Gosainkunda - Langtang Himal Trekking   |  16 Days

a great adventure on high scenic ridges from North West to East of Langtang Himal

Gosainkund and Langtang Himal Trekking where Explorer Adventure leads you to most fascinating destination around Langtang Himal range of mountains, just a North from the capital Kathmandu the closest mountain range of 32 k.m. Aeronautical distances or as crow fly.

Gosainkund and Langtang Himal Trekking, a moderate to adventurous walks on pleasant and scenic trails heading into high rolling green hills covered within rich vegetations and tall trees of rhododendron-magnolia-hemlocks-oaks and pines where endangered wild animals makes homes like the elusive snow leopard and rare Red Panda with other mountain animals including exotic bird life.

The area of trekking leads you into famous Langtang National Park, the first park of Nepal around mountainous region ever to established in mid 1970s with an area of 1,710 sq.kms includes farm villages of Tamang people with green forested land with high snow capped peaks that touches the border of Tibet-China.
On this wonderful journey exploring indigenous culture and traditions of Tamang hill tribe of great interest, as walk leads you into beautiful scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa and towards holy Gosainkund glacial pond, a sacred spot for both Hindu and Buddhist religions where great fair takes place once a year with thousands of pilgrims visits for a holy bathe and a dip in the pond of Gosainkund.

To begin this marvelous journey Gosainkund and Langtang Himal trekking taking an exciting overland drive to reach cool and high areas of Langtang Himal at Rasuwa district around native land of Tamang tribe with strong hold of Buddhism religion and culture.

Starting first day walk after the drive heading into a river gorge within deep green forest to reach a wide and scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa facing tremendous panorama of high peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal with some peaks of Tibet like Shisapangma, after glorious moment heading towards our next adventure at holy Gosainkund a glacial pond.
Enjoying time at holy Gosainkund where religious festival takes place in the month of August as per Hindu and Buddhist Lunar calendar, here one can witness the traces of offering around the lake side a tranquil spot of great religious significant.

From Gosainkund on high ridge over a scenic pass of Gosainkund or east Laurabinya-La above 4,609 m to reach north eastern side of Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal with fantastic views of sunrise over array of peaks from Chisapani.

Our great adventure completes with short drive to your hotel in the hustle and bustle city life at Kathmandu, after a fantastic journey of a life time experience on Gosainkund and Langtang Himal Trekking.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic and cultural walks on high hills of beautiful Langtang Himal region with great views
  • Daily views of high Ganesh and Langtang Himal as far towards Jugal Himal range of mountains
  • Exploring Tamang traditional farm villages in the country where rare elusive Red Panda habitats
  • Walking into beautiful enchanting rhododendron-magnolia forest within pristine environment
  • At Kyanjin facing awesome panorama of high snow capped peaks and glaciers with exciting times
  • From Langtang valley to holy Gosainkund glacial lake to reach back at Kathmandu on scenic trails

