Langtang Gosainkund trekking is famous trekking route in langtang region. Which is situated north-east of Kathmandu valley border with Tibet, an area inhabited by Tibetans & Tamang who share a similar religion, language and clothing style. Langtang gosainkund trekking take to scenic and remote Langtang Valley, the Hindu's holy lake at Gosainkund, and the Sherpa villages of Helambu. Langtang Gosainkund trek offer an opportunity for the trekkers and adventurers to follow in Bill Tillman's wake and rediscover the Himalayan passes, pristine valley and diverse ethno- culture he found in 1949. Though easily accessible from Kathamandu it remains relatively unspoiled and less developed trekking in Nepal. Several great days of pleasant Langtang Gosainkund trekking through dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements takes you to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and alpine yak pasture of Kyangin gompa, while the mountain views are genuinely inspiring. Over the years this Gosainkunda has become one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Shamans, the traditional witch doctors, as well as many Hindu and Buddhist devotees. A cross over the Laurebina Pass at an altitude of 4620 meter with an excellent view into Tibet is simply breathtaking.Langtang valley gosainkund trekking starting at Dhunche/ sybrubensi five hours drive form Kathmandu, we pass rice field, rhododendron and pine forests with plenty of birds and, in a short time, come to alpine pastures and snow-peaks. After make hiking to langtang valley with in weeks than back trek to singh gompa (one of the biggest monastery in langtang region) and ascend to Holy gosainkund lake. After excursion around Gosainkund lake , next morning though gosainkund pass trek to Helambu valley which offers amazing Himalayan views including Gaurishanker, Dorje lakpa and Rolwaling Himalayan region.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Patan Durbar Square:
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syaprubesi by local bus. The bus journey will take 8 to 9 hrs
Dhunche is the center of this area and has public offices and army camp.
You are heading north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche or Syaprubesi. While passing along the road on the bank of the TrishuliRiver you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills
Day 04: Syaprubesi to Lama Hotel ( 2500 mtr)
It takes about five and half hours. The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually ascent up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky.
Day 05: Lama hotel to Langtang valley (3307m)
After Lama hotel you will climb through a Rhododendron forest . the ground covered by moss. Trees have ferns and epiphytic orchids on them. It looks like semi tropical jungle.
As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery, which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley
Day 06: Langtang to Khayanjing gompa(3800m)
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here, there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding you in all directions such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak,Tserko- Ri, Langsisa ri and many others.
Day 07: Khayanjing Gompa rest day
Khayanjing Gompa is the last permanent settlement with a small Gompa and a cheese factory. Use it as a base for day hikes, exploring the upper valley try to climbing the small hill north of Khayanjing or Tsergori(5033m). which lies upvalley from Khayanjing. Upper valley is ringed by spectacular snow peaks including fluted peak Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan named Dorje Lakpa .
Day08: Khayanjing Gompa to Lama hotel(2500m)
From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama hotel to Thulo Syabru(2200m)
You continue retracing your steps some of the way to Thulo Syabru, but then branch left ascending a steep path through forests to suddenly emerge with a view of Syabru and its extensive area of millet terraces. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbor, in a long line up the very crest of the ridge. It’s a great place to wander about, catching glimpses of Tamang life, admiring the beautifully carved wooden windows or simply relaxing in the sun.
Day 10: Syabru to Singgompa (3300m)
From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. There is a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory
Day 11: Sing Gompa to Gosaikund Lake(4320m)
From here the path gently ascends the mountain flank with bare trees. After crossing the ridge . you will be going through a forest full of moss and fern. While you reach to Lauribinayak there is a spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. The best view point for entire trek. Crossing over the ridge of Saraswati Kund apper the first of several Lakes dedicated to different divinities. Gosaikund is the third lake, sacred place of Hindus and Buddhist.
Day 12: Rest day at Gosaikund Lake(4320m) and explore
It is one of the hindu holy place and is considerd to be made by Lord Shiva. The Buddhist Tamang that live nearby also revere it as their holy place. Every August on full moon nights lake is thronged with pilgrims for a big festival. On other days the lake sits in a tranquil atmosphere.
Day 13: Gosaikund to Ghopte(3300m)
After crossing the Lauribinayak pass(4610m) trail descends through stone path and forest to reach Ghopte.
Day 14: Ghopte to Melamchi Goau(2560m)
Descends from Gopte until you pass a cave and continue through forested area on the flank repeating small and ascends and descends. Where as you will reach to the top of rocky path , Kharka was surrounded by Rhododendrons , make a gentle ascends towards the ridge to reach to Tharepati village(3597m). from here, trail descends down hill through forest to reach Melamchigoau(2560m). it is worth lingering in a collection of neat houses with prayers flags infront and surrounded by orchards and fields.
Day 15: Melamchigoau to Tarkeghang (2500m)
Trail drops down to cross Melamchi Khola . than climb all the way to opposite ridge of Tarkhegang which is exactly same altitude. This village is slightly larger and more commercial and its inhabitants are famous for selling Thangkas .
Day 16: Takheghang to Shermathang 2000m
Today, you will visit Shermathang village and descends the ridge with a view to Melamchi bazaar. The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes around the valley and small stream. When a large valley stretches ahead. Pass above the hamlet with a Gompa. The path becomes a gentle ascent and leads to the pass below the crematory painted Chorten trek until to reach Cautara at the end of ridge. You are in Kakani.
Day 17: Shermathang to Kathmandu.
With out climbing the hills, the trail goes through Dubhachaur and Kaphalgiri village ( crowded with thatched roof houses). Go through the pine forest path become like a steep ditch. Cross through the wooden bridge at Melamchi Khola you will reach to Melamchi bazaar. From Melamchi Bazar the bus ride will takes about 4hours to reach Kathmandu.
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 19: Tour end