Gosainkunda is one of the sacred places of Nepal where numerous Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims visit to worship, especially during the full moon in August. It is believed that Gosainkunda Lake was formed by Lord Shiva to put out the thirst after gulping down the toxin that was terrifying the world. So, with a strong religious and spiritual value, Gosainkunda trek becomes a popular trekking trail in the Langtang region.
Langtang Valley, lying to the North of Kathmandu valley, is rightly called "the Valley of Glaciers". So, Langtang Gosainkunda trek rewards you with stunning mountain streams, pine forest, grassy pastures scattered with daisies, and gigantic snow covered peaks.
The fascinating parts of the trek are Kyanjin Gompa, an old Buddhist place of pilgrimage, a climb to Chorko-Ri to witness the beautiful view of Mt. Langtang-ri, Langsisa, Ganjala peak, walking through the dense rhododendron forest and most importantly visiting the holy lake, Gosainkunda (4200m.).
You will also visit Langtang National park established in 1976 which protects the flora and fauna of the region. This trek also gives you an opportunity to experience the culture and way of life of Tamang people; the majority of the region.
The 19 days Langtang Gosainkunda Trek offers you a chance to experience the natural scenery and unique cultures of the Langtang Gosainkunda region. The is regarded as the medium type of trekking and the highest altitude in this trek is 4620m. You will be accommodating either in a tent or lodge or guest house while trekking accordingly.
You can trust Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks as we do not compromise on your safety and comfortability. Make sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this incredible trip. Our experienced and qualified guides will assist you on your excellent adventure.
The following program can be tailor made as per your request. We can adjust the program as per your time and interest. Activities such as Rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, Jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu, etc can be customised in your trip. We can use the morning 8 am flight to Pokhara, which only takes 30 minutes and we can make a short trip to Pokhara after the Langtang Trekking. Please do not hesitate to write to us about your interests and concerns; we will make the itinerary to fit your needs.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will usher you to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked into the Hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, it will be a drive of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi. All the way through the Bhotekoshi River bank, you will see a number of villages and striking ranges of mountains. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River, you get the amazing view of Ganesh Himal and the lush hills. You will stay the night at a lodge in Syabrubesi.
Today, you officially start your trek to the Langtang Valley. On your way, you pass through the Syabrubesi main road and reach the suspension bridge above the Bhote Koshi which lies to the north of the intersection with Langtang Khola. As you ascend the track, you come across another steel suspension bridge (2000 m.) above the Langrang Khola. The path further leads to the north shore of the Langtang Khola along with the stunning vistas of waterfalls. You then arrive at Changtang commonly known as Lama Hotel where you will stay the night.
Ater breakfast, today you trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m.). Walk for about 2 hours and you reach Ghora Tabela, a small town with trekker’s lodge, shops and a police checkpoint. You pass through the Tamang Villages where you can see prayer flags and prayer wheels. Also, you will be enthralled by the stunning views of the Langtang range. A total of 5-6 hours of trekking and you will arrive at Langtang Village, the headquarter of Langtang National Park. You will rest the night at Trekkers Lodge.
Today, your route gradually moves ahead through the yak rich meadows and long-established villages of Muna to Singdun. You come across a wooden beam bridge and arrive at a wide valley after ascending a moraine. Finally, climbing along the peak passes, you reach Kyanjin Gompa where you will find a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Lodge in Kyanjin will be your accommodation for tonight.
From Kyanjin, you trek back to Lama Hotel, walking along the same route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and then to Ghora Tabela. After having your lunch, you continue your descent to Lama Hotel.
It will be about a 5 hours trek from Lama Hotel to reach Syabrubesi. The upper part of the trail is eye-catching because of the stunning views of mountains and lush hills. The lane is extended through the different Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half moves slowly down and then abruptly declines to the Syabrubesi (1600m.). Today will be your last day of actual trekking in Langtang.
From Syabrubesi, you set off to Sing Gompa. On your way, you pass by schools, ascend the steep hill to Dursagang (2660m.). The trail continues through the forest of hemlock, oak and more to the top at Foprang Danda (3190). Then, you pass along the Government Agriculture Office and you will reach Sing Gompa; the major attraction of Chandan Bari. You stay the night at Sing Gompa.
