Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Langtang Region places itself at the close proximity to the capital city of Kathmandu. In fact, Langtang is the nearest trekking region from Kathmandu. Thus it happens to be the most easily accessible trekking region. Since the trail will be less challenging, it demands the minimal effort from us and in return offers plethora of vista into the realms of nature that will remain embedded in our heart forever.
Indulging in the beauty of Langtang Valley, we will proceed to the venerated lake of Gosainkunda where Lord Shiva, the destroyer god is believed to be slumbering in the chilling water after gulping down the lethal Kalkut poison to save the world from being annihilated. Gosainkunda Lake is believed to have been manifested by Lord Shiva as he strike the ground with his trident.
Pilgrims of several religious faith including Hindus, Buddhist and Shamans gather around the Gosainkunda Lake during Janai Purnima which falls each year in the full moon of Bhadra that coincides with the English month of August. Taking bath in the freezing water of Gosainkunda Lake on Janai Purnima is believed to cleanse the sin committed in the lifetime.
Our trekking experts have formulated 18days ‘Langtang Gosainkunda Trek’ package that gets triggered with the 9hour drive through the slithering road to Syabrubesi from where the spectacular trekking experience initiates as we walk across Lama Hotel to pretty and culturally rich Langtang Village. Paying respect to Kyangjin Gompa Monastery, we will progress throughSing Gompa Monastery to Gosainkunda where we will take a religious bath prior to heading through Gopte and other highland villages of Helambu to Melamchipul from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Outline of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1.360m), Transfer to hotel

Day 02: Half Day sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1.462m)

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2.500m)

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3.307m)

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3.798m)

Day 07: Exploration around Kyangjin Gompa

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2.500m)

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2.230m)

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa (3.330m)

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda (4.460m)

Day 12: Trek to Gopte (3.440m)

Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2.560m)

Day 14: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2.590m)

Day 15: Trek to Sermathang (2.610m)

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17: Shopping Day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1.360m), Transfer to hotel:

As soon as you disembark upon the vicinity of Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our hotel representative who will be eagerly waiting for your arrival. You will then have a pleasant short ride through the cheerful streets of Kathmandu which will convey you to our hotel premises that is bound to give you the sensation of a home far from home. After refreshment, you will be detailed about your itinerary package and then you can soothe your tired body by lying idle in our lavish and comfortable bed. 

Day 02: Half Day sightseeing in Kathmandu:

Kathmandu is better known as ‘City of temples.’ It is a vibrant city that is rich in its cultural heritages. In fact, Kathmandu Valley alone holds seven UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites. After lunch, a guide will lead you to our private coach that will take you through the enchanting half day trip around Kathmandu encompassing The Pashupatinath Temple Complex that is one of the holiest shrines in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva, The Bouddhanath Stupa which is the most venerated Buddhist Stupa for Tibetans outside Tibet and The Swayambhunath Temple also known as ‘The Monkey Temple’ which enlists as world’s one of the ancient Buddhist Stupas of the world. The tour concludes with your visit into the Basantapur Durbar Complex better known as Kathmandu Durbar Square that once used to be Royal Residence.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1.462m):

9hour picturesque drive along the meandering road with spectacular views of paddy fields, terraces and hills will lead us through Trishuli Bazaar whence the bumping dirt road stretches to Dhunche. Stopping briefly for refreshment, we will continue driving to Syabrubesi that locates itself at 1462m altitude. Several hotels and lodges are clustered around Syabrubesi Bazaar. We will choose the one that appeals us for staying overnight.   

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2.500m):

Descending through the hill, the trail continues further down to Ghopche Khola which then progresses forward through the landslide before escalating uphill to Rimche located at 2.400m altitude. Traversing the thick woods at bamboo, we will eventually arrive at Lama Hotel where we will be staying overnight.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3.307m):

Ascending the slope, the trail proceeds through the verdant woods of maples, oak, pine and rhododendron that is rich in wildlife like white monkeys and local pheasants to arrive at Gumanchok (2.800m) which further opens up at Ghora Tabela. Taking brief rest, we will lower down by the way of Thangshyap before heading uphill to Langtang Village which allows breathtaking view of Lirung Mountain.