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Gosainkund and Langtang Himal trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day early morning drive to Langtang Himal region north of Kathmandu.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950-06 hrs.Morning an exciting drive on Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, heading towards Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar within warm sub-tropical area, as our journey continues towards uphill on long winding road towards cooler alpine area past farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche, at 1,950m high. Dhunche headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal where Langtang National Park starts and ends. From Dhunche drive leads downhill on zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village the home of Tamang tribe people in the shadow of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, overnight in a nice cozy lodge at Syabrubesi.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,200m - 06 hrs.Beginning our first day walk from Syabrubesi leading to a climb for a while but the rest of the walk is on gradual winding uphill trail past terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins to reach near Riverside and place called Bamboo. From here our route leads into cool forested area within river gorge following glacial Trisuli River upstream, as the path climb into cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest and then after a pleasant walk of near six hours reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for overnight stop in a small nice local lodge.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m - 05 hrs.Our second day of trek follows a trail into deep woodland for few hours as morning walks leads to a small place called Ghoretabela for lunch stop amidst lovely forest surrounding with pines, hemlocks and rhododendron trees from here onward you can where you can feel touch of altitude gain. After a pleasant break here, trek continues on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, walking for hours into cool shade of woodland, on crossing a stream leaving the tree line behind as our walk leads to a climb for an hour, then walk gets better on gradual trail with few ups and down to reach at Langtang village for overnight stop. One of the large villages within Langtang areas (was completely destroyed by avalanche and landslides from the effect of big earthquake of April 25th and May 15th 2015), the village slowly coming back to normal shape with happy life as it was for hundreds of years.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hours.From Langtang village a short day walk as morning starts with uphill climb for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction a positive way respect to local Tamang culture and Buddhist religion, as walk leads further north east where gorge opens into a scenic wide valley facing views of high snow capped peaks. After few hours of gentle walk with super views reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, on the highlight spot of the adventure at this charming and scenic spot offers grand views of Langtang Lirung at 7,000m and its icefall surrounded by a rocky ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.
  • 7 Day 7: Rest day for acclimatization and for hike around.At leisure and a rest day with time to explore a small Cheese factory or walk up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft adding more heights of the adventure offers stunning panorama of snow capped mountains.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m - 06 hrs.After a wonderful time at Kyanjin with excellent views, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest by the bank of upper Trisuli River.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Thulo Syabru village 2,118m -05 hrs.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 way down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide bit of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces to Upper Syabru is reached also called Thulo Syabru means bigger, the village with row of houses located on a ridge with a monastery.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Singh Gompa 3,254m or Chandanbari - 05 hrsMorning walk leads uphill on winding path above the monastery and then gaining more height facing views of Ganesh-Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna range towards far west, after a few refreshing stops at teahouses on route, journey continues with an hour uphill from the farmlands and into cool alpine forest and then reaching at Sing Gompa for overnight stop near its old monastery.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Gosainkund 4,381 m - 05 hrs.Walk today from Singh Gompa offers more superb views of Langtang Himal range and Ganesh-Himal towards north west with Manaslu and Annapurna range, as the path leads with gradual up for an hour entering oaks, pines and rhododendron forest, after a brief stops with grand views, walk continues on uphill trail leaving tree lines and green vegetation behind for dwarf rhododendron, juniper and alpine shrubs bushes. The path unwinds uphill passing through few teahouses at Laurabina, means a place with walking sticks, (on auspicious time in August with full moon as per the Nepali Luna calendar, the pilgrims visits Gosainkund pond for ritual bathe and dip belief it delivers one into paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes). From here short descend and up across Saraswati and Bhairab kund brings you to overnight stop at Gosainkund near its holy pond.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Ghopte Odar 3,566m via Gosainkund pass or Laurabina-La 4,609 m.From Gosainkund a gradual walk along the lake and then climb near a small creek in between rocks and boulders, as the walk leads close to a small pond of Surjakund the trail here is more gradual with winding up to Gosainkund pass or East Laurabina La the highest spot of the adventure. After the top, a long descend to Phedi (bottom) at 3,694 m few teahouses, a possible lunch stop and then our journey continues east towards Helambu region and back into green vegetations of junipers, rhododendron and then reaching at Ghopte (meaning overhanging rocks) for overnight stop.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2,445m via - 06 hrs.After walking in complete wilderness, from here where trail joins to Helambu and Kathmandu; trek is pleasant into forest for an hour, with an hour uphill to Tharepati 3,597m. A nice spot situated on a ridge overlooking views of peaks with Jugal Himal range and Ganesh-Manaslu towards west. From here descent to Mangeghot, a nice place with grassy field, with an Nepal Army Barrack from here walking back into farm fields and to Kutumsang for overnight stop, this village with Sherpa, Hyalmo and Tamang hill tribes.
  • 14 Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2,195m via Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m - 07 hrs.Today a long day walk to scenic Chisapani, as the morning leads on winding path with few ups and downhill walks passing many rural farm areas and villages to reach at Gul-Bhanjyang located on a ridge top. After a refreshing break continues walk on nice and pleasant trail past farm villages to reach at a nice Pati Bhanjayang village, from this village with short climb to our last overnight stop at Chisapani, a scenic spot and a small village which is close to northern hill of Kathmandu Valley rim. A picturesque spot rewards you with stunning sunrise views over range of peaks from Jugal Himal range towards north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range towards west.
  • 15 Day 15: Trek and drive to Kathmandu from Sundarijal 1,560 m - 4 hrs walks and 1 hr drive.Last day trekking of wonderful adventure as morning walk leads into lovely forest and farmlands and then heading to a ridge top of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438 m high with views of Kathmandu Valley, from here descend to Sundarijal (which means beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool patch of forest with monkeys and fresh streams. Sundarijal, a small farm town from here drive back to Kathmandu after an enjoyable and great moment on Frozen Lake Gosainkund Trekking, as the drive leads past Jhorpati and Bouddhanath following the busy city road for some times and then back to your hotel in Kathmandu. Afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs, evening farewell group dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with Folk culture programs as entertainment.
  • 16 Day 16: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a great wonderful experience on Gosainkund and Langtang Himal trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • Transpiration from KTM to KTM by tourist bus.
    •  Note: if there is more then 3 people in the group then will provide private transport.  
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek
    • TIMS Trekking information manage System   
    • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
    • Government taxes and official expenses
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your guide and potters.
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
   Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • down Jacket 
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

 

 

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  • Cost start from US $880
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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