This Langtang Gosaikunda trek is moderately difficult trekking route. It is most popular trek in this region as this trek covers both Langtang and Gosaikunda lake region. This trek will take about 14 to 15 days to complete. Not only for the massive Himalayan views, this Langtang Gosaikunda trek is famous for its natural beauty, glaciers, holy lakes, numerous waterfalls, roaring rivers, Tibetan influenced houses, lifestyle and culture. It is one of the closest trekking routes near from Kathmandu valley. In just about 8 hours of bumpy ride, we can reach Syafrubesi, starting point of the trek. This valley was completely destroyed during the massive 2015 earthquake. Since then, this trekking region was closed, but recently with the reconstruction of the trekking route as well as houses and lodges in this region, this trail has been opened. You will pass through Shivapuri National park and Langtang National Park during this trek. Lush green vegetation, rivers hills, villages can be seen during this trek. Wildlife and vegetation have been well preserved in this area.
We will drive from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi. The road will take you through different villages. It is about 6 hours of drive to both off road track. After about 6 hours of bumpy ride, we will reach Syafrubesi where we will be staying overnight. Second day, our trek starts. We will trek through the bank of Langtang river. After crossing this river via suspension bridge, we further continue our trek. Trekking trail passes through a village mostly inhibited by the Tamang community. This trail is also known as Tamang Heritage trail. You will see people involving in different daily household activity while passing this trail. Little chitchat with the local people here will help to know more about the culture and daily lifestyle of the people living in this region.
The trail takes you through different villages like Bamboo, Lama Hotel, upper and lower Rimche Ghoda tabela, Langtang Valley, and Kyanging valley and then back to Sing Gompa, Chandanbari, Dhunche and Gosaikunda lake. It is a very popular lake located at an altitude of 4336 m. If you happen to trek around the Janai Purnima festival which is around August, you will see many devotees around this lake. It is an easy trail with few uphill hikes. You will be staying at the local teahouse and lodge. Langtang valley, Kyanging valley is a small village with few teahouses and lodges. You will be walking for about 5-6 hours a day during a trek.
Beautiful mountains like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Sisha Pangma can be seen during this trek. Also, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, holy ponds, century old monasteries can be also seen during this trek. Most of the people here are Buddhist, so you will see prayer flags, wheels, stupas, and paintings related to Buddhism.
You will be walking through a dense forest of fir, oaks, rhododendron, and pine. There are different wild animals in this area, so if you are lucky enough, you will also get a chance to see different wildlife like red panda, monkeys, lizards, and yaks. February to April and September to December are considered as a best season to trek in this region.
Duration: 16 Days/15 Nights
Max Altitude: 4700 m
Cost: USD 969
Activity: Day Trips, Explore Nepal, Trekking
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Swayambhunath( Monkey temple), Pashupatinath( Hindu Pilgrimage temple) , Baudhathnath( biggest Stupa in south Asia) and Kathmandu Durbar square( ancient royal palace & home of living goddess) Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site.
Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot) today the journey length will depend on the season and the number of landslides caused by heavy rains. On a good day it will take you 6 hours. The views on the way are very pretty.
After crossing the suspension bridge the trek proceeds through the trees where langur monkey’s frolic and takes you to Doman (1680m). The trail then makes a steep climb over a rocky ridge to Paira Lodge (1810m) and further the route climbs gently to Bamboo Lodge (1960m). Climbing steeply the trail will get to Rimche (2400m) and then to Lama Hotel. O/N in Lama Hotel.
Your gentle climb to begin with soon steepens high above the river to Ghora Tabela. (2970m). You will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.
You will climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.
An excellent look out can be reached by climbing the slopes immediately behind the Kyangjin. The majestic 7200m Langtang Lirung rises above the glaciers. A visit to Cheese factory completes the day. It is really a good experience to try a climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m.) it takes 5hrs up & down.
You will return the way you came today following the Langtang Khola river to Langtang Village and on to Ghra Tabela and down to Lama Hotel.
The beginning of your journey today is very pretty and offers magnificent views. You will begin descending gently before it steepens to Syabrubesi, taking about 5 hours in total.
Your day’s walk of 6 hours will take you to Sing Gompa climbing steadily for the majority of the day until you see the small Buddhist Monastery of Sing Gompa where you will spend the night.
You start with a climb through rhododendron forests this morning, if you are here during the spring, enjoy the fabulous colours as the trees are in bloom, eventually you will emerge at the saddle of Chalang Pati (3380m), you will soon enter the Gosainkunda protected area, please do respect your surrounding environment and local cultures. There are few places to stop for water today so be sure you have enough on you. You will enjoy great views along the ridge of Langtang Lirung from the north and looking west you can see Ganesh Himal and Manaslu, Tibet is also visible in the distance. Shortly the lakes will come in to view as the climb continues gently, you will then drop to the third lake, the hold Gosainkunda (4380m). Many people come here to worship and bath in the lake during full moon festivals every August.
Today is a long one on many rough rails, it will take around 7 hours, to begin with you will follow the north side of the lake before climbing towards the pass of Laurebina La (4610m), on the way you will see more lakes as you go. You will find many cairns on the pass, from here you will begin your descent through some summer pastures to Phedi (3740m) and Dupi Chaur (3630m) and finally to Gopte (3440m).
You descend into a thick forest of rhododendrons today, you will find yourself climbing and dropping over the moraine as you go before your final ascent to Therapati then You begin with an easy descent today through flower strewn meadows before arriving at Magengoth at 3150m, a very remote area of high pastures and forestry. For the first 3 hours today the trail descends gradually but the second half is steeper down to Kutumsang, a small village on a windy ridge.
You descend further today through more meadows, you will be travelling for approximately 8 hours today, keep an eye out for Gul Bhanjyang Chorten close by. You cross another pass at 2620m before dropping to a little traditional Tamang village at 2130m. From here you continue Thodang Betini (2100m) and up to Jhogin Danda Ridge at 2470m followed by a steep descent to Chipling (2170m), finally you have one last ascent to Chisapani at 2300m from where you will experience spectacular views.
After waking early for a dramatic sunrise this morning you will head for the village of Borlang Bhanjyang and along the Shivapuri ridge through thick forests until you reach Sundarijal where you will meet your transport. From here it is only 1hour back to Kathmandu where you will be taken to your hotel. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom
Welcome in Airport by garland. Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast. Accommodation in tea house during trek
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
Kathmandu /Syabrubesi / Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
4 seasonal sleeping bags. Trekking map for group
All necessary paper work & Permits
Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Clear Sky Treks staff, National Park Fee, TIMS, First aids kit, Travel & Rescue arrangement, All government taxes, Farewell dinner
Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
Medical evacuation in case of emergency
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire). Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc. Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual