|Tour Duration||10 Days||Group Size|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is an interesting journey that takes you 140 kilometers north of Kathmandu valley to experience an awesome mix of Tibetan culture with astonishing mountain views. Langtang Gosaikunda is probably one of the most accessible treks in Nepal that combines remote valley, high mountains, glaciers and glacial lakes with traditional Tamang villages, their culture and Buddhism religion. The trail traverses through Langtang National Park which is a protected area that treasures different species of floras, faunas, birds, mammals, and butterflies. It exhibits a high diversity with 14 vegetation types in 18 different ecosystem types. The ecosystem ranges from tropical forests below 1000 meters to alpine shrubs, meadows to perennial ice in the mountainous region.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek starts with an awesome drive to Syabrubensi from where we take a path that passes some tropical forests and vibrant villages on the way to Langtang valley. Langtang valley is a magical place to be at. The dry and wild terrain in the shadows of beautiful Himalayas makes this place even more appealing. As you traverse deep into the valley, we can feel the strong dominance of the Tibetan Buddist religion. The prayer flags, mani walls, stupas and gompas on the trail gives us a spiritual vibe that adds to the glory of this valley. The valley consists of some local Tamang villages, cheese factory, and Kyanjin gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is an ancient gompa and spiritual hub of the entire region. Langtang Gosaikunda provides an opportunity to visit the gompas. Besides, we can also visit a local cheese factory in the village. Here, we can taste the pure yak cheese and purchase some as a souvenir back to your home town. Kyanjin Ri in Langtang valley is considered to be one of the best locations in the region to relish the striking views of mountains in the Langtang range.
Next on the route after Langtang valley is Gosaikundo Lake. Situated at an elevation of 4360 meters, Gosaikunda lake is a peaceful place to be at. The serene and clear water of the lake amidst the towering mountains on all sides makes us feel as if we could be there a little longer to behold the wonderful memories forever. Gosaikunda Lake is not just popular for its natural splendor but for the religious value that it beholds. As per Hindu mythology, in the ancient era, gods and Demons were engaged in “Samundra Manthan” to produce elixir (a medicine for immortality). During the process, the poison was formed as a byproduct that could destroy the entire world. Hence, Lord Shiva drank the poison himself to save the world from the poison. After swallowing the poison, Lord Shiva couldn’t bear the burning sensation hence stuck his trident in the mountain to extract water and quench the thirst. In this way, the lake was formed as mentioned in the religious books of Hindu. It is believed that a holy dip into the lake is a remedy to get rid of all the sins created during a lifetime. Hence, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit this place annually.
Langtang region is mostly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people of Tibetan origin. Everything from facial features, culture, religion, lifestyle, languages, and dresses to the structures of villages resembles that of the Tibetan people and Tibetan villages. The people residing in this area are very traditional. They are engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry for their livelihood. The people in this area are very skillful. They have inherited the craftsmanship from their ancestors. They are very good at wooden carving and bamboo works. One can notice it in the artistic windows and wooden works on the villages that we pass by during the Langtang Gosaikunda.
Eye on Himalaya Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd organizes a well-planned and well-managed trip to Langtang and Gosaikunda. If you are interested in this trek, please write to us for more detailed information regarding this trek. If you want any kind of customization, we are ready for it. So, join our professional team for a wonderful holiday to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake with Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.
On this day you will arrive in Nepal at the only International Aiport of Nepal that is Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be accompanied by our fellow correspondents. You might want to rest and then enjoy your welcome dinner followed by cultural performances.
You will be heading towards Syabru Besi on this day. The ride towards Syabru Besi is really spectacular as you are accompanied by green forests and the Trishuli River flowing swiftly adjacent to the roadway. The hilly curvy roads, waterways, forest, and terraced greens will keep you endured during your drive. You will pass Dhunche along the way and eventually reach Syabru for overnight stay.
On this day, you will be crossing the Bhote Koshi while following the Langtang Khola to enter Bamboo through a landslide area. You will eventually ascend to Ramche at 2400 m which lies in the banks of the Langtang Khola. After having lunch, you will take the trail to Lama Hotel. You might be lucky enough to spot monkeys, peasants, bears, and even the rare red panda.
On this day you will be following the route to Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela to reach Langtang Village. The settlement is clearly visible due to the blue colored aluminum sheets covering the houses. You will be staying overnight at Langtang village.
This is an 4-hour trek and is also one of the highlights of the entire Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. On this day you will be taking the trail to Laja Khola through moraine and into Kyangjin Gompa which is at an elevation of 3798m. From there you will head to Kyangjin Ri which is one of the highest elevation of the trek at 4773m. After enjoying the cool breeze and the wonderful view, you will head back to Kyanjing Gompa for overnight stay.
On this day you will be acclimatizing and resting at Kyangjin. On this day you will explore the nearby Tserko Ri at an elevation of 5033m. This is a viewpoint, and you can expect to see the views of the Langtang range and other panoramic mountain views on a clear day.
You begin your day by walking through Kyangjin Gompa and downhill to Lama Hotel. All along the way, you will be offered with the views of the mystic mountain ranges in the background. After a slow descend, you will reach the Lama Hotel.
This day begins with ascending to Thulo syabru from Lama Hotel. Along the way, the backdrop of the Langtang Himal on the backdrop will keep you moving ahead. You will pass through forests of Juniper and Pine until you reach thulo Syabru where you will stay overnight.
Early in the morning you will head from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa. The Trail to Sing Gompa takes you along the misty Dimsa Village on a steep path. You will be walking through tall oak trees, rhododendron forest and also be offered with wonderful views of Langtang Himal and Langtang Valley. Stay overnight at Sing Gompa.
On this day, you will begin your walk from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda, which is the highlight of the entire trek. You will be taking the trail uphill through rhododendron bushes and then towards Laure Binayak. Eventually, the trail takes you uphill to Buddha Mandir, and then through the rhododendron bushes, you will spot one lake after the another. Saraswatikunda, Bhairav Kunda and Gosaikunda are the most prominent lakes in the area. Also, among them, Gosaikunda is the largest and is the most significant to the pilgrims due to the religious belief that it is Lord Shiva’s abode. On this day you will stay at one of the few tea houses in Gosaikunda.
This is a long trek since you will be leaving Gosaikunda and heading to Laure Binayak La which is at an elevation of 4610m. Along the trek, you will enjoy some mesmerizing views of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Langtang Lirung at close proximity. Eventually, you will be descending into the camp near Ghopte.
From Ghopte you will slide through thick forest and head towards Kutumsang. Along the way you will walk through shrubs along the way . You will be heading to Tharepati where you will find small stone houses. There are decent hotels in Kutumsang.
The trek takes you through meadows, fields and forests to reach Gul Bhanjyang, Chipling and then to Chisapani Danda.
On this day you will be heading closer to Kathmandu. The trail through the forests leads to Sundarijal. It is mostly green all round the year and you will also find cemented houses and settlements. After reaching Sundarijal, you can take a local bus towards Kathmandu or can opt for a private vehicle.
This is your last day in the country of culture and Himalayas, Nepal. As per your scheduled international flight, our correspondents will take you to the international airport for your flight back to your home since it is known to be the country or to the next port of call. In this way, your ten days long-enduring trek will come to an amazing end.