Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek

Duration: 15 Days

Our trek gets on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high & wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert on the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda, a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

The Langtang valley is appropriately called ‘the valley of glaciers.’ Down hereabouts, the mountains reach 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 grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wildflowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers and mountain lakes that stir the emotions for a love of the natural landscapes we come across in this unique region. The colorful typical vibrant sherpa villages teem with life & give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories…

We clamber through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising behind and to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike pass a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. 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.

We finally conclude our trek and head back for an hours scenic drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderfully captivating trek in an area very less used…in this area it's just ‘you, me & the mountains’’ for a time out in the wilderness down here

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1610m) : 8 hours
  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama hotel (2,480m) :5 -6 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,541m) : 5 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Langtang village to Chorkari ri (5,050m) and back to Kyangjn Gompa : 7:30 hours
  • Day 07: Trek down to Lama hotel (2,480m) : 6 hours
  • Day 08: Trek Lama hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,200m) : 5- 6 hours
  • Day 09: Trek Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,580m) : 5 hours
  • Day 10: Trek Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,381m) : 5- 6 hours
  • Day 11: Cross over the Lauribina pass (4,600m) descend to Ghopte (3,420m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Trek Ghopte to Kutumsang (2540m) : 5- 6 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Kutumsang to Chisopani (2110m) : 6 hours
  • Day 14: Trek from Chisopani to Sundari jal and drive to Kathmandu, 4 hours trek and 30 minutes driving
  • Day 15: Farewell, Flight home

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 10 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Melamchi- Kathmandu by public Jeep /bus.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge, and teahouses during the trek.
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