend through the deep woodlands of the river valley to Lama Hotel after a leisurely lunch.

Day 8: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 

You will descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola and cross a little waterfall today. The path will take us through rhododendron and bamboo forest, filled with wildlife such as wild boar and monkeys. The trail also provides excellent views of Ganesh Himal. We will cross a suspension bridge at the end of the day’s hike to reach the bottom of the Thulo Syabru settlement.

Day 9: Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati 

We gradually ascend from Thulo Syabru and cross the army checkpoint of Langtang National Park. Daragang is only a half-uphill hour’s journey away, and the trail becomes less steep as it continues into the hemlock and oak forest. While walking through the woods, you may encounter a rare red panda. We continue on our journey, passing via Dhimsa and Sing Gompa, reaching Cholangpati, where we will spend the night.

Day 10: Cholangpati to Gosainkunda Lake | Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

As you rise, you will be greeted by the stunning Langtang Himal (7234 m), the most famous peak in the entire Langtang Range. We begin our journey on a bleak, barren mountain trail. As you ascend higher, you’ll see more mountains on the horizon, including the beautiful Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and even the Annapurnas to the west. After arriving in Laure Binayak, we will begin the uphill hike to Gosainkunda. We will reach a chorten after two hours of strenuous climbing. After an hour of trekking, you will witness views of stunning waterfalls and lakes – Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda, formed by water coming from Gosainkunda.

Day 11: Gosainkunda Lake to Ghopte via Laurebina Pass 

You will pass the Laurebina La High Pass today and arrive in the picturesque Helambu region. The path to Gosainkunda Lake begins with a descent from the lodges to the lake. Then, as we approach the Laurebina La Pass, our walk along the northern bank becomes steeper, but you will pass three or four little lakes before reaching this pass.

A stone stupa and several praying flags commemorate the Laurebina La Pass. The highest point of the Langtang Trek is reached via this pass. We descend via a large valley to High Camp (4240 m) before continuing down a steeper and rocky trail to Phedi. We descend to a footbridge across a brook immediately after Phedi.

Day 12: Ghopte to Kutumsang 

We begin our journey via juniper, rhododendron, and pine groves in a lonely, unpopulated area until arriving at the peaceful mountain location of Tharepati. The path descends gradually through the forest on the western ridge slope from Tharepati. After a bit, we’ll come across a vast meadow with the ruins of shepherd’s cabins. The peaks of Gangchempo and Dorje Lakpa may be seen from the route. The slope becomes steeper as it descends through woodland to Magin Goth (3265m). After a short hike, we will pass Kuala Bhanjyang (3335m) and descend to Kutumsang settlement (2470m).

Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani 

We will ascend briefly from Kutumsang before descending to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) Village. Then we rise to Thorong Danda (2500m), where we meet a wide dusty road and continue on a steep and rocky trail to Chipping village.

We gradually descend to Pati Bhanjyang (1760m), a settlement between Chipping and Chisapani. We walk for half an hour from here to Chisopani, known for its incredible panoramic views of various mountains.

Day 14: Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu 

We arrive at the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint after a short hike from Chisapani. After this, we will take a large road down the hill, then a paved path back up. We eventually arrive in Sundarijal (1460m), after passing a few water reservoirs and massive water pipes, where we say our goodbyes to the trails and take local transportation to Kathmandu.

Includes | Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

  •  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek in the mountains.
  • All ground transportation, including airport transfers.
  • Tripura Travelcations personnel throughout the activity.
  • Airport Pickup and drop on car, bus, or van.
  • Star category Hotels in city areas on a BB basis.
  • Licensed Trekking Guide and Porter
  • 3 Cups of tea during the trek
  • All trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Map

Excludes | Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

  • Mandatory travel insurance with medical assurance.
  • Personal expenses include a hot shower, device charging, internet, and mountain water.
  • Lunch and Dinner are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal gears and equipment
  • Tips and Gratitudes
  • VISA Fees

Sacred Gosainkunda Lake Trek, Complete Guide 2022

 

 

 

 

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