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Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Trek

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15 days

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March - May, October - December
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Langtang Valley & Gosaikunda Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a fascinating and unique trekking destination of Nepal. This trek is situated in the Langtang region, to the North of The Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet. This trek combines Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake trek and Helambu Trek with a lesser number of tourist flow. Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek are mostly designed for those who want to experience the unique Tibetan Buddhist and Tamang culture, tradition and lifestyle along with peaceful nature. Langtang Goshainkunda Trek also known as Langtang Circuit Trek can be done all year round; however the best months to trek are (March-May) and (September-November). During Janai Purnima festival in the month of August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for worship and holy bath. Langtang Gosainkunda circuit trek is a moderate trek so, it is suitable for everyone & can completed without any difficulties. Langtang valley and Goshainkunda trekking trial offers you a beautiful landscape, snow-capped mountains, natural beauty, ancient Buddhist monasteries, lush green Rhododendron forests, mountain villages, high altitude frozen lakes, rivers, glaciers, natural hot springs, flora and fauna, valley of alpine meadows and yak pastures, a traditional cheese factory and much more. This trek also offers spectacular views of The Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu, Yala peak, Gaurishanker, Ganghempu, Annapurna ranges and mighty of peaks.

Description

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a fascinating and unique trekking destination of Nepal. This trek is situated in the Langtang region, to the North of The Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet. This trek combines Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake trek and Helambu Trek with a lesser number of tourist flow. Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Trek are mostly designed for those who want to experience the unique Tibetan Buddhist and Tamang culture, tradition and lifestyle along with peaceful nature. Langtang Goshainkunda Trek also known as Langtang Circuit Trek can be done all year round; however the best months to trek are (March-May) and (September-November). During Janai Purnima festival in the month of August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for worship and holy bath. Langtang Gosainkunda circuit trek is a moderate trek so, it is suitable for everyone & can completed without any difficulties. Langtang valley and Goshainkunda trekking trial offers you a beautiful landscape, snow-capped mountains, natural beauty, ancient Buddhist monasteries, lush green Rhododendron forests, mountain villages, high altitude frozen lakes, rivers, glaciers, natural hot springs, flora and fauna, valley of alpine meadows and yak pastures, a traditional cheese factory and much more. This trek also offers spectacular views of The Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu, Yala peak, Gaurishanker, Ganghempu, Annapurna ranges and mighty of peaks.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft)

Today is your first day in the land of Himalayas, Nepal!

Your wonderful time started upon your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will warmly welcome and receive you at the Airport and transfer you with warm greetings, to your respective hotels with our private vehicle.

In the evening, you will be introduced to your trekking guide and have a briefing session, where your guide will provide more information regarding the trek and further preparation.

Warm welcome to Nepal!

Activities

  • Transfer To Hotel
  • Trek Briefing

Accommodation

3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2

Drive From Kathmandu To Syabrubeshi (1,450 m/4,757 ft)

Our first day of trip starts with an early drive to our trek starting point at Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi is also known as the gateway to Langtang region trek.

The road takes us via the North-Western part of the Kathmandu valley following beautiful scenery and traditional villages along the route. En-route we would able to witness the superb panorama of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. After having quick lunch at Trishuli or Kalikasthan we move further towards the traditional village of Syabrubeshi. Overnight stay at teahouse in Syabrubeshi.

Scenic drive to Syabrubeshi with a quick pitstop for a delicious local lunch

Activities

  • Scenic Drive To Syabrubeshi
  • Lunch At Trishuli Or Kalikasthan

Accommodation

Teahouse in Syabrubeshi

Day 3

Trek From Syabrubeshi To Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136 ft)

Today is the first day of our trekking in the land of Himalayas! Our day begins after the breakfast at teahouse. We start our trek along The Bhote Koshi River, the trail continues up and down hills simultaneously through the dense rhododendron and oak forest.

