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Kathmandu 3* hotel &During the mountain normal lodge.
Kathmandu hotel with b/b plan & during the trekking (B.l.d).
from $950 USD
Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek highlights
- Holy lake Gosainkund
- Scenic yak pastures, pine forests , floras and faunas
- Red panda
- Tamang heritage site
- Kyanjin Ri
- Kyanjin Gompa
Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Overview
Langtang & Gosainkund trekking, a fabulous journey which leads north of Kathmandu valley
with an exciting overland drive to reach Langtang Himal areas within the district of Rasuwa populated mostly by Tamang tribe of hill people.
An interesting and scenic country within the Central Himalaya region which covers Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal range, as walk follows to our main destination towards Langtang valley and over high Gosainkund and East Laurabina-La pass to reach Kathmandu from the eastern side of the valley high green hills.
Langtang & Gosainkund trekking begins with an interesting drive past farm villages and towns of Kakani-Trisuli Bazaar to reach Dhunche town, the door of many treks and adventure around Langtang and Ganesh Himal areas.
Gosainkund regarded is as a holy pond where the great religious festival takes place once a year in monsoon times of August. Great numbers of pilgrims as far from India visit here for a dip in the holy lakes.
With enjoyable and fascinating time at Gosainkund, this walk leads to cross a high and scenic pass over Gosainkund and Laurabina-La pass above 4,609 m / 15,209 ft facing views of a mountain range, and then heading towards the eastern suburb of Kathmandu valley rim hills for the drive back to Kathmandu.
The walk leads ups and down through the number of nice farm villages with constant views of Langtang –Ganesh and Jugal mountains with striking sunrise from Chisapani before ending our fabulous walks with an adventure of a lifetime experience on Langtang & Gosainkund Trekking.
Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek Itinerary
On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receive you with a warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city. On reaching your hotel check into your rooms after rest and refreshment join in the main hall or lobby to join with other members of Langtang & Gosainkund trekking for a briefing of treks with do's and don'ts. The evening includes welcome group dinner in a nice restaurant introducing you with typical Nepali cuisine with folk dance program of all parts of Nepal as entertainment.
On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.
Boudhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center . It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.
An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants.
2. Patan Durbar Square:
Patan , also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food.
3. Pashupatinath :
Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people.
4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :
Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within this holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley. Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.
After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.
Morning traveling by coach or in private vehicles (depending upon group size), where a drive leads on the interesting and exciting highway to reach at Dhunche and beyond to Syabrubesi village. On drive views of the mountain and scenic landscapes as journey leads the past number of farm villages and towns and then ending the drive at Syabrubesi for a first overnight stop, around Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district home of Tamang the mountain tribe of Nepal and Langtang areas.
The first-day walk from Syabrubesi leads to a climb for a while with the rest of the walk on a gradual winding uphill trail through terraced farm fields and villages.
As our route enters into a cool forested area in a gorge following the torrential glacial Trisuli River upstream, as the path follows with a climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after a good walk of near six hours reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for the overnight stop.
From here few hours of morning walks leads to Ghoretabela for possible lunch stop within lovely forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also.
After a refreshing break, walk continues on the road to beautiful Langtang valley, an hour treks into a pleasant cool alpine woodland, crossing a small stream leaving tree line behind as our walk leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets easier on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.
From Langtang village walking on the nice gradual uphill trail for few hours following the “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise is the appropriate way with respect to the Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snowcapped peaks.
After hours of the gentle good walk overlooking views of peaks brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with amazing views of Langtang Lirung above 7,000m and its icefall at near distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.
A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small Cheese factory with optional hike up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri above 4,700 m / 15,420ft adding more heights facing stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846m), Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).
After a refreshing and pleasant scenic time at Kyanjin, our walk retracing the trail back on the same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
Morning our route diverts towards Gosainkund holy pond as walk leads on the same trail for a while and then uphill climb past a place called Bamboo with few lodges and Tea-House to reach a high ridge at Upper or Thulo Syabru.
A nice Tamang village was a series of houses perched on a ridge top with an old monastery above the village, overnight in this lovely village with time for local exploration.
Morning walk leads uphill on winding path above monastery gaining more height facing views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range towards far west, after a few refreshing stops at teahouses on route, journey continues with an hour uphill from the farmlands and into cool alpine forest and then reaching at Sing Gompa for overnight stop near its old monastery.
Trek today offers more views of snow-clad peaks of Langtang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range towards northwest along with Manaslu and Annapurna range, walk leads to gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after a brief stops with grand views, walk continues on uphill trail leaving tree lines and green vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper, and alpine shrubs bushes. The path unwinds uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, means a place with walking sticks, (an auspicious time in August with full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, the pilgrims visits Gosainkund pond for ritual bathe and dip belief it delivers one into paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes) Hindu pilgrims leave their walking stick here so the name Laurabina.
From here short descend and up reaching across Saraswati and Bhiarav Kunda after a small climb brings you to our overnight stop at Gosainkund near its pristine pond. Here you can see lots of traces left behind by the pilgrims.
From Gosainkunda a gradual walk on a small path along a pond, and then climb near a small creek in between rocks and boulders, as the walk leads close to a small pond of Surjakund the trail here is more gradual with winding up to Gosainkund pass or East Laurabina La the highest spot of the adventure.
After the top, a long descend to Phedi (bottom) at 3,694 m few teahouses, a possible lunch stop and then our journey continues east towards the Helambu region and back into green vegetations of junipers, rhododendron and then reaching at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks) for the overnight stop.
After walking around the complete wilderness, walk from here trails join of Helambu and Kathmandu; the trek is pleasant into the forest for an hour, with an hour uphill to Tharepati 3,597m.
A nice spot situated on a ridge overlooking views of peaks with Jugal Himal range and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west.
From here descend to Mangeghot, a nice place with a grassy field, and the walk back into farm fields at Kutumsang for an overnight stop, this village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill tribes.
Today a long day walk to reach Chisapani, as morning leads on a winding path with few ups and downhill walks passing many rural farm areas and villages to reach Gul-Bhanjyang located on a ridge top. After a refreshing break continues to walk on the nice and pleasant trail past farm villages to reach a nice Pati Bhanjayang village, from this village with a short climb to our last overnight stop at Chisapani, a nice and scenic small village close located north of Kathmandu Valley rim.
A scenic spot for stunning sunrise views over the mountain range from Jugal Himal range towards northeast and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.
Our last day of trekking of this wonderful adventure, morning catching the views of stunning sunrise over array of peaks, walk downhill past number of Tamang farm village to reach at Sundarijal town.
From here taking an hour drive back to Kathmandu past Jhorpati and great Bouddhanath Stupa to reach your hotel, with time in the afternoon for individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.
Last day in amazing Nepal the country of Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you with farewell garland.
Includes & Excludes
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and guide)
- Transportation (Kathmandu- Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi-Kathmandu) by local bus
- Langtang National Park Entrance fees and TIMS Cards
- Food (breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners) (Full board during the trekking)
- Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
- An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including insurance
- Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and their all expenses including insurance
- Trekking route map
- Sleeping bags and down jackets
- First aid box
- All the government taxes and service charges
- International airfare
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, hot shower, hot water, electricity for charging gadgets etc.)
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Departure Dates for Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek - 16 days
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