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3.798m):

Clambering uphill, we will proceed through pretty small villages of Sindum and Yamphu to arrive at Laja Khola. Crossing Laja Khola, we will make it to the vantage point where we will have the engrossing views of Kyangjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung before lowering down to Kyangjin Gompa.   

Day 07: Exploration around Kyangjin Gompa:

Taking rest is the effective weapon against the battle of high altitude sickness. Since gentle walking is advised rather than lying idle, we will utilize this opportunity to explore around Kyangjin Gompa whereby we will be visiting government operated cheese factory. Ascending Kyangjin Gompa is yet another alternative that allows panoramic views of Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa and Langtang Lirung Mountains.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2.500m):

Leaving Kyangjin Gompa behind, we will retrace our way back to Lama Hotel. Lowering down through Kyangjin Gompa, we will arrive at Langtang Khola which when crossed will let us to the beautiful Langtang Village before eventually ending up at Lama Hotel located at 2.500m altitude.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2.230m):

The trekking trail on this day stretches through several highland multi ethnic villages of Sherpa and Tamang before arriving at Thulo Syabru that locates itself at 2.230m altitude where we will be staying overnight. 

Day 10: Trek to Sing Gompa (3.330m):

Passing through the schools and gompas, we will traverse the verdant oak, fir and hemlock woods to arrive at Sing Gompa which is a Buddhist Monastery located at 3.330m altitude. Visiting Yak cheese factory that locates around the Gompa would be the wonderful experience. 

Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda (4.460m):

Sauntering through the slope, we will arrive at Chalang Pati where we will enjoy the scenic view of Lirung Mountain before crossing dense woods to make it to Laurebina Pass. Crossing the high pass at Laurebina, we will pass through stupa of Sakyamuni to reach Saraswati Kunda. We will continue walking to Gosainkunda along the road that offers the view of Bhairab Kunda.

Day 12: Trek to Gopte (3.440m):

Treading along the northern edge of Gosainkunda Lake, we will walk past three smaller lakes and arrive at Laurebinayak whence the trekking trail lowers down via Langtang National Park post at Bhera Goth to Phedi which then continues through bamboo woods to Gopte located at 3.440m altitude.

Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2.560m):

From Tharepati, we will descend through the spruce and rhododendron woods and cross the Chhyadi Khola over bridge to arrive at Melamchi Gaon which is basically a Sherpa Village. Melamchi River locates just below the Melamchi Gaon.

Day 14: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2.590m):

Descending to Melamchi River, we will pass through the school from where the trail escalates uphill to lead us to Tarke Gyang meadow which further lets us access to Tarke Gyang Village which boasts in having prized possession of 18th century Gompa.

Day 15: Trek to Sermathang (2.610m):

Passing through the pretty small village of Gangyul, we will continue walking through dense woods and then cross river to arrive at Chumik which further leads us to big Sherpa Village of Sermathang that is best known for the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Rolwaling Himal, Gosainkunda Himal and Mount Everest.

Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Drive to Kathmandu:

Traversing the small settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang, we will continue walking along the pine woods to turn up at Dubha Chaur, lowering down whence will lead us to Melamchi Pul. Bus stop at Chabahil is located at a distance of 59.2km from Melamchi Pul. It takes two hours of bus ride to lead us to Kathmandu where we will spend the night at our hotel.

Day 17: Shopping Day in Kathmandu:

17th day is the free day. Thamel is the best shopping destination for trekkers. You can utilize this day for buying souvenirs to your near and dear ones. Rickshaw ride around Thamel in the evening is especially overwhelming.

Day 18: Departure:

18th day marks the end of our trekking package. After having the sumptuous breakfast, you will be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport boarding a plane from where will take you to your next desired destination. We were happy to serve you and hope to see you soon in near future.


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