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
This trip wouldn't have been the same without Birendra's expertise and planning. Everything went smoothly and any request we had was taken care of by Birendra or his staff. Might I also add, this was very reasonably priced and once we were out hiking in the Lang Tang region the 24 hour attentiveness by our guide (shout out to Kamal!) and our porters made me feel it was worth every penny. My friends and I will be back to Nepal and will most definitely go through Birendra for out traveling needs!
We had the most amazing trek with everything well organized by Birendra and our guide and porters. From the hotel and city tour to the comfortable tea houses the trek was perfect from start to finish. It was my fourth trek in Nepal and the best one yet. Highly recommend you use this company for trekking in Nepal for the BEST service and pricing and attention to detail.
Our ten day trek in the Langtang region was incredible. Birendra made sure we were taken care of from the moment we stepped foot in Nepal till the moment we left. Our guide, Kamal, was amazing and made us feel at home our entire trek, finding us the best accommodations available each night and for each meal, and our porters were very friendly. We would all love to come back to Nepal to go on many more treks with Birendras team.
In October 2014 I trekked in the Langtang region with Adventure Club Treks. I stayed with Birendra and his family which was great and he also arranged the trek for me. I was well looked after from being met at the airport to having my trip arranged and then safely returned to the airport for my journey home. It was my first visit to Nepal to go trekking and being in safe, trustworthy hands really helped me enjoy the experience. Thank you!
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. A pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have better preparation for the trekking.
The quoted costs for the Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek is per person but don't include international flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.