Langtang and Gosaikunda

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is most striking trekking route of Langtang region. Langtang Gosainkunda trekking trail passes through different ethnic villages, gorges of Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola, unspoiled forest of rhododendron and oak ascending the peak of Langtang-lirung, edge of high Tibetan plateaus etc. The main attraction of Langtang Gosainkunda trekking include the visit to Langtang valley, holy Lakes of Gosainkunda located at the altitude of around 4300m, walking in the undamaged Langtang National Park. Gosainkunda is the holy place where thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit during the festival of Janai Purnima (festival of Hindu in which the adolescence of Brahaman, Kshatriya and Vaishya worn sacred thread) to pay homage to lord shiva.

Langtang Gosainkunda trek offers the varieties dazzling mountain views, local culture and tradition, beautiful landscape, different Buddhist monasteries, cascading waterfalls etc.  Like other Langtang region trekking, the trail of this trek begins from Syabrubesi which is around 150km north from Kathmandu city. On the way to Syabrubesi, you will visit the place Kakani which is at the altitude of 6778ft from where you get the opportunity to view the panorama of Mt. Annapurna, Manasalu, Langtang, Gauri Shankar Himal and Ganesh Himal, and the view of Kathmandu valley and Bidur Municipality. From Syabrubesi the trail follows the Langtang Khola passing through the Rhododendron and bamboo forest and reach to the Langtang valley from where you explore the view of Langtang Lirung (7,200m). You will also enjoy the way of life of hospitable Sherpa villages of Langtang and Kyanjing Gompa where you get the chance to explore and know the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks in the monastery.

The trail for Gosaikunda saperates after 2 days of walk down from the valley. The Hindus believe that the holy lake of Gosainkunda is created by the Lord Shiva with his trident. This trail passes the Laurebinaya La (4,600m) and Drops down the Helambu valley. Langtang Gosainkunda trek offers you the unforgettable experience and pleasure.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu (1460m) 8-9 hrs

Day 04: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m) 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Trek Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba (3870m) 3-4 hrs

Day 07: Explore around Kyanjin Gumba/ Cherko Ri (4900m)

Day 08: Trek Kyanjin Gompa Back to Lama Hotel 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2250m) 6-7 hrs

Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) 4-5 hrs

Day 11: Sing Gomba to Gosaikunda (4380m) 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Gosaikunda – Pass (4610m) to Thadepati Bhanjyang (3690m) 7-8 hrs

Day 13: Thadepati to Kutumsang (2470m) 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2165m) 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Chisapani to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu (1310m) 4-5 hrs