Then we cross the bridge over Langtang khola and ascend on a steep trial towards the Rimche village. After having lunch, our trial leads us towards the Lama Hotel. En-route to The Lama Hotel, if you are lucky enough you might see some of the abundant wildlife such as Red Panda, Himalayan black bear etc

Your first day of trekking awaits, spectactular sights to be seen and if you're lucky, even a Red Panda!

Accommodation

Lama Hotel

Day 4

Trek From Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3,541m/11,617 ft)

Today we continue our day after a hearty breakfast at The Lama Hotel. Our trek continues ascending from The Lama Hotel, giving you the chance to enjoy the mountain land along with the natural beauty of The Langtang region.

Then we'll reach the green meadows of Ghoretabela. After having lunch here, we begin our trek to see the first occasional sights of the pure white Mt. Langtang Lirung and its ranges. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements of Tamang, old Buddhist monasteries, to reach the beautiful Langtang village - The headquarters of the Langtang National Park.

As we trek, you'll begin to see the first occasional sights of the pure white Mt. Langtang Lirung and its ranges

Accommodation

Teahouse in Langtang village

Day 5

Trek From Langtang Village To Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m/12,795 ft)

After breakfast, we will start our journey following the gradual uphill trial through small villages and yak meadows. Then we trek through typical village of Mundu and Singdum along the way. We will be walking passed numerous Yak grazing lands, small streams, water mills, prayer flags, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks and inscriptions carved on them.

We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers mantras written on them. Kyanjin Gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries of the Langtang valley.

Accommodation

Teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 6

Hike To Tserko RI (5,184 m/17,008 ft), back To Kyanjin Gompa (acclimatization day)

Today is one of the major days in The Langtang circuit trekking. After a late breakfast, we will climb over Tserko RI for the spectacular 360 panoramic view of The Langtang ranges, along with the other mighty peaks.

The trial to Tserko RI is long and difficult, however, reaching at the top is rewarded with the wonder of nature and well earned views. Then we head back to Kyanjin Gompa, to arrive by late afternoon and explore the beautiful Buddhist monasteries around there. We also have the chance to visit a traditional yak cheese factory, where yak cheeses are manufactured by hand.

After the trek up Tserko RI for the spectacular 360 panoramic views, enjoy an afternoon exploring the town and even sampling some Yak cheese manufactured by hand!

Accommodation

Teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 7

Trek From Kyanjin Gompa To Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,136 ft)

Our day begins with the breakfast at teahouse before starting descending towards the Lama Hotel. We follow the same trial that we have trekked already, since there is no other route to The Lama Hotel.

Most of our day is downhill, passing through the Rhododendron and oak forests as well as charming mountain villages. Enjoying the spectacular views of The Himalayas we slowly head back to The Lama Hotel. The Lama Hotel is situated alongside of Langtang River, where we will spend our night hearing the sound of thundering river

Accommodation

Lama Hotel

Day 8

Trek From Lama Hotel To Thulo Syabru (2,230 m/7,316 ft)

After having breakfast at The Lama Hotel, we begin our trek with a steep climb towards Rimche village. Then we descend to the banks of Langtang Khola and begin an easy walk towards Bamboo village.

This walk gives continuity to our trek, as we will be in front of two trials which separates the way to Syabrubeshi and Thulo Syabru village. From here, we continue our trek crossing the beautiful lush green forest, suspension bridges and waterfalls to reach Pahare Hotel.

After enjoying our lunch, we trek and enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal until we reach Thuylo Syabru village. It is a pretty village with minimal facilities of telephones, internet and nice lodges.

Trek and enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal as we continue to Thuylo Syabru village

Activities

  • Lunch At Pahare Hotel

Accommodation

Teahouse in Thulo Syabru

Day 9

Trek From Thulo Syabru To Sing Gompa (3,330 m/10,925 ft)

Our day begins after having breakfast at the teahouse. The trial starts ascending uphill shortly after leaving Thulo Syabru village. The trail from Thulo Syabru to Forpang Danda climbs over steady slopes as we pass through Dursagang.