Today, you depart from Sing Gompa and your trek trail climbs steadily up to Chalang pati (3650m.). Moving ahead from Chalang pati, the amazing sights of Langtang Lirung, the peaks edging Tibet and the magnificent forest filled up with pine and rhododendron will come to your sight. After a steep trail, you reach Laurebina, looking at the amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu, and the distant Annapurna. You will stay the night in Laurebina.
Today, you start off by climbing up to a small temple which has a statue of Sakyamuni and ascending further you can see excellent views of Saraswati kunda. After trekking for some time, you reach Gosaikunda, the holy lake. It is believed that taking a dip in the cold, crystal clear lake will wash off a person’s sins. You will get a panoramic view of Ganesh, Annapurna and other Tibetan ranges around. Tonight you will stay the night in Gosainkunda.
Today, you leave Gosainkunda. Moving towards the northern side of Lake, you will come across a moraine. As you pass three other small lakes, you will reach Laurebina La (4610m.). The trail descends up to the National Park Post at Bhera Goth (4240m.) and then to Phedi (3740m.). From Phedi, your path climbs all the way to Dupichaur (3630m.) and declines finally to Gopte which is your accommodation for tonight.
Today, your trek from Ghopte through a number of declining and ascending paths to come across moraines. You then make a last ascent to Tharepati witnessing the fine vista along the path. Overnight at Tharepati.
From Tharepati, the track continues through forests to reach Magen Goth (3420m.) and then to Panghu. You move down through the forest viewing the beautiful and splendid peaks while trekking to Kutumsang (2450m.). Finally, the track declines to the charming village of Gul Bhanjyang. You stay the night in Gul Bhanjyang.
Moving ahead from Gul Bhanjyang, your path continues through the forested edge. Then, you ascend to Thodang Betini (2260m.) and ahead Chipling (2170m.). Making a vertical drop, the path heads to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m.), a village of Brahman and Chettri. Then, the track continues to Chisopani where you will observe the Himalayan views and the sunrise over the gigantic Himalaya. Overnight at Chisapani.
Today, you walk through the forest of rhododendron, oak etc. and reach Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m.). On the way, you will see the Army check post. Here, Shivapuri entry permit is checked, and then you move to Mulkharka (1800m.) from where you will have an amazing view of Kathmandu valley. Walking further down, you reach Sundarijal. THis will be the end of your trek. You will stay the night in Sundarijal.
Today, you will drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu. It will be an hour drive.You will stay the night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you have the day assigned to yourself in Kathmandu. You can go shopping or stroll around some popular attractions. Kathmandu has a number of beautiful and interesting historic places which will amaze you.
Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks, wish you a safe journey back home.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment are essential on all the routes that we have described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is the list of some recommended equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots; If it is brand new, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes; To wear in the camp or when the boot is wet.
A warm jacket; Fibre fills or down should be adequate. This is essential during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woollen shirts and thick sweaters; these are essential during the winter season (December to February). Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. A lightweight long sleeved t-shirt is suitable for avoiding sunburn.
A pair of trousers; Jeans are not suitable to wear on treks. Cheap, loose, cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof or waterproof trousers are required on all treks going above 10.0 ft.
A tracksuit is comfortable to wear in camp and in the tent. You want to add at least two pairs of loose fitting long shorts or skirts.
Thermal underwear is the best for sleeping during the winter.
8. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection. A sunhat having a wide brim should be used which covers your face and neck. A woollen hat is a must during winter.
9. Glove/ Sandal/ Socks
A pair of gloves; Leather with lining and woollen are best, 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in the camp and about 4 pairs of thin and 4 pairs of thick woollen socks are required accordingly.
10. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry sleeping bags yourself, this can be either synthetic or down but it is a must for all 4 seasons. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there.)
11. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhoea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
Equipments and Accessories :
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day. e.g. toiletries, camera, film towel, soap, boots etc.
c) Water bottle
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage
g) Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) Candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
k) Snow gaiters required during winter
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful as a sunshade and when it rains.
m) Trekking map, adequate number of passport photographs
Optionals: rubber bands, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars, a small pillow or headrest, thermoses, an inflatable sleeping mat, etc.