Langtang Valley - Gosaikunda Trekking   |  15 Days

a great adventure on high scenic ridges to scenic Langtang valley and holy Gosainkund

Langtang Valley Holy Gosainkund Trekking, a special walks on the high hills and valley of beautiful Langtang Himal located within Central Himalaya with other massive range of Ganesh and Jugal Himal where Explorer Adventure leads you first at Langtang valley enclosed with mountains, and then to holy Gosainkund glacial pond.

Langtang valley Holy Gosainkund trekking leads you North of Kathmandu which is the closest Himalayan range with a mere distance of 32 k.m, just straight north from the valley as per aeronautical miles.

Starting with scenic and interesting overland to reach the high Langtang Himal areas where walk starts first to visit beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin, as walk leads into gorge covered within thick woodland of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks and magnolia trees within dense vegetation which is also home of many wild animals like the rare and elusive Red Panda often seen on this walks.
As walk progress reaching into wide and open valley enclosed within series of peaks of Langtang Himal including some peaks of Tibet side which is just across the border on the back side of Langtang Himal range of peaks.

After a lovely time at Langtang valley our next phase of the adventure leads you to highest point of the adventure at Gosainkund holy pond, which is a small glacial lake situate at an altitude of above 4, 381 m high, a famous pilgrimage for Hindu people as well for some Buddhist religion where great festivals takes place in the month of August during full moon.

With enjoyable time and walking into enchanting woodland facing tremendous views of Central Himalayan peaks, as our wonderful treks ends at Dhunche town for scenic and exciting overland drive back to Kathmandu with an adventure of memorable memories on Langtang valley Holy Gosainkund Trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic and cultural walks on high hills of beautiful Langtang Himal region and its scenic valley
  • 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 and then back to 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 Langtang valley and Holy Gosainkund 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 and 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 hrs.Morning 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 back to Singh Gompa - 05 hrs.After a marvelous time at holy Gosainkund where great religious festivals held every year in the month of August at Full Moon time, and then walk up to Lauribinaya ridge with downhill most of the way to overnight stop at Singh Gompa within forested areas with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Dhunche 1,950 m - 05 hrs.From Singh Gompa morning leads to long downhill into serene dense forested areas to reach at the base of the high hills, and then crossing a small bridge as walk brings you at motorable road with short uphill to reach at Dhunche town for last overnight stop within Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district.
  • 14 Day 14: Trek and drive to Kathmandu from Dhunche - 05 hrs.Morning transfer for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu where drive leads past Dhunche town and then on downhill to reach lower warmer areas around Nuwakot at Trisuli Bazaar, and then few hour drive brings you at Kathmandu on good time with rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.
  • 15 Day 15: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Langtang Valley & Holy Gosainkund 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:

    • In all your arrival and departure private transportation
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis  in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.     
    • Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Accompanied by our expert guides and field staff with their wages-transportation and insurance            
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Langtang National park fee
    • All land transportation there and back
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner.

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu

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.

  • Cost start from US $1000
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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