Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking

15 Days, Kathmandu-Kathmandu

Gosainkunda Trekking designed by Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition will take you to the dramatic trekking region. This engrossing area located to the North of Kathmandu. Also, the vale lies just to the southern side of the Tibetan border and located between a lower range of snowy mountains to the south part and the core Himalayan range to the north direction.

Kyanjin Gompa, an old Buddhist set of pilgrimage; ascending Chorko-Ri for witnessing stunning view of Mt. Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak; moving via rhododendron woods; and most significantly visiting divine lake Gosainkunda (4200m) are the attractive part of Gosainkunda Trek. Also, you will go around Langtang National park which covers space of 1,710 sq km in the Langtang area will allow you to see the range of natural glory from wild animals the very big fir and rhododendron trees.

Gosainkunda is also one of the holy places of Nepal where frequent Buddhist and Hindus pilgrims visit to worship particularly during full moon in August. It is supposed that Gosainkunda Lake is created by Lord Shiva to snuff out the thirst after drinking down the poison that was horrifying the world. With a combination of fair and risky trails taking you to the elevated alpine ravine and surroundings of high snowy mountains as well as the forest of rhododendrons, magnolia, and wild alpine plants will allow you witness the recollection of the entire trek.

Nepal Tibet Trek and Expedition organizes Gosainkunda Trekking which offer crossing high passes, splendid mountain sight, stunning holy Lake Gosainkunda, delightful Sherpa village, a big number of wild animals and plants and more magnetism that will make your trek a memorable experience. You will be staying either in a tent or guesthouse as per your desire while trekking


Day by Day Itinerary

Arrive Kathmandu.1, 300m. meet the Airport and drive to Hotel over night Hotel in Kathmandu.

We start the day with an early morning drive after breakfast to Syabrubesi. the bus ride takes you on a winding route that goes uphill and downhill where the drive passes through many rural towns and farm villages that finally culminates at a larger town called Trisuli Bazaar; this place lies in a sub-tropical climatic zone where from here on, the road climbs uphill to a cooler region leaving the rice paddy fields behind to maize and millet terraced fields. As the weather changes, so does the culture and the people as well. On arrival at the entrance of Dhunche at 1,965m, this is the only major town of the Langtang area in this district known as Rasuwa. Hereabouts, you will encounter the headquarters of the Langtang National Park office where your trekking and Park permits are checked by the Royal Nepalese Army that also serve as the Park warden. From here, our journey continues farther downhill for 1-2 hours till Syabrubesi village is reached for our overnight camp.

The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, an ideal spot for camping with ample time to go for a refreshing splash in the nearby river of upper Trisuli River. Overnight camp

After a pleasant stay here, the trek continues for a short hour on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, we walk through the cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind. The path leads uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang is reached by lunch time, here you’ll have time to make friends & interact with the local folks and visit the colorful villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall. over night Hotel.

From Langtang village our morning walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, & then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, encountering a “mani-prayer wall” where walking in clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk goes further east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyangin Gompa. Kyangin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming around from all directions, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, we stroll into Kyangin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by a glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangin Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory. It’s an interesting place for a look around. Overnight Hotel.

At leisure, a well deserved rest day. After breakfast, you can go for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyangin Ri 4,700m. Adding more heights to your adventure with a panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped peaks; visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure. You could also catch up on some reading which is stimulating in such environments. Overnight camp.

After a wonderful time at Kyangin, our journey returns back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel, a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the banks of the upper Trisuli River. Overnight Hotel.

The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide area of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces till upper Syabru is reached; rows of houses that look like a locomotive train perched on a ridge. Syabru has a monastery near its helipad just a few minutes up from the village. Overnight Hotel.

The walk from here follows the winding uphill trail above the Monastery, as the trek gains more height, superb views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range in the far west can be seen as we reach higher ground. after a few refreshing stops in the teahouses en-route, our journey continues an hour uphill from the farmlands into the cool shade of alpine forest, once out of the thick forest, we come to a meadow with one or two teahouses, a lunch break can be had here depending upon the availability of clean fresh water. From this spot the walk is almost gradual with good walking through the pines and rhododendron forest with views of Dhunche town down below. On arriving at Singh gompa, the first few houses make up a cheese processing factory, & this is where we do our overnight Hotel .

The trek today offers more spectacular views of an array of snow peak ranges that round of Lantang to the north and Ganesh-Himal range north west along with Manaslu and Annapurna range due west, the walk is gradually up in the beginning for an hour, as we enter the woodland of oaks, pines and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, we come to a clearing where one or two teahouses are located, after a brief stop here with exceptional views of the Langtang range, the trail continues uphill leaving the tree-lines and lush vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrub bushes. The walk climbs uphill passing through a few teahouses at Laurabina, with more views of the north western Himalayan range, after Laurabina, which means a place of walking sticks, which means during the auspicious times in and around August in the full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, pilgrims come to pay homage and where a ritual bath at Gosainkund pond delivers a paradise for pilgrims to drink of its holy water for which the legend says it relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes and the Hindu pilgrims come here to change their holy threads, too.

From Gosainkund, we take a gradual walk on a small path along the banks of the lake, and climbing up near the small creek in between the rocks and boulders, the walk up brings us close to the small pond of Surjakund & then the trail here is more gradual winding up to the last pass of Gosaindkund or the east Laurabina La, the highest spot of this trek. After reaching the top, a long descent brings us to Phedi (bottom) 3,630m a place with one or two teahouses. A lunch stop is usually set here; it will be quite a relief after the long steep hard descent. After a nice lunch break, the journey continues towards east to the Helambu region, where the trail from here is bit of everything gradual, some short up hills and down hills as you come back to the vegetation of junipers, rhododendron and other alpine bushes.3-4 hours from lunch will brings us at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks, nature’s gift of a cozy shelter for pilgrims) around this area there are few small caves formed by overhanging large rocks. over night Hotel or call tea house.

After spending some good time in the absolute wilderness, the trail from here joins the other path of Helambu to Kathmandu, the walk today is pleasant through the alpine forest for an hour, with another one hour uphill to Tharepatti 3,510m. A lovely spot on the high ridge overlooking the views of the snow capped peaks of Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh-Manaslu in the west; we can make out the ridge and the trail coming out of Gosainkund. A lunch break can be had here after a short walk from Ghopte; it’s worth a view with the lunch. From here on, the trail descends for a few hours to the overnight camp at Mange-ghot, a nice place with a grassy field, & an Army Barrack nearby.

The walk from here is more satisfying passing through number of rural farm villages the trail brings us to a village of Pati Bhanjyang after a 3-4 hours trek; from this village a short uphill climb brings us to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda, a scenic spot at the top of a hillock en-route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley. Chisopani, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers fantastic views of the Jugal Himal range in the north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west. Apart from the glistening snow peaks, we get lovely views of the surrounding landscapes and valleys down below. Overnight tea house.

The last day of our beautiful journey, with the cool morning that takes us through serene forest and farmlands after a few hours of gradual walk and to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m, we are again offered great views of Kathmandu Valley, & from here the track descends to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a lovely spot with a cool patch of forest with monkeys and fresh streams, a popular picnic spot for most of the Kathmandu folks who want to escape for a day from the busy crowded metropolitan life in the city.

Today, as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our Tour Officer will escort you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful country, Nepal. Sayonara!! And take care. It was wonderful knowing you!

What's Included?

Service includes

  • All arrival, departure transfers as per the itineary by car, van or coach.
  • Kathmandu To Sabru Beshi – Sundarijal Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English speaking guide, transport and entry fees.
  • Pickup and Drop To airport Both Ways.
  • All hotel 2 night accommodation with breakfast .
  • All meals (3 meals each day) tea-house trek.
  • Full service from our guides and porters.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation.
  • Langtang Area National Park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management) fee.
  • Necessary government taxes.

Service excludes

  • International flights to Nepal.
  • Meals not mentioned above or in the itinerary.
  • Travel and medical insurance including evacuation.
  • Nepal entry Visa fee.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc and tips for staff.
  • Any additional activities not in the itinerary.
  • Tips Guide or Porters.

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

Travel Insurance

It’s a situation upon becoming a member of any of Nepal Planet’s journeys that everyone customers be insured for extensive costs that could incur because of medical issues or injuries (this consists of helicopter rescue, treatment costs and air ambulance). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell coverage.

Accomodation

Nepal planet company is the best all kinds of hotel accommodation provided in Kathmandu pokhara, and among other city, with teahouse for during the trek, like your suitable budget requirements as well. Also an all-inclusive listing of tea houses, homestay, guest houses and hostels are available. The most wonderful issue about those accommodation services is the perfect combination of international standard and Nepalese hospitality. Even though single rooms are available in Kathmandu and the trekking areas at lower elevation, it might be hard to locate them at higher elevations.

Meals

Some point of our trekking area, we are able to enjoy real Nepalese meals as properly the common international delicacies food (Tibetan, continental, Indian, Italian and so on.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a hotel menu wherein we spend the night time whereas lunch may be served on the next following destination. All meals can be supplied at some stage in trekking while only breakfast could be available at Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also welcome and farewell dinners for visitors.

Acclimatization

To make a sure you go back from trekking and hiking trip in the Himalayas in Nepal with a lot of satisfied and unforgettable memories, it’s far essential which you’re aware of the altitude acclimatization required through the human body in mountain situations. Advisable acclimatization is most important in our trekking routes are planned specifically to allow a sluggish gain in altitude with lots of our treks having extra days to permit time for acclimatization. By using slowly gaining height we attain the blessings of a gradual advantage in fitness and acclimatization. We provide advice about acclimatization and with the sensible technique we take all of our treks, anyone who is suit and healthy must have few issues.On our Trekking and climbing trip in Nepal.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements

We have professional and experienced Leaders who are responsible for tours and treks. They’re the only who keep our name and fame of our workplace. We’re proud to have them as our leaders. Leaders lead the excursion and trek in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. We have experienced of workers who have worked in excessive altitude for long time with us. Our staffs are loyal, faithful, hardworking and constantly dedicated to their paintings. Our group is continually at the pinnacle. The trek and expedition leaders have passed through the subsequent trainings:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • mountaineering, mountaineering and mountain climbing (for excursion leaders)

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Fitness is wealth. Last healthful we would have the ability to finish the journey (trek and tour) with none trouble. So, preparation must be completed months ago. Like for Kailas journey we would be heading to over 5620 meter pass. So, for this experience we should be organized from around 3 months in advance.Like we would need to walk every day. Do normal workout which maintains us healthy at the same time as we are at discipline.Enjoy is different essential factor.We have to hike to hill. We should sluggish down our pace. It is right to be blanketed from the wind, rain.Like we should wear down jackets with layers to get protected.

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guiding principle that will help you to your adventure. Also keep in mind that the gadgets listed below will vary a little consistent with the season and the trek length. The weight limit for your bags is 20 kg. Remember the fact that your bags will be carried by using your porter. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
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