Do you like to trek in mid-hills and visit high altitude lakes? If so, a popular route of Langtang-Gosaikunda trek is perfect for you. Gosaikunda Lake is a common pilgrim place for Buddhists and Hindus. You will be thoroughly guided for 16 days trek of Kathmandu-Gosaikunda/Langtang-Kathmandu trek.
You will trail through beautiful villages of ethnic Tamangs, astoundingly captivating natural beauty comprising of woods, rivers, waterfalls, mountains, and lakes, including the Gusaikunda Lake, the destination. The trails you hike pass through Shin Gompa and other monasteries and Buddhist shrines and walls. Before joining us in trekking, be sure this is your kind of trek. Think about altitude—starting from Kathmandu at 2000m above sea-level, you will trail to Gosaikunda at 4460 m above sea-level. Think about altitude sickness, and it always helps walking slowly to prevent altitude sickness. You might also be prone to leech biting and therefore think appropriate preventive measures. Think about if you would like to go that long in the mountains on trails!
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Land in Kathmandu airport to fresh cool air, and wait out outside to be transferred to your hotel.If you are not too tired stroll around Kathmandu in the evening.
Shop your essential items for trekking and visit historical and cultural places in Kathmandu. Visit the Thamel area for necessary trekking shopping. You can also visit UNESCO World heritage sites like the Kathmandu Durbar area, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar square.
Today we start trekking. You will travel 122 KM in a bus for 10 hours from Kathmandu (at an altitude of 1300 meters) to Syabru Besi (at an altitude of 2000 meters). You will have a good night’s rest at Syabrubesi.
Your real trekking starts today as you will be hiking for 5.5 hours covering 11.3 Kilometers to reach Lama Hotel at an altitude of 2748 meters. Before the start, you will need to get a trekking permit, as we will be trekking through Langtang National Park. You walk across the beautiful trail, cross the Langtang River, Mundu, GhodeTabela, and GumnaChowk villages. Reflecting on your day, you will stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Be ready to walk14.8 kilometers for 5 hours to Langtang Valley which is at an altitude of 3500 meters. You will be thrilled to see the changes of vegetation as you ascend steep trails through forests with hemlock, oak, maple, and rhododendrons. Then the beautiful view of LangtangLirung, and reach GhodeTabela through lush and wide meadows and Tamang villages. And down in the valley, flat-roof houses, and stone-walled farming land. Appreciating the beautiful valley, you will have a night halt there.
Today you take a challenge as you hike 6.8 KM to Kyanjin Gompa at an altitude of 3870 meters in 5.5 hours. The route is comprised is flat land, and stiff up and down through Buddhist mani-walls (which inscribes Om Padme Mani Hum) and Buddhist prayer flags, and beautiful stream near Mundu village. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa (the Buddhist Monastery), you will be enthralled by its beauty and the view of icefalls from Mt LangtangLirung and Kimshung. You relax at night in this area.
You will hike back to Lama Hotel, climbing down to an altitude of Altitude 2784 meters in 4.5 hours covering 21.6 KM. You will enjoy the enchanting views of Himalayas and walking along the Langtang River. You will have dinner and sleep at Lama Hotel.
Midway on your trekking, you will take 5 hours challenge to Thulo Syabru (2000 meters), you will climb down to Pairo, cross the river, and climb up to Thulo Syabru, through scenic Tamang villages, and with amazing views of Langtang Himal. If you are lucky you will encounter wild Red Pandas. You will take a good night’s rest at ThuloSyabru.
Be proud! You have finished half of your trekking challenge. On the 9th day, you will walk 4-5 hours to Shin Gompa (3330 meters), named after the gompa (Buddhist Monastery). You walk uphill to Dimsa Village in Langtang, Durdang, and Forprang Danda (3200 meters), a short walk from where is your destination of the day, Shin Gompa. All your treks of the day are through the forest of rhododendron, hemlock and Oak trees and you will also enjoy the beautiful views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. Try the local cheese and stay in Shin Gompa at night.
Refreshed and energized, you will start the day for 4-5 hours walk to Lauribina Yak at 3920 meters, firstly, climbing to Chalang Pati and view hypnotic views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan mountains from its viewpoint, and continue walking in the scenic forests, habited by red pandas, and climb finally to Laurebina Yak.
You are almost nearing your destination today! Just walk 4 hours and you will reach Gosaikunda Lake (4460 meters) passing by Sakyamuni temple, mesmerizing lakes Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda.
Feel that you are climbing higher and higher! Your destination today is Gopte at an altitude of 3440 meters, but you walk 6-7 steady and tough hours. Climb rugged routes passing through three small lakes, Lauri Bina pass (4609 meters) and then down to Phedi. After a hectic day, you stay in Gopte.
You are tough now, and take challenge to hike to Tharepati (3640 meters) in 5-6 hours. Many ups and downs, and the last leg of the hike is uphill to your destination of the Day. You will be lodged in Tharepati at night.
Another 5 hours of trekking today to the beautiful village of GulBhanjyang at 2140 meters through Shivapuri National Park, and passing Magen Goth at 3420 meters and Panghu, and Khutumsang. You will have a good night’s rest at GulBhanjyang village.
You are almost finishing off your challenge! Just walk 5-6 hours to Chisopani (2134 meters) through green forests to ascend to ThodangBetini (2260 meters), and continuing to Chipping and descending to Pati Bhanjyang at 1860 meters. Give one more effort, and you are Chisopani, a popular sunrise view place. Stay overnight there and enjoy sunrise views.
Tired? Do not worry! Today is the last day on your foot in the hills. You just walk 4-5 hours to Sundarijal (1300 meters) through Shivapuri National Park. Then we will drive you down to Kathmandu city from Sundarijal. It takes about 1.5 hours.
• Your arrival and departure from Airport –hotel -airport by private car.
• Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
• All your standard meals like Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek, a cup of tea coffee during breakfast.
• Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
• Equipment like a sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things, etc. if you do not have your own. To be returned after the trip.
• All ground transportation by bus.
• English speaking guide, friendly, experienced, with a government license holder.
• A Guide, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipment, e.t.c. All paid.
• Monastery fees.
• Emergency evacuation service arrangement, if in case, paid by your travel insurance.
• Insurance of Guide.
• A trekking route map
• Trekking Permit. (National Park fee)
• TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System.)
• First aid box with standard medicine, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
• All kinds of Drinks like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, Fanta, other alcoholic hard drinks, ETC.
• Sweet things like chocolate and others
• Extra hotel night and activities in Kathmandu.
• Your expenses.
• Porter carrier if you need it.