The trail continues less steeply from here, mostly in forest, to the top of the ridge at Foprang Danda where we enjoy our lunch. We will pass through the checkpoint and continue towards the traditional village of Garda, Phulung Ghyang, Chandanbari (oldest Yak cheese factory of Nepal) before we reach Sing Gompa. In the evening you may choose to enjoy an excursion around the popular monastries of Sing Gompa.

Enjoy lunch with breathtaking views from the ridge at Foprang Danda, followed by an optional evening tour of the local monasteries of Sing Gompa

Activities

  • Lunch At Foprang Danda Ridge

Optional Activities

  • Tour Of Local Monastries Of Sing Gompa

Accommodation

Teahouse in Sing Gompa

Day 10

Trek From Sing Gompa To Gosainkunda (4,381 m/14,373 ft)

After having breakfast at the teahouse we continue our walk with the beautiful landscapes and fantastic panoramic views of The Himalayas including Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, & Ganesh Himal and others. Then we start to slightly ascend to reach Chlolang Pati and continue our walk to Lauribinayak.

After having lunch, our walk continues with an impressive view of Gosainkunda Lake. We then continue further via some stone cliffs and tiny trails with occasional short downhills, towards Goshainkunda Lake. Gosainkunda is one of the major pilgrimage sites and Holy Lake of both Hindus and Buddhist of Nepal.

This lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes besides it. Every year during Janai Purnima in the month of August, thousands of Hindus pilgrims visit Gosainkunda to take a holy bath.

Visit Gosainkunda Lake, being one of the major pilgrimage and Holy Lakes of both The Hindus and The Buddhists of Nepal

Accommodation

Teahouse in Gosainkunda

Day 11

Trek From Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3,440 m/11,286 ft) via Lauribina La pass (4,610 m/15,125 ft)

Today is the hardest and longest day of the entire trek because we are passing through the great adventurous Lauribina La pass! After having breakfast, we continue our trek with a short excursion around Gosainkunda Lake. Then we ascend towards the great Lauribina La pass (4,610 m) also known as Gosainkunda Pass.

Then we slowly descend down towards Phedi. The Helambu regions begin from Phedi. After having lunch at Phedi, we descend to the Melamchi valley. Then the rough trial takes us towards the small lake of Surya kunda before reaching Ghopte.

A tough but rewarding day, trekking through the great adventurous Lauribina La pass

Activities

  • Lunch At Phedi

Accommodation

Teahouse in Ghopte

Day 12

Trek From Ghopte To Kutumsang (2,470 m/8,104 ft)

After having breakfast at the teahouse, we continue our day descending towards The Mera Kharka. Our trial takes us through numerous up and down hills, across the dense forest of pine and Rhododendron to reach Tharepati village.

Tharepati is the village which separates the routes of longer Helambu valley trek. From here the two routes separates one towards the Melamchi Gaun and another towards Kutumsang; we follow the shorter trial of Helambu valley trekking. The trial descends through the beautiful landscape, Rhododendron forest and ridges towards the village of Mangengoth. After having lunch here, we gently descend towards the Tamang settlements until we reach the beautiful Kutumsang village.

Accommodation

Teahouse in Kutumsang

Day 13

Trek From Kutumsang To Chisapani (2,300 m/7,544 ft)

Today our day begins after having breakfast at the teahouse. We start descending through classical hills and delightful villages towards Gul Bhanjyang. Giving continuity to our walk, we enjoy the panoramic views of The Himalayas and descend through the ridges, beautiful Rhododendron forests, towards the village of Thotundanda.

From here we descend through a stone staircase to the teashops at Chipling and Thankune Bhanjyang. Then we trek down towards Pati Bhanjyang - the unique settlements of Tamang and Chhetries where we spend our time enjoying lunch. Thereafter we continue our trek, gently climbing up through meadows and growing fields until we reach the small settlements of The Tamang people at Chisapani.

Descend through a stone staircase to the teashops at Chipling and Thankune Bhanjyang, continuing to the small settlements of The Tamang people at Chisapani

Activities

  • Traditional Lunch

Accommodation

Teahouse in Chisapani

Day 14-15

Trek From Chisapani To Sundarijal (1,929 m/6,329 ft), drive to Kathmandu

Today is the last day of our trek. Our day begins with the early breathtaking sunrise view over the snow-capped mountains, where we can witness the panoramic views of mountains ranges including Mt. Gaurishankar, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Annapurna and Langtang.

After having a late breakfast in the teahouse, we slowly begin our trek towards the small village of Borlang, which is close to Shivapuri hills. From here, our walk descends through the forests, army barracks, towards the Tamang settlements of Mulkharka village. After a short hike, we reach Sundarijal where we will have our lunch.

After lunch, we will take a short drive, roughly about 1 hour, to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have the chance to enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by Life Himalaya Trekking in a typical Nepalese Restaurant along with Nepalese traditional dance to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

Our representatives will transfer you to the International airport three hours before your flight schedule with warm greetings and hospitality, hoping to see you next time in Nepal.

If you have late flight schedule, you can spend rest of your day relaxing or do souvenir shopping or personal activities. If you have more time in Nepal, we can also organize some additional activities like a Mt. Everest Mountain Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Jungle safari and famous cities tours that you could be interested in.

Enjoy an authentic Nepalese dinner and dance on your last night in Nepal

Activities

  • Traditional Nepalese Dinner & Dance
  • Transfer To Airport

Accommodation

3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu

What's Included

Accommodation

All Accommodation as per itinerary

Ground Transport

All Transfers as per itinerary

Flights

International Flights To/From Nepal

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Trek, as per itinerary

Created by
Shiba Rijal

Mr Shiba Hari Rijal was born in the remote village Satyadevi in Dhading district of Nepal. He finishes his school level from Shree Bachhaladevi higher secondary school in his own village. After finishing high school, he came to Kathmandu and join a college of Geography and travel/tourism;also join a trekking. Firstly, he started his trekking as a porter and then he became a guide. He used to work as a manager in 2 different companies. Because of his hard work he is now founder of his own company life Himalaya trekking.

Mr. Shiba has started working in trekking field since 1992. He has got a huge experience in trekking sector.So, his friends,family and the trekkers suggest him to start his own company. He establishes life Himalaya trekking. He knows how to treat a guest. He says “Servicing to the guest is like servicing to god”. So, he has been servicing an excellent service to the guest.

As a Malltitalented personality Mr. Rijal speaks multiple languages like English, German, Hindi, Nepali and other 5 different local languages. As a good traveler, he travels different countries like Austria, German, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and many other countries.

MD rijal has the experience of famous trekking routes in the Everest region (Everest base camp trek more than 50 times) Annapurna Region, Langtang region, Manaslu Region, Ganesh Himal region, Makalu region, Kanchanjunga Region, Dolpo Region and many other hidden trekking reason. He is not only a good trekking guide he is also an excellent climber. He have been in many famous trekking peaks like Mera peak (6,476 m in 1999), island peak (6,189 m in 2000), Yala peak (5,700 m in 2001) and many other.

Mr. Shiba Hari Rijal is not only interested in trekking sector. He is a kind hearted, positive and the helpful person. Because of this habit he is now president of Ganesh Himal Community Foundation. He donates the profits from life Himalaya to the Ganesh Himal Community Foundation and he is building the earthquake damaged schools in the remote areas of Nepal, helping livelihood projects.

Mr Rijal is an enthusiastic tourism entrepreneur, fully devoted in social work, an energetic person who, have a lot of experience in trekking, peak climbing and servicing to Nepal Travelers. Mt rijals like meting people and travel.

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