19 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 3,870m | Moderate trekking
Langtang Gosaikunda trek combines the remote and spectacular hidden valleys of Langtang with the holy lake of Gosainkunda at an altitude of 4,600m. Trek through the lush green rich vegetation of Langtang National park to the end of the valley to enjoy the scenic mountains views as high as Langtang Lirung 7,345m. Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we travel through Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of Langtang National Park. We then trek east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley. Langtang area is primarily inhabited by Tamang ethnic tribe. The culture, language and their customs are similar to the Tibetans. The views of snowy mountain peaks, like the Langtang Lirung (7,345m.), Gangchenpo (5,846m.), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m.) are breathtaking.
A little further up the valley is Kyangin Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosaikunda is located. Crossing the Laurebina Pass, we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang and return back to Kathmandu by our private bus.
GLIMPSE OF LANGTANG GOSAIKUNDA TREK
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: A half day Kathmandu city sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi 5 hours. Overnight in guest House.
Day 04: Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,470m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3,430m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Trek Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3,870m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (2,260m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Sing Gompa to Laurebina Pass (3,920m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 11: Laurebina Pass to Gosainkunda (4,600m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Trek Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,440m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 13: Trek Ghopte to Tharepati (3,440m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 14: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2,140m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 15: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2,134m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 16: Chisopani to Sundarijal (1,300m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 17: Sundarijal to Kathmandu 30 minutes drive